Samsung Galaxy S22
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In this article, we will tell you a step-by-step guide on how you can remove bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. Bloatware is those third-party apps that come pre-installed on your device. These days almost every OEM have some third-party apps pre-installed on their devices. Some of these apps are useful as users don’t need to manually install them while others are just useless. Most users manually uninstall the third-party apps they don’t want when they boot their device for the first time.

There are mostly two reasons why OEMs ship their devices with bloatware. First, the OEM wants users to use their own app instead of the third-party app. For example, Samsung wants to use it’s own web browser instead of Google Chrome so all Samsung Galaxy devices ship with two browsers pre-installed. And most of the users don’t bother about the Samsung browser, they just use Google Chrome as their default browser.

The second reason is that the OEMs want to earn extra profit from these third-party apps. The developers of these apps pay some extra bucks to OEMs to pre-install their apps on devices. However, all the bloatware makes the user’s experience unpleasant and sometimes these third-party apps become very annoying as they keep running in the background while consuming battery and data.

But, the problem is most of these apps won’t be uninstalled easily as OEMs treat them as their system apps. However, there is a method through which you can remove all the bloatware apps from your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra.

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Step 1: Install Android SDK

The first step is to download and extract the Android SDK tool on your PC. This tool is officially provided by Google and is the only recommended one.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging:

The second step is to enable USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra. To do that open the settings app, navigate, and tap on the About phone menu, tap on the build number about seven to ten times. Now go back to the main settings page > system > Advanced > developer options. In the developer option navigate USB Debugging and tap on the toggle next to it to enable it.

Step 3: Establish ADB Shell Connection:

Connect your device to your PC/laptop via USB cable.

Open the Android SDK tool folder after you extract it on your PC, type CMD on the address bar at the top, and hit enter. It will open a command prompt.

Type adb devices in the command prompt and hit enter to verify that your device is properly connected to the PC. If you see a random number after hitting the enter, it means that your device is properly connected to the PC.

Next up, type adb shell in the command prompt to open a shell environment. You will see your device code name after hitting the enter meaning that your device’s shell connection has been established and now you can continue further.

Step 4: ADB Commands:

Type pm list packages in the command prompt. It will list down all the installed apps on your device and their package name in the command prompt.

To uninstall any bloatware type the command in the command prompt:

pm uninstall -k –user 0 PackageName

  1. You can permanently uninstall all the bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra using the above command in the command prompt permanently. Make sure to type the exact package name of the app you want to uninstall in the command.

Important Note: If you are concerned that whether uninstalling the bloatware will affect your device or not. Then it is recommended to disable the app first or uninstall it before uninstalling it permanently from the ADB method and use the device for a few minutes. If your device works perfectly then you are good to go.

Disable the bloatware app on Samsung Galaxy S22:

To disable any bloatware app, type the following command in the command prompt.

pm disable-user -–user 0 PackageName

The command remains the same for every app, you just need to replace the package name with the package name of the app you want to disable.

Re-enable the bloatware app Samsung Galaxy S22 :

To re-enable the bloatware app, type the following command in the command prompt.

pm enable -–user 0 PackageName

Reinstall the Bloatware app Samsung Galaxy S22:

If at any time you want to reinstall the bloatware app then you can do it by the following command.

cmd package install-existing PackageName

That’s it. It is the complete step-by-step guide on how to permanently uninstall bloatware, disable bloatware and reinstall bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 ultra.

Bloatware Removal Commands

Remove Bixby Bloatware Apps

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework

Bixby Remap

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

General System

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social

Samsung Pass/Pay

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw

Gimmicky Apps

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wellbeing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.da.daagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers

Facebook

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services

Car Mode

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

Printing

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bips
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler

Samsung Email

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp

Samsung Game Launcher

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin

Samsung Browser

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

Gear VR

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore

Samsung Kids

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

Samsung LED Cover

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

Edge

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

General Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.cnn.mobile.android.phone.edgepanel
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.finance
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.phototable
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.sport
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spdfnote
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.weather
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.reminder
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.hancom.office.editor.hidden
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.keyguardwallpaperupdator
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.news
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps

Samsung Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.svoice.sync
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.svoice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.finance
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.phototable
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.sport
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spdfnote
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledcoverdream
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.withtv
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.memo
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.spp.push
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.voicewakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.voiceserviceplatform
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.sidesync30
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.exchange
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.groupcast
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.kidsplat.installer
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.diotek.smemo
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.provider.snote
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.translator
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vlingo.midas
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.readershub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.gamehub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.everglades.update
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.everglades
pm uninstall -k --user 0 tv.peel.samsung.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.yosemite.phone
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.episodes
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.storyalbumwidget
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.tripwidget
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.travel
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.email
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.ocr

Google Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gm
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.chrome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.talk
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.magazines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.plus

Microsoft Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.skype.raider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.excel
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.word
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.powerpoint

Samsung Knox

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.knox.vpn.proxyhandler
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.stk2
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.stk
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.knox.keychain
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.SMT
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.knox.attestation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.allshare.service.fileshare
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.beaconmanager

Samsung Dex

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.knox.containerdesktop
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

Others

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.core
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.knox.securefolder
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.feedback
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.livestickers
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.honeyboard
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.homemode
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.galaxycontinuity
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.webmanual
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.oneconnect
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.voc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.officehubrow
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.usermanual
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.myfiles

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