Both the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices have been landed officially on October 2021, offering a new in-house Tensor SoC, multiple cameras, a new design overhaul, Android 12 OS, and more. However, it seems that plenty of users are not happy with the performance or some preinstalled bloatware on the device. If you’re also facing the same issue, you can check this guide to Debloat or Remove Bloatware from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Without Root.
Although you may not find that kind of weird preinstalled apps or games on your Pixel 6 series unlike other non-Pixel Android devices, still there is some bloatware that comes out of the box. Not only this bloatware takes up a lot of storage space but also causes battery drains apart from issues with the system resources. But not to worry as we’ve provided the full method to easily remove preinstalled apps on your Pixel 6 or 6 Pro without root access.
- What is Bloatware?
- Debloat or Remove Bloatware from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Without Root
- Reinstall Bloatware on Google Pixel 6 Series
What is Bloatware?
Bloatware is a type of software (apps or games) that comes preinstalled on the device from the manufacturer with other stock or system apps. It takes up space, reduces battery life, slows down performance, etc. In most scenarios, bloatware isn’t useful to the users in daily life or may have annoying ads inside the application which may cause more issues with the user experience. These are also known as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP).
Most OEMs provide bloatware on their devices to add value for users. According to manufacturers, the device owners may like the bloatware and eventually start using it. But that’s not the case for everyone and most of the time it ended up as a headache to the users who don’t like them. Luckily, there is always a way for Android device users no matter which model or which brand they’re using. So, let’s jump into it.
Debloat or Remove Bloatware from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Without Root
Make sure to follow all the mentioned requirements and download links before heading over to the guide.
1. Install Android SDK Platform Tools
You’ll have to download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your Windows computer. It’s the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and highly recommended to use it for running commands.
2. Enable USB Debugging
You’ll have to enable USB Debugging on the Pixel 6 series so that it can be recognized by your computer in the ADB & Fastboot mode. Just open the Settings app on your device > Go to About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times to enable Developer options > Go back to Settings > Tap on System > Select Advanced > Tap on Developer options > Enable the USB Debugging toggle.
3. You Need a PC or Laptop and a USB cable
First of all, you’ll require a Windows desktop/laptop and a USB cable to easily connect your Pixel 6 series with the computer. It’s necessary.
4. Charge Your Phone
Make sure to charge your device battery sufficiently (more than 50%) to avoid any kind of occasional shut down during the unbricking process.
5. Install Google USB Driver
You’ll have to download and install the Google USB Driver on your PC. USB Drivers always come in handy to provide faster and stronger connectivity between the PC and device.
6. Google Pixel 6 series Bloatware App Package
Here is the list of all bloatware app package names that can be found on the Pixel 6 series. So, if you’re interested to remove any of the app packages, the list will be helpful to you. The credit goes to XDA Senior Member foobar66 for providing the list.
com.android.backupconfirm (part of Google's backup system) com.android.bips (built in print service) com.android.bips.auto_generated_rro_product__ (overlay for built in print service) com.android.bluetoothmidiservice (Bluetooth midi devices support) com.android.bookmarkprovider com.android.calllogbackup (backup of your phone's call log) com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver (emergency alerts via SMS) com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver.overlay.pixel (overlay for cell broadcast) com.android.cellbroadcastservice.overlay.pixel (overlay for cell broadcast) com.android.companiondevicemanager (service for managing companion devices) com.android.cts.ctsshim (compatibility test suite) com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim (compatibility test suite) com.android.dreams.basic (screensaver when phone is docked) com.android.egg (easter egg) com.android.emergency (emergency services handling in case of need) com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle (OK google voice registration) com.android.hotwordenrollment.xgoogle (OK google voice registration) com.android.htmlviewer (source code viewer for html pages) com.android.inputdevices (handling of capabilities of input devices, e.g. keyboard) com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.avoidAppsInCutout (screen cutout overlay) com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.corner (screen cutout overlay) com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.double (screen cutout overlay) com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.hole (screen cutout overlay) com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.noCutout (screen cutout overlay) com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.tall (screen cutout overlay) com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.waterfall (screen cutout overlay) com.android.internal.systemui.navbar.threebutton (3 button navigation) com.android.internal.systemui.onehanded.gestural (use phone with one hand) com.android.localtransport (part of Google's backup system) com.android.managedprovisioning (framework for managing your device by IT admins, e.g. work profiles) com.android.managedprovisioning.overlay (overlay for managed provisioning) com.android.mms.service (MMS) com.android.mtp (MTP connection - e.g. file transfer - to PC; no need if you use adb) com.android.musicfx (equalizer) com.android.pacprocessor (auto discovery of network proxies) com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks (browser bookmarks by Google partners) com.android.safetyregulatoryinfo (safety info) com.android.safetyregulatoryinfo.auto_generated_rro_product__ (safety info overlay) com.android.sdm.plugins.diagmon (diagnostic plugin) com.android.settings.overlay.glu0g (screen which shows phone compliance info in settings) com.android.sharedstoragebackup (part of Google's backup system) com.android.simappdialog (app dialog for SIM cards which support interaction with Android OS) com.android.stk (app dialog for SIM cards which support interaction with Android OS) com.android.systemui.plugin.globalactions.wallet (part of Google pay framework) com.android.traceur (tracing) com.android.traceur.auto_generated_rro_product__ (tracing overlay) com.android.traceur.auto_generated_rro_vendor__ (tracing overlay) com.android.wallpaper.livepicker (live wallpapers) com.android.wallpaperbackup (part of Google's backup system; backup wallpaper) com.customermobile.preload.vzw (part of verizon services) com.google.android.accessibility.soundamplifier (accessibility: sound amplification) com.google.android.apps.accessibility.voiceaccess (accessibility: control device by sound) com.google.android.apps.carrier.carrierwifi (wifi calling) com.google.android.apps.carrier.log (wifi calling) com.google.android.apps.cbrsnetworkmonitor (citizen broadbane network handling) com.google.android.apps.diagnosticstool (diagnostics) com.google.android.apps.dreamliner (pixel stand) com.google.android.apps.helprtc (Google help system) com.google.android.apps.internal.betterbug (bug handling) com.google.android.apps.restore (part of Google's backup system) com.google.android.apps.safetyhub (safety hub in settings) com.google.android.apps.tips (Pixel tips) com.google.android.apps.wallpaper (wallpapers) com.google.android.apps.wallpaper.pixel (pixel wallpapers) com.google.android.apps.wearables.maestro.companion (support for pixel buds) com.google.android.apps.wellbeing (wellbeing) com.google.android.apps.work.clouddpc (work apps handling) com.google.android.apps.youtube.music (youtube music) com.google.android.cellbroadcastreceiver (emergency alert handling) com.google.android.cellbroadcastservice (emergency alert handling) com.google.android.dreamlinerupdater (updater for pixel buds) com.google.android.euicc com.google.android.feedback (feedback to Google) com.google.android.gms.location.history (location history saving) com.google.android.marvin.talkback (accessibility device talkback) com.google.android.printservice.recommendation (recommendation for printing APKs on play store) com.google.android.tag (scanning of NFC tags) com.google.android.videos (video) com.google.ar.core (augmented reality core from Google) com.google.audio.hearing.visualization.accessibility.scribe (accesibility transcription of video) com.google.euiccpixel (esim management) com.google.pixel.dynamicwallpapers (wallpapers) com.google.pixel.livewallpaper (wallpapers) com.shannon.rcsservice (messaging via SMS) com.verizon.llkagent (verizon) com.verizon.mips.services (verizon) com.verizon.obdm (verizon) com.verizon.obdm_permissions (verizon) com.verizon.services (verizon)
7. Remove Bloatware from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro without Root
Now, you’re ready to Debloat or Remove Bloatware from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Without Root by following the steps below.
Disclaimer: GetDroidTips won’t be held responsible for any kind of issue that may happen on your device during/after following this guide. You can proceed at your own risk.
- Make sure that USB Debugging is enabled on your handset.
- Now, connect your device to the PC using a USB cable.
- Extract the Platform Tools and open the extracted folder.
- Once you’re inside the Platform Tools folder, click on the address bar and type cmd then hit Enter.
- It’ll open the Command Prompt window > Now, type in the following command and hit Enter: [Make sure to replace the ‘package-name’ with the actual app package name]
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 package-name
- You’re done. You can run the same command with another app package name to uninstall one by one.
For example: If you want to uninstall Google Feedback (com.google.android.feedback) app then you’ll have to run this command:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.feedback
- Once done, unplug the USB cable from the device, and restart the phone to apply changes.
So, the step is quite easy even for new users.
Reinstall Bloatware on Google Pixel 6 Series
If in case, you feel that you’ve uninstalled any apps by mistake or you require it again to have on your device, then you can either visit the Google Play Store and install that specific application or you can run the command mentioned below to reinstall bloatware. To do so:
cmd package install-existing package-name
- As mentioned before, make sure to replace the app package-name from the command line and hit Enter to execute it.
- Once done, make sure to reboot the device to apply changes.
For example: If you want to reinstall Google Feedback (com.google.android.feedback) app then you’ll have to run this command:
cmd package install-existing com.android.egg
This is how you can easily debloat or remove Bloatware or even reinstall it from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Without Root access.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.