Uninstall Bloatware from Your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G launched in India features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate display and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 1280 SoC, along with up to 8GB of RAM. The device sports a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor.

Although Samsung’s One UI custom skin offers a clean and feature-rich experience, it is loaded with bloatware, which most do not want. Whether you have a budget phone, a mid-range phone, or a premium phone like Galaxy A53 5G, all come with a long list of bloatware. And unfortunately, there’s no official tool to remove bloatware, but we’ve other methods to perform this. This guide will go through easy steps to uninstall bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.

The primary reason most Android smartphone OEMs ship their devices with unnecessary apps and bloatware is that the brand wants users to use applications made by them. Samsung Browser and Samsung Email are prime examples of bloatware in Galaxy phones, which most of us do not use, but still, we get it. Smartphone companies are also paid for pre-installing the device with unnecessary third-party apps like Facebook.

The main problem with third-party applications and bloatware is that we can’t simply uninstall them through Settings as these are installed as system applications. Rooted Samsung phones can use apps like System App Remover and Bloatware Remover to uninstall them, but what about non-rooted users? Don’t get panic. Non-rooted Samsung phones can also get rid of bloatware through ADB commands. But, it requires a computer.

Uninstall Bloatware from Your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Device Overview:

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED panel that has a 120 Hz refresh rate. It is an FHD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The peak brightness on the display goes to 800 nits. Under the hood, we have the Exynos 1280 built on a 5nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks we have the Mali-G68.

In terms of optics, we have a quad-camera setup at the rear and a single camera at the front. The quad-camera setup features a 64MP primary camera paired with an f/1.8 lens, a 12MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens, a 5MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 5MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. The single-camera at the front is a 32MP sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. Both the rear and the front camera setup can capture 4K videos at 30 fps.

The smartphone comes with five storage options: 128GB internal storage + 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage + 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage + 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage + 6GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage + 8GB RAM. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. And in terms of sensors, we get an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, compass, and barometer. Powering it all is a 5000 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using a 25W charging adapter. The smartphone is available in four color options: Black, White, Blue, and Peach.

Benefits of removing bloatware

You might have been obsessed with seeing a truckload of unnecessary applications in the app drawer. Sometimes, it becomes hard to quickly open a desired application from the app drawer. Removing bloatware or unnecessary apps makes it easy to navigate and increases your productivity.

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Bloatware (most of them) keeps running in the background, which consumes some storage in the RAM and internal storage. So, by removing bloatware, the amount of free RAM goes up, which, without any doubt, increases device performance.

How to uninstall bloatware on Samsung Galaxy A53 5G via ADB

Step 1: Install the latest Android SDK Platform Tools

We’ll use ADB commands to uninstall bloatware that requires Android SDK Platform Tools on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Click here to read our guide on installing Android SDK Platform Tools.

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Step 2: Enable USB debugging

The phone needs USB debugging enabled to establish a connection between your phone and computer. To do so, go to developer settings and turn on the toggle for USB debugging.

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Step 3: Open the command window

Connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable. You may see a prompt on your phone; tap “Yes” to enable USB debugging on your computer. In the address bar, type “CMD” and press the Enter button. A Command Prompt screen will open.

cmd platform-tools

Type the following command to check the ADB connection on the command window. The connection is successful if you get some random id like in the image below. Otherwise, go through the above steps again.

adb devices

Step 4: Find the list of bloatware on your phone

On the command window, type the following command to open the Shell environment.

adb shell

Now, type in the following commands to get a list of package names of all the apps installed on your phone.

pm list packages

Step 5: Remove bloatware

Here’s the command to remove any bloatware from a phone.

pm uninstall -k --user 0 PackageName

Here, you need to change “PackageName” with the actual package name that you want to uninstall. For example, you can use the following command to remove Samsung Shop

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.ecomm.global

[Note: You might sometimes face issues on your phone after removing a package. So, it is safe to disable a package and use the device. If you don’t face any issues, then remove the package. Otherwise, enable the package. Commands for enabling, disabling, and re-installing packages are given below.]

Commands to disable, re-enable, or re-install a package

To disable a package or bloatware, type in the following command. Make sure to replace “PackageName” with the actual name of the package.

pm disable-user -–user 0 PackageName

To re-enable a package, execute the following command. And again, don’t forget to replace “PackageName” with the actual package name.

pm enable -–user 0 PackageName

Let’s say you uninstalled a package, and the device is not functioning well. In that case, re-installing the same package can help your device to function as earlier. Here’s the command to perform the re-installation of a package.

cmd package install-existing PackageName

Always keep in mind to replace “PackageName” with the actual package name.

List of all bloatware on Samsung phones

Google bloatware list

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

Samsung Bixby bloatware list

com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
com.samsung.android.app.spage
com.samsung.android.app.routines
com.samsung.android.bixby.service
com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework

General system bloatware list

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

Samsung Pass/Samsung Pay bloatware list

com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
com.samsung.android.authfw
com.samsung.android.spay
com.samsung.android.spayfw
com.samsung.android.samsungpass

Facebook bloatware list

com.facebook.system
com.facebook.appmanager
com.facebook.services

Printing Service

com.android.bips
com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
com.android.printspooler

Samsung Game Launcher

com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
com.enhance.gameservice
com.samsung.android.game.gametools
com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin
com.samsung.android.game.gos

Samsung Browser

com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

Samsung Kids

com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

Edge

com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

General bloatware list

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

Bixby Remap

com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
com.samsung.android.app.spage
com.samsung.android.app.routines
com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
com.samsung.android.bixby.service

Car Mode

com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

Gear VR

com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
com.google.vr.vrcore

Samsung Kids

com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

Samsung LED Cover

com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

Samsung Email

com.samsung.android.email.provider
com.wsomacp

Samsung Dex

com.samsung.android.knox.containerdesktop
com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher
com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
com.samsung.desktopsystemui
com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

Samsung bloatware list

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

Microsoft bloatware list

com.skype.raider
com.microsoft.office.excel
com.microsoft.office.word
com.microsoft.office.powerpoint

Samsung Knox

com.knox.vpn.proxyhandler
com.android.stk2
com.android.stk
com.samsung.android.authfw
com.samsung.knox.keychain
com.samsung.SMT
com.samsung.android.knox.attestation
com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
com.samsung.android.allshare.service.fileshare
com.samsung.android.beaconmanager

Misc

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

We hope that this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask anything in the comments below.

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