Uninstall Bloatware from Your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

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 S21 FE 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 S21 FE 5G.

The primary reason why most Android smartphone OEMs ships 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 S21 FE 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Device Overview:

The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G features a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G that is built on a 5nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with one Kryo 680 core clocked at 2.84 GHz, three Kryo 680 cores clocked at 2.42 GHz, and four Kryo 680 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Additionally, instead of the Snapdragon chipset in some specific regions, we have Exynos 2100 built on a 5 nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with one Cortex-X1 core clocked at 2.9 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.22 GHz.

Coming to the optics, we get a triple camera setup at the rear and a single camera at the front. The triple camera setup consists of a 12 MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, an 8 MP telephoto sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. At the front, we get a 32MP sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The front and rear camera setup can capture 4K videos.

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There are three storage variants available for this smartphone: 128GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 8GB RAM, and 256GB + 8GB. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C. And for sensors, we have an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 4500 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using the 25W adapter included in the box. The company claims the battery goes from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. This smartphone is available in four color options: White, Graphite, Lavender, and Olive.

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.

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 S21 FE 5G via ADB

Step 1: Install the latest Android SDK Platform Tools

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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.

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

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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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