Uninstall Bloatware from Your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4

Samsung’s One UI is one of the most loved custom skins in the market. Despite that, we can’t eliminate the fact that it comes with a bunch of unnecessary applications called bloatware. While many users do not bother themselves and keep using the device with bloatware installed, some want a clean UI. For them, removing bloatware becomes important. The sad part is that there’s no official tool to remove all bloatware. But, there are several methods using which you can easily uninstall bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Despite being premium phones, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 do not offer a bloatware-free experience. You still get a truckload of them that hinders the user experience. The prime examples of Samsung bloatware are Samsung Browser and Samsung Email. Over 90% of users use Google Chrome and Gmail, but Samsung still ships smartphones with these unnecessary apps. They not only hinder the user experience but also take up space and RAM, slowing down the phone to some extent. Hence, removing them can make your phone faster than before.

How to uninstall bloatware from Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4

Though there’s no option to uninstall bloatware on your Samsung phone, there are some third-party apps like System App Remover and Bloatware Remove that can easily remove all bloatware. Unfortunately, these applications can only run on a rooted phone. So, if you’ve already rooted your Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Galaxy Z Flip 4, install one of these apps and remove the bloatware. The list of safe to uninstall bloatware are given later in this article. If you haven’t rooted your Galaxy phone, don’t worry, we can use ADB commands to remove them.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4: Device Overview

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:

The fourth generation of the Galaxy Z Flip has a 6.7-inch DynamiC AMOLED 2X main display with 1080 x 2640 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1200nits of peak brightness. The cover display measures 1.9-inch and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, paired with up to 8GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

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The rear camera setup on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 includes a 12MP primary lens with OIS and there’s a 12MP ultrawide lens with 123-degree field of view. For selfies, we have a 10MP camera that can take up to 4K videos at 30fps. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 packs  3,700mAh battery with support for 25W fast wired charging and 15W wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4:

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Coming to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, this one is also powered by the same chipset – the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. It has a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X main display with 120Hz refresh rate and 1200nits of peak brightness. When folded, the outer screen is a 6.2-inch AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection.

In terms of optics, the latest generation of Galaxy foldable phone features a triple camera setup on the back. It includes a 50MP primary sensor with OIS, a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide lens with 123-degree field of view. On the cover display, there’s a 10MP camera and inside (when unfolded) the phone has a 4MP under-display camera. The device is backed by a 4,400mAh battery and supports 25W fast wired and 15W wireless charging.

Why Should You Remove Bloatware?

Everything inside your phone takes some space. Whether you use it or not, it will continue to take some space. You may be surprised to know that your Samsung phones have dozens of bloatware. Some of them may be running in the background, which are taking up some amount of RAM. So, removing the bloatware not only frees up some space you also get a better performance.

The primary reason for removing bloatware is the software experience. Unnecessary apps fill the app drawer and many times it becomes hard to locate the app we want to access. Hence it becomes easy to use the phone, if we remove bloatware that in turn offers a better user experience.

Now that we know the benefits of why we should remove bloatware from our phones, let’s move on to the steps on how to do it using ADB commands. The process requires a computer.

How to Uninstall Bloatware from Your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 (ADB Method)

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.

Step 2: Enable USB debugging

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

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 on “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. If you get some random id like in the image below, the connection is successful. 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: In some cases, you might face issues on your phone after removing a package. So, it is safe to first disable a package and then 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.]

List of Samsung Bloatware That Are Safe to Uninstall

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

If you’ve a rooted Samsung phone, it’s quite easy to remove bloatware. But, if the phone is not rooted, it required some hard work to remove them. Though it may take some time, it will be worth your time and effort as you’ll continue to get a clear experience. This is a one time process. I hope this guide was helpful to you and you got rid of all the bloatware from your Samsung phone. Tell us your experience after removing bloatware in the comment section below.

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