How to Disable Bloatware [Unwanted Apps] on Galaxy S8 and S8+
Even though, Samsung has managed to bring down the number of bloatwares in recent launches, still there has more work to be done. Most of the devices under Galaxy series come with many pre-installed applications that remain unused though out the time. They consume non-avoidable spaces, and use processing power as well. In this tutorial, we gonna help you to get rid of these bloatware/ unwanted apps from Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Taking these apps down surely bring good outcomes.
Not only, removing theses apps save storage spaces, it also helps to improve performance as well. Until now, we were able to disable most of the apps (the feature added to Marshmallow and up) manually. In this tutorial, we gonna use a paid application, Package Disabler Pro, a very useful application that helps to disable all of the bloatware. However, this application won’t tell which applications you should remove, and keep. That might create confusion for you. To get over the problem, we have something pretty cool stuff for you.
Complete credits go to BAYmustafa96, a senior member of XDA Forum. Who brought an .XML script that removes around 129 applications, and promises to free RAM upto 1.6 GB. That makes a huge difference, don’t you think?. That should surely boost the performance of the device in all aspects.
The developer has created this list explicitly for Galaxy S8 and S8+. So, you need not to worry since it won’t hook up with useful ones. Then entire process is quite handy, and useful. Also, it does not require root access. That makes it more efficient, and risk free.
You’ve successfully managed to disable over 120 applications. That is surely a bunch of them. Now, just check out the RAM usage, it should be been decreased about 1 GB. That’s plenty.
Whether it is theoretical or may work practically, more free RAM should bring good improvement in device’s overall performance in most of the aspects.
Note: Though, this pre-build script disables a lot of bloatware applications. You might want to keep some of them. If that’s the case, feel free to check those apps before you go ahead.
What if you do not wish to use this paid application or rather would prefer doing it manually. Yes, there is a way that will help you to disable many of these applications on-the-go.
- Tap on the Settings icon.
- Tap on “Apps” option and then swipe to “ALL” apps list. There you’ll get the complete list of apps which are installed in your device.
- Now Tap on the app that you’d like to disable, just like below image
- Click on “Disable” button to disable it and stop running in background, and confirm you selection on next screen,
- In a similar way, disable all applications that you think of a garbage on your Galaxy S8 and S8+.
However, it won’t let you disable some of the system bloatware.
That completes our tutorial here, and we hope that our readers would get benefit from it. Please share thoughts, and experiences.