[How To] Uninstall Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 without Root

How to Uninstall Bloatware/Preinstalled System Apps from Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e without Root

Getting rid of the preinstalled system apps from your Android device often requires root, but not anymore. In this guide today, we will show you how to easily uninstall preinstalled system apps/bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e without root.

Samsung released its flagship lineup for 2019 back in February as the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e. And there’s no denying that the devices have gained immense popularity worldwide. They are very much appreciated for the powerful hardware, new/unique design segment, and featuring the latest One UI software, which is surely a big improvement over Samsung’s unchanging mobile OS over the years.

But there’s something that Samsung has still not been able to get rid of, even with One UI. Yes, we are talking about the system apps that come preinstalled on the Galaxy S10 series. Despite all the improvements in One UI, the OEM still forcibly delivers apps to its device users that are useless. For example, apps like Facebook take a lot of space and consume a lot of RAM. These preinstalled system apps only acquire more and more space in the app drawer and majorly in the device’s storage.

Although there are options to individually disable apps in the Settings, that doesn’t stop the specific app(s) from using the storage space. So, in this guide, we will be using ADB to completely remove/uninstall bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e without root.

Important Info

Using this method does not require any unlocked bootloader or root. Since you will be using ADB to remove the bloatware, your KNOX counter and warranty will stay intact.

List of Package Names of Preinstalled System Apps on the Galaxy S10

The trick isn’t new, I have personally been using ADB to uninstall bloatware on different OEM devices for years. The only thing you will need is a PC, a USB cable, your Galaxy S10 device, and the package name of the app that you want to remove.

Thanks to XDA senior member Neo3D (XDA thread), we now have the complete list of package names for the majority of system apps that come preinstalled on the Galaxy S10. The following list shall act as a reference for the system apps that you want to uninstall using the instructions in the next section.

  • Bixby
    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
  • Car Mode
    com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub
  • General System Services
    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.sec.android.app.launcher (Avoid removing or have a third-party launcher installed beforehand)
    com.samsung.android.mateagent
    com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
    com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
    com.sec.android.daemonapp
    com.samsung.android.app.social
  • Gimmick Apps (AR Emoji, AR Core, Flipboard, Digital Wellbeing, AR Stickers, etc)
    com.samsung.android.aremoji
    com.google.ar.core
    flipboard.boxer.app
    com.samsung.android.wellbeing
    com.samsung.android.da.daagent
    com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing
    com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers
  • Facebook
    com.facebook.katana
    com.facebook.system
    com.facebook.appmanager
    com.facebook.services
  • Printing Service
    com.android.bips
    com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
    com.android.printspooler
  • Samsung Browser
    com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
    com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge
  • Samsung DEX
    com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
    com.samsung.desktopsystemui
    com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher
  • Samsung Email
    com.samsung.android.email.provider
    com.wsomacp
  • Samsung Game Launcher
    com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
    com.enhance.gameservice
    com.samsung.android.game.gametools
    com.samsung.android.game.gos
    com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin
  • 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 Pass & Samsung Pay
    com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
    com.samsung.android.authfw
    com.samsung.android.samsungpass
    com.samsung.android.spay
    com.samsung.android.spayfw
  • Gear VR
    com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
    com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
    com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
    com.google.vr.vrcore
  • Edge
    com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

If the package name of an app that you want to uninstall is not listed above, you can also download and use the ‘App Inspector‘ to find the exact package name of the app.

Or, as one of our readers ‘Sina‘ pointed out, you can use the following command in the ADB shell:
pm list packages -f microsoft

You can replace “microsoft” in this command with the name of the app (e.g. Facebook) you want to remove. The command should then display all the app packages associated with it. You can save then save the list of the associated packages and follow the instructions below to uninstall them.

Instructions to Remove Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 without Root?

You must first install ADB on your Windows, macOS, Linux PC. Alternatively, you can also use the Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool for this. Once you have done this, simply follow the instructions below to uninstall bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy S10 device:

  1. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information on your Samsung Galaxy S10.
    Uninstall Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 - Enable Developer Options
    Image credits: GadgetHacks
  2. Tap on the ‘Build number’ continuously until you see the “Developer mode has been turned on” message on the screen.
  3. Now go to Settings > Developer options and turn ON the ‘USB Debugging’ toggle.
    Uninstall Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 - Enable USB Debugging
  4. Connect your Galaxy S10 to the PC using the USB cable.
  5. On the PC, open the folder where the ADB and fastboot tools were installed (e.g. C:/adb).
  6. While holding the SHIFT key, right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
    Uninstall Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 - Open PowerShell Window Here
  7. Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ option from the menu.
  8. Enter the following command to verify the device-PC connection over ADB:
    adb devices
  9. On your phone’s screen, you’d be prompted with the “Allow USB Debugging?” message, simply tap on “Yes”.
    Uninstall Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 - Allow USB Debugging
  10. The command should return a device ID. If it doesn’t, then make sure to install the proper USB drivers on your PC.
  11. Initiate the ADB Shell by entering the following command:
    adb shell
  12. Now, enter the following command to uninstall the preinstalled system app/bloatware from your Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e:
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 <app-package-name>
  13. Make sure to replace “<app-package-name>” with the package name of the system app (Refer to the list in the previous section) that you want to uninstall.
    Uninstall Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10 - Enter ADB Uninstall Command

    • For example, if you want to uninstall Facebook, the following are the commands that you have to use:
      pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
      pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
      pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
      pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services
  14. As soon as you enter the command, ADB will automatically remove/uninstall the specific system app and display a “Success” message.
  15. You will need to repeat the commands for different package names corresponding to the apps that you want to uninstall.
  16. That’s it!

The process is fairly easy and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to accomplish. Once you are done removing the system apps, you can close the PowerShell window and disconnect your Galaxy S10 from the PC. Now, go to the app drawer or Settings > Apps and verify that the system app has been successfully uninstalled.

So there you go! You have just learned how to uninstall bloatware/preinstalled system apps from Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e without root. You can also apply the same method for other Galaxy smartphones as well, like the Galaxy Note 10/10+, Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, etc.

If you have any questions regarding the instructions, make sure to ask us by commenting below.