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How to Delete Default Apps on Android Without Rooting

How to Delete Default Apps on Android Without Rooting

Android is great, but there is a small flaw with this operating system that many users simply cannot stand: the amount of useless applications that are preinstalled on the phone and are difficult eliminate. In many places you read that to remove these default apps you need to root your device, however there is often a way to disable them and free up space on your device without rooting. Want to know how? Below we at oneHOWTO will explain how to remove preinstalled applications on Android without rooting.

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Steps to follow:


Those who are root users have the ability to eliminate many of the applications that are preinstalled on the phone, however it is possible to free up space by disabling applications without the need to root. But what is the difference between deleting and disabling? Disabling an app will make it stop using data and space on your device - even though it will not be removed from the internal memory of the mobile, it will no longer use up memory and data allowing you to optimize the storage space on your device.

The disabled apps will still be present on your device should you want to enable them again. To start removing preinstalled applications you should first go to Settings.

How to Delete Default Apps on Android Without Rooting - Step 1

Continue from there across to the "More" section and select the option "Application Manager" where you have access to all the apps installed on your device.

How to Delete Default Apps on Android Without Rooting - Step 2

As you'll see in this list of installed applications there are many which you may have downloaded yourself such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but other apps are installed by default on your phone, for example Google Play Books, Play Music or Youtube. Many of these applications are not used by us and are taking up space, so it's often best to disable them.

You should be aware that you are unable to disable any app essential for the operation of the device. In this case I chose the Samsung Apps Store because I do not use it, but you can choose any that you identify as not useful.

How to Delete Default Apps on Android Without Rooting - Step 3

Enter the pre-installed application and press the button "Disable" so stop using space and resources on your device.

How to Delete Default Apps on Android Without Rooting - Step 4

The system will tell you to disable this application others may be affected and if still want to continue the process, you must accept. Then it will ask you if you want to replace the app with the factory version, which you also need to accept.

How to Delete Default Apps on Android Without Rooting - Step 5

Quick and Easy! Following these steps, you will be able to remove applications preinstalled on Android without rooting. Although this way they are not completely out of your phone memory you can create a good deal of storage space to fill with whatever you want.

And if in the future you want to activate the app again, you just have to reverse the process by pressing the enable option.


Now you have deactivated the app, you'll want to actually get rid of preinstalled apps without having to root your Android is to download an app called "Android Transfer" on your computer. This will send your apps to another source allowing you to free space on your phone.


Connect your phone to the computer and the program will detect the source and show you all the files you have on your Android phone.


Click on the apps you want to uninstall, you'll find them on your column to the left. Click uninstall and make sure you do not disconnect the phone from the computer in the process.


Below is a list of Andorid apps you will easily be able to delete without harming your device:

  • Android live wallpapers
  • Android Work assistant
  • Audio effects
  • Basic Daydreams
  • Google keyboard (remove those you don't use)

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  • Make sure you use reliable apps to remove delfaut apps from your phone or you may find your phone has got a virus.
  • Do not delete any default apps that you don't know the function of as they could delete vital information for your phone's proper functioning. Search the function of each app online beforehand.
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Ugwunna Nduka
I appreciate you for the teaching and I wish to about some techniques on how to use my Android phone and I have some questions to ask
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Ugwunna,

Send us a question and we'll see what we can do!
Nice post, your post is very useful. Uninstall System Apps Android Without Root Your given methods were very easy and anyone can use these methods without any problem and this method is working for me.
dude I downloaded the android transfer app and it showing only the apps installed in my sd card and not system apps..
Hi, good one! I tried with Google Hangouts. It worked (some space saved), but now I'm getting "Unfortunately (app name) has stopped". Can I fix those errors?
Many thanks!
I'm using a samsung galaxy s5 and I disabled quite a few apps, but it didn't freea any space.
Does "Disable" also mean "Turn Off?" I am using Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and there is no disable option.
OneHowTo Editor
Yes, it may appear as turn off on a Samsung
Nope the disable button is there but it doesn't let me press it
OneHowTo Editor
What smartphone do you have? Maybe we can help
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