How To Uninstall System Apps Without Root In Android

April 15, 2020 1745 Anushka
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A new Android phone comes with plenty of preinstalled System Apps. There can be a need to uninstall System Apps from your devices. These System Apps occupy huge memory spaces. They may be some really useful apps, but most System Apps are often undesirable. System Apps such as Weather, Themes, and the whole suite of Google apps. If you are not a fan of Google Apps like Google Duo, Google Music, or Google Movies you can’t remove them from your phone.

The most common advice to get rid of system apps is – “Root your phone“. However, it is not easy to root your phone, rooting your phone involves risks of damage, heating, misbehavior of some important apps, and void your phone warranty as well. In addition, rooting your phone also prevents you from using certain apps like Internet Banking and UPI.

Still, you have a way to uninstall System Apps. Coming to your rescue is ADB. Android Debug Bridge is a powerful tool to debug your phone with commands to manage or uninstall app packages.


Uninstall System Apps Using ADB

Step 1: Install ADB on your computer or you can download the Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool from here.

Step 2: Enable USB Debuggingon your phone.

  1. To enable USB Debugging, Just goto the setting->about and tab 7 times on build number. You will see a pop “You are a developer now”. To know more about USB debugging visit How to Enable USB debugging in Android

  2. Now go back you will see the developer option in your setting menu. Just click on the developer option. This option may have a different name on different phones.
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  3. After that, enable USB debuggingunder Developer Options.usb debugging image

Step 4: Connect your phone to the desktop with a USB cable and select theTransfer Files mode.

Step 5: Navigate to the adb directory and launch the command prompt in that folder.

Step 6: Type the following command to start adb and verify that the phone is connected.If any device is listed under the List of devices section, then your device is connected.

adb devices
cmd - adb devies

Step 7: Start the adb shell by running the below command.

adb shell
cmd - adb shell

Step 8: List all the packages installed on the phone.

pm list packages
cmd - adb list

Step 9: Find the name of the app you want to uninstall.

Step 10: After that, type the following command to uninstall the app.

pm uninstall -k --user 0 [package-name]

For instance, to uninstall Google Play Games :

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If the app is successfully uninstalled you will Success Message displayed below the command line.

Similarly, you can uninstall System Apps of all types quickly with just a few commands in adb.

Happy Uninstalling!

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