How to remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 [Debloat]

Samsung recently released its new generation of foldables, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. Both are premium phones that come with many features. Along with goodies, there are also some additional apps that are installed by default. Many of these are not of use to many users. These are called bloatware. Here you will know how to remove bloatware on Galaxy Z Flip 4.

There are many third party apps and system apps pre-installed on the device. And the list also includes apps that we might not use. So in that case keeping those apps doesn’t make any sense. Also, these apps take store and reduce the performance. So the best solution is to debloat the phone which means to uninstall apps from the phone.

You can remove or uninstall some unused apps, but there will be some apps that you can not uninstall from Settings. All you can do is disable them. But there are alternative solutions using you can uninstall those apps. You can uninstall apps even if you don’t want to root your phone.

How to Remove Bloatware on Galaxy Z Flip 4

There are many reasons to remove default apps that are unused. So before we jump into the steps, let’s first know what are the advantages of removing or deleting bloatware from Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. Here are some of the known advantages:

  • More Space
  • Free RAM
  • Lag Free
  • Better Battery
  • Performance Improvement
  • Clean UI
  • Safe privacy settings
  • Speed Improvement

Now that you know removing bloatware improves the performance of the device, let’s jump into the first method which is to find the package name.

Make sure to know apps that you are going to remove don’t affect your device feature (don’t remove service apps).

How to find the package name of apps

If you are going to use the adb method and without pc method then you need to know the package name of the app that you want to remove. Package name is defined by developers that differentiate the app from other apps. Here’s how to get the package name.

  1. Install a third party app that gives app info like App Inspector.
  2. Open the app and it will show apps on your phone.
  3. Now tap on the app you want to see the package name of.
    How to Remove Samsung Bloatware
  4. Note down the package name as you will need it later.

Alternatively, you can also use adb command to find out the list of package names, but in this method, it is hard to find which package name belongs to which app unless it’s obvious.

  • Command for all apps: adb shell pm list packages
  • Command for system apps: adb shell pm list packages -s

Remove Bloatware using adb commands

There are multiple methods to delete bloatware from Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. And the most common method is using adb commands. Now that you know package name of all apps you want to remove, let’s jump into the steps.

  1. Open Settings on your phone and go to About Phone > Software Information.
    How to Remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  2. On this page, tap the build number 7 times to enable developer options.
  3. Open Developer Options from Settings and Enable USB Debugging.
  4. Install platform sdk folder on your PC for adb drivers.
  5. Now open CMD from the platform folder location by typing cmd on the address bar in file explorer. Here’s how to open command window from a folder.
    Delete Samsung Bloatware using ADB
  6. Connect your phone to your computer and Allow Debugging if you see the pop up on your phone. If not then enter the command and it will show pop up on your phone.
    • adb devices
  7. Once your phone is connected enter the given command.
    • adb shell
  8. Now enter one of the below commands to uninstall bloatware. The first command will keep app data and the second command will not.
    • pm uninstall -k --user 0 packagename
    • pm uninstall --user 0 packagename
  9. Make sure you replace the package name with the name you have noted down. Perform the same command for each app.

Remove Bloatware using App Control

There are also some PC apps that allow uninstalling apps from Android phones. App Control is one of the popular apps among Samsung users.

To use the App Control software make sure to enable USB debugging from developer options just like the previous method. Also, you need to install the Samsung driver and adb driver on your PC.

Connect your Phone to your PC and it will ask for debugging permission on your phone. Allow the debugging. After connecting the device, the software will ask you to install ACBridge service on your phone. Install the service, it will help get the application names and package details.

You can now uninstall and disable apps on your phone.

Remove Bloatware without PC

You can also remove bloatware if you don’t have a PC with you. It is similar to the adb method but it uses WiFi debugging. So first enable WiFi/Wireless debugging from developer options following the first method. Your phone must be connected to WiFi. Also make sure to note down package apps using the method shared on top.

Install Local ADB Shell app on your phone. Open Developer Options. Now go to the recent apps screen, tap the settings icon, and choose open in the split view screen.

How to Remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Keep the settings page open on the first screen, while on the second screen open the LADB app. On the Settings page tap Wireless Debugging text, don’t tap toggle. When you tap on text, it will open more options, tap Pair device with pairing code and it will show port and six digit code.

On LADB app, enter the pairing code and port number. The port number is the last five digits in the IP address. Tap OKAY after entering the required details. Now you can exit the split screen view by expanding the LADB page.

Now enter the below command to uninstall the app that you want to remove. The first command will keep the data and the second command will delete the data. Make sure to replace packagename with the actual package name you noted down earlier.

  • pm uninstall -k --user 0 packagename
  • pm uninstall --user 0 packagename

So this way you can uninstall bloatware without using the pc.

Remove bloatware on Galaxy Z Flip 4 by rooting

If you have rooted your Galaxy Z Flip 4, then you can even remove system apps. While in the previous method you can only disable them.

To uninstall apps on rooted phone you can use third party apps like titanium backup, system app remover, etc. These apps only work on rooted phones.

So that’s all on how to remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. You can also use these methods for other Samsung Galaxy or you can follow this detailed guide.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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