Android is the operating system that we find in almost all smartphones on the market, not to mention all that are not iPhone. One drawback of the Google platform is that phones often come from the factory full of applications that we will never use, some of which cannot be easily uninstalled. We explain how to uninstall system applications on Android without being root .
Uninstall system applications without being root
Many of our readers will already know that it is root. It is a procedure that we can do with our smartphone to obtain super user permissions, and thereby modify any part of the operating system. Root is a way to clean our mobile from applications that come from the factory that do not interest us, but it is a process that has its risks.
That is why we show you how to uninstall system applications on Android without the need to root. Thanks to this, our smartphone will not run any risk of being damaged if you do something wrong in the root process.
The process that we are going to follow is very simple, but it requires the installation of some components on your computer. The first thing you have to do is install the Adb drivers , you can download them from the official website of the project in XDA. Just make sure you download the drivers for your smartphone manufacturer. Its installation is very simple, we just have to run the installer and press the "y" key twice.
With this we already have our Windows computer ready .
Now we have to activate USB debugging on our smartphone , something we can do from the development options.
The next step is to open a cmd window on your PC . To do this you just have to go to the start menu and type "cmd" in the Windows search engine.
Copy the command " adb devices " without the quotes to confirm that the PC detects your smartphone.
Now you can proceed to remove the applications that you do not want to have on your smartphone, to do this, type the command "pm uninstall -k –user 0 package-name" without the quotes and changing "package-name" by the name of the application package you want to delete . For example, in the case of the Chrome browser, the package name is "com.android.chrome". If everything goes well you will see a "success" message
How can I know the package name of an application?
This is a good question. Many times the name of the package does not correspond to the name of the application. As we've seen before, the same Chrome app has a rather strange package name. Fortunately, it is quite easy to know the name of the package that we need to uninstall .
For this we only need to make use of the App Inspector application , which is available for free on Google Play.
We enter App Inspector and look for the application that we are interested in uninstalling. Suppose we want to remove the native Android mail app . We enter the application and we will see the name of the package that we must remove to uninstall the application. It's that simple to know the name of the package we need to uninstall.
With this ends our tutorial on how to uninstall system applications on Android without being root, it is sure to be very useful to free up space in your smartphone's storage. Remember that you can share the post with your friends on social networks so that it can help more users who need it.