1. King Wilson's Avatar
    So, I heard that if you Uninstall facebook, it would increase battery life. I'm rarely on there more than twice a day, so I figured why not? I go to Uninstall the application, like normal. Once I click it, it doesn't say anything about uninstalling, says something about not updating anymore. Wtf? So I did it anyway to see. Other apps, when I Uninstall them, if I want to use it again I have to reinstall. No, not fb. It says update. Also I could not get rid of the app off my phone, with out hiding it.

    Is fb now baked into phones?

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    Attached Thumbnails why can't I completely Uninstall Facebook?-screenshot_2016-01-22-17-55-40.jpg  
    SonjaBfromTx likes this.
    01-22-2016 07:06 PM
  2. pduffer's Avatar
    Open you application manager in settings and disable it there. The picture you attached is from the Play store.
    01-22-2016 11:27 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Unfortunately some Samsung devices come with Facebook preinstalled so it's treated as a system app. If that's your case the only option is to disable the app in settings - apps - all.
    SonjaBfromTx likes this.
    01-23-2016 09:56 AM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    Its not preinstalled on this device. Go into application manager.

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    01-24-2016 12:34 PM
  5. Xingularity's Avatar
    You don't have to disable it. If you don't log in to it then it does not run. If you do want to use Facebook. Just create a short cut to the Facebook Web page and use that instead.

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    01-24-2016 02:29 PM
  6. datdude4dub's Avatar
    If you're rooted you can uninstall it via titanium backup.
    01-24-2016 05:12 PM
  7. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    If you're rooted you can uninstall it via titanium backup.
    This is how I had to remove it. I hate that Samsung made this a preinstalled app. It also had a habit of updating itself outside of the play store because of this.
    01-24-2016 10:40 PM
  8. Mghollan26's Avatar
    I uninstalled the updates in the application manager for Facebook. I also deleted fb messenger. Battery life is now back to normal. Both apps were unbelievable battery hogs.
    01-25-2016 12:17 PM
  9. SonjaBfromTx's Avatar
    Hello yes ! Bastards ! You can ONLY "Disable" it , Not possible to Uninstall it, but the ******* won't tell you that when buying !
    06-07-2016 11:23 AM
  10. sspoulsen's Avatar
    Samsung Package Disabler can disable it so it won't drain battery
    huntnyc likes this.
    06-07-2016 07:49 PM
  11. 9900Boldfan's Avatar
    Disable feature is useless. Facebook can still track all your stuff in the background. It still runs in the background even though it is disable. They did not allow users to uninstall for a reason. The uninstall option was there previously but they changed it to disable which is pretty much useless.
    DeeNiceJones likes this.
    10-17-2016 05:17 AM
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    12-19-2017 01:23 PM

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