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 and DLonggood like this.
    01-22-2016 06:06 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 10:27 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.
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    01-23-2016 08:56 AM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    Its not preinstalled on this device. Go into application manager.

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    01-24-2016 11:34 AM
  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 01:29 PM
  6. datdude4dub's Avatar
    If you're rooted you can uninstall it via titanium backup.
    01-24-2016 04:12 PM
  7. anon(5719825)'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 09:40 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 11:17 AM
  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 10:23 AM
  10. sspoulsen's Avatar
    Samsung Package Disabler can disable it so it won't drain battery
    huntnyc likes this.
    06-07-2016 06:49 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 and kct1975 like this.
    10-17-2016 04:17 AM
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    12-19-2017 12:23 PM
  13. Nate606's Avatar
    Its not preinstalled on this device. Go into application manager.

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    Yeah, one goes to settings/apps/fb
    Options are disable and source stop. There is no uninstall feature
    04-26-2018 09:37 PM
  14. jsigmo's Avatar
    Yes. I've never used it, and didn't even know it was on the phone until I saw that it had updated itself! All I could do was "disable" it. But it is still supposedly using memory and accessing memory at a fairly high rate.
    kct1975 likes this.
    08-05-2018 10:14 PM
  15. and_youf's Avatar
    But it is still supposedly using memory and accessing memory at a fairly high rate.
    How are you able to monitor that?
    09-07-2018 04:03 AM
  16. Jello Beyonce's Avatar
    Facebook is largely owned by the same largest shareholder firms that also own the largest "competing" tech firms, including Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, Google (developer of Android OS), and other of the largest tech firms (source = morningstar.com).

    Even Samsung (and other of the largest manufacturers) are largely owned by the same largest firms.

    Apps from many of these companies are pre-installed and built in because they're all part of the same larger mega-corporate family. They all exist to drive user data, and thus more revenue to their companies, whom drive profit back to these shareholder owners.
    Where many people are led to believe companies like Google and Facebook (and/or Apple for that matter) are competitiros, they are friendly "competitors".
    They "compete" only in the sense of whom can drive the most profit back to their largest shareholder owners.

    Thus they usually can't be uninstalled (thru the OS iteself), only "disabled".
    Be sure that even when they're "disabled" they're still transmitting use data. Thus the reason they can't be uninstalled (thru the OS itself).
    This is why software/apps like Android OS are free. They make their money on the backend.
    daninbluemd and kct1975 like this.
    11-22-2018 09:21 AM
  17. daninbluemd's Avatar
    Facebook is largely owned by the same largest shareholder firms that also own the largest "competing" tech firms, including Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, Google (developer of Android OS), and other of the largest tech firms (source = morningstar.com).

    Even Samsung (and other of the largest manufacturers) are largely owned by the same largest firms.

    Apps from many of these companies are pre-installed and built in because they're all part of the same larger mega-corporate family. They all exist to drive user data, and thus more revenue to their companies, whom drive profit back to these shareholder owners.
    Where many people are led to believe companies like Google and Facebook (and/or Apple for that matter) are competitiros, they are friendly "competitors".
    They "compete" only in the sense of whom can drive the most profit back to their largest shareholder owners.

    Thus they usually can't be uninstalled (thru the OS iteself), only "disabled".
    Be sure that even when they're "disabled" they're still transmitting use data. Thus the reason they can't be uninstalled (thru the OS itself).
    This is why software/apps like Android OS are free. They make their money on the backend.
    Well said - it's all about data harvesting and selling that (our) data. FB, I assume, pays Samsung to permanently install their app.
    kct1975 likes this.
    12-09-2018 01:54 AM
  18. Rover775'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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    But even if you don't log in, the app itself (354MB) and the supporting apps, like FB App Manager (90.1MB) still use phone/battery resources with updates, for example. Better to disable all FB apps to conserve your phone's resources.
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    01-08-2019 09:02 PM
  19. and_youf's Avatar
    Definitely disable FB. Also a bit off-topic but the weather apps, 1weather, accuweather all that stuff that have nice looking home widgets are supposedly data miners also. Best to use Google's built-in weather app, you can add a shortcut/widget for it to the home screen.
    01-08-2019 11:13 PM
  20. kct1975's Avatar
    Well said - it's all about data harvesting and selling that (our) data. FB, I assume, pays Samsung to permanently install their app.
    I don't know about Data Havesting, but yes, Facebook pays Samsung, HTC, and many other smartphone manufacturers to permanently install Facebook.
    But even if you don't log in, the app itself (354MB) and the supporting apps, like FB App Manager (90.1MB) still use phone/battery resources with updates, for example. Better to disable all FB apps to conserve your phone's resources.
    Personally I did DISABLE the Facebook App, but my stock Samsung Note 5 does not allow me to Disable Facebook App Manager and Facebook App Installer.
    01-09-2019 07:00 AM
  21. Steve Kaminski1's Avatar
    Its not preinstalled on this device. Go into application manager.

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    Doesn't work. Can only disable.
    04-08-2019 11:18 AM
  22. Steve Kaminski1's Avatar
    Connect phone to PC with USB and drill the com.facebook folders.
    04-08-2019 11:20 AM

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