1. park3d's Avatar
    I have uninstalled apps many times on my galaxy s5. Today I factory reset it (and removed the sim card) and there are still apps on it that i didn't think should be on there like Amazon, and NFL Mobile. I tried to uninstall them but I am only getting the option to disable them. That is fine but they are still taking up space.

    Does anyone know how to resolve this?

    10-08-2016 08:13 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to Android Central. Unfortunately, if you have a carrier branded phone, such as one from AT&T or Verizon, the carriers add those apps. The only way to remove the apps completely is to root your device, but root may not even be available for AT&T or Verizon ROMs. There are also other things that could go wrong if you attempt to root, and you may void your warranty. Those apps don't take up a huge amount of space, so disabling them should be sufficient.
    ironass likes this.
    10-08-2016 08:20 AM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    That's called bloatware... Buying unlocked devices eliminates the carrier bloat but the manufacturer will have their own... As Laura said, I wouldn't root, that could end in tears.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-08-2016 09:15 AM
  4. Feldon's Avatar
    You can't remove them, but you can disable them:

    After the nightmare of my Samsung Galaxy S5 with the bloatware, slow updates, failed sending/receiving text messages, failed phone calls, constant lag, etc. I will NEVER buy a carrier-controlled phone again.
    ironass likes this.
    10-08-2016 11:23 AM
  5. park3d's Avatar
    Thanks, for the responses. I didn't realize those specific apps were system apps. I did finally realize that other apps were removable.
    10-09-2016 03:39 PM

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