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  1. kyle.brown's Avatar
    I was wanting to see if this changes the battery life but i am not able to uninstall the apps on my AT&T S6? Any suggestions?
    05-15-2015 03:31 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I was wanting to see if this changes the battery life but i am not able to uninstall the apps on my AT&T S6? Any suggestions?
    Were these apps pre-installed? I know the Facebook app may have been; however, not sure if the Messenger app was pre-installed. Either way, go to system settings > applications > sort by all > Facebook and Messenger. See if you can uninstall or disable from this menu. Let us know if you have any questions.
    05-15-2015 04:14 PM
  3. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I was wanting to see if this changes the battery life but i am not able to uninstall the apps on my AT&T S6? Any suggestions?
    Interesting, you're right. Can't uninstall fb... Wow that's really really terrible. Can disable it thru the app tray though. But still I can't believe a stupid social media app would be uninstallable. That makes zero sense to me.

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    05-15-2015 04:22 PM
  4. cwise222's Avatar
    AT&T has locked them into the phone like they do their own apps or like Samsung does with a few of their apps. The most you can do is disable them, would should kill most everything the apps do. It's the same way with the Uber app, though at least a great deal of people use Facebook compared to Uber.

    Facebook likely paid AT&T to lock them onto the device. It's not the cardinal sin of bloatware since more then a vast majority likely use Facebook on the S6 but it's still annoying as hell. I ought to be able to do what I want with my $700+ phone without having to do things that will void the warranty and could brick the phone.
    recDNA and T-Dubs1217 like this.
    05-15-2015 10:29 PM
  5. mrZoSo's Avatar
    AT&T(also other providers) and Samsung have made some apps, system apps. You'll need to root and use an app such as TiB, App Master, etc., or use ADB to remove/uninstall them.
    I would lean more to Samsung and FB being in cahootz rather than AT&T and FB. I have an international version S6, and FB is a system app on it. But I rooted and removed any of the 'system apps' I didn't want.
    05-16-2015 08:18 AM
  6. Robin1109's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out if it is possible to remove FB? I'm having sync issues with photos and the fix is to download an older version of FB. I can't because it's still on my phone, even when disabled. This is frustrating. Samsung needs to remedy this.
    10-06-2015 10:53 AM
  7. engineeryajeeb's Avatar
    Hi,

    I think FB and messenger apps are built-in to the OS of S6. There is no way to remove them completely. Not unless you are rooted or using custom rom

    The least you can do is to Uninstall all updates from them, clear cache then DISABLE them.

    I tried several times doing this and the difference on battery is Night and Day (Atleast for me)

    I just re-enabled them and sacrifice my battery life because i cant manage to look for alternative apps for them for i use them at work mainly and give messages to clients.
    10-06-2015 10:06 PM
  8. sayyaf khan's Avatar
    Facebook, whatsapp and Facebook messenger are actually baked in the s6. I have the international variant and these apps come pre installed .
    The only solution you have right now is to get rooted. Install titanium backup and remove these apps from there

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-07-2015 03:24 AM
  9. wezzyd's Avatar
    None of these are pre installed on my s6 here in uk

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-07-2015 03:34 AM
  10. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    I don't think international phones are in the same boat as the US carriers when it comes to bloat.

    Disabling these apps are pretty much the same as uninstalling them. When you disable them, they are no longer able to run any processes, the file size is under 60kb (most of the time 0kb), and you wouldn't get any extra memory if you were able to delete it as it's in the system partition of the memory.


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    10-07-2015 04:35 AM
  11. Edna Alcazar's Avatar
    That is why FaceBook is a waste .Maybe through the Google Play Store you can delete the FB app.
    10-07-2015 06:14 AM
  12. troutspinner's Avatar
    Like others have said, just disable it. It takes up minimal space but you will enjoy better battery life.
    10-07-2015 06:25 AM
  13. yaddam205's Avatar
    I just disabled Facebook and Instagram and replaced them with the webapp. So far battery life has seen a small boost. Had to keep messenger though for the push notifications.
    10-07-2015 07:53 AM
  14. Tswfootball's Avatar
    People if you buy a phone for so much money, why do you disable apps and use the Web version of them?

    I understand the battery paranoia, but it just doesn't seem right if you keep disabling a bunch of apps you'd like to use now and then, just to save on battery. Especially when you're buying a phone that costs so much

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-07-2015 08:00 AM
  15. yaddam205's Avatar
    People if you buy a phone for so much money, why do you disable apps and use the Web version of them?

    I understand the battery paranoia, but it just doesn't seem right if you keep disabling a bunch of apps you'd like to use now and then, just to save on battery. Especially when you're buying a phone that costs so much

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    I concur. I have my hopes high for the Marshmallow update to solve the RAM and battery concerns. Here's hoping doze can make a difference.
    10-07-2015 10:40 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out if it is possible to remove FB? I'm having sync issues with photos and the fix is to download an older version of FB. I can't because it's still on my phone, even when disabled. This is frustrating. Samsung needs to remedy this.
    Disable it and download the older version.
    10-07-2015 10:43 AM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Hi,

    I think FB and messenger apps are built-in to the OS of S6. There is no way to remove them completely. Not unless you are rooted or using custom rom

    The least you can do is to Uninstall all updates from them, clear cache then DISABLE them.

    I tried several times doing this and the difference on battery is Night and Day (Atleast for me)

    I just re-enabled them and sacrifice my battery life because i cant manage to look for alternative apps for them for i use them at work mainly and give messages to clients.
    You could do it with browser as long as you check regularly.
    10-07-2015 11:27 AM
  18. sophiegriff's Avatar
    I have the unlocked international version of the edge it is lock into it also!!!! help
    12-21-2015 07:05 AM
  19. sophiegriff's Avatar
    I am in the US and it came on my 925F (EU version) unlocked and it was there I have never had facebook on my phones. But the kicker is I could not find it in the app manager under the name facebook. What I found was the name the little green android man and 2 apps.: com.facebook.appmanager and somthing else that i easily deleted. but com.facebook.appmanager cleared data cleared cash clear defaults uninstalled updates disable option appears but greyed out. I can assure you that it is not a carrier thing I have unlocked phone with no sim in.
    12-21-2015 08:01 AM
  20. MrSaintCloud's Avatar
    Hi, I just saw an article online talking about removing FB from androids and it improving the phone's battery, life so I looked up how to do it but since I have the newer phones it doesn't let me so I followed your advice and disabled/uninstalled the updates. But i wanted to know what phone you had when you posted the comment to see if it would affect my phone too.
    (I have the note 5)
    02-01-2016 07:25 PM
  21. Erm10's Avatar
    I did the Uninstall Updates and Disable on Day 1 that I got my phone. When I do need to use FB I simply bookmarked the FB website and added the icon to home screen. Took all of 1 minute.

    S6 battery still stinks though
    02-02-2016 06:55 AM
  22. James Blight's Avatar
    Both of these were not pre installed on my s6 in Canada.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my S6
    02-02-2016 08:54 AM
  23. emad1995's Avatar
    Both of these were not pre installed on my s6 in Canada.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my S6
    What carrier are you with? I'm with Rogers and I have both of them pre installed

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-02-2016 09:07 AM
  24. radar320's Avatar
    My Verizon version of the S6 did not have them pre installed. I had to install them from the play store.
    02-02-2016 09:39 AM
  25. clintw22's Avatar
    My Verizon version of the S6 did not have them pre installed. I had to install them from the play store.
    Really? My Verizon version DID have them installed and it sucks. I wish I could download the version from the play store.
    02-02-2016 09:54 AM
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