1. jcp007's Avatar
    I was going through my apps and came across the Flipoboard Briefing app can be installed not just unchecking it on the homescreen. Does this mean we can uninstall with no consequences? Was there some update pushed out?
    05-28-2015 06:50 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Did you mean it can be uninstalled in your first sentence? I haven't gotten any updates, but if it now gives you the option to uninstall, I don't see why not. You can already disable it without any consequence. Uninstalling would just be going one step further
    05-28-2015 07:55 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Did you mean it can be uninstalled in your first sentence? I haven't gotten any updates, but if it now gives you the option to uninstall, I don't see why not. You can already disable it without any consequence. Uninstalling would just be going one step further
    I had read somewhere that there may be some bloat that can't be removed. Until now, I thought all you can do was uninstall them.
    05-28-2015 08:11 PM
  4. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Wouldn't Uninstalling an app be the same as Removing it?
    I Can Be Your Hero likes this.
    05-28-2015 08:56 PM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    The problem is even if you removed the bloatware it won't give you back the space it took up on the phone. The bloatware is part of the OS partition so its not meant to be used for any kind of storage. Its best to just disable (hide it) and carry on.
    berdinkerdickle and UJ95x like this.
    05-28-2015 09:02 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    The problem is even if you removed the bloatware it won't give you back the space it took up on the phone. The bloatware is part of the OS partition so its not meant to be used for any kind of storage. Its best to just disable (hide it) and carry on.
    So, it wouldn't decrease the 9.43GB of space present when I I boxed it?
    05-28-2015 09:06 PM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    So, it wouldn't decrease the 9.43GB of space present when I I boxed it?
    Nope
    05-28-2015 11:20 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Nope
    Cool. Still think it's kind of odd that it has the uninstall option when I could swear it wasn't there before.
    05-29-2015 01:30 AM
  9. UJ95x's Avatar
    Cool. Still think it's kind of odd that it has the uninstall option when I could swear it wasn't there before.
    I don't have that option on my Note 4. Not sure why they'd just add it back, but it doesn't really do you any more good than disabling it does
    06-01-2015 03:29 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    I don't have that option on my Note 4. Not sure why they'd just add it back, but it doesn't really do you any more good than disabling it does
    So, if it's part of the original 9.43GB out of the box before anything else, where is being accounted for if not in OS partition? Was it a miscellaneous file?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    06-01-2015 03:50 PM
  11. loraque's Avatar
    Cool. Still think it's kind of odd that it has the uninstall option when I could swear it wasn't there before.
    Even on apps you cannot uninstall, you CAN uninstall updates. This reverts the app to what it was originally, but from there, you still cannot remove it. You CAN disable many of the bloat apps so you at least do not have to look at them.
    06-01-2015 03:59 PM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    So, if it's part of the original 9.43GB out of the box before anything else, where is being accounted for if not in OS partition? Was it a miscellaneous file?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    I'm not sure how it is on the S6, but the Note 4 has a "System Memory" category when looking at your Storage page in settings, in which all pre-installed apps would be included. That is the /system partition
    06-01-2015 04:00 PM

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