Bloatware is a real pain and the fact that all manufacturers – not just OnePlus – are trying to make you use some of their predefined apps is well known. At the same time, if you own a OnePlus 5 and you’re not happy with how smoothly it works, deleting the bloatware is one of the first measures to gain some extra storage space. It won’t be much, but it might make a tiny difference.
If you weren’t using the Play Store, Gmail, OnePlus+, the S Voice, the S Health or other apps installed by default on your OnePlus 5, you’ll be happy to know that you can ditch them all. Apparently, it’s a special law in South Korea that you need to thank for that – it dictates that users should be able to uninstall most of the apps they get on their devices. Of course, the information hasn’t been confirmed but it doesn’t even matter.
Before we move on to the promised instructions, we’d like to warn you of one thing – there are apps that you won’t be able to get rid of, there will be apps you will be able to delete, and there will also be apps that you will only be able to disable.
The latter option means that, while the app will disappear from the App drawer and will stop being active in the background, it will remain on the OnePlus 5 device.
Eliminate the bloatware apps by taking the following steps:
- Open the App drawer;
- Tap on the Edit button;
- Look at the list of apps that can be uninstalled or disabled – those who have the minus icon;
- Select the minus icon of the apps that you want to disable or to delete.
Leave the App drawer when you’re done and that’s all. The OnePlus 5 device should no longer be overwhelmed by all that bloatware.