Bloatware is a term we use for all those preloaded apps that a manufacturer installs on your smartphone from the factory. Those apps are not necessarily of much use, which is why many owners of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones are looking to remove the bloatware.
It’s not just that you don’t actually need those applications or that you are using them too rarely. They are also taking space on your device and consuming of the system’s resources. Otherwise said, you have all the reasons to want to remove it and make room for something new, that you’re truly interested in using.
What you need to know is that not all of those apps that were pre-installed can be completely uninstalled. In some particular cases, you might only be able to deactivate a specific app. Nevertheless, some of Samsung’s dedicated apps (such as S Health or S Voice) as well as Google’s apps (Gmail, Google+ or Play Store) can be easily uninstalled.
But whether you are deleting or disabling apps, it all starts in the App Drawer. You will easily notice which apps you can remove and which apps you can pause by the options you get when you tap the Minus icon next to their names:
- Turn on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus;
- Launch the App Drawer;
- Tap on the Edit button;
- Analyze the list of apps that will extend;
- Tap on the Minus icon next to the apps that you want to remove.
So it really is that simple to get rid of bloatware apps from Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. Now go do some cleaning!