Most of us have dealt with a glut of unwanted, pre-installed apps on our phones, but thankfully there is a solution to rid ourselves of most of them. Whether its a duplicate Samsung app or carrier bloatware, you can remove most of the offending apps by disabling or uninstalling them. Here’s how to get started.

How to remove unwanted apps from the app drawer

  1. From your home screen, swipe up to enter the app drawer.
  2. Locate the pre-installed bloatware app that you want to get rid of and press down on it to bring up a quick action menu.

    Carrier uninstall 1Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central

  3. Tap on Uninstall.
  4. Read the disclaimer, and tap OK.

    Carrier uninstall 2

    Carrier uninstall 3Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central

Just about every Android phone includes pre-installed apps or bloatware from the OEM and the carrier, and Samsung is certainly no different here. Thankfully you can uninstall a lot of these apps right off the bat!

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