How to Disable Bloatware on Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 is almost available worldwide and hopefully you’ve also got hands on yours. This time I am really impressed with the Galaxy S5, it has got numerous useful features, in terms of hardware, software and the camera quality and its features are awesome. I have recently released a list of  Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks and how to use the basic features. Recently, One my friend got the Sprint variant of Galaxy S5, while discussing the features, he told me that It has so many apps preinstalled (Bloatwares) which he won’t use in his life. So how I and you get rid of the Bloadtware on my Galaxy S5? Follow the instructions below and you’ll find answer to your question.

Galaxy S5 has now made it really easy for people to uninstall the apps which they don’t use anymore. So let’s move on how to disable/remove the bloatware apps. There are 2 methods you can use to get rid of the bloatware apps and I have explained both methods in great detailed.

First Method: How to Remove/Disable the Bloatware Apps on the Galaxy S5

Step 1: From your app drawer, Tap continuously on the app you want to disable.

Step 2: You’ll get a screen with 4 options as shown in the image below:

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Step 3: Drag the app to the Disable option.

Step 4: You’ll be then asked to confirm the action you’re taking.

Step 5: Select the ‘Disable’.

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That’s you’re done. You can again Enable the Applications later if in case you want to use them. Go to Settings > Application Manager.

Alternatively you can also use this the below method to Disable Bloatware Apps.

2nd Method: How to Disable Bloatware Apps

Step 1: In your app drawer, Press the Menu button for a while and select the option ‘Uninstall/disable apps’.

Step 2: Now you’ll notice all the apps with (- symbol) which means it can be disabled/removed.

Step 3: Tap the (- symbol) on the app you want to disable and confirm the action by choosing the OK.

That’s it folks, It was all you needed to know and learn how to use the built-in options to remove the bloatware apps from Galaxy S5. Hopefully you’ve learned, do let us know and share your feedback in the comments. For more Android Tips and Tricks, keep visiting.

  • Matt Fouts

    That’s great, and it really is….thank you! But I still only have 350MB of RAM available. When I go to settings and look at running apps there’s a lot of bloatware still running that never shows up in the app drawer. I need another article about how to free up RAM for services I actually want to run.

    • Hey Matt you may use the Titanium Backup app but for that Root access is required..

      • Matt Fouts

        Yeah, I was afraid of that. Thanks!