Remove Bloatware/Debloat Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

In this guide, we will show you the steps to debloat/remove bloatware from your Galaxy Z Fold 4. When it comes to folding devices, then there’s no denying the fact that the offering from Samsung is rihg there at the top. It has really come a long way from its initial hardware struggle and the fourth iteration beholds one of the best folding mechanisms out there in the market.

If we talk about the software side, then the device has already been blessed with the latest Android 13 update. Housing the One UI 5.0 as the underlying OS skin, it beholds tons of customizations and features. For some, it might be way beyond the required level and could translate to a bloated ecosystem. If you also echo the same thought then this guide shall help you debloat/remove bloatware from your Galaxy Z Fold 4. So. without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Remove Bloatware/Debloat Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

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The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow the same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

install adb platform tools windows

First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging

Next up, you will have to enable USB Debugging on your device so that it is recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.

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STEP 3: Establish ADB Shell Connection

  1. To begin with, connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
    command-prompt-inside-adb
  3. Now in the following command in the CMD window to verify the ADB connection:
    adb devices

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  4. If you get the device ID, then the connection stands successful. Now type in the below command to open the Shell environment:
    adb shell

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  5. It will now list out your device codename, which means that the shell connection has been successfully established as well, and you are good to go ahead to debloat or remove bloatware from Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

STEP 4: ADB Commands to Debloat/Remove Bloatware from Galaxy Z Fold 4

  1. In order to find the list of all the apps installed as well as their package names, you may execute the below command:
    pm list packages

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  2. Now, the generic command to uninstall any bloatware from a device is:
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 PackageName
  3. For example, the package name for Game Tools is com.samsung.android.game.gametools, so its removal command will be:
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools

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  4. In the same manner, you may now directly copy the bloatware removal command corresponding to their app from the below list and paste it into the CMD window

NOTE: If you have any concerns about whether the removal of any of the apps would cause any issues on your device or not, then the best bet is to first disable them and use your device for a minute or two. If everything is working well and good, then you could permanently remove them from your device. However, if your device is not working as expected, then you could easily re-enable that app.

Or another approach is to uninstall that app and in case of any issues, reinstall it, though it may prove to be hit-and-miss in some instances. So the recommended method is to disable/re-enable instead of uninstalling/reinstall. Anyways, we have listed both these methods in the FAQ section at the end of this guide, you may refer to the one that is in sync with your requirement.


Galaxy Fold 4 Bloatware Apps

These are the bloatware apps that are found exclusively on Fold 4 and many users prefer to remove them right away.

com.samsung.android.app.settings.bixby
com.samsung.systemui.bixby2
com.samsung.android.bixby.service
com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
com.samsung.android.app.settings.bixby
com.samsung.android.app.spage

com.facebook.services
com.facebook.system
com.facebook.appmanager

de.axelspringer.yana.zeropage

The rest of the below apps are found across many Samsung devices and may or not may be present on your Fold 4. The best way to verify the same is via the pm list packages command [as explained above].

Bixby Bloatware Apps

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework

Bixby Remap

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

General System

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social

Samsung Pass/Pay

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw

Gimmicky Apps

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wellbeing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.da.daagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers

Facebook

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services

Car Mode

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

Printing

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bips
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler

Samsung Email

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp

Samsung Game Launcher

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin

Samsung Browser

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

Gear VR

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore

Samsung Kids

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

Samsung LED Cover

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

Edge

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

General Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.cnn.mobile.android.phone.edgepanel
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.finance
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.phototable
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.sport
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spdfnote
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.weather
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.reminder
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.hancom.office.editor.hidden
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.keyguardwallpaperupdator
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.news
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps

Samsung Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.svoice.sync
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.svoice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.finance
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.phototable
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.sport
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spdfnote
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledcoverdream
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.withtv
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.memo
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.spp.push
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.voicewakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.voiceserviceplatform
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.sidesync30
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.exchange
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.groupcast
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.kidsplat.installer
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.diotek.smemo
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.provider.snote
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.translator
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vlingo.midas
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.readershub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.gamehub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.everglades.update
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.everglades
pm uninstall -k --user 0 tv.peel.samsung.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.yosemite.phone
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.episodes
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.storyalbumwidget
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.tripwidget
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.travel
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.email
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.ocr

Google Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gm
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.chrome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.talk
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.magazines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.plus

Microsoft Bloatware

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.skype.raider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.excel
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.word
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.powerpoint

Samsung Knox

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.knox.vpn.proxyhandler
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.stk2
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.stk
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.knox.keychain
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.SMT
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.knox.attestation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.allshare.service.fileshare
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.beaconmanager

Samsung Dex

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.knox.containerdesktop
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

Others

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.core
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.knox.securefolder
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.feedback
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.livestickers
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.honeyboard
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.homemode
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.galaxycontinuity
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.webmanual
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.oneconnect
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.voc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.office.officehubrow
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.usermanual
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.myfiles

Disable/Re-Enable Bloatware Apps on Samsung

  1. In order to disable any bloatware app, execute the below command in the CMD window (make sure that you have executed the adb shell command beforehand)
    pm disable-user -–user 0 PackageName
  2. Replace PackageName accordingly from the above command. For example, if you wish to disable Game Tool, then its app package name is com.samsung.android.game.gametools, so the above command will transform to:
    pm disable-user -–user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools

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  3. Now to re-enable any app, you will have to execute the following command:
    pm enable -–user 0 PackageName
  4. Say, if you wish to enable Game Tools that has the package name com.samsung.android.game.gametools, the command will be:
    pm enable -–user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools

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Re-Install Bloatware Apps on Samsung

If you have uninstalled any bloatware app but after that, your device or any of its apps isn’t functioning along the expected lines, then you could easily reinstall that app.

  1. For that, execute the below command (after executing the adb shell command). Make sure to replace PackageName accordingly:
    cmd package install-existing PackageName
  2. For example, if you wish to reinstall Game Tools whose app package name is com.samsung.android.game.gametools, then the above command will transform to:
    cmd package install-existing com.samsung.android.game.gametools

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That’s it. These were the steps to debloat Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 by removing bloatwares from it. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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