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Question How to disable most bloatware on S21 Ultra without adb or root

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nixnixnixnix4

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I have a factory-unlocked S21 Ultra (in the US).

This is what I have Disabled / Uninstalled -- without adb:
- Netflix (Disabled)
- Netflix Partner Activation (Disabled)
- Facebook (Uninstalled directly, Samsung allows you to do so)
- Facebook App Manager (Disabled)
- Facebook App Installer (Disabled)
- Facebook Services (Disabled)

Here's how you do it: Settings > Battery & Device Care > Storage > ⋮ > Advanced > Other apps > ⋮ > Show system apps
- Now, as an example: search for Facebook.
- Select, for example, "Facebook Services".
- Clear cache and Clear data.
- Select the icon for "Facebook Services".
- Now, select Disable.

I would have liked to uninstall Bixby, Weather (because ads show up, but, I just use weawow instead), and Samsung Messages. But, I settled for disabling background data access and other things. I've cleared their data out as well. They don't seem to be in RAM.

Plus, I have Customization Service turned off and I have all my privacy settings set to a maximum.
 
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nixnixnixnix4

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Looking for it too. Want to uninstall samsung health etc and samsung browser
Search for "private dns" via Finder and then put in: dns.adguard.com
That'll block a ton of ads.
Also, Samsung Health is uninstallable for me. I use it with my FIt2 though.
Samsung browser is OK. I use it occasionally. Its Dark Mode is enviable. Just adjust the settings and install ABP or AdGuard on it.

Firefox is my main browser though because it supports uBlock, Dark Reader, etc.
 

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It's a really good tutorial to get all the bloatware removed. Easy to follow just might take a little time to remove apps one by one. Also the costs a few bucks but definitely worth it. I used it on my s21u and tab s7+.
 

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This...
 

3mel

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It's a really good tutorial to get all the bloatware removed. Easy to follow just might take a little time to remove apps one by one. Also the costs a few bucks but definitely worth it. I used it on my s21u and tab s7+.
that app is a bit controversial, it uses code taken from a free magisk module and charges for it. the creators of the borrowed code want the app given away for free.
 

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    Looking for it too. Want to uninstall samsung health etc and samsung browser
    Search for "private dns" via Finder and then put in: dns.adguard.com
    That'll block a ton of ads.
    Also, Samsung Health is uninstallable for me. I use it with my FIt2 though.
    Samsung browser is OK. I use it occasionally. Its Dark Mode is enviable. Just adjust the settings and install ABP or AdGuard on it.

    Firefox is my main browser though because it supports uBlock, Dark Reader, etc.
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    I have a factory-unlocked S21 Ultra (in the US).

    This is what I have Disabled / Uninstalled -- without adb:
    - Netflix (Disabled)
    - Netflix Partner Activation (Disabled)
    - Facebook (Uninstalled directly, Samsung allows you to do so)
    - Facebook App Manager (Disabled)
    - Facebook App Installer (Disabled)
    - Facebook Services (Disabled)

    Here's how you do it: Settings > Battery & Device Care > Storage > ⋮ > Advanced > Other apps > ⋮ > Show system apps
    - Now, as an example: search for Facebook.
    - Select, for example, "Facebook Services".
    - Clear cache and Clear data.
    - Select the icon for "Facebook Services".
    - Now, select Disable.

    I would have liked to uninstall Bixby, Weather (because ads show up, but, I just use weawow instead), and Samsung Messages. But, I settled for disabling background data access and other things. I've cleared their data out as well. They don't seem to be in RAM.

    Plus, I have Customization Service turned off and I have all my privacy settings set to a maximum.