[Follow Up/Correction] Samsung Galaxy S6 Won't Allow Uninstalls of Stock Apps After All

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Sometimes this happens, and here at HQ we always find it annoying, but we have to post a correction story. Apparently the intel floating around yesterday about the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge allowing you to uninstall stock apps was wrong.

Because of a blog from Samsung themselves, and because some folks got their hands on a pre-production version of the Samsung Galaxy S6, it was reported that Sammy was planning on allowing users to uninstall their "bloatware," including stock apps like S Voice, S Note and others. This was inaccurate. Samsung is allowing users to disable most of these preinstalled apps and functions, but they will not include a way to completely remove them from the device.

Any apps you lump into this category will simply not show up in the app drawer, but will still take up space on the phone's storage memory.

Well, that was disappointing... :oops:

Source: Techmaniacs.gr
 
Figured it was way tooooooooooooo good to be true.
 
You can disable them and make them not show up in the app drawer, but they still take up space... Why in the world wouldn't they just let you delete them. o_O
 
You can disable them and make them not show up in the app drawer, but they still take up space... Why in the world wouldn't they just let you delete them. o_O
Yeah... that's a great question. :confused:
 
Probably some insidious spyware hidden in them.
 
disable but can't delete.....definition of retarded....
 
Ok I disabled app on my turbo and it goes through an uninstall process. Checked storage before and after and it increased after disabling.
 
Ok I disabled app on my turbo and it goes through an uninstall process. Checked storage before and after and it increased after disabling.
isn't that because it deletes any updates that app has had? Like if you disable hangouts it will uninstall any updates and take it back to the way it was stock....
 
isn't that because it deletes any updates that app has had? Like if you disable hangouts it will uninstall any updates and take it back to the way it was stock....
App info said it was 20mb. Upon disabling it gained about 20mb. Just saying.
 
i'm guessing they want to keep it on there in case you sell the phone, reset it, transfer owner, or what have you. Or you might change your mind!! who knows right? lol
 
You can disable them and make them not show up in the app drawer, but they still take up space... Why in the world wouldn't they just let you delete them. o_O
Though this isn't a great reason or even an explanation - in the past, when rooted users have actually been able to uninstall stock apps it typically caused issues with getting future updates as they were part of the OS.
 
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