Galaxy S6 Users Can Remove Most Of The Preloaded Apps

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Initially, Samsung fans were disappointed to learn that the Galaxy S6 won’t have a removable battery and a microSD slot. But they have something to cheer about. Bloatware has been one of the biggest complaints about Samsung devices. Now you can disable or uninstall the plethora of unwanted apps on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Galaxy S6 users can customize UI to suit their needs

According to the XDA Developers forum member Jeshter2000, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users will be able to delete a wide variety of preinstalled apps including those from Google, such as Play Store, Gmail, Google Search, Hangouts and YouTube. Microsoft apps such as Skype, OneNote and OneDrive can also be uninstalled. What’s more, users can also delete Samsung’s own apps such as the S Voice, S Health and Calculator.

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It will allow users to free up storage space on their smartphones, and customize the interface based on their needs. Those who want all the free stuff can keep them. Giving users the freedom to remove unwanted apps may help Samsung make further inroads into the corporate sector where the use of certain apps may be banned.

You can re-install a deleted app on the Galaxy S6

The screenshots posted in XDA Developers forum show menu panel with apps. You can see a dash sign above several apps for disabling or uninstalling them. In case you want to re-install one of the apps you have deleted, simply go to Samsung’s Galaxy Apps marketplace or the Play Store and re-download it. Android fans will certainly appreciate this move.

The XDA forum member spotted the disable and uninstall feature on his Galaxy S6 Edge. Since both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come with identical software, the Galaxy S6 would also allow apps to be disabled or uninstalled. It’s unclear at this point whether Samsung has really listened to customers’ feedback or it is just complying with a South Korean law that requires smartphone vendors to let customers uninstall most of the apps on a smartphone.

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