On smartphones, few things are more annoying than the apps that manufacturers impose on us. We are talking about the pre-installed applications that, in theory, come with mobile phones to improve the experience and provide the user with everything they need. The truth is that many times we do not use these apps because we prefer others to perform the same task.
Therefore, many pre-installed apps only take up space and even consume battery unnecessarily on our mobile. Layers of customization like MIUI and ColorOS are known to bring many services and pre-installed apps that few use. Luckily, if you have a Realme device, there is a very easy way to uninstall these unwanted applications and here we show it to you.
How to uninstall the apps pre-installed in Realme
The method that we teach you here to uninstall pre-installed applications in Realme no root required. Do not worry. You only need a computer and, of course, the USB cable of your mobile to connect it to the PC. Do you already have everything it takes? Then follow these steps.
Enable USB debugging
- Open the app Setting (or Settings) of your Realme.
- Tap on About of the phone and then tap seven times where it says Version. You will see a message that you are already a developer.
- Now go to Additional Settings, click on Developer options and touch the only button you will see to activate these options.
- You will immediately see all the developer options available. Just activate the one that says USB debugging.
Connect your mobile to your computer with ADB
- Connect your mobile to the PC with the USB cable. On mobile, select Transfer files.
- On your PC you must have the ADB executable. If you don’t have it, download it from these links:
- Unzip the downloaded file into an easily accessible folder.
- Now open a command line in the folder where you unzipped the file and type ‘adb devices‘.
- A pop-up window will appear on your mobile asking you if you want to accept USB debugging. Press OK and you will immediately see a code on the PC next to the word device.
- Next, run the command ‘adb shell‘. This should show the codename of your Realme on the screen.
Uninstall pre-installed apps
- Now you can run any of the following ADB commands to uninstall the applications you want:
- OPPO App Store: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.oppo.market
- Browser: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.nearme.browser
- Calculator: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.calculator
- Compass: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.compass2
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.oppo.music
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.soundrecorder
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.redteamobile.roaming
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.screenrecorder
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.assistantscreen
- Video: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.video
Climate: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.weather.service
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.weather2
- Google Keep: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.keep
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.gm
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.calendar
- Google drive: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
- Google maps: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps
- Talkback: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
- Youtube: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.youtube
Facebook services: pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.services
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.system
If you don’t see the pre-installed app you want to uninstall in the list above, run the command ‘pm list packages -f‘. So you will see a list of all installed apps and services with their respective names that start with ‘com.‘. Just type the command ‘pm uninstall –k ––user 0‘followed by the name of the app you want to uninstall and that’s it.
Be very careful!
Before uninstalling something, you must be aware of what app or service you are uninstalling and what functions it fulfills on your mobile. If you uninstall an important service, your mobile could be damaged. Yes indeed, all pre-installed apps and services return when you factory reset the mobile, so you can always fix it in case something bad happens.
Either way do this at your own risk. Androidphoria is not responsible for the loss or damage that this method may cause to your mobile.