Some pre-installed apps on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge can be deleted

Months before Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge we exclusively confirmed that TouchWiz will be very lightweight on both devices and that Samsung will keep bloatware to a minimum. Many of Samsung’s own apps that used to be pre-installed before are now available as downloadable apps, allowing users to decide for themselves which apps they would like to keep on the device. The new flagships do come pre-loaded with some apps though. There are a few from Samsung and most of Google’s apps are also present. Some apps from Microsoft also come pre-installed as part of a deal between the two companies. Users will be allowed to delete some of those pre-installed apps on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge.

Screenshots posted on the XDA forums reveal that apps like OneDrive, OneNote and Skype from Microsoft can be deleted from the new flagships. Even Samsung’s own apps like S Voice and S Health can be removed from the devices if the user so desires. Google’s pre-installed apps include Gmail, Google+, Google, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Play Games, Drive and others. They can also be removed with just a couple of taps. This doesn’t mean that once the apps are removed they can’t be installed again when the need arises. Apps from Microsoft and Google will be available in the Play Store while Samsung’s apps will always be available for download through its Galaxy Apps marketplace.




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From those screenshots you cant say if they will be unstalled or just disabled…..The icon(minus) is hte same for both things in TW.

johny jackson
johny jackson

Carrier’s apps?


That’s nice, now if only I could get my hands on the S6’s S Health app, that would make my day


Wrong. The XDA post didn’t clarify which of those can be disabled or fully deleted. If all those apps with the minus icon were fully deletable, then once the Play Store was deleted, as seen in the screenshot, the phone would basically break, not to mention the Google Services License breaking since they have to be pre-installed and non removable. If anything, the Microsoft Apps and SOME of the Samsung Apps could be deletable since they could be reinstalled, but I highly doubt Play Store or any of the Google Apps would.


That what i call project “Zero”, they really went above and beyond for this year, looking forward to Note 5, which will be my upgrade from 1+1 🙂