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Astronaut

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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only problem is that it's grayed out and you can't shut off notifcations
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Astronaut

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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Uninstall it DIRECTLY from the Google Play Store. You can do this with other bloatware as well!

Be sure to un-check 'auto-update' first. (Click on the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner.)

It (and other bloatware) may re-install upon powering off/on, but just repeat the process.

The icons may remain in apps, but you will see that there is far less space taken up! 

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Constellation

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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@userayaJIMrbSR wrote:

Uninstall it DIRECTLY from the Google Play Store. You can do this with other bloatware as well!

Be sure to un-check 'auto-update' first. (Click on the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner.)

It (and other bloatware) may re-install upon powering off/on, but just repeat the process.

The icons may remain in apps, but you will see that there is far less space taken up! 


It might be helpful if you explained exactly how you do this with the Google Play Store. I see no uninstall option in the Google Play Store.

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Asteroid

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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You can uninstall app via ADB without root, write command

adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser

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Astronaut

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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Post from userCgvwOC7V18 worked!!  ie.
 
You can uninstall app via ADB without root, write command
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser

 

Thank you for sharing. This worked on Samsung S5.

 

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Cosmic Ray

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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@usert7xSzTjopn wrote:
Post from userCgvwOC7V18 worked!!  ie.
 
You can uninstall app via ADB without root, write command
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser

 

Thank you for sharing. This worked on Samsung S5.

 


Thank you.  Now I just have to download ADB, learn to work with it, then be able to delete the unused browser.

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Constellation

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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After repeatedly forcing updates on me that I did NOT consent to, and being unable to uninstall the software... I will be getting rid of this Samsung piece of **bleep** and NEVER purchasing another Samsung product until they put customers first.  We don't want your crap infecting our phones that we paid for.  It's taking up valuable memory, interfering with normal processes, has access to all your apps and info, and can not be disabled - that is the exact definition of MALWARE! 

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Constellation

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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I appreciate your solution as far as what browser opens URLs, but that does nothing for my desire which is to preserve memory. It still uses 128MB for something I never use. I can't wait for a phone manufacturer to become "real" and not force their inferior (my personal opinion) products on their customers!

Does every business decision always have to be prioritized by monetary gain? Mine won't, it'll be prioritized by what makes my clients most satisfied and with such directive it'll be blessed by our maker and flourish. Further, Samsung realizes that the majority of their clients won't even realize their trickery, which makes it like stealing behind somebody's back - shame on you Samsung!
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Constellation

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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What me off is that I can't open links from the stock messaging app because they want to open only in Samsung internet even though I don't use Samsung internet and none of my passwords are in Samsung internet so the text messages I get with an assignment I have to copy and paste the whole text cuz it won't just copy the link and then paste it in Chrome. it's a total pain in the so I have to switch messaging apps now

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Cosmic Ray

Re: Samsung Internet App - Why Can't I Disable It?

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That hasn't been my experience.  I use both the stock messaging app and What's App.  I use both Firefox (default), and Chrome on my phone.  I never used the Samsung Internet app, though I might have opened it once, thought this looked like too much work for duplication of resources, and closed it.  I later disabled it, but it still bloates its way through 142 Mb of internal memory.  The app shows I have 2 notifications despite it being disabled, but I'm not even looking at it.  When I get a link through messaging it opens in Firefox.

 

Have you set your preferred browser as the default under its listing in Application Manager?

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