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

(Topic created on: 8/19/18 10:54 PM)
SPetrillo-US
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Why am I not able to disable the Samsung Internet app?

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userI3vEkHb9C8
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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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sam8988378
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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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userPfOle55LNt
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First go to sittings stop samsung internet ,then go to play store find samsung internet app uninstall. After don't update leave it than is don't work internet and notification  .

usernjK0qCBLYa
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That is excellent. Followed your advice, and it worked. Many thanks

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sam8988378
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@userPfOle55LNt wrote:

First go to sittings stop samsung internet ,then go to play store find samsung internet app uninstall. After don't update leave it than is don't work internet and notification  .


I did this, but the only option was to uninstall updates to Samsung Internet.  So it's still on my s7 Active, with automatic updates disabled.  Instead of occupying 152MB's, it's now reduced to 148MB.

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SwytcH
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Did you find a solution?

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sam8988378
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Set your chosen browser as the default.  I went to Applications & Samsung Internet.  I unpermissioned everything I could I deleted the cache, then data.  In the upper right corner are 3 dots.  Click on those & choose "uninstall updates".  It will ask if you want to replace it with the factory version, and yes, you do.

 

Then go to the folder on one of your screens which contains the Samsung apps (on mine it's next to the Google & deceased AT&T folders). Open this and click on "Galaxy Apps".  It will open to offered programs, much like Google Play.  Go to the same upper 3 dots right side, click on them.  Choose "disable automatic updates".  Do the same in the Play Store.  

 

I now no longer have Samsung Internet listed in my applications.  Samsun Pay is also sized down to a couple hundred kb's.  If I don't use it, why give it space?  Can't do anything with Samsung Pay Framework though.  Keep getting the error message "this app is required by your device administrator and can't be uninstalled".  But if you click on "Manage Device Administrators" at the bottom of the page, the only thing it leads to is "Find My Device".  This says it can lock or erase a lost device.  Doesn't say anything about actually finding it.

 

But, no more Samsung Internet! 

 

I can't take credit for this solution.  I read it somewhere else, don't even remember where, maybe an Android forum.  But with all the automatic updates disabled, check every week or more to make sure you're not missing important updates. 

 

 

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user9IuHdVl1d3
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They don't listen yo what their customers want! Change brands. I'm going iPhone TODAY IT'S ARRIVED!
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userIHtxhc9pDq
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Samsung internet can be completely removed by using ADB commands. I have done exactly that on my Galaxy S10. Go to XDA-Developers and search for ADB.

Root is not required.

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Spiderlilly1998
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The only way to uninstall it is to jailbreak your phone