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

(Topic created on: 3/2/17 9:26 AM)
SPetrillo-US
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Why am I not able to disable the Samsung Internet app?

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What model of phone do you have? I have an unbranded and unlocked S7 edge. I was able uninstall Samsung's browser when I got the phone back in February, my new primary browser is Dolphin. I also did it before we got Nougat.
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userLHpq7wcsTG
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Go to Settings,Apps and then tap on Samsung Internet and scroll down to Notifications and tap to turn off..

 

Job done..

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uservtLZPJn7Gj
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only problem is that it's grayed out and you can't shut off notifcations
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userayaJIMrbSR
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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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userhaMoMWq0Y6
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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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userCgvwOC7V18
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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

usert7xSzTjopn
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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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sam8988378
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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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userYQnOtQGSPX
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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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userhDry2d8YCw
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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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