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2 Message Apps, how can I remove one?

(Topic created: 02-21-2022 01:27 PM)
S3RG
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I just got the S22 Ultra and transferred all my previous stuff over. Am I suppose to have double messages apps? Both of them don't give me the option to uninstall. Click the wrong one got to get the make this the default app to use message. I want to remove one.

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S3RG
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This is the 2Screenshot_20220221-144639_Settings_2949_1645476399.jpg
Anonymous
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Agreed, and you can also hide the one you don't want to use 😉 or just keep both...your choice
ArtDesk
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What is Google messages that Duo app? What is it called? I disable everything Google by default on every device as a result my phone gets 3 day battery life.
ArtDesk
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I don't use Google. So, what is the message app?
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LongHiker
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@S3RG Unfortunately their icons are way too similar.

  • Google Messages has the icon with 3 horizontal stacked lines
  • Samsung Messages has the icon with 3 dots in a horizontal line
S3RG
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Ok that make sense then. I didn't know there were sam and Google. Appreciate it
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PaperStation
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wow Google messages seems very bloated in size. Never really paid attention to how big the version of Google messages was compared to Samsung messages.
LongHiker
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@PaperStation "wow Google messages seems very bloated in size."

I use Google Messages. The app is taking up about 387 MB in storage. That isn't much for an active app. 

Meanwhile the unused Samsung Messages app is taking up about 35 MB total.

What numbers are you seeing?

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PaperStation
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same as what is posted, just bloated in size when compared to Samsung messages, yet Samsung messages has more features still.