I have been trying to remove and disable unwanted apps for months. When my phone carrier forces new software updates, all my settings go back to enabled and now it seems we need 5 different apps just for Facebook. I use Protonmail and Signal and other apps for the calendar and such for my family. After years of being a loyal Samsung customer, I'm finally looking into just a basic phone. No data, no unwanted, unused apps that won't let me disable them permanently. If these apps were not forced on us it would be different. And maybe phones wouldn't cost as much if people could choose which apps they want. But I guess the public can't have a choice in which companies are considered big tech. If they actually gave us a choice, they'd have to have real customer service skills.
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