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How to: delete system apps

Cut down the amount of storage taken up by bloatware by deleting the preloaded apps you don't need


A big problem for many Android users, especially those that own phones from the budget end of the market, is bloatware.

These preloaded apps can be a constant source of frustration because they take up valuable storage space while sitting unused in your app drawer. What makes things worse, is that there is no easy way to delete them.

The only real way to get rid of these unnecessary pre-installed apps is to first root your phone. This will enable you to get deep into the developer settings of your device where you can then customise your handset to your liking.

Download an app from the Google Play store, such as System app remover (ROOT), grant superuser access and select the apps you want to get rid of. Make sure you’ve backed up your phone before doing any of this, because there is always a slight risk when altering your rooted phone.