These are very varied programs, from web browsers to social networks, audiobooks or applications to edit music. Most of this type of software has an expiration date and consists of trial versions of several days or weeks.
However, another part of the "crapware" remains in your device forever. The problem is that an unnecessary waste of data and memory is often assumed.
Or you just do not want to have them on your mobile with applications that do not contribute anything. That is why many Samsung users are offended when it is updated recently The Facebook application comes by default in several models of the brand.
The practice, however, is widespread among mobile phone manufacturers.
For example, many brands that use Android and want to include Google services are committed to insert a series of applications by default.
"If you ask the manufacturers why they install that kind of thing, they'll tell you they do it because they're offering you traditional value, but they're lying to you," tech journalist Adrian Kingsley-Hughes wrote on his blog.
"They do it because companies pay them for it.
" Kingsley-Hughes says the only exception to this phenomenon is Apple - the reason is that it makes its own software, iOS - and that, in general, "hardware manufacturers are happy to install junk applications on their new devices for a few dollars. "
What to do to eliminate those programs and applications?
Try these easy steps:
- Uninstall the application The fact that an application is pre-installed does not mean that it is absolutely impossible to uninstall. The easiest way to check it is to press the logo of the application for a while and see if the "Uninstall" option appears or search the application in the "Settings" menu.
- Disable or disable If you could not disable the app by following the first step (in fact, that is usually the most usual), you can try to disable it. To do this, look it up in "Settings" and choose the option "Deactivate" or "Disable". That is the option applied by many Samsung users who did not want to have the Facebook app on their mobile phone.
You must bear in mind that this is not the definitive option to get rid of the "crapware" forever, but it is a simple way to prevent those programs from running without your permission and recover some of the space they use.
- Uninstall with root This option is a bit more complex, but effective. To do this, you must find the way to unroot your device, that is, modify the operating system to get full control over it, and then use an application to uninstall those programs by force. Some even allow you to erase them all at once. It may not be worth running all that process, but if you want to eliminate the factory software permanently, this is the way.
In any case, if you have doubts about whether or not to uninstall an application, it is always better not to do so. It is possible that the remedy is worse than the disease and leave your mobile unstable.