How to uninstall apps on realme devices without root


OEMs pre-load phones with apps to improve user experience, but not all the pre-loaded apps and features are important to all users or some users have their own preferred app for a particular task, for example, most of the users prefer Google Calendar and Keep Notes over Custom Calendar and Notes apps that come pre-installed with the device. If you use a phone running a forked version of Android like MIUI or ColorOS, you must have found some apps unnecessary at some point in time.

Presence of these unwanted apps don’t only annoy users but also consume system memory and drain the battery. Earlier we shared a workaround with our readers to uninstalled apps on Xiaomi devices, and now we are writing this post to share a workaround for uninstalling such apps on realme devices. Follow this guide to uninstall unnecessary apps on your realme device,

  1. Open Settings app and go to About phone and tap on Version seven times until you see the message ‘You are now in Developer Mode’.

     

  2. Go to Additional Settings, followed by Developer options and click on the toggle to turn it on.
  3. Enable USB debugging.

     

  4. Connect your device to PC via USB cable, choose ‘Transfer Files’ mode and then run a command ‘adb devices’ in terminal/command prompt. You should get a pop-up on your device to ‘Allow USB debugging’ as shown in the screenshot below, the device address should appear in the terminal as soon as you allow USB debugging.
  5. If the device address appears in the terminal, run another command ‘adb shell’ in the terminal, following which the device codename should appear on the screen.
  6. Now you can run following commands for the apps that you want to uninstall in the terminal,
  • App Market
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.oppo.market
  • Browser
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.nearme.browser
  • Calculator
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.calculator
  • Compass
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.compass2
  • Music
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.oppo.music
  • Recorder
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.soundrecorder
  • Roaming
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.redteamobile.roaming
  • Screen Recorder
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.screenrecorder
  • Smart Assistant
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.assistantscreen
  • Video
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.video
  • Weather
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.weather.service
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.coloros.weather2
  • Gmail
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.gm
  • Google Calendar
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.calendar
  • Google Drive
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
  • Google Keep
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.keep
  • Google Maps
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps
  • Talkback
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
  • Youtube
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.youtube
  • Facebook services
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.services
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.system

Users can also get a list of all the packages installed on the device by running the command ‘pm list packages -f’ and uninstall the apps that they want apart from the ones mentioned above, but we would advise our readers to do so only if they’re aware of the package name and their functions. Also, remember that these apps will be back after a factory reset.

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Author: Arpit Porwal

Coming from the Mathematics research background, Arpit keeps an eye on MIUI and Xiaomi products and uses Redmi K20 Pro as his daily driver. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.