We all love apps on our phones and tablets. They lets us add new functionality to our device and make our mobile life easier. However, there are some apps that make us irritated because the needlessly keep our device’s app drawer stuffed. These useless apps come with our device out of the box because they are part of the package from the OEM and feed on the battery juice and RAM.
Such apps are popularly called bloats and most of users feel a strong desire to terminate them from our devices. It is very to uninstall a third-party app but when it comes to removing a system app, thing become a little tougher, at least for those who do not have a rooted device. The Galaxy Note 3 comes preloaded with dozens of bloats.
Most of these apps are either nominally useful or useless at all. They occupy the internal storage and because many of them work as background processes, they also have negative impact on the battery life and RAM. Thus they make our device slower in performance and less battery efficient. In the past, we have published various tutorials on cleaning bloats or system apps for a range of Android devices, and today we are back again with another guide for Samsung’s latest phablet, Galaxy the Note 3.
Before we begin the steps to remove bloat apps on the Galaxy Note 3, here is a detailed list of apps that can be safely removed. I have tested removing the apps listed below but I would like to warn you not to follow us blindly while removing these apps.
The list is just for reference and your selection of apps to be removed must be based on your requirements and preferences. Perosredo from XDA has prepared a spreadsheet of the system apps and their function that will help you further. I have highlighted that app names (with * sign) that have worse effect on RAM and battery for your convenience.
Action Memo (3x times)
AllShare ControlShare Service*
AllShare FileShare Service*
ANT HAL Service*
ANT Radio Service*
DRM-Protect Content Storage -N9005XXUBMI7
Google Play Books*
Google Play Games*
Google Play Magazines*
Google Play Movies*
Google Play Music*
HP Print Service Plugin*
Live Wallpaper Picker -N9005XXUBMI7
Remote controls v2
Remote controls v2
Samsung Apps Widget*
Samsung Backup Provider*
Samsung Calendar SyncAdapter*
Samsung Cloud Data Relay*
Samsung Cloud Quota*
Samsung Contact SyncAdapter*
Samsung Contents Agent*
Samsung Print Service*
Samsung Push Service*
Samsung SBrowser SyncAdapater*
Samsung SNote3 SyncAdapter*
Samsung text-to-speech engine
Samsung WatchOn Video*
SketchBook for Galaxy*
Story Album Widget*
WFDS Print Service Plugin*
Please be careful while deciding which apps are really useless for you before removing. Also, we strongly recommend that you create a backup of all APK files before removing. Sometimes people delete an app in a fit of hurry and repent when some or other function on the phone stops working. You should also note down the Permissions value for system apps because without fixing file permissions, the apps would not work even if you copy the APK to the system folder.
There are various ways in which you can delete system apps found on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3:
XDA member CoOoL_BoY has made a script that can easily clean about 100 bloat apps from your Note 3. The script can be used on any Note 3 with root and a custom recovery whether your device is on Odexed or Deodexed stock or stock-based custom ROM. The Note 3 Cleaner Script, as it is called, can also be edited and thus you can add or remove apps according to your preference. Here is how you can edit the script:
After modifying/editing the app names, you can now flash it via recovery. Here are the steps:
When your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 boots up, you’ll have a cleaner app drawer with all selected bloat apps removed from it. In case you notice any error or discover that you have accidently deleted an app that you should have removed, download the following zip that contains all app deleted by the Note 3 Cleaner script and install it back the same way as you did above:
Download: Deleted Files.zip
In case you do not want to delete all bloatware/system apps (listed above) from your Galaxy Note 3, or the Note 3 Cleaner script did not work for properly, you can use the method described below. To be able to use this method, you need to have a rooted device. By following the steps below, you will be able to uninstall only those apps that you want to remove individually.
If you have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you can easily and safely uninstall bloatware/system apps from your device using a root uninstaller app from the Google Play. A good thing about using this method is, it also creates a backup of the uninstalled aps so that you might restore them later if required.
If you do not have root access on your Galaxy Note 3 and you wish to get rid of bloat/system apps, you can easily do it. Here’s how:
There is yet another way of disabling system apps on your Galaxy Note 3. Just open the App Drawer, press and hold an app and drag it to Disable App option on the top bar.
If you have question related to the topic in discussion or wish to share your experience, feel free to drop a comment. Cheers!