This tutorial explains how to block pre-installed Android apps without root. By using the method explained in this tutorial, you will be able to block pre-installed Android apps without any root permissions. To accomplish this task, I will use Debloater, which is a free software for Windows. You can use this freeware to block pre-installed Android apps without any root permissions if you are using Android KitKat or above.
This is super useful if your phone manufacturer has installed lot of crappy apps on your phone which you can’t uninstall. In that case, you can use this software to block those apps. And if your phone is rooted, you can also uninstall those apps.
The best part of this free software is that it lets you select multiple apps/packages to block at once. It also lets you export a list of blocked and unblocked Android apps/packages as a text file.
How to block pre-installed Android Apps without root using Debloater:
Blocking built-in Android apps using Debloater is really straight forward; you just have to select application packages you want to block at once. It will then automatically block these selected packages and you won’t be able to view these applications on your Android device and its Application manager. If you somehow damage your Android device while doing this, the only solution is to factory reset it.
Now, let’s see the steps to block built-in Android apps using Debloater:
Step 1: Download it from the link provided at the end of this article.
Step 2: Turn on USB debugging mode of your Android device. You can turn it on from Developer options of your Android phone. If you can’t see Developer options in settings then you can turn it on by tapping on Build number of your phone 5 times. After turning on USB debugging mode, connect your Android device to PC.
Step 3: Now open Debloater and click on “Read Device Packages” button. It will then display all Android apps and packages installed on your Android device, as shown in the main screenshot. Select applications you want to block and then click on Apply button, as shown in the screenshot below.
It will then start blocking the selected apps/packages.
If you want to unblock Android apps, then click on UnBlock All Packages button. So in this way, you can block built-in Android apps without root.
In this tutorial, I have explained how to block built-in Android applications without root. You can use the method explained in this tutorial if you are using the KitKat version of Android or above. For the versions below Kitkat, you need to have a rooted Android device to block built-in Android apps.