Uninstall/Disable from the App drawer
- Go to the home screen to access All Apps from the app drawer. You can either swipe up from the home screen or tap on the all apps icon.
- Find the Internet app and long-press on the icon and you will get a pop-up menu with a few options. These options include Select items, Add to Home, Uninstall, and App info.
Depending on the model of your Samsung smartphone these options might be different. The uninstall option might be replaced with Disable if you have a low-end smartphone.
- Now tap on the Uninstall icon or Disable which one of them you are getting on top of the pop-up menu.
- Confirm your action, and the Samsung Internet will be either completely uninstalled or disabled on your smartphone, and also in the process, remove the storage space occupied by the app’s data.
Make sure to clear the browser cache and site data before disabling the Samsung Internet. This will create more space which the inactive Samsung browser previously occupied.
Uninstall from Settings
- Go to the Settings app, scroll down, and tap on Apps.
- open the Apps menu bar and scroll down to Samsung Internet and tap on it.
- From the app info page, you will get various options depending on phone model: Open, Uninstall, Force stop.
Otherwise, you will see the Disable option. Select the one you are getting. Tap on Uninstall or Disable and confirm your action.
This will remove the Samsung browser from your galaxy smartphone permanently, and restore the occupied storage space and the files inside the directory will also be deleted.
Use ADB To Uninstall Android Apps APK File.
If you want to get rid of the unnecessary apps from your smartphones that are system-wide installed usually need a rooted device if not then the alternative to rooting is using the ADB commands. Here is how you can uninstall system apps on Android without root.
First, to uninstall the system apps from your Android phone you need to know the package name of the app. Below are a few of the common ways through which you can find the package name of the Android apps.
Go to the Google Play store website on desktop and search for Samsung Internet Browser. When located, check the URL of the package name, which is usually written right after the word ‘id=’, in this case, id=
Do note that some of the system apps might not be available on Google Play Store.
- If not available for any reason in the app store, try to get the full list of packages that are installed on your Android phone with the help of adb shell list packages command.
To use the ADB commands, install the ADB and fastboot tools on your PC in its latest version. Also, install the appropriate Android USB driver.
- Download the latest Android SDK Platform-tools suitable to your operating system, and then extract the zip file.
- Make sure to enable USB debugging on your mobile phone. Go to settings >> Developer’s options and then find and enable USB debugging.
- Next, make sure the screen timeout is not restricted.
- Connect your smartphone with the computer using the USB cable.
- Go to the “platform-tools” folder and launch the Command Prompt or Powershell windows. To do so, press and hold the shift key and then right-clicking on an empty space inside the platform-tools folder. In the context menu, you will see an option that says open Command Prompt here/ Open PowerShell window here.
- On the command prompt, type in adb devices to check if the smartphone is properly connected.
- Also, keep an eye on your smartphone to accept a prompt that should appear to allow gaining access to the device.
Below is a list of various ADB Commands
pm list packages command is used to show all of the apps installed on the phone.
pm list packages -s command will list only the system apps
pm list packages | grep ‘Samsung’ command will list all of the apps which are installed from the vendors.
The name of the actual app which you see on the app list and the name of the package might vary, and at times, it could be hard to track down the exact name of the package from the app.
To Uninstall System Apps Without Root
Once you get the hands-on list of packages you have to uninstall from your phone to uninstall the bloatware, all you need to do is use the ADB commands to remove each of the apps one by one. Below, u
Use the commands below to remove the Samsung Internet Browser without rooting your device by using ADB and the fastboot tool.
- First open Command Prompt inside the Platform-tools folder to run the ADB tool.
- Connect the Android device using a USB cable, first making sure that you have enabled the USB debugging option from settings.
- Now type adb shell and execute it on command prompt. It will display the phone’s code name along with either a $ or # sign.
- To uninstall any system app from your Android phone you need to write any one of the below-written commands on the ADB terminal.
- pm uninstall –user 0 <com.sec.android.app.sbrowser> will uninstall an app along with the app data.
- pm uninstall -k –user 0 <com.sec.android.app.sbrowser> will uninstall an app but will keep the app data.
- Now follow this step to remove the particular app from your phone. After executing the command, you will get a success message.
Rooting gives you full access to the entire files in your smartphone system. This is necessary if you want to delete any pre-installed apps. If a user chooses to root their phone, this means that their user-privilege is escalated, making them able to edit any files, even possibly delete very important system files by accident. This is why smartphones are not rooted by default.
First, backup your device
You can back up your data and settings from your phone to your Google Account, use third-party Android backup software to do the job, or even transfer your Android data to PC to keep them safe.
If you are using Android 2.3 or the earlier versions:
Go to Settings > Application > Development > USB debugging.
If you are using Android 3.0 – 4.1 versions:
Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
If you are using Android 4.2 – 5.2 versions:
Go to Settings > About phone > Build number (click several times until you see “you are under develop mode”) > Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
If you are using Android 6.0 and later versions:
Go to Settings > About phone > Software info > Build number (click several times until you see “you are under develop mode”) > Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
Now, the USB debugging on your Android device has been enabled. Next, select a suitable Android root application to root your Android device.
Normally, there are both PC and APK versions of Android root tools to choose from.
- The Android root PC version enables you to root your Android device with a computer, while root Android APK version allows you to root Android without a computer.
- If you are using a PC version, connect your Android device to your computer via a USB cable, then allow the USB debugging on the device, and lastly, open the software to root Android.
- If you are using an APK version, you can directly open the utility on your Android device to perform an Android root.
Here is a way through which you can uninstall the Samsung Browser without the need for a PC.
- To remove the pre-installed Samsung Internet Browser from your phone, use apps like System App Remover and Bloatware Remover, or the Magisk module called Debloater to debloat your Android device.
- Make sure to install the latest version of Magisk manager on your device, then open it.
- Open the menu and click on the Downloads option from it.
- On the topmost part of the app, there will be a search option. Click on it and type “Busybox” and then click on the download button located at the right.
- After installation is finished, go to the search again and type “debloater” and then install this module as well.
- After both the modules are installed make sure to download any terminal app like Konsole and then restart your device.
- Open the konsole terminal type “su” command on the screen, to grant the root permission, thus allowing the root access.
- Now type debloat to launch the debloater module from magisk.
- On the next screen, you will have to choose from 5 different options.
- System Apps
- System Priv-Apps
- Vendor Apps
- Enter Custom System Apps dir
- Import Config (https://c.ihax.io/cache/import-debloat.txt)
- To uninstall any pre-installed app like Samsung Browser, type 1 and press ENTER.
- The debloater module will scan your whole Android device and provide you a list of apps as per your input request.
- The list will be ordered serial number wise, and you can uninstall the app from the list by typing its serial number and then pressing ENTER.
You can also disable system apps on Android with the help of ADB commands, this way apps won’t go anywhere from the phone and it won’t use much of the resource of the device like battery or RAM.
To disable any system app on your Android device, follow the below-written command on your ADB command prompt screen.
pm disable-user --user 0 <com.sec.android.app.sbrowser>
Samsung Internet browser is One UI, and not a system app. This makes it easier to easily uninstall the app as you would normally uninstall any other apps on the device. However, some premium phones like the Galaxy S and Note series do not allow uninstallation, prompting the user to disable the app, or to use the riskier rooting method.
The good part is, with the mentioned guideline above, you can now easily be able to follow and uninstall or disable without much or any inconvenience.