Currently, there are lots of bloatware that come pre-installed in new android devices. These are apps that you don’t use much and very few people actually use it. Many of you want to remove Facebook bloatware and other system bloatware on the phone. The recently launched OnePlus Nord also comes with Facebook bloatware pre-installed in it. You might feel that this bloatware is not needed and want to remove Facebook bloatware.
OnePlus recently released the OnePlus Nord as a great mid-range device. And, it had Facebook bloatware pre-installed in it. There are three Facebook apps that are pre-installed. They are “Facebook App Installer”, “Facebook Services”, and “Facebook App Manager”. All these three apps come as system apps on the OnePlus Nord. So, it is a little hard work to remove Facebook bloatware.
There are actually two things you can do to remove Facebook bloatware. You can either disable the bloatware of just remove them completely. Disabling the bloatware is easy as there is a built-in option in the settings to do so. However, to completely remove the bloatware, you have to use other software like the ADB.
Here, we’ll look at both the steps to disable or remove the Facebook bloatware.
How to disable Facebook bloatware on OnePlus Nord?
Disable Facebook bloatware on OnePlus Nord
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Open “Apps & Notifications”.
Step 3: Click on “See all [Number of Apps] apps”. There will be the actual number of apps in the [Number of Apps] section.
Step 4: Now, find all the three Facebook bloatware, and open each app individually and click on “Disable” on each of them.
Remove Facebook Bloatware on OnePlus Nord using ADB
First of all, you need to install ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on your computer to remove system apps from the phone.
How to download and install ADB on your computer?
How to remove Facebook bloatware on OnePlus Nord?
Step 1: First, you need to enable developer options on your phone. Go to Settings > About Phone. Then, find “Build number” and tap on it seven times. Then, you’ll see a message that says “You are now a developer”. This means that you have enabled developer mode.
Step 2: After you have enabled the developer options, scroll down to the “Debugging” section. Enable the USB debugging option and allow USB debugging.
Now, connect your OnePlus Nord phone to the computer and change the mode from “Charge only” to “File Transfer (MTP) mode” when prompted on your phone.
Step 4: Allow USB debugging if prompted.
Step 5: Now, go to the folder where you have extracted ADB. Hold the shift key and then right-click on the folder. Then, select the “Open PowerShell Window here” option.
Step 6: Type “adb devices” on the PowerShell prompt.
Step 7: Under the list of devices attached, you will now see a number and “device” on the prompt.
Step 8: After that, type “adb shell” and press enter.
Step 9: After that, enter the following commands and press enter after each line of command as below:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
This way, you can remove Facebook bloatware from OnePlus Nord. The steps are not that complicated and if you follow it exactly, then you can remove the Facebook bloatware. This is a great step as you can remove the bloatware without rooting your phone. If you root your phone to remove apps, then you will lose your warranty on the phone.
Besides Facebook apps, you can also remove other stock apps without rooting. This will be a great option for you if you are looking to remove stock system apps from your smartphone.
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