How to Disable Pre-Installed Apps on Galaxy Note 9

This quick guide will show you how to get rid of pre-installed apps on your Galaxy Note 9. There are loads of apps out of the box that you will never use the day before. Carriers add these “bloatware” apps and waste valuable space on our phones.

Samsung devices always have a ton of bloatware, especially if you get one from AT&T or Sprint. These apps include Sprint’s NASCAR apps, AT&T WiFi, AT&T App Select, Verizon Navigator, T-Mobile TV, Amazon, Lookout, Hancom Office, and other random apps.

We also have some bad news. You cannot uninstall these apps and they always take up space on your phone. However, you can disable and hide them from the app tray. Out of sight out of mind. That said, here’s how to remove bloatware on your Note 9.

How to Disable Bloatware on Galaxy Note 9

When you get your Note 9, you will notice at least 10 or 15 apps that you have never installed. Some of these, like AT&T App Select, even add new apps to your phone every month. An annoying app that we have to deal with in the smartphone world. Also, these apps are in addition to Samsung’s own apps built all over the phone.

Our video above explains how to do this, or follow our step-by-step instructions. In the settings, you will find a list of every app on the Galaxy Note 9. You can go to Settings > Apps and disable anything you don’t want to see. This is a slow process, but you will only have to do it once.

  1. Pull down the notification bar and hit the gear-shaped button (or open the Settings app)
  2. Go to and select
  3. Make sure that in the top left tab it says:
  4. Now scroll the list and any app you want to disable
  5. Hit , then to get rid of it (some uninstall updates first, then disable)
  6. for any app you want to get rid of

I have slowly disabled 11 apps one by one on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from AT&T. Apps I’ll never use and don’t want to see in my app tray. Remember that you should only uninstall what you understand, otherwise you may cause your Galaxy Note 9 to have problems or malfunction. Basically, be careful, slow down and don’t overdo it.

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If you have AT&T, we have another important tip. Tap in the top corner and select it from the drop-down menu. Then find and find immediately. Otherwise, this app will add games and apps like 8 to your Note 9 overnight. This will download more apps to your phone each month. Disable the app so it cannot download random apps and games to your phone.

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It’s that simple. This is how you remove or disable pre-installed bloatware from your Galaxy Note 9. These apps still take up space, but they don’t get updates and you won’t see them in the app tray. If you ever need any of these apps again, reverse the steps below and tap on it to get them back.

Remember, we don’t uninstall apps, we disable them. And again, be careful while doing this process because you can disable the apps that the phone needs in order to work properly. So I just do carrier apps and other bloatware I’ve seen before. To be safe, look for something similar to the screenshot above.

There are cases where future updates will add more bloatware to your phone. If so, follow these steps again to get rid of anything new. Otherwise, you’ll never have to deal with these things again. While we’re here, we recommend that you change these 10 settings on your Note 9 first and get a case to keep it safe.