Bought a new smartphone and are you worried about its lot of pre-installed apps? Are you bored with trying to uninstall these apps? You feel they completely deceive you. So, you come up to remove these apps. You are feeling hesitant as it’s a new smartphone and you do not want to put it in danger. You also do not want to tamper with its software. Feeling frustrated? You do not get disappointed, because this post will help you get rid of Bloatware from MIUI without even touching its root.
What do you mean by Bloatware?
Bloatware is software that is installed in your phone as a default installation by the device manufacturer. They combine this Bloatware with the system apps. Therefore, the user has limited access and provisions to uninstall these apps. Sometimes these apps are beneficial to your smartphone, but somehow the statistics have different opinions.
There is an agreement between the device manufacturer and the software vendors to integrate their products into your Android device. Often these software products are designed according to their original products. Though most of the device manufacturers install these apps into smartphone devices through territorial data. Social networking apps like Flipkart, Facebook, and Instagram are available on Indian smartphones as per the Indian territorial data. These apps have several downloads among the Indian masses. The device manufacturer installs its apps like documents, browser, calculator, system cleaner as a part of their trademark and branding.
Also, Read: How to install TWRP and Root Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
How Can You Remove Bloatware without root?
This post will guide you on how to remove Bloatware from your device easily. However, the below process is only for Xiaomi device users. Do not perform these actions on other smartphone devices.
- A USB data cable
- A PC
Step 1: Enable Developer Option
Tap Settings, then you need to press the “About Phone” option. Here you can view the version of your MIUI that is currently running on your device. Tap at least three times until you receive a message that says “You are now a developer”. (Refer to the picture below)
Step 2: Turn on USB Debugging
Press Settings, tap Additional Settings, and then press Developer Option. Here you will find the USB Debugging option. You need to switch it on. However, it might prompt you with security warnings. So, you need to accept them.
Step 3: Message of Confirmation
You will find three other options below the USB Debugging. You need to enable the install button-through USB cable and then again enable USB Debugging. (Picture below)
However, all these steps are similar to models of MI A series that is currently running Android One. For this purpose, tap your Settings >Press System >tap Developer options and you can enable USB debugging.
So, you have now successfully enabled your system settings on your device. You need to switch on your computer and follow the below instructions correctly.
Step 4: Downloading Files
Download these files through your computer. You need not become afraid by seeing these names, however, they are easy to download.
- Java SE Development Kit
- Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools
Step 5: Installation
When you complete the downloading of all the three files, make a folder and store them in that folder. Then you need to start the installation process of the JDK-14.0.2.exe file downloaded recently.
Step 6: Open.JAR file
This process would require you to click on the XiaomiADBFastbootTools.jar Click to open the file. Enable if it requires any permissions to it. You will see a message just like below:-
Step 7: Establish a connection between your phone and PC
You need to establish a connection between your computer and your device. Then allow for any authorizations or permissions you need to follow.
You would have to wait for a few minutes until it detects your device. You might see a new window just like the below picture.
Step 8: Debloating
When your computer has established a connection with your phone, you can see all the system apps on the computer screen. Here, you can remove all the apps that you do not want to have on your phone. You can see the uninstall button at the bottom, and you need to press the uninstall button. However, it is better not to touch the other apps if you are not familiar with them.
Step 9: Restart Your Device
When you complete all the processes successfully, remove the USB cable from your computer and restart your device.