Safe to remove / disable bloatware apps list on Samsung Galaxy Note5

The most recent version of the Galaxy Note has been introduced with better hardware specs and additional features. It sports a 1.5 GHz Quad-core Exynos 7240 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, 5.7-inches Quad HD Display and powered with the most recent Lollipop (Android 5.1.1). With its premium hardware specs, we can imagine that this device has an outstanding performance. However, just like other Samsung devices, the Galaxy Note 5 also comes with pre-installed apps or bloatware that could affect to the device’s overall performance.


The bloatware on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 quite a lot, it could eat up storage space. As we know, the Note5 doesn’t have an SD card slot, which means no storage expansion. We have to install additional apps or other content wisely, since the 32GB or 64GB storage classified as limited nowadays.

Bloatware in Galaxy Note 5 could also impact the phone’s overall performance, because there are some apps that running in the background and utilizes device’s resources like CPU and RAM. Which often have impact to the battery life. We think you should be concerned with battery life, since it only has 3000mAh, standard capacity for phablet-sized device.

Galaxy Note 5 bloatware remove

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Here are some of safe to delete / disable bloatware apps for Galaxy Note 5, the list has been tested by an Xda member and it doesn’t trigger any significant problem on this phablet device. But of course you do not have to disable all listed apps, select one or several apps that you do not need and you believe it could affect the performance of your device.

And if you are confused on how to disable or completely remove Galaxy Note 5 bloatware apps listed, you can use Debloater tool. It’s easy, and root access isn’t required.

Here’s an overview on how to undertake it:

  1. First turn on your computer.
  2. Set up the proper Galaxy Note 5 USB drivers.
  3. Get the most recent version of Debloater app.
  4. Run the Debloater app on the computer.
  5. Attach the phone to the computer via USB.
  6. Ensure The Debloater recognizing your device, have a look at Phone State at the bottom.
  7. Hit the “Read Phone Package” and start choosing apps.
Safe to disable or remove Galaxy Note5 bloatware list


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5 Responses

  1. David M.
    October 4, 2015 at 9:39 AMReply

    You guys wouldn’t happen to have a list that is perhaps narrowed down to the “disable these completely useless resource hogs” version of the safe to remove list would you? Or, perhaps you could suggest something along the lines of a list of your recommended apps to disable. Lastly, a list that deals with bloatware/pre-installed apps that have a better alternative out in the market – I would rather support the community with developers apps… especially if they do the same job, perhaps, better than the megacorporations do (e.g. Microsoft/Amazon/etc.)

  2. David T
    December 22, 2015 at 6:13 AMReply

    I’ve got a google spreadsheet with a list of android apps with as much info as I can find. References to safe to freeze/remove, where I believe it came from, links to more info if available etc.:

    If you want to help update/curate the list send me a message with your google E-mail and I’ll give you edit privileges (E-mail address is at the top of the sheet) 🙂

  3. david
    March 7, 2016 at 3:00 PMReply

    how are we to know the apps we are removing is the we like to remove in the system? after the opens the program, how do we delete? highlight and delete?

  4. HH
    September 7, 2016 at 6:18 AMReply

    This is a terrible lost because it got my screwed over, my TouchWizHome stopped working (i.e. the main desktop place). Fortunately after unlocking everything, and restarting the phone, it came back to normal minus the widgets (which I had to simply put back). I want a SAFER list please. I do have a note 5 with latest lollipop version.

  5. Kelly T
    June 2, 2017 at 1:03 PMReply

    Hi there is there a way to find out if removing all the Sprint preinstalled crap is ok? I am not a sprint client and this is a factory unlocked galaxy note 5. Thanks

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