It is no secret if that majority of US carriers including the big red will never forget to include its preloaded apps or typically referred to as bloatware into its carrier-branded smartphones. They put more than 10 bloatware apps on Verizon Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V). And as you can guess, some of the apps are requiring you to subscribe before taking advantage of the service on the apps. For example, VZ Navigator, which is free for 30 days and after that just pay $ 4.99/month, the app will tell where you are, what’s nearby, and it offers voice assistant turn-by-turn directions that help you on time.
But not all the bloatware or preinstalled apps on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 force you to pay, some of them are useful to us, one of which is the My Verizon Mobile, with this app you can control of your VZW account, not only that it also let you check the minutes, data and message usage. Even on the most recent version of the app, you can scan and pay for accessories by using your phone in participating merchants.
Another reason for you to remove the bloatware apps from VZW Galaxy S5 is to free up some internal storage space, as we know the S5 only has 16GB of internal memory space, but only about 10GB that can be used to store data. However, this applies only if you completely remove the apps, not disable it.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Bloatware List – Safe to remove
Below are a few apps which you can clear away or disable it from your S5 with no affecting to the systems:.
–//– Message (com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs)
–//– Tones (com.vzw.hs.android.modlite)
–//– Voice Mail(com.vzw.vvm.androidclient)
–//– Support & Protection (com.asurion.android.verizon.vms)
My Verizon Mobile (com.vzw.hss.myverizon)
Caller Name ID
Verizon Cloud (com.vcast.mediamanager)
ISIS Mobile Wallet (com.isis.mclient.verizon.activity)
NFL Mobile (com.gotv.nflgamecenter.us.lite)
Slacker Radio (com.slacker.radio)
VZ Navigator (com.vznavigator.Generic)
Polaris Office (com.infraware.polarisoffice)
Amazon Mobile (com.amazon.mShop.android)
–//– Audible (com.audible.application)
–//– Kindle (com.amazon.kindle)
–//– MP3 (com.amazon.mp3)
Google Play Books (com.google.android.apps.books)
–//– Games (com.google.android.play.games)
–//– Newsstand (com.google.android.apps.magazines)
–//– Movies (com.google.android.videos)
–//– Plus (com.google.android.apps.plus)
The bloatware listed above is temporary, and it’s likely to improve as time passes.
Disable bloatware app now much easier on Galaxt S5:
- Head to app drawer, after that hit the menu and choose “Uninstall/disable apps”.
- Several apps will have a minus tag, and that means you can remove or disable it.
- Pick the undesired bloatware app and it will go to App info, from there disable it.
From bloatware list for Verizon Galaxy S5 above, there are some apps that can’t be disabled, but you can still remove it with a tool like Titanium backup root.