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Enthusiast
Posts: 125
Registered: ‎2010-05-21

Remove WhatsApp

There is a way to remove WhatsApp from Xperia Arc?

There are no "Uninstall" button available on App Management.

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Trustee
Posts: 433
Registered: ‎2010-12-16

Re: Remove WhatsApp

Hi,

By going to Settings > Applications > Manage applications, once you select the app, the top right option should be "Uninstall", if not, you can access the Market™ and remove the app from there.

Enthusiast
Posts: 125
Registered: ‎2010-05-21

Re: Remove WhatsApp

The Market do not list the application and in the "Manager Application" there is not "Unistall" sad

Tha application came pre-installed on my Xperia Arc but I cannot remove it!? why?

I can try to reinstall from market then unistalling... I will try.

Enthusiast
Posts: 125
Registered: ‎2010-05-21

Re: Remove WhatsApp

Nothing to do. Seem that the App is "uninstall" protected on my phone!

I can only remove updates! sad

Why??

Trustee
Posts: 433
Registered: ‎2010-12-16

Re: Remove WhatsApp

Please tell me the software version that you have. If the app is pre-installed, it cannot be removed.

Enthusiast
Posts: 125
Registered: ‎2010-05-21

Re: Remove WhatsApp

The application is pre-installed. Why I cannot remove it if I do not use it?

Community Manager
Posts: 9,012
Registered: ‎2010-11-12

Re: Remove WhatsApp

Different software customizations comes with different pre installed applications, and it's unfortunately not possible to uninstall pre installed applications.

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Anonymous
Posts: 0

Re: Remove WhatsApp

Is there any other way to fully uninstall WhatsApp on my phone? I believe it was one of the pre-installed software on my Xperia Arc, but after the forced WhatsApp update it stopped working.

I've tried uninstalling it (from Manage Applications), and even removed the WhatsApp folder from the card. However, when I reboot my phone, I see the application back (it the Manage Applications). When I tried launching it, I get the failure error "Sorry, WhatsApp was unable to complete initialization. Please check that you are connected to the Internet and try again" (obviously I am connected to the internet). sad

Moderator
Posts: 4,773
Registered: ‎2012-01-10

Re: Remove WhatsApp

you need to root your phone in order to remove the bloatware

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Anonymous
Posts: 0

Re: Remove WhatsApp

Thanks for the suggestion.. I'm not tech savvy enough to root the phone smile happy so I had no option but to do a factory reset, which fixed the problem.