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Unable to Delete In built apps in Xperia XA Ultra

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Sony Xperia Support
Message 31 of 43
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Message 31 of 43

Re: Unwanted Apps

Hi @senthilkumar1,

Most of the pre-installed application from either Sony or Google can't be uninstalled, only disabled.

If you aren't using all of the application and you don't want to disable them you can instead uninstall updates for the apps, they will then be reset to the factory version of the app which is smaller in size than the fully updated app, and this will free up space in your phone.

To either uninstall updates or disable the app, go to Settings > Apps > name of the app, tap on disable or tap the 3 dots and tap on "Uninstall updates".

If you uninstall updates for the application you have to make sure that they aren't updated automatically in the Google Play store by either turning off the option to update apps automatically or choose that this specific app shouldn't be updated.

Open up the Google Play store app and tap the 3 lines in the top left corner > Settings > Auto-update apps > Do not auto-update apps.

If you want the specific app to not be updated and have your other apps updated automatically, you need to search for the app in the Google Play store and tap on it > 3 dots in the top right corner > uncheck the box next to "Auto-update".

Let me know how it goes! Slightly smiling Face


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Rookie
Message 32 of 43
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Message 32 of 43

Re: Unable to Delete In built apps in Xperia XA Ultra

hi. i just bought this xa ultra dual. and it comes with facebook, avg, and even spotify! as i've read, only disabling will work on this unless you root the phone?

sony! why you do this. i don't need avg and spotify! it just consumes space. 🙁 (don't mind fb though)
Emperor
Message 33 of 43
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Message 33 of 43

Re: Unable to Delete In built apps in Xperia XA Ultra

@arjerix

 

Follow the above suggestions and also, keep in mind that Sony has the least bloatware than other companies (non-pixel/nexus devices) 

 

The "problem" is users buying the phone with limited storage and then realizing that they need/want more storage. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Adviser
Message 34 of 43
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Message 34 of 43

Re: Unable to Delete In built apps in Xperia XA Ultra

I want to add my voice for us to be given the ability to remove the unwanted apps/bloatware installed.

 

I don't want facebook or twitter or whats new etc....i don't need them and they are taking valuable system storage.

 

PLEASE GIVE US THE ABILITY TO REMOVE BLOATWARE. I don't care how much kick-back Sony gets by making them unremoveable....I would just like to have some control over my own phone.

One time poster
Message 35 of 43
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Message 35 of 43

Unable to delete bloatware

I have the "XPERIA XA ULTRA" and I don't need games like pool,asphalt and all that , I need storage rather than an unused app that occupies my space soo badly and out of 16gb I just have 4Gb left with no apps running on the phone memory except the facebook and whatsapp .

I don't want the bloatware that I dont ever and never use on my device , any suggestion that I could delete the apps ??

Learner
Message 36 of 43
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Message 36 of 43

LOW STORAGE SPACE

The only significant problem of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra terminal is its little internal storage, only 16GB, which makes otherwise incompetent other devices, 16GB son of which the system uses 10 GB, on its first use, after automatic update Applications Which brings by default only less than 5GB for the user, which is frustrating for an average user. I recommend that the Sony Company apply a system update, a nougat 7.0, regardless of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra model, or the telephone operator where the device belongs, where you can put the micro SD card as internal storage, as they are Correct Unexpected shutdowns of applications, as well as an application to clear the cache of applications automatically, would make the Sony Xperia XA Ultra a device worth buying.

Moderator
Message 37 of 43
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Message 37 of 43

Re: LOW STORAGE SPACE

@Coradin120

 

Kindly re-post your question/feedback in English so we can assist you, this is an English based forum.



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Learner
Message 38 of 43
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Message 38 of 43

A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM OF SONY XPERIA XA ULTRA

The only significant problem of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra terminal is its little internal storage, only 16GB, which makes otherwise incompetent other devices, 16GB son of which the system uses 10 GB, on its first use, after automatic update Applications Which brings by default only less than 5GB for the user, which is frustrating for an average user. I recommend that the Sony Company apply a system update, a nougat 7.0, regardless of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra model, or the telephone operator where the device belongs, where you can put the micro SD card as internal storage, as they are Correct Unexpected shutdowns of applications, as well as an application to clear the cache of applications automatically, would make the Sony Xperia XA Ultra a device worth buying.

Moderator
Message 39 of 43
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Message 39 of 43

Re: A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM OF SONY XPERIA XA ULTRA

@Coradin120

 

Kindly stick to one post if it's the same problem.

 

And

 

Kindly re-post your question/feedback in English so we can assist you, this is an English based forum.



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Learner
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Message 40 of 43

Re: A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM OF SONY XPERIA XA ULTRA


I already translated it into English.