The bloatwares are factory preinstalled applications that come with the most current smartphones and computers. They can be present on Android phones, iPhone (iOS) and also on operating systems like Windows and macOS. These applications usually have little or no functionality and are rarely used, however, by accumulating unnecessary functions, they can congest the use of internal memory and RAM of cell phones and PCs. Check the list below for how to recognize bloatwares and how to remove them from your smartphone.
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Bloatwares they are expendable and not very useful software, but they can use large amounts of memory and RAM of the devices. The word comes from the combination of two terms in English: bloat, "swell", and softwares, data processing system. That is, they are programs and applications that accumulate useless functions and "inflate" the system, congesting the use of internal memory unnecessarily.
2. How to identify bloatware?
On cell phones and computers, bloatwares usually come pre-installed from the factory using programs or applications. The idea of ??manufacturers and developers to make apps and programs available with free functions for a limited time and, after this period, the software requires the user to pay a subscription. However, these programs and applications are rarely used and, over time, start to consume the internal memory of the devices, which can cause crashes and slow the system, among other things.
3. What are the risks of bloatware?
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The bloatwares they are harmless software, but, because they are expendable applications and that use significant amounts of internal memory and RAM of cell phones, they can be the cause of the locks and slow of the devices. It is possible to disable and even uninstall the bloatwares in some cases, however, as they are factory preinstalled apps, care is needed, as it is possible that some carry vital functions for a good functioning of the device's operating system. That is, uninstall bloatwares completely can compromise your smartphone and cause instability, or even not allow the latest system updates.
4. How to remove bloatware?
Bloatwares can be completely removed from smartphones, but this option may vary depending on the operating system of each device. The iPhone, from the iOS 11 update, allows bloatwares and even native apps on the system are uninstalled and reinstalled by the user via the App Store, if necessary.
J Android phones have the option to disable bloatwares, which is not the same as uninstalling these apps. Disabling an unwanted application just keeps it "paused", and uninstalling an app completely removes it from the device. To uninstall a bloatware or a native Android phone app, it is necessary to root it, which gives access to the most advanced and important system settings. However, when uninstalling an app via root, care is needed, as it is possible that some system functions will become unstable or, in the worst case, that it will be corrupted to the point of rendering the device unusable.
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