Uninstall System Apps on Huawei and Honor Devices

Bloatware is a real problem on Android and when it comes to custom skins like MIUI and EMUI, the problem becomes even bigger. Thankfully, it’s easy to remove EMUI bloatware and uninstall pre-installed system apps on Huawei and Honor devices without root. To help you with bloatware removal, I have prepared a list of Huawei bloatware list so that you are aware of the apps that are safe to remove.

While some OEM apps are visible in the app drawer, there are many which keep running in the background stealthily. Such apps, most of which are useless, play a big role in draining your phone’s battery and slowing it down over time. Since manufacturers disable the uninstall option for most pre-installed apps, we can’t either disable or uninstall them from app settings. Luckily, there are ADB commands that make the job easy by letting us disable, freeze, and uninstall them without root.

Huawei & Honor Bloatware List on EMUI

While the procedure to remove bloatware on all Android devices is the same, the apps and app packages differ depending on the OEM, Android version, and skin. With that said, here is a detailed list of bloatware on Huawei and Honor running EMUI. These apps are safe to remove but you must not uninstall the apps you use. Don’t forget to check out my list of bloatware for other OEMs as well.

  1. Samsung bloatware list
  2. Nokia bloatware list
  3. Xiaomi & Redmi bloatware list
  4. Realme UI and ColorOS Bloatware

Huawei EMUI Built-in Apps

com.baidu.input_huawei | Chinese keyboard
com.huawei.appmarket | Huawei Market app
com.huawei.android.chr | HwChrService
com.huawei.android.FloatTasks | Floating dock function
com.huawei.android.hsf | Huawei Services Framework
com.huawei.android.hwpay | Huawei Pay
com.huawei.android.karaoke | Karaoke mode
com.huawei.android.mirrorshare | MirrorShare feature
com.huawei.android.remotecontroller | Huawei Smart Controller
com.huawei.search | HiSearch
com.huawei.stylus.floatmenu | Floating menu
com.huawei.android.tips | Huawei Tips
com.huawei.android.totemweather | Huawei Weather
com.huawei.arengine.service | Augmented reality service
com.huawei.browser | Huawei Browser
com.huawei.contactscamcard | Business card reader
com.huawei.compass | Huawei Compass
com.huawei.desktop.explorer | Service that is been used when you wanna use your phone as an OS on a PC
com.huawei.fido.uafclient | Fast ID Online function
com.huawei.gameassistant | Huawei Game Suite (HiGame)
com.huawei.geofence | Geofence service
com.huawei.hdiw | Huawei ID app
com.huawei.hifolder | Huawei Online Cloud folder service
com.huawei.himovie.overseas | Huawei Videos App
com.huawei.hitouch | Floating dock by Huawei
com.huawei.hwdetectrepair | Huawei Smart diagnosis app
com.huawei.iaware | hUAWEI infp app
com.huawei.livewallpaper.paradise | Live wallpaper service
com.huawei.parentcontrol | Parental controls functions
com.huawei.pcassistant | HiSuite service
com.huawei.phoneservice | HiCare app
com.huawei.mirror - Huawei Mirror app
com.huawei.screenrecorder | Huawei Screen recorder feature
com.huawei.vassistant | Huawei Voice Assistant
com.huawei.videoeditor | Video editor function
com.huawei.wallet | Huawei Wallet
com.huawei.watch.sync | Huawei Watch sync function
com.iflytek.speechsuite | Default voice input method

Android Bloatware List

com.android.bips | Print Service
com.android.calculator2 | Calculator app
com.android.calendar | Calendar app
com.android.carrierconfig | Carrier-specific configuration
com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver | Cell Broadcast
com.android.dreams.basic | Screensaver mode
com.android.dreams.phototable | Photo screensaver
com.android.egg |Android build's easter egg feature
com.android.email | Stock email app
com.android.emergency | Emergency Contacts
com.android.exchange | Non-Gmail email support
com.android.gallery3d | Gallery
com.android.htmlviewer | In-built HTML viewer
com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle | "OK Google" detection service
com.android.magicsmoke | Live wallpaper
com.android.managedprovisioning
com.android.mediacenter | EMUI or Huawei Music app
com.android.mms | SMS app
com.android.mms.service | MMS app
com.android.noisefield | Live wallpaper
com.android.phasebeam | Wallpaper
com.android.printservice.reccomendation |  Mobile Printing service
com.android.pacprocessor | Proxy auto-configuration
com.android.phone.recorder | Call recorder
com.android.printspooler | Mobile printing service
com.android.providers.blockednumber | Storage of blocked numbers
com.android.providers.calendar | Calendar sync
com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks | Google Chrome bookmarking service
com.android.providers.userdictionary | Dictionary for keyboard apps
com.android.quicksearchbox | Search box
com.android.soundrecorder | Sound recorder
com.android.stk | SIM Toolkit
com.android.vending | Google Play Store
com.android.voicedialer | Voice search
com.android.vpndialogs | VPN system
com.android.wallpaper.holospiral | Live wallpaper
com.android.wallpaper.livepicker | Wallpaper picker
com.android.wallpapercropper | Wallpaper cropper
com.example.android.notepad | Notepad

Pre-installed Google Apps on Huawei

com.google.android.apps.books | Google Books
com.google.android.apps.cloudprint | Cloud print
com.google.android.apps.currents | Currents
com.google.android.apps.docs | Google Drive
com.google.android.apps.fitness | Google Fit
com.google.android.apps.mapps | Google Maps
com.google.android.apps.photos | Google Photos
com.google.android.apps.tachyon | Google Duo
com.google.android.apps.wallpaper | Google Wallpapers
com.google.android.apps.wellbeing | Digital Wellbeing
com.google.android.feedback | Google Feedback
com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox | Google Search
com.google.android.gm | Gmail
com.google.ar.core | Google ARCore
com.google.marvin.talkback | Talkback
com.google.android.play.games | Google Play Games
com.google.android.street | Google Street View
com.google.android.videos | Google Play Movies
com.google.android.youtube | YouTube
com.google.tango.measure | Google Measure

Miscellaneous 3rd-party Apps on Huawei devices

com.amazon.aa
com.amazon.aa.attribution
com.booking - Booking.com
com.ebay.mobile - eBay
com.facebook.appmanager
com.facebook.system
com.facebook.orca
com.facebook.katana
com.facebook.services
com.instagram.android
com.netflix.mediaclient
com.netflix.partner.activation
com.microsoft.translator
com.snapchat.android
com.swiftkey.swiftkeyconfigurator
com.touchtype.swiftkey
com.twitter.android
org.smsalliance.openmobileapi.service - SmartcardService

Create the List of Pre-installed Apps on Huawei

If you want to, you can easily get the list of system apps installed on your Huawei or Honor phone using ADB Shell commands. If you don’t want to get into geeky exercises, you can simply install apps like Package Browser, App Inspector, Package Name Viewer, etc. to find the package names of all pre-installed apps on your device.

Any, I am going to lay down the steps to get the list of system apps packages present on your Huawei or Honor device.

  1. Download and install Huawei HiSuite or USB driver on your computer.
  2. Also, download the latest SDK Platform-tools.zip from Google servers and unzip it on your desktop.
  3. Go to Settings > Developer options and turn on USB debugging on your Huawei device.
  4. Open the ‘Platform-tools’ folder that you extracted earlier and launch a Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell window inside the folder. If you don’t know how to do that here are 3 methods to open a command window inside a folder path.
  5. When the Command Prompt window is launched, type the following command to make sure your Huawei device is properly connected.
    adb devices

    adb devices command prompt

  6. Okay, type adb shell in the command window and hit the Enter key and then execute the following command.
    pm list packages -s
  7. You’ll see the list of all system apps installed on your phone. Press Ctrl+A to select the contents of the cmd window and then press Ctrl+C to copy it. Paste the copied content in a text file. You now have the list of all system app packages that came pre-installed with your device.

Remove Bloatware on Huawei and Honor Devices

As I mentioned above, the ADB command to uninstall system apps on Android without root is common to all devices. You can execute the following command to remove bloatware on your EMUI-powered Huawei device. Please note that you must run the adb shell command first.

adb shell
pm uninstall --user 0 <package name>

adb pm uninstall system apps

For instance, if you want to uninstall Huawei Assistant, type pm uninstall --user 0 com.huawei.vassistant. For more detailed steps, please head over to my tutorial on freezing and uninstalling system apps on Android devices.

Just repeat the same command with different package names to uninstall system apps on Huawei and Honor devices.

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