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Uninstall System Apps on Vivo without Root

Bloatware is a real problem on Android devices, especially on smartphones that come with a custom skin like FunTouch OS. Android devices from Chinese OEMs like Realme, Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, Vivo, etc. are notorious for bloatware. If you own a Vivo phone and want to uninstall system apps that come pre-installed on it, here’s a list of Vivo bloatware that is safe to remove without root. Let’s see how we can debloat Vivo phones.

I recently purchased the Vivo X50 Pro for my wife and I must admit that I am impressed with its performance and Gimbal camera system so far. However, this Vivo phone comes with more than 270 pre-installed apps many of which are useless. Therefore, I decided to delete factory apps like Hot Games, Vivo App Store, Vivo i Manager, Game Watch, certain BBK junk, Vivo Web Browser, and other apps that I didn’t intend to use.

By default, Vivo has disabled the option to uninstall most pre-installed apps. There are some bloatware remover apps in the Google Play Store but they require root. Thankfully, we can freeze, disable, and remove system apps on a Vivo phone using ADB commands without rooting it. Since the ADB method to remove bloatware on Vivo phones is universal to all Android devices, you can use the commands mentioned below on any device. Check out my list of pre-installed apps on the devices from the following manufacturers as well.

If you own any of the following phones, my list of Vivo pre-installed apps list will help you get the package names of bloatware you want to remove.

  • Vivo X50 Pro
  • Vivo X50
  • Vivo Y30
  • Vivo Y50
  • Vivo V10
  • Vivo V11 Pro
  • Vivo S1 Pro
  • Vivo S1
  • Vivo V15 Pro
  • Vivo V15
  • Vivo V17 Pro
  • Vivo V17
  • Vivo Y11
  • Vivo Y12
  • Vivo Y15
  • Vivo Y17
  • Vivo Y19
  • Vivo Y81
  • Vivo Y90
  • Vivo Y95
  • Vivo U20
  • Vivo U10
  • Vivo Z1 Pro
  • Vivo Nex

Vivo Bloatware List

Though I own the Vivo X5o Pro, I borrowed phones like Vivo V19 (Android 10), Vivo S1 Pro, Vivo V17 Pro (Android 9.0), and Vivo V11 (Android 8.0) from people around me, extracted the list of system apps from them and created the bloatware list shared below. These apps are safe to remove as I deleted them on my Vivo X50 Pro and noticed no issue.

Android OS Common Bloatware | Chrome Browser | Android Easter Egg app | Google Files app | MMS | MMS | Notes | Mobile Printing | Bookmarking service for Chrome | Keyboard dictionary | SIM Toolkit | Video Player | Content dialogue interface
com.dsi.ant.server | ANT Hall Service

BBK Bloatware List

(BBK Electronics Corporation is a Chinese conglomerate that owns smartphone brands like OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, Oppo, etc.) | Calculator app | Clock app | Log Collection | i Music | Sound Recorder
com.bbk.account | Vivo account
com.bbk.calendar | Vivo Calendar | Vivo Cloud
com.bbk.photoframewidget | Photo widget
com.bbk.scene.indoor | My House app
com.bbk.SuperPowerSave | Powersaver
com.bbk.theme | i Theme
com.bbk.theme.resources | Theme Store | ViVoice | Chinese keyboard

Facebook Bloat


Google Pre-installed apps on Vivo | Google Drive | Google Maps | Google Photos | Google Duo | Gmail | Google search widget | Talkback | Google Play Music | Mobile Printing | Calender sync | Contacts sync | Text-to-speech | Google Play Moviews & TV | YouTube | Google Lens

Qualcomm Bloatware on Vivo


Vivo Pre-installed Apps List

com.ibimuyu.lockscreen | Glance Lockfeed
com.iqoo.engineermode | Vivo Engineering Mode | Vivo i Manager | Vivo App Store | Jovi Smart Scene | Vivo Wen Browser | Photo collage maker | Stock Compass app | App Clone | Timezone widget | Screensaver clock | Screensaver music | Screensaver weather | Easy Share | Email app (not Gmail) | FM app | Gallery apps | Vivo global search | Movile KTV | Lockscreen Magazine | Motor Mode | Driving Mode (old phones) | Translator app | Vivo Pay | Video floating widget | Video editor | Weather app | | Weather client app | Opens Vivo website | Calendar widget | Vivo live wallpaper | Emoji for stock keyboard

Get the List of Vivo Pre-installed Apps using ADB

Please note that depending on your phone model and Android version, the list of Vivo system apps might differ. In case you want to get your own list of all app packages that come preloaded on your Vivo phone.

Whether you want to generate the list of pre-installed apps on your Vivo phone or want to uninstall them without root, you need to set up ADB and Fastboot on your PC first. Follow the steps below to learn how you can do that.

  1. Download and extract the latest Android SDK You can also uninstall the system apps on your phone using ADB commands on your Android device itself without root.
  2. Launch a Command Prompt window or Windows PowerShell from the ‘platform-tools‘ folder window.
  3. Enable USB Debugging on your Vivo phone, You can do that by going to Settings > System management > Developer developer options and usb debugging
  4. Connect your Vivo phone to the computer and make sure to extend the screen lock timeout to 15 or 30 minutes.
  5. It’s time now to verify that your phone and ADB can communicate with each other. Issue the following command to test the connection.
    adb devices
  6. If you get the ‘adb is not recognized…‘ error, try the solution to fix ADB errors.
  7. Now, type the following command and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
    adb shell
  8. Make sure to authorize ADB on your Vivo phone by allowing USB debugging, or ADB won’t be able to detect your device.allow usb debugging on vivo phones
  9. To print the list of Vivo pre-installed apps, execute this command.
    pm list packages -s

    adb shell list packages command mac terminal

  10. As soon as you hit the Enter key, you’ll get a complete list of system apps preloaded on your Vivo pre-installed apps list
  11. You can copy this list using Ctrl+C and paste it into a text or Notepad file. You now have the package names of all Vivo system apps installed on your device. You can use them to remove bloatware on your Vivo phone.

Uninstall System Apps on Vivo without Root

Now that you know how to execute ADB commands and have the package names of Vivo bloatware, you can uninstall or debloat your Vivo phone easily using the ADB Shell commands mentioned below. There’s also a command that lets you reinstall an app if you\removed it by mistake.

  1. Launch the Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac).
  2. Connect your Vivo phone to the computer.
  3. Type adb shell and press the enter key. Then use one of the following commands to disable or uninstall a system app.
    • Uninstall: pm uninstall -user 0 <package name>
    • Freeze: cmd appops set <package_name> RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore
    • Disable: adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 <package name>
    • Re-install: cmd package install-existing <package name>
  4. For example, if you want to uninstall the Vivo Compass app, use the following command. In case you get a “Failure [not installed for 0]” message while trying to uninstall an app, it means the app package is not present on your phone. In such a case, proceed with removing the next app.adb app uninstall command mac terminal

I have already written a super detailed tutorial on uninstalling bloatware on Android devices with and without root. Please refer to that.

If you encounter some issues while trying to uninstall system apps on your Vivo phone, please drop a comment below describing the issue.

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33 thoughts on “Uninstall System Apps on Vivo without Root”

  1. I successfully removed lots of bloatware from my Vivo X50, but when I remove the theme app, it affects my font and wallpaper manipulation through the fun touch OS. Is there any way remove redo the theme app bloatware?

  2. hi thanks for this post, but i cant seem to delete email app on my vivo also this vivo app called Please advise me on how to. thank you

  3. I keep getting this error for alot of vivo app that i tried to get rid of. PLease help

    1|PD2011:/ $ pm uninstall –user 0
    1|PD2011:/ $
    PD2011:/ $ pm uninstall –user 0

  4. Hi
    I like to change my Chinese rome to global
    .iamnusing vivo x50 pro from china
    Some system apps working only in Chinese language

  5. Hi,

    Thanks for the post. I followed your article and uninstall some packages using this command:

    pm uninstall -k –user 0
    pm uninstall -k –user 0
    pm uninstall -k –user 0
    pm uninstall -k –user 0
    pm uninstall -k –user 0
    pm uninstall -k –user 0
    pm uninstall -k –user 0

    At first, the packages gone, and seems no problem. However, due to my personal need, I need to restart my phone. And now, My phone still stuck on VIVO screen (3 minutes pass already). I try to press power button + volume up to see what happen, but no response at all. Help will be appreciated.

    P.S.- The phone booted finally! 🙂 Thumbs up!

  6. Hi, just to tell that my phones already on after 15 minutes. Maybe it is due to I never restart my phones for a while.

    Nice post!


    1. Hi Ashwin,

      In case you get a “Failure [not installed for 0]” message while trying to uninstall an app, it means the app package is not present on your phone. In such a case, proceed with removing the next app.

  7. Can I use this to disable It is a battery manager that force closes apps to save battery on high usage. Or should I just uninstall that?

  8. Hello nak brtanya noleh ka data file pindah ke sd kad .contoh nya data file game mobile legend pindah ke file sd kad ?? Dan 1 lagi vivo model y12s atau v2026 boleh ka membuang applikasi vivo ??

  9. after i uninstalled a few bloatware apps. i found that the network speed indicator on my vivo y71 does not work, could you plz tell which command from the above listed one is responsible for network speed indicator.
    thanks in advance.

  10. Jan Broendum Johansson

    Hi and thank you for this article:)

    Is it Uninstall: pm uninstall –user 0

    or as you replied to Brent
    Hi Brent, it should be like this: pm uninstall –user 0

    If the second then why not correct it in the article? Many user will come here looking for answers and try the article command, and move on without reading the comments:)

    With kind regards

    Jan (fellow blogger)

    1. what are the services you have uninstalled or disabled can you point it out

      1)Install package name viewer app from playstore
      2)go to system apps tab and check which apps doesn’t show icon(if icon is showing then app is installed if icon not showing then app is uninstalled)

        1. After I uninstalled all of the apps you listed, I tried restarting the phone, and it remained stuck at boot for more than 20 minutes, so I formatted it and did the uninstall you mentioned, then restarted, and the phone became stuck again. Some of the apps/services you listed here are causing the issue to remain stuck at boot. I own a vivo Y53. Could you please double-check your list and update it here? Currently, doesnt uninstall apps that much to be safe.

  11. Hi,
    I used your instruction to uninstall the Vivo browser (pm uninstall –user 0 and the terminal replied with success.
    The main reason I wanted to uninstall the Vivo browser is because one app (qantas) insist on opening the Vivo browser instead of my preferred browser (DuckDuckGo).
    So after I successfully uninstalled the Vivo browser, I started the Qantas app and when trying to login it opened the Vivo browser?? any suggestions on how to make the uninstall stick?? what does the ‘user 0’ mean?

    1. Hi Pierre,

      Some OEMs do not let users uninstall stock apps and the Vivo browser is one such app. Try disabling this app. Did you try setting DuckDuckGo as your default browser?

      As for your question about “user 0” it’s you. In case you have set a guest user on your device (Guest mode), there will another stance called “user 1” and that user will still be able to use an app uninstalled for “user 0”.

  12. Hi,
    I have recently uninstalled a lot of the bloatware in my IQOO Z3 5g. It is updated to Funtouch OS 12. However I found that I am unable to delete any photos from the default Albums app now. I am, however able to do it from Google Photos. I did not remove any of the Google services.

    Could you please help me with this? Which are the commands affecting Albums?

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