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  1. Avsrule247

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    Huawei Y6
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    Carrier: Rogers

    New Android user here: I love Android, very happy that I made the switch.

    My problem is that I have way too many preinstalled "System Apps" apps on my phone.

    I have about 2 gigs worth of apps I can't remove because they are system apps, things like Google Newspaper, Play Books, Play Games, Google+ MyRogers etc etc.

    How do I get rid of these safety? Or better yet, is there a way I can get a clean install of Android without any of this stuff?

    I could probably just buy a microSD but I feel like I shouldn't have to spend money just to have free space when I have all this stuff I don't use on my phone.
     

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    System apps cannot be removed unless you root your phone. You can only disable them one by one and turn off auto updates.
     
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    Note that rooting voids warranty.
     
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    You can follow root or other wise install android app for security reason.
     
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    As already mentioned, you can easily disable any app which won't get any of your storage space back but at least they aren't running in the background chewing up your battery. If you disable an app and decide later that you shouldn't have you can just as easily re-enable it.

    I just bit the bullet and installed an sd card and keep all my pics, vids and music on it keeping my internal storage as open as possible. Cards are pretty cheap.
     
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    Thanks for the responses! It's really my only complaint with the phone overall. I may just buy an SD card
     
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