I got an Xperia Play that came with a lot of preinstalled apps that it won't let me delete but I need to save memory, is there any way I can uninstall them?
The preinstalled Android apps are those that are directly installed in the Android OS. Unlike the apps installed in the phone memory card or SD card, the preinstalled Android apps are not easy to uninstall, unless you have the access to the area of the Android OS.
The only way to get permission is to root your Android phone or tablet. Only on your rooted Android phone or tablet can you uninstall the preinstalled apps effortlessly. However, rooting Android phone or tablet may take your device under risk. Thus, you must understand the risks before rooting.
Remove preinstalled apps from the Android phone/tablet
If you have rooted your Android phone or tablet, you must want to remove preinstalled apps on Android at once? Here is a cost-effective solution for you - the Wondershare MobileGo for Android (for Windows users). It's an all-in-one Android manager. With it, you can easily remove the preinstalled apps from the rooted Android phone or tablet in batch .
Download this program to let Android remove preinstalled apps.
Note: If you want to get more info about rooting your Android phone or tablet, you can check here.
Install the Wondershare MobileGo for Android on your computer. Then, run it.
Step 1. Connect the rooted Android phone or tablet to the computer
In this step, use a USB cable or Wi-Fi to connect your rooted Android phone or tablet to the computer. Once your rooted Android phone or tablet is detected, this program will display it in the primary window. From the left sidebar, you can check music, videos, photos, contacts, apps, SMS, and files on phone memory card and SD card.
Note: As the users using WiFi, you ought to install MobileGo APK file on your Android phone or tablet first. Click here to get more info.
Step 2. Remove preinstalled apps on Android phone or tablet
Find and click Apps in the left sidebar. All apps on your rooted Android phone or tablet are shown on the right. Select the preinstalled apps that you'd like to remove. Click Uninstall. In the pop-up dialog, click Yes to begin the preinstalled app removal. Then, during the removal process, make sure your rooted Android phone or tablet won't be disconnected.
Note: The Wondershare MobileGo for Android supports removing preinstalled apps from lots of rooted Android phone or tablets. Here, you get many Android phone or tablets models.
Congratulation! You have managed to delete preinstalled apps on Android phone or tablet. Now, click Google Play Apps on the top left corner to download and install your favorite apps to the Android phone or tablet. Or click Install to install your wanted apps from PC to the Android phone or tablet.
The video tells you how to remove preinstalled apps on Android device
Download the MobileGo for Android tool to try removing preinstalled apps from android device.