My previous phone was Nexus 5 and I changed to a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I'm trying to customize most of the things that I used to be the same as Note 5.

What I liked from Nexus 5 it was notifications for upcoming alarm clock which is missing in Note 9.

I tried to install Google Clock and it works as on a Nexus 5. What I am not able to solve is how to set Google Clock the default app in Note 9. I have noticed that I can't uninstall or even disable the Clock app which comes with Note 9.

I want do do this because I want that Google Assistant to use Google Clock to set alarms and not the default Clock.

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Enable developer options and ADB on your phone, and get platform-tools for your OS. Then run:

adb shell
pm list packages | grep [whatever the app name is]
pm hide [name of package]

Alternatively pm uninstall -k --user 0 [name of package] to remove it completely.

More detailed explanation here: https://www.xda-developers.com/uninstall-carrier-oem-bloatware-without-root-access/

  • Does this ensure that new installed clock will work as expected?
    – Endri
    Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 11:28
  • @Endri can't see why not. Just open the app info for the clock app and set the 'open as default' options.
    – trishmapow
    Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 11:37
  • Now 'Set as default' is grayed out. I can't click it. Will it be enabled if I follow above steps?
    – Endri
    Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 12:18

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