I am unable to uninstall apps like Amazon Shopping and Call Guardian from my Android phone although they are non-essential and were downloaded from the Google Play Store. I can only disable them as with system apps.

Does anyone know why this is or how they can be uninstalled?

  • Check for Device Administrator rights associated with the apps in question. On a Samsung device, see 'Other Security settings'. Other brands, similar naming.
    – wbogacz
    Aug 19, 2022 at 15:57
  • If there's nothing on Device Administrator, then some 3rd-party apps might have been installed as system apps by the vendor (i.e. bloatware). If that's the case, then you can try this answer.
    – Andrew T.
    Aug 19, 2022 at 16:01
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    If you can disable them then they are pre-installed apps you can't delete. Deinstalling is them is everything you need to do. You don't get any advantage for really uninstalling such an app (which would require root permissions).
    – Robert
    Aug 19, 2022 at 18:43
  • I was gonna suggest a factory reset, but don't forget to backup anything important
    – Archerbob
    Aug 20, 2022 at 10:14


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