How to Debloat EMUI 11 or Remove Bloatware From Any Huawei Device

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In this guide, we will show you how to debloat EMUI 11 or in other words, remove bloatware from any Huawei device running EMUI 11. Every other mobile phone manufacturer nowadays ships their devices with a bunch of pre-installed apps. These apps serve different functionalities and purposes. While most of these apps help generate revenue for the OEMs, some are also essential in carrying out some basic device functionalities. But if users would have been provided with a choice as to whether keep those apps installed on their devices or not, it would have been much better from the user’s point of view.

But unfortunately, that is not how it works. The OEMs and different brands regard these already installed apps as system apps, so this means that even if you want to uninstall them from your device, you will not be able to do so in the normal way. A possible workaround is to disable those apps, but they would still occupy space on your device. But there is a way in which you can uninstall this bloatware from your device, largely owing to the open-source system of the OS. So from the plethora of tweaks available for EMUI, there is a tweak that will help you to debloat EMUI 11 and remove bloatware from Huawei devices. Read on!

Debloat EMUI 11

How to Debloat EMUI 11 or Remove Bloatware From Any Huawei Device

In order to perform this task properly, we will have to make use of ADB commands. For that, there are a few things that you need to take care of before you perform this task. So do not forget to complete all the pre-requisites mentioned below before you proceed to the instructions.

Prerequisites

  • First of all, you are required to download and install Android SDK Platform tools on your PC.
  • After that, you are required to enable USB debugging on your device by heading over to the Settings app on your device, then go to About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.

So these were all the pre-requisites for the process to debloat EMUI 11 or remove bloatware from any Huawei device. Now you are ready to proceed to the instructions provided below.

Instructions

It is important that you know, which of the pre-installed apps are safe to uninstall, for which we have provided the debloat list for you below. But before you look into that, let’s discuss the ADB commands needed to execute the steps to debloat EMUI 11 or remove bloatware from Huawei devices:

STEP 1: First of all, you have to connect your device to your PC using a USB cable. You need to make sure that USB debugging mode is enabled on your device.

STEP 2: After that, proceed to the platform tools folder on your PC, there, type cmd in the search bar and press Enter. This will open the Command Prompt.

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STEP 3: Now from the list of commands provided below, type in the command with the name of the app that you wish to uninstall, and that app will be uninstalled from your device.

STEP 4: For instance, you want to uninstall the stock music app in EMUI from your Huawei device, then just type in the command given below, press Enter and it will be deleted:

adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.music

STEP 5: Along the same lines, the below command will help you restore an app that you deleted previously, and now want it back:

adb shell cmd package install-existing com.package.name

STEP 6: For instance, you wish to reinstall the stock music app that you had deleted, just follow the command given below and then press Enter:

adb shell cmd package install-existing com.huawei.music

So these were all the instructions that are required to debloat EMUI 11 or to install deleted system apps again on your device. Now it is time to take a look at the Huawei EMUI 11 Bloatware applications list. Thanks to XDA senior member faceliler for creating this list.

Recommended Huawei EMUI 11 Debloat List

The below provided list consists of the pre installed apps on your Huawei device that you can safely uninstall without any negative consequences. Present on the left, are the ADB commands regarding the app that you wish to remove while the column on the right contains the instructions for the app’s usage.

adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.browser
Stock browser and its bloatware
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.browserhomepage
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.android.bookmarkprovider
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.wallet
Wallet app
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.wallet.sdk.walletsdk
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.music Stock Music App
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hifolder AppAdvisor
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hitouch Allows you to shop for an object that you took a picture of
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.fastapp Quick App Center / Ads
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.magazine Magazine unlock. Uses your data and downloads wallpapers for you
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hwpanpayservice Payment related service
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.bjbyhd.screenreader_huawei An accessibility feature for visually impaired people
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.android.karaoke Karaoke mode
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.himovie.overseas Stock Video app (With the latest Update, when you delete this app, gallery app will not acknowledge VLC as default.) You can test yourself
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hwsearch Petal Search App
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hwvoipservice Meetime
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.hicloud.android.clone Phone Clone app
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.android.chr Huawei Call History Record. Collects your data.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.bluetooth Lets you import your contacts via Bluetooth
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.tips HUAWEI Feature Advisor
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.contactscamcard Business card reader app
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.android.egg A hidden animation
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.android.instantshare Huawei Instant Sharing App
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.nearby Huawei Nearby Places

Less useful Bloatware List

The list below presents to you the apps that are not of much use and deleting them will not make much of an impact to your device. Just like the list above, on the left, are the ADB commands regarding the app that you wish to remove while the column on the right contains the instructions for the app’s usage.

adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.android.instantonline No info.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hwblockchain Something blockchain related
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hiaction No info.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hicard Huawei Cards. More info needed.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.game.kitserver Probably safe to remove if you don’t play games
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hff No info.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.def No info.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hwddmp No info.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.dmsdp No info.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.android.hwaps No info.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.nb.service
More info needed. “Provide online upgrade service for related model files and dictionary resources.”
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.searchservice More info needed. Fusion Search Service
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.frameworkhwext.honor No info.

Useful EMUI 11 Huawei Bloatware Apps

With all of this bloatware, there are some useful pre installed apps that we advise that you should not uninstall. These apps prove to be useful in some instances, but eventually it is your decision whether to keep it on your device or not. Here is the list:

adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hwid Huawei Mobile Services Core
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hicloud
Huawei cloud features
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.hidisk
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.appmarket AppGallery
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.powergenie
Huawei’s power saving solution that closes all the background apps except for the ones whitelisted by Huawei. Sometimes prevents notifications.
adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.huawei.ims VoLTE Calls. IP Multimedia Subsystem.

So that was it from our side on how to debloat EMUI 11 or to remove bloatware from any Huawei device. We hope that you found this guide helpful. If you have any queries regarding the same, post them in the comment section below.

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