Samsung released its digital payments app Samsung Pay in India a few months back. Samsung promised that Samsung Pay would remove the need to keep your credit/debit cards with you for the payment. Later it also added a feature to add mobile wallet accounts such as Paytm in it. Though Samsung Pay is a good app, it failed to impress people as Samsung expected.
Whether it’s lack of support for debit cards from many banks or any other reason. Many of you want to remove Samsung Pay app from your smartphone. Note that removing Samsung Pay is possible, but the process is difficult and risky. But don’t worry, I will tell you the safest way possible to remove Samsung Pay app from your smartphone. Just read the article and follow the steps carefully.
Samsung Pay App
Samsung Pay app is a digital payments app that lets you make card payments without having physical cards. Actually, it stores your card details on a secure server when you add a card to it. And when you initiate a payment, it transmits those using MST or NFC. All you need to put your phone beside the swipe machine for the payment to complete. Samsung pay app does not work on all Samsung phones. You should have a supported device for this app.
Samsung also launched Samsung Pay Mini app. It also has the same features except for the wireless card payments.
However, many people want to remove Samsung Pay app from their smartphones. Perhaps, it is because it has some drawbacks.
One of the major drawbacks of Samsung Pay is it does not work flawlessly. You may need to try a couple or sometimes even three to four times to initiate the payment. And people opt for digital payments to save time not to waste time.
Also, small-town shops don’t keep card swipe machines. This may be one of the reasons for not liking the Samsung Pay app. However, Samsung integrated BHIM UPI and mobile wallet support just to overcome this problem. Now you can pay at shops using any of above options. It broadens the coverage area of Samsung Pay.
But, if you still want to remove Samsung Pay, below are the steps to do it.
Is it possible to remove Samsung Pay App
To be honest, removing Samsung Pay in a normal way is pretty impossible. If you are a normal user, then you might not be able to remove Samsung Pay from your smartphone. However, there is a way i.e. a harder and highly technical way to do it.
If you somehow manage to gain superuser access to your smartphone, you will be able to remove Samsung Pay. In other words, you have to root your Android smartphone to remove Samsung Pay.
For those who don’t know, rooting is a process to gain full control over your device. Almost every smartphone company limits the user access using the code. Companies do it to provide maximum security to the user and his/her data. And in rooting, developers find the loophole and remove the limit by breaking the code.
Note that rooting is a difficult and risky process and it can brick your smartphone too. Bricking means you can no longer use your phone and it will become just a brick. However, many apps offer easy and one-click root options these days. But I still suggest you not to root your phone if you are a normal smartphone user. Instead, you can just disable Samsung Pay app to stop it working in the background.
How to disable Samsung Pay App
Samsung Pay app constantly keeps running in the background. It uses too many resources such as the processor, battery, and network even in the background. It becomes overwhelming especially for those who don’t really need it. And since it is a Samsung bloatware, it comes preloaded on the smartphone. In some cases, it gets installed automatically during an update.
Bloatware is an app that comes preloaded and you cannot uninstall or remove it normally. And same is the case with Samsung Pay. You cannot normally remove it. But you can disable Samsung Pay easily. Disabling stops it from working in the background so it won’t eat too many resources. And it will also save you from the risky process of rooting your phone and then removing Samsung Pay.
- Go to settings and find application manager option.
- Open application manager and scroll the app list find Samsung Pay app.
- Tap on the Samsung Pay to open its info page. Here, you will find the option to disable or force stop the app.
- Tap on the disable option to disable the Samsung Pay app.
Note: In some phones, Samsung doesn’t even allow you to disable the Samsung Pay app. In this case, you need to tap on the force stop to stop the app forcefully from running. Also, revoke all the app-permissions from the info page.
How to remove Samsung Pay App
As I already told you, you need to gain root access to your phone to remove Samsung Pay. So, first of all, you need to root your smartphone. And when your smartphone complete rooting, follow the steps below to remove Samsung Pay app.
- Launch Play Store search Titanium Backup app. Titanium Backup app utilizes the root access to modify the system files. It only works if your phone is rooted.
- Install it by tapping on the install button.
- Launch Titanium Backup app and find Samsung Pay app in it.
- Tap on the Samsung Pay and a popup window opens having some options.
- Tap on the uninstall option to uninstall the app from your smartphone.