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Uninstall Facebook App Samsung S9

I've recently purchased a Samsung S9 with Optus and the Facebook App is blocked from being uninstalled.  I appreciate I can disable it but I want to be able to remove it from the phone all together.

 

How can I make this happen?

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Re: Uninstall Facebook App Samsung S9

Looks like its included in most samsung firmware releases e.g. Samsung put it into the firmware releases they send to providers.

Most likely a deal between Samsung and Facebook.

 

Looks like its been included with many generations of Samsung devices e.g. S8, Note 8 and now S9.

 

Not sure of any way around this unless Optus is able to remove it from the firmware themselves in the future?

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Re: Uninstall Facebook App Samsung S9

I did a quick google and while most posts I found were from US customers, it would appear that it's driven by the carrier, at least partially anyway as some customers could remove it when the handset was purchased from 1 carrier while others with another carrier couldn't.

 

That's a shame because I was keen on getting the new Note this year but wasn't aware that Samsung/Optus did this sort of thing...

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Re: Uninstall Facebook App Samsung S9

I checked my own Note 8 (Optus plan) and I can uninstall Facebook app if I wish (no disable option, just Uninstall or Force Stop)

So Note 8 seems to be clear of this.

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