Pre installed search engines

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Apr 26, 2018 1:04:40 PM via Website

Hi everyone!
In my galaxy s5 i have 3 pre-installed search engines! Google yahoo & bing.
Is there any way i can uninstall any of them?
And - if i can - should i ?
The reason i ask is, i have discovered that whenever I do a web search yahoo gives or sells my web activity to advertisers no matter what search engine i am using at the time! and I want to stop it!
Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Apr 27, 2018 2:48:54 AM via Website

Settings - App Manager,
Select some search engine app, then try to uninstall it.

But in general, we can't uninstall any stock apps unless we have rooted the device.
If the 'Uninstall' button is grayed indeed, tap another button, 'Forece to stop', to stop it alternatively.

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Apr 27, 2018 12:02:56 PM via Website

James
Nice to hear from you again!
Allready tried apps mgr.
None of the search engines are listed there! Thanks anyway.
Lindsay

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Apr 28, 2018 9:07:30 AM via Website

Lindsay mcdaniel

James
Nice to hear from you again!
Allready tried apps mgr.
None of the search engines are listed there! Thanks anyway.
Lindsay

Is none of them listed in Apps Manager? If then, try to enable 'Show system apps' in advance, please.

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Apr 28, 2018 11:55:56 AM via Website

James
Show systems apps in advance?
How do i do that?

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Apr 28, 2018 12:46:15 PM via Website

Lindsay mcdaniel

James
Show systems apps in advance?
How do i do that?

For my phone, the steps are as below.

Settings - Apps Manager,
Tap 'More' at the bottom of screen, then select 'Show system apps'.

Have a good weekend to you all.

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Apr 28, 2018 1:02:20 PM via Website

James
On my galaxy s5, when you enter systems apps, there is nothing at the bottom of the screen. On the top of the screen is 3 dots , tap on them and you have 4 or 5 selection one of them is "show systems apps". But none of the selections are "more".
I had a thought!
In android phones there are a few hidden menues. These are used for
servicing the device. I'm going to look into them!

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Apr 29, 2018 6:46:05 AM via Website

Lindsay mcdaniel

James
On my galaxy s5, when you enter systems apps, there is nothing at the bottom of the screen. On the top of the screen is 3 dots , tap on them and you have 4 or 5 selection one of them is "show systems apps". But none of the selections are "more".
I had a thought!
In android phones there are a few hidden menues. These are used for
servicing the device. I'm going to look into them!

Surely, 'More' = 3 dots. And in fact, you have found that menu item, 'Show system apps'. :D
After enabling that item, you'll find more apps in apps list of Apps Manager. (smug)

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Apr 29, 2018 11:02:13 AM via Website

James
Like i said before, none of my search engines are listed in the selection called ,
"Show all systems apps"
Again, that was the first place i looked!

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May 2, 2018 6:18:05 PM via Website

Thnks for adding me to this forum

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May 2, 2018 10:53:46 PM via Website

Don't know what you are talking about!
No offense, but i didn't send any post to you!

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