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Get Rid of the Samsung Internet Browser from your Phone

Did your Samsung phone have a pre-installed Samsung Internet browser? Learn how to hide or remove the browser app from your device.

Samsung Internet browser comes pre-installed on the Samsung devices, however not everyone use it. If you are also one of those, open the settings of your Samsung device, go to the Apps tab to find the browser and hit uninstall option. It will delete the Samsung browser permanently from your device. You can even Disable it from the App drawer if cannot uninstall it.

Uninstall and Remove Samsung Internet browser

Samsung smartphones, especially the ones with One UI skins, come with Samsung browser and Google Chrome. Although some, including me, find the Samsung internet browser far more helpful than Chrome, some might find it not worthwhile.

Yes, you can uninstall the app easily from the Samsung Phone because it’s not installed as a system app (core app) on many devices.

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Note: Not all Samsung Phones allow uninstalling the Samsung Internet browser. In such a case, you can opt for Disable option from App and Notifications settings.

For some reason, the Samsung browser takes around 300MB due to cache and storage after continuous usage, which is a serious deal if you’re constrained by storage space.

Let’s see how you can remove the Samsung Internet Browser app from any Samsung or Galaxy Phone.

Uninstall from the App drawer

You can uninstall this app from the app drawer (or) the All Apps menu. Here are the steps to uninstall from the App drawer:

  1. Unlock your Android Smartphone.
  2. Swipe on the home screen to access All Apps from the app drawer.
  3. Find the Internet app and long-press to get a quick options menu.
  4. Now tap on the Uninstall icon on top of the pop-up menu.
    Uninstall the Samsung Internet App from App Drawer
  5. Confirm your action, and it will remove that app.

This will immediately uninstall the Internet app from Samsung Phone and remove the storage space occupied. This will save almost 300MB of storage space.

Uninstall from Settings

You can also uninstall the app from the settings if you cannot uninstall it from the app drawer for some reason. Here are the steps to uninstall using system settings:

  1. Unlock your Samsung Phone.
  2. Open the Settings app, scroll down, and tap on Apps.
    Samsung Mobile Apps Settings Tab
  3. Now, you should open the All Apps menu bar if only a few apps exist.
  4. Please scroll down to Samsung Internet and tap on it.
    Samsung Internet within App Settings
  5. From the app info page, tap on the Uninstall, and confirm your action.
    Uninstall Internet App from Samsung Settings

So this will also remove the Samsung browser from your Galaxy smartphone permanently. Any storage and files will also be deleted.

Disable from App Drawer

Not every Samsung Phone allows you to uninstall the Internet app. For example, the Galaxy S series add the Samsung Internet as a System app that cannot usually be uninstalled.

However, you can disable the Internet app to hide from the Samsung phone. This works similarly to the uninstalled app. Though the app will still be available on the phone, the launcher will be hidden from App Drawer. Here are the steps to disable and hide the browser:

  1. Unlock your Samsung Phone.
  2. Open the App Drawer by swiping it up on the Home screen.
  3. Find the Internet app and long-press to get a quick options menu.
  4. Tap on the Disable icon on the pop-up menu.

It will hide the Internet app from the phone, but the storage space will remain occupied. Perhaps, you should consider clearing the browser and site data before disabling the Samsung Internet.

Reinstall Samsung Internet

For some reason, if you changed your mind and want to install it back. You can search for the app in the Play Store and install on your phone and use it again if you wish. But here’s a Play Store link in case you need it.

Download Samsung Internet

Although it’s wise to note that this app works on One UI devices and supports any Android phone, it may not be supported on all phones and UI, hence cannot install on a few devices manufacturer.

If you try, it may show that the app is not a compatible error on the play store. Even sideloading APK won’t work, so don’t waste your time.

Bottom Line

Getting rid of the Samsung Internet browser from your Samsung smartphone is easy. Since it’s One UI, the Samsung Browser is not a system app. Hence, you can easily uninstall the app as you usually uninstall other apps. However, a few premium phones, like the Galaxy S series, do not allow uninstalling; in such a case, you can disable the app.

There are multiple other options of web browsers that you can install on your Samsung Mobile. Since Samsung is running on Android OS in the backend, many web browsers are better than the Internet App.

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Rahul Verma

Rahul Verma

Rahul is a Computer Science Engineer with a MBA degree. He is keenly interested in the field of tech and cryptocurrency. He has 6+ years of technical content writing experience, mainly experimenting with and troubleshooting computer and mobile operating systems. Connect him on LinkedIn.

14 comments and feedback

  1. I have tried all of the suggestions above to disable , stop or Emile the Samsung into app. NONE OF THEM.WORK.
    I have researched foe hours and tried every suggestion known.
    the Samsung internet all of a sudden started popping up randomly, it goes to add pages, it pulls up Ober other apps or while typing or doing anything.
    it’s constant.
    I have ran every scan for malware and viruses.
    I have tried multiple viruses apps.
    Norton, AVG AVAST Adblocker, stop adds, . I have tried free and paid subscriptions.
    it has started gapping after a recent update.
    You can’t disable it or Uninstaller it.
    it is not.set as my default browser and never has been.
    Does anyone have a solution besides switching to a. IPhone.
    thank you

    1. I totally understand frustration and relate with you, Mary!

      It has become an issue with most operating system (Apple -> Safari, Windows -> Edge, Chromebook -> Chrome) shoving their own browser apps into users faces. I believe soon there will be a international law that will stop this bloatware.

      Unfortunately, there is no simple option to stop/remove the Samsung Internet from Samsung phone. You can try rooting (getting admin access) the phone to uninstall the apps, but that needs technical help and compromise the phone security. You can search for guides to root your phone, if required.

      Thank you.

    1. same! beyond frustrating! this just started happening after a recent update. I have installed malware removal, virus scans etc and this Samsung internet just keeps randomly opening up to ads. I want to cry!!!!

  2. tried every one of your suggestions with no success. I do have an S-10+. You mention it can only be disabled but there is no option to disable it either.

  3. Christopher M Crowe

    doesn’t work . I can’t get rid of by any of the above. I cam disable and delete data, even remove all permissions it had but keeps popping up at times when opening a page link

  4. Thank You first. Please note…disabling the Samsung internet doesn’t work! It keeps opening on its own unexpectedly! Also, No business requiring document completion, etc, allows such completions using Samsung Internet! Thus, it’s useless and a great minority of browser users use it. Be done with it, and stop trying to be in your personal space. It’s bad enough Google is already doing so.

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