Samsung smartphones, especially the ones with One UI skins, come with another browser and Google Chrome. Although some, including me, find the Samsung internet browser far more helpful than Chrome, some might find it not worthwhile.
Most friends prefer Google Chrome because it offers more features like device migrations, synchronizing data, etc., so if you want to get rid of the Samsung Internet browser.
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. It’s installed like a regular app that can be uninstalled or reinstalled easily from Google Play Store.
Please note that not all Samsung Phones allow to uninstall the Samsung Internet browser. In such a case, you can opt for Disable option.
For some reason, the Samsung browser takes around 700MB 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 Phone or Galaxy Phone.
Samsung internet might not be the browser you want. In this case, it’s ideal to uninstall it from your device, as many other capable browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc., can give you much better security and browsing features.
Many users have a misconception that the Samsung Internet browser cannot be uninstalled. But it is untrue, and here is how you can quickly get rid of the Samsung Internet browser.
Uninstall from App drawer
You can uninstall this app from the app drawer (or) the All apps menu. This is an easy method and requires little to no expertise.
Here are the steps to uninstall the Samsung Internet browser from the App drawer:
- Unlock the Android Smart Phone.
- Swipe on the home screen to access All Apps from the app drawer.
- Find the Internet app and long-press to get a quick options menu.
- Now tap on the
icon on top of the pop-up menu.
- 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 700MB 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 remove Samsung Internet from system settings:
- Unlock your Samsung Phone.
- Open the Settings app, scroll down, and tap on Apps.
- Now, you should open the All apps menu bar if only a few apps exist.
- Please scroll down to Samsung Internet and tap on it.
- From the app info page, tap on the
, and confirm your action.
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 premium 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 files are still available on the phone.
Here are the steps to Disable and Hide the Samsung Internet browser:
- Unlock the Samsung Phone.
- Open the App Drawer by swiping it up on the Home screen.
- Find the Internet app and long-press to get a quick options menu.
- Tap on the icon on the pop-up menu.
It will hide the Internet app from the phone, but the storage space will still be occupied. Perhaps, you should consider clearing the browser cache 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.
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 compatible error on the play store. Even sideloading APK won’t work, so don’t waste your time.
Bottom Line: Remove Samsung Internet
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.
I prefer using the Google Chrome app for its usability, connectivity, and synchronization across the Google Account signed-in devices. This makes it the #1 browser on Android phones.
What do you think about the Samsung mobile’s ability to allow Internet app removal without rooting or using third-party apps?
Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky pro will not allow one to uninstall using either way.
Guess Ill find an app like AVG to get rid of it maybe?
Also has Samsung members and Samsung Members V1 that are storage hogs. Like to know if/how one can remove either or both of them without suffering from operating issues?
Not all Samsung devices let you uninstall the Samsung browser.
True, I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+. Nowhere is there an uninstall selection.
I can’t even find a way to disable it from S8+
You can uninstall any app with ADB an a USB cable. Google it.
You can uninstall any app with ADB and a USB cable. Google what ADB is. It seems like some hacking into the Matrix kind of stuff but it’s actually really easy to use.
The Galaxy A20 will not let you uninstall the app
Yes, certain models requires the root permissions to uninstall the Samsung Internet browser. They are set as System apps which explicitly need root access.
True, you must root “A20” to uninstall, but this will void the warranty. Actually, rooting the device is what voids the warranty. But, once you root, there are a number of Samsung and Google apps that can be uninstalled.
If you can’t uninstall Samsung internet how so you get rid of an unwanted video that keeps popping up? Please help.
Samsung S20 FE does not allow removal of this app. Can only Open or Force Stop it. Appears to be a protected system app now.
Unfortunately, that’s correct, Peter!
I can’t get rid of Samsung internet i follow your instructions still there with annoying notifications in the notification bar maybe I need to take it to a store maybe they can figure out
I cannot uninstall Samsung Internet from my S8 but I was able to set another app as my default browser.
Hello James, you can actually disable the Samsung Internet browser from your Galaxy phone.
galaxy j7 700t can’t uninstall or disable. and it keeps resetting itself as default browser! delete data, and it comes back! held hostage by an app! is root the only way?
I guess so! Samsung is bloated with tonnes of apps from its own Galaxy app store. It’s kind of annoying.
I was really hoping you wpuld be right and I could finally get that garbage browser off my phones. But sadly, no. Its still there. The “unistall” option is gray and inactive. And even after I disable it, remove any and all permissions, have Firefox set as my default browser the god damn thinv still keeps popping open for links in Facebook messenger. I have 3 brand new Samsung phones, two S21’s and a S20 Note Ultra. This Samsung browser is like a stalkinv ghost that won’t go away!
You need to change the default browser to Firefox on your Samsung Phone. This will stop launching the links on Samsung Internet and will stay disabled.
not on j7 700t!
Any idea of how to disable or uninstall Samsung internet from SM-A102U ?
I have the tab an S2 and uninstall is not allowed. So I’ve disabled it and put the icon on its own on page 5 of the apps view.
I’ve also downloaded Duckduckgo as my browser and as my search engine. Nice and private Google is not your friend people!
I hate that I am forced to use this app. Hate it and all of the pop ups! Going to see if the store can wipe the phone and I can start over?
I will never buy a Samsung phone again unless they give us an option to uninstall!! This is not a threat just reality!!
You can uninstall any app from any phone with ADB. It seems daunting at first but it’s actually really easy to use.
Uninstallsamsunginternet don’t want it on my phone can’t get rid of it it has my old email address and it screwes up my phone trying to get rid of old email address but it is stuck to your account Samsung needs to get rid of both
I have a Samsung S9 and it won’t let me disable or uninstall. If I use chrome the Samsung internet goes crazy and pops up all these horoscope screens and the like .if I use duck duck. Is a little better but I’ll be on Facebook or doing something and the S internet just pops up and can’t get anything done ,it’s horrible. I’m not sure I can use that tool or not. Is there an easy way ?? Also if I clear data and casch and change options to nothing allowed . They come back
from location and phone .. I say no and it all comes back I uninstall updates to it .it comes back ugh !!! Thanks
Hi Craig, looks like your Samsung Internet (or S9) is infested with Malware. Did you install any app outside the play store?
Anyways, I’d recommend clearing the cookies cache of the Samsung Internet browser (which I see you’ve already done). If the issue persists, you need to format and reset the phone itself.
I am having same problem. It doesn’t matter what I attempt to do on my phone, the stupid horoscopes and constellations sites pop up. I spent hours on phone with Tech support and to no avail it’s still happening.
I dismayingly read through all the comments on this chain for the “popup tab ads on Samsung internet” problem on my S8 (can’t uninstall, clear cache and data does nothing, disable does not fix the pop-up tabs). Seems like the only one worth trying is this ADB product mentioned above. Has anyone successfully tried this?
I have a 1500USD Note 20 Ultra and these cucksmokes won’t let me uninstall Samsung Internet. I have had ADP browser for years and for some reason the last update fucked everything. No uninstall feature.
These companies are really trash.