How to Debloat the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a phenomenal tablet for 2018, but like most Samsung devices, it does come with a bit of unwanted bloatware. In this Appuals guide, we will show you how to debloat this tablet, as well as give you a list of all the bloatware that can safely be removed from the device, without harming its status.

Please note that root is required for this procedure – if your Galaxy Tab S4 is not rooted, see Appuals guide How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.


  1. The first step is to launch Magisk, and search for the ‘Debloater’ module. Install it, and reboot your Galaxy Tab S4.
  2. Now launch your terminal app, and grant it root access with the su command.
  3. In the terminal, type: debloat
  4. Now you can press “1” to debloat normal apps, or “2” to debloat priv-apps. Normal users should go with option 1, advanced users can go with option 2.
  5. The terminal will now display a huge list of apps installed on your device, in numbered sequence. To remove them, you simply type debloat # – for example, to remove a whole bunch of apps at once, you would type debloat 1 18 25 24 56, to remove all of those apps together.
  6. After debloating your Galaxy Tab S4, reboot it, and run a tool like SD Maid Cleaner to remove any residual files that were not removed during the debloat process.

Alternative Script Method

We are providing a script that will debloat the majority of Samsung’s bloatware from your Galaxy Tab S4. You can copy the entire script into a text file, then transfer it to your Galaxy Tab S4, and place it in the /cache folder using a root file explorer. Then you will launch the terminal, type ‘debloat’, and then type ‘I’ to import the script.

Caution: You should read through the script carefully and delete any lines containing apps you might want to keep.

Click here to view the script – Google Drive

Kamil Anwar
Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.
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