This minHour teaches you how to delete or disable the Samsung Pay app on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. You cannot delete the Samsung Pay app without rooting your Android, but you can prevent it from bothering you by removing its shortcuts, refusing to set it up, and/or moving it to a hidden folder. If you haven't yet updated to Android Oreo on your Samsung Galaxy, you should still be able to disable (not delete) the Samsung Pay app.
Deleting Samsung Pay from a Rooted Android
Root your Android
Since it’s impossible to delete Samsung Pay while using stock Android settings, you’ll need to root your Android in order to delete this app.
- Keep in mind that rooting your Android will void your Samsung warranty. It may also cause irreparable damage to your phone if done improperly.
Install Titanium Backup.
You can find this app, which allows you to remove pre-installed apps, in the Google Play Store:
- Open the Play Store.
- Tap the search bar.
- Type in titanium backup.
- Tap Titanium Backup root needed in the search results.
- Tap INSTALL, then tap ACCEPT if prompted.
Open Titanium Backup.
Tap in the Google Play Store to do so.
- You can also tap the Titanium Backup app icon in your Android’s App Drawer to open it.
Tap Samsung Pay.
You may have to scroll down to find this option.
It’s at the top of the screen. Doing so will prompt Titanium Backup to begin removing the Samsung Pay app from your smartphone.
- You can also opt to “Freeze” the app, which will keep it installed in the device’s memory but remove it from the interface and stop its processes from running in the background. This option is a less permanent alternative to uninstallation if you’re not sure you want to remove the app entirely.
Wait for Titanium Backup to finish running.
This may take a few minutes. Once Samsung Pay has been removed, you can close Titanium Backup; Samsung Pay should be gone from your Home screen and App Drawer.
Minimizing Samsung Pay’s Impact
Remove any Samsung Pay shortcuts.
If you’ve already set up Samsung Pay, you can remove shortcuts (e.g., the one on the Home screen) by doing the following:
- Open Samsung Pay.
- Tap ⋮ in the top-right corner.
- Tap Settings in the resulting drop-down menu.
- Uncheck every item on this page.
- Close the Samsung Pay app.
Open Samsung Pay.
If you haven’t set up Samsung Pay, you can remove its reminder app icon from your Home screen by refusing to complete the setup process.
Tap DENY when prompted.
Doing so will cancel the Samsung Pay setup process.
- You may have to do this two or more times.
Deny any other requested permissions.
In most cases, you’ll check a “Don’t show me again” box to do this. Once you’ve finished skipping the setup process, Samsung Pay should close, and its icon should disappear from the Home screen.
Open the App Drawer.
Swipe up on the Home screen to do so.
- On some Samsung Galaxy smartphones, you’ll instead have to tap the App Drawer icon, which resembles a three-by-three grid of dots.
Move the Samsung Pay app to its own screen.
Tap and drag the Samsung Pay app to the far-right corner of the screen, then hold it there until a new page opens. Repeat this process until you have a blank screen on which Samsung Pay is the only app.
- This will hide Samsung Pay from your other App Drawer contents.
Consider creating a “Junk” folder.
If you have other apps you want to hide, you can drag an app over to the screen on which you put Samsung Pay, hover over the Samsung Pay app with your current app to create a folder, and repeat with other apps you don’t want in your App Drawer.
Disabling Samsung Pay on a Pre-Oreo Android
Understand when to use this method.
You cannot disable Samsung Pay on an Android smartphone that’s running Android Oreo (8.0) or higher, so your Android must be running some version of Android Nougat (7.0) or earlier.
Swipe down from the top of your Android’s screen, then tap the gear’s shaped “Settings” icon in the top-right corner of the resulting drop-down menu.
- On some Androids, you will need to use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen.
You may have to scroll down to find this option. Doing so opens a list of your Android’s installed apps.
Scroll down and tap Samsung Pay.
You’ll find this in the “S” section of apps.
This button is located near to the top of the app details page, in place of where the button normally appears.
Tap DISABLE when prompted.
Doing so will disable the Samsung Pay app on your Android.
- Disabling an app will remove the app’s functionality, stop it from using system resources, and hide it from view; however, the app will not be uninstalled.
- Most pre-loaded Samsung apps can be re-downloaded from the Play Store if desired.
- The DISABLE option only appears for pre-loaded apps that cannot normally be uninstalled.
- There are several apps that can “hide” your pre-installed apps. These apps usually function as hidden folders in your App Drawer.
- Use caution when deleting apps with Titanium Backup. Some app functions or interactions may be affected by deleting pre-loaded apps. Furthermore, apps and processes critical to the system are listed among the others by Titanium backup. These will harm system functionality if removed. If you aren’t sure, utilize the app’s “Freeze” option instead of a full uninstallation as a less permanent solution.