Windows Phone 8.1 users may now uninstall any OEM apps they wish to. This might be addressed as bug or hidden features, discovered by Twitter user, Akash Sharma, who has shared a video tutorial demonstrating how to uninstall OEM apps. Followig this method users can uninstall apps such as Glance, Storage Sense, Access Point, Display and several other.
OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer and OEM software is refers to the software that is sold to computer builders and hardware manufacturers in large quantities in order to build with system hardware. The third party software which comes along with the smartphone, digital camera, graphics tablet, printer or scanner are the examples of OEM software.
Following this method, users can uninstall apps such as Glance, Storage Sense, Access Point and Display.
Those who wish to uninstall OEM apps on Windows Phone 8.1 may follow our step-by-step guide.
Step-1: Navigate to Settingsthan date + time
Step-2: Change the year to 2016 or, later
Step-3: Press back and click any of the OEM settings at the bottom such as Nokia account, Storage Check, Touch or, Audio
Step-4: A message saying problem with app will appear. Click Uninstall
Ensure that you have changed back the time frame afterwards. This method has been successfully performed on the Nokia Lumia Icon running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. Besides, this works on devices running Windows Phone 8.
Users can re-install apps using SysApp Pusher, which allows checking the Windows Phone Store for Nokia, HTC and Samsung software.