The pre-installed system applications are manufactured by the developers of the Android device to control the performance and add new features. All these apps run in the background of the smartphone and take very minimal storage.
In this blog, we will explain the details of ConfigAPK and the possible steps to disable and uninstall the ConfigAPK app from Android smartphones.
What is ConfigAPK App?
The ConfigAPK is the system application that automatically installs and deletes apps on Android devices. It runs in the background of the cell phone to install and delete apps without our permission. It takes only 20 KB of memory from the device storage. This package file usually installs the application at the initial device bootup. For example, the first start after buying a new Android device.
Is ConfigAPK Malware or a Virus?
“No”, the ConfigAPK is not any malware or spyware. It is a very secure and safe application to use because it comes pre-install by the manufacturer of the Android device.
Can we Uninstall the ConfigAPK or Not?
It is recommended to not uninstall ConfigAPK because it is a very small application and very safe to use but many users have reported the issue of battery draining and affected device performance. If this package file is draining too much battery then disable this application from the settings.
How to Disable the ConfigAPK?
To disable the ConfigAPK on the Android device, simply follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Launch the settings of the device and choose the “Apps” tab.
Step 2: Hit the triangle icon and again hit the “Show system app” tab.
Step 3: Search for the ConfigAPK and then tap on it.
Step 4: At the lower side of the smartphone screen, hit the “Disable” option.
These steps will disable the ConfigAPK on the Android device.
How to Uninstall the ConfigAPK on the Android Smartphone?
The method to uninstall the ConfigAPK on the Android device is stated below:
Using the Android Debug Bridge
Follow the below stated steps to uninstall the ConfigAPK by using the ADB:
Step 1: Enable the developer’s options first, go to “Settings>About Phone” and then tap on “MIUI version/ Build Number” at least 7 to 9 times. After that, go back and then tap on the additional settings. Next, tap on the developer’s option and then toggle the USB debugging Button.
Step 2: Download the ADB on Windows by clicking here and extracting the zip file.
After downloading the ABD from the above link, extract the file into the folder.
Step 3: Press shift+right-click on the empty surface in the folder where we extract the zip files, click on the command/PowerShell window option, and enter the “adb devices” command in it.
Step 4: Connect the smartphone to a pc/laptop utilizing a USB cable and select the “file transfer mode” on the smartphone.
Step 5: Run the “adb devices” command in it again.
Step 6: Finally, enter the “adb shell pm uninstall-user –user 0 configapk” in it, the package file will be deleted from the Android device.
These steps will uninstall the ConfigAPK package file permanently from the Android device.
We have covered all the details of ConfigAPK and the proper steps to disable and uninstall the ConfigAPK app from the device.
The ConfigAPK is the system application that automatically installs and uninstalls applications from Android smartphones. It runs in the background of the mobile phone and uses only 20Kb of the device’s storage. It is a legitimate and secure app. We can uninstall this package file by two methods that are utilizing the ADB(Android Debug Bridge) and utilizing the system app remover. In this article, we have demonstrated details of ConfigAPK and the appropriate steps to disable and uninstall this package file from Android smartphones.