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  1. Meei's Avatar
    It seems like I can uninstall almost all apps, but not the facebook app that was installed when I bought the phone. Is there any way to remove it? I don't have facebook and I will never get it.

    I also hate that the facebook icon show up in the live tile for people/contacts, so I hope it disappear from that one too if I find a way to remove it.

    Edit: To clarify, I can't press and hold to uninstall. I just get the options to "pin to start", "rate and review" and "share"
    Last edited by Meei; 04-22-2015 at 01:52 PM.
    04-22-2015 01:03 PM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    It can be uninstalled like any other app by tapping and holding and then selecting uninstall.
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    04-22-2015 01:14 PM
  3. Meei's Avatar
    No I just get the options ""pin to start", "rate and review" and "share". That's why I'm asking.
    04-22-2015 01:53 PM
  4. realwarder's Avatar
    I long press and Uninstall.
    04-22-2015 01:55 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I agree... No Facebook. I always uninstall it and it never fails to do so.

    I hear you... You know how the usual uninstall works and it isn't happening for you. Have you tried a Soft Reset? Hold the Volume Down + Power buttons until the phone vibrates and reboots (about 10 seconds). You don't loose data, but the phone boots with a cleared out system memory.

    If that fails, you would need to Hard Reset or Factory Reset the phone which does cause data loss. Try the Soft reset and get back to us.

    About the People Tile. Even with Facebook uninstalled the little "f" keeps winking on the tile. The only way around it is to keep the People Tile on smallest size so it really isn't live. Stinks like a 2 week old dead skunk in the hot sun, I know.
    04-22-2015 08:48 PM
  6. ads13's Avatar
    Here is the proof
    Last edited by Aman Deep Singh; 04-28-2015 at 02:03 AM.
    04-22-2015 08:56 PM
  7. Meei's Avatar
    I agree... No Facebook. I always uninstall it and it never fails to do so.

    I hear you... You know how the usual uninstall works and it isn't happening for you. Have you tried a Soft Reset? Hold the Volume Down + Power buttons until the phone vibrates and reboots (about 10 seconds). You don't loose data, but the phone boots with a cleared out system memory.

    If that fails, you would need to Hard Reset or Factory Reset the phone which does cause data loss. Try the Soft reset and get back to us.

    About the People Tile. Even with Facebook uninstalled the little "f" keeps winking on the tile. The only way around it is to keep the People Tile on smallest size so it really isn't live. Stinks like a 2 week old dead skunk in the hot sun, I know.
    Thanks for your answer. I may try the soft reset but don't think I will go so far so I hard reset. I mean it's annoying to have it and I would remove it if it was a good and easy way, but don't think I want to remove my data.

    Ah the thing with the people tile was sad too. I guess that's the only bad thing with Microsoft, they seems to love that social network stuff. I'm okay with that as long as I can remove it if I don't need it (which doesn't seems to be the case here).

    Here is the proof:
    Proof of what? Not like I'm trying to trick anyone. Here is how it look on my lumia 640 xl: imgur-G8mDj3z (can't post links yet so just change - to the normal com stuff)
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    04-23-2015 01:56 AM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here's Meei's screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/G8mDj3z.png

    I don't know why so many are not reading the posts and not just the title... Or not believing the posts. :(
    04-23-2015 09:21 AM
  9. ads13's Avatar
    I think MS developers has permanently add this app in L640 like Battery Saver app... Or it needs an upgrade.. :)
    04-24-2015 11:58 AM
  10. dKp1977's Avatar
    I've never seen this before, and I highly doubt Microsoft made it sort of a mandatory app which can't be uninstalled. Could it be a carrier related thing?
    04-24-2015 12:35 PM
  11. EBUK's Avatar
    When I hard reset my phone, than a whole load of apps get installed, one of which is Facebook. I find that I can't uninstall FB unless it has been fully reinstalled and the phone has been restarted.

    Perhaps this will work:
    Restart your phone.
    Visit the Windows Store and try to reinstall Facebook.
    Restart you phone again.
    Try deleting it again.
    pankaj981 and RumoredNow like this.
    04-24-2015 02:19 PM
  12. Ma Rio's Avatar
    That's weird. My phone came with some crappy apps that suit the market it comes from (Hong Kong), but I can uninstall all of them.
    I can't give you any advice on this other than try to visit a Care Center or chat with Customer Support.
    04-24-2015 07:05 PM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    I would actually concur with EBUK, try his suggestion. Or you can try to open storage sense and then under apps select Facebook and try uninstalling it
    04-24-2015 07:26 PM

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