Android 10 Lets You “Uninstall” Your Screen — Wait What?


Android 10 is here and making rounds in the tech media for its new features and for some bad reasons as well. However, a curious Redditor discovered a rather bizarre thing on his phone: Android 10 lets you ‘uninstall’ your screen.

Obviously, we can’t do it in a literal sense but digging deep into Android settings uncovers the said option. The Redditor u/n4ndee reported that he was able to see the “Uninstall” option for the Screen process in the Battery Usage settings. He was able to do so after installing the stable Android 10 update on his OG Pixel.

The option is also visible on our Pixel 3 running Android 10. When we pressed the Uninstall button for the first time, the Screen process got crashed, and we landed on the previous page.

Android 10 Uninstall Screen Crash Settings App

In the second attempt, the Settings app got crashed and showed a dialog box. Upon tapping “Close the app,” it jumped to the Home Screen directly. Hopefully, nothing bad happened.

It isn’t just the Screen process, and you can theoretically uninstall other important features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even the Android OS. Anyway, coming back to reality, it just seems to be a big typo or silly mistake on Google’s part.

Android 10 Uninstall WiFi Bug

Earlier this year, when Android 10 Beta 1 was released, I was shocked to see the Uninstall button for Google Play Store. Well, some users might prefer that. In the stable Android 10 build, the option has been renamed to Disable. Let’s wait and see if Google fixes its mistake for other options.

Also Read: Android 10 Smartphone List: When Will My Phone Get Android 10 Q?
Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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