If you are interested in knowing more about the Facebook app manager (Meta app Manager), Then you are at the right place. In this post, we are going to cover what is Facebook (Meta) app manager is and Should you disable it? and how to uninstall it.
Both android and ios come with the Facebook app manager. Newer and Updated devices will have a meta app manager instead of a Facebook manager.
When you look at activities or usage history you will come across various applications that you have never seen. Most of these apps are bloatware taking up space and power. Some of these apps also look suspicious. You may think they are stealing your information. but that’s not always true. These apps have their own purposes like improving user experience, managing updates, security, etc
Table of Contents
- What is facebook manager and what it is used for
- Do I need a Facebook app manager on my smartphone?
- Can I uninstall the Facebook app manager?
- Uninstall Facebook app manager on Android
- What happens if I disable the Facebook app manager
- Bottom line
What is facebook manager and what it is used for
As you know Facebook Manager is by Facebook which is now called Meta. It is also known as Meta app manager on newer devices and has a package name of com.facebook.appmanager. It contains programs and features that improve the user experience of the existing Facebook applications. It also has another 2 apps.
It is not only used for the Facebook app but for also other Meta services such as Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, etc. The updates for meta apps are pushed through the Facebook App manager. It is also responsible for gathering crash and error reports and sending it to the server.
Almost every newer smartphone including android and iPhone comes with the Meta app manager included. Nokia and some versions of One plus are exceptions
Do I need a Facebook app manager on my smartphone?
Facebook app manager is not a compulsory application. You can delete it and still use Facebook or other meta-services. But some functionality could be broken. Some of the device manufacturers have stopped preinstalling the Meta app manager from their smartphones. So I think removing it wouldn’t cause any issue.
Some people have noticed that the Facebook app manager is causing the battery to drain rapidly and there is more data consumption. If you are experiencing these you should disable or uninstall it.
Can I uninstall the Facebook app manager?
Yes, you can uninstall the Facebook app manager. but the method to remove it depends upon your device. In some devices, there is no option to uninstall but almost every device has an option to disable it. If you have installed it by yourself you can remove it. But If it came pre-installed it may not be possible,
But there are methods to remove any apps from the device, among them is ADB. ADB stands for android debug bridge which can be used to remove any app.
Uninstall Facebook app manager on Android
As I said earlier deleting the meta app manager may or may not be possible using normal methods. We will be showing 2 methods a normal one and ADB
Method 1: Uninstalling Meta app manager- The normal way
Step 1: Go to Settings on your device and navigate to Application Manager
Step 2: Tap on the horizontal dots on the top right corner and select Show System apps.
Step 3: Look for a Facebook app manager it can also be a meta app manager. Find and select it
Step 4: You will see a disable or uninstall option. If there is no uninstall button then it means it cannot be deleted. But you can still disable it.
As you can see from the below image. There is no uninstall option. This happens with quite a lot of devices. I have disabled it instead of going through a hassle just to delete the app.
Method 2: Deleting the Meta app manager using ADB
This method is somewhat complicated. You will need a PC. Using an articles guide for ADB is difficult so instead, we have linked a video on how to set up ADB. After the completion of setup use the below command to remove it..
“adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.meta.appmanager” if you have Facebook app manager replace with it facebook instead of meta
What happens if I disable the Facebook app manager
Some of the outs of the Box functionalities could be reduced. You may need to update apps through playstore. Leaving this, nothing much would happen on deleting the Facebook app manager.
I hope you were able to get all the required information. Facebook app manager is only available on old devices. It is currently being replaced by the Meta App manager. If you have updated your device then you will be having meta app manager