Unexpected apps

edited August 2018 in Nokia 8110 4G

Recently, 3 new games have appeared on my phone:

  • "Danger Dash"
  • "Castle Of Magic"
  • "Nitro Street Run 2"

If I highlight one of these apps and select "Options", I only get the choices "Move" and "List view" (no "Uninstall") so there does not appear to be any way to remove these apps.

Where did these apps come from and how do I remove them??


  • abbas
    abbas ✭✭✭

    I believe  Nokia follows a similar policy to Apple (don't know about other manufacturers) where it is not possible to uninstall their stock app/game e.g. Note, FM Radio, Calculator, Snake.

  • rheve
    rheve ✭✭

     What is disturbing is that those apps where not on the device when I bought it and appeared later on. So Nokia uploads software on my device without notice / acknowledgment.

  • abbas
    abbas ✭✭✭


    I when I bought the handphone I immediately began to familiarize myself with the phone and found that under:

    Settings/Device Information/Software Update/Settings

    the Software update is set to Automatic Update>Daily. I am assuming you did not immediately change the default setting so that is why you got the games without realizing it. If you don't want them, you have to do a factory reset as it meets your requirement but immediately shift to software update to Download via>wifi only

  • OK so there is no way to remove these games, they are part of the stock build. A bit annoying as I don't like any of them and their icons are garish.  I didn't mind having Snake on there but these other three games are pointless clutter.


  • Jannis
    Jannis ✭✭✭

    Which Software-version do you have? I have and don't have these 3 games fortunately. Maybe it is just in different regions/countries.

  • rheve
    rheve ✭✭

     Updated this morning with

    The unwanted games are still here :(

    Thanks Abbas for the trick.

  • These three appeared on mine AFTER I created an KaiOS account only. (but before updating 11 to 12).

    Could this be the same for you?

    I believe that they are preinstalled, but only shown once you have created an account and after waiting (long) for the activation mail, activated it.

  • Yes, that would make sense. I activated my device and then received an OTA update. After the update, the apps had appeared. I assume these are Nokia-provided apps. I think that Nokia should respect our reasonable desire to remove or hide apps we don't want, unless there is a good reason not to (in which case they should explain why)

  • I also got those games after I installed Weather app from market. I also can't uninstall them. the saddest stuff it that those apps (games), can send extra paid SMS and read activation code from SMS, that means any app can read and leak your private data. I thought that KaiOS is more secure :(

  • Hello Nokia, after almost 35 years I come back to this 8110 and I couldn't express how disappointed when I found this model is packed with so many preloaded apps which doesn't allow user to uninstall! I purchased this phone is because of its "WiFi hotspot" feature and most importantly the most "basic keypad phone" for making/receiving calls. With such a small screen I do not expect it to perform like some other TOUCHSCREEN SMART PHONE which might be the same price with (or lower than) yours 8110! I sincerely seeking the development team and the marketing team to re-look into this matter and make a most practical approach/strategy for the beneficial for most of the users.

    Thank you.
  • https://apktopsite.com/ is the newest website out there that offers you completely free apps and games.