How to Delete Apps on Android
- Delete apps using the settings
- From your home screen, find the “Settings” application icon, and launch it. This step works only for downloaded applications.
- Scroll down to the “Devices” section and tap on the “Apps”.
- Scroll downwards and locate the apps you want to delete from the list of apps that appears.
- Tap on the unwanted app. Doing so prompts a new menu to open.
- In the new menu, tap on the “UNINSTALL” to remove the application from your Android phone. If you find this option missing, that’s a clear indication that the app is a system app and cannot be uninstalled without rooting your Android. However, you can disable the application to prevent it from functioning. You can repeat this process to remove other apps pretty fast.
- If you’re using the earlier Android version, the above process may not be viable. If that’s the case, use the steps below to get rid of the bloat apps.
- Tap on the menu on your Android phone. Whether soft or hard.
- After that, select the “Settings” and then click on the applications.
- Having done that, go ahead and tap on the “Manage applications”.
- Next, tap on the app that you’d want to delete.
- Finally, tap on the “Uninstall” to dislodge the bloat apps from your phone.
- Delete Android Apps on Google Play Store
- Locate the Play Store app icon on your device and tap to open it.
- After that, tap on the “Settings“ menu.
- Having done that, go ahead and tap on the “My apps & games”.
- Navigate to the section for the “Installed” apps.
- Locate the app that you’d want to remove from your phone and tap on the “Uninstall” button to get rid of the unwanted apps. If you’d wish to delete more apps, you can tap on the back button on your screen and repeat the process to uninstall other apps.
- Delete Android Apps from a drawer
- Locate the app that you’d want to delete from the app drawer or home screen.
- Tap on the app and hold until you feel a vibration and see other apps juggling with an “X” mark on the corner of each app.
- Drag the app on the home screen to the red uninstall section on the screen.
- Release the app over the Uninstall button.
- Tap on the “Ok” in the pop-up window that appears. This is the fastest and effortless way of deleting an app from an Android Phone.
NOTE: The three options above works pretty well on most androids and offers the fastest ways to delete downloaded apps on Android phones. However, there might be a few exceptions that require a different approach from the listed above.
- Delete Apps On Amazon’s Fire Devices
- On the home screen, tap on the “Apps” tab.
- After that, tap on the “Devices” tab.
- Next, tap and hold the app you’d want to delete.
- Having done that, tap on the “Remove from device” and the app will get deleted successfully.
- Delete Android Apps From Some Samsung Phones
- Tap on the “Recent Apps”.
- Next, tap on the “Task Manager”.
- After that, head to the “Downloads” tab to find the irritating apps.
- Next to the app that you want to remove, tap on the “Uninstall” button.
- Lastly, tap on the “Ok” button to confirm that you genuinely want to dislodge the app from your Android phone.
TIP: Regardless of the Android phone and version that you’re using, you cannot delete any application with the “Uninstall” option missing. Should you encounter such, know that it’s a system application that can only be removed by rooting your mobile phone to a computer. However, you can disable the system applications to stop them from operating on your mobile phone.
Delete Pre-Installed Android System Apps and Carriers by Rooting the Android Device to a computer
- Root the Android device that you want to delete system and carrier apps from. Unlike uninstalling downloaded apps, this process seems a bit trickier. The method of rooting an Android device differs from one model to another. Apart from that, this process may fail to work entirely on some isolated Android phones.
- Install the Android SDK on your operating system. With your device rooted, you can use the Android Debug Bridge that comes with Android SDK to get rid of the Apps via the command line. Download and Install the SDK package for free.
- Connect your Android Phone to your computer through a USB cable. Accept to install any driver that you will be prompted to get installed. When done with installing the missing and outdated drivers, proceed to the next step.
- Now, turn on the USB Debugging mode if you hadn’t turned on during the rooting process. To do that, follow the steps below.
- From your rooted device, open the Settings app and tap on the “About Phone”.
- After that, tap on the “Build number” seven times to get the hidden “Developer option” menu.
- Having done that, open the new “Developer options” of the previous screen at the bottom of the screen and enable “USB debugging”.
- After that, find and launch ADB on your computer. You can use Windows Explorer using the steps below.
- Navigate to the folder in which ADB is installed by default. The folder path is usually “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools”.
- Press on the “Shift” key and then right-click.
- After that, click on the “Open command window here”. Doing so will launch a command prompt window to show at the current location.
- Once in the command prompt window, you can tell the ADB to retrieve the list of Apps that exists on your device using the following commands.
- Type “adb shell” in the command field and hit on the “Enter” button on your computer’s keyboard to start a dedicated prompt for your phone.
- Next, type “cd system/app” and hit on the “Enter” key to prompt the system to open folders.
- Next, type in “ls” and hit on the “Enter” button to command the system to display all the apps installed on your device.
- From the list of apps diaplayed on your device, find the apps that you want to remove. The list is relatively long, and you will have to scroll through to locate the app(s). It would be much easier if you know the entire file name of the app(s).
- Type in the “rm AppName.apk” and hit on the “Enter” key to get the app out of the phone’s storage.
- When though with the uninstallation process, type in “reboot” and hit on the “Enter” key to reboot your Android phone to finish the uninstallation process.
Apart from using a command prompt, you can also use third parties’ applications to uninstall the unwanted system apps from your android phones. Such apps include but not limited to, Titanium Backup, NoBloat Free, and System App Remover. These mentioned brands are available for both free and premium users. If you’d prefer using apps rather than command prompt, these apps can help you do the task pretty well.
Is deleting an app the same as uninstalling it?
How do I delete an app that won’t uninstall?
- On your Android phone, open Settings.
- Navigate to Apps or Manage Applications and select All Apps (may vary depending on your phone’s make and model).
- Now, look for the apps that you want to remove. Can‘t find it?
- Tap the app name and click on Disable. Confirm when prompted.
How do I delete an app from my Samsung phone?
How to delete apps on a Samsung Galaxy
- Start the Settings app and tap “Apps.”
- In the list of apps, find the app you want to delete.
- Tap “Uninstall.”
How do I completely delete an app?
- Press and hold the app you want to remove.
- Your phone will vibrate once, granting you access to move the app around the screen.
- Drag the app to the top of the screen where it says “Uninstall.”
- Once it turns red, remove your finger from the app to delete it.
Why can’t I delete apps Samsung?
Why can’t I uninstall an app?
In the latter case, you won’t be able to uninstall an app without revoking its administrator access first. To disable an application’s administrator access, go to your Settings menu, find “Security” and open “Device Administrators”.
Why can’t I delete Samsung free?
Can you uninstall Samsung free?
How do I uninstall Samsung for free?
- Long pressing on a blank spot on the home screen until the row of icons appear at the bottom of the screen.
- Swipe right until you see the Samsung Free screen.
- Slide the switch at the top to the left to turn it off.
Is Samsung free actually free?
How can I get my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra for free?
How do I switch my Samsung to Google for free?
- Long-press any empty part of your home screen.
- Swipe to the last card on the left.
- Make sure the feed toggle at the top is switched to ‘On’
- Select Google Discover over Samsung Free.