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How To Delete or Remove Apps On Android Device

2021-12-29 395 0

Sometimes, your smartphone could be cluttered with apps downloaded on a whim, and you didn’t use them five minutes after they got installed. Those unused apps not only take up your home screen space, but also eat away at your precious storage or hog your system resources even if you rarely open them.

So it’s time to get rid of them and reclaim your storage space. Here is a guide to delete, remove or disable apps on Android Devices. Although not each method listed below is suitable for your smartphone, you can always find the one that works.



How to delete Apps on Android Smartphones or Tablets?


Method One: Uninstall Apps in home screen

  • Step1. Find the app you wish to uninstall in the home screen.
  • Step2. Tap and hold its icon and a small menu appears.
  • Step3. Tap “I” button or “APP INFO”.
  • Step4. Tap “Uninstall” button.
  • Step5. Confirm your choice in the following pop-up.


  • For some Android devices, there are more direct and quicker ways to uninstall apps.

    Alternative one

  • Step1. Tap and hold the app in the home screen until a small menu appears.
  • Step2. Then you will see that there is a “Uninstall”.
  • Step3.  Hit “Uninstall”, then the app is gone.
  • Step4.  Confirm your choice in the following pop-up.

  • Alternative Two

    (Not all Android devices support this, but give it a go-to find out)

  • Step1. Tap and hold the apps in the home screen until a bar appears at the top of the screen.
  • Step 2. Drag the app to “Uninstall” in the bar.


  • Method Two: Uninstall Apps in Setting

  • Step1. Open Setting on your device.
  • Step1. Open Setting on your device.
  • Step3. Then you'll have to select 'See all apps', 'Manage apps', or something similar to reach a full list of your installed apps.
  • Step4. Select the app you want to uninstall. 
  • Step 5. Tap “Uninstall”.
  • Step6. Confirm your choice in the following pop-up.


  • Method Three: Uninstall Apps in Google Play Store

  • Step 1. Open the Google Play Store app on your device.
  • Step 2. Tap your account profile image.
  • Step 3. Tap on Manage apps & device.
  • Step 4. Navigate to the Manage tab.
  • Step 5. Find the app you want to remove and check the box next to it.
  • Step 6. Hit the trash can icon.
  • Step 7. Select Uninstall.


  • Alternative One

  • Step 1. Open Google Play Store.
  • Step 2. Navigate to the store page of the app you want to uninstall(by searching for its name in the top search box).
  • Step 3. Hit the “Uninstall” button.


  • How to Disable Apps On Android Smartphones and Tablets?

    However,  there are pre-installed Android apps that normally can't be deleted from your devices. Hence, if you use any of the three methods listed above, you won’t see an “Uninstall” button. In this case, you can “Disable” them. This won’t delete them, but it will stop them from working and hide them from your app drawer. You can do this by,

  • Step 1. Go to the Settings app. 
  • Step 2. Go into “Apps & notifications”, find the pre-installed app and select it, then hit “Disable”.
  • Step 3. Confirm the action by tapping“ Disable app”.


  • How to Remove App Shortcuts?

    Some of you may prefer a tidier and cleaner desktop that only displays the most often-used apps  and want to hide those less frequently-used ones without deleting them. In this case, you can try to remove the app shortcuts instead of uninstalling them, and there are two ways of doing this.


    Method One

  • Step 1. Tap and hold the app you want to remove, and then a menu would appear.
  • Step 2. Tap “Remove” in the menu. Then the app shortcut is removed from your desktop, but you can still find it in your app drawer.
  • Method Two

    (Not each android phone supports this, but you can give it a shot.)

  • Step 1. Tap and hold the app until a bar appear at the top of the screen
  • Step 2.  Drag the app to the “Remove” option.


  • Conclusion

    The more unused apps you collect in your smartphone, the more likely it is for you to experience latency and stutter while running storage-sensitive apps. So finding out what apps are wasting your storage and freeing your CPU from bloat wares  are necessary as well as urgent. Without further ado, pick from aforementioned methods to clean up your smartphones.

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