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Android: 3 Ways To Uninstall An App

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Android, Smartphones

At some point, you’re probably going to want to uninstall an app on your Android phone. Maybe you’re running out of room, maybe you’ve found a better app that does the same thing, or maybe you just don’t care for the app.

It’s a good thing that uninstalling apps is very easy.  First, I’m going to show you how NOT to delete an app.  Let’s say I have decided to delete the Sticky Notes app. You see it below on a home screen.


If I press and hold, I can drag it to trash can and remove it from the home screen. But the app won’t be uninstalled. I’ve only removed the shortcut from the home screen.


If I want to remove the app from my phone, it needs to be uninstalled. One way to uninstall is to tap the icon for the app drawer. It looks like a square of squares. The app drawer is similar to All Programs or All Apps in Windows.


Swipe through until you find the app you want to uninstall.


Press and hold to drag it to the trash. You’ll see that it says Uninstall instead of Remove .


A pop-up will ask you to confirm that you want to uninstall the app.


Another option for uninstalling an app is to go to Settings on your device and tap Application Manager.


Scroll down until you find the app you wish to uninstall and tap Uninstall.


But wait, there’s more! You can also tap the icon for the Google Play Store app.


Tap the three line icon in the upper left and choose My Apps & Games from the drop-down menu.


Scroll down to find the app you want to uninstall and tap the uninstall button.


The app will still remain listed under your apps. You can reinstall from there at any time if you want to.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Android: 3 Ways To Uninstall An App”

  1. Chuck says:

    Is there any way to remove bloatware from my Android phone. I do not have enough room on my phone to install updates for my favorite apps. I had to pick 2 of my least favorite apps to uninstall to make room for my Starbucks app update.

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