Whether you need to uninstall just one app or a whole bunch at a time, Android is flexible enough to easily do it from multiple angles. Some phones have their own unique uninstallation methods, which we also explain in more detail below. However, this guide should work on any Android device you use.
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How to delete apps on Android
The following method is probably the simplest. It should work on any current Android device and is great for removing one app at a time.
1. Find the app on your home screen and Tap and hold the icon. This will bring up a small menu.
2. In this menu Tap on “Info” or the “I” symbol. You will then be redirected to the management screen of the relevant app. Your menu may look different depending on the brand of your phone, and other contextual actions may appear in the menu as well. However, this option will be available somewhere.
3. In the top row of buttons under the name and icon of the app, Click the middle Uninstall button. Et voila, your app is gone.
If you’ve activated an app drawer, you can follow these steps from that screen with the same results.
Alternative method for Samsung and other phones
On some Android phones like Samsung, there is a more direct way to do this.
1. Tap and hold the icon of the app that you want to remove. The pop-up menu then appears.
2. You will see that there is a “Remove” Possibility here. Tap on it and confirm your selection in the following popup. Your app is gone now.
As with the previous method, you can do this from the home screen or the app drawer menu if you’ve enabled it.
Delete Android apps in settings
There is also a non-specific method of removing apps from the Settings menu. This shows you all of your installed apps at once, which can be handy if you want to remove multiple apps in quick succession.
1. In the Settings app, select the Apps submenu. This can simply be called “Apps” or other names like “Apps and Notifications”.
2. Here you can see all installed apps in alphabetical order. If you can’t see your app library yet, tapShow all apps“Button.
3. Find and select the app you want to remove. On the next screen, select the option “Uninstall “ in the middle of the large row of keys. This menu can appear at the top or bottom of the display depending on the phone. In any case, the app has now been uninstalled.
How to delete Android apps on Google Play Store
You can also delete Android apps from the Google Play Store. This method works like this:
1. In the Google Play Store, Navigate to the store page the app you want to remove. The easiest way to do this is to search for his name in the top search box.
2. Once you are there, you can Click the Uninstall button to the left of the green “Open” button. You are done!
You can also use Google Play to remove multiple apps or, more easily, see what you have installed.
1. On the Play Store homepage, Tap your user icon right in the search bar. In the menu that opens, Select “Manage apps and devices”.
2. Press the “Manage” Tab at the top to see a full list of your installed apps. You can now navigate to individual App Store pages and the “Uninstall“as described in step 2 of the previous section.
3. If you want to remove an app or several apps from this menu, Select it by tapping the check box on the right. When you have made a selection, tap on the trash can symbol in the upper right corner. After confirming your selection, the selected apps will be removed.