There are a couple of possible motivating factors for removing and uninstalling apps from your device. People are constantly getting rid of apps from their phones and tablets because of irrelevancy, internal storage, and data. Any reason is really a valid reason. After all, it’s your device.
We’re sharing three ways to remove and uninstall apps from your device.
Hit the break for instructions.
Method 1: Your home screen
- Go to your phone’s home screen or anywhere on the launcher where apps are pinned.
- Choose the app you’d like to uninstall from your device and then long-press on the app icon. You’ll see two options appear at the top of the screen — Remove and Uninstall. If you’d like to simply put the app back in the app drawer, you can choose Remove; however, that’s not getting it off of your device for good. Uninstall will, as the word suggests, completely rid your device of that app. So carry the app icon over to the top right.
- Now you’ll be prompted to complete the uninstall process. After confirming your decision, the app will quickly be uninstalled and nowhere to be found on your device.
Method 2: Google Play
- Head into the Play Store.
- Swipe the left to the right to launch the Play Store’s slide-out menu. Choose My apps & games to see the list of apps installed on your phone.
- Choose the app you’d like to uninstall from the Installed list.
- See that Uninstall button? You know what to do. Select that.
- Confirm your decision to uninstall the app and watch it get pulled from your device cleanly.
Method 3: App manager
- Find the Settings menu in your phone and locate the Applications or App Manager section.
- Go down the list of apps on your device and find the one you’d like to uninstall.
- Once you’ve selected the app you’d like to uninstall, you’ll see a bold Uninstall button that completes the process.
- Of course you’ll be asked to confirm your decision before the app is actually uninstalled.
So, as you see now, there are three methods to uninstalling apps from your Android device. All of them complete the same exact action. The only real difference is convenience. If you’re on your home screen and see an app you don’t want anymore, you can just drag-and-drop. While in the Play Store updating apps, you can choose one and get rid of it. Or, in the Settings menu, you can see an app’s behavior before deciding its fate. No matter the way you do it, you’ll be waving ‘so long’ to that app.