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How to delete apps on Android

If your Android device is running out of storage space, you might want to delete some apps from your phone. Deleting an app is easy, and it takes only a few seconds. However, there are different processes to delete apps depending upon the device and their version.

In this article, you will learn the different ways to delete an app on your device.

1. Delete apps in settings

Deleting an app from settings works on all the versions of the Android device. First of all, you need to launch the device Settings menu. Now, go to your Manage apps or Application manager or Apps (varies depending upon device model or version). Now, select the app which you want to delete and click on the Uninstall button. The app gets deleted from your smartphone or tablet in just a few seconds. Once the un-installation process finished, you will be directed back to the Apps menu.

How to delete apps on Android

Step by step instructions

  1. Launch the Android device Settings.
  2. Click on Manage apps or Application manager or
  3. Select an app that you want to uninstall.
  4. Tap on the Uninstall

2. Delete apps from the app drawer

Deleting apps from the app drawer is a faster and most straightforward way to remove apps from your smartphone or tablet. However, this process does not work on those devices which run on the older version of the Android operating system.

Just open your app drawer, and you will see all your apps available. Tap and hold one of them which you want to remove from your device and drag it into the Uninstall box that appears on the screen. Now, confirm the app uninstallation by tapping on the OK option on the prompt window.

How to delete apps on Android

Step by step instructions to delete apps from the app drawer

  1. Open your app drawer where all your apps are available. Tap and hold on the app which you want to remove from the device.
  2. Drag the app into the Uninstall box that appears on the screen.
  3. Now, click on the OK option to confirm the uninstallation.

3. Delete apps using Google Play Store

Another method to delete apps from your Android device is by using Google Play Store. Launch the Google Play Store app of your smartphone, go to the Settings option, and select My apps & games. Now, go to the Installed section and find an app that you want to delete, and tap on Uninstall. After a few seconds, your selected app gets uninstalled from your Android device.

How to delete apps on Android

Step by step instructions

  1. Launch the Play Store app of your Android device.
  2. Open the Settings
  3. Click on My apps & games.
  4. Now, visit the Installed
  5. Click on the app which you want to delete.
  6. Tap on Uninstall.

4. How to delete pre-installed apps

Some of the Android apps don't show an Uninstall button. This means the app is a part of the Android operating system and comes as a pre-installed on your phone so that you cannot uninstall it. However, you are able to disable it. These apps include Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, some manufacturer apps, etc. So, if you are trying to uninstall these apps using any of the methods mentioned above, you can't see the Uninstall button. To disable the pre-installed app, follow the below steps.

How to delete apps on Android

Step by step instructions to disable

  1. Launch the Android device Settings.
  2. Click on Manage apps or Application manager or
  3. Select the pre-installed app which you want to disable.
  4. Click on the Disable button, and confirm by pressing the Disable App.
  5. Now, click on OK to confirm.

Look at the below screen; the app cannot be removed, but the storage space used by this app is reduced.

How to delete apps on Android




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