If you are like the millions of individuals around the world who are practically glued to their phone 24/7, then you probably download a lot of apps regularly. However, over time those apps can accumulate, and while just one usually doesn’t take up too much space; dozens can fill up your storage capacity to where you won’t be able to fit anything else or even open an app on your device.
In addition, I’m sure you already know that most apps come bundled with a lot of advertisements where many seem to pop up quite frequently. This can get very daunting when you are trying to make a phone call or do something else on your phone, but suddenly an ad pops up and you have to wait and close it first before you can do anything.
Fortunately, there are some fast and simple ways to remove apps that you no longer use from your phone and regain all the wasted space.
In this article, you will learn how to go through your apps and remove the ones that you no longer use from your Android device.
Four Ways to Remove Apps from Your Android Device
The good news is you can uninstall unwanted apps that you installed on your device and if you paid for an app that you remove, you can always reinstall it later without having to pay for it again.
Moreover, you can disable system apps that were preinstalled on your phone and when it comes to instant apps; you can either simply clear the data for just one app or turn instant apps off entirely.
How to disable apps that were preinstalled on your Android device
You won’t be able to delete some of the system apps that came with your Android phone. However, you can disable them so that they will no longer show up on your phone’s apps list.
1. On your phone, open “Settings”
2. Tap “Apps & Notifications”
3. Tap the unused app that you would like to disable. If the app is not listed, then tap “App Info” or “See all Apps”
4. Tap Disable.
There are actually three ways to remove unwanted apps you installed from your Android device:
• Delete Apps from the Google Play Store
• Delete Apps from Settings
• Delete from the Apps Drawer
However, while these solutions will all work with the newer versions of Google’s operating system, some may not work with older versions.
How to delete apps from your android device using the Google Play Store
Delete Apps from the Google Play Store on an Android 8.1 and above
To remove unwanted apps using Google Play Store, find the app icon on your phone and tap it to visit the “Google Play Store”. When the page loads, tap the “three stacked dashes symbol” usually located right next to the search bar. Next, tap “My apps & games”. Find the app you would like to uninstall and tap it. Lastly, tap uninstall.
The app that you selected will be deleted from your device. To remove more apps, tap the “Back” button found on the very top of your smartphone’s screen to go back to the installed apps section and repeat the process for every app you would like to delete.
How to delete apps from the settings menu with any version of Android
On your device, first, open the setting menu. Next, depending on which displays on your device, open “Application Manager” or “Apps”. Select the app that you would like to remove and tap the “Uninstall” button.
The unwanted app will be removed from your device and you will be redirected back to the Application Manager or Apps menu where you will be able to repeat the process to remove more unwanted apps.
3: How to delete apps from the Apps Drawer on your Android device.
Although this method will not work on older versions of your Android, it is the fastest and simplest way to remove unwanted apps from your device. In the case that you cannot use this method, you can always use one of the solutions above to delete apps from your Android device.
All you have to do in this method is to open up the app drawer that contains all of your apps and find the app you want to delete. When you locate the app you want to remove, tap and hold it until the “Uninstall button appears, drag it to the button marked “Uninstall” and release. A box will open up asking you to confirm that you want to remove the app, just tap on “OK” and it will be uninstalled from your phone.
This process will also work on the apps that are located on your home screen as well.
Step by Step actions need to uninstall apps from your android device
Now we will go over each process step by step so that you will understand how to use each method completely. Remember, if you paid for an app that you remove, you can reinstall it later without having to pay again. In addition, the apps that came preinstalled on your phone that you disabled can always be enabled by using the same method used to disable them.
Step by Step Instructions To Delete apps using the Google Play Store
1. Open Google Play Store
2. Tap “Menu” (a stack of 3 dashes) next to the search bar
3. Tap “My apps & games”
4. Tap the “app or game” you want to remove
5. Tap “Uninstall”
Step by Step Instructions To Delete Apps from the Settings Menu
1. Open the “Settings” menu on your device
2. Tap on “Application Manager” or “Apps” (whichever is available on your device)
3. Locate the app you would like to remove and tap on it (You may have to scroll down to find it)
4. Tap “Uninstall”
Step by Step Instructions To Delete from the Apps Drawer
- . 2. and when the “Uninstall” button appears, drag the app to it and release, then tap “OK” to confirm that you want to remove the app and it will be removed
1. On the “Home Screen” or in the “App Drawer”, tap and long hold on the app you would like to remove
2. Either an “Uninstall” icon or a menu will appear with “Uninstall” as an option
3. Drag the app to the “Uninstall” icon or tap “Uninstall” on the menu.