How to Delete Apps on an Android Phone

Take a look at your phone. Chances are you have apps that you forgot about, stopped liking, or simply don’t use anymore. Well, it turns out that deleting those apps from your Android Phone is simple. You have three simple options to choose from- just follow these steps below to rid any app that is no longer useful.

Option 1 – Deleting apps in settings

Delete apps right from the settings menu on your Android.

  1. Go to Settings on your phone.
  2. Choose Apps or Application manager.
  3. Pick the app you want to remove (you may need to scroll down to find it).
  4. Tap on Uninstall.

This option will work for all Android phones.

Option 2 – Deleting apps from the Google Play Store

Follow these steps to delete apps through the Google play store.

  1. Open the Play Store app on your phone.
  2. Choose the Settings menu.
  3. Select My Apps & Games.
  4. Scroll to the Installed section.
  5. Find the app you want to remove.
  6. Tap Uninstall.

It may take a few seconds for the app to clear from your Android phone, but it will be deleted.

Option 3 – Deleting in the app drawer

The fastest and easiest way to delete apps on your Android is in the app drawer—the screen that appears when you select the app drawer icon or swipe up from the bottom of the home screen.

  1. Tap on the Apps tab on the home screen.
  2. Choose the Device tab.
  3. Find the app you want to remove and tap and it.
  4. Press Remove.

The app is deleted and you’re good to go.

About pre-installed apps

Your Android phone came with several pre-installed apps, including some you may want and use, such as Gmail, YouTube, and Facebook. It’s also likely it came with preloaded apps from the manufacture or your wireless carrier. In most cases, these apps aren’t as easy to uninstall compared to the ones you chose to download. If you follow the above steps to delete an app, it won’t work because “Uninstall” will not be an option for pre-installed apps. Instead, you can turn them off so that they won’t show in your list of apps.

If you delete a paid app and want it back

Let’s say you accidently delete an app you’ve already purchased and want it back. That’s not a problem.

  1. Open Google Play Store
  2. Search for the app. It will be tagged as “Purchased.”
  3. Open it and tap on Download.

You’re all set—it’s been restored, and you can it start using it again. No payment will be required.

Now you know how to delete apps on an Android— so you can customize your phone just the way you want it.

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