Apps provide additional functionality to the smartphones we already know that! But we can’t just install and use any random app just because it came through the way while navigating to the play store.
Along with providing the additional features, apps eat up the important resources of our phone including the limited storage and data. So it’s really important to systematize the apps installed on our phone and uninstall the unnecessary apps. That’s where our guide on how to Delete Apps on Android comes into the scene.
Moreover, when we buy a new smartphone it comes preloaded with many system apps which are tended to be important to run the android smoothly and provide mandatory features to the phone.
But there comes a time when we feel the need of deleting those apps to release the system resources to utilize them better. That’s also a situation when we feel like learning how to remove pre-installed apps on android!
Regardless of which reason is causing you to delete the apps on your android phone, we will walk you through a step by step guide on how to remove unwanted apps from your Android device.
The iPhone users who are looking to delete apps from iCloud, you can see this post explaining how to delete apps from iCloud.
Let’s get straight to the guide!
How to Delete Apps on Android:
There are multiple ways you can delete Apps from an android phone and trust me the process is extremely easy. But here is a catch. Deleting apps on android is easy but only those which have been installed by us.
The bloatware or the apps which come preinstalled by the manufacturers take hard to get deleted. But we will teach you the multiple methods on how to permanently delete unwanted apps along with the bloatware.
The first and easiest method to remove the android apps is using the simple and native method. I’m sure most of you are already aware of this method. But in case you don’t know about it, go through the below steps.
Step 1. Unlock your android phone and go to the apps menu.
Step 2. When on the apps menu page, tap and hold the app icon that you wanted to uninstall. You will see the Uninstall option. Just drag the app icon to ‘Uninstall button’ to uninstall the app.
Keep that in mind, every smartphone manufacturer has their own custom UI based on Android. In this case, I am using Stock Android smartphone. If you have Sony, Samsung, Xiaomi or any other smartphone, this may not work for you.
Screenshot for the same is given below.
Another native approach for deleting the third party apps from an android phone is by going to the Application manager. Here’s how to do this.
Step 1. To reach to the application manager, go to Settings and tap Apps under Device section. There you will see different lists for apps that are installed on your phone.
Select downloaded apps to uninstall the third-party apps.
Step 2. Now tap any app from the list which you want to delete and select the option Uninstall. Confirm the process and the app would be deleted,
Note: The location of the option might be different as per the android phone you have and the version of the phone.
If the third party apps you have on your phone have been installed from google play store, you can uninstall them from play store itself. Below steps will tell you how to do that.
Step 1. Go to Google play store and tap three horizontal lines on the top left on your android screen.
Step 2. In the drop-down list of options, tap My apps and games option. It might also be as My apps depending upon your phone version.
Step 3. As sooner you tap My apps, you will see the list of installed apps on your phone. Tap on any app from the list which you want to uninstall and tap Uninstall button, confirm the process and you are done.
I believe, the above methods were enough to let you know the ways to remove the third-party apps. But if you are willing to delete the system apps i.e bloatware, have a look at the rest of the guide.
#How to Delete System Apps/Bloatware:
Deleting Bloatware is not possible if your phone is not rooted. You can hide the unwanted system apps from your phone but can’t delete them. they will keep residing on your smart device unless you root your phone and follow below steps to delete them.
Step 1. To get bloatware deleted from your phone, you first need to root your phone. If your phone is already rooted, you are good to go. You can see the detailed blog post about Rooting an Android smartphone.
Step 2. Once your phone is rooted, go to the google play store and install ROM Toolbox Lite app. The first screen you will see after the installation is complete is the below screen.
Step 3. Now tap the App Manager. You will be redirected to the page where all the apps installed on your phone will be shown. If the apps you want to delete is there on the list, just long tap them to select to get them deleted.
When the apps are selected, you will see the delete icon gets appeared at the bottom of the screen. Tap the delete icon and the apps will be deleted from your phone. Simple enough.
Step 4. If the app you want to delete is not in the list, tap the plus kinda icon at the bottom to see the multiple app options. Select the app by long tapping it and get them deleted.
That’s it. I really hope we have successfully taught you multiple methods on how to delete Apps on Android. If there is still any doubt remain, feel free to put your query in the comment box below!
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Sonam is an IT engineer by education and passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!