How to Uninstall or Disable Apps on Android

Knowing how to uninstall or disable apps on Android is incredibly useful whether you want to clean up your phone or boost its performance. With millions of apps available on Google Play, it’s easy to have a few too many on your phone. Those apps all take up space and can eventually slow down your phone even if you never use them.

There are a number of different ways to uninstall or disable apps on Android. Here’s a quick look at the best methods, including how to get rid of some apps that may be preinstalled on your phone or tablet.

There are two methods to uninstall apps on Android, both are quick and easy. However, there are minor variations depending on the brand of your phone, and we’ll take that into account. So whether you have a phone from Samsung, Google, OnePlus, or any other manufacturer, one of these options will work for you.

How To Uninstall App On Android - Settings Method

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How to Uninstall Apps on Android – Settings Method

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Apps and notifications or apps
    • (Pixel and OnePlus) Select See all apps or App info
  • Tap the app you want to remove
  • Select remove and tap OK if asked

That is it. The app and its data will be removed from your phone. If an app shows an option for Turn of that means it is a pre-installed app that cannot be completely removed from your system. However, there are still benefits to disabling an app as it will no longer appear in your app drawer and will not run in the background. So if it’s an app you don’t have and won’t use, you’ll need to disable it using the same steps above.

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How To Delete Apps On Android – Home Screen / App Drawer Method

  • Long press the app you want to delete
    • (Samsung and OnePlus) Tap remove or Turn of
  • Drag and drop the app to the top right corner of your screen remove
  • Tap OK if asked