How To Delete An Application From Your Android Gadget
This article is for those of you just starting to use a device with the Android operating system. For the more experienced users, or even the beginners that passed the “I just took it out of the box” phase, this might seem very easy. But if you’re struggling with simple tasks, you will, of course need help to get you started. Check below to see how you can perform the simple task of uninstalling an application from your Android powered device. It’s very easy.
One of the easiest ways to go about this, is to use the very same thing that you have used to install the apps you are now trying to delete. Go to the Google Play Store,then bring up the “My Apps” tab, by swiping right on your screen. From the tab that will appear, choose the “Installed” tab. By doing this, the Play Store will bring up a list of all the application you have installed to your Android device from the Google Play Store. When you find the app you wish to delete, somewhere in that list, tap on it and see as you are taken to that app’s individual page. From there, simply tap de Uninstall button and you’re golden.
Another way to do this, more or less complicated, but overall still simple, is by choosing the apps you want to uninstall from your phone settings. Simply start by going to your settings screen. You can do this either by going to your app drawer, then finding the Setting icon, directly tap on it from the home screen, that is, of course, if it is on your home screen, and finally by pulling down your Notification Panel (swipe down from the top of the screen to bring up this panel) and selecting Settings from there. After you have finally reached the Settings screen, look for the Apps manager.
Depending on your device, this category in your settings might be named a little different. But keeping that in mind, you will surely figure out which one it is, as it probably has App in its name or something similar. Now that you’re in your app manager, simply choose which of the shown apps you wish to uninstall, then tap the actual Uninstall button from the next screen. This option lets you uninstall any app on your phone, while the Google Play Store method lets you uninstall app that were installed via the Google Play Store
Another method is available for some devices. It is probably the easiest method, but it doesn’t come with all phone models. In this method, all you have to do is go to your app drawer, find the app you wish to uninstall, the tap and hold. After a brief moment, you should be presented with your home screen, with the distinct difference that now the top of the screen is occupied by one (or several) extra options. If your device has the option in question, you will be able to drag the app you are holding to the top of the screen where it says “Uninstall”. Like I said, this is very easy, but not all phones come with this option. The HTC One M8 is an example of device that comes with this option.
With these options you can uninstall almost any app. The word “almost” is used because sometimes manufacturers put some apps called “bloatware apps” that you cannot uninstall, because they don’t want you too. They have something to do with either the manufacturer or your carrier, and the best thing you can do about them is deactivate them, but you can’t uninstall them unless you have root access for your device.