Android user? Delete or disable apps on your device; know how to

    Android users can delete or disable applications installed on their phone. Here is a step-by-step guide for the same.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jan 20 2022, 07:43 AM IST
    How to delete, disable apps on Android phone.
    How to delete, disable apps on Android phone. (Pixabay)
    How to delete, disable apps on Android phone.
    How to delete, disable apps on Android phone. (Pixabay)

    Your mobile phone knows all about you. From your personal details to bank account details, everything is stored in your phone. May you be an Android phone user or an iOS user, you require certain applications on your phone based on your needs. You can download the mobile applications you need from Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS). From gaming apps to educational to payment making applications, you can install whichever app you want from a wide variety of options. However, it is advisable to check the ratings and comments of the app before downloading and installing it on your phone for your safety concerns.

    Also, you might have noticed that there are certain applications that are pre downloaded on your devices at the time of the purchase. Some of these pre-installed apps can be deleted by you while some can't, no matter if you use these applications or not. However, the apps which you install can easily be uninstalled by you. As per the information provided by Android support page, if you remove an app you paid for, you can reinstall it later without buying it again. You can also disable system apps that came with your phone, it added.

    How to disable apps that came with your Android phone

    As stated above, you cannot delete some system apps that came pre-installed on your Android phone. But on some phones, you can turn them off so that they will not show on the list of apps on your phone. In order to disable the applications on your Android phone, you can follow the below mentioned steps:

    1. Go to Settings.

    2. Find and click on the Apps option.

    3. Look for the pre-installed or inbuilt application that you want to disable and click on it.

    4. Once you click on the name of the application, you will find the Disable option at the bottom of your phone's screen. Tap on it.

    How to delete apps that you installed on your Android phone

    Time
    Tools
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    5 Minutes
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    • Updated phone
    • Internet
    Step 1: Open the Google Play Store app.
    Step 2: At the top right, tap the profile icon.
    Step 3: Tap Manage apps and devices and then click on Manage option.
    Step 4: Tap the name of the app you want to delete and then Uninstall.

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    First Published Date: 20 Jan, 07:43 AM IST
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