Delete apps on Android phone

With all the modern smartphones that even our grandparents are using these days, everyone should have a general knowledge on handling at least the most vital processes. This could be installing, uninstalling, updating applications and many others. Well, it goes without saying that sooner or later you will need to delete a software from your phone as you are tired of it, you need more space or you simply found out a better one which features the same possibilities. The reasons are countless but in order to completely delete a particular program, you need to follow these steps that will assist you significantly. Keep in mind that this guide is valid for you, only if your phone is working with an Android operating system.

How to delete apps on Android device?

Step 1 - Opening the Settings

It is quite obvious that using the Settings app on your smartphone, you are able to delete pretty much every application that you have downloaded legally from the Google Play store. On the whole, this is one of the main reasons why you have it on your device. Well, one thing to remember  before starting with this method is that this will help you to get rid of apps that are downloaded from you and are not preloaded in your phone.

So, to begin, all you have to do is navigate to the Settings app and open it, tapping over it.

For most of the Android smartphones, the icon for Settings looks like this.


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Step 2 - Access the application manager

What you have to do now is to simply choose the tab, named “Applications” or “Apps”.  Needless to say, this will give you access to all of the programs that are currently installed on your phone. You are able to gain valuable information about their size, location and many more.

NB! On some phones, you will have to first choose the tab “More” and then continue with the process.

Step 3 - Navigate to the tab “Downloads”

“Downloads”,most of the times, is in the leftmost corner of the screen so you will easily see it. Click on it and you will find that all of your applications that were downloaded from the Play Store are listed here.

Step 4 - Find the one that you want to uninstall

What you have to do now is scroll down, until you locate the application that you intend to delete. Afterwards, simply tap on it. This will open all the needed information, as well as an uninstall button.

Step 5 - Actually uninstalling

Yep, we have come to the last and probably, easiest step, where all you have to do is tap on the uninstall button and the process will begin. Normally your phone will ask you for approval that this is actually your intention.

Take a look around this App info screen as many vital processes, connected with you installed applications, will be held from here.


For applications that are preloaded on your phone, you will need to do some more advanced work.

And there you go, you are now able to fully delete every downloaded Android application that comes in your way. What is more, this is the perfect moment, to get rid of some of the old ones that only taking space and slowing your phone down.

Here is a video with a relevant example:

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