Why would you want a smartphone where apps cannot be installed? Applications are the true sauce of mobile phones, and the real responsible for spending so much time daily in front of the screen, make no mistake. But everything has a limit, of course, and that is something that is always true, especially when we talk about the memory of our phones.
Uninstalling applications is one of the best ways to free up space on Android, so if you think you’ve had enough of apps and want to start getting rid of some of them, this is your time.
How to uninstall an application on Android
If an app is giving you problems and you find that you cannot uninstall it in an ordinary way, take a look at the following tips. Then we collect all possible ways to uninstall an app on an Android device.
Method # 1: Uninstall the app from the Play Store
If you have problems uninstalling an app from the phone interface, sometimes the easiest thing to do is go to the Play Store. If you can’t find the uninstall button on your mobile and you prefer to play it safe, use the Google application store.
- Open the Play Store app.
- Do a search and locate the app you want to uninstall.
- Click on it to open the application file.
- Select “Uninstall.”
- Confirm the message that you will see on the screen to proceed with the uninstallation.
Method # 2: Use the Android settings menu
This is the most direct way to uninstall an app. Just go to the system settings menu and get rid of it.
- Enter the Android “Settings” menu.
- Click on “Applications and notifications”.
- Here you will see a list of all the apps and games that are installed on the device.
- Select the app and on the next screen click the “Uninstall” button.
Method # 3: Uninstall apps from the app drawer
This is another of the most common ways to delete an app from the phone. Depending on the customization layer that our Android has, the process may be a little different, but in general they all work more or less the same.
- Unfold the app drawer, usually by swiping up on the screen. In some cases there may also be an icon in the center to open the app drawer.
- Make a long press on the app you want to uninstall.
- Select the “Uninstall” option. If you don’t see this option, click on “Application information” and then click the “Uninstall” button.
Method # 4: Uninstall Factory Apps with System App Remover
If you want to uninstall bloatware or some system application that cannot be uninstalled by default then you will need a tool like this. System App Remover not only uninstalls “ordinary” applications, but also system apps whose uninstallation is blocked.
In any case, keep in mind that you will need root permissions to remove these types of apps from the system. You can see more details in the NEXT POST. The app is available for free or in a premium version without ads.
Method # 5: Uninstall an app using ADB commands
If uninstallation using ordinary methods is not possible, we can always connect the Android device to the PC using a USB cable. With USB debugging enabled on the device and after installing the ADB package on the PC, we open a terminal window and execute the following command:
adb uninstall application.apk – where application.apk corresponds to the name of the app’s installation package. For example, adb uninstall com.whatsapp.apk
You can see more details about how to run this command in THIS ANOTHER POST.