If any of youris of , you’re lucky. i am a big fan of , and the end of the year is a great time to give your a reset. If you’re like me, you’ve probably accumulated a bunch of apps over time that you don’t use anymore. Whether it’s the last social network everyone joins or a that I installed for a few minutes entertainment, I have too many applications. I have a lot more single-serve apps cluttering up my app drawer (not to mention my phone’s storage space) than apps I use on a regular basis.
Getting rid of them is not always intuitive. Delete an app on your Android phone oris a simple process, if you know where to look, taking only a few seconds. But as is often the case with Android phones, not all phones use the same method. I have found four different ways to uninstall an app on your Android phone, explaining each in detail below.
An app removal method that works on all Android phones
The proven method to remove apps from your Android phone or tablet is simple: long press the app icon until the app shortcut pop-up appears. You will see either an “i” button or Application Info; press it. Then select Uninstall.
It’s simple and works on every Android device I’ve ever used.
Three alternative ways to uninstall Android apps
As with everything Android, not all phones work the same and there are several ways to accomplish the same task. For example, you can view a list of all the apps installed on your phone in Settings > Apps and notifications (sometimes it’s just listed as applications).
Selecting an app will show you the same app information screen that you can access from the app shortcut, with the Uninstall button. For some, seeing a list of all your apps in one place that you can easily scroll through instead of browsing your home screens or the app drawer is a better way to cut the fluff.
You can also use the Play Store to uninstall apps by viewing an app’s Play Store list and selecting Uninstall next to the Open Where Update button.
Not all phones are created equal. Atand phones, for example, you don’t have to go through the extra step of selecting app information after long pressing the app icon. There is a Uninstall Integrated option in the application’s shortcut menu, making the process much easier and faster.
After deleting apps to give yourself extra storage space and refine your app drawer, be sure to watch. It is also a good time to give your phone some privacy setting through the to help protect your personal data. Oh, and don’t forget the . We know you will like them too. In addition, these are the , the and the .