Ways to Uninstall Applications from Android Phones

android logoSo many people like me must have upgraded to Froyo from some other phones like Symbian and all. So let’s check out a quick guide on how to uninstall or remove the applications from your Samsung Galaxy S or in any Android device. With some simple steps you can easily uninstall the applications from your Android device. You can use one of the two methods to uninstall or remove the apps, one being using the Application manager and another one directly from the application list. So, let’s proceed to the procedure for two of them.

Procedure to Uninstall or to remove the apps:

Using Application Manager:

  • First you need to tap on the Menu Key which is located on the left side of the phone and then need to tap on Settings.

Menu

  • Now after selecting the Settings option, you need to tap on Applications option from the list.

Settings

  • Now, click on Manage Applications from the list as shown below.

Applications

  • After clicking on the Manage applications option, click on the Application which you want to remove or uninstall. And then select Uninstall option as shown below.

Application Info

That’s it after selecting the option of Uninstall, the process of uninstallation will begin and the selected app will be uninstalled within seconds depending on the application size.

Uninstalling directly from Application List:

  • For uninstalling directly from the application list, go to home screen, click on Application icon and select the application to remove and click on the left tab option and select Edit option.

Application view

  • So, after clicking on Edit, you will find a small red “-”mark on each icon. Just click on the Application which you want to remove or uninstall the application from your Android device.

So, by following simple steps which are mentioned above, you can easily uninstall the apps from your Android device.

31 Comments
  1. Reply Sabine June 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks a lot. Big help! This was actually easy :)

  2. Reply Spworks6687 June 11, 2012 at 6:49 am

    the method above works for downloaded apps  not the apps that came with phone I have a very annoying factory app called visual voicemail.i already have voice mail set up from my last phone .every time somoene calls and i cant answer it  i have to hear this stupid thing and go through 3 processes to shut the dam thing up  but i cant get the thing out of my phone     HELP

  3. Reply Spworks6687 June 11, 2012 at 6:49 am

    the method above works for downloaded apps  not the apps that came with phone I have a very annoying factory app called visual voicemail.i already have voice mail set up from my last phone .every time somoene calls and i cant answer it  i have to hear this stupid thing and go through 3 processes to shut the dam thing up  but i cant get the thing out of my phone     HELP

  4. Reply Spworks6687 June 11, 2012 at 6:49 am

    the method above works for downloaded apps  not the apps that came with phone I have a very annoying factory app called visual voicemail.i already have voice mail set up from my last phone .every time somoene calls and i cant answer it  i have to hear this stupid thing and go through 3 processes to shut the dam thing up  but i cant get the thing out of my phone     HELP

  5. Reply rosie101 May 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    thanks so much. this really helped me.

  6. Reply deadman2121 May 14, 2012 at 3:11 am

    HOW TO UNINSTALL HTC SYNC??? ANY GOOD IDEAS?!?!?!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

      you can uninstall the same from control panel in your pc!

  7. Reply Sendhil May 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Hi i have an Galaxy S GTi9003, Not sure hw to start with the mess. I downloaded 3 apps from market (Instagram, Avast mobile security, and evernote) was running fine for some days. Last few days my phone started acting weird and i tried uninstalling the apps from settings-> manage apps (did not work), Tried task manager – uninstall (No go), tried ur above instruction by deleting it from the menu list as well nothing worked. I also tried uninstalling from the masrket as well but wen i reboot my phone it just cmes back again. Need ur advice coz my phones constantly rebooting every now and then and m getting “Force close messages” and to top it all wen ppl call me m not gettin calls and they get a mesg as “no busy” wen m actually not using my phone.

  8. Reply Kris April 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I removed some apps following the instructions above, but when I go install new apps ( such as words with friends), it states that I have insufficient storage space. However it shows that I have more than enough space when I look at my available storage. I have the galaxy 2. Please help!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply Yogesh Patel April 11, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Go to words with friends, check out uninstall procedure in the help or tutorial section. It will do it.

  9. Reply Patrick April 10, 2012 at 2:29 am

    stop shitting with your idiotism!!

    i have 2.3.6 gingerbread pn Galaxy Ace and there main applications i dont need, dont wanna have, and i still can’t uninstall, remove, make it gone!!

    Tell me how remove apps like: navigation, street view ( part of google map ) Thinkoffice,gogle talk, and some other shit i had never any need!

    i dont like the idea, i can’t remove what i dont need!

    As for you brainiac: the “manage applications” idea of yours USELESS!!wHEN AN APP HAS NO authority OR OPTON remove by your so called “always work” method what we can do? Here one more thing you got wrong, and there fore pissing me off you spreadng your idiotic, useless wiseness, take a look on the fact’s:

    “For uninstalling directly from the application list, go to home screen, click on Application icon and select the application to remove and click on the left tab option and select Edit option.”

    Dude…. yo can only move icons freely on the main menu gives you ain’t authority remove the application itself!

    If you dont know whatcha saying, or half assed your advice as it is, don’t… just don’t say nothing till you ain’t have the real method can help!

  10. Reply the douche April 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    thnx mate i wus searchin for this cause i have to uninstall temple run… thnx again!

  11. Reply dkagerl February 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Hello, Is there any way to uninstall apps that shows the UNINSTALL button off without cleaning the cache memory?
    like Iron man and other unnecessary apps.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 1:21 am

      YOU CAN DO THE SAME FROM THE MANAGE APPS SECTION!

  12. Reply Leonard October 13, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I seem to have a lot of apps that don’t have the red dash on them. Are they non-removable?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

      they are removable.

  13. Reply Rodrigo September 19, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Man, when i open my “manage applications” i see my apps with size 3 and without unity (mb, kb), when it should be with real size 3,789 Mb, but i click on app and i see the real size. I want to know if it is normal?
    Sorry my english ):
    Thanks.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

      yes rodrigo, its normal, which version you are on?

      • Reply Rodrigo September 20, 2011 at 6:31 am

        I’m on 2.2 Froyo. Ooooh man, thanks a lot, i was thinking that was a bug, I’m relieved now and I really appreciate the attention. I’m noob with android hehe ):

        Thanks again.

        • NeaL Pradeep September 20, 2011 at 11:07 am

          thanks rodrigo!

  14. Reply sheena September 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    i just bought a samsung galaxy…and i’m trying to take off the applications that are on my screen but i can’t…PLEASE HELP….

  15. Reply devjyoti July 9, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    excellent…thanks dude. I was searching for this.

  16. Reply Zee April 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    How do I delete the app that seems to be part of the firmware. I bought the Samsung Galaxy in Dubai recently, it came with 2 or 3 apps that I will never use.

    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      @zee may i know what are the applications you wish t delete!?

      • Reply charbel February 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        I want to remove the oly quran. does anyone knows how?

        • Yogesh Patel February 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

          Follow the above procedure.

  17. Reply RCK January 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks Neal. It’s a pain to reinstall all apps again after clearing the cache. Any smart method around to get rid of those zero KB apps / icons ?

  18. Reply RCK January 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    On my Galaxy S, I hv a few apps whose size is zero KB. When I go to manage apps to uninstall it and get rid of that icon, I get no options to uninstall or delete. The uninstall button is in de-activated state. Any suggestions on how to get rid of such app icons? I hv three such on my phone which I do not need and so would like to delete. Pl help.

    • Reply Speedy Neal January 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

      clear the cache information of your device by going into the recovery mode…
      please take a proper backup of contacts and messages before you clear the cache as all unwanted and trouble making things will be deleted after you wipe your cache!! also all apps will have to be re installed in your Android device.

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