How to Delete Apps on Samsung [Your Solution Here]

Uninstall Apps on Samsung Galaxy Devices Step 5

Because it is so simple to download and install games and other applications from the Google Play store, you may find yourself with an unmanageably huge number of applications loaded on your Samsung Galaxy.

The good news is that nearly every program can be uninstalled, and doing so is a straightforward procedure.

The only applications that can’t be removed are ones that came pre-installed and are essential to the operation of the Android operating system.

A lot of these applications may be deactivated, which eliminates them from the list of apps and prevents them from consuming system resources, which is the next best thing to not having them running at all.

How to Delete Apps on a Samsung Galaxy, or Disable Them
How to Delete Apps on Samsung

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What You Should Know

  • Tap and hold (long-press) the app icon until a pop-up window appears, then select Uninstall from the menu.
  • If the application is a system application, the uninstall option does not show. Instead, deactivate the application to keep it hidden from view.
  • You may also uninstall an app by going to Settings > Apps, selecting it, and then tapping Uninstall on the app details page.

Using this guide, you can learn how to remove applications from your Samsung phone.

Older Samsung models may have one or two menu options that are different from the ones in this tutorial, but you should be able to follow this instruction regardless of the Android version you are using.

What is the best way to determine how much space is left on my Samsung phone?

In certain cases, the number of applications you have loaded on your phone is not an accurate indication of how much space is actually left on your phone.

When it comes to applications, storage capacity is typically determined by how much data the individual program needs to function properly.

To see how much free space is left on your phone:

1. Open it and select Apps from the menu.

2. Then, by choosing Settings, navigate to Device maintenance.

3. When you touch on Storage, you should be able to view how much storage space you have available.

Remove Samsung Apps from the Home Screen – How to Do It

Newer phones make it simple to uninstall apps by merely interacting with the program icon on your home screen, which may be done by simply tapping it.

Note: If the program shortcut does not appear on one of your home screens, you may alternatively access it from the application tray. You’ll discover the steps to take to do so further down this page.

1. Long-press (tap and hold) the icon of the app you desire to uninstall until it disappears.

2. Select the Uninstall option from the popup menu that appears. Then, from the prompt that displays, choose OK.

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Select the Uninstall option from the popup menu that appears

Important: If the program in question is a system app, rather than one you installed yourself, the uninstall option will not be available.

Instead, you’ll need to disable the app, which will essentially make it invisible to the user. For this, open the same popup menu as before but select the “App Info” option instead, which is represented by an icon with the letter I within it.

On the screen that opens, click Disable and then pick OK from the prompt that follows after that.

How to Remove Samsung Apps from the Application Tray on a Samsung Device

Following the same procedure as before will remove apps from your smartphone, especially if they do not display on your home screen.

However, you will be dealing with the app icon in the application tray rather than the home screen.

1. If you have a theme that shows the app tray icon, you may access it by swiping it up from the bottom of the screen or by tapping on it from your home screen.

2. Locate the icon for the program that you desire to permanently delete and long-press (tap and hold) it to bring up the contextual menu.

3. Select the Uninstall option from the drop-down menu. Select OK from the pop-up window that appears.

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Select the Uninstall option from the drop-down menu

Reminder: If the program in question is a system app (and not one that you installed yourself), the uninstall option will not be available.

Instead, you’ll need to disable the app, which will essentially make it invisible to the user.

For this, open the same popup menu as before but select the “App Info” option instead, which is represented by an icon with the letter I within it.

On the screen that opens, click Disable and then pick OK from the prompt that follows after that.

On a Samsung smartphone, how do I turn off the default applications?

If you are unable to delete an app from your Samsung smartphone, you may at the very least make it inactive.

Unless you choose to make the program visible again by changing the settings in Application Manager, it will be hidden and inaccessible.

The following steps will show you how to deactivate a default app on your Samsung phone:

1. Go to Settings and choose Apps from the drop-down menu. This will provide a list of all of your installed programs.

2. Select the program that you wish to deactivate from the list.

3. Select the Disable option from the drop-down menu.

4. A warning message may display, stating that disabling built-in programs may cause problems with other applications.

You can opt to continue disabling the program by pressing the Disable button once more. If you don’t want to proceed, you may press Cancel.

Here’s how to reactivate applications that have been disabled:

1. Go to the home screen and select Menu from the drop-down menu.

2. Select General from the Settings drop-down menu.

3. Select Application Manager from the menu bar, then slide the Turned Off tab to reveal a list of the apps that have been deactivated.

4. Select the app that you wish to make available and press the Turn On button.

That’s all there is to it.

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NOTE: You may also press and hold an app to deactivate it, similar to how you would do so to delete an app as shown in the previous section.

If the Disable button is greyed out, you will be unable to disable or uninstall that particular application.

Using the Samsung Settings Menu, you may get rid of unwanted applications.

Using the system settings menu on your Samsung phone is a more traditional method of permanently removing applications from your phone.

The Samsung settings are, for the most part, almost identical to the default Android settings.

In practice, this implies that the procedure for uninstalling applications should be comparable to the process for removing apps on any other Android-powered device.

Although one or two stages may change depending on the manufacturer of your device, the overall method should be straightforward regardless of whatever model you have.

1. If you have an unlocked phone, slide down from the top of the screen to see the notifications tray.

2. Choose the settings option, which is represented by a gear symbol in the top right corner of the notifications tray. 

3. Scroll down until you find the Apps menu choice, and then touch on it to make it the active menu option.

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You will then get a list of all the apps

4. You will then get a list of all the apps that have been installed on your smartphone.

Continue to scroll through the list until you come across the app that you want to remove.

Once you’ve located it, click on the name of the app to be taken to the app’s details page.

Tip: Notice that the applications will be presented in alphabetical order by default.

You may filter the applications list on the left-hand sidebar based on whether or not they are currently enabled.

When you have a large number of apps loaded, this makes it easy to identify a specific one.

5. At the top of the next screen, you should notice two buttons: Uninstall and Force Stop.

Click on Uninstall to begin the uninstall process.

In order to completely uninstall the program from your smartphone, select Uninstall from the menu that appears and then pick OK from the prompt that appears.

NOTE: If the program in question is a system app (i.e., one that was not installed by you), the uninstall option will not be available. As a substitute, you’ll notice a Disable button that will effectively conceal it from view. Choose Disable and then OK from any prompts that may come after that.

Using the Google Play Store, you may delete apps from your phone

Alternatively, you may uninstall apps that are already installed on your smartphone by visiting the Google Play store directly.

Please keep in mind that this only applies to programs that you have manually placed on your phone, not to system apps that were pre-loaded on it.

1. Launch the Google Play program on your computer.

2. Select your profile image from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner.

3. Select the My Apps & Games option from the drop-down menu.

The My apps & games setting in Google Play is highlighted
Select the My Apps & Games option

4. To get a list of the applications that are presently installed on your device, select the Installed option in the left navigation bar.

5. Scroll through the list until you find the program that you want to uninstall. Once you’ve located it, click on the app’s name or symbol to be taken to its Play store page.

6. By default, the program list will be ordered according to the date on which the apps were last modified. It may be necessary to go farther down the list if the program you intend to uninstall has not been updated in a long period of time.

Select the Uninstall option in white (on the left) and then OK from the window that follows after you make your selection.

BONUS: On a Samsung Smart TV, here’s how to delete apps

Samsung Smart TVs come with pre-installed applications, which may be from Samsung or from another third-party developer.

Furthermore, you can quickly add additional apps to your Smart Hub by just clicking on the “Add App” button.

But what if you want to get rid of a couple of apps? Are you up to the challenge?

Delete Apps from Samsung Smart TVs with the T, Q, and LS models

Some people have difficulty uninstalling apps since the process varies depending on the kind of device they are using.

As a result of this, removing applications on the latest Samsung Smart TVs is an easy process. What you need to do is as follows:

1. Locate the ‘Home’ button on your OneRemote by using it. This will allow you to access the Smart Hub.

2. Locate the gear symbol, which represents ‘Settings.’

3. Scroll down until you locate ‘Support,’ and then pick ‘Device Care’ from the drop-down menu.

You will notice a brief scan of your television, so please be patient for a few seconds. Then select ‘Manage Storage’ from the drop-down menu.

5. Select the applications you wish to remove and then click on them.

6. After that, select ‘Delete.’

7. You’ll be asked to confirm that you wish to remove these applications. Click on the ‘OK’ button.

Delete Apps from Samsung Smart TVs in the M/MU/NU/RU/Q/LS (2017-2019) models.

1. In order to delete applications from these specific models, you must perform the following:

2. Using your OneRemote, press the ‘Home’ button.

3. Next, look for the word ‘Apps.’

4. To access ‘Settings,’ click on the gear symbol in the top right corner of the screen.

Identify and remove the applications from the list that you wish to remove. Select ‘Delete’ from the drop-down menu after clicking on them.

Our Final Thoughts

While the process of removing applications, or uninstalling them, is largely similar across Android devices, each handset may have its own set of procedures that are exclusive to the manufacturer.

Removing applications from a Motorola or LG phone is going to be different from removing apps from a Samsung smartphone, to name a few examples.

Frequently Ask Questions

I've heard that Samsung phones don't allow you to deactivate your Facebook account. What's the reason and solution?

Delete Facebook from your phone used to be a straightforward process. Getting rid of Facebook was as simple as going to Settings > Applications Manager and choosing the social media platform.

However, with some Samsung phones, uninstalling the well-known software is no longer as simple as it once was.

This is due to the fact that Facebook has apparently negotiated various agreements with Samsung and other Android smartphone manufacturers to make it hard to uninstall the app. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the devices that appears to have been impacted.

On a Samsung smartphone, how do I turn off the default applications?

1. Go to Settings and choose Apps from the drop-down menu. This will provide a list of all of your installed programs.

2. Select the program that you wish to deactivate from the list.

3. Select the Disable option from the drop-down menu.

4. A warning message may display, stating that disabling built-in programs may cause problems with other applications. You can opt to continue disabling the program by pressing the Disable button once more. If you don’t want to proceed, you may press Cancel.

How Do I Disable Apps on My Android Device?

1. Remove any applications that you have installed.

2. Launch the Google Play Store application, which is available for Android devices.

3. Select your profile from the drop-down menu at the upper right.

4. Select Manage apps & devices from the drop-down menu.

5. Select Uninstall from the drop-down menu next to the name of the program you wish to remove.

Tip: If you uninstall or disable an app, you may re-enable it by selecting it from the Apps menu. If you have already purchased an app, you can reinstall it without having to purchase it again. Find out how to uninstall and re-enable applications.

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