How to uninstall apps in stock Android
Uninstalling apps from stock Android is simple:
- Select the Settings app from your app drawer or home screen.
- Tap Apps & Notifications, then hit See all apps.
- Scroll down the list until you find the app you want to remove and tap it.
- Select Uninstall.
If you come across an app that cannot be removed, then simply follow the same instructions as above, just substituting Disable for Uninstall in the final step. That should ensure that the offending app — while not removed totally — cannot be activated or impact your day-to-day activity.
How to uninstall apps in Samsung Experience and One UI
- Find the app you wish to uninstall.
- Long-press (tap and hold your finger) on the app, and wait for a pop-up menu to appear.
- Tap Uninstall.
- If you want to uninstall multiple apps on an S8 or newer, then you can tap Select multiple items from the same pop-up menu, select each app you want rid of, then tap Uninstall at the top left. This option isn’t available on older Samsung phones like the S7 Edge pictured.
To disable apps that are not able to be uninstalled, simply follow the same steps again, only tapping Disable instead of Uninstall.
How to uninstall apps in Huawei’s EMUI
- Find the app you want to uninstall, whether on your home page or in your app drawer.
- Long-press (tap and hold your finger) on the app until your phone vibrates and a pop-up menu appears.
- Tap Uninstall.
Huawei warns some apps won’t be able to be uninstalled in order to make sure your system continues to run smoothly, but some apps will also be kept there because of agreements with Huawei. You should be able to disable those apps, though; just tap Disable instead of Uninstall when the menu pops up.
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