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Keep Your Phone Light: Learn How To Uninstall Android Apps

Did your Android device come pre-loaded with unnecessary third party apps and you want to uninstall all of  them? Are you tired of several useless third party apps running in the background and taking space on your Android device? Do you want to uninstall multiple apps from your Android device that you don’t use anymore?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then continue reading as this guide will show you how you can uninstall useless third party apps from your Android device within a couple of minutes.

Using this guide, you’ll learn how to uninstall Android apps, with various methods such as:

  • Uninstalling apps remotely, without using your Android device
  • Uninstalling apps through your PC
  • Uninstalling apps that you downloaded through the Google Play store
  • Uninstalling third party apps that you didn’t install through the Google Play store

Method 1: Google Play Store App

The Google Play Store app doesn’t only let you install apps from the millions available on the Play Store, it also lets you uninstall all the apps that you downloaded through the Play Store. This is possibly one of the easiest and most reliable ways to uninstall third party apps from your Android device. As the Google Play Store is available on all Android devices, using this method to uninstall apps should work on most Android devices. That being said, you won’t be able to uninstall some of the apps that came pre-loaded on your Android device as they might not be available on the Google Play Store or other third party apps that you didn’t install through the Play Store.

Step 1

Open the Google Play Store app, tap on the Menu button in the top right corner and select My Apps.

Play Store My Apps

Step 2

Tap on the Installed tab and scroll down to find the app that you want to uninstall. You can also search for the app using the Search button.

Play Store Installed

Step 3

Tap on the app that you want to uninstall.

Step 4

Tap on the Uninstall button below the app name. Tap on Ok to confirm. That’s it! You have successfully uninstalled an app using the Google Play Store.

Play Store Uninstall


Method 2: Android App Settings

This method has been available on Android since the beginning and you can use it to uninstall apps within a couple of seconds. This uses Android’s default Application settings to uninstall all the useless apps installed on your Android device. Like Method 1, this method should also work on most Android devices as it can be accessed using the Settings app. The great thing about this method is that not only can you uninstall apps that were installed through the Google Play store, but you can also uninsstall third party apps that you installed through individual apk files.

Step 1

Open the Settings app on your Android device.

Step 2

Scroll down and tap on Applications. On newer Android devices, you will find Apps instead of Applications.

Settings Applications

Step 3

Tap on Manage applications. On some of the latest Android devices, you’ll be directly taken to the apps screen and there won’t be a Manage applications option.

Settings Manage Applications

Step 4

Tap on the app that you want to uninstall.

Settings Apps

Step 5

Tap on the Uninstall button.

Settings Uninstall App

Step 6

Tap on OK in the in the Uninstall application popup. After the uninstallation is complete, you’ll get an Uninstall finished! popup. Tap on OK. That’s it!

Settings Uninstall OK


Method 3: Uninstall Remotely

This app focuses on Uninstalling apps remotely, without accessing your Android device. You can use this method to uninstall apps using any other device, such as your PC. It basically uses Google Play Store’s wireless service to manage apps on your Android device. Using Google Play Store’s official website, not only can you uninstall your existing apps, but you can also install and update apps wirelessly. If you want to uninstall apps while your Android device is connected to a charger or if it is with someone else, then this method is possibly your best option.

Step 1

Go to the Google Play Store website using the web browser on your PC or any other device that you’re using.

Step 2

Sign in with your Google account details. Make sure you login with the same Google account that you use on your Android device.

Step 3

Click on My Apps on the top left. If you are using more than one Android device with your Google account, click on the device on which you want to uninstall the apps.

Google Play Devices

Step 4

Navigate to the app that you want to uninstall and tap on the trash can icon below the name of the app.

Google Play Trashcan

Step 5

Tap on the Uninstall button under the confirmatory popup. That’s it! The app will now be uninstalled on your Android device.

Google Play Website Uninstall


Method 4: Wondershare MobileGo (Using Your PC)

This method lets you uninstall multiple apps on your Android device using your PC. It uses the Wondershare MobileGo Android manager to uninstall apps on your Android device while it is connected to your PC. Wondershare’s MobileGo is a popular Android manager that lets you manage apps, contacts, music and various other things on your Android device from your PC. If you’re looking for an Android manager that not only lets you uninstall apps but also lets you manage everything on your Android device, then this is probably the best option. The great thing about this app is that it lets you batch uninstall apps, meaning that you can uninstall multiple apps with a single click. Also, this software lets you uninstall system apps if you have root access on your Android device.

Step 1

Download and install Wondershare MobileGo on your PC.

Step 2

Open the app and connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable.

Step 3

Tap on Apps below your device’s name in the left. A list of all your apps should now be displayed.

MobileGo Apps

Step 4

Select the apps that you want to uninstall by clicking on the check box next to each app and click on the Uninstall button. That’s it! Your selected apps should now be uninstalled and it might take a while if you’ve selected a lot of apps.

MobileGo Uninstall


Method 5: Uninstall Through App Drawer

This method for uninstalling apps was recently introduced on Android devices and you might not find this option in several older Android devices. This should be available on the latest devices from manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC. If your Android device has this option, then this is possibly the quickest and easiest way to uninstall individual apps from your Android device, as you just need to access your app drawer.

Step 1

Tap on the Menu button on your home screen to go to the App Drawer on your Android device.

Step 2

On the very first screen of your App Drawer, swipe from left to right to bring up the menu. Tap on Uninstall in the menu. Your App Drawer should now go into Uninstall mode.

App Drawer Menu

Step 3

Tap on the app that you want to uninstall and click on OK in the Uninstall popup. That’s it! The app should now be uninstalled.

App Drawer Select App Drawer Uninstall


Method 6: ES File Explorer

This last method focuses on batch uninstalling apps through a third party app available on the Google Play store. While there are several apps available on the Play Store which are specifically designed for batch uninstalling apps, we’ll focus on ES File Explorer as this app is already used by a lot of Android users as their default file manager. Downloaded by over 300 milliion Android users, if you’re looking for an app that not only lets you batch uninstall apps on your Android device, but also lets you manage your files and install apk files, then this is probably the ideal option.

Step 1

Download and install ES File Explorer on your Android device. You can get the app through the Google Play button below.

Download-on-Google-Play

Step 2

Tap on the Menu button in the top left corner and select Tools.

ES Explorer Tools

Step 3

Tap on App Manager.

ES Explorer App manager

Step 4

Select all the apps that you want to uninstall by tapping on the check box next to each app icon.

ES Explorer Select

Step 5

Tap on the Uninstall button and click on OK in the confirmatory popup. That’s it!

ES Explorer Uninstall


Conclusion

Installing apps on your Android device is not difficult and you can easily do it using any of the methods mentioned above. If you’re having trouble with several useless apps taking up all your RAM, then you should uninstall them as soon as possible. Not only can uninstalling useless apps free up your device’s RAM and storage space, but it can also improve your device’s speed and performance significantly, as all the unnecessary processes won’t be running in the background. Make sure you backup your apps using apps to save your info.

The methods mentioned above are possibly the best options you can use in several different instances and you can choose the method that best fits your situation. If a specific method doesn’t work on your Android device, then you can always switch to another method. Whichever method you choose, make sure that you follow all the instructions on how to uninstall Android apps and feel free to shoot any questions below!

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12 Comments

  1. It does not seem possible any longer to uninstall apps from computer remotely – Method 3. Unless I am missing something. Please can you update if it is possible. Thanks.

    1. My badness! Yes, you and Dan are right. It looks like after the Google Play web redesign, the remote uninstall feature was removed. You can still use other methods mentioned in the post.

      1. Hey Sam,

        Maybe instead of just saying “My bad” in the comments section, you could actually update section 3 of the article with a line a saying “After the Google Play web redesign, the remote uninstall feature has been removed”.

        1. Hi PJ,
          Thanks for your feedback and I have contacted the author in regards to your request. Thanks for commenting and have a great day!

  2. Five years later, it’s still just “my bad” and apps can still no longer be deleted remotely per method three. What say you contact the author again.

    1. Hi Phil! I apologize for this on behalf of the site. I’ll make sure this article is edited ASAP. Anyway, you’re here for a reason! Do you have any problems I can help you with?

  3. I want to urgently uninstall one app from my other mobile by my bad option is still not workable, does Google have a solution on it?

    1. Hi Pavan! Google removed that feature some time ago. You can try doing this on the Play Store if both devices are connected to a single user account.

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