Are you are a collector?
Maybe not in the traditional sense, like how some people collect stamps or old coins, but more like a collector of Android apps. Unfortunately, these apps take up storage space, and the day of reckoning isn’t always convenient.
You always seem to run out of space when you are on vacation and needing to take pictures but your phone is complaining about the lack of space. In that situation, you need a quick solution because life doesn’t hold still for you to go through the tedious process of uninstalling each and every single unnecessary app you have accrued.
That’s where these solutions come in. Ironically, the vast majority of these solutions are apps, although there are a few ways to make the process easier that don’t involve the download of yet another app. But if you are the non-committal sort who likes to try out a bunch of new apps, but then love them and leave them, it might not hurt to have one app that makes it easy to do just that. And luckily, apps don’t show up at your door, demanding an explanation.
1. Easy Uninstaller App Uninstall
Here’s a popular app that can make a batch uninstall require far fewer clicks. It will help you to free up some more storage space fast. When you open the app it presents all of your installed apps in alphabetical order. Select each and every app you want to uninstall by placing a checkmark next to it.
You can also search for specific apps or sort them according to your preference. Note the magnifying glass search icon at the top and the menu button represented by three vertical dots to the upper right.
When you are finished making your selections, tap the Uninstall button at the bottom of your screen. Easy Uninstaller will ask you to confirm the uninstallation of each app, and also any additional files associated with that app.
Easy Uninstaller also provides an analysis of which apps you use the most and the least, and which apps drain the most battery. It keeps a history of your uninstalls should you change your mind later, and it will periodically remind you to clear out any unused apps. You can specify whether you want that reminder on a weekly or monthly basis. It comes with an anti-virus feature, whether you want it or not.
Unfortunately, the app itself does use a fair amount of battery whilst tracking the other apps’ battery and usage. It does give you the alternative option of moving apps to the SD card instead of removing them altogether. Easy Uninstaller can’t help you remove any system-level apps. The removal of pre-loaded apps requires rooting your phone.
Download: Easy Uninstaller App Uninstall
2. Titanium Backup *Root
This option is probably the best, but you do have to be rooted. The free version is fine for our mass-uninstallation purposes. Odds are that you will find Titanium to be convenient, simple, and fast. You can also use Titanium Backup to add or remove any app to or from the SD card.
It is worth mentioning that what we are discussing is definitely not all Titanium can do. It can also help you schedule backups of your Wi-Fi settings and text messages, and there is a huge list of what the PRO version can do.
But back to the matter at hand—with Titanium Backup you can uninstall bloatware, unlike Easy Uninstaller. And also unlike Easy Uninstaller, you don’t have to confirm that you want to uninstall every single app. It just does it.
To start uninstalling, tap on Backup/Restore and then Settings. You will need to grant the app SuperUser access of your Rooted device. Once you have done so, find the Batch icon, tap it, and scroll down to where it says Uninstall. Select the Run button, next to Uninstall all user apps, and you will be able to choose the apps you want to uninstall on the next screen. This is definitely one of the fastest ways to uninstall apps.
Download: Titanium Backup
Download: Titanium Backup PRO
The concise name of this app tells you a little bit about how it conducts business. It keeps its interface simple and clean, and it is here to do one job—uninstall your apps quickly and easily. The app itself doesn’t take up much space, weighing in at 0.5 MB. While it readily admits it can’t help you uninstall any pre-loaded bloatware, it does help you filter it out to alleviate the disappointment.
Simply tap the apps you want to uninstall, and then use the Uninstall Selected Apps button to finish the job. Don’t look for too many extras with this app, but don’t expect to be bombarded with features or offers you didn’t sign up for, either.
It still gives you helpful details, such as app size and install date, however. Like any app that doesn’t require root, you will have to tell Uninstaller it’s okay to uninstall each individual app.
4. System App Remover (ROOT)
Just because an uninstaller will let you remove system-level apps doesn’t mean you always should. This app allows the removal of pre-loaded apps, but it does filter out any apps it can identify that have the potential for causing instability if removed. It also automatically creates a backup of all the apps you uninstall just in case you find that you need to reinstall them. System App Remover provides options to move the apps to the SD card or to the phone’s internal storage as well.
Like some of the other apps we’ve mentioned, it will allow you to sort the apps by size, name, date, and more. You will be removing all information related to the app. System App Remover does show you the app details that are helpful in making your decision such as data of installation, size, etc. Just open the app, grant SuperUser privileges, and select the apps to be removed. When you are done press the Uninstall button. This is one of the safest and fastest ways to uninstall apps.
Download: System App Remover (ROOT)
5. ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is a very well-liked file manager and is even included by default on some Android phones. The app lets you handle multiple apps with ease. And if you have a rooted device, you can use it to delete preinstalled system apps. To get started, slide the toolbar from the left of your screen. Tap on Library, then App.
Choose User Apps. Select each app you wish to uninstall and tap the Uninstall option. You can also long-press any app to go into selection mode, where a checkbox appears to the bottom right of each app. You can check multiple apps and tap Uninstall.
Download: ES File Explorer
6. Uninstall Perfect Uninstaller
Speed up your phone with some newfound storage space by using Uninstall Perfect Uninstaller. It has the same functions as many of the others we’ve mentioned—search and sort options and, of course, batch uninstall—but it does shine in the sorting department, giving you six options.
It also comes with a choice of viewing displays and a few themes. Select the Mode option to switch from single app to multi-app uninstallation.
Download: Uninstall Perfect Uninstaller
7. For Some Samsung Phones—No App, but Less Searching
If you are resolute about not having to add another single app to your phone (that’s what got you in trouble in the first place), you can make it easier on yourself when the time comes to do your mass one-by-one app uninstallation.
From the app drawer options menu, choose Downloaded apps. This will at least sort your apps in the order in which they were downloaded. From View as you can also select Custom, rather than the default Alphabetical Order. New apps will automatically be stored on the last screen of your app drawer, waiting for you to decide their fate.
There are other honorable mentions, like App Master (Uninstall/Backup) or Ks Uninstaller as well, but the seven above are favorites (except Samsung, but I’m not opposed to using an uninstall app). ES File Explorer and Titanium Backup are awesome because of how much more you can do with the apps aside from uninstallations, but apps like Uninstaller are also beautiful in their simplicity.
Hopefully, we helped you, but if you have an app or method you think we should know about, don’t hesitate. And remember that there is yet another option—not to download the apps you don’t really need in the first place. It sure can seem like a good idea at the time, though.
Do you know of other ways to save Android battery life? Let us know in comments.