Whether your device is running out of space, or you’re simply clearing your smartphone of items that are no longer useful to you, knowing how to uninstall apps on your Samsung device is surprisingly simple, no matter the version of Android running on your device.
Kit Kat (4.4)
From Home, go to Apps, and then Settings. Select the General tab (top right corner), and go to Application Manager. Find the app you want to uninstall, select it, then select Uninstall. A pop up will appear to confirm the uninstallation.
Navigate to Settings as previously. Go to the More tab (top right) and select Application Manager. Again, find the relevant app, and select uninstall, and then confirm your selection.
Once again, go to Settings, and the Application Manager. Select the desired app and then select uninstall and confirm your decision.
Nougat (7.0) and Oreo (8.0)
Swipe down on the home screen and select the Settings cog from the options in the header bar. Go to Apps and then select the app you wish to remove. Select Uninstall and then confirm by clicking “OK” in the pop up box.
On the home screen, locate the app you want to uninstall and press and hold until it is selected, then select Uninstall, and press “OK” to complete. You can also navigate to Apps from Settings, locate and tap the relevant app, then select Uninstall and confirm.
While uninstalling apps is very easy across all versions of Android, it’s important to note that if the app is part of the Operating System, you cannot uninstall it, but you can disable it if desired by following the same procedure, and then selecting Disable instead of Uninstall. We hope that you’ll soon be able to free up plenty of space on your device by following these quick and easy app removal steps!