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How to Uninstall an App

Written by HeavenlyAndroid   
Friday, 07 January 2011 17:46

Uninstalling an app isn't always as intuitive as you would hope or expect it to be. Until I upgraded my Wildfire to Froyo 2.2 I simply had to go to my apps on Google Marketplace and choose 'uninstall'. Once I'd upgraded however, this option had disapppeared, leaving me scratching my head in confusion, and my phone memory was completely spent.

There are over 200,000 Android apps.

After googling this situation and a little twiddling around, it became apparent that the option was in fact still available, just not as transparent as it was before. To uninstall from Google Marketplace:

  • Go to Market place
  • tap - my apps
  • Lonp press on the app you wish to remove.
  • A menu will pop up giving you the option to uninstall it.
  • tap - uninstall

Uninstalling from Phone Settings

However, I'd also stumbled upon a few apps I wished to remove that I couldn't uninstall as easily, as they were no longer available on Google market. It was while researching this particular difficulty that I realised the default way to uninstall an app was by using the option on phone settings. To uninstall using this method:

  • press - menu (from homescreen)
  • tap - Settings
  • tap - Applications
  • tap - Manage applications
  • tap - App you wish to remove
  • tap - uninstall

You can also move apps from phone to SD card or clear app data from this location and check permissions, amongst other things.

Alternatively you can uninstall using an Android app management tool such as app 2 sd. App 2 sd is a useful app as it also enables you to easily move compatible apps from your phones memory straight to sd and clear cache.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 February 2012 21:15 )

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