You can uninstall apps you've installed on your phone. If you remove an app you paid for, you can reinstall it later without buying it again. You can also disable system apps that came with your phone.
Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 13 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.
Delete apps that you installed
- Open the Google Play Store app .
- At the top right, tap the Profile icon.
- Tap Manage apps & devices Manage.
- Tap the name of the app you want to delete.
- Tap Uninstall.
Disable apps that came with your phone
You can’t delete some system apps that came pre-installed on your Android phone. But on some phones, you can turn them off so that they won't show on the list of apps on your phone. To learn how to disable apps, contact your device manufacturer.
If you haven't used apps for a long time, Android optimizes it by:
- Freeing up space by deleting temporary files
- Revoking app permissions
- Stopping the apps from running in the background and sending any notifications
You can go to AppsUnused apps to review apps that were unused and have been optimized.
If you want to exclude any specific app from this feature, go to App Info Unused apps Pause app activity if unused toggle, then turn this off.