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Delete or disable apps on Android

You can uninstall apps you have installed on your device if you no longer want them or need to free up storage space. If you remove an app you paid for, you can reinstall it later without buying it again.

You can disable system apps that were installed by default when you bought your device.

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Delete Android apps you installed

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings.
  2. Tap Apps or Application manager.
  3. Tap the app you want to uninstall. You may need to scroll to find the app.
  4. Tap Uninstall.

Disable pre-installed system apps

You can’t delete some apps that were pre-installed on your Android device. But you can disable them and they will be hidden from the list of apps on your device.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings.
  2. Tap Apps or Application manager.
  3. Tap the app you want to disable. You may need to scroll to find the app.
  4. Tap Disable.

Reinstall apps you deleted

If you uninstall or disable an app, you can add it back to your device. If you bought an app, you can reinstall it without buying it again. Learn how to reinstall and re-enable apps.

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