Delete or disable apps on Android

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.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.1 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Delete apps that you installed

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then My apps & games.
  3. Tap on the app or game.
  4. Tap Uninstall
Tip: If you delete or disable an app, you can add it back to your phone. If you bought an app, you can reinstall it without buying it again. Learn how to reinstall and re-enable apps.

Disable apps that came with your phone

You can’t delete some system apps that came pre-installed on your Pixel phone. But you can disable most system apps.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap the app you want to disable.
  3. At the top, tap Disable.

Tip: You can remove any app from your Home screens. Learn how to customize your Home screen.

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