There are several ways to uninstall apps from your Android device.
Some methods require downloading additional apps while others don’t. Some allow you to remove apps by batches and some must be carried out one-by-one. However, not all the methods are equally clean, easy or fast.
Here are three methods that correspond to each of three adjectives. Choose yours!
The CLEAN way
Some apps and games will leave some data behind after uninstalling them, especially those that require extra downloads. If you are concerned about all those folders staying in your phone, reducing your available free storage, you should follow this method.
Pro: Leave no trace of either folders or extra files.
Con: It doesn’t allow batch uninstalling, and it’s slightly trickier than the others.
Step 1: Go to System Settings
Step 2: Scroll down to Apps
This can also be called “Manage Applications” or just “Applications,” depending on the Android version.
Step 3: Select the app you want to uninstall
Step 4: Force stop, clear cache, clear data, and uninstall (in that order)
The EASY way
If you don’t want make things too complicated, there’s another option.
This method requires an app, one you definitely have installed: the Play Store. Yes, you can either download and uninstall apps from the Play Store app.
Pro: This option is by far the most intuitive.
Con: However, some apps and games will leave a trace after uninstalling this way.
Step 1: Go to the Play Store
Step 2: Tap the top-left corner button and select “My apps”
Step 3: Select the app you want to uninstall from installed list
Step 4: Tap uninstall
The FAST way
This is the method for those who get sick even at the thought of uninstalling a ton of apps one-by-one.
Pros: Batch uninstall. It’s by far the less time-consuming way to uninstall apps
Con: It requires downloading specific apps to make it happen, and it doesn’t guarantee all data is removed for all games and apps.
Step 1: Download an app which supports batch uninstall
There are a lot of apps which supports such a feature. However, from our point of view, you should be installing one of the following apps based on your mobile device status (rooted or non-rooted).
Whatever method you choose, there’s something you all should do, especially if you use the default Google’s Backup system which restores apps to your Android device when you reset or upgrade your phone. If you don’t want that happening you should remove the app from “My Apps” list from the Play Store.
Step 1: Go to the Play Store -> My Apps, select “All” and tap the X button of the app you want to get rid of.
Step 2: Tap OK to completely unlink the app from your Google Play account