Galaxy S 3 - How do I Uninstall or Disable an Application ?

Last Update date : 2014.10.14

Uninstall and Disable Applications


You can use the Task manager application to uninstall Android™ applications and widgets you have downloaded on your device. To open the Task manager application quickly, press and hold the Home 1 key for one to two seconds, and then touch Task manager2 .

Touch the Downloaded tab, and scroll to the application you wish to uninstall. Touch the Uninstall button next to the application’s name, review the information page, and then touch OK.

You can also uninstall the application from the Apps menu. Touch Apps 3 > Menu 4 > Uninstall / turn off apps. Applications that can be uninstalled or turned off will be marked with 5 . Only applications you downloaded to your device can be uninstalled. Scroll to the application, and touch the application icon. Touch OK on the confirmation window.

Uninstall Using the Application Manager

From the Home screen, touch Menu 6 > Settings 7 > More 8 > Application manager 9 . If necessary, swipe to the DOWNLOADED tab. Touch the application in the list. Touch Uninstall > OK. Applications preloaded on your device cannot be uninstalled, but you can uninstall any updates you have applied by touching Uninstall updates > OK.

Turn Off Apps


You can turn off certain preloaded (or system) applications on your device. Once turned off, the application will be hidden and will no longer be accessible until it is turned on.

From the Home screen, touch Menu 10 > Settings 11 > More 12 > Application manager 13 . Touch the application you would like to turn off, then touch Disable. A message will warn you about turning off built-in applications; touch OK to proceed.

Turn On Apps


You can turn on disabled applications from the Apps menu. Touch Apps 14 > Menu 15 > Show turned off apps. Mark the application you want to turn on, and touch Done.

The Application manager also lets you turn on disabled apps. Touch Menu 16 > Settings 17 > More 18 > Application manager 19 . Swipe to the TURNED OFF. tab at the top of the screen. Touch the app you wish to turn on, and then touch Turn on.

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