Removing Widgets and Apps on my Galaxy S4

Last Update date : 2017.03.13


* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information.



For Android 4.1 Jelly Bean follow the steps below:


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


Go to the Downloaded tab and scroll down to the application you wish to uninstall. Tap the Uninstall button next to the application’s name, review the information page and then tap OK. (In the example below, app to be uninstalled is 7NEWS)


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You can also follow these steps to uninstall the application from the Apps menu:


Step 1:  From the Home screen tap Apps Apps Icon.




Step 2: Tap the Menu key Android Menu (left side of the Home button).


Step 3: Tap Uninstall. Tap on the app that you want to remove or uninstall. Applications that can be uninstalled from your device will be marked with a Remove Icon icon. Tap OK on the confirmation window.




In the event that you don't want an app or widget to be displayed on your Home screen, you can easily remove its icon from the Home screen by following the steps below:


Note: For the steps below this will only remove the shortcut not the App itself.


Step 1: Locate the icon you wish to remove from the Home screen.
Step 2: Once you find the icon, tap and hold the icon and then drag it to the Trash can icon (or Remove icon)  remove icon  located at the top of the screen. Release to remove the icon. (In the example below, selected app / widget is Facebook)


Step 3: The selected icon will be removed from the Home screen.




Or, in the same way as to edit a Home screen, tap on Menu key menu from the Home screen, then tap Edit. Tap on the icon you wish to be removed and drag it to the Trash can icon (Remove) remove.


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