Galaxy A5 - Disable or Uninstall Applications (SM-A500W)

Last Update Date : Mar 12. 2019

Applications

To make the most of your device's internal storage capacity, you can uninstall or turn off applications you don't use. Downloaded applications can be uninstalled, and preloaded applications can be turned off.

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Disable Preloaded Applications

If an application or updates are uninstalled, you will need to download the application or apply any updates again via Google Play store, Galaxy Apps, or the Amazon Appstore once you turn on the application.

From the Apps menu, you can turn off preloaded applications. Once turned off, the application will be hidden and will not be accessible until it is turned on.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch the More options icon (top right corner). Then, touch Uninstall/disable apps .
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3 Touch the Disable/Disable icon next to the application you want to turn off.
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To turn off an application in a folder, touch the folder and choose Open folder. You can then turn off the application. You can also choose Remove folder to delete the folder. Any application in the folder you delete will return to the Apps menu.

4 A message may warn you about turning off the application. Touch DISABLE to proceed.
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5 Before the application can be turned off, any updates will be uninstalled and replaced with the factory default version. If updates were installed, touch UNINSTALL to finish turning off the application.
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Turn On Applications You Have Disabled

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Scroll to and touch Application manager under the Applications tab.
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4 Swipe to the DISABLED tab and touch the application you want to turn on.
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5 Touch ENABLE.
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Uninstall Downloaded Applications

Preloaded applications (applications built into your device) cannot be uninstalled. You can only disable them.

From the Application manager, you can uninstall any applications and updates you have downloaded.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch the More options icon (top right corner). Then, touch Uninstall/disable apps .
Galaxy A5: How do I uninstall or turn off applications on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
3 Touch the Disable/Disable icon on the application you want to uninstall.
Galaxy A5: How do I uninstall or turn off applications on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
4 A message may warn you about uninstalling the application. Touch UNINSTALL to proceed.
Galaxy A5: How do I uninstall or turn off applications on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

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