Galaxy A5 (2017) - Download or uninstall an app (SM-A520W)

Last Update Date : Jul 11. 2019

Applications

You can install Android applications to your device using Samsung Galaxy Apps or Google Play Store (pre-installed on your device). Samsung Galaxy Apps or Google Play Store are your digital marketplaces for games, applications, books, music, movies, and more. At the other end, you can uninstall an application using Application manager, Samsung Galaxy Apps, Google Play Store, or from the Apps screen.

Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Download an app from the Galaxy Store

A Samsung Account is required to download an app from the Galaxy Apps Store (you can create one for free at any time).

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Samsung.
3 Touch Galaxy Apps.
4 You can search for an application by category or by touching the Search bar.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?
5 As you type, the search results will be displayed automatically. Touch the Search icon (the magnifying glass) to view the search results or one of the search suggestion.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?
6 Touch the app you want to download to access the corresponding application page.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?

You can also touch the Download icon to begin downloading an application immediately.

7 Touch INSTALL (or the price) to proceed and install the app.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?
8 When the installation process is finished, touch OPEN to launch the app.
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Download an app from the Play Store

A Google Account is required to download an app from the Google Play Store (you can create one for free at any time).

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Play Store.

The Google Play Store app might be in the Google folder on your device.

3 Touch the Search bar.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?
4 As you type, the search results will be displayed automatically. Touch the Search icon (the magnifying glass) to view the search results. You can also touch a suggested app to select it directly.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?
5 Touch INSTALL to download and install the app.
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Touch ACCEPT to proceed, if prompted.

6 When the installation process is finished, touch OPEN to launch the app.
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Uninstall an app via the Play Store

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Play Store.

The Google Play Store app might be in the Google folder on your device.

3 Touch a category to search for apps or the Search bar.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?
4 Enter the name of the app you want to uninstall and touch the Search icon (magnifying glass). You can also touch a suggested app to select it directly.
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5 Touch UNINSTALL.
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6 Touch OK to confirm your decision and uninstall the app.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?

You can apply the same strategy to uninstall an app from the Galaxy Store.

Uninstall an app via applications manager

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Applications.
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4 Swipe to and touch the application you want to uninstall.
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5 Touch UNINSTALL.
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6 Touch OK to confirm your decision.
How do I Download or Remove an app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017?

Uninstall an app via the Apps screen

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch the More options icon (at the top right corner of the screen).
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3 Touch Edit.
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4 Touch the (-) icon next to an app to uninstall it.
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Not all the apps can be uninstalled, some can only be disabled.

5 Touch OK to confirm your decision and uninstall the app.
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5 When you are set, touch DONE to exit edit mode.
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Why is it not necessary to keep all your apps on you device?

It is important and almost fundamental that you connect your device to a Google account and a Samsung account. By doing so, you can reinstall downloaded apps to a new device or after you reset your device (using the same Google or Samsung accounts). If you paid for an app, then you can reinstall it without paying for it again (again, as long as you use the same Google or Samsung accounts). So there is no need to keep all the apps you downloaded at all time on your device.


Reference: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/113410?hl=en.

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