How do I uninstall, disable, and hide applications on my Samsung Galaxy Alpha?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Uninstall and Disable Applications


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You can uninstall Android™ applications and widgets you have installed on your mobile device, and turn off certain preloaded (or system) applications. You can also hide applications from the Apps menu.

Uninstall Using the Apps Menu


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon > More options More options icon> Uninstall/disable apps.

2. Touch Uninstall Icon next to the application you want to uninstall, and then touch Uninstall.

Uninstall Application Screen Shot


Uninstall Using the Application Manager


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon > Settings Settings Icon > Application manager App Manager Icon . If necessary, swipe to the DOWNLOADED tab.

2. Touch the name of the application you want to uninstall.

3. Touch Uninstall > Uninstall.

4. Applications preloaded on your device cannot be uninstalled, but you can uninstall updates you have applied by touching Uninstall updates > OK.

Hide Applications


You can hide applications in the Apps menu. This does not uninstall or disable the applications. It only removes them from view.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon > More options More options icon > Hide apps.

2. Mark the checkboxes for the applications you want to hide and touch Done.

Hide Apps Screen Shot


Turn Off Applications


You can turn off certain preloaded (or system) applications on your device. Once turned off, the application will be hidden and will not be accessible until it is turned back on.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon > More options More options icon> Uninstall/disable apps.

2. Touch Remove Icon next to the application you want to turn off, and then touch Disable.

Disable application Screen Shot


A message may warn you about turning off built-in applications. Touch OK to proceed. Before the application can be turned off, any updates will be uninstalled and replaced with the factory default version. Touch Uninstall to proceed.

Turn On Applications


You can turn on disabled applications from the Apps menu.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon > More options More options icon > Show disabled apps.

2. Mark the checkbox for the applications you want to turn on and touch Done.

Turn On Apps Screen Shot


The Application manager also lets you turn on disabled applications.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon > Settings Settings Icon > Application manager App Manager Icon .

2. Swipe to the DISABLED tab.

3. Touch the application you wish to turn on, and then touch Enable.

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