How to remove or disable embedded apps

Some apps come pre-installed on your device. You may wish to remove these apps to free up space, save battery, tidy up your apps menu or increase memory to improve performance.

 

There are some apps, like "Settings" that cannot be uninstalled or disabled. This is because they are essential for Android to run your device properly.

 

Others can't be uninstalled but you can disable them. For example, Android apps like "Browser" or "Email", can be disabled once a suitable alternative has been downloaded.

 

For apps that you have installed yourself, you have two options: uninstall them or disable them.  Uninstalling removes all the files from your device and is the best way to completely remove it from your device. Disabling doesn't completely remove the app but it will stop the app running in the background and using up valuable RAM.

Please note: The steps may vary depending on the model and software version your device is running.

Disable apps via the Settings menuClick to Expand
1 Go to "Settings".
2 Tap "Apps".
Tap Apps in Settings menu on Galaxy S10
3 Select the app, then tap "Disable".
Tap Disable in App info menu on Galaxy S10
Uninstall apps via the Settings menuClick to Expand
1 Go to "Settings".
2 Tap "Apps".
Tap Apps in Settings menu on Galaxy S10
3 Select the app, then tap "Uninstall".
Tap Uninstall in App info menu on Galaxy S10
4 Alternatively, you can uninstall apps from the App screen. Press and hold on the app icon, then tap "Uninstall".
Tap and hold app icon then tap Uninstall on Galaxy S10
Uninstall apps via Google Play StoreClick to Expand
1 Swipe up to access your apps, then tap "Google Play".
2 In the search bar at the top, search for the installed app. In this example, "Facebook".
3 Tap the app.
Tap app in Google Play Store on Galaxy S10
4 Tap "Uninstall".
Tap Uninstall in Google Play Store on Galaxy S10

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