How to manage apps on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Apr 15. 2021

Your device allows you to download and uninstall apps, which can be managed either through Galaxy Apps or the Play Store on your device. Some apps may have already been pre-loaded on to your device.


Once you learn how to manage your apps, you'll be able to maximize your phone's potential.

Note: Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

Download Apss

There are two app stores available on your phone: the Google Play Store and the Galaxy Store.

1 Tap Play Store or Galaxy Store.
2 Enter the name of the application you want to download and tap the app you wish to download.
3 Tap Install.
4 Agree to the access permissions by tapping Accept. if there's any. You can open the app by tapping on the notification or by finding it by tapping apps from your home screen.

Note: Only apps that are compatible with your phone are available for download.

Uninstall Apps

Some preinstalled apps cannot be uninstalled. For most of these, you will see an option to 'Disable' instead of Uninstall.


From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access your Apps screen. Touch and hold the app you want to uninstall, and then tap Uninstall.

Uninstall app
Disable preloaded apps

From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access your Apps screen. Touch and hold the app you want to disable, and then tap Disable.

Disable apps
Setting up Auto-update for apps

Let the Play Store take care of updates automatically so you don't have to worry about it.

1 Open the Play Store app.
2 Tap Menu option or swipe right from the left side of the screen.
3 Tap Settings, and then tap Auto-update apps. Select your desired setting.
Auto updaet apps settings
Uninstall app updates
1 Navigate to Settings, and then tap apps.
2 Find and tap the app you want to roll back, and then tap More options in the upper right corner.
3 Tap Uninstall updates.
Uninstall update

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