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How do I Uninstall, Turn Off, and Hide Apps on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4?

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

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Uninstall Downloaded Applications

Preloaded apps (apps built into your device) cannot be uninstalled. You can only turn off or hide them.

From the Apps menu, you can view all of your downloaded applications and quickly uninstall any you don't need.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch More options > Downloaded apps.
  3. Touch Uninstall.
  4. Touch the minus sign on the application you want to uninstall and then touch OK.

Using the Application Manager

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Application manager or Apps > Application manager.

    It may be necessary to touch the APPLICATIONS tab and then touch Application manager.

  4. In the DOWNLOADED tab, touch the app you want to uninstall.
  5. Touch UNINSTALL > UNINSTALL.
  6. Apps preloaded on your device cannot be uninstalled, but you can uninstall any updates you have applied by touching UNINSTALL UPDATES > OK.

Turn Off Preloaded Applications

From the Apps menu, you can turn off preloaded apps. 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 More options > Uninstall/disable apps.
  3. Touch More options > Uninstall/disable apps.
  4. A message may warn you about turning off the app. Touch DISABLE to proceed.
  5. Before the app can be turned off, any updates will be uninstalled and replaced with the factory default version. If any updates were installed, touch UNINSTALL to finish turning off the application.

    If updates are uninstalled, you will need to apply any updates via Google Play store once you turn on the application.

Using the Application Manager

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Application manager or Applications > Application manager.

    It may be necessary to touch the APPLICATIONS tab and then touch Application manager.

  4. Swipe to the ALL tab and touch the application you want to turn off.
  5. Touch DISABLE.

Turn On Preloaded Applications

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch More options > Show disabled apps.
  3. Mark the checkbox on each app you want to turn on and then touch SAVE.

Using the Application Manager

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Application manager or Applications > Application manager.

    It may be necessary to touch the APPLICATIONS tab and then touch Application manager.

  4. Swipe to the TURNED OFF tab and touch the application you want to turn on.
  5. Touch ENABLE.

Hide Applications

From the Apps menu, you can hide  applications. This does not uninstall or turn off the applications; it only removes them from view.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch More options > Hide apps.
  3. Mark the checkbox on each application you want to hide and then touch SAVE.

Unhide Applications

From the Apps menu, you can hide  applications. This does not uninstall or turn off the applications; it only removes them from view.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch More options > Hide apps.
  3. Mark the checkbox on each application you want to unhide and then touch SAVE.

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