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How do I uninstall and turn off applications on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0?

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

Uninstall Downloaded Application

Preloaded applications (applications built into your device) cannot be uninstalled. You can only turn off or disable 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 EDIT.

      

  3. Touch Remove on the application you want to uninstall and then touch UNINSTALL.

      

  

Using the Application Manager

From the Application manager, you can uninstall any applications and application updates you have downloaded.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

      

  2. Touch Settings.

      

  3. Touch Applications > Application manager.

      

  4. In the DOWNLOADED tab, touch the application you want to uninstall.

      

  5. Touch UNINSTALL > UNINSTALL.

      

      

  6. Applications 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 applications. Once turned off, an application will be hidden and will not be accessible until it is turned on.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

      

  2. Touch EDIT.

      

  3. Touch Remove on the application you want to turn off.

      

  4. A message may warn you about turning off the application. Touch DISABLE to proceed.

      

      

  5. Before the application 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 Applications > Application manager.

      

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

      

  5. Touch DISABLE.

      

      

  6. A message may warn you about turning off the application. Touch OK to proceed.

Turn On Preloaded Applications

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

      

  2. Touch Settings.

      

  3. Touch Applications > Application manager.

      

  4. Swipe to the DISABLED tab and touch the application you want to turn on.

      

      

  5. Touch ENABLE.

      

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