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How do I uninstall and turn off apps on my Samsung Galaxy S® 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.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turn Off Preloaded Apps

If updates are uninstalled, you will need to apply any updates via Google Play™ Store once you turn on the app.

From the Apps menu, you can turn off preloaded apps. Once turned off, the app 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 Remove next to the app you want to turn off.

  4. A message may warn you about turning off the app. Touch DISABLE or TURN OFF to proceed.

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  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 app.

  6. Touch Back to return to the Apps menu.

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

Turn On Preloaded Apps

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Menu > Show disabled apps.

  3. Mark the checkbox for each app you want to turn on, and then touch DONE.

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Uninstall Turn Off Apps

   

Using the Application Manager

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the MORE tab.

    To switch to the tab view, touch Menu > Switch to tab view.

  4. Touch Application manager.

  5. Swipe to the TURNED OFF tab and touch the app you want to turn on.

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  6. Touch TURN ON or ENABLE.

Uninstall Downloaded Apps

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

  1. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. 2. Touch More options > Downloaded apps.

  3. 3. Touch More options > Uninstall.

  4. 4. Touch Remove next to the app you want to uninstall, and then touch UNINSTALL.

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Uninstall Turn Off Apps

   

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 the MORE tab.

    If Downloaded apps is not available, touch Menu > Uninstall/disable apps and skip to Step 4.

  4. Touch Application manager.

  5. In the DOWNLOADED tab, touch the app you want to uninstall.

  6. Touch UNINSTALL > UNINSTALL.

  7. Apps preloaded on your device cannot be uninstalled, but you can uninstall any updates you have applied by touching UNINSTALL UPDATES > OK.

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