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How do I uninstall, turn off, and hide applications on my Samsung Galaxy S5 mini?

To make the most of your device's internal storage capacity, you can uninstall, turn off, or hide applications you don't use. Applications you have downloaded to your device can be uninstalled, and applications preloaded on the device can be turned off. All applications can be hidden so that they do not display on the Apps screen.

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Uninstall Downloaded Applications

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

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch More options > Downloaded apps.

    If Downloaded apps is not available, you have not downloaded any applications.

  3. Touch More options > Uninstall.

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

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application

   

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 screen, touch the application you want to uninstall.

  5. Touch UNINSTALL > UNINSTALL.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application
  6. Applications preloaded on your device cannot be uninstalled, but you can uninstall any updates you have applied by touching UNINSTALL UPDATES > OK.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application

Turn Off Preloaded Applications

From the Apps menu, you can turn off preloaded applications. 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 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.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application
  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. Scroll to and touch Application manager.

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

  5. Touch DISABLE.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application
  6. 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.

Turn On Preloaded Applications

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch More options > Show disabled apps.

  3. Mark the checkbox on each application you want to turn on and then touch DONE.

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Using the Application Manager

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Scroll to and touch Application manager.

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

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application
  5. Touch ENABLE.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application

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 DONE.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Uninstall Turn Off Hide Application

   

Unhide Applications

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch More options > Show hidden apps.

  3. Mark the checkbox on each application you want to unhide and then touch DONE.

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