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How Do I Uninstall and Turn Off Apps on My Samsung Galaxy S5 Active? (SM-G870A)

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

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

Uninstall Downloaded Apps

You can uninstall any downloaded apps from the Apps Menu.

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  2. Touch the More Options.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  3. Touch Uninstall/disable apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  4. Touch the delete on the downloaded app to uninstall.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  5. Touch OK.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps

   

Using the Application Manager to Uninstall

Alternatively, you can uninstall any downloaded apps from the Application Manager.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  2. Navigate to Settings > Applications > Application manager.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  3. Touch the app you want to uninstall and touch UNINSTALL.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  4. Touch OK to confirm.

    Preloaded apps on your device cannot be uninstalled, but you can uninstall any updates you have applied

Turn Off Preloaded Apps

You can turn on preloaded apps. Once turned OFF, an app will be hidden and will not be accessible until it is turned back ON.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  2. Touch EDIT.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  3. Touch Uninstall/disable apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  4. Touch the delete on the downloaded app to turn the app off.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  5. A message to turn off the app will appear, touch TURN OFF to confirm.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  6. Another message may appear. To replace the app to the factory version, touch OK. If you want to simply turn off the app without any changes, touch CANCEL and follow the next steps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps

    This message will appear if any changes were made to the app previously.

   

Using the Application Manager to Turn Off Apps

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  2. Navigate to Settings > Applications > Application manager.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  3. Select and touch the app you want to turn off. Then, touch DISABLE.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  4. A message to turn off the app will appear, touch DISABLE to confirm.

Turn On Preloaded Apps

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  2. Navigate to Settings > Applications > Application manager.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Uninstall Turn Off Apps
  3. Touch the app you want to turn on and touch ENABLE.

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