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Uninstall and Disable Apps on Your Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 Uninstall and Disable Apps

Don't use an app anymore? Uninstall or disable the app to clear up space on your S6 and leave your Apps tray looking cleaner and more organized. Not looking to completely uninstall or disable an app? Learn how to Clear App Data and Cache to improve speed and clear up space.

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

Uninstall Downloaded Apps

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

From the Apps Menu

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.  

  2. Touch More Options.

    Galaxy S6 Apps Screen More Options
  3. Touch Edit.  

    Galaxy S6 Select Edit
  4.  To uninstall, touch Uninstall/Disable on the downloaded app.  

    Galaxy S6 Uninstall App
  5. Touch OK.  

   

From Settings

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings.  

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Apps.    

  3. Touch the app you want to uninstall.  

    Galaxy S6 Select App to Uninstall
  4. Touch UNINSTALL.  

    Galaxy S6 Select Uninstall
  5. To confirm, touch OK.  

    Apps preloaded on your device cannot be uninstalled, but you can uninstall any updates you have applied to it's factory version.

Turn Off Preloaded Apps

When an app is turned off, it will be hidden and will not be accessible until it is turned back on.

From the Apps Menu

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.  

  2. Touch More Options.  

    Galaxy S6 Apps Screen More Options
  3. Touch Edit.  

    Galaxy S6 Select Edit
  4. To turn the app off, touch Uninstall/Disable on the preloaded app.  

    Galaxy S6 Disable App
  5. To confirm, touch DISABLE.  

    Galaxy S6 Select Disable

   

From Settings

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings.  

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Apps.    

  3. Touch the preloaded app you want to disable.  

    Galaxy S6 Select App to Disable
  4. Touch DISABLE.  

    Galaxy S6 Select Disable
  5. To confirm, touch DISABLE.  

    Some apps cannot be disabled.

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