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Uninstall and Turn Off Apps on Your Galaxy Tab A

To make the most out of your tablet's internal storage capacity, you can uninstall or turn off unwanted apps. Downloaded apps can be uninstalled, and preloaded apps can be turned off.

Uninstall Downloaded Apps

Preloaded apps (apps built into your tablet) 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.  

  3. Touch Edit.  

  4. To uninstall, touch Remove on the downloaded app.  

  5. Touch OK.  

   

From Settings

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings.  

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

  3. Touch the app you want to uninstall.  

  4. Touch UNINSTALL.  

  5. To confirm, touch OK.  

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

Turn Off Preloaded Apps

After 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.  

  3. Touch Edit.  

  4.  To turn the app off, touch Remove on the preloaded app.  

  5. To confirm, touch DISABLE.  

   

From Settings

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings.  

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

  3. Touch the preloaded app you want to disable.  

  4. Touch DISABLE.  

  5. To confirm, touch DISABLE.  

    Some apps cannot be disabled.

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