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Manage Apps on Your Phone

Manage apps on your phone

Your phone is an app machine! You can browse and download all kinds of apps to fit your needs. You can also uninstall or disable apps you really don't need or use. Once you learn how to manage your apps, you'll be able to maximize your phone's potential. 

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Download Apps

There are two app stores available on your phone: Play Store and Galaxy Apps. Pick an app store, and browse through the available apps by using the sort and search options. Found the app you want to download? Let's get it! Touch the app and then touch INSTALL.

Install apps

Uninstall Apps

If you don't need an app anymore, just get rid of it. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access Apps. Touch and hold the app you want to uninstall, and then touch Uninstall.

Note: You can't uninstall or disable some of the preloaded apps.

Uninstall Apps

Disable Preloaded Apps

Do you have preloaded apps that you don't really use? You can't completely uninstall some preloaded apps, but you can disable them. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access Apps. Touch and hold the app you want to disable, and then touch Disable.

Disable Preloaded Apps

Manage App Permissions

To use certain features, an app may ask you permission to access some of your information. For example, Email may ask for permission to see your Contacts, so it can import your friends' contact info. If you've allowed a permission by accident, you can always change the settings. From Settings, touch Apps. Touch the desired app, and then swipe to and touch Permissions. Touch the slider next to the permission you want to deny.

App permissions

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