How to Delete an App on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of cluttering your Android device with unused apps? Deleting an app from your Android device is a simple process that can help you reclaim storage space and keep your device organized.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to delete an app on Android. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Accessing the App Drawer

To delete an app on Android, you need to first access the app drawer. The app drawer is where all your installed apps are listed, making it easy to find and manage them.

To access the app drawer, simply tap on the App Drawer icon located at the bottom of your home screen. This icon usually looks like a grid of dots or squares.

Step 2: Locating the App to Delete

Once you have opened the app drawer, you will see a list of all your installed apps. Scroll through this list and locate the app that you want to delete.

If you have a large number of apps installed, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen to quickly find the app by typing its name.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If you are unable to find the app in your app drawer, it might be located in a different folder or on another home screen page. Swipe left or right on your home screen to navigate between pages or check other folders for the app.

Step 3: Long-Pressing on the App Icon

Once you have located the app icon, long-press (press and hold) on it. After a moment, options for managing or deleting the app will appear.

Step 4: Deleting the App

Among the options that appear after long-pressing the app icon, look for an option that says “Uninstall” or “Remove”. This option may vary depending on your Android device and the version of Android you are using.

If you see an uninstall or remove button, it means you can delete the app. Tap on this button to proceed with deleting the app.

A confirmation prompt will appear, asking if you are sure you want to delete the app. Read this prompt carefully as some apps may have associated data or accounts that will also be deleted. If you are certain, tap on “OK” or “Delete”.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If you do not see an option to uninstall or remove the app, it is likely a system app that cannot be deleted without rooting your device. System apps are essential for the functioning of your Android device and are generally safe to keep unless they are causing issues.


You have successfully deleted an app from your Android device! The app icon will disappear from your home screen and app drawer, freeing up storage space and decluttering your device.

If at any point in the future you decide to reinstall the app, simply visit the Google Play Store and search for it. You can then reinstall it with just a few taps.

Note: Deleting an app does not cancel any subscriptions associated with it. If you had a subscription to the app or any in-app purchases, make sure to cancel them separately if needed.

In Conclusion

Deleting apps on Android is a straightforward process that can help you keep your device organized and free up valuable storage space. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily delete any unwanted apps and manage your Android device more efficiently.

Remember, it’s always a good idea to periodically review your installed apps and delete the ones you no longer use. This will help keep your device running smoothly and ensure you have enough space for the apps that matter most to you.

Thank you for reading this tutorial! We hope it has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting an app on Android.

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