How to Delete App From Android Phone

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of having too many apps cluttering your Android phone? Deleting unnecessary apps can help you free up storage space and improve the performance of your device. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to delete an app from your Android phone.

Step 1: Open the App Drawer

To begin, tap on the App Drawer icon on your home screen. This icon usually looks like a grid of dots or squares and is located at the bottom center or bottom right corner of your screen.

Step 2: Find and Select the App

Once you have opened the App Drawer, you will see a list of all the apps installed on your Android phone. Scroll through the list until you find the app that you want to delete. If the app is located on one of your home screens instead, swipe left or right until you find it.


If you have trouble finding the app, try using the search bar at the top of the App Drawer. Simply type in the name of the app, and it should appear in the search results.

Step 3: Long-Press and Drag

To delete an app from your Android phone, simply long-press on its icon. After a moment, your device should enter Edit Mode, and you will be able to move or remove icons from your home screen.


If long-pressing does not work for some reason, try tapping on an empty area of your home screen and selecting Edit, Add Apps, or a similar option depending on your device.

Step 4: Drag the App to the Uninstall Area

While still holding down on the app icon, drag it towards the top of your screen. You should see a trash bin or a remove area at the top or bottom of your screen. This is where you will drop the app to delete it.

Step 5: Confirm Deletion

Once you have dragged the app icon to the uninstall area, your Android phone will prompt you to confirm the deletion. You may see a pop-up message asking if you want to uninstall the app. To proceed, tap on OK, Delete, or a similar option.


In some cases, you may not see a confirmation message and the app will be deleted immediately after dropping it in the uninstall area.

Step 6: App Uninstallation in Progress

Your Android phone will now begin uninstalling the app. The time it takes can vary depending on the size of the app and your device’s performance. Once the process is complete, you will see a notification indicating that the app has been successfully removed from your device.


If you accidentally deleted an app or changed your mind, some devices allow you to undo this action immediately after deletion by tapping on an undo button or shaking your device.

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted an app from your Android phone. Repeat these steps for any other apps that you wish to remove and enjoy a cleaner and more organized device!

  • Tips:
    • Be cautious when deleting system apps as it may affect the stability and functionality of your Android device.
    • If you are unable to uninstall an app using the above method, it may be a pre-installed app that cannot be removed. In such cases, you can try disabling the app instead to prevent it from running and taking up resources.
    • Regularly reviewing and deleting unused apps is a good practice to keep your Android phone running smoothly.

Now you have the knowledge to remove unwanted apps from your Android phone. Enjoy a clutter-free and optimized device!

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