Remove an Android application [Android Basics]

Many Android phones do not have much space for applications. This means from time-to-time, you will need to delete old applications to make room for new applications. There is an easy way to delete Android applications and a method that takes more steps to delete the application.

Below will show you the steps how to uninstall an Android application the long way. This method is good for deleting one application at a time. To delete multiples, look for the links at the bottom of the page.

These steps are universal and work on any Google Android device. This method is also the way you would move an application to your memory card if you are using OS 2.2 (Froyo) or higher.

1. Starting at the main home screen, press the menu button. Most of the phones should have an option to get you to the Android Phone Settings from here. If not, maneuver to your phone settings menu the way you know how.

2. In the Android settings menu, go to Applications.

3. Once you are in the Applications menu, you will need to click on Manage Applications.

4. In the Manage Applications section, you will see a list of the installed applications. You will also see the size of the application. Some of the Android applications are only a couple of MBs. But when you add them all up, the space disappears quickly.

Keep in mind, you cannot uninstall applications that are pre-installed on the phone (without rooting your Android). Sadly, some of these applications take up quite a bit of space too.

5. When you select the application you would like to uninstall, press the tile with the soon-to-be deleted application.

6. You will see a box lit up that says Uninstall. Press it and follow the steps.

If that seems like a lot of work or you have several applications you need to uninstall, check out how to easily uninstall applications.

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