Currently it takes me two steps to uninstall one application - go to application list and drag and drop it onto the bin icon.

I dont like this way since it requires me to look for the application name from the grid listed.

Is there other ways to quickly drag and drop it directly from home screen?


2 Answers 2


Unless your launcher specifically supports it then no.

Some launchers allow you to easily uninstall by long clicking and then dragging to an uninstall option, some require you to do it all manually.

You may wish to search for alternate launchers from Google Play if you really want to be able to do this.

  • +1. Didn't realize this wasn't common to all launchers. (I think it ought to be!)
    – gary
    Dec 8, 2012 at 11:15
  • The default Cyanogenmod Launcher supports the solution mentioned by gary and here.
    – Flow
    Dec 8, 2012 at 12:07

Yes, drag it to the trash can but hover there a few extra seconds.* You should then get prompted to answer 'Are you sure you want to remove this app?' Also, if the app cannot be deleted because it came pre-installed, then this will just remove its shortcut.

This is dependent upon the launcher.

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