Questions tagged [uninstallation]

Removing installed apps from device.

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“Uninstall old version” before installing, but can't find it

Spotify doesn't show up anywhere (I used to have it). When I try to install the app, it wants me to uninstall the old version. But the old version doesn't show up anywhere. Tried going through "My ...
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Reboot when uninstaling the application LG G4

my LG G4 have a problem with updating software and deleting applications. Everytime I want to delete an application, system throws me an error com.android.settings was stopped I can not get even ...
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Uninstalled system applications appear after reboot on HTC Desire X

I have tried a lot of things which mentioned in different forums such as: delete using root ES File Explorer. delete apk files from /system/app. clear Dalvik cache after uninstall (manually removing /...
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Can't get rid of Uni launcher on my Android 5.1

I have tried to uninstall it (for me it is malicious software because I do not know when and how have I obtained it) through settings and reboot my phone but it keeps coming back and blocks my phone, ...
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Can not uninstall an app(hi app lock) which has device administrator rights

I have installed "hi app lock" application 2 year ago. But rarely used it. Now when i open it, it doesn't open. So i decided to uninstall it, but first i have to revoke its administration rights. So i ...
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Prevent App Install On Andriod By Removing Package Installer

I know there are lot's of questions about this, but I haven't seen any that specifically match my question. I am trying to lock down a galaxy player 5.0 for a friend, so that it is virtually ...
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Uninstall Work account and wipe all associated apps

I recently tried ManageEnigne Mobile Device Mangement plus for my phone. It was working fine. It created a work account and installed secondary Chrome, Play Store with a work icon. Now I have ...
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How can I delete AVG Antivirus on my Xperia Z1?

I have installed AVG Antivirus Free Edition, but when I go to setting to delete it I can't do it, neither the data, only I can delete the cache. If I go to google play and to AVG Free edition there ...
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Remove preinstalled malicious software from smartphone

I bought a THL T9 Plus recently and get some preintalled apps on it, like YouTube. I thought, that this apps are original, because Google Play client recognised these too. My phone behaved strange in ...
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Can I uninstall apps in Lollipop without clearing data?

I'm paranoid when uninstalling apps because I'm under the impression that uninstalling them directly without using the "Clear Data" function on the app's page first will result in leftover files ...
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uninstalling a self built app, which was created in two copies accidentally [duplicate]

I built an app through android studio but two copies were created and I could uninstall one copy but the other says that the app is not present in the list of installed apps, but the icon remains.. ...
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How to remove app-malware-virus that's not visilbe in the app list

I downloaded an apk from this site that it was supposed to be a modified app for a game (Candy Crush Saga). Here you can find the download link. The problem is that not only the app doesn't do what ...
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Is there a way to hide the ugly SIM Tool Kit icon from the launcher?

The SIM Tool Kit icon is ugly and app is one that I never used. Unfortunately, I've read that it is one of those system apps that cannot be removed so I'd like to simply hide the icon from my launcher....
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How to deinstall Talking Book

I cannot find the app in the list of apps. And it starts randomly. I want to get rid of it. How?
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Roll back Google App after update

Is there an easy way to roll back the Google App to a previous version? It really looks awful with the new colors and font. Is a factory reset the best way?
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Device administrator can not be deactivated

I installed a security app on my Samsung phone and it blocks the device from going to Odin mode (bootloader) so I can not update the software. I can not remove this app because it is a device ...
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Is it possible to disable admin rights of a malware?

There is a smartphone with anroid 5.1. Another user installed an app from a non-verified source (some hacks for Clash of Clans afaik). To uninstall it I have to drop its administrator rights in ...
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how to uninstall apps installed on non existing sdcard

I've moved some apps on my lollipop to sdcard after I formated the sdcard I cannot uninstall those apps from the device they appears like this :
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I can't delete bad piggies off Galaxy S4

I installed the game thinking I'd play it, but I changed my mind. Anyway, that's not too important. I clicked uninstall, and it does say it uninstalled it, but in the application manager, it is still ...
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Removing an app protected from uninstall by password and with System Owner permissions?

I want to ask, if there is a way to remove an app that is protected from uninstall by password and has Device-administrator permissions granted? I am using an LG L90 phone with android 5.0.1 L (NOT ...
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How can I uninstall Firefox OS?

I was handed a phone from my friend who installed Firefox OS over Android, but now wants Android back. I know roughly how to flash ROMs, but am not sure how to go into download mode or equivalent in ...
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Is there a way to prevent a user from deleting apps on android?

Suppose I install app X for purpose A. I don't want to simply be able to uninstall the app. How do I prevent myself from uninstalling an app on android?
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Prevent apps being uninstalled [closed]

My kids love playing with my Android. However, they don't always understand what they are doing, and occasionally I find that they have deleted some of my apps (strangely, never the ones they play). ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

I don't know if there is already a thread about this particular issue, but if so forgive me. I would like to know how can I see the date when I installed and uninstalled a certain app some time ago (...
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want to remove Samsung Apps

I don't need poor Samsung apps such as SamsungApps, Chat-On, Blurb, S-Translate anymore. Can i simply uninstall them and make an exclusion in my Updates so as not to get them back again?
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How do some android apps remember that this is not the first time they are being installed?

Some android apps are can remember whether they were installed on the same device earlier. Suppose you uninstalled an app a year ago. After one year if you install that same app again, that app will ...
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What is “Assistant 1.0” app and how do I get rid of it?

I have MetroPCS and a ZTE ZMAX Z970 phone with Android 4.4.4 This app appeared, I don't know exactly when, and it's got some worrisome permissions and I want it off my phone, but it has no uninstall ...
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completely remove kingroot when I can't find it

I installed kingroot and tried it, I closed it thinking it finished and rebooted my phone. After reboot root checker says I have su binary but not root access. My problem is I can't find ...
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Why Swiftkey not visible in OxygenOS 3.1 Search?

I have installed Swiftkey in my system. However, search does not show it. Going to play store, I see it is installed, and only there, I can open it. Fig. 1 Search successful, Fig. 2 Swiftkey ...
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chrome uninstall left behind com.android.chrome[noinfo] apk with active connections

I have an unrooted Samsung Note phone (active service with AT&T). It is almost two years old and became slower and slower. I do not have any unnecessary apps and I mostly use my phone for email ...
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Screen permanently black with broken proximity sensor and Proximity Sensor Accelerometer App

My phone's proximity sensor is broken and constantly signals "covered". The screen turns black when I'm called. I installed an app Proximity Sensor Accelerometer to solve this and played around with ...
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custom rom with only selected apps and no play store

I'd like to restrict my mobile usage to a few apps only (basically phone, contacts, camera, google photo, whatsapp) and disallow installation of new apps and especially remove all browsers from the ...
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When I uninstall updates of system apps is it persistent?

I don't want some apps updated (especially some of built-in apps). If I uninstall updates in settings is it for good or only to next phone restart? (I want to have auto updating in google play ...
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Unable to update Google App on Nexus 6P running Android N Developer Preview

A few weeks ago I installed Google App version 5.14.15.NYC.21.arm64 on my Nexus 6P running Android N Developer Preview 3. Now this app is not getting any updates from the Play Store and not letting me ...
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Re-install app without losing personal data

How do you re-install an app without losing personal data? In this case its Plants vs. Zombies 2 that hangs when loading the game. I thought a re-install might solve the issue. But I don't want to ...
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Is force stopping an app equivalent to uninstalling it, as far as increasing the performance of a phone is concerned?

Suppose I force stop an app and it stays that way for long. Will this boost the performance of my phone in the same way as uninstalling the app would?
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External SD Card removed - Apps can't be deinstalled :-(

My external SD card seems to be broken. I removed it and inserted a new one. Now the apps don't work any more. That's all right. But: I can't uninstall or re-install the apps any more. If I try to, ...
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can't uninstall app

My Samsung Galaxy Mega with Android 4.2.2 will not allow me to uninstall an app (Gravity Screen 1.80.8) even when I stop its running service. When I select it from downloaded apps the Stop and ...
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Does uninstalling updates to system apps wipe the data for it?

Non-rooted users can't uninstall system apps but are able to uninstall updates to them such that they are reverted to the base version of the app that shipped with the system image. When a user does ...
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Cannot uninstall an app from adb

I am trying to uninstall an app which came to me with the phone ( an app for senior users - sort of launcher). My device is : LG L70 Android version : 4.4.2 However I cannot uninstall it from the ...
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How to remove a Gapp after installing it?

I just flashed the CM 11 nightly build on my S2. I have also installed the Gapps from the source provided by CM website. Now it has brought me many unwanted apps to my phone. I would like to remove ...
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Got stuck with a Pop-up on the main screen

I have Samsung Galaxy E5 (SM-E500H) with Android 5.1.1. Recently, I installed few apps and after that, I encountered an annoying little pop-up below the screen sometimes. I got into uninstalling some ...
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Uninstall on android wear

I have an android wear device and I'd like to uninstall apps with sideload. I already have: 1 adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub 2 adb connect localhost:4444 3 adb devices 4 adb -s ...
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How do I uninstall a browser

Can I disable/ uninstall the browser that came with the phone without disabling another browser I have installed? How do I do it?
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Removing browser ICON from home screen

Is there a way to remove the browser ICON from my home page?
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How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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How to uninstall preinstalled apps on Gingerbread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I have Samsung Galaxy Note running Android Gingerbread. I have several apps like Crayon Physics that don't ...
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How to uninstall “not installed” apps

I just found out that some apps that I uninstall from my tablet are still listed in "all apps" section by my device, although marked as "not installed": Apps List (click image for larger variant) ...
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Undo app updates?

How to undo app updates? I was on terraria while it was updating, after that I lost my character and my world! It says the save file of my character was created with a newer version and could not be ...
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uninstalled play services&google app - system unstable

I uninstalled updates for Google App and Google PLay Services apps, and suddenly my phone started to turn off and back on again, non-stop. I can't do anything because it is up for no more than 10 ...