Questions tagged [uninstallation]

Removing installed apps from device.

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Message “Uninstalling…”, but no result

I can't uninstall an application from my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I go to Settings -> Applications -> Application manager, select any application and uninstall. I see a message "Uninstalling..." for a ...
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How can I uninstall Google Chrome on my Android and recommend a suitable replacement?

I'd like to choose something other than chrome for my android. But, don't know what specifically I can do to uninstall it. Also, is my Google account automatically linked to my chrome? I'm not ...
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Where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall?

TL;DR On non-rooted devices, where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall? Backstory: I installed an Android app a couple months ago and configured it to my liking. After a couple weeks, ...
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HTC One M9 google pixel launcher experience app removel

My HTC One M9 with Android 7.0 will not allow me to uninstall an app which is flashed by TWRP Recovery. Actually its a google pixel launcher experience app by XDA forum.
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Is there a way by which I can uninstall a specific update to an app?

I have an app, Uber, that is taking up huge space on my phone. It cannot be moved to sd card. Recently, they've launched an update of size 21MB. I'm afraid of the fact that, every time there is a new ...
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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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Can Puffin browser easily be uninstalled?

I have bought an online study course but I am told I need Puffin web browser to view the course. It appears I can install Puffin browser on my Android phone (Vodafone Smart Prime 7), but if I decide ...
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Remove Phh's superuser?

I have TCL Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) 5010D phone that i bought and decided to root it. I was kinda new to this kind of rooting (a bit complex) because i used kingroot before and it worked just fine till i ...
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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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How to remove the SIM Toolkit from my phone? (Without root or flashing any ROM)

This application is sending a lot of spam to my phone recently, two or three times a day. I deactivated broadcast messages, tried converting USSD pop-ups into notifications to avoid being interrupted (...
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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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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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Removing apk of inbuilt apps completely (without rooting)

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0.1-Marshmallow. My internal memory is 8 GB, due to which I have disabled several inbuilt apps which I do not need at all. The problem is that, these ...
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How to uninstall a system app using adb uninstall command (NOT remove via rm or any other way)

Have to mention this to avoid possible confusion, this question is not duplicate. This question is specific to using adb to uninstall a package. There are several similar questions but are all ...
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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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What is this Finder shortcut?

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S6 added a shortcut to "Finder" on my home screen. I looked through my app list, and I can't find an app with that name. What exactly is it, and how did it get ...
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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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Unwanted apps auto installing without me doing anything. How to stop them?

I have a micromax phone and its autoinstalling some apps. I dont know weather these apps are installed from play store or from the micromax "app center" (which I never used). This problem started ...
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Problem to uninstall AirDroid: Unfortunately, Settings has stopped

When I try to uninstall the app I got this message: Can't uninstall because this package is an active device administrator. In the same window I have a button: MANAGE DEVICE ADMINISTRATORS When I ...
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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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Can't fully delete apps on Android?

Pokemon Go is encountering bugs on my install, and I want to completely uninstall it and reinstall, but Android won't let me. After uninstalling, the icon disappears and the app appears to be gone, ...
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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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Assistant 1.0 Malicious app cannot uninstall or delete.

! Is there any other way to remove this app without preforming a factory wipe? And Can I still trust my SD Card? Even Hornet Antivirus is foiled by this app. It's permissions never showed. Even ...
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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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Uninstall AVG antivirus

I have tried all the options for my Samsung Galaxy but the problem is when I uncheck AVG anti-theft administrator, it doesn't. the option remains checked. consequently, I cannot proceed with ...
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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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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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Proof for the application XYZ is never installed on a non-rooted Android phone

With adb, we can list the applications. In the documentation, the -u option also lists the uninstalled applications. I'd tested and this is not working! I need at least one way to prove or at least ...
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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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I accidentally uninstalled the kingroot app and I can't find a way to completely unroot now

So all the sudden after having my phone rooted for a month, my phone freaked out and sent me a notification that said kingroot was "hurting" my phone. So I tried to click on it and apparently I hit ...
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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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Can't update or uninstall built-in Whatsapp

I have an iBall Slide 3G 7334i tab which has a built-in Whatsapp v.2.9.5196 which has provision to Force Stop and Disable but not Uninstall. I can't either uninstall or update and the message: "...
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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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Cannot uninstall “GO Security” app

No matter what I do, this app won't uninstall or deactivate. I tried just uninstalling it, then went to phone administrator and tried deactivating it and every time I do, it shuts down my phone. Any ...
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Disable default Internet app on Android 6.0.1 on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

I'm trying to disable the default "Internet" app. I can't deactivate it via the app manager. I need it disabled, because the Tablet should not be allowed to use an internet browser, but other apps ...
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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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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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Remove stock android apps via file manager

I have a rooted HTC One (M8). I want to remove some pre installed apps like Play Newsstand, Play Movies, Fitbit etc. I tried uninstalling them using System App Remover by jumobile, and Titanium ...
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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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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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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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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 ...