In this beginners guide we’ll show you how to uninstall apps on the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+. If you have too many apps installed, are running out of space, or think an app is killing your battery life, we have you covered.
Whether this is your first Samsung Galaxy or your first smartphone, things can get confusing. Simple tasks like uninstalling apps aren’t very straightforward for some. With that in mind, our video below will quickly show you what you need to know.
Keep in mind that a lot of apps come pre-installed out of the box. You can’t uninstall those, but you can disable them. Everything you download yourself is easy to remove. Here’s how to get started.
As you can see, the process is actually very simple. Samsung provides a few different ways to uninstall apps on the Galaxy S9. Furthermore, you can always manually remove them one at a time in the Google Play Store. That’s the app store for Android devices.
How to Uninstall Apps on the Galaxy S9
Almost every app you’d want to uninstall is on the Google Play Store. So while there is a secondary Samsung Galaxy app store, it’s Google’s app store we’ll be dealing with the most.
- Press and hold the icon of the app you want to uninstall (from the app tray, or home screen)
- Select Uninstall from the popup window
- Tap OK to confirm and Uninstall the app
- If you don’t see Uninstall, try disabling apps instead
As a reminder, if the app was on your phone the day you got it, you can’t uninstall it. These are known as system apps, and you’re not able to remove them from your device. Everything else is easy to remove with our instructions.
You can remove apps inside the Google Play Store too. Simply open the app store, type in the name, select it, and tap the big screen uninstall button. And finally, you can also head to Settings > Apps > Select an app > and tap Uninstall. This area in settings shows you every app on your phone in one big long list, one that’s easy to read. Scroll through and remove apps that way if you’d like.
That said, we recommend just following the steps from our how-to video at the top of the page. While you’re here, take a peek at this list of 15 common Galaxy S9 problems and how to fix them. It might address any issues you’re dealing with. Then, get a screen protector right here and keep your phone safe.