How to Delete Apps on an Android tablet

This article will explain how to delete apps on an Android tablet. By the end of the article, you will know exactly how to delete both large applications that occupy large storage space and small applications that you do not need in your system anymore.

Delete Apps on an Android tablet

  1. How to remove an App from your Android Tablet.
  2. How to remove an App from an Android Tablet through storage.
  3. How to remove Unwanted Applications from your Android Tablet Automatically.

Quick Navigation

  • Go to your tablet home screen: Click and hold the application icon you want to remove.
  •  Drag the icon to the Uninstall section on the tablet’s home screen and then release.
  • For large applications: Go to Settings then Storage then Other Apps 
  • Choose the 3 vertical dots then Size to sort from largest to smallest or vice versa.
  • Choose the app you would want to delete.
  • To view and delete unused apps: Go to Files then Clean and Search for apps 
  • Click Continue and Permit usage access finally Delete unused apps card.

Delete Apps From the App Drawer

There are several ways you can go about removing an application from your tablet. The easiest one involves deleting the application from the Application drawer or Tablet Home screen.

Delete Apps on Android tablet

Step 1: Click and Hold on the Application you want to remove. 

Step 2: The application icon is highlighted and a small trash bin appears.

Step 3: Drag the application icon to the bin or bar labeled as uninstall.

Android Applications delete

Step 4: A pop-up with an OK prompt appears, click on it ‘OK’ and the application is removed.

Delete Applications on Android Tablets

Deleting the application from the Application drawer or Tablet Home screen is easy, but you will not know how much space you have saved after deleting it or how much of the processor the application was using.

To know this and choose the one that consumes the most space and RAM, you need to remove apps through the free space option.

Large Applications: Delete Apps on an Android Tablet

Step 1: Go to settings and choose storage then other Apps. A list of applications appears. Click on the top right buttons to sort the applications from the largest to the smallest.

Step 2: Click on an application that you do not need. The largest ones will appear on top and vice versa. 

A pop-up appears showing an option to either clear cache or clear storage. You will also see the storage and cache memory the application uses.

Step 3: To free space without uninstalling the application, choose clear cache.

Step 4: To remove or uninstall the application, click on the application icon and choose to uninstall.

Step 5: A final prompt appears to accept the changes. Choose OK and the application is removed. Check Out the Video Guide by Tropical Tech.

How to remove Unwanted Applications Automatically

As applications run on Android tablets, they create junk unwanted files that if not cleared, can fill up your storage or even slow down your tablet.

Step 1: Go to Menu> Files. And click on it. At the very bottom, you will notice a clean option.

Step 2: Click on it and the tablet will look for large unused applications. From the list of applications that appear, choose one and click uninstall.

Step 3: Tap OK to accept changes.

3 ways How to Delete Apps on an Android tablet

  • Go to your tablet home screen: Click and hold the application icon you want to remove.
  •  Drag the icon to the Uninstall section on the tablet’s home screen and then release.
  • For large applications: Go to Settings then Storage then Other Apps 
  • Choose the 3 vertical dots then Size to sort from largest to smallest or vice versa.
  • Choose the app you would want to delete.
  • To view and delete unused apps: Go to Files then Clean and Search for apps 
  • Click Continue and Permit usage access finally Delete unused apps card.

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