Hello, I installed an application (a game) on my Android but I don’t like it, so I tried to delete it but it didn’t work. The uninstall buttons don’t work, also when I try to go to the play store to uninstall the app, I get an error message. I’m not sure if this is a problem, but I’m sure it’s a problem.
1 – Remove the application from the menu
On your Android smartphone, open the menu Settings and then press Applications (or Application Manager). Select the application you wish to remove and then press the Uninstall button. It may not be possible to perform this action, either because nothing is displayed or because the only option available is Uninstall Updates. If this is the case, read on.
2 – Remove the application from the Google Play Store
Open the Google Play Store and then go to the My apps menu. Choose the app you want to remove and select Uninstall. This may not be enough to permanently remove the application or this option may be unavailable. If this is the case, read on.
3 – Remove the application in root mode
A safe way to permanently uninstall an application is to do it in root mode. The advantage of Android smartphones is that they contain many customizable elements, which are inaccessible when you get it. To get the most out of its capabilities, you have to become a superuser of the system and this is done by switching your smartphone to root mode. You just have to be careful to your Android during the whole process.
- First of all, it is recommended to make a backup of your data.
- Next, go to the Application section in the settings and check the Unknown sources box.
- A warning message will appear on the screen, press Ok.
On some devices, you have to follow the path Menu > Settings > About phonethen tap 7 times quickly on the version number line. Then, go to the menu Developpement and check the box Debug USB and Active in loading so that this one does not put itself in standby during the manipulation. Connect your smartphone to your computer. Now, download a root software such as Unlock Root or cyanogenmod. When you unplug your phone, it will be rooted.
Now your phone is ready to download the application System App Remover. This will allow you to select the applications you want to uninstall from its interface.
4 – Remove application in safe mode
You can possibly uninstall an application without rooting your phone, by switching to safe mode. To do this, long press the start/stop button and the close menu on the phone. The no-fail mode allows you to restart your phone in a neutral way, that is, without opening the applications that are usually launched automatically. Once the phone has restarted, go to Settings > Applications. Locate the application you want to delete, it should appear. Press Delete. You can now go back to normal mode, restarting your phone as you normally would.