There’s nothing worse than an app that gets into your system and won’t leave, even after you force-close it, uninstall it, and forget it ever existed. It’s the bane of Android users everywhere, but what do you do when an app just won’t go away? Here are some tips and tricks on how to uninstall stubborn Android apps.
Why do you need an app uninstaller?
Sometimes, you install an app and it doesn’t quite work out. Maybe it’s buggy, or maybe it’s just not what you’re looking for. Whatever the reason, you want to get rid of it. But uninstalling a stubborn Android app can be a pain. You have to find where the app is located on your phone and then dig through your list of installed apps. Worse yet, sometimes uninstalling one will bring up another with a message saying Uninstall? (ugh).
A simpler way is to use an app uninstaller like AppMgr III (see link below). It scans your phone and shows all the Android applications on your device, letting you see at a glance which ones are installed and which ones are running in the background. You can also sort by name, size, or installation date. The interface is easy enough that even grandma could figure it out!
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Getting an App Uninstaller
Sometimes, even after you’ve done everything right, an app just doesn’t want to be uninstalled. In these cases, you’ll need a little extra help from a third-party app uninstaller. There are a few different options out there, but we recommend IObit Uninstaller. It’s free, it’s easy to use, and it’s pretty effective. When you’re ready to remove the stubborn app, just follow these steps:
- Launch the application and select the Uninstall tab at the top of the screen.
- Select All Installed Apps or select Third Party Apps if you only want to uninstall 3rd party apps (don’t worry about this option for now).
- Select your stubborn app from the list of installed applications that appears in alphabetical order.
What are you trying to remove?
We’ve all been there. You’ve installed an app, used it for a while, and then decided you no longer want it. But when you go to uninstall it, you find that it just won’t go away. These stubborn apps can be a pain to get rid of, but there are a few methods you can try to get rid of them for good. First, check your phone’s app settings to see if the troublesome app is listed under all or system apps. If so, deleting this application will delete it from your phone as well. If not, you’ll need to tap on the name of the troublesome application and tap on Uninstall. Next time you open up your Google Play Store, the app should not appear in your list of downloads.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Uninstalling any Android App
We’ve all been there. You download an app, use it for a bit, and then decide you don’t want it anymore. But when you go to uninstall it, you find that it just won’t go away. If you’re struggling to remove an unwanted Android app, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get rid of it for good. First, open your device’s Settings menu and select Apps. From the list of installed apps on your device, scroll down until you find the one you want to delete. Once you’ve found it, tap the app icon. At the top of the screen, you’ll see an Uninstall button which will allow you to permanently delete the app from your device.
Once you click this button, a pop-up window will appear with three options: Uninstall App, Uninstall Updates, and Cancel. To completely uninstall this app from your phone or tablet (and stop any more updates from coming), tap Uninstall App at the bottom of this pop-up window. If this option isn’t available (as is often the case with system apps), then click Cancel in order to exit out of this window without removing anything.