In this article today we will see four ways to delete apps on android. May be you want to make space to download other apps or may be you don’t an app any more longer.

1. Drag and drop method

a. Tap and hold the app until you see the screen as shown below. You will see “Uninstall” and “Cancel” icon.

android apps delete

b. Now drag the app and drop it on the “uninstall” icon.
c. Now select “Uninstall” to delete the app.

android apps delete

2. Delete by Going to settings

a. Tap on “Settings“.

android settings

b. Select “Applications“.

android applications

c. Select “Application manager“.

android application manager

d. Select the app which you want to delete eg. Adsense

android apps delete select

e. Select “Uninstall” to delete the app.

apps uninstall

3. Delete by using “Play store”

a. Tap on “Play store“.

play store

b. Now enter the name of the app which you want to uninstall eg. “Google Adsense“.

play store

c. Now you have the option to “Uninstall” the app.

play store uninstall

d. You have to again select “OK” to confirm the uninstallation of the app.

play store uninstall

4. Deleting apps using a computer by using third party software

You can also delete apps from your computer using third party software such as apowersoft phone manager. You can download this software using this link:

You will download the free version of the software. If you want to use the full potential then you can upgrade the software for personal use at $79.95 for lifetime.

a. After installing the software then open it.

b. Next thing you need to do is allow “USB debugging” for your android phone.

c. Now the process may be little different for different android device.

d. Tap on “Menu“- “Settings“.

e. Select “About device“.

about device

f. Tap on “Software info“.

software info

g. Now tap on “Build number” for 8-10 times which will activate developer options.

build version

h. Now go back to “Settings” and then you will see a new option “Developer options“.

developer options

i. Now activate “USB debugging“.

usb debugging

j. Now connect your android phone to your computer with a USB cable and then click on “Connect Now“.


g. Now you will be getting the following message, “Allow Debugging“, tap on “OK“.

allow usb debugging

h. Again you will get the following message, select “Always allow this computer” and then select “OK“.

allow usb debugging

i. Once apowersoft phone manager is connected to your android phone then you will get the following screen.


j. Click on the “Apps” icon on the top and then select the app which you want to uninstall.


k. After selecting the app, click on the “Uninstall” and then select “OK” to confirm it.

apowersoft unistall

How to Force stop or disable an app

In case if you don’t want to delete an app and just disable then you can do it.

a. Tap on “Menu” and then on “settings“.

android settings

b. Select “Applications“.


c. Select “Application manager“.

application manager

d. Select the app which you want to disable.

application managere. Select “Force stop” or “Disable” whichever option is available.

Force stop