How to Uninstall Unused Android Apps

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | December 31, 2013 1:30 AM EST

Most Android tablet and smartphone users have problems with some apps taking up so much space on their device. This coming 2014 many people will surely get new devices and here are some steps that will absolutely help to uninstall unwanted apps.

Be it a video or NFL app, or those MyATT or AT&T Navigation apps, people want them gone. Majority of U.S. carriers add lots of "bloatware" apps, which can't be uninstalled.

That might be the most convenient way, but it's not really the best. Basically, anything you download may be uninstalled. Here are the steps below to uninstall unused or unwanted Android apps.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Uninstalling apps will be our first goal, maybe many of your apps installed on your Android smartphone or tablet is not useful already and you'd just like them gone. Our first step is not the quickest, but it's the most efficient in the long-term.
 If the device I'm using is not just like yours, the method still applies.

1 - Go to Settings by looking for the gear-shaped icon in notification bar, app tray or by going to Menu and choosing settings.

2 - Look for "Apps" or "Applications" then select it.

3 - There you can see downloaded, all, downloaded and disabled options available. Be careful not to uninstall apps from the running tab, because it may cause problems with your device. Instead focus on downloaded.

4 - Now choose the app that you wish to uninstall. Basically, the best way to uninstall the app is to choose the app and make sure to tap on clear cache and the clear data buttons, afterwards, tap uninstall button to finish.

After that it will uninstall, and you are done. The app is now gone forever and the clear cache and data is not needed already. But you can still use this option to remove tiny bits of data that are left behind once the app has been completely deleted. This final step can leave your device clean and running seamlessly.

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