How to Delete Apps on a Samsung Galaxy S5

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Want to clear up some space in your Galaxy S5? Uninstalling an app can help you reclaim some of the storage in your device to make room for more photos, movies and messages. Here’s how to delete an app in three simple steps.

1. Tap Apps at the bottom right of the home page. This pulls up all your installed applications.

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2. Long-tap the app you want to delete. The grid of icons will shrink and a bar of options should appear at the top of the screen.

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3. Drag it over to the Uninstall button at the top and let go. 

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4. Hit Uninstall to confirm.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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  1. Jay Says:

    I do not like Chrome browser and preferred the stock browser app on my galaxy S3. How do I get the stock browser on the S5 . It seems Chrome is the only one other than play store downloading.

  2. Kenn Hildebrand Says:

    Thanks for the help. I’m curious though. You advertise a case for the s5 that’s closed by magnets. Do you really want magnets that close to your phone???

  3. David K Says:

    Kenn is right, why in the world would you want magnets around an electronic device. The otter box is expensive, but it works like a charm.

  4. . Says:

    This is not how you uninstall an application. this is just moving it from the home screen

  5. Kenn RAYMOND Says:

    How does one PERMANENTLY delete Samsung Wallet?? Not software that appeals to me, methinks and that I don’t need and it seemingly doesn’t work in Australia…

  6. Will Says:


  7. Jessi Says:

    I just got a S5 and there is no uninstall option. Only disable. I don’t want half these apps that are taking up a bunch of space. Any tips?

  8. Thomas Frick Says:

    I just checked my data limit and I already used up 85% of my 300 MB monthly limit in less than a week of first signing up, even though I did not even do much on the internet. Some apps used up a lot of data rations that I never even really used, they just opened accidentally for a few seconds before I shut them down, or I just opened them to check them out briefly. Some of the apps that used up my data rations did so even though I never knew they were open or operating at all. I find this practice to not only be unethical, but immoral and evil as well, for they know they are openly ripping people off. I’d switch to a different service provider, but I think they probably all do it, and I only have 2 to choose from in my area, US Cellular (my current thief) and AT&T (my ex-thief).
    So I want to delete all these apps that keep sucking up all my data rations. The above article tells how to delete apps that users download themselves, but not the apps already on the phone. If they cannot be deleted, can they at least be turned off permanently so they do not secretly keep draining my data rations?

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