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.

MORE: 10 Best Android Apps You’re Not Using

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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:

    JUST PLAIN LAME INFORMATION. WHY DO U WASTE PEOPLES TIME?

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