Tuesday , 25 January 2022

Pro tip: Quickly uninstall applications from the Samsung Galaxy S4 app drawer

Samsung Galaxy S4

You probably already know how to uninstall applications on
your Samsung Galaxy S4:

  1. Tap
    Settings | More | Application Manager | All
  2. Locate
    the application to be uninstalled
  3. Tap
    the application entry
  4. Tap
    Uninstall

It works every time, but that’s a lot of steps to get to
the end result. What if I told you there was a much faster, more efficient way
of uninstalling those apps from your Samsung Galaxy S4? Let me walk you through the process of
quickly uninstalling apps on this device.

  1. Open the app drawer on your Samsung Galaxy S4
  2. Tap the menu button
  3. Select Uninstall

After you tap Uninstall, the icons
in the app drawer will change (Figure A).

Figure A

Figure AFigure A
A Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy S4 showing apps ready to
uninstall.

Any application that can be uninstalled will now have a
small red minus sign [-] in the upper right corner. Locate the application you want to
uninstall, and then tap the red minus sign. When prompted, tap OK, and the app
will be uninstalled. Continue going through the app drawer until you’ve
uninstalled everything that you’ve wanted or needed removed. When you’ve completed the process,
tap the left-pointing arrow (in the upper left corner), and you’re done.

Note: For some strange reason, Samsung has included a
long-press action from within the app drawer. When you perform the long-press,
you’ll see a “Remove” option appear (Figure B). This doesn’t actually do anything unless you’re on the home screen. From within the app drawer, the remove action
will simply take you back to your home screen.

Figure B

Figure BFigure B
The “Remove” option.

This is probably the fastest means of uninstalling
applications from your Samsung Galaxy S4. Unless you’re in need of major batch
uninstalling, you probably won’t find a more efficient path to getting rid of unwanted apps on your
phone. If you have additional tips about removing apps, please share them in the discussion thread below.

 

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