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How to Uninstall Stubborn Apps on Your Phone or PC

by Roveen Anyango
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Many phone and PC manufacturers often load their software with a bunch of apps that you may not need. Samsung is a major culprit when it comes this, often filling their phones with apps from their Samsung app store.

Windows also does this with their PCs, though they aren’t often as bad as the android phone manufacturers do. More often, these apps will not delete in the usual way that you uninstall, which means that they take up space and run in the background.

Here are a few ways to uninstall them.

Uninstalling stubborn apps on Android

One of the easiest ways to uninstall apps on android is disabling them. Here is how you do it;

Open Settings>Apps>Click on the App you want to disable> Select Disable then confirm.

Once disabled, the app will disappear from the home screen and app drawer. It will also not run in the background and won’t take up space.

If your app has a device administrator, you will need to revoke the administrator permission as below;

Open Settings>Security>then Device Administrator> then Deactivate. After this, you can the disable the app easily.

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Uninstalling stubborn apps on Windows

Windows will not always have the option to disable apps that come with the PC software. However, there are several apps that help uninstall these hard to uninstall apps. Below are some of them.

Bulk Crap Uninstaller

Called the BCU in short, the app is an open-source software with simple UI that makes uninstalling unnecessary apps easier.

IOBit Uninstaller

The IOBit is another uninstaller with a simple and clear UI. The app allows you to uninstall several apps at once. It also allows you to delete bundled programs and remove all junk browser plugins.

Advanced Uninstaller Pro

Advanced Uninstaller Pro has a subscription system but still gives you many features in its free version. In this app, you can uninstall duplicate software, permanently delete windows files, remove duplicate files and clear all your browsing data.

You can read more about these apps and others for Windows here.

Deleting unnecessary apps and junk files allows for your phone to function properly and smoothly.

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