In earlier versions of Android, you had to go to the Settings menu in order to delete apps from your device. However, Google has simplified the process to delete apps in Android Marshmallow. You can now easily delete apps in Android M without digging through the Settings menu. All you need to do is just find the app you want to delete, either in the app drawer or on the Home screen.
In this post, we’ve provided you a step-by-step guide on how to delete apps in Android Marshmallow. Read on.
Delete Apps in Android Marshmallow
Method-1: Delete apps in Android Marshmallow from Home screen
Android Marshmallow introduces a new way to remove apps directly from your Home screen. You can delete the apps with a simple drag and drop method.
The below walkthrough will show you how to delete apps from the smartphone running Android Marshmallow.
- First of all, long press on the app you would like to delete
- Next, drag the app icon up to Uninstall and release it when the icon turns red
- Tap OK to confirm the deletion of the app
If the app you want to delete is not installed on your Home screen, then the above-mentioned method won’t work. You’ll need to go for the pre-Marshmallow option to delete the app directly from the app tray. Continue reading how to do it.
Method-2: Delete apps in Android Marshmallow from App Tray
- Navigate to the app tray
- Just press and hold the app’s icon for a moment until it turns red
- You’ll get two options that will appear at the top of your device’s screen, namely App Info and Uninstall
- Next, drag the app icon up to uninstall and release it while the icon will turn red
- Tap OK and the app will be deleted from your device
And you’re done! You can easily delete an app in Android M from app tray if you’re not using the app very often.
It should be noted that the above-mentioned methods will work on apps you’ve downloaded and installed on your device, however, it’s a bit more complex when it comes to preinstalled apps. Most of the preinstalled apps simply show the App Info pop-up screen at the top of your device’s screen with no other option for deleting them.
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