uninstall galaxy tab app

How to uninstall an app on your Galaxy Tab

Uninstalling applications on Android can be a tricky thing to accomplish. Lucky for you, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has an easy way to do it without having to do anything messy like going into the settings.

Just follow these simple instructions to complete the task.

  • Press the Applications button on the dock.
  • Press the Menu button. It is the leftmost capacitive button on the bottom.
  • A box will pop up that says, “Edit.” Tap that.
  • Find the icon of the application that you wish to uninstall.
  • Press the icon.
  • A confirmation dialogue box will open.
  • Select Ok.
  • The application is now uninstalled.
  • Press the Menu button again.
  • Select Save.

There will be a missing icon on the bottom left of the page now. The only way to fill it is to either install another application, or move a current application to that spot. Moving applications is done the same way as uninstalling them. Instead of tapping the icon, you must longpress and drag to the desired location.

I should note that you can’t uninstall the preinstalled Samsung and carrier apps this way. The only way to do that is by hacking.

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  • Bryanc1

    Just wish they had a way to alphabetically sort your apps. I went to an alternative home screen app because of that very same issue. Loved its gui, just can’t stand looking for an app, especially when I have 200 apps loaded…

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t agree more. Which home screen alternative did you choose?

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t agree more. Which home screen alternative did you choose?

  • Bryanc1

    Just wish they had a way to alphabetically sort your apps. I went to an alternative home screen app because of that very same issue. Loved its gui, just can’t stand looking for an app, especially when I have 200 apps loaded…

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t agree more. Which home screen alternative did you choose?

  • Alethya_quintana

    Wow! Thanks

  • Alethya_quintana

    Wow! Thanks

  • Barry34785

    Doesn’t work on my Tab. Oh you can uninstall this way, but upon reboot they’ll all be back. Some of the apps will still work but most of them will cause “Force Close” errors to appear. Must be like carving them into stone. Great I think I just bought a $300 paper weight with a 2 year contract.

  • Barry34785

    Doesn’t work on my Tab. Oh you can uninstall this way, but upon reboot they’ll all be back. Some of the apps will still work but most of them will cause “Force Close” errors to appear. Must be like carving them into stone. Great I think I just bought a $300 paper weight with a 2 year contract.