Uninstall an app or remove an app, a widget, or a
shortcut from a home screen
If you uninstall an app, the app is no longer available on your device. You must reinstall the app if you want to use it. Some
built-in apps can't be uninstalled; instead, you can turn off these apps so that they no longer appear in
and so that you
no longer receive notifications for them.
If you remove an app from the home screen, the app is still installed on your device, and you can open the app from
Touch and hold an app, a widget, or a shortcut.
Drag the app, widget, or shortcut toward the top of the screen.
• To uninstall an app, drag the app toward Uninstall.
• To turn off an app, drag the app toward Disable.
• To remove an app, a widget, or a shortcut from the home screen, drag the app toward Remove.
You can use the Google Play
store to reinstall apps that you uninstall. In the Google Play
> My apps > All.
You can turn on apps that you turned off in
> Apps. At the top of the screen, swipe left on the categories until you see
the Disabled category. Tap an app, and then tap Enable.