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How do you delete apps from the Samsung Galaxy Ace?

I downlaoded an app that constantly freezes and want to get rid of it! I’m on a Samsung Galaxy Ace if that helps.

Most Useful Answer deonnewman  Jul. 19, 2011 at 10:24

what if the uninstall button is greyed out

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JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2011 at 13:31

Menu - Settings - Applications - Manage Applications. Click on the offensive app, and a new menu opens with app details. There, click on 'uninstall'.

MoMoMo1  May. 17, 2011 at 17:03

Thanks v much JanSt! Still getting used to Android oO

deonnewman  Jul. 19, 2011 at 10:24

what if the uninstall button is greyed out

mrew42  Jul. 19, 2011 at 12:03

@deonnewman: This indicates a system app which can't (or rather shouldn't) be deleted. A rooted handset can get the tools to delete the undeletable but this could adversely affect the performance and stability of your phone.

edward223go  Jul. 21, 2011 at 08:30

yes...it is uninstalled, but the phone internal memory was still used although the andriod games was remove...how can i clearly to remove all bek to my memory...?

mrew42  Jul. 21, 2011 at 11:19

@edward223go
Menu - Settings - Applications - Manage Applications
Before you Uninstall, do "Clear data". That will delete from the internal phone memory.

leeds98  Aug. 15, 2011 at 18:58

@mrew42: A rooted handset? I've just upgraded to a galaxy ace, and want to get rid of a load of the apps on the phone, including The Sims! How do I go about this?

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:02

leeds,
if the apps you want to uninstall were preinstalled and in "Manage applications" the uninstall button for those apps is greyed out, those apps are part of the OS. Locked into the OS, you would need root access to the OS's protected file system. It is what is called "jailbreaking" with reference to the iPhone, or admin rights in windows that allows you to access ALL files etc

Different Android phone require different steps and tools (programs and additional files) to be rooted.

I'll have a look to see how hard it is to root your Ace and will get back to you. Once your Ace is "rooted" you can download apps that let you uninstall or freeze bloatware and RAM hogging apps you don't want.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:09

Here's one tutorial about rooting the Galaxy Ace http://www.androidadvices.com/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-ace-gt-5830-tutorial/

NOTE: always check that the OS/Android version the tutorial deals with corresponds to your phone. In setting on your phone you can check your phone's software version.

Also, if the tutorial appears to complicated for your liking and you cannot afford to end up with a brick, don't attempt it. The Samsung Galaxy Ace is a common enough device. A phone repair shop will probably root it for you for a tenner or so...

dayyernews  Oct. 3, 2011 at 21:55

tanks to JanSt / MOD

georgeman2011  Nov. 4, 2011 at 17:08

i love the phone

georgessadaka  Jan. 2, 2012 at 07:40

there are application that comes with the phone that i dnt want anymore how can i delet it

gksmith  Jan. 7, 2012 at 12:05

how do you make the phone so you can drag it to the bottm of screen and dump it in bin have the symbol but wont delete?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 7, 2012 at 13:14

gksmith,
are you asking how to delete an application shortcut icon from your homescreen? Are you saying when you drag the icon to the bottom of the screen, the bin doesn't turn red before it swallows the icon?

That is a fairly common bug in Android.
Keep trying. Or tell us what you really meanr coz, in fairness, your post is a bit of an enigma ;)

easton24  Mar. 7, 2012 at 20:16

Hi, i have just recently got my galaxy ace and all i do it text and phone but i seem to be getting charges of around 14p per day but i do not use any other feature. Is there apps running on my phone and how do i stop them. Thank you

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 8, 2012 at 00:41

Sounds like background data to me. To turn it off go to

Menu > Settings > Wireless and Networks > Packet Data > Disable (or something along those lines).

qwee  Apr. 11, 2012 at 13:36

Thanks that really helped:)

kanick  Apr. 11, 2012 at 18:05

Help, an icon has appeared on my home screen called 'handango' which i didnt install, its not showing on the apps as being installed so I dont know how to get rid of it, can anyone help

manman101023  Jun. 11, 2012 at 15:33

Menu - Settings - Applications - Manage Applications. Click on the offensive app, and a new menu opens with app details. There, click on 'uninstall'. Helped me brah :)

bmayth  Jun. 14, 2012 at 19:58

I couldn't find offensive applications

ppr  Jun. 15, 2012 at 16:49

hey i had an app and i wanted to delete it from my whole phone and this helped ,thank you very much

sharmane  Jun. 15, 2012 at 22:34

Menu - Settings - Applications - Manage Applications. Click on the offensive app, and a new menu opens with app details. There, click on 'uninstall'.


thankyou so much,i couldn't seem to delete anything til i read this.now i was able to delete 3 apps i didnt want,again thankyou x

livch  Jun. 30, 2012 at 12:11

what if my app wont [b]delete even if ive tryed everything to delete it..
ive tryed uninstalling it and also uninstalling from google play and also tryed to get onto the website it tells me where i can delete it but nothing is working!! ??????

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 30, 2012 at 20:34

what if my app wont [b]delete even if ive tryed everything to delete it..
ive tryed uninstalling it and also uninstalling from google play and also tryed to get onto the website it tells me where i can delete it but nothing is working!! ??????

What phone, Android version and app?

Max741852  Aug. 1, 2012 at 21:25

Hi, iv got a Galexy Ace and airtime is getting taken away even when i dont use it at all, what should i do?

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