How to Remove Downloaded Apps From Your Nexus 7

There are a few reasons to remove an app from your Nexus 7. It’s with eager relish that most users remove apps that don’t work or are somehow annoying. It’s also perfectly okay to remove redundant apps, such as when you’re trying to find a decent music-listening app and you end up with a dozen or so that you never use.

Whatever the reason, remove an app by following these directions:

  1. Start the Play Store app.

  2. Touch the my Apps icon button at the top of the screen.

    The my Apps icon button looks like the Downloading notification.

  3. In the Installed list, touch the app that offends you.

  4. Touch the Uninstall button.

  5. Touch the OK button to confirm.

    The app is removed.

The app continues to appear on the All list, on the my Apps screen, even after it’s been removed. After all, you downloaded it once. That doesn’t mean that the app is still installed.

  • In most cases, if you uninstall a paid app right away, your credit card or account is fully refunded. The definition of “right away” depends on the app and is stated on the app’s description screen. It can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours.

  • Removing an app frees a modicum of storage inside the tablet. Just a modicum.

  • You can always reinstall paid apps that you’ve uninstalled. You aren’t charged twice for doing so.

  • Some apps are preinstalled on your tablet or are part of the Android operating system. They cannot be removed. There’s probably a technical way to uninstall these apps, but seriously: Just don’t use the apps if you can’t remove them.

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