Droid Bionic: Review and Remove Downloaded Apps - dummies

Droid Bionic: Review and Remove Downloaded Apps

The Market is not only where you buy apps for your Droid Bionic ― it’s also the place you return to for performing app management. That task includes reviewing apps you’ve downloaded, updating apps, organizing apps, and removing apps you no longer want or that you severely hate.

Review downloaded apps on your Droid Bionic

If you’re like most people, you probably sport a whole host of apps on your Droid Bionic. It’s kind of fun to download new software and give your phone new abilities. To review the apps you’ve acquired, follow these steps:

  1. Start the Market app.

  2. Press the Menu soft button and choose My Apps.

  3. Scroll your downloaded apps.

The list of downloaded apps should look similar to the one shown in this figure.


The list of downloaded apps is accurate in that it represents apps you’ve downloaded. Some apps in the list, however, might not be installed on your Droid Bionic: They were downloaded, installed, and then removed.

Remove downloaded apps from your Droid Bionic

You’re free to remove any app you’ve added to the Droid Bionic, specifically those apps you’ve downloaded from the Market.

  1. Start the Market app.

  2. Press the Menu soft button and choose My Apps.

  3. 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 Downloads list even after it’s been removed. After all, you downloaded it once. That doesn’t mean that the app is 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 so on the app’s description screen. It could be anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours.

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

  • Preinstalled software cannot be removed from your Droid Bionic. Only if you hack into your phone through a process called rooting can you remove that software. It’s not recommended.