How to Remove Downloaded Apps from Your Samsung Galaxy Tab - dummies

How to Remove Downloaded Apps from Your Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

There a few reasons to remove an app from your Samsung Galaxy Tab. You can remove with eager relish when they don’t work or are otherwise annoying. It’s also perfectly okay to remove redundant apps, such as when you have multiple eBook readers that you don’t use. And if you’re desperate for an excuse, removing apps frees up a modicum of storage in the Galaxy Tab’s internal storage area.

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

  1. Start the Market app.

  2. Choose My Apps from the top of the screen.

  3. Touch the app that offends you.

  4. Touch the Uninstall button.

    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 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.

  • You can’t remove apps that are preinstalled on the Tab by either Samsung or your cellular service provider. There’s probably a technical way to uninstall the apps, but seriously: Just don’t use the apps if you want to remove them and discover that you can’t.