How to uninstall apps from a Google Android device

Remove software you no longer use

If you've got a Google Android smartphone, then you've probably already made use of one of it's greatest features - the ability to install third-party software from Google's app store - the Android Market.

However, the initial flush of love for apps, may see you downloading software that you use once and never open again. Alternatively, you may have downloaded games (Angry Birds anyone) which you've completed. Subsequently, they're taking up valuable space on your phone's memory.

Don't panic though. In just a few steps you can wipe the apps from your memory, freeing up space on your smartphone. Here's how to do it.

Step one: On the Home Screen, press Menu and then Settings.

Step two: Select Applications and then click the Manage applications option.

Step three: Click on the app you want to remove, in our case we chose to delete Talking Tom Cat.

Step four: Under the application info, press the Uninstall button. You'll be asked to confirm you want to delete the app. When completed, you'll be notified. Then press OK to return to the apps menu.

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See also: How to download and install apps on an Android device

This story, "How to uninstall apps from a Google Android device" was originally published by PC Advisor (UK).

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