1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hello, until recently when I had an app I wanted to remove, I only had to drag it to the top of the screen to "Uninstall" and then click "OK"

    Then everything was done, clean and simple.

    But lately, EVERY SINGLE TIME, it only disables them.

    I then have to go into settings>apps, find the app, select "Uninstall" (AGAIN) and then "OK"

    This is getting very frustrating as my device is nearly full, I also had no idea why deleting apps did nothing for a while.

    WHY would they get rid of the dual options of "Remove/Uninstall" and essentially make "Remove" the default action?
    11-14-2017 11:48 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Dragging the icon on the home screen to the top of the screen only deletes the shortcut from the home screen. Uninstalling the app requires settings/application manager. It always has. Deleting the shortcut doesn't uninstall the app and never has.
    11-14-2017 01:51 PM
  3. Tasched's Avatar
    Dragging the icon on the home screen to the top of the screen only deletes the shortcut from the home screen. Uninstalling the app requires settings/application manager. It always has. Deleting the shortcut doesn't uninstall the app and never has.
    You are incorrect; I vividly remember two options: "Remove" (Removes the icon from the home screen) and "Uninstall" (Uninstalls the app).

    Now there is only "Uninstall", which does NOT even do that much.

    It basically is the same thing as removing the icon, but now disables the app as well.

    Even if I were mistaken (I am not) why would they label it as "Uninstall" instead of "Disable App"?

    edit: Proof I am not mistaken:
    https://images.techhive.com/images/a...imary.idge.jpg
    11-14-2017 02:37 PM
  4. Tgraham1's Avatar
    They should really re-label that button because i was wondering the exact same thing. If it says uninstall it should uninstall. Otherwise it should say remove shortcut. If you don't regularly check your storage you end up with all these apps you thought you had already uninstalled.
    12-01-2017 12:31 PM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    No. It depends on the launcher used. For example, Nova launcher only has remove, app info, and edit. No uninstall.
    12-01-2017 12:40 PM

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