1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    If I can't delete it, can I at least make it stop permanently? AND, I can't seem to delete the icon from my home screen. Aaaarrrggg!
    07-10-2018 11:51 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? If it was preinstalled, you probably can't uninstall it. The best you can do is Disable it -- go to Settings>Apps, select SmartThings, and look for a Disable button. This will uninstall all updates from the app and prevent it from opening.
    07-10-2018 12:03 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    To the best of my knowledge SmartThings isn't a system app (at least it isn't in T-Mobile's S9 line) and you can uninstall it from the Applications section in your phone's settings.

    Not sure why you can't delete the icon from your homescreen unless you're using something restricted like Kids Mode or Easy Mode in Samsung's stock launcher or if the app shortcuts have been locked (also an option in a lot of launchers).

    SmartThings only has an option to constantly appear on the notification bar, but no permanent shortcut (and the notification bar access can be disabled from SmartThings' settings inside the app).
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-10-2018 12:17 PM
  4. rlwremo's Avatar
    Hi. Sorry I know this is an older thread . . . .

    What exactly is the SmartThngs app? We have a Samsung Galaxy S7 and I'm pretty sure it wasn't installed at the beginning because there was a downloaded file dated late 2017 (which was after purchasing the phone). I deleted the downloaded file but am afraid to delete the app (my better halfs phone) for fear it might impact other apps . . .

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks!!
    03-30-2020 08:01 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hi. Sorry I know this is an older thread . . . .

    What exactly is the SmartThngs app? We have a Samsung Galaxy S7 and I'm pretty sure it wasn't installed at the beginning because there was a downloaded file dated late 2017 (which was after purchasing the phone). I deleted the downloaded file but am afraid to delete the app (my better halfs phone) for fear it might impact other apps . . .

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks!!
    Welcome to Android Central! It allows you to control your linked Samsung Smartthings connected devices: https://www.smartthings.com/
    03-30-2020 09:38 PM
  6. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    It is also a system file so can't be deleted
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-31-2020 02:55 AM
  7. rlwremo's Avatar
    It says "uninstall" as an option . . . just been afraid to do it.
    03-31-2020 05:58 AM
  8. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    If it allows you to uninstall, it's perfectly safe to do so.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-31-2020 06:01 AM
  9. rlwremo's Avatar
    I remember reading that now that you mention it . . .. we don't use the phone that way (to connect to any devices) unless it is somehow connected to "smart switch" for backing thing up from the phone via the usb cable (which is also how we copy pictures, etc to our computer).
    03-31-2020 06:10 AM
  10. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Funnily enough I connect differently also and struggle with Smart Things. You are safe with Smart Switch and can delete Smart Things without it affecting anything else.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-31-2020 06:48 AM
  11. rlwremo's Avatar
    Thanks. Struggling with space on the phone (long story). Every 120 MB helps.
    03-31-2020 08:44 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It says "uninstall" as an option . . . just been afraid to do it.
    If it is a preinstalled app, then the Uninstall option might just uninstall updates, after which you might be presented with a Disable button.
    03-31-2020 10:18 AM
  13. rlwremo's Avatar
    If it is a preinstalled app, then the Uninstall option might just uninstall updates, after which you might be presented with a Disable button.
    Thanks! I had read something elsewhere that disabling an app would remove any pending updates (which can't be installed because of the space issue). Once I've worked up the courage to give it a go I will report what happens. Thanks all!
    03-31-2020 10:38 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's correct -- disabling an app will prevent it from being updated.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-31-2020 01:30 PM

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