Deleting unwanted apps?

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I'm a Participant Level 1 JMJimmy
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Deleting unwanted apps?

Is there any way to delete apps that are bundled with the LG Gossip Pro?  I really don't need/want facebook/twitter etc and they're taking up a sizable chunk of the very limited memory on the phone.  The typical "manage apps" doesn't have the option to delete.

 

Also, how does one change privilages on an installed app?  If I can't delete stuff like facebook I at least want to be able to prevent it from accessing GPS/contact information.

 

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Re: Deleting unwanted apps?

Hi there, 

I came accross this post recently and thought of offering an updated solution towards deleting unwanted apps; in case anyone else had a similar question!

 

 

All Android phones today allow users to access the Google Play Store directly from their phone to install new applications or uninstall existing ones. You should be able to simply search "Facebook" in the Play Store search bar & once found, click "uninstal". Same goes for similar applications such as Twitter, Messenger, Chrome, etc.

 

 

As for the LG Gossip Pro mentioned in the original inquiry, due to the older OS software 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, this specific model did not allow to disable certain preinstalled apps (installed by default). 

The only way from this phone to uninstall an app from the settings is as follows:

1- On the home screen, touch Applications tab and select Settings > Applications > Manage applications.

2- When all applications appear, scroll and select the application you want to uninstall.

3- Tap Uninstall and touch OK to uninstall application you desired.

 

I hope this was useful for someone ^_^

 

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@ community,

 

Anyone?  any ideas?  I see a Disable option but I doubt that would clear up storage space.



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Re: Deleting unwanted apps?

Facebook and Twitter apps are more and more integrated within the firmware of the phones and depending on the manufacturer, they're sometimes impossible to remove, in the same way that you can't remove the text or phone apps.

AFAIK, you can't set permissions to individual apps. You can try to launch Facebook and check in its settings if there's any way to disable location services. You can do it at least for Facebook Messenger:

- Launch Facebook
- Press Menu, Settings
- Uncheck "Location is on" under "Messenger location services"

In that same place, you can make sure that "Sync Contacts" is set to "Remove Facebook data".

I'm unsure for Twitter, check in the settings, there might be similar options.
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Re: Deleting unwanted apps?

Hi there, 

I came accross this post recently and thought of offering an updated solution towards deleting unwanted apps; in case anyone else had a similar question!

 

 

All Android phones today allow users to access the Google Play Store directly from their phone to install new applications or uninstall existing ones. You should be able to simply search "Facebook" in the Play Store search bar & once found, click "uninstal". Same goes for similar applications such as Twitter, Messenger, Chrome, etc.

 

 

As for the LG Gossip Pro mentioned in the original inquiry, due to the older OS software 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, this specific model did not allow to disable certain preinstalled apps (installed by default). 

The only way from this phone to uninstall an app from the settings is as follows:

1- On the home screen, touch Applications tab and select Settings > Applications > Manage applications.

2- When all applications appear, scroll and select the application you want to uninstall.

3- Tap Uninstall and touch OK to uninstall application you desired.

 

I hope this was useful for someone ^_^

 



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It does not let you uninstall apps that ways. When I got to PlayStore and look for Facebook, there are only Update and Open options, no Uninstall option.

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@FaridGM wrote:

It does not let you uninstall apps that ways. When I got to PlayStore and look for Facebook, there are only Update and Open options, no Uninstall option.


 

Hey FaridGM,

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

Another way to uninstall an app is to go to Settings → Apps and select the app. Then you'll see an option to Uninstall. Note that there are certain apps that cannot be uninstalled.

 

Let us know if you have any questions Smiley



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You are not able to delete/uninstall apps that are installed as syatem apps you can only disable them. The only way to fully uninstalled system apps is to root your phone. That is not something for average users.

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