- Step 1: From the Home screen, press Menu > Settings.
- Step 2: Find the Application section in Settings, then look for the app that is being used as the default for an action and tap on it.
- Step 3: Press the Clear defaults button at the bottom of the app details screen.
Let’s say you’re trying out a new browser on your phone and accidentally set it to be your default browser. Editors’ note: This How To post was originally published on June 16, 2011, and has been updated to include
How do I delete factory installed Apps Android?
- Open your Settings app.
- Go to the General tab and select Apps and Notifications.
- Tap on the offending app. At the top will be two buttons, Uninstall and Force Stop.
- Tap Uninstall to remove it.
This software can be useful, or it can be a drain on your phone’s battery. Use the instructions above to uninstall updates from the app.
It is rare that disabling an app won’t affect your phone usage, but it is possible. From a software perspective, rooting makes you the superuser of your phone.
Some would argue that this privilege is being abused when it comes to bloatware. They think it’s a bit like a landlord demanding you set aside a room for his kids to play in regardless of the damage they might do.
The main upside is you’ll be able to install any variety of Android you please, from the stock version to custom designs such as the NSA’s highly secure “Fishbowl” version that locks down your data completely. You will take full responsibility for the phone’s operation if you root it. You may not be able to download certain apps if your phone is rooted. It could open the door to disabling your device permanently, if you accidentally damage it.
If you want to root your phone, you can use a third-party app on your computer to wipe your phone’s memory and install a new operating system.
How do I get rid of default Apps?
You can uninstall some of the default apps from the Start menu. To uninstall the default app in the Start menu, right-click on it, and choose uninstall from the drop-down menu.