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Asteroid

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What is the Samsung recommended method for uninstalling apps that will also uninstall any left over residuals? Samsung+, via app stores, applications manager or?

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There's a bit of truth behind what @Volkswagen7 mentioned in the first part. You can clear the cache and remove any data before force stopping them altogether. For me at first, I originally made sure that they were disabled and were to not receive any update notifications. Then you can just hide whatever you're not using. I don't believe there's really going to be a recommended method other than going that far.

 

I can't speak to rooting, as I know personally, and professionally, this will end up voiding your warranty. Which for a lot of folks, is a risk they're just not ready to commit to right away.


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There is not much you can do. 

Clean cache and delete data before you uninstall. 

You have more options if your phone is rooted. 

I found "Root Cleaner" very handy tool (there are others too) 

It will clean empty directories, delete orphaned files. 

Also has a option to clean Dalvik cache. 

Yeah on non rooted devices the garbage is piling up. 

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Re: Uninstalling apps

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There's a bit of truth behind what @Volkswagen7 mentioned in the first part. You can clear the cache and remove any data before force stopping them altogether. For me at first, I originally made sure that they were disabled and were to not receive any update notifications. Then you can just hide whatever you're not using. I don't believe there's really going to be a recommended method other than going that far.

 

I can't speak to rooting, as I know personally, and professionally, this will end up voiding your warranty. Which for a lot of folks, is a risk they're just not ready to commit to right away.


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Thank you! I've cleared cache and removed data before in the past, this has been my usual method but I have forced stop the apps first thinking it would stop all processes for the app like data and cache rebuildup after deleting. Is this not the case or does it matter? I know sometimes it builds automatically like some restart immediately after the force stop, though.

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Cosmic Ray

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Very vu good. 

@albszoso

I forgot to mention to forcefully stop the app. While process is running certain files are busy, tied it up by the running app. 

But you did it on your own. ☺ 

 

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Asteroid

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Thank you!

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Asteroid

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Thank you for the good information!

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Asteroid

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I tried to click on the "this helped me" and both answers as solutions but it doesnt let me

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Constellation

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Where in my phone do I go to Uninstall apps? I don't want to forces top them I just want them gone. Taking up to much memory. 

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