If you have apps on your Chromebook that you want to delete, but you don’t know how to, you’re in the right place. Because in this article I’m going to show you how to delete apps on your Chromebook.
Anyone who’s used to Windows or Mac OS will probably assume that deleting apps on a Chromebook will be a daunting task that requires going into the settings and using strange different uninstallation wizards.
But due to the nature of Chrome OS, and the way apps get installed on it, deleting apps from a Chromebook is actually a very simple process similar to deleting apps from a phone or tablet.
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How To Uninstall Apps On A Chromebook
To delete an app from your Chromebook, the first thing you’ll need to do is find the app that you want to delete. To do this, open the app launcher by clicking on the circle icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
And then click on the up arrow to reveal all your apps.
You should now see a menu that looks something like this with all your apps in it.
If the app you want to delete is right there on your screen now, you can go ahead and begin the deleting process which I’ll show you in a second. But if the app you want to delete isn’t there, you may need to scroll down a bit to find it.
Once you’ve found your app, you’ll need to right-click on it by either using the right-click button if you have a mouse or clicking two finders on the trackpad at the same time if you’re using a trackpad.
Tip: If your Chromebook has a touchscreen, you could also hold your finger on the app instead of right clicking.
Once you’ve right-clicked the app (using whichever method suits you best) you will see a menu appear next to it.
In that menu, click “Uninstall”.
And you will then see a message asking if you’re sure you want to uninstall the app. As long as you’re sure, go ahead and click the blue “Uninstall” button and it will begin uninstalling the app.
Once you click “Uninstall”, it will look like nothing has happened for a few seconds. But after not too long, the app will disappear from the screen and that will mean it’s been deleted.
And that’s all there is to it! You’ve now successfully deleted the app from your Chromebook! That was nice and simple wasn’t it?
A few years ago, the process would have been different depending on whether you were trying to delete a Chrome Web App, an Android app, or a Linux app. But these days Chrome OS has become a lot more streamlined and the process is now very much the same no matter what kind of app you’re trying to delete.
So hopefully this article helped you to delete all the unwanted apps from your Chromebook, and now you’ll have more space on it for storing other things, and depending on what apps you deleted, it might even be able to run faster without those apps running in the background.