Android has become an integral part of our lives. We use it every single day, whether we realize it or not. From messaging to navigation, everything is done through Google’s mobile operating system. But even though Android is a great platform, there are still some features that could be improved upon.

There are thousands of apps available for Android phones. Some are useful, some are useless, and some are downright dangerous. So, what should you delete from your phone?

You probably already know that mobile devices come loaded with tons of apps. And they don’t always offer great value. There are loads of apps out there that aren’t even worth downloading.

Here are the apps that you might want to uninstall from your Android smartphone or tablet.

Bloatware apps pre-installed on the phone

Android users universally hate bloatware. Even if some pre-installed Android apps have use, you should always uninstall the apps you don’t need. Some Android skins come with less bloatware than others, so make sure to consider that when picking devices. 

For example, Google’s own Pixel comes with fewer pre-installed apps than other Android skins. You can also remove unwanted apps from your device. If you try to uninstall an app that is an important part of your Android skin, you may not be able to because it might be restricted. However, you may disable unneeded apps to stop the apps from always running and staying in the background when you aren’t using them.

Utility apps built-in on Android


During the early days of Android, plenty of useful utilities were not available natively on the operating system. This is the reason why users had to resort to third-party apps for any extra functionality they wanted to have. 

But times have changed. Many of the features are now built-in on Android, which makes other third-party apps useless. If you have these kinds of unnecessary apps, it’s better to get rid of them now.

Productivity apps you no longer use

Google makes great productivity apps like Gmail, Drive, Chrome, Maps, Photos, Play Music, etc. But if you’re looking for something else, then you might not find what you’re looking for. You may also find that you’ve got a bunch of obsolete apps installed on your phone that you never use. If you’d rather keep them, just uninstall them.

Performance booster apps

Performance boosters are not necessary anymore. If an application needs more memory, then it should request more memory from the system. With the advancement of Android, apps like RAM cleaners are no longer needed nowadays. The same goes for game optimizers and battery savers. In addition, these kinds of apps are usually built-in to manufacturers’ skins.

Duplicate apps with the same features


There are many reasons why we may have multiple apps installed on our phones. Some apps are just better than others, and we may need more than one to complete certain tasks. However, sometimes there will be apps that are redundant. If one of those apps isn’t working well, it doesn’t really matter what the other one does. You can uninstall the app that isn’t performing well and download an alternative instead.

Old games you’ve finished playing

Mobile games used to be underwhelming compared to consoles and PC, but there’s a lot to optimism about. Smartphones are getting more powerful every year, and with the developments to 5G, virtual reality, and augmented reality, it’s no surprise that mobile gaming has a bright future.

If you’re like us, you probably have tons of unused games in your library. Whether you only tried it once or finished playing it, it has to go if you haven’t opened it for a long time.

Apps you stopped using

If you have installed an app on your phone but don’t use it anymore, you can remove it without any issues. However, if you’re trying to free up space or are moving to a new device, you may want to keep this in mind before uninstalling it. For example, old apps like music player apps, calculator apps, and camera apps take up storage space. Regardless if they are big in size or not, it’s no use to keep them around.

Uninstall unnecessary apps

You should only keep apps that you actually use. There are plenty of apps out there that claim to do everything from organizing your photos to downloading movies. While some of these apps may work fine, most of them are overkill. It’s best to stick with apps that perform a single task and nothing else.

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