Manage apps: Samsung Galaxy S II

Learn how to hide, show, uninstall, and clear cache for apps on the Samsung Galaxy S II. Find out more on this page:

 

Clear app

Hide or show apps

Pre-installed apps

 

 

Clear app

Clear app cache and data

Clearing cache or data from an app can fix some software problems. If you clear data, any data stored in that app is lost, such as settings, login information, and saved games. If you don't want to clear the data, try just clearing cache first. If you still experience problems, then clear data too.

 

To clear the cache and data for an app, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Setting menu, touch Apps or Application Manager.
    Note: This may be on the More tab
  2. Verify the All tab is selected.
  3. Find and touch the desired application.
  4. Touch Clear Cache and Clear Data.

 

 

Uninstall app

To uninstall third-party apps, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Applications manager.
  4. Locate and tap the application you want to delete or uninstall.
    • Note: Downloaded applications are located in the Download tab.
  5. Tap Uninstall.
  6. Tap OK .
  7. Tap OK again to confirm.

 

 

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Hide or show apps

Hide apps

Although you may be unable to uninstall some preloaded apps, you may be able to hide and disable them. This causes them to hide from the Apps menu and not perform updates.

 

To hide or disable preloaded apps, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Settings menu, touch Manage apps.
  2. Touch the All tab.
  3. Scroll down to the app you wish to disable. They are in alphabetical order.
  4. Touch the app name.
  5. Touch the Disable button.
    Note: If Disable is not available, it means the app has been updated. Touch the Uninstall updates button. After updates are removed, touch Disable.

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  6. Touch OK.

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  7. Touch the Home key to return to the Home screen.

 

 

Show apps

To show or enable preloaded apps you have hidden, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Settings menu, touch Manage apps.
  2. Touch the All tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the list to find the app you wish to enable. Disabled apps are at the bottom of the list. They are not mixed with enabled apps.

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  4. Touch the app name.
  5. Touch the Enable button.

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  6. Touch the Home key to return to the Home screen.

 

 

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Pre-installed apps

Pre-installed apps

The following apps are pre-installed on the device:

 

411 & more

AllShare

Asphalt 6

Blio eBooks T-Mobile

Calendar

Camera

Clock

Downloads

Email

Files

Gallery

Gmail

Google+

IM

Kies air

Latitude

Local

Lookout Security

Maps

Media Hub

Messenger

Mobile Hotspot

More for Me

Music player

My T-Mobile

Navigation

Netflix

News & Weather

Photo editor

Play Books

Play Movies

Play Music

Play Store

Polaris Office

Pro Apps

Search

Settings

Slacker

Social Hub

T-Mobile Name ID

T-Mobile TV

T-Mobile Video Chat

Talk

Task Manager

Telenav GPS

Utility

Video Player

Visual Voicemail

Voice talk

Web

YouTube

Zinio

 

 

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