How to Uninstall Third-Party Apps on Android with No Uninstall Option

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Our smartphones come with a bunch of pre-installed apps but most of these apps are either of less use or simply useless. And that is why we call them bloatware and try to wipe out such apps from our device. The Google play Store has millions of apps and we love Android for that. An app or apps to add almost any feature to our device makes us feel good.

All of us like to try new apps whenever we get to know about a good one. We use an app for a certain purpose but the hunt for a still better option keeps going on. While it is not easy to uninstall system or stock apps from the device without having root access on it, installing third-party apps and uninstalling them is really very easy. You can remove any app directly using the Uninstall option in your phone’s app drawer or from the Application Manager under device settings.

What would you do if you installed an app from the Play Store and having tried it for a while, do not like it and wish to uninstall, but are surprised to find that you are unable to do it? I am not sure how many of you will need a solution for this issue but I still decided to cover the topic when on of our users asked me a way to uninstall the Floating Touch app from his phone. Of course, there are various such apps and you might have some of them on your phone too!

There are several apps on the Play Store that require different types of permissions to function properly on your device. Some need root access, some Accessibility access, while other demand Device Administrators privileges. Thus, any app that has been added to your phone via flashing a zip in recovery and apps that have been granted Device Administrator permission, can’t be uninstalled using the familiar way.

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Uninstall Third-Party Apps on Android

So, here is the method how you can uninstall third-party apps with no highlighted “Uninstall” option. Open Settings on your phone and go to Security settings. Tap it and scroll to Device Administrators. Here you will see the list of apps that has been given administrative rights.

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Just uncheck the app that you wish to delete. Now go back to your phone’s app drawer or Application Manager, and you’ll be able to uninstall that app just as you do any app. Hope this tip helps you. Cheers!

For more useful tips and tricks on Android, do not forget to our Tips and Tricks Section.

  • Ranjith Kumar

    Hi, I am unable to uncheck option in the device administrator for the app that I want to uninstall, please help(I am using Redmi 4)

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  • Osama Saied

    Many many thanks for this helpfull article

  • HyperYT

    When i boot to safe mode to uncheck the device administrator, all it does is Close my phone for a while, i cant open it.. and when i get to open it.. its still checked.. what do I do??
    I got this Third Party app from Aptoide.. from an unknown source.. The app’s name is “Freedom” i thought it was the actual one.. turns out to be an Intrusive Adware..

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  • Yash Gulabani

    Awesome sir … Thanks for help …I just uninstalled that unnamed app which was not allowed to be uninstalled by my phone…Thanks a lot

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  • anony mous

    Thank you sir Rakesh for the help 🙂 I’ve already uninstalled the app.

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  • evan

    Thank you so much. I got a virus off my phone with this

  • MasrOor MaheSar

    hi i have samsung galaxy s4 gti9505 but now it have problem im using and it becomes hang in 5 min after restarting my phone it becomes ok and then again it becomes hang and sometimes automatically restarts. ple

    ase tell me solution

  • Hi, it difficult to tell as it differs from one device to other. The device has about 780 MB RAM available out of which 450-460 MB is usually consumed. If you are having RAM issues with a certain version of firmware, try another firmware.

  • anonymous

    What is the amount of available ram in galaxy S3 i9300….and how much ram is normally used by the android operating system