Chromebooks aren’t always the most generous with storage, so it never hurts to eliminate apps you don’t use. There are two main ways you can delete apps on Chromebooks, both of which will take less than a minute of your time. You can uninstall the ones you no longer have any use for right from the app drawer or via the Google Play Store.
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The process is different depending on the method you choose, but the result is the same. We’ll walk you through both options in this post.
How to delete apps on Chromebooks via the app drawer
Click the circular icon in the bottom-left corner of your Chromebook, and then click the up arrow to see the list of apps you have installed on your device. Find the app you want to remove, right-click it, and select the “Uninstall” option. Click “Uninstall” again when the window pops up, and you’re good to go.
Keep in mind that the process is more or less identical for uninstalling an app you’ve downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. The only difference is that the option to remove an app will be labeled as “Remove from Chrome” instead of “Uninstall.”
Step-by-step instructions on how to uninstall apps on Chromebook:
- Click the circular icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Click the up arrow.
- Find the app you want to delete and right-click it.
- Click “Uninstall.”
- Click “Uninstall/Remove from Chrome.”
How to uninstall apps on Chromebooks via the Play Store
It’s just as easy to delete apps on Chromebooks via the Play Store. To get started, find and open the Play Store app on your device and then click the icon in the top-left corner (three vertical lines). Select the “My apps & games” option and click the “Installed” tab up top. Select the app you want to get rid of, click the “Uninstall” button, and confirm your selection by clicking “OK.” Job done!
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Step-by-step instructions on how to remove apps from Chromebook:
- Launch the Play Store app on your Chromebook.
- Click the icon in the top-left corner (three vertical lines).
- Click the “My apps & games” option.
- Select the “Installed” tab up top.
- Click the app you want to delete.
- Click the “Uninstall” button.
- Confirm your selection by clicking “OK.”
There you have it — that’s how you can uninstall apps on Chromebooks in less than a minute. As you were probably able to tell, the process is similar to removing apps from your phone.
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