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. The process is different depending on the method you choose, but the end result is exactly the same. Weâ€™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 then select the â€œUninstallâ€� option. Click â€œUninstallâ€� again when the window pops up and youâ€™re good to go.
Keep in mind that the process is more or less identical for uninstalling an app youâ€™ve downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. The only difference is that the option to remove an app will be labeled as â€œRemove from Chromeâ€� instead of â€œUninstall.â€�
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 â€œUninstall.â€�
- Click â€œUninstall/Remove from Chrome.â€�
How to uninstall apps on Chromebooks via the Play Store
Itâ€™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 â€œMy apps & gamesâ€� option and click the â€œInstalledâ€� tab up top. Select the app you want to get rid of, click the â€œUninstallâ€� button, and confirm your selection by clicking â€œOK.â€� Job done!
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 â€œMy apps & gamesâ€� option.
- Select the â€œInstalledâ€� tab up top.
- Click the app you want to delete.
- Click the â€œUninstallâ€� button.
- Confirm your selection by clicking â€œOK.â€�
There you have it â€” thatâ€™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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