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Install and Uninstall Android Apps in Chrome OS

Android applications can be introduced onto your Chromebook just as simply as they can be on your smartphone, and they can be uninstalled as simply as any other Chrome application can.

Some users are confused about uninstalling apps from their Chromebooks or tablets, which is because installing them has to be done the usual Android way, but uninstalling them requires a different method.

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First, you have to open the list of apps installed on your Chrome device. You can tap or click on the apps list icon in the launcher at the bottom of the screen to do this.

Once your apps are displayed, you can either long touch (for touchscreen) an app icon until a menu pops up, allowing you to tap on the uninstall option. For a non-touchscreen device you can right click on an app icon with either a mouse or a two-finger tap on the trackpad and choose ‘uninstall’ from the menu which pops up.

App menu

Once you select the uninstall option the app should be gone from your Chromebook or device running Chrome OS. If you want to remove any extensions from the Chrome browser, that can be done by accessing the options menu, choosing ‘tools’ or ‘more tools’ and then selecting the ‘extensions’ option.

On the next page, you will see all installed Chrome extensions and can choose to either remove them or disable them temporarily via the sliding toggle on the right corner.

If you run into any issues uninstalling apps from your Chrome device please feel free to leave a comment below.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Maria Mason

    June 21, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    I found this very confusing. Is this information compatible when using a chromebook? What magnifying glass on the task bar are you talking about. The launcher icon? Honestly, this was not helpful and it is the second time I have found this article on two separate sites. Anything else you could offer to help get rid of android apps from the playstore that are just taking up space? (For chromebook users ?) Thanks

    • TDR Admin

      July 5, 2019 at 5:12 AM

      Hello Maria, apologies for the confusion. We have edited the article to make it simpler. Basically, you want to launch the list of apps and either right click via a mouse on the app icon you want to remove, or two-finger trackpad click or tap and hold on a touchscreen device – in each case a menu will pop up, giving you the option to uninstall the app. Hope this helps!

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