Is your Samsung TV memory full or do you want to troubleshoot an app? Uninstalling the Samsung TV app helps in both scenarios. If you’re wondering how to delete apps from your Samsung Smart TV, you’ve landed on the right page.
This post will show you how to uninstall apps from Samsung Smart TV and how to reinstall apps. Let’s start with the easiest way to delete and reinstall apps on Samsung TV.
Method 1: Uninstall apps on Samsung Smart TV via Apps setting
Uninstalling apps from your Samsung Smart TV will wipe its data and also remove it from the home screen.
Step 1: From the home screen of your Samsung Smart TV, select the Apps options to go to your TV’s app store.
step 2: From the Apps screen, select the Settings icon in the top right corner.
Step 3: Navigate to the app you want to delete. A menu will automatically appear under the selected app.
Step 4: Scroll down the menu and select Delete. A confirmation popup may appear. Select Delete.
Note: This method works on the K, M, N, and R models or 2017-2019 series.
Method 2: Uninstall apps on Samsung TV from Apps screen
If the above method doesn’t work, follow these steps to remove apps from your Samsung TV.
Step 1: Select Apps on your TV’s home screen.
Step 2: On the Apps screen, scroll down to the Downloaded app section.
Step 3: Scroll through the list of downloaded apps and pause on the app you want to delete.
Step 4: Long press the selected app with the select button on the remote control until you see a menu.
Step 5: Select Delete from the menu and confirm on the screen that appears.
note: For older TV models, e.g. B. 2015-2016, go to Apps on the home screen. Then go to My apps > Options > Delete. Select the apps to delete and press Delete.
Method 3: How to remove multiple apps from Samsung Smart TV
To remove multiple apps from your Samsung TV, follow these steps:
Step 1: Select the Settings option from the home screen of your Samsung TV.
Step 2: Go to Support and then Device Care.
step 3: Wait a few seconds, then select Manage storage at the bottom.
Step 4: You will see the installed apps on your Samsung TV. Here you can manage the installed apps, for example delete them and clear the cache and data for the apps. Go to the app you want to remove. Press the select button on the remote control to select the app. Similarly, select other apps you want to remove.
step 5: After selecting multiple apps, go to the Delete button at the top and select it. The delete confirmation screen is displayed. Choose OK.
Method 4: Easiest Way to Reinstall Apps on Samsung Smart TV
If you want to reinstall an app on your TV, Samsung offers a native way to do it. Reinstalling an app will automatically delete and reinstall the app from your TV itself. All you have to do is press the Reinstall button. Reinstalling an app helps troubleshoot when it’s not working properly.
Please note that this method will neither clear the app’s data nor log you out of the app. The app icon is also not removed from the TV home screen.
Follow these steps to reinstall an app on your Samsung Smart TV:
Step 1: Follow the first two steps of the first method, i.e. go to Apps on the TV home screen and then select the Settings icon.
Step 2: Then navigate to the app you want to reinstall. A menu will appear. Scroll down the menu and select Reinstall.
Tip: Learn how to fix YouTube not working on TV.
Method 5: Delete and reinstall apps on Samsung Smart TV
If you clear the app’s data but also want to reinstall the app, you must reinstall the app manually. To do this, you must first delete the Samsung TV app and then install it from the App Store.
Step 1: Follow any of the first 3 methods to delete an app from your Samsung Smart TV. Let’s say we want to uninstall Plex. So, first uninstall Plex from your TV.
Step 2: After uninstalling the app, go to Apps on your TV home screen.
step 3: Select the app search icon at the top.
Step 4: Enter the name of the app you want to reinstall. In our example, it’s Plex. Now select Plex when it appears.
Step 5: The app’s information screen is displayed. Select the Install button to reinstall the deleted app on your Samsung TV. You need to sign in again in the deleted app.
Tip: Learn how to fix Netflix not working on TV.
Bonus: How to remove apps from home screen
Samsung Smart TV shows a number of apps on the TV home screen. If you don’t want to see an app on the home screen, you can just remove it instead of deleting the app entirely. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: From your TV home screen, navigate to the app you want to remove from the home screen.
Step 2: Long press the Select button on the remote control until you see a menu.
Step 3: Choose Remove from the menu.
Frequently asked questions about uninstalling apps on Samsung Smart TV
You cannot uninstall the pre-installed apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, etc. from your Samsung Smart TV.
To free up storage space, you should uninstall the apps that you don’t use on your TV. Additionally, you should clear the cache of installed apps by going to Settings > Support > Device Care > Manage Storage. Select the app and press the Clear Cache button.
To show an app on the TV home screen, go to the Apps icon > Settings and focus on the desired app. From the menu, select Add to Home.
Switch to streaming sticks
Here’s how to delete and reinstall apps on Samsung Smart TV. If you don’t like the Samsung TV experience, you can always connect an Android TV box or streaming stick to your TV.