Can I Delete Apk Files after Installing?

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Have you ever been in some situations when many hot-off-the-fire movies, songs, and apps come out, but the storages of your phone, computer, or even Android TV have been full? And, you have been wondering how to free up space on your Android devices. “Can I delete Apk file?” or “How to uninstall apk apps?” are the two most common questions we have recently received. The answer is absolutely YES. Then, on the page, we would like to guide you on how to delete apk apps on Android phone, computer, and TV.

Some of us have a habit that downloading most of the films, apk games and apk files, etc on the Internet on our devices. However, many of them are not watched again and even probably forgotten, while, they are still in your storage and consuming your space. You may know that an average movie uses up to 4GB of storage while a 128kbps song can use 1MB storage per minute and Apk files can consume many times of the amount of data. These will make your Android devices slow and laggy. The most effective way to deal with these cases is to delete the apk files.

How to remove Android Apk files from your smartphone or tablet

Uninstalling Android app from the Home Screen.

This way can work in all the versions of Android such as Marshmallow, Nougat, and Oreo

Step 1: You find the shortcut to the app that you want to remove. It often is showed on the Home Screen

uninstall an apk file from Home Screen
                 Uninstall an app from Home Screen

Step 2: You tap and hold your finger on the app, while doing this,  you will see a pop-up menu to appear. There are two options on the top of the screen.

drag the app to the Uninstall option
             drag the app to the Uninstall option

Step 3: You drag the shortcut of the app to the Uninstall option and drop it.

select OK to delete the app
                                               select OK

Step 4: You will be asked to confirm that: “Do you want to uninstall this app“. You tap OK. Then, on the screen, it will show a message saying that the app was uninstalled successfully.

Removing an Android apk file from Settings

Step 1: you head to your smartphone’s Settings app, then tap on the Apps section of settings.

head to the Settings and tap on Apps
                 Head to the Settings and tap on Apps

Step 2: It appears a list which is shown all the apps on your Android smartphone or tablet. You select the app that you want to delete

select an app which wants to uninstall
               Select an app which wants to uninstall

Step 3: On the screen, some information about the app will be shown for you, you just tap on Uninstall button.

tap on Uninstall button
                               Tap on Uninstall button

Step 4: You also be reconfirmed that: “Do you want to remove this app?“. Just press ok to finish the uninstalling process on Android phone.

press OK to finish uninstalling
                    Press OK to finish uninstalling

Guide to Delete apk Files from Windows 7

Step 1: you click on the Windows icon

Start by clicking on the Windows icon
                                            Click on the Windows icon

step 2: In the right menu, choose the Control Panel

click on Control Panel.
                                                 Choose the Control Panel

3: Right under Programs, you click on Uninstall a program

Uninstall a program
                                              Click on Uninstall a program

Step 4: Now, on the screen, it displays a list of all files you installed on your computer. Then, you click the program that needs deleting.

Select the program you want to uninstall by clicking on it.
                       Select the program that needs deleting.

Step 5: Look at the top, you will see Uninstall, click it

Click at the top on Uninstall
                                                             Click on Uninstall

Step 6: It will appear an asking box, you just click on Yes.

In the next message box, confirm the uninstall process by clicking on Yes.
                          Click on Yes to confirm the uninstall process

Step 7: The uninstalling process now starts. After finishing, you will receive a message, you select OK to confirm it.

receive a status message, selecting OK
                                                     Select OK

How to delete apk files in an Android TV

If you have sideloaded apk files which are not from the Google Play Store, such as mp3/mp4 files, Apk files and the likes, you will find these files in the Download folder.

Step 1: On the Home Screen, head to the Settings menu, you tap on the cog icon.

head to the Settings menu
                                                                      Head to the Settings menu

Step 2: Then you scroll over until you see “Settings & reset,” and choose it.

choose “Settings & reset"
                                                                       Choose “Settings & reset”

Step 3. On the screen, it displays a couple of options: “Internal storage” and “Factory data reset.” You select the first one.

select the option “Internal storage”
                                                       Select the option “Internal storage”

Step 4. This section is separated into a few categories, but you need to choose “Downloaded apps” which includes all the apps that you’ve installed on your TV.

choose "Downloaded apps"
                                                                     Choose “Downloaded apps”

Step 5. Now you select an Apk file that you want to delete. It will appear a new list with several options, you need to select “uninstall

select one Apk file that you want to delete
                                                    Select one Apk file that you want to delete

Step 6. You just choose OK to complete.

choose OK
                                                                         Choose OK to complete

Now you have known how to delete Android apk files from the Android phone, computer or TV. Remember that when removing the apps that you don’t need anymore, you have been free the storage space of devices. The fewer apps you store, the faster your Android devices run and the least data leaks from it. Finally, I hope this article could be useful for you. Thanks!

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