Samsung is advancing with its TV technology. The South Korean firm has been selling millions of TV units every year, making it one of the largest TV manufacturers on the market.
However, one of the most annoying things about a Samsung Smart TV is that it comes preloaded with many apps you do not need. While there is no way to increase a TV’s storage capacity, it’s good to clear some apps to free up space.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to remove apps from a Samsung TV. Note that the steps below apply to Samsung TV models made after 2015.
How to Remove Unnecessary Apps From A Samsung TV (2020 or newer)
If you’ve purchased a recent Samsung TV model, the steps to uninstall apps are different from how you do so on older TVs. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Press the Home button on the remote control to trigger the smart hub and select Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down until you see the Support tab. From here, select Device Care to proceed.
Step 3: Your TV will run a quick scan. Once it’s done, select Manage Storage, and then you should see a list of apps installed on your TV.
Step 4: Select the app you wish to uninstall and select the Delete button.
Step 5: Confirm your action by hitting the OK button. A status bar should appear showing up the deletion progress. Select OK when it’s done.
How to Remove Apps From a Samsung TV (2017-2019)
The steps are slightly different if you have an older Samsung model made between 2017 and 2019. You can follow our steps below.
Step 1: First, press the Home button to trigger the Samsung Smart Hub and select the Apps icon from the popup menu.
Step 2: Select Settings located at the top right corner of the screen, then scroll down to see the Downloaded Apps section.
Step 3: Select the apps you wish to remove, then select Delete from the menu. Confirm your action by hitting the Delete button again.
Note that you cannot uninstall some default apps on your Samsung TV, but you can remove them from your home screen.
How to Uninstall Apps on an Older Samsung TV
An old Samsung TV made between 2015 and 2016 has a limited storage capacity. That’s why you need to remove apps that you no longer need. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Press the Home button on the remote and select Apps.
Step 2: Next up, select My Apps and select Options at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Options button at the bottom right corner of the screen and hit the Delete button from the menu.
Step 4: Select the apps you wish to remove and hit the Delete button at the bottom.
Step 5: Hit the Delete button to confirm your action. Once the deletion process is complete, select OK.
How to Hide Apps From Your Samsung TV’s Home Screen
Some default apps cannot be uninstalled, but you can hide them from the home screen. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Select the app you want to hide from the home screen and press the down button on your remote.
Step 2: Now select Remove and hit the Remove button again to confirm your action.
Step 3: Once an app is hidden from your home screen, you can re-install it from the home screen on the My Apps page.
The Bottom Line
Deleting apps on a Samsung TV has become much easier than before. Unnecessary apps can take up considerable storage space on your TV, thus slowing down your device. You can follow our steps above to re-claim some lost space on your TV.
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