Millions of Android users should check the phone and delete these apps – or it could cost you

Having too many apps could inadvertently cost you more.

Think about it, lots of apps means more storage is needed and therefore buying a higher spec smartphone or even spending money on cloud storage.

Your apps list can accumulate quite a bit over the years


Your apps list can accumulate quite a bit over the yearsPhoto credit: Getty

Luckily, Android has some useful tools that go beyond just searching your device and deleting the ones you’re not using.

In addition, even the ones you don’t use that often are shown.

Uninstall apps on Android

One concern people have when deleting apps is losing something they paid for.

Luckily, you can uninstall an app you bought from the Google Play Store and still get it back if you want it again in the future, without having to pay twice.

Note: There is one exceptional situation where you cannot get it back and that is when the app is completely removed from the App Store.

To see a list of all your apps and uninstall them, go to the Google Play Store.

Tap the profile icon in the top right.

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Choose Manage apps and devicesfollowed by Administer.

Here you will see a complete list of all your apps where you can select the ones you want to delete and click on them Uninstall.

This way I can see which apps I use the least

Android automatically makes some changes to any unused apps it detects.

For example, if you haven’t touched them for a long time, temporary files associated with the app will be deleted to free up storage space.

You can check which apps have been included in this category by going to settings and find applications.

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Choose Unused Applications and you will see which ones have been added to the list.

This could be a good indicator of what you’re uninstalling overall if you need help deciding.

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