How to Delete Apps from Your Chromebook

Last Updated: Mar 2, 2024 by

Chromebooks are known for their simplicity and ease of use, but sometimes it can be confusing to figure out how to delete apps from your device. Whether you want to free up space or just get rid of apps you no longer use, this guide will walk you through the steps to delete apps from your Chromebook.

App Management

Before we dive into the steps for deleting apps, it’s important to understand how app management works on a Chromebook. Unlike traditional computers, Chromebooks do not have a dedicated “Programs” or “Applications” folder. Instead, all apps are accessed through the app launcher, which can be found in the bottom left corner of your screen. This is also where you will go to delete apps from your Chromebook.

Deleting Apps

To delete an app from your Chromebook, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the app launcher by clicking on the circle icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. Find the app you want to delete and right-click on it.
  3. A menu will pop up, click on “Uninstall” at the bottom of the menu.
  4. A confirmation window will appear, click “Remove” to confirm the deletion.

And just like that, the app will be deleted from your Chromebook. It’s important to note that this process will only delete the app from your device, not your Google account. If you want to completely remove the app from your account, you will need to go to the Google Play Store and uninstall it from there.

App Deletion Shortcuts

If you want to speed up the process of deleting apps from your Chromebook, there are a few shortcuts you can use. Instead of right-clicking on the app and going through the menu, you can simply click and hold on the app icon in the app launcher. After a few seconds, a trash can icon will appear in the top right corner of the app icon. Click on the trash can to delete the app.

Another shortcut is to use the keyboard shortcut “Alt + Backspace” while the app is open. This will automatically delete the app without having to go through the app launcher.

App Management Tips

Here are a few additional tips for managing your apps on a Chromebook:

  • If you want to see all of the apps installed on your Chromebook, click on the “All Apps” button in the app launcher.
  • You can also rearrange the order of your apps in the app launcher by clicking and dragging them to your desired location.
  • If you accidentally delete an app, you can easily reinstall it from the Google Play Store.

By following these steps and tips, you can easily manage and delete apps from your Chromebook. Keep your device organized and free up space for new apps that you’ll actually use. Happy app deleting!

Gulrukh Ch

About the Author: Gulrukh Ch

Gulrukh Chaudhary, an accomplished digital marketer and technology writer with a passion for exploring the frontiers of innovation. Armed with a Master's degree in Information Technology, Gulrukh seamlessly blends her technical prowess with her creative flair, resulting in captivating insights into the world of emerging technologies. Discover more about her on her LinkedIn profile.