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How to Delete Apps on a Samsung TV

Last Updated Dec 30, 2021
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Samsung TVs of today can run many applications besides TV channels. Many applications are available to run on these TVs: some of them are unnecessary; others can sabotage your data. Occasionally, a third-party app that you want to install requires more free space than there is on your TV. Therefore, you may need to delete an app now and then from your TV.

To delete apps on a Samsung TV:

  • Press the Home button and select the AppsClick on the Settings icon and Highlight the app
  • Select Delete from the drop-down menu
  • Select Delete again from the confirmation dialog box

Even though removing an app from a Samsung TV is straightforward, the steps can vary depending on the model and their manufacturing year. Keep on reading to learn how to remove apps from older Samsung TVs.

How To Delete Apps On Samsung TV 2020?

One can delete apps on Samsung TV 2020 by following these steps:

  • Open the Smart Hub
  • Open Settings
  • Choose Device Care
  • Select Manage Storage once the scan is complete
  • Select the apps and click on OK 

Samsung TVs of 2020 are those from the LS, Q, and T model series. Compared with both their successors and predecessors, 2020 series TVs have a complicated process for removing apps. You can also only delete the apps you installed and not those installed with the TV (like Netflix).

How to Delete Apps On 2017-2019 Samsung Smart TVs?

To delete an application from these particular models, the user has to follow these steps:

  • Open Apps 
  • Select the Settings icon 
  • Select the app and press Delete in the pop-up menu
  • If the system asks for confirmation, press Delete again to complete the process

Samsung TV 2017 models belong to the M, MU, Q, or LS series. The 2018 models comprise the N, NU, Q, and LS series, while 2019 TVs are from the R, RU, Q, and LS series. Once again, you cannot remove pre-installed apps from the device.

How To Uninstall Apps On A Samsung TV (2015-2016)?

Follow these steps to delete apps on 2015 and 2016 models of Samsung smart TV:

  • Press the Home button 
  • Navigate to the My Apps
  • Select Options 
  • Choose Delete from the pop-up menu
  • Select the app(s) 
  • Select Delete 
  • Click Delete again as the confirmation dialog box appears

The 2015 models (J, JU, and JS series) TVs have the Options button at the top of the screen, whereas it is in the bottom-right in the K, KU, and KS series TVs which are 2016 models. Factory-installed apps will have the Delete option grayed out because users cannot delete them. If you find that some steps here do not match your experience, consult your user manual.

How To Delete Apps From Older Samsung TVs (2012 and 2014)?

Uninstalling apps on these models of Samsung TV requires these steps:

  • Press Smart Hub on the remote 
  • Highlight the app 
  • Hold Tools on the remote controller
  • Highlight Delete and then press Enter
  • Select Yes when the system asks for confirmation 
  • Press Enter again to delete the app

Samsung TV models of 2012 comprise the E, EH, and ES series, while the 2014 models are those from the H, HU, and F series. If you would like to learn more about the Samsung TV, check out this article.

How To Hide Apps From The Home Screen Of A Samsung TV?

Take the following steps to remove an app from the smart hub or home screen of Samsung TV:

  • Press the Home button
  • Highlight the app 
  • Press and hold the Select button on the remote until a drop-down menu appears
  • Select Remove 
  • Choose Remove again to confirm

Even though you cannot entirely remove factory-installed apps from your TV, you will be able to remove them from the home screen and change their default position on-screen.

If you want to move an app on the home screen, follow the same steps as you would for removing the app from the home screen, but select Move instead of Remove in the drop-down menu. Then use the directional pad to move the app sticker around until you are satisfied with its new slot. Press the Select button on the remote to finalize its new place on the home screen. 

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How Do I Add An App To My Home Screen On A Samsung TV?

Follow these steps to add apps to the Samsung TV home screen:

  • Press the Home button 
  • Select Apps from the launcher at the bottom
  • On the Apps screen, click on the Settings icon in the top-right corner
  • Highlight the app to have on the home screen
  • Choose the option Add to Home 

If the app in question is already on the home screen, the Add to Home option will not be available.

Conclusion

A Samsung smart TV can be a great addition to your life in many ways. It provides loads of premium entertainment with unmatched performance and reliability. The TV supports many third-party applications adding significantly to its functionality. 

Managing all these apps is made very easy by seamless design elements present in the Samsung TV software. If you want to buy one of the most recent models, invest in the Samsung 60-Inch QLED Smart TV.  

Now that you have this article, you do not need to worry about applications cluttering your TV’s home screen or internal storage. Just remember to keep your TV free of unused or unnecessary apps, and you will be good to go!

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