How to Uninstall Apps on Firestick – 6 Simple Steps

How to Uninstall Apps on Firestick
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Firestick has the Amazon App Store to install an unlimited number of apps. However, if you have installed too many apps, your Firestick will run out of memory. To fix that situation, you need to remove or uninstall unwanted apps from Firestick. In addition to freeing up space, this also improves Firestick’s performance. We will guide How to Uninstall Apps on Firestick through a few easy steps.

Your Firestick has a menu called “Applications” that allows you to quickly view and launch your installed apps. You can also use this menu to delete your apps.

Why should you Uninstall Apps on Firestick?

Besides sluggish performance, there are several other reasons to remove apps from Firestick, such as:

  • You no longer have active subscriptions for some installed Firestick apps.
  • You are no longer playing games on Firestick.
  • You have only a few MB left on your device.
  • You are experiencing unexpected errors when playing movies and videos on some streaming services.

How to Uninstall Apps on Firestick (Old Version)

Step 1: Press the Home button on Firestick remote to go to the Home screen.

Step 2: Search for Settings in the top Menu and tap on it.

Settings

Step 3: In Settings, press the Down button on your remote to scroll right or left and select Applications.

Applications

Step 4: Click Manage Installed Applications. Here you will find all installed apps and transferred apps on the screen. You can also see the version of the app, the storage used by the app, and some other information.

Manage Installed Applications

Step 5: Tap on the app you decided to uninstall on Firestick. Then scroll down and click Uninstall.

Uninstall

Step 6: You will receive a prompt informing you that you are about to remove an app and that you will lose data on that app upon removal. Select Uninstall to confirm the removal process.

Uninstall again

Now the app will be permanently deleted from your Firestick.

How to Uninstall Apps on Firestick (New Version)

Step 1: Turn on your Firestick and tap on the Gear-shaped icon is displayed in the right corner of the screen.

Gear-shaped icon

Step 2: On the Settings section, locate and select Applications.

Step 3: Click Manage Installed Applications, you will see a new window. Here you can see all the apps installed on your Firestick and how much space has been used.

Step 4: Click on the app you want to remove and click Uninstall.

Step 5: A pop-up message will appear asking to confirm the removal of the app on Firestick. Click Uninstall again to confirm the process.

Step 6: Go to  Apps menu and check if the app is available or not.

NOTE:

You won’t receive any messages when you uninstall the app, but the app will disappear from the list of installed apps. You can always reinstall apps from the store.

Firestick does not allow you to uninstall pre-installed apps like Prime Video, Amazon Music, Alexa Shopping, and Appstore. You can uninstall other apps installed from the store without any problems. Note that if you reinstall the app, you’ll have to sign in to the app again.

If you’re looking to free up storage space, consider clearing your Firestick’s cache as well. In case that fixes the problem, consider updating your Firestick device.

How to Clear Cache on Apps

You don’t need to uninstall the app every time because you are facing video playback error or account authentication problem on Firestick. You can try clearing app cache to fix app related issues and even free up some storage space for you. Follow the steps below to clear the app cache on Firestick.

Step 1: Turn on Firestick and select Settings in the top menu (you may have to scroll to the right to get to this option).

Step 2: In Settings, press the Down button on the remote, then scroll to and select Apps.

Step 3: In the Applications menu, select Manage Installed Applications. When you choose the app, a cache-clearing offer will appear. You will see how much cache it will clear from the app.

Clear cache

To go back and repeat the process with another app, just press the back button on your remote and start over.

If an app is still not working right after you clear the cache, you can go back and clear the data. This will free up more space from your Firestick, but will also erase all your personal data and return the app to its default state.

How to Reset Your Firestick to Factory Settings

You might have freed up a lot of space on your Firestick by clearing cache and removing unused apps. But you may still have problems adding more apps to your Firestick. Or the device is not working as it should. In cases like these, it can be extremely helpful to return the Firestick to its default settings. To do this, here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: On your Firestick remote, press the Home button.

Open Settings (grear icon)

Step 2: Open Settings (grear icon) then press My Fire TV.

My Fire TV

Step 3: Select Reset to Factory Defaults. And then continue to select Reset.

Reset to Factory Defaults

Reset

The device will then notify you that it is returning to factory settings. Don’t unplug the device until the process is finished, and give it a few minutes. You might have to restart the entire process if the power is interrupted while it is being done. When everything is finished, you should be able to complete the setup process and download any apps you desire.


Above we have shown How to Uninstall Apps on Firestick, Clear Cache on Apps and Reset Your Firestick to Factory Settings. Hope this article will be useful to you and you will use these steps well to solve your Firestick problem. Good luck!

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