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How to Uninstall an App on Chromebook Laptop?

Chromebooks are not as advanced in terms of storage as the other latest laptops; for that, you need to uninstall or delete the unused applications to free up some space for usage. Chromebooks usually perform faster when the hard drive is not full and have some space on it; for this, you can uninstall the apps from the play store or the app drawer. In this article, we will discuss this in further detail:

Purpose of Uninstalling Applications on Chromebook

You may want to uninstall applications on Chromebook due to following reasons:

  • There is no need for an application to be used anymore.
  • Too much space is occupied in the hard drive of your Chromebook.
  • Android applications not working on Chromebook.
  • The bugs and issues in the applications are making the Chromebook perform slowly.

Difference Between Application and Extension

The Chrome OS is similar to Windows and macOS, and the applications can be downloaded easily. The main difference between the application and an extension is that the applications are displayed on the desktop and can be launched by clicking them from the desktop, whereas the extensions are only present inside the browser and can be operated within the browser only i.e. Google Chrome.

How to Uninstall an Application on Chromebook

If you find that you are not using a particular app and that it’s time to uninstall it, in Chromebook, uninstalling an application is simple. There are two ways to uninstall any application on a Chromebook:

  1. From Launcher
  2. From Google Play Store

1: Uninstall the Application From Launcher

This is the simplest and most straightforward method to install any application on Chromebook. Here are the steps to uninstall an application from a Chromebook via launcher:

Step 1: In the right corner of your Chromebook screen, click on the Launcher:

Step 2: Click on the arrow option an app list will appear:

Step 3: Right-click on the app you want to uninstall:

Step 4: Select the Uninstall option from the context menu:

Step 5: A pop up will appear confirming the Uninstall of the app:

2: Uninstall Application Via Google Play Store

Play Store is a tool that helps you to install and uninstall Android apps on your Chromebook. You can uninstall the application directly from Google Play Store, and it will automatically remove the application from your Chromebook. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: you have to open the google play store first.

Step 2: choose my apps and games option from the three dots available on the display screen.

Step 3: Open the installed Application section to choose the Application to uninstall.

Step 4: Click the uninstall button, and a pop-up will appear; confirm your selection by clicking on the OK option.

How to Remove an Extension on Chromebook

If you can’t find the application on your Chromebook, then check for google chrome Extension. If you want to remove the extension from your Chromebook, not the Application, then go through these steps:

Step 1: Click on the Chrome browser icon from the taskbar to open it on your Chromebook:

Step 2: Choose more tools from the drop-down menu by clicking on the available three dots.

Step 3: In the next step, select Extensions:

Step 4: Click the remove button on the extensions you want to remove from chrome extensions.

Step 5: To proceed with the removal of an extension, click the remove button.

Unable to Delete Applications From Your Chromebook? Well, You Can Try These Tricks

Uninstalling the application on Chromebook is simple, but if you are facing some issues while uninstalling the application on your Chromebook, then restart your Chromebook by simply pressing the power and refresh buttons simultaneously. If that does not work then try to download the latest version of Chrome OS by following these steps:

Step 1: Open the Chromebook’s settings by clicking on the display time:

Step 2: Navigate to About Chrome OS and select it:

Step 3: Check the latest updates of your Chrome OS on your Chromebook:

Conclusion

Uninstalling the apps in your Chromebook may result in many good things, such as it makes the Chromebook light and fast, and if there is some space left on your Chromebook’s hard drive, it will perform well. There are two easy methods to uninstall the apps on your Chromebook that are explained above; read the full article to uninstall the apps on your Chromebook.

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