How To Uninstall / Disable Applications On Google Pixel 7

It is easy to uninstall or disable applications on a Google Pixel 7. However, there’s a couple of things you need to know about such a process. 

You can only uninstall third-party apps. Meaning, only the apps you’ve downloaded and installed from the Play Store or any other markets can be uninstalled. 

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Time Needed : 3 minutes

Pre-installed apps, on the other hand, can only be disabled. While there’s a way to uninstall pre-installed apps, that’s not what we’re going to cover here. 

If you want to learn how to uninstall or disable apps on a Pixel 7, here’s what you should do: 

  1. Pull up the app drawer and look for the app you’re having problems with.

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    You have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to pull up the app drawer. 

  2. Tap and hold the app’s icon until the options show.

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    It will take just a couple of seconds before you can actually see the options. In this tutorial, we will be using Instagram as an example. 

  3. Tap the App info icon.

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    It’s the lowercase “i” inside a circle. 

  4. On the next screen, tap Uninstall.

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    This will initiate the uninstallation process and there will be a small pop up window. 

  5. Tap OK to confirm.

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    As soon as you do that, the app will immediately be uninstalled. 

  6. To disable a pre-installed app, you just have to follow the same procedure and tap Disable instead.

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    The Uninstall option for third-party apps will be replaced with Disable. 

  7. Another way to uninstall or disable an app is by going through the Settings menu.

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    So just launch the Settings app. 

  8. Tap Apps and then select All apps.

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    This will show you the list of the apps and services in your phone including pre-installed ones. 

  9. Scroll down to find the app you’re having problems with and tap on it.

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    It will bring you the screen where you can find the Uninstall or Disable option. 

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Just tap on it and then follow a few on-screen instructions to proceed. 

For pre-installed applications that you have disabled, you will be able to enable them back by following the same procedure. 

We hope that this guide can help you.

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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