How to delete an application from a BlackBerry PlayBook or BlackBerry smartphone

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How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

Using the BlackBerry App World™ storefront to install new applications onto a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet or BlackBerry® smartphone is really easy – but what about removing applications? Today I’d like to show you how easy it is to remove an application from your device.

Removing applications from a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

To remove an application you’ve installed from BlackBerry App World or a bookmark that you’ve placed on your home screen, complete the following steps:

1. Select the All view.

2. Tap and hold your finger on the application or bookmark you’d like to remove. A few seconds later you’ll notice all of the icons start to pulse, and applications and bookmarks that can be removed will have a trashcan beneath them as per the screenshot below (circled in yellow).

How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

3. Tap on the trashcan below the icon you’d like to remove and when you are done, tap the checkmark that appears in the top left corner (circled in red).

You should keep in mind that if you remove an application or bookmark from another view, such as Favorites, Media or Games, the icon will be removed from that view only. To remove the application or bookmark completely, make sure you delete it from the All view.

Removing applications from a BlackBerry smartphone

Before proceeding, you’ll want to make sure you know which version of BlackBerry® Device Software you are currently using. If you don’t know what version you are using, check out this post for information how to identify your BlackBerry device software version. After identifying your version, select the appropriate steps below:

BlackBerry® 6

1. Select Options from the home screen or, using Universal Search, enter Options.

How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

2. Click Device > Application Management.

How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

3. Highlight the application to be deleted.
4. Press the Menu key then click Delete.

How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

5. Click the option to Reboot Now if the option is presented on the BlackBerry smartphone.

BlackBerry Device Software 5.0

1. Select Options from the Home screen.

How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

2. Select ‘Applications’.

How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

3. Highlight the application to be deleted.
4. Press the Menu key then click Delete.

How to delete apps from your BlackBerry

5. Click the option to Reboot Now if the option is presented on the BlackBerry smartphone.

BlackBerry Device Software 4.1 to 4.7

1. Display the Options menu from the Home screen.
2. Click Advanced Options > Applications.
3. Highlight the application to be deleted.
4. Press the Menu key then click Delete.
5. Click the option to Reboot Now if the option is presented on the BlackBerry smartphone.

Got a question about your BlackBerry smartphone? Leave a comment and let me know!

About Ty Williams

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