Smart TVs that are equipped with the Smart TV function are very popular among the population.
Widgets for Samsung Smart TV are produced in large quantities and in different directions [/ caption] This is due to the fact that such “smart” TVs can broadcast, provided they are connected to the Internet, a variety of content,
run applications , use various popular services, such as YouTube and others. Among consumers, TVs with the Smart TV function, which are presented in the domestic market by Samsung, are in great demand. They come with software already preinstalled. Besides,
on these TVs, the user can independently installvarious applications from the store… Despite the fact that most TV models, although they have become smart and have many useful functions, they still have too limited memory for data storage. Simply put, if a user installs a wide variety of applications or, for example, games on the TV, the memory almost instantly fills up. In this case, it becomes necessary to remove standard or unused, previously installed applications to free up the device’s memory. As a rule, the need to uninstall applications on Samsung Smart TV arises in cases where the user is not using them. In addition, in order to free up disk space on the TV for installing new programs, it is often necessary to remove some rarely used or generally unnecessary applications.
You may need to uninstall applications on Samsung Smart TVs in a situation where the memory on the device runs out as well as pre-installed apps on Samsung Smart TV.
- 1 How to uninstall an app on a Samsung Smart TV
- 2 How to uninstall pre-installed (system) apps on Samsung Smart TV
- 3 How to remove apps previously installed on Smart TV from Samsung Apps
How to uninstall an app on a Samsung Smart TV
Samsung is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of various equipment, including televisions. Samsung equips its TV models that are equipped with the Smart TV function, unlike most Chinese no name counterparts running on Android OS, Samsung equips its own operating system called
Tizen OS .
It is worth noting that during the development of Smart TV technology, the shell, as well as the interface and functionality of this OS have been updated, changed, and also improved. Therefore, there are several ways to uninstall apps on Samsung Smart TVs depending on the release date of the TV.
Removing apps on Samsung Smart TVs with firmware dated from 2017
To uninstall applications from Samsung Smart TVs that are equipped with a relatively fresh firmware (from 2017), you must sequentially perform a combination of certain actions. To remove unnecessary software, you should:
- Open a menu called Smart Hub. To do this, take the control panel and click on the button called “Home”.
- Highlight the shortcut named “Applications”. This shortcut is usually located at the bottom of the screen and consists of 4 small squares.
- In the section that opens, you need to select the settings menu (click on the sign that has the shape of a gear).
- Then you should select the widget that the user is going to remove from the TV.
- To call the settings menu of the selected widget, you need to click on the selection key on the control panel (click on the button located in the very center of the remote control).
- In the appeared control window select and activate the “Delete” command.
After performing the above operations, the installed program will be removed from Samsung Smart TV. To install it back, you will need to go to a special online application store and repeat
the installation process on TV .
Uninstalling Apps from Smart TV Samsung 2016 and Earlier
This removal method is suitable for devices that were released in 2016 or whose firmware dates from an earlier period. To remove unnecessary applications on such Samsung Smart TV models, you need to click on the “Home” button and select a subsection called “Applications”. Then you should select the menu my apps (my applications) and in the window that opens, click on the option “Options”. To do this, you need to click on the shortcut, which is made in the form of a gear (located at the bottom of the screen). At the final stage, select an unused widget and click on the “Delete” command. This command is on the delete line.
On a note! For Samsung Smart TVs that were released earlier than 2016, the procedure for uninstalling the app is the same. The only difference will be in the location of the settings shortcut on the screen. On older TV models, it is usually located not at the bottom of the screen, but at the top.
Removing hard-to-remove apps from Samsung TV on os Tizen: https://youtu.be/mCKKH1lB-3s
How to uninstall pre-installed (system) apps on Samsung Smart TV
Pre-installed or system applications are software that was installed on the device during production. Directly by the manufacturer itself. These preinstalled programs can take up a significant amount of the TV’s internal storage. In the event that the user does not use such software, you can try to uninstall it. However, in this case, you will not be able to uninstall the preinstalled software in the standard way. After all, such standard applications are not removable. At the same time, there is one way that allows the owner of Samsung Smart TV to get rid of the standard, pre-installed and non-removable applications from the device. To remove system, pre-installed software and non-removable applications from Samsung Smart TV, you need to:
- Click on the “Home” button located on the remote control.
- Select an application and click on it.
- Press the numeric button located on the remote control and press the combination of the following numbers – 12345.
- In the window that appears, activate the developer mode (press the On key, as shown in Fig.2.1) Developer mode [/ caption]
- Click on the OK button and activate the developer mode.
- In the appeared information window (Fig. 2.2) select the Close value.
After activating developer mode, you need to go to the settings menu. To do this, click on the shortcut that looks like a gear (located at the top of the screen, as shown in the figure below).
Then, having got to the settings page, you need to select the application that you plan to remove. Then you need to select the “block / unblock” option and click on it. After that, enter the standard password (0000) and lock the application. The “blocked” status will be indicated by the lock sign that will appear on the widget. After that, you need to select the option called Deep Link Test and click on it.
Deep Link Test [/ caption] In the window that appears, select the field called Content id and enter any text in it, after clicking the “Finish” command. After completing these operations, the system will prompt the user to enter the password required to unlock. It should be noted right away that you do not need to enter the password, but you should click on the “cancel” function. After performing all the above operations, you need to return to the “delete” option, which for the corresponding application will be highlighted not in gray (not active), but in black (active). To complete the procedure for uninstalling the program, you must click on the activated “uninstall” command.
In the event that after performing all the above operations, the “delete” command is still in an inactivated state, you need to restart the TV.
Also, to activate this command, you can try to reset the smart hub settings by running the following commands: Setting → Support → Self-diagnosis → Reset Smart Hub. However, it should be noted that after resetting the smart hub, the settings of the installed applications will be deleted and the user will have to re-register both in the applications and in the Samsung Smart TV account. How to remove built-in standard Samsung Smart TV applications – video instructions for removing pre-installed programs and widgets: https://youtu.be/qsPPfWOkexw
How to remove apps previously installed on Smart TV from Samsung Apps
Any Samsung Smart TV user, if desired, can install applications that are located in the branded store of the TV manufacturer. It is worth noting that this online store has a simple interface and it is easy to search and install the corresponding software on it. However, in order to uninstall previously installed programs from the store, you need to:
- Launch Samsung Apps.
- Enter the section called “Downloaded Applications”.
- Select the program to be removed.
- Open her menu.
- Select the “Delete” command.
In some cases, the software installed from Samsung Apps cannot be uninstalled. Then, to solve this problem, it is recommended to roll back the TV settings to the factory settings. To do this, you need to execute the following commands: menu → Tools (the button is located on the remote control) → reset → password (0000) → OK.
Clear cache [/ caption] Note! After uninstalling the software from Samsung Smart TV, it is recommended to clear the so-called cache memory of the device. Otherwise, due to an overflowing cache memory, the TV may malfunction, as well as problems when installing new programs due to a lack of free memory.