How to Uninstall Any Android Launcher; Easiest Way is here!

This post has been Last Updated 7 months ago by Kunal

If you have tried any launcher apps for Android and want to uninstall one, here is a detailed guide on uninstalling Android launchers. 

You can follow the exact methods on any Android device to uninstall any Android launcher.

To uninstall an Android Launcher app, Get into the mobile settings → Tap on Apps → Select the Luiancher app to uninstall → Switch the Default Launcher to any other app → Now tap on uninstall to remove the app. SCREENSHOTS ARE BELOW.

Uninstall an Android Launcher app from the device settings, on the right side there is text writing 'Uninstall any launcher app'

Many of you might have one question: What will happen after uninstalling the launcher app?

How to Immediately Uninstall Any Android Launcher App

Step 1: Open the ‘Apps’ from the Settings

Apps tab highlighted with the red arrow in the Android mobile settings

Firstly, open the mobile or device settings then find the apps or all apps in the list of options and tap on it

Step 2: Choose the Default Apps or Select any Launcher

choose default apps highlighted

Here you have to select ‘Choose default apps’ or Find and select any launcher application available on your phone.

Step 3: Change the default launcher app

home app from the default apps section
default home app settings opened screenshot

Now you have to switch from the launcher you want to uninstall to the launcher you want to keep & use. Suppose, In my case, I’m going to uninstall the minimalist launcher so, I will switch from it to the OneUI Home launcher app.

Step 4: Now Uninstall the Launcher

uninstall button not working screenshot for launcher app
uninstall button for android launcher started working back

After switching the launchers, you can now uninstall the launcher app, as shown in the two screenshots below. In the first case, the launcher I wanted to uninstall was not uninstalling because I had it set as the default, so when I switched to the OneUI launcher, the uninstall button started working again.

By the way, I am not removing this app, It’s the best app for me, It helps me in digital detoxification. Check out their twitter: https://twitter.com/minimalistphone.

How To Uninstall Android Launcher That Won’t Uninstall

  • Disable the Launcher: If you cannot uninstall the Launcher, you can try disabling it. Disabling a launcher will prevent it from running and appearing on your home screen. To disable the launcher, go to Settings > Apps > All Apps (or Installed Apps) >  Launcher > Disable.
  • Clear Defaults: Sometimes, a launcher is set as the default launcher for your device. Clearing this default might make it easier to uninstall. Go to Settings > Apps > All Apps (or Installed Apps) >  Launcher > Open by Default > Clear Defaults. After that, try to uninstall the launcher.
  • Safe Mode: Booting your device into Safe Mode can sometimes make it easier to uninstall problematic apps. To enter Safe Mode, press and hold the power button until the power options appear. Then, long-press the “Power Off” option until you see a prompt to boot into Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, try uninstalling the Launcher.
  • Third-Party Uninstaller Apps: You can try using third-party uninstaller apps from the Google Play Store. These apps might have more advanced options for uninstalling apps that are difficult to remove through the standard method.
  • Factory Reset: As a last resort, you can perform a factory reset on your device. This will erase all data on your device, so back up important information before proceeding. Go to Settings > System > Reset > Factory data reset to perform a factory reset. Remember that this step is drastic and should only be done if other methods fail.

Uninstall Android Launcher | Remove Launcher from Android

So let me summarise everything that I talked about in this article. 

  • Open mobile settings and tap on apps. 
  • Tap on the installed launcher app. 
  • In this menu, click on uninstall and then press ok. 
  • Now you have successfully uninstalled the additional installed Android launcher.

Keep this In Mind While Removing The Android Launcher

If you’re using an additional Android launcher and planning to remove it, there are a few things you need to know.

Firstly, removing the app would limit the customization, and you won’t be able to use custom animation, slider, app icon, and many other things.

Secondly, suppose you use a premium Android Launcher. In that case, you will regret your decision because the system launcher, which the smartphone brand mainly creates, is not that great because they specialize in making a device, not a launcher.

My Experience Of Uninstall A Launcher App After 5 Years Of Use

I’ve been using the Nova launcher app since 2017, and till now, I have had no issues with it. It is a friendly app to try.

However, some limitations happen when you start using the app. But then I uninstalled it, and a few things happened. They were listing all of them below.

  • No more extra features.
  • No more icon packs.
  • There are struggles with setting it up.
Q: Why My Shield Launcher Won’t Uninstall?

A: Shield Launcher may not be uninstalled if it is set as the default launcher, has system app status, or has device administrator privileges. Try changing the default launcher, disabling it if possible, and revoking administrator privileges. If the issue persists, consider checking for malware, ensuring proper permissions, or contacting your device’s manufacturer for assistance.

Q: How To Get Rid Of Shield Launcher?

A: To get rid of Shield Launcher, go to your device’s settings, navigate to Apps or Application Manager, find Shield Launcher in the list of installed apps, and either uninstall it if the option is available or disable it if uninstalling isn’t possible. If Shield Launcher is a system app, you might not be able to uninstall it without rooting your device, so disabling it might be your best option.

Conclusion

Today, I showed how to delete a launcher from any Android device. I hope it will be easy for you to repeat the same process.

That’s all from my side. We are back from FixItKunal.com, where you will get the Fixing tutorials from my heart. 

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Kunal
Kunalhttp://fixitkunal.com/author/kunal-kashyap/
Kunal Kashyap, the tech guru behind FixItKunal.com, simplifies complex tech issues with clear and user-friendly guides. With expertise in Android, iOS, and more, his tutorials empower users to tackle tech problems confidently. Kunal's engaging style makes technology accessible to both beginners and experts. Beyond tech, he explores psychology and keeps up with tech and business trends awarded by the Government and Namita Thapar.

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