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How to Uninstall Google Play Store in 3 Steps

Shaun

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If you are experiencing difficulties finding apps or updating your existing apps, it may be worthwhile to uninstall your updates and reinstall them. This is done by going to the app on your phone and following the instructions.

Google Play Store on Android is a System App, and to delete it completely, you will need to root your phone. This is not a procedure to be taken lightly and should only be done by an experienced and tech-savvy user. 

  1. Make a Backup of your data

    How to Uninstall Google Play Store

    Rooting your phone can result in the complete loss of all the data on your phone, so before undertaking this procedure, be sure you have a complete backup of all your data, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, and any other documents or databases you have installed on your phone.

  2. Root your Phone

    How to Uninstall Google Play Store

    Rooting your phone means that you unlock the operating system and make yourself a Super Administrator and gain privileged access to all parts of the operating system. 

    When your phone is rooted, you can install unauthorized applications, update the operating system, uninstall applications that came with the phone that you consider bloatware or unnecessary, and under and overclock the processor, among others. 

    This process can void your warranty and damage the operating system completely if you do not know what you are doing, so approach with care. 

    You may have to go to Security and enable installing apps from unknown sources to achieve this. 

    To do this, you will have to download software. Here are a few options:

    Dr.Fone – Root (free)

    Kingoroot (free)

    • Root Genius (free)
  3. Delete Google Play Store

    How to Uninstall Google Play Store

    Now that you are established as a Super Administrator and have full access to your operating system, you can delete the Google Play Store.

Now you see it, now you don’t

While Android devices work better with Google Play Store, we understand that some of you want to live without it. Be aware that Google Play Services and Google Play Store are not the same. Deleting Google Play Services may cause other apps on your phone to force stop.

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