How to Uninstall a Pre-Installed YouTube Application on Your Android

By Tommy Charles

When you buy a new Android-powered phone you may find that it comes with several apps preinstalled. With the YouTube app for Android you can browse the popular video site by pressing a single button, thus circumventing the Web browser. You may not need an app like this, and worse yet, all of these preinstalled apps take up valuable memory real estate in your device. If you do not want apps like these taking up memory space, you can use the Android's "Manage Applications" function to remove them.

Step 1

Press the Android's back button as many times as necessary to return to the main menu.

Step 2

Tap the "Menu" button.

Step 3

Tap "Settings" and then tap "Applications."

Step 4

Select the "Manage Applications" option.

Step 5

Scroll through the list of applications until you come across the YouTube app.

Step 6

Tap the YouTube app and then select the small "Uninstall" button. Click "OK" to confirm that you would like to remove the app from your Android.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also use the Android Market to delete apps as well. To do so, press the Menu key after you've entered the Market and then tap "Downloads." Select the app that you would like to remove and then tap "Uninstall."