Google has introduced a new functionality within the Play Store, allowing users to remotely uninstall apps across their linked Android devices. This feature, as outlined in the recent Google System update changelog, is accessible across all Android versions.
The update facilitates easy removal of apps from various devices, including watches, TVs, vehicles with Android Auto, Wear OS-enabled smartwatches, and other gadgets powered by Android. Previously, uninstalling apps on connected devices necessitated navigating through Play Store settings, contrasting the simplicity of installing applications.
To access this feature:
Navigate to the ‘Manage’ tab within the ‘Manage apps and devices’ section.
Locate and select the ‘✓ This device’ option, presenting a list of all connected devices, mirroring the install option.
Choose the specific device to manage, prompting the Play Store to display all installed apps on that device.
Select the desired apps for removal. Tapping the delete button, situated at the screen’s top right corner, prompts a confirmation prompt to uninstall the selected app(s) from the chosen device.
However, according to a recent report by TheSpAndroid, the app list may encompass both user and system apps, potentially omitting some user-installed applications. Additionally, Google has introduced an option enabling users to sort apps on their devices by name or size. This feature proves beneficial in identifying the apps consuming substantial space, particularly on devices like Google TV or WearOS-powered smartwatches.