Uninstalled Apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ronjcar, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. ronjcar

    ronjcar Well-Known Member
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    I don't know how the whole app thing works. I hit market d/l play and delete if I don't like it. When I do this with windows a little bit of each program remains on my computer. Does the same thing happen with apps on my phone? Do I need to reformat my phone every now and then to clean it up like I do my computers?

    Ron
     

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  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    No, the Android O/S (Linux) and Windows O/S are NOTHING alike. basically, an app comes in one file ... an ".apk" file. Think of it like a container that holds everything that app needs to work. When you uninstall that app, that .apk file gets removed and it is GONE. Now it might leave behind a stray folder or two on your sdcard, but that's not really hurting anything ... just taking up space.
     

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