So, you have a new smartphone, but only weeks after you install the first app or game on it, you accumulate tons of garbage, and if you have a budget device, or even a middle range one, sooner rather than later you will experience RAM or storage difficulties. This is when you start going through the list of your apps and games and uninstalling them manually – what a bore! Wouldn’t it be nice if you could select multiple apps and uninstall them with a single tap? In most cases, Android community would suggest you root your device, but I personally agree with today’s awesome article published by lifehacker, which enumerates pros and cons of rooting, and the bottom-line is you shouldn’t root your device unless you know what you’re doing, and you shouldn’t listen to hacking community nerds who say rooting is simple because it’s not, and even technically savvy users brick their devices from time to time.
So here is hassle-free, and, in fact, free solution for unrooted Android devices that lets you uninstall batches of apps – ES File Explorer.
I installed it months ago, but honestly overlooked this particular feature until now. Install this app, launch it, familiarize yourself with the interface, which is very simple. Besides, the app offers a simple tutorial. On the left, you will see a menu and a list of tools, which is expandable. Navigate to the App Manager.
Once in the App Manager, you can change the view, and, truth be told, the selection is pretty stellar, so you can select from the minimum size lists, or list with details, to medium or maximum size of list or list with details with thumbnails.
Once you adjust the list view that is comfortable for you, long-tap on any app in the list, and you will see checkboxes appear next to every app. Check any app that you would like to uninstall and navigate to the bottom of the screen and tap the “Uninstall” button.
From there, ES App Manager will be uninstalling apps one by one and asking you to confirm the un-installation, so you’ll have to press OK as many times as there are apps on the uninstall list, but that’s definitely faster and simpler then uninstall them one by one from Android settings.
We will definitely post a detailed overview of this advanced file manager and file explorer because there’s so much more to it than just the app manager, and most importantly, it is free and it doesn’t require root.