Does your Amazon Fire TV Stick have enough space? To free up space on your Fire Stick, you can uninstall your no longer-used apps. Increasing the size of your Fire TV Stick may also speed it up. If your Fire Stick needs a performance boost, you can use this wikiHow to delete your apps and app cache from it.
Through Amazon App Store, you can install hundreds of apps on your Fire TV Stick. If you uninstall them, your device may still show those apps with a cloud logo on the list. The apps on your Fire TV do not take up any space, but they remain accessible even if you do not intend to use them. We’re here to help you delete cloud apps completely from your Fire TV Stick.
Method 1 – Uninstalling Apps
Click on Settings. The tile with the gear icon is on the far right of your screen.
- To free up space, get rid of apps you aren’t using.
Select an application. Right above the 2×2 grid of squares is a + sign.
Click on Manage Installed Applications. At the bottom of the menu is where you will find it. The menu option shows you how much storage your Fire TV Stick has, including how much is being used and how much is left over.
You can delete any app you want. Locate the app on your Fire TV Stick that you want to remove by scrolling up and down the list.
Click Uninstall and Uninstall to confirm. Removing the app will also delete and remove all the app data associated with that application.
- If you don’t see an Uninstall option, the app is most likely considered a “System App” and cannot be uninstalled or deleted from your Fire TV Stick.
Now on the second step of how to delete an app on firestick
Method 2 – Clearing the App Cache
Select Settings. You can find it on the far right side of your screen next to the gear icon.
- If you don’t want to uninstall apps but don’t use them, use this method to clear their data cache. The Fire TV Stick may behave sluggish or slow if you try this.
Click on Applications. An arrow and a plus sign appear on the right side of this tile.
Then click Manage Installed Applications. This option is located at the bottom of the menu. Choosing this menu option will display your Fire TV Stick’s storage, including how much space is free and how much is used.
You will have to select the app whose cache you wish to clear. Make sure you scroll up and down the list until you find the app you want to clear.
Choose Clear Cache from the menu. The process of clearing your app’s data should only take a few seconds. Clear the caches of several apps at the same time by repeating this process.
What apps can I delete from my Firestick?
It comes pre-installed with several apps. There may be apps that don’t have an “Uninstall” option. There are some apps that are essential for your device. They make sure the Firestick runs smoothly without any interference and keep all functions configured properly.
A Firestick, however, comes preloaded with several bloatware applications. In terms of your device’s proper functioning and smooth performance, bloatware is called apps that are not essential. You have to keep these apps installed on your Firestick even when you’re not using them. Among these are weather apps, gaming apps, sports apps, etc. By deleting them, you free up space for other apps that you find more useful, since they aren’t essential for your device.