How to uninstall Facebook app from mobile devices

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Facebook app is one of the most popular social networking app widely used all over the world with more than a billion downloads.

However, reports that the Facebook app is a resource and battery drainer has been getting to most users. This has been the motivating factor for users who chose to delete the Facebook app from their device.

If you intend to delete Facebook from your device for any reason, follow the steps in the guides below to uninstall the Facebook app from your mobile device.

How to uninstall the Facebook app from Android devices

Method 1: Use Google Play

  • Launch your Google Play Store
  • Tap on the menu options at the top-left of the Play Store page (three horizontal bars)
  • Tap on ‘My apps & games’ >> ‘INSTALLED’
  • Scroll through the list of installed apps
  • Tap on ‘Facebook’ >> tap on ‘UNINSTALL’ to begin the uninstallation process.

Method 2: Use Settings

  • Launch the Settings app of your mobile device
  • Navigate through to ‘Apps’ and tap on it
  • Search through the list of apps to locate Facebook
  • Tap on ‘Facebook’ to direct you to its info page.
  • On the ‘App info’ page, tap on ‘UNINSTALL’ to uninstall Facebook from your device.

Note: for some Android devices, Facebook is preinstalled as a system app and cannot be deleted from such devices without rooting the device.

In this case, disabling the Facebook app deactivates it and prevents it from using your device’s resources. To disable the Facebook app, follow the steps below.

  • Launch the Settings app of your mobile device
  • Navigate through to ‘Apps’ and tap on it
  • Search through the list of apps to locate Facebook
  • Tap on ‘Facebook’ to direct you to its info page.
  • On the ‘App info’ page, tap on ‘DISABLE’ to deactivate Facebook from your device.

Uninstalling Facebook from iOS devices

Method 1

  • Launch your iOS device’s settings >> tap on ‘General’
  • On the ‘General’ page, tap on ‘iPhone Storage’
  • Locate and select the ‘Facebook’ app
  • Tap on ‘Delete app’ >> tap on ‘Delete’ to confirm your action.

Method 2

  • Hold down on the Facebook app till it wriggles
  • Tap on the ‘x’ in a circle to delete.
  • Tap on ‘Delete’ to confirm your action.

Uninstalling or disabling the Facebook app from your device does not prevent you from accessing your Facebook account, you can always log in using your device’s browser.

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