Remove Default Android Email Application

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You are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to teach you how to delete the built in mail applications on your Samsung Galaxy S5, and replace them with a mail application of your choice. Let's start off by pressing the lock button, on the right hand side of the phone.

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    This opens up the locked screen where you will need to enter in your pattern, PIN, pass-code, slide a fingerprint, show your beautiful face or swipe across the screen like I just did.
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    Once you have done that you are going to be on your home screen.
    On my home screen, you can see that I currently have the Google Inbox application.
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    We have a tutorial on using the Google Inbox application, and you can find that tutorial in the link below.
    That will tell you everything you need to know about how to install and how to use it. We can add more information to that if you would like, just let us know on the comments section of that article. Otherwise, let's move on to deleting and/or uninstalling our built in mail application. As you can see I do not have a secondary mail application on my home screen. Swiping to my other screens, you will see that I also do not have a secondary mail application.
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    And we are back to the home screen again, no secondary mail application.
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    However, those secondary mail applications are still on the phone.
    And every time I receive an email I also get a notice from the secondary mail applications. That can be rather annoying, that means that I will receive two, three or sometimes even four notifications for the same email message. To fix that, we are going to go down to the right hand side of our phone and tap on the apps button.
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    One tap is going to bring up the apps.
    Now what we are going to do is find the offending email applications. Since we cannot install certain stock mail functions and applications we will instead disable them. Gmail being one. Press and hold Gmail.
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    Drag it up here.
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    You will notice that I can't delete it, but that I can disable it.
    That is what I am going to do, I am going to drop it on that folder.
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    Disable and reset.
    Gmail and all related features will be disabled. Your data will also be deleted. To enable it again, go to settings, application manager. Gone.
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    Uninstall updates.
    The application will be replaced with the factory version. Uninstall.
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    This will completely remove the Gmail application as it currently exists on my phone.
    It will still be there in the root, I can still always go back in the settings and applications and I can reinstall it. Now, let's tap back on our applications.
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    Let's see it is gone.
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    Let's tap the back button to take us back to the home screen.
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    Let's tap on my Google.
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    Now, my Google folder also no longer has it.
    One single tap on the screen.
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    Let's go back again to apps.
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    Now, am I being disturbed by any other mail applications?
    Well, in fact, I am. And if you would like to know which mail application it is that is disturbing me, it is Samsung's. And it is right here.
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    White envelope, green @ sign.
    Press and hold that.
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    Same situation, drag up to cancel.
    Cannot cancel it. Drag up to app info. Can't get the app info. Create folder, but I have no need of creating a folder. So, we are just going to leave it on cancel.
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    Unfortunately, you will not be able to easily delete the Samsung built in email application, despite your desire to do so.
    There is, however, hope and that hope can be found in the settings button. Tap the settings button.
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    It's going to open up your settings, and what you are going to do is you are going to scroll down to your applications manager.
    Applications manager is going to be way, way down. OK, and now, we tap application manager.
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    It's going to open up our applications manager where we can see your downloads, which we are not really particularly interested in.
    Swipe over.
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    And we can see our SD card.
    Not very interested in that either. So I found running. Not interested in that. So I found all. This we are interested in. What we are looking for is that Samsung email application. So, zoom on down, and see all those beautiful Androids everywhere. We are looking for this one right here.
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    Give it a tap.
    It's going to open up the message. It is going to show it there, we are going to force stop.
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    It not going to want to be force stopped.
    Press OK. It may cause errors. That's also OK.
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    We don't want to use this application anymore.
    Tap on clear data.
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    We are going to clear all the data in the application.
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    Don't need it, don't want it.
    Now, it tells us everything that this application can do. That we can access, that we can get a hold of, can touch, and can mess with.
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    However, unfortunately, you'll notice that we still cannot delete this application.
    The only way that we are going to get rid of this application is by rooting your device. Rooting your device will void your warranty. However, it will open up a whole new world of goodness, depending on the version of Android you would like to use, and whether or not you are using the correct version for your device. We have a tutorial on how to root and uninstall the existing Samsung operating system and put your own operating system in. We will show you how to do that in that tutorial. Just simply follow the link below, and you will be able to see it. For now, let's go ahead and press the home button.
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    To get back to our home screen.
    And notice that we do not have the offensive email icon anywhere on our desktop, but we are, unfortunately, going to have to live with it for a while. This concludes our tutorial on how to uninstall the Google default Gmail application, and instead, use the Google Inbox application. Thank you for choosing VisiHow, have a great day, and we will see you again in one of our other videos.
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