Nokia Lumia devices offer a number of exclusive apps like Nokia Drive for turn by turn navigation, Nokia Maps and ESPN sports hub. However, applications which the user doesn’t need or use unnecessarily trap free memory space. To free space it thus becomes imperative to remove these applications. Windows Phone in particular makes the removal and installation of applications very easy. So how can you remove apps from Nokia Lumia phones?
The removal of an application which is no longer needed is an easy task. On their Lumia phone, users need to touch the arrow symbol on the start screen. Then the application which needs to be removed should be selected and held. After this the option “uninstall” should be selected. This deletes the application from the phone after asking for confirmation from the user.
However, there are some applications that can’t be removed. Care needs to be taken while removing applications as there are some applications which are dependent on others. If an application is dependent on another application which is removed then the removal prevents the working of the other application too. Hence only those applications should be deleted which are useless to the user and do not impact any other application that the user needs.
An application once removed can also be reinstalled. Re-installation can be done using the Zune software. Zune software helps in updating phone features and programs on the device, along with syncing music, videos and pictures to the phone. The Zune marketplace can be used to reinstall applications. The application can be re-installed without purchasing it. However, it needs to be available at the Marketplace.
Apart from applications, the Marketplace can be used to buy, share and download music, games, wallpapers, ringtones etc. To download anything from the Marketplace, user needs to open the Marketplace application on their phone. Once the app starts, he/she is offered content compatible with his/her phone. User can then select the app they want to download and gain full functionality after paying for it (if it’s paid).