How to get rid of unwanted apps on your Android device | AndroidGuys. You know who you are. You download dozens of apps to your phone, and many of them are never used. After a while, the glut of apps slows down your phone, and you blame everyone but yourself. It's a new year. Time to sweep out the cobwebs. Go through your phone and get rid of the detritus. Even though you can't uninstall some carrier bloatware, you can disable it so that it doesn't affect your phone usage. This article shows you how. Now, clean up your room.