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How to Delete Remove Icons on Cell Phone - LG Lucid Andriod

Deleting icons off your smartphone touch screen is easy to do. This post will show you how to remove any unwanted icon easy.

I use an LG Lucid Smartphone that is powered by Android so this post best suits that cell phone. That said, I'm sure you can use this information for many other phones as well.

I first started deleting icons when I noticed I was getting a ton of spam ads in the form of icons.  Turns out certain apps use certain adware to put unwanted ads on your phone as icon ads.  I wrote an article on how to stop unwanted ads on your cell phone if you want to learn more.

Removing these icons manually is easy to do and I'll show you how in the following steps:

Step 1

Power up you wireless phone of course and navigate so that the unwanted icons appear on your touch screen.

Step 2

Press and hold down the icon for a second or two.  On my phone it will vibrate a bit and then you'll see a trash can appear. My trash can appears at the bottom of the screen.  Keep holding down the unwanted icon.

Step 3

Drag the icon down into the trash can.  It should disappear from your cell phone screen.

That's it! You are done.  You've eliminated the icon you no longer want and have freed up some extra space on your touchscreen.

I hope that helps.

Deleting Entire Apps From Your Cell Phone

Have an app you no longer want around any more. If you want to remove an entire application from your cell phone you will need to uninstall it. This will remove the entire app as well as the icon. I wrote a post on uninstalling apps here. Check it out.

Be sure to check out some of my other posts. Thanks for stopping by! Hope I helped teach you how to delete remove icons on cell phone !

Are you getting a bunch of icons on your smartphone that are spammy and unwanted. I wrote a post on how to keep spam icons off your smartphone (click here). Check it out.


  1. Thank you for the article on how to remove unwanted icons that are really unwanted ads. It works. 5 stars to you!

  2. Thanks for your help.

  3. magical ! thanks so much !!

  4. thank you so much. You made it more easier than the book .

  5. Thank you! Thank You!