Q&A: How do I uninstall the YouTube app from my Motorola Droid?

youtube-logoQuestion from Jimmy A.:  I was looking at the list of installed apps on my Droid the other day and I saw that there’s a YouTube app on there. I never installed it, and I don’t want it, but I can’t figure out how to uninstall it.

Can you tell me what I need to do to remove YouTube from my Droid? Thanks in advance for your help.

Rick’s answer:  Jimmy, the YouTube app on your phone is a pre-installed app that’s been there all along. You likely just didn’t notice it until now.

There’s really no safe way to remove a pre-installed app from your Droid without rooting it, and that’s something that I really don’t feel comfortable recommending, for several reasons. I know you probably don’t want to hear this, but in my opinion it’s best to simply ignore YouTube and all the other pre-installed apps.


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