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What is App Cloud? How do I delete it?

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App crap: AppCloud is best deleted

My Samsung Galaxy M31 recently updated to Android 12. Following that upgrade, there was an impossible to remove notification from an app called AppCloud, warning me to “complete device setup”. What is App Cloud? And how do you get rid of it? We’ve got answers to both.

AppCloud notification

What is App Cloud?

It turns out that AppCloud is a complete piece of junk that’s trying to install unwanted apps on your device. Samsung should be ashamed for shoving this onto people’s devices.

If you click on that AppCloud notification, you’ll probably see a screen like this:

AppCloud setup

As you can see, there are several pre-ticked apps that it plans to install at the top of the screen and no means of unticking them. It seems the only way out is to suck it up and install the apps, but it’s not. It’s best to get rid of AppCloud instead.

How do you delete AppCloud?

Time needed: 2 minutes.

How to delete AppCloud

  1. Open the phone’s Settings app

    Once you’ve opened the Settings app, scroll down and click on Apps

  2. Find AppCloud in the list of apps

    If you can’t see AppCloud in the list of your installed apps (it appears to hide initially), then click the little search icon at the top of the screen and search for ‘AppCloud’. It should appear then. Select it from the list of results.

  3. Delete the app

    If you think you might want AppCloud and just want to kill the notification, you can click under Notifications and select Blocked. If you want to remove this crapware completely, then simply select Uninstall from the bottom of the screen, as shown below.

AppCloud settings

Goodbye and good riddance.

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About the author

Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day. Email Barry at barry@bigtechquestion.com.

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