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Delete icon of uninstalled app on Kindle Fire

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Initial post: Dec 19, 2011 12:14:24 PM PST
I would like to delete the icons of uninstalled apps from my Kindle Fire. I like to try Free or Lite apps before buying them, and my App section has quickly become cluttered with duplicate app icons (free and paid), not to mention the apps i never wanted in the first place and can't get rid of (Facebook and ESPN). As a result of apparently not being able to FULLY delete apps, I am less adventurous and less likely to try the free and lite apps, and therefore less likely to spend $ on the full versions. Is there a way to remove them, or is there an software update for this coming?

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 12:17:17 PM PST
TuxGirl says:
Go to, then scroll down, and toward the bottom of the.left sideboard, there's to manage apps. Click there, then find the apps you want to remove permanently, and click the actions.button and select delete. Note that this is permanent, and if you accidentally delete something you want to keep, you have to pay for it again.

When you get back to your kindle, click the gear, then click sync, and then wait a minute or two, and it should clear out the deleted apps from your cloud.

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 12:21:53 PM PST
Sign on to Amazon with the same account you used to register your Fire. Go to the "Your Account" page and select "Your Apps and Devices" (under the Digital Content section). You'll find all the apps you've downloaded there, with an "Actions..." button at the right. Click the Actions button for the apps you want to remove, and select "Delete this app".


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 1:26:45 PM PST
I tried this previously (and again), but the icon remains in the Apps (Cloud) section of the Kindle Fire, even though it has been permanently deleted as you instructed above from my Kindle account on When I exit and reenter my account to manage my apps, it is gone completely, but after syncing (a few times), it is still on the Kindle Fire. Is there a 24-hour update or something?

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 2:30:44 PM PST
Cotton Socks says:
Magpie, try this...
"Gear" > "More" > "Applications" > "filter by All Applications" > "AppManager" > "Clear Data"

You may have to shut down afterwards and on restart they should be gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 2:32:16 PM PST
ShirleyKat says:
I don't think you can delete the apps that Amazon pre-installed.

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 3:03:31 PM PST
Cotton Socks says:
OOOps, I missed that then. I assumed he was talking about his own apps as he tried to remove them in the MMK section. The inbuilt ones don't show up there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 3:06:33 PM PST
The "removed" app was already gone from the list of All Applications. I rebooted anyway, however the App icon remains. This was a good tip, however it didn't do the trick.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 3:07:52 PM PST
I would like to remove some of the pre-installed apps, but these are downloaded apps I'm trying to delete. Still looking a fix, despite the good recommendations so far.

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 4:46:50 PM PST
Cotton Socks says:
Magpie, but did you go into the App Manager? Not just look in the Apps available.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 6:46:00 AM PST
Yes, I went into the App Manager, exactly as you said. It no longer appears there, however the icon still shows up as an available app. So although a good tip, it did not remove uninstalled app icons.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 6:51:36 AM PST
ShirleyKat says:
Did you make sure Wi-Fi was active and use the Sync option?

I found it took a long time for mine to disappear. They were gone the next day though.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 7:07:58 AM PST
Yes to both Wifi and Sync. Checked again this morning and it did finally disappear. Odd that it should take it overnight, but it did eventually work. Thank you!

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 8:19:31 AM PST
I opened "app store " and deleted cache and data, after doing the above suggestion (going into manage my Kindle and deleting them from my account) and the annoying icons ate now (finally) gone for good.
Should he easier than all that.
Delete should =delete!

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 10:21:17 PM PST
Isis Hill says:
If all fails and still you get no results. My suggestion is to restore the kindle fire to its factory settings. Before you re-register your kindle fire make sure to delete any apps (you can actually delete) from you account via I tried this and it worked instantly, I just had to re-download the apps in my cloud and hook back up to wifi. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 12:40:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2012 7:59:40 AM PST
Swamp-thing says:
On Kindle Fire: aps >device > gear icon >more >3rd party aps >uninstall.
This will immediately banish the unwanted ap.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 11:19:56 AM PDT
What gear.?? Cause I am doing it on my kindle!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 11:22:34 AM PDT
a.w. - doing what on your Kindle? If you don't have a Kindle Fire you don't have apps, you have Active Content. You remove that just like you remove a book.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 5:02:43 PM PDT
JAK Paz says:
I have multiple kindles but they are under the same account. I uninstalled an app,and then deleted it permantely on one kindle. Its still on the other kindles under cloud. How do I delete it?

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 5:06:31 PM PDT
If you want to remove an app (unless it's a pre-installed app) from the cloud, go to your account --> apps and devices and delete from there. Note that the app will be gone forever and you will have to repurchase the app if you ever want to use it again.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 5:13:32 PM PDT
JAK Paz says:
Its not under apps and devices but its still under cloud. What do I do now?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 8:50:26 PM PDT
JAK Paz - follow Handbag Junkie's instructions. Note that she means on-line, not on your device. That's how you delete apps from the cloud. It will take a while (and possibly a few syncs or even a reboot) before they disappear from the "Cloud" listing on your Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 1:42:20 PM PDT
chelle says:
Thank you!!!

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 4:36:06 AM PDT
Bob Wire says:
How do I permanently erase old magazine icons from my kindle fire hd.
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