Asha, the latest line-up of feature phones by Nokia, has been gaining popularity among budget-minded consumers and has turned out to be a great backup plan for the Finnish company, which has not seen any operating profit for several quarters. In fact, ‘Asha’, is a Hindi word that actually translates to ‘Hope’ in English, which the company needs desperately.
For the past two years, Nokia has been aggressively designing various Asha models, differentiating in specifications and features. These models run on Asha operating system, which is basically based on the Nokia’s series 40 software platform. Although Nokia has been advertising Asha phones as smartphones — which actually they’re aren’t — because of their capability of supporting various applications, the Asha OS has a very unintuitive way of managing apps without the presence of any application manager.
So how to uninstall apps from Nokia Asha phones then? The answer lies in the file manager app present in Asha OS.
Steps to Uninstall / Remove Apps from Nokia Asha 308/309/311
It’s pretty easy to uninstall any app from Nokia Asha 308/309/311 or any other Asha phone given that the app you’re trying to remove is NOT a system app i.e., it didn’t come pre-installed in your phone. Yes, it is a stupid decision for not allowing users to delete pre-installed apps, some of which are simply bland (e.g., Memorize, Hit My Boss, etc.).
Uninstalling Side-Loaded Apps
Uninstalling apps in Nokia Asha, which have been side-loaded into the phone (i.e., whose .JAR file has been downloaded manually from the web or transferred from other device) is pretty easy. Since Nokia Asha 308, 309 and 311 phones are based on Nokia’s series 40 platform, removal of any app can be simply done using the file manager. To do so, open files app from the application menu i.e., your default home screen.
Next, navigate to the folder where you had stored that app, which will most probably be a .JAR file and delete it.
Uninstalling Apps Downloaded from the Nokia Store
In a similar way, uninstallation of apps that have been downloaded from the Nokia Store also involves the files app. The only difference is that the apps and games are specifically stored in the “apps” folder and “games” folder respectively, either in the internal memory or an external SD card.
Do let us know if you face any problem regarding this tutorial or the phone in general by leaving a comment below. We’ll be happy to help you out 🙂
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