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Removing Microsoft Outlook on Android

Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Technical Articles (Views: 1459)
In recent times, Microsoft has made strides after their failing Windows Phone to reach the Android and iPhone markets. As such, Microsoft has flooded these devices with their applications. I won't go into great detail on my feelings about this move here, but I will use this blog to describe how to remove Outlook from the Android device.

If you try uninstalling it without taking these steps, you'll notice the uninstall option is unavailable. This is because Outlook was given permissions to set device security on your phone.

On the device itself, go to Settlings, and under General, select Security.


Next, tap Device Administrators


Uncheck Outlook Device Policy


You'll get a message that Outlook is capable of setting certain policies. If you want to uninstall (and if not, why are you reading this), click Deactivate.


…and as always, Microsoft will give you their threat that the world will come to an end and that you'll never be able to use the application once you turn this off. Tap OK to ignore the world coming to an end.


And you're done. You can now remove the battery and otherwise resource hogging Microsoft Outlook from your Android. In all fairness, the app wouldn't be bad if it didn't kill your phone resources.

 

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