Option to Uninstall Outlook is grayed out in Android.
You can’t just remove Outlook from Android because it is installed as a device administrator.
During the installation of Outlook and configuring your mail, the Outlook Application asks if it can be a ‘Device Administrator’. If you choose ‘no’ then the setup is canceled. If you accept that the Outlook app may be the device administrator, then you must implement additional settings for security.
If you then want to remove the Outlook app again, you can’t do that anymore. The option to remove Outlook is grayed out. See the screenshot below.
In the manual below I explain how you can remove Outlook in Android. The tutorial consists of a short explanation and an explanation with screenshots for the dummies among us.
Let’s delete Outlook from Android.
Part 1: Delete Outlook in Android for Experts.
- Go to settings (It’s the gearwheel).
- Find the general tab in settings.
- Scroll to Security.
- Click on Device Administrators.
- Uncheck the checkbox next to Outlook Device Policy.
- You should be able to uninstall outlook now.
Part 2: Remove Outlook in Android for dummies.
Find the Settings app. Mine is on my start screen.
If yours is not, go to All Apps and search for Settings. The Settings app should then appear.
As you can see in the screenshot, the app is a gearwheel.
Go through the tabs until you find the General tab. Then scroll down to Security.
Select Device Administrators.
Here you can see all applications that are Device Administrators.
As you can see, Outlook is also included here.
Uncheck the checkbox next to Outlook Device Policy.
A summary of the whole story.
If you have unchecked the Outlook Device Policy you should now be able to
remove Outlook from Android as you can see in the screenshot.
If you have Outlook installed because of a business policy, there is a possibility that you can not remove it because your company manages these options. Then you should indicate this to your help desk.
If you need any more help please do not hesitate to comment below. I’ll try to get in contact with you as soon as possible.