Some of these non-native apps may ask you for Device Manager permission to control basic functions of your phone, such as waking the screen. This means you won’t be able to delete them directly if you want to in the future.

Instead, you must first revoke the Device Administrator permission. To do this, go to Settings > Apps & notifications  or  Apps > Advanced > Special app access > Device admin apps  . Disable the license for the app you want to uninstall and then proceed with the standard uninstallation steps.

Unlock your phone without power button

It’s very frustrating to use your phone when something isn’t working as it should, especially if you can’t unlock your screen. If you want to lock or unlock your phone, these apps and tips offer great alternatives to your phone’s power button.

In recent years, app makers and developers have become much more accessibility-conscious, and so there are now many alternative ways to use your device if your screen, buttons, or microphone are blocked.