This time, I'd like to show you how to uninstall the Shopify app, which is surprisingly confusing. However, when I first started using Shopify, I didn't really understand how to "uninstall" the app, so I decided to put together this article in the hopes that it will help others who are having the same problems I had in the past.
How to Uninstall the Shopify App
Let's start with how to uninstall the Shopify application. The procedure is quite simple.
Simply go to the admin screen -> Manage Apps and click the "Delete" button for the app you want to delete.
It's surprisingly simple, but is it really that simple? I was sometimes confused about this, so I introduced it just in case. If you're confused, just hit the "delete" button to uninstall and you're good to go!
Notes on uninstalling the application
Since we are here, let us also give some notes on uninstalling apps.
(1) Some codes cannot be erased by uninstalling.
The first thing to note is that just because you uninstall an app by pressing the "Delete" button from the Manage Apps administration screen, it does not necessarily mean that all the app codes and app files in the theme will disappear.
There are many types of apps that insert code into the theme, and in many cases, the code is inserted into multiple files during installation.
And when it comes time to uninstall, not all of the code is necessarily erased. If unnecessary code remains and accumulates forever, it can lead to delays in page load speeds, so it is best to manually erase it as much as possible. If this is technically difficult, you may want to contact the app's production company and tell them that you want to erase the relevant codes.
(2) Store information and settings information may be lost.
Next, the settings and information used in the app will disappear after a certain period of time, so if you want to use it again in the future! If the user wants to return to the previous state, he or she will not be able to do so.
The retention period of settings and other information differs depending on the application, but eventually the data will be erased. (I heard that a certain shipping app I used to use retains settings for about a year after deletion. I think it is very rare for an app to keep data for a year.)
Therefore, if there is a possibility that you will still use the app in the future, you may want to downgrade to a free or cheaper plan and keep the app.
How to uninstall the [Shopify] app from the store and notes Conclusion
These are the instructions on how to "uninstall" an app from the Shopify store and the precautions to take. The first time you uninstall an app, you tend to be quite hesitant, but as long as you keep these precautions in mind, uninstallation is not scary, so please don't be afraid.
Shopify also has a very large number of apps, many of which are useful and relatively inexpensive, so we encourage you to try them all.
So, thank you for reading to the end! Have a great day!