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How to uninstall Safe Surfer for Android

This guide will show you how to uninstall the Safe Surfer for Android app, along with any protection installation remaining on the device.

We show uninstallation on a Samsung device (running Android 14, released in 2023), although the steps will be very similar if you are uninstalling on a different kind of device.

Step 1: Uninstall the Safe Surfer app

Open the Settings app, then tap the Apps menu.

Scroll down the list until the PIN screen is triggered by detecting the Safe Surfer app listing. Enter your PIN to prepare the Safe Surfer app to be uninstalled.

Forgotten your PIN? You can find out how to reset it by clicking this link.

Go back to the Settings app > Apps > Safe Surfer. Tap the Uninstall option.

Tap the "Deactivate and uninstall" option.

Tap the OK option.

Step 2: Set Private DNS to Automatic mode

This step is required if you installed the permanent mode feature during setup.

Go back to the Settings main menu, then tap the search icon (or search bar) found at the top.

Search for “private dns”, then tap the Private DNS menu result.

Tap the Private DNS menu.

Tap the Automatic option, then tap the Save option.

The Private DNS feature should now be back to its original setting, which means that the protection has now been fully disabled.

If you set any parental controls for the Google Play app, you can disable these by navigating to the Play app > tap the profile icon at the upper-right corner > Settings > Family > Parental controls > tap the switch and enter your PIN > OK.

Uninstallation complete

You have now successfully uninstalled Safe Surfer from this device. You can also remove the listing for this device on the Safe Surfer dashboard Devices menu by clicking the three-dot button on the applicable device listing, then click the Delete option.

Updated on: 14/05/2024

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