WildTangent Games comes pre-installed on a lot of Windows and even Android smartphone devices. It is a games app allowing you to play a host of games online and offline from a global marketplace of game developers. Since it comes preinstalled, and since some security softwares flag it (erroneously) as malicious, you may be wondering if WildTangent Games is safe to delete.
Thankfully, the answer is: Yes, it is completely safe to delete WildTangent Games from your Android device.
To learn how to delete WildTangent Games from your Android device, follow our step-by-step tutorial below. For more information on this app and its impact on your phone’s performance, as well as a host of other answers to frequently asked questions, please see our FAQ section at the end of this article.
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How to delete WildTangent Games on Android
- On your Android device, navigate to the Settings app
- Scroll down to and tap on ‘Apps’ within the Settings app
- On the Apps settings page, scroll down to WildTangent Games (it should be right at the bottom if the list is organized alphabetically)
- Tap on WildTangent Games to open the games app’s settings menu
- At the bottom of the page, tap ‘Uninstall’ and follow onscreen instructions to complete the uninstallation
- You have successfully deleted WildTangent Games on your Android device
- Note: If there is no option to ‘Uninstall’ the WildTangent Games app, you should select ‘Disable’ instead, to stop it from having any effect on, or control over, your phone
We really hope that helped! If you have any more questions or would like further information, see our FAQs below.
What is WildTangent Games on Android?
WildTangent Games is an app, or server, which comes preinstalled on many Windows devices and Android smartphones. As such, many users tend to wonder whether it is even possible to uninstall it, let alone what it actually is.
WildTangent Games is essentially an app server allowing you to play a huge number of online and offline, smartphone-tailored games. As such, you might find it to be a really useful and entertaining addition to your new device.
On the other hand, since you didn’t necessarily want to install it in the first place, this automatic, default installation of WildTangent Games on your smartphone may instead be cause for concern. However you feel about WildTangent Games, we’re here to tell you whether it’s safe to delete or not, and how to delete it if you so choose.
Is WildTangent Games malware or bloatware?
Malware is software which will damage or harm your device by serving as a vehicle for a host of different viruses which will impede the functionality of your device, or worse, pose a security threat to your information and data. Bloatware, on the other hand, is software which takes up an unwanted amount of storage space on your phone, thus slowing down the operational capacity and efficiency of your phone.
Thankfully, WildTangent Games is not malware. It is 100% safe to use, as are any of the games you download through the app. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t sometimes flagged up as dangerous or potential malware by antivirus software. This has to do with the fact that WildTangent Games communicates with third-party vendors to exchange information on your usage habits, and may also automatically download unwanted apps onto your device.
As such, WildTangent Games may be considered ‘bloatware’, and as such you may wish to remove it from your Android device. To learn how to delete WildTangent Games on Android, follow our instructions above.
Can I reinstall WildTangent Games if I accidentally delete it on Android?
You can almost always reinstall or redownload apps and files you have deleted from Android devices (accidentally or deliberately) with minimal fuss and maximum ease. To reinstall WildTangent Games once you’ve deleted it, simply head back to the Google Play Store and search for ‘WildTangent Games’ using the search bar. Tap on the correct app and select ‘Install’ or ‘Reinstall’. Then just wait for installation to complete before opening the app and gaming away to your heart’s content.