4 Ways To Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

With Windows 11, Microsoft has introduced a revamped Settings app. However, although the new Settings app makes it easier to find settings and options, it might confuse users upgrading from Windows 10.

In Windows 10, we could uninstall an app or program right from the Settings app. We had to navigate to Settings > Apps > Apps & features page, perform a click on the app that we wanted to uninstall, and then click the Uninstall button to get rid of the app. However, the procedure has slightly changed in Windows 11, thanks to the new redesigned Settings app.

Following are the four ways to uninstall apps in Windows 11.

Method 1 of 4

Uninstall apps via Settings in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Settings app. On the left side, click Apps, and then on the right side, click Apps & features.

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Step 2: Now, scroll down the apps list. In Windows 10, clicking on the app’s entry would reveal the Uninstall option.

In Windows 11, to uninstall an app, you need to click on the small three dots icon (?) that shows up next to the app’s entry (refer to picture below) and then click the Uninstall option.

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Step 3: When you get the confirmation, click the Uninstall button again to remove the selected app from Windows 11.

Method 2 of 4

Uninstall apps via Start/search in Windows 11

Did you know that you do not need to open the Settings app to uninstall an app? All you need to do is use the search. Here is how.

NOTE: Although most apps can be removed using this method, Windows 11 does not support uninstalling some inbox apps such as Clock and Cortana this way.

Step 1: Open the Start menu or click on the search icon on the taskbar to open the search panel and type the app’s name that you wish to uninstall.

Step 2: Upon typing the app’s name, you will see the app’s entry and related options. On the right side, as you can see in the picture below, an option to uninstall the app shows up.

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Click on the Uninstall option.

Step 3: Clicking the Uninstall option opens the following prompt.

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Step 4: Click the Uninstall button to begin uninstalling the app from your Windows 11 installation.

Method 3 of 4

Uninstall apps via the Start menu in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Start menu. Check if the app that you would like to uninstall is pinned to the Start menu. If yes, right-click on it and then click the Uninstall option. If not, follow the directions in Method 4 (scroll down to see).

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Step 2: When you get the following confirmation dialog, click the Uninstall button to remove the app from your Windows 11 installation.

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Method 4 of 4

Another way to uninstall Windows 11 apps via Start menu

Step 1: Open the Start menu. Click on the All apps button to see all installed apps.

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Step 2: Scroll down the list to see the app that you want to uninstall.

Step 3: Perform a right-click on the app and then click the Uninstall option. Click the Uninstall button when you get the prompt.

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

Uninstall Apps In Windows 11

FAQ’s

1. How To Uninstall Apps In Windows 11 using settings?

To uninstall Windows 11 apps using the Settings:

  1. Press Win + I to open Settings.
  2. In the left pane, open the Apps tab.
  3. In the right pane, click on Apps and Features and then scroll through the installed apps to locate the app you want to uninstall. You can also use the search bar to find apps.
  4. Click the three dots button beside the app name and select Uninstall.
  5. Click the Uninstall button again to confirm the action.

2. How To Uninstall Apps In Windows 11 using Start Menu?

To uninstall Windows 11 apps using the Start Menu:

  1. Click the Start button to bring up the menu.
  2. Click on All Apps.
  3. Next, scroll through the list to locate the app you want to uninstall.
  4. Right-click on the app icon and select Uninstall.
  5. Click the Uninstall button again to confirm the action. Windows will now uninstall the app.

3. How To Uninstall Apps In Windows 11 using Control Panel?

To uninstall Windows 11 apps using the Control Panel:

  1. Press Win key + R to open Run.
  2. Type control and click OK to open the Control Panel.
  3. Next, go to Programs and then click on Programs and Features.
  4. Locate and select the app you want to uninstall and click Uninstall.
  5. Click Uninstall again to remove the app.

4. How To Uninstall Apps In Windows 11 Command Prompt?

To uninstall Windows 11 apps using the Command Prompt:
1. Press Win and type cmd.
2. From the search results, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
3. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command to load the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line tool (WMIC).
 wmic
4. Next, enter the following command to list all the apps recognized WMIC.
product get name
5. The list will only show apps recognized by WMIC, so it will likely be smaller. Go through the apps to see if the app you want to uninstall exists.
6. Next, to uninstall the app enter the following command:
Product where name=”name of program” call uninstall
7. In the above command, replace “name of the program” with the app name you want to uninstall.
8. For example, if you want to uninstall the ManicTime app, the command will look like this:
Product where name=”ManicTime” call uninstall
9. Type Y and hit enter to confirm the action. Once the app is uninstalled, Command Prompt will display the Method execution successful message.

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