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.
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.
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.
Click on the Uninstall option.
Step 3: Clicking the Uninstall option opens the following prompt.
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).
Step 2: When you get the following confirmation dialog, click the Uninstall button to remove the app from your Windows 11 installation.
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.
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.