Teams is a leading team collaboration software by Microsoft. In addition to Windows, the Teams app is available on Mac, iOS, and Android.
With default settings, when you install the Microsoft Teams app in Windows 10/11, the app is configured to load automatically with Windows startup.
If you do not wish to start the Teams automatically during the startup, you can disable the Teams app on the startup. On the other side, if the Teams app does not run automatically during the Windows 10/11 startup, you can enable the same.
Both Windows 10/11 offer multiple ways to enable or disable startup apps. This guide shows you all three ways out there to enable or disable Microsoft Teams on startup in Windows 10/11.
Enable or disable Microsoft Teams on startup in Windows 10/11 via Task Manager
Step 1: Perform a right-click on the Taskbar and then click the Task Manager option to open the Task Manager window. You can also use the search to open the same.
Step 2: If the minimal version of the Task Manager shows up, click More details to see the full version.
Step 3: Click on the Startup tab. In Windows 11 latest version, the tabs appear on the left, whereas tabs appear at the top in Windows 10 (refer to the pictures below).
Step 4: Here, right-click on the Microsoft Teams entry and then click the Enable option to make Teams load on Windows 10/11 startup. Likewise, click the Disable option if you do not wish to load Teams during the startup.
Disable or enable Microsoft Teams during startup in Windows 10/11 via the Settings app
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Go to Apps > Startup page.
Step 2: Look for the Microsoft Teams entry. To disable it, move the toggle button to the off position. To enable Microsoft Teams during the startup, move the switch to the on position. Simple as that!
Enable or disable Microsoft Teams during startup in Windows 10/11 via Teams settings
Step 1: Open the Teams app. Click on the three dots (…) next to the profile icon and then click the Settings option.
Step 2: Click on the General tab. Check the Auto-start Teams or Auto-start application option to load the Teams app with Windows 10/11 start. Uncheck the option to disable Teams during startup.