Installed an app from Microsoft Store but didn’t know how to uninstall it? Don’t worry. Here is how to uninstall the Microsoft Store apps in Windows 11.
Windows 11 has changed a lot compared to Windows 10. There are a lot of improvements and updates to the built-in apps. For example, Microsoft completely revamped the Store app and made it more accommodating. Not only does the Store’s user interface looks clean, but it now allows developers to upload their win32 and UWP apps. In addition to that, it now supports game launchers and Android apps.
All in all, the new Store update is long due and quite a welcome change. I like how the new Store app is way responsive and faster than the one in Windows 10.
With all the changes, you might think the Store is hard to use. You couldn’t be more wrong. It is just as easy to install and uninstall apps. That being said, if you are new to the Store, it can be unclear. After all, you don’t see an explicit “Uninstall” option in Microsoft Store.
If you ever want to uninstall a Microsoft Store app in Windows 11, follow one of the methods given below. All the methods listed below will achieve the same thing. i.e., uninstall Store apps in Windows 11. So, use the method you are comfortable with.
Uninstall Store Apps in Windows 11
As with most things in Windows 11, there are multiple ways to uninstall Store apps in Windows 11. I’ve listed the top two ways you can uninstall apps. Follow the one you like.
Use Settings to uninstall Store apps
The Windows 11 Settings app is an alternative to the good old Control Panel. As such, you can uninstall any Store app from the Settings app. Here’s how to find the uninstall and option and use it.
- Open the Settings app.
- Click on “App” on the sidebar.
- Select the “Apps & features” option.
- Find the app you want to uninstall under the “App List” section.
- Now, click on the Options icon of the app.
- Select the “Uninstall” option.
- Click the “Uninstall” button.
- The app is uninstalled instantly.
- Close the Settings app.
- With that, you’ve uninstalled a Microsoft Store app.
First, press the “Windows key + I” shortcut to open the Settings app. You can also open it from the Quick Settings flyout. After opening the Settings app, go to the “Apps > Apps & features” page.
Here, find the app you want to uninstall under the “App List” section. You can use the available search bar to see the app quickly. Next, click on the Options icon (three vertical dots) next to the app and select the “Uninstall” option.
You will be prompted to confirm the action. Click the “Uninstall” button.
As soon as you click the button, the Settings app will remove or uninstall the Microsoft Store app in Windows 11.
You can now safely close the Settings app.
Uninstall Store apps from the Start menu
One of the best things about the Store apps is that you can uninstall them directly from the Start menu. You don’t have to open the Settings app. Here is how to do it.
- Open the Start menu.
- Search for the app you want to uninstall.
- Right-click on the app.
- Select the “Uninstall” option.
- Click “Uninstall” in the confirmation window.
- The store app is uninstalled instantly.
Press the Start key on your keyboard to open the Start menu. After opening the Start menu, search for the app you want to uninstall. Next, right-click on the app and then select the “Uninstall” option. Alternatively, you can also select the “Uninstall” option on the right sidebar.
The Start menu will ask for your confirmation. Click the “Uninstall” button to continue.
As soon as you do that, the app is uninstalled instantly.
How do I uninstall apps downloaded from Microsoft Store?
Windows 11 offers multiple ways to uninstall Microsoft Store apps. The easiest way to uninstall an app is from the Start menu. Search for the Store app you want to uninstall in the Start menu, right-click on the app, and select the “Uninstall” option twice. Doing so will instantly remove the Store app.
Cannot uninstall Microsoft Apps in Windows 11
If you cannot uninstall the Microsoft Store app, there are two things to look out for. First, restart the computer and then try again. Also, make sure your user account has appropriate permissions to uninstall Store apps. If that didn’t help, reset the Microsoft Store app or use the System Restore tool to restore your computer to a known good state.
That is all. It is that simple to uninstall Microsoft Store apps in Windows 11.
I hope that helps.
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