How to uninstall apps from Microsoft store windows 11

Here is how to Remove apps you don’t need on windows 11 computer.


With the recent release of Windows 11 version 22H2, Microsoft also revamped the digital distribution platform Microsoft Store which offers a modern and user-friendly interface, includes Android app integration through the Amazon Appstore, broadens the app selection and more. While installing apps from the Microsoft Store is a straightforward process, Uninstall Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 11 may not be as intuitive for some users. This article explores How to uninstall apps from Microsoft Store Windows 11.

How to uninstall apps on Windows 11

You can uninstall Microsoft Store Apps from the start menu, uninstall apps via Windows 11 settings. Also, you can Uninstall an app using the Control Panel, or there are several third-party Uninstaller tools to remove programs and delete apps on Windows 11.

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Uninstall Store apps from the Start menu

This is the fastest and quick method to uninstall apps from the Start menu on Windows 11, especially for apps download from the Microsoft Store.

  • Click on the “Start” button located in the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  • Find the app you want to uninstall in the Start menu (you can scroll through the list or use the search bar).
  • Right-click on the app’s icon to open a context menu. Select “Uninstall” from the context menu.

Uninstall app from start menu

  • A confirmation prompt will appear. Click “Uninstall” again to confirm. The app will start the uninstallation process.

Confirm the uninstallation

  • Follow any additional on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation successfully.

Uninstall Store apps via Settings

Also, you can uninstall any app downloaded from the Microsoft Store using the Settings app.

For windows 11

  • Right-click on the start menu and select installed apps
  • Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + I to open settings, Go to Apps then select installed apps
  • Scroll down to the app you want to uninstall and click on the three dots on the right.

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Click on the Uninstall button, and confirm the action when it prompts. follow on-screen instructions to remove the app from Windows 11.

Note – If the button is grayed out, it means that you can’t uninstall it via the normal Windows interface.

For Windows 10:

  • If you are Windows 10 user, press Windows key + I to open settings,
  • Go to Apps then Apps & Feature, Select the app, and click on Advanced options

App Advanced options

  • A new window opens with the option to uninstall the app, click on it and select uninstall again when it prompts for confirmation.

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Uninstall apps using control panel

In addition to using the Settings app, you can also uninstall apps and programs from the Control Panel in Windows. The Control Panel offers a more comprehensive and traditional method of uninstallation, especially for desktop applications that may not have been installed from the Microsoft Store.

Press the Windows key + R, type appwiz.cpl and click ok to open the programs and features window,

Scroll through the list of installed programs or use the search bar at the top-right corner to find the app you want to uninstall.

Click on the app to select it, and then click on the “Uninstall” button located at the top of the list. Alternatively, you can right-click on the app and select “Uninstall.”

uninstall apps on windows 11

Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions to proceed with the uninstallation. Once done, you will receive a confirmation message indicating that the app has been successfully removed from your system.

Uninstall Store Apps using command prompt

Also, you can uninstall Microsoft Store apps from Command Prompt with the winget tool.

  • Press the Windows key + S, type cmd. Right-click on the command prompt select run as administrator,
  • Now run the command winget list to display list of store apps installed on your device

winget command to display installed app list

  • Copy the app ID for the app you are looking to uninstall for ex: WhatsApp the App ID is 5319275A.WhatsAppDesktop_cv1g1gvanyjgm
  • Now run the following command to uninstall Microsoft Store app on Windows 11.

winget uninstall –id APP-ID

Here replace APP-ID with 5319275A.WhatsAppDesktop_cv1g1gvanyjgm

For example, to uninstall WhatsApp you need to run the command

winget uninstall –id 5319275A.WhatsAppDesktop_cv1g1gvanyjgm

Uninstall app using command prompt

Using third-party uninstaller

Also, there are some third-party app managers or system utilities that can help you uninstall apps from Microsoft Store Windows 11.

One such popular third-party app manager is “CCleaner” by Piriform. CCleaner is a well-known system optimization and cleaning tool that allows users to uninstall applications, including Microsoft Store apps, from their Windows machines.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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