6 Methods to Uninstall Constructed-In and Third-Celebration Home windows 11 Apps

Microsoft makes it easy to uninstall bloatware and other apps that you may no longer be using in Windows 11. You can uninstall apps from the Settings app, classic control panel, start menu, and command line.

Whether you want to uninstall third-party apps, non-removable or built-in (universal) apps, here's how to do it safely.

1. How to uninstall apps in Windows 11 using the Settings app

Microsoft has revised its Settings app for Windows 11. Compared to its predecessor, the new layout is leaner and easier to use. The optimized user interface makes finding things easy. How to uninstall apps using the new Settings app in Windows 11.

  1. Press Win + me to open settings.

  2. In the left pane, open the Apps Tab.

  3. In the right pane, click Apps and Features, then scroll through the installed apps to find the app that you want to uninstall. You can also use the search bar to find apps.

  4. Press the three points next to the app name and select Uninstall.

  5. Press the Uninstall again to confirm the action.

Another handy and quick way to uninstall apps is through the Start menu. That's how it works.

  1. Press the begin Button to call up the menu.

  2. Click on All apps.

  3. Next, scroll through the list to find the app that you want to uninstall.

  4. Right click the app icon and select Uninstall.

  5. Press the Uninstall again to confirm the action. Windows will now uninstall the app.

This works well when you want to uninstall Microsoft Store apps. However, for non-Microsoft Store apps, you'll be directed to the classic Programs and Features page in Control Panel.

From here, find and select the app that you want to remove. Then click the Uninstall button in the top right. Click Yes to confirm the action and wait for the app to uninstall.

3. Uninstall Windows 11 apps from the control panel

Windows 11's Settings app now has more system settings than ever before. However, some advanced functions are still based on the classic control panel. It also keeps the built-in program manager to remove and change installed apps.

To uninstall Windows 11 apps from the Control Panel:

  1. Press Win key + R Run to open.

  2. Type steering and click OK to open the control panel.

  3. Next go to Programs and then click on Programs and functions.

  4. Find and select the app you want to uninstall and click Uninstall.

  5. click Uninstall again to remove the app.

4. Uninstall Windows 11 apps from the command prompt

If you can't remove an app from the Settings app or Control Panel, try removing it from the Command Prompt. You can use the … Windows Management Instrumentation command line Tool to find and uninstall apps in Windows 11.

To uninstall apps from the command prompt:

  1. Press Win and type cmd.

  2. Right-click in the search results command prompt and choose Execute as administrator.

  3. In the Command Prompt window, enter the following command to open the Windows Management Instrumentation command line Tool (WMIC).
    wmic

  4. Next, enter the following command to list all the apps that WMIC has detected.
    Product name received

  5. The list only shows apps recognized by WMIC, so it is likely to be smaller. Go through the apps to see if the app you want to uninstall is there.

  6. Next, enter the following command to uninstall the app:
    Product in which name = "name of the program" calls for deinstallation

  7. In the above command, replace "Name of the program“With the app name that you want to uninstall.

  8. For example, if you want to uninstall the ManicTime app, the command looks like this:
    Product for which name = "ManicTime" calls for deinstallation

  9. Type Yes and press Enter to confirm the action. Once the app is uninstalled, the command prompt will display the message "Method Execution Successful".

Related: Windows Command Prompt (CMD) Commands You Need To Know

5. Remove Windows 11 Universal Apps using PowerShell

Windows 11 comes with some handy and less practical apps preinstalled. Regardless of their usefulness, Microsoft doesn't offer a way to remove built-in apps.

However, you can remove these apps if you are familiar with PowerShell. You can use the Remove-AppxPackage command to uninstall built-in Windows 11 apps. That's how it works.

  1. Press the window Key and type Power Shell.

  2. Right click on the Power Shell App and select Execute as administrator.

  3. In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press Enter:
    Get-AppxPackage

  4. This will fill your screen with all of the apps installed on your PC, including the built-in Windows apps. Go through the list and find the app that you want to uninstall. For example, if you want to uninstall Microsoft Whiteboard, the app name will be saved as a Microsoft.Whiteboard.

  5. Alternatively, right-click the PowerShell title bar and go to Edit> Find, enter the app name to find the program.

  6. Next, copy the PackageFulleName. This is required to uninstall the app.

  7. To uninstall the app, type the following command and press Enter:
    Remove-AppxPackage-App-Name

  8. Replace in the above command App name with the PackageFullName. For example, to uninstall the Microsoft Whiteboard app, the full command looks like this:
    Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.Whiteboard_21.10913.5785.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

  9. Wait for the process to finish. This will uninstall the app from your system.

6. Uninstall apps using third-party uninstallers

Uninstalling apps using the built-in Windows uninstaller leaves supporting files with empty registry entries, program data and application shortcuts, and more.

Third-party installers can remove stubborn programs and delete the leftover files. There are many tools out there that can do this job, but here are a few free uninstallers you can consider.

Revo uninstaller

As the name suggests, Revo Uninstaller is a dedicated app uninstaller for the Windows operating system. It can remove both third-party and built-in Windows apps. In addition, it includes cleanup tools to clean up existing junk files that were left over from your previous cleanup drive.

Revo Uninstaller is free to use. However, upgrading to the Pro version offers cleanup tools, browser extension removal, bulk uninstallation, and real-time monitoring features.

Download: Revo Uninstaller (Free, Pro $ 12.47)

IObit uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller offers similar functions as Revo Uninstaller. It allows you to remove third-party apps, delete bundleware, and free up space by identifying large programs that are taking up space. You can also view and uninstall the Microsoft Store and built-in apps.

IOBit Uninstaller is available in both free and pro versions. The latter offers a one-click software updater, clean install with log, removal of stubborn apps, and a software updater.

Download: IObit Uninstaller (Free, Pro $ 12.97)

The many ways to remove Windows 11 apps

You can remove Windows 11 apps from the Start menu, the Settings app, the classic Control Panel, and even the PowerShell and Command Prompt terminals. If the built-in apps fail to uninstall an app, consider using a dedicated third-party app uninstaller. In addition to removing stubborn apps, these tools can also clean up leftover files.

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Tashreef Shareef
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Tashreef is a technology writer at MakeUseOf. With a bachelor's degree in computer applications, he has over 5 years of writing experience and covers Microsoft Windows and everything related to it. When you're not working, you can tinker him on his PC, try out some FPS titles, or check out animated shows and movies.

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