Here's how to uninstall Android apps in Windows 11. For your convenience, we'll go over various methods so you can choose the one that's best for you.
For many, one of the best changes in Windows 11 is the ability to run Android applications. That feature is now available to test on beta versions of Windows 11, but enthusiasts managed to find a way to install Android apps on the dev and stable version of Windows 11. Even more, you can install the Google Play Store on Windows 11. If you decided that using Android applications on Windows 11 is not your thing or you do not like how a specific app works, here is how to uninstall Android apps on Windows 11.
Uninstall Android Apps on Windows 11
You can uninstall and remove Android apps directly from the Start menu, the Settings app, or Control Panel. Advanced users can use winget for that. Finally, by removing Windows Subsystem for Android you will get rid from all its apps. Let's review all these options.
- Click the Start menu button and look for your Android application in the Pinned or Recent section.
- If the app is there, right-click it and select Uninstall, then confirm your action.
- Alternatively, click the All apps button and find the Android app you want to remove from Windows 11. You can also find apps by their first letter (alphabet navigation).
- Right-click the app and click Uninstall, then confirm the action.
- Wait a few seconds for Windows 11 to uninstall the Android app.
You are done.
As you could already guess, Windows 11 treats Android apps like any other program you install from the Microsoft Store or other sources. That means you can use all other available methods to uninstall programs on Windows 11.
Delete Android apps with Settings
- Press Win + I to open the Settings app. Alternatively, right-click the Start menu button or press Win + X and select Settings.
- Go to the Apps section and click Apps and Features.
- Find the Android app you want to delete in Windows 11 and click the button with three dots.
- Select Uninstall and confirm the action.
- Give Windows 11 a few seconds to delete the program.
Similar, you can remove an Android app from the classic Control Panel. This part might not be the most convenient option, considering how Microsoft tries to bury the Control panel with every Windows update. Still, you can uninstall Android apps on Windows 11 using the classic Control panel. Here is how to do that.
Remove an Android app using the Control panel
- Press Win + R and enter the
appwiz.cplcommand. That control panel command will get you straight to the Programs and Features section in the Control panel.
- Find your Android app to remove and click it.
- Now click the Uninstall button on the toolbar.
You are done. Now, let's review a couple of methods that can be preferable for advanced users.
Remove Android apps using winget
Here is another option you may find preferable: winget. Windows 11 has a built-in package manager called winget. You can use it to delete Android apps on Windows 11 (it also lets you uninstall stock Windows 11 apps).
To uninstall Android apps in Windows 11 using winget, do the following.
- Open Windows Terminal; for that right-click the Start menu button and select Windows Terminal.
- Enter the
winget listcommand to display all available applications on your system.
- Find the Android app you want to remove and note its full name.
- Enter the
winget uninstall APP_NAMEcommand and press Enter. Replace
APP_NAMEwith the full name of your app. If the app uses two or more words in the name, use quotes. Here is an example:
winget uninstall "Edge Canary".
- Wait for Windows Terminal to delete your Android app in Windows 11.
Finally, If you have several Android apps on your Windows 11 PC, you can remove them altogether by purging the entire Windows Subsystem for Android. In a nutshell, all you have to do is delete a single application.
Remove all Android apps by uninstalling the Windows Subsystem for Android
- Open the Start menu and click the All apps button.
- Find Windows Subsystem for Android in the list of apps and right-click it.
- Select Uninstall and confirm your action.
- Give Windows 11 a minute or two to remove the subsystem and all installed Android apps. That might take some time, depending on how many Android applications you use.
That is how you uninstall Android apps on Windows 11.
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