Uninstall and Remove Your Phone App In Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a set of bundled apps which are installed for all users by default. Some of them like Calculator or Photos are intended to replace classic Windows apps. Others are new to Windows 10 and provide various online and offline services. One such app is the new Your Phone app which is available starting in Windows 10 Build 17728.

Your Phone App

The official announcement states the following.


Coming soon, we’re bringing the first set of features to Your Phone app for Windows Insiders with an Android device. Snap a pic on your Android, see it on your PC. You can finally stop emailing yourself photos. With Your Phone app, your Android’s most recent photos sync to your PC automatically. Need to add a photo to your presentation? Want to spruce up that selfie with some Windows Ink action? Just drag and drop.

And rolling out in the coming weeks, Android users might also start to notice a desktop pin taking you directly to Your Phone app – for quicker access to your phone’s content.

To light up this experience, open Your Phone app. You will receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts. Android 7.0 and above are compatible with Your Phone app. For PCs tied to the China region, Your Phone app services will be enabled in the future.

For iPhone users, Your Phone app helps you to link your phone to your PC. Surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing–read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen. With a linked phone, continuing on your PC is one share away.

If you have find no use for this new app, you might be interested in uninstalling it.

To uninstall Your Phone in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open PowerShell as administrator.
  2. Type or copy-paste the following command:
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
  3. Hit the Enter key. The app will be removed.

That's it.

With PowerShell, you can remove other apps which come bundled with the OS. These include Calendar and Mail, Calculator, Facebook, and many more. The procedure is covered in detail in the following article:

How to Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

Thanks to our reader Armond for his valuable input.


32 thoughts on “Uninstall and Remove Your Phone App In Windows 10

  1. John Ohanessian

    I did exactly what you wrote here to uninsatll Your Phone…….but unfortunately this stubborn is still living, it did not uninstall.
    I did the following exactly:
    I opened PowerShell as administrator.
    I pasted the following command:
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
    Hit the Enter key. The app will be removed.
    Nothing happened.

    1. Jean Pierre Soso

      Works great! Run as administrator, it will work!

      1. MJ

        didn’t work for me

        1. MJ

          Windows v1903
          OS Build 18362.900

    2. shahaji chavan

      not work

  2. Tommy Tulpe

    Don’t work !!!

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Hi Tommy.
      Which build you are running?

  3. Nad

    Worked fine, thanks!

  4. Byran

    Worked fine for me :D :D

  5. Mark

    No longer appears to work on (used to work on previous versions):
    Product: Windows 10 Home
    Version: 1809
    OS Build: 17763.475

    Leaves a half removed icon in the start menu and give the following powershell message:
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
    Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered. (Exception from
    HRESULT: 0x80073CF6)
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] c7a49adc-0990-0004-969f-a4c79009d501 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppPackageLog -ActivityID c7a49adc-0990-0004-969f-a4c79009d501
    At line:1 char:51
    + Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.YourP…__8wekyb3d8bbwe:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

    1. SlimKlim

      The app was working fine until the last set of MS updates broke it. Looks like the command removed it.

  6. Kim

    THANK YOU! Worked perfectly for me – 8.8.19

  7. Joe Schill

    Worked for me! Windows 10 Home ver. 1903. Thanks!
    BTW: I tried a lot of other methods first, and all failed.

  8. Joe Schiff

    Worked for me! Windows 10 Home ver. 1903. Thanks!
    BTW: I tried a lot of other methods first, and all failed.

  9. Alex

    Just use without the asterix: Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    1. Kirby

      Thanks man

    2. Kumar

      Thanx.. Saved my time

  10. Ladan

    Very stubborn app, did not uninstall for me. Any other way around? I can’t recall which version to Windows 10 I have currently.

  11. Toodle

    It worked for me and I am using the latest build, its mid January 2020 folks and I just did it, its gone.

  12. BordrLndScot

    Windoze10 Home 1903: On mine it was WindowsPhone, not YourPhone so Yourphone syntax did not work for me, but WindowsPhone did.

    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsPhone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    Thanks. No idea where it came from, wasn’t there when first installed. I should have set Windows to update only what I okayed, but figured I didn’t have time this go-around. Stupid mistake.

  13. Rio

    No Asterix and delete -All Users…that should work, as you may not have admin permission to remove for all users

    1. Dan


      Thank you, was having same till I came across your comment

      Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone | Remove-AppxPackage

  14. Exodus

    Keep in mind that this will almost certainly be re-installed every single time a new Windows Update is rolled out. I seem to recall having a similar experience with uninstalling Skype. So if you’re adamant about keeping this game off your PC, keep an eye out every time you update.

  15. Ana

    This trick did not work for me. I’ve tried it all ways that everyone has suggested and still, it is not removed.

  16. hulalala

    work thank you

  17. arun ragavan.U

    first give run as administrator and then copy paste a command this will definitely work

  18. Usman Durrani

    Thank you so Much

  19. Abdullahi

    i want to uninstall your phone

  20. Richard Donahue

    This worked for me:

    Open Start.
    Search for Windows PowerShell, right-click the top result and select Run as Administrator.
    Type the following command to uninstall the app and press Enter:

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

  21. Siddhant

    What do I do if I want the app back? I did the step and the app was removed, but what can I do to revert my steps?


    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      it is available on the Store.

  22. shahaji chavan

    its not workong


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