How to remove default applications on Windows 10

Windows 10 installs with many default apps like Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Camera, Cortana, Contact Support, File and TV, Get Started, Groove Music, Maps, News, OneNote, People, Photos ….

Among them are extremely useful applications such as Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Voice Recorder … But there are applications that never “touch”.

Here are two ways to remove default apps that you rarely use in Windows 10 .

1. Remove default apps on Windows 10 from PowerShell

Step 1: Open Windows PowerShell with Admin permission .

Enter the PowerShell keyword in the search box => Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator. Run PowerShell under Admin

Step 2: View applications downloaded from Store and default

On the PowerShell window, enter the command "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers” and press Enter to open a list of default and Universal applications installed on the Store:

Step 3: Find the application to remove

Scroll through the list to find the application to uninstall, by looking at the Name line => copy the PackageFullName of the application on the right column.

Step 4: Enter the uninstall command

Use this command “Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName” to remove an application, making sure to replace PackageFullName in command with the full package name you copied in step 3.

To remove all default applications from all user accounts, use this command:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

To remove all installed applications from the Microsoft Store, use this command:

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

To remove all default applications and installed applications from the Microsoft Store in your current user account, use this command : " Get-AppxPackage -User | Remove-AppxPackage"

, replacing User in command with your user account name .

The command to remove specific default applications on Windows 10:

get-appxpackage *messaging* | remove-appxpackage

Remove Skype:

get-appxpackage * messaging * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Sway:

get-appxpackage * sway * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Phone:

get-appxpackage * commsphone * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Phone Companion:

get-appxpackage * windowsphone * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Phone and Phone Companion together:

get-appxpackage * phone * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Calendar and Mail together:

get-appxpackage * communicationsapps * | remove-appxpackage

Remove People:

get-appxpackage * people * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Groove Music:

get-appxpackage * zunemusic * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Movies & TV:

get-appxpackage * zunevideo * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Groove Music and Movies & TV at the same time:

get-appxpackage * zune * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Money:

get-appxpackage * bingfinance * | remove-appxpackage

Remove News:

get-appxpackage * bingnews * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Sports:

get-appxpackage * bingsports * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Weather:

get-appxpackage * bingweather * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Money, News, Sports and Weather:

get-appxpackage * bing * | remove-appxpackage

Remove OneNote:

get-appxpackage * onenote * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Alarms & Clock:

get-appxpackage * alarms * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Calculator:

get-appxpackage * calculator * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Camera:

get-appxpackage * camera * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Photos:

get-appxpackage * photos * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Maps:

get-appxpackage * maps * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Voice Recorder:

get-appxpackage * soundrecorder * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Xbox:

get-appxpackage * xbox * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

get-appxpackage * solitaire * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Get Office:

get-appxpackage * officehub * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Get Skype:

get-appxpackage * skypeapp * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Get Started:

get-appxpackage * getstarted * | remove-appxpackage

Remove 3D Builder:

get-appxpackage * 3dbuilder * | remove-appxpackage

Remove Microsoft Store (You will not be able to open Store and any other applications installed from Store):

get-appxpackage * windowsstore * | remove-appxpackage

Turn off Microsoft Windows Defender:

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $ true

Turn on Microsoft Windows Defender:

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $ false


2. Remove default apps on Windows 10 from Settings

  • Open the Settings app and select System> Apps or Apps & features.
  • Find the default application you want to remove and then click on the application to see the Uninstall option = > Click Uninstall

  • Click Uninstall, and now the “This app and its related info will be uninstalled” dialog box appears. Here, click Uninstall again to remove the application from your Windows 10 computer. Click Uninstall