Windows 10 uninstalling inbox apps

Windows 10 version 1903 loosening restrictions to uninstall inbox apps

The next version of Windows 10 will allow to get rid of more inbox apps that you probably don't use.

Windows 10 bundles a bunch of inbox apps to get the most out of your digital life, but the number of apps has been growing to the point that it has become a bloatware problem.

However, it appears that Microsoft is noticing the problem, and on the next version of Windows 10 (version 1903), the company is adding changes to allow you to uninstall more apps that you may not use using the Settings app.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18262 and later, you can remove the following apps:

  • 3D Viewer.
  • Calculator.
  • Calendar.
  • Groove Music.
  • Mail and Calendar.
  • Movies & TV.
  • Paint 3D.
  • Snip & Sketch.
  • Sticky Notes.
  • Voice Recorder.

This is in addition to the inbox apps that you’re already able to uninstall from Windows 10:

  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
  • My Office.
  • OneNote.
  • Print 3D.
  • Skype.
  • Tips.
  • Weather.

On the next version, if you want to remove the apps that come pre-installed, you can just right-click the app from the “All Apps” list in the Start menu and select the Uninstall option. Or you can go to Settings > Apps & features > Apps, select the app and click the Uninstall button.

Although Windows 10 is now loosening some of the restrictions on the apps that you can remove. You can always use PowerShell to remove any inbox app.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].