Windows 8.1 Makes it Easy to Uninstall Multiple Apps at Once

In the first iteration of Windows 8, you could only uninstall one modern-style app at once. Now in Windows 8.1 you can uninstall multiple apps at once.

One annoyance in Windows 8 is that when you want to uninstall modern-style apps, it only allows you to do it one at a time. With the Windows 8.1 update, you can now uninstall multiple apps in one fell swoop. Here’s a look at how to do it.

Uninstall Windows 8.1 Apps

To uninstall multiple apps at once, right-click the Start screen or swipe from the bottom up on a touchscreen device, then select the Customize button. Alternately, you can just long-press any tile on the Start screen to enter Customize mode.

Then simply select each of the apps you want to uninstall. You’ll know an app is selected when a checkmark appears on the upper right corner of the tile.


Next select the uninstall icon and a screen will come up with a list of each app you’ve selected. Also, if you’re logging in to each of your Windows 8.1 systems, you can check the box to only remove them from just the device you’re on. Or, leave it unchecked to remove each of them from all of your Windows 8.1 computers.

Uninstall Apps

If you want an app back, they are easy to reinstall. Open the Windows Store and right-click the screen or swipe from the bottom up on a touchscreen device. Then select Your Apps from the store menu.

Your Apps

This gives you a list of all apps you’ve installed from the Windows Store from the account you’re logged in with.

Install Your Apps



  1. Jack

    August 11, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Check appears on upper right corner in screenshot. Should it be upper left as described in text or is tex incorrect?

  2. Brian Burgess

    August 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

    upper right. Text was wrong, Good catch!

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