How to Change Kiosk App in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to change or modify a kiosk app in Windows 11 when using kiosk mode. We recently showed you how to set up a kiosk system with Windows 11.

Windows allows users to assigned access and restrict people to using only one Windows app so their Windows device acts like a kiosk. When the kiosk account signs in, the app is launched automatically. The person using the kiosk cannot do anything on the device outside of the kiosk app.

Because you can only assign one app at a time, changing the assigned app requires that you go to Windows Settings app and change it there. You can change the kiosk app anytime you like.

If you haven’t already set up a kiosk with Windows 11, read the post below learn how to do it:

How to set up a kiosk in Windows 11

When you are in kiosk mode, you can press the CTRL + ALT + DELETE keys to exit kiosk mode.

How to replace kiosk app in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows you to assigned access and restrict people to using only one Windows app so your device acts like a kiosk.

Only one app can be assigned in kiosk mode in Windows 11. If you need to change the assigned app, you must do it in Windows Settings app, and the steps below show you how.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its Settings app.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts> Family & other users tile to expand it.

windows 11 accounts family and other users

On the Family & other users settings pane, under Set up a kiosk, click the Active tile as highlighted below to expand it.

windows 11 kiosk active tile

On the next screen, you’ll see the app that is currently active in kiosk mode. Select it to expand.

windows 11 kiosk info

On the expanded tile, click the Change kiosk app button as highlighted below.

windows 11 change kiosk app

On the next window, change a different kiosk app, then click Next.

windows 11 change kiosk app select app

That should should do it. Click the Cancel button to complete the set up, and exit Windows Settings app.

windows 11 complete kiosk change


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