How to Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to remove or uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Windows 11. Recently, we showed you how to install WSA on Windows 11 to allow users install and run Android apps from the Amazon Appstore in Windows 11.

If you wish to remove WSA from Windows 11, the steps below will show you how to do that with few clicks.

In our previous post, we mentioned that Windows Subsystem for Android is currently only available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the United States. If you’re in another location, it may not be possible to install and use in Windows 11 as of yet.

If you mistakenly installed it and it’s still not yet available at your location, simply remove it from Windows 11. You may be able to reinstall when it is available at your location.

To get started with removing Windows Subsystem for Android from Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to remove Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11

If you installed WSA and don’t need it anymore, and want to remove it, the steps below will get you there.

First, click on the Start menu, then go to All apps as shown below.

windows 11 all apps

Then locate and right-click on Windows Subsystem for Android app and choose the Uninstall option from the context menu.

windows 11 uninstall windows subsystem for android

That will display a message that this app and related information will be removed. Click the Uninstall button to remove it.

wsa remove from windows 11

Next, click on the Start menu ==> Windows Settings ==> Apps ==> Apps & features on the right side as shown below.

windows 11 app apps features

On the Apps & feature settings pane, locate Windows Subsystem for Android tile, then click on the ellipse ( 3 dots) and select Uninstall

uninstall windows subsystem for android from windows 11

Once WSA is removed, close Windows Settings app and exit.

How to remove Windows Subsystem for Android in PowerShell

If you want to quickly remove or uninstall WSA from Windows 11, simply open Windows PowerShell as the administrator.

windows 11 powershell run as administrator

Then run the commands below to uninstall or remove WSA.

Get-AppxPackage "*MicrosoftCorporationII.WindowsSubsystemForAndroid*" | Remove-AppxPackage​

That’s it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to uninstall WSA from Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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