How often do you use Your Phone or Link Phone app on your Windows 11? If you’re someone who doesn’t use the Phone Link app at all then why not uninstall it completely? In this Windows 11 guide, we’ll show you how to uninstall Your Phone app on Windows 11 PC or Laptop.
Meanwhile, Microsoft by default offers the Your Phone (Phone Link) software to connect Android phones to Windows 11. You may sync your Android phone with Windows 11 by installing the Your Phone app and logging in with the same Microsoft account.
Furthermore, Your Phone can sync images, texts, alerts, and more when connected to your Android smartphone. You can even do more sophisticated functions on compatible Android devices, such as screen sharing, making calls, running apps on your phone from a Windows 11 PC, etc.
The Your Phone app is generally fairly helpful most of the time. If you own an Android smartphone that is officially supported, this is especially true. The Your Phone app, however, is really basic and not all that useful for everyone. For instance, you cannot utilize some of the most practical and sophisticated features like screen sharing, app mirroring, etc. if your phone is not officially supported. The Your Phone app should be deleted from Windows 11 in that situation, and third-party software should be used instead.
How to Uninstall Your Phone App in Windows 11
If you’ve noticed you can’t uninstall the Phone Link app from the Windows Settings. The option to uninstall it is blocked and greyed out. See the picture below:
So, here are the steps to uninstall the Phone Link on Windows 11:
1. Run Windows PowerShell as administrator. Note that you can also use Terminal for this operation. If you’re prompted, click Yes.
2. Enter the following command into the PowerShell screen:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
3. This will uninstall Your Phone app from Windows 11.
Now, if you search Your Phone or Phone link in the Start menu or Windows 11 Settings you will not find it.
You can always reinstall it again:
- Open Microsoft Store.
- Search for Phone Link.
- Click Install.
That’s it. This is how you can uninstall the Phone Link app in Windows 11. You can either use Windows PowerShell or Terminal for this operation.