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How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Starting Automatically

Multiple ways to disable Microsoft Teams on Startup

The desktop app for Microsoft Teams makes the experience of using it an infinitely better one than using its web counterpart. But there is one aspect of having the app installed on your system that is so annoying that it can sour the whole experience if not taken care of.

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The problem that we’re talking about is that Microsoft Teams opens up on its own at Windows startup by default. Having unnecessary apps starting on their own is not just a major inconvenience, they can also considerably slow up your system in those few moments when the system first starts.

Disable ‘Auto-start’ in Microsoft Teams Settings

You can stop Teams from starting on its own automatically. Open the desktop app for Microsoft Teams and go to its Settings. Click the ‘Profile icon’ on the right side of the Title Bar, and select ‘Settings’ from the available options.

The Settings screen will open. Make sure that the ‘General’ setting selected from the options on the left side of the screen. Then disable the checkbox for ‘Auto-start application’.

Auto-Start for Microsoft Teams can be disabled from the settings of the application.
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Note: The above-mentioned method only works if you are logged in to your account in the desktop app.

Remove Microsoft Teams from Startup Apps in Windows 10

If Microsoft Teams is installed as part of the Office 365 package on your system and you don’t use it often, but you also don’t want to uninstall it, then there is a way to stop the auto-starting without logging in to the application.

Go to the Settings of your PC. Then click on ‘Apps’ to open the settings for managing the various applications installed on your system.

Then, select ‘Startup’ from the options on the left. You can also type “startup” in the search box on the taskbar, and then click on the ‘Startup Apps’ shortcut to get here.

Now, in the list of the apps, find Microsoft Teams and turn off the toggle for the application.

Auto-Starting of Microsoft Teams can be disabled from Windows the Settings too.
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You can also disable Microsoft Teams from opening automatically from the Task Manager. Open the Task Manager by right-clicking on empty space on the taskbar, and then clicking on ‘Task Manager’ in the context menu.

In Task Manager, go to the ‘Startup’ tab, and click on Microsoft Teams in the list of apps. Then, click on the ‘Disable’ button at the lower-right corner of the screen.

Disable the Auto-Starting of Microsoft Teams from the Task Manager.

The auto-starting of the Microsoft Teams app can be an annoyance, but the problem is quite fixable. After you disable the auto-starting feature of the app, it will not run until you choose to explicitly start it. You can disable Microsoft Teams from launching automatically using any of the above methods.