Windows as an operating system climbed the paramount of interoperability as it started supporting Android apps natively in Windows 11. Moreover, the inclusion is not some half-baked project, Microsoft made sure that you could interact with an Android app the same way you interact with UWP apps.
That being said, not everyone has a requirement nor the desire to run Android apps on their PC. If you are also among the ones that do not wish to have the Windows Subsystem for Android, follow the simple steps below to get rid of it.
Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android from Start Menu
Uninstalling Windows Subsystem for Android is hassle-free, straightforward, and quick.
First, head to the Start Menu and click on the ‘All apps’ button present on the top-right corner of the flyout.
Then, scroll down to locate and right-click on the ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ tile and choose the ‘Uninstall’ option from the context menu. This will bring up a prompt on your screen.
From the prompt, click on the ‘Uninstall’ button to remove the Windows Subsystem for Android from your system.
And that’s it WSA has been uninstalled from your system.
Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android from Settings
You can also uninstall the WSA app from Settings. Though this method is tab bit lengthier, it makes sense if you need to uninstall multiple apps from your system or tweak any other setting for your system.
To uninstall WSA from Settings, first, head to the Start Menu and open the ‘Settings’ app either from Pinned apps list or by typing Settings in the Start menu to search the app.
Next, click on the ‘Apps’ tab present on the left sidebar of the Settings window.
Then, click on the ‘Apps & features’ tile situated on the right section of the window.
Now, type Windows Subsystem in the search bar present under the ‘App list’ section to search for the ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ app.
Alternatively, you can also scroll down in the list to locate the app manually. Once located, click on the kebab menu (three vertical dots) present to the far right edge of the app tile and choose the ‘Uninstall’ option. This will bring up a prompt on your screen.
From the prompt, click on the ‘Uninstall’ button again and to commence the removal of WSA from your system.
Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android from PowerShell in Windows Terminal
If using command-line arguments is much more your style, you can quickly uninstall the Windows Subsystem for Android by using Windows PowerShell.
To uninstall WSA using Powershell, head to the Start Menu and type Terminal to search for ‘Windows Terminal’. Now, from the search results, click on the ‘Windows Terminal’ tile to launch the app.
To uninstall WSA using Powershell, open the Windows Terminal app by searching for it in the Start menu. Click on the Start button from the Taskbar and type ‘Terminal’. Then, from the search results, click on the ‘Windows Terminal’ app to launch it.
Alternatively, you can also head to the ‘All apps’ section from the Start Menu and launch the ‘Windows Terminal’ app by locating it from the alphabetically ordered list and clicking on the tile.
The Windows Terminal should open in the PowerShell tab by default. In there, type or copy+paste the following command and hit Enter on your keyboard. This command will display all the installed programs on your system.
Now, scroll down to locate ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ in the list. Once located select text by clicking and holding down the right mouse button and pressing the Ctrl+C shortcut on your keyboard to copy.
After that, type or copy+paste the following command and hit Enter on your keyboard to uninstall the WSA from your system.
winget uninstall "<app name>"
Note: Make sure to replace the placeholder <app name> with the actual app name.
There you go folks, these are a few of the ways you can use to uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android on your PC.