Voice Recorder app in Windows 11/10 is yet another basic app available. It is essential to have tools like these when you fresh install, but if you use an alternative sound recorder, you don’t need it anymore. In this post, we will learn how to uninstall the Windows Voice Recorder App. We can do it via the Start Menu, Settings, using a PowerShell command or a free app uninstaller to remove apps.
How to uninstall Voice Recorder App in Windows 11/10
You can remove or uninstall the Voice Recorder App using these methods:
- Uninstall from the Start Menu
- Uninstall via Settings
- Use a PowerShell command
- Use a third-party freeware.
Voice Recorder helps you record audio using a microphone on your computer. While it may not offer a lot of options, it does work without a problem. So unless you have an alternative, do not uninstall it.
1] Uninstall Voice Recorder App from the Start Menu
The simplest way to uninstall apps is with a right-click. There are two ways, one which is new with recent feature update of Windows.
- Click on the Start button, and type Voice Recorder
- When the Voice Recorder App appears in the list, right-click on it
- Click on the Uninstall option.
There is another uninstall option on the right side of the listing which also reveals some quick action for the app.
2] Uninstall Voice Recorder app via Settings
The first method works fine, but you can also uninstall via the Settings
- Open Settings > System > Apps and Features.
- Wait till the app list is populated.
- Click on the Voice Recorder App.
- It will reveal the menu to Move and Uninstall.
- Click on the Uninstall button to remove the Voice Recorder from Windows.
3] Use a PowerShell command to remove the Voice Recorder app
If you are a power user, this method works like a charm.
Open PowerShell with admin privileges, and execute the Remove App package command for the Voice Recorder App:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.soundrecorder | Remove-AppxPackage
Once the execution is complete, the Voice Recorder App will be uninstalled.
4] Use a third-party freeware
So as you can see, it is easy to uninstall the Voice Recorder App using any of the methods. Use PowerShell with precaution, and use the specific command. The settings menu is useful when you need to uninstall multiple apps, else the right-click on the Start menu method works great.
If you wish to reinstall apps, you may do so via the Microsoft Store – or use these PowerShell commands to reinstall pre-installed apps.