How to uninstall App addons of Windows Store Apps in Windows 10

Universal Apps are miniature programs that aim to do one thing well, enhance productivity. Many of the add-ons for apps can be installed from the official Windows Store directly like, there is Photos DLC Main Add-on for the Photos app in Windows 10. In this post, we will see how you can uninstall app add-ons of Universal apps in Windows 10.

Uninstall Universal app add-ons

While installing app add-ons from Windows Store is easy and sometimes require no action, users who are not so tech-savvy users might find it difficult to uninstall them as they fail to appear in Control Panel nor in Apps category of Settings.

Nevertheless, there’s a straightforward way to uninstall it. Let us take the example of the add-on for the Windows 10 Photos app.

The official name of Photos app add-on is Photos.DLC.Main (DLC apparently stands for “downloadable content”), and it can be found in the Settings section.

To access it, one has to open Settings > Apps & Features > Advanced options link visible under the app. App add-ons don’t appear in the apps list.

Photos App

So, find the app’s entry you want to uninstall, and then click Advanced options link. There, in the App add-ons and downloadable content section, all installed add-ons for the selected app will appear.

Now, click on the add-on that you want to uninstall and choose Uninstall option. When prompted to confirm, click the Uninstall button again.

Uninstall Universal app add-ons

If there are no add-ons installed for the app, you’ll see ‘There are no add-ons currently installed for this app’ message’.

Similarly, you can do it for any Windows Store app on your Windows 10 PC.

That’s it!

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