In this article, we’ll show you how to uninstall mail and calendar apps on Windows 11 and 10 devices. If you don’t use the mail and calendar apps on your Windows PC, you can safely remove them.
When you sign in to Windows 11 using a Hotmail or Outlook account, that account is added to the Mail and Calendar apps. Although you can add multiple accounts to the mail app, it lacks some features that third-party email apps provide.
Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 come with a set of default apps pre-installed. One of these pre-installed apps is the Mail and Calendar app. These two apps together are referred to as communication apps. That’s because the calendar app is integrated into the Mail app.
If you are using Outlook or a third-party app from the Microsoft Store to access your emails, you can remove the mail app, including the calendar app. You can remove the communication apps (Mail and Calendar) using the PowerShell Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet or via Apps.
Also See: How to update Apps on Windows 11
Outlook is replacing Mail and Calendar apps
Outlook is replacing the Mail and Calendar apps. As per this new announcement by Microsoft, Windows Mail and Calendar are becoming the new Outlook for Windows. Microsoft recommends switching now, so you can become familiar with the new and improved experience.
Uninstall Mail and Calendar Apps via Installed Apps
Use the following steps to uninstall mail and calendar apps from Settings:
- To open the Settings app, right-click the Start button and select Settings.
- In the Settings app, navigate to Apps > Installed Apps.
- Under Installed Apps, scroll down and click on the Mail and Calendar app, and then select the “Uninstall” option.
You see the following message: “This app and its related info will be uninstalled“. To confirm the app removal, select ‘Uninstall.’ The mail and calendar apps are removed from your Windows PC now.
Remove Mail and Calendar Apps using PowerShell
Here’s how you can uninstall mail and calendar apps using PowerShell on Windows devices.
- Click Start and the “PowerShell” in the search box.
- Right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as Administrator.
- Run the below command in the PowerShell window to remove mail and calendar apps.
Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Install Mail and Calendar Apps on Windows
After you have removed the Windows communication apps from your Windows 10/11 PC, in case you need those apps back on your PC, you can install them from the Microsoft Store or through PowerShell.
You can also install the mail and calendar apps with the PowerShell command below. The below command uses Winget to install the communication apps from the Microsoft Store.
winget install -e -i --id=9WZDNCRFHVQM --source=msstore