How to uninstall Skype for Business: Have you tried using Skype for Business but, after a few days of testing with your colleagues, you weren’t particularly impressed. In short, the Business version of the well-known Microsoft VoIP client is not for you. You would like to uninstall it, but you don’t know how to do it. I guessed it, right? Then you will be happy to know that you have come to the right place, at the right time!
In fact, in today’s tutorial I’ll explain how to uninstall Skype for Business both from the computer – therefore from Windows and macOS – and from smartphones and tablets, then from Android and iOS: in this way, you will be perfectly able to correctly remove all existing versions of Microsoft’s instant messaging and VoIP software without the slightest problem. This, of course, will not affect your Skype account in any way, which will remain active and can be reused at any time without loss of data.
How do you say? Is this just what you need and you can’t wait to get started? Come on then: you just have to take five minutes of free time, read and put into practice the brief instructions you find below. I assure you that you will reach your goal in no time and you will not regret following my directions. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you a good read!
Before proceeding to the detailed procedure on how to uninstall Skype for BusinessI think it is important to explain the difference between the various software versions on the market.
Microsoft, in fact, proposes both one standalone version (independent) of Skype for Business and a version of the software integrated in the Office 365 package: the subscription that includes the use of Office applications on all devices and additional space on OneDrive.
The two software are essentially mirrored in terms of functionality but, in some operating systems, they are installed in a different way and therefore also have different uninstall procedures.
Therefore, I advise you to strictly follow my instructions in order not to have problems uninstalling Skype for Business: below you will find all the details of the case.
How to uninstall Skype for Business from Windows
As for Windows, the Skype for Business uninstallation procedure differs depending on the version installed: whether it is standalone or integrated into Office 365.
In case you have the standalone version of Skype for Business, open the program and click on the icon Settings (the gear icon). After that, select the item Instrumentsthen that Options and select the tab Personal from the list on the left.
Now, uncheck the boxes Automatically launch the app when you log in to Windows And Show featured app and remember to click on the item OK, to apply the changes. That way, Skype for Business shouldn’t have any problems with uninstalling.
Once this is done, close the program and restart your computer. Then, to close Skype for Business correctly, click on the icon Settings and select the item first File and then that Go out from the top menu.
Now you just have to proceed with the normal uninstallation of the program. If you use Windows 10then click on the button Start (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and access the settings system by clicking on the gear icon located on the left side of the menu that opens.
On the next screen, go to Appselect Skype for Business and press the button Uninstall twice in a row. Next, tap on Yup, Uninstall and wait for the system to delete Skype for Business from your computer. Once done, click on the entry Closeto close the window.
If you use a previous version of Windowsyou can uninstall Skype for Business clicking on the button Start (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen), looking for the Control panel in the latter and selecting the first search result.
In the window that opens, go to Programs> Programs and Features> Uninstall or change a programselect Skype for Business and press on the item Uninstall. Then follow the instructions I gave you just now for Windows 10: the steps to take are the same.
In case you want to uninstall the version of Skype for Business integrated into Office 365you will not find the entry for the program in the list of removable software: as you may have already guessed, you will have to uninstall the entire Office suite to remove the program from Windows.
So you just have to select Office 365 from the list of programs installed on the PC and click on the button Uninstall. Once the procedure is finished, press the button Closeto finish it.
In some cases, you may need to use the quick fix tool to solve the problems encountered while uninstalling the Office 365 package. My advice is to use it even if the software removal was successful, as this tool could prevent future problems.
To do this, connect to the official site to download the quick fix toolopen the file SetupProd_OffScrub.exe and press on the item Forward. After that, click on the entry Yup and later on those Forward And Closeto complete the procedure.
Perfect, now all you have to do is restart your computer and you will have completely uninstalled Skype for Business! For more information on uninstalling the Office 365 package, I recommend that you consult the official Microsoft guidelines.
How to uninstall Skype for Business from macOS
Skype for Business for macOS, on the other hand, is set up differently. In fact, even the software version integrated into the Office 365 package is managed independently.
For this reason, uninstalling Skype for Business from macOS is very simple: you just have to quit Skype, close the application (via the combination cmd + q or the appropriate menu item), press on the item Go present in the menu bar, at the top, and select Applications from the menu that opens.
After that, you need to drag the icon of Skype for Business In the Trash can of the Mac, in the Dock bar at the bottom. You may be prompted to enter the password of administration and to press on the item OK. Finally, you have to delete Skype for Business from the recycle bin by right clicking on it and selecting the entry Empty the trash from the menu that opens.
For more details on how to uninstall Skype for Business from a Mac, please take a look at official Microsoft guidelines and my guide on how to uninstall a program from Mac.
How to uninstall Skype for Business from Android
Skype for Business also has a version for Androidwhich allows you to take advantage of the instant messaging and VoIP service even on the move.
To uninstall this application, in general you just have to press and hold the icon of Skype for Business and select the item Uninstall / Delete or, alternatively, drag the icon to the top of the screen.
Of course, you can also access the relevant page of the Play Store and select the item UNINSTALL. In short, you can uninstall Skype for Business by following the same procedure you follow for all other applications.
Unfortunately, I cannot be more precise in my indications, as each version and / or Android launcher provides a slightly different procedure. In case you just can’t figure out how to do it, I invite you to consult my guide on how to uninstall apps from Android.
How to uninstall Skype for Business from iOS
Also for iOS there is an official Skype for Business application, which can be downloaded directly fromApp Store.
To uninstall it from your iPhone or iPad, simply hold down on the icon Skype for Businesstap on the icon X and select the item Delete. Ultimately, you just have to follow the procedure you usually follow to uninstall apps from iOS.
For more details, I recommend that you check out my tutorials on how to uninstall apps from iPhone and how to uninstall apps from iPad.