How to Remove a Kiosk in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to remove a kiosk from Windows 11. Recently, we showed you how to set up a kiosk in Windows 11. We also showed you how to change or switch a kiosk app when you want to display or use another app in kiosk mode.

In our previous post, we said that a single-app kiosk uses the Assigned Access feature to run a single app above the lock screen. When the kiosk account signs in, the app is launched automatically. The person using the kiosk cannot do anything on the device outside of the kiosk app.

When you are in kiosk mode, you can press the CTRL + ALT + DELETE keys to exit kiosk mode. If you have turned on kiosk mode in Windows and you want to remove it, simply follow the steps below to do that.

Below are related posts that should help you setting up or managing a kiosk in Windows 11.

How to remove a kiosk from Windows 11

As mentioned above, user can easily remove a kiosk from Windows. If you’re currently using a kiosk account on your Windows 11 machine, the steps below showed you how to remove it.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its Settings app.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts> Family & other users tile to expand it.

windows 11 accounts family and other users

On the Family & other users settings pane, under Set up a kiosk, click the Active tile as highlighted below to expand it.

windows 11 kiosk active tile

On the next screen, you’ll see the app that is currently active in kiosk mode. Select it to expand.

windows 11 kiosk info

On the expanded tile, click the Remove kiosk button as highlighted below.

On the pop window, click the Remove button to remove the kiosk set up from Windows 11.

That should should do it. You can now close Windows Settings app.


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