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How to uninstall Skype for Business on Windows, Mac, iOS & Android

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Step-by-step guide outlines how to uninstall Skype for Business on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, also how to uninstall the standalone version.

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Have you tried Skype but after a few days of testing you didn’t like it enough and want to remove it from your device?

The business version of Microsoft’s popular VoIP client is not for you and you want to uninstall it but don’t know how? This article is going to explain how to uninstall it from computer, Windows and macOS, and smartphones and tablets, then Android and iOS.

That way, you can successfully remove all existing versions of Microsoft instant messaging and VoIP software without the slightest problem. Of course, this has no effect on your Skype account, which remains active and can be reused at any time without data loss.

Table of Contents Index
How to uninstall Skype for Business on Windows
Uninstall the standalone version
How to uninstall Skype for Business in older versions of Windows
Uninstall the built-in version in Office 365
How to uninstall Skype for Business on macOS
How to uninstall Skype for Business from Android
How to uninstall Skype for Business from iOS

How to uninstall Skype for Business on Windows 10

With Windows, the uninstallation process for Skype for Business differs depending on the version installed: either standalone or integrated with Office 365. See below for whichever instructions you need for your Skype for Business uninstall.

Uninstall the standalone version in Windows

  • If you have a stand-alone version, open the program and click the Settings icon.
  • After that, choose Tools> Options> Personal from the list on the left.
  • Now uncheck the checkbox “Start the application automatically when you log on to Windows Display the foreground app” and remember to click on the item accept to accept the changes. That way, it shouldn’t cause any problems when uninstalling.
  • Then close the program and restart the computer.
  • Then click the icon to properly close Skype for Business Settings> Files> Exit from the menu.
  • Now all you have to do is proceed with the normal uninstallation of the program.
  • If you are using Windows 10 then click on the Introduction button (the flag icon in the lower left corner of the screen) and Access Settings in the system click on the gear icon on the left of the menu that opens.
  • On the next screen, go to Applications> Skype for Business > Uninstall twice in a row.
  • Then press yes > uninstall and wait for the system to remove Skype for Business from your computer.
  • When done, click the close item to close the window.

How to uninstall Skype for Business in older versions of Windows

If you are using an older version of Windows you can uninstall Skype for Business by clicking the Windows button (the flag icon is in the lower left corner of the screen.)

  • Type “Control panel” in the field and select the first search result.
  • In the window that opens, go to Programs> Programs and Features> Uninstall or change a program> Skype for Business > Uninstall .
  • Then follow the directions above for Windows 10: The steps are the same.

Uninstall the built-in version in Office 365

If you want to uninstall the version integrated in Office 365 , you will not find the entry for the program in the list of replaceable software: As you already suspected, you have to uninstall the entire set of Office applications to get remove the program from Windows.

  • Simply select Office 365
  • Click the uninstall button in the list of programs installed on your PC .
  • Once the process is complete, press the Close button to exit.
  • In some cases, you may need to use the Quick Repair Tool to fix the issues that occurred while uninstalling the Office 365 package. Our advice is to use it even if the software removal finishes positively as this tool could prevent future problems.
  • To do this, connect to the official website to download the quick fix tool and open the SetupProd_OffScrub.exe file and press siguiente .
  • Then click yes > siguiente > close to complete the process.
  • Perfect, now all you have to do is restart your computer and have Skype for Business completely uninstalled!

How to uninstall Skype for Business on macOS

However, Skype for Business for macOS is configured differently. In fact, the version of the software integrated in the Office 365 package is also managed independently. Because of this, uninstalling Skype for Business on macOS is very easy.

  • You just have to quit Skype and close the application (via the combination cmd + q or the corresponding menu item), select the applications from the menu.
  • After that, you need to drag the Skype for Business to Trash Mac icon, in the dock bar below.
  • You may be asked to enter a password administration and press accept.
  • Finally, you need to remove Skype for Business from the Recycle Bin by right-clicking it and selecting the Empty Trash item from the menu that opens.

How to uninstall Skype for Business from Android

Skype for Business also has an Android version that allows you to use instant messaging and VoIP on the go.

To uninstall this app in general, all you have to do is press and hold the Skype for Business icon and choose Uninstall / Remove or, alternatively, drag the icon to the top of the screen.

Of course, you can also go to the corresponding page of the Play Store and select the item UNINSTALL. In short, you can uninstall Skype for Business by following the same procedure as for any other application. Be aware that each Android version and / or launcher has a slightly different method.

How to uninstall Skype for Business from iOS

Also for iOS there is an official Skype for Business application that can be downloaded directly from the App Store.

To uninstall it from your iPhone or iPad, just press and hold the Skype for Business icon, tap the X icon and select Remove the item. Ultimately, all you need to do is follow the usual procedure to uninstall iOS apps.

Skype for Business end of life

The end of life for Skype for Business arrives in 2021. Microsoft has announced, they will be retiring Skype for Business and the Skype for Business End of Life date is July 31, 2021. Microsoft wants to move everybody to Teams and will make it the collaboration app in the Office 365 suite.