How to stop Microsoft teams from Opening Automatically

The first time Microsoft Teams is installed on your computer, it will automatically start opening every time your computer turns on.

Whether you use Microsoft Teams or not, you can disable it from opening automatically on every startup, thankfully disabling startup apps is a straightforward task, and that’s exactly what I am going to show you below.

Below you can find three ways to stop Microsoft Teams from opening automatically in Windows boot.

Method 1: Stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically via the App itself

Locate the Microsoft Teams icon on the system tray, right-click on it and choose Settings.

How to access Microsoft Teams settings via the icon

Make sure you are on the General tab and uncheck the “Auto-start application” and “Open Application in background ” options.

You can also uncheck the option “On close, keep the application running“, by unchecking this, each time you exit the Microsoft Teams app by pressing the top right X button, all the Microsoft Teams related processes will get terminated and Microsoft Teams will force close.

How to disable Microsoft Teams from running on startup

Method 2: Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically via the Startup apps

Navigate to your search bar and type “Startup Apps” and click on the option available.

Navigate to startup apps on Windows 10

Locate “Microsoft Teams” in the apps’ list and click on the switch to turn it off.

How to stop Microsoft teams from Opening automatically on Windows 10 boot up.

Method 3: Stop Microsoft Teams from opening via the task manager.

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the task manager and navigate to the startup tab.

Look for the Microsoft Teams, click on it, and choose Disable.

stop Microsoft teams from Opening via the task manager

Now it should look like this :

How startup manager looks like when stopping Microsoft teams from Opening

Whichever of these three methods you choose to disable Microsoft Teams from running on startup, it will work like a charm.

If you don’t really use Microsoft Teams and it got installed on your device because you installed another Microsoft app on your computer, then it might be a good idea to uninstall it from your machine completely.

How to uninstall Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

Go to your search bar and type “Add or remove programs” and click on the option available.

How to access add or remove programs in Windows 10

Look for Microsoft Teams, click on it, and select Uninstall. Follow on-screen instructions, and that’s it! Microsoft Teams have been successfully uninstalled from your computer, and it will not reinstall itself or start running in the background anymore.

How to completely uninstall Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

Conclusion

If you are using Microsoft Teams, I suggest you disable it from running automatically on Windows 10 boot up. It will save you computer resources and battery life and reduce boot times. On the other hand, if you’ve never touched Microsoft Teams, the best solution would be to uninstall it from your computer completely.

I really hope I helped you out with this guide. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can leave a comment below.

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