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How to uninstall Skype for Business

Skype In addition to being a tool to communicate with family and friends, it is sometimes useful for many businesses, although if the time has come when you decide that you need to know how to uninstall skype for businesswe will teach you the whole process in a simple way.

Uninstall Skype for Business on Windows

Before starting, it should be noted that if the version is that of Skype 365 for Business, is linked to our Office 365 account, therefore to uninstall it we will have to uninstall ALL the Office package. for those who have it installed independently:

  1. If you have Windows 10, type «uninstall» and click on «Add or Remove Programs«.
  2. In case of being another version, you can follow this route; Control Panel > programs > Programs and characteristics > Uninstall or change a program.
  3. Search for “Skype for Business”, this is very important, since in the example we would be deleting the normal Skype. It may appear as Skype for Business.
  4. Once you press uninstall, the process will begin and you won’t have to do anything else.

Uninstall Skype for Business on Mac

  1. First log in as administrator.
  2. Close the Skype for Business app on Mac if it’s open.
  3. Drag the app to the trash can to remove it.
  4. Run the following commands in the console to remove the Skype for Business references:
    • sudo rm -rf /Applications/Skype\ for\
    • sudo rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/MeetingJoinPlugin.plugin
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    • rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Skype\ for\ Business_*
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/CrashReporter/Skype\ for\ Business_*
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/*
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Cookies/*
    • sudo rm -rf /private/var/db/receipts/*
    • rmdir ~/Library/Application\ Scripts/
    • find -f /private/var/db/BootCaches/* -name "*" -exec
    • sudo rm -rf {} +
  5. go to Key Chain Access and choose skype for business to completely erase it from your system.

Uninstall Skype for Business on mobile

It is very easy to uninstall it, both on Android and iOS it is almost the same process:

  1. Click on the icon of your Skype for Business.
  2. In the case of iOS, click on the “x” and then on “Remove«.
  3. If you have Android, drag that icon and take it to where it says «remove«.
  4. In both cases after a few seconds you will have uninstalled Skype for Business.

How to uninstall Skype for Business leaving Office 365

There is a way to try to keep the rest of the Office package in case Skype came installed with Word and Excel, which is basically to do a reinstall:

  1. Go to the applications menu and look for the Office Suite package.
  2. In the drop-down choose the option «change«.
  3. Click on «Add or remove features«.
  4. In the drop-down click on «Skype for Business» and make it unavailable or disable it, depending on the version you use.
  5. When you click continue Skype for Business will be uninstalled of your team.

Disable Skype for Business

Perhaps you just want to prevent the application from opening on your PC, to do this:

  1. Open Skype for Business.
  2. go to Tools > Options > Personal > Automatically log on to Windows (disable) and the same in Start the app in the foreground.
  3. Click on To accept and then in File, Archive.
  4. Click on exit to save the changes.
  5. In your next session the app should no longer start. Skype for Businessalthough it will remain installed on your computer, in case you want to use it later.