How to Set Up and Use a Kiosk on Windows 11?

Kiosk mode is a built-in feature of Windows 11 and Windows 10 that you can use to run a single UWP app (in full-screen mode only) for a particular local user account.

Once the kiosk mode is set up, only the selected app (like Microsoft Edge, Calculator, Mail, Maps, etc.). You can use the kiosk feature to use your device as an interactive display, digital sign, etc.

Before setup Kiosk mode, remembers some things:

  • Only a local account is supported. You cannot set up kiosk mode for a Microsoft or administrator account.
  • When you set up Kiosk mode in the user account, there will be no Start menu, taskbar, File Explorer, Desktop, etc.
  • You won’t use hotkeys to open the Settings app, File Explorer, etc.
  • To exit from Kiosk mode, You need to use the Ctrl+Alt+Del hotkey.

How to set up Kiosk Mode on Windows 11?

To set up a Kiosk in your Windows 11 system, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

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Step 2. Next, select the Accounts category on the left side of the Settings window.

Step 3. Next, click the Family & other users tile on the right-side pane.

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Step 4. Then, scroll down to the “Family & other users” settings page and click the Get started button under the “Set up a kiosk” section.

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Step 5. After that, the “Create an account” box will open on the screen.

Step 6. In that box, type a name for the new local user account. Windows 11 will automatically create an account for the kiosk mode. If you already have some local account for which you want to set up kiosk mode, select the “Choose an existing account” link and choose your local account.

Step 7. When the above steps are complete, click the Next button.

Step 8. After that, Windows will suggest a list of apps you can use in kiosk mode. Select a kiosk app of your choice and click the Next button.

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Step 9. If you select Microsoft Edge, you see two options on how to use the app:-

  • As a digital sign or interactive display: Browser will open on full screen.
  • The browser will open with a limited set of features as a public browser.

Select one of the options and click the Next button.

Step 10. In the following screen, type in the default home page that will open up automatically when the browser opens.

Then, select time in the drop-down menu. This option will restart the browser if someone has used it for the specified time. It helps keep data safe in a public browsing session.

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Step 11. After that, click the Next button.

Step 12. Then ,Click the Close button.

That’s it.

Now the kiosk account is set up, and you can log in. You’ll need to press Ctrl+Alt+Del hotkey to exit from the Kiosk account.

How to Replace the Kiosk app on Windows 11?

To replace the Kiosk app on Windows 11, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

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Step 2. Then, select the Accounts category on the left side of the Settings window.

Step 3. Next, click the Family & other users tile on the right-side pane.

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Step 4. Next, scroll down to the “Family & other users” settings page and click the Kiosk  tile.

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Step 5. You’ll see the app active in kiosk mode on the next screen. Click that application name to expand.

Step 6. Then, click the Change kiosk app button.

Step 7. Then, In the next window, select a different kiosk app and click the Next button.

Step 8. After that, click the Cancel button.

How to Remove a Kiosk from Windows 11?

To remove the Kiosk from your Windows 11 PC, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

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Step 2. Then, select the Accounts category on the left side of the Settings window.

Step 3. Then, click the Family & other users tile on the right-side pane.

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Step 4. Next, scroll down to the “Family & other users” settings page and click the Kiosk  tile.

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Step 5. Then, you’ll see the app active in kiosk mode on the next screen. Click that application name to expand.

Step 6. After that, click the Remove Kiosk  button beside the “Remove this kiosk” option.

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Step 7. Next, click the Remove button when prompted.

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That’s it.

The Kiosk will be removed from your PC/laptop when you complete the above steps.

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