How to Stop Skype from Starting Automatically on Windows 11?

Skype is a VoIP service that allows people to make and receive free voice and video calls over the Internet using a computer, web browser, or mobile phone. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) allows communication that bypasses the standard methods of landline and cell phone plans.

Microsoft has owned Skype for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the video chat app has become an integrated part of Windows 10. If you buy Windows 10 today, Skype will include. The problem is that Skype is set as the startup application (either manual or automatic) that opens and appears every time you log into Windows.

Whether you work from home or are looking for a way to video chat with others, Skype has broken down traditional communication barriers. Not only can you chat with people in your contacts in the app, but you can also make international calls. If the person you’re talking to also uses a Skype account, there’s no additional cost to speak with them. This risewindows article will guide you on how to stop Skype from starting automatically on Windows 11.

How to Disable Skype from Starting Automatically on Windows 11?

If you have installed Skype from the Microsoft Store, use the below steps to stop from auto-start when you sign in:-

Step 1. Firstly, click on the Start or Search button on the taskbar and type Skype to search within the installed programs.

Step 2. Now, under “Best match,” right-click on the Skype app and then select App settings.

Step 3. Then, when Skype settings open, scroll down on the right sidebar. In the “Runs at log-in” section, toggle the button to the Off position to disable Skye from automatically starting up when you sign in to Windows 11.

How to Disable Skype Auto Start in Windows 11 using Task Manager?

If you have installed the traditional Skype app on your computer, you can disable auto-start using Task Manager. To do that, use the following recommended steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Task Manager.

For that, right-click on the Start button on Windows 11 Taskbar and select Task Manager to launch it.


Step 2. When Task Manager opens, click on the More details at the bottom if it opens compact mode.


Step 3. Then, in the Startup tab, scroll down and find Skype in the list. Then, right-click on it, and select Disable option.

Windows won’t open Skype automatically anymore when you sign in to your account.

How to Disable Skype Auto Start from the Program Settings?

Using the Skype app, you can configure it to not start with Windows startup automatically. For that, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Skype app.

Step 2. Now, click the ellipse (three dots) and select Settings from the menu that appears.

Step 3. Then, select General on the left sidebar when the Skype Settings opens.

Step 4. After that, on the right sidebar, toggle the following buttons to the Off position:-

  • Automatically start Skype.
  • On close, keep Skype running.

Once it is complete, close the Skype Settings. The Skype application will not automatically open up when you sign in to your account. Also, when you close the Skype app, it will not run in the background.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck, guys.

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