Updated on July 12, 2023
I've looked through numerous Kodi beginner's guides on the Internet. Most of them talk about how to install various repositories and addons, but few of them describe how to remove Kodi addons. Therefore, this article mainly makes up the deficiencies and help newbies master this primary skill.
It is the existence of rich and abundant addons that makes Kodi more powerful. However, most of Kodi addons are developed by individuals, and over time, some of them will be inevitably deactivated or cannot connect to the server because developers don't maintain them anymore. Once they stop working properly, every time you run Kodi, the update error messages will pop up.
In addition, if you've installed some addons from a third-party repository, once the original repository or media source is blocked or shut down, you need to install the addon again from the new repository. Furthermore, there is a ton of addons already existed if you've installed a custom Kodi build. In all cases, you have to remove unnecessary and invalid addons to slim your Kodi. Next, it's time to master the must-know skill.
Tips: This tutorial below is demonstrated in Kodi Leia, to keep pace with the steps, it's better to update your Kodi if it's an old version or using some skins, although the same process may apply to other versions.
Step 1. Run Kodi application, navigate to "Add-ons" on the left menu bar.
Step 2. Here you will see some sub-categories on the left sidebar, click on "My add-ons".
Step 3. It has listed different addon categories. Simply go to specific category where saves the addon you want uninstall. If you have no idea about the category, just press "All" on top of the list.
Step 4. Choose the invalid or unwanted addon.
Step 5. Hit the "Uninstall" button at the right bottom to delete kodi addons. You will be prompted whether you want to proceed the uninstallation and keep the settings files. Click "Yes" on both popped up dialog boxes.
That's it! Uninstalling addons from Kodi is pretty simple. Actually, on this basis, we can also simplify this process.
Step 1. Launch Kodi and click on "Add-ons".
Step 2. Hover your mouse over specific category, it will show all installed addons on the right side. Right click on the addon you want to uninstall, then select Information.
Step 3. You'll be directly led to the addon information screen, just hit "Uninstall" button to remove addon from Kodi.
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