Microsoft Teams offers users a selection of different features to help improve work-related productivity. For instance, the program allows users to communicate with each other via meetings, calls, and even chat messages. However, there are certain functions that users simply do not want or don’t have a use for when using the Teams. One such feature Microsoft Teams offers is the ability to automatically open the application upon startup. Some users want to turn this feature off in Microsoft Teams. Here I will show you a guide on how you can turn off Microsoft Teams upon startup.
The functions to turn off the auto start feature within Microsoft Teams are located in your desktop settings section for both the Windows and Mac versions. Microsoft Teams have added this function within the desktop, making it easier for users to navigate over to and ensure they get Microsoft Teams working the way they require it to work. To turn off the auto start function for Microsoft Teams on a Windows desktop, you simply navigate to Settings and click on Apps. You can then choose the startup option and actively turn off the automatic start function for Microsoft Teams. Unlike the Windows version, the Mac desktop does not incorporate the application feature within the app section of a specific settings panel. You will need to access System Preferences, and from there, you will need to go into the User and group section. From there, you can remove the Microsoft Teams application from the auto-start.
- How to turn off Microsoft Teams on startup for Windows.
- How to turn off Microsoft Teams on startup for Mac.
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Turning off the auto start functionality for Microsoft Teams on both Mac OS and Windows devices is different. I recommend you read through both sections to better understand how you can turn off the auto-start function for both device types. You must go through the section with your preferred desktop to complete the process.
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How to turn off Microsoft Teams on startup for Windows
If you are using a Windows device and have Microsoft Teams installed, you may have encountered situations where Microsoft Teams automatically starts without you having to open the application. This is quite frustrating for users because they do not want the application opened when they start their Windows device. Having the application open before the user wants to open the application can cause unnecessary inconvenience and potentially slow the computer down if Microsoft Teams takes up CPU space for other applications. Read through the steps to better understand how you can turn off the auto-start function for Microsoft Teams on a Windows device.
- Firstly, click on the “Start” menu.
To begin the process, you must open the “Start” menu from your taskbar on your Windows desktop. Here you can access the applications and the setting functions that you will need to progress ahead.
- From there, you need to click on “Settings.”
You need to locate the option for “Settings” and open it. Here you will be able to control a majority of the features of your desktop. You can also find and choose to control the startup of Microsoft Teams upon signing in.
- Then click on “Apps.”
You must click on a dedicated apps tab to access the application’s function. From the function section, you can edit the startup for Microsoft Teams.
- Now click on the option for “Startup.”
- Scroll down and turn off the option for Microsoft Teams to complete the process.
You will have managed to turn off the auto-start function for Microsoft Teams upon completion. Users can now sign into their desktop without Microsoft Teams opening automatically. As illustrated earlier, the application opening automatically can cause issues with the program slowing down other functions on your desktop. It can also cause an inconvenience if you do not want the application open when you sign in.
How to turn off Microsoft Teams on startup for Mac
If you are using the Mac OS version of Microsoft Teams or have the application installed on a Mac OS device, you will need to use this guide to turn off the auto-save function on the program. To turn off the auto start function on Microsoft Teams for Mac OS devices, you will need to go into System Preferences, and from there, you will be able to edit the option to turn off the auto start. Users may find the Microsoft Teams auto-start function quite inconvenient when signing into their devices. Sometimes the application may also cause unnecessary consumption of CPU data. The auto-start function can slow down your computer and prevent necessary functions from happening on your device. Use the steps below to turn off the auto-start function for Microsoft Teams on a Mac OS device.
- Firstly, open “System Preferences.”
- Now click on the option for “Users and Groups.”
- From there, select the option for “Login Items.”
- Now you need to select the option for Microsoft Teams.
- Then click the minus symbol.
- Close the System Preferences panel to complete the process.
Once the steps are complete, you will have managed to turn off the auto-start function for Microsoft Teams on your Mac OS device. Microsoft Teams will now no longer open on the startup of your device. This is good for users who do not want the application to open when they log into their Mac OS computer. The process will prevent the application from taking up necessary CPU space that could prevent you from using other needed applications.
Thank you for reading our content on how to turn off the auto start function for Microsoft Teams on both the Windows desktop and on Mac OS desktop. I have given you the steps to turn off the auto start function for both the Windows desktop and the Mac OS desktop. As illustrated above, the process is quite different for both the desktop versions of Microsoft Teams. Users may want to turn off the auto-start function on their computer because they do not want the application auto-start function to inconvenience them when they are using their device. Those users may also not want the application to unnecessarily open up and consume huge amounts of CPU space that could be used for other needed applications. If there are any issues you come across when following the blog, simply drop a comment below, and we will address them.