How to remove add-ons on Kodi

Many times add-on become outdated for various reasons, like an add-on which is not maintained anymore. Having many add-ons also affect your system making it run slower, as those add-ons consume more memory, perform more queries in order to stay updated and occupies more storage.

It is a good practice to go over your add-ons, see which ones are not used anymore and if so delete them. This way you free resources from your system, improve its performance and make it run faster.

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Here is how to remove add-ons:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click Add-ons
  • Click My add-ons
  • Choose the add-on you want to remove and click on it
  • Click Uninstall and then Yes to confirm

If you want also to remove the data of the uninstalled add-on here is what you need to do:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the Settings icon  Settings icon
  • Click File manager
  • Click Profile directory
  • Click on the addon_data folder
  • Locate the folder of the uninstalled add-on and click menu
  • Click Delete

If you don’t remove this data and reinstall the same add-on, all the old settings will return as most add-ons will not delete the data when uninstalled.
Uninstall will also not remove any dependencies the add-on installed when it was initially installed. Removal of add-on dependencies is tricky because other add-ons you have installed may require them too.

Now is the time to remove some unused add-ons!

 

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