Many times add-on become outdated for various reasons, like an add-on which is not maintained anymore.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.
Here are the instructions on 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
- Click File manager
- Click Profile directory
- Click on the addon_data folder
- Locate the folder of the uninstalled add-on and click the menu button
- 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!