One of the most common practices in Kodi is to remove add-ons, we do it all the time when we want to remove unused add-ons and to free space. When doing so sometimes we get a message: “<add-on name> is used by the following installed add-on(s) <add-on name> This add-on can’t be uninstalled”, as shown in the image below.
It means that the add-on you wanted to remove has a dependency on another add-on, so you can’t remove it. The problem is that sometimes when you search for the add-on which caused the dependency issue under the add-ons list, you can’t find it. We have a solution for this.
Here is how to remove add-ons that caused a dependency issue:
- Launch Kodi
- Click the Settings icon
- Click System settings
- Hover over Add-on
- Click Manage Dependencies (to see this option make sure your level is Advanced or Expert)
- Choose the add-on that caused the dependency issue
- Click Uninstall and then Yes to confirm
Now you can go over the list of dependencies to check if there are any add-ons you can remove. If you see add-ons with broom icon next to them, it means that the add-on that installed them was already removed, so you can safely remove those.