How to Change Kiosk App in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to change or modify a kiosk app in Windows 11 when using kiosk mode. We recently showed you how to set up a kiosk system with Windows 11.

Windows allows users to assign access and restrict people to using only one app, so their Windows device acts like a kiosk. When the kiosk account signs in, the app is launched automatically, the person using the kiosk cannot do anything on the device outside of the kiosk app.

Because you can only assign one app at a time, changing the assigned app requires that you go to the Windows Settings app and change it there. You can change the kiosk app anytime you like.

If you haven’t already set up a kiosk with Windows 11, read the post below to learn how to do it:

How to set up a kiosk in Windows 11

In kiosk mode, you can press the CTRL + ALT + DELETE keys to exit kiosk mode.

How to replace the kiosk app in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows you to assign access and restrict people to using only one Windows app, so your device acts like a kiosk.

Only one app can be assigned in kiosk mode in Windows 11. Therefore, if you need to change the assigned app, you must do it in Windows Settings app, and the steps below show you how.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. As a result, everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows from its Settings app.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. Click Accounts> Family & other users tile in Windows Settings to expand it.

windows 11 accounts family and other users

On the Family & other users settings pane, under Set up a kiosk, click the Active tile as highlighted below to expand it.

On the next screen, you’ll see the currently active app in kiosk mode. Select it to expand.

Click the Change kiosk app button on the expanded tile, as highlighted below.

Change a different kiosk app on the next window, then click Next.

That should do it. Click the Cancel button to complete the setup, and exit Windows Settings app.


This post showed you how to change the kiosk app in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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