How to Remove Input Language Keyboard in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to remove an input language keyboard layout in Windows 11. Windows allows users to install additional languages to support Windows features like Settings and File Explorer.

When you install an input language, the default keyboard layout for that language will also be installed to support language-preference order for websites and apps, as well as change your keyboard language.

Windows also allows for multiple input language keyboards to support additional features. With multiple languages and keyboard layouts installed, you can change your keyboard layout to type in another language or input method you want to use.

If you have too many keyboard layouts installed and you want to remove some, or if you no longer need a specific keyboard layout, the steps below should help you do that in Windows 11.

How to uninstall input language keyboard in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows also allows for multiple input language keyboards to support additional features. If you no longer need a specific input language keyboard, you can simply remove it using few steps.

This only works if you have multiple input language keyboard layouts. Below are some posts that help you install or use additional input language layouts.

You can remove input language keyboards using the steps below.

To see a list of input language keyboards in Windows 11, navigate to Start menu > Settings > Time & language > Preferred languages.

windows 11 show preferred languages list

On the Language & region settings pane, under Language, click the Preferred languages tile, and select the language that has the keyboard you want, then select Options (ellipses or 3-dots).

windows 11 change input language keybaord

Next, scroll down to the Keyboards section. Select the option (ellipses or 3-dots) button on the Installed keyboards tile, then click the Remove button to remove the input language keyboard.

windows 11 remove input language keyboard

That should do it!


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