It appears that, for some strange reason, the Podcasts app is OS-level, and so I cannot uninstall that. Yet, I can uninstall the Transfer My Data app (provided I set the year to something like 2113), which, to me, is more essential than podcasts (which I couldn't care less for).

Is there any workaround here?

Running Denim on a Lumia 520.

2 Answers 2


There is no known way to uninstall the Podcasts app. If I remember correctly, Transfer My Data is not an OS app; you install it from the Store, so there is a difference there.

  • The Transfer my Data app is also exclusive to Lumia phones, ant not available for other vendors (like HTC)
    – Rowland Shaw
    Sep 18, 2015 at 20:18
  • Thanks for the confirmation. Transfer My Data did come with the phone, though. Sep 19, 2015 at 5:32
  • Was the phone brand new?
    – RareNCool
    Sep 21, 2015 at 12:02
  • I know this is super-delayed, but yes, it was brand new, out of the box. I have since upgraded to another device without the app installed, so it may have been an OEM bundling situation. Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54

This might not be of much help now. You can uninstall the Podcast app on Windows 10 mobile.

  • Nope @Kolappan. It cant be uninstall in W10 as well
    – Hamza
    Jan 28, 2017 at 21:31

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.