How to Uninstall a Game on Steam Deck?

Are you trying to free up some space on your computer? Uninstalling a game on Steam Deck is a great way to do so. Steam Deck is a popular hand-held gaming console developed by Valve Corporation. It is a hub for gamers to buy, download, and play games.

How to Uninstall a Game on Steam Deck?

How to Uninstall a Game on Steam Deck?

Uninstalling a game from your Steam Deck library is a simple and easy process that can be done in a few steps. In this article, we will explain how to uninstall a game from your Steam Deck library and other useful information about the process. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

Method 1: Uninstall From the Storage Settings

  1. Press the Steam button on the bottom-left corner of your Steam Deck.
  2. Navigate to Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click on Storage.
  4. Then, move to the right and scroll through the list of games installed on your Steam Deck.
  5. Select the game you want to uninstall and press the X button.
  6. A confirmation will pop up on your screen, asking whether you want to uninstall the game or not. Press the A button to confirm.
  7. Once done, the game should be uninstalled from your Steam Deck.

Method 2: Uninstall from the Library

  1. Press the Steam button on the bottom-left corner of your Steam Deck.
  2. Select Library.
  3. Select the game you want to uninstall and press the Options button (three parallel lines) on your Steam Deck’s top-most right corner.
  4. From the list of options, select Manage.
  5. Then, select Uninstall.
  6. A confirmation message will pop up on your screen, asking whether you want to uninstall the game or not. Press the A button to confirm.
  7. Once done, the game should be uninstalled from your Steam Deck.

Method 3: Uninstall Using Desktop Mode

If you cannot uninstall the games you don’t need with the above two methods, you can try this one. Here, you will uninstall the game from the Desktop mode. Just follow these steps:

  1. Press the Steam button on the bottom-left corner of your Steam Deck.
  2. Select Power > Switch to Desktop.
  3. In the Desktop mode, go to Discovery on the bottom-left. Here, you will see a list of games installed on your Steam Deck.
  4. Select the game you want to uninstall and click Uninstall.

What Should I do if a Game Fails to Uninstall?

If a game fails to uninstall or you see an error message, you can try restarting your Steam Deck and then try uninstalling the game again. Here’s how to restart your Steam Deck:

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  1. Press the Power button on your Steam Deck for at least 10-12 seconds.
  2. Wait for the Steam Deck to power off fully.
  3. Once it’s powered off, press and hold the Power button to turn it back on.

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