How to remove Focus Sessions from Clock App in Windows?

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Issue: How to remove Focus Sessions from Clock App in Windows?

Hello. What's up with the Focus Sessions in Clock App. It bothers me a lot, and I cannot find the answer why this setting automatically appears when I open the Clock app to set a timer, for example. It always starts with the Focus Sessions tool. Please, help me

Solved Answer

Focus Sessions on Windows is a feature included in the Clock app. It should help you focus on the work for a longer time and stay productive. It can help increase productivity and lets you focus on particular tasks, track time spent on a specific job, and take a break after the predefined time.

People are not happy with the feature. User reports filled up the forums like Reddit and Microsoft answers community with complaints.[1] The application feature even got implemented on Windows 10 and 11 after particular updates, so people have more reasons to know how to remove Focus Sessions from Clock App in Windows.

Some of the users say that completely disabling the feature can help to not see the unwanted function by default on the Clock app. others state that it is possible to get rid of it with the recent upgrade with the application or even Windows updates. It is common to receive fixes for common issues with buggy apps or updates[2] when you renew the feature or the operating system to the latest version.

It is possible that Microsoft addressed the issue with the upgrade, so checking for a newer version of the app or the OS might fix the problem for you, and you do not need to remove Focus Sessions from Clock App in Windows yourself or search for other solutions. You can also try to sign in with another account, using an MS account to sign in, for example, and check if that happens too.

Sometimes these system features and functions can be affected by third-party applications or malware[3] leftovers from the past that altered some files or settings. It is always recommended to frequently check the machine with security programs and applications like ReimageMac Washing Machine X9 because tools like this can help secure the machine and repair affected or even damaged system files. It seems that the Clock app is integrated with the Focus Sessions by default now with Windows 11. It might be just an adjustment issue for users.

Focus Sessions from Clock App in Windows

1. Update the Windows to apply pending changes

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  • Press the Windows key + I at the same time to open the Settings app.
    Settings
  • Then choose Update & security.
  • Then click Check for updates and install any pending updates if any are available.
    Windows updates

2. Update the Clock app to alter preferences automatically

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  • Select Start.
  • Go to Microsoft Store by searching for it.
  • After you've opened the Microsoft Store app, select Library.
    Microsoft App store
  • Click Get updates.
  • If any are there for the needed app – choose what to update.

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  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Click on Apps.
  • Select Apps & features.
  • Locate the Clock app.
    Apps and features
  • Click on the three dots and select Advanced options.
  • Then hit the Repair button.
  • Wait for the process to end. You can also choose to reset the app.

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  • Open Command Prompt by searching for CMD in the search bar.
    CMD
  • Make sure to run it with admin rights.
  • Use the following command and press Enter:
    sfc /scannow
  • Reboot your system.
  • Then use the following command lines, pressing Enter after each:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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