How to improve MS Teams performance on Windows PC

How to improve MS Teams performance on Windows PC?

How to improve your MS Teams client performance on a Windows PC?

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Microsoft Teams very slow, Microsoft teams lagging, Microsoft teams takes a long time to load, then use the following procedure to improve the responsive ness of your Teams clients.

You need to disable GPU Hardware acceleration, disable all Teams add-ins in Outlook, and clear MS Teams cache. Follow steps suggested below to improve MS Teams performance on a Windows PC.

Improve your MS Teams performance issues

Do the following actions described below to solve the performance problems with Microsoft Teams?

Improve MS Teams performance – Disable GPU Hardware acceleration

  1. In Teams Desktop App, left click your Profile photo or Icon
  2. then Click Settings.
MS Teams Profile Settings
MS Teams Profile Settings
  1. In Settings, in tab general, enable (Tick) “Disable GPU hardware acceleration “.
  2. Disable (Untick) “Register teams as the chat app for Office…“.

MS Teams Profile Settings - disable GPU hardware acceleration2
MS Teams Profile Settings – disable GPU hardware acceleration2
  1. Restart Teams. Please note that Teams runs in the background. You must close it from your system tray (near the clock at the bottom right).
Accessing Teams Profile Settings from System Tray
Accessing Teams Profile Settings from System Tray

Improve MS Teams performance – Disable all Teams add-ins in Outlook

  1. In Outlook, click Options.
Outlook Options
Outlook Options

Outlook Options Add-ins manage go button
Outlook Options Add-ins manage go button
  1. In the Outlook Options window, click Addins.
  2. At the bottom, click Go… (next to Manage: COM Add-ins).
Outlook Options Add-ins management
Outlook Options Add-ins management
  1. Clear or Untick Microsoft Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office 
  2. Click OK.
  3. Restart Outlook.

Improve MS Teams performance – Clear Some of the MS Teams cache on PC.

Windows Explorer or Search bar
  1. Quit MS Teams desktop client app by right-clicking Teams Icon in System tray and clicking Quit.
  2. In Windows Explorer, go to %appdata%\Microsoft\teams.
  3. Type ” %appdata%\Microsoft\teams ” without quotation marks in the search bar bottom left, just to the right of the Windows Logo in Windows 10 as shown in the picture below.
  4. Then delete the following files:
    1. In tmp folder, delete all files.
    2. In Blob_storage folder, delete all files.
    3. In Cache folder, delete all files.
    4. In IndexedDB folder, delete the .db file.
    5. In GPUCache folder, delete all files.
    6. In databases folder, delete all files.
    7. In Local Storage folder, delete all files.
  5. Then Re-Start MS Teams App.
MS Teams Clear Cache Folders3

Microsoft Teams should perform much faster after completing the steps given above on your Teams Client Windows 10 PC.

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How do I clear ALL MS Teams cache on PC?

Steps to clear ALL MS Teams cache:

  1. Exit of the Microsoft Teams Desktop APP.
  2. Right click on the Teams icon in your system tray.
  3. Click Quit.
Quit MS Teams from System Tray
Quit MS Teams from System Tray

  1. Click on the Search Bar (File Explorer).
  2. Type the following location into the Windows 10 search field: ” %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams
  3. Click on the best match  %appdata%\Microsoft\teams folder.
  4. Ctrl A to select all files in the ” %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams ” sub-directory.
  5. Delete all files and folders in the ” %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams ” sub-directory.

MS Teams Clear Cache Folders 4
MS Teams Delete All Files and Folders

After deleting ALL the MS Teams cache files and folders, your PC will be using the Teams client like it’s the very first time.

  1. Restart the Computer.
  2. Launch Microsoft Teams.

Notice how quick MS Teams loads up.

AppData Folder Names and Locations for Microsoft Teams clients are:

• %AppData%\Microsoft\teams\blob_storage
• %AppData%\Microsoft\teams\databases
• %AppData%\Microsoft\teams\cache
• %AppData%\Microsoft\teams\gpucache
• %AppData%\Microsoft\teams\Indexeddb
• %AppData%\Microsoft\teams\Local Storage
• %AppData%\Microsoft\teams\tmp

Google Chrome cache files location


• %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache
• %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies
• %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data

Internet Explorer cache files location


• Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files
• Internet Explorer Cookies

If you are aware of other ways to improve the performance of your Microsoft Teams Client, please let us know through comments below.

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