How to disable app updates on Windows 11

Yes, you can disable updates for apps you download from Microsoft Store, and here's how on Windows 11.

Disable Microsoft Store apps automatic updates

On Windows 11, apps you download from the Microsoft Store will periodically update automatically. However, it’s possible to disable automatic updates in the case that you want to prevent certain apps from upgrading to a new version or you need to minimize data usage.

Whatever the reason it might be, on Windows 11, the Microsoft Store app includes an option to disable updates for apps.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to disable updates for apps you acquired from the Microsoft Store.

Disable Microsoft Store updates for apps on Windows 11

To stop updates for apps on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store.

  2. Click the Profile menu on the top-right corner and select the App settings option.

    Microsoft Store app settings

  3. Turn off the App updates toggle switch.

    Disable app updates

Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Store apps will no longer receive updates on Windows 11.

Although updates won’t work automatically, it’s possible to download updates manually from the “Library” section.

The option will only prevent apps you acquired from the Microsoft Store. Other apps like Chrome, Firefox, and other standalone apps you installed independently from the Store will continue to receive updates normally.

Enable Microsoft Store updates for apps on Windows 11

To enable Microsoft Store to push updates for apps, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store.

  2. Click the Profile menu on the top-right corner and select the App settings option.

    Microsoft Store app settings

  3. Turn on the App updates toggle switch.

    Enable app updates

  4. (Optional) Click on Library from the bottom left corner.

  5. Click the Get updates button.

    Update apps manually

After you complete the steps, apps will receive updates from the Microsoft Store.