How to reset app not working on Windows 11

Do you have an app not working correctly? Here are two ways to reset it on Windows 11.

Windows 11 reset apps
  • To reset an app on Windows 11, open Settings > Apps > Installed apps.
  • Then open the app “Advanced options” and click the Reset button.
  • Alternatively, you can use the “Get-AppxPackage “App-Name” | Reset-AppxPackage” command in PowerShell.

On Windows 11, you can reset apps to their default settings when they’re not working correctly in at least two ways, including using the Settings app and PowerShell.

The Settings app lets you quickly reset modern apps from the Microsoft Store. On the other hand, with the Settings app is not possible to reset all apps or even certain system components like the Start menu, and in these situations, that’s when you can use the reset command on PowerShell to fix problems with or components unavailable in the Settings app.

This guide will teach you the steps to reset an app on Windows 11.

Reset apps on Windows 11 from Settings

To reset an app on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click the Installed apps tab.

  4. Select the app to reset on Windows 11.

  5. Click the menu (three-dotted) button on the left side and click on Advanced options.

    Advanced options

  6. Click the Reset button.

    Windows 11 reset app

Once you complete the steps, the app’s data will be deleted as if it was recently installed. Upon launching the app again, you may need to login into the service and configure your settings again. This method only works for specific apps available through Microsoft Store.

Reset apps on Windows 11 from PowerShell

To reset an app with PowerShell commands on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to view all installed apps and components and press Enter:

    Get-AppxPackage | Select name

    PowerShell installed apps command

  4. Confirm the name of the app to reset on Windows 11.

  5. Type the following command to reset the Windows 11 app and press Enter:

    Get-AppxPackage "Microsoft Teams" | Reset-AppxPackage

    PowerShell reset app command

    In the command, replace “Microsoft Teams” with the name of the app you want to reset, which you identified in step 3.

    Important: When resetting an app with PowerShell, the app’s data will also be deleted.

After you complete the steps, the app will reset and should start working correctly. In addition, to reset apps, you can uninstall apps using PowerShell, which are the steps to complete the task.