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How to update Microsoft Store apps on Windows 10

Download updates for apps and games in Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 device.

Windows 10 update apps

On Windows 10, the Microsoft Store downloads and install updates for apps automatically, but it doesn’t always happen immediately after a new version becomes available.

If you want to make sure that you’re using the latest version of an app, or you learned about a new feature and want to start using it right away, you can update apps from the Microsoft Store at any time manually.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to check and download updates for apps available through the Microsoft Store on Windows 10.

Update apps on Windows 10

To update apps on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store app.

  2. Click the See more (ellipsis) button from the top-right corner and select the Downloads and updates option.

    Microsoft Store downloads and update option
    Microsoft Store downloads and update option
    Quick tip: If updates are available, you’ll see a button with number of pending updates, which you can click to access the Downloads section.
  3. Click the Get updates button.

  4. Click the Update all option.

    Windows 10 app updates
    Windows 10 app updates
  5. (Optional) Click the Download button to update apps individually.

Once you complete the steps, available updates will download and install for all the apps and games installed on your computer.

Enable automatic updates for apps on Windows 10

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

  1. Open Microsoft Store app.

  2. Click the See more (ellipsis) button from the top-right corner and select the Settings option.

    Microsoft Store settings option
    Microsoft Store settings option
  3. Turn on the Update apps automatically toggle switch.

    Enable update apps automatically
    Enable update apps automatically

After you complete the steps, when updates are available for apps, they will download and install automatically.

Disable automatic updates for apps on Windows 10

To disable auto updates for apps on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store app.

  2. Click the See more (ellipsis) button from the top-right corner and select the Settings option.

    Microsoft Store settings option
    Microsoft Store settings option
  3. Turn off the Update apps automatically toggle switch.

    Disable update apps automatically
    Disable update apps automatically

Once you complete the steps, the Microsoft Store app will stop updating apps automatically.

If you’re having problems downloading and updating apps, you can use these instructions to fix the Microsoft Store.