How to Manually Update the Windows 10 Store Apps

Ben Stegner 20-05-2016

With Windows 10, you don’t just work with desktop software; indeed, Windows Store apps (sometimes called Modern apps) are another kind of application Windows 10 supports.


While a lot of these are pre-installed garbage that you can purge altogether Tired of Bloatware? How to Purge Windows 10 Store Apps For Microsoft, Windows 10 is a cash machine. With future updates, more apps will be pre-installed and promoted on the Start Menu. Let us show you how to easily remove pre-installed Windows Store apps. Read More , you might have some Modern apps you actually installed yourself and want to update.

By default, Store apps will automatically update, but if you’ve turned off automatic app updates How to Turn Off Automatic App Updates in Windows 10 how to stop the auto-update function for apps in Windows 10, if you don't want the latest versions of apps for any reason. Read More in an effort to thwart Windows 10’s automation, it’s a good idea to manually check for updates once in a while. Here’s how to do so.

Open the Start menu and open the Store app. Next, click your user picture and choose Downloads and Updates from the drop-down menu. Hit the Check for updates button to run a check for new versions of your installed apps. If you get nothing back, you’re in the clear!

Don’t write off Windows 10 apps just yet. There are plenty of Windows 10 Modern apps that are worth a second look 12 Neglected Windows 10 Apps & Why You Must Try Them You might be unaware of many default apps in Windows 10 or you underestimated their usefulness. We have compiled a dozen apps that can transform the way you work and we'll show you how. Read More !

What are your favorite Windows 10 apps? Let us know which ones you like or hate below!


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  1. pierre
    May 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    none of them .. ....