How to Enable or Disable Automatic Update of Microsoft Store Apps on Windows 11?

We should always keep our installed programs updated as and when it released by the developer or manufacturer. It is always recommended to keep our Windows OS as well as installed apps updated. An update may address a few bugs, security vulnerabilities and improve overall security, protecting your personal information.

You may have installed traditional third-party desktop software or Microsoft Store apps on your Windows 11 computer. For a third-party app, you may get notifications or even not. That means the software developer manages them. But, for Microsoft Store apps, there is a centralized place to enable or disable automatic updates. A single setting on Microsoft Store apps can keep all the store apps updated.

For those who have installed several apps from the Microsoft Store and want to keep it constantly updated or, due to some reason, wish to stop the automatic update, this gearupwindows article will guide them.

How to Automatically Update Microsoft Store apps on Windows 11?

If you wish to update the Microsoft Store apps automatically on your Windows 11 machine, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Microsoft Store app by clicking on its taskbar icon or from the Start menu.

Step 2. When the Microsoft Store app opens, click on the profile image and then select App settings from the pop-up menu that appears.

Step 3. To keep all the Microsoft apps updated automatically, turn On the toggle switch beside App updates.

Those Windows 11 users who want to install the updates manually or want to disable them for some reason should turn Off the toggle switch beside the App updates.

How to Manually Update Microsoft Store Apps on Windows 11?

If you have disabled the automatic update or want to manually check if an update is available for the Microsoft Store app on Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open the Microsoft Store app by clicking on its taskbar icon or from the Start menu.

Step 2. When the Microsoft Store app opens, click the library icon in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then on the right sidebar, select the Get updates button.

If an update is available for any installed app, it will start downloading immediately.

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