Hello, In this article, I show you how to update the apps that you downloaded from the Microsoft Store . let’s go !

Why do you need to update the apps?

There are many valid reasons why you need to update your apps. First of all, updates help bring new features to your applications.

In addition, they allow you to correct any bugs in order to improve the performance and stability of your applications. And finally, the most important are security updates that correct any flaws that put your computer at risk.

Updating apps in Windows 11

You have two options for updating your applications in Windows 11. First, you can activate automatic updates, which will take care of the update process for you. Or, you can manually update each app.

On the other hand, if you have a slow internet connection, installing app updates manually will save you bandwidth when you need it.

Turn on automatic updates for Microsoft Store apps

The automatic update option for Microsoft Store apps is enabled by default in Windows 11. If this is not the case for you, you can enable the automatic update option easily and quickly. Here is how to do it.

1. Start by opening the Microsoft Store from the taskbar or the Windows 11 Start menu.

Open the Microsoft Store on Windows 11

2. In the Miscorosft Store window, click on your “profile icon” located in the upper right corner of the screen, then click on “ Application settings ”.

3. In Microsoft Store settings, turn on the switch next to “ App updates  ”.

 Now, updates for apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store will be done automatically.

Manually update Microsoft Store apps

If you prefer to control updates manually, you can turn off the automatic update option and update apps manually. Here’s how to do it.

1. Launch the Microsoft Store from the Start menu or from the taskbar.

Open the Microsoft Store on Windows 11

2. From the Microsoft Store, click “ Library ” in the left sidebar, then click the “ Get Updates ” button in the upper right corner of the library screen.

Get app updates from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11

3. Applications that require updating should update automatically. Otherwise, just click the “ Update ” button next to the app to update it manually.

Manually download app updates on Windows 11

How do I update apps downloaded outside of the Microsoft Store?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to update third-party apps from Microsoft Store. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. There are two ways to update your apps downloaded outside of the Microsoft Store.

The first is to visit the developer’s website to download the app update. And the second solution is to go through a program specializing in updating applications such as Patch My PC or SUMo for example. With these programs, you can update all your software with just one click.

Update applications on Windows 11 with Patch My PC

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