How to Update Microsoft Store Apps on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to update Microsoft Store apps on Windows 11. Updating your installed apps is something you should always do on Windows 11. When you update your apps, you address bugs, security vulnerabilities and improve the overall security of your apps which also protects your personal information.

There are two categories of apps that can be installed on Windows: Microsoft Store apps and Transitional apps that are available are installed via Windows installer and also available from third parties outside of the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Store apps are those that are available from the Microsoft Store and can only be installed from there. Traditional apps are software that are outside the Microsoft Store and come with an installer and usually end with .exe.

When you have Microsoft Store apps installed, use the post to learn how to update them and keep your computer protected.

To get started with updating Microsoft Store apps on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to manually update Microsoft Store apps on Windows 11

As mentioned above, you should always make sure installed apps are updated to help keep your system protected and information secured.

To update apps installed from Microsoft Store, click on the Microsoft Store button on the Taskbar as highlighted below.

Alternatively, click Start and select Microsoft Store app from your pinned apps list.

If you don’t have the Microsoft Store pinned to your Start menu, select All apps to find it from the app list or search for it via the Start menu search bar.

From the Microsoft Store dashboard, click on Library from the bottom-left side. Then select Get updates to bulk install all app updates. This will update all apps that have update pending.

How to automatically update Microsoft Store apps on Windows 11

Another way to update Microsoft Store apps is to enable automatic update. Microsoft encourages setting up automatic updates which is enabled by default.

To set up automatic apps update, select your profile image at the top of the Microsoft Store to find App settings.

On the App settings window, toggle the button to enable automatic app updates as highlighted below.

Enabling this will make sure that all Microsoft Store apps will automatically update when updates are available.


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