How To Update Apps On Windows 10

Staying up to date means you are aware of everything going on around you. In the world of computers, smartphones

Staying up to date means you are aware of everything around you. In the world of computers, smartphones, and other electronic and portable devices, staying up to date means catching up with everything new in the IT world. Well, the system running the device, as well as the apps and programs installed, needs to be updated regularly to make sure that the device’s performance remains perfect or at least nearly perfect. The main reason behind this is that the outdated versions affect the performance and start killing the process thread, causing the machine to run slow.

The same goes for the apps on Windows 10. The app can be updated manually as well as automatically. Some apps need to be updated using both methods. The automatic update is good enough for all those who want to stay away from the notifications or do not want to mingle much with the device. On the other hand, a manual update is an advanced approach that provides the user with all the information about the update and what it brings along, for instance, new features.

Turn on Auto Updates

Auto-update is the default setting. If it has been disabled in the past and you wish to restore it to default and, by chance, forget it, then go to the Microsoft Store app, click the three dots on the top right, choose settings and turn on the switch saying Update Apps Automatically.

This will turn the default auto-update function back on, updating all of the apps whenever a new version is available.

Want to play the app manually?

Doing manual updates is time-consuming, but it is good enough to stay aware of the improvements coming your way. Once again, go to the Microsoft Store app, click the top right cornered three dots, and open Downloads and Updates from the dropdown menu. A new window will open, showing all the apps and the activities performed on them. On the top right corner is a blue button that says Get Updates. Click on it to start checking which app needs an update.

If there is a new version available for an app, it will start downloading it, and once finished, the installation will begin. Else a message will appear at the top notifying you that You’re Good to Go. The same process can be followed even if the auto-updates are turned on. Sometimes, Windows delays the updates due to connectivity or some other reason. You may do it manually if you know the update is already out.

Updating third-party apps

Many third-party apps and those that came out for the previous versions do not show in the Microsoft Store App. What happens is that either they are not carried by the store, or if they are, they might have been installed directly from their parent sites, such as the games or the banking wallets. All such apps come with an update package that downloads and installs the new version. But each app follows any of these methods. The first one is the auto-update feature that most apps have.

Once you open the app and there is a new version available, it will notify you and start downloading or might even take permission before downloading. The second method follows the manual update pattern. A notification would appear for the new version asking you to install it. If you allow it, the download will start. Third, some apps do not have an update feature. They do notify the user but cannot update themselves. You will have to check their parent site for downloads for all those apps.