How to Update Apps on Windows 11

By Ajoy Kumar 4 Min Read
How to Update Windows 11 Apps

If you are struggling to update your default Windows application like – Calender, Calculator, Photos, Browser and other Windows applications. Then you are at the right place. Here we are going to discuss how to update apps on Windows 11. On Windows 11, there are two categories of apps: installed from Microsoft Store apps and third-party apps.

We’ll go over how to update both in this guide. By default, Windows 11 automatically apps update in the background. If the updates are not received, you can manually update the apps. Here is how you can check for and install apps update.

How to Update Apps on Windows 11

When you install Windows updates, it updates the default Windows 11 apps like – calendar, clock, photo, music and other in-house apps. Along with new features and security improvements. But other apps like – VLC, Netflix, Spotify, etc. are not updated through this method. 

Here’s how you can update the apps installed through the Microsoft Store. For that, you can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Search for the “Microsoft Store” on the search bar and open it. Or, On your Windows 11 PC, click the Microsoft Store icon on the taskbar to access the storefront.

Step 2: Now choose “Library” from the bottom-left side. Here you will find the list of apps; installed on your Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store.

Step 3: Click on the “Get Updates” button to check for and install all app updates.

Bonus Tips: If you don’t want to go with the hassle. You can enable automatic updates to keep your apps up to date all the time by default. To do so, click on your profile image at the top of the Microsoft Store. Then click on “App Settings” and turn on the “App Updates” toggle.

How to Update Other Apps on Windows 11

There are lots of software available outside the Microsoft Store; for example, all the programs you download through your web browser. These apps are not listed on the Microsoft Store and are maintained separately, which means updating them is a bit different. You can follow the mentioned steps below.

Most apps include an option in the “Help” menu called “Check for Updates.” You can use this option to update the app.

Or else, you can manually download the latest version of the app from the official website and install it like you did the first time you put it on your computer.


That’s it; this is how you can update Windows apps on Windows 11. If you want to remove/uninstall unwanted apps from your Windows 11. You can check our guide on; how to uninstall programs on Windows 11. Also, check our list of must-have Windows 11 Apps.

I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your Windows operating system user friends. If you have some suggestions, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section below. We will add that to the guide.

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