How to manually check Windows Store application updates in Windows 10

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Because we keep our Windows operating system and desktop software up to date, we must also ensure that our Windows Store applications are up to date. By default, Windows 10 is configured to automatically search and update Windows Store applications. However, if you have disabled automatic updates, you must manually check for updates for Windows Store applications. This article shows you how to manually check for updates for Windows Store App & Games in Windows 10.

Manual check for Windows Store application updates


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If you have turned off automatic application updates, you may need to check them manually. To check for updates to your Windows Store applications and games, open the Store application and click the user image.

Click on the link Download and updates in the menu that appears.

The following window opens. Now click the Check for Updates button (16) and Windows 10 connects to Microsoft servers and checks if updates are available.

If updates are available for one of the applications, you will see the total number next to your user image and a list of applications for which updates are available. For each application name, you will see characters that allow you to start, stop or cancel the download of updates, as well as the option Stop all updates.

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