How to check for Windows Store App updates manually in Windows 10

Just as we keep our Windows OS and desktop software updated at all times, we also need to ensure that our Windows Store apps are up-to-date. By default, Windows 10 is set to check for and update Windows Store apps automatically. But if you have turned off Automatic app updates, the you need to check for Windows Store App updates manually. This post will show you how to check for Windows Store App & Games updates manually in Windows 10.

Check for Windows Store App updates manually

If you have disabled automatic app updates, you may need to check for them manually. To check if any updates are available for your Windows Store Apps & games, from your Stat Menu, open the Store app and click on your user image.

From the displayed menu, click on the Download and updates link.

Check for Windows Store App updates

The following window will open. Now click on the Check for updates button and Windows 10 will connect to Microsoft servers and see if any updates are available.

update store apps

If any updates are available for any of the apps, you will see the total figure next to your user image, along with a list of apps for which updates are available. Against each app name, you will see signs that will let you start, pause or cancel downloading of updates – along with an option to Pause all updates.

That is all there is to it.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.