Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications are the modern application in the Microsoft Store that can be used in all the Windows devices like Xbox, Hololens, Tablet, PC, etc. Basically, UWP provides a common platform for every device that runs Windows 11/10. On a related note, the whole idea of using the UWP app is that it provides a versatility to utilize the app on any device that is favorable to use for an ongoing task.
Coming to the modern app’s outlook, the UWP apps do not provide a standard interface like the typical older apps. The UWP apps that you download from Microsoft Store offers different aspect and UI design interface. It is not a rather conventional interface like the ones in classic win32 software.
The UWP apps are constantly updated with new features to revamp the performance. While these updates are done automatically when ready, sometimes it is necessary to know the exact version of the application.
To find Version Number of App, Software, or Program in Windows 11/10, use one of the following methods:
- Open Program > About
- Use the Control Panel
- Open Settings
- Use PowerShell.
How to find Version Number of Program or Software in Windows 11/10
1] Via Program > About
While you may not always care about knowing version information, it is sometimes used to diagnose a problem and also keep your app updated with the latest feature.
Checking the version of classic programs or software like Win32 is quite effortless which can be located by simply clicking on Help button and then going to About section. The version number is usually found in the “About Section” of the program.
2] Via Control Panel
Open Control Panel > programs and features > Uninstall a program. Use the Details View. There under the column ‘Version’ you will see the program version number.
How to find Version Number of Microsoft Store app in Windows 11/10
Checking the version of the Windows Store app is a bit different. You may have to go through a series of steps to find the version information of an app.
1] Find UWP app version via Settings
You can locate the version information in a jiffy for certain Microsoft Store apps by simply opening the hamburger menu and then hitting on About section of the page which will provide information like build number and version of an application. However, If you are using UWP apps like Mail, Photos, Edge, etc., then you should go through different ways to check the app version. The version information is usually found in the settings menu if you don’t find it in the hamburger or gear icon.
You can first navigate to the Settings icon at the bottom of the window and then click on About.
You may also want to navigate to the related links section and then find “About” section to know the version like in case of Windows Defender Security Center app.
Alternatively, you can open Settings > Apps > Apps & features and see the version number listed below the App name, or click on Advanced options and see the App version listed there as shown below.
To save time, instead of going through a lot of procedures just to find version information, you can simply use the command line in PowerShell to quickly check the app version of the desired application. The following steps will guide you in doing so.
Read: Where are Windows Store Apps installed?
2] Find out the Windows Store app version using PowerShell
Go to Start Menu and type PowerShell ISE.
Open the PowerShell prompt and type-
This will list all the details about apps available on your device along with version information.
You can import all the device application information results in a text file. To do so type the following command-
Get-AppXPackage > text file.txt
If you find it hard to locate the desired app information out of so many results, then simply type the command followed by app name enclosed in asterisk * as below-
Get-AppXPackage *App name*
Get-AppXPackage *3D Builder*
Hit Enter, and you will see the version number as shown below.
Hope you find this small tutorial useful.
Let us know if you have any questions.
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