How to turn off automatic app updates in the Windows 10 Store

As you may have noticed, Windows 10 Store apps automatically update with new features and bug fixes by default.

Like every modern OS, it is accepted that updates to apps often come with a continuous stream of new bug fixes and feature additions. Yet that is not without its own disadvantages.

Users may often be annoyed at continuous updates from issues ranging from the pragmatic (conservation of data), to a fear of losing important features in updates -an understandable urge, to merely disliking new designs. and strange new user interfaces that are often pushed as part and parcel of these updates .

Here’s how to disable automatic app updates in the Windows 10 Store.

1. Open the Windows 10 Store app and click on your profile pic.
2. Navigate to Settings
3. The first button is the “update apps automatically” one. Toggle it off.
4. To revert the change and continue receiving automatic updates, follow steps 1 – 3 again and then toggle the app store update back on.

Hopefully, you won’t need to use this guide if you’re pleased with the Windows Store.  However, if you do shut off automatic app updates, make sure to check for updates manually. Microsoft updates its apps frequently with new features and you may fall out of date if you don’t update for too long. With auto updates disabled, you’ll need to run manual updates by yourself. Here’s how to do so.

How to manually check for updates in the Windows Store

  1. 1. Open the Store App and click on your profile image.
  2.  Navigate to “Downloads and Updates.”
  3.  Click on “Check for Updates.”
  4. Watch the updates come in.