Windows 10 and 11 have automatic updates enabled by default. Same way, Windows 10 and 11 download and install updates for Microsoft Store apps also. But if you are on a metered connection, you would not want automatic App updates in Microsoft Store. So, it’s a good idea to disable automatic app updates in Microsoft Store on Windows 11 and 10 to save your precious data.
Though updating Microsoft apps automatically reduces user intervention but it eats up your data in the background. On metered connections, this auto-update feature may cause higher internet bills. So, if you don’t want Microsoft Store Apps to update automatically, you can turn off automatic updates for Microsoft store apps in your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC.
A) Turn Off Automatic App Updates in Microsoft Store on Windows 11
Since, there is a good change in GUI of Windows 11 compared to Windows 10, we are going to share the steps for both of them. So, we will start with latest Windows 11 first. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Store from Start in Windows 11
First of all, open Microsoft Store app. You can search for “store” on Start and click on Microsoft Store from search results.
This will open Microsoft Store app on your PC. You will see various games and apps available for download. In Microsoft Store App settings, we will get the option to disable automatic app updates.
Step 2: Open Microsoft Store Settings in Windows 11
On the top bar, near the search box, you will see an account avatar icon. Click on this icon and select App Settings from the menu.
In Settings, you will see various options. You can see Update apps automatically is turned On by default. This is why Windows 11 is updating Microsoft Store apps automatically. We will change these settings to disable automatic Microsoft Store app updates in Windows 11.
Step 3: Disable or Turn Off Automatic App Updates in Microsoft Store on Windows 11
Turn “Update apps automatically” off to disable automatic app updates. This will keep Windows 11 from using your precious data for updating apps when you are on limited data connection.
After you have turned off “Update apps automatically” option, your Windows 11 will not update Windows Store Apps automatically. This will save your precious data.
INFO: You can always enable automatic Windows store app updates in Settings in case you change your mind.
B) Disable Automatic App Updates in Microsoft Store on Windows 10
Just like Windows 11, you can also stop automatic App updates in Microsoft Store on Windows 10 as well. The steps are quite similar, so, you won’t have any troubles.
Step 1: Launch Microsoft Store in Windows 10
Go to Start in Windows 10 and search for “store“. After that select Microsoft Store from search results.
It will launch Microsoft Store in your Windows 10 PC. You can see various games, apps etc. here.
Step 2: Open Settings in Microsoft Store on Windows 10
Now, click on 3-horizontal dots menu at the top-right corner and select Settings to open Microsoft Store settings in Windows 10.
Here, you can see various settings. You can also see that Automatic Updates for Microsoft Store Apps is enabled by default in Windows 10 just like Windows 11.
Step 3: Stop Automatic App Updates in Microsoft Store on Windows 10
Now, turn Off the toggle for Update apps automatically to disable or stop automatic app updates in Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC.
Now, your Windows 10 PC will not consume your precious data. So, you can now use your precious data for better things.
Stop Automatic Updates of Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 11 and 10
So, we have explained how you can turn off automatic Microsoft store app updates in Windows 11 and 10. After that your Windows PC will not consume so much data for updating Microsoft Store apps. However, besides Microsoft Store, Windows updates also consume a huge amount of data. You can also disable Windows Updates in Windows 11 or 10 to save more data.
However, we do not recommended you to disable automatic Windows updates as it will make your PC vulnerable to security risks. Well, that was all from us. Feel free to share your thoughts in comment section down below.