How to update Apps and Software in Windows 11/10

Updating Windows and its applications have become essential when one wants to enjoy the latest features, and it isn’t quite difficult to update them. But there are applications from two primary sources, one being the Microsoft Store and the other being Third-Parties such as Adobe, Piriform, and more. In this post, I will guide you on how to update apps and software in Windows 11/10.

How to update Apps and Software in Windows

How to update Apps and Software in Windows 11/10

You can use any method to update the application based on the source of download. It is recommended to have a stable internet connection while updating and ensure that the battery is fully charged.

  1. Microsoft Store
  2. Patch My PC
  3. IObit Software Updater
  4. Thor Free

Try each of them to figure out what works best for you.

1] Manually Update Apps Through Microsoft Store

How to update Apps and Software in Windows 11/10

It’s straightforward to update applications through the Microsoft Store; all one needs to do is open the Microsoft Store application click on the Download button at the top right corner next to the three-dotted Menu. It will open the Downloads and Updates Page here. Click the Update All button.

Update Apps Via Microsoft Store

Or you can click on the Library icon at the bottom left, and then view the list of all the apps for which the update is available. Click on the Update all button to start updating the apps to their latest version. If you don’t see any updates, click on Get Updates to force check for updates.

2] Patch My PC

Ptach My PC Windows 10

Patch My PC is a free and portable application that can update the software on the PC  without one’s interference to click anything during the process. With the app, one can easily differentiate between updated and outdated software. Green patches indicate up-to-date applications, whereas red patches indicate outdated ones. The application also supports Auto-Updation based on the user’s choice.

Yes, the software doesn’t look flashy as other applications on the list but gets the job done. Additionally, Patch My PC is quick and could be executed from a USB drive.

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3] IObit Software Updater

Update Apps Automatically - IOBit Driver Booster

IObit Software Updater is a simple and very easy-to-use application for accomplishing the task of updating apps. It supports the addition of essential software to the Auto-Update List. It can scan and automatically update the software database at a scheduled time. One of the significant advantages of the IObit Software Updater is there arent ads, malware, or any applications that come bundled.

One major drawback of the application is it only allows two updates a day, which is a bummer considering other apps don’t have this limit.

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4] Thor Free

Thor Free Windows Update Software

Thor Free is yet another third-party application updater that comes in handy when one needs to keep security-critical programs up-to-date without having to think much about it. It supports silent and automatic updating when granted permissions from the user. It has multiple modes to keep all the programs updated or a separate list of programs.

The application checks for updates every few hours by default, which can be adjusted in the Settings. The application also recommends programs just a click away, although the free version misses out on malware detection and more.

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I hope the post was helpful, and you were able to Update Applications in Windows 11/10. With that said, How many of you prefer installing third-party applications to update software? Do let us know that in the comments section below.

How to Turn On/Off Automatic App Updates in Windows 11/10

How to update Apps and Software in Windows 11/10

There are certain instances when one completely forgets about updating the applications on their machine, so instead, one could set the Microsoft Store to keep the machine’s apps updated automatically, here’s how:

  • Open the Microsoft Store application either from the Taskbar or the Search Box.
  • Right next to the Profile icon, you’ll find a three-dotted menu or click on the Profile icon.
  • Click on that, and from there, select Settings or App Settings.
  • Under Settings, there would be an option stating Update Apps Automatically or App Updates
  • So if you want it to do so, turn the option on, else toggle it off.

Disable Enable Auto Updates Microsoft Store

Yash Jain
A long-standing Windows fan, Photographer, and Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Smartphones and Technology.


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