There are over two dozens new apps in Windows 10. Mail & Calendar, Store, Alarms & Clock, Calculator, Groove Music, Weather, Maps, and Photos are some of the popular apps offered with Windows 10.
Before this, if an app was not opening or functioning correctly, we had very few options. While it’s possible to reinstall Store and other preinstalled apps in Windows 10, the process is not very straight-forward.
A significant number of PC users who had to deal with a variety of issues while opening or using Windows 10 apps had been requesting Microsoft provide an option to reset Windows 10 apps so that most of the problems can be addressed by resetting apps without having to reinstall.
In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and later version of Windows 10, you can reset an app if it’s opening or working correctly. And the best part is that you don’t need to use PowerShell or Command Prompt to reset apps. The reset job can be done from the Settings app.
Built-in apps that you can reset in Windows 10
Yes, you can reset most of the apps that ship with Windows 10. Following are the apps that you can reset:
Alarms & Clock
Films & TV
Mail & Calendar
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Paid WiFi and Mobile
Guide to reset an app in Windows 10
Complete given below directions to reset an app in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open the Settings app. This can be done by clicking its icon in the Start menu or simultaneously pressing Windows logo + I.
Step 2: Click the Apps category icon and then click Apps & features to see all installed apps as well as classic desktop programs.
Step 3: Click on the app that you want to reset to see the Advanced options link. Click on the same (advanced options link).
Step 4: Finally, click the small Reset button. When you click the Reset button, you will find a small dialog box with “This will permanently delete the app’s data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details.” Click the Reset button in the opened dialog box to reset the app.
Once the Reset is done, you will see a check sign next to the Reset button. Good luck!
Thanks for this post..
Many times I see that in Photos app, scroll arrows (on Left and right) are missing…When I reset the app, Arrows appear again and am able to scroll the images…However, this method is slow in the sense, Windows scans all Apps first then I select Photos and advanced options and then Reset…Is there a DIRECT command for Photo app Reset???
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