Disable Automatic App Updates in Windows 10

Microsoft seems to have taken a U-turn in Windows 10 when it comes to automatic updates. Earlier, you had no say about the automatic updates installation in Windows 10 and Microsoft was forcing them down your throat – whether you want them or not. But with the latest cumulative update KB3081448 for Windows 10 (that was released on August 27th, 2015), Microsoft has become a little mellow and allows you to disable the automatic updates for the Metro apps in the Home edition of Windows 10. However, you still cannot fully control the┬ácumulative updates from being downloaded and installed in Windows 10.

In order to disable the automatic app updates, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Windows Store app by clicking/tapping on it’s taskbar shortcut.
  2. In the Windows Store, click on the user icon and then select Settings from the menu that shows up.Disable Automatic App Updates in Windows 10
  3. Now you can flip the switch under for Update apps automatically from On to Off, to turn off the automatic app updates.Disable Automatic App Updates in Windows 10

Note that this only disables the automatic updates for the Metro apps. This function was not earlier available in the Windows 10 Home edition. But with the latest cumulative update KB3081448, now you are able to disable automatic app updates from Windows Store. This feature is already available in the Professional edition of Windows 10.

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