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How To Reset Windows 10 Apps


There are over two dozens of 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 properly, 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.

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A significant number of PC users who had to deal with variety of issues while opening or using Windows 10 apps had been requesting to Microsoft provide an option to reset Windows 10 apps so that most of the issues can be addressed by resetting apps without having to reinstall.

In Windows 10 Anniversary build (the stable build is coming on August 2, 2016) you can reset an app if it’s opening or working properly. 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


App Connector

App Installer



Films & TV

Groove Music

Mail & Calendar



Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Microsoft WiFI

Paid WiFi and Mobile



Phone Companion

Sticky Notes





Guide to reset an app in Windows 10

Complete given below directions to reset an app in Windows 10.

Step 1: Open Settings app. This can be done by clicking its icon in the Start menu or simultaneously pressing Windows logo + I.

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Step 2: Click System icon and then click Apps & features to see all installed apps as well as classic desktop programs.

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Step 3: Click on the app that you want to reset to see Advanced options link. Click on the same (advanced options link).

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Step 4: Finally, click the small Reset button. When you click the Reset button, you will 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.

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Once the Reset is done, you will see a check sign next to the Reset button.

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Good luck!


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