How to Disable Store App Update Notifications on Windows 10

How to Disable Store App Update Notifications on Windows 10

The Microsoft Store app splash screen on Windows 10.

How to Disable Store App Update Notifications on Windows 10: By default, Windows 10 displays notification pop-ups when the Store automatically installs app updates. You’ll see a notification saying an app “Just got updated, check it out.” If you’d rather not see those, here’s how to turn them off.

For example, we saw this notification when Windows 10 automatically updated “Gaming Services,” a background service. There’s no way to “check out” a background service—unless you want to fire up a game from Xbox Game Pass for PC—so we decided to just disable these.

A Store notification on Windows 10 saying an app "Just got updated, check it out."

The Store’s notification options are located in the “Settings” app. To launch it, open the “Start” menu and click the “Settings” icon at the left side of the screen, or press Windows+i.

Clicking the "System" icon in Windows 10 Settings.

In the “Settings” window, head to System > Notifications & Actions.

Scroll down to the “Get Notifications From These Senders” section.

Look for the “Microsoft Store” option in the list. If the Store sent you a recent notification, you will see it at the top of the list is sorted by “Most Recent.” Click the “On” switch to turn it to “Off.” The Store won’t show you update notifications anymore.

Disabling Microsoft Store notifications in the Settings app.

That’s it. We still recommend you leave the Store’s automatic updates enabled for security reasons, as Microsoft now sometimes issues security updates through the store.

However, you don’t need the Store notifying you when it installs these updates.

(Also, if you do disable automatic updates, you won’t see notifications when updates are available. We’ve only seen the Store send notifications after installing an update—not when a notification is available—so these notifications won’t help you manually install updates.)

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Lucila is a freelance writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to study new things. She enjoys checking out the latest grammar books and writing about video games more than anything else. If she's not running through Colorado’s breathtaking landscape, she's indoors hidden away in her cozy game room trolling noobs and leveling up an RPG character. She is a Final Fantasy IX apologist (although she loves them all… except XV), coffee aficionado, and a bit of a health nut. Lucila graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.

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