How to Turn On of Off Remember my Apps with Windows Backup in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off Remember my app feature with Windows Backup in Windows 11. When you sign into Windows with your Microsoft account, and turn on Windows backup, you can choose to back up your profile preferences, settings and apps across all your other devices that you’ve signed in to with your Microsoft account.

When you tell Windows to remember your backed up apps, it will remember the apps you have installed from the Microsoft Store, and help you restore them on your new devices that you signed in with your Microsoft account.

This setting is not available for work or school accounts, and Windows does not remember your apps for work or school accounts.

The steps below will show you how to turn on Windows backup feature to remember your installed apps from the Microsoft Store so that they can be reinstalled on all your other devices when you sign in with your Microsoft account.

How to turn remember my app feature with Windows backup in Windows 11

As mentioned above, with Windows backup, you can choose to back up your profile preferences, settings and apps across all your Windows devices that you’ve signed in to with your Microsoft account.

Windows will also remember the apps you have installed and help you restore them from Microsoft Store on your new devices. 

Below is how to do that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts, then on the right pane, and select the Windows backup tile to expand it.

On the Windows backup settings pane, select the Remember my apps tile, and toggle the button to the On position to enable this feature.

You can now close the Settings app.

If you do not want to have Windows remember your apps to help you install on your new devices, then simply turn it off by toggling the button to the Off position.

To stop backing up your settings and remove them from the cloud, turn off Windows backup settings on all the devices connected to your Microsoft account. Once this is done, you’ll need to remove these settings from your account.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to account.microsoft.com/devices
  2. At the bottom of the page, select Clear stored settings

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn On or Off Remember my apps feature with Windows backup in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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