How to check for Updates on Windows 11

It is always better to keep your Windows Operating System updated to date. Below are some important reasons for doing so,

  • To protect your device from new vulnerabilities and security threats that can compromise your personal information, it is important to regularly apply security patches and updates. Windows releases new updates frequently to address these cybersecurity threats and keep your device secure.
  • Windows also releases updates that include bug fixes and performance fixes. This may help to improve the overall efficiency and performance of your Operating System.
  • The ones that you may like the most as an end-user are new features that are pushed using software updates like the recent Windows 11 released new functionality of video capturing with the Snipping tool.
  • There are always new hardware versions coming up - like Bluetooth, Wifi, and other accessories. Windows keeps releasing support for new hardware using Software updates.

How to see if a new Software Update is available on Windows 11?

On Windows 11, you can check for new updates in very few steps,

  • Step 1: Right on the Start (Windows) button on the screen.
    Step 1 and 2 for Windows 11 Software Updates.
  • Step 2: Now click on Settings option from the menu.
  • Step 3: You would see Windows Update just below your device name, click on it.
    Step 3 - Click on Windows Update button
  • Step 4: If updates are available, you will see "Download & Install all" button
    Step 4 - Click on Download and Install all.

You can also select "Windows Updates" from the left sidebar options under Settings.

Software Update Sidebar Windows 11

Facing issues? Have Questions? Post them here! I am happy to answer!

Author Info:

Rakesh (He/Him) has over 14+ years of experience in Web and Application development. He is the author of insightful How-To articles for Code2care.

Follow him on: X

You can also reach out to him via e-mail:

Copyright © Code2care 2024 | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Sitemap