1. ven07's Avatar
    This only concerns the Redstone PC builds, as this function (afaik) hasn't been implemented for those on the Threshold builds and it isn't available for phones (might become available at some point, but there's currently no information to indicate this).

    Why would you reset an app? Well, resetting an app is basically the same as, uninstalling/reinstalling an app. This is needed when the performance of the app has taken a hit. It's mostly a good idea to do this, just to check if the problem lies with the app itself/ with the device or with the OS.

    How do you reset? Open settings > Systems > Apps and Features > (this will generate a list of apps and programs available on your device) Tap/click on the app you want to reset > Tap/click on "Advanced Options" > Tap/click on "Reset"

    reset-app.png

    You can see "Advanced Options" in the above image (just in case you got lost).

    Handy feature?
    07-25-2016 02:47 PM
  2. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    This NEEDS to be available on any W10 device, including phones. Such a basic and necessary feature for troubleshooting and maintenance.
    ven07, Chintan Gohel and wgs84 like this.
    07-25-2016 02:51 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    This NEEDS to be available on any W10 device, including phones. Such a basic and necessary feature for troubleshooting and maintenance.
    I agree! I've been wondering if RAM might be an issue...
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-25-2016 05:52 PM
  4. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I agree! I've been wondering if RAM might be an issue...
    I don't think it is dealing with RAM itself so much as it is with just the data an app accumulates may get corrupted or have too much cached causing general errors.

    Honestly, this is one of those few features that MS lacks on the mobile platforms. I know it exists for android (cannot confirm iOS since I don't own a single Apple product) as I've had to clear data/cache from apps that started acting wonky after some time.
    07-25-2016 08:29 PM
  5. wgs84's Avatar
    This NEEDS to be available on any W10 device, including phones. Such a basic and necessary feature for troubleshooting and maintenance.
    Ain't that the truth? I didn't really like needing to uninstall/reinstall apps just to fix something (MS Health draining battery and not counting steps, for example).
    07-25-2016 08:38 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Honestly, this is one of those few features that MS lacks on the mobile platforms. I know it exists for android (cannot confirm iOS since I don't own a single Apple product) as I've had to clear data/cache from apps that started acting wonky after some time.
    Lol now that you mention it, Android does have this. Didn't even stop to think about that and I've used it quite a bit (for friends; don't own android or ios devices).

    As far as I can tell (from my limited experience in ios settings menu) there is no option to clear the cache
    07-25-2016 10:22 PM
  7. aybarrap1's Avatar
    Lol now that you mention it, Android does have this. Didn't even stop to think about that and I've used it quite a bit (for friends; don't own android or ios devices).

    As far as I can tell (from my limited experience in ios settings menu) there is no option to clear the cache
    Yeah. That is one of the features of android I like. You can clear just the cache or all data and cache for an app. Android even gives the option to clear all app caches in one handy button.
    ven07 likes this.
    07-26-2016 04:08 PM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    This NEEDS to be available on any W10 device, including phones. Such a basic and necessary feature for troubleshooting and maintenance.
    I guess the screenshot shows for pcs thus it will be available for over 90% of the windows 10 devices. Just that small single digit percentage that is phones might not have it for now
    ven07 likes this.
    07-27-2016 07:36 AM
  9. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I guess the screenshot shows for pcs thus it will be available for over 90% of the windows 10 devices. Just that small single digit percentage that is phones might not have it for now
    True. However it might get to Windows phones because it is a useful feature. This is especially so when potentially dealing with mobile data caps (although all of my phones, windows and android, are set to update only on Wi-Fi). Just bring able to reset means only writing about any data that is used to connect, not both downloading and connecting.
    07-27-2016 10:44 AM

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