Windows 10 Mobile is getting a convenient “Reset App” feature

Windows 10 Mobile is getting a convenient “Reset App” feature
A neat new feature, called “Reset App”, will be making its way to Windows 10 Mobile in the near future. Although nothing groundbreaking, “Reset App” will allow Windows 10 users to roll an app back to its freshly installed state without having to uninstall and install it again.

According to a blog post by Italian publication Aggiornamenti Lumia, the feature should arrive with the next Insider preview sometime this week and will be made available to all in the Windows 10 Creators Update slated for release in early 2017. “Reset App” will appear in the “Advanced” app options in the “Settings” menu and will let users wipe data on per-app basis.

The feature is very similar to the “Clear Cache” found on Android, which allows you to wipe cached data for each app, should something go awry.

If you want to get the new feature sooner than later, you will have to enroll in Microsoft's Insider program. You can do so by following these easy steps:

  • Download the Windows Insider app from the Microsoft Store
  • Launch the app and log in with your Microsoft credentials
  • Choose a ring — Slow or Fast — depending on how quickly you want to get your hands on early builds. Fast ringers get them quicker, but the releases could be unstable.
  • After you're done, go to “Settings” > “Phone Update” > “Check for Updates”, and you should see the latest preview build of Windows 10 available for download.

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source: AggiornamentiLumia via WindowsCentral

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5 Comments

1. strikerchooooo unregistered

Very useful feature. W10 gets better and better. Can't wait for the Surface phone with ported apps from every platform!

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes like that will happen.

3. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

"Clear Cache" allows you to clear cached data but a better comparison would be Android's "Clear Data" which allows you to clear ALL the app's data.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice, "Clear Cache and Data" Android function is making its way to Windows. Keep on building it Microsoft, make Windows mobile at least as versatile as Android.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3112; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Nice. WM is getting what BlackBerry has had for some time and what webOS had years ago. Maybe swipe gestures are coming too.

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