So you've got a Windows 8 laptop, PC or tablet but you can't figure out how to update your Modern UI apps. Don't worry because this guide will explain what you need to do to update Windows 8 apps.

If you've downloaded apps from the Windows Store on your device you probably want to get the latest versions for bug fixes, new features and the like. Your apps won't necessarily update automatically, although we'll also show you how to turn that on.

Whether you're using a mouse and keyboard or a touchscreen, this step by step guide will show you how to update Windows 8 apps.

How to update Windows 8 apps

Step One

Click or tap on the Store to open it - you can find it on the Start Screen or in your full list of apps.

How to update Windows 8 apps

Step Two

Once you're in the Windows Store, open the Charms bar and click on Settings.

How to update Windows 8 apps

Step Three

Now click on App updates.

How to update Windows 8 apps

Step Four

Click the Check for updates button. Here you can also switch on automatic updates by moving the slider above the button where is says Automatically download updated for my apps.

How to update Windows 8 apps