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Sideloaded app. Update through Store? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way for an app that was sideloaded to update from the Store?

    The package initially sideloaded will be one that will be packaged for the Store and submitted to the Store.

    If updates are submitted to the Store, will the intial sideloaded package update from the Store?

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi Carlo,

    As far as I’m concerned, the Store can automatically help to check for, download and install app updates to ensure that you have the latest version, unless you turn off automatic updates in the Store setting.
    However, when you create sideloading package, you don’t have to sign in so the package has nothing to do with the Store. When you install a sideloaded app that has not been certified by the Windows Store, you’re agreeing that you have obtained all rights necessary to sideload the app and that you are solely responsible for any harm that results from installing and running the app. As Microsoft Privacy Statement said,  “Windows policies, notifications, permissions and other features intended to help protect your privacy when apps access your data may not function as described in this statement for sideloaded apps or when developer features are enabled.”  Thus, I think the update in the Store won’t make effects on your initial sideloaded package.
    You might as well delete your sideloaded app and the package, and download it from the Store directly.

    Best regards,
    Mattew Wu

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    Friday, October 7, 2016 8:09 AM
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All replies

  • Hi Carlo,

    As far as I’m concerned, the Store can automatically help to check for, download and install app updates to ensure that you have the latest version, unless you turn off automatic updates in the Store setting.
    However, when you create sideloading package, you don’t have to sign in so the package has nothing to do with the Store. When you install a sideloaded app that has not been certified by the Windows Store, you’re agreeing that you have obtained all rights necessary to sideload the app and that you are solely responsible for any harm that results from installing and running the app. As Microsoft Privacy Statement said,  “Windows policies, notifications, permissions and other features intended to help protect your privacy when apps access your data may not function as described in this statement for sideloaded apps or when developer features are enabled.”  Thus, I think the update in the Store won’t make effects on your initial sideloaded package.
    You might as well delete your sideloaded app and the package, and download it from the Store directly.

    Best regards,
    Mattew Wu

    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.


    Friday, October 7, 2016 8:09 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello Carlo,

    No, that is not supported.

    -Eric


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    Friday, October 7, 2016 6:59 PM
    Owner