During our computing tasks when downloading, Installing and using applications, not everything goes according to plan. Loss of stability and/or functionality Is Inevitable, Irrespective of the nature of the app. Windows 10 "default apps" are no exception, and certainly part of this equation. As a result, In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to reset default apps without the aid of third-party tools and software.
Since the official release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, rather than uninstalling a problematic app, It allows you to reset It, by deleting It's data and going back to It's default state. And all this Is achieved within a native Windows setting. So without further ado, let's rip Into this tutorial.
Firstly, open the Windows Settings, enter apps & features In the search box, and click on that very search result as shown below.
To the left of the window, select Apps & features, and you will see the list of apps on the right pane.
Next, scroll down and select the app that's causing Issues. For the purpose of this guide, I've selected Feedback Hub. Once you've made your choice, click Advanced options.
You will now see the Reset button, along with a message advising that all data will be deleted. Once this Is clicked, the job's done.
After hitting Reset, the app has gone back to It's original state. This Is confirmed by the check mark next to the Reset button.
Without question, resetting apps Is the way to go when they're not working correctly. This should be your first port of call when experiencing Issues, such as loss of stability & functionality. If the problem persists, you may have to remove the app, by clicking on the Uninstall button as viewed In Step Three above. But always reset first.