How to reset the Settings app in Windows 10 and 11

This tutorial will show you step by step how to reset the Settings app in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

If the Settings app isn't working right, not opening, or crashes a lot, then resetting it may fix the problems you have with this app.

How to reset the Settings app in Windows 10

1. Click on the Windows start menu button.

Windows 10 start menu button

2. Right-click on Settings > More > App settings.

Open app settings of the Settings app in Windows 10

3. Scroll down to the Reset section.

4. Click on the Reset button.

Reset the Settings app in Windows 10

A window will appear with a message that says that the app's data will be permanently deleted.

5. Click on the Reset button to continue.

Reset the Settings app in Windows 10

Windows 10 will now repair the Settings app. It will automatically restart the Settings app.

How to reset the Settings app in Windows 11

1. Click on the Windows start menu button.

Windows 11 start menu button

2. Right-click on Settings > App settings.

Open the app settings of settings app in Windows 11

3. Scroll down to the Reset section.

In Windows 11, you have a repair and reset option. I recommend using the repair option first, and if you're still experiencing problems with the Settings app, you can use the reset option.

4. Click on the Repair button.

Repair the Settings app in Windows 11

Windows 11 will now repair the Settings app. It will automatically restart the Settings app.

5. If you're still experiencing problems with the Settings app, then you click on the Reset button.

A window will appear with a message that says that the app's data will be permanently deleted.

6. Click on the Reset button to continue.

Reset the Settings app in Windows 11

Windows 11 will now reset the Settings app. It will automatically restart the Settings app.



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References:

HowToGeek.com

TheWindowsClub.com

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