This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Remember my apps for your Microsoft account across all your Windows 11 devices you sign in with the same Microsoft account.
When Windows backup is turned on, Windows backs up the settings you choose across all your Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices that you've signed in to with your Microsoft account.
If you turn on Remember my apps, Windows will remember the apps you have installed and help you restore them from Microsoft Store on your new devices. This setting is not available for work or school accounts, and Windows does not remember your apps for work or school accounts. This does not include win32 desktop apps.
Starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5030310 Build 22621.2361, Microsoft is introducing a new Windows Backup app to quickly get your current PC backed up and ready to move to a new PC.
Starting with Windows 11 build 23506 (Dev), and build 22631.2262 (Beta), you can now configure your backup preferences in second-chance out of box experience (SCOOBE), so your apps, settings, creds, and files are backed up in the cloud just the way you want them. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the data you care about is protected and ready for you to restore from any PC.
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Open Settings (Win+I).
Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Windows backup on the right side. (see screenshot below)
Turn on or off (default) Remember my apps for what you want. (see screenshots below)
You can now close Settings if you like.
Turn On or Off Remember Apps for Microsoft Account Across Windows 11 Devices in Windows Backup app
This option is only available starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5030310 Build 22621.2361.
Open the Windows Backup app from the Start menu > All Apps.
Click/tap on Apps to expand it open. (see screenshots below)
Turn on or off (default) Quickly access app on any Windows device for what you want.
If this setting had been backed up in the past, it will show as Backed up and the toggle switch will be unavailable.
Click/tap on Back up to apply.
Windows Backup will now start backing up your PC for what you turned on. (see screenshot below)
When finished backing up, you can close the Windows Backup app window if wanted. (see screenshot below)