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Windows 10 Mobile to reportedly gain a ‘Reset App’ feature in Creators Update

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Though Microsoft has been on the backfoot with the development of Windows 10 Mobile, the company is now planning to introduce one much-awaited and useful feature to the software. This feature has already existed on the desktop operating system for quite some time now.

Are you one of those Window 10 Mobile users, who have to reinstall an application from the app store if it stops working or regularly crashes without any good reason? Well, the Redmond giant is planning to take your pain away with the debut of a ‘Reset App’ feature in the settings of your mobile device. This new option is expected to be made available to users with the upcoming Creators Update, which prominently lays focus on artists, designers and creative people per se.

The addition of this capability was first spotted by Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia, who has managed to get its hands on an unreleased Insider build of Windows 10 Mobile. The said feature which will enable the mobile user to reset the data stored by these apps and return them to their original or freshly installed state. Using this feature, you will no longer be required to follow the aforementioned tiresome process of reinstalling the app.

The said ‘Reset’ button appears in the Advanced app options in the Settings menu, says the report. Once you press this button, a pop-up confirming your decision to wipe the data for the corresponding app will be shown. If you choose to continue, all data pertaining to this app will be removed and you’ll have a fresh playground to start with. This feature is expected to be made available to mobile Insiders in the next update, with other new features, minor UI fixes, and numerous improvements.

We might have lost hope for Windows 10 Mobile in the hand-held device ecosystem but Microsoft is still working on uplifting the standards of their OS and devices. The Redmond giant has recently been reported of working on x86 emulation for ARM-based devices, which will further improve the Continuum technology. This will enable users to connect peripherals and run Windows32 apps via their Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Also, if you remember, CEO Satya Nadella has also stated that the Redmond giant hasn’t given up on the Windows 10 Mobile ecosystem and is working on the development of an ‘ultimate mobile device.’ Thus, we’re awaiting the release of this smartphone which will finally compete against the likes of Android and iOS.

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