Following Windows 10, Windows 11 also have a S Mode, a version of Windows that is designed for performance and security while offering a familiar Windows experience. To ensure security of your device, it only allow users to download apps from Microsoft and need Edge browser for surfing the web.
If you landed on this web page, then we presume that you want to overcome limitation of using Edge browser for surfing the web and downloading apps only from Microsoft, right? Unfortunately, it is only possible after switching out of S mode in Windows 11.
How to Switch out from S Mode Windows 11 Home
To help you out we decided to cover blog post on how to exit Windows 11 S mode in Home edition. Before you continue, we would like to tell you that its one way process and you won’t be able to go back to Windows 11 S mode.
Apart from that, the process of upgrading to Windows 11 Home from Windows 11 S Mode in Home is free.
Now that you’re aware of consequence of switching out from Windows 11 S mode, check out the instructions on how to do that:
Open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard.
In Settings app, go to System > Activation.
Here on the right side, you need to click on the S mode option
Next, you will find option that reads “To install apps that aren’t verified by Microsoft Store and to get Windows upgrades, go to store and exit S mode. This change is permanent.” accompanied by Open store, click on it.
Instantly, you will be redirected ‘Switch out of S mode‘ page in Microsoft Store app. Click on the Get button.
The process of upgrading or exiting Windows 11 S mode will start. So wait few minutes.
Once process completes, “You’re all set” dialog box will appear which messages “You have switched out of mode and can now install apps from outside the Store.“
Some users reporting that, they’re unable to exit safe mode in Windows 11. So check out blog post for fixing the issue. Windows 10 users can check this post How to Switch out from S Mode Windows 11
Apart from that, check out this blog post Unable to Upgrade to Windows 11 S Mode from Windows 10 S Mode
Now reboot your computer to apply the changes. After that, you can easily download and install apps from 3rd party websites and stores.
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