How To Fix Settings Not Opening In Windows 11

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The user experience has been improved by a number of interesting updates and new features in Windows 11. Like every operating system, it might occasionally experience problems, one of which is when the "Settings" app refuses to launch. Though it could be difficult, don't worry! In this blog post, we'll look at four efficient ways to fix Windows 11's Settings not opening issue.

Run Windows Update 

Making sure your system is up to date is the first step in resolving any software-related problem. Updates for Windows are frequently made available, fixing bugs and enhancing system reliability. For Windows Update to run, adhere to following steps:

  1. To open the Start menu, use the Windows key on your keyboard or click the Windows symbol in the taskbar.
  2. In the Start menu, select the gear-shaped "Settings" icon (Settings keyword #1).
  3. From the left-hand menu in the Settings window, choose "Windows Update" (Windows Update keyword #2).
  4. Select "Check for updates" (Check for updates keyword #3) and give Windows permission to look for any available updates.
  5. If updates are discovered, perform the installation process by clicking the "Download and install" (Download and install keyword #4) button.
  6. Restart your computer after the updates are installed to see if the Settings app now launches without any problems.

Using the Windows Troubleshooter 

A built-in troubleshooter in Windows 11 may automatically identify and resolve a variety of issues. Follow these steps to launch the troubleshooter for fixing Settings app issues:

  • To open the Settings window, press the Windows key plus I on your keyboard.
  • Select "System" from the menu on the left (System keyword #5).
  • From the right-hand side panel, scroll down and select "Troubleshoot" (Troubleshoot keyword #6).
  • Find and select "Additional troubleshooters" (Additional troubleshooters keyword #7) in the Troubleshoot section.
  • Look for and choose "Windows Store Apps" (Windows Store Apps keyword #8) from the available options.
  • To finish the procedure, click the "Run the troubleshooter" (Run the troubleshooter keyword #9) button and adhere to the on-screen directions.

Resetting the Settings App 

Resetting the Settings app might be helpful if the aforementioned solutions do not work. Please be aware that doing this will reset the program to its default configuration, wiping out any adjustments you may have made. This is how you do it:

  1. To access the Settings window, press the Windows key plus I.
  2. Select "Apps" from the menu on the left (Apps keyword #10).
  3. Use the search box to look for "Settings" in the Apps & Features section.
  4. Choose "Settings" and then "Advanced options."
  5. Locate the "Reset" button and click it.
  6. Double-click "Reset" to confirm your choice in the pop-up box.


It can be aggravating to experience problems with Windows 11's Settings app not opening, but with these four practical solutions, you can quickly diagnose and fix the issue. Resetting the Settings app, running Windows Update, and using the Windows Troubleshooter are all effective ways to fix problems with your system and guarantee a pleasant user experience. To avoid future problems and to fully utilize Windows 11's wonderful features, keep your operating system updated!

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