How to Download Apps on Surface Pro

Downloading apps onto your Surface Pro is a simple process that involves opening the Microsoft Store, searching for or browsing the apps, and then downloading/installing them to your device.

Whether you are looking for something fun to do, or for a tool to help you boost your productivity, apps can help. There are millions of different apps that can be used on your device. Some are free, some are paid, but all of them can be useful in their own ways. 

In order to use the app on your device, you need to download and install it. With that in mind, this guide is going to take you through the process of downloading apps onto your Surface Pro.

Key Takeaways

  • Locate the Microsoft Store icon or search for it in order to open the store.
  • In the Microsoft Store, you can search for an app, browse through different categories, and learn more about an app.
  • Clicking Get or the price in the app page and following the instructions will begin the download.

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Store

The preferred and best place to download apps on your Surface Pro is the Microsoft Store. Opening the Microsoft Store is as simple as clicking the icon on your taskbar. It will be a white shopping bag with the Microsoft logo inside.

If there is no icon on your taskbar, you can simply search for Microsoft Store in the Start menu and then click on it to open it.

Step 2: Search for a Specific App or Browse

Once you’re in the store, you will be greeted with a Home page that shows you some of the top apps and a few of the best selling games.

Your next step depends on whether you are looking for a specific app, or simply browsing what’s out there. If you are looking for a specific game or app, you can search for it at the top of the window and click on the correct option.

If you simply want to browse, you can choose from the categories of Apps, Gaming, or Movies & TV on the left side of the window. Once you click on the general category, you will land on a page with several subcategories for you to go through.

Step 3: Click the App and Install it

Once you have found the app you are looking for, or have located one that looks interesting, click on it. This will take you to the app page that shows you a description of the app, a rating, system requirements, features, and more.

If you want to download the game or app, simply click Get (if it is a free app) or the price (if it is paid), and then follow the instructions to download it. When the app has fully downloaded and been installed, you should be able to open and use it.


Here are a few common questions about downloading apps on a Surface Pro.

How can I check the status of my downloaded apps?

If you want to see the progress of your downloads, click on Library and you should not only see a list of your apps, but also see how far along your current downloads are.

How long will my app take to download?

The amount of time that it takes for an app to be downloaded depends on a few factors. The better your internet, the faster apps will download. Also, smaller apps will download much faster than larger games. Some downloads take minutes, while others can take hours.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the process for downloading apps onto your Surface Pro is thankfully a simpler one. Whether you are looking for a fun new game to play, or a tool to help you stay productive, there is likely an app out there perfect for you.

What are your favorite apps and what do you like to use them for? Let us know in a comment!

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