Developer Mode is a policy that allows you to lift the original system restrictions to install certain apps on Windows 11. Usually, this is a feature reserved for developers and advanced users since it let you install apps in development to test your code or install specific apps outside of the Microsoft Store. For example, a modified version of the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) to run Android apps from the Google Play Store. This guide will teach you the steps to enable and disable Developer Mode on Windows 11.

Enable Developer Mode on Windows 11

To enable Developer Mode through Settings, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, Windows 11 will be open to receive Microsoft Store apps from any source.

Disable Developer Mode on Windows 11

To disable the feature to prevent installing apps from any source, use these steps: After you complete the steps, the computer will only accept modern apps from the Microsoft Store. However, you will continue to be able to install traditional win32 apps from any source.

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