It’s Time to Update Your Device Pop Up Error In Windows 10 Fix

When a user tries to install any application on the system, the installation would not be successful and might get the error or pop-up saying “It’s time to update your device” in the middle of the installation process. It might be due to several reasons like the system is not up to date with the updates, or you might have settings where it allows apps to install from the Microsoft store only, etc. In this article let us see the different methods to solve this issue on Windows 10 system. But before jumping into the solutions make sure you have enough storage space. Now let us start!

Method 1: Update Windows


Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Update & Security 



Step 3: By default Windows update page will open, on the right side click on the check for updates button


Check Updates


Step 4: If there are any updates they will be downloaded and installed. Once done, restart your system and check if the issue is solved


Method 2: Allow Windows To Download Apps From Anywhere


Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Apps 



Step 3: By default Apps & features window will open and at the right side under choose where to get apps dropdown, select Anywhere




Now check if the problem is no more


Method 3: End the SmartScreen Process from the Task Manager


Step 1: Launch the application installer that is causing the issue

Step 2: Continue with the installation until the pop up “It’s Time to Update Your Device Pop Up” occurs.

Step 3: Keeping the installer and the pop up open. Now right click on the task bar and click on task manger from the appeared list


Task Manager


Step 4: Go to the Details tab and find for Smartscreen.exe

Step 5: Right click on Smartscreen.exe and click on End task


End Task


Note: Do not end the SmartScreen process in the Processes tab since it might be re-initiated

Step 6: Now click on the icon of the application’s installer  in the Taskbar that you were trying to install and continue with the installation process.


Method 4: If You Are Using S Mode Then Switch Out Of It


Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Update & Security 



Step 3: From the left, click on Activation




Step 4: On the right side, click on Go to store option

Step 5: In the opened page, click on Get button

Step 6: The next page will ask you to install, so click on install button

Step 7: A confirmation page will appear, click on yes, let’s go button. Now your computer will switch out from S mode and check if the issue is solved.

Note: This is only for users who are using S mode. And once you are out of S mode, you cannot revert back.


Method 5: Update Windows Using Windows Media Creation Tool


Step 1: Go to the Microsoft website scroll down and click on Download tool now button to download the media creation tool




Step 2: Once the download is complete, double click on the downloaded .exe file to install it

Step 3: By default upgrade this PC now option will be selected, click on Next

Step 4: Latest updates will be downloaded. Then a window will appear saying ready to install. Click on Install

Step 5: Once the installation process is complete, check if the issue is solved.


Method 6: Use MSIEXEC To Install The MSI Version Of The Program


Step 1: Press Windows + E keys together to open the File explorer

Step 2: Go to the location where the software is installed

Step 3: Hold Ctrl + Shift keys together and right click on the blank area where the installer folder is present

Step 4: From the appeared list, select Open PowerShell window here. This will open the PowerShell




Step 5: Copy the below command and paste it in the PowerShell window. Then hit enter

Note: In the below command application_name means the name of the application installer that you want to install

msiexec /i "application_name.msi"

For example, if you want to install Webex application, then the command would be msiexec /i  “webex.msi” as shown in the below image




Step 6: Once the command is executed check if the issue is solved.


That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Let us know which of the above method worked for you. Thank you!!