When the download is complete, you can open or view the item, or continue
browsing for more content. The content type determines where the item is
stored in your phone: music, videos, and podcasts can be found in Music,
Video, and podcasts, games can be found in Games, and apps can be found in
the apps menu.
For more info on an item, contact the publisher of the item.
Use a Wi-Fi connection to download large files.
In the Store main view, you can see a notification at the top right corner
of the screen on how many of your downloaded apps, games, and other
content have updates.
If the app you've downloaded doesn't support your phone language, the app
uses US English by default. If you've added more than one phone language and
the app supports one of them, the app is downloaded in the supported language.
You can also use your computer to browse Windows Phone Store and
download content to your phone. Go to www.windowsphone.com, and
browse or search for apps and games.
If your kid has a Windows Phone 8.1, you can use the My Family website
to manage their game and app downloads and settings. To set up My Family,
go to https://www.windowsphone.com/family, sign in to the Microsoft
account with both your and the kid's mail address and password, and follow
This feature is not available in all languages. For more info on feature and
service availability, see the How-to section at www.windowsphone.com.
The availability of apps and games may depend on your kid's age.
See your ongoing and previous downloads
downloads, or to history to see the previously downloaded apps, games, and
View your ongoing downloads
While an item is downloading, you can continue to browse Store for other content
and add items to be downloaded.
To view the status of your downloads, in the Store main view, swipe to downloads
to see the ongoing downloads, or to history to see the previously downloaded
To check the status of the currently ongoing download, tap check
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