Windows 10: Window store "Offline permissions"

Discus and support Window store "Offline permissions" in Microsoft Windows 10 Store to solve the problem; Why is this a thing??? I had lots of problem with my pc and every time i clean install my pc and turn this on i lose one of 3 and now i cant add my pc... Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 10 Store' started by Kristian Hansson, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:22 AM.

  1. Window store "Offline permissions"

    Why is this a thing??? I had lots of problem with my pc and every time i clean install my pc and turn this on i lose one of 3 and now i cant add my pc because 3 is taken and need to wait 1year... I would Like to have a fix to this, and they make it possible to reset it with support or in the best scenario to be able to remove it in Microsoft account.

    Kristian Hansson, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:22 AM
  2. P4-630 Win User

    Microsoft enables offline play for Windows 10 games

    Most Windows 10 games will support offline play, but you'll have to work at it.

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    "Larry Hryb, the man known to the world as Major Nelson, announced on Twittertoday that Microsoft has "made some backend updates to improve your experience playing @Windows 10 games offline." Basically, if you're going to be somewhere that lacks online coverage—on a submarine, for instance—it will still be possible to play your games. But there are some restrictions.

    "Most games available in the Store on your Windows 10 device support offline play, but check the details of the game to make sure yours is supported by searching for your game at," the Xbox support site says. "Most games with a campaign mode will be playable offline, but games with network co-op or multiplayer features will not work while you’re offline. While playing offline, some features, such as the ability to purchase additional items from the Windows Store, will not be available. Additionally, any leaderboards will be unavailable while you're offline."

    Obviously, online features like buying stuff from in-game stores won't be available when you're offline, but the bit about "games with network co-op or multplayer features" not working while offline really isn't clear. We tested with Gears of War 4 and confirmed that the offline features like campaign and LAN multiplayer worked just fine when disconnected.

    There are more caveats, though. You're limited to just one "designated offline device" at a time, and you can only change your designated offline device three times per year. Switching into offline mode isn't all that easy, either. First, you'll need to set your designated offline device:

    • Make sure that you’re online.
    • Check that your device has the latest Windows updates: Go to Start,Settings, Update and security, and then Windows Update and see if any relevant updates are available.
    • Open the Store. You’ll be prompted to sign in if you haven’t already.
    • Select the Me icon (this is your profile picture).
    • Select Settings, and then under Offline Permissions, make sure that the toggle is set to On.
    After that, you'll have to "prepare" your games by launching each one that you want to play offline while you're still online, and logging into your Xbox Live account. This is a bit like launching Steam into Offline mode while you still have an internet connection... but you'll have to prepare each individual Xbox game this way before going offline.

    Once you've logged into the game while you're online, you can exit at any time and you'll be set. Of course, if you change your mind and want to play something you haven't properly prepared, you're out of luck.

    The upside is that this only affects Windows 10 games, but it still seems wildly complicated and restrictive to me. Worse, while improved functionality is always welcome, I can't see how this does anything but beg for unflattering comparisons with Steam: When I want to play my Steam games offline, I set Steam offline, restart it, and I'm on my way—and I can do it as often as I want. Microsoft's implementation of offline play is an improvement, but only because it wasn't available at all previously. As a step toward becoming more competitive with Steam, though, it falls woefully short.

    Microsoft enables offline play for Windows 10 games | PC Gamer
  3. Phnx2 Win User
    Windows Store app offline permissions button broken!


    This is a notice for the Microsoft dev team to let them know about this issue.

    The Offline Permissions button shows "on" when it's actually set to "off" and the other way around.

    So that means in order to be able to play say Forza Horizon 3 offline on Win 10 you need to click the Offline Permissions button so it shows "off" but is actually set to "on".

    When you restart the Windows Store app and/or Windows it resets to showing "on" which actually means it switched off again. I've tested this.

    I hope you check and fix this.

    Kind regards
  4. Window store "Offline permissions"

    Offline Maps for Pakistan


    If you wish to download the offline map for Pakistan, then it is currently unavailable on the Windows phone. We suggest that you send a suggestion on the Feedback Hub so we can add it on the next update. To send a feedback on your phone, you can follow the
    steps below:

    • Go to All Apps, search for the Feedback Hub app.
    • Open the menu icon at the top left side.
    • Select Feedback, then at the top right side, tap the
      button (+).
    • Select Suggestion and fill up the box with the details needed.
    • Select the right category, and then submit.

    You can also download any alternative applications from the Store that support offline maps.

    Don't hesitate to post back if you need further assistance.

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