Stumbled upon someone random on steam and you want to make them friends? well yes it is possible you can add them on your friend list and you can play any online game with them later on steam.
To make friends in steam you need to have a purchase of a minimum of $5 without any purchase you won’t be able to invite anyone as a friend on steam so as you mean that you have already have spent a minimum of five Dollars we will tell you how to add friends on steam
To add a friend on steam
Go to Friends Menu from the toolbar
The first step is to open the steam application and open the toolbar from the top of the app
Select Add a Friend Option
Now a drop-down menu will appear select add a friend option from the drop-down menu
Generate Code Or Send Invite
Now you will have two ways by which you can add friends on steam first option is by sending a generated friend code to your friend after sending the friend code they will be able to accept your friend request by using the code on the same page on their steam account. The next option is by sending them an invite to be your friend you can do this by clicking the send invite button and they will get a notification on their steam app once they accept the invite you will be able to add them as friends
Add Each Other on Friend List
Now you both will able to add each other to your friend list and enjoy gaming together
Automatic launching of apps when you start your computer can be annoying because you do not always start your computer for the same reason every time. By default steam also has a default setting by which it opens itself when you start your computer.
Maybe the automatic opening of steam is disturbing or unnecessary and your time gets wasted closing steam every time you start your computer.
Luckily you can turn this setting off on your PC and get rid of steam launching at startup.
To stop steam from opening itself automatically
Go to Settings option from Steam Menu
The first step is to open the steam app, now from the topmost menu go to “Steam” and a drop-down list will appear select “settings” option
Go to Interface From the Side Menu
Once you click settings a new window will open, now look for the interface option in the left sidebar.
Uncheck “Run Steam When My Computer Starts”
You will see various options there now look for or “ Run Steam when my computer starts” make sure to uncheck the option and lastly click on “ok ” to save the settings. Now you are good to go and Steam will not open itself when you start your computer.
Using Task Manager To Stop Steam on Startup
If you are a Windows 10 user you can also use the task manager to stop steam from starting automatically. To do so
Go to Start Menu and search for Task Manager
Now move to Startup section from the top menu
Look for Steam in the list of apps
Right Click on Steam and select the Disable option
For Mac Users
Macs also provide an easy way to handle apps that will start upon boot.
Firstly open system preferences
Now click on the Users & Groups icon
Find and go to your user account
Now from the list under Login Items look for Steam and click on the minus button beside it to remove it from starting up.
Are you out of space? And still, you want to download more games. You just feel like a game is taking up a lot of space and you don’t play it anymore, whatever may be the reason you want to uninstall steam games there is a way you can do it.
Uninstalling old games that you don’t play anymore will save a lot of space to fit in other games or any other thing that you want on your PC.
Also, if you uninstall a game from steam you can definitely install it again whenever you need it.
To uninstall a Steam Game
Go to the Library option
You can find it on the topmost menu in the steam app
Choose the Game You Want to Uninstall
In the library section, you will see the list of games that you have downloaded now simply choose the game to that you want to uninstall
Click on the Gear Icon
After opening the game from the list you will be able to see a gear icon on the right side of the page click on the gear icon
Click on Manage>Uninstall
The last step is to click on manage and lastly uninstall. Now you are done with uninstalling.
Congratulations you are done uninstalling now you can use the space and whichever way you want. Don’t worry you can always install the games you have purchased from steam.
Slow download speed at steam well you’re not alone, it is frustrating especially if you have bought a new game and it is taking a lot of time to even get started.
Luckily there are ways in which you can increase your steam speed so that at the end you have to wait less and finally play the game.
Steam’s server itself is not slow and the speed offered is decent, but if you are downloading a game that has just released then the speed will be slow relative leave because a lot of people will be downloading at the same time putting a lot of load on the server.
The first thing you can do is tweak the steam settings, steam by default downloads a game from a server that is nearest to you, but if it is not then you can connect to your nearest server by following steps.
To get started you need to open steam settings you can find it on the top menu of the app.
Under the settings you will see a lot of options, now go to the downloads option. Here you can see where your files get downloaded and from which server.
Under the heading download region, choose the region you currently are in.
Restart Steam App
If the preset region was far from you then that might be the reason for the slow download speed. Also if you have relocated yourself over you are traveling then you can choose the nearest region to you.
However, if you find the server is too slow or busy you can try other servers too. For example, if a game is too popular in your region and is making your server slow then you can try switching to another one.
Remove Bandwidth Limitations
Another reason that your steam download speed is slow can be limited bandwidth. You need to stop any bandwidth limitations within the steam app.
You can check it under the same download settings, search for the heading limit bandwidth to and see what option is selected. Make sure you set it as no limit. once you have set the bandwidth to no limit, restart your steam app so that changes can come into effect.
Setting your bandwidth to no limit will allow steam to download at the maximum speed possible. The download speed will mainly depend on how what speed your internet service provider is offering.
Under the same Downloads Settings, look for the heading download restrictions you can see there are three options to tick. Make sure the option throttle downloads while streaming is unchecked.
Throttling limits the upload and download speed, so keep that option unchecked and you will be able to see a significant increase in download speed.
Give Steam Top Priority
After you have tried the above steps you might have seen a slight increase in speed. There is a way that can also increase your downloading speed slightly.
To do this you need to open task manager on your PC.
Under Task Manager search for a steam client.
The next step is to right-click and open the go to details option.
A new window will open now look for or SteamServices.exe. Now right-click again and set priority to high.
After you are done with the settings now the downloading process will be the top priority of the PC above every other task that is going on.
If you are unable to find steam client then right-click on steam on your task manager and then click on install.
Well, this one is basic, other programs that might be eating your bandwidth and eventually decreasing your download speed. So while you are on the task manager, go to the processes option and terminate any processes that are not required at that time.
Now the next step is to go to the networks tab and see if there is an application that is eating your bandwidth, now close any such application if there is any.
Disable Firewall and Antivirus
While anti-virus software and firewalls are great for the safety and security of your computer and your data. Sometimes they may be the reason that your download speed is so slow.
The best thing you can do is to disable your antivirus and Firewall while you are downloading a game from steam. To disable Windows security,
Go to the start menu and search for the settings option.
Now go to Update Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection
Now just turn off the Real-Time Protection. You do not need to come back to turn it on as it will turn itself on automatically after sometime
To Disable Firewall
Go to Control Panel and navigate to System and Security
Click Windows Defender Firewall>customize settings
Turn off windows firewall under private network.
If it is already turned off, it means that your antivirus has enabled a Firewall so so now go to your anti-virus software disable firewall from there.
Well, if any of the above settings are not working for you then there might be a problem with your internet connection. If the speed of your modem is itself slow then try upgrading your package for contacting your internet service provider.
But if your internet is fine then connect your PC through an ethernet cable. It does not matter how fast your wireless connection is but a wired connection is always faster than any wireless connection.
If you are already connected through an ethernet cable then make sure it is not outdated, we recommend that you use cat5 and above versions of ethernet cable as they are faster than the older versions.
Well, these were the ways by which you can increase your steam downloading speed. After trying all of this I am sure you might be able to get successful in increasing the speed significantly. If you have any other problems regarding steam you can ask here, we will surely reply, also tell us in the comments what worked for you.
Maybe you do not want to play games on steam anymore, or you want to delete one of the multiple accounts you have or simply you do not want your data anymore with steam.
Whatever may be the reason, we are here to help, you can delete your steam account by following simple steps.
Remember once you delete your Steam Account, all your data including your steam wallet balance, your purchases, personal data will get deleted and you cannot get them. So make sure deleting your steam account is your last and final decision.
Steps to delete Steam Account Permanently
Open Steam Account Settings
To open account settings go to store.steampowered.com/account from your browser. If you are on the steam desktop app go to Help>Steam Support>My Account and click on manage account details.
Scroll Down and Find Delete My Steam Account
On your account settings page, simply move down to the bottom of the page you will see an option Delete My Steam Account. Click on the option.
Click on Proceed To Account Deletion
Now a new page will open, click on Proceed to account deletion. After this, they will verify your account with a code in your email. Just enter the code and the account deletion process will start.
After you are finished with the verification steam will hold your request for 30 days. If you have deleted your account and want it back then you can recover your account within these 30 days.
On the 31st day, Steam will queue your account for the deletion process and your account will be deleted with all its data.
After 30 days there is no way you can recover your Steam Account back even if you wish to do so.
Purchased a game but you feel like it’s not up to the mark? Or you just accidentally purchased the wrong game and not sure what to do now. Well, you are lucky steam has a return policy by which you can get a full refund of the game you purchased.
The return is approved under two conditions, one is that you have played the game for less than 2 hours. And secondly, your purchase should not be older than two weeks. Exceptions are made by the company in some cases so you can apply for a refund even if you do not meet the two conditions.
In this article, we will tell you how to get a refund of your game in steam properly so that your request gets approved without any problem.
Requesting a Refund From Steam
Open The Help Menu
Once you start steam you can find the help menu at the top right menu bar. Go to Help>steam support. If you cannot find it then you can also visit help.steampowered.com from your pc.
Click on Purchases
You will see a lot of options you just have to click on Purchases Option
View Purchase History
Now click on View complete purchasing history option.
Select the Game
Now you will see the list of purchases you have done, just select the game that you want to refund.
Click on I Would Like a Refund
From the four options go to I would like a refund option, In the next screen they will ask if you have a technical problem with the app, Click on refund option.
Tell the Reasonand Submit Request
The last step is to specify a reason for your refund, select an appropriate reason and click the Submit button. You can also add reason to the notes column, make sure you are precise and clear.
Well, once you have completed the steps, steam will review your application and if you qualify they will issue a refund to you within a week.
Steam has a very strict refund policy, any downloaded game or content is refundable within a period of two weeks also the number of hours played should not exceed 2 hours. Also, if your purchase is older than 14 days there is very little chance that steam might issue a refund.
If you have played a game for more than two hours you can still apply for a refund. However, it depends on the total game length if your refund will be accepted or not.
You can also apply for a refund if you bought the game just before a sale, they will process a refund and allow you to purchase the game again.
You can also request a refund for subscriptions, gifts, bundles, in-game purchases and wallet refunds.
Do not make it a habit of processing refunds on Steam, once they identify that you are misusing their system they can ban your account. So read and watch reviews before buying any game or subscription from steam.
The refund processed by steam will be credited to your steam wallet as it cannot refund you on the initial payment method. You can use this balance to purchase other games and items. However, there is no way to steam wallet money back to your bank account.