Windows 10 version 1809 new features review

Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) features walkthrough

VIDEO: The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is about to come out, and this hands-on video review dives deep into everything that's new in this new version available in October 2018.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is arriving very soon, and in this hands-on video review, you’ll get to know all the new features, improvements, and tweaks.

Windows 10 version 1809, codenamed Redstone 5, is the sixth feature update that Microsoft is releasing for desktops, laptops, and tablets, and it’s a continuation of the April 2018 Update that delivers a new set of visual refinements as well as new features, but it’s a lot smaller than its predecessor.

You can learn more about this update in this field guide.

Windows 10 version 1809 release date

The new version of Windows 10 is officially rolling out during the first or second week of October, but it won’t be available for every device on day one. Instead, Microsoft is planning to rollout the update gradually starting with computers with newer hardware, and then, based on feedback and telemetry from the initial phase, it’ll expand to other devices.

Although you can force the October 2018 Update using the Media Creation Tool, the best way to get the update is to wait until it’s automatically available through Windows Update.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update new features

In this new feature update, Windows 10 is adding a number of improvements and a few new features, including clipboard history, which is a new feature that allows to see and keep track of those things you copy, and now, your content can sync across devices.

Windows 10 is introducing a dark theme for File Explorer, which you can easily enable using the Colors settings page.

The October update also delivers improvements to the search experience with a number of tweaks and a wider interface for search. On Storage sense, you’ll find a new option that makes unused OneDrive content available only online to free up space on the hard drive. You can once again change the system font size, and install fonts to your account without the need of elevated privileges.

Microsoft is adding Snip & Sketch, which is a new app to take screenshots on Windows 10, and the Your Phone app allows you to connect to your phone to access recent pictures and check text messages.

Other improvements include new HDR and WCG settings for supported displays. Option to adjust video based on the lighting around you. Artificial Intelligence to improve the Windows Update reboot logic to prevent sudden restarts when you’re using your device, and you’re also getting a bunch of improvements for Microsoft Edge.

If you’re already installed the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, or you’re planning to get it in the coming weeks, this hands-on video review walks you through everything you need to know about the update.

The update is free for those devices already running Windows 10, and it’ll be available at some point in October.

What do you think about the new features and improvements with version 1809? Tell us in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].