Windows 10 version 2003, 20H1 update

Windows 10 version 2003 (20H1) spring 2020 update: All the new features and changes

UPDATED 4/15: Windows 10 version 2003 is expected to rollout during spring 2020, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

Windows 10 version 2003 will be the ninth major refresh since the original release that Microsoft is planning to release sometime in spring 2020 with new features and improvements. 

Also, codenamed “20H1,” this will be the first of two developments coming in 2020, and while we’re still month away from the final release, thanks to the previews available in the Windows Insider Program, we’re now slowly starting to see the changes that will be available with this new update.

In this guide, we’ll highlight the new features and improvements planned for version 2003 as they appear in each test preview. (It’s unclear if the Microsoft will use the “May 2020 Update,” “April 2020 Update,” or another name for this feature update.)

What happened with Windows 10 19H2? According to the company, the 19H2 update is in the works, but some of the features planned for the 20H1 update need a longer leap time, which is the reason that we’re seeing previews of the next year feature update so early. Once the May 2019 Update becomes officially available, Microsoft will resume making 19H2 builds available to testers.

Info: This guide will get updated and republished with features and improvements as they become available through the Windows Insider Program. However, depending on when you’re reading this guide, some features and changes may still be missing. If this is the case, you can check this section with the latest updates.

What’s new with desktop experience

No changes thus far.

What’s new with Settings experience

No changes thus far.

What’s new with input experience


Microsoft SwiftKey technology that gives you more accurate autocorrections and predictions by learning your writing behavior using the touch and hardware keyboard is expanding to 39 additional languages.

Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME)

If you write in Japanese, this new version of Windows 10 ships with an updated IME experience, which is more secure, more stable, and improves game compatibility. 

In the case that you type in Chinese, the operating system introduces new versions of the Chinese Simplified IMEs (Pinyin and Wubi), as well as the Chinese Traditional IMEs (Bopomofo, ChangJie and Quick).

Microsoft also has improved the security and reliability of the experience. Starting with the 20H1 update, you’ll also notice a cleaner interface for the candidate window and settings pages. (The new settings of the Microsoft Input Method Editors are available within the Settings app.)

What’s new with system experience

No changes thus far.

What’s new with apps experience


Starting with version 2003, Notepad  introduces the ability to restore unsaved content after installing an update.

Editor’s note: This guide includes features and improvements that appeared until Windows 10 build 18875. It should be noted that this guide focuses on features for consumers, as Microsoft is also adding other features aimed for enterprises, which aren’t included here. (This guide was originally published on April 15, 2019, and last updated on April 15, 2019.)