Microsoft has finally confirmed that the next major update, codename Redstone 4, will be officially called “Windows 10 April 2018 Update,” and it’ll be available starting Monday, April 30, 2018, for anyone wanting to update manually. On May 8, the new version will slowly start rolling out through Windows Update.
Originally, the feature update was planned to released on April 10, but a blocking bug causing a higher rate of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) delayed the launch at the eleventh hour. Then the company fixed the problems with the Windows 10 build 17134, and now, the operating system is ready for the masses.
It’s worth noting that Windows 10 is known as version 1803, and while, we’ve previously heard about “Spring Creators Update” as the friendly name, the company has also confirmed that the feature update will use the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update” name.
What’s new with the Windows 10 April Update (version 1803)
In the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Microsoft is introducing a number of new features and improvements, including Timeline, a new feature that allows you to resume activities you were working in the past on any PC running Windows 10 and iOS or Android phone .
Nearby sharing is also a new feature to share files and links with minimal effort wirelessly to nearby devices using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Starting with version 1803, the operating system will be able to detect when a Bluetooth device is in range and ready to pair and it’ll pop a toast notification to quickly complete the setup with one-click.
If your PC uses multiple GPUs, you’ll now be able to set which graphics processor an app can use through the Settings app that can help to improve performance and battery life.
The April 2018 Update also includes the ability to manage fonts using the Settings app, and you can now download new font families through the Microsoft Store.
You can now review and delete the collected telemetry data that the company uses to improve the experience of Windows 10. In addition, Windows 10 1803 continues the gradual implementation of Fluent Design, and you’ll find tweaks and new elements using this new interface design.
You can check all the new features and changes for the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update here.
Although we all are exciting waiting for version 1803 to release, during the early days major updates are known to include unknown issues and bugs. This means that if you’re planning to wait a little longer, it’s now the time to configure your system to prevent Windows 10 from installing April 2018 Update to a later date.