Windows Subsystem for Android gets September 2022 update

Windows Subsystem for Android gets another update in September with various fixes and improvements, and here's all you need to know.

WSA September 2022 update
WSA September 2022 update
  • Android apps will run smoother on Windows 11 with the September update.
  • The update brings performance and reliability improvements.
  • It also includes security and input fixes.

Microsoft has released a new update (version 2208.40000.4.0) for its Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11. The update is available through the Windows Insider Program for the United States and Japan users and includes several fixes and changes to help improve Android apps to run smoother.

According to the announcement, the update fixes apps stuck in a not responding state, improves performance for apps, issues with scrolling, networking, and graphics, and now it’s even easier to uninstall apps.

September 2022 update changes

Here’s the list of changes for the Windows Subsystem for Android version 2208.40000.4.0:

  • New compatibility allows apps to maintain aspect ratio but still support resize.
  • Reliability fixes for App Not Responding (ANR) errors.
  • Improvements to input compatibility shims.
  • Improvements to scrolling (smoothness) in apps.
  • Usability Improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app.
  • Startup performance improvements.
  • Fixed crashes when copying and pasting extremely large content.
  • UX improvements for the game controls dialog.
  • Improvements to networking.
  • General graphics improvements.
  • Improvements for gamepad when using multiple apps.
  • Improved performance of uninstalling apps.
  • Fixed video playback issue for apps.
  • Updated to Chromium WebView 104.
  • Linux kernel security updates.

The Windows Subsystem for Android update should download and install automatically. However, you can always download it manually from the Library’s page in the Microsoft Store app and by clicking the “Get updates” button. You can use these instructions to install WSA on Windows 11.

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