Windows 10’s April 2018 Update (version 1803) is the next major release — codename Redstone 4 — set to deliver a new wave of features and improvements. Although we’re still days away from the final release, there has been a number of previews unveiling the changes coming to the platform.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the new features and changes Microsoft has been working for the fifth feature update of Windows 10 releasing in spring 2018 — which it’s expected to carry the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update” marketing name, instead of “Spring Creators Update,” which was rumored previously.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update release date: Microsoft has officially confirmed that the Windows 10 April 2018 Update will release on April 30, 2018, if you want to update using the Media Creation Tool and Update Assistant, then on May 8, the update will appear in Windows Update. (Usually, feature updates become available starting 2PM Eastern Time.) Initially, Microsoft will begin rolling out the update with its new features to select devices that are known to work with the new version, and then the rollout will expand to other devices.
Getting the Windows 10 version 1803: If your device is compatible, the new version will automatically download through Windows Update. Alternatively, you can install the update using the Media Creation Tool to do a clean or in-place upgrade, Update Assistant, or you can also download the ISO file to create a USB bootable media.
For more details, check out all the Redstone 4 tutorials, info, and news, and everything we know thus far about the Redstone 5 development here. Also, check out the best 10 features coming to version 1803, those hidden features you have yet to discover, and this guide will help you avoid problems upgrading to the April 2018 Update.
- What’s new on desktop experience
- What’s new on Settings experience
- What’s new on input experience
- What’s new on system experience
- What’s new on Microsoft Edge
- What’s new on Windows Defender
- What’s new on Windows Subsystem for Linux
Here’s everything you need to know as we continue to wait for the release of the next major OS update:
- Update April 12, 2018: Although Microsoft was rumored to release the next major update of its operating system on April 10, Microsoft has delayed the official release due to a blocking bug.
- Update April 14, 2018: Microsoft no longer considers build 17133 as the final version, release date now is unclear.
- Update April 16, 2018: Build 17134 releases as the new final candidate for version 1803, which fixes the blocking bug found in build 17133. However, Microsoft still isn’t giving a release date for the spring update.
- Update April 17, 2018: Microsoft may use “Windows 10 April 2018 Update” as the final name for version 1803.
- Update April 20, 2018: Microsoft makes build 17134 available in the Slow ring and Release Preview ring.
- Update April 23, 2018: Microsoft Edge landing page to welcome users to a new version reveals “Windows 10 April update” as the final name for version 1803.
- Update April 27, 2018: Microsoft confirms April 30, 2018, as the official release date for Windows 10 April Update.
- Update May 18, 2018: You shouldn’t rush to upgrade to version 1803, here are a few reasons why.
What’s new on desktop experience
You can also check out this walkthrough video with all the changes included in the new version of Windows 10: