The Windows 10 April 2019 update is focused around reliability and making the current OS better. The last two updates caused many problems, many users are looking forward to the next update. After the bug-ridden updates of 2018, Microsoft wants to make everything better with the Windows 10 April 2019 update and find back the old reliability.

The Windows 10 April 2018 update was delayed due to bugs discovered at the last second, whereas, the Windows 10 October 2018 update turned out to be a real disaster. Some users lost their personal data during the installation and on certain hardware once after the update Windows 10 was not working anymore. Internally codenamed “19H1” by Microsoft, this update will most likely appear as April 2019 update, even though the name has not yet been officially confirmed. 

Improvements in the Upcoming Windows 10 Update:

Design and UI:

For the Windows 10 April 2019 update, Microsoft has revised the default theme. Start menu, taskbar and the info centre appear design has been overhauled for better user experience. System menus and dialogue boxes have been updated with a new colour scheme.

Info Center Improvements:

Two minor improvements make the information center even more practical. With a right mouse click you can remove the tiles for the Quick Actions directly on the spot or add new ones. And on notebooks and tablets you can adjust the screen brightness even more comfortably with a brand new slider. Furthermore, in the start menu you can remove entire groups of tiles at once and you no longer have to delete each tile individually as before.

Search:

As of the Windows 10 April 2019 update, the voice assistant Cortana and the Windows search are separated. This provides less confusion with normal searches in the system. With two separate buttons, Cortana and Windows Search can be operated completely separate from each other.

Cortana:

In order to give Cortana a voice command, in the future, only one click on the corresponding icon on the taskbar is enough. In the Windows search, there is also a list of the five most frequently used apps from the Windows 10 April 2019 Update. For those who like to keep their desktop and the taskbar empty, this is an alternative to open standard programs faster.

Windows 10 sandbox:

Perhaps one of the most elaborate innovations in Windows 10 April 2019 Update is the new sandbox feature for the Pro and Enterprise editions. In a kind of virtual machine, you can use it to run potentially dangerous apps and applications in a separate area from the system without risk. Compared to a full-fledged virtual machine, the Windows 10 sandbox is less power-hungry. Disadvantages of the Windows 10 Sandbox include the lack of Drag & Drag support and the non-existent possibility to log off and reboot this virtual machine in the window. Every time the sandbox is restarted, all changes will be disappeared.

Windows 10 settings:

In the main Settings window, starting with the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, you’ll see a new bar with your avatar and username and four icons for quick access to OneDrive, your Microsoft Rewards Points account, Windows Update, and Phone Settings. In the app list you can now uninstall more of the pre-installed apps with Windows 10. You can postpone the automatic updates with a simple push of a button for 7 days. On request, you can also monitor your usage behaviour of Windows 10 and have the usage time set automatically by Windows 10.

Other Changes:

The shortcut “Windows +.” Callable smiley panel can now be freely positioned on the screen. Additional icons are available on the touch keyboard. As you type, Windows 10 measures the touch points you typically tap on the display to reduce the likelihood of incorrect input.