The Best Features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update


2018-05-20T16:59:21+00:00

The developers in charge of Windows 10 have been hard at work at the Microsoft campus preparing for new, exciting and useful features for Windows 10, widely known by its development name: Windows 10 Creator’s Update. Now the time has come for the final production release which also means an official change in the name for the Windows 10 upgrade: Windows 10 April 2018 Update. With that said, here are the best features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update:

Nearby sharing:

This feature allows you to share files with nearby PCs that also must be running Windows 10 April 2018 and have Bluetooth with Nearby sharing enabled. Nearby sharing can be turned on from the Action Center. From there you should see a share menu in File Explorer, Photos, along with other Microsoft applications.

Focus assist:

Focus assist (once called Quiet) gives you three options: Off, Priority only and Alarms only. The differences are:
* Priority only disables notifications with the exception for apps that have been added to your priority list.
* Alarms only will disable notifications for alarms.
Focus can be set up from Settings > System > Focus assist.

Dictation:

Users can start using the new dictation feature on Windows 10 by clicking on the windows key + H keyboard shortcut. This features enables you to dictate into any application, just need to make sure your microphone is turned on and working properly.

Timeline:

With Timeline, users can now view active apps on their windows. This feature will show a Timeline interface below the active windows which gives you a view of files in thumbnail format that you have accessed in the passed 30 days. Before Timeline, users would have to click the Task View button to right of Cortana which could be cumbersome to those who are not familiar with the location of Cortana.

Password recovery for local Microsoft accounts:

The new password recorvery for local Microsoft accounts allows you to set up three security questions which you can answer if you forgot your password. To access this feature, go to the following location: Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Click Update your security questions to set the security questions.

For more information on this update, please visit the Microsoft Website.

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