The Windows 10 April 2019 Update will be the first major update for Microsoft’s constantly-evolving Windows 10 operating system this year.
Also known as Windows 10 version 1903, or 19H1, the Windows 10 April 2019 Update continues Microsoft’s habit of releasing major updates that bring new features, tools and apps to Windows 10.
The Windows 10 April 2019 Update follows the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Both of these updates brought a number of helpful new features to Windows 10, but they were also had their fair share of controversy and issues as well – but at least it looks like Paint will no longer be ‘deprecated’, if a recent insider build is anything to go by.
We’re hoping that the Windows 10 April 2019 Update will manage to arrive, as the name suggests, in April, avoiding some of the problems that plagued earlier updates. However, the April 2018 Update was infamous for missing its April launch date, as was the October 2018 Update, so we’ll have to wait and see.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…
With the launch of the Windows 10 April 2019 Update approaching, Microsoft has begun releasing early versions to Windows Insiders – who are customers who have signed up to try out the latest version of Windows 10.
Because of this, we’ve got a good idea of what sort of new features are coming with the Windows 10 April 2019 Update. So, read on to find out all the latest news, rumors, features and release date details about the Windows 10 April 2019 Update.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The next major update for Windows 10
- When is it out? The Windows 10 April 2019 Update should be released in April
- What does it cost? As with previous major Windows 10 updates, it is free
Windows 10 April 2019 Update release date
We don’t have an official release date for the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, but going by the name, we can have a good guess.
So, it’s very likely that it will be ready to download at some point during April 2019. However, we won’t say that’s a complete certainty.
That’s because last year’s April 2018 update only just released in April. After a few delays, it emerged on April 30, which is cutting it a bit fine.
Meanwhile, the October 2018 Update was even more tardy, finally releasing on November 13 – and that’s not counting the times the update rollout was paused while Microsoft fixed numerous Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems.
With any major update to an operating system, delays and problems can arise, so the April 2019 release date isn’t guaranteed.
But, given that Microsoft has called given it the April 2019 Update title could mean that it’s finally confident that it will release the update during that month, as it won’t want the embarrassment of releasing a Windows 10 update with an outdated name again.
Windows 10 April 2019 Update name
We’ve known about the Windows 10 April 2019 Update for a while now, though it was mainly referred to as Windows 10 version 1903 and by its codename Windows 19H1.
The 19H1 codename gave us a clue to the release date and possible name, as it suggests the update will be released in the first half of 2019.
Rumours had been swirling that Microsoft would choose April 2019 Update as the name, following on from its April 2018 Update last year.
Another recent rumor all-but confirms the name of the update as the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, as a reference to the April 2019 Update was spotted in the Windows Powershell tool when the “Get-VMHostSupportedVersion” command is run.
This reference, which was found by Twitter user Tero Alhonen, is the strongest evidence so far that it will be called the Windows 10 April 2019 Update.