Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Windows 10 April 2018 Update
Version of Microsoft Windows
OS familyWindows 10 (NT 10.0)
CodenameRedstone 4
Preliminary nameWindows 10 Spring Creators Update[1]
Architecturex86, x64, ARM64
Latest build10.0.17134.2208
Release date2018-04-30
Support end2019-11-12 (Home, Pro)
2021-03-15 (Enterprise G)
2021-05-11 (Enterprise, Education)
Server counterpart
Windows Server, version 1803
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Replaced by
Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows 10 April 2018 Update (also known as version 1803 or Redstone 4) is an update for Windows 10, which was released on 30 April 2018.

It is the first Windows feature update to use the month and year naming scheme for the official update name after previous updates used descriptive names such as November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update. This naming scheme would be in use until Windows 10 November 2021 Update, as Microsoft switched the official naming scheme for future Windows feature updates starting with Windows 11 2022 Update and Windows 10 2022 Update as the operating system switched to an annual release cadence starting with the release of Windows 11.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • Added Timeline. As part of this change, the icon for the Task View button has changed.
  • Added Nearby Sharing.
  • Added Diagnostic Data Viewer.
  • Added ability to quickly pair Bluetooth devices.
  • Added support for Hygon Dhyana SoCs.
  • Improvements to the update process.
  • Fonts can now be managed in Settings.
  • Updates to Microsoft Edge.
  • The legacy Windows Store app has been replaced with the newer Microsoft Store app.
  • Updates to Cortana.
  • Improvements to My People.
  • Updates to Settings app and added and redesigned several new pages.
  • Added built-in support for viewing images in the "High Efficiency Image Format" (HEIF).
  • Numerous changes and improvements to the UI and built-in apps.
  • The Microsoft Edge shortcut is now installed to the desktop by default.

Removed features[edit | edit source]

  • The HomeGroup networking feature was removed.
  • The Games Explorer was completely removed after being hidden from the UI since Windows 8.
  • All references to Groove Music Pass were removed due to the service being discontinued in December 2017.
  • XPS Viewer is no longer installed by default on clean installations. It can still be re-added through the optional features page in Settings.
  • The Languages applet in Control Panel was hidden with all of its settings being moved to the Settings app.
  • Interactive Service Detection was removed.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Insider Preview (rs_prerelease branch)[edit | edit source]

Insider Preview (rs4_release branch)[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Post-RTM[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]