Although Microsoft originally made available the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) on April 30, 2018, it was only available as a manual update, and then on May 8, 2018, the new version started rolling out through Windows Update to select devices.
Since then, the software giant continued its gradual rollout using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to update only devices that are compatible and block those that may cause problems, and now (since June 14), the new version is fully available worldwide.
According to Microsoft using its AI approach helps to deliver a safer and more positive experience to upgrade devices. In fact, the company reveals that version 1803 is the fastest rollout yet with more than 250 million machines already updated.
While it can be questionable, the company also points out that with the April 2018 Update is seeing fewer number of known issues, less calls to support, and a scientifically reduced number of devices rolling back to the previous version.
It’s time to upgrade
If you’re still stuck in the Fall Creators Update (version 1709), it’s now the time to upgrade. Since the original release, the first update for 2018 has received several quality updates to fix many of the issues, and according to Microsoft is safer to install. However, you always want to be prepared in case something goes using this guide and creating a full backup of your device before the upgrade.
If you want to wait a little longer, remember that you can always delay the April 2018 Update using this guide.
Windows 10 version 1803 is available for download using Windows Update, but if your device isn’t getting the new version, you can get it using a few different methods:
- How to manually upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update
- How to do a clean install of Windows 10 with the April 2018 Update