Get Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now With Killer New Features, Great Phone Integration

Windows 10 October Update
In case you were wondering, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now available for everyone to download. According to Microsoft, it will automatically rollout the update over the coming weeks in stages to Windows 10 users across the globe. This staged rollout will help the company identify issues that will [likely] crop up along the way.

However, if you want to get the October 2018 Update right now, all you have to do is go to Windows Update and click Check for Updates. That will perform a hard pull and start the download/installation process for you.

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If you'd prefer to do a clean install, Microsoft has already posted ISO images on its website that you can easily download.
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Head on over the following download page, where you'll find a drop-down menu box under "Select Edition". Once you select Windows 10 and your download language, you'll be given the option to obtain either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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For those that choose to let Microsoft handle the update process, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has additional policies in place (compared to previous versions of Windows 10) to be less of a burden on the user:

For our many mobile users on laptops and 2-in-1 devices, we have improved Window’s ability to know when a device will not be in use and perform certain update activities then, so as not to disrupt the user. This ability to update at night when plugged in and not on battery power will help hide update activity and minimize user disruption from updates. To further minimize disruption (in case your system is updating overnight), Windows also silences audio when it wakes for Windows Updates.   If your device hasn’t updated for several nights, we will then suggest you plug in your device so that we can update at night.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update will bring plenty of new features to users, including additional updates to the Microsoft Edge browser, AI assist for the keyboard, HDR controls, and further refinements to the Material Design UI aesthetic. Microsoft has also made some big changes to the venerable Notepad app along with security enhancements for Windows Application Guard and Windows Hello authentication for remote desktop sessions.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update also sees the production release of the Your Phone app, which we've detailed on numerous occasions. With the app, you can wirelessly access your Android phone's texts, photos and other content on your Windows 10 PC. You can even take a picture with your phone, and have it appear instantly on your PC where it can be edited. More importantly, there's an SMS relay feature which allows you to send and receives texts from your Android device on your Windows 10 PC.

Microsoft says that you'll need to have Android 7.0 or newest installed on your smartphone to take full advantage of the Your Phone app.