New features in recent Windows updates will help you manage your time, increase security, and get more creative with Windows 10. With this update, it'll be easier to get things done on your PC and across your other devices, including syncing to Android phones (7.0 or later).
Ready to start? See Get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.
If you need to know about delaying or skipping the update, freeing up space so you can run the update, solving password problems, or other troubleshooting information, see Windows Update: FAQ or Your app doesn't work with Windows 10. For info about activating Windows 10, see Activate Windows 10. For help with a slow PC, see Tips to improve PC performance in Windows 10.
If you have a new Windows 10 device, open the Tips app for info about how to set up your new device. In the search box on the taskbar, type Tips, then select the Tips App from the list of results to open the app.
Paste from your cloud clipboard
In the May 2019 Update, use the cloud-based clipboard to copy and paste images and text from one PC to another. Select Start > Settings > System > Clipboard , and then use the toggles to turn on both Clipboard history and Sync across devices. You can also press the Windows logo key +V as a shortcut to easily access your clipboard.
Give your apps a sleek new look
Make your apps stand out by switching to Light or Dark mode. Select Start > Settings > Personalization > Colors . Under Choose your color, select either Light or Dark mode.
Add emoji from your keyboard
Express yourself however and wherever you want. Press the Windows logo key +period (.) to open an emoji panel. Use kaomojis to create faces with text, and symbols—like punctuation and currency—to make a statement.
Automatically back up your precious folders
Keep your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders automatically backed up with OneDrive so they're protected even if you lose your PC. On the right side of the taskbar, select OneDrive > More > Settings . On the AutoSave tab, select Update folders and specify which folders you'd like to automatically sync.
Bring the Microsoft experience to your Android phone
Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone, type Microsoft Launcher in the search box, and then install it. Once Microsoft Launcher is installed, you can get beautiful Bing wallpapers that refresh daily, sync your Office docs and calendar, and more.
Make your pointer easier to see
Make things on your screen larger
To make just the text on your screen bigger, select Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Display , then adjust the slider under Make text bigger. To make everything bigger, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger.
Use Snip & Sketch to capture, mark up, and share images
Screen sketch is now called Snip & Sketch. Open Snip & Sketch to take a snip of what’s on your screen or to mark up and share a previous image. In the search box on the taskbar, type Snip & Sketch, then select Snip & Sketch from the list of results to open the app.
To quickly take a snip, press the Windows logo key+Shift+S. You'll see your screen darken and your cursor displayed as a cross. Choose a point at the edge of the area you want to copy and left-click the cursor. Move your cursor to highlight the area you want to capture. The area you capture will appear on your screen.
The image you snipped is saved to your clipboard, ready for pasting into an email or document. If you want to edit the image, select the notification that appears after you’ve made your snip. Snip & Sketch offers options to save, copy, or share and includes a pen, highlighter, and an eraser, all with variable line widths.
Pause updates until a convenient time
To temporarily delay updates for your device, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update , and then select Pause updates. Once you reach the pause limit, you'll need to get the latest updates before you can pause again.
Let Microsoft keep your PC healthy
Keep your device running smoothly with recommended troubleshooting suggestions that find and fix issues on your device. To view recommended troubleshooters, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot .