September 30, 2023

Microsoft has simply launched the Home windows 11 Insider builds 22631.2262 and 22621.2262 on the Beta Channel. As traditional, the second comes with new options disabled by default, so I’ll be specializing in the primary one, which provides extra new options to what’s going to be the 23H2 replace for Home windows 11.

The construct 22631.2262 brings the brand new Settings homepage to the Beta channel, which makes use of a card interface to supply fast entry to advisable settings, cloud storage, personalization choices, Bluetooth gadgets, in addition to Microsoft 365 and Xbox subscriptions. Microsoft says that this new UI is simply rolling out to a subset of Beta channel testers proper now, and it received’t be accessible on gadgets managed by organizations.

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Beta channel testers may also attempt the brand new Home windows Backup app to avoid wasting their folders, apps, settings, and credentials to the cloud. It’s a substitute for the present backup characteristic accessible in Accounts/Home windows Backup in Settings. Anyway, after backing up your private knowledge with this app, you’ll be able to restore it throughout the Home windows 11 out-of-box expertise. Nevertheless, backing up a piece or faculty account isn’t supported.

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Two different adjustments are price mentioning on this construct: The Solid flyout in Fast Settings now reveals a assist hyperlink for troubleshooting discovery and different casting points. Furthermore, customers with gadgets with RGB lights can now sync them with their Home windows accent coloration in Settings. This new “Dynamic Lighting” functionality additionally lets customers decide up a customized coloration for his or her gadgets proper from the Settings app.

Final however not least, Microsoft is warning Beta Channel Insiders that attributable to a bug within the earlier flight, the “Test for updates” button doesn’t seem as anticipated in Home windows Replace. The present workaround to put in this construct is to open the Run dialog or Home windows Terminal and enter the USOClient StartInteractiveScan command, which is able to make the OS test for updates. “With out doing this workaround, this new construct will set up routinely by itself over the subsequent day or two,” the Home windows Insider workforce stated immediately.