Windows 11 Beta Build 22631.2262 brings new Settings Homepage

Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 version 22H2 build to the Beta channel for Insiders. The company releases updates to the beta channel almost every week. And this week’s update brings some great features.

The new Windows 11 beta builds are 22631.2262 and 22621.2262. Like other updates in the beta channel, the main build includes all the new features while the other build 22621.2262 has the features turned off by default.

Talking about features Windows 11 build 22631.2262 brings the new Settings homepage. The new homepage contains cards like view. And each card contains specific settings. There are total seven cards in the homepage and Microsoft plans to add more in future.

Windows 11 Beta Build 22631.2262

The homepage includes Recommended settings, Cloud storage, Account recovery, Personalization, Microsoft 365, Xbox, and Bluetooth Devices cards. From these cards you can quickly change available Settings.

Microsoft introduces new Backup app which is more convenient to take different data backups. There are four options, Folder that takes files, documents and photos backup, Apps section which can remember installed and pinned apps, Settings to remember preferences and other Windows settings, Credentials to remember WiFi password and other passwords.

Windows 11 Beta Build 22631.2262

There are a couple of other improvements and changes:

[File Explorer]

  • Made some changes which should noticeably help improve the performance of the “calculating” phase when sending a large number of files at once in File Explorer to the recycle bin.

[Cast]

  • Building off the Cast improvements introduced with Build 22631.2129, we have updated the Cast flyout in Quick Settings with additional support for you in case you face any trouble discovering nearby displays, fixing connections, and more.

[Dynamic Lighting]

  • You can now instantly sync your Windows accent color with the devices around you with the “Match my Windows accent color” toggle under “Effects” for Dynamic Lighting via Settings > Personalization > Dynamic Lighting.
  • We have added the ability to choose a custom color to light up your devices with.

Along with new features and improvements, the update also fixes a bunch of issues. Microsoft has mentioned all the fixes in the announcement page.

Those who are on the Build 22624 will automatically moved to the new build 22631. But in case if you receive the other build 22621, then you will have the option to upgrade to the main build 22631. You can check for the new update by visiting Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.

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