Microsoft is revamping the Settings app in Windows 11 with a new homepage that is designed to make it easier for users to access and view the most important settings. Microsoft is adding three new cards to change the interface of the Settings app. The changes are currently available in preview for Windows Insiders (Build 23492).
The Windows Settings app is a built-in application that lets you customize and configure various aspects of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 system. You can use the Settings app to change your personalization options, manage your accounts, update your system, troubleshoot problems, and more. The Settings app is designed to be easy to use and navigate, with a simple and intuitive interface.
New Interface Elements for the Windows 11 Settings App
- “Recommended settings: This card adapts to your specific usage patterns, providing timely and relevant settings options. It's designed to streamline your settings management and save you time.
- Cloud storage: Gives you an overview of your cloud storage use and lets you know when you're nearing capacity.
- Account recovery: Helps keep your Microsoft account more secure by helping you add additional recovery info so you never get locked out of your account, even if you forget your password.
- Personalization: Brings customization to the forefront by offering one-click access to update your background theme or change your color mode.
- Microsoft 365: Provides a quick glimpse of your subscription status and benefits, along with the ability to take some key actions right in Settings instead of going to the web.
- Xbox: Similar to the Microsoft 365 card, you'll be able to view your subscription status and manage the subscription from the Settings app.
- Bluetooth Devices: To simplify your Bluetooth device management experience, we've brought this to the forefront so you can quickly access and connect to your favorite Bluetooth-enabled devices.”
In addition to these new features, the revamped Settings homepage also features a more streamlined design that makes it easier to find the settings you are looking for. The homepage is also more adaptive, meaning that it will change based on your usage patterns.
For example, if you frequently change your background theme, the personalization card will be more prominent on the homepage. The revamped Settings homepage is currently available in the Windows 11 Insider Dev Channel. It is expected to be rolled out to the general public in a future update.