Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: How Focus Assist Works

One of the more significant changes coming to Windows 10 users with the release of the Spring Creators Update (also codenamed Redstone 4) is Focus Assist.

While this might sound like an entirely new feature for existing users, it’s not, as Focus Assist is a new name for Quiet Hours, a tool that was already available in Windows 10 and which Microsoft decided to rebrand with the Redstone 4 update.

The decision to rename Quiet Hours makes sense given that the feature evolved substantially in the last months, and while Focus Assist has been received with mixed reactions by the community, it does seem to align with Microsoft’s intentions here.

Focus Assist was announced in Windows 10 build 17083 released in late January, and it is part of the final version of the Spring Creators Update as well, obviously with a bunch of refinements.

What Focus Assist is supposed to do

First and foremost, just like Quiet Hours, Focus Assist is supposed to silent your … (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.