April's Xbox One update adds mini keyboard and other features

Xbox One S
Xbox One S (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

Today, Microsoft rolled out another update for Xbox One. While this download doesn't radically change the operating system, it does introduce great features like the mini keyboard and improved uninstall options. If you're an Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X owner, be sure to download it right now.

Microsoft said the following when discussing what new features April's patch brought to the table.

Now that we are officially in Spring, it is time to start cleaning out your game backlog. Even with so much gaming to do, we have some new features to share coming to Xbox One. The April 2019 Xbox Update includes new ways to engage with Xbox Game Pass, use the virtual keyboard, and manage your digital library.

Xbox Game Pass Quests

You will be able to access quests progress directly from the dashboard and browse all quests from "My Profile."

Mini Virtual Keyboard

A new mini keyboard has been added as the default view. Now the keyboard won't hide half the screen when you're posting something during a game. However, if you want the larger keyboard, you can always reenable it in accessibility.

Power Center

The team has added a new option to restart the console to the "Power Center." Just hold down the Xbox button on the controller to access this setting.

Improved Uninstall

If you hard drive is full, you're sent to "My games & apps" to remove games. Now, the console will suggest which games to remove so that you can free up enough space.

Xbox Media Remote

The Xbox Media Remote now allows the OneGuide button to be reprogrammed to launch another program.

What are you more excited about? Let us know.

Xbox accessories you'll love

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PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)

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Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)

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Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)

Stand your console upright with this accessory.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.