What's new with Tablet Mode in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

With the Windows 10 'Anniversary Update', Microsoft is making strides in improving the somewhat lacklustre tablet experience found in the initial Windows 10 launch back in July of 2015. To many users disappointment, the original Windows 10 launch had a very poor tablet experience, with a lot of the old Windows 8.1 tablet features being removed.

With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has re-introduced a few Windows 8.1 tablet-esc features alongside a number of other improvements and features that make using Windows 10 on tablets much more bearable. There's now the ability to hide the taskbar when using apps, an improved Start Screen and Apps List, lock screen improvements and a whole lot more.

You can expect to encounter those chances and more when the update ships on August 2nd. It's great to see Microsoft working hard on bringing back and improving already implemented features, with Tablet Mode being one of the few features that definitely needed improving.

I think Tablet Mode users are going to be pleased with the upcoming changes, as many of them felt left-out when Windows 10 launched in July, only to find the Tablet Mode experience had been hurt rather badly.

What do you think of all the new and improved features coming in the Anniversary Update for Tablet Mode? Let us know in the comments below!

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads