Windows 10's Alarms & Clock app is getting a brand new UI design

Alarms Sunvalley
Alarms Sunvalley (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Alarms & Clock is getting a new UI.
  • It's part of the larger Sun Valley UI refresh coming to Windows 10 next year.

Microsoft is updating the Alarms & Clock app on Windows 10 with a brand new interface, ahead of the as yet unnannounced big Windows 10 'Sun Valley' UI refresh coming next year. Alarms & Clock is the first app to receive a major redesign, with many more in-box apps expected to get the same treatment over the next year.

The new app update is in testing now with Insiders in the Dev Channel, and will likely roll out to production machines sometime in 2021. I understand that this Alarms & Clock app update is part of the Sun Valley initiative, which aims to reinvigorate the Windows user experience with a refreshed design and new features in time for the fall 2021 release.

In the next few of months, Microsoft will begin rolling out new builds in the Insider Program with significant UI changes and new features, all in preparation for this big Sun Valley update. I'm told that most in-box apps will be getting a face lift, as well as most top-level Windows Shell areas such as the Start menu, Action Center, Taskbar, and File Explorer.

Check out ChangeWindows in-depth look at the new UI. In the meantime, this new Alarms & Clock update is a small taste of things to come. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
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