Windows 11 Build 22000.160 (KB5005189) released with new feature

Windows 11 Build 22000.160

Windows 11 Build 22000.160 (KB5005189) has been released for
Windows Insiders (Dev and Beta) with several bug fixes and
improvements. Alongside the new preview build, Microsoft has
also started pushing an upgraded Clock app which brings a new
feature called “Focus Sessions”.

Today’s patch is labelled as “Cumulative Update for Windows 11
(10.0.22000.160) (KB5005189)” on Windows Update and it will be
installed automatically alongside the security intelligence
update. A new Windows Defender Security update is also rolling
out with general fixes.

Windows 11 KB5005189 includes general quality improvements
only, but a new feature is rolling out via Microsoft Store
update. This new feature is called “Focus Sessions” and it’s
part of the native Clock app. Using Focus Session, Microsoft
plans to combine the best of Microsoft To-Do and Spotify to
help users stay focused and productive.

Focus Sessions To-DoAs you can see in the
images above and below, Windows 11 Build 22000.160 now lets you
pick a task from your Microsoft To-Do and song from Spotify.
The music will play during your Focus Session and you can set
how long you want the focus session to be.

Build 22000.160

Windows 11 Build 22000.160 comes with the following features:

  • Focus Timer. You can set goals within the Clock and
    configure time.
  • Spotify integration: Good music could reduce the chance of
    getting distracted and Windows 11’s Focus Session will use your
    Spotify account to help you find perfect audio to reduce
    distractions.
  • Microsoft To Do: A focus session is incomplete without
    access to your goals and to-dos. Thankfully, Microsoft has
    enabled To-Fo integration in Windows 11 to help you manage your
    tasks without having to manually switch between the apps. Your
    To do list will sync automatically in the background.
  • Habit Building: You can also set a daily goal and challenge
    yourself to stay focused.

Of course, there’s a dashboard and it tells you the number of
breaks you have taken and the current progress for tasks and
goals.

New improvements in Windows 11 Build 22000.160 (KB5005189)

Alongside the new focus session feature, we’re also getting new
improvements and bug fixes in this release

For example, Microsoft is updating Windows Update’s feature
that lets you see estimates for how long a restart for updates
would take. This feature is now locked to devices that have SSD
as the company is working on reliability improvements to HDD
devices to accurately predict the installation time.

Windows 11 Build 22000.160 has also fixed issues with the
taskbar. For example, an issue where the location icon did not
function properly has been fixed.

No Android apps support

When Windows 11 was officially announced on June 24, Microsoft
also confirmed that
Android apps are finally coming to the app store. Android
apps will run on Windows 11 using the Windows Subsystem for
Linux and Windows Subsystem for Android.

Thanks to the advancement in Windows Subsystem for Linux, users
will be able to install their favourite Android locally and
integrate them into the Start menu or taskbar. Android apps
will be available for download via the Amazon App Store section
in the Microsoft Store, but users will be able to sideload APK
files.

Unfortunately, Android apps support is nowhere to be seen and
there isn’t much technical information available about this new
addition to Windows 11. We’re expecting further information in
the coming days

How to install Windows 11 KB5005189

To install Windows 11 KB5005189 (Build
22000.160)
, use these steps:

  1. Open Start Menu.
  2. Open Settings > Windows Update.
  3. Tap on Check for updates.
    Windows 11 KB5005189
  4. If the download or installation is pending, click on the
    “Download” button to begin the process.
  5. Reboot when prompted or click on the “Restart now” button.

The Windows Update is available in the Dev or Beta channel. If
the update doesn’t show up for download on your device, make
sure you have a compatible device or
modify the Registry values to bypass the requirements and
install the update on unsupported devices.

Known issues in Build 22000.160

Windows 11 Build 22000.160 comes with these known issues:

  • Start Menu may not detect the text entered by you.
  • System and Windows Terminal shortcuts will disappear from
    the right-click menu.
  • The taskbar will flicker and the search panel may not open.
  • Bluetooth LE devices can face connectivity and reliability
    issues.
  • Widgets menu may appear empty.
  • Windows Store quality issues.
  • Microsoft Teams chat could freeze or display a black image,
    but there’s a workaround: you can pin and unpin the video to
    fix the problem.
  • In Teams Chat, a previous call is not automatically put on
    hold and your voice or video could be accessible on both calls.

If you’ve discovered new issues in Build 22000.160, you can
always uninstall this particular patch and roll back the
changes. To do this, head to Windows Update > Update history
> Uninstall update > Control Panel. Or enter the advanced
troubleshooting screen from the boot menu and navigate to
Advanced options and select the uninstall option.

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