“Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002 is now available on the Canary Channel, introducing the energy saver feature to extend battery life and reduce energy use. This build also includes improvements to Quick Settings, VPN management, and Wi-Fi network scanning, along with account-related notifications and app icon updates in Settings.”
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002: What’s New and Exciting
Windows Insiders, rejoice! The latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002 is now available in the Canary Channel. This new build introduces some significant features and improvements that will enhance your Windows experience.
Introducing Energy Saver
Starting with this build, Windows 11 introduces the Energy Saver feature. This feature enhances battery life and reduces energy use by trading off some system performance. It’s an easy way to extend battery life and can be toggled on and off via Quick Settings in the system tray.
“Energy Saver extends and enhances battery saver. It can be toggled on and off via Quick Settings in the system tray or configured to run automatically whenever the device reaches a certain battery percentage.”
Windows 11 is also making it easier to manage VPN in Quick Settings. If you have a single VPN, a new split toggle lets you turn it on and off with a single click. Additionally, a new refresh button on the Wi-Fi Quick Settings flyout allows you to refresh the list of wireless networks available.
This update begins the roll-out of account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts on the Settings homepage. This feature displays notifications across the Start menu and Settings. Also, colored backplates from app icons in Settings > Apps > Installed apps, as well as Settings > System > Notifications have been removed.
“This update starts the roll out of account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts on the Settings homepage.”
Fixes for Known Issues
Several issues from previous builds have been addressed, including the installation failure of some apps and issues with the Microsoft Store getting stuck. This ensures a smoother and more efficient user experience.
So, gear up to explore these new features and improvements in the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002. Remember, your feedback is crucial in shaping the final product, so don’t hesitate to share your experiences.
From the Windows Blog
From the Windows Blog