When Microsoft finally confirmed last week that Windows 10 April 2018 Update was going to be released on April 30, it also added that the latest version will be made available only via manual download. Windows 10 1803 will begin rolling out via Windows Update starting May 8 globally. However, it appears that the company has actually made the Windows 10 April 2018 Update available via that easier/simpler route already.
"The April 2018 Update is available today if you go to Windows Update and manually check for updates," the company said in a blog post today. John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, added that while users will begin receiving notifications to update on May 8, they can already head over to Settings > Update Assistant to begin the installation process.
"As with previous rollouts, we will use real-time quality feedback to smartly update your device when we have data that shows your device is ready and will have a great experience. You don’t have to do anything to get the update; it will roll out automatically to you through Windows Update if you’ve chosen to have updates installed automatically on your device. Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, we’ll notify you, so you can pick the right time to finish the installation and reboot, so the update does not disrupt you."
If you don't want to download ISO files or manually install Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you can go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates to find the latest update.
In case you aren't seeing the update there but want to be one of the first few to get Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you can use Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool (follow this comprehensive guide).