According to Microsoft Windows 10, Redstone 5 update could bring a great new S Mode enhancement to make switching in and out far easier.
Windows 10 S Mode is a stripped back version of the popular OS that was launched by Microsoft to be streamlined for simplicity, security, and speed.
Microsoft added the Windows 10 S Mode as a solution for those requesting more speed and security, especially on less powerful PCs.
The problem is that users can easily go from Windows 10 S Mode into full Windows 10, but going back the other way isn’t so simple.
Windows 10 users who want Windows 10 S mode currently have to create a new installation media that has the S Mode switch enabled.
In other words, Microsoft doesn’t currently support the switch from Windows 10 to Windows 10 S Mode.
According to the rumors going about which suggested that Microsoft is working on a new option, for the Redstone 5 update, that will let anyone switch on S Mode at the tap of an icon.
The specific reference was found saying “Switch to S Mode” in the Settings app on the latest Insider Preview build.
Windows 10 S Mode limits use to apps exclusively in the Microsoft Store and offer to browse in Edge.
S Mode is great as a way to stay fast and secure, say on a tablet, where you want to save battery and use a potentially insecure Wi-Fi connection.
It is unclear if this new switch to S Mode option will only apply to machines bought with this mode enabled, or if it will apply to all Windows 10 machines.
The new Redstone 5 update should also add lots more features including an Autopilot mode.
The Autopilot feature should make provisioning and be maintaining Windows easier, meaning less need for IT support.
Essentially this mode will auto fill in details like Region, Language, Keyboard and credentials on setup.
The autopilot will also allow Insider testers to reset and redeploy an Intune-managed Windows 10 device without requiring physical access to the device.