KB5014697 is out with new features for Windows 11 users. Here is the link to download KB5014697 offline installer from Microsoft.
As part of the patch Tuesday, along with Windows 10, Microsoft released a new update for Windows 11. KB5014697 is a security update. However, the update contains some new features if you haven’t already installed the KB5014019 update.
The new features introduced in this update are the Windows Spotlight and Family Safety verification experience for child accounts. Windows Spotlight is the one most Windows 11 users are excited about of the two features. If you don’t know, Windows Spotlight pulls new wallpapers from Bing and sets them as the desktop wallpaper. As you know, Bing has some of the best and most gorgeous wallpapers. If you ask me, Windows Spotlight is one of the best ways to personalize the Windows 11 desktop.
If you are wondering, Windows Spotlight is already available for the lock screen. Microsoft just made changes to include the same feature for the desktop.
As for the security fixes, the KB5014697 update contains several minor miscellaneous security fixes.
Being a security update, it is recommended that you install the update as soon as possible. Generally, Windows 11 automatically installs the KB5014697 update. If needed, you can install the update manually. For that, download the KB5014697 offline install with the link below. After downloading, install it like any regular Windows software.
Download KB5014697 offline installer
The KB5014697 update is available as an offline installer via the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Go to this webpage, find your Windows 11 version, and click the “Download” button next. Another window or tab will open. Click the available link, and the offline installer is downloaded to your computer. After downloading, double-click on the installer and follow the wizard to install KB5014697. Remember that the update will only install if it is supported. Also, it might download additional updates or dependencies if required.
- This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.
Improves the Family Safety verification experience for a child account when you send a request for additional screen time.
Windows spotlight on the desktop brings the world to your desktop with new background pictures. With this feature, new pictures will automatically appear as your desktop background. This feature already exists for the lock screen. To turn on this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Background > Personalize your background. Choose Windows spotlight.
That is it.