Microsoft has pushed the button and released Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 to the Fast ring of updates. After delaying the roll out, the software maker is finally releasing a new build of its mobile operating system, which includes a number of changes and enhancements over build 10512 that brings the software closer to completion.
However, the company notes that upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 will take more time and work.
Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile build 10536.1004
According to the Microsoft support page, if you’re upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1, you will be upgrading directly to Windows 10 Mobile build 10.0.10536.1004.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10536.1003 to build 10536.1004
You might have heard that last Friday, September 11th, a small number of Insiders received build 10536.1003, but the company pulled the update because of a bug that will prevent the handset to install future updates.
If you’re among these users, you’ll see build 10536.1004, but you’ll get the error 8018830f on your device. The only solution to this problem is to use the Windows Phone Recovery tool to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then trying to upgrade again.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10512 to build 10536.1004
If you’re an Insider, you will probably fall in the category. If you do, you’ll need to install two updates (10514 and 10536.1000). After these two updates are successfully installed on your system, you’ll see Windows 10 Mobile build 10536.1004.
What’s new in Windows 10 Mobile build 10536.1004
While there is a little bit more work and you’ll have to use a little more of your time, it’s worth the effort, and the new release includes a number of improvements:
- Insider Hub is now included again.
- You can now use the Feedback app to share feedback with others.
- Mobile hotspot functionality has been fixed.
- Voice input has been updated to add support for Japanese and English (India) speech recognition.
- Single hop updates are again available from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview for all devices.
- Two-factor authentication is fixed when setting up a device for both text and phone authentication.
- Start screen will successfully load instead of failing with “Loading …” displayed in a loop until device was rebooted. (Microsoft still tracking down an issue were it may show “Loading …” for a few seconds.)
- Quite Hours\Do Not Disturb has been fixed.
- Delay in showing date and time on Lock screen has been improved.
- Pinch and zoom in Maps now works as expected.
In addition, the company is updating the Photo app on mobile and PC (the PC version will roll out shortly). The new update introduces a new folder view to move more efficiently between OneDrive and PC folders through the app. On your handset, you can also see folders located in your SD card. The update also introduces faster photo viewing, context menus, improved zoom and panning is faster.
One-handed mode was first introduced for larger phones, but now after many feedback, Microsoft is bringing the feature to all phones, and you can enable it by pressing and holding the Start button. “When you do this, your screen will slide down so you can reach items at the top of your screen. To slide the screen back up, tap the black space at the top of the screen, or press and hold the Start button again. One-handed use will also naturally time out after several seconds and return to your regular view.”