On September 14, Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile build 10536.1004 to the Fast ring of updates. This is the seventh build and the software giant is including a number of changes and changes that brings the mobile operating system closer to completion. However, the new build is rolling out to the Fast ring of updates, which also means that there are various bugs, issues, and fewer workarounds.
Microsoft is making available a new version of its mobile operating system, but warns that there are a number of known issues that you should be aware before installing build 10536 in your handset. Below, there is a list with all the official known issues on this release:
- After rebooting your phone, you won’t see notifications, such as new messages, until you unlock your phone. After that, you should see notifications for new messages just fine.
- “zStorage” appears in the Settings app under System and clicking on it causes the Settings app to crash.
- Camera upload to OneDrive may not be enabled based on prior settings. To fix this, make sure you are running the latest version of OneDrive by opening the top left navigation bar, then settings on the right to verify that camera upload is turned on and you have the latest app (version 17.2).
- Insiders will not be able to move from Slow to Fast rings temporarily. Microsoft is working on a fix but in the interim to move a device from Slow to Fast you will need to use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to first start on Windows Phone 8.1 and opt directly into the Fast ring.
- Additional languages for speech and keyboards won’t be available until tomorrow (9/15) and will error if you try to download. If you already have languages for speech and keyboards downloaded to your phone prior to upgrading, they will remain and available to use.
Along with the known issues, the company notes that users will have to do extra work in order to upgrade: If you’re upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile build 10536, you shouldn’t see any issues. However, if you’re running build 10512, you’ll need to install update 10514 and 10536.100, before you can upgrade to build 10536.1004. In the case, you upgraded to to build 10536.1003, you’ll need to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, before you can upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile build 10536.1004.
Finally, the software giant notes that is working to bring the Lumia Camera app to bring features back to the Lumia 1020 and promises the app will be available later this fall through the Windows Store. At this time the only workaround is to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Phone Recovery tool.
Now, this is an issue that is only affecting Lumia 1020 phones, other Lumia handsets can use the Windows Camera app without any issue and with support for all the other features found in the Lumia Camera app.
While we’re getting closer to the release of Windows 10 Mobile, we can still see that the operating system still a work in progress, but we should be hopeful that all the major bugs will be worked out in time for launch.
Of course, there are a number of improvements and fixes, such as mobile hotspot, and Quite Hours\Do Not Disturb now work correctly, the Photo app has been updated, one-handed mode now works on every phone, and a lot more. (Be sure to check the complete list of what’s new in build 10536 here.)