On March 10th, Microsoft begins the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile build 14283 to the Fast ring. The new preview part of the Redstone update coming later this year with a second release in 2017, includes a few new feature improvements on the Phone, Feedback Hub, Outlook Mail & Calendar apps.
In addition, the software giant is also addressing a number of issues on the Start screen, hang while trying to reboot, Action Center, keyboard, and connectivity to wireless displays.
As with every preview made available through the Fast ring, Windows 10 Mobile build 14283, includes a number of known issues that users should be aware before installing the new build.
Keep reading to learn everything that’s new in this new release.
What’s new in Windows 10 Mobile 14283
Phone app: In the new Redstone preview for mobile devices, Microsoft is adding missed call and voicemail waiting indicators on the tabs inside of the phone app, which will make it a little easier for you get a quick glance if someone is trying to reach you. (The new indicator will show until you navigate away from the tab.)
Outlook Mail & Calendar: The software giant is also updating its mail and calendar apps with a few new features and improvements. In Outlook Mail, you can turn off the message preview text in the message list by going to Settings > Reading > Conversation and turning Show preview text off.
Additionally, you can also quickly delete junk mail in your inbox and using the new Move to junk option in the context menu.
In Outlook Calendar, you can tell other people I’ll be late directly from the meeting notifications alert.
Feedback Hub: Microsoft announces that is bringing together the Insider Hub and Feedback Hub apps together for mobile and PC. As such, starting with build 14283, when opening the Insider Hub, you will get the Feedback Hub app instead.
The company says that is bringing all the features from both apps and it’s also adding a few new features. “For example, in addition to upvoting feedback, you will be able to also leave comments on feedback. [Microsoft has] also redesigned the homepage in Feedback Hub to bring together announcements and quests.”
Fixes for Windows 10 Mobile 14283
- Fixed an issue where the background behind the All apps list would not have an overlay. If you went back to All apps list after launching an app.
- Fixed an issue causing the title of a song in volume control to flicker a few times when you pressed play or changed tracks after a pause.
- Fixed an issue where the handset could hang while typing and reboot.
- Fixed an issue where Live tiles for certain apps would sometimes unexpectedly be cleared of active notifications.
- Fixed an issue where the keyboard would sometimes pop up when swiping over to the All apps list.
- Fixed an issue where icons for certain apps would appear too tiny on Live folders on the Start screen if your phone was set to 350% DPI.
- Fixed an issue where “More notifications” message in Action Center was not properly formatted.
- Fixed an issue where for certain languages, pressing “@” button could result the contents of the clipboard being pasted.
- Fixed an issue where notifications using custom sounds would be silent if the underlying audio file had been deleted.
- Fixed an issue in which the Start screen background would appear to stutter behind the tiles when scrolling up and down the Start screen on some devices such as the Lumia 950.
- The company made some improvements to the Live tile refresh logic.
- Connected to wireless displays should now work by going to Action Center and expanding Quick actions and choosing “Connect”.
Known issues for Windows 10 Mobile 14283
- Microsoft has updated the Bluetooth AVRCP profile on mobile to version 1.5. Some cars only tell Windows what they support and vice versa during the initial pairing ceremony. In order for this update to take full effect, you need to delete your existing Bluetooth pairing with your car and then re-pair.
- If you have any of the Microsoft Band models paired to your phone, it will no longer sync after updating to this build due to a system API failure that occurs after the update. Workaround: Temporarily change the language of your phone until microsoft releases a fix. Additionally, you can also choose to reset your phone to get out of this state.
- There is an issue where the Gadgets app is not able to detect the Microsoft Display Dock on phones running Insider Preview builds, and thus cannot update the firmware version. This problem only happens for docks that haven’t been updated to version 4.
- Connectivity to older Wi-Fi networks using the WEP encryption security method may be broken. A workaround would be to configure your wireless routers to use WPA or WPA2 or wait for the actual fix, which Microsoft says it will be in the next Insider flight.
Microsoft is only rolling out Windows 10 Mobile build 14283 for devices that shipped originally with Windows 10 Mobile, including the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550, Lumia 650, Xiaomi Mi4, and now also in the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. However, the company is planning to expand availability in the future.
The new build will download and install automatically on supported phones, but you can always go to Settings > Update & security > Phone update and tapping the Check for updates button.
If you find any other improvements or issues with build 14283 be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Source Windows Blog