New preview for Windows 10 Mobile (build 14342) releases with Edge swipe gestures and a lot of fixes

Microsoft delivers a new preview of Windows 10 Mobile for Insiders with improvements on Microsoft Edge, a lot of new fixes, and a few known issues.

Windows 10 Mobile build 14322

Microsoft rolls out a new preview of the upcoming update of Windows 10 Mobile (build 14342) to Insiders through the Fast ring. The build releases only a few days after the company pushed the same version of the operating system for PCs.

The new update for the pre-release version of Windows 10 for mobile devices, now aligns with PC version bringing most of the same changes.

In Windows 10 Mobile build 14342, Insiders will get improvements on Microsoft Edge and Feedback Hub. Users are also receiving a slew of new fixes, and there are a few new known issues.

What’s new on Windows 10 Mobile build 14342

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge for mobile now includes swipe gestures. Starting with build 14342, you can now swipe left and right to navigate back and forth when browsing the internet.

App for websites

Like the PC version of Windows 10, the mobile version of the operating system will redirect certain websites to open with an app instead. While no app currently supports this feature, Microsoft is preparing the operating system to get ready for the new feature. In addition, if you want to keep the current behavior, you can control apps for website at Settings > System > Apps for websites.

Feedback Hub

The Feedback Hub will help Insiders to create new feedback by adding a feature that will automatically suggest categories and subcategories based on the content you’re about to submit.

What’s fixed on Windows 10 Mobile build 14342

Similar to the PC version of the pre-release of Windows 10, build 14342 includes a slew of new fixes.

Here are the most important fixes:

  • Fixed issue that cause installation of new builds to fail.
  • Fixed issue causing the phone to lock up and reboot.
  • Fixed issue causing DRM-protected content to cause errors 0x8004C029 or 0x8004C503 on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Movie & TV, and Groove Music.
  • Fixed issue with Action Center context menu.
  • Fixed issue to record videos with the Lumia 435, 532, 535 and 540.
  • Fixed issue with the power button that cause problems with the display when Windows Hello is enabled.
  • Fixed issue message “Can’t play – Another app is controlling your sound right now” with Groove Music playback.
  • Fixed problem that cause certain apps to crash.
  • Settings app features new page icons that aligns with the same design found on the Windows 10 for PC.
  • Improved GPS updates while driving.
  • The Goodbye messages will stay on the screen until the phone shuts off.
  • The Lock screen gets update media playback controls.

Known issues for Windows 10 Mobile build 14342

  • Dual-SIM devices may not work correctly with the second SIM.
  • Settings app may crash when you are rearranging Quick Actions under Settings > System > Notification & actions.
  • Feedback Hub is not localized and the user interface will appear in English.
  • Emoji may not display correctly.

In the same way as for the PC version of Windows 10, the pre-release version of the mobile operating system no longer includes the feature that allows users to share their wireless networks information with contact through Wi-Fi Sense. However, Wi-Fi Sense will continue to be part of the operating system, but only to connect users to Wi-Fi hotspots through crowdsourcing access points.

Windows 10 Mobile build 14342 is available immediately for users who are part of the Windows Insider Preview program. The update will download automatically, but you can always force the install by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and tapping the Check for updates button.

These aren’t the only fixes and known issues Microsoft announced, as such make sure to check the Windows Blog for more details on other small changes.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].