Settings icons polished up and revised for Windows 10 Mobile

Settings icons polished up and revised for Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft has revised some of the icons on the settings menu of Windows 10 Mobile. The software giant replaced some of its older, stale icons with new custom ones. Some examples include the Kids Corner icon, which now shows a robot, and a new simpler icon for the battery. The new Driving Mode listing changes the orientation of the car used as an icon, and Date and Time adds a calendar to the clock used as an icon.

And you won't find device encryption in Settings any more. It is now found under Update & security. You can check out the different icons used in build 14332 and build 14342. Click on the slideshow and note the differences between the earlier build (with the white background) and the later build (in dark).

By improving the icons, Microsoft is still improving the look of Windows 10 Mobile.

source: Aperture via MSPoweruser



1. Leon898

Posts: 9; Member since: May 08, 2016

wao. this so called improvement will attract people to use win10?

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It certainly won't attract the likes of you who don't like experimentation and are stuck with on platform forever and ever after... Android till eternity and beyond... Ha! G'Day!

6. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

it's for exisiting w.m user they are polishing their ui to make os better

11. Leon898

Posts: 9; Member since: May 08, 2016

i see. they should polish their bug as well

22. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I polish my bug everyday.

14. miketer

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Such upgrades are good and strengthens the OS. Attraction to the OS is more on the multi devices level than singular

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice to see it slowly maturing to be worth consideration. By the time the true Surface Phone lands, I'm expecting Windows 10 mobile to be equipped with all of the following: - Interactive live tiles (alternative to widgets) - Support for apps communicating with one another and enhancing one another like Dolphin extensions do on Android - Support for Apps like Tasker, Titanium Backup, etc. - Support for quick-switch profiles for multiple hardware/software components - Being used as a flash drive (not sure if Windows 10 mobile already supports this)

4. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

And change the font.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm not a geek user like you... I don't know about Dolphins and Titaniums... But I'll try anyway: Tiles are interactive, although I'm not sure what you're pointing at... Put a calendar tile and it will show your reminders... Messaging tile shows your unread messages count and will even show you latest message if it's the biggest possible tile size... Apps can 'communicate' with each other... Like you can tweet a page you're viewing in Opera Mini (provided you've Twitter installed)... Not sure about "Titanium Backup" but OneDrive is tightly integrated and you can backup text, app settings, pictures, videos, OneNote easily... OTG isn't supported...

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nope, tiles aren't interactive like Widgets are on Android at the moment, they're just like animated boxes. This is what is interactive live tiles are: If you can have one app acting like an extension for another, or locking access to another (like App Lockers do on Android), or auto-filling text boxes for log-in credentials, then Windows 10 mobile has fulfilled this part. Otherwise, nope, it doesn't support such properly. Regarding backup, screw that public cloud sh*t, Titanium Backup facilitates backing-up snapshots of my applications and their data at any particular moment in time to my local central file system storage. From which it automatically syncs the data my NAS, Surface Pro and/or to an external SSD/MicroSD storage via an app called FolderSync. Regarding OTG, that sucks for sure, and it's not even what I'm referring to. OTG allows the device to power and utilize external devices like Portable SSDs, IR blasters, Endoscopes, mouse/keyboard, etc. via the MicroUSB (or USB Type C) port. What I'm talking about is the ease of simply plugging your device into say a lecturer's Windows PC and receiving as much documents/slides/reports as your SmartPhone has enough space to hold, like a typical flash drive. I've done that dozens of times and never bother carrying a separate USB flash drive for such situations, my OnePlus One acts like a smart flash drive from which I can share via many other means or modify/organize/archive the content before I transfer it to my Surface Pro. Also, such function allows me to share documents and digital notes from my Surface Pro to friends/colleagues Android tablet in a meh seconds and it's ready to view on their device.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

OTG is most certainly supported. I use it on my 950 regularly. It may not be available to previous generation phones but the 950, the Acer Liquid coming soon and the HP x3 due someday, all support OTG. I believe the requirement is USB-C.

9. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

I don't know if I'd refer to losing market share as maturing. These are all nice features, but they aren't features that the general populace cares for.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I don't buy my products based on general populace, so, couldn't care less if the average joe has a clue about them or not. The apps part is already being solved by the UWP.

23. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

No offense, but if you want your favorite phones to still be available for purchase they're going to need to adapt. And "apps are coming" has been a line since Windows 8 mobile came out. Still waiting.

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Easy there with dumb assumptions. Who says it's my favorite? Haven't even bothered buying a Windows phone since it existed. It's just slowly shaping up to become my SmartPhone wish: They still have a long way to go before I consider buying a Windows Phone, but so long as the UWP keeps growing (which it definitely is), Windows 10 Mobile ain't going nowhere. They don't need to adapt, they need a truly innovative hardware and software bundle, and the UWP is shaping precisely into that. Couldn't care less how long it takes, so long as it keeps shaping into my SmartPhone wish, I will definitely buy it when ready. No matter how advanced iOS or Android become, they'll just be meh companion devices to my Surface Pro. A true Surface Phone with Continuum on the other hand, will be my ONLY computing device, capable of seamlessly transforming between ALL 4 form-factors of a PC (SmartPhone, Tablet, Laptop, and Desktop), with 0 compromise. ASUS' Padfone ( ), Acer's Switch Alpha Fanless Intel Core i7U 2-in-1 ( ), and HP's Elite X3 ( ) are all paving the way to that future, and Windows is currently the only platform practically set for this evolution to 1 computing device being practically suitable for ALL computing tasks.

25. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

That's all well and good. But you'll be sacrificing quality and performance. You'll have an average phone, below average PC, and a tiny tablet. You're not going to live to see what you want, without compromise. Or, you might live to see it, but you'll be so old you really won't care about such things at that time.

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"But you'll be sacrificing quality and performance." Not if built like the current Surface line. The Surface Pro is 3 times as versatile as any equivalent MacBook AIr, yet it still performs on par with (if not better than) the similarly priced mono-Laptop, and way better than the new MacBook that's desperately trying to compete with it in portability, yet fails miserably as it's worse in both performance and versatility (you'll still be carrying around a toyPad XL to match what the Surface Pro offers). Similarly, the Surface Book is 3 times as versatile as the 13" MacBook Pro and still outperforms it in real world usage, including Browser tests ( ), Video rendering speed tests ( ), and definitely Gaming tests ( ). On top of all that, both technically are much better build quality than the equivalent MacBooks; tin-can aluminium (3rd most abundant element on earth after oxygen and silicon, ) vs magnesium alloy (lighter, stronger, more durable, more heat resistant, ). "You're not going to live to see what you want, without compromise. Or, you might live to see it, but you'll be so old you really won't care about such things at that time." Definitely true if technology were going at crappIe's pace, blatantly separating fools from their money and putting 0 effort in innovating. Fortunately, Microsoft isn't like that, and it's busy raining innovation at Redmond while drought goes on in Capurtino...if it doesn't happen, guess I'll never touch a Windows Phone.

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Speaking of development pace, add the GPD WIN to that list of devices paving the way to x86 SmartPhones: With true Continuum for Mobile, Windows 10 on that screen size will show you the Windows 10 Mobile UI instead of just scaled down to that impractical layout.

12. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Microsoft needs to optimize the OS more the optimization is really bad in w10m. Also, third party developer support must be back. Many app developers still have their apps on the store but has cut support such as waze which hasn't been updated for over a year and a half. Spotify hasn't been updated for months etc

10. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Windows need to crawl into a hole and not come out until it has a finished product to enter the market with. They should also lock up Windows 10 Mobile so that they're the only ones producing handsets. For such a small market share, too many options is only going to confuse people. They need to hit a homerun with the Surface phone, otherwise they're never going to take off.

21. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

A little late for that first piece of advice. It is in the market. And I am even more confused by the "too many options" comment. How many Windows 10 devices do you have for sale in your area? Since when does having too many options hurt sales? Heck- Apple has been increasing the models of iPhone's out, not just sticking to one. This has been done to combat Android which would never be accused of having too few options. As for the Surface Phone, I am becoming more and more sure this will be a "Mid-range premium" device, if you all do not mind me making up my own term. It will be premium in look and build to match the Surface tablet line. But every indication is that it will be a more mid-range device aimed at getting enterprise users to adopt W10 mobile, not the consumer market. Windows 10 mobile isn't going anywhere, but I just do not think it will be a mass market OS for a long while. MS seems like they are going back to their roots and want all those dollars from business and governments.

15. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

This is a welcome addition. Anything that makes OS better is always appreciated. Hope to see my experiment with windows platform starts soon. I dont want to make any change now. I lived with whole row and columns of icons and very much used to the experience. I know which icon is available in which page how long it takes to open and whats the use of the icon in my phone for a very long time now. Lets see what the surface phone offers.

19. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

The flat just got flatter...

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