Windows 10 latest preview build released, allows for notification syncing between Mobile and PC

Windows 10 latest preview build released, allows for notification syncing between Mobile and PC
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 Mobile build 14356.1000 for users on the fast ring of its insider program. Microsoft began unexpectedly pushing the update yesterday, following slow ring build 14342.1004. The slow and fast rings are part of the Windows Insider program. Subscribers of the program get early builds before they are made available to the general public.

Most notably, build 14356.1000 will allow users to sync notifications between their Windows 10 Mobile devices and PCs. To take advantage of the new feature, users will need to run the latest preview build on both their phone and PC and have Cortana enabled. This also works for Android devices with Cortana 1.7.1 or higher installed. Another cool new feature - this one exclusive to Windows 10 phones - is the option to quickly send a photo to your PC. All you need to do is tell Cortana "send this photo to my PC".

As is usual, the new build with fast ring builds, this one fixes a lot of things and then breaks some others. However, this time around, the update is very light on bugs and should be absolutely fine for daily use. Just be warned that some unexpected and not yet documented issues might arise in the days following the new build's release. Here's the full changelog:

Fixed bugs for Mobile:


  • We fixed an issue that was resulting in high battery usage when using the Microsoft Health app.
  • We fixed an issue where the 75-85% battery icon was not very accurate, and made it look like you had more battery left than you actually did.
  • We updated the UI for rearranging Quick Actions in the Settings app to now show a visual confirmation of readiness on press and hold, and to show the other Quick Actions reflowing while you’re dragging the Quick Action to its new spot.
  • The Settings app will no longer crash when you are re-arranging Quick Actions resulting in the loss of Quick Action slots.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the Brightness Quick Action to appear missing.
  • We updated thumbnail generation logic to now only create the small thumbnail automatically after taking a picture, and create a larger thumbnail on demand. This saves SD card space for people who take a very large number of photos.
  • We have made improvements to the Glance screen. We fixed an issue that resulted in the Glance screen clock occasionally not being up to date. The Glance screen will now “Always show Glance screen when charging” as the default behavior. And we fixed an issue resulting in Glace screen possibly showing an unexpected and extremely large badge count.
  • We fixed an issue where the Alarms & Clock app might not update corresponding to a time zone change, resulting in an alarm going off at the wrong time.
  • We fixed an issue where the Camera app wouldn’t launch from the hardware key for certain devices if the Flashlight Quick Action was active.
  • We decreased the size of icons used in notifications from 64×64 to 48×48 – maintaining the visibility, while improving the use of space in the Action Center.
  • We fixed an issue where the solid black rectangle of the keyboard could sometimes be seen for a second after entering your pin on the Lock screen to unlock your device.
  • We fixed a few issues causing the keyboard not to come up with various UWP apps like the Messaging app, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana.
  • We fixed an issue where diversity emoji might show up as two characters (emoji and diversity modifier) in certain apps, including Messaging.
  • We updated backup logic to also include Start tile transparency percent, so that backups created from Build 14356 onwards will restore preferred transparency.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in PCs failing to connect to the phone’s mobile hotspot with the error “Can’t set up network”.
  • We have updated app names on Live tiles to now reflect Ease of Access’ Text Scaling setting.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Brightness Quick Action not doing anything on certain devices after setting brightness to “automatic” in the Settings app.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in Groove crashing when swiping to open the hamburger menu.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in the Settings app sometimes freezing for a bit when moving a very large number of apps to a SD card.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in Continuum having extremely fast scrolling inertia with certain TVs.
  • Fixed an issue where Glance screen might show stale badge counters for a few seconds immediately after Glance appeared
  • We have updated the Mobile Hotspot settings page to give clearer error messaging when setting up a hotspot fails due to no SIM being connected.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Reminders not showing up at the correct time after upgrading.
  • We fixed an issue that would result in Cortana not showing any results if you started the mic and didn’t say anything, and then typed out the query.
  • We improved the reliability of Cortana listening after tapping the mic button.
  • We improved the refresh time of Wi-Fi data usage breakdown under Settings > Network and wireless > Data usage so it will more quickly update to reflect your usage when you open the page.
  • We fixed an issue where the navigation bar buttons for certain devices might be mapped incorrectly when the phone was locked leading to press and hold on back button invoking one-handed mode, and press and hold on Windows button invoking search.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in not being able to turn off Bluetooth above the Lock screen without entering your pin.
  • We fixed an issue where certain apps, such as WhatsApp, were not displaying a detailed status on the Lock screen.

Known issues:


  • We are continuing to investigate battery life issues impacting certain devices. We have fixed a few bugs that improve battery life but we have more work to do here.
  • We are investigating data issues with some Dual-SIM devices where cellular data doesn’t work correctly with a second SIM. Several issues relating to cellular data with Dual-SIM devices have been reported by Insiders with the last two Mobile builds and we’re investigating these reports.
  • In some cases, the new Cortana features highlighted above may not work. Restarting your phone should fix the issue and get the features working

source: Windows via: MSPoweruser

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9 Comments

1. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

One boring update makes a news? Downfall is apparent.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

So if it was an iOS update you would be in heaven right?

3. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

There is life outside smartphones and various smartphone brands. Reach for it. It will set you free...

4. ananthu07 unregistered

Exactly. Don't spend your time on a website covering news on "smartphones and various smartphone brands" and reach for the life outside. Dumbass.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You must live in a cave, come out and set your life free!

6. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Even if something appreciable people just dont want to give credit!!! People are stupid!!

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Why would this be "appreciable"? This is old functionality. It's been on ios/OSX for years, and third party for Android for a few years.

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The above list of things Microsoft software engineers have improved, changed or fixed shows that Microsoft is serious about getting Windows 10 mobile right. it's less than 2 months for the free windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I wonder if there will be a mad rush to get full Windows 10. As for Windows 10 mobile is concerned the Windows 10 mobiles OS work is way behind full Windows 10 which should get the anniversary Redstone 1 build by the end of July 2016. over 300 million Computers of various kinds are using full Windows 10. it's a power house OS that is just going to grow and grow in size. Windows smart phones are the best ones to integrate and work with Full windows 10 computers that alone merits Microsoft continuing to make them

9. Ikechukwu

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Honestly I went and bought a Lumia 640. 2 weeks later, am selling off my Nexus 5X :( And I now have the Elite X3 in my sights :)

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