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Microsoft rolled out Window 10 Mobile Preview Build 10536 with updated Photos app, one-handed operation and a bulk of bug fixes

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Sep 16, 2015 )    |    News


After weeks of silence, Windows 10 Insiders gets a new build for Windows 10 Mobile. Preview Build 10536, brings a hefty of bug fixes and improvements while bringing some new ones in the process, this should be expected by the nature of the operating system as it is still under testing and not a consumer release. Users who do not want to risk their device from the quirks of having a preview build on their phones can stick to the current Windows 8.1 operating system while more technical and risk taking users can have their Windows phone devices updated to the latest build provided that they have signed-up for Windows Insider.

For Insiders with Build 10512 will have to undergo a three stage process where the first to updates are presented as Build 10514 and then Build 10536.1000. After getting done with the first two updates, you’ll notice that your system tends to lag and some apps tend crash, don’t worry though, as you will then receive another update in a very short while with Build 10536.1004. The third update has all the necessary bug fixes for the Build 10536 and after installing them, your system should run smoothly again.

Microsoft provided a list of some improvements and issues for this build which we listed below:

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Insider Hub is now included again!

Mobile hotspot functionality has been fixed.

Voice input has been updated to add support for Japanese and English (India) speech recognition.

Single hop updates are again available from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview for all devices.

Two-factor authentication is fixed when setting up a device for both text and phone authentication.

Start screen will successfully load instead of failing with “Loading …” displayed in a loop until device was rebooted. (We are still tracking down an issue were it may show “Loading …” for a few seconds.)

Quite Hours\Do Not Disturb has been fixed.

Delay in showing date and time on Lock screen has been improved.

Pinch and zoom in Maps now works as expected.

A significant improvements to the Photos app which now includes a Folder view that makes them easy to view photos and videos from the device SD card or in OneDrive or from the PC folders in the Photos app.

One handed Mode now available for smaller phones, the feature was introduced to larger Windows phones but Microsoft received a lot of feedback from Insiders to enable the feature on smaller screen devices and it is now included in this build. Holding on the Windows button would slide the top of the screen right on the middle giving an easy access, tapping on the black space on the top returns the screen back up.

Known Issues

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; we are 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.

Lumia 1020 users as expected would get the benefit of their 41 Megapixel camera as the stock Camera app doesn’t include all the features from the Lumia Camera App that takes all the advantages of the Lumia 1020. However, Microsoft suggest that Lumia 1020 users can either fall back to Windows 8.1 to get all the camera features back or wait for the Lumia Camera App to become available in the Windows Store again which is expected to become available sometime this fall.

Windows 10 Mobile is expected to become available later this year with a release schedule pointing to an October 6 special event.