There's a new Xbox One build bringing bug fixes to preview program members

New builds are appearing more rapidly as we approach the planned August 2nd launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary wave of updates. Today's update is build rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160712-2140, and here are the details.

The update, as detailed on the official Xbox forums (opens in new tab), should arrive at the following times: 6:00 PM PDT 7/14/2016 in the US, making it 1:00 AM GMT 15/7/2016 in the UK and Europe.

The main highlights include fixes for the game F1 2015, Xbox movie trailers playback, and also fixes for Xbox voice commands and Cortana, who was made optional in a recent build. Expect the patch to be around 400MB.

To update, go to your settings, select system, then hit update. Note that you need to be a Preview Program member to access this build before it's public availability in August.


  • Xbox Universal Store

You should now be able to correctly fast forward and rewind movie trailers.

  • F1 2015

Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause the game to crash when launching multiplayer.

  • Cortana

Resolved an issue which caused the "Xbox…" legacy voice commands to be recognized but all actions to fail after downloading an update which supported Cortana for the first time.


  • Blu-Ray Player

When watching a video with the Blu-Ray Player, the screen may dim after a short period of inactivity.

  • Movies & TV

When viewing a video in the Movies & TV app, the progress bar may fail to update when playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding.

  • Profile

Users are able to select their own Gamertag at no charge once per account. After this you will be charged for future Gamertag changes. In the current update, any free Gamertag changes will complete successfully. Attempting to purchase a Gamertag change will charge your account, but will not change your Gamertag. Please avoid purchasing a Gamertag change on Xbox One at this time. To successfully change your Gamertag, visit

When selecting "Add new" to add a new profile, the add profile interface may take up to 30 seconds to appear.

  • Cortana

When using a language Cortana does not support, you may still see references to Cortana in text.

  • Pins

If you have pins on your Home to movies, TV shows, or music, they will disappear from Home when that app takes its new app update. The pins for the apps will stay on your Home, easy to get to.

  • My Games & Apps

You may encounter an error when attempting to load Ready to Install with a large number of digital games and apps.

  • Community Calendar

Links to the Store in Community Calendar event details do not currently function.

While there's no new features in this build, the increased pace of updates is certainly encouraging. Background music is still on the way, as well as Universal Windows Apps that run across Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, HoloLens and Xbox One. It's a very good time to be an Xbox fan.

Are you in the Xbox One Preview Program? How are you finding the updates so far? Let us know in the comments.

Jez Corden
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  • Installing now going to test it tonight. I for one am not scared of a bug and that is why i test updates. If i was scared i woulnd't be in the program. So i hope nothing works from the start lol. that way i can report the bugs i may find :D:D:D
  • ohh come on!! I understand the needs of the program and what not, but you are taking this way too far! Downloading it as we speak!
  • lol  
  • Eliminate all the bugs!
  • #GottaCatchThemAll  Just #AskDanWindows
  • On another note... The updates are coming way more frequently, that´s great, let´s hope how the preview app works in this update. Will post when installed and tested...
  • Fun times :D
  • Fun times indeed! Restarting now!! Yay!
  • just tried and the Preview app doesn't work.
  • hmm, try to uninstall the app and reinstall it again to see, Mine is applying update, will post after booting it up
  • I've had the same issue for the past three updates. Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't help.   
  • The plan post Anniversary Update is to turn down the preview program by rolling it into the Windows Insider program. The failing preview app may be the first indication that the codebase is moving in that direction.
  • I just wish I could pair my controllers..
  • What's happening when you try?
  • After the last update, they just won't pair. I have tried with the connect, the console face, and the button on the side of the disk tray - no go. I had to resort to a USB to play.
  • My firmware is up to date on the controllers
  • Turn on the Xbox, disconnect it from the power source harshly, restart, at the same time remove controllers batteries, let it sit about 30 seconds, connect power to the XB1 and try to turn on the console FROM THE CONTROLLER. Hope it works for you
  • Funny you mention this fix. I was playing some battlefront and it was storming outside. The power to the house kicked off and on and my controller paired. It only lasted until I turned the Xbox off.
  • Are you able to try with a different controller?
  • Yeah, neither work. Also: The button on the side of the console, when I push it now, the console loses Wi-Fi and keeps trying to reconnect for several minutes.then, it finally reconnects. I've learned not to push that button.
  • That is ...very strange, have you tried restoring factory settings?
  • You should really try to get yourself out of the program and restore your console to the default OS, if it works then at least you know it was the preview update, if it still does the same well, make a claim to the warranty.
  • Everything worked just fine about two weeks ago, which was right before I got into the program.
  • Speaking of, if you restore the console to factory settings or rollback to default OS, do you lose your game saves/progress? I dont have an external hard drive with games, just the 1TB one that came with the console. Do the progress have cloud saves?
  • Everything is saved in the cloud, you can check your save management in the game management settings.
  • So if i do reset it, i wont lose anything? Yay!
  • One of my questions too. This being a preview, things are going to go wrong. I would think it's not an issue to reset and restore like we do with our phones. Ms really has the reset and restore down pat for our phones. Either way, I'm protecting my preview status like Golum and his ring.
  • Jes, you Son of a *****! Your fix worked. I love you man!
  • Congrats!
  • Awesome
  • There are also issues opening the preview dashboard app
  • Yeah, since the previous update it's been like that
  • I have not had that issue.
  • You can open the dash preview dashboard app without it throwing and error? Are you on the latest preview on the insider program?
  • Yes sir. Yes, I am on the latest. I remember seeing rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160712-2140 OS:10.0.14389.1001
  • that's the one i have too, that's the latest, but the dashboard preview app doesn't wanna open, says unexpected error
  • I peeled myself out of bed to come and check. I am in the app now. I read what is new with the update under announcements.
  • Still currently experiencing said preview app crashing errors
  • Guys, remember to either do a hard reset (hold power button 10 secs) or unplug brick for 30 seconds if your seeing issues after the update. Like the surface updates sometimes a reboot/hard shutdown is needed because the upgrade process doesn't always "clear' everything out AFTER the upgrade is completed. Should you have to do this ??? No, but for some reason this has been an issue since day one.
  • This! ^
  • My Kinect isn't recognised by the console
  • I had that problem, then it fixed itself.
  • Should I just leave it plugged into the console
  • That's what I did
  • how is that a problem? :)
  • Be quiet man
  • I like Microsoft, I really do. But Microsoft will NEVER grown outside the US with this kind of policy (just focus on Amerika and English talking countrys). I am swedish and for each year I see the Microsoft taking less and less place on the stores Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • This has been a trend. Welcome aboard.
  • America.  Note the ' c '. ...
  • Well go ahead. Speak swedish and I will send how good you are Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I wonder if this fix includes DCU? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Glad to be of service!
  • I have some strange problems with the second version of my controller/handset (the one that got 3.5mm mic built-in). With my Turtle Beach headset everyone can hear me, but I can't hear them. I have to unplug, reconnect my controller/handset to make it work, and sometimes redo it multiple times.​ No idea what's wrong, been like this for long as I remember. Even in preview-program it's like this.    
  • I just wish I could join the preview program!
  • Don't worry about it bud.  After the Anniversary Update for Xbox ONE, you will be able to enroll it in the Insider Preview just like the rest of the device classes.
  • My only request apparently will not be released... dimm the white light in the controllers... It's really annoying at dark
  • You can do this with the Elite controller. I know its expensive but it sure is a nice piece of kit!
  • Well, I`m in the preview program and didn't get nothing since the first update with Cortana bla-bla. Before this update with new featutures I was gettin' all updates and now........
  • I wish that I could get the update my preview dashboard keeps crashing and no updates are showing up
  • Other here having problems with Just Dance 2015 and Kinect?