Windows 10 Mobile build 10149 brings native printing

Along with the slew of new features rolled out in Windows 10 Mobile build 10149, there's an option to print documents natively. A printer icon is now highlighted in utilities like OneNote, Excel and Word, through which you can print your documents either to a connected printer or save as a PDF.

When you select the Print button, you'll be presented with two options: PDF and Where's my printer? The latter category suggests that Microsoft is working on a native service that allows you to access printers connected to the Internet.

We'll be bringing you an extensive video review of the new build, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out the new features in 10149, and what still needs fixing.

Thanks for the tip Joshua!

163 Comments
  • It's about time.
  • It's good to see it's finally there.
  • Not just printing. I've been looking forward to saving word doc as pdf :)
  • Just in time before Nadella makes some "tough choices"
  • Lmfho! Exactly.
  • Yeah.even my old n95 had this
  • Is the 4th column is available for 4.7" devices and what about the new shaped 4x4 square and 2x4 vertical tiles.
  • Cloud printing wasn't available at that time..
  • Exactly, I had that print option in my C6, and not just for documents, but also for pictures..
  • Sad, isn't it, how far ahead Symbian was?
  • Yep
  • That comment...so tense.. X{D
  • "Where's my printer?" reminds me of "Where's my Perry?" LOL!
  • Where is my water to me
  • hellz yeah!
    go Microsoft! :D
  • Five years and its still on its way.
  • Sweet
  • Everything is shaping up pretty good.
  • Indeed. This build is the most usable build I've tried yet. Loving it. Stable, fast, and definitely more functional. Really excited to see the final product.
  • It is. I had one reset hiccup within a few hours but after that, stable. The odd app crashes and the store won't open and it's slow to react but it's definitely usable.
  • Is there flac and mkv support in music and video preview apps available
  • I am really ready to try out builds on my One M8 (instead of the 635 I bought just for this purpose) but until I can hide the on screen navigation buttons, I simply can't make the plunge.  Anyone with a One tested this build yet?  If so, can you hide the buttons?
  • WinBeta recommends this build ... I'm in ;)
  • For daily driver?
  • Yup.. But he was concerned about the action center...
  • recommended to update if you are already an insider. I dont think its still good enough to replace wp 8.1
  • I used this build for 24 hours on my AT&T 1520. Had too many "Resuming" instances that required a reboot and only one of my outlook.com inboxes would sync. It was really slow compared to 8.1.1, as well. Using Recovery Tool to revert now. This was my first preview build to try, so I can't compare to previous revs.   Edit - After restoring to 8.1.1 all of my previous backups are gone - ALL of them. Only option is to restore from the last auto back up from TP. I used to have at least 8-10 saved backups to choose from. This is the first time I've truly regretted installing a preview of any kind.
  • sounds like you were running the 10136 build
  • No, it was definitely 10149. That was the first thing I checked.
  • Edit 2 - Now I have TP backup available and 8 or so from April 2014 and before...
  • Take more stock in WinBeta's word the Windows Central?
  • Where's Daniel to tell this guy off ?
  • Actually this is a more stable build. Can rate to 7.5/10
  • True. I downloaded it to my Lumia 925 and it's funtional enough I'm actually tempted to download it to my Lumia 1520, which is my main phone and daily driver.
  • I could tell you about what just happened to my 830. Which is why our recommendation still remains not to install on your main phone.
  • What happened? :S
  • Depends
  • Well the WC guys never recommend anything
  • Smarter to play it safe.
  • Because people will install unstable beta software, break their phone, then complain about it on these forums.
  • Absolutely nothing wrong with taking Winbeta's advice.
  • Well, I'm gonna wait for a month or so when thinks will be 80% finished and I'll jump right in!
  • My audible notifications for apps are not working. Only for calls its audible. Any workaround?
  • I remember seeing printer icon in outlook mail once, but never again!
  • That must've been in your dream.
  • It does come, Ive seen it many times myself. When you open a mail, the option presents itself, but when the content of the mail appears, all the buttons change, with the print option disappearing (and also, a glitched calender button appears)
  • I thought I was going MAD!!!!!  I saw it and yes it just disappearred when I went to try and print something....icon gone....   Thanks for confirming I am not totally losing it!!!
  • Cool cool. Cool cool cool. Bring on the more functionality.
  • You should have used a for loop to print "cool" XD
  • For(int I =0; i < desiredNumber; i++)
    {
    WcComment.Show("cool");
    }
  • Bring split screen for HD screen lumias
  • Reminded me of Abed from Community.
  • I suppose we can't find this build yet. Any release date?
  • Release date? It's already out.
  • What about vibrate while ringing, I hope they dont ignore that feature again
  • This build was so crappy earlier today when I upgraded from 10136. Messaging would not work, couldn't change the home screen background etc.. Resetting and going back to 8.1 and then upgrading to 10149 did the trick. This is definitely daily driver material. Microsoft is doing an incredible job so far, my word.
  • Hands on video please...
  • They said in the article that its coming. Chill
  • Are we talking about printing to Printers on the Same network as the phone???
  • Yes.
  • Cool
  • Can't we connect to printers not connected to network like the PCs.
  • You mean through USB? That would be grew especially when connecting with USB Hub and on Continuum mode. Boom! You got a desktop! :D Anyways, That requires at least generic printer drivers to be included on the phone which I'm not sure of, also that could take quite amount of storage space which isn't good for low capacity devices(mid-range and entry-level).
  • You can now use the start button on the 930 for the new half screen founction.
  • Didn't Windows Central do an article about this feature?
  • Yup, they did. On the 1520.
  • They did but at that time it was only ,available for 1520 and 1320. Now it also works on my Lumia 830!
  • Will it work on my 730 :|
  • Probably not. They said 5" and above displays will have the feature.
  • Just like they said 3rd column of row only for 4.5/5" and above displays will have :P
  • There's no need for that feature in 4.7" displays.
  • Slow and steady wins the race ... But its toooo slow and win is also toooo far
  • Why can't it just print to a printer on my fucking network? How hard is it?
  • MS has a tendency not to deliver simple functions
  • Printed to printer on my network just fine.
  • Nice batman.
  • I wanna rape catwoman :$
  •  I want you to get the psychological help you very clearly need.
  • Seriously loving this build. Definitely more responsive than 10136 all my apps have started working again. Cortana fully functional again, just gotta check reminders, all tiles on start screen on Sharp. Using on my 1520 daily driver and tempted to put it on my 930 as well.
  • These builds tend to work beautifully on 1520s. On other phones? Well, not so much.
  • Confirmed working great on HTC One M8.
  • Can you hide the on-screen buttons, yet?
  • Yes, swipe up on the capacitive buttons to hide them.
  • Great!  Thanks.  I'm giong to give it a shot then!
  • It does. Lumia 820.
  • YES
  • Now any one that knows this, which smartphone can print documenta from their phone. Like for example I have this pdf that I can read on my phone. Can I print from my phone or lets said I have this essay that I can read from my phone can I still print just like a normal computer. Any one. And if no smartphone supports that then I am looking forward to see this features on my WP any time soon.
  • This native printing support is also present in build 10136, but not present everywhere. Eg. Open Wnidows maps app->3D cities->(Ellipsis Menu)-> Print
  • Plz post some screenshots..
  • Why?
  • Microsoft said entire control panel will come into settings menu of win 10 pc.when will it come or MS forgot about this??
  • Shouldn't of doubted. They listened. But mail is still awkward. To choose mail, you tap hamburger left upper corner. To choose settings, you go back to right lower corner. Odd placing. Why can't they place menus like the edge browser? Everything at one spot.
  • True.
  • wow! What Batman figure is that? I want one.
  • Yeah.. Harish give the link of that action figure.
  • Is it present in the browser(edge)?????
  • I hope microsoft starts making phones like nokia. Waiting for a good flagship or 830 succesor.
  • I don't know about you guys, but I can actually detect the printers in the network. I am detecting an HP Envy 4500 and an HP Deskjet too. So I think the functionality is already there in this build.
  • Ps. I am on a university network so I won't test them. And I am too lazy to get my printer (HP Envy 4500) from it's box. It will stay there for the summer since I will be moving again in September.
  • Does it detect homegroup printers? My HP Deskjet 1050 is connected to my desktop PC, and shared to all the other PCs in the same network via homegroup.
  • This was definitely available from some apps in the last build but it wasn't working for me. Very useful feature.
  • And what about printing via Bluetooth connection? Not complaining, just want it all...now.
  • What about printing it by usb connection to printers
  • How windows 10 working on Lumia 520?
  • Not too great for me. I've got a backup (test) 520 that I've been using for the TP builds. I upgraded from Build 10136 to this latest one, and it is sloooow and very buggy like the past few builds. Not sure if it's because of the low-end specs, or maybe I just need to rollback to 8.1 and then go straight to 10149. I hear that's been working for some people.Right now I would NOT use this for a daily driver, though that may change after re-install. I'll update here once I try it out.
  • I love the Batman !!! Best picture ever ^^
  • I too! I loved that batman :P wonder where they got it from!
  • That new animation sucks why they have choosed this type of animation please bring back the old one.
  • New animation is the best part of this build, old one is boring and slow
  • I can't download the update from build 10080. Any advise.?
  • Rollback to WP8.1
  • Where is the extensive video man..
  • Waiting for a review so that i can press the update button..
  • That's great for me
  • Does 10149 have live folders working properly?
  • Yeah!
  • As they appear to work on previous builds. Until you try to make a new folder, and they won't do it. And the icons are out of place, or the tiles are completely missing , on folders that you made in 8.1.
  • No wifi. Please help. My first time using windows insider.
  • Hard reset
  • It is there, just a bit more fiddly. You have to look in the settings. Rather than quick actions.
  • I have the same issue. It wont enable at all. I would hard reset but i don't want to lose my games that you can no longer download, so I'll wait for next build and see if it fixes it.
  • Still no upgrade in Australia???
  • Yay. Finally!
  • Where's my printer?  That's the question.
  • I hope this feature works with my networked AIO.
  • Great!!! I hope this works with network printers too which is more valuable for me than cloud connected printers. Windows 10 Mobile is starting to live up its name. Still long way to go, so many features needed to be implemented especially for essential 1st-party apps (Music, Videos, Photos, Messaging, People, etc.)
  • Me too, I can already print to my Cannon wifi printer in 8.1 using app. Local net print is more useful than "internet" connected printer.
  • I read native painting ant thought wtf :D ;)
  • Yes, It's finally here :)
  • When in India?
  • Then, when the rapes end.