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Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update: The ultimate changelog

Lumia 950 XL
Lumia 950 XL (Image credit: Windows Central)

Similar to our "all the changes so far" article for the Fall Creators Update on PC, we thought it'd be a good idea to round up all the changes coming in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile, also known as the "feature2" release.

So far, this update is mostly bug fixes and general improvements. There are currently five new features in testing for Insiders at this time. That doesn't necessarily mean more new features won't show up in the future, however, as Microsoft has said they are working on "Enterprise related features" for Windows 10 Mobile.

New Features and Changes

  • You can now manually change the orientation of Continuum when projected to an external monitor. This is useful for those who may have monitors in the portrait orientation. Previously, Continuum would display when in landscape mode even when on a monitor in portrait mode.

  • Added support for the latest Unicode updates – including new snacks, actions, dinosaurs, and even fantasy characters like genies, fairies and zombies
  • Two factor Authentication: We are excited to announce that we've introduced a two factor authentication unlock mechanism for Windows 10 Mobile. With two factor unlock, an enterprise can enforce an additional security layer to their sensitive data via an MDM policy. Once two factor unlock is enabled, a phone user will have to enter a numeric pin followed by an enterprise-defined factor to unlock the phone.
  • AppLocker Improvements: A number of customers have provided feedback on the warning prompts for apps that are blocked by enterprise policies. We've improved the UX and updated the MDM SyncML scripts associated with the policies.
  • VPN Improvements: In the modern corporate workplace, mobility is mainstream and secure access to corporate data via VPN has become the norm. We are bringing a range of improvements and features that enhance the reliability of VPN on Windows 10 Mobile. The key updates to our VPN capability are:
    • Lots of reliability improvements for VPN connectivity in Windows 10 Mobile.
    • IKEv2 Sleep and Power Enhancements.
    • VPN completes all pending actions before sleep and disconnects.
    • Automatic reconnection on resume.
    • Force tunneled improvements for UWP platform.
    • Proxy improvements for UWP VPN profile.
    • Enabling MMS usage when VPN is connected.

New Fixes and Improvements

  • There is a new privacy page to the Windows 10 Mobile OOBE experience that allows you to quickly and effectively make common privacy changes while setting up the device. (This change was backported to the Creators Update.)
  • Fixed the issue where the keyboard would sometimes not appear when a text input field is selected in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue where Continuum would stop working when HP Elite X3 case is closed.
  • Fiixed an issue where Continuum would hang or render incorrectly after disconnecting on devices like the Lumia 950.
  • Fixed an issue with Microsoft Edge where you might get into a bad state after opening a new Microsoft Edge windows and screen off with the JIT process suspended.
  • Fixed an issue with where the device screen might stay black when disconnecting from a Continuum dock after screen has timed out normally.
  • Fixed an issue with backup and restore which impacts users with slower network connection.
  • Fixed an issue around Microsoft Edge reliability.
  • Fixed an issue where some Insiders were unable to open both the Connect UX page and/or the "Add Bluetooth or other devices" setting on the Bluetooth Settings page.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected extra ~20 sec being added to the phone shutdown process due to a deadlock if you tried to shut down soon after switching from one network to another.
  • Fixed an issue with the Glance screen where the time was not updating.
  • Fixed the token issue so when your device syncs to the service, text messages should show back up.
  • Fixed an issue where the Battery Settings page caused the device to become unresponsive and appear to have hung.
  • Fixed a general issue where certain background tasks were being incorrectly starved under resource contention. This issue would impact music and video playback.
  • Under low memory conditions, additional app launches will cause the OS to run out-of-memory and the device will restart unexpectedly to recover. This fix detects the condition and blocks app launches until memory is freed up.
  • Fixed an issue with Microsoft Edge which prevented the phone from entering Connected Standby which caused battery drain.
  • Fixed an issue where the word auto-correction service would crash.
  • Fixed 2 issues causing the device screen to stay off when unplugging from the Continuum dock after screen has timed out normally requiring the device to be rebooted to recover.
  • Fixed an issue with the Notifications Settings page which made the UI appear unresponsive.
  • Fixed an Enterprise MDM issue where the policy could hide all pages except the Work Access page.
  • Fixed an issue where the Call audio did not move to speaker after removing the headset on some phones.
  • Improvements to power and performance for apps, such as Fitbit, for pair, connect, sync and notifications.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications would not be mirrored to the user's PC and Cortana's cross-device settings would not persist.
  • The copyright date is correctly showing 2017 now under Settings > System > About.
  • Fixed an issue where WhatsApp would not launch after updating to the latest Mobile builds.
  • Fixed an issue with using the Japanese 12 Key soft keyboard where the "right arrow" key did not input a space
  • Fixed an issue with the Bulgarian keyboard localization for the HP Lap Dock in Continuum.
  • Improvements to the reliability of notifications for apps with a paired Bluetooth device, such as Fitbit.
  • Improved the Time & Language settings page UX for Speech and Keyboard language downloads. Previously, the status would show "Downloading" for speech and "Installing" for keyboard. Unless, the user tapped on the language or navigated to the Update & Security settings page, there was no indication that a restart is required to complete the installation. Now when the update reaches the reboot pending state, a "Restart Required" is displayed under the language.
  • Fixed several enterprise device management issues.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications and Cortana's cross-devices settings on your device were not being mirrored to your PC.
  • Fixed an issue where only the first VPN profile was being displayed in the VPN settings page via Settings > Network & wireless > VPN.
  • Fixed an issue where a meeting Time Zone was garbled in Chinese or Japanese.
  • Based on Insider feedback, this release has changed "Phone Update" to "Windows Update" under Settings > Update & security.
  • Fixed an issue where some apps could not subscribe to SMS receive notifications.
  • Fixed an issue for Windows Insiders where some binaries stopped working when transitioning from Insider Preview builds to officially released builds.
  • Fixed an audio issue with Bluetooth headphones after Cortana reads an incoming SMS message to the user.
  • Fixed notifications (SMS, Calendar) with all Fitbit trackers.
  • Fixed crashes reported while using Photos app.
  • Fixed a deployment issue in where if an admin uses ActiveSyncCSP to provisioning email account on device running the Windows 10 Creators Update without providing a valid password, and the email server enforces a limited number of denied access retries, then the server will lock out the email account.
  • Improved battery performance by fixing a bug in a scenario where 30% more power was used during Camera app preview and capture mode.
  • Some Insiders provided feedback that playing video on phone resulted in a black flash and/or stuttering when in landscape mode. Microsoft has fixed this issue.
  • Improvements to Bluetooth connectivity with Garmin Wearable devices.
  • General improvement in reliability of phones by fixing top crash issues.
  • Fixed an issue where VPN profile appeared to be always ON.
  • Fixed a notification issue between the Bluetooth Support Service and device background services for fitness bands.
  • Fixed issues with Caller ID matching in Japan & Denmark.
  • Fixed an issue where downloading large apps could report out of disk space when there is sufficient space available.
  • Fixed an issue where installing apps (particularly games) from the Windows Store would sometimes fail with "Error, see details".
  • Fixed an issue where a device could not be unlocked after removing/turning off Windows Hello.
  • Fixed an issue where Cortana would not provide the region when saying "Your region is set to" and then "Is that right?".
  • Fixed a Turkish localization issue where the string "We need to fix your Microsoft account before you can use shared experiences …" was shown in English.
  • Improvements to the Field Medic Store app, where we fixed an issue with collecting Watson crash data, enabled spell checking when editing a report, and updated the PowerOn/PowerOff profiles to include additional battery info.
  • Fixed an issue where the screen would occasionally flash black after launching or rotating the Camera app.
  • Fixed an issue with the HP Elite X3 reporting that the SD card had been removed from the device when it had not.
  • Fixed an issue with Continuum where, after the attached monitor is unplugged, occasionally the mobile LCD does not power off and the mobile battery could be drained.
  • Fixed an issue with the Windows inbox NFC driver where occasionally the wrong card type data was reported.
  • Improved the Cortana resume-from-suspend behavior to enable a Cortana skill to be authenticated before the user interacts with the skill.
  • Fixed an issue with the behavior of the hardware search button in countries where Cortana is not available. In this case, the OEM provides the search app or URI.
  • Fixed the issue where trying to update Windows Store apps saved to your SD card resulted in an 8007000B error. Apps installed on SD cards should update without any issue.
  • Fixed an issue where there was no icon shown for Windows Update for either new notifications or on the settings page under Settings > System > Notifications & actions.
  • Fixed an issue where the MTP service would sometimes crash when you disconnected your phone while a file transfer is in progress.
  • Fixed a spin loop that was occasionally triggered by deleting a VPN profile.
  • Fixed an issue where apps which call into the firewall (such as Microsoft Edge) have the potential of becoming deadlocked and the app hangs until you reboot your phone.
  • Fixed an issue in the routing engine used by apps like Maps where the initial direction was always set to North which could result in unnecessary route segments.
  • Fixed an issue where Silverlight apps that use GPS would either not start or crash.
  • Fixed an issue where a non-default Messaging app (e.g. Skype) would crash with an Access Denied error when changing Download messages settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the new Privacy Consent popup would block loading of apps which used the activity detection and pedometer sensors.
  • Fixed an issue where turning on/off Reset Protection could cause the phone to reboot.
  • Fixed some issues where the Maps app navigation would start navigating a route and after performing a reroute, would present a list of possible routes instead of adjusting to the current route.
  • Improved map-matching particularly for routes using ferries.
  • Fixed an issue where an app using the routing engine (e.g. Maps) would timeout on providing the route if suspended for more than 30 seconds.
  • Fixed an issue where tiles on the Start screen would occasionally be blank.
  • Fixed an issue where a VPN profile that was created via the VPN Management API would always be a dial-up profile.
  • Fixed an issue with the MDM policy used to control Build Flighting by Mobile Enterprise.
  • Fixed a couple of navigation issues when changing from highway to highway (occasionally, signposts were copied from the original highway to the destination highway) and highway to non-highway (erroneous instruction to "enter highway").
  • Fixed a rare issue where the user's call history was shown as corrupt after an upgrade.
  • The product version number has been updated to 1709 just like PC.
  • Fixed an issue where, on powering the screen off/on, high demand for CPU could cause several apps to crash. Background processing of photos is an example of high CPU demand. In a photo shoot session, you may have seen the Camera app crash.
  • Fixed an issue with the Messaging app where conversation text was displayed incorrectly. Thanks to our Insiders that quickly highlighted this issue.

There are a total of 80 fixes and five improvements/features currently in testing with the feature2 builds.

Updated with changes introduced in build 15252.

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

395 Comments
  • Is it safe for a daily phone?
  • Yes, it is. I use it on my daily driver 650, and it's basically a more stable RS2, that only needs some translation improvements here and there.
  • I have to switch on fast ring to get it?
  • Yeah
  • It's so weird. Just a week ago on 15230, my L650 was running perfect. But since the last 3-4 days, it's behaving strangely. Texting has become slow, reboot when tapping the "expand", "collapse" button in the action centre, reboot after switching off Wi-Fi from action centre AND random reboots in general (majority times when a headphone 🎧 is plugged in, listening to music 🎶), scrolling in all app lists is a pain.
    .
    What the hell is happening??! ☹
  • The headphone jack has always been problematic for Lumias for me. Most issues happen to me when I have headphones plugged in.
  • That is why I now use Bluetooth headset and it works as a charm. Using Lumia 950 XL
  • Sometimes it happens due to bad page file. From interop tools. You have to enable "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" and reboot. It may solve the problem.
  • -
  • Please explain why ?
  • Nice feedback! Maybe I'll enroll my 650 to see how it fares. Ever since I got this phone (5 months ago) I never switched over from the Public build. I was afraid things would get pretty crappy then.
  • Windows on Mobile still very much alive.. In use, in development for the present, and in development for the future
    .....
    You'd have to be a dumb a$$ to disagree.
  • I agree with you but the issue with wino is there are no devices. I moved away from wimo last year when paypal dropped wp and I do miss the os I have not found the move to android that painful. I got the LGG5 and it was a good phone for me felt alittle to small and the camera was no where near as good as the 950XL just got the xperia xz premium and this is one hell of a phone very underrated imo in this years flag ships and for me feels the closest to a windows phone in looks feel and also a real camera button. With that said I really hope Microsoft come up with something for the mobile market. Ide even take an Android powered phone with all the Microsoft apps as defaults and when it is plugged into a dock conntum boots up.
  • I agree, and I know what you mean when you say there are no devices. There's no devices new enough to warrant a $600-$800 price tag. I'm pretty lucky this 950 still has a lot of life left in it, because I'm gonna need it... But, the app situation is just horrible. Like I said the other day, at this point IDK what I would do if it weren't for the terrific set of MS apps on WP. Those just happen to be the most used apps in my phone... Facebook, Windows Central, Messenger... They all are relatively horrible, in need of serious updates. Long story short.. The OS is pretty good now, but there are no apps, and no devices. Only specific people (like myself) can take live with WM at this point, but the fact that we're living with it "perfectly fine" means that it is in no way dead, and Windows on Mobile won't be forbthe foreseeable future.
  • Agree, except the point that it WILL be done in the foreseeable future, aka. 1½ years from now.
  • Done how? There will always be some generation of Windows on Mobile. Always has been, always will be, as far as we can see from substantial evidence.... It's never died. WinMo 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 7.8, 8.0, 8.1, 10.... Y'all expect for me to think it's gonna die now?.. Lol. No. I don't see it as dying. I see it more similar to how car models come and go.. Corvette C1, C2, C3, C4, 5,6,7, and so fourth. What's the point of dwelling on the discontinuation of the C7, when we know there will be a C8, C9, C10... Nobody does that with cars, and Windows on Mobile devices should be treated the same way... Except I honestly believe this time there might not be the necessity for a reboot for a long time. Who knows.
  • I hope they will put something on the table that works, and has the commitment to "mobile" rather than be a full on PC experience.
  • I believe that whatever MS does from here on out will be a device of hybrid capabilities... There will be no popular apps like Snapchat, or the latest mobile games (which don't seem to be that popular anymore) so, this device will focus more on getting things done... For Christ sake, it would be nice to at least have the basic apps, and have them work nicely, for a change.
  • Well with Insider Builds you can really never say. Sometimes they are really stable and other times they are not. But judging by there being no new features, I don't really much that could go wrong
  • If you just phone, text, use WhatsApp, Skype, watch YT and listen to music, need FB and Messenger, WP is brilliant.
  • and LINE :)
  • Fb and messenger?? Big no!!
  • Seriously!! Very bad experience with fb,messenger and instagram ☹☹
  • What's the matter with Instagram?
  • just like instarice!
  • No live for most devices, the app breaks a lot, it isn't fluid, but still it's the best you have on Windows from facebook apart from WhatsApp
  • Instagram it's a pied over version of the ios app. It doesn't take advantage of WM visuals or specific esthetic features as well as its a bit slow. If they just put swip in at least it would be better. Also its a little slow. I believe FB used their own porting service not MS from what i heard once. Don't know for sure but it sucks. I use 3rd party. Also the design is awful for PC.
  • Works fine here.
  • those apps work as good as they would on Apple iOS since they are just direct ports.
  • No they don't, dude don't defend the apps, they work way better on iOS than Windows, and yes I know the problem isn't from Microsoft itself, it's from Facebook, the apps aren't updated anymore and where never fully optimized for Windows devices.
    Developers have no interest in Windows mobile and I don't blame them, Microsoft and Microsoft alone is the only guilty for the catastrophic results of windows on mobile devices, Windows mobile as we know it, is as good as dead, you may have CShell but I don't think that will ever be enough!
  • Actually, all of these apps are buggy even on iOS. I know this because I switched from Win10m to an iPhone 7+ and expected the often cheered amazingness of iPhone's apps, but sadly, it suffers from the same stability problems. FB often crashes, using Instagram with multiple accounts is awful (just try using the share feature in your photos app to post to Instagram using an account of your choice. Hint: you can't. You MUST open instagram first and choose the account you want). Worse, about half of the iOS app store is abandonware, featuring apps that, upon install, warn you that they may cause your phone to slow down or crash. Don't get me wrong: the app situation is WAY better on iOS overall, simply through sheer volume of apps, but it's far from perfect.
  • you clearly are not using an iphone :))) I've never had facebook crashing on ios non beta releases. Yes, on beta ones it may crash, but on public releases nope. Half of the apps abandonware :)))? so you actually downloaded half of the apps in the store...you sound like a pathetic MS fanboy trying to defend a more mediocre and dead windows10mo OS.
  • Too sad that they down voted you... My mom has an iPhone 5, that's right, an iPhone 5 that came out in 2012 and it works WAY better than my Lumia 640 XL. You may say that okay, the one is a flagship and the other is a cheap device. But the apps on her iPhone haven't crashed once. On my Lumia however... I imagine that the experience is like 10 times better with a current iPhone, but as for stability, the apps are rock solid over there.
  • I actually have an iPhone 5 I use as a remote control (via the Logitech Harmoy app), and your statement is a 50/50. If you're talking about a 640 with Windows 10 Mobile, then yeah, it probably does run a little better. But let's not kid ourselves: iPhone 5 on the iOS 10 is alright, but it's not a great experience either. It's fine for the basics but not much else. The Lumia 640 on Windows Phone 8.1, though, runs much better than either the same device with 10 Mobile or the iPhone 5 with iOS 10. However, it still suffers from the lack of apps--worse now, in fact, since so many have left the store or swapped their 8x compatible apps for 10x instead. Shame, really. But come on, let's be realistic: we all know you're lying or simply lack the data to back up your statement that no apps have crashed even once on that old phone. ALL phones and ALL apps will crash on occasion. That's the nature of the beast.
  • Why do I see my picture in your avatar?
  • Actually, I AM using an iPhone. As I said: I currently am using an iPhone SE because I gave my 7+ to my wife. I don't like the size because iOS is not well optimized for a large screen. But to go on, the only person who sounds like a fanboy is you. I've been really clear for a long time: I despise Windows 10 Mobile, because it's a lousy OS that pales in comparison to its predecessor, Windows Phone 8x, which was a truly superb OS. And facts are facts whether you like it or not: at least 50% of the apps on the iOS app store are abandonware. I literally cannot go looking for an app to perform a specific task without finding tons of related apps that haven't been updated in literally YEARS. It's easy to tell simply by reading their details. I'm guessing you don't know that, though, being a fanboy who prefers to lie and claim that iOS apps never, ever crash. We all know you're lying when you make that claim, because apps on EVERY platform periodically crash. There is no such thing as a crash-proof app or OS, period.
  • "And facts are facts whether you like it or not: at least 50% of the apps on the iOS app store are abandonware." Speaking of facts, iOS has more "abandoned apps" than Windows phone has had total apps, over the life Windows Phone.   So, not sure what your point is.  BTW, you have looked at/installed EVERY iOS APP to arrive at this number?
  • Huge battery vampires, FB and IG.
  • Work great on mine. Yes, used to be slow and buggy, but haven't had that since I did a fresh install back in ~Feb time.
  • I have to agree unless you are on an Idol 4s or Elite x3. FB and Messenger on my 950xl was a nightmare, but not the case with the x3, I guess the bump in processing power overcame bad porting and lack of WP optimization.
  • If you basically need a feature phone.   
  • feature phone?
  • Yes, Feature phone...see Nokia 252 back in the day for example.   
  • I wouldn't say brilliant, more like sufficient :p
  • Yes . Plus play games , surf the net , and find directions on Windows map . Gorgeous looking OS and very stable
  • Yes
  • Are you speaking in terms of literal physical safety?
  • Be aware Wallet doesn't work for tap-to-pay in the insider builds, but that's the only caution I can think of with latest
  • Yeah on preview ring, it's solid. Apps wise it covers most peoples needs, but not everyones. It's got games, productivity, social networking, photo apps. It doesn't have as many smart device, travel, niche chat apps, banking apps. So if you rely heavily on niche uses of apps, its not so good. But yeah, for the average person, its a great phone and has OS features other OSes lack - inline replies, voice replies on the car, phone numbers as links, continuum, live tiles, and a bunch of other things.   
  • I found it less stable bon Alcatel idol 4s and Lumia 650.
  • It's been great as a daily driver for some considerable time now. Stable and much faster. (Personally, disappointed about the lack of new features, but they have done a GREAT job with the bug fixes)
  • On my 930 sometimes it makes the phone hotter than AU and CU, probably there are some processes that for a short time use 100% of the CPU and are not yet optimized/fixed. Edge sometimes still switching (randomly) to desktop mode as it happens on CU. But overall last builds run much better than CU, and also battery has very good performances.
  • Lol I just realized that these comments are 2 months old.
  • It is. However most of these fixes are for problems that were introduced with the new builds.
  • This whole branch this time has been safe as a daily driver, due to only bug fixing
  • Thanks both of you. I give it a try
  • Thanks both of you. I give it a try
  • So fed up currently with my 950 xl and creators update. Edge reliability is absolutely killing my user experience . I thought they could update edge through the store?
  • no. give monument browser a go
  • I really liked monument. It had built in adblock and bottom web bar. An update some months ago caused it not to work though and I went back to edge. I'm guessing its stable in this creators build.
  • no problem now it been get regular update. there a night mode
  • Amazing how a 3rd party app on a "failing" platform can get updated regularly with fixes and new features.
  • bit everywhere now can get on mobile, desktop,Xbox it's even Rocking the acrylic.
  • I've been messing around with Monument and loving it except one major issue. When i type an address like ign.com or nfl.com in the bottom bar, nothing comes up. However, if i only type ign or nfl then the browser uses google or Bing to pull up results and i can go to the webpage that way. There must be a setting i can change to take me directly to a weppage, right?
  • no problem when I check both ign or ign.com. my want to check your navigation mode is set to mobile/your on the latest version 2.2.300.0
  • My settings were ok. I just did an app reset and it appears to work now. Hopefully it stays. Love the dual screen and other settings. What edge should be. If it stays working, I will have to get the pro version to show support. Thanks.
  • uwp browsers developers have access to the edge API so there free to get creative after :) have you tried min video playing
  • min video playing? Do you mean minimized video playing?
  • yes
  • Man, that is sick. I see myself abandoning mytube innthe future.
  • haha no. but it can all so do it to
  • I have sort of figured it out (disappointed if true). If a webpage has a seperate mobile site like m.nfl.com than typing NFL.com will go nowhere but typing in m.nfl.com will take me to the webpage.
  • I remember reading that they plan to convert Edge into store app and update it more frequently through the store rather than bundle it with major OS releases starting with Fall Creator's Update. They cited it as RS3 change, but let's hope Windows 10 Mobile will be getting this also.
  • I'm 99% certain that was confirmed as a false rumor, and that Microsoft has no current plans to convert Edge to a store app.
  • Edge is hardcoded into alot of the o/s background Ms advised it would never be a store option, probably linked to Cortana etc
  • I have similar experiences. I get constant crashes and lags it's ridiculous and frustrating. I've ordered another battery and I'm hoping that fixes my constant random reboot issue. But as someone earlier said, these apps aren't optimized for Windows. For example, Facebook takes FOREVER to load. If Nokia pulls off a premium device with excellent camera optics, that may be my next device.
  • The rumored Nokia 8 might be that, but the camera setup might not be amazing (since it's not Nokia's old imaging department) and it's rumored to be really expensive.
  • I'm waiting on the rumored 9. Zeiss optics and 20MP sensor (I believe)
  • The 8 is supposed to have Zeiss optics as well, but 13MP cameras. And I don't know how well a model above the 8 would do, seeing as the 8 is rumored to be running an 835 with 6GB of RAM at $675.
  • It was rumoured to be priced at $500. It would be an affordable flagship, and the 9 will be the premium flagship.
  • That's not what I've been hearing recently, but rumors are rumors.
  • Take it from someone who works there: the 9 isn't coming until next year and even then it all depends on how well 8 will be doing this late q3/q4
  • That makes more sense. Especially considering the supposed costs of the 8.
  • Coc Coc Browser  is also good.
  • I performed a clean I install using the recovery tool without resorting from a backup. I didn't join the inside program and just let my phone pickup standard updates. I'm currently on build 15063.483 and it runs smoothly; the WC app doesn't delay and freeze when using it like it did when I was in the fast rig.
  • I know many want new features. but that is still a lot of man hours into fixes and stuff.  
  • Exactly. Although I am not satisfied, I am very happy about the fixes. The list includes cure for many of the issues I have been having. So I am happy.
  • What i think is approximately 1.5 years ago current devices should come with this reliability.
  • You are obviously very easy to please if you think it's a great thing that an OS that was released almost two years ago still needs this many bug fixes. All these bugs should have been fixed before they released the OS or at the latest few months after release.
  • That's insinuating that other, more mature mobile operating systems like Android and iOS had all there bugs and issues sorted out before the first major iteration was released. In fact, that's insinuating that, even after having existed for years, they have all there bugs and issues sorted out.
  • as much as fanboys here want to believe, no other OS has been release with so many bugs, lying to the public that is ready to be used! When the 950 was released, the OS was is such a pathetic state that it could not even be called a beta...but then again, it's MS we are talking here, and Nutella.
  • Yeah, not like that recent iOS update that had at least 3 patches to fix serious bugs. Yeah, that was fun times at work until Apple finally got it all back in a pile.
  • I will take fixes over features any day.
  • Are those builds stable on older devices? Or should I stay back on Anniversary update.
  • Absolutely get on the Creators Update. This article is about the Fall Creators Update (it's a newer, different branch)
  • My Lumia 1520 isn't officially supported and it's going just fine. It's actually faster than the anniversary update. Not sure if anyone here has the same experience.
  • yep noticed that as well on Lumia 830 and 735
  • Cool thing is I found a batch of Lumia 830s for $49 each. Used but in good condition.
  • Hey, where? Really looking for a new phone?
  • That's on ebay
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Nokia-Lumia-830-RM-983-GSM-Unlocked-16GB-Smartphon...
  • My L730 is super fast now.
  • Yes I've noticed it on my L730.
  • 😂😂😂😂😂 I'm speechless
  • Lol!!! I'm a huge WP "fan" (well, I used to be a fan. We need to come up with another word for it now), and even I think it's funny that it says...
    NEW WINDOWS PHONE FEATURES: zero/negative/0/ø/null/none/zip/zilch/nada/nonya
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • They changed the copyright year though!
  • so what?
  • The Creators Update for mobile is getting more features than the WC app is getting updates.
  • Hahahahahah
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • Is the first time i easily recommend to upgrade to fast ring people. At least for the high end devices, everything works perfectly right now!
  • Pls delete.
  • Pls delete
  • Amazed they still bother with mobile. Barely any users, no hw for potential new users and massive abandonment of the OS by disgruntled users. And despite all this they still bother to fix bugs for users who will soon move over to ios or android? I really don't understand what MS is doing.
  • i totally agree. you could be forgiven for shouting out really really loudly 'what the *** is going on!'
  • They probably have support commitments to HP and others (like the NYPD) to continue support for some fixed period of time. I'll bet the will also salvage pieces of W10M for whatever mobile Windows-on-ARM devices they support in the future.
  • Fulfilling their promise of support, which comes to an end late this year.
  • Hey its the least they could do for stringing along the most loyal group of people EVER. Think about it: Windows Phone fans have put up with Microsoft's crap even without all the apps and features of iOS and Android. You can't find a group more loyal than that. Microsoft should do whatever they can for wasting people's time.
  • I don't understand why you think Mivrosoft won't continue to support mobile. If they stop, they lose the expertise in a big section of the market. They have to stay in mobile. It may be the current hardware won't run what they are working on. You can bet the apps will be the same. Current and future platforms will still work with Office 365. You'll still be able add, remove and edit contacts in Outlook. You'll still have some form of continuum. If you are a consumer and use Gmail and Snapchat, stick with Android. Nothing here for you.
  • They are fixing the bugs in their codebase just in case they need to use this code base elsewhere. Terry Myerson already mentioned this.
  • All the fixes are so pro Creators.... It is absolutely breakthrough, like new lock screen and new start menu for Windows RT users given as "some features of Windows 10" ;-)
  • what new lock screen??
  • i need they to fix Phone heating issue, when record a video. within 10minute phone getting hot then ask to stop recording. second some time use phone the heat become hot. i need to put in fridge to cool down. when the phone is hot, it take long time to charge battery. please fix the Heating problem for  lumia 950xl dual sim. other than that ok.
  • the heating issues have already been resolved. MSFT apologized and said that the batteries were the problem.
    .
    Solution: Call MSFT or B2X and get a replacement battery.
  • Source?
  • I remember something about Gabe Aul mentioning that in their blogs last year. best thing to do is contact MSFT or B2X and get a replacement battery. depending on which country you live in you may get a free battery.
  • Well i'll be damned, i just ordered one from rounded.com
  • Yeah, I have never heard this as well. My phone feels like its going to explode after 10 minutes browsing the web.
  • I changed the battery for mine so much cooler, I put phone in a 5 pound metal case on eBay and its awesomely cooler!
  • why all the talk and articles promoting the end of mobile10 as we know it - even the OS itself, then all this hubub about creators? as though everything is still on track? I'm totally confused - mislead. is this false news? its all so utterly incompetent and divisive.
  • W10M is at the end of the very beginning.
  • When it will be release in official.. Anybody knows..??
  • This Fall.
  • I heard it was coming out in autumn? 😉
  • Actually in Spring, if you are south of the equator.
  • It will come out in Autumn, expect some time October?
  • Well ask dona to open the pot and buy roms from google so i can update my 950xl to nougat 7.1
  • You need to allow her to dance on your lap first...and with her lipstick on. Lol!
  • I've got a pole she can swing around on while giving me a lap dance.
  • Where are some new features, dammit. ☹
  • So my phone had this much issues😀😀😀😀
  • More than this
  • Now phone works so smooth on maximum display scalling
  • I love bug fixes.  I don't care if there are no new features.  Those would only introduce new bugs.
  • HOLY JEESUS! A massive fix list.. this could actually bee a improvement.. Let's see..
  • The reality is, Windows mobile needs no features. It needs stability, everyday performance and apps. BTW, Blackberry is celebrating a renaissance nowadays, especially as business phone, and they get all the Android-app goodness.
  • Does the 950xl still take 5 seconds to unlock with glance screen enabled?
  • Lots of fixes, I don't experience most of the bugs mentioned here on my L950xl. Well it nice to have a general fix.
  • A couple of bug fixes there I wouldn't mind having but I can no longer partake in the insider program anymore sadly as my must have app will not work anymore on non production builds. I will sadly miss the windows 10 mobile when I have to change my phone and generally quite gutted about it's demise ☹
  • Did they fix the bug where apps installed on SD card could not be upgraded? I'm using Lumia 640XL
  • It's best to have all your apps on internal storage, but you can update with some apps on microSD card.
  • I think that depends on your SD card. I put a UHS speed class 3 in my L650 and have no problem with apps on it.
  • He played with swap memory in interoptool only hard reset will rvert it back to normal
  • Not yet.
  • It's in the list of bug fixes coming with the feature2 update.
  • well at least wp became a submarine
  • Huh?
  • It sunk and is now "sailing" underwater.
  • Been running this build and totally love the fixing issues. Microsoft needs to not release anything new. Just tweek and fix. when system is stable and the comments about problems slows to a crawl, then release something new , just one thing new. And fix and tweek again. A baby trying to walk, soon fine tunes how to get to standing position to walk/run. Flying comes later lol . I say let's climb this mountain first and then fly. Great build and stable, everyone should at least upgrade and try it, and give feedback , because 46 fixes means something or someone is listening. Love to all insiders and non-insiders. And the person who gave a thumbs down just shows what kind of person you really are. And you wonder why your girlfriend left you?
  • I remember the time when there used to be so much excitement around new features on WP during 8.0, 8.1 days... These days nothing but only bug fixes
  • They would be better off bring back some features than adding new ones.
  • That's true too... Lol
  • It's better no need such build without ni new feature. And yes windows surface will be success without there fans. Why we waste in such time of build in which there will be no new feature. From last 2 years microsoft nothing do any remarkable work in phone. Jai hind
  • Does anyone have problem with NFC on their Lumias/Lumia 950 XL? It stops working after some time. I have to manually turn it off and on again to make it work. It works for few hours and than stops working again. Can anyone confirm or have some info about fixes etc.? Please help.
  • NFC only works for file sharing and connecting wireless devices. Still no wallet option for us Canadians and Brits
  • For me even file sharing doesn't work all the time. As I said it works for few hours and then shuts off.
  • I had the same problem, but I had a more strange bug where I turned off NFC, but when I re-entered the settings for NFC it was magically turned on again. I couldn't turn it off, but even when it was on it was not working in apps since they were reporting that NFC was off.
  • Why can't these bug fixes for mobile be included in the monthly cumulative updates from now till fall launch?
  • They are... You just haven't been paying attention to the cumulative changelogs...
  • No new features what a joke
  • W10M is dead. This feature2 is pretty much what one calls "life support" and stems only from the legal obligations Microsoft has. As soon as the Elite X3 ends its lifecicle, these will also stop (actually, it'll probably stop even before that but we'll see).
  • You have job at microsoft? Cause you are talking very certain... like you know everything...
  • He is just talking reality!
  • Is Lumia 930 abandoned again?
  • It is no longer supported (look at the release date - this is fair!).
    However, you can change the registry so it is treated like a supported device and receives updates.
  • I'm really pleased and the sheer length of those bugfixes, and with ths outcome as far as feature2 regarding improved stability and operation. A good result. 
  • Hoping these fix problem I've had w/ 950 over headset connection to external speakers cuts off every 2 seconds and/or goes back and forth between external and internal speaker. Never happens w/ ear buds, just external speakers, so appears to me a software bug. Hope it'll be fixed here!
  • This situation is like Symbian before.
  • My phone usually experience gray screen of death when woke up from sleep. When will they fixed this🙄
  • Same here dude its about 2years still no fix.
  • Fixes are great but come on, I need a couple new features. Give me photo features on pictures and video similar to what the PC update advertises. Best phone to take a photo/video with, but you need to have fun with that photo/video after you take it.
  • I thought that according to some morons W10M was dead? Microsoft does an excellent job at updating this OS . Facing some issues on Edge from time to time . This upgrade should fix them .
  • Does it download apps? I haven't been able to update, or download apps in about two weeks.
  • Wow, sounds like a restart or a restore might be needed. If you're on a preview build, then a restore is probably the fix. If you're not...that sucks.
  • There seems to be a problem with installing apps to the SD-card. Try installing to the internal memory instead for the time being.
  • :))) Feature 2. Pathetic! Another WP7.8 scenario...
  • Mobile yaaay!
  • Creators update OR bug fix update !
    Why making us to wait till Fall :|
  • I agree. So far it's just a load of bug fixes. While I like that, why not give us something like Night Light? It's not a critical feature, but it makes more sense to have it on mobile than dekstop.
  • Personally I dislike night light and keep it off on Surface and other devices.
  • Why they would care to bring the new features for a dead OS, Terry Myerson already clarified why does W10M keeps getting updates, that if they stop it then reboot would be very difficult so they just kept this brain dead OS on lifesupport, so they just update the basic stuff and release it wthout much testing. They will keep doing that until they are sure of what to do finally with this code base. that is the reason we dont see no new phones but still get the updates, and fanboys use this as an argument to justify the OS being alive and kicking which is untrue. I'm still using a Lumia 730 coz I dont see any alternative phone from the existing lot and I have a laptop with me always so I dont miss the apps. But pretty soon will move to the dark side.
  • How about fix the issue where Glance doesn't work at all if I'm on battery saver?? I used it all the time to quick check what time it was or to see a calendar reminder. It uses less power than turning on the screen.
  • Thats not an issue, thats a feature. To save battery glance screen is off. So what.
  • SOLUTION: Turn off Battery Saver and continue to use Glance Screen feature
  • It used to work while on Battery Saver. Out of nowhere they decided it wouldn't. I've gotten used to it, but it would be nice to at least have the option of Glance Screen running during battery saver.
  • Glad to see the continuum bug on the 950 being fixed I get it on occasion
  • on screen touch mouse still have problem with wireless connection (950)
  • Lumia 950 EOL is coming up soon so better switch to HP Elite x3 or Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro
  • You think those phones will last any longer than the 950? They will all be dropped at once, probably this fall. It could even be argued after the last year of no new features and merely some bug fixes that is was already dropped.
  • more than likely referring to the stated support lifecycle. the elite x3's EOL is longer than the 950's.
  • Microsoft, desiste por favor do mercado de telemoveis, tenho um lumia 950 XL, desde o dia da compra até hoje cheio de bugs, estou farto de dar feedbacks e vocês nada fazem, por exemplo até hoje o meu phone reinicia sozinho, as vezes de repente a tela fica escura, tenho que força-lo pra reiniciar...Desistam, isso não é para voçês!
  • Isso é problema de hardware, mais especifiacmente da bateria. Troca de bateria por uma nova com fabrico mais recente e vai deixar de reiniciar. E a MS já desistiu do mercado de telemóveis ha 1 ano atrás. E porque raio teriam de desistir por que tu o dizes? Egocentrico do crl
  • Couple simple things that have not been addressed. Getting a notification when there is an app update like WP8 had and Files app not showing correct local storage. It shows local storage same as SD card. What's so difficult about fixing those 2 issues?
  • I wish Microsoft would re-add Android apps... I would move back in heart beat... Just too many apps that I need in my life that Windows 10 or Windows Mobile cant provide.
  • Most popular android apps you probably need depend on Google Play services. Devs don't want to reprogram their apps to strip Google Play services, much less make an app publishing in the Windows Store.
  • Microsoft could probably put the Cyanogen app store or the Amazon app store to give you Android stuff but then W10 would go the same way Blackberry's BB10 OS went.
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    Google Play Store will never come because it depends on Java and Oracle has been suing Google and others for a couple of years now in hopes of getting money. MSFT would not want to give free money to Oracle.
  • Of course downvoted from the fanbois here.... The downvoters want Windows Mobile to fail... Sure, I'm not crazy about most Android apps but, there is apps when you need to do something that a web browser will only do so much.
  • Android on Windows: Significantly smaller app selection (think Amazon Appstore) because as stated, Play Services will *never* come to Windows. Subpar experience since none of the apps will run natively. Android on Android: Full app experience. Superior performance. Tell me... why would the first scenario sell Windows phones? The only people that want it are people that refuse to switch to Android. The people who already switched or are willing to switch... well... they'll switch to Android. This does *nothing* to increase Windows phone sales.
  • I switched to Android for a month with an LG G6, but I'm back on my 950XL. The fingerprint scanner is about the only part I liked better. Windows4ever.
  • Don't sell your android because it's more like windows4anothercoupleofmonths!
  • What about the crashing of the camera app. I have been reporting that for months now. HP elite x3 only issue? I highly doubt that.
  • How about getting Netflix projected to large screen in continuum?! If that is too much to ask just bring the conventional connect (direct wifi) to 950....
  • Because Netflix doesn't care to implement that feature or update their app to UWP? Ask them. It's not MS' problem.
  • Of course Netflix would not do that! So do numerous other app owners....Why should they with a dying platform and how MS manage their plans?! But, MS has the option of bringing wifi direct to 950 as an option... I can project Netflix on my lowend 640 but not on the freaking flagship phone 950!?
  • Dying platform ? Are you an idiot or just a troll
  • He is a realistic person. win10mo is nothing but a zombie platform.
  • you can already do Miracast and WiFi Direct on all current Windows phones (built after 2015).
  • Oh yea, show me how use miracast and wifi direct on L950 without continuum!
  • You can watch Netflix via Edge in Continuum and it goes fullscreen.
  • Then, what is the point of having an app in the first place?! This is a software issue that MS can easily implement...
  • If there is an issue with an app, then contact the app developer. DONT BLAME MSFT or WINDOWS CENTRAL ABOUT THIS
  • I am not blaming MS or WC...All I am saying is having wifi direct and miracast on L950 independent of continuum.
  • MS cannot implement Continuum for Netflix. It is absolutely a Netflix issue. Your other method of wanting Netflix on the big screen however, I do not know. However, since I don't use miracast or WiFi Direct, I have no idea if it works or not, but some here seem to believe it does.
  • But, they can implement wifi direct and miracast alongside of continuum...
  • "low memory conditions" when mobile data is active and only edge or fb open...
    Edit: Edge + mobile data = restart after ~5 minutes of use.
  • I do truly love Microsoft and Microsoft Phone in my heart to stay in with since the incredible of Windows 95 until the modern operating system of Windows 10 is an improvement and quality are completely stability and smooth.
  • Windows 10 mobile🙄
  • Would have been nice if they addressed the bug with front camera not working...
  • Which phone? What is the issue you are facing?
  • he is probably talking about the Nokia Lumia 710 which was stuck on WP7.5 Mango
  • 950XL, front camera quits working, my first was replaced under warranty, second 950XL started the same thing.  I dropped it last week and broke the camera lense, rotational lock was stuck in portrait mode, and battery is dying fast.  Will probably have to move to my 950, at least the front camera works on it even though I don't use it often.
  • Yep, they seem to have completely ignored this bug, and I know it's a bug becuase it started after an update months ago. For those unaware when you try and use the FFC it comes up with an error (it used to say that the device is being used by another aplication, but it no longer says that).   950XL here.
  • First I like WM10. App gap and lack of quality apps (I.e. Instagram for WM10 does not work with Insights) is a bit of a issue but still manageable. What I truly surprised about that has not been fixed and not even causing uproar is the lack of the Mail and Calendar app recognizing phones numbers. This is a HUGE pain and a really basic function.
  • As long as they make it as functional and stable as WP 8.1, I'll be satisfied with the OS. Now the MS apps (on WM10) could still use some added functionality in the productivity area and not just sparkle and flash.
  • Will my Band 2 work on this? Should i do fast or slow?
  • a lot of smartwatches will stop working except for Fitbit (after build 14393 or higher). Best be careful
  • Band 2 still works 😁
  • until the strap breaks......again!
  • Window Mobile like Coffin OS. The walking dead OS.
  • I thought that W10 mobile was dead ? What a bunch of crap , sorry Ios and Crapdroid trolls . Nadella and his team are doing a good job . Changing my L640 to a L950 soon .
  • They are doing such a great job that your only choice is buying a two year old phone.
  • Excuuuuuuse me, but the HP x3 was released ONE year ago, thank you very much!  :-P  Joking aside, yeah it is on life support, but they are still doing bug fixes, and all three of us W10M users appreciate that.
    Fixed crashes reported while using Photos app.  General improvement in reliability of phones by fixing top crash issues.
    I'm glad to see that in there.  
  • such a great job that win10mo is on feature2 ring, 15XXX builds with no features. WP 7.8-ish. Great job indeed.
  • Featureless 2 is awesome! all your new features are belong to us!
  • There's an extremely strong argument to be made that Windows 10 Mobile *as it is* will die. The given list above pretty much reads as "we'll support this OS until it reaches end of life." Windows 10 Mobile won't really be a requirement once CShell is finished. However, any apps for Windows 10 Mobile will likely still work on Windows 10 with the CShell. So, once CShell and Windows 10 on ARM are complete, you'll have your mobile OS. I switched to Android earlier this month finally. T-Mobile wasn't doing it for me and Verizon Wireless had no phones to replace my Elite x3. I'll admit, its interesting the benefits to be gained from Android, but I still remain committed to switch back to Windows once something viable comes along.
  • They've already said that Windows Phone 8 apps will not work on whatever is next. That's one of a few reason we're not seeing it on our phones. Another reason being that it's 64-bit and would require a full format of the phones and very few of them have capable SOCs as well.  
  • To be honest, I made the jump to Android a while ago but still keep my dying Lumia 735...   It really feels insulting that Microsoft hasn't even had the decency of declaring the platform dead, and are giving people hope... When there probably is none. If feature2 is some branch for mini fixes while they're working on something else behind the scenes, that'd be okay, but again, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth...
  • yeah and the so called Fall Creator update is still from the older CU builds 15XXX.
  • I hope they fixed the black display when starting the camera on Lumia 930.
  • ???????
  • 3 years since launch and still so many bugs...pathetic!
  • Do you know how many bugs are there in Android?
  • that one works. it does not behave and look like a half baked beta product.  Try to configure a L2TP vpn on windows mobile 10...ain't gonna work, and it has not been fixed for ages.
  • I don't see any buj in my s8+
  • Not even in your spell checker?
  • doesn't matter what OS you're talking about, they all have their own bugs and issues.
  • Ios has less bugs
  • <p>It is clear that you&#39;ve never used iOS, little more than a collection of bugs which is why I&#39;m returning to Windows. &nbsp;Just bought a nice used 640 XL. Sure wish I could finda &nbsp;nice used 950XL at reasonable price.</p>
  • IOS has far fewer bugs and issues than either android or windows 10 mobile.  
  • Guess it wasn't for the fans after all!
  • There are also some new APIs added, these are mostly around VoIP stuff - Not directly for consumers to use but developers have a couple new ones. This gives hope that Project Rome will be updated in 17xxx on PC and whatever is on Mobile in early 2018. Timeline on phones is just an API as part of Project Rome - P.S Don't be surprised when the API for Android gets this ability first, they ship rome in it's own package for Android, same as how Cortana is an app there so it's potentially quicker and easier to try it there
  • Help please! I just had an update to my Windows phone (windows 10 - lumia 950xl) last night and my keyboard is now appearing on top of my text box, and I can see the background of my Whatsapp behind the keyboard. If I dont close the keyboard, I cannot see the texts I sent or from other people. If this is part of the latest update, it is causing me trouble typing properly! Why would you need to change it? 
  • you have moved the keyboard through the screen, just keep pressing the space bar and move it down
  • This is what we need with the calculator. I always wanted a tiny prepositional calculator that could work over any app.
    Hopefully the next version of Windows on Mobile will allow for this.
    Actually, if they would add a fully functioning calculator in OneNote that would help plenty.... Yes, I submitted feedback.
  • hould the space bar to than you can move the keybrod down or up 
  • Would be great if they could fix this bug (they haven't so far): After the phone reboots due to an OS update, the GPS does not lock on a L950XL until after the phone is manually rebooted again.
  • OMG you are right.  My trip to Spain was met with frustration because I downloaded their maps but GPS wouldn't lock on.  Ended up renting a GPS unit with the rental car for ~8 euros a day :(
  • That's A LOT of fixes but is there also a list of everything that will be broken? It wouldn't be a Microsoft mobile product if there weren't two steps forward and five back.
  • Lol
  • While I know this is a running joke with Microsoft, is this any different from any other company? I experience bugs/broken things all the time with other products either iOS or Android.
  • Just got a Galaxy s8 two months ago, and no Windows Phone could ever match the fluidity of this phone, not even the Elite X3. Don't give that crap about the Elite X3 already being a year old. Windows Phones were supposed to run great on inferior hardware. Now it's garbage, regardless of the hardware (I am a massive windows phone fan btw before you think I am an Android fanboy). 
  • https://www.androidpit.com/samsung-galaxy-s8-problems-and-solutions?nocol=1 Galaxy S8 is perfect no?
  • This feature 2 build is not "Fall Creators Update" it is just "Emojis Update"
  • I don't know. I think W10M is actually dead.
    They just keep fixes coming in and they are not adding any highly requested features (like landscape move, share over Skype etc...) . I hate to say it, but after my 950XL broke I bought honor 9 and with laucher 10. This is almost the windows phone I wanted. I am missing my glance screen, but only because it has IPS panel and I miss the camera. I will keep watching W10 on mobile though. Maybe it will leave beta some time in the future.
  • I did the same, but with Samsung S8. The camera is actually good on the S8 (unlike the 950's slow and white balance inaccurate one). The finger print reader is more useful than the iris sensor. Samsung Pay is really nice - I can leave my credit/debit card at home most of the time.  The so called "hidden folder" functionality is also really nice to have, so I can strictly separate work from private stuff. It's basically like running another phone within the phone. I've never seen anyone else do something like it (BlackBerry was close, but their solution required you to be connected to an enterprise BB server - Samsung's does not). I occasionally fire up my 950, just to see the updates, which is nice that it still get any. But I really don't think I miss it that much. I'll have a really hard time going back to Windows on phones - even if the launch the mythical Surface Phone. What will it offer that other platforms cannot? I'm not going to run x86 software on a phone screen, that's for sure. 
  • Even the S8 had it's issues. https://www.androidpit.com/samsung-galaxy-s8-problems-and-solutions?nocol=1 but if you have the cash to blow, why not. You'll no doubt change to something else in a couple of years.
  • Certainly pleased about the fixes to Windows 10 Mobile. I guess they will shortly release the final verison after 2 years in beta!
  • Nice
  • It's funny that Edge keeps randomly refreshing the pages, they were not able to fix the browser in 2 (TWO) years... Edge is a nightmare eve after 2 years of development, and the fall creators update won't change the situation.
  • I've fixed it myself easily by switching to Monument Browser.
  • This whole W10 "Feature BS is just that. BS. Yanking our chains. When or IF MS releases a surface phone, it will be as is the case with everything else mobile, too little too late. They have gotten enough of my money over the years. I had my 1020 running Win10 Mobile, but their incompetence mass releasing a build that bricked not only a few phones, but every god damn phone enrolled in the beta. Uneffingbelieveable. I'm starting to think that they couldn't find their asses with two hands and a flashlight. Especially the one on the Lumias! Which works periodically.
  • Its almost like you should post here anymore then mean, its dead right? Or let me guess, youre the ONE person that MS will reach out to for being Satya's replacement?
  • -"Fixed the issue where the keyboard would sometimes not appear when a text input field is selected in Microsoft Edge." Didn't they fix it several times by now?
  • Apparently not.
  • This release is crap. Nothing less. They don't give a royal rat's ass about mobile. They throw out a nibble every once in a while. They are effing useless. Come on iPhone X. That is what a phone should be. And I have been a loyal user since 7.5. And Symbian before that. But I am effing done with these crap turds. And I'm also done with YOUR effing app. The biggest POS in the Windows Store. Neither the Desktop or Mobile versions allow you to post. Plenty of people have bitched, and instead of fixing it, you do reviews of crap that has nothing to do with Windows. I'm using an effin browser right now. Wouldn't surprise me if MS also controlled your POS app. That would explain everything.
  • This is all part f their Mount Rushmore, everything leads to ultramobile :P /S
  • Isn't it kinda pointless to do this for the featureless W10M update? And we still don't know if the final production update will even be called Fall Creators Update
  • It's going to be called "Faux Fall Creators Update."
  • Who the fk cares about this update? Fk Microsoft. Each investment i made into their crap products is founded on a lie. Every time I'm thinking I'm buying a futureproof device, but the lifetime is just as short as on android or ios.
  • Actually IOS has a helluva lot longer update cycle than Microshaft. IOS 11 will run on ipad mimi 2 and iPad (5th gen), and iPhone 5s. That is at least a 4-5 year span.
  • Agree - you do get a long life out of Apple products. Android, on the other hand - what a con!
  • Too bad, Window 10 Mobile is a good OS killed by a complete lack of interest from MS. Sure they can't control how developers support the platform but they can at least get their house in order (i.e. fix some of the LONG standing issues with the build). If you are committed to mobile then support the OS properly - If your not committed then kill the platform. All that's happening now is MS are destroying what ever small user base they had and ensuring that no matter what mobile platform they come up with next will be snubbed even by the faithful / fanboys!
  • True - but also mobile operating systems are too consumer. So long as your data can move from one to the other - and you get a couple of years out of your phone, who cares what they call the OS. Win8->Win10->something else. When the 'something else' comes out, if the hardware is any good, I can still move my email accounts, OneDrive, apps (not many to move) over to the new ecosystem - especially if UWP is the starting point on the new platform. If Microsoft don't bring out anything useful by the time my phone is a few years old - I can look into what Android or Apple handsets are out there at the time. At least I won't have been shelling out nearly $1000 every couple of years, having to put up with rubbish cameras, gaze at the new formfactor, then hide it away in a case! Madness.
  • If you switch platform, go for Android, it is the lesser of two evils. iPhones are far too expensive for their hardware and build quality.
  • I dunno, Apple build quality is pretty exceptional. They also contain the fastest processors of any mobile, by a pretty large margin.
  • So, the Fall Creator's Update is for the 250 people that have the approved phones? =(
  • You can get it by interoptool registry tweak
  • Way too little, way too late. I switched my whole family over to Android Samsung S8 and am not looking back (although I love the Squares2 launcher and how it makes Android look more like WM10.)
  • Looks like, maybe a little. Works like, not at all.
  • I guess I'm the only person here nearly still running Windows Phones. 950XL is my personal daily, 640 is my spare, 640XL is my mother's daily, 1520 is my youngest sons daily. I guess is no one uses them, they have the last malware so that's good lol.
  • There are others. I have a 950XL (my daily driver and no other phones), we also have 2 x 930's and a 650 in the family. Family safety works great on the kids Windows 10 mobiles. Just need a family Groove and movies account so we can share movies and music.
  • I have a Lumia 950. It's my daily device. :)
  • Is "I" still not automatically capitalized?
  • i dont think so.
  • All the usual Microsoft haters come here to post, especially the lagdroid fanboys that don't have much of a life.
  • do you have any date of release
  • Hmm, strange that you should mention lagging - I take it you've never encountered the ETERNAL "loading ..... loading ..... loading ....." which ALL builds of Windows Phone on ALL models experience? Never had "Saving..." for HALF AN HOUR on the Lumia Camera app? Lag, you say... ironic.
  • What's sadder is that you take criticism of a phone OS so personally.
  • This is what it looks like when a product is fully in sustaining mode.  Zero NPD all maintenance.  
  • They should have at least given us the ability to close all apps at once. Closing multiple apps one by one stinks.
  • Great OS! Stable and very fast on my Lumia 950. Thanks to all developers for their efforts! Some additional features, such as night light, would be nice, but there is nothing really crucial missing in W10M now. App gap is still there, and that also may change very soon, considering shifts in a way new apps are developed (progressive web apps).
  • I noticed Lyft has just brought out a progressive web app for desktop and mobile.
  • on edge PC, when you download, you can pause your download, would be nice to have the pause button on edge mobile...
  • I'm surprised 950/950 XL even makes it as an "offically" supported phone...
  • My 950XL is pretty stable, although it has a few "hiccups" here and there, mostly related to the UI. Can't wait for the Surface phone. Someone I know (and knows what he's talking about, guaranteed) told me: "I can't comment on whether such a device is in development or not, but if it does - it'll be the most magnificent device there is".
  • It's a pity that the age of lumia is coming to an end but I'm so excited about the fall update and I'm counting 31 October that ms will give up phone die hards something to buy for Christmas
  • I suspect most phone diehards already have another phone from one of the other two places. The budget phones now are pretty good on Android. I went for a Huawei P8 lite 2017 and it's fine for the price. Paying more would give me a better camera and more premium materials. I'm thinking of just getting a Sony W350 camera instead and with the Huawei, will still pay 1/3 the price of an iPhone X.
  • Sadly, unlocking the phone still hangs quite frequently, forcing us to shut it off and back on in order for the screen to respond to touch--both my wife and I experience this on our devices.  The camera app forced a reboot on my device twice.  Battery life is actually worse now (four hours with normal use, not even streaming audio).  Cortana only responds about half the time, now, which is a huge issue since I use Cortana more than 50% of the time for interfaceing with my 950.  It's worse via bluetooth on my car.
  • 1, unlocking the phone still hangs quite frequently - Everyone I know is effect by this. So frustrating. 2. Battery life for me is Great when I am not at work. 3. Bluetooth Sucks on Desktop as well as mobile since the release of the Spring Update (they made major changes to the stack). This is also where my phone drains the battery at. We have over 3000 Bluetooth devices at work. I believe the search feature just stays on all day as I walk to campus. At work I get 8 hours on a charge, leave work and I get 3 days on a charge.
  • Have you tried a replacement battery?
  • Considering this article was started a month ago, please note where you are adding more recent info. That would make it much more usefull, to see what difference there are in the article since the last time it showed up. It is interesting that they are still adding features relevant to enterprise; Maybe W10M is in a coma more than anything else.
  • Only 2 things I want to be happy and I suspect neither will happen: 1) Night Light - it's on my laptop, have a similar feature on my iPod - why can't WM10 devices have it? 2) Regular crashes/reboot if using the camera button to unlock and pin/iris scan is required. About 50% of the time my 950 freezes, then crashes and reboots - which is useless if I only have a few seconds to get the picture I want
  • I had the same problems you listed on #2, until i got a brand new battery. It seems some batteries shipped with L950 are everything but good.
    I suggest to buy a new one and try: also look for those made in thailand, and not those made in china. I had both, and those made in china started to give me these issues after few months. 
  • I am into my second day of my new life on Android from windows and it's a strange world all together. Microsoft please bring back premium windows phone.!
  • I have gotten a Samsung 8+ and to be honest.... miss my windows phone... 
  • I feel the same.  I am going to be getting a Pixel XL2 when they release because my 950XL's reliability has started affecting my work.  I feel so dirty.  >.>
  • Same here. I still have my Lumia 950XL and a Huawei. Lots of apps on my Huawei but still pick up the Windows Phone and am discovering new things. To be honest, if Microsoft Wallet worked and I had my banking apps on Windows 10 Mobile, I'd have probably stayed longer.
  • Such a great phone.Best windows phone by the Microsoft.
  • Complete good news story. Plenty of fixes. New enterprise features that will please users of the HP Elite X3.  Usual sadness that I wish Microsoft had created a stable version of Windows 10 Mobile 2 years ago and was interested in mobile. However you can't have everything. Ready to come out of beta.
  • So if W10M is dying....could you at least release it to the Nokia 930?
  • Windows 10 Mobile had already been available to Lumia 930 & 1520 for the past year or so
  • I think the Anniversary update was supported but Creator's update is no longer supported for "devices made by Nokia" even though I think they (older flagship Lumia) might be able to run it (Creator's update).
  • go to the store  download the update advisor app 
  • Great article for the 50 people who still use W10M and has a phone eligible for the update...
  • I'll force with Interop Tools on my Lumia 1520 ...
  • Fstfhj
  • So somebody at Microsoft is still working on W10M.
  • Satja will find it and fire him
  • Belfiore will take a picture of the baastard with his iPhone and send it to Nadella via iMessage so he can identify the criminal easier and fire him.
  • At this point, it's more a hobby if anything.
  • Just to confirm, I'm just enroll for fast ring on my L535 15063.2 update. Will MS includes 1gb Lumia devices in public release?
  • 1) Reset.
    2) Enroll to Release Preview.
    3) Enjoy up to date Creators Update. You won't officially or via Insider get Fall Creators Update
  • Fall update will be release for all Lumias?
  • No. Not at all.
  • I think you mean "The Ultimate Fix Log"
  • That is exactly what I wanted to write ;)
  • After update to 15252 in fast ring my continuum dock is a unknow device. The firmware of dock is not the latest version. 
  • I loled.
  • Some of these are big fixes that I have been suffering from. Will make a big difference in day to day.
  • I'm guessing that Mobile will continue using EdgeHTML 15 though? :(
  • Thank the Heavens that the WC app has been fixed.
  • Almost. Can't post on forums
  • MS will cancel Windows to quell privacy concerns and partner with Linux distros.
  • I'm experiencing ongoing issues with build 15252. Wifi, battery, apps constantly crashing, constant restarts, when the phone receives a call the screen dies. With each day something new and thats after a reset, alas nothing but trouble and more trouble. Probably just as well windows 10 mobile is "dead" in it's current guise. I do believe it takes more effort to get things wrong as it does to get things right. Microsoft you have lost the plot...😢
  • Hello BTK2912; I have OS Build: 10.0.15252.0 and experienced all of the issues you mentioned and many more and finally backed up the phone and performed a 'hard reet' and like magic it runs as smooth as new.  Not a single giltch. Just remember to write down your Active Cellular APN Network & MMS APN setting before your hard reset as they might not re-populate after the reset. Also, if you have a sd card, and you originally saved windows phone apps to the card, the phone will not recognize the apps on the sd card after the reset. Ro013jo
  • How about the option to run android apps it's possible on the pc with blue stacks so Microsoft could build that in so we can install any missing apps
  • Agreed.
  • They supported that at one point, it was called Project Astoria. It was killed among fears that it'd make UWP irrelevant on the phone and is now the basis for LXSS.
  • How about if Cortana works offline?
  • Belfiore said to move on. Won't do it until my L950XL dies or the apps I use are no longer available.
  • Im with you on this one. Im not tossing my phone i paid for. Plus don't have 500 dollars for a new phone
  • To be Frank,I have no options
  • Iam trying flash an android rom on L650
  • You can't flash android on the phone. Bootloader is lock and encrypted
  • Please Upvote this suggestion https://aka.ms/Qei9be Since it is official now that Windows mobile 10 is dead now, kindly upvote by clicking on the above link so that we can atleast backup our messages, Whatsapp data and retore it is Android/ios. Please open the link in windows mobile 10. In desktop, it doesn't work.
  • Message backup already works, and WhatsApp backup is dependent on the developers of WhatsApp.
  • after seeing what Joe B posted on Twitter, I jumped ship and upgraded too there galaxy s 8. Satay Nadella is a liar!
  • He never lied he just has his head in the clouds.
  • You dumped your fully functional phone and bought a new phone for 800 USD just because W10M won't get any new features?
  • As it was a W10M phone it could hardly be described as fully functional.
  • "...fully functional phone..." LOL
  • Just upvoted you as you are 100% correct.....if there are no longer good updates that actually fix issues or provide new features then it is no longer is a fully functional phone.......My Lumia 640 is slowly falling off a cliff with its issues it feels like, as I cannot navigate many webpages in edge without it failing to render the page 2-3 times and then finally giving me a 404 error....happens on tons of websites, plus I have not been able to do the last update since july because I have less than 1 gig available, and I cannot seem to clear enough space to do an update. My system OS is literallty taking up almost 6 gigs, and I barely have anything installed on my local phone, all of it is on the micro sd. I also have this corrupted app install problem where things won't install or update from the store....happened to 4 apps so far. Update fails, and then just gives an error, and I un-install it....and I still get an install error, so now I cannot re-install the app.. So I am literally waiting day by day until the fall creator's upate comes, and I will wipe my phone totally clean, and perform the update...if that doesn't fix my issues....I'm migrating to my backup android phone....I just have to, I am at my wits end. I love windows phone.....but I am fed up.
  • W10M will still get bugfixes and security updates at least till 2019 (as documented in Microsoft's lifecycle policies and Belfiore said in his Twitter posts).
  • My 950XL was fine in its time. It doesn't hold up anymore. Everything is slow and clunky.
    Especially when I compare it to my Pixel XL.
    It's hardly functional.
  • The latest two updates, 15063.608 and 15252 are both buggy. Performance is slow and ram management, multi tasking are both bad. You probably have a bad battery also, lots of people reported better performance after changing batteries.
  • You might want to try to do a fresh install through windows device recovery or complete reset. I did a fresh install through windows device recovery and it is so much smoother even after i install back all the apps.
  • Mysterious restarts? Fixed. Mysterious battery drain? Fixed. Fitbit notifications? Fixed. Bluetooth stability? Fixed. EVERY bug users have been complaining about for YEARS is now SUDDENLY fixed. Microsoft under Nutjobella really area a bunch of jerks. Too little, too late LOL. CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ITS FINEST HERE FOLKS.
  • I still have a whole system freeze for like 2-3 seconds after closing Edge (on my 950)
  • Yes i deal with it daily only restart fixed it for me
  • Windows phone is dead, PC market is on its decline and Microsoft is not clear about its future plans. This is all a gift of Mr Satya nadella. He himself is confused and has also kept others confused. If Mr nadella is not gone, then thousands of jobs will be gone. The witness has been in the last 2 or 3 years. I hope someone is listening to me.
  • Well, Fitbit has been waiting for MS to fix a GPS issue for months.... With the recent news, I wonder if it'll ever get fixed.
  • Well Microsoft has thousands of hands but one mind and it is currently not working
  • Who gives a crap about the changelog? Here is the changelog....It's over!!!
  • Well the two MSFT Lumia 640 LTE's I bought for about £50 each over two years ago are still bumping along nicely. The only hardware issue is very occasionally the phone will lock up with a buzzing noise and only a forced re-set will fix it, this usually requires an SD card repair on re-boot. Apart from that it is a good phone with most of the main apps that I use daily, like Barclays Bank etc. Sadly there are still issues with the W10M OS: Edge is terrible with tiny fonts and many websites still will not display properly but using Monument browser is little better so guess this is a core OS issue really. The Mail & Calendar app again works about as poorly as the PC versions of this dumbed down mail client, sometimes sound notifications work and sometimes not depending on the latest 'update' which now come every other day yet never seem to improve or add anything to this client.
    The Maps app which replace Here+ is not too bad, and has some nice features like transit points which are useful in London at least. Have only been misdirected once by the Sat Nav so far so generally I find this app quite good.
    Overall I still really like the phone, it is a good size with reasonable display and very clear phone voice. Sure there are many many features that either don't work or are pointless and the hardware is thin with so little system memory/storage available with very poor management allowing this to run out over time as others have noted. SD card while mostly useful can not be used with many apps but at least off-line map data can be stored on it which is a plus.
    I will be probably switch to Android something or other eventually but will stay with this old device/OS while my key apps are still functional and MSFT continue to issue necessary updates & fixes.
  • Those fixes are awesome! When can we get the update? Using a Lumia 950 XL
  • I just got just version 17.09 build  10.0.15254.1 on my Lumia 950 in the Netherlands,
  • Hello...!!
    I am using Lumia 540 Windows 10. How to get update version 17.09 build 10.0.15254.1
  • I know how to get it on 535
  • how? i also have lumia 535 ds.
  • did you find any update (iso).
  • Has anybody in states received the update yet.
  • I received this update
  • Registry hack...
  • Wow.....this fall creators update is so cool......i installed it on lumia 535
  • i'd tried windows creator....I can't to have on my PC. i'm already spoiled...
  • I am going back to windows 10 mobile as I got a device to replace the 1520 which I owned about 5 of them but its hardware became outdated but here comes HP elite x3 to my rescue as I am not interested in the 950xl some how