Windows 10 'Your Phone' app in line for revamped settings menu, contacts tab

Your Phone audio control
Your Phone audio control (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is working on revamped settings layout for the Your Phone app.
  • There also appears to be a dedicated tab for browsing your contacts.
  • It isn't clear when this revamp will roll out to everyone.

Microsoft's Your Phone app has continued to gain handy features, but those additions have led to a pretty messy, cluttered settings menu. It appears Microsoft agrees, and the company is preparing to roll out a much cleaner settings experience.

Spotted by Aggiornamenti Lumia, the new settings menu isn't available in the release build just yet. However, it looks to be much easier to navigate, with settings toggles split up between different categories like personalization and features. You can check out a comparison between the current settings menu and the new one below.

If you pay attention to the navigation menu on the left, you'll also notice a new icon. From its look, it appears to be a dedicated contacts tab, which would be a helpful addition to the app.

It's not clear when this design might roll out to everyone, but it should make navigating Your Phone's growing list of features much less of a hassle. That's much more important as Microsoft continues to work with Samsung on implementing deeper integration with tis phones, not to mention the Surface Duo, bringing features like Android app streaming to the fore.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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