Windows 10 Mobile build 10.0.14946.1000 is now available. The latest Windows 10 Redstone 2 PC build 14946 and Mobile build 10.0.14946.1000 is now available to fast ring insiders. Previously, the company released Windows 10 mobile build 10.0.14936 for fast ring insiders.
New in Windows 10 Mobile Build 10.0.14946.1000
Separate screen time-out settings when using Continuum for Phone (Mobile): With this update, you will now be able to turn off whichever screen you are not using with Continuum – saving battery and preventing screen burn-in. If you are working on a Word document, your phone screen will sleep without any impact on your Continuum session. If you make a call, hang-up, or press the phone power button, you can keep right on working in Word with Continuum. And, if you prefer longer or shorter timeout values, you can change them independently for the phone and connected screen, using the settings found under Settings > Personalization > Lock screen.
Updated Wi-Fi Settings page (PC and Mobile): Team added a new setting to the Wi-Fi settings page. When you go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi on your PC, then turn Wi-Fi off, you can now select a time under “Turn Wi-Fi back on” to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose. It’s set to Manually by default in this build.
The team also continuing to move functionality from the Wi-Fi (legacy) screen to the new Wi-Fi settings screen on Mobile. After you turn off Wi-Fi, choose a time under Turn Wi-Fi back on to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose. Based on what we heard from customers in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, team changed the default setting from “In 1 hour” to Manually in this build.
Option to prevent autocorrection (Mobile): On your phone, if you see that an autocorrection is going to happen (i.e. the first candidate is bolded) and it’s not what you intended, you will now see what you originally typed as the second candidate. Tapping on that candidate will prevent the autocorrection, and the system will learn your vocabulary and get smarter over time.
Option to remove a word from user dictionary (Mobile): Sometimes you may type a misspelled word and send it as is, sometimes you may tap on a red squiggled word and then tap the “+” sign by accident. Both save the unwanted word into your user dictionary, and it may appear when you type something similar in the future. Now you have a way to manually remove bad entries: tap on the word you don’t like in the text box, and you will see a candidate that is the word with a “-“ sign before it. Tapping on that candidate will remove the word completely from your user dictionary and no longer suggest it.
Important note about a change to automatic backups of your phone (Mobile): Team changed the frequency of scheduled backups for Mobile to once a week. Initiating a backup manually by clicking the “Back up now” button remains unchanged and works as expected. You can do this via Settings > Update & security > Backup and clicking the “More options” link at the bottom. As always, it’s good to do a backup of your device before updating to a new build.
Fixed in Windows 10 Mobile Build 10.0.14946
- Fixed the issue causing you to get into a state where text messages will fail to send.
- When your phone is connected to your PC, long lists of captured photos will now load significantly faster in File Explorer.
- Updated Narrator’s reading order for Windows 10 apps which display an app bar on the bottom of the app, for example, OneDrive, so now the contents of the page will be read before the contents of the app bar.
- Fixed an issue resulting in video thumbnails sometimes not being shown in WhatsApp – videos received from this build onwards will display a thumbnail.
- Fixed an issue resulting in Camera app video recordings having a slight crackle to their audio in recent builds.
Known issues in Mobile Build 10.0.14946.1000
If your phone has additional speech packs installed – this build will fail to install on your phone with an 0x80188319 error. Based on the response, the team decided to push forward and send the latest bits. This issue will be fixed in the next build.
Update: This issue has been mitigated.
The company also warned insider members that initial Redstone 2 builds will be more buggy than usual. Microsoft next major updates Redstone 2 and Redstone 3 are coming in 2017.