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Windows 10’s Latest Update Brings Major Changes to Your Phone, Calendar and Passwordless Sign-Ins


Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview update that introduces major changes to Your Phone, the calendar and a handful of passwordless improvements. The new update is changing the build number of Windows 10 from the 18932 build which was released on July 3rd to 18936 build. Furthermore, the builds are from the 20H1 branch that is scheduled to release as part of Windows 10’s first update in 2020.

Your Phone Changes

Windows 10 fans who enjoy using the Your Phone feature should be pleased to find out that Microsoft has added a support for the following devices: Surface Laptop, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 6, Surface Book, and Surface Book 2.

In addition, here are the smartphones that are currently supported by Your Phone: Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note8, OnePlus 6, and OnePlus 6T.

Calendar Changes

Moreover, Windows 10 users will find it easier to create new events or reminders. The reason behind this is that the new software changes to the calendar feature are making it possible for users to set an event just by clicking on a date from the taskbar and then just typing the name of the event and selecting the desired hours.

Passwordless Changes

The last major software change that the new update makes is to passwordless sign ins via the Microsoft accounts on Windows 10 powered devices. This option can be enabled by accessing the following options: Settings – Accounts – Sign-in Opotions – Make your device passwordless – Now press “OK”.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing failures when installing games via the Xbox app in the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the Photos live tile potentially drawing outside the bounds of the tile.
  • Fixed an issue where the emoji panel would crash when high contrast was enabled.
  • Updated the disk type text in Task Manager’s Performance tab to now match the size of the other subtext on that tab.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in items not launching in the foreground when selected from the taskbar jump list of certain apps.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in the virtual desktop thumbnail in task view not updating after moving a window to a different desktop.
  • Running Windows Sandbox no longer requires Administrator privilege.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the composition string not being shown in certain apps when typing with the Japanese IME.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing when typing with the Chinese Pinyin IME.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in certain games unexpectedly just showing a black screen when run in full screen mode on some devices recently.

Known Issues

This build has five known issues:

  • A limited number Insiders attempting to install Build 18936 may experience install failures with error code c1900101 due to a compatibility bug with a storage driver on their device. The device will attempt to install, fail, and successfully roll back to the currently installed build on the device.
  • Insiders may notice some changes in Magnifier with today’s build, but they aren’t quite ready yet for you to try.
  • There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. Make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly.
  • Tamper Protection may be turned off in Windows Security after updating to this build. You can turn it back on. In August, Tamper Protection will return to being on by default for all Insiders.