Microsoft has released another Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Insiders in the Fast Ring. This time Windows 10 Preview Build 17755.1(rs5_release) only includes 3 bug fixes and 2 known issues and bring the highly anticipated SMS integration feature on Your Phone app. That means Your Phone app on Windows 10 now supports viewing, sending, and receiving short messages on the user’s Android device (system version 7.0 Nougat +). Moreover, the latest Redstone 5 build 17755 includes a few fixes for slow resume from hibernation, clipping of HDR video, and Windows Hello taking longer.
SMS integration on Your Phone app
The latest Redstone 5 build 17755 lets you send photos and SMS messages from Android on your PC, which makes the Your Phone app much more useful. Microsoft explains
Your Phone app now gives you instant access to your most recent photos and texts from your Android phone. Snap a pic on your Android, see it on your PC. It’s just easier. Text your friends, group message, and type with a keyboard—Your Phone app allows you to view, send, and receive the SMS from your Android, on your computer.
There are a few ways you can text from your PC. We mentioned the ability to type with a keyboard, the obvious. But how about inking a reply? On pen-capable devices, use your digital pen to focus near the text field in Your Phone app’s messages. Ink a message and watch your fresh ink convert to text and send. Or try using just your voice to dictate a message (US English only at this time). Press the Windows logo key + H to start dictation. On a touch keyboard, select the microphone button. Use dictation to make your text entry easier.
For iPhone users, Your Phone app helps you to link your phone to your PC. Surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing–read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen. With a linked phone, continuing on your PC is one share away. The photo synchronization and SMS integration features are still not available for iOS users at this time.
Other general changes, improvements, and fixes that include on Windows 10 build 17755
- Fixed an issue resulting in slower resume from hibernation on certain devices in the last few flights.
- Bug resulting in HDR video being unexpectedly clipped in certain situations has been fixed in the latest
- Also fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello spending more time in the “Getting Ready” state in recent builds.
The latest Windows 10 build 17755 also contains two known bugs:
- When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
- Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.
Download Windows 10 build 17755
If your device enrolled for Fast ring Insider The latest RS5 build 17755 immediately available through Windows update And the preview build will download and install automatically on your device. Also, you can manually check and install the latest Preview build from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button. If you’re not, you can go to the Windows Insider Program tab and click Get started to join Insider preview.
According to the rumors, Microsoft wants to ship the final build to the Windows Insiders by late September. And The public rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 begins rollout in the first half of October 2018.