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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 18885 to Insiders

Microsoft today released Windows 10 20H1 Insider preview build 18885 to Insiders in the Fast ring. It includes improvements to the Your Phone app, Dictation, and more.

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) isn’t set to release to the public for a couple of weeks. But that isn’t stopping the Insider program from continuing. Microsoft today released Windows 10 20H1 preview Build 18885 to Insiders in the Fast ring. This latest released includes improvements to the Your Phone app, including support for notifications. As well as language support, a new version of Feedback hub, and other general changes.

Windows 10 20H1 Insider Preview Build 18885

The Your Phone app now includes expanded support for more Android phone models including OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, Note 8, Note 9. It also has the ability to receive notifications from your phone.

This new build also includes expanded dictation support for more languages including English (Canada), English (UK), English (Australia), English (India), French (France), French (Canada), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and Chinese (Simplified, China).

In addition to the new features listed above, here is the list of other general changes and fixes included with this build:

  • We fixed an issue that could result in USBs and SD cards being unexpectedly assigned a different drive letter after upgrading.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the post install setup message unexpectedly appearing while you were actively using your PC sometime after login.
  • We’ve improved the layout of the App Volume and Device Preferences page in Sound settings and tweaked the page view for better usability.
  • We’ve updated the text of the Storage Sense group policies to make them a bit more clear.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the “Make Windows better” page appearing after login showing “please wait”, with a progress wheel, for a long period of time. We also fixed an issue that could result in this page unexpectedly appearing while you were interacting with the device sometime after login.
  • We fixed an issue that could sometimes result in Windows Hello looking for the user and immediately signing them back in right after locking the PC, rather than first prompting with “Welcome back, dismiss the lock screen to sign back in”.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in some Insiders seeing only a flat blue screen when connecting to a recent build over remote desktop.

Keep in mind that this is a preview build and in very early stages of development. You can expect several bugs and issues for users and developers alike. Make sure to read Microsoft’s full announcement for all changes, known issues, and workarounds.


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