Windows Insider app Widows Phone

Microsoft has finally released the first technical preview of Windows 10 for phones. If you have a device listed as one among the compatible devices, then go through the following steps and download the latest build of Windows 10 on your Windows Phone.

– First of all, you need to join as a Windows Insider. To do that, register yourself here.

– Next, you need to have the Windows Insider app for Windows Phone on your device. Get it from the Store here.

This app will notify you about the latest build that are ready to be rolled out to the public, after testing by the Microsoft engineers on their own devices.

– You need to have 8 GB of free space on your device to download the latest build. So make sure you have it.

– Go to the installed Windows Insider app on your device and enroll in ‘Fast Ring’.

– Now, check for updates on your device. You will be notified about the latest build update, if your device is running Windows Phone 8.1 and is one among the list of supported devices for the first technical preview.

So, what features can you expect to get on through the first technical preview on your Windows Phone device?

Background image on the Start screen : Instead of transparent tiles which was the feature that came with Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for phones brings you the ability to opt for a background image on your start scree.

More Quick actions in the action center : Until now, users could only have four quick actions, or five actions on the 6-inch devices, in their action center. With Windows 10, users can have an action center that can accommodate up to three rows of quick action buttons.

Interactive notifications : Notifications now allow users to take action directly from the screen they are working, without moving back.

Improved Speech-to-text capability : Windows 10 lets users speak to almost any data field they choose to work with. Words appear automatically as the user speaks, and also the punctuation is added automatically.

– More powerful Photos app: This app is said to show the set of all the local photos and the photos from OneDrive.


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