Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17755 (RS5) on Sep 7, 2018 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Main feature released in this build is ‘Text from your PC‘. Let’s see how it works:
Text from your PC – Connect with Your Phone app
Now you can read your Phone’s text messages on your Windows 10 PC using Your Phone app. Microsoft has included Your Phone app in recent Insider Preview builds. You can now leave your phone in your pocket, bag or purse. Your Phone app now gives you instant access to your most recent photos and texts from your Android phone. Take a picture on your Android phone, see it on your PC. It has become very easy with this new feature. 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 several ways you can text from your PC. With the ability to write message with a keyboard, you can also ink 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 you can try using 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.
Your Phone app is also live for Insiders who are in Skip Ahead running 19H1 builds. You need to link your Android phone to your computer through Your Phone app. You will receive an app from Microsoft, which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts. Android 7.0+ phones are compatible with Your Phone app.
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.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. But the build is still work in progress.
- Fixed an issue resulting in slower resume from hibernation on certain devices in the last few flights.
- Fixed an issue resulting in HDR video being unexpectedly clipped in certain situations.
- Fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello spending more time in the “Getting Ready” state in recent builds.
- While using 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.