Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19645 Released with New Feature in Your Phone app

Hello Windows Insiders, Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19645 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build has a new feature in Your Phone app, i.e. you can control music in your smartphone using the Your Phone app.

You can also check out Windows Insider Program documentation here, which includes a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. If you are not seeing any of the features in this build, check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring.

If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. Please note, there might be a slight delay between when a build is released and when Flight Hub is updated.

New Features in Build 19645

Control Music using Your Phone app

The audio controls functionality which was announced in April is now rolling out to the general public via this update. This feature lets you control the music and audio apps in your smartphone via the Your Phone app. Now you can access and control the audio apps playing from your smartphone directly within the app, without needing to split your attention between devices or breaking your workflow. Your audio tracks will stay in sync between your phone and PC, and you can switch between multiple sources using the dropdown in the player.

Please make sure to update to the latest versions of Your Phone Companion and the Your Phone app to experience this feature.

General changes & improvements in build 19645

  • Changed the servicing model for the Linux kernel inside of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distributions. This build includes this change to remove the Linux kernel from the Windows image, and instead have it be serviced via Microsoft Update, the same way that 3rd party drivers (like graphics, or touchpad drivers) are installed and updated on your machine today. For full details please read this blog post on the Windows Command Line blog and for information about the kernel version please view the kernel docs page here.
  • Support for Nested Virtualization on AMD processors is now available. Being an early release we recommend you read this blog post for details on what platforms currently work as well as how to enable the feature.

Fixes in build 19645

  • Fixed an issue where some devices booting from eMMC storage bugchecked when resuming from hibernate.
  • Fixed multiple Japanese and Chinese IME issues that impacted IME mode switching within applications and Windows notification area.
  • Fixed an issue where taskbar preview thumbnails weren’t rendering consistently (showing a blank area).
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the handwriting input panel not appearing in certain text fields after being tapped with a pen.
  • Fixed an issue where resizing a snapped application in tablet mode would minimize the app to the taskbar instead of adjusting the app size.
  • Fixed an issue where Windows Hello Setup would crash if facial recognition was already set up and you chose the Improve Recognition button.
  • Fixed an issue for some users where your PC wouldn’t recognize it when you inserted a smart card (event log showing error 621).

Known issues with build 19645

  • The update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • In Settings > Privacy, the Documents and Downloads sections show a broken icon next to their page name (just a rectangle).

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