Windows 10 Mobile Build 14295: What’s Fixed And What’s Broken

Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Build 14295 was released a few hours ago for the insiders on fast ring along with the PC version release. The latest release for mobile just like the PC brings several bug fixes and known issues. So, in case you boot a preview on your smartphone, have a look at the change log to get an idea of what it shall look like.

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The Redstone build is scheduled to be released later this year so it’s obvious that bugs continue to exist. At times, you might come across issues aren’t listed in the change log and there lies the participating of insiders. Your feedback will help Microsoft diagnose problems and fix them in the following releases.

This build fixes the bug concerning languages and keyboards that previously failed to download. According to Microsoft, everything should work fine as expected, but there’s still an issue where the reboot option doesn’t show up after installing a new language or keyboard. Hence, make sure you manually restart the device when the process completes.

Another important fix in this build is related to restoration system which failed to work correctly in build 14291. Now things should work fine according to Microsoft whether you reset your smartphone or not.

“We fixed the issue where if you reset your phone on Build 14291 and restore your phone from a backup, restore will fail to install apps from your backup’s apps list leaving blank grey titles on Start. You should be able to reset your phone on this build, do a restore from a backup, and have your apps installed and restored appropriately,” Gabe Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, explained.

Coming back to known issues, this build still has synchronization issue with Microsoft Band. Therefore, you might not be able to use the smartwatch with this build unless you reset the phone or re-pair the Band.

Also, users upgrading from older builds might not be able to connect to a Miracast receiver, and currently, the team is still working on a fix. As of now, there is no workaround.

Following is the complete changelog for the Windows 10 Mobile Build 14295

Fixes for Mobile

  • We fixed the issue where if you reset your phone on Build 14291 and restore your phone from a backup, restore will fail to install apps from your backup’s apps list leaving blank gray tiles on Start. You should be able to reset your phone on this build, do a restore from a backup, and have your apps installed and restored appropriately.
  • We fixed an issue where new languages and keyboards were not downloading. However, there is an issue where the “reboot” UX doesn’t appear in the Settings app after downloading a new language or keyboard. You will need to go to Update & security > Phone update and restart your phone manually from there for the new language and keyboard to go into effect.

Known Issues for Mobile

  • After updating to the most recent builds from our Development Branch, a system API failure occurs after the update that causes the Microsoft Band 1 or 2 to have sync issues. To get out of this bad state, you can reset your phone on this build, re-pair your Microsoft Band, and syncing should work again.
  • After upgrading to this build from a previous build from our Development Branch, attempting to connect to a Miracast receiver the connection will fail. There is no workaround for this issue unfortunately on Mobile.
  • The Gadgets app will not detect the Microsoft Display Dock on phones running Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview builds, and thus cannot update the firmware version. If you have a dock which has already been updated to version 4 then this will not affect you. If you have a dock that has not been updated, then you may experience some minor issues with USB-C stability. You will still be able to use your dock and Continuum.