Published: Wed, October 09, 2019
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Microsoft's 'Your Phone' App Gets Calling Support in Beta for Windows 10

Microsoft's 'Your Phone' App Gets Calling Support in Beta for Windows 10

Microsoft has begun testing of the much-awaited Your Phone app feature that allows Windows 10 users to make phone calls via their computer.

If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring you can download the new build by Checking for Updates in Settings.

Decline incoming phone calls on your PC with custom text or send directly to your phone's voicemail.

With that lack of support, you may be asking why some may not want to update to a newer version of Windows 10 but the answer could be very simple.

Answer incoming phone calls on your PC. Microsoft pointed out that early version available for Windows Insiders have a few issues such as users may need to pair phone and PC again. If you don't have it yet, keep checking the Your Phone app on your handset to see if the new functionality has appeared.

One useful update for busy people is to the on-system calendar which now lets you add events and reminders that syncs with your Calendar app, so you don't have to open a separate window for that anymore. If you'd rather not wait that long, go ahead and sign up to become a Windows Insider.

The notable changes found in this Insider build are detailed below.

Initially, I believed that the Your Phone app is part of Microsoft's effort to get in a stronghold in the smartphone market after it lost on the hardware side.

Microsoft fixed a deadlock in the Network and Sharing Center Control Panel, that could result in it not loading.

The list of fixes included much around accessibility and a tweak to stop SearchFilterHost.exe hogging the CPU when in battery saver mode. Case-in-point is the latest Windows 10 KB4524147 cumulative update that shipped on October 3rd, with security fixes and to address the printer issue that the update released previously caused.

Microsoft fixed an issue in the Search bar in either Control Panel or File Explorer where the box becomes grey and prevents input. Among those issues is a "critical error" message that says the Windows 10 Start menu is not working.

We fixed an issue where, after successfully updating to Build 18995, the Windows Update Settings page might show the same build still needs to install. Linking your Android device to Windows 10 is easy.

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