What's new in Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update - Part 2

You can read the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update - part 1 here.

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 25.10586 to 38.14393
    • You can now swipe to go back and forward
    • The X-button to close tabs is now larger
    • Word Flow now works in the Edge address bar
    • The InPrivate browsing icon is now placed next to the "New tab" button in the tab overview
    • You can now require a prompt to pop up before a download starts
    • Edge now shows a "Go forward" item in the ellipses menu
    • When an app opens a new tab, pressing back will now close it
    • When typing in a text box, you can now use the pase button above the keyboard
    • Download notificaions in Edge now include filenames, download status and site domain on separate lines
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 13.10586 to 14.14393
  • Default parameters
    • Async/await
    • Object.values and Object.entries
    • Opus audio format
    • Time element
    • Date element
    • Output element
    • Color input type
    • Canvas Path2D objects
    • Web Speech API
    • Improved accessibility features
    • Support for Beacon
    • Web Notification API
    • Beacon API
    • Fetch API
    • The User Agent String has been updated
  • The following flags have been added
    • Foundational work for Web Notifications has been implemented (but not functional)
    • You can now set a flag for "Compose scrollbar thumbs independently"
    • You can now set a flag for DirectX settings "Use Windows.UI.Composition"
    • A flag for WebRTC 1.0 is available but not functional and will be removed in a later version
    • You can now set a flag to enable VP9 support
    • ES6 Regex symbols
    • Web Payments
    • TCP Fast Open is disabled by default but can be enabled
    • A flag has been added to enable Standard Fullscreen API


  • New panels, settings and options
  • You can now choose which app's notifications are more important to you
  • You can now choose how many notifications an app can have in the Action Center
  • You can now manage on a per-app base if an app can run in the background or not, or if this has to be hanled by Windows
  • Windows Update now allows you to set the time you're most active in so that it can avoid updating at that point
  • You can now manage the order of Quick Actions in the Action Center for all slots
  • You can now change the charge threshold before Battery Saver is enabled
  • It is now possible to hide Quick Actions you don't use
  • The is now a toggle for the VPN Quick Action button
  • You can now override Active Hours with the Restart Options
  • The Windows Update notification after installing an update now takes you to the device's update history
  • Navigation Bar settings now have their own page
  • You can now opt to use 3G only
  • Dual-SIM devices now support Visual Voicemail
  • You can now manage your Insider settings from the Settings app
  • You can now set how long it takes before Windows Hello requires you to sign in again
  • Apps for websites has been added under System
  • Sharing a network with your contacts in Wi-Fi Sense is no longer possible
  • "Always show Glance screen when charging" is now the default behavior for Glance screen
  • The Mobile Hotstpot page now gives clearer errors when setting up a hotspot fails due to the lack of a SIM being connected
  • The refresh rate for Wi-Fi data usage is now faster
  • Active hours can now be set to a range of up to 12 hours instead of 10
  • As of build 14361, your DPI settings will be backed up in the cloud and restored after your device is refreshed
  • Kids Corner is no longer available
  • Visual updates and others
  • Adjust brightness automatically is now enabled by default
  • Every page in Settings now has its own icon
  • Glance has been moved from Extras to Personalization
  • Improved performance when opening Settings > Update & security > For developers
  • The background of the category overview and sub-category overview is now black instead of dark grey
  • A selected sub-category now has a Groove-like select state
  • The title of pages is now displayed larger
  • The icons under Update & Security have been updated to be more reflective of their meaning
  • Improved performance for loading the app list under Storage settings


  • Continuum now supports USB Ethernet
  • The Bluetooth AVRCP profile has been updated to version 1.5
  • Windows now has a one-handed Japanese kana keyboard
  • You can now run up to 16 apps in the background
  • Improved performance when retrieving updated GPS coordinates while you're driving
  • Improves app launch reliability
  • Improved logic for refreshing the Live tiles on the start screen
  • Improved reliability for keyboards with large dictionaries
  • The thumbnail logic has been altered to only create a small thumbnail after making a photo, and making the larger thumbnail when required to save storage
  • During the final preparations, Windows will only go through 8 to 10 migration steps
  • The Word Flow keyboard has an improved recognition of longer words
  • You can now abort an autocorrection by tapping on the bolded word
  • The call in-progress banner is now shown above notifications so you no longer need to dismiss that notification to end the call
  • The emoji set has been completely revamped
  • The default emoji’s are no longer grey, but yellow
  • The text prediction engine has bene improved to show candidates based on the current keyboard language, instead of the language that was used when the word was written
  • 5-inch devices like the Lumia 640 and 830 can now also use the one-handed keyboard
  • Improve reliability of Bluetooth in cars
  • The back-up format is changed, causing back-ups to take less from your OneDrive space, however, back-ups are incompatible with older versions of Windows 10 Mobile
  • Improved battery performance for people that often turn the screen on and off again to look at the lock screen


  • You can now swipe a conversation to delete it in Messaging
  • The phone app now show an indicator for missed calls and voicemails
  • You can now cycle through pages in the phone app infinitely
  • Option to use the Camera app to take a photo and send it with Skype
  • The alarm will now go louder faster when using your music
  • FM Radio is no longer installed as a default app
  • Improved reliability for navigating between camera roll and the Camera app
  • The Insider Hub and Windows Feedback apps have been merged to Feedback Hub
  • You can now react on feedback in the Feedback Hub
  • The Feedback Hub now suggest a category when you've typed in your feedback
  • The "Alerts" page in the Feedback Hub has been removed

Sources: ChangeWindows.Org.

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