Windows 10 build 17755 (rs5_release) released most awaited SMS integration on Your Phone app
Microsoft today released Another Windows 10 preview build 17755.1 (rs_release) for fast ring insiders that bring the most awaited “Your Phone app with SMS integration” Means now you can send and receive SMS messages from your PC using the Your Phone app. Along with this the latest Redstone 5 build 17755 (Windows 10 October 2018 update) fixes performance issues resuming from hibernation, problems with HDR video and Windows Hello.
The latest RS5 build 17755 immediately available through Windows update for Devices enrolled for Fast ring Insider. And the preview build will download and install automatically on your device. Also, you can manually check and install the latest Preview build from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.
What’s new on Windows 10 build 17755.1?
Starting with this RS5 build 17755.1 (rs_release), insiders using the Your Phone app synced with an Android phone can send text messages without even touching their mobile devices. Microsoft explains
“Your Phone app now gives you instant access to your most recent photos and texts from your Android phone. Snap a pic on your Android, see it on your PC. It’s just easier. 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,”
You will be able to ink a reply from your PC in Your Phone app’s messages with the help of the digital pen but it only works on touch-enabled devices. You now press the Windows logo key + H and start dictating the messages. On a touch keyboard, you would need to select the microphone button to use dictation feature.
For iPhone users, you can still only browse the web on your phone and then send it to your PC to continue reading it. The photo synchronization and SMS integration features are still not available for iOS users at this time.
This build also brings several other general improvements and refinements such as fixed An issue resulting in slower resume from hibernation on certain devices. HDR video being unexpectedly clipped in certain situations and Windows Hello spending more time in the “Getting Ready” state in recent builds.
Along with these minor improvements and bug fixes, this build also comes with two known issues, Where Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere. And Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Both expected to be fixed before Microsoft completes work on this new update.
You can check out the full release notes at the Windows Blog
Note: The build is a preview build of the next big update “Redstone 5” scheduled to be finalized in September and it would begin rolling out to the general public in the first or second week of October 2018.