New Windows Insider Update Brings Back Traditional Phone Feature to PC


Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Insider Preview build is now seeding. This build addresses lets users make calls through the new Calls app.

Written By Rahul R | Mumbai | Updated On:

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Insider Preview build is now seeding. USP of this build is that it addresses a major pain point by letting users make calls through the new Calls application (app). This app synchronizes with Android phones as well and lets users take calls on personal computers (PCs) having the new Calls app installed. This build, bearing build number Build 18999 (20H1) is seeding to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring.  

The traditional calls feature, back on Windows PCs

Windows Insiders could also check out, other features offered by the above build, such as the ability to transfer voice calls between the PC and an Android smartphone. Then, there is the ability to place voice calls by dialling the number with the built-in custom dial-pad. Insiders should also check out the call decline functionality, which should make it possible to not take incoming voice calls, from the computer. Finally, the update also offers users the feature wherein recent call history could be manually populated.  

With the above features, applicable to Windows 10 PCs, it only becomes natural to check out the system requirements that Android smartphone users should meet to sync their handsets with the computers running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18999 (20H1). These include the likes of users requiring at least Android 7.0 (or higher) operating system versions.  

For Windows Insider shaving installed the above Insider Build, one identified issue is the fact that users may be required to pair both their Android phones as well as PCs again. Rollout of the Build 18999 (20H1) is a phased one. This means that it may still take increased time to roll out to all Insiders in the Fast Ring. For reporting of issues, if any, Insiders could navigate (within their phones) to Settings > Send Feedback.  

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