The November Patch Tuesday updates have been a little bit more confusing than usual this month. In case you missed it, Windows 10 PCs running the Fall Creators Update received the cumulative update build 16299.64 yesterday, which brought several quality improvements including a fix for an issue where application tiles are missing from the Start menu.
As for Windows 10 Mobile, the OS did receive its own flavor of the Fall Creators Update in the form of the build 15254.1 last month, but as you may know, build numbers are no longer aligned between “production” versions of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. As a result, Windows 10 Mobile users on the Production Ring received a separate cumulative update yesterday, which is the build 15254.12.
According to the changelog, the mobile build 15254.12 includes all the improvements from the cumulative update build 15063.728, which is the November Patch Tuesday update for users still running the Creators Update. Most of the items in the release notes are fixes for Windows 10 PCs, but All About Windows Phone highlighted all the mobile-relevant items, you can read them below :
- Addressed a memory leak in Microsoft Edge caused by the startup of an internal process.
- Addressed issue with scrolling that sometimes causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding.
- Addressed issue where the PDF download progress bar stops when opening a PDF file from a cloud-backed web services site.
- Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Interestingly, it seems that the mobile build 15254.12 isn’t currently available for Windows Insiders, even those on the Release Preview Ring. If you're a Fast Ring Insider, we're still waiting for the Windows Insider team to release new mobile builds. Even though Microsoft's Joe Belfiore recently acknowledged that Windows 10 Mobile is now in maintenance mode, the Windows Insider team did confirm its plans to release new preview builds for mobile.
Yes we plan to keep releasing new builds for Mobile!
— Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) October 12, 2017
Have you already downloaded the build 15254.12 on your Windows 10 mobile handset? If so, let you know in the comments if you noticed any improvements after proceeding.