Windows 10 Mobile Insider build 15235 brings Continuum improvements, skips support for new “Link your phone” feature

Laurent Giret

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It’s been two weeks since Microsoft released the last Windows 10 Insider builds for PC and Mobile, and we guess many of you were really looking forward to play with new preview versions this week. Well, the Windows Insider team has finally pushed the big red button today, rolling out the PC build 16251 and the mobile build 16235 to Fast Ring Insiders.

At long last, mobile users now used to the regular bug fixes and improvements are finally getting a new feature today. Indeed, the mobile build 16235 introduces portrait mode support for Continuum, which has been a popular request from Insiders. Here are all the details below:

Switch to portrait mode orientation in Continuum

Are you an Windows Insider who is loving the convenience of Continuum by carrying your PC in your pocket? We have heard your VERY PASSIONATE feedback and just made it better. We’re excited to introduce portrait mode support for Continuum starting with this build of Windows 10 Mobile.

Without portrait mode support, the landscape rendering of Continuum from your phone on a portrait oriented monitor would look like this:

Now, it will look like this:

To enable this, go to Settings > System > Display on your device and change the display orientation to “Portrait” and press apply.

If your phone is connected to a monitor via cable, your phone will ask you to disconnect and reconnect the cable to the external display and press ok to change the orientation to portrait. If your phone is connected to a monitor via Wi-Fi, your phone will ask you to disconnect and reconnect to your wireless display. Once this is done, your phone will remember the orientation and you will not have to repeat the setup process when connecting again to the same monitor.

While this is a welcome addition for Continuum users, mobile users will be disappointed to learn that Window 10 Mobile won’t support the new “Link your phone” feature that Microsoft introduced today on the PC build 16251. If you have yet to read the changelog, this new feature will allow PC users to link their Windows 10 PC to their Android phone to try what the company describes as a cross-device web-browsing experience. This feature will also support iPhones at some point, but the Windows Insider team didn’t discuss Windows 10 Mobile support today.

As usual, you can download this new build by checking Windows Update on your phone’s settings, let us know in the comments if you’re happy to finally get a new feature to play with (assuming you have a handset that supports Continuum).