Here are the new features coming to Windows 10 Mobile with the Fall Creators Update

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Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update is coming soon. Microsoft hasn’t announced any ETA for the Mobile Fall Creators release but they have confirmed that the update will be released soon. Unlike Fall Creators Update for PCs, Windows Phone is not getting a lot of new features, however, Microsoft has worked on some changes for mobiles.

The Fall Creators Update for PCs is codenamed as Redstone 3. While on other hand, Windows 10 Mobile is technically not getting the update from the Redstone 3 branch. Microsoft has created a new branch ‘feature2’ to support the existing Windows Phones.

Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Updates New Features

Let’s take a look at the new features coming with Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Continuum improvements

Microsoft is finally bringing some improvements to Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum feature. Continuum now supports portrait mode, this makes the PC you carry in your pocket a bit better.

It has been one of the highly requested features and with Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update, it is coming to all Windows Phones. After enabling the feature, the phone will be able to remember the orientation and you will not have to change it in the settings. You will be able to switch to portrait in Continuum mode by following the below steps.

  •  Settings > System > Display on your device and change the display orientation to “Portrait” and press apply.

New emojis

Microsoft is addressing the new emojis in Windows 10 Mobile as a new feature. Although, Windows Phone is getting the new emojis based on the latest unicode updates before iPhones.

Microsoft will bring new snacks, actions, dinosaurs, and even fantasy characters like genies, fairies and zombies emojis to Windows 10 Mobile with the Fall Creators Update. The new emojis will be accessible via the Windows Phone’s default WordFlow keyboard.

Chinese Lunar Calendar

Microsoft is also adding the new Chinese Lunar Calendar to Windows 10 Mobile’s Calendar app. The Calendar UWP app supports the Chinese Lunar calendar on both PC and Mobile. You can enable the feature by following the below steps.

  1. Launch the Calendar app
  2. Select Settings >Calendar settings
  3. Enable “Alternative Calendars” and select Chinese and Lunar in the dropdowns.

Enterprise feature

Windows 10 Mobile is soon going to get the enterprise focused features with the Fall Creators Update. It is not useful for the consumers but it would help enterprises where Windows Phone was strong some months ago.

Recently, Microsoft revealed the list of enterprise features that could be released for Windows 10 Mobile. “I am thinking about MDM management policies, improved VPN experiences, security, things like that,” Microsoft’s Brandon said.