What's new in Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile is full of new things for you to explore. Here are just a few of them.

Say hello to Windows

If it’s available on your device, Windows Hello changes how you sign in—it recognizes your eyes so you don’t have to type in a password. Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options to set it up.

Windows Hello mobile sign-in screen

Get the look

Put a favorite photo on your Start screen, either on top of your tiles or behind them. Tinker with colors, tiles, and transparency, and preview your changes from the new Settings app.

Mobile colors personalization settings

Work from phone with Continuum

If it’s available for your device, Continuum lets your phone power a second screen, like a TV or a monitor. Connect a mouse and keyboard to use your phone like you use your PC—while leaving your phone screen free to use as you always do.

Plus, everything Office can do on your PC it can do on your phone and tablet, too. Take your work with you, collaborate with friends, or take a few notes to reference later on your PC.

Image of Office running on a PC and a phone.

Rule the web with Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the browser that gives you new and faster ways to find stuff, save your favorite articles for later in your reading list, and read them in the uncluttered reading view. And now, your favorites and reading list travel with to your other devices.

GIF of reading view

Cortana gets it done

Cortana, your personal digital assistant, is on your phone and your PC with your schedule, interests, and reminders. Have her send texts to your friends or tell you a joke. Select Cortana

Notebook icon
on Start
Start icon
and ask her what she can do for you.

Screenshot of Cortana

Type like the wind

Talk to your keyboard, or move it around on your screen. Write an email with swipes, then navigate around the text with the cursor controller. Plus, texting is more fun with a slew of new, more diverse emoji. Just swipe up on the keyboard to get to them.

Switching skin tones on the new emoji

Get apps, music, and more

The Store is a one-stop shop for music, videos, games, and apps. Try out an app before you buy it, or pick a free one. Your Windows 10 apps will work on all your Windows 10 devices.

Store home page

Do more in action center

Action center is your device's headquarters—it's got everything you’ll need at a moment’s notice. Find app notifications and quick actions, from your camera and flashlight to quick notes and airplane mode. And now you can reply to messages without leaving the screen you’re on.

Opening action center


Article ID: 17284 - Last Review: Jun 13, 2016 - Revision: 4