Windows 10 on Lumia
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Windows 10 Mobile is in maintenance mode and Microsoft releases new cumulative updates every month to make sure everything’s running smoothly. Today, Microsoft released the November 2018 cumulative update for the compatible Windows 10 phones and it comes with general bug fixes.

Microsoft has also released new cumulative updates for PCs running Windows 10 April 2018 Update and October 2018 Update.

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15254.541

If your Windows Phone is on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update aka Redstone 3, you will be getting Windows 10 Mobile 15254.541 which will show up as ‘2018-11’. It mainly includes minor fixes and security patches.

According to the changelog, the patch for Windows 10 Mobile includes security updates to Windows Scripting, Microsoft Edge, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics and Windows Kernel.

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.1446

The Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update devices should be getting Build 15063.1446 with similar fixes and improvements.

To receive November 2018 updates, open Settings > Update & Security > Phone update and tap on check for updates button to get the update immediately.

The other news

In other Windows Phone news, last week an update to the Mail and Calendar apps on Windows 10 Mobile forced the app to crash at launch on some devices. Microsoft released a proper statement acknowledging the problem and the company quickly fixed the bug.

While Windows 10 Mobile is in maintenance mode, it’s pretty much clear that the company will try to keep the platform in a working condition with monthly software and app updates.

Microsoft Store on Windows Phone was recently updated but the update broke the user interface and the UI elements are overwriting each other which totally destroys the usability.

Microsoft’s mobile platform is officially supported until late 2019 and no new security or non-security updates will be released after the platform hits the end of life status.

If you don’t want to switch to Android or iOS, you can continue using your Windows Phone for another year.

  • Brent Morris

    …and this is a major reason for sticking with Window Mobile.

    • M Rankin

      There still covertly improving edges, HTML score.
      I was able to get a Html5 test score of 464. (About:flags)

  • saint4eva

    Long live W10M!

  • oshomrityunjay8

    Useless update can’t update and download any apps.Microsoft should shut down its company

    • …what are you on about? I can update and download apps no problem at all from my Lumia.

      Is your Windows Phone still on 8.1, I wonder?

  • Kurt

    Bing search not working any more after the November update.

    • M Rankin

      Not have a problem with Bing.

      • Hispano Suiza

        Not working on my Lumia 950! The search button!

        • M Rankin

          Not have any problem with the search button.
          have you tried a soft rest holding power and volume down buttons
          till phone vibrates.

          • Kurt Schaub
          • M Rankin

            That displays when there no Wi-Fi/cellular connection.

          • Kurt Schaub

            I have WIFI and I’m connected and I did a soft reset and Airplane mode is off!!

          • M Rankin

            I’m not experiencing it on any of mine.
            have you tried Disconnecting and reconnecting to the Wi-Fi

          • Robert Ricks

            You have to keep it on the changer so the WIFI doesn’t turn off @ times battery is @ 100%

  • Arnab Bhakat

    I was eagerly waiting for window phone… unfortunately it is not available in market…

  • sandeep

    Appears like yet another big screw up… battery life is on the rocks…. son’s Alcatel Idol down to half day and my Elite x3 down to 12 hours. What is fixed, exactly? do we really need anything from the Nadella divorce with windows to get to the public, honestly?