Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25231 with Phone Link Update

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25231

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25231 to the Dev Channel. The build includes minor rollout increase features and other related issues. Microsoft also pushed a Phone Link update to Windows Insiders, which introduces instant access to your device hotspot with Samsung devices.

The spelling dictionary has been updated with a language-neutral word list and syncs across all devices, which make use of the same Windows account. You can now toggle via Settings | Accounts | Windows backup | remember my preferences | Language preferences. However, this feature only works with Microsoft accounts with AAD support shipping later.

The Tablet optimized taskbar, which was originally pushed with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25197 is currently available to all Dev channel Windows Insiders. Moreover, the System Tray improvements, which started to roll out with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25211 with drag and drop functionality is also now available. The cloud suggestion capability feature Simplified Chinese IME, which started to roll out with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25217.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25231 enable users to instantly access your smartphone’s hotspot on your PC via the Phone Link app. With the help of instant hotspot functionality, you can securely start and establish connectivity with your Wi-Fi network without touching the device.

You need not have to remember and type passwords. There is no need to search for hotspot settings on the device. This feature is currently being rolled out in a phased manner on select Samsung devices with One UI 4.1.1+. Your PC should require both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters with hotspot capable SIM card package. You need to install Windows 11 version 22H2 Build 22621 or higher. The Phone Link desktop app version v1.22082.111.0 or greater should be installed. The Link To Windows phone app version v1.22082.142.0 or greater should be installed.

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