Windows 10 Mobile build 15254.313 is out and it fixes PDF rendering on some phones

Last month, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 Mobile (which arrived on a Wednesday) had a notable known issue. For anyone on the Creators Update (version 1703) or the Fall Creators Update (version 1709), they broke PDF rendering in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The company promised that it was working on a fixed, although given that Windows 10 Mobile is a tremendously low priority for the firm, one shouldn't be surprised that it took over a month for a patch to be released. In fact, Microsoft has broken from tradition as of late in its usual habit to release the same cumulative updates on Patch Tuesday for Mobile as it does for desktop.

This month, nothing was offered on Tuesday, and there's just one Windows 10 Mobile update out, build 15254.313. The update is for phones that are on the Fall Creators Update, or version 1709. That means that anyone still on 1703, which should mainly be Lumia 640 and 640 XL devices, are still unable to render PDFs in Edge.

Here's the full changelog for today's update:

  • This build includes all the improvements from KB4088782.

  • Addresses issue in which PDFs cannot be rendered in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Phones.

KB4088782 refers to Windows 10 build 15063.966, which was this week's Patch Tuesday update for PCs on version 1703.

But still, there are more known issues to be aware of this time around:

Symptom Workaround
After taking a screenshot, the error, "Couldn't take screenshot" appears. However, the photo is saved. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
In some photo-related apps, there is an error when saving photos.
In Lumia Creative Studio, recently taken photos will not appear in the Latest gallery.

Obviously, these issues are once again pretty significant when it comes to the user experience. Still, don't expect Microsoft to release a fix until after next month's Patch Tuesday.

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