Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 Dev Channel Insider replaces Phone Links to Mobile devices

New release Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23606 changes, bug fixes, improvements, features, known issues, direct download link, and the ways to install.

The last build of this year arrived on Dev channel replacing Phone Links with Mobile Devices in Settings > Bluetooth & devices settings. This Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 is the build available in ni_prerrelease development branch. This update carries several changes, bug fixes, and known issues. You may face a loop where the build seems to download several times with an error 8024200D. Ultimately, the download will be achieved, and the build should be installed.

Full name of the release is “Windows 11 Insider Preview 23606.1000 (ni_prerrelease)” and the build number is “10.0.23606.1000.ni_prerelease.231208-1528”. Let’s see what is new in this update:

Windows 11 Build 23606.1000

Dev Channel Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 changes, improvements, bug fixes, and known issues

Here is the changelog:

Improvements and Changes


  • Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 is transitioning from Windows Speech Recognition or WSR to voice access. You might know that WSR is being deprecated. A dialog will prompt when WSR is opened instructing you to try voice access and we have also added a banner under Settings => Accessibility => Speech as well. Voice access, which is replacing WSR, is a new assistive technology that uses on-device speech recognition, enables control of your PC, and author text without an internet connection. The multi-language feature supports custom commands and will be made available to Windows Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels through the upcoming release. The experts recommend that WSR users should try and start using voice access quickly.
Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 Dev Channel Insider replaces Phone Links to Mobile devices

See: Windows 11 build 23601.1000 ni_prerelease rolled out to Dev Channel Insider


  • The build started delivering a change that renames the Phone Link settings page under Settings => Bluetooth & devices to Mobile devices. Consequently, a new section will appear for allowing a PC to access mobile devices – this section currently does not introduce anything new yet a future build will arrive for this.
Speech Recognition or WSR to voice access

Bug Fixes

File Explorer

  • Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 ni_prelease fixed an underlying issue causing the details pane in File Explorer to take keyboard focus sometimes unexpectedly.
  • This rollout fixed File Explorer crash that occurs when accessing or scrolling Gallery.


  • Also, the experts fixed a high-hitting tabtip.exe crash that occurred when trying to use pen input in the previous flight.

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.

Known issues

Copilot in Windows

  • Subsequent to refreshing or when initially launching Copilot in Windows while using voice access, Show grid commands are necessary to be used to click in the Ask me anything box first.


  • You may face a loading delay problem when the Microsoft Start feed is re-enabled.
  • In Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 ni_prelease announcements from the Microsoft Start feed are still shown on the taskbar after the feed is hidden.
  • After installing this update, the Widgets Board will itself shut and reopen when enabling or disabling feeds.
  • In the release, Keyboard navigation from settings subpages back to the top-level Settings page is damaged.
  • Incorrect fonts and spacing are used in some settings pages.

Windows 11 Build 23606.1000 ni_prelease download link: windowsinsiderpreviewiso

How to download the Dev channel update and install

If you are a member of Windows Insider Program and have chosen Dev channel then,

  1. Click on Search and type the term updates.
  2. Hit Enter to launch settings.
  3. Click “Check for updates”.

Source: Windows Insider blog.

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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.