Windows 10 Mobile Gadgets App updated

gadgets app

Microsoft has pushed out an update to the Gadgets settings app on Windows 10 Mobile. Gadgets allows you to easily manage the devices from your phone. You can connect to and manage your other phones, accessories, tablets and computers, game consoles, TVs, printers and a number of other devices.

Some key features:

  • Smart triggers – Launch a particular app when you connect an accessory.  For example, start the music player when you connect your headphones or start HERE Drive when you get in your car.
  • Launch pad – For each accessory, you can specify a list of apps which will appear when it’s connected.
  • Locate a misplaced accessory. Gadgets track where and when you last connected an accessory.
  • Support for Microsoft Display Dock and other accessory firmware updates.
  • Invitation to charge – Wireless charging plate will blink when phone battery is low.

See screen shots of the app below:

As is typical for Microsoft the update, which takes the app to version 4.2.170, comes without a changelog, and I notice the app still does not display the current battery status of Bluetooth devices connected to it, but it presumably includes the usual big fixes and performance improvements, which potentially include battery life improvements.

Let us know if the app is working better for you in the comments. The updated app can be found in the Windows Store below.

Price: Free