Your Phone app has a small Read-only bug

Microsoft’s Your Phone app has had a wildly popular launch, shooting up the Google Play charts.

The app, however, appears to have been shipped with a rather obvious bug. Photos which are dragged from the app to your desktop are marked as Read Only, meaning if you intend to modify the photos in any way before uploading them you need to adjust their properties first or save a copy of the file.

Microsoft’s Your Phone developers have acknowledged that this is not the intended behaviour, though we wonder how such as easily detected issue could have slipped through.

The Your Phone app is part of Microsoft’s effort to weave Windows 10 PCs into people’s Phone-based workflow, making it easy for phone-first users to take advantage of the productivity benefits of the larger screen and better input functions on your laptop and desktop. Hopefully, Microsoft will rapidly fix issues such as this which put roadblocks in the way of such a workflow.

The Your Phone app will be delivered by default with the Windows 10 October 2018 update, whose roll-out is currently on hold for a much more serious bug.

If you are also troubled by this issue you can vote for a fix in the Feedback Hub here.

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