The Windows 11 build 25977, released to the Canary Channel on October 18, 2023, lets users share Wi-Fi passwords using QR codes. This is a very convenient feature, as it allows users to easily share their Wi-Fi password with others quickly without having to type it out.
Windows 11 also gets improved support for hearing aids equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio
According to official changes, Windows 11 build 25977 brings several new features and changes, including improved support for hearing aids equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio, new controls to manage which apps have access to the list of local Wi-Fi networks, Additional access control options for clients in SMB over QUIC, and more.
Bluetooth LE audio support
With this build, Windows 11 now includes improved support for hearing aids equipped with Bluetooth LE Audio. Bluetooth LE Audio is a new standard that offers a number of advantages over traditional Bluetooth audio, including improved sound quality, lower latency, and better support for multiple audio devices.
Reworked location permissions
This build includes a reworked location permissions system that gives users more control over how apps access their location data. This can be useful for protecting user’s privacy and preventing apps from tracking their location.
Additional access control options for SMB over QUIC
SMB over QUIC is a new feature that allows you to connect to SMB file servers over QUIC, a new network transport that offers improved performance and security. With this build, administrators can now restrict which clients can access SMB over QUIC servers. This can be useful for improving the security of SMBs over QUIC deployments.
Ability to share Wi-Fi passwords using QR codes
This build allows users to share Wi-Fi passwords using QR codes. This is a very convenient feature, as it allows users to share their Wi-Fi password with others without having to type it in manually.
In addition to these new features, Windows 11 build 25977 also includes a number of fixes for known bugs, including:
- Fixed an underlying issue believed to be the root cause of various games having issues launching (citing graphics issues) or changing resolution in build 25967.
- Improved performance when expanding the navigation pane in Task Manager.
- Fixed an issue where certain “.rar” files would open blank or with an unexpected message saying there was insufficient memory to open the file.