Some things are better late than never, and Windows Mobile 10 is one of those things. Microsoft took more than six months of extra time to roll out this operating system. While there have been ups and downs along the way, the end result is a great-looking OS that really shines on the Microsoft Lumia-series of phones. However, you do need to make sure you have the following three things in order to receive this update.
Take into account that the availability of this update can vary by location. So, one Lumia might get an update, while the same Lumia in another region may be ineligible.
You need to update your phone to the most recent Microsoft Windows Mobile 8.1 Denim update, which prepares the Lumia series of phones for the Microsoft WM10 update. We've covered this in another how-to article.
Download and install the Windows 10 upgrade advisor application from the Windows Store. We discuss this in our tutorial below.
Now that you have successfully downloaded and installed Windows Upgrade Advisor and further have registered your device for the Windows Mobile 10 upgrade, you are ready to begin the download and installation processes. These processes can take up to an hour and will require you to restart your device. In addition, certain applications that you have installed may not function or may need to be updated to function with the new Windows Mobile 10 installation on your Microsoft Lumia smartphone.
Once the progress bar has been completed, the phone will boot into Microsoft Windows 10
You will note this owing to the fact that many times you will be missing start screen tiles. In order to add or rearrange start screen tiles, please follow our tutorial on how to add or rearrange start screen tiles on Windows Mobile 10. In order to confirm your update, please proceed to the next section of this tutorial.
If you have installed Microsoft Mobile Windows 10 but you are unsure that there are still updates, you can check for updates manually. It's a simple process, and we will show you how to do that in the section below.
Checking which version of Windows 10 Mobile is installed on your Lumia is a simple and easy process. It is no different than checking any other version of Windows. Simply follow the steps below: we will show you how to check the installed version of Windows.
You have successfully updated your Microsoft Lumia phone to Windows 10 Mobile and confirmed all of the updates. For additional help or questions with this process, please consult the questions-and-answers section below this tutorial.
Some countries have Windows updates available before others. If you do not have access to Windows 10 Mobile, reference the beginning of this guide and ensure that you're running a supported device. In the event that you are running a supported device, contact your carrier and ascertain that they are not blocking the update.
As with all of the updates, you should always back up your information. Failure to back up information can result in the loss of important data. If you need help on how to back up data in Windows Mobile 10, please consult our guide on backing up data in Windows Mobile 10.
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