How to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Phone

Windows users just got the official Windows 10 stable for their devices. In an official blog post Microsoft has mentioned the devices that are going to get the upgrade from Windows 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10 for Mobile Devices. It is a good news for most of the Microsoft Lumia users that they will be able to get the upgrade to Windows 10 which is more stable than Windows 8/8.1. In this article we will guide you How to upgrade to windows 10 on phone with the download link for the relevant tools required in the process.

Disclaimer : If you brick your device or your Windows phone doesn’t boots up then we are not responsible for it. Upgrading to a different version will change the settings of your device which you have configured and the data might be erased. Please take a backup of your personal data.Upgrade To Windows 10 on Phone

How To Upgrade To Windows 10 on Phone From Windows 8/8.1

1. Install The Upgrade Advisor App On Your Windows Phone

Firstly you will be required to install the following app on your device to start the upgrade process. This app is generally the key to unlock the up gradation to Windows 10 from your Windows 8/8.1 device. The app helps you to free up storage space to start downloading the new operating system for your device.

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Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

2. Open The Upgrade Advisor App

After you have downloaded and installed the Upgrade Advisor App, the next process to upgrade to windows 10 on phone is to open the app and follow the instruction where you will get to know if the update for windows 10 is available for your device or not. If it is available then you’re smply good to go.

3. Update Your Windows Phone

Once you see the message that there is an update available, start downloading the update and let the device perform the relevant actions required by itself. Make sure you have taken the personal data backup and have the phone charged to at least 60%.

The Devices That Can Be Updated To Windows 10

Microsoft has mentioned on their blog post about the devices that are going to receive the update. You can check the device list below and if your device is not listed then we’re sad to say you’ll have to waitUpgrade To Windows 10 on Phone or there might not be any update for your device. Following are the list of the devices that has received the updates.

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  • Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 930
  • Lumia 640
  • Lumia 640XL
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 735
  • Lumia 830
  • Lumia 532
  • Lumia 535
  • Lumia 540
  • Lumia 635 1GB
  • Lumia 636 1GB
  • Lumia 638 1GB
  • Lumia 430
  • Lumia 435
  • BLU Win HD w510u
  • BLU Win HD LTE x150q
  • MCJ Madosma Q501

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What Are The New Features Of Windows 10 Mobile?

1. Enhanced Notication

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As you can see in the image above the new notification comes up in the form of heads bar and you can slide down from your lock screen.

2. Quick Actions

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3. Edge Browser

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4. Speak Anywhere Keyboard

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5. New Photo App

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6. Organized Settings

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To install the upgrade on a supported device, make sure you are running the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 QFE8 or later. Windows 10 is a large file – about 1.4 GB (in some instances, download size may be larger). A Wi-Fi internet connection is required to download and install the upgrade. Please check this post from Microsoft for more information.