Microsoft has started to roll out the Windows 10 Mobile OTA update to supported devices running Windows Phone 8.1.
To check if your Windows device is compatible with the new Windows 10 Mobile, you’ll have to download the Windows 10 Advisor app. You can download the app from the Windows Store on your smartphone, and then download and install Windows 10 Mobile if your device supports it.
Windows 10 Mobile OTA Compatible Devices
A list of smartphones compatible with Windows 10 Mobile has also been provided by Microsoft, but you’ll still need to install the app to get the update.
If you own one of the following Windows Phone 8.1 devices, then you can install the latest Windows 10 update. Here’s the list;
- 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
If your phone isn’t on the list, do not worry, as this is just the first batch of devices to get the update. Other Windows Phone 8.1 devices should also get the update soon, we hope. But, it isn’t guaranteed, even if your device is running the Windows 10 Mobile preview, it may not get the final build. According to Microsoft;
” This list includes a limited set of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and does not include some devices that are currently running Windows 10 Mobile in the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. As Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations, many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience. Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience.”
Users in several countries have already started to receive the Windows 10 Mobile update on their devices. If you haven’t received yours yet, download and install the Update Advisor app and check if the update is available. If it is, you can go to Phone Update in Settings to download and install the Windows 10 Mobile OTA update.
Windows 10 Mobile includes several new features such as Cortana, Windows Hello, Continuum on certain high-end phones and performance improvements.