Upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile for Mobile devices is finally officially launched. After long period of waiting and numerous Technical Insider preview builds, Microsoft decided to roll-out new Operating system to older Windows  Phone 8.1 devices. Those customers who already have newer Lumia phones like Lumia 950 are already upgraded to this official build and they don`t have to do anything.

There is a official list of eligible devices that are ready for upgrade:
Lumia 1520,
930,
640,
640XL,
730,
735,
830,
532,
535,
540,
635 1GB,
636 1GB,
638 1GB,
430,
435,
BLU Win HD w510u,
BLU Win HD LTE x150q,
MCJ Madosma Q501

Keep in mind that upgrade process is divided in several waves and that some devices are in first wave of upgrade, and some devices are in 2nd or 3rd wave of upgrade. Also, if you buy your Windows Phone via contract with your cellular operator, there can be delays in upgrade and this depends solely on your Mobile Operator and their decision when OTA update will be available for your mobile device.

Here is how to upgrade:

I recommend to make backup of your data before you start process of upgrade

First you have to download additional application called “Upgrade Advisor”, you can download it to your phone from here . Install it on your phone and start it.

Upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile - Upgrade Advisor

If you see message like on screenshot above, then congratulations you phone is ready to upgrade. Select Enable Windows 10 Upgrade.
Now you go to Settings->Update and make phone check for updates. Update will show and it will ask if you are ready to start process of upgrade. Confirm it and now process of download begins. Sit back and relax as update process can take a while, depending of your Wi-Fi Internet connection and type of device.

When Update is finished go to All Settings->Update & Security->Phone Update and press Check for updates. Device will show that another update is available as Microsoft first upgrade your phone to older Windows 10 Mobile build .107 and now phone must be updated to latest build .164. So, you have to repeat process of upgrade one more time.

That`s it, keep an eye on www.it-tutorials.net as we will continue with more tutorials . On our website you will find a lot of tips and tricks for any IT field !

Bojan Markovic

Bojan Markovic

IT professional with almost 20 years of experience, mostly integrator of IT services in TV & Radio broadcasting and web based projects. Expert in broadcasting playout systems, video streaming services and SEO.

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