keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2016

Updating Microsoft Lumia 640 phone from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile knocking on door

There is a major update available for Microsoft Lumia 640 phone; Windows 10 Mobile. Here's how to update your phone:
  • Open Store and find an app called Windows Update Advisor. Install it.
  • Run Windows Update Advisor. It examines your phone and tells you if Windows 10 Mobile is available or not.
  • Open Settings and find Update. Let phone download Windows 10 Mobile. This phase can take long time. Coffee break.
Is there coming back?

After setup Windows 10 Mobile is there staring at you. What if you want to downgrade? Is it possible? Microsoft says it is - with help from Windows Recovery Tool. Install it on Windows, attach your phone and follow instructions on screen.

As a matter of fact I did try Windows Recovery Tool. It did what it promised. I was able to go back from Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1. Downgrading took about 15-20 minutes.

Worth updating?

Well, Microsoft has told they are not focusing on mobile devices and operating systems during 2016. However updating to Windows 10 Mobile let's you see how the new operating system looks like. On the other hand Windows Phone 8.1 is more mature than a brand new platform. If in doubt stay with Windows Phone 8.1 and update later.

In Finnish only, sorry.
It says Windows 10
Mobile is available.

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