Microsoft tells Windows Phone users to update to Windows Phone 7.5
In order to obtain the update, those with Windows Phone 7 can hook up to a computer and use Zune software or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac to see if a software update is available for download. The update offers many new features such as making custom ringtones from MP3 and WMA files, visual voicemail, an a battery saver feature that shuts down parts of the phone to preserve battery life. The Windows Phone 7.5 update also brings voice based text messaging to your phone along with Facebook chat, Twitter and LinkedIn integration to your device. The so-called Mango update offers improved maps, driving directions, and multi-tasking. Since most people download apps straight from their handset, Microsoft has started to remove the Windows Phone apps option from the Zune software on its Windows PCs. The Zune software is still good for installing Windows Phone software updates and making backups of video and pictures from your phone. Yuo can still use it to play and buy music.