Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor app will soon help Windows Phone 8.1 users update to Windows 10 Mobile?

Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor app will soon help Windows Phone 8.1 users update to Windows 10 Mobile?
Microsoft is allegedly working on an app that will let Windows Phone owners know whether their handset is eligible to be updated to Windows 10 Mobile. Called "Upgrade Advisor," the app is not yet being offered to the public. Besides letting you know if your Windows Phone 8.1 handset is receiving the Windows 10 Mobile update, the app will free up room on the device for the new files.

There are three possible outcomes that a Windows Phone 8.1 user can receive from the app. You can be told that your handset is ready to receive the Windows 10 Mobile update, find out that another update must be installed first, or find out that your phone cannot be updated at all to Windows 10 Mobile. The latter is the harshest of the three possibilities.

If Upgrade Advisor tells the Windows Phone 8.1 owner that more room needs to be made on the phone for the update, it will suggest that certain files (like videos and pictures) be stored in the cloud or on a microSD card. The app can make the adjustments right away, even allowing the device owner to change which files are being moved. The app can also help delete unwanted files.

It doesn't appear that Upgrade Advisor is ready yet for prime time, although it does seem like it will be quite useful once released. In the meantime, we can do our part and remind you that the Windows Phone 8.1 models expected to be updated to Windows 10 Mobile include the Microsoft Lumia 430, Microsoft Lumia 435, Microsoft Lumia 532, Microsoft Lumia 535, Microsoft Lumia 540, Microsoft Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 640 XL, Nokia Lumia 735, Nokia Lumia 830, and the Nokia Lumia 930.

source: WMPoweruser



1. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

What if you go to Setting - Phone Update - then download and install the Win 10 directly? No doubt if it's available for your phone, it'll appears.

2. miketer

Posts: 514; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Yes, logical. If its available for our phones, we'll get a prompt to download the latest wares.

3. miketer

Posts: 514; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

I'm sure even the 1520 is included for the Win 10 update

4. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

1520 is a competition way to strong for 950 and 950xl. So it will have to wait for wp10quite some time.

5. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

925 too

6. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

An app to do for me what i can do anyway, but just makes it easier and 'more certain-feeling'. Sure, i appreciate that. As far as eligibility goes, i read somewhere that if a device can get lumia denim, it can get w10.

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