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In concordance with some recent data revealed by Windows Phone app developers network AdDuplex, over 78% of Microsoft mobile OS users are still running the “old” Windows 8.1 OS on their devices.

In other words, despite the fact that most of the Windows Phone devices can be updated to Windows 10 Mobile, which comes with lots of new features and options, for some reason, users still prefer the previous Windows Phone 8.1 OS.



According to reports, most of the users prefer to run the Windows Phone 8.1 on their mobile devices, especially because of the upgrading process. As you already know, when a new update is released for a device that runs on Android or iOS, a notification informs you that you can upgrade to a new operating system on your handset and all you will need to do is make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network (to not waste mobile data) and that your device has more than 80% battery left so that it will not turn off during the upgrading process.

However, for Windows phones things are not that simple, because the users will need to install an application in order to see if their device is compatible with the Windows 10 Mobile. Only after that they will be able to download and install the latest Windows Mobile OS on their handset.

How To Upgrade From Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile

First of all, you will need to open the Microsoft App Store and tap on the search button (magnifying glass) that’s located at the bottom of the screen. Then you will need to search for “Upgrade Advisor” and install it on your mobile handset.

Once the installation is complete, open the “Upgrade Advisor” and check if your device can be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. If it can, then you will be allowed to download and install the Windows 10 Mobile on your device, but the application will warn you that the upgrade process will take about one hour.

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