Get updates for your Windows Phone

You can get the latest and greatest Windows Phone operating system now, without waiting for your mobile provider to give you the updates.

Note: If you’re looking for the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview you can join the Windows Insider program today and get started.

Step 1: Register

Review the Terms and Conditions for Windows Phone Preview.

If you agree with the terms, register with App Studio—it’s free. Don’t worry, you don’t need to make any apps. Just register so you can get the updates.

Step 2: Read these important notes

Before you make any changes to your phone (Step 3), you need to understand that…

  • You might void any warranty from your mobile operator and OEM. Contact your mobile operator if you’re concerned about any repercussions.
  • A preview update only includes the Microsoft portion of the update; mobile operator and OEM driver updates will be available when the official update for your phone is available. This means that operating system updates haven’t gone through all of the detailed testing with regards to your phone’s mobile service and hardware, so you might experience some bugs.
  • After you update your phone to a preview version of the operating system, you can’t go back to a previous released version of the operating system. When the new operating system is released to the public, you’ll get the update on your phone, but there’s no going back before then.

Step 3: Download the app

To make getting the updates easy, install the Windows Phone Preview for Developers app. The app will configure your phone to point to our preview update servers so you can easily get the latest build on your phone.

Need help?

Visit our forums for help with issues that you may be having, answers to questions that others have asked, and to engage in discussions with your developer peers and Microsoft experts about the preview release.

  • We’ve got 2 forums you can participate in, depending on your question:
  • The Developer support forum—for solutions to issues with eligibility, registration, or the SDK.
  • The Consumer support forum—for questions about the software on the phone.

What’s the latest?

Find out what’s changed and get the scoop on the new features in the most recently released version of the Windows Phone operating system.

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