It’s a few weeks since Microsoft started rolling out the second big update to Windows 10 dubbed the Anniversary Update and codenamed Redstone. With Windows 10 being Microsoft’s attempt to provide one platform for all devices, it means that the Anniversary Update is supposed to make it to just about every other device and is not just limited to PCs.
Mobile devices running Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile are the latest to get the Anniversary Update.
According to an update made last night to the blog posted when Anniversary Update started rolling out to desktop users at the beginning of the month, users of open/unlocked devices will start receiving the update immediately.
The updated statement reads: The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has begun rolling out for Windows 10 Mobile. The Anniversary Update includes additional features and improvements for your Windows 10 phone. To manually check for the update, on Start, swipe over to the All apps list, then select Settings > Update & security >Phone update > Check for updates. Note that availability may vary by manufacturer, model, country or region, mobile operator or service provider, hardware limitations and other factors.
Early reports point to the update being build number 14393.67. Windows 10 Mobile users who’ve opted into Microsoft’s Insider program already have the update and as such have software with a different build number to reflect their “being on the bleeding edge of tech” status.
Previous reports had hinted at August 16th being the date when carriers would likely start rolling out the update after Microsoft had started seeding it to users of unlocked devices earlier on August 9th. Turns out the former date was accurate. Since there are reports of some users of locked devices also getting the update, going from here, there won’t be a fixed date for carriers to offer the update so anything (and any day) goes.
Availability of the Anniversary Update, as is the case for desktop computers, will be limited to mobile devices that are running on Windows 10 (Mobile). According to Microsoft, this includes those that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box like the Lumia 550, 650, 950 and 950XL and older devices that received a software upgrade (Lumia Icon, 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q and MCJ Madosma Q501).
Windows Central reports that the update is a little under 950MB so make sure you’re on a stable Wi-Fi connection before going ahead to download it.