Is Your Phone Ready For Windows 10? Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor Will Let You Know


Microsoft has a new app called Upgrade Advisor in the cards, designed to allow Windows Phone users to check whether their device is ready for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade.

Windows 10 stirred a great deal of interest ever since its announcement, as it aims to serve as a universal platform that would unify Microsoft's lineup of PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft already launched a few smartphones running the latest Windows 10 Mobile out of the box, but people are still waiting for the upgrade to hit their older Windows Phone smartphones. The company originally promised to upgrade existing devices to Windows 10 by the holidays, but ultimately announced a delay that pushed back the update to 2016.

We still don't have an exact date for when the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will finally start rolling out to existing devices, but the official release seems to be edging closer. Microsoft launched a new Windows 10 Mobile build last week and it shouldn't be too long now until the final version hits the scene.

Adding more fuel to the fire, Microsoft is now working on a new app that will allow users to check whether their Windows Phone 8.1 device is ready to receive Windows 10 Mobile. Called Upgrade Advisor, the app should determine whether the handset will be compatible with the upcoming version of the OS.

The Upgrade Advisor app appears on Microsoft's store, but it's still in beta for now and it's not available for download just yet.

"When you open the app, it checks your phone and lets you know if it's eligible to upgrade, if an update is required before you can upgrade, or if your phone can't be upgraded," Microsoft explains in the app's description.

Moreover, the Upgrade Advisor app will also give users a helping hand if they need to clear up some space on the device to make room for the new Windows 10 Mobile.

The app will recommend which files could free up some space, such as photos or videos, allowing users to move them to an SD card or to OneDrive. Users can accept the recommendations Upgrade Advisor makes, choose on their own which files they want to move and where, or decide whether or not they want to delete some of them. Moving files to OneDrive will later allow users to restore them via Upgrade Advisor after the Windows 10 Mobile installation is complete.

It remains unclear at this point just when this Upgrade Advisor app will become available for download, but its presence on the Microsoft Store suggests that the release is just around the corner. The Windows 10 Mobile rollout should follow shortly afterward.

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