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Windows 10 Mobile

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On this page, you will find how-to guides and learn more about the Windows 10 Mobile’s capabilities. Extend the battery life, personalize your smartphone, and learn many other interesting things.

How to get the Creators Update on unsupported devices

April 27, 2017 |

How to download the Redstone 2 update on Lumia 930 & 1520

Microsoft started rolling out the official Redstone 2 update to the supported devices on April 26, but those of you with phones not in the list can … Read More

How to install Redstone 3 builds on unsupported Windows phones

April 24, 2017 |

How to download build 15205 or higher on phones like Lumia 930

Microsoft is planning to upgrade 13 of the smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile to Redstone 2, and only these 13 devices can continue to receive builds from … Read More

List of phones eligible for Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update

April 15, 2017 |

Models not in the list can still upgrade through Windows Insider

Microsoft has officially published the list of smartphones eligible for the Creators Update without joining the Insider program. As we told you last week, the company is dropping … Read More

How to fix apps with update error in the Store

March 15, 2017 |

Reset the apps to fix the Store errors in build 15055

Windows 10 Mobile build 15055, available in the Fast Ring, comes with some issues related to the Store. Firstly, the store itself may fail to launch and there … Read More

How to project your phone’s screen to a Windows 10 PC

February 22, 2017 |

How to use Project My Screen app over USB

With Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile you can easily cast your phone screen to your PC. The feature work on Windows build 10586 or higher, and requires an app and … Read More

Hide Files and Folders using this UWP app

February 13, 2017 |

How to hide files in Windows 10 Mobile

Hiding local files on Windows 10 Mobile is impossible on a system level. But you can easily secure and hide any file or folder you want using this new UWP app … Read More

How to set Google as a default search engine for Microsoft Edge

January 24, 2017 |

How to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile uses Bing as a default search engine, and you can simply search the Internet by entering the phrase in the … Read More

How to reset Windows apps from the Settings menu

January 14, 2017 |

How to fix problems with apps not working right

In Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile*, Microsoft allows you to quickly reset an app and delete its data, preferences and sign-in details without needing to uninstall and reinstall that … Read More

How to prevent AMOLED burn-in and image retention

January 12, 2017 | 1

More about the big disadvantage of AMOLED – burn-in!

With industry shifting from LCD to AMOLED displays, and from hardware navigation buttons to software based, the negative effect on frequently displayed images may become an issue – some UI elements … Read More

How to change ‘Active Hours’ and install updates while not using the device

January 6, 2017 |

Automatically schedule restarts outside of active hours

As Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile automatically download and install cumulative updates, and you can’t prevent them from being installed, it’s a good idea to set ‘Active Hours’ so that your … Read More

How to download offline Maps in Windows 10

January 4, 2017 |

Get directions even without an Internet connection

In Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile you could use the ‘Maps’ app even without a connection to the Internet, get directions, explore specific areas in a country, and more. All you … Read More

How to Pause Updates on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

January 3, 2017 |

Creators Update will allow you to temporarily pause cumulative updates

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile both receive monthly cumulative updates with security patches, bug fixes and performance improvements. Right now, these cumulative updates are mandatory – you can’t … Read More