Windows 10 mobile became generally available in March 2016 when Microsoft rolled out its new operating system Windows 10. A successor to the loved Windows Phone 8.1. But Windows phone[mobile] didn’t really get the traction in the mostly iOS and Android dominated world. It didn’t do more than 3% market share at its peak. Forcing new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to write it off eventually.
With the OS product lifecycle in view, Microsoft is advising current owners and users of its Windows 10 Mobile to move on. From December 10th 2019, users will not recieve new security updates and any kind of device support. New feature updates for Windows 10 Mobile ended a season ago, so that has been a while.
“We recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device”
Microsoft to end support for Windows 10 Mobile.
“Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft for free. [Enterprise users will pay for these services if they decide to hold on] Microsoft support will not publicly provide updates or patches for Windows 10 Mobile. 10 Mobile. Only device models that are eligible for Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709 are supported through the end date. For Lumia 640 and 640 XL phone models, Window 10 Mobile version 1703 was the last supported OS version and will reach end of support on June 11th, 2019.”
Also some services like photo uploads and device backup restore may continue to work for another 12 months.
“We recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices.”
What we know!
Satya Nadella didn’t say Microsoft will not be venturing into phones in the future. Rather he has continually spoken about the mobility of Windows OS which includes mobile devices. He has specifically said this about devices;
“Microsoft devices will spark innovation, create new categories and generate opportunity for the Windows ecosystem more broadly. Our reinvention will be centered on creating mobility of experiences across the entire device family including phones.”
On a personal note i’ve been asking what next and where next. Having moved from the Microsoft Lumia 950XL to the Microsoft Lumia 950 in the past year i guess it is time to move on. What are our thoughts? share them with us.
HELP! Comes in very handy at one point as everyone needs it.
With every device comes the challenge of having some difficulty with using it at one point or the other. Either due to a physical damage, software failure or something else. There is real comfort in knowing someone’s got this and it doesn’t have to drive you literally crazy. You can also learn to troubleshoot issues before they become main problems.
Below you’ll find different go to solutions to try by yourself or if you are the very careful type; a number to contact for repairs.
When You Need to Repair your Microsoft Mobile Phone:
Microsoft (Nokia) Care Office – Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Kokomlemle Faanofa Street. – (020) 020 6500, 0302265210
Microsoft (Nokia) Care Office – Osu – (024) 026 2606 / 030 279 9028
Opposite Regal Chinese Restaurant, 1st floor, House No. 530/1, 5th Lane Osu, Accra
How to get Windows 10 Mobile OS running on your mobile device;
There are only two ways to get Windows 10 Mobile OS running on your device:
To check if the upgrade is available for your phone and install the upgrade, go to the Store, install the Upgrade Advisor app, run the app to see if the update is available, and then select Enable Windows 10 upgrade.
How to get an activation code for your mobile device:
Kindly Click —-> here or type out —> [ https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contact/menu/hardware/wp/ ] in your web browser. You can either call, text chat a Microsoft Answer Desk person who’ll require your phones IMEI and model. (chat is usually a better option).
How to Add a Microsoft account to your phone:
On Start , swipe over to the All apps list, then select Settings > Accounts > Your email and accounts and your created Microsoft account. (You can now use any email account you have, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. Once you sign that up as your Microsoft Account).
How to Setup Windows Hello Login if you own a Lumia 950 or 950 XL (or supported device);
Windows Hello is another way to sign in to your Windows 10 mobile device. It uses your eyes to verify your identity. It needs special hardware and so this isn’t available with every windows mobile device.
To set it up; On Start , swipe over to the All apps list, and then select Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options to set up Windows Hello. (If you don’t see a sign-in option for Windows Hello, then your phone doesn’t support it.) Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to unlock your phone at a glance.
How to Setup and Use Continuum
Create and edit Office documents, send email, type text messages, watch videos, browse your photos, or surf the web on your connected screen. When you’re done, your work goes with you—it’s saved on your phone.
Continuum turns your phone into a big-screen projector and a big-time productivity tool. Use a dock or wireless adapter to connect to a TV or monitor, then use your apps and see your content on a larger screen. Want to do even more? Connect a keyboard and mouse and get productive.
*Use your Phone as a Phone during Continuum. Even when you’re connected to a display or monitor, you can still use your phone in all the usual ways. Make and receive calls, send texts, check your social media apps—it’s all still a tap away.
How you set up Continuum depends on what type of hardware you’ve got. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
A TV or monitor with HDMI input.
A Windows 10 Mobile phone that’s compatible with Continuum.
A compatible accessory for connecting your phone to your TV or monitor.
A power outlet to plug in your dock or adapter.
*Use your Phone as a mouse during Continuum. To use your phone to control your connected screen, select Tap to control in the Continuum banner at the top of your screen. Then swipe your finger around the phone’s screen to move the cursor.
To connect using a wired dock:
Plug the dock into a power outlet.
If you’re connecting to a TV, make sure the TV’s input is set to HDMI.
Plug the dock into the HDMI port on your TV or monitor.
Plug your phone into the dock.
To connect using a wireless adapter:
Plug the adapter into a power outlet.
If you’re connecting to a TV, make sure the TV’s input is set to HDMI.
Plug the adapter into the HDMI port on your TV or monitor.
On your phone, swipe over to the All apps list, then select Continuum .
Select Set up. (You’ll only see this screen the first time you connect.)
Select Wireless, then select Connect.
On the Connect screen, select the name of the wireless adapter.
**** To get to more settings and options while you’re connected, tap the Continuum banner at the top of your phone screen, then tap More .
I hope these are helpful in a way. Send us a message in the contact page for any other help you need how to on. Or reply with a help or question in the comments page. Also return to this page as it’ll get updated with more help information.