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How to get Windows 10 on your phone

Microsoft has announced its first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, and it’s currently available to members of the Windows Insider program.

With the preview, users can get a Windows 10 build on their phones and get a sneak peak of what the new Microsoft’s OS will look like on a mobile device.

In a blog post (opens in new tab) written by Gabe Aul on the Microsoft blog, it says that this is the earliest publicly available preview ever done for Windows on phones, and warns users that there are still a lot of “rough edges”.

“You will encounter bugs. You will see experiences that are clearly just not done yet, and UX that lacks polish at this point. DON’T WORRY! It will improve as we go and new features, stability and performance improvements, and more polished UX will come at each step,” says Aul.

To get the preview version for yourself, follow the following steps:

  • Join the Windows Insider Program
  • Register your device to receive builds as over the air updates
  • Builds will come to you automatically as they are ready, after being validated by engineers at Microsoft and used on their own phones
  • Use the built-in Windows Feedback app to send us problem reports and suggestions
  • Updates will continue all the way up to the final build that goes out to all customers
  • You can roll your phone back to the previous OS any time you’d like.

Supported devices include the Lumia 630, 635, 636, 638, 730 and 830.

Sead Fadilpašić
Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.