Microsoft UpdateAdvisor lands for Windows Phone – and none too soon


It’s finally happening: with carriers sounding the warning that Windows 10 Mobile updates are about to start arriving for old Windows Phone 8.1 models, the era of Microsoft’s next-gen mobile platform is nearly fully upon us – so will you be ready for it? Earlier today we shared with you one of the many ways Microsoft is getting its users prepared for the imminent debut of those updates, with the introduction of a new UpdateAdvisor app. At the time, the app still appeared to be in beta, and we figured that Microsoft would finish its test work and get the software ready for the public at large sometime between then and when the first of those Windows 10 Mobile updates started landing. Well, we’re still waiting on the latter, but the app itself is wasting no time in getting started, and is now available for Windows Phone users.

Microsoft UpdateAdvisor doesn’t do much, but what it offers is key to being ready for a big system update – namely, it helps you free up space on your phone. It accomplishes that by means of temporarily moving files to microSD storage or the OneDrive cloud, making sure you’ve got plenty of space on your device to download, unpack, and install Microsoft’s latest updates.

If you’re so inclined, give it a download now and start cleaning up your files in anticipation of those Windows 10 Mobile updates – because from what we’ve heard, they could start landing literally any day now.

Considering how long users have already been waiting for that release, are you going to want to waste time at the last minute making room, or do you want to be ready to hit the ground running?


Source: Microsoft
Via: Windows Central


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