Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update begins phased rollout for supported handsets

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Slightly late, the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update has finally begun its official rollout for supported handsets. If you're using one of the few devices that are supported by Microsoft, you can now head to Windows Update to download the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile for your smartphone, if it's available in your region.

The Creators Update for Mobile is oddly named, as there aren't really any new features for "creators." The update is a minor one, featuring mostly under-the-hood improvements and fixes which make the overall experience with the OS far more fluid.

If you're using a device that isn't supported by Microsoft anymore, you unfortunately won't get the Creators Update officially. You'll remain on the Anniversary Update, and will likely receive security patches if needed for the foreseeable future.

Here's a list of supported devices.

Devices that are eligible for the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update

  • HP Elite x3
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
  • Alcatel IDOL 4s
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • SoftBank 503LV
  • VAIO Phone Biz
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • Trinity NuAns NEO

Microsoft says the update is rolling out in waves, so if you don't see the Creators Update for your supported handset just yet, don't worry. Update availability can also depend on the manufacturer, model, country or region, mobile operator or service provider, or the specific installed software.

Make sure you to check our in-depth Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update review for a full rundown on what's new. Let us know below if you've got the update on your handset yet!

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads