Prep for 10: Microsoft's UpdateAdvisor now available for Windows Phone

Microsoft is prepping for Windows 10 Mobile updates, and one of those ways is through an UpdateAdvisor app (initially released a few months ago)

The app itself is nothing too fancy as it merely clears temporary data out from your phone to make room for the update in addition to checking for that OS upgrade. That first part is critical for devices with low amounts of internal memory like some budget Lumias.

From the app description:

"Update Advisor can help check if an update is available for your phone and free up space to get you started. It connects to the network to check for new updates, then helps you free up space for updates by recommending files that you can move to an SD card or OneDrive to make room for the update. After the update is completed, you can move the files back to your phone.

With the Update Advisor app, you can:

  • Move songs, podcasts, pictures and videos to your SD card.
  • Move songs, podcasts, pictures and videos to OneDrive.
  • Delete songs, podcasts, pictures and videos from your phone.

We just ran the update on our Lumia 640 with Windows Phone 8.1 and – no surprise here – there is no update waiting. Still, if you think you may find value from the app feel free to download it and keep it by if and when those OS updates begin to roll out starting next week.

Download UpdateAdvisor for Windows Phone

Thanks, Sudesh B., for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.