Microsoft is expected to roll out the retail version of Windows 10 Mobile very soon for Insiders (build 10586). For some people, they will want to jump out of the Insider program to stay on the stable public version. Likewise, if you are considering jumping into the Insider Program for Windows 10 Mobile you may want reassurance that you can leave at any time.
Much like the Insider program for PCs you can enroll and leave the program whenever you want without needing to reset or wipe your device. This ability means that you can sign up, grab the latest "stable" release, and then leave the program. Your phone stays on that build, and you do not have to risk getting unstable beta releases. Should there be any new firmware or stable release updates, you will get those too.
Today, we are going to show you easy it is to exit the Insider program for Windows 10 Mobile.
How to stop getting Insider builds for Windows Phone
1. Launch the app
From your Start menu launch the Windows Insider App. If you need to re-install it just use this link for the Store.
From the ellipsis menu near the bottom open the menu and choose Leave the program
3. Sign in
To confirm your account, you need to sign in again
4. Leave Program
On the Leave program screen select Continue to confirm
You are now disenrolled in the Windows Insider Programs for phones. You will not get any more OS updates through the service.
If you wish to change your mind at any point, just launch the Windows Insider App and re-enroll through the original steps.
Microsoft has made it exceptionally simple to enroll and leave the Insider program. For those who's phone is not Windows 10 Mobile eligible through the official update, the Insider program is the way to do it. Once you get the final build later this year through the Insider program, you can leave the service and enjoy that build. The choice is yours!
Are you planning on leaving the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program once the retail version ships or are you sticking with it? Let us know in comments!
Need more information about the Windows Insider Program for Phone? We have you covered:
- How Insiders can stop receiving new PC builds after Windows 10 launches
- Windows Insider for Phone – All you need to know
- How to install Windows 10 Preview to your Lumia Windows Phone
- Windows 10 preview builds for phone are 'roughly' every month
- How to roll back from Windows 10 Mobile preview to Windows Phone 8.1
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