What is Windows Insider Program?
The Windows Insider Program is a program setup by Microsoft that allow willing users install Windows 10 Mobile Preview on their (supported) Windows Phone. If you know your way around, and would like to get the latest software as they come, Insider Preview could just be your thing.
Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview gives you a sneak peek at Windows 10 for phones.
Before you proceed:
- Be sure your Windows Phone is supported. See the list of supported devices HERE.
- Know your way around Windows Phone and feel comfortable troubleshooting problems, backing up data, or restoring your original operating system if something goes wrong.
Be prepared to face any kind of bugs during or after installation, so be of good courage.
Here’s how to restore your phone back to Windows Phone 8.1, see Backup and restore.
Steps to download Windows Insider Preview:
First of all, Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven’t already.
Click HERE to be sure your phone is among the supported models.
Click HERE to download the Windows Insider app on your phone. You can also search for it in the Store from your phone.
Open the Windows Insider app after downloading, and follow the instructions. You’ll have the option to choose whether to get new builds fast or slow. Choose Fast to get updates as soon as they’re available, or choose Slow to wait until builds are a little more stable before you update.
- You might need to restart your phone several times before the process is completed, and you might have to wait up to 60 minutes for an automatic restart to happen before your phone gets the final Windows 10 update.
- If after installing Insider Preview you decide to return to Windows Phone 8.1, use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool. This is the only way to opt out of Insider Preview, because uninstalling the Windows Insider app alone will not restore your phone to a previous version of Windows Phone.