Microsoft plans to stop supporting Windows 10 Mobile devices at the end of this year. Although Microsoft revealed in 2017 that the company is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, only security and software updates are continuing.
More than two years ago, Microsoft launched their last Windows Phone Lumia 650. Even though we have seen third-party developers support for Windows Phone turn down since then. The security updates will be discontinued on December 10, 2019, after which the device will not be supported.
A Microsoft support note updated this week wrote.
“Windows 10 Mobile 1709 (released in October 2017) is the last version of Windows 10 Mobile, and Microsoft will end its support on December 10, 2019.”
Microsoft now recommends Windows 10 Mobile users to turn to iOS or Android devices.
“With the end of the Windows 10 Mobile OS operating system, we recommend that customers move to a device that supports Android or iOS,” explains a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Windows 10 Mobile termination.
Even after the Microsoft will stops supporting, device settings and backups of some applications will last for three months until March 10, 2020. The company pointed out that “some services, including photo uploads and device recovery from existing device backups may continue to work within 12 months of support.”
According to the developers, users who want to carry on using Windows 10 Mobile devices after the due date can manually generate backups by that date by using this: Settings > Update & Security > Backup > More Options, and then Click “Back up now.”
Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Phone 8.1 on July 11, 2017, now the end of Windows 10 Mobile support is not that shocking. It will be best for customers to transfer to supported Android or iOS devices after the Windows 10 Mobile operating system terminates support.
The firm’s current mobile business focuses on developing applications and services for iOS and Android devices.