Microsoft gives left-behind Windows phone users a way forward with Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update Release Preview

Arif Bacchus

Lumia Windows Phone

Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update for Mobile is now available in the Release Preview Ring. Along with this general announcement, the company also is telling Windows Phone fans that those who have unsupported Windows 10 Mobile phones can continue to the Creators Update via the Release Preview Ring.

The note was made in a post to the Feedback Hub, which you can see in full below.

If you are a Windows Insider on an unsupported device, you can stay on the Windows 10 Creators Update and receive Cumulative Updates via the Release Preview ring. However, you do so at your own risk as it’s unsupported. If you are on one of these unsupported devices and in the Fast or Slow ring, you will need to switch to the Release Preview ring via Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program.

We know that many Insiders are disappointed to see their device is no longer supported. We looked at feedback from our Windows Insiders and realized that we would not be able to provide the best possible experience for our customers on many of these older devices. That helped us determine which devices we support for the Windows 10 Creators Update. We are continually listening to your feedback to provide the best experience for ALL of our customers

Again, the list of supported devices moving forward is rather short (see it here,) only including newer phones such as the HP Elite x3, Lumia 950 and 950 XL, Alcatel IDOL 4S. This so it’s somewhat reassuring to see that Microsoft is giving Windows Phone fans with much older devices a way to continue to the Creators Update.

Is your phone eligible for the Creators Update? Let us know in the comments below.