To make sure a software update can be carried out smoothly and without interruptions, prepare your phone for the update.
Here's what you need to check.
If your battery level is low, charge your phone before starting the update.
Check how much free space you have on your phone and make some room for the update. To find out how to check the available storage, see
Checking phone storage.
- If necessary, remove a few unwanted apps. Refer to
Uninstalling an app to see how it's done.
- You can transfer files, photos, and videos to your computer or upload them to
SkyDrive. To learn more, see
Keeping things in sync and
Backing up your files.
- Or delete large files (such as photos, videos, or music) from your phone.
Make sure your phone is set with the correct date and time.
This determines which new updates you'll need. For details, see
Correcting the date and time.
Check the current software version of your phone. Some updates require your phone to have a particular software version. On the
Start screen, slide to the left and tap
. The screen will show details about the phone software.