Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update hits carrier-locked phones

By: Costea Lestoc
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Last week, Microsoft pushed the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update to unlocked devices. The update is now available for carrier-locked phones as well. Lumia 950 is such a device, for instance. If it is locked under AT&T and runs Windows 10 Mobile, you should receive the Anniversary Update soon.

However, Microsoft said the update might not be instantly available in every region, so if you don’t receive it now, you can come back and check later. You also have the possibility of signing up for the Release Preview program in the Windows Insider Program in order to receive the update right now. You can check if the update is available by going to Settings > Update & Security >Check for updates.

With the new update, Microsoft improved the process of refreshing apps. The phone battery lasts longer now and the design is more appealing. The lock screen also underwent some changes, and users can now use the camera by just tapping on the camera icon instead of the back button.

The Action Center has also been revamped, allowing users to rearrange the actions by moving them manually in the settings menu. This makes it more useful and more customizable depending on  your own needs. Notifications are now grouped by the people who send them and not by the app. Moreover, notifications are limited to 20 so that you are not flooded by them.

One last improvement among the many others Microsoft included in the  Anniversary Update is the new Wallet app. You can pay via NFC with only one tap and organize your funds. However, not all of these features are available in all the countries.

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