Microsoft has released a tool to keep eligible Windows phones up to date

Even though Microsoft made it abundantly clear that Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a focus for the company, security updates are still being released for owners of Windows phones. Subsequently, the tech giant has made a new Over-the-cable (OTC) Updater tool available to help all the aforementioned users keep their phones up to date.

Before the availability of this tool, users had to download and install every update individually until their devices were up to date. This task was understandably wearisome for many, perhaps even causing some to back out of the updating process altogether, and preferring to keep their phones on outdated versions of Windows.

As another option, the Windows Device Recovery Tool (WDRT) served the purpose of allowing users to update directly to the latest version - for a while, at least. This feature was removed later, allowing WDRT to only restore Windows phones to the version they were originally shipped with.

Apparently, the OTC Updater will eliminate all these concerns, as long as the operating system running on the handset is Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile. All a user needs to do is download and install the tool on their Windows 10 PC, plug their phone to the PC, and run OTCUpdater.exe. Following these simple steps will update the handset to the latest version for which it is eligible.

Obviously, there are further detailed system requirements to run the app as well, all of which can be viewed on its official download page.

Via: MSPoweruser

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