It’s been a few weeks since Microsoft started rolling out the Anniversary Update for desktop, notebook, and tablet computers running Windows 10. Now Microsoft has also released an Anniversary Update for smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile.
If you’re one of the relatively small number of folks running Windows 10 on your phone, the update should be available soon.
You can also check for the update by opening your phone’s Settings menu, going to “Update & security”, then choosing “Phone update” and tapping the “Check for updates” option.
Along with bug fixes and security updates, the new version of Windows 10 Mobile includes:
- Support for tap-to-pay if you use Microsoft Wallet (on devices with NFC chips)
- A camera icon on the lock screen, which lets you get to the camera app more quickly
- Support for snapping panoramic photos (on some devices)
- The new Universal Windows Platform version of the Skype app
- Additional Cortana features, including find-my-phone and the ability to add photos to reminders
The update also adds support for phones with fingerprint scanners… which doesn’t really mean much if you have a Windows phone released before this month, since none of them have fingerprint sensors. But it’s nice to know that the biometric sensor on the new HP Elite x3 will actually work.