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Microsoft has recently started rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary updates for Windows 10 Mobile. It is a steady roll out, and not all smartphones will get the update on day one.
Earlier this month the Windows 10 Anniversary update was rolled out for PCs and was expected for smartphones as well but the delay went on to two weeks. The devices which run on Windows 10 Mobile will be receiving the updates first. Smartphone users can manually check for updates by following this process — Settings -> Update and security -> Phone update -> Check for updates.
Although the update has been released, Microsoft says the roll out is in phases. There are also several factors like manufacturer, region and network operator that will play a role in when your smartphone gets the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update. In other words, not all smartphones will receive the update from day one. The update being rolled out is recognized by the build number 10.0.14393.67.
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