A while ago Microsoft confirmed that it plans to end support for older versions of Windows 10 and last week the company finally brought the shutters down by pulling support for the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update version 1607.
Microsoft had announced that it will end support for the Anniversary Update for the mobile device on October 9, 2018. The company no longer supports Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.
This would mean that Windows 10 Mobile users on Anniversary Update or version 1607 will no longer be receiving any new updates or patches from Microsoft.
“Microsoft ended support on October 9, 2018, for the following editions which were released in August 2016 (version 1607): Windows 10 Mobile [and] Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise,” Microsoft support page now reads.
For users who are still on the mobile version, 1607 will now be directed to update to the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile to continue receiving new updates and security patches.
If your phone is still on Anniversary Update, you can upgrade it to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update by playing with Registry Editor. Microsoft has already stopped developing features for its mobile platform and new big update for mobile devices beyond Creators Update Update is next to impossible technically.
Microsoft is expected to end support for its latest version of Windows 10 Mobile next year and will no longer be pushing out any updates or patches to Windows Phones.
Windows 10 Creators Update support for PC also ended
Microsoft on last Tuesday also ended support for Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703. This comes as no surprise as the company had earlier announced that it would be ending support for Windows 10 Creators Update on October 9, 2018.
The company will, however, be providing support for the Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10 version 1703 up until another one year. That means the and the support for the editions will end on October 8, 2019.
Microsoft has already re-released its latest Windows 10 version 1809 or October 2018 Update to Insiders last week and we expect the company to roll out the update to all Windows 10 users globally in the coming weeks.
The Redmond Giant is already working on its next major update codenamed “19H1” already in testing with Insiders and which is expected to be released in April 2019. At around the same time, Microsoft will be ending support for its another Windows 10 version, Fall Creators Update.
The company plans to ship the last update for the Fall Creators Update on April 9, 2019. The Redmond Giant recently announced some changes to its servicing timeline which provides Windows 10 users with longer support.
According to the new servicing timeline, March features updates for the Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation will be receiving 18 months of servicing updates from the release but the feature update will be receiving 30 months of servicing updates in case of Enterprise and Education releases.