How to Download and Install Nokia Lumia Cyan Software Upgrade : Step by Step Guide

Great news for all Nokia Lumia 1520, 1320, 920, 1020, 520, 720, 925, 820, 620, and 625 owners! Nokia by Microsoft has started rolling out Lumia Cyan software update to all phones by the company that are currently running on Windows Phone 8. Lumia Cyan brings the latest Windows Phone 8.1 features and unique Lumia experiences to your existing Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

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Enjoy the Latest Windows Phone 8.1 Features on your Lumia

Third column of Live Tiles on the Start Screen: Make your Start screen as unique as you are with three columns of customized tiles and a start background picture to shine through your system tiles.

Action Center: One swipe takes you to your settings and notifications.

WordFlow Keyboard: Glide your finger over this super-fast and intuitive smartphone keyboard to save time and effort.

Business support: Work made easy on the only smartphone that has Office for Windows Phone built in so that you can access, edit, and share documents with anyone. New enterprise features make work safe and easier to access.

Take Your Smartphone to the Next Level with Unique Lumia Cyan Experiences

Enhanced Nokia Camera and renewed Camera Roll: Access your images, image editing and sharing even quicker directly from the camera. Reframe and zoom in high resolution directly in Camera Roll.

Updated Storyteller app and Living Images: Share your Storyteller stories on your favorite social network with an automatically created video of your best memories with a background music. Living Images bring your still photos to live on your Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520.

Install apps to MicroSD memory card: You can now free up space on your Lumia by moving apps to the memory card.

Rich Recording with Surround Sound: With Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon, you can capture and relive immersive video in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 sound that is more true-to-life than ever before.

Nokia Device Hub: Manage all your accessories in an easy and fun way.

Next Evolution of Photo and Video Editing Apps

Apps like Adobe Photoshop Express and Creative Studio make image post-editing even easier and richer, while Microsoft’s latest app Video Tuner delivers a leading experience for editing videos on a smartphone.

Available exclusively for Windows Phone 8.1, Video Tuner is a new and differentiated app that allows users to quickly edit and share high quality videos straight from their Lumia. With a range of tools to crop, rotate, flip, mirror and change videos’ speed; adjust volume and music; apply fun filters, effects, and more - pumping out amazing videos to share on social networks, OneDrive or with friends and family has never been easier.

You can learn more by Nokia Lumia Cyan firmware update by watching this official hands-on demo video from Nokia by Microsoft:

Update Schedule

The Lumia Cyan update will be rolling out to Lumia devices running on Windows Phone 8 from July 16 and is expected to become available for the full range in the coming weeks.

How To Update

According to Nokia, Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1 consists of two parts, and after the first update your phone will automatically check for updates again. Follow all the update prompts so that you don’t miss out on any of the goodies.

Step 1. Your phone notifies you when an update is available for you. You can also check for updates, just tap Settings > Phone Update.

Check that your phone is set to the correct time and date. With a wrong date or time, your phone might not be able to access the updates.

Tip! Use a Wi-Fi network to download the update and avoid mobile data transmission costs. Before starting the update, connect to a charger or make sure your phone has enough battery power (at least 50%). You might also need to make enough space on your phone for the update (1.5GB free phone memory is recommended). To check for available free space, go to Settings > storage check (storage sense).

Step 2. To view and to install the updates, tap the notification message, and follow the instructions shown on your phone. You can install the update immediately, or postpone the update to a more convenient time.

Step 3. The update should take around 15-30 minutes, but a major update could take up to 2 hours to complete depending on your phone model. You are not able to use your phone during the update installation. Follow all the update prompts, and do not worry if your phone restarts several times during the process, that is completely normal.

Additional app updates from the Store could be needed to fully enable new features for your phone. You will get the app update notification on the Store app shortly after the software update