Use the Zune PC app to update your phone software for new features and improved performance. When you update your phone software with Zune, your personal content is not deleted from your phone.

You need:

  • The Zune app

  • A compatible computer

  • A high-speed internet connection

  • A compatible USB cable

Before starting the update, make sure your phone has enough battery power.

  1. To download and install Zune to your PC, go to

    If you're using an Apple Mac, download Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac from Mac App Store.

  2. Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable.
  3. Open Zune.
  4. Wait while Zune checks for available updates, and follow the instructions displayed on your computer.

    If your receive an error message during the update, make a note of the error code, and search at to see what went wrong.

Your phone is automatically backed up during the software update. You can also sync your phone to your computer with Zune or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac without updating your phone software.

Set your phone to notify about updates

  1. Tap settings iconSettings, then tap phone update > Notify me when new updates are found.