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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday confirmed they had began rolling out the update for Windows 10 mobile devices. This comes after it released the anniversary Windows 10 Anniversary Update PCs earlier this month.

The Anniversary Update on Windows 10 Mobile does not bring as many changes as it does on its PC counterpart but does include features like a camera shortcut and media controls on the lock screen, plus a new, vastly improved universal Skype app. The settings menu has seen some changes, and the Anniversary Update also adds support for fingerprint readers to Windows 10 Mobile and you get a lot of new emoji to pick from, too.

“Windows 10 Anniversary Update is full of new features and innovations that bring Windows Ink and Cortana to life; a faster, more accessible and more power-efficient Microsoft Edge browser; advanced security features; new gaming experiences and more,” Michael Fortin, CVP at Microsoft writes in a blog post.

However Microsoft cautions that the availability of this update will vary based on manufacturer, model, country or region, mobile operator or service provider, hardware limitations, and other factors.

If you’ve got an unlocked Windows 10 Mobile device you are likely to get the update sooner than later.

To manually check if it’s available for your smartphone, go to Settings, then Update & security, then Phone update, and finally tap on Check for updates.