1. amf78's Avatar
    This might be a dumb question--I signed up for the developer preview program and installed 8.1 on my Lumia 822. I am upgrading this week to the Lumia Icon, will I be able to install 8.1 on that device after I activate it? I won't be using the 822 anymore. Anything special I need to do?
    05-05-2014 10:17 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    I installed it on 2 devices logged in with the same Microsoft account. You shouldn't have any issues.
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    05-05-2014 10:23 AM
  3. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    Yes, when you set up your new phone, use the same Microsoft ID. If you restore from backup and let it reinstall your apps, it should install Preview for Developers. You will just need to launch this app and enable preview. You should then be able to download 8.1. Or you can manually download and install Preview for Developers again.
    05-05-2014 10:24 AM
  4. berty6294's Avatar
    Yes. Also I did this, I never noticed before, but all of my texts are showing up on my inactivated phone... no idea how or why.
    05-05-2014 10:26 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Yes. Also I did this, I never noticed before, but all of my texts are showing up on my inactivated phone... no idea how or why.
    I believe Windows Phone syncs/backs-up text messages through OneDrive backup or so.
    There should be an option in the relevant settings panel.
    05-05-2014 10:52 AM
  6. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    I believe Windows Phone syncs/backs-up text messages through OneDrive backup or so.
    There should be an option in the relevant settings panel.
    Yes, Settings/Backup and this option can be enabled or disabled. They are backed up to the Microsoft account the phone is connected with. In fact, you can force them to sync by going into the E-Mail+Accounts settings but they generally will do so on their own within a few hours. Any phone using the same Microsoft account connected to the Internet via WiFi is able to sync, regardless of whether the phone/SIM is activated or not.
    05-05-2014 01:40 PM
  7. amf78's Avatar
    Thanks everybody! Icon arrived today. I had to go in to the store and download Preview for Developers again--for some reason it didn't show up in my app list on the new phone--but once I did that, went through the steps and worked like a charm. Didn't realize how much I was liking 8.1 until I thought I might not be able to get it back :)
    05-07-2014 06:33 PM
  8. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    One step further, I installed 8.1 on my phone, my wife's and her sister's as well. The phones are setup with different MS accounts of course, just had to sign in to the preview app with my id instead of theirs.
    05-08-2014 11:08 PM

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