Microsoft Ends Push Notifications Support for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

Microsoft has today announced on its official blog that starting Tuesday, February 20th, support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 will be discontinued, as the two Windows Phone versions have now reached their end of support dates, Engadget is reporting. Microsoft says other services for these versions will also be discontinued over time. 

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According to the announcement however, notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, as well as newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile continue to be fully supported. For Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 users, live tiles will no longer be updated and the find my phone feature will also stop working.

On February 20, 2018, Mobile Push Notification services will be turned off for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0.

Once this happens:

  • Your phone will no longer receive notifications.
  • Your phone will not receive additional live tile updates.
  • The “Find my phone” feature will no longer locate your phone.

For more information check out the Windows Phone 7 FAQs here.