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August 15, 2015

Windows 10 Mobile has a retail demo mode, did you know

windows10mobile-logo_picmonkeyedWe didn’t know that Windows 10 Mobile has a secret retail demo mode. Now thanks to Shawn Beachy via Neowin, the demo mode can be easily enabled, but it doesn’t bring any new feature or improvements, however. Nonetheless, if you want to enable the Retail Demo mode, here’s how to do it:


  • Open the Settings app and navigate to System
  • Scroll down on the System page and open the About page
  • After that, find the Device Information header and tap on it five times
  • Scroll down to bottom of page and you’ll now see a button ‘Enable Demo Mode’
  • Clicking on the button will warn you that the retail demo mode is only for retail use.
  • If you want to proceed, just tap Yes and you’ll get navigated to page where it asks you to enter retail codes
  • Just tap Finish and wait for the device to restart
  • After restarting, your device will be in retail mode.

The Retail Demo mode is by no means finished, and it doesn’t improve or add any new features. However, one weird thing that we’ve noticed is that the Get Started app opens up automatically once in a while — even if the device is locked.

If you want to go back to the “normal” mode, just open the Settings app, and navigate to System>About — after that, tap on Device Information five times and you’ll see a button at the bottom which lets you reset retail demo phone. After clicking on the reset retail mode, the OS will clean your data and reset the device.

The retail use is most likely to be enabled on demo units in retail stores. Nonetheless, tell us what you think of the Retail Demo mode in the comment section below.

Via: Neowin

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini