As you know you can download windows phone 8.1 preview for developer where you will experience how windows phone 8.1 look like. Once windows phone 8.1 update release dates are confirmed then you can install the windows phone 8.1 update from your phone update option under settings menu.
Windows Phone 8.1 update is the most awaited update in the history of smartphones as this update will encounter the windows phone against Android and iOS. The OS adds several essential features such as a notification centre, greater start screen personalisation, Skype integration with cortana and swipe keyborad.
Microsoft had announced that the update would be rolled out to all Windows Phone 8.0 smartphones on June 24. Since the announcement, smartphones such as the Lumia 630 and Micromax Canvas Win have been launched with Windows Phone 8.1.
Before you download the 8.1 update, you should check which version of Windows Phone your device is running. To check that, open Settings > About. Here you will see the OS version under phone information.
If it is Windows Phone 8.0, your phone should be getting the 8.1 update. Before updating, ensure that your phone has sufficient battery life. We recommend that you update while charging your phone to make sure that it updates without a hitch. Here’s how to get the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update on your smartphone.
1) Open Settings, scroll down and tap the “Phone update” option.
2) Now tap “Check for updates”. Your Windows Phone device will now check if the new update is available. You can download the update if it is available.
3) Alternatively, you may tick the option below check for updates, which reads: Automatically download updates if my data settings allow it. This way, your phone will update software automatically as long as you are on a WiFi connection.
If your phone doesn’t show any updates available, you’ll have to wait a while longer. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities.”