Fixes For Windows Phone Update Error 80072f8f

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I am trying to update my Lumia 520 but I am constantly getting the error saying Windows phone update error 80072f8f. I have tried updating multiple times but everyone this error popped up. Please fix this.

Answered By 10 points N/A #299734

Fixes For Windows Phone Update Error 80072f8f


To fix the error-

  1. Go to settings and switch off automatic date and time
  2. Soft reset the device by pressing volume down and power button for sometime
  3. Correct the date and time in settings
  4. Fix the Microsoft account since problem in settings by force sync

One of the above will fix this problem.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #301903

Fixes For Windows Phone Update Error 80072f8f


The Microsoft Lumia 520 is a 3G Smartphone operating on 2G and 3G network bands using GSM and HSPA technologies. It was unveiled on February 2013 and released on April 2013 measuring 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 millimeters and weighing 124 grams. It uses micro-SIM card and has IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors at 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution.

Microsoft Lumia 520

It supports multi-touch protected by scratch-resistant glass. It runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 upgradeable to Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 powered by Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset, 1.0 GHz Dual-Core processor, and Adreno 305 GPU. It supports microSD expandable up to 64 GB. It runs on 512 MB RAM with 8 GB internal storage. The primary camera supports 5 megapixels with f/2.4, 28mm, and autofocus featuring 1/4″ sensor size and geo-tagging.

It can record video in 720p at 30 fps. It doesn’t have a secondary camera. It has 3.5-millimeter jack featuring Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot support, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE/aptX after WP8 Denim update support, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support, FM radio, and microUSB 2.0. It has built-in proximity and accelerometer sensors.

The pre-installed web browser supports HTML5. Java is not supported. It runs on removable BL-5J Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery with standby time up to 360 hours on 3G. Talk time is up to 14 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 9 hours 40 minutes on 3G. It is available in yellow, red, cyan, and black and white colors.

For the error “80072f8f,” it is actually a Windows Update error and your phone has nothing to do with it. The general cause of Windows Update error 80072f8f is the incorrect date and time settings of your computer. To fix the problem, try synchronizing your computer’s date and time to either “” or “”

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