1. Mehtab Khan2's Avatar
    I have lumia 640xl and recently i heard about that microsoft ended up support of lumia 640 and 640xl.now i wanna know whats gonna happen would it die or something?
    12-28-2017 06:46 PM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    The phone will continue to work fine as long as the battery is good. Apps should continue to work, albeit without support or new features.
    12-28-2017 07:39 PM
  3. Aravind Belagaje's Avatar
    You will have apps unless and and until you uninstall it or made a system reset.dont expect to get all of your apps after a reset.

    I reset my phone few months back then i lost a YouTube client app and a text editor and few days back when i reset i lost Bookmyshow app witch was used for movie ticket booking.
    12-28-2017 08:49 PM
  4. Jeep1962's Avatar
    Aren't the apps in your download history when you login in windows.com. When I did one hard reset I found the old installed apps on this way
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    12-28-2017 08:54 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Aren't the apps in your download history when you login in windows.com. When I did one hard reset I found the old installed apps on this way
    You might be right, unless the dev pulled the app from the store once they stopped supporting it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-28-2017 11:56 PM
  6. Aravind Belagaje's Avatar
    Aren't the apps in your download history when you login in windows.com. When I did one hard reset I found the old installed apps on this way
    Apps are having certificate expiry date and Microsoft keeps changing there policies and reevaluating apps or else no developer / company wants to pull their already built app.
    12-29-2017 05:28 AM
  7. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Windows Phone is technically dead already, and I'm a fan and still a user of WP devices. In all honesty, you are best to move to another platform for best results.
    12-29-2017 08:20 AM
  8. Elky64's Avatar
    Aren't the apps in your download history when you login in windows.com. When I did one hard reset I found the old installed apps on this way
    Found this to be very hit-n-miss. Have three Windows Phones, hard reset one and lost a couple of apps even though they are still relevant on my other two phones. No way no how could I find those apps to reinstall.
    BethlehemSteel likes this.
    12-29-2017 09:30 PM
  9. raycpl's Avatar
    Yup. Some apps are hardware dependant

    ... !
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-29-2017 10:07 PM
  10. Timbre70's Avatar
    Still can make phone calls, sms, emails, webbing. That's about all. It's a castrated smartphone, not dead, not progressing.
    G4Grandad, TgeekB and Elky64 like this.
    12-30-2017 01:26 AM
  11. G4Grandad's Avatar
    That sums it up perfectly. I wish I'd thought of it.
    12-30-2017 05:13 AM
  12. fin11's Avatar
    Your Lumia 640XL smartphone, will continue running perfectly fine unless your hardware or battery stops working. WM10 creators update is officially supported on your phone by microsoft and will continue to receive monthly security updates and bugfixes well into 2019 and app updates from store. If you updated insider build and received fall creators update it will be supported even longer. You can check MS support plan here http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/news...es_to_1525.php
    12-30-2017 11:36 AM
  13. SvenJ's Avatar
    Depends on how you define dead. As others have said, it will still work fine with caveats relating to apps. Some have quit getting updates, some have been pulled altogether. If they aren't ones you want/need, no big deal. MS isn't doing anything but maintenance and security updates, but they are doing that. Not suggesting anyone should be overly optimistic about what MS might do, but if you like WM10, and the dwindling third party support doesn't bother you, no reason to bail. I'd guess you could get another year and a half to two years of function out of a 950/950XL/X3. (my 920, 1020, 1520 still work)
    Laura Knotek and fin11 like this.
    12-30-2017 12:26 PM

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