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  1. eusty's Avatar
    My first WM phone was a 630 just to see if I liked the OS, I did so I bought a 930, which I love.

    Both screens don't have Glance and I keep reading on here about "I can't have a phone without glance" or "Glance is a must on any new phone".

    Well I've just bought a 640XL just to really check if I like the bigger screen (before I possibly upgrade) and to properly test W10 as the 630 isn't really up to it.

    Anyway the 640 has glance on it, so off I go an enable it to see what all the fuss is about.....well....."meh!". Unless I'm missing something it's not top of my list!
    03-01-2016 01:38 PM
  2. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    From what I've understood, the Lumia 640/XL don't have a full glance screen, and can only display clock, as opposed to models that support full Glance.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-01-2016 01:44 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    it's hard to get excited over a clock, but it's just a small UX feature that adds a lot.
    ven07 likes this.
    03-01-2016 03:21 PM
  4. Blackadder_100's Avatar
    Comes into it's own as a bedside clock using the DT-910 wireless charging stand...provided your phone has Qi of course 😊
    03-01-2016 03:38 PM
  5. eusty's Avatar
    can only display clock, as opposed to models that support full Glance.
    Yeah it seems only to display what's on the lockscreen

    Comes into it's own as a bedside clock using the DT-910 wireless charging stand...provided your phone has Qi of course ��
    My 930 has Qi but no Glance.....The 640 has Glance but no Qi!
    Last edited by xandros9; 03-01-2016 at 05:04 PM. Reason: merging
    03-01-2016 03:59 PM
  6. Blackadder_100's Avatar
    My 930 has Qi but no Glance.....The 640 has Glance but no Qi!
    Yes, it's a nuisance how these features are only available on a few models...one reason why I am still using a 925!
    03-01-2016 05:45 PM
  7. gomezz's Avatar
    Yeah it seems only to display what's on the lockscreen
    Which for me includes call, text, email and podcast notifications, battery status and next calendar appointment as well as the date and time. Have you not set stuff like that up on your lock screen?
    RumoredNow and libra89 like this.
    03-01-2016 06:02 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I get more than clock out of my 640 Glance. Like gomezz said, any notification coming to my lock screen.
    libra89 and ven07 like this.
    03-01-2016 06:21 PM
  9. eusty's Avatar
    Have you not set stuff like that up on your lock screen?
    I have, but I only get Calendar detailed updates and the others are just icons. The way people rant about the screen I thought you would be able to do much more with it.
    I'm sticking to double tapping the screen to see the lock screen!
    03-02-2016 04:53 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    I have, but I only get Calendar detailed updates and the others are just icons. The way people rant about the screen I thought you would be able to do much more with it.
    I'm sticking to double tapping the screen to see the lock screen!
    Some Lumias allow for Weather to be there on Glance, along with a background.
    03-02-2016 07:42 AM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    With glance it really depends.. My 920 has it, but my 635 doesn't. I've grown accustomed to simply swiping my hand over the sensor so my phone can light up and show me if I have any "important" notifications I might have missed. As you can guess my phone doesn't always stay near me so when it's on a table and I'm walking by I would simply swipe and check.

    Even when the phone is with me, I've set certain apps (like: mails/sports/messenger etc) to just show up in the notification center with no visual or audio notifications. So to check if any of those are in, I can just swipe my hand over the sensor. Of course you can skip the whole swiping situation by setting the glance to "always on". Now with windows 10 we have "timed glance".. kind of weird but oh well.

    Another neat trick was to set the color of the time shown to change at a certain point. So whenever I would see the color change I would know that I need to get my arse to bed. Needless to say, I had set it to match my bedtime

    In the end, while using my 635 more often, I've noticed that I can live without glance, but I do sometimes look at the screen hoping it was an option. So it's a nice little feature to have, but you could just as easily live without it. Then again, why mess with what works for you?

    Glance might be even more useful if we could tie it to a "personalized profile" (profiles for inside/outside/meetings etc)
    03-02-2016 11:57 AM
  12. gomezz's Avatar
    . I've grown accustomed to simply swiping my hand over the sensor so my phone can light up and show me if I have any "important" notifications I might have missed
    A cool trick to airily wave your hand near the phone to do that. Or even just taking it out of your pocket is enough for it to emerge blinking into the light.
    03-02-2016 03:16 PM
  13. ghce's Avatar
    Odd, I thought 930 supported Glance but that the 929 doesnt?
    03-03-2016 10:11 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Odd, I thought 930 supported Glance but that the 929 doesnt?
    They are the same phone. The 929 is just the US Verizon variant of the 930. Neither has Glance though.
    03-03-2016 10:43 PM
  15. eusty's Avatar
    Now with windows 10 we have "timed glance".. kind of weird but oh well.
    I've been playing with Glance again and after the .122 update these options have changed, but on the plus side it can now show the date
    ven07 likes this.
    03-04-2016 06:36 AM

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