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  1. nate0's Avatar
    I looked here: settings > system > phone > cellular & sim settings > sim settings, but didn't see any option for Enhanced LTE? We may fall into AT&T's "we don't support unlocked/unbranded phones" area with WM10 on the M8.
    From this thread it sounds like Enhanced LTE is area dependent: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...d-voice-t.html
    Great thanks for checking. My Lumia 950 (RM-1105) and my lumia 830 do. I believe the 640 does too but none of them get wifi calling. I owned an at&t m8 w/ windows some time ago now and could not recall if with w10m it had it or not or if even with wp8...

    Thanks for the reply.

    Sent from mTalk
    01-12-2017 08:55 PM
  2. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    I was just updated to Build 15007. Nice new feature under Settings is Apps where you can uninstall them. Backup Assistant Plus is listed but the "uninstall" is greyed so it can't be used. I have not setup BAP plus but it is still always running in the background as my largest battery use App. Of course, if anyone tries to use BAP, it will kill your battery is just a few hours. I called again and Verizon said they still don't have an option to allow users to uninstall or simply not use BAP even though BAP is of no use to W10 users as we have the Microsoft Cloud. #1 do any of you hi-tec users know any way to uninstall/delete/turn-off BAP from running in the background; maybe the Interop Tools or?? #2 can all Verizon users call and complain to Verizon asking them to create a feature on everyone's acct website to simply turn off BAP; the Verizon rep said if they get enough W10 user requests that option, they might consider doing it.
    01-14-2017 05:06 PM
  3. Matthew Crawford's Avatar
    What rings are available for 15007? Because I'm running 14965.1001 on slow ring and its buggy. I want to get back to a release ring badly
    01-20-2017 04:53 PM
  4. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    I'm on Fast Ring. When you switch to Fast, it may take a few days to get the new release. I too had bugs on 14965; running much better on 15007. One additional thing good about this release, if you like it, you can put a 45 days pause for getting any new releases which means you can stay on Fast ring and let others try it out first but still get new releases faster than Slow Ring. I'm staying on Fast Ring because I want to get a release a.s.a.p. that allows me to turn off Backup Assistant Plus (Verizon) because it uses too much battery even though I don't use that App. This release finally allows the BAP App to show under settings/Apps but the ability to Uninstall it is greyed out so it doesn't work yet but I assume it will eventually.
    01-20-2017 05:23 PM
  5. Matthew Crawford's Avatar
    Okay thanks. This is my daily driver though. So I will think about it more. And one more thing. Is there a fix for the phone app freezing when in calls and or trying to hang up?
    01-20-2017 07:36 PM
  6. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    I haven't had any freezing issues other than forced restarts when using the selfie camera. If you are having freezing issues, I suggest trying a Soft Reset (Hold power and volume down button unless it resets; about 10 seconds). A soft reset cleans stuff up but doesn't hurt anything. DO NOT do a Hard Reset.
    01-20-2017 07:45 PM
  7. Matthew Crawford's Avatar
    I also notice the picture quality is not as good lately. Could this be the phone model i chose in the interop tools?
    01-21-2017 06:26 AM
  8. Matthew Crawford's Avatar
    Wayne
    You have no problems on 15007?
    01-21-2017 06:27 AM
  9. daveb673's Avatar
    Okay thanks. This is my daily driver though. So I will think about it more. And one more thing. Is there a fix for the phone app freezing when in calls and or trying to hang up?
    I have experienced this a couple times also, but don't know of a remedy.
    One other thing. I got a JBL Flip3 speaker thing (bluetooth) for Christmas. It works well, with one hang-up. If you have Cortana set to use wired and bluetooth headsets, it cannot handle playing music through the Flip3 when a text or phone call comes in. The phone locks up.
    01-21-2017 08:57 AM
  10. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    I have only had the newest release,15007, for a week so still working through it. It's my only phone so I get to work through it relatively fast but no other issues except the selfie camera forcing reset. I doubt picking a phone using interop tools effects your camera? Mine seams fine but I'm not very picky with pictures.
    01-21-2017 11:55 AM
  11. Matthew Crawford's Avatar
    Hmm. Thanks guys
    01-21-2017 08:56 PM
  12. daveb673's Avatar
    Did the whole Interop Tools process again last night, and got updated to 14393.693
    Don't see anything dramatically different, but I'll try to give you all an update after I use it for a week or two.
    01-22-2017 10:34 AM
  13. Matthew Crawford's Avatar
    I got 15014.1000 this morning. And I still have not had any major problems. Camera app is buggy but works. Oh and back up assistant still can't be uninstalled.
    01-22-2017 10:31 PM
  14. daveb673's Avatar
    The phone locked up today. I went to the store this afternoon, and it said I had 17 updates waiting. Did those. Then I tried using AutoGaugeX with my bluetooth OBD device, and it would only connect one of five times. I was later browsing the Stream.org and didn't notice any issues. But when we went to dinner, and I pulled the phone out, all I could see was the white icons across the top and the soft buttons at the bottom. No matter what button I pushed I got no response. Even holding the power button down about 15 seconds did nothing. So I shoved it back in the holster. Checked about 15 minutes later, and it acted like the battery had drained. At least the screen was off. Tried the power button and nothing.
    We just got back home and I plugged it in. The red led came on. Haven't tried anything else yet. In the meantime, I'm back to my Tilt2.
    [edit] So after about 20 min on the charger, I tried the power button. Zip. Tried the power and vol up for 10 seconds. Nada. Power and vol down button for 10 sec. Nada. Tried the power button again, only got to six seconds when the phone booted. Seems to be back to normal. But this is the second time in a month or two this has happened.
    Last edited by daveb673; 01-25-2017 at 08:49 PM. Reason: might have the phone working again
    01-25-2017 08:19 PM
  15. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    To clean everything up, including possible stuck installs/updates, I suggest you do a soft reset once the phone is fully charged. Hold power and volume down buttons until it resets (about 10 seconds). You should do a soft reset every time your phone locks up so you can possibly cleanup any issues. This also takes you first to the Windows Insider Input page but just continue holding power & volume down until it resets. I'm now on release 15014 using the Fast Ring. No problems so far.
    01-25-2017 08:56 PM
  16. badelhas's Avatar
    I'm on Fast Ring. When you switch to Fast, it may take a few days to get the new release. I too had bugs on 14965; running much better on 15007. One additional thing good about this release, if you like it, you can put a 45 days pause for getting any new releases which means you can stay on Fast ring and let others try it out first but still get new releases faster than Slow Ring. I'm staying on Fast Ring because I want to get a release a.s.a.p. that allows me to turn off Backup Assistant Plus (Verizon) because it uses too much battery even though I don't use that App. This release finally allows the BAP App to show under settings/Apps but the ability to Uninstall it is greyed out so it doesn't work yet but I assume it will eventually.
    Thanks for the info. I'll try the fast as well.

    Cheers
    01-26-2017 04:48 AM
  17. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    For those on Verizon having issues with Backup Assistant Plus causing unnecessary battery drain and phone heating even though you aren't running the App, I have found the fix. Go to Settings/Privacy/Contacts and turn off BAP so it can't use your contacts. Since that App is used to backup contacts to the Verizon Cloud (unnecessary because we backup everything to the Microsoft Cloud), not giving the App access to your contacts basically stops the App. I've gotten about 20% more battery since I block contacts 4 days ago.
    01-26-2017 11:27 AM
  18. daveb673's Avatar
    Thanks Wayne, I went ahead and renamed my phone and hit the slow ring. I got update 14965.1001 which you said was buggy. So, I'm switching to Fast Ring just to get 15007. Do headphones/earbuds work okay with that build?
    As for putting a hold on Insider updates, you get NONE when you rename your phone back to HTC One M8. :D
    01-26-2017 11:52 AM
  19. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    I don't use headphones/earbuds so I can't give you input on that.

    I'm not sure what you mean about renaming your Phone back to HTC One M8 and not getting further updates? I changed my phone back to being named HTC once the first update happened many months ago and I have gotten every update since? Putting updates on a 45 day hold is a new option I saw on the Redstone Build Tracker website, http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/w...d_images-77391 . I don't know how it work as I like to get all new updates as they come down.
    01-26-2017 12:23 PM
  20. daveb673's Avatar
    Oh really? When I rename mine back I don't get any update notices. Hmmm.
    If headphones don't work, that's kind of a deal breaker for me. Not every vehicle of mine has Bluetooth...
    01-26-2017 12:38 PM
  21. firstmemories's Avatar
    Wayne,

    I've been following the forum and taking advice for months. Thank you so much.

    I'm a Verizon user and had to finally stop using my HTC M8 because the battery drain was killing me. I've now made he registry change and updated to 14393 and changed the Verizon backup contact settings, as you suggested, in hopes that my battery will perform better.

    My questions are:
    1. If I change the registry back to the HTC settings, will I stop receiving updates from Windows Insider?
    2. Is there any reason not to keep the Nokia settings on the HTC phone?

    Thank you

    DBT
    02-04-2017 05:20 PM
  22. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    Yes you will still get Windows Insider updates if you change the phone setting back to HTC. No there is no reason why you can't leave it on Nokia. So, either way is fine.
    02-04-2017 06:10 PM
  23. firstmemories's Avatar
    Thank you
    02-04-2017 06:11 PM
  24. firstmemories's Avatar
    For those on Verizon having issues with Backup Assistant Plus causing unnecessary battery drain and phone heating even though you aren't running the App, I have found the fix. Go to Settings/Privacy/Contacts and turn off BAP so it can't use your contacts. Since that App is used to backup contacts to the Verizon Cloud (unnecessary because we backup everything to the Microsoft Cloud), not giving the App access to your contacts basically stops the App. I've gotten about 20% more battery since I block contacts 4 days ago.
    Any other battery saving tricks on this model? I still seem to get much faster drain than my Lumia 735, doing exactly the same things.

    (I bought the 735 as a downgrade for my HTC M8 because the battery had gotten so bad it was almost unusable...and the fact that it was no longer on the Insider build list. I've now used the advice here to get back on the Insider Fast Ring, but the battery issues even after turning of BAP contacts still seems to exist.)
    02-05-2017 11:46 AM
  25. Wayne Weiler's Avatar
    It's odd. After turning off BAP access to my contacts, my battery last much longer but I still randomly have BAP drain the battery but then I can go a few days without it using any battery. I check the Battery App Usage many times during the day trying to see when BAP is using power and can't narrow it down. Sometimes it uses battery in the morning others in the evening and then not for days but most often it seems to be using battery when I'm using Bluetooth or talking on the phone. I can always tell when BAP is using battery as the phone gets hot. If I catch when BAP battery usage is high, I turn the battery saver on for a few minutes which stops most Apps. Then when I turn off battery saver, my phone has cooled down and BAP App goes down on the list of battery App usage.

    I'm at the point of considering doing a reset back to W8.1 then doing the whole W10 install process again to see if it clears BAP. The key is to make sure you don't even start up BAP after a reset. I opened the BAP App after an update a couple months ago to see if there were any new options to uninstall or turn it off but I didn't accept the Verizon agreement on the first page so I assumed BAP didn't start but now I'm thinking maybe it did. My current battery usage is reasonable now with BAP only periodically draining the battery so I guess I'm ok but my OCD kicks in and I want to fix it.

    Question for you, when you started W10 recently, did you allow the BAP to set up during the start up process? If you did, that's your "bad" battery usage issue so you'll have to do a hard reset and start from scratch. If you skipped the BAP during startup and have never opened the BAP App and are still having battery problems and seeing excess battery use, then me doing a hard reset on mine just to stop BAP won't help me so I'm stuck with what I got.

    I have asked others on this forum using W10 and Verizon to call Verizon to complain and ask them to add an option to uninstall or simply turn off BAP from your Verizon website account. They said they know of the problem with W10 users but they have no fix yet but said if enough people ask for the fix they may eventually make one. W10 finally has a BAP "uninstall" button under Apps but currently it is greyed out so can't be used... yet.

    However, we all know Verizon is trying to get everyone to buy a new phone and drop W10 altogether so you would think Microsoft would make a fix to block BAP to keep their W10 users but is Microsoft really even in the Phone business anymore or just doing the W10-phone updates to make it look like they are even making an effort to compete? My OCD just won't let me move on although an Android phone is in my horizon especially since Microsoft is making Android Apps for everything from Office to Outlook to Onedrive to Onenote, everything Microsoft offers so again.... are they really even competing in the phone business anymore,
    02-05-2017 02:07 PM
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