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  1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I got this phone today, and I am wondering if I should update it to 10 or not.

    Should I?

    I am talking about how stable is windows 10 on mobile right now and so if it is worth upgrading, or should I just stick to 8.1?
    05-05-2016 08:09 AM
  2. Horvath Gyorgy1's Avatar
    It's absolutely worthwhile, works smoothly on my Lumia 640. I had mine for about one year when I switched so I had to do a factory reset after migrating to W10 but with a fresh phone you might not even need that.
  3. Horvath Gyorgy1's Avatar
    It's absolutely worthwhile, works smoothly on my Lumia 640. I had mine for about one year when I switched so I had to do a factory reset after migrating to W10 but with a fresh phone you might not even need that.
    05-05-2016 08:54 AM
  4. Per Kjellqvist's Avatar
    It's absolutely worthwhile, works smoothly on my Lumia 640. I had mine for about one year when I switched so I had to do a factory reset after migrating to W10 but with a fresh phone you might not even need that.
    I agree with that. I have upgraded two 640's and they now feel like new phones. Better Office apps, better Outlook, and much more. I went into "Notifications & Actions" and switched most apps to NOT show notifications. After that the battery seems to last around the same length as it did under WP8.1
    shikhanshu likes this.
    05-05-2016 09:21 AM
  5. shikhanshu's Avatar
    I got this phone today, and I am wondering if I should update it to 10 or not.

    Should I?

    I am talking about how stable is windows 10 on mobile right now and so if it is worth upgrading, or should I just stick to 8.1?
    The answer does depend on what exactly are you hoping for with the upgrade? Are you not satisfied with WP8.1? Are you looking for specific things in the upgrade?

    Generally speaking, W10 is more polished and more feature-full. I will not say more 'stable' or 'fast', because WP8.1 is wonderfully stable and fast! Battery life is about the same.

    But with more and more devs focusing only on Windows 10 platform, you will find many more useful apps on W10 store as compared to WP8.1-only store. So +1 for "yes, do the upgrade".
    Wan Firas and JustRay76 like this.
    05-05-2016 04:16 PM
  6. boonesmi's Avatar
    it seems like every time i see a variation of this question asked it gets bombarded with responses like.. well exactly like the first couple of responses in this thread.

    does the person asking about the upgrade use t-mobile? do they require band 12 or wifi calling?
    if the answer is "yes" then your not doing the guy (gender neutral usage, lol) any favors.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-05-2016 04:41 PM
  7. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    I agree, if one is a TMobile or MetroPCS user who wants to retain Band 12, Wifi Calling, and HD Voice then 8.1 is your only choice. Besides these things I prefer and use 8.1. One reason is battery life which has been worse on every preview build I have tried. Data Sense has never worked consistently for me on 10 either. I use Cortana extensively and on 8.1 it is superior. It's not even a contest.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-05-2016 06:15 PM
  8. dlalonde's Avatar
    I think it is. Here are some of the pros and cons I see:

    Pros

    • Updated UI (beautiful)
    • Latest versions of apps (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
    • Access to apps that were discontinued on 8.1 (Bank of America, Instagram, etc.)


    Cons

    • Sometimes a little quirky, not as smooth and polished as 8.1
    • Can't use email aliases on the new Outlook app
    • Groove has some trouble sometimes between songs (but then again, Xbox Music was nowhere near perfection :P)
    • Sometimes Edge is not compatible with certain sites (my bank for example doesn't let me in saying Edge causes issues with the site... you know, instead of updating their site...)


    That's really all I see. My upgrade was pretty great! :) I see myself missing 8.1 sometimes because of the quicks but all in all it's pretty good.
    Wan Firas likes this.
    05-06-2016 10:08 AM
  9. Ten Four's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 640 on W10 running the production build and it works pretty well. There are some bugs: data usage on cellular does not work, Edge sometimes refuses to do anything--just locks up, sometimes Edge crashes sending you back to the home screen, etc. Probably the most annoying thing I find that happens routinely is that when trying to share an image or something from the web via text message it almost always takes two tries for it to work if I want to send a message also. In other words, I will click the share icon, then I click Messaging, and I see the photo attached. If I immediately hit send it goes out fine, but if I try to type a message with the photo it crashes. However, do it a second time and it works every time. Super annoying since I do this multiple times each day! Otherwise I like the Outlook app a lot--handles email from multiple accounts really well. I think the general design is good, though I'm not sure it looks as good as WP8.1. Still looks a lot better than Android or iOS, which are downright ugly! If design is important to you Windows 10 mobile is the best at the moment. Personally, not many apps I miss. I have decided not to do banking on my phone anyway, so don't miss the banking apps. Snapchat is just trash--if you want it, go elsewhere. Twitter is much better than it used to be. The default apps are all quite good.
    05-06-2016 03:56 PM
  10. Martin Oscar Caballero Sartor's Avatar
    If you got your phone just one day ago it would be safe to upgrade. If you upgrade to Windows 10 and decide you prefer 8.1, you can downgrade using Windows Device Recovery Tool. And it's better to upgrade now so you don't have much to lose (I guess you haven't installed too many apps or taken too many piocs or saved too many cotnacts, so downgrading wouldn't be such a pain).

    Keep in mind, however, that some things don't work on Windows 10. Overall, I'd recommend you to update but these things won't work:

    -There is a bug that won't let you download and install langauge packs, neither for keyboard, dictation nor text-to-speech.
    -Bing Vision no longer exists. You must download a third-party app to scan QR codes.
    -Some bugs are being addressed. Windows 10 receives frequent updates. You can expect monthly updates. Things can get better or worse from one update to the other, including battery life and some particular apps crashing.

    All in all, I'd say go for it.
    sukhjit singh2 likes this.
    05-06-2016 08:59 PM
  11. Pirate Arr's Avatar
    Go for it. You'll realize how limited Windows 8.1 was compared to Windows 10 plus its smooth albeit sometimes slow and its responsive.

    #TeamLumia 950 XL
    05-08-2016 02:54 PM
  12. CaptainCatSparrow's Avatar
    No, I have 2 640s. One is Win10 another 8.1. And 8.1 definitely faster and smoother.
    Wait for redstone. Seems like a bit to wait :)
    05-10-2016 01:54 PM
  13. andrew bainbridge's Avatar
    No, I have 2 640s. One is Win10 another 8.1. And 8.1 definitely faster and smoother.
    Wait for redstone. Seems like a bit to wait :)
    What is Redstone? Thanks.
    05-10-2016 01:59 PM
  14. andrew bainbridge's Avatar
    I've updated my 640 LTE to 10 and it's better than before, smoother, faster an all round better phone. The update took quite a few hours, so I let it run through the night.
    05-10-2016 02:01 PM
  15. CaptainCatSparrow's Avatar
    Next big release of Windows 10
    Last edited by CaptainCatSparrow; 05-10-2016 at 02:38 PM. Reason: Typo
    05-10-2016 02:37 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Next big release of Windows 10
    Is that a question? Officially the next big release will be the Anniversary Update (Redstone 1) due out this summer...
    05-10-2016 02:55 PM
  17. CaptainCatSparrow's Avatar
    Is that a question? Officially the next big release will be the Anniversary Update (Redstone 1) due out this summer...
    Sorry, that was a reply to
    What is Redstone? Thanks.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-10-2016 02:59 PM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Nailed it one then. :p
    CaptainCatSparrow likes this.
    05-10-2016 03:04 PM
  19. alan browne's Avatar
    After doing factory reset all I get is :-( image.jpeg what should I do?
    05-26-2016 09:14 AM
  20. RF8655's Avatar
    Hard restart the phone.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-26-2016 09:54 AM
  21. alan browne's Avatar
    Already did this that is what caused this problem
    05-26-2016 12:15 PM
  22. RF8655's Avatar
    05-26-2016 12:38 PM
  23. RF8655's Avatar
    From another thread addressing this issue for 8.1. Give it a try.

    Turn off the phone, Once the phone is off, Hold the Volume down key then plug the charger (charger should be connected to the power source ",) Once you see the excalmation ( ! ), remove your finger from the button.
    Then press the following keys in, Volume Up, Volume Down, Power Key and Volume down. The phone will turn on automatically, this may take several minutes and it will show two gears that are spinning just wait for it to finish.
    One more thing all the files on the phone will be deleted but if you have a microsoft account on the phone, check people.live.com to check the contact lists that you have a Microsoft account on the phone.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-26-2016 12:45 PM
  24. juanitoriv's Avatar
    OK, so I am getting an L640 tomorrow on Cricket for $29.99. I already have W10M on my 1gb L635. Does Tether-X or TetherIt work on your L640? That's what I need to know.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    05-26-2016 09:45 PM
  25. ScubaDog's Avatar
    Not a chance. I'm testing on a 640 and it's slow, buggy and just plain HORRIBLE.
    05-27-2016 10:21 AM
  26. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Not a chance. I'm testing on a 640 and it's slow, buggy and just plain HORRIBLE.
    What build are you using? Did you do a Reset after Upgrade?

    FWIW, I'm driving my 640 daily with Release Ring and have few problems, none of which have proved un-solvable.
    libra89 and TgeekB like this.
    05-27-2016 12:11 PM
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