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  1. nokia4life's Avatar
    yea... already have the dock as its sitting next to my 950xl unopened lol... i feel bad for the people that are waiting for it
    have you had a chance to check out he doc let me know I can't wait to get mine to get on it see this continuum in the flesh...
    12-03-2015 11:23 PM
  2. k12000lt's Avatar
    In my home I have 2 920s, an 820, 520, 930, 1520 and my family owns 830s and a 928 and an icon.
    Wow. Lot many Lumias you have. Just one genuine question though. How do you identify exactly which phone is ringing when all those phones are lying around the house? I had only 3 lumias and was sick of running around checking all the phones when one rings since there is no way to set custom tones and only a few of the available default tones are really good.
    12-03-2015 11:46 PM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Wow. Lot many Lumias you have. Just one genuine question though. How do you identify exactly which phone is ringing when all those phones are lying around the house? I had only 3 lumias and was sick of running around checking all the phones when one rings since there is no way to set custom tones and only a few of the available default tones are really good.
    The Doctor Who theme tune that plays when my phone rings, disagrees with your statement "there is no way to set custom tones"
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    12-03-2015 11:52 PM
  4. k12000lt's Avatar
    ohh, I really would like to know how to set a favorite song as a tone for calls, messages, whatsapp, email, calender etc. Can I just select any song from music and set as ring tone? Or may be assign to a contact? As I could do in all Nokias?
    12-04-2015 02:15 AM
  5. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    I might be returning mine. The battery even after 5 days and 8 complete kill / charge cycles... it just drains so fast.
    Complete drain/recharge is just about the worst thing to do for (especially) a new battery and _will_ degrade it's capacity to hold a charge fairly quickly. This is not the 1990s man.. Battery tech has moved on.. Just charge as you need/when you can.
    12-04-2015 02:41 AM
  6. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    ohh, I really would like to know how to set a favorite song as a tone for calls, messages, whatsapp, email, calender etc. Can I just select any song from music and set as ring tone? Or may be assign to a contact? As I could do in all Nokias?
    System > notifications & actions > choose app > set notification sound
    Obviously this will depend on an app's abilities and if it's not there, talk to the developer
    12-04-2015 02:44 AM
  7. kristofpetho's Avatar
    This thread is getting ridiculous guys.
    You either like your new phone or you don't. If you don't like it, you can choose to wait for good updates or you can return it. Up to you. If you already made up your mind to return it, return it. We will not be able to convince you to keep it.
    But everyone is entitled to their own opinion so please respect each other!
    Satsumo likes this.
    12-04-2015 03:05 AM
  8. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    Just to add to the thread.

    I picked up my preordered 950XL on Friday. I was using an iPhone 6S+ in the meantime just to see if I would like it or not and possibly return it once the 950XL came. But after using the 950XL for five days and using iOS (would say iPhone but people don't like you saying that around here) it's the 950XL that is going back.

    Reason being $700 dollars and I don't feel it's anymore different besides the smaller screen from my 1520. Sure the camera shoots "faster" but to do everything else like edit and what not is not embedded into the photos section and I have to use Lumia creative studio (which I sort of hate).

    Still getting loading and resuming screens. I loathe how Microsoft Edge displays some of my favorite websites (Autoblog I'm looking at you). Spotify still doesn't remember where I left off at when in driving mode and I'm out and about. I've gotten comfortable with the apps and the QUALITY of them on iOS. Chase Bank how I miss you so! Mint thank you! Instagram non-beta! But that's software side.

    Hardware: To me it doesn't feel like a $700 device. It's light and it has a removable back cover to change batteries but when compared to my iPhone or my co-workers S6 Edge it doesn't exude $700. To me it should of been priced about the same as a One Plus 2 especially if you want people to jump aboard Windows 10.

    I will watch from afar as my iOS phone will be my daily driver. I still have my two backup 1520's (Yellow and Green) with one running Insider on Win10 so I'm not out of the loop. Hopefully Microsoft comes around and develops a better experience for its end user.

    Because to me: I'm all about quality. I know people argue all the time that "iPhones suck' they're boring, bunch of crappy icons" that's fine and dandy. But it works and the quality of the apps are very different. You get tired of work-around and 3rd party solutions. I salute Rudy and others for 6Tag and 6Tin and MetroTube and all the others, but everything needs to flow like water within an OS and as of right now things just don't flow in Win10.
    Lord Method Man and nmco9 like this.
    12-04-2015 03:39 AM
  9. jbestman's Avatar
    Just to add to the thread.

    I picked up my preordered 950XL on Friday. I was using an iPhone 6S+ in the meantime just to see if I would like it or not and possibly return it once the 950XL came. But after using the 950XL for five days and using iOS (would say iPhone but people don't like you saying that around here) it's the 950XL that is going back.

    Reason being $700 dollars and I don't feel it's anymore different besides the smaller screen from my 1520. Sure the camera shoots "faster" but to do everything else like edit and what not is not embedded into the photos section and I have to use Lumia creative studio (which I sort of hate).

    Still getting loading and resuming screens. I loathe how Microsoft Edge displays some of my favorite websites (Autoblog I'm looking at you). Spotify still doesn't remember where I left off at when in driving mode and I'm out and about. I've gotten comfortable with the apps and the QUALITY of them on iOS. Chase Bank how I miss you so! Mint thank you! Instagram non-beta! But that's software side.

    Hardware: To me it doesn't feel like a $700 device. It's light and it has a removable back cover to change batteries but when compared to my iPhone or my co-workers S6 Edge it doesn't exude $700. To me it should of been priced about the same as a One Plus 2 especially if you want people to jump aboard Windows 10.

    I will watch from afar as my iOS phone will be my daily driver. I still have my two backup 1520's (Yellow and Green) with one running Insider on Win10 so I'm not out of the loop. Hopefully Microsoft comes around and develops a better experience for its end user.

    Because to me: I'm all about quality. I know people argue all the time that "iPhones suck' they're boring, bunch of crappy icons" that's fine and dandy. But it works and the quality of the apps are very different. You get tired of work-around and 3rd party solutions. I salute Rudy and others for 6Tag and 6Tin and MetroTube and all the others, but everything needs to flow like water within an OS and as of right now things just don't flow in Win10.
    You might get called names. Some people here get bent outta shape when you give an opinion such as yours.

    As someone that owns both phones also, I know that everything you've said is spot on. However, I am keeping my 950XL. I actually love the feel and size of it. Sure it doesn't feel premium but the Mozo backs should help with that.
    12-04-2015 05:03 AM
  10. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    You might get called names. Some people here get bent outta shape when you give an opinion such as yours.

    As someone that owns both phones also, I know that everything you've said is spot on. However, I am keeping my 950XL. I actually love the feel and size of it. Sure it doesn't feel premium but the Mozo backs should help with that.
    Yes that's why I don't post as often as I used to. This forum has went the way of crack berry from when I used to own a blackberry. If you're not constantly praising Windows people get real defensive. I just try to be objective and unbiased.

    I will admit the 950XL is a good start but when you're already behind in the mobile atmosphere and need to gain market share, erase negative perceptions and make deficiencies within the ecosystem less noticeable you need to hit home runs.
    12-04-2015 06:27 AM
  11. mflotron's Avatar
    Thanks god Nokia is back in 2016. I think that my 1520 will be alive till then. Its not cool to have a "microsoft" phone XD
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    12-04-2015 06:32 AM
  12. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Complete drain/recharge is just about the worst thing to do for (especially) a new battery and _will_ degrade it's capacity to hold a charge fairly quickly. This is not the 1990s man.. Battery tech has moved on.. Just charge as you need/when you can.
    Ok. Tell that to the dozens of people here who suggest to do just that. Also, mine went through the kill / charge cycle naturally, being the battery would drain so fast that it was ready to die and therefore needed to get charged. thanks for the condescending commentary however.
    12-04-2015 08:38 AM
  13. Draganta's Avatar
    Ok. Tell that to the dozens of people here who suggest to do just that. Also, mine went through the kill / charge cycle naturally, being the battery would drain so fast that it was ready to die and therefore needed to get charged. thanks for the condescending commentary however.
    How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University

    There you go. No more myths. Battery engineers even say that completely discharging is not good. It also says so in the manual of my laptop which has a lithium ion cell. Also ,when you store it away for a long time, do it with a 40% charge.
    12-04-2015 08:55 AM
  14. sheldon cohn's Avatar
    I always plug in the phones to charge over night, that way I usually have battery to last all day.
    The laptop is kept plugged into wall outlet. I wouldn't want to be some place and need to use the
    phone and find the battery has to be charged to complete an emergency call. I have friends
    that talk and talk, but it takes a while before they come out and say what they get to the
    important part. I feel it's good to always have the phone close to fully charged.
    12-04-2015 09:19 AM
  15. k12000lt's Avatar
    System > notifications & actions > choose app > set notification sound
    Obviously this will depend on an app's abilities and if it's not there, talk to the developer
    forget about apps. I want to set a custom tune for, say, messaging. But I do not see the option in the location you mentioned. There is a list of only default notication tones to choose from.
    12-04-2015 10:00 AM
  16. dKp1977's Avatar
    forget about apps. I want to set a custom tune for, say, messaging. But I do not see the option in the location you mentioned. There is a list of only default notication tones to choose from.
    When you go to settings -> System -> Notifications & Info, tap on any app and then tap the drop down menu on the very bottom it doesn't have any sounds available other than those that come with the device per default? Check the ringtones folder on your device, if it contains anything. If so, these should appear in the dropdown.

    You might wanna get one of the countless apps and download some ringtones. At least these should appear in the aforementioned menu. Imho the best apps are Zedge, Tonality and Melodia.
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    12-04-2015 10:13 AM
  17. JRDEMASKUS's Avatar
    forget about apps. I want to set a custom tune for, say, messaging. But I do not see the option in the location you mentioned. There is a list of only default notication tones to choose from.
    Send the "Sound" you want to yourself as a text message. Save the attachment.
    Now go look for it in your list of text sounds. It may take a moment for the list to refresh. Select the tone you want, and test.
    12-04-2015 10:29 AM
  18. nokia4life's Avatar
    Thanks god Nokia is back in 2016. I think that my 1520 will be alive till then. Its not cool to have a "microsoft" phone XD
    The good thing here is maybe just maybe they will make a windows phone to compete with the surface phone that MS confirmed would be around 2nd qtr based on that shareholder meeting they just had. Not sure what the terms are for Nokia if they can even do that but it would be nice if they did would force MS to really get creative and may bring more folks over, however I got a feeling the new Nokia will try to pump out some really nice android phones first.
    12-04-2015 10:51 AM
  19. nokia4life's Avatar
    When you go to settings -> System -> Notifications & Info, tap on any app and then tap the drop down menu on the very bottom it doesn't have any sounds available other than those that come with the device per default? Check the ringtones folder on your device, if it contains anything. If so, these should appear in the dropdown.

    You might wanna get one of the countless apps and download some ringtones. At least these should appear in the aforementioned menu. Imho the best apps are Zedge, Tonality and Melodia.
    I love zedge that app is great and easy to get ringtones and tones and wallpapers those DEVS A+
    12-04-2015 10:54 AM
  20. dKp1977's Avatar
    The good thing here is maybe just maybe they will make a windows phone to compete with the surface phone that MS confirmed would be around 2nd qtr based on that shareholder meeting they just had. Not sure what the terms are for Nokia if they can even do that but it would be nice if they did would force MS to really get creative and may bring more folks over, however I got a feeling the new Nokia will try to pump out some really nice android phones first.
    I have no idea if the leaked renders were just fake or not, but I've seen a couple of images showing a so called Nokia N1 which is offered with either WM or Android. It's up to the customer. Again, these could be just made up.
    12-04-2015 10:57 AM
  21. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    Also since you do work with microsoft take this feedback to them and ask them to do something about what most people including the professionals gripe about, their lackadaisical approach to their apps thats all. Now am I going to get called a fan boy because I rock WM with the new Lumia 950XL, IOS with the 6plus and Android with the Nexus 6p, I hope not I just love tech and can afford to buy all of these devices, and support them all. I wish that I could be a dev and create beautiful and meaningful apps because god there is much money to be made here with the lack of great apps and apps that aren't being updated and have not been since WM 7, 8, 8.1, and now 10. I have no idea if i missed one in between.
    If you only knew how much I and fellow developers of mine have complained to Microsoft about their approach and marketing strategy for Windows Mobile.
    We get extremely annoyed with some of the infuriating decisions Microsoft makes.
    It has a lot to do with constant changes in vision due to new leadership.
    Sometimes I wish I could literally slap some of these folks.
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    12-04-2015 11:37 AM
  22. evilcart's Avatar
    nonsense I have had plenty of higher end phones that worked perrrrfect out of the box.

    You are making excuses.
    12-04-2015 12:57 PM
  23. cracgor's Avatar
    nonsense I have had plenty of higher end phones that worked perrrrfect out of the box.

    You are making excuses.
    This is both the most expensive and only bug ridden phone I've ever purchased. I essentially had no problems with my flip phones, HTC incredible, HTC trophy, Lumia 1520, and Lumia 640. Long term the 1520 screen is the only one that I've had scratch and break. The trophy was not able to update. The incredible was also unable to update. None ever caused me any other issues, other than manually having to turn off GPS in the early days of android to preserve battery, but at least I could put a switch on the main screen to do this easily. I agree, these are excuses for functional problems, not just cosmetic or little problems.
    12-04-2015 01:35 PM
  24. Keith Hibbitts's Avatar
    I didn't seem to have the bugs that some experience, but I am returning the phone to MS. I pre-ordered the 950 XL and received it the Friday after Thanksgiving. I actually picked up the 950 at the mall a couple of days prior to that just to check it out. I'm keeping the 950 and returning the 950 XL. A couple of reasons are: the size is better for me to just slip into my pocket and go; I have VVM with the 950 where it doesn't exist on the XL. I question the whole topic of 4G vs. LTE, but that's simply because mine goes back and forth between the two. I'll check back in a few months for the Surface phone, but until then I'll go with the 950. If the Surface phone doesn't make a debut, then I may just switch to the dark side. I've been using Windows operating systems on phones for about 13 years now ... going back to Windows CE on slider/keyboard phones. Needless to say, I've been a long-time user. But there may be a time to admit defeat and just ... go. Anyway, not giving up yet ... as I haven't in the past. But time will tell.
    12-04-2015 03:47 PM
  25. Brandon Keenan's Avatar
    already posted about this in the Q&a section of the forums but haven't heard any replies... can any of you confirm or deny that this is also happening with their purchases?

    When I went onto microsoftstore.com and select request a return, I am greeted by either returning via mail or in store. I was under the impression that you could not return at one of the stores if you purchased online and vice versa. Also when selecting return by mail, it says that it is returnable until 2/1/2016 which is obviously more than the 30 day period. Am I missing something? possibly a holiday return policy like that bestbuy implements starting in November?
    12-04-2015 05:00 PM
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