1. Joseph Buhagiar's Avatar
    Hey all, I have just ordered my sexy little Black 950XL with a case and a tempered glass screen protector off the interwebs.

    I should get it by the end of next week - good old Australian shipping. <3

    I am looking for your suggested things to turn off/activate to have the best battery life.
    I am also looking for your suggested apps/games that I should install as soon as I recieve the phone that was crafted out of Adams rib.

    Thanks in advance guys! much love <3
    Windowsboii420360noskope.
    02-24-2016 02:42 AM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Hey all, I have just ordered my sexy little Black 950XL with a case and a tempered glass screen protector off the interwebs.

    I should get it by the end of next week - good old Australian shipping. <3

    I am looking for your suggested things to turn off/activate to have the best battery life.
    I am also looking for your suggested apps/games that I should install as soon as I recieve the phone that was crafted out of Adams rib.

    Thanks in advance guys! much love <3
    Windowsboii420360noskope.
    In Insider forum you'll find a lot of suggestion ;)
    02-24-2016 03:34 AM
  3. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    BEWARE of the tempered screen protector. I bought a decent one, and the bottom left hand corner would not stick down. The silicon refused to adhere. After a few minutes the other corners started lifting.

    If you watch the light reflections in the corners, the light 'warps' as if there is a slight curve on the corners. I took my phone back and got a replacement, and this one does the same. The bottom left is quite pronounced. This is also the corner used to peel the back cover off, so maybe there is some strengthening in that area to avoid potential damage? The 950's carry a tempered screen well, with no lifting in the corners. I also got an Orzly case. Great bit of kit. Perfect fit, all buttons easily used, usb port clear of obstruction and head phone socket. The back is transparent and moulded around the camera. It is raised and covers the camera protrusion perfectly!!

    Just beware of the tempered screen protector. Let us know how it fits.
    Mesbah and signal-2-noise like this.
    02-24-2016 07:00 AM
  4. peter leung 10586's Avatar
    BEWARE of the tempered screen protector. I bought a decent one, and the bottom left hand corner would not stick down. The silicon refused to adhere. After a few minutes the other corners started lifting.

    If you watch the light reflections in the corners, the light 'warps' as if there is a slight curve on the corners. I took my phone back and got a replacement, and this one does the same. The bottom left is quite pronounced. This is also the corner used to peel the back cover off, so maybe there is some strengthening in that area to avoid potential damage? The 950's carry a tempered screen well, with no lifting in the corners. I also got an Orzly case. Great bit of kit. Perfect fit, all buttons easily used, usb port clear of obstruction and head phone socket. The back is transparent and moulded around the camera. It is raised and covers the camera protrusion perfectly!!

    Just beware of the tempered screen protector. Let us know how it fits.
    actually the whole screen is not perfectly flat, not just the corners. you can verify by seeing the refection of a light tube from different portions of the screen. the light tube appears somehow slightly distorted.
    Mesbah likes this.
    02-24-2016 08:25 AM
  5. seldzar's Avatar
    My battery life is great and this is what I have setup:

    Bluetooth
    - Off
    - I don't use BT for anything

    NFC
    - Off
    - Same as bluetooth, I don't use it for anything

    Windows Hello
    - Off
    - I don't use a pin so it's technically slower to unlock when enabled

    Wifi
    - On at home w/no issues, works great on a dual radio AP
    - Off at work as there are too many ssid's, signal issues, channel bouncing problems which results in heatup and rebooting if left on
    - Almost every single random reboot, heatup and lock up has been directly related to Wifi at work for me

    Messaging+Skype
    - SMS/Text only
    - I sign out of Skype here as it eats the **** out of your battery if you use skype a lot
    - Even when using Skype via the desktop client the integrated app still ate up the battery whereas the old Skype app does not

    Glance
    - Set to 30 seconds
    - I used to have it at 15 min but I did notice a battery improvement moving it to 30 seconds

    Hey Cortana
    - Off
    - I find I rarely have success with getting Cortana to respond and even when it was enabled more often than not I didn't use it.
    Last edited by seldzar; 02-24-2016 at 08:45 AM. Reason: added more info
    Arunabha Goswami and Ibodnano like this.
    02-24-2016 08:37 AM
  6. Mesbah's Avatar
    ...The bottom left is quite pronounced. This is also the corner used to peel the back cover off, so maybe there is some strengthening in that area to avoid potential damage?....

    Thanks for this extremely valuable observation & hint
    02-24-2016 11:50 AM
  7. Mesbah's Avatar
    actually the whole screen is not perfectly flat, not just the corners. you can verify by seeing the refection of a light tube from different portions of the screen. the light tube appears somehow slightly distorted.

    Thanks for this valuable observation & hint too.
    02-24-2016 11:52 AM
  8. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    BEWARE of the tempered screen protector. I bought a decent one, and the bottom left hand corner would not stick down. The silicon refused to adhere. After a few minutes the other corners started lifting....
    Same experience I had with an Orzly TGSP (0.24mm). I ended up pulling it off because it looked fugly when the screen was off. Gorilla Glass is good enough anyway. No scratches on my Lumia 800, Lumia 930, or 950XL.
    02-24-2016 01:01 PM
  9. ssapre's Avatar

    I am looking for your suggested things to turn off/activate to have the best battery life.
    Check if you really need to set Battery Saver to a high value. Setting it to save power only when battery reaches 15 or 10% goes good. setting it higher is loosing battery fast in some cases !
    Mesbah likes this.
    02-24-2016 01:35 PM
  10. Mesbah's Avatar
    Check if you really need to set Battery Saver to a high value. Setting it to save power only when battery reaches 15 or 10% goes good. setting it higher is loosing battery fast in some cases !


    If this is true it sounds very strange! Is there an electronics expert here to explain why? Thanks
    02-24-2016 01:51 PM
  11. Arunabha Goswami's Avatar
    Here's a suggestion - return the 950XL and buy a 640XL. You'll miss out on many things, but you'll never have to worry about battery life again.
    02-25-2016 07:57 AM
  12. Tiiger88's Avatar
    At default your phone screen wakes up every with notification you get. You can set it off every app separately....
    02-25-2016 01:05 PM
  13. NokianWP's Avatar
    Change your privacy settings so that things don't randomly use your mic/etc for random stuff.

    I have NFC set to "screen on" only.

    Disable Glance.

    Switch everything to dark mode and have a dark background for battery saving with OLED screen tech.

    Turn off BT and data when not in use.

    You can uninstall skype since it's built into the messager app.

    Dual sim apparently uses a bit more battery than single sim variant of XL. Having TWO sims in uses even more battery.

    Make sure you have autobrightness turned on. Mine wasn't on for a month or two!
    02-25-2016 01:08 PM
  14. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Change your privacy settings so that things don't randomly use your mic/etc for random stuff.

    I have NFC set to "screen on" only.

    Switch everything to dark mode and have a dark background for battery saving with OLED screen tech.

    Turn off BT and data when not in use.

    You can uninstall skype since it's built into the messager app.

    Dual sim apparently uses a bit more battery than single sim variant of XL. Having TWO sims in uses even more battery.

    Make sure you have autobrightness turned on. Mine wasn't on for a month or two!
    Everything here I get, but this I don't

    Disable Glance.
    Why would you disable Glance ... especially on an OLED screen?
    seldzar likes this.
    02-25-2016 01:53 PM
  15. kulf's Avatar
    One modification I made: had to work on the batteries contact pins so they gripped the phone's contacts more firmly. Before I did that, the phone would randomly crash when "thrown" on a desk.
    Mesbah likes this.
    03-02-2016 09:37 AM
  16. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    You can turn on battery saver in the Action Center. You can also have the phone automatically enable battery saver after it drops below a certain % as desired.

    Also disable any hardware that you don't need such as Bluetooth, wifi, etc.

    disable using cellular data when wifi not present

    close any apps immediately after usage

    set your background running apps preferences

    turn on battery saver, yes I said it twice

    screen uses the most amount of power, so avoid turning the screen on

    use dark theme
    03-02-2016 10:01 PM
  17. Mesbah's Avatar
    ...screen uses the most amount of power, so avoid turning the screen on use dark theme
    Yes indeed 950XL screen is just a Dracula sucking all battery's blood in one gulp!
    03-02-2016 10:11 PM
  18. camptime's Avatar
    Battery life on my 950XL has been very good on my phone there are a few rogue apps that have sucked huge chunks of battery though. Yesterday I downloaded the Amazon app and EBay app one or both these drained 40% my battery in a few hours. I deleted both and the crazy drain is no more.
    I leave my WiFi switched on and use Window Hello. Phone seams very speedy after last nights update. Windows fast ring.
    03-03-2016 06:46 PM
  19. Y C Neo's Avatar
    I'm using the Nillkin H+ Pro 0.2mm tempered glass for my Lumia 950 XL, stick perfectly, no lifting edge :)
    03-04-2016 02:51 AM
  20. Corwin_Amber1's Avatar
    Y C Neo, can you please provide a link to the product and maybe even post a picture? :)
    03-04-2016 03:01 AM
  21. Y C Neo's Avatar
    Y C Neo, can you please provide a link to the product and maybe even post a picture? :)
    20160304_161650.jpg

    I've not enough post count to post the link, you can find it easily in eBay by searching "Nillkin H+PRO Thin 0.2MM 2.5D Tempered Glass Protector For Microsoft Lumia 950XL"
    Corwin_Amber1 likes this.
    03-04-2016 03:19 AM
  22. Corwin_Amber1's Avatar
    Thanks a lot! Wow, you did a great job putting it spot on. Yes, I found it.
    03-04-2016 04:04 AM
  23. Y C Neo's Avatar
    Thanks a lot! Wow, you did a great job putting it spot on. Yes, I found it.
    Seller use China Post to send out item, the delivery took a long while, you ought to have plenty of patience ;)

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    03-04-2016 06:03 AM

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