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  1. Dwarf_King's Avatar
    You just install Microsoft Launcher and Your phone as well as all the Microsoft office apps on it. Then you can use both phones. Both will be a Microsoft solution. I am actually surprised how much you can Microsoft an Android phone. I even deactivated Google assistant and used Cortana instead. Also uninstalled Google photo and used OneDirve and Galaxy Gallery. Using Edge browser as default as well. Pretty neat. However, the outlook app is still bad. Soon we will get a dark mode for that though. Honestly, I would really prefer to only use my dear Lumia 950 XL but that is getting more and more difficult to do.
    08-11-2019 02:23 AM
  2. czarina8662's Avatar
    I love my lumia 950xl but I am now switching to a oneplus 7 pro. My nokia 3 days ago suddenly stopped uploading texts or emails. No matter what I did-=rebooting, checking wifi connections, etc-it just gave a error of "can't send". After 9 hours it suddenly started working and I thought it was fine. But then yesterday morning same thing and it STILL is not working. I can use the phone to make calls, check the calendar and get on facebook, but that is it. I can't send or receive anything. I went to the microsoft support page but it is a vicious circle of asking for the IEMI number or whatever that is, then saying it is invalid and won't let me chat or talk to anyone. I am so frustrated and am cutting the cord tonight after being a loyal windows phone customer for well over so many years. Now to figure out what to do with my phone--do I sell it for parts, toss it, etc?
    09-13-2019 05:00 PM
  3. G4Grandad's Avatar
    I love my L830 but these days it's about as reliable as a chocolate teapot. If it works at all, every app crashes after a about three minutes at best. Such a pity.
    09-14-2019 06:40 AM
  4. Ektalog's Avatar
    I am a sucker for punishment is what I think I am. I keep my 950XL as a daily driver. Worse, my L1020 comes along for photo duty very now and then also.

    Microsoft first murdered my L1020 and has then subsequently been doing a terrific job of killing my 950XL also. A masochist is what I am, driven only by a need to fully sync to my other Windows systems. Oh well, they'll realize the big mistake too late.
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    09-16-2019 03:03 PM
  5. Dwarf_King's Avatar
    well... If one only makenphone calls, texting and on rare occasions surf the net then the Lumia 950 XL is fine. One might need a power bank and a fine power cord but beside that it all seems fine... We just reach the end of the line....
    09-26-2019 08:33 AM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    I think I'm gonna buy again a 950XL lol
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    09-27-2019 09:30 PM
  7. fat8893's Avatar
    I'll still keep using my Lumia 950 XL. Being a former Android user, the 950 XL is definitely the best phone I ever owned to this day. Heck, I'm now thinking of buying the smaller 950 and use my 950 XL for LumiaWoA project.
    10-11-2019 11:51 AM
  8. Elky64's Avatar
    I'll still keep using my Lumia 950 XL. Being a former Android user, the 950 XL is definitely the best phone I ever owned to this day. Heck, I'm now thinking of buying the smaller 950 and use my 950 XL for LumiaWoA project.
    You'll probably find the 950 will be a downgrade to your XL. Its 808 CPU is prone to overheating, had same processor in LG G4 being no where as problematic, so can only imagine the OS is playing a big roll here. Battery is also smaller suspecting, with 340 mAh less plus a helping hand from the 808's heat, there will be a fairly noticeable difference.

    So a former Android user. Recently or some time ago?
    10-13-2019 03:30 AM
  9. fat8893's Avatar
    You'll probably find the 950 will be a downgrade to your XL. Its 808 CPU is prone to overheating, had same processor in LG G4 being no where as problematic, so can only imagine the OS is playing a big roll here. Battery is also smaller suspecting, with 340 mAh less plus a helping hand from the 808's heat, there will be a fairly noticeable difference.

    So a former Android user. Recently or some time ago?
    Hang on, you sure about the 808 prone to overheating? I read lots of overheating stories with the 810, especially for the pre-revised chipset as used in the Sony Xperia Z3/Z3+.

    Former Android user since mid-July 2016. I still keep my previous Android device to this day, but I only occasionally use it for mobile entertainment such as gaming. Everything else is done in my current 950 XL.
    10-13-2019 03:50 AM
  10. Elky64's Avatar
    Hang on, you sure about the 808 prone to overheating? I read lots of overheating stories with the 810, especially for the pre-revised chipset as used in the Sony Xperia Z3/Z3+.

    Former Android user since mid-July 2016. I still keep my previous Android device to this day, but I only occasionally use it for mobile entertainment such as gaming. Everything else is done in my current 950 XL.
    The 950 XL is purportedly running the 810 V2.1 CPU which supposedly addressed "some" of the heating issues associated with earlier versions of this chipset. Personally never owned a device with so do not have any first-hand experience here... Jumped from 808 equipped devices to the 821 in the Samsung S7 & Edge w/heating issues being a thing of the past for the most part.

    On the other hand, owned the LG G4 (sold) and 950 (still have) with the difference in the heat they generate during normal use being night and day... Hardware specs on both eerily mirror each other. And read lots on heating issues with the 808 as well. Rarely tax my devices like others might so G4 never become a problem in this area. Neither was the 950 a problem however same type of usage resulted in considerably more heat being generated. Which is why I stated OS is probably largely to blame here.

    Just pulled out my 950 today applying latest update (10.0.15254.590)... Would love to give it another go yet reality is, it falls waaaay too short now for my needs which is such a shame.
    Last edited by Elky64; 10-13-2019 at 04:48 PM.
    10-13-2019 04:14 PM
  11. neko1302's Avatar
    Excuse me: with the last update "10.0.15254.590" I lost the Bluetooth, the Bluetooth in on but it says to turn on!
    Tryed a soft reset but didn't work!


    I cannot hard reset any more, otherwise I'll lose some app that disappered from the store.

    How to inform Microsoft of the bug?

    November will be the last update!
    10-14-2019 07:22 AM
  12. Elky64's Avatar
    Excuse me: with the last update "10.0.15254.590" I lost the Bluetooth, the Bluetooth in on but it says to turn on!
    Tryed a soft reset but didn't work!


    I cannot hard reset any more, otherwise I'll lose some app that disappered from the store.

    How to inform Microsoft of the bug?

    November will be the last update!
    Not sure at this point Microsoft will be of any help. Chances are great they'll just instruct you to hard reset anyway.

    Or you might have to wait it out for November's update to see if your issue gets sorted.

    Out of curiosity what device is this on?
    10-14-2019 01:08 PM
  13. anthonyng's Avatar
    I'm back!! Lol
    Just randomly looked on Craigslist last week. Looked decent, used to work for Microsoft, Lumia 1020 will be his museum piece. I've now got mine. It's pretty perfect as can be, aside from a wonky battery.

    I'm sooooo happy... For another month or so! Then WoA goes on this for it's next phase of life!
    11-19-2019 01:39 PM
  14. spicypadthai's Avatar
    So with a good amount of sadness, I moved on from my 950XL over the weekend. It almost felt like going to a funeral as I made my way to T-Mobile on Saturday. Went with a OnePlus 7T and so far, so good. I Microsoftified it as much as possible and I set up Your Phone on my work PC this morning. That alone has been a big win b/c I really missed receiving/replying to texts after MS killed the feature in Cortana last year.
    12-02-2019 05:04 PM
  15. OnTheCoast's Avatar
    Someone who owns a 950XL told me that most functions will still work from the Edge browser, But will I still be able to use Facebook with the phone? That's whats worrying me!
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    12-07-2019 12:04 AM
  16. fin11's Avatar
    Someone who owns a 950XL told me that most functions will still work from the Edge browser, But will I still be able to use Facebook with the phone? That's whats worrying me!
    You can still use Facebook from the Edge browser or from 3d party apps such as SlimSocial. Here are your options Facebook on Windows 10 Mobile in 2019 - your options
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    12-07-2019 11:08 AM
  17. ochhanz's Avatar
    You can still use Facebook from the Edge browser or from 3d party apps such as SlimSocial. Here are your options Facebook on Windows 10 Mobile in 2019 - your options
    , is there something like this but for whatsapp? Perhaps passing messages through a cheap Android phone with whatsapp to a windows phone app?
    12-08-2019 01:14 PM
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