11-19-2015 01:09 PM
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  1. Skyway's Avatar
    exactly, for Skyway, the only downside is that sometimes it can take a LONG while.... but it keeps just about everything (apps are on a per app basis, not all backup and restore data) but things like homescreen position, installed apps, etc, etc get carried over.
    I've never restored a backup on any phone. I know what's involved and what it is and everything, I've just never done it.
    11-18-2015 12:26 AM
  2. jmajid's Avatar
    I ordered from the store and only got offered regular shipping, but I did get a USPS shipping notice. No date yet.
    since you ordered in store - did they have demo devices for you to see before ordering?
    11-18-2015 07:15 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    I've never restored a backup on any phone. I know what's involved and what it is and everything, I've just never done it.
    It also transfers call history too, and texts if you remember to turn on backup for that one. It would be like your phone never changed, even though it did.
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    11-18-2015 07:35 AM
  4. Tempest790's Avatar
    Both phones are on the truck and out for delivery. :-)

    Should have them by this afternoon. Going to head to the AT&T store straight afterwards and activate the sim cards to make sure HD Voice is active rather than keep my old ones.
    11-18-2015 08:07 AM
  5. eeewing's Avatar
    Heads-up that FedEx is experiencing service disruptions for a number of shipments going out of their Memphis hub...which is where most of our phones are coming from. This might delay some shipments of phones that were slated to arrive today. More information at: FedEx Service Alerts
    11-18-2015 10:11 AM
  6. John M Beauchemin's Avatar
    Mine came from Memphis... but it's in Warwick, RI (15 minutes away) as of 8:30am this morning and out for delivery right now. FedEx guy usually gets here around 1pm so it's almost time!
    11-18-2015 10:35 AM
  7. nkaufmann5's Avatar
    Mine came from Memphis... but it's in Warwick, RI (15 minutes away) as of 8:30am this morning and out for delivery right now. FedEx guy usually gets here around 1pm so it's almost time!
    This is good news for the people that ordered 950 XLs as well. I figured both of these phones would ship well ahead of the expected dates.
    11-18-2015 10:40 AM
  8. pvcleave's Avatar
    I am getting an XL, that has not shipped yet, but I am anxiously awaiting your thoughts on the 950. The Hello feature, continuum, are there any differences for Windows 10 on the phone, that what the fast ring users have received.
    11-18-2015 11:03 AM
  9. MirthRock's Avatar
    Mine is on the truck in FL scheduled for a 3:00 delivery time. Anxiously waiting...

    Also, in other news, Gabe said "Sunny with a chance of new build" today about 20 minutes ago :-)
    jmajid likes this.
    11-18-2015 11:09 AM
  10. Alain Assaf's Avatar
    Hello,

    I just received the white 950. I got expedited shipping from AT&T (ordered yesterday as an upgrade from my 1520). I'm restoring my last backup from my 1520. It will take a while :). Now I just need to get a case or a protective wrap. The phone feels good in the hand, easy to hold, and the screen is amazing looking. I'm still going through the setup, so I can't say how it will be moving to a slightly smaller phone from my 1520. All in all I'm happy so far.

    Take care,
    Alain
    11-18-2015 11:11 AM
  11. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    Please share some photos of the phone / unboxing. Also post some camera samples in the dedicated thread.

    Of course, if you find some time...
    11-18-2015 11:16 AM
  12. jmajid's Avatar
    Hello,

    I just received the white 950. I got expedited shipping from AT&T (ordered yesterday as an upgrade from my 1520). I'm restoring my last backup from my 1520. It will take a while :). Now I just need to get a case or a protective wrap. The phone feels good in the hand, easy to hold, and the screen is amazing looking. I'm still going through the setup, so I can't say how it will be moving to a slightly smaller phone from my 1520. All in all I'm happy so far.

    Take care,
    Alain
    pls post photos of setup or other photos of when you can - we are a demanding people here at WindowsCentral :)
    and of course any photos you take with the 950 itself with your thoughts of 1520 camera comparison
    and congrats!
    11-18-2015 11:17 AM
  13. Alain Assaf's Avatar
    Installed Windows 10 Mobile build is 10.0.10586.0
    11-18-2015 11:18 AM
  14. banamisin's Avatar
    Hello,

    I just received the white 950. I got expedited shipping from AT&T (ordered yesterday as an upgrade from my 1520). I'm restoring my last backup from my 1520. It will take a while :). Now I just need to get a case or a protective wrap. The phone feels good in the hand, easy to hold, and the screen is amazing looking. I'm still going through the setup, so I can't say how it will be moving to a slightly smaller phone from my 1520. All in all I'm happy so far.

    Take care,
    Alain
    Is there fm radio?
    11-18-2015 11:20 AM
  15. MirthRock's Avatar
    It also transfers call history too, and texts if you remember to turn on backup for that one. It would be like your phone never changed, even though it did.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need to restore from a backup for the old texts to come through. I believe restoring from a backup is just for apps and settings. I've wiped my 925 with the new mobile insider builds every time, never restore from backups, and the texts seem to restore without an issue.
    11-18-2015 11:22 AM
  16. jbowyer1's Avatar
    Installed Windows 10 Mobile build is 10.0.10586.0
    No way... nobody predicted it'd be 10586!
    11-18-2015 11:23 AM
  17. ashram's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need to restore from a backup for the old texts to come through. I believe restoring from a backup is just for apps and settings. I've wiped my 925 with the new mobile insider builds every time, never restore from backups, and the texts seem to restore without an issue.
    the 920 next to my 830 says you do. if i restore from the 830 backup, all txts come back, if not, no txts get restored.
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    11-18-2015 11:28 AM
  18. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    the 920 next to my 830 says you do. if i restore from the 830 backup, all txts come back, if not, no txts get restored.
    You have gone into the settings and made sure text backup was turned on? It takes a little while but they will show up even on a device you never restored.
    11-18-2015 11:43 AM
  19. Alain Assaf's Avatar
    Sorry, I already unboxed and set it up. I will post comparison pics between the 1520 and the 950. Both are running Windows 10 Mobile.
    11-18-2015 11:46 AM
  20. ashram's Avatar
    You have gone into the settings and made sure text backup was turned on? It takes a little while but they will show up even on a device you never restored.
    i do, and nope, not on my 920 running windows 10, unless by litle while you mean over 2 weeks before it starts. same MS account used on both devices. has always been that way for me. restore brings back everything, no restore brings back nothing at all.
    11-18-2015 11:46 AM
  21. dstevek's Avatar
    For those who bought the AT&T locked version, I am interested in understanding what modifications AT&T has applied to the Lumia 950. I assume their standard bloatware and carrier lock - anything else? I would prefer an unlocked one, but someone else pays my bill and I will take what I can get. :) I'll be coming from the Lumia 920, which has been a great phone for me.
    11-18-2015 11:49 AM
  22. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    i do, and nope, not on my 920 running windows 10, unless by litle while you mean over 2 weeks before it starts. same MS account used on both devices. has always been that way for me. restore brings back everything, no restore brings back nothing at all.
    Strange indeed. There was a glitch I encountered a couple weeks ago, only "certain" messages were appearing on the non-restored devices. Then I actually upgraded my primary phone to 10581 from 8.1 and I think they all showed up after that. Something about the upgrade on the device containing all the messages released them for other devices on W10M.
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    11-18-2015 11:50 AM
  23. ashram's Avatar
    Strange indeed. There was a glitch I encountered a couple weeks ago, only "certain" messages were appearing on the non-restored devices. Then I actually upgraded my primary phone to 10581 from 8.1 and I think they all showed up after that. Something about the upgrade on the device containing all the messages released them for other devices on W10M.
    that could be it... my 830 is still on 8.1, so none of my messages have ever been on a windows mobile 10 device. with skype integration in the messaging app on wm10, then it seems possible to have messages restored without choosing to restore at all. that is neat.
    11-18-2015 11:56 AM
  24. eeewing's Avatar
    For those who bought the AT&T locked version, I am interested in understanding what modifications AT&T has applied to the Lumia 950. I assume their standard bloatware and carrier lock - anything else? I would prefer an unlocked one, but someone else pays my bill and I will take what I can get. :) I'll be coming from the Lumia 920, which has been a great phone for me.
    It is my understanding that the AT&T phones contain support for dual wireless charging: PMA in addition to Qi. I don't have any PMA accessories, so I'll be unable to test this, but Daniel Rubino says so...so no argument here!
    11-18-2015 11:56 AM
  25. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Installed Windows 10 Mobile build is 10.0.10586.0
    Check for update as apparently 10.0.10586.11 is out.
    11-18-2015 11:59 AM
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