1. dda_k's Avatar
    Hey, I left Windows platform quite a time ago. Now that I'm getting back - what should I do first when I get the phone? Get to insider program or stay on officials? Install some specific apps for phone? And what are the things I should be prepeared for?
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-28-2016 06:04 PM
  2. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Stay with official update...let all the apps update itself...for better battery make sure mail sync is every 15 mins or soo....see which apps to allow in the background...
    03-28-2016 06:56 PM
  3. ashram's Avatar
    1st thing? restore using WDRT. some people have had issues right out the box and even a hard reset had no effect.

    After that? well, make sure you have access to your MS account, and find a case!
    rollindice likes this.
    03-28-2016 07:13 PM
  4. nairby's Avatar
    If you are a UK user then you can get 50 app credit with the Lumia Offers app. Click on Lumia Rewards but do NOT select 'recommend lumia', choose 'claim reward' and ask me for a referral email.
    03-28-2016 10:50 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Getting Lumia 950 tomorrow - what should I do first?
    Smile and then be very happy...
    03-28-2016 10:54 PM
  6. i_hiker's Avatar
    Install a fast Micro SD and set your apps, music, photos, etc. to save to it.
    03-29-2016 07:41 AM
  7. dda_k's Avatar
    Install a fast Micro SD and set your apps, music, photos, etc. to save to it.
    32gb is more than enough for me so I don't need an SD card.
    Geddeeee and Al4video like this.
    03-29-2016 07:50 AM
  8. Martsicky's Avatar
    Download all pending updates and reset your device. Set-up your phone, go to the store, cancel all pending app updates excluding "store" update, let store update and then update other apps.
    Last edited by Martsicky; 03-30-2016 at 06:25 AM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-29-2016 08:05 AM
  9. KimRM's Avatar
    You don't need to do so much. Just let it sit for a couple of hours to finish all the updates before you start using it and make up your first impression.
    03-30-2016 02:36 AM
  10. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Hey, I left Windows platform quite a time ago. Now that I'm getting back - what should I do first when I get the phone? Get to insider program or stay on officials? Install some specific apps for phone? And what are the things I should be prepeared for?
    You can stay on the official build as it is quite stable. Currently the insider builds in fast ring do have a number of bugs that could compromise your experience

    When setting up the phone, use wifi and keep the phone charging and update the OS. Don't download any app, don't copy over any data. Just update the OS, then after updating the OS update the core apps (check store app an check for updates).

    Once OS is updated, core apps are updated, you can then start installing the apps you need, syncing emails, copying over content etc.

    Do all this while it is charging. Once all your apps are installed, head over to settings> system> battery > battery saver > check which apps can run in background and disable the ones you don't need.

    As a recommended solution for battery drain, sign out of skype apps

    What you can be prepared for : try to make sure that you install any updates while on wifi and charging. If you keep wifi or cellular on things could update without you knowing and hence drain the battery fast. So disable automatic updates
    Laura Knotek and dda_k like this.
    03-30-2016 02:45 AM
  11. raycpl's Avatar
    After you have done updating/configuring your phone & apps to your liking. Go start using and enjoy your phone. Under no circumstance, do not, I repeat, do not come back to read our WC forum. Stay away for a week, at least a week!! The whining and negativity disease within will eradicate whatever good thoughts you might have of your phone... Run, run for the hills..
    03-30-2016 03:01 AM
  12. Giddora's Avatar
    0. Place it in a charger and do not disconnect until Everything is done and your battery is at 100%.
    1. Follow the guide to add your Microsoft-account. Make sure to add a wifi-network.
    2. When you are presented with the start-screen for the first time... Scroll over to the app-list and watch as it populates. Alternatively, leave your phone alone for 30 minutes.
    3. Go to settings and see if there are any updates.
    (a. If there are updates. Let them update and start from 0 again, if not, continue to 4.)
    4. Make sure backups are enabled.
    5. Make a backup.
    6. Enjoy, and do as raycpl says above. Do NOT under any circumstance look in the 950-thread until you have had your phone for at least a week.

    You will probably have bad battery life. This is normal for two reasons... One being that it takes a few 100-LOW charges/discharges for the battery to calibrate and break in... Two... Who can leave a new piece of hardware alone?
    03-30-2016 08:22 AM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    UPDATE EVERYTHING. Update the OS and firmware in the settings, update the store apps too. If you get the continuum app, used the gadgets app to update the firmware of that as well. Update everything
    03-30-2016 03:36 PM
  14. lopezi's Avatar
    I jumped on board this week as well. This is not my first rodeo with Windows Phone, I've been through 3 generations (Pantech PN-820 WM5.3, Samsung Omnia II WM 6.5.3, Lumia 822 WP 8.1). I picked up the dual sim, unlocked model from the Microsoft Store when the deal was active.

    I was pleasantly surprised by the set up process, from migrating from the previous WM 8.1 back up of my Lumia 822 to the new device (most everything came over alright). My phone had the Dec. 2015 firmware and OS and I didn't upgrade the OS or firmware prior to set up. However, afterwards I let the phone sit (it updated the store and apps for awhile) and then several hours later it alerted me to the new firmware and OS updates. Those applied without any fanfare. I'm only a day in with use but things seem fine.

    Even getting set up on AT&T wasn't too much hassle. I tried at first to do everything online but it did not recognize the IMEI numbers from the unlocked phones. Unfortunately, I had to go to the local store but it turns out the rep. was quite knowledgeable about getting the 950s up with no fanfare. I was fearful of the switch from Verizon but it ended up being relatively painless.

    I actually read the forum posts for quite awhile and read a bunch about issues and problems, etc., I read similar things way back when I first started with the L822 but my experience with the L822 was great so I'm hoping the L950 can carry the baton.
    raycpl and Chintan Gohel like this.
    03-31-2016 03:57 PM

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