09-27-2016 09:00 AM
41 12
tools
  1. aximtreo's Avatar
    I decided to purchase a secondary battery from Ebay (fingers crossed that its legit), so far I haven't needed to charge it from 1pm (yesterday) to 12:57(mid day) today, a printscreen is shown below.

    It's hard for me to say how much time I've used the phone, I think I've easily spent 2-6 hours on edge using wifi, then theres taking the odd picture/screenshot, talking to friends and family members on Skype, texting and phone calling during the day. I love to mess around with Cortana, asking silly questions and getting her to sing for me. The odd game to play for 10-30 minutes.

    I tried using the alarm clock this morning to wake me up and it wasn't great when comparing it to the iPhone, but it clearly did it job as it woke me up.

    I need to find a good lock screen picture as I've noticed that using Bing's lock screen pictures uses battery power to retrieve pictures off the internet and I'd prefer to save as much as I can!

    Attachment 130421

    Updated to the latest version 10.0.14393.189

    Just updated the phone to the latest version and realised that Micrsoft installed News/Money onto my phone... Thanks...

    I notice a lot of people use Windows Insider, but why use software thats unpredictable, unstable and is meant mainly for development purposes for the public builds. This could be the main cause why you're experiencing all these bugs and defects and I'm not.

    People talk about hard resets and soft resets, I have no idea what they're talking about, but thats because I havent had to research or do these actions due to my phone working as it was designed.
    Yes I had to charge my phone due to Windows telling me it requires at least 40% battery to install).


    As for the lockscreen image, I use NASA Image of the Day. It's free and it updates 6 days a week; usually not on Sunday and holidays. I've used it for years and the images are conversation starters.
    Summer_Moon likes this.
    09-17-2016 09:14 AM
  2. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    This is a very good tip! Going to try it out afterwards.

    Btw, what phone do you have?
    I have the dual sim 950xl (and loving it!). I know someone with the 950 too and we have done a lot of experimenting with it and comparing to the 950xl.

    Let me know how changing the polling goes. I've messed around with it before but curious as to what your opinion will be
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    09-17-2016 09:31 AM
  3. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Release Preview Ring has been perfectly stable in my experience. It's just a way to ensure you get stuff like the Anniversary Update without having to wait for your carrier.

    And give Microsoft News a try. It's really a terrific news reader with a lot of otherwise paid content (NYT, Forbes, etc.).
    I would definitely agree with this. Release Preview ring is on par with normal release for stability.

    I should have specified the Fast and Slow rings are the ones that people go onto expecting stability and come away with nothing but complaints.

    Also Microsoft News... Just simply amazing and works. It really is a nice app that doesn't get the praise it deserves
    09-17-2016 09:36 AM
  4. mweflen's Avatar
    I would definitely agree with this. Release Preview ring is on par with normal release for stability.

    I should have specified the Fast and Slow rings are the ones that people go onto expecting stability and come away with nothing but complaints.

    Also Microsoft News... Just simply amazing and works. It really is a nice app that doesn't get the praise it deserves
    Well, except for the current inability to use the Share button with Facebook... but yeah, News is my number one app by usage.
    09-17-2016 03:31 PM
  5. danielheywood's Avatar
    Here is the updated lock screen I decided to use:

    cvdkuk3.jpg

    I installed Uber on Lumia 950 and that application is the worst application I've ever used, it doesn't work and it even cost me money for cancelling the driver due to the application automatically deciding where to pick me up. Stupid!

    I received the Amazon Premium Headphones and they work better than the Apple earbuds and seem more premium/expensive, when they are half the price of them.
    Summer_Moon likes this.
    09-17-2016 06:27 PM
  6. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    I have the dual sim 950xl (and loving it!). I know someone with the 950 too and we have done a lot of experimenting with it and comparing to the 950xl.

    Let me know how changing the polling goes. I've messed around with it before but curious as to what your opinion will be
    Will do. I changed the poling to 5 seconds. After a few days, I'll let you know how much it affects my battery life. Again, thanks for this tip!

    Btw, the warning is kinda scary tho. Almost made me changed my mind
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    09-18-2016 04:05 AM
  7. danielheywood's Avatar
    Following my use with Microsoft Display Dock, I have noticed in Devices & Printers that its being displayed as "UNSPECIFIED", which makes me wonder if Microsoft didn't intend for the dock to be used this way...

    I bring it up as in my Task Notifications theres a dialogue box that has an option to safetly remove Microsoft Display dock? Now why does that only show for the Display Dock and not any other peripherals?



    It works fine, but it's just annoying that its not supported.

    I've been using the Lumia 950 for a while now and I love it, everything I want to do is fustration free and doesn't cause any problems.

    Can anyone confirm if Xbox One Controller (with bluetooth) supports Terraria? If it does I'll buy one right now!!!

    It might seem like this is a complaining post, but I can't help but moan about the Mozo case, it feels like one of the buttons has "sunked" into the case and I have to press further in to activate the operation. I might get a replacement, hm.
    09-21-2016 08:53 PM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I decided to purchase a secondary battery from Ebay (fingers crossed that its legit), so far I haven't needed to charge it from 1pm (yesterday) to 12:57(mid day) today, a printscreen is shown below.

    It's hard for me to say how much time I've used the phone, I think I've easily spent 2-6 hours on edge using wifi, then theres taking the odd picture/screenshot, talking to friends and family members on Skype, texting and phone calling during the day. I love to mess around with Cortana, asking silly questions and getting her to sing for me. The odd game to play for 10-30 minutes.

    I tried using the alarm clock this morning to wake me up and it wasn't great when comparing it to the iPhone, but it clearly did it job as it woke me up.

    I need to find a good lock screen picture as I've noticed that using Bing's lock screen pictures uses battery power to retrieve pictures off the internet and I'd prefer to save as much as I can!

    Attachment 130421

    Updated to the latest version 10.0.14393.189

    Just updated the phone to the latest version and realised that Micrsoft installed News/Money onto my phone... Thanks...

    I notice a lot of people use Windows Insider, but why use software thats unpredictable, unstable and is meant mainly for development purposes for the public builds. This could be the main cause why you're experiencing all these bugs and defects and I'm not.

    People talk about hard resets and soft resets, I have no idea what they're talking about, but thats because I havent had to research or do these actions due to my phone working as it was designed.

    (Yes I had to charge my phone due to Windows telling me it requires at least 40% battery to install).

    You use insider if and only if you are willing to take the risks and actually test the software and discover bugs that can be ironed out and submit feedback on the same. It's not meant to be used on your only phone (what people call daily driver)

    There are 4 types of Reset...
    • Soft Reset
    • Hard Reset
    • Factory Reset
    • WDRT


    Soft Reset is holding the Volume Down & Power buttons until the phone vibrates and reboots (about 15 seconds). This reboots the phone with a cleared out RAM and Cache. No data is lost. It is good for when the phone freezes or you experience a glitch of some sort.


    Hard Reset really should be a last resort. Use Hard Reset when the phone is completely unresponsive and no other method will work.
    • Power off the phone > hold Volume Down > press Power > keep holding Volume Down until you see the exclamation (!) screen, then immediately release the Volume Down
    • Now tap Volume Up / Volume Down / Power / Volume Down
    • You should see the spinning gears and your phone will reflash the last OS version held in recovery. You do loose data, but get your phone back. Sign into your Microsoft Account and restore your backup during the set up.


    Factory Reset is Done through Settings > About > Reset your phone (8 & 8.1) or Settings > System > About > Reset your phone (W10M).

    • You should see the spinning gears and your phone will reflash the last OS version held in recovery. You do lose data, but get your phone back. Sign into your Microsoft Account and restore your backup during the set up.


    In case of Hard Reset & Factory Reset the phone goes back to the exact version you were running when you performed the reset.


    WDRT For right now, Windows Device Recovery Tool is only flashing 8.1 to models that did not launch with 10 so it is the way to revert if you don't care for W10M: Windows Device Recovery Tool FAQ
    libra89 likes this.
    09-25-2016 02:00 AM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Btw forgot to mention, if you want to save even more battery life you can change your polling frequency. This adjusts how often your phone pings the cell tower. The downside is that if you are traveling it may not switch to the next tower as quickly due to the longer timeframe between pings. If you are in one place a lot there is really no downside. It could save a lot of battery.

    The default is 3 seconds (and yes you can also set it to be quicker although I will warn you battery drain does increase, but you have more reliable signal while traveling).

    Note some phones don't have this function available, but it works on most.
    From phone dialer type in ##DATA# (##3282#) this should open up something called Field Test. It has a warning and you have to click accept. From there click Settings, General, Polling Frequency (which is just a drop down menu and you can select anything from 1-9 seconds, more seconds more battery life and vice versa)
    I tried that code but nothing happened. Is it region specific?
    09-25-2016 02:00 AM
  10. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    I tried that code but nothing happened. Is it region specific?
    It's specific to the ROM as far as I can tell. There is a trick that somebody else suggested, but have not tried it myself:

    Try this... Download the old MS app folder app from the 8.1 days. Open it, create a folder and then you should be able to scroll through your app list to add apps to the folder. If you go down to the F listings, you should see FieldMedic. Try and see if this lets you access it this way...
    09-26-2016 02:34 PM
  11. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    It's specific to the ROM as far as I can tell. There is a trick that somebody else suggested, but have not tried it myself:

    Try this... Download the old MS app folder app from the 8.1 days. Open it, create a folder and then you should be able to scroll through your app list to add apps to the folder. If you go down to the F listings, you should see FieldMedic. Try and see if this lets you access it this way...
    And just tried it, it does work. The app is titled App Folder in the store (by Microsoft Mobile). And the app in the app list is called Field Test (some might have it labeled Field Medic), once you add it you can click on the icon and it opens the same thing as ##DATA#. Let me know if it works
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    09-26-2016 02:40 PM
  12. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    And just tried it, it does work. The app is titled App Folder in the store (by Microsoft Mobile). And the app in the app list is called Field Test (some might have it labeled Field Medic), once you add it you can click on the icon and it opens the same thing as ##DATA#. Let me know if it works
    Downloaded app folder, create new folder, add apps - but no field test or anything of that sort
    09-27-2016 01:58 AM
  13. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    Well, I must say that after changing the polling frequency to every 5 seconds, I've noticed only a small gain in battery life extension. Although it's not that much, but I could tell that this by increasing the polling frequency further, the battery life could extend even further. But I must say, I do notice a bit of a slow down when using my 4G LTE data for browsing. It wasn't too drastic, but it is noticeable.

    But so far, 5 seconds has been good, and I may keep the settings in this way for longer.
    Chintan Gohel and Summer_Moon like this.
    09-27-2016 02:52 AM
  14. KefKef's Avatar
    Downloaded app folder, create new folder, add apps - but no field test or anything of that sort
    Check in Settings -> System -> Storage -> This device -> Apps&Games if Field Test is installed on your mobitel.
    On mine L950 code ##3282# does not work, but since Field Test is installed on my version, I got it to open via App Folder app.

    56z6dxr.jpg
    This is how it looks on my (EMEA NL-CV) version.
    09-27-2016 06:16 AM
  15. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Check in Settings -> System -> Storage -> This device -> Apps&Games if Field Test is installed on your mobitel.
    On mine L950 code ##3282# does not work, but since Field Test is installed on my version, I got it to open via App Folder app.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	56z6Dxr.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	23.5 KB 
ID:	130798
    This is how it looks on my (EMEA NL-CV) version.
    not there
    09-27-2016 08:09 AM
  16. KefKef's Avatar
    Then download it from here on XDA and install it. This is the same version preinstalled on my L950, which works OK.
    Last edited by KefKef; 09-27-2016 at 09:36 AM.
    Summer_Moon and Chintan Gohel like this.
    09-27-2016 09:00 AM
41 12

Similar Threads

  1. 950 Compass is way off
    By rider2040 in forum Microsoft Lumia 950
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-27-2016, 06:44 PM
  2. Windows store don't open in Lumia 640
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-25-2016, 02:57 PM
  3. How do I stop cortana on my Lumia 930
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-24-2016, 09:33 AM
  4. Voice dictation missing in Messenger on Lumia 950, but Cortana dictates
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-13-2016, 01:11 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-13-2016, 10:46 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD