1. jockopablo's Avatar
    Hi, all. I'm an IT professional with an affinity for new toys. After being curious about WP for a long time I finally took the plunge. I picked up a Lumia 830 from AT&T and so far I love it. I'm still learning my way around 8.1 but I don't miss my iPhone at all yet.

    Aside from a couple of specific apps, the only thing I miss is the ability to disable screen lock in certain situations. I listen to Slacker Radio in the car with my phone connected to a charger, and I'd love to be able to keep the display up during the drive. It's not a huge deal, though.

    The biggest problem I've had with my switch so far has nothing to do with Windows Phone. I discovered I was no longer receiving text messages from my contacts who have iPhones thanks to iMessage. I actually had to contact Apple to have them disassociate my cell number from my Apple account. Sigh.

    I also have a Surface Pro 3, which is one of the best pieces of tech I've ever owned.

    I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the forum.

    Cheers!

    Paul
    03-16-2015 12:55 PM
  2. askerrep's Avatar
    Hey, and welcome!
    If you go to settings > lock screen, and then choose the "screen times out after"- drop down menu, you can set it to never. That way your screen will stay on during your drive :) Sometimes apps also have the ability to prevent the lock screen from activating, which is then often found in their settings, but I don't know about slacker specifically. Drive safely!
    03-16-2015 01:04 PM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the board. I'm glad that you have given Windows Phone a try and found it to be a positive experience.
    03-16-2015 01:12 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Welcome.

    That 830 looks nice to me... I'm still trying devices occasionally and that one is on my "to-do" list as a capable all-around phone.

    Check out the forums and make yourself at home.
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    03-16-2015 02:01 PM
  5. r0st4's Avatar
    Hi, and welcome!! I'm sure you'll be more than happy with your Windows Phone. It's really good OS ;)
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    03-16-2015 02:05 PM
  6. jockopablo's Avatar
    Hey, and welcome!
    If you go to settings > lock screen, and then choose the "screen times out after"- drop down menu, you can set it to never.
    Thanks. I was aware of that option, but I don't want to have to do that every time I get in the car. I was hoping for an automatic solution, but I think that probably has to be done by the app and not the phone itself. I'm thinking Slacker on iOS has a "Disable lock while playing" option that isn't on the WP version of the app. But again, it's not a huge issue. I can skip or rewind a song from the lock screen after a quick double-tap to wake it up.
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    03-16-2015 02:43 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thanks. I was aware of that option, but I don't want to have to do that every time I get in the car. I was hoping for an automatic solution, but I think that probably has to be done by the app and not the phone itself. I'm thinking Slacker on iOS has a "Disable lock while playing" option that isn't on the WP version of the app. But again, it's not a huge issue. I can skip or rewind a song from the lock screen after a quick double-tap to wake it up.
    Welcome to Windows Central! Unfortunately for now you have to rely on double tap to wake!
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    03-16-2015 03:59 PM
  8. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Welcome jock
    830 owner here, it is a nice phone isn't it! Anymore questions just ask away. Folks are really helpful in this community.
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    03-16-2015 04:07 PM
  9. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Welcome aboard to Windows Central and hope your finding your 830 a exciting phone, good luck.
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    03-18-2015 05:03 AM
  10. buddy007's Avatar
    You get blown away by windows man. Welcome to the club.
    K_Arora5 and RumoredNow like this.
    03-18-2015 05:13 AM
  11. maclason's Avatar
    Good to know that buddy.
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    03-18-2015 06:59 AM
  12. spideymaniac's Avatar
    Always nice to see another user that happy with their Lumia, hope you really enjoy your stay here!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-19-2015 12:20 AM
  13. humlason's Avatar
    I'm happy that you left the "dark side" :)
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    03-19-2015 07:41 AM
  14. M7H's Avatar
    The biggest problem I've had with my switch so far has nothing to do with Windows Phone. I discovered I was no longer receiving text messages from my contacts who have iPhones thanks to iMessage. I actually had to contact Apple to have them disassociate my cell number from my Apple account. Sigh.
    I believe there is an option in your iPhone, to disable iMessage, BEFORE you leave apple..... But that's to late now. ;)
    03-19-2015 08:37 AM
  15. jockopablo's Avatar
    I believe there is an option in your iPhone, to disable iMessage, BEFORE you leave apple..... But that's to late now. ;)
    Believe it or not I had done that. I even logged in to my Apple profile on the web and deleted all of my registered devices. That still didn't work.
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    03-19-2015 08:59 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Believe it or not I had done that. I even logged in to my Apple profile on the web and deleted all of my registered devices. That still didn't work.
    It looks like you have to call in to Apple. I find it astounding that they take ownership of all your messaging in perpetuity and make it so hard to switch off...

    Here's a help page from iMore: Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to turn off iMessage and fix it! | iMore
    03-19-2015 11:52 AM
  17. mddeckie's Avatar
    It looks like you have to call in to Apple. I find it astounding that they take ownership of all your messaging in perpetuity and make it so hard to switch off...

    Here's a help page from iMore: Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to turn off iMessage and fix it! | iMore
    I also left iphone for a Lumia830. I unfortunately did not turn off message before switching to WP and it was a pain to finally get all my texts.i had to get the other user to restart their phones before I'd get messages from them.

    Love my 830 btw
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    03-19-2015 12:01 PM
  18. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Hi, all. I'm an IT professional with an affinity for new toys. After being curious about WP for a long time I finally took the plunge. I picked up a Lumia 830 from AT&T and so far I love it. I'm still learning my way around 8.1 but I don't miss my iPhone at all yet.

    Aside from a couple of specific apps, the only thing I miss is the ability to disable screen lock in certain situations. I listen to Slacker Radio in the car with my phone connected to a charger, and I'd love to be able to keep the display up during the drive. It's not a huge deal, though.

    The biggest problem I've had with my switch so far has nothing to do with Windows Phone. I discovered I was no longer receiving text messages from my contacts who have iPhones thanks to iMessage. I actually had to contact Apple to have them disassociate my cell number from my Apple account. Sigh.

    I also have a Surface Pro 3, which is one of the best pieces of tech I've ever owned.

    I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the forum.

    Cheers!

    Paul
    Welcome to the forums, Paul!

    How are you enjoying your Surface Pro 3 and Lumia 830 so far?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-22-2015 01:38 AM
  19. MaxyBley's Avatar
    Woah, a surface 3? I'm jelly! Lol welcome to Windows Phone.
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    03-22-2015 02:11 AM
  20. jockopablo's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums, Paul!

    How are you enjoying your Surface Pro 3 and Lumia 830 so far?
    Thank you! I'm still getting accustomed to them but absolutely love them both so far.

    The Surface has exceeded all my expectations. Microsoft markets it as a tablet (probably because the keyboard is not included), but 90% of the time I'm using it as a laptop and it is dynamite as such. When I do use it as a tablet, I keep having to remind myself that it's still a real computer and I don't have the limitations I had when I was using an iPad. "Oh, I can actually use any website now!" "Hey, I can use a thumb drive!"

    The 830 has its quirks but I love Win 8.1. A year or two ago when I first tried Android I ended up going back to iPhone after several months. I don't myself going back now.
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    03-22-2015 08:02 AM
  21. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Thank you! I'm still getting accustomed to them but absolutely love them both so far.

    The Surface has exceeded all my expectations. Microsoft markets it as a tablet (probably because the keyboard is not included), but 90% of the time I'm using it as a laptop and it is dynamite as such. When I do use it as a tablet, I keep having to remind myself that it's still a real computer and I don't have the limitations I had when I was using an iPad. "Oh, I can actually use any website now!" "Hey, I can use a thumb drive!"

    The 830 has its quirks but I love Win 8.1. A year or two ago when I first tried Android I ended up going back to iPhone after several months. I don't [see] myself going back now.
    Great, glad to know! Windows 10 is steadily approaching, and it looks like our experience with our devices would be taking a rather interesting turn pretty soon.

    Most of those I know are either using an Android device or an iPhone (my parents, grandparents, most of my friends, my girlfriend, her sisters and her officemates...), and I've been offered to make the switch when my L1020 fatally broke down. So I tried a few "demo" phones here and there; some were plastic, some claimed to have an aircraft aluminum shell variant but whose slim design allowed the device to flex, there were swiveling cameras... and at the end of the day, I ended up with a L535. Looking forward to receiving my repaired L1020 in a few weeks as well.
    RumoredNow and TechAbstract like this.
    03-22-2015 08:25 AM

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