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  1. The Cincinnati Kid's Avatar
    Can someone tell me where I go to change what apps are allowed to run in the background? For some reason I can't find it anymore lol.
    02-13-2015 02:32 PM
  2. Kieta's Avatar
    Can someone tell me where I go to change what apps are allowed to run in the background? For some reason I can't find it anymore lol.
    Settings>Battery Saver>Usage
    02-13-2015 02:41 PM
  3. Kieta's Avatar
    The only issues I've noticed with the update so far are battery drain and resume bug when hitting the power button but that could be due to using Live Lock Screen Beta. I'm going back to Awesome Lock to see if that gets rid of the resuming.
    02-13-2015 02:43 PM
  4. gernerttl's Avatar
    The only issues I've noticed with the update so far are battery drain and resume bug when hitting the power button but that could be due to using Live Lock Screen Beta. I'm going back to Awesome Lock to see if that gets rid of the resuming.
    I use LockMix and I don't notice a lag.
    02-13-2015 02:44 PM
  5. MikeSo's Avatar
    In this kind of industry, the tech side directly affects the business side. If Verizon's network gets compromised because of a technical glitch, then its business is directly and negatively affected.
    Yeah, there was zero chance that would happen. Or Verizon has literally the worst network in the world, since people go in and out of networks with their phones everywhere else, including AT&T, T-Mobile etc all the time.
    02-13-2015 02:45 PM
  6. MikeSo's Avatar
    Does anyone else notice a massive drop in quality of the Xbox Music app? Slow, loading after loading, awful UI change and the removal of the music sub-store within the Windows Store makes it too much of a nuisance to use now. I think the music was a big step backwards. And am I the only one who is still upset with Verizon about the entire ordeal? I mean 90+ pages of angry consumers and then they release the update and it seems we all just forget about it. Its nice that they finally delivered it to us, but personally I cannot forgive them for the delay and unwillingness to help me with my windows phone.
    I will not forget. As soon as I can do it without a penalty I'm leaving Verizon. I don't care if they get another flagship. I'm done with them.

    As for Xbox Music, the latest version of the app was a huge step forward. I don't have any issues with it now, either in speed or reliability.
    02-13-2015 02:48 PM
  7. MikeSo's Avatar
    The only issues I've noticed with the update so far are battery drain and resume bug when hitting the power button but that could be due to using Live Lock Screen Beta. I'm going back to Awesome Lock to see if that gets rid of the resuming.
    Yeah the battery is still not performing great. I'm thinking it's a touch/display issue. The Icon has always needed a larger battery, IMO, but right now it's noticeable.
    I might do a hard reset and see if that helps...
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    02-13-2015 02:52 PM
  8. Kieta's Avatar
    Oh and I was changing my theme and background and my girl was looking and said "That's not cobalt blue, that's purple" lol
    02-13-2015 02:59 PM
  9. DCJohnston's Avatar
    I will not forget. As soon as I can do it without a penalty I'm leaving Verizon. I don't care if they get another flagship. I'm done with them.

    As for Xbox Music, the latest version of the app was a huge step forward. I don't have any issues with it now, either in speed or reliability.
    I am glad to see I am not the only one. And as for music, maybe there is something I can do or I just have too much. When I pull open the app, it takes me to a search bar and I have to re-open the app. And when I try to look at my collection it takes a few seconds, before it was instant. I notice the biggest issue as I change songs, 8.0 was not perfect but now it takes at least 3 seconds just for the song to change. And maybe another one or two for the album artwork to change. Not sure how much you have on yours, but music takes up about 8.83 GB
    02-13-2015 03:07 PM
  10. MobileVortex's Avatar
    Personally i think leaving a carrier over an update is pretty ridiculous, unless you have proof that the update was held back for malicious reasons. With any carrier there will always be something to complain about. The one thing you subscribe to a carrier for is network stability/performance, and in that area Verizon cannot be beat (at least in my area, and i believe overall nationwide). I was annoyed as much as the next guy, but whatever phone Verizon get's that's better then my Icon i will get and my wife will take my Icon.

    To each his own tho right?
    Hotvak123, jayblazer and aximtreo like this.
    02-13-2015 03:15 PM
  11. DCJohnston's Avatar
    Personally i think leaving a carrier over an update is pretty ridiculous, unless you have proof that the update was held back for malicious reasons. With any carrier there will always be something to complain about. The one thing you subscribe to a carrier for is network stability/performance, and in that area Verizon cannot be beat (at least in my area, and i believe overall nationwide). I was annoyed as much as the next guy, but whatever phone Verizon get's that's better then my Icon i will get and my wife will take my Icon.

    To each his own tho right?
    Very true and well said. But not only does one pay for the phone service and performance, but as well as customer service and giving their customers top of the line specs. I respect your opinion and we all purchase things for different reasons, but for me it is hard to support a company who keeps me in the dark the way they did. They just do not care about Windows phones and it is quite frustrating.
    jazz70, jbclemons and WP Newbie like this.
    02-13-2015 03:24 PM
  12. SpaceyO's Avatar
    I am glad to see I am not the only one. And as for music, maybe there is something I can do or I just have too much. When I pull open the app, it takes me to a search bar and I have to re-open the app. And when I try to look at my collection it takes a few seconds, before it was instant. I notice the biggest issue as I change songs, 8.0 was not perfect but now it takes at least 3 seconds just for the song to change. And maybe another one or two for the album artwork to change. Not sure how much you have on yours, but music takes up about 8.83 GB
    Compared to Music on 8.0, yes, the Xbox Music app is a mess...but compared to how it was when the PfD came out, it's many huge steps forward.
    MikeSo and Dreamspell like this.
    02-13-2015 03:46 PM
  13. The19thD0CT0R's Avatar
    Compared to Music on 8.0, yes, the Xbox Music app is a mess...but compared to how it was when the PfD came out, it's many huge steps forward.
    What he said. Pretty sure the poster went straight from 8 to official 8.1. Xbox music is fine now.

    However....op, pretty much all of your gripes are OS related and are nothing Verizon would be signing off on. They have no interest whatsoever in if you prefer the update, they just make sure it works on their devices and network. If you don't like something about the OS, Microsoft who made it that way.
    02-13-2015 03:57 PM
  14. MikeSo's Avatar
    Personally i think leaving a carrier over an update is pretty ridiculous, unless you have proof that the update was held back for malicious reasons.
    I don't think it was malicious. I think they didn't care one bit about devoting ANY resources to getting the update out, I KNOW they ditched the phone as soon as they could without giving any reassurance as to support or updates, and then never said a single word about it to anyone, after they failed to deliver an update that literally every other carrier in the world had sent out to phones that Microsoft approved for the update.

    And that's not even mentioning how they treated me when I wanted to BECOME a customer, not offering any of their Windows Phone models for sale in the first three stores I went to.

    I don't have to speculate about malice to know they treated me as a customer they couldn't care less about. I have no desire to support that business, unless they clean up their act.

    With any carrier there will always be something to complain about.
    Yeah, which is why I switch carriers when I don't like the way they treat me. I'm not going to sit and complain at a forum and then keep paying them, that would be silly. It's literally the only thing they care about - not getting my money. I know individually it's a drop in the universe for them, but it's the only thing I can do, and it does have an impact collectively.
    jazz70, jbclemons and WP Newbie like this.
    02-13-2015 04:00 PM
  15. MikeSo's Avatar
    I am glad to see I am not the only one. And as for music, maybe there is something I can do or I just have too much. When I pull open the app, it takes me to a search bar and I have to re-open the app. And when I try to look at my collection it takes a few seconds, before it was instant. I notice the biggest issue as I change songs, 8.0 was not perfect but now it takes at least 3 seconds just for the song to change. And maybe another one or two for the album artwork to change. Not sure how much you have on yours, but music takes up about 8.83 GB
    Ah yeah, it's a bit slower in the 8.1 app than in the 8.0 music player, but way better than it used to be. Be glad you didn't have it before. :)

    You can actually get the original music player back, although it doesn't become the default one: Don't like the new Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1? Here's how to bring back the old one | Windows Central

    This is the app to download: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...c1?signin=true
    DCJohnston likes this.
    02-13-2015 04:09 PM
  16. jazz70's Avatar
    Personally i think leaving a carrier over an update is pretty ridiculous, unless you have proof that the update was held back for malicious reasons. With any carrier there will always be something to complain about. The one thing you subscribe to a carrier for is network stability/performance, and in that area Verizon cannot be beat (at least in my area, and i believe overall nationwide). I was annoyed as much as the next guy, but whatever phone Verizon get's that's better then my Icon i will get and my wife will take my Icon.

    To each his own tho right?
    we waited 9 months for an update, with not one word from Verizon of why it was delayed

    I don't care if it was malicious or not but waiting almost a full calendar year for an update is ridiculous even by Verizon standards imho

    I am going to shop around when my contract comes due, I find a better or comparable WP flagship on another carrier I will not have any problem jumping ship because I have no interest of going through another Icon situation with another flagship WP on a carrier that has showed no interest in the WP platform
    MikeSo and jbclemons like this.
    02-13-2015 04:18 PM
  17. WP Newbie's Avatar
    Oh and I was changing my theme and background and my girl was looking and said "That's not cobalt blue, that's purple" lol
    Weird. Pretty much all of my tiles are transparent (I'm using a background image) or are the color stipulated by the app itself (i.e. Evernote green), so I hadn't even noticed this as an issue. Check out one of the background images, they have some neat ones by default, but you can use any picture you want.
    02-13-2015 04:18 PM
  18. Strat-Mangler's Avatar
    Stupid question.

    Where can I find the DP checkmark so I can disable it? I've looked everywhere I could think of in the phone's settings. :(
    02-13-2015 05:16 PM
  19. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Stupid question.

    Where can I find the DP checkmark so I can disable it? I've looked everywhere I could think of in the phone's settings. :(
    Smart answer

    In the preview for developer app.
    02-13-2015 05:19 PM
  20. Strat-Mangler's Avatar
    Smart answer

    In the preview for developer app.
    Thanks for answering but unfortunately, I don't have this.

    I bought the phone off of eBay. The gentleman who owned it before is the one who installed 8.1 DP on it. I just downloaded the app (had NO idea it was an app) and even created an account for this purpose. The option never shows up.

    This is what I get after signing into the account.

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    Is there a way for me to update my phone without having to reinstall and reconfigure everything? It'd definitely save me tons of work.
    02-13-2015 05:44 PM
  21. feeked's Avatar
    Does anyone else notice a massive drop in quality of the Xbox Music app? Slow, loading after loading, awful UI change and the removal of the music sub-store within the Windows Store makes it too much of a nuisance to use now. I think the music was a big step backwards. And am I the only one who is still upset with Verizon about the entire ordeal? I mean 90+ pages of angry consumers and then they release the update and it seems we all just forget about it. Its nice that they finally delivered it to us, but personally I cannot forgive them for the delay and unwillingness to help me with my windows phone.
    it's not you, the app is a steaming turd now. and it used to be worse. makes me really not like wp much anymore.
    02-13-2015 06:07 PM
  22. MikeSo's Avatar
    it's not you, the app is a steaming turd now. and it used to be worse. makes me really not like wp much anymore.
    What is wrong with it now? After the latest update I have no issues at all. I should say I am an Xbox Music subscriber and all the music I have on the phone is from there.
    02-13-2015 06:27 PM
  23. feeked's Avatar
    maybe it's not bad for streaming, but for playing local files it's still atrociously slow, and bad at picking up metadata. it's just not a pleasant experience, especially compared to the older software.
    02-13-2015 06:30 PM
  24. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Well, I had to hard reset for mine(no choice, it would not install), it blows because I lost some game safes (F U MS for screwing up Application Backup). After I flashed it, I also did a hard reset and didn't restore anything. This is to clean up any possible BS from a last install.

    So far it seems good, too bad I missed the Holidays with 4K video recording (something I was hoping for), Camera is faster, Web pages come to the full page when set as full page, all my little issues with the DP seem to be worked out.

    Today, I asked myself, besides Hey Cortana and 4K recording and a little faster camera what did I actually get here ? 95% of the features in Denim we had in the DP, Oh, well...all that waiting and most of it I already had...

    And I thought we would get lucky and the day after Windows 10 hits....and I see Not for all phones and I am like, Yep, I am a Verizon customer with an ICON so that means we wont get it.....and I was right... :(

    Truth be told, I am glad we finally got it, was getting sick of all the rumors ever other day on here, Better late than never...
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    02-13-2015 06:41 PM
  25. jazz70's Avatar
    I posted over in the Microsoft Mobile Lumia forums asking about any info on why we didn't get double tap to wake with our 8.1.1/Denim update so fingers crossed maybe they will know the answers over there.

    Mobile Community - Lumia Icon double tap to wake - Microsoft Mobile Community
    02-13-2015 07:03 PM
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