Lumia 950XL Issues List to date.

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Gordorfc

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Hi Guys

I have had my 950XL since early December and thought I would post a list of the problems and issues I have had and am still having and hopefully some of you can share any fixes that I still have outstanding.

1: Windows 10 Mobile (10.0.10586.29) Update Lumia 950 XL: I had serious issues getting this update, initially it was failing with the Low Space warning and burning through 100% battery life in an hour. I had to hard reset the device 3 times before Microsoft admitted a problem and pulled the update until it was fixed. Only after this did it finally install....not a good start when a brand new device has an Update screwing it up in the first day.
2: Email messages not giving audio warnings when arriving, despite being set to do so.
3: Email Start Screen Shortcut constantly has 1 Email showing as delivered when there is none, it has been stuck at this for over a month now.
4: Edge Browser Issues: Various issues with trying to reply to forums etc online, even Microsoft Forums. The device starts to get really hot and the lag in typing makes it unfit for this simple task.
5: Sounds: When locking the phone there used to be a 'click' like noise signalling it was locked....this stopped working for no reason an I can not get it to come back, handy and something I was used to having had a Windows Phone for years.
6: Alarm & Clock App: The Alarm clock app has completely screwed up. It doesn't open, freezing up the phone if attempted. I tried uninstalling it, but can't as it does the same. I went to the store and there was an Update for it showing so I proceeded to install it, but that too fails and I cant add, remove or do anything with it.
7: Glance Screen: There are several issues on the Glance Screen that are really annoying. WhatsApp sometimes shows up, but often doesn't. Email shows up with 1 email constantly and most annoying my Battery App doesn't update....so I am constantly logging in to see the state of the battery....which defeats the purpose oh having an updateable tile etc
8:Network Issues: I often lose WiFi connection for no reason, all other devices are fine but the 950XL loses it....it does pick it up mostly but sometimes have to disable and re-enable WiFi
9: Device suddenly reboots: This happens quite often, sometimes I just glance down and see it restarting, not touched it or even looked at it but it restarts. It doesn't cause much of an issue but should it reboot its self for no reason, or are there updates being applied that I don't know about?
10: Iris Recognition: I have stopped using this, I found it rather strange that in setting it up it asks you to remove your glasses, and for some people, myself included, I am quite challenged without them so following the instructions without them was a bit strange. Once set up, with glasses on, I find it is so hit or miss I ended up using my PIN more....bit to go on that technology I think.

Apart from that, everything is fine lol. Seriously though, is it good enough to have so many issues with a new device? I was an early adopter of the Nokia Lumia 920 and can not remember this amount of pain and grief and that was before the Insider Program was started and expanded....what do they test and what gets done with any results?
I read a new update may be due out soon.....I wonder what raft of issues that will either FIX or what raft of new issues it will create, in the Windows Phone world it can be any or many of either or all !!!!
 

CraigCole

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Apart from that, everything is fine lol. Seriously though, is it good enough to have so many issues with a new device? I was an early adopter of the Nokia Lumia 920 and can not remember this amount of pain and grief and that was before the Insider Program was started and expanded....what do they test and what gets done with any results?
I read a new update may be due out soon.....I wonder what raft of issues that will either FIX or what raft of new issues it will create, in the Windows Phone world it can be any or many of either or all !!!!

I've got a 950 and, like you, had a 920 several years ago. WP8.1 was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much more reliable, not to mention smoother and faster feeling. In it's current state W10M is simply garbage, it's the software equivalent of an overflowing medical-waste dumpster.

You're having even more trouble with your XL than I'm having with my 950, which is hard to believe. I'd suggest returning the device for a new one. That might help.

If nothing else, the good news is you're not alone in having issues, the bad news is I don't see them getting fixed anytime soon.
 

Jed Cutler

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I had reboot issues when I first got my 950XL. My initial theory was it was because of the 128gb SD card and I still believe that was the issue. But after all the updates, haven't had any reboots anymore. There are still minor issues like apps crash but I can use it as daily driver. Updates come fast too😁
 

BBJonbo

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Only issues I am having in your list is wifi 5GHz stability ans occasional reboots. I am not experiencing everything else that you are. That is a big list and if it were me I would di a hard reset and not restore any backups. A lit of folks seem to have more troubles if they performed a restore. My 950xl is my first WP so had nothing to restore. Others have suggested that may be why I have had so few errors and problems with W10M.
 

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Glance suddenly became much too dim. I can no longer just glance to see time, etc. but I have to get near to see. That defeats the whole point of Glance. I haven't found any way to adjust and the display brightness settings don't help. Anyone else?
 

M4cc45

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For glance you can change the colour in night mode - that's about all I can find - I have it a nice green which is pretty easy to see though it doesn't help in the day.
 
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