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  1. anon(9538491)'s Avatar
    Hello everyone, I was unsure regarding where I should post this, currently I have a Lumia 630 with Windows 10 Mobile and I have noticed that when I press both Volume Up & Down 3 times the phone vibrates 3 times and the screen flickers, does anyone know what's this for?
    02-03-2016 09:52 AM
  2. queentut16's Avatar
    That's the 'force close' shortcut for unresponsive apps
    02-03-2016 10:02 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    It's the tickle test, and your phone passed.

    This happened in Windows Phone 8.1 as well, I think it's just a diagnostic hardware test.
    02-03-2016 10:02 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    That's the 'force close' shortcut for unresponsive apps
    No, it's not. It doesn't close any apps. You're probably confusing this with the soft reset where you press and hold the volume down and power buttons to force a power cycle.
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    02-03-2016 10:03 AM
  5. windobuddies625's Avatar
    What is this test for? My phone vibrated and flickered for a few secs... What's the purpose of this?
    02-03-2016 10:06 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    Tests the button responses, the vibration module and the screen. There might well be other hardware tests happening for which the vibration/screen flash are the confirmation signal. For example, something being broken might result in a different number of vibrations/flashes. I've asked this before from contacts in Microsoft and never got an answer.
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    02-03-2016 10:10 AM
  7. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Oh okay. Will this test do anything regarding my battery?
    02-03-2016 10:12 AM
  8. queentut16's Avatar
    No, it's not. It doesn't close any apps. You're probably confusing this with the soft reset where you press and hold the volume down and power buttons to force a power cycle.
    Probably not. But okay, my mental reddit cache led me wrong. I know it's been discussed in there.
    02-03-2016 10:14 AM
  9. anon(9538491)'s Avatar
    oh ok, thank you for clarifying this :) been checking the buttons, was wondering if one of the combinations would trigger the take picture on the camera when all of the sudden that happened (3 vibes and screen flicker), wouldn't be a bad idea for phones without camera button lol.

    thank you, once again.
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    02-03-2016 10:16 AM
  10. Pete's Avatar
    I doubt it'll do anything you'll notice. Unless you keep hammering on the keys long enough to run the battery flat.
    02-03-2016 10:16 AM
  11. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Oh okay... Just got to know about it...
    02-03-2016 10:29 AM
  12. M7H's Avatar
    Hello everyone, I was unsure regarding where I should post this, currently I have a Lumia 630 with Windows 10 Mobile and I have noticed that when I press both Volume Up & Down 3 times the phone vibrates 3 times and the screen flickers, does anyone know what's this for?
    I always wonder how people find out these things... I mean, why do you press these buttons, and then 3 times?.....
    02-04-2016 03:17 AM
  13. windobuddies625's Avatar
    I always wonder how people find out these things... I mean, why do you press these buttons, and then 3 times?.....
    Hahah ha good question
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    02-04-2016 03:31 AM
  14. anon(9538491)'s Avatar
    I always wonder how people find out these things... I mean, why do you press these buttons, and then 3 times?.....
    Volume Up + Power Button = Screenshot
    Volume Down + Power Button = Screenshot to the Windows Feedback app

    If these exist, other possible combinations might exist as well, it's just a matter of testing. I left the explanation to how and why I got to that combination @ #9
    Raymond George likes this.
    02-04-2016 04:02 AM
  15. cjkaliber's Avatar
    Hahaha I tried it now press the volume up and down 3times and the phone vibrates 3times.
    02-04-2016 04:34 AM
  16. Jackson Ombati's Avatar
    hey guys any more tips on lumia tests/shortcuts?
    02-04-2016 04:39 AM
  17. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Then what is soft reset if Vol down + power is for windows feedback
    02-04-2016 08:19 AM
  18. Pete's Avatar
    Then what is soft reset if Vol down + power is for windows feedback
    Short tap for feedback, keep the buttons pressed for about 20 secs for a soft reset.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    02-04-2016 08:22 AM
  19. peter leung 10586's Avatar
    Hello everyone, I was unsure regarding where I should post this, currently I have a Lumia 630 with Windows 10 Mobile and I have noticed that when I press both Volume Up & Down 3 times the phone vibrates 3 times and the screen flickers, does anyone know what's this for?
    does it only work for some models? I do the same thing on my 950xl but nothing happen.
    02-04-2016 08:46 AM
  20. bucfan11's Avatar
    It works on my Moly X1...BTW, it is pressing both the volume up and down buttons at the same time, do it 3 times in a row and phone vibrates 3 times.
    02-04-2016 05:44 PM
  21. mewcatchew's Avatar
    It works on my Moly X1...BTW, it is pressing both the volume up and down buttons at the same time, do it 3 times in a row and phone vibrates 3 times.
    Seen the review on the Moly X1, and it looked laggy as all hell - nice full Hd screen - but way too laggy for $300 IMO. Have the updates fixed any of that?

    Thank
    02-04-2016 06:53 PM
  22. Jazmac's Avatar
    Seen the review on the Moly X1, and it looked laggy as all hell - nice full Hd screen - but way too laggy for $300 IMO. Have the updates fixed any of that?

    Thank
    I don't look at that tiny bit almost unnoticeable lag when you look at the fact that you get all this phone for 300 bucks off contract. That is a pretty big deal all on its own, at least in the US. It has an IP67 rating which isn't bad for a mid-range phone. Can't even get that rating in the more expensive phones. Premium design in the body, 4G LTE bands and its running the latest Windows 10 Mobile. In prospective, I think its a beautiful mid. Phone looks premium too.
    02-04-2016 08:06 PM
  23. bucfan11's Avatar
    Have not noticed any lag. I've had a couple of resuming screens that hung up but it is running .29 which was a terrible build on my 928. I'm really impressed at how much faster and stable .29 is on the X1 compared to my 928.
    02-04-2016 09:02 PM
  24. peter leung 10586's Avatar
    It works on my Moly X1...BTW, it is pressing both the volume up and down buttons at the same time, do it 3 times in a row and phone vibrates 3 times.
    ok it works now. previously I pressed up down up down up down........
    02-04-2016 09:32 PM
  25. boltman2013's Avatar
    I got 3 vibes after a bunch of times (lumia 640)
    02-04-2016 09:34 PM
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