02-15-2016 07:03 PM
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  1. Kartik 10's Avatar
    I own a Lumia 640 and would want to upgrade to W10. I've heard positive reviews about L640 running W10. So should I upgrade through IP or wait for official update? Also will my apps data get lost during the upgrade and is there a need for a hard reset?
    02-09-2016 10:46 PM
  2. ML10's Avatar
    Have the same question... Also using a 640
    02-09-2016 10:59 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    If you like, and need for things to always work, I wouldn't recommend it. If you don't mind dealing with little "quirks", you can go for the preview. Make sure that you download Windows Device Recovery Tool, just in case though.

    As long as you back up data in apps that allow for backups, you should be fine with the upgrade/update.
    02-09-2016 11:06 PM
  4. Kartik 10's Avatar
    How long then I should wait for the official update
    02-10-2016 12:01 AM
  5. vhl71's Avatar
    I just bought my new 640 yesterday. Ended up upgrading right away to W10 because of the new outlook mail which allows us to attach files while composing am email. So far its working fine

    Battery didn't last whole day. - that could be because ice been using it heavily being the first day. Hopefully it gets butter - It used to last whole day on 950 (which I'm going to return if this works for me)

    Sent from mTalk
    02-10-2016 12:07 AM
  6. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    I'm using W10M on my L640 DS for a long time now and I would never go back to 8.1.

    Just be sure to hard reset after the upgrade as it will solve many potential problems.
    02-10-2016 11:52 AM
  7. FredW3's Avatar
    I wouldn't rush to wp10. As it currently runs, html email doesn't work. For a communication device, this is junk. I can accept that some of the toys don't work, like Cortana not being able to play music, but the basics are what I need. I am ordering a cheap Android phone so that I can continue to work until WP10 is fixed.
    02-10-2016 09:18 PM
  8. RobsBrutal1's Avatar
    I wouldn't rush to wp10. As it currently runs, html email doesn't work. For a communication device, this is junk. I can accept that some of the toys don't work, like Cortana not being able to play music, but the basics are what I need. I am ordering a cheap Android phone so that I can continue to work until WP10 is fixed.
    You can't play music? What problems are you having because this sounds the complete opposite of mind.
    02-10-2016 10:53 PM
  9. Sedp23's Avatar
    run pretty good on my 640 only problems I'm really having is the battery life is only giving me roughly 7 or so hours and the wordflow keyboard is broken sometimes when your swiping it miisses words or completely spells the wrong words....other than that everything else pretty much works good id recommend it

    some people get all day battery life but in my usage with medium/heavy usage I'm only averaging about 7 hours or less

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    02-10-2016 10:59 PM
  10. RobsBrutal1's Avatar
    I own a Lumia 640 and would want to upgrade to W10. I've heard positive reviews about L640 running W10. So should I upgrade through IP or wait for official update? Also will my apps data get lost during the upgrade and is there a need for a hard reset?
    in my opinion its worth it to upgrade to the insiders builds of 10. I've been so impressed with it that I have put my iPhone 6 on the shelf and are rocking my Lumia 640.
    02-10-2016 10:59 PM
  11. RobsBrutal1's Avatar
    run pretty good on my 640 only problems I'm really having is the battery life is only giving me roughly 7 or so hours and the wordflow keyboard is broken sometimes when your swiping it miisses words or completely spells the wrong words....other than that everything else pretty much works good id recommend it

    some people get all day battery life but in my usage with medium/heavy usage I'm only averaging about 7 hours or less

    Sent from mTalk
    do you tweak settings at all to help with battery? Changing background apps...turning off wifi NFC and locations when not in use? Brightness? I'm a heavy user and am making it through a full day. Let me know if I can help
    02-10-2016 11:01 PM
  12. justonlumia's Avatar
    Not worth the risk if your phone is your primary device and you dont have time to spare to fix problems
    02-10-2016 11:02 PM
  13. RobsBrutal1's Avatar
    Not worth the risk if your phone is your primary device and you dont have time to spare to fix problems
    What problems would those be?
    02-10-2016 11:45 PM
  14. vhl71's Avatar
    I wouldn't rush to wp10. As it currently runs, html email doesn't work. For a communication device, this is junk. I can accept that some of the toys don't work, like Cortana not being able to play music, but the basics are what I need. I am ordering a cheap Android phone so that I can continue to work until WP10 is fixed.

    The latest update for outlook mail app fixes the html issue. I see the html emails properly now on my 640

    Sent from mTalk
    02-10-2016 11:48 PM
  15. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    do you tweak settings at all to help with battery? Changing background apps...turning off wifi NFC and locations when not in use? Brightness? I'm a heavy user and am making it through a full day. Let me know if I can help
    Wifi, NFC, location, FaceBook - I have them all allowed to run at background. Light usage, charged every 3rd night. So they are not that big issue in WP8.1 ;)
    02-11-2016 12:15 AM
  16. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    I own a Lumia 640 and would want to upgrade to W10. I've heard positive reviews about L640 running W10. So should I upgrade through IP or wait for official update? Also will my apps data get lost during the upgrade and is there a need for a hard reset?
    This is a good time to test W10M. If you don't like it, there is still a way back to 8.1 (automatic update checks can be disabled after that). Upgrade should not kill any data, Health has changed to something else so not sure about steps etc.

    Hard reset ("Have you tried turning it off and on again" or "reinstall W95 - again" revisited :D ) and revert to 8.1 will wipe all data not stored to cloud. E.g. Sports Tracker and Geocaching Live have their own servers. Some games save to One Drive or FB (?). Some data will be lost for good. It's the same with Android.

    It's really a matter of having nothing better to do and possibility of losing game stats or WhatsApp conversations (it has to be backed up to SD - guess did I know that on first time) in hard reset, if/when upgrade process does not get app and setting migrations done the way it should in final, official, update.

    There is no guarantee that the official upgrade will be any better. I hope it will be, with firmware and stuff, but I'm not a lottery winner type so -- ;)
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    02-11-2016 12:37 AM
  17. Kartik 10's Avatar
    in my opinion its worth it to upgrade to the insiders builds of 10. I've been so impressed with it that I have put my iPhone 6 on the shelf and are rocking my Lumia 640.
    02-11-2016 03:15 AM
  18. Kartik 10's Avatar
    Ok so if I have my games in SD will games data erase in a hard reset after the upgrade?
    02-11-2016 03:24 AM
  19. Kartik 10's Avatar
    And what all shall be deleted if I hard reset
    02-11-2016 06:41 AM
  20. FredW3's Avatar
    You can't play music? What problems are you having because this sounds the complete opposite of mind.
    When you ask Cortana to "play (artist name)", all I get is an internet search. I can say "play music" and it suffles everyting on my phone. I have seen a lot of posts talking about this issue, and not everyone has the problem. I suspect it has to do with my music being on the SD card.
    02-11-2016 07:30 AM
  21. captaincalamity's Avatar
    I am thinking of getting a 640 XL, the phone I had before was the L930, which ran windows 10 perfectly, bit concerned the 640 XL only has 1GB ram and a lower spec processor, thing I loved about the 930 is that it was completely lag free on W10. So knowing how it performs on the 640 is interesting. The battery life on my old 930 was OK to good on W10, how is the battery life o the 640 XL.
    02-11-2016 08:23 AM
  22. wgs84's Avatar
    What problems would those be?
    Well, for me, when I had .63 on my 640, sometimes my phone would just stop responding, and I have to restart it. Other times, the whole screen would just glitch up (screenshot), and I have to restart it. Those are just two of the bugs that made me decide to roll back to 8.1. And, yes, I did a factory reset after each update. W10m works most of the time, but people can't be under the illusion that W10m is safe to use as a primary device.

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    02-11-2016 12:44 PM
  23. Sedp23's Avatar
    do you tweak settings at all to help with battery? Changing background apps...turning off wifi NFC and locations when not in use? Brightness? I'm a heavy user and am making it through a full day. Let me know if I can help

    Yes I turn everything off the only thing I leave on is Bluetooth and location because I use my lg tone infiniums all day. I turn NFC, VPN, location off in the privacy settings of some apps, I have all background apps off except maybe 4-5 apps, i have all email accounts syncing every 2 hours except my outlook, i have message backup turned off and still roughly 7 or less hours

    I even flashed back to 8.1 Saturday and went back to 10 and still the same battery life

    Sent from mTalk
    02-11-2016 02:07 PM
  24. RobsBrutal1's Avatar
    Yes I turn everything off the only thing I leave on is Bluetooth and location because I use my lg tone infiniums all day. I turn NFC, VPN, location off in the privacy settings of some apps, I have all background apps off except maybe 4-5 apps, i have all email accounts syncing every 2 hours except my outlook, i have message backup turned off and still roughly 7 or less hours

    I even flashed back to 8.1 Saturday and went back to 10 and still the same battery life

    Sent from mTalk
    Damn dude your settings are mirror image of mine. That sucks.. I have no suggestions
    02-11-2016 09:31 PM
  25. Kartik 10's Avatar
    .107 was released to slow ring within a day it was released to the fast ring. Does it indicate the official update is nearing?
    02-11-2016 10:33 PM
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