1. Colonel Rafiki's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Just want to share my own experience of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview on a Nokia Lumia 620. When I originally installed the over-the-air update, I enjoyed the new features but experienced a fair few bugs. The phone would freeze occasionally, apps would crash, and there was visible lag in menu animations. Put all that together and the phone didn't feel as smooth, fluid or refined as it used to be.

    Anyhow, I did a hard reset the other day just to see if it would help, and it definitely has. I opted to start the phone afresh (as opposed to restoring an earlier backup) and re-installed all my apps from the store. I have since experienced no crashes or freezes, and the phone feels really smooth again. I'm noticing hardly any lag, battery life has improved and, considering the budget nature of the device, I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how well the Lumia 620 is now handling Windows Phone 8.1.

    I'm not sure if this is news to anyone, or if I'm just stating the obvious, but I hope the feedback is useful to someone. If you're having a few niggling issues with 8.1, try a hard reset (settings -> about -> reset your phone). And please be aware that you will lose all data on the phone by doing this.
    phil71 and tanujkhandelwal585 like this.
    04-21-2014 09:03 AM
  2. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, after dealing with a few bugs here and there, never mind really bad battery drain. I did the hard reset, and things got better, a lot better, even with battery life (and a few tweaks), I can make a full day with 8.1 and still have 20-30% on the battery before bed.... Not great but, a LOT better than it was...
    04-21-2014 09:07 AM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yes i would definitely agree on doing a hard reset after installing the preview, it definitely helped on improving the performance on my 920 and 810
    04-21-2014 09:08 AM
  4. akashpats's Avatar
    yup the hard reset helped me mix battery backup for my 720.
    04-21-2014 09:10 AM
  5. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    That's what I did, since day 1.

    Sent from my RM-820_lta_lta1_272 using Tapatalk
    04-21-2014 09:10 AM
  6. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Yep. I did the same thing the day before. Yesterday I got an significant improvement with my battery with Wi-Fi sense turned off. We'll see how today works out.
    04-21-2014 09:17 AM
  7. TheRem's Avatar
    Question: Do I have to reinstall again the THOUSAND apps on my SD Card if I hard reset my WP8.1?
    04-23-2014 09:06 PM
  8. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I saw no difference what so ever after the last hard reset. I wouldn't waste my time.
    Edward_g and WINDOW LOVIN like this.
    04-23-2014 09:10 PM
  9. deadwrong03's Avatar
    I hard reset on my 928 yesterday and was never getting high estimations on my battery life before but afterwards I got this never had anything over one day before the update the most I would get was like 10 hours estimated time

    After 8.1 hard reset





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    04-23-2014 09:19 PM
  10. TheRem's Avatar
    After hard resetting my WP8.1, it's now downloading and installing one by one all my THOUSAND apps. DAMN! It erased all the apps on my SD card when I chose "SD Card". Grrrr! My Offline Wikipedia is 5 GB... It's gonna be a LONG day. :P
    04-23-2014 11:50 PM
  11. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I'll just need to restore my texts and contacts, nothing else :) i dont have that many apps, so I'll just screenshot every page and install them separately, or maybe do it through the window phone site (my installed list must be clogged, i test a lot of apps).
    04-24-2014 12:09 AM
  12. wphashan's Avatar
    I'll just need to restore my texts and contacts, nothing else :) i dont have that many apps, so I'll just screenshot every page and install them separately, or maybe do it through the window phone site (my installed list must be clogged, i test a lot of apps).
    you don't need to screenshot everything, you can backup your apps list, settings, text messages, contacts, even start screen (wp 8.1) :)
    04-24-2014 01:08 AM
  13. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    you don't need to screenshot everything, you can backup your apps list, settings, text messages, contacts, even start screen (wp 8.1) :)
    i dont want to backup my apps. That would mean the same cache back would be back, and MS warns that the others storage returns if you restore app list. I dont want to take risks, so I'd do a simple reset and just restore my texts and contacts. Asphalt 8 and dogfight have cloud saves so that's cool too ! ;-)
    04-24-2014 04:01 AM
  14. wphashan's Avatar
    i dont want to backup my apps. That would mean the same cache back would be back, and ms warns that the others storage returns if you restore app list. I dont want to take risks, so i'd do a simple reset and just restore my texts and contacts. Asphalt 8 and dogfight have cloud saves so that's cool too ! ;-)
    ok
    04-27-2014 11:53 PM
  15. WINDOW LOVIN's Avatar
    Do your contacts stay in your hotmail if you hard reset? And what about pictures and saved game data?
    I saw no difference what so ever after the last hard reset. I wouldn't waste my time.
    04-29-2014 02:08 AM
  16. wphashan's Avatar
    After a hard reset, my phone's vibrating style is changed!
    04-29-2014 10:32 AM
  17. wphashan's Avatar
    Do your contacts stay in your hotmail if you hard reset? And what about pictures and saved game data?
    Yes, your contacts are stay in your microsoft account, you can backup your photos & videos to one drive, unfortunately apps list backup couldn't save my game data.
    04-29-2014 10:34 AM
  18. MikeSo's Avatar
    What's the difference between a "hard" reset and other resets? I only saw a thing saying "Reset my phone", which is what I used. Then I restored from the backup I had.
    04-29-2014 10:37 AM
  19. Muessig's Avatar
    Just like is posted in the OP of this thread here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ts-thread.html we recommend you definitely hard reset your phone if you have installed the Developer preview. It seems to prevent quite a few bugs and issues. You can find out all about the different issues and fixes right there in that thread.
    04-29-2014 11:49 AM

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