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11-08-2014 09:52 PM
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  1. altbus1's Avatar
    My lumia 925 worked without any problem before the cyan update, afterwards it's the battery life that bothers me the most. My camera went black one time. (after turning the device off/on it worked again)
    And the lack of app's from the windows store is anoying, but that has nothing to do with windows itself.
    For the rest the action center needs to be updated to add the option data connection.
    I like the way windows phone works and if they try to keep up with the other os, I don't feel the need to change.
    08-22-2014 02:41 AM
  2. rabit1's Avatar
    I use Rapdialer for that. Is it what you're looking for?
    08-23-2014 09:39 PM
  3. rabit1's Avatar
    Might try one of the many Smart Dialing apps in the WP Store. I use RapDialer.
    Just use Rapdialer. Works great
    08-23-2014 09:40 PM
  4. psoham777's Avatar
    Received Windows Phone 8.1 update for my 520 last week, it was really unexpected. I'm very excited to see the new features. Luckily not much bugs cannot be detected, still the following bugs exists :

    1) Album Preview Pic gets disappeared leaving that portion transparent for a few seconds, then it comes back. Generally this happens when moving to the Start screen or moving to Apps list.
    2) No Quick button for GPRS in Action Centre.
    3) Battery life is clearly reduced.
    4) Cortana is not available in India now, all existing Volume Control apps are now crashed. Can anyone suggest an app for controlling volume in WP 8.1 ?

    I'm generally happy with the update, can't say yet if I jumped in too quick for the update.
    Cortana will be available soon to India, but you can activate it! Just search WPcentral for activating Cortana in India! I have 1320, I don't find much difference in reduction of battery life! & also I don't have that album preview problem you mentioned above!
    08-24-2014 09:10 AM
  5. ludecoli's Avatar
    I wish this update had a turn-off phone password feature because with irremovable battery it'd keeps us safer of finding our phone after been stolen.

    I have a Lumia 720 and I live in a dangerous area, preventing the thief to turn off the phone immediately would give me time to localize the phone, where do I give MS this suggestion?
    08-27-2014 07:17 PM
  6. elee@ulgm.org's Avatar
    i don't get why they don't just have arrow buttons on the keypad, they seem to have managed to fit everything else on there. It makes sense to me to have the same buttons as you have on a normal keyboard and it would save a lot of aggravation when editing text.
    yes!!!
    08-28-2014 07:48 PM
  7. RoboLoftie's Avatar
    My 920's GPS has become rather confused after the update too. If I'm at my sisters it tells me I'm two streets away. I have to close and open maps and hit my location a few times for it to realise where I am. Kind of annoying when I've got WiFi off and set to turn on at favourite places!
    08-31-2014 07:42 PM
  8. M L's Avatar
    What's new on the start screen, with the signal, wifi, battery indicators? Seems that the wifi indicator has moved from more centered to right next to the service signal bars, and there are one or two little dots appearing at times above the wifi signal. Anyone know what these mean? I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else, and Cortana doesn't know what it is, or just won't tell me.
    Last edited by M L; 09-07-2014 at 10:04 PM.
    09-05-2014 03:01 PM
  9. Faisal Islam2's Avatar
    when i was using windows 8 on my nokia lumia 625 that time whenever i post photo, status on my facebook account its shows the title via windows phone ! but getting windows 8.1 cyan update i don't find this anymore ! thats disappointing! look at apple iphone users whenever they post photo on facebook its shows via ios ! that cool but windows user after getting cyan update don't show others that they 're using windows phone !! :( plz fix it soon !
    09-07-2014 03:12 AM
  10. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Just wanted to say, half of your 'Bad' reasons are invalid. You can't expect a update to do things for WhatsApp of windows doesn't own WhatsApp. You also can't expect a PowerPoint editor to come on a update too. You get those already in Office. Plus you're asking for all this crap you want in it and acting like its a bad update. 🙎
    09-07-2014 03:58 AM
  11. michael37's Avatar
    Try this for lock screen, (coollockscreen) on app store, Works ok. There may be better out there, but with a few pics and a little tinkering can make a cool lock screen. sorry wont let me post links, new account.
    09-07-2014 05:28 PM
  12. aikidaves's Avatar
    What's new on the start screen, with the signal, wifi, battery indicators? Seems that the wifi indicator has moved from more centered to right next to the service signal bars, and there are one or two little dots appearing at times above the wifi signal. Anyone know what these mean? I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else, and Cortana doesn't know what it is, or just won't tell me.
    The 'dots' are tiny upload/download indicator arrows, for when your phone is sending or receiving data. You can get them over the service signal bars, too, if you're using cell data instead of WiFi.
    09-07-2014 10:38 PM
  13. k12000lt's Avatar
    Just wanted to say, half of your 'Bad' reasons are invalid. You can't expect a update to do things for WhatsApp of windows doesn't own WhatsApp. You also can't expect a PowerPoint editor to come on a update too. You get those already in Office. Plus you're asking for all this crap you want in it and acting like its a bad update.
    That depends on what your perspective is. I shifted from N8 from Nokia itself. It had those "crap" things which really worked, for me at least. May be for few others too. Whatsapp worked too well on N8 (Symbian Belle), almost as android. It also had quick office with powerpoint editor. So it depends.
    09-08-2014 10:19 AM
  14. k12000lt's Avatar
    The 'dots' are tiny upload/download indicator arrows, for when your phone is sending or receiving data. You can get them over the service signal bars, too, if you're using cell data instead of WiFi.
    I do not get those tiny arrows on L925, but only on L720 (both running Cyan). I do not know why or if there is any option to turn it on or off.
    09-08-2014 10:20 AM
  15. aikidaves's Avatar
    I do not get those tiny arrows on L925, but only on L720 (both running Cyan). I do not know why or if there is any option to turn it on or off.
    I don't know why you don't get them on your L925. I get them on my L920. I don't know of any configuration switches for them.
    09-08-2014 10:57 AM
  16. MaXi32's Avatar
    My lumia 925 worked without any problem before the cyan update, afterwards it's the battery life that bothers me the most. My camera went black one time. (after turning the device off/on it worked again)
    And the lack of app's from the windows store is anoying, but that has nothing to do with windows itself.
    For the rest the action center needs to be updated to add the option data connection.
    I like the way windows phone works and if they try to keep up with the other os, I don't feel the need to change.
    Switch to android phone. :) You will never come back to Windows Phone.
    09-08-2014 06:57 PM
  17. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Switch to android phone. :) You will never come back to Windows Phone.
    Opinions dude.
    09-08-2014 08:49 PM
  18. k12000lt's Avatar
    Switch to android phone. :) You will never come back to Windows Phone.
    In fact, it's the android that keeps me on wp. Android is the biggest info thief. It steals every bit of user data which is never required for an app. It's one of biggest topic of debet. Anyway, this is not the point here. It's just to help users and improve wp.
    hprvez likes this.
    09-08-2014 10:04 PM
  19. DoctorSaline's Avatar
    I updated my phone Lumia 525 on 5th through OTA updates. There were two updates for me. One updated was some version of WP8 that prepared me for Cyan and other was actual Cyan update. The whole process took one and a half to two hours for me. I did a hard reset before updating my phone to cyan. And after update, entered a new class 10 32GB of SD card.

    Well, here goes my experience for Cyan:

    Pros:
    - loving the start screen background
    - loving more tiles
    - loving live lock screen
    - loving new notification options. This new control over notifications is awesome. Gone are the days when your personal messages will show right in the face of a stranger through banner/toasts.
    It is sad that currently no app is taking full advantage of these notification controls.
    - faster animations albeit jittery.
    - faster keyboard. Keys register faster because of wordflow algorithms.
    - and the BIGGEST one. Ability to move apps and games to SD card.
    - if facebook beta is any indication, faster notifications.
    - BETTER BATTERY LIFE. I wanted to emphasize on this point because most people here say that their battery life worsened after Cyan Update. But it wasn't the case for me. Before cyan, the battery app used to predict 18hours of battery life on full recharge and on moderate to heavy use, my phone would barely last six hours. After cyan, battery saver gives me over two days of time and on moderated to heavy use, I can last more than 12hours. So that is double the amount of battery life for me after cyan update.
    - loved internet explorer's reading mode and download capability. It opened and saved pdfs and mp3s for me. It does support background download as well which was great.
    - Files app is a real improvement since you can organize your content through here. Make custom albums for photos. Documents. Downloads. I was able to find downloaded items by sorting the list on recently added.

    Cons:
    -Music, video, games and store apps look more bland and depressing, more content in your face, slow and buggy.
    I'd love to know who hurt the teams developing these apps.
    MS lost the looks, the minimalism, smoothness and functionality in these apps. I'm hoping they will improve sooner rather than later.
    - overall loss of smoothness and fluidity and some lag here and there particularly in store app. Don't get me wrong. Animations are faster, just not that smooth anymore.
    - those terrible green screens when loading Xbox music, video or games app that scars you forever.
    - I can no longer share anything to twitter untill twitter updates its app taking advantage of SAF APIs in WP8.1 which, if past is any indication, isn't happening anytime soon. Hastag sedlyf.

    So, that's it folks. I'll still laude it for what it brought rather than what it broke in a hope that MS will fix it soon.
    09-09-2014 09:05 PM
  20. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Still no proper Office. MS Word is basically notepad, no spelling or grammar checking and very little formatting. Excel is just as bad. When they say these phones come with MS Office they are simply lying.
    dezzilak likes this.
    09-17-2014 04:40 PM
  21. 11B1P's Avatar
    also, why is WP8.1 still under "upcoming & rumored OS" ? it's official! helloo!
    I wouldn't call it official. I haven't seen it released for my L928. As far as I know, it's still a rumor.
    09-17-2014 05:18 PM
  22. Jimmie Lee's Avatar
    As I type this, it looks like my 920 is getting the 8.1 update. I don't use the 920 anymore, but I do use it for my morning alarm.
    09-28-2014 05:47 PM
  23. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    I agree with your fourth bad reason. It would be nice if the action center did that..
    Posted Via Tapatalk for Windows Phone.
    10-10-2014 02:31 PM
  24. altbus1's Avatar
    Because the camera/ battery problems didn't go away by itself I've tried a hard reset.
    I don't like to do that but that was almost a month a go and I didn't had any problems after the hard reset.
    Like my phone again... :)
    10-11-2014 01:06 AM
  25. Waylon Payne's Avatar
    I'm quite happy that the WiFi toggle takes me to the WiFi settings. Its not much extra effort to then click on the toggle to turn it off.

    When I'm at home I switch between the router upstairs and downstairs as the coverage from either doesn't cover the whole house.

    The setting is very convenient for me.
    10-16-2014 01:41 PM
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