1. tpapictures's Avatar
    I'm contemplating moving to WP8 on a Lumia 925. Just have a few little silly questions about system settings.
    1. Are there any kind of notification lights for email, sms, etc? Even if it's just one for ALL messages?
    2. Can ringtone volume, and notification volume be adjusted separately? Or do all sounds have the same volume. When you go up or down in volume, does the volume of the ENTIRE phone go up and down?
    3. Can the phone be set to ring and vibrate together?
    4. Are there different aspect ratio choices in the camera app? How about touch to focus?
    5. I've heard you can switch to another country's app store to download apps. Is this true?

    Thank you!!
    11-07-2013 08:45 AM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    1) HTC wp8 I think have notification lights
    2)not at the moment but it has been begged for and Microsoft is pretty good about implementing requested features.
    3&4) yes!
    11-07-2013 08:48 AM
  3. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Welcome, no notification lights just sounds, you can set different for each but not adjustable volume. Volume up and down is for the entire phone.
    Phone can ring, vibrate or both.
    It depends on the phone and app.
    11-07-2013 08:52 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm contemplating moving to WP8 on a Lumia 925. Just have a few little silly questions about system settings.
    1. Are there any kind of notification lights for email, sms, etc? Even if it's just one for ALL messages?
    No. You get toasts and there's the lockscreen. Glance is coming with Black update which will allow you to see notifications in lock mode.

    2. Can ringtone volume, and notification volume be adjusted separately? Or do all sounds have the same volume. When you go up or down in volume, does the volume of the
    ENTIRE phone go up and down?
    Only one volume.

    3. Can the phone be set to ring and vibrate together?
    Yes.

    4. Are there different aspect ratio choices in the camera app? How about touch to focus?
    Yes. The Nokia Camera app is very extensive, it's like using a DSLR.
    11-07-2013 08:55 AM
  5. tpapictures's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. So nobody has heard about this idea that you can access stores from other countries?
    11-07-2013 09:01 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. So nobody has heard about this idea that you can access stores from other countries?
    Are you perhaps referring to this? Proxy App
    11-07-2013 09:08 AM
  7. envio's Avatar
    1) HTC wp8 I think have notification lights
    Lights on WP are purely for hardware status. Green = charged (when plugged into a charger), Red = charging, Flashing Red = battery is low, Flashing Green + Red = Overheating.
    11-07-2013 09:13 AM
  8. envio's Avatar
    @2 the only difference in volume level occurs when you're in a phone call. Instead of the regular 1-30 levels, it changes to 1-10.

    @3 I think it kind of depends on what you mean by together. On my HTC 8X, when vibrate and ring are both enabled, the phone will vibrate first and then ring thereafter. I haven't tried every ringtone but that's the behaviour for me.
    11-07-2013 09:17 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    How did we get from Nokia 925 to referring to HTC 8X?
    11-07-2013 09:31 AM
  10. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. So nobody has heard about this idea that you can access stores from other countries?
    Yes, AFAIK, you can change your country to whichever country the app you want is in, download it, and then switch back.
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    11-07-2013 09:35 AM
  11. tpapictures's Avatar
    How did we get from Nokia 925 to referring to HTC 8X?
    Me neither. Probably just trying to give his experience. ;)
    11-07-2013 09:47 AM
  12. tpapictures's Avatar
    Are you perhaps referring to this? Proxy App
    That link doesnt seem to work.
    11-07-2013 09:48 AM
  13. tpapictures's Avatar
    Yes, AFAIK, you can change your country to whichever country the app you want is in, download it, and then switch back.
    I read that somewhere but it's strange because I can't seem to find anything that confirms it. And when you come back to YOUR country that app is still there? Can someone maybe try?
    11-07-2013 09:49 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That link doesnt seem to work.
    Here's the link to the app. Not sure if it works in your country or not. I was trying to link you to a thread about it. ProxApp | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United Kingdom)
    11-07-2013 09:51 AM
  15. tpapictures's Avatar
    Here's the link to the app. Not sure if it works in your country or not. I was trying to link you to a thread about it. ProxApp | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United Kingdom)
    That doesnt look like what I'm talking about.
    11-07-2013 09:52 AM
  16. sym1a1a's Avatar
    That doesnt look like what I'm talking about.

    not sure what they mean by proxys, but to access another countrys app store all you need to do is go into settings, tap on language+region and change the phones region to the country you want to download app from, then after install go back and change the region back to your default region, also note, the app may not show an available update unless your phone is set to that region, hope that answers your question
    11-07-2013 10:10 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That doesnt look like what I'm talking about.
    As others have stated you can just change your country region in settings and it will let you go to those stores. The reason I suggested the app is because it lets you download apps from other OEMs.

    Not sure why you wanted other country apps.
    11-07-2013 10:20 AM
  18. tpapictures's Avatar
    Not sure why you wanted other country apps.
    There are several occasions where an app is only exposed to one country, a news source, a store app, a particular sport, etc.
    11-07-2013 10:46 AM
  19. Elih silva's Avatar
    hello the las november 4 line it has updated at 3.1 and i have line version 3.0 and i cant update it at 3.1 in my windows phone store,someome can help me?
    11-07-2013 11:01 AM
  20. troylytle's Avatar
    I also wanted to say that likely Nokia will be using the windows key as a notification light.
    11-07-2013 02:42 PM

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