1. brusbrother's Avatar
    Lumia 640 ATT branded unlocked.
    I don't see the Show More Tiles under settings/start and theme
    Is it somewhere else or do I need Developers Preview or even Windows Insider for W10?
    OR are these small tiles (I can create them) that fit 6 across baked in the cake in 8.1 update 2 without asking??
    Last edited by brusbrother; 12-20-2015 at 02:10 AM.
    12-19-2015 04:05 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I think it's probably the latter. The option doesn't exist, as you have seen. I'm guessing that option usually goes for smaller screen devices.
    12-19-2015 05:03 PM
  3. boltman2013's Avatar
    Lumia 640 ATT branded unlocked.
    I don't see the Show More Tiles under settings/start and theme
    Is it somewhere else or do I need Developers Preview or even Windows Insider for W10?
    OR are these small tiles (I can create them) that fit 4 across baked in the cake in 8.1 update 2 without asking??
    Settings>Personalization>Start>Show More Tiles (at bottom under transparency)
    12-19-2015 05:57 PM
  4. brusbrother's Avatar
    Settings>Personalization>Start>Show More Tiles (at bottom under transparency)
    Not seeing this option on my 640
    12-19-2015 09:02 PM
  5. boltman2013's Avatar
    Not seeing this option on my 640
    Mines GoPhone they should be the same. I am on 10 but pretty sure that option was there in 8.1.

    I actually prefer less tiles so I unchecked the box.
    12-19-2015 09:08 PM
  6. brusbrother's Avatar
    Mines GoPhone they should be the same. I am on 10 but pretty sure that option was there in 8.1.

    I actually prefer less tiles so I unchecked the box.
    Had a feeling you might be on Win 10 when you mentioned "transparency"
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    12-19-2015 09:27 PM
  7. brusbrother's Avatar
    Mines GoPhone they should be the same. I am on 10 but pretty sure that option was there in 8.1.

    I actually prefer less tiles so I unchecked the box.
    How is Win 10 on the 640 for you? Are you on Windows Insider slow or fast route? Any downside?
    I am contemplating the upgrade so as to be able to install android apps (specifically Groove ip lite for free wifi calling).
    Have you tried any sideloading of android apps?
    12-20-2015 06:59 AM
  8. Slovenix's Avatar
    How is Win 10 on the 640 for you? Are you on Windows Insider slow or fast route? Any downside?
    I am contemplating the upgrade so as to be able to install android apps (specifically Groove ip lite for free wifi calling).
    Have you tried any sideloading of android apps?
    Android apps project is shut
    down.
    12-20-2015 07:09 AM
  9. ce_tx's Avatar
    Mines GoPhone they should be the same. I am on 10 but pretty sure that option was there in 8.1.

    I actually prefer less tiles so I unchecked the box.
    I have the GoPhone 640 on 8.1 and this option is not there. It is on the 635, but not the 640.
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    12-20-2015 07:47 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    Show more tiles is not an option on the 640 (and some other newer devices w/ 5 inch screens). It can be enabled to show a fourth medium tile only on WM10 and that too after lowering the display scaling.
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    12-20-2015 08:07 AM
  11. brusbrother's Avatar
    Android apps project is shut
    down.
    while the project may be shut down, are there valid links for the sideloads?
    I keep seeing youtube videos from August.
    12-20-2015 08:15 AM
  12. Slovenix's Avatar
    while the project may be shut down, are there valid links for the sideloads?
    I keep seeing youtube videos from August.
    Since a few builds I was not able to install .apks anymore. Overall experience was not very useful and it did destroy device's performance anyway.
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    12-20-2015 07:24 PM
  13. brusbrother's Avatar
    Android apps project is shut
    down.
    https://dev.windows.com/en-us/bridges/android
    The above link may give some hope.
    The Windows Bridge for Android tool for developers had disappeared from the web for a period but has now returned. While not the instant solution for the end user, it may indicate a willingness by MS to keep the door open.
    12-22-2015 02:45 AM
  14. RUCKUS_US's Avatar
    I have a lumia 640 on w10m and have the show more option. I think you need to get on w10m
    12-22-2015 04:22 AM
  15. brusbrother's Avatar
    I have a lumia 640 on w10m and have the show more option. I think you need to get on w10m
    I take it you are on the Insider program (fast or slow?).
    At this point and build, do you have any problems? What are the advantages of being on 10?
    12-22-2015 08:11 AM
  16. RUCKUS_US's Avatar
    I'm on the fast, on the .36 build and it runs really well for the most part. Staying on 8.1 you get a more polished product but being on 10 you get to get the new features and watch the Windows 10 mobile grow and see how much effort is going into this thing. I say give it a shot and if you don't like it then go back down to 8.1
    12-22-2015 10:12 AM
  17. brusbrother's Avatar
    I'm on the fast, on the .36 build and it runs really well for the most part. Staying on 8.1 you get a more polished product but being on 10 you get to get the new features and watch the Windows 10 mobile grow and see how much effort is going into this thing. I say give it a shot and if you don't like it then go back down to 8.1
    OK then quick question.
    I only have one phone so if I want to do a clean install (hard reset) after updating to Win 10, what is the best way of transferring contacts from the 8.1 setup. Some have suggested the hard reset clears up some issues. Did you simply use your MS backup AFTER the hard reset and will that carry over other non-essentials that might conflict or did you even bother with hard reset?
    RUCKUS_US likes this.
    12-22-2015 10:42 AM
  18. boltman2013's Avatar
    OK then quick question.
    I only have one phone so if I want to do a clean install (hard reset) after updating to Win 10, what is the best way of transferring contacts from the 8.1 setup. Some have suggested the hard reset clears up some issues. Did you simply use your MS backup AFTER the hard reset and will that carry over other non-essentials that might conflict or did you even bother with hard reset?
    I never restore old backup but my contacts all show up after I use Gmail and those get pulled into the People app
    12-22-2015 10:47 AM
  19. krishna T's Avatar
    You can use either "Transfer my data" or "contacts+messaging backup. With transfer my data, you can "export to SD card". Similar option is available with the other app as well, along with exporting to a file in phone memory it self (in case there is no SD card) and move it to PC and back.
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    12-22-2015 10:52 AM
  20. RUCKUS_US's Avatar
    OK then quick question.
    I only have one phone so if I want to do a clean install (hard reset) after updating to Win 10, what is the best way of transferring contacts from the 8.1 setup. Some have suggested the hard reset clears up some issues. Did you simply use your MS backup AFTER the hard reset and will that carry over other non-essentials that might conflict or did you even bother with hard reset?
    I just restored from a backup but I see most people have problems doing that. I just upgraded and it's been working fine.
    12-22-2015 10:56 AM

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