1. Mike-EEE's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I have this phone, the Nokia Lumia 950 and love it. Well, I don't use it very often, but I have recently been thinking that I want to reset it and assign it to another Microsoft Account that I have but hardly use. Seems appropriate. :P

    Anyways, doing some research here and it seems that the only way to set a new account is to do a factory reset. Before doing so... I wanted to do a quick sanity check here to see if there are any problems with doing this. Is it OK to still factory reset this phone even though it's discontinued and no longer supported? I basically do not want to end up with a bricked device.

    Hope that makes sense. Any assistance/guidance/information would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Mike-EEE; 06-10-2020 at 04:00 AM.
    06-10-2020 03:06 AM
  2. spicypadthai's Avatar
    A hard reset should be fine and the phone isn't going to stop working, at least for basic things like calls and texts. The main thing to consider is apps. Many are no longer in the Store so you may not be able to reinstall some currently on the phone. Others that are available may have problems b/c of lack of support and/or backend services that have been shut off.

    EDIT: Forgot to add I thought you can switch MS accounts. Did you check in Account settings?
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    06-10-2020 07:33 AM
  3. Mike-EEE's Avatar
    Awesome thank you for your reply @spicypadthai! I sort of envision this as a "grandma" phone/pc setup where it's mail and browser. That's all I really used it for. Oh, I guess there was the music too. All of these were built-in apps so I am thinking (hoping!) that they don't somehow go away and/or get disabled once it tries to phone home.

    As for Account Settings, I am not entirely sure but I do not recall this being an option before. You got me curious however so I will give it a gander. I gotta give it some charge first... like I said, barely use it!
    06-10-2020 08:16 AM
  4. Mike-EEE's Avatar
    Yes indeed @spicypadthai brushing off the dust here... you can add new users, but the first one (primary) that you add cannot be removed. Gosh this phone is so cool. Sooooooooo bummed it was shelved. :( :( :( I absolutely hate the Droid and everything about its "experience." Windows Phone feels so much more solid and intuitive. THE FEELS!!!
    06-10-2020 08:41 AM
  5. spicypadthai's Avatar
    I hear ya, I miss my 950XL, more what W10M could have been than what it was at the end.
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    06-10-2020 08:50 AM
  6. RTGent's Avatar
    I hear ya, I miss my 950XL, more what W10M could have been than what it was at the end.
    For me, what W10M was, and still is, remarkably. No end for mine yet, thankfully and joyfully -thank you, Microsoft; though my app need/appetite was never the same as others'. Essential communications and notifications still work reliably; even Cortana still reads my texts and sends responses in the car. Bing, browser, maps, location, Groove, etc., still run as ever. Among those apps that were working at "the end", only Spotify has become worthless. The Photos, Weather, News, Money, and SoundHound tiles, only, are still live tiles. My two angroids-in-waiting are still learning tools, and no more: I like them both, use them some, for a few apps, and expect they'll satisfy my post-950 phone needs indefinitely as well -though not as ably.

    Good luck with your account effort, Mike-eee.
    06-17-2020 01:01 PM
  7. Archdean's Avatar
    I use my 950 everyday and love it, does everything I use it for with no exceptions especially the on screen function and for the lack of that on the apple products I won't buy a new anything. You might want to replace your battery with a new one (recommend Beltron 3000mAh BLT-BVT5E)
    06-20-2020 12:22 PM

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