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Cannot connect Continuum between Lumia 950XL and Lenovo X230

Question: Cannot connect Continuum between Lumia 950XL and Lenovo X230

Hi,
I'm having a hard time trying to wirelessly connect my Lumia 950Xl to Lenovo X230 laptop. The Connect app launches but gets stuck in with the message "Lumia is about to project". On both devices I have Windows 10 Anniversary Update with all the recent updates, settings enable etc.
The thing is I can connect the phone to my Surface Pro 3, updated as well. So it's just the thing with my X230 (it supports Miracast as well).
Any ideas, what more I could check?

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Hi All
So for my work I have a desktop PC and for remote working a Surface Pro 4 (I'm a photographer and need to use certain software in the field that is mirrored on my PC). I also have the Surface Dock which gives me additional connectivity when back at base.
A friend just sold me a 950 XL that they weren't using which I want to use as my work phone. I'm wondering if I can use my 950 XL in Continuum via my Surface Dock as I already have one but don;t have the Display Dock? I can see that I can charge the 950XL easily enough (if I would want to) via the Surface Dock, but anyone know if it will give me the same or similar functionality to the Display Dock to save me having to purchase one?
Many thanks
James

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My 950XL has stopped connecting to any USB-C connection whether it's to a wall charger or PC port. It won't identify any connection when I plug the USB-C port to anything.
The only way I can charge it is if I turn the phone off, then connect to a charger. Only then, will the phone start charging and automatically turn on. Anyone else had this issue?

Answer:Lumia 950XL won't charge or connect to USB

Originally posted by Windows Central Question
My 950XL has stopped connecting to any USB-C connection whether it's to a wall charger or PC port. It won't identify any connection when I plug the USB-C port to anything.
The only way I can charge it is if I turn the phone off, then connect to a charger. Only then, will the phone start charging and automatically turn on. Anyone else had this issue?
Mine had charging issues the other day. It would show charging although the charger was unplugged at the wall, it wouldn't charge when plugged in to a 'live' charger. I ended up hard resetting and all was good.
I also ensured that I used the original charge as they do have a higher ampage output. Since then, all good. I also ended up putting a 2.1 amp usb outlet in the car

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Trying to figure out how to transfer videos taken on my 950XL to my Mac without uploading to OneDrive. These are huge, I'd like to figure out a faster way to transfer with USB-C. Help.

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Please help me i m worried about that how to connect microsoft band with lumia 950xl .because their is a app nedded for pairing with lumia that is microsoft band app ..but that app is avilable on window 8.1 apps store .not avilable on window 10 app store.please help me

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Hello!
Is it possible that sometime later Lumia 640 will support continuum? Maybe you know what phone will support it?

Answer:Continuum on Lumia 640

Well, it's a hardware limitation at the moment.
The Lumia 950, and XL support it, along with some other recently announced phones.

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continuum

Answer:Can I get continuum in Lumia 830

Microsoft hasn't announced anything yet but my gut feeling is it won't be supported.

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I have a Lumia 650 and I am wondering if that the continuum could be used on this phone if Microsoft would change the OS in some way?

Answer:Lumia 650- Continuum

Hi, the 650 doesn't support continuum. IMHO it is unlikely to receive an OS update to use it and hardware limitation is more the restricting factor.
Sent from mTalk

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my 1020 wont connect to my pc using a usb lead, just wondering if there's a way to move loads of photos using a app or some other method. Tried Bluetooth and onedrive but neither works?

Answer:How to move a lot of photos from lumia 1020 to pc or lumia 950xl?

Get a replacement usb.. the official one

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4 days ago, I got a Lumia 950 XL coming from a Lumia 1520. Since getting it, it looks beautiful. It works beautifully EXCEPT syncing past info. I had some huge issues syncing contacts but finally figured that out by deleting my accounts and then readding them. However, one thing that has yet to sync are my text messages. They synced a few text messages that are two years old, but everything in between is still missing. How to get all of my text messages to sync? I've tried to use "Transfer my Data" but it did not work. What is the solution? Has any one else experienced this?

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As Microsoft announce the continuum for phone I see no future in it like wise
--who gonna use their mobile device to connect to external monitor+ keyboard+ mouse
just to use the app in big screen.
-- whats is the practical use of continuum? every one has laptop/desktop/tablets/2in1.
-- Microsoft need to bring features like "Handoff", "WiFi Direct"(old but useful) etc.
to compete with IOS/Lagdroid.

Answer:I don't see Continuum as game changer, what is the practical use of Continuum?

Neither do I. Its a novelty, a niche within a niche. Only power users will really be attracted to this feature and these users are more likely to have some other type of companion device, like a tablet or laptop, negating its usefulness. It'll work in a pinch but wont be the primary method of getting work done. Plus I don't see the appeal to the average consumer as this is geared mostly towards being productive so ultimately its appeal will be limited.

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My camera has been acting weird and can't figure out why. I've hard reset and recovered the phone with the recovery tool and it stays the same. When the phone Is still and the camera app is on the picture distorts.
This is a video of it. Phone Is on a stand, completely still
https://youtu.be/3lmQs1xNhnw

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Information on the web suggests ms phones could hold sd cards "up to 2 Tb, theoretically." However, there are also suggestions that it maxes at 200gb. May I know what the concrete answer is for the ms Lumia phone sd card memory limit?
I'd like to hear input from users for their experience with the variations of brand name micro sd cards.
Lexar, PNY, Kingston, Sony, San Disk, Verbatim, and others.
Will the Sony 256 gb sdxc card work with the Lumia phones?
Thanks for your input.

Answer:Lumia 950, 950xl, 650 SD mem cards.

It'll work. There was a time where 200 GB was the largest one could buy and that's probably why.
It's like how some Lumia's like the 520 say they can take up to 32 GB but do just fine with a 128 GB card.

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I just noticed that the Microsoft Store has the 950XL in stock again! YAY! I pulled the trigger on one immediately. It should be here next week. Now I'm going from a Lumia 920, had it 3.5 years longest I've ever had a phone was a iPhone user before that; anyway I know the SIM cards are different.
My question is can I just log into my ATT account and order a nano sim card for phones? I'm currently looking at the webpage and it states I have to enter in a IMEI number, now following the 950XL as I have I recall reading about some LTE issues people were having and they were giving IMEI numbers from other phones.
So my next question is can I just type in the IMEI from my current Lumia 920 and order the nano sim now so I can have the sim card by the time my phone gets here? Or is the afrementioned issue resolved and I should just wait for the 950XL and type in its IMEI?
Thanks for the help guys/gals.

Answer:Lumia 950XL SIM card

Bump for an answer. I'm the OP didn't realize I was not signed in. If I do order a nano SIM with my 920 IMEI, is my current phone going to be disabled once I submit the order? In which case I should wait until it arrives?

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Question: lumia 950xl errors

Can someone help? I've had the 950xl for a week (I moved from the Lumia 1320) and have the seen the battery drain at nearly 1% per minute, notifications stating I'm running out of memory (despite not using even 20% of my internal 32gb or my 64gb micro SD), it gets warm while charging, and it refuses to back up over WiFi or update it's phone software/ firmware despite telling me there is an update available. I appreciate any help x

Answer:lumia 950xl errors

My 950XL doing the same. What might be the cause?

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I need advice on who to contact and where to send my 950XL to get the digitizer replaced as I'm nervous about doing it myself. I had posted a while back and only got a few responses saying I should look on ebay for parts and do it myself. I don't want to do that now and would prefer to have a professional do it.

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Frequent error message saying no sim card in SIM 1 requires a shut down restart of phone or removing sim card and reinserting to restore service

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I280 X768 ,144 logical DPI and 265 row DPI it says on a test I ran on a hardware test app. as I found my screen to be unusually low on sharpness. Anyone has noticed this on their unit?

Answer:My Lumia 950XL does not have a QHD screen?!

Which app did you use?

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I've looked on Amazon, the Microsoft Online Store and a few other places but can't locate one with Dual Sim. the French MS Store has one but not sure if they'd ship to UK or if there would be any compatibility issues. Can anyone advise?

Answer:In UK where can you buy a Lumia 950XL Dual Sim?

I ordered from amazon Fr and was delivered to me on the 5th Dec. You are also able to get the display dock from the Lumia app too.

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I live in Australia on the Telstra network and I can no longer send MMS.
Any one else having any problems
Unlocked Lumia 950XL non insider.
Cheers

Answer:Can't send MMS on Lumia 950XL

Originally Posted by jzz30boost I live in Australia on the Telstra network and I can no longer send MMS.
Any one else having any problems
Unlocked Lumia 950XL non insider.
Cheers Did you checked you MMS APN settings? ask your carrier for correct ones

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I have lumia 950xl. Yestarday me with my friends travel to beach, when i try to captured some pics but seen on my display object are healing, when i press captured pic then pics are blur... I cant reset camera.

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My Lumia 1520 has been acting up recently, screen would not respond to touch or jump around without touch; SIM-Error every now and then. I am thinking about getting the a 950XL, but earlier reviews made me nervous about its reliability. Could those dear 950XL users tell me your recent experience?

Answer:Is Lumia 950XL reliable enough now after those updates?

In my experience it seems that all the reliability issues were pretty much due to the original firmware and OS. The current builds are by no means finished (it's Windows-as-a-service, after all) but definitely stable and reliable. I stand by my initial assessment of the day before Thanksgiving when I got mine: best phone I ever owned. That was before I ever experienced Continuum, and before two firmware and multiple OS upgrades. Now I am even more impressed.

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Hi, for some reason, starting last night, the groove music app won't open. When I try and open it, it goes to a blank screen then back to my home screen. I've tried restarting and a soft reset. Any other suggestions?

Answer:Groove music Lumia 950xl

Same thing happened to me. Try to go in to the Store -- Music and then try to play an album from there. That fixed it for me, for some reason. It's like it's stuck on some bad data.

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my phone (lumia 950xl) got bricked and i decided to flash it with a new rom, phone perfectly working after flash bad i cant get mobile network to work, when i check my imei in info it says ''IMEI SV -10'' but when i enter *#06# it shows the real imei of the phone, i know that my imei after flash is broken ... WDRT cant find my phone to download official package from microsoft please help

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Is Cortana really slow on Lumia 950XL because it was really fast on my Lumia 1520??? Just wondering if that is only my problem or everyone else is facing the same??

Answer:Is Cortana really slow on Lumia 950XL???

Not for me. Speed is largely dependent on network speed and reliability.

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I'm just wondering if anyone else is having issues with Spotify on their phones. It started off as not being able to load, so I restarted my phone, then I had to reinstall the app, then it now loads but won't play any tracks I've saved for offline play. Please offer any assistance. I have a Lumia 950xl on the T-mobile network.

Answer:Spotify is spotty on my Lumia 950xl

You may want to reach out to Spotify support.

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I am located in South Africa; and would love to know where i can purchase the Lumia 950XL dual sim cheaply (anywhere) with shipping to my country. I tried Amazon but the it cannot be shipped in SA, I used to purchase phones at the Orange but its gone now. Please Advise, Thank you.

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How is the audio quality over on lumia 950 and 950xl over headphones?Is it better that 1020 or older lumia phones?How does it compare with lg v10 for example which has a dedicated hi-fi dap?

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Hello,
Can someone recommend the "best" photo editor please? I just received some photos that need to be cleaned up a little.
For example,I cannot seem to find one that removes the "white light" effect in peoples eyes in the photo.

Answer:Photo editor on Lumia 950XL

Fantasia Painter
Camera 360
Lumia Creative Studio

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I have seen posts suggesting people have success connecting external hdd's to their Lumia 950XL's.
However I have an older 1TB Seagate drive which I have tried connecting both via a USB OTG adapter, a powered USB hub and the Microsoft Display Dock. Through either of these ways, the phone shows a message stating that the USB device may not be supported and I should try connecting to a PC. Indeed nothing appears in Files.
I would like to be able to use my phone to backup pictures from a digital camera to an external hdd on an upcoming holiday instead of taking a laptop for the same purpose. I would be happy to buy a new drive but would like to ensure it was compatible. Can anyone advise on which models will work for this purpose?
Thanks.

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Looking for long battery life. Don't look for something cumbersome/rigid like lg tone.

Answer:Best bluetooth earphones with mic for lumia 950xl?

I always wanted a pair of Jaybirds, but the price was just too high. I recently purchased a set of Mpow Magneto headphones from Amazon for around $40, and they have been ideal for me. Link: Amazon.com: Mpow Magneto Wearable Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sports Headphones In-ear apt-X Stereo Earbuds Headsets with 8-Hour Mic Talking Time for Running Exercise?Black/Gray): Cell Phones & Accessories
I have had them paired with my 1520 and now my 950.

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Hi,
I just got my Lumia 950XL and start to configure it.
When it came the lock screen was black with the time and date only.
I did something and now I have a picture on the lock screen... :-(
I want to go back to have the black screen with the date and time.
Can someone advise how to do that?
Thanks.

Answer:Lock screen in Lumia 950XL

I think you're talking about Glance? Go to settings>extras>glance>turn off background picture

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Has anyone else experienced random power failures lately on the 950/950xl? Ever since the last month it's gotten particularly bad, worse this last week. 18 times the phone turned off yesterday. Of those 18, 7 times it rebooted, 11 times I had to do battery pull. Today phone has done this 6 times. Hard reset didn't solve issue. It seems to happen most at night, 90% it's when sliding up to unlock screen. Phone has no physical or liquid damage. If you've experienced similar issues let me know so we can get this resolved.

Answer:Lumia 950xl power failures.

No, none. Sounds like you need to get yours repaired or replaced.
There was of course a firmware update out today and those can sometimes fix low level issues, but still sounds like faulty hardware to me.

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Once the SD card was added I managed to clear my device storage memory. However Whatsapp has suddenly decided to stop working. I uninstalled it and reinstalled but can no longer access my messages. Every time there's a message I try accessing it and it goes blank. I read that this could be related to the SD card as Whatsapp prefers phone memory. Please help. Thank you.

Answer:I added an SD card to my Lumia 950xl.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Once the SD card was added I managed to clear my device storage memory. However Whatsapp has suddenly decided to stop working. I uninstalled it and reinstalled but can no longer access my messages. Every time there's a message I try accessing it and it goes blank. I read that this could be related to the SD card as Whatsapp prefers phone memory. Please help. Thank you. so move it back to internal storage?
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I've been looking for a compatible headset with a remote control since I had my 950XL. I tried to use the original headset of my Samsung, the sound is great but the remote seems not functioning correctly or compatibly. I keep checking the WH-610 by Coloud in Microsoft but there's nowhere to buy it. I have a Bluetooth headset seems doing ok with the controls but I'm not really satisfied with the sounds plus everytime I connect it to my Lumia, I always have to open the Groove and press play. It's sometimes annoying. Is there any Bluetooth or a Cabled that when it's connect, just press play on the remote and you're good to go? Thanks in advance...

Answer:What Headset is Compatible for Lumia 950XL?

Nokia BH-111 the supplied headphones are pretty good and the remote works with 950XL

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How do I transfer all of my data, contacts, photos, emails and texts from my from my old Lumia 920 to my new Lumia 950XL please?

Answer:Transferring all data from Lumia 920 to 950XL.

Use your outlook or gmail account and one drive.

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i am from India. I am on trip to US and thinking about buying Lumia 950xl. So, i want to know if warranty will work in India or not.

Answer:Does lumia 950xl have international warranty?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question i am from India. I am on trip to US and thinking about buying Lumia 950xl. So, i want to know if warranty will work in India or not. Not likely. But since you're in US, just visit the Microsoft store and ask them or check the terms and conditions

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Hi when the Bluetooth is on on my 550-650-950xl and I turn on my Bluetooth device to answer a call, even on my plantronic or Samsung or Sony headsets, when I finish my call after that I turn of my headset. The Lumia's all the three of them with windows10 turn to silent mode. So I have to adjust again the volume button. After a new call or not a call , if let's say I turn on my headset and turn it off again the phones reacts the same and goes to silent mode. I don't know why. All three phones has the latest updates. Please help...

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I am NOT switching my entire network architecture to DHCP to satisfy Microsoft phone usage. Our network devices are hard assigned EVERY IP address by design to prevent 'easy' access. DHCP is well and good but you cannot dictate corporate network designs by your limited market phone. Please FIX THIS or MS phones will be continue to be persona non grata on our networks. Period. End of story.

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Someone tell me the difference between Lumia 940xl and 950xl...

Answer:Difference between Lumia 940xl and 950xl??

There never was a 940xl.. The 950s both 950 and 950xl were rumored to be named 940 at first. So the 940xl is the 950xl.

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Hi all, recently i purchased a  QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ll (27" LCD Monitor) that come with only DVI port. When i try to connect i...  i understand the X230 thinkpad display card cannot support the LCD resolution of 2560x1440, May i know what other alternatives i have to resolve this problem? thank you 

Answer:X230 - how to connect lenovo think pad mini Display Port to 27" LCD monitor only DVI port?

x230 specification:Maximum external resolution: [email protected] (DisplayPort via optional Mini DP cable);[email protected] (single-link DVI-I via optional Mini DP cable);
[email protected] (VGA)So, purchase mini DP to DVI-I converter adapter, like the Apple's one.

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Two weeks ago my Pandora app started acting up on my Lumia 950XL. I noticed that when I open the app only one song plays and then it shows the buffering sign when trying to play the next song but it never does.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

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I was watching YouTube on my phone and it just shut off and a red light appeared at the top left and my phone wont turn on. What does it mean?

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Hi,
I picked up Lumia 950XL yesterday.
I was able to open all my notebooks from hotmail account.
When I tried to open the notebook from my work account, I get the following error" Sorry, we couldn't open the notes that you were looking for. They may have been moved or deleted, or you may not have permission to open them.
I can open this notebook on my Surface Pro, desktop, iPad's and iPhone.
Why not Windows 10 Phone.
Does someone else been able to resolve this issue?

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i am parially sighted and am struggling to answer call using the screen prompts. Is there any way to assign a key to answer/end calls?

Answer:Can you use keys to answer calls on the Lumia 950XL

Unfortunately, no. There is no way to hotkey one of the hardware buttons to answer or terminate calls.
I would suggest going into the Display settings on the phone and make sure that the slider that says "Size of text, apps, and items on this display" is to the max setting. That should make everything on your phone larger.

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My memory card is not recognized by my phone. It's a brand new card. Really need this working this is frustrating.

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When I make a call after plugging in the earphones, I cant hear anything. But if I plug in earphones after I make the call, it works fine. Anyone knows the issue?
I have tried 3-4 types of earphones/headphones, getting the same issue.
~Micky

Answer:EarPhone Jack Not working on Lumia 950xl

I'm not sure I fully understand. Can you hear music played though headphones, but not telephone calls?
If the headphones were wired for an iPhone, it may not be compatible with Windows Phone. Apple uses a proprietary headphone jack wiring scheme.

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I was trying to install recent update of windows 10 but installation process was not successful so I tried to reset my phone.During that process my phone is unable to restart now it shows some format process than it shows a error smiley.....I am also unable to recover it from Lumia recovery process...Is there any solution?Help me plz

Answer:My Lumia 950XL is dead....Any self solution or I have to go care?

If no resets are working, I'd return it to the Microsoft store.

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what's the website ULR to process a replacement for Lumia 950Xl or a phone number to contact customer support.

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i entered the contest and got confirmation email but after clearing browser history (i am using google chrome browser) it shows me as logged out with 0 entries. Do i need to enter the contest again and keep logged in till the contest is over

Answer:Question about Lumia 950XL free giveaway

Nope. But you could log back in to verify your entries status. Trust me, our Contest Coordinator (among many other hats), Michelle Haag has you covered. She's been doing this awhile now.
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I hoped for so called Surface phone announcement at Microsoft event but was disappointed. I really love windows platform so wanted to wait for Microsoft new flagship the surface phone but it is not coming anytime soon. so should I buy Lumia 950 xl or still just wait for surface phone ?.

Answer:should i buy lumia 950xl or still wait for Surface Phone

Do you want to buy a phone now or wait for a phone that may or may not appear sometime in the middle of next year?

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I have tried downloading to a SD card on my laptop and installing that in the phone but it does not work. Are there any other navigation Apps which I could try?

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After the most recent build my 950xl stopped giving me any vibration feedback. I don't know if its coincidental that it stopped working after that build and the vibration component just died or this build has something to do with it.

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Im hearing a lot of comments about Windows Hello, about this feature not working reliably for many. For the few days Ive owned the Lumia 950XL Windows Hello has recognized me 100% of the time. Its worked with and without my glasses. Its worked in total darkness. Its worked when I had just awaken with sleep in my eyes. Below is what I did during setup:
I made sure that lighting was sufficient before setting up Hello. I was under an LED light that was pretty bright.
Next, I made sure I was looking at the camera in the upper right corner of the screen. First I made sure my eyes were in view on the screen, and then a looked at the camera and not the screen. This was done without my glasses.
Lastly, I made sure the camera screen surface was normal to my eyes line of sight. Picture this by imagining a laser coming from your eyes, hitting the screen surface and reflecting back into your eyes. I didnt want the screen at an angle.
I only had to setup Hello once. Never had to refine the setup again. My wife had some issues and I explained how I think its recognizing me every time, which been probably about 40 - 50 times to date. She says Hello now pretty much recognized her every time.

Answer:Microsoft Lumia 950/950XL and Windows Hello Usage

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I?m hearing a lot of comments ........ How is the battery performance with having this always ON?

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I have now had two 950 XL phones. Neither have provided any sound out of the bottom speaker. Ideas?

Answer:Lumia 950XL no sound out of bottom speaker?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have now had two 950 XL phones. Neither have provided any sound out of the bottom speaker. Ideas? Bottom speaker. . . ?

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I am looking for this kind of leather cases.

Answer:Where I can find a Mozo case for my Lumia 950XL?

Amazon stock them.

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I can't seem to find a place to buy them. Anyone heard of any updates on this?

Answer:When will the Lumia 950XL have a removable battery for sale?

So far I have only found them from overseas sellers. I ordered one but it cost me $20 in shipping. The battery was $35.

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I believe there is a new firmware for the 950XL which resolves the battery drain issue.
Can someone confirm to me this is true, and where and how i can get this firmware updated to my 950XL.
Also what is the latest firmware for the 950XL?
My current version is 1511
Firmware revision no.01078.00038.16025.39013
Hardware Revision no.4.0.1.1
OS Build 10.0.10586.494
Any advice would be much appreciated. Apart from the battery drain & sometimes gets warm, the phone is ok.
I also have a 640XL which i personally think is flawless, loved this phone until i unfortuntunatey dropped a cup on the screen and shattered it pretty bad.
Hence why i have a 950XL now.

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Ahoy!
As the title would suggest, Murphy's Law just happened, and now I am mourning. Not even exaggerating...
I am going to attempt a self repair using OEM parts that are being sold by FoneJoy, fearing that service shops would mess up my beloved phone.
So only the glass on the top left corner has been cracked, visually it is heartbreaking and painful to watch while holding the phone, everything else works fine.
Now the question to you dear readers, would you recommend a amateur like myself to repair it on my own? Or seek "Professional" repair services? (Which I fear may end up doing more damage than just replacing the screen)
Kind regards,
Henry

Answer:Finally Cracked the Screen on my Lumia 950XL

This thread has been moved to an appropriate forum...
As per this advice: Who Should Post in Ask a Question? WC members are free to post in all areas of the board. Please use Ask a Question only for time critical help issues that affect the immediate functionality of your device.

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I am in Australia and found an Australia site with 950xl. In the specs mentions International variant/US compatible LT. What's does it mean? Can anyone please help

Answer:Lumia 950xl International variant/US compatible LT

I'm not sure... Can you reprint the link? Does it go into more detail with Specs? Do you know what frequencies you need for your carrier? Who is your carrier?
If it is the same as the variant on the Microsoft US site, you would be good:
GSM (2G) quad-band is pretty much universal plug and play anywhere in the world
WCDMA (3G) is penta-band 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and I don't see anything outside of that listed for Aussie carriers
LTE (4G) is FD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17//20/28 and TD bands 38/40/41 and in Oz it looks like bands 1/3/5/7/8/28 are in use
But not being able to see it, I can't be sure.
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When mobile signal is very good,there will not be any problem and if mobile signal is week say 30%,it goes to 0 and hang.other phones still work at that signal intensity.

Answer:my lumia 950xl mobile signal keeps on fluctuating

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question When mobile signal is very good,there will not be any problem and if mobile signal is week say 30%,it goes to 0 and hang.other phones still work at that signal intensity. could it be an issue with your SIM card? You could replace it. The other thing you can try is to force it back on by toggling on and off flight mode

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I have tried downloading to a SD card on my laptop and installing that in the phone but it does not work. Are there any other navigation Apps which I could try?

Answer:What is the easiest way of installing HERE DRIVE+ on my LUMIA 950xl?

Windows own maps use Here maps. Here maps were sadly discontinued for Windows and they refuse to run even when you sideload them.
MS did a good job with the maps app, I used it on several ocassions and for basic navigation is even better than Here - it's quicker and you can choose alternate paths. I don't think it can do intermediate waypoints though.
You can also try Sygic but it's not for free.

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Microsoft Lumia 950XL repeatedly getting hanged after latest cumulative update. Am i the only one facing this issue ? Does anyone have a solution to this ? This hanging happens every time i unlock the device, more often at lower battery levels, Tried the factory reset once (as suggested by Microsoft India) nothing changes. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Regards,
Ashutosh Arya

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I haven't seen any sales numbers yet, anyone know how the release has been?

Answer:Lumia 950 and 950XL sales numbers released?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I haven't seen any sales numbers yet, anyone know how the release has been? With only a few countries I doubt the report will be substantial

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Did Microsoft not make these sans-phone? I see the part listed in their online store but the link doesn't go anywhere. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/accessories/all/power-and-data/
I've searched all over Amazon, Ebay, Google, etc and they just aren't separate from the phone itself. I lost mine when I moved a few weeks ago and am really tired of using my portable charger to charge the phone. (I worry about battery-to-battery charging long-term plus wearing down my external meant for long trips)
I am also very wary about 3rd party chargers as I've read about too many issues to be comfortable.
Help! :(

Answer:Purchase genuine Lumia 950/950XL Microsoft charger?

It usually available. But lately, even simple accessories seem to be out of stock. But it's a charger, so you should be fine with a comparable charger from a reputable third-party.

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Whatsapp and some other apps no open after downloading.I did restore to factory settings but doesn't help.

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it shows up a green screen and switches off suddenly and phones starts heating up and won't be able to switch it on unless the remove the battery and put it back,then it switches on. After that there no charge in it hardly 10% from 25% of battery!!
and it hangs and gives a noise sometimes!! :-(
anyone facing same issues!!

Answer:my lumia 950xl is 7 months old now..after the latest update it hangs...!!

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question it shows up a green screen and switches off suddenly and phones starts heating up and won't be able to switch it on unless the remove the battery and put it back,then it switches on. After that there no charge in it hardly 10% from 25% of battery!!
and it hangs and gives a noise sometimes!! :-(
anyone facing same issues!! either send it for repairs or use windows device recovery tool to restore it
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After using windows phone for 6 years, thinking to switch to Android ( SG Note 7), Is it worth switching or wait for next year for RS2 and new windows phone?

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I don't this issue is only for me or for all Lumia 950xl mobiles. My mobile is getting extreme heat during normal usage also. Is there any specific reason for the same. Please suggest if there is any way to reduce the heat.

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Just wondering if the Nokia Treasure Tags worked with the Lumia 950XL?
Best wishes,
Verner

Answer:Nokia WS-2 Proximity Sensor, do they work with the Lumia 950XL

According to manual, it must work. You can open up gadgets app, after connecting treasure tag to your phone using nfc.

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My Microsoft Lumia 950xl updated to OS BUILD: 10.0.15063.414.... Can I reset it to the original version by just resetting the phone

Answer:is os version 10.0.15063.414 for a Microsoft Lumia 950xl phone

Nope, you will need to use the windows devices recovery tool. That is the only way to downgrade your devices and get back the OS (version) the device shipped with
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I noticed that images are cropped for Start Screen background. Lock screen backgrounds are fine. Anyone else noticed that? I had to resort to finding some 70mp images so I could get a (somewhat) sharp background. Just a small gripe.

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I really need some help here, as Windows 10 Explorer recognizing my 950 XL when I plug it in via USB is really basic and essential. I have to be able to offload many of these big files. It stopped working with the last insider update 14965.1001

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I already have a Google Drive plan (100gb for $1.99 per mo.), so it's redundant to get the One Drive plan. Can i just pop a 128gb flash card into the Lumia 950XL (when i get it) and be good to go?

Answer:can i use a 128gb flash memory card in the Lumia 950XL?

Yes
it already works in existing models.

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Hi there i bought a Lumia 950XL but it didn't read the sim card so i send it with the sim card to Microsoft support in Hungary. after a while i got it back but noticed that some pins are bend now.
Asked them if they could fix it and they asked a whopping 240 euro.
So now i have been scavenging the internet for a replace part.
and found a replacement part for 5 euro.
Noticed two options:
1. Sim card reader Dual which looks like its just a simple module that you can put in.
2. Sim card reader 1 sim card which needs to be soldered on.
Can i use the dual sim card part on a phone that's not dual sim card?

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My phone will not make any sounds when I have a call coming in.

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Ideally, one could use their Windows 10 Phone as a "remote" to control Groove Music playing on their PC across the room. Unfortunately, I don't think the developers have thought of this yet.
In the meantime, the Remote Desktop app might work as a temporary solution. I'm trying to set it up, however it's not as straightforward as I hoped. I have the app installed on both devices -- my Lumia 950XL and Surface Book. On my Surface Book, I've gone to System Properties > Remote > "Allow Remote Connections to this Computer" and turned this option on. On the phone, I've gone into the app, typed in my Surface Book's IP address, and tried to connect.
The problem is, I'm getting stuck on the step "Enter your credentials". Since I sign into my PC with my Microsoft Account, one would assume you would enter your Microsoft Account email address under "User name" and Microsoft Account password under "Password." However I only get the message "Your credentials didn't work." And I have no idea why.
One would think this would be easier today now that we have things like Windows Hello (set up on both devices). Not to mention I'm signed into the same Microsoft Account on both devices. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Answer:How to use Remote Desktop with Lumia 950XL & Surface Book?

Still haven't figured out how to achieve this. It really shouldn't be this difficult, given we now have things like Windows Hello on our devices.

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While charging, is overheating of my lumia 950XL normal? And can somebody tell me the actual battery life of the handset after creators update because I did reset the phone before upgrading to the creators update but now it wont last for more than 2.5 hours of usage!
Build : 10.0.15063.297

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Answer:can anyone tell me wher Windows defender is in my Microsoft lumia 950xl please and thanks in advance

Since Windows Phone operates differently than Windows PC's there is no need for Windows Defender. Are you experiencing issues with your phone?

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I recently bought this phone. It's up to date with everything. But as of today I have been unable to access the internet via mobile data. I can still text and make calls. I've tried soft reset and the internet works for a very short period I.e. Refresh Instagram then stops working again almost immediately. I've had a couple of error codes:0x8000FFFF, 0x80072EDF and there was another one that popped up once which I believe ended 7E30.... Is there a way I can fix this without wiping my phone? Does a hard reset do that? Thanks in advance!

Answer:unable to use mobile data on lumia 950xl but can call/text

I would recommend that you check your APN settings, and make sure that they match the carrier settings. You can do that by going to Settings->network & wireless-> cellular & sim and tap your sim 1 settings to see how the apn settings are.

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A couple of days ago my Lumia 950xl camera started shaking when taking pictures and video has lost its HD, blurry also start shaking... Any solution please. This started suddenly without me doing anything. There was a Microsoft update a few weeks before but camera and Video quality wasn't affected. There were loads of other problems with this phones software or hardware but not on the camera and video for a while. Any help please.. thanks

Answer:My Lumia 950xl camera start shaking and videos are blurry

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question A couple of days ago my Lumia 950xl camera started shaking when taking pictures and video has lost its HD, blurry also start shaking... Any solution please. This started suddenly without me doing anything. There was a Microsoft update a few weeks before but camera and Video quality wasn't affected. There were loads of other problems with this phones software or hardware but not on the camera and video for a while. Any help please.. thanks Video stabilization is enabled? Did you fell phone?
Start witha soft reset (hold power 15 secs), elsewhere best for you is a hard reset for fixing all problems once

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its been already a week (23rd Aug 2016) yet i am not getting the already released Anniversary update on my device. I have already tried to get it with Upgrade adviser but no success. I don't want to get it through insider program, thanks Shariff !

Answer:when will lumia 950xl (india) get anniversary update? which build version?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question its been already a week (23rd Aug 2016) yet i am not getting the already released Anniversary update on my device. I have already tried to get it with Upgrade adviser but no success. I don't want to get it through insider program, thanks Shariff ! what build are you on currently? You can check in settings > system > about > OS build
The statement from MS said it will roll out by region, model and time zone over the next few weeks. It's been a week since it released publicly and a few people have received it while many others haven't
So try to have patience
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I did a hard reset of my Lumia 950XL and when it reset I have lost ALL my text....has never happened before and I can not find them or a way to get them back.....I did a clean install and not a back up of previous versions

Answer:Hard reset of Lumia 950XL and lost all text how do I get them back

I am having the same issue.... anybody??? I am on a 950 ATT though,.

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I am a new user to this phone, but need to change to english so I know where I am in the process to setup the phone

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I am facing a curious problem with my Microsoft Lumia 950XL Windows 10 device.
My OS is Windows 10 Mobile with Build 10.0.14393.321.
Firmware Revision No. is 01078.00053.16236.35013
Hardware Revision No. is 4.0.3.1
Whenever I am on a call and trying to Add Call for Call Conferencing, the screen goes blank when my finger nears the screen.
Same thing also happens when I am trying to press keys in response to Interactive Voice Response Systems during a call.
This stops me providing any inputs to the IVR System as well as adding any other party to the conference call.
Is there a fix already available for this?

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When I edit a photo using Lumia Creative Studio, I am quite often unable to locate the edited picture. I know it is supposed to be saved to the saved picture file, but, most of the time it is not there. Sometimes I have found it in my camera roll, but most times it is no where to be found. How do I fix this problem it is driving me nuts.
Thanks in advance
Mary-Ann

Answer:Unable to find saved pictures after editing on Microsoft Lumia 950xl

Hi Welcome to Windows Central. I usually don't answer phone threads. When I edit a picture with paint (PC), I have to click on save. It stays in my picture folder with the edited version until I delete it. I don't use a saved picture file. I'm sure Phones and PCs are different!

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My phone doesn't show up in Windows 10 Explorer any more. That's real bad. Does anyone know how to fix?

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Lumia 950xl won't receive WhatsApp messages when it is docked(generic OTG adapter, not Microsoft dock) after it goes into lock screen mode. It will receive messages with wi fi. But I prefer to not have the wi fi on, thus the dock.
I can use WhatsApp fine while docked (Ethernet connection, wifi off) but when I leave the phone inactive long enough for the lock screen to automatically kick in it no longer receives messages from WhatsApp.

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I used to get a notifications of new emails waiting to be viewed on my Lumia 930 , they are not showing against the appropriate live tile. I have several email accounts set up.

Answer:brand new Lumia 950XL set up today but no notifications appearing on live tiles

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I used to get a notifications of new emails waiting to be viewed on my Lumia 930 , they are not showing against the appropriate live tile. I have several email accounts set up. Go to settings->notifications and actions, and scroll down to check that notifications for your email accounts are on. Additionally, open each one and check when it was last synced too.

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At the "Looking for you..." stage of unlocking my Lumia 950XL, since today I'm getting a little electronic sound just after pressing the side unlock button. I press the unlock/power button to wake up the phone...it goes to lock screen and starts the Iris scanner and "Looking for you..." and makes this weird 3 second or so tinny electronic sound. Most annoying, and I don't know where it came from or how to turn it off. Anyone else have this issue?

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Well, title says it all. I have been getting a ton of spam calls lately, at least 20-30 everyday, so I keep adding those numbers to the 'block number' list. But sometimes I've noticed that even though some numbers have been added to the list, they still get through. I guess this is another bug with WIndows 10 mobile and it's pretty annoying because if you think about it, it is basically failing to do something that's associated with making and receiving calls, the most important feature for a phone. Did anyone else notice this?
Thanks!

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