Originally Posted by kanttii
Lumia 1020 and Lumia 820 (though that one runs Windows 10) here!
Long time Windows Phone user (LG Quantum -> Lumia 800 -> Lumia 820 -> Lumia 820 -> 1020), I just noticed this club from JTHMFreak's sig!
Has anyone else's Lumia 1020 at least been acting weird with the Lumia Camera app? When I try to cut a pic and save, it crashes 9/10 of the time and I gotta try that like 5 times always.. Soft reset helps for one try, but then it comes back again. Does it consume too much RAM or something? I always close all other apps before doing that so idk if there's anything running even! It's getting annoying though, having to cut a single pic 3-12 times, except maybe once every 3 months it works as it should, like finally today.
That could help, but I'd recommend first checking what apps are consuming the most battery and disabling them from running behind the scene:
1. Settings -> Battery saver
2. Swipe right to Usage
3. Press on the topmost app that has a high "background usage" meter, like Internet Explorer
4. Click the slider that says Enable this app running in background so that it's disabled
5. This saved me like an hour of battery a day, disabling only IE! When I use it and go to home it still keeps the tabs open so it's NP.
Also when doing a reset you should first make sure the Microsoft account is synced and has completely finished syncing the photos and videos (highest quality needs WiFi even if your 4G is faster), settings and so on. To force it to sync settings and backup app list, sms etc:
1. Settings -> Backup
2. Apps + settings
3. Backup now
Also make sure you've ticked the backup photos, messages, contacts etc. ticks in the Backup settings
that saves them to OneDrive when you force the backup that way ^ and force sync your Microsoft and other accounts:
1. Settings -> accounts
2. Long-press all the accounts you've added and select sync
3. Wait until they're done, and then make sure the data like contacts are stored properly here: https://people.live.com/
WhatsApp sadly can't be backed up. It has a backup feature but it saves the data in the phone storage which is wiped when a reset is done so it's worse than not having it, because it makes you think it's backed up.. I lost the data a few times this way before realizing how it actually works. It's never restored anything for me, so losing the messages along with game and othr app data that haven't been made compatible with the OneDrive backup feature (that's already quite old) that they SHOULD use. I don't understand why app devs don't just enable that thing. Some use it, but I haven't yet found any app that I actually use to have that, except ofc OFfice, Onenote and IE. Telegram uses their own service, and WhatsApp should do that too but dunno why they don't. Lazy?
When restoring the next time and selecting the most recent backup you made this way, things should get back up and working well, except for the data of some apps that don't back up to OneDrive. This restores the start screen layout for me too, and when I chose to backup all messages, I can even see the SMS I've sent years ago! Call log etc. seem to be backed up too, so it's just like getting back to where it was except having a clean system underneath. When my little sister got a Lumia 830 and we did this on her 820, it was just like opening the 820 - except with a LOT better hardware!
I hope this helps!
Office is coming with Windows 10. As far as I understand the current 8.1 platform doesn't really support all they want for Office which is pretty funny and sad at the same time! Here is Nokia's and it was first on WP as you might remember. The versions on iOS and Android are quite nice but it still works the best for me on WP
Cortana doesn't work here either.. And I bet the same regional limits will still apply. I heard it'll never be released in Finland. The wait of many years was all in vain. I wish they'd at least let me use it here in American English, but nope, unless I set the region and language to US.
Didn't you get the security patch a while ago? :O I got some, idk what that was!
They haven't been focusing nearly at all on WP8/8.1 in the past year, all the time has gone to 10. Even the Update 2 which should've come last fall was cancelled. You can install it through the Insider app (update -> then when it tells Win10 update is available, don't update and instead uninstall the app). It has new kinda settings, some other nice tweaks, better start screen.. but it was left a bit buggy, so I returned to the latest official 8.1 after trying it for a couple of months this Spring. So they really seem to be focusing on making 10 for mobile the thing that'll get Windows phones back to life, and the universal app system is the main pillar of that.
And yes it was extremely hard to find that single 830.. took 2 months to get one.. dunno what's going on in the production lines. Are they stocking up some new models or transforming the whole thing to make new Windows 10 phones later this year?
Attached a screenshot of the latest Windows 10 Mobile, build 10166 start screen. #GYATM
It's very very buggy. Lag, crashes, Edge stopped working totally, store notworking at all, etc etc etc. I'm expecting them to release it in maybe November, looking at the current state..
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