Did you upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1?
Today was a very busy day when at 7 am EST the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers went live. That allowed those with developer accounts (pro tip: anyone can become one) to download and install Windows Phone 8.1 on their device. Take a moment to let us know if you upgraded your smartphone from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1 if you’re not busy playing with Cortana.
Must read Windows Phone 8.1 news from earlier today:
- Windows Phone 8.1 Review
- Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now
- Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers is now live
- Eight tips for Windows Phone 8.1 that you may not know about!
- Do you want to enable Cortana outside the US? Here's how you do it
- Apple's Passbook passes now work with Windows Phone 8.1
- How to find anything on your phone with Windows Phone 8.1
- Check out these 8 new kickass features in IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1
- Our top five features of Windows Phone 8.1
Did you download and install Windows Phone 8.1?
Time to see whether or not you’ve already upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 through the Preview for Developers program. Pro tip: You don’t need to be an actual developer to get Windows Phone 8.1. Take our poll below and head to the comments further down to share your first Windows Phone 8.1 impressions.
Reading this in our apps? Head to IE to take the poll. Here’s the mobile link: m.wpcentral.com/did-you-upgrade-windows-phone-81
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I am from India and Cortana and store working very well
I typed this by using swipe keyboard
Everything fine in my Lumia 1320
Next you want to change your language as English United States
That time it will download and install
Then you want to change speech setting as US English it will take much more time to download and install.
After doing these steps you can check your Cortana and Store.
Both will work very well.
Don't install preview for developers. I think it has serious issues.my SD card is removing automatically. Not single time. Daily it's happening.
You can get official update nearly.
Wait it's better for you and others until its not installed.
Please even I wanna use Cortana.
It may be come next week.
Now it's not available for any phone.
Otherwise no option
Here is the link: Global release of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview â€“ Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone Lets do it guys, Please VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't think I was going to love this update as much as I love it. Amazing... Microsoft out did themselves in my eyes.
from 1.4GB to just 100 Mb now.. That's lot of space recovered..
I did choose english US as my language, change my region to united states and choose set my phone language. Did restart but still dont have cortana
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its only for devs
Nothing changed and i was left with the lumia black on my phone ....
Could you please help me about what could be the prblm pls..
Firmware and the OS is like bread and butter. They compliment each other.
Really these are annoying.
Running Windows Phone 8.1 on T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925
DID I DOWNLOAD WP8.1 ??! SLAP
How do you do that. Thanks
Does anyone know why this would happen??
One thing to point out is how fast my battery is draining as apposed to pre update but I suppose there can be early problems
Where is "," on my front keyboard when texting and mailing?
You guys got similar problem? What did you do to fix it?
Also if your choosing a background I wish some of the tiles would be see-through e.g. Like the Games and Music tiles.
I miss the agenda view from the calendar.
They should separate reminders and quiet hours from Cortana.
They should upgrade emojis even more.
And video streaming/playing has a bug, there's a sound when I skip/forward.
Love the rest of the update though - and the keyboard is superb!
& when I like the sound of a podcast song, I just open search and press the music icon - it tells me the name of the song. Excellent integration.
I don't like the absence of sharing yo multiple social networks in one shot. I don't like that the Me tile no longer delivers up notifications to social network Updates. (I do like the notifications center, I think they could have kept both)
I don't like the absence of Facebook Photos in the People hub on individual contact cards. I don't like the removal of the photo stream from the photo hub. I don't like the removal of the background image I photo hub. Looks rushed and stark now. I don't like jumping to FB app from Me and People to post updates. No album art on lock screen(is that really gone?) I know it sounds like complaints, but I actually really like many things like CORTANA(and all her neat features)!, the background image for start screen, web page(live tile) when pinned, separate volume controls, loading apps to SD, the enhancements to the stock camera, infinite tabs in IE, syncing of tabs across device, the Sense apps, well gosh the list goes on! I just wanted to be honest in my opening about some great features and some great visual aesthetics that seemed to have been sacrificed. Hopefully some of those things will make it back, so that distinct Windows Phone features can coexist with the New 8.1 upgrades.
Moreover, if I change the region back to mine, the search button does not function. So no Cortana and no Bing search for me. Should I flash it?
But ka i hælvetta is the problem with the swipe keyboard? Is this also only for English?? 10" nail in the eye.. but all else, it's great. :)
I had some mp4 on my phone that played well in WP8.
They do not play in WP8.1 anymore (they start, play for a second or so, and then throw me back to the start screen).
I am sure there is a solution for that ? Calendar.
All my calendars of Outlook.com are there, that is from this month onwards
My calendar events from last month (March) and before are not there anymore although they are still in my Outlook.com calendar website.
How can I get them back in my WP8.1 calendar ? Cortana.
Not available because I live in France :-(( Flow-Keyboard
I live in France but my mother tongue is Dutch - that is why I have 2 keyboards installed (Dutch and French).
I can "swipe" with the French keybord, but not with the Dutch keyboard, yeah the one I use most :-(
- defeat the birthdate requirement, or to
- undo the update, or to
- turn off cortana??? Thanks, Art
P.s.: i tried each and every solution except hard reset..
Not a big criticism, this IS a beta release after all, but until all data and credentials are backed up and restored automatically I'm not interested in doubling the effort involved in updating my phone. Too bad, it like like a great update. But heck, AT&T will get the official update by 2015 I'm sure!
1. Battery drainage which is painful, and
2. A step back on the Xbox music/video app
I can live with #2, but the battery issues that I am now having, is making me wish I didn't do the update! I went from 91% to 43% in 3 hours this morning, barely using the phone at all. I understand that I need to stop background tasks, but I'm doing nothing different than before the update. I can't remember my 1520 ever being less than 80% at noon, even on the days that I used my phone more than others.
Please Nokia/Microsoft.... Fix the battery issue! It's a disaster!
My phone is useless right now Nokia lumia 1520
if I am missing something, help please!!!! @Sam Sabri Hate to do this, but iOS doesn't have common issues/glitches like this... Other than this most of the updates/changes are awesome. The transitions are much faster now.
I noticed the WiFi doesn't turn off when you turn off the screen.