Glance Screen update lets you set your lockscreen photo as background
Glance Screen just received an update that allows you to set your lockscreen photo as the background. The Lumia-exclusive feature displays time, missed calls, texts and emails, Facebook and Twitter notifications among others when the screen is off, negating the need for you to unlock the device to quickly check an incoming notification.
If the feature sounds familiar, it is because it was already available in Glance Background Beta. It looks like Microsoft is integrating the functionality from that over to the official Glance Screen.
Also, if you want functionality that is above and beyond what Glance currently offers, there are utilities like DayGlance that aim to do just that. As for the update, do note that you have to restart your phone for the changes to be visible.
How are you guys liking the update?
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And I'm not the only one not getting the idea of the update ! , many are
1. Whether you have restarted after installing update
2. Whether you have photo as background for lock screen and not any app.
3. You have not enabled night mode in glance screen. If you follow these steps, u will get to see the updates
Because I've never downloaded it , and downloaded it now but didn't get the idea of the update or the glance screen background..
I hope you understand what I just said. Or else, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll send you a picture and you will understand everything.
Thanks anyway ;)
But as now MS holds nokia apps so they have integrated background app features into inbuilt glance setting.
*same boat as you here ... no glance on my 520* XD~
Edit: But DayGlance has already been in the store earlier this year so whoever posted this news should explain something!
I use the text feature.
Edit: I could, however, see this being a nice feature for a lot of people if there was a setting to automatically go to typing your password if you double tap or press the power button on the glance screen. So basically the glance screen would become your lock screen, and you would be able to take the phone out of your pocket, double tap, and enter your password, skipping the lock screen. Perhaps they could even merge the glance screen and lock screen; maybe that's where they're going.
Edit2: Okay, now that I've tried it, it seems it would at least use less power than the lock screen, while using the same power was one of the reasons I thought it was useless. Even the color version is darker and with higher contrast.
even deleted glance background. doesnt seem to be working.
restarted and rebooted many times.
even changed the lockscreen to normal photo
Bdw this fixed my issue it always showing low battery in Glance Mode....i will now never open Devices and Hub....that messes it up
I then chose an app in lock screen settings and then that toggle changed to back ground app instead of photo..
Note: It fixed a very big bug for me it showing low battery always even when it wasn't....so thanks MS for that
Updates come Wants to 930 :(((((((((
What you mean!! Phone has many types of displays? #vivekelectron