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?

QR: Glance Screen

Thanks to everyone who tipped us!

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • Downloading, same battery consumption? The background image is like retro look.. Still nice addition
  • Probably not
  • It depends on your background screen and the technology used in your screen.   For the best part, no. The picture you have is going to draw more than a plain black image on an OLED screen.
  • There is an option to show the image in balck and white. Also don't forget that the glance screen typically only lights up when the proximity sensor is triggered. Unless you've changed that setting most  of the time the screen is completely dark so there would be virtually no effect on the battery.
  • Nice addition would be to have second notification line. We have 5 icons now, 10would be pretty cool
  • I was thinking of it too. After,so many apps, notifications from just 5 isn't enough and 4 options are also very less in the drop down notification menu. I just don't know where to post this idea.
  • When they say background, are they referring to the home screen pic or the bit before you enter your pin (which in my case is the Bing image of the day)?
  • The title is saying that the Glance Screen can now be the same picture as your Lock Screen.  So not the home screen / tile background.  They just used the word background because it was called Glance Background I think...but a better way to describe it would be to just call it the glance screen picture.
  • I thought that. I've tried to make it work. But I'm wondering if I have to uninstall glance beta first. As far as battery is difference yet, but that may be due to not getting it to work properly. Did the restart and everything.
  • Now who's negging your post?
  • I didn't understand what the update brought ....
  • Lets you have a background in glance
  • I can't quite figure it out. I have a photo already. I'm under the impression we can use our lock screen photo, or is it the app, for glance?
  • I'm not getting the idea of the feature .... Sorry :/
  • I'm with you kid...
  • As per the OP:​
    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.
  • me neither. If its an app then its none of the apps I'm using...  
  • This is the same functionality of the discontinued glance background (beta) app
  • Hacer , I don't know the functionality of glance background...
  • Yahia, Do you have a Nokia phone?
  • Seraph , -_-
    And I'm not the only one not getting the idea of the update ! , many are
  • Before, with glance, you could only see the time and your notifications. With the update, you can now have the lock screen background show in glance mode. If you had "Glance Background (Beta)" app installed, you could already do this, but they are consolidating it into 1 app since they discontinued that other app.
  • Well i guess i'm getting some issue here. I don't see my lockscreen photo in glance mode. I guess some of us are getting the same problem that we don't really see what the update brings.
  • Did you install the update and restart the phone? I received an instant notification to restart the phone after installation for changes to take effect.
  • I still have the beta...the app says glance background with beta on the icon.
  • Open Glance Screen Settings. There is a new toggle for Background Photo, which can be set for black and white or color. One of the Notification toggles may also be new. It's been a while since I've had Glance Screen turned on or changed its settings so I may not be totally accurate.
  • Some problems here , no new toggles , I didn't get new features
  • I don't see that toggle. And does it weeks with Bing.
  • Yes i did recieve notification to restart the phone before the update takes effects. After restart, my battery drop from 90% to 20% which i thing is a bug (it happens before when there are changes which needed a restart; software update, change region, etc) so i restart again and my battery back to normal. Then i open glance setting but still i dont see toggle for background photo you did mention.
  • I've the same problem
  • In the lock screen setting you need to choose "photo" the you will see the toggle in glance screen settings
  • That was it! I was having the same no toggle issue. Thank you for clearing this up. Pretty rediculous that this isnt made more obvious in the settings! Now, I want my photo glance screen image, but I still want to see the weather on Glance! Wish they'd allow the weather app to show a glance photo.
  • Don't see photo toggle
  • Settings > Glance screen > Lock screen settings > Choose a photo > Back to Glance screen > Set Background photo ON
  • Thanks for that path for finding the settings. . But in actually if we are using any background app instead of pic in lock screen, this update is not relevant right? :)
  • Steini , what if I DIDNT have a background photo toggle ?
  • Settings > Glance screen > Lock screen > settings > Choose a photo > Back to Glance screen > Background App option now greyed out and no Background photo option available > Look puzzled > Download proper Nokia Glance Background utility > Profit!
  • Did that, nothing happens. The Photo toggle is there, but no way to choose black/white or colours, as mentioned elsewhere.
  • You need to check these 3 points:
    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
  • I tried all mentioned solutions but no use Shit
  • Can any one please show me how the toggle looks like ? Please
  • Sorry, but these guides don't work. This new option is clearly only available on later MS models. Original Nokia Lumias need to use the Nokia version of the app.
  • Maybe you're right. I tried disabling glance background app and still didn't get the toggle. Still, the beta app always worked great.
  • The new feature supported by some lumia, which have 720p screen resolution.
  • RIP battery
  • Ikr
  • I downloaded Candy Crush, my battery will die faster now.
  • ^That's quite obvious!
  • Lol playing candy crush drains my battery in half an hour from 100 to 3%
  • Actually the just put the Glance Screen Background Beta app features into the phone glance screen setting
  • What was glance screen background beta features?
    Because I've never downloaded it , and downloaded it now but didn't get the idea of the update or the glance screen background..
  • You can actually set a picture as your background. The background would appear even if the phone is locked, with the glance screen on. If you use glance screen, you can see the time, and notifications. But with glance background, you can add a background to the glance screen. The background can be any image. (if you choose an image, it will convert the image into pixels... And then it will be set as a background of your glance screen.)
    I hope you understand what I just said. Or else, email me at I'll send you a picture and you will understand everything.
  • I did understand tejas but the problem is I can't see any toggle or any new option in glance settings
    Thanks anyway ;)
  • U should turn off the glance screen night mode that's the tip
  • Still doesn't work. Nothing mentioned in this thread works, as I suspect is the case for most users considering the comments here. Why do they release so many frustrating updates such as this. This doesn't help build loyalty or confidence.
  • It's not available for all Lumia users. -_- sad. Anyways, the glance background beta works just fine. Never had a problem.
  • I'll try it just to see if it consumes battery at a greater rate. If it doesn't then I'll keep it as default.
  • Didn't Nokia announce they won't update glance anymore?
  • Nokia may not, why should they, furthermore, Nokia better not because they would have gave all code to MS.
  • Yup, the development of the Apps is now a responsibility of Microsoft. Nokia still holds the Glance software patent, though ;)
  • Nokia announced discontinuing of glance background beta app..
    But as now MS holds nokia apps so they have integrated background app features into inbuilt glance setting.
  • Nokia/Microsoft had announced they won't be updating Glance Background BETA anymore
  • If I heard correctly, glance screens will not be part of new phones. Something about the technology and lack of parts.
  • Can you still have it display a short custom phrase of your own making?
  • I remember that. I used my name. Are we thinking of lock screen.
  • I had it, but now can't find it to set it up again.
  • Where is option to add custom wallpaper? I can't find it. I added wallpaper with Glance Screen BETA but I have now delete app as this update to Glance app adds this option.
  • It doesn't have that option. It just uses the image from your lockscreen automatically. The only option you have is to make the image black and white or color. Personally, I didn't like it. I like the simplicity of Glance Screen having no background image.
  • I have MSN weather app on lock screen and I don't see my custom wall. It still shows wallpaper that I have add with "Glance Screen BETA".!?
  • Is that an issue? Glance Screen Background lets you select multiple backgrounds, while the new feature only selects the background you're using. New feature is kind of limiting, heh.
  • That's the problem,you have to set your lock screen to image to use background glance!!! I use accuweather thou!! The update is bullshit!!!!
  • I've installed lock screen beta in which I've multiple wallpapers to display. In this update it took wallpaper from the default lock screen app which uses only single image. Seems legit :/ In my opinion, glance background beta is better than this default one.
  • Yeah, I'll keep my beta app. I like that.
  • I'm with you both. I use four pictures for my Glance backgrounds on rotation. That feature is what's most important to me.
  • Considering it doesn't disable glance background beta, I think it's fair enough. Makes it simple for basic users, but we still get full old school capabilities.
  • I just installed this and rebooted, but I don't see any new options under the glance settings for showing the lock screen wallpaper.  I now see "Detailed status notification" and "Quick status notifications" options, which I don't remember before (only the quick status one, but I might be mistaken).  Weirdly, my battery has instantly dropped from almost fully-charged to 25%.  Very strange.
  • Mine too dropped , but not that much , 74% to 51%
  • Fahmi , me too
  • +720 Me three
  • First you have to select a simple photo for the lockscreen.
  • This is the key. You can use just any lockscreen app to use this glance feature. You need to have the simple photo, or weather or the fitness app for your lockscreen, then the feature will be enabled when you go into Glance Screen.
  • Make sure you have no other lockscreen app running. I had to uninstall my livescreen Beta app to get this working. You should have a valid lockscreen photo from the official "lockscreen" setting. Then you can check in Glance for "black and white" or "color"
  • So I actually have to uninstall Live Lockscreen Beta, as opposed to just not use it, in order to try this out? Forget that...! It's incredible how everything new out from MS seems needlessly complicated and/or limited!
  • Didn't find Nothing New on my 620
  • +620 Same here :/
  • Just downloaded it, looks nice but can't imagine this being too nice to the battery.
  • When i started using background with the beta ago last year i didn't notice any extra battery decrease. I even have it set up as "always on".
  • That's interesting.. What phone do you have?
  • Yes, finally! Oh wait...I don't have glance on my phone.
  • +930 :D
  • You sir ... are make my day .... :D
    *same boat as you here ... no glance on my 520* XD~
  • Lol
  • i think putting your lockscreen photo isn't Necessary.. if this thing doent consumes battery alot then, it is a 5 star.
  • this is my lockscreen and it looks Freakin' awesome! try it guys! :D
  • Thank you.. Nice one
  • Beautiful. I'm using a matrix green code background for glance and it works perfectly too.
  • try this as your lockscreen, and youll have a moving glance screen bg effect woot
  • Where is the option? Can't see anything new even after a reset!
  • Try a hard reset. That'll fix it.
  • Plz make your night mode off
  • Your normal lockscreen image displays when Glance is on in Glance's fancy pixelated way.
  • I updated it & rebooted my Lumia but after that I can't figure out what's new!! My lock screen is set Lockmix ! What to do please tell me? Did i have to uninstall my Glance background BETA ?
  • You can now set your normal lockscreen image to also be the Glance screen background image.
  • You means I have to remove lockmix have to put an normal picture? I have tried uninstalling the glance background & setting simple lock screen but nothing is happening! My last lock screen image I showing up!
  • Yes.
  • Keep the glance beta, its still better.
  • im going to leave it always on for half hour let see how much it will consume
  • Well, at least my little app shows more usefull info that just the day in the glance screen/lock screen :)
  • Very nice. Thank you. Can I add a short phrase to display on the glance screen too?
  • You can. You already could. (not with my app altough)
  • I updated and don't see any new features...
  • I guess it's unavailable for the Icon and L930
  • Guys btw bbm beta release for public use. So now bbm public reach same version as beta version.
  • My lumia 930 is gonna look so beatif........oh wait :|
  • You need to install DayGlance to see something new.
    Edit: But DayGlance has already been in the store earlier this year so whoever posted this news should explain something!
  • Hmph doesn't work with Bing photos?!
  • Sorry there is no option for this how to use it
  • There is a new toggle under Settings>Glance Screen labeled Background Photo.
  • no sir cant see anything of that sort there l620 
  • Same with me, no new toggle in my L620. I also disabled night mode & restarted my phone.
  • Not bad.
  • How it works!
  • How does it work? Please explain.
  • I'm not sure but the processor and may be RAM must be the reason why it is working!
  • I have 620&720
  • Not bad MS.
  • This almost ruins the whole point of battery saving, pretty sure you're supposed to use a small image
  • MS Live lockscreen beta still in beta, when it will become official.
  • kinda defeats the purpose of the lock screen
  • Yeah, but it's cool when you double trap on your black and white glance screen and background photo gets colored!
  • Wouldn't be great to have an e-reader app with using glance screen?
  • No.
  • Am I the only one that has night mode on by default just to get the green font? :)
  • The background photo isn't appearing with Night Mode turned on after this update, on my L920. I remember being able to see the photo in night mode in the past.
  • I don't see anything new. I am still seeing the Glance Background Beta's image. Do I need to uninstall that?
  • Way better than Glance background beta app! Not sure about battery life though!
  • Your post sucks dude
  • Your comment sucks dude
  • Maybe, but not as this post Daniel, it really sucks dude
  • I have read it three times, man the article doesn't suck
  • The update took away the text feature! I used it to put my student info in case I lost the phone at school.
  • I thought I remembered reading that the text feature had been removed, in a prior update, so I didn't install it. Does this update have the text feature?
    I use the text feature.
  • For my Lumia 1520 it disappeared with this update.
  • How I wish we could set a different photo for glance. Having the same image with the lock screen makes everything redundant, I guess.
  • Got it, looks great :) 
  • Where is the option to choose image?
  • Doesn't seem to be working on my Lumia 920... Anybody else having issues?
  • It's working on my L920, but no background photo is showing in Night Mode, only time, date, etc.
  • Aaaaah, I have it set on night mode all the time for the glance text to be green. Turned night mode off and the photo shows, thanks! :D
  • Lumia 930 #nolove
  • 930?????????
  • This! As it should have been! On my 822, which I gave to my son, cuz I have an icon, which can't do glance, so its too late, and now I'm even more annoyed, dammit!
  • Yeah that doesn't work aka useless. And what's the point to update on low end devices when the new option after update does not show.
  • I can't see any option of set background in glance.where it is??
  • Me too not getting anything new. Tried rebooting couple of times but still no option for background. Nothing new is showing up in my L720 glance
  • Same here..i am also using L720
  • Same here on my 720
  • Guys, for those of you who cant see the background photo toggle, it's actually hidden. What you have to do, is go to Settings>lock screen and change your background to 'photo'. When you chose a picture, go back to Glance Screen, and you will see the 'background app' is replaced by 'background photo' toggle. There, you can choose either black and white or colour. Hope this helps. Cheers :)  
  • I tried but still no such option
  • Not happening on L720
  • Nope. That doesn't work. Best solution is to download the Nokia background app. That actually works.
  • No, it doesn't :/. L720 here.
  • Good update....but what about battery consumption?
  • Nothing new here on L925.
  • I hear ya. My 925 shows the toggle for photo in the glance settings now but even with it turned on, nothing shows. On my 1520 it works with even an option for black and white or colored photo
  • Holy crap! Restarting just ate 40% of my battery.
  • Background option is in content ( above date option). Its underlined and in small font size.
  • no sir all i have underlined is a lock screen setting link :) l620
  • Nope, that's the lock screen option. I can choose a lock screen photo fine. What I need is the instructions as to how to reflect such on the GLANCE screen. Any idea?
  • This is cool....but i rarely use it :)
  • This seems like a weird way to go. What's the difference between this and the lock screen now, besides being able to look at it with a wave?
    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.
  • Exactly my thoughts. What I want to see from Glance is shorter wake time. 30 seconds is a waste of battery. I want to pic up my phone, see the time and put it back down immediately. Anything else I need, I'll unlock the phone.
  • I beg to differ, I wish there was an option to choose duration I would put mine at 1 min
  • Guys, for those of you who cant see the background photo toggle, it's actually hidden. What you have to do, is go to Settings>lock screen and change your background to 'photo'. When you chose a picture, go back to Glance Screen, and you will see the 'background app' is replaced by 'background photo' toggle. There, you can choose either black and white or colour. Hope this helps. Cheers :) (PS: I'm using Lumia 1020)
  • lock screen has always been photo, glance setting still has back ground app not background photo glad it works for u, but unfortunately it doesnt on l620
  • Doesn't do this on the 820 either.
  • for some reason in l620 the background picture toggle u seem to talk about is just not there after the update and restarting a couple of times. p.s new gestures beta app is cool , do check out :)
  • Gestures also creating prob in l620, I installed it, restarted my phone & then "flip to silence" stopped working. then i uninstalled the app & restarted my device, surprisingly "flip to silence" started working again. Have u noticed this?
  • this update doesnt show me any menu to put a new image on glance screen, but it made my glance background app to stop working x__x GREAT MICROSOFT!!!! - 1020
  • Cant see background photo option on L820
  • Doesn't this really defeat the purpose of Glance? To me Glance is supposed to only light up parts of the screen to display info like a clock or notifications. Having a background lights the whole screen up so you may as well just leave the device on all the time.
  • Not working on my Lumia 820 non-PFD. :(
  • doesn't seem to work on lumia 820. tried everything.
    even deleted glance background. doesnt seem to be working.
    restarted and rebooted many times.
    even changed the lockscreen to normal photo
  • Me too on Lumia 820 :/
  • You need to install the app in phone memory not on sd card.
  • Doesn't make a difference either way. Looks like this is only for the latest Microsoft models. Back to Nokia's Glance Background for old Nokia phones it seems.
  • Works on my vintage 920, but defaults to B/W image and I can't find option anywhere to change that.
  • One feature I would love to see them add is a toggle to have the glance screen always on while charging *except* during night mode.
  • Pls tell how it works...after updating I saw the background pic option then after a min after restarting I lost that option now it looks like the old
  • Updated the app. Restarted the phone but still not able to see lock screen background on my glance screen. I am using L620. Anyone using L620 and having with the same problem???
  • Same with me, no new toggle in my L620. I also disabled night mode & restarted my phone.
  • Gestures also creating prob in l620, I installed it, restarted my phone & then "flip to silence" stopped working. then i uninstalled the app & restarted my device, surprisingly "flip to silence" started working again. Have u noticed this?
  • I updated and got a notification to restart the phone and i did not give me any new toggles in my lumia 1520....not sure why is this?...
    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
  • Here's how I made it work after several tries: Restart the phone. SWITCH OFF glance background. Go to settings and set the photo for lockscreen. Now go back to glance background in the settings. Turn it on (choose peek, interval, or always on). Scroll down and you should see the background photo toggle for on and off. Below it would be the color or black and white settings. Choose on for the background photo toggle and black or white or color as you prefer. Check your glance screen again and it should be working
  • Nope. Not on the 820. Must be for later (poss. MS only?) Lumias. Older Nokia Lumias seem to need to use the Nokia Glance Background app instead (makes sense).
  • even the glance background app doesn't anymore after the update - 820
  • L820 here.. Tried everything mentioned here.. nothing works.. also Glance Background Beta stopped working..
  • Tried exactly, ntn happening on my l620. I cant see any new toggle. :(
  • This is the blue print for getting this new app to work as it should. I did exactly what you suggested and all I do now is to choose which photo looks best in B&W.   Thanks!!!
  • Glance screen for Lumia 520 ,.... Plz make it for Lumia 520
  • Not gonna happen, hardware limitations
  • Well i figured it out...if in lock screen settings you chose a photo....then glance shows u photo toggle....and i tried it and it black and white and color mode...but i did not like this feature as its kinda like having same lock screen two times...duhh...
    I then chose an app in lock screen settings and then that toggle changed to back ground app instead of photo..
  • Not work on my Lumia 620. Anyone please help me. Anyone got the solution?
  • Seems to work only on the later phones. MS ones I guess. For Nokia phones, there is a Nokia version of the app that does work on the older hardware.
  • hm where would be the update available? i have developer preview and my phone says no updates (830 and in germany)
  • now i have installed the update. i look how it will effect the battery life by constantly on.
  • Oh. Ok.
  • They merged the glance app with the glance background beta app .. I find it nice but I can't figure out why would someone put a background to the glance screen :/ its like having your screen turned on :/
  • Yeah same screen two on glance screen...and if u press would see the same screen.....and then u swipe up...i see it as bad innovation...why will someone wana see same thing twice? I am better off with background app mode on....will not use this background photo option...
    Note: It fixed a very big bug for me it showing low battery always even when it wasn' thanks MS for that
  • I wont use it ether
  • So this doesn't work with Bing image right?
  • Yep, not working
  • It would be nice if it work with Bing image.
  • Not doing anything like that
  • Can't see the photo toggle option :(
  • Option only shows up on the later models, it seems. Older phones can still use the Nokia Glance Background app. Works fine.
  • Me neither on #lumia1020  
  • Not seeing anything new. Is this another one of those things that's firmware-dependent, and so I'm screwed because T-Mobile won't support the 810?
  • Seems like it only works for the latest (poss. MS only?) Lumias (same issue for a stock 820). Older Nokia Lumias can still use the Nokia Glance Background app instead.
  • Can't use Glance Background after this update . What should I do ? L820.
  • It doesn't work with me :(
  • worthless thing
  • Why is it worthless?
  • Oh, that's brilliant. Add a way to drain the battery even faster. No thanks.
  • Never drained the battery fast in beta. Now its a core feature. The battery drain after restart is a bug. It didn't really drain the battery. Restart again one more time and the battery registers the correct level again.
  • This update seems affected my Data connection and Wi-Fi too, even though Wi-fi shows connected, does not browse internet, either with Data Connection or Wi-fi. I have disabled Glance Screen and Data Connection as well Wi-Fi works fine.
  • I feel this updation is confusing. Previously we had two different screens or display (glance and lockcsreen) wherein we could had put two different contents. Now, if we choose content from background option, that photo comes in both I.e glance and lockscreen though the style could be different but content would be same. In that case what would be the use of this update.....who the hell wants same pic two time, one in b &w and other in colour. Nice try by developers but need to give liberty of putting different pics for different screen or display.
  • As much as I hate to say it....its faster. Scrolling and things opening on the screen seems a bit quicker than it was before on my 1020.
  • Missing glance on Lumia 730. :(
  • Everyone complaining about battery drop when updating this app after restart. Turn your phone off and back on again and your battery will register the correct level again. It's a small bug.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, it looks like the McLaren features are finally starting to see the light of day.
  • How to activate this ??
  • Nothing changed on my l 820
  • I might have to disable it already. I keep trying to unlock the phone on the glace screen. It's messing with my head. I can't handle it! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
  • Welcome MS
  • Works like a charm on my 925, just uninstall glace background( if you have it installed) and turn off glace then turn it on to get it working with the image on your lock screen
  • And it doesn't work with my 820
  • Why is this program for 930 :(((
    Updates come Wants to 930 :(((((((((
  • Cant download on Lumia 630
  • Not working with my Lumia 720
  • same here
  • So, what is the oldest model this works on? Works on the 925, but not on the 820 (so I guess not on the 920 either). But doesn't work on the 630? Where is the legacy-divide? This is very confusing.
  • Does not work with Papershuffle app. What lock screen apps will it work with? -Steve, Lumia 920
  • Update sucks. No selection of 4 different backgrounds and image rendering options. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Sorry, no lockscreen photo at glance. I'm having AppyWeather as my lockscreen and no picture on glance screen. How awkward.  
  • US Only
  • Somehow this update has broken my lock screen, no notifications anymore and MSN weather is just showing the picture of a blue sky!!! 1520 with DP. Any other one having the same?
  • I experience the similar. 1520 with DP. I decided I did not like the new feature, it felt like having two lockscreens. However, now I'm unable to revert to the previous method, which showed MSN Weather for the Glance Screen. I can get Weather to show the detailed status for my lockscreen, but this isn't "bleeding through" to the Glance Screen. I do, however, see notifications in Glance. I've reset quite a few times. *whine*
  • Update: RESOLVED - Glance Screen now shows the full Weather details as it used to. Apparently I needed to wait an hour or however long it takes the forecast to update. So, that's good news!
  • When the night modus is off, it works, but i dont really like it anyaway.
  • When I get alerts (new text, whatsapp message, facebook notification, etc), the banners no longer cause the screen to light up (Lumia 830) - this was working prior to this glance update. I did notice there's an entry for 'glance' under the lockscreen notifications now. So it seems this is running as a service, overwriting the alerts, perhaps?
  • One thing that's gone AWOL is the ability to have your own personal message on the Glance screen (unless it's buried in some obscure place that I haven't found).
  • no changes happened after update on my 720 but I'm glad it fixed my long term problem of always having battery saver icon even when fully charged.
  • Apparently Lumia 730.... doesn't have any glance screen...
  • does anyone using l820 has this update working?
  • How to do it? I disabled the glance screen background as well. I don't find any changes. Using 720.
  • Hey Daniel, I shuffled through the comments, seams many have problems. It's a request how to do it. Show us the video on devices which has glance screen.
  • It's not available for Lumia 730.. Why???
  • Because 730 has no glance screen.
  • For those of you still wondering how it works, here's how I got mine to work:   If you have Nokia Glance Background installed, first turn off the glance background image in the new Glance Screen settings Uninstall Nokia Glance Background Confirm that no background image shows up on glance screen Restart your phone Again, confirm that no background image shows up on glance screen Go to the Glance Screen settings, and choose "lock screen settings" From there, choose a photo background rather than one that dynamically updates Navigate back to Glance Screen settings and you should have options to set the image to black and white or color and it should work
  • I am not getting the set image option in glance settings after doing all the things.
  • The set image option isn't in glance settings. The change was made so you can use any lock screen photo. The lock screen photo is set in the lock screen settings.
  • I actually thought they completely forgot about Glace ;-) Glad that it is getting an update.   Feeling sorry for the Lumia 930 users who can't use this feature though.
  • Does this drain more battery?
  • I agree with others here, the new update is far more limiting than the beta app which allows for different backgrounds on rotation. Why would you want a poor quality version of your normal lockscreen as a glance-screen anyway...
  • The background feature is still not available after the latest update, L720. please solve the issue
  • I m not able to install it on Lumia 1320 after hard rest...any idea??
  • Try Latest App VoiceQuiz in Windows Phone 8.0/8.1. It's a Simple Q & A app that asks question by Voice and seeks answer by Voice.
  • Wha
    What you mean!! Phone has many types of displays? #vivekelectron
  • Glance actually works now on my 920. Weather info never worked and it always showed the battery as being in saver mode since update to 8.1. All good now though, means I don't need to do a hard reset to get glance to work properly. :D
  • Doesn't work with my L820. Worse still, Glance background beta doesn't work any more, thanks to the new update.
  • Why doesn't have Lumia 730?
  • Doesn't work on HP Stream 7 or Lumina 930.