Microsoft updates Extras + Info with more unknown improvements

Extras + Info for Lumia Windows Phones has once again been updated, but the same changelog exists and we can only spot small bumps in version numbers for system settings. Some of Microsoft's new Lumia system apps were inherited through its purchase of Nokia's mobile devices division and are updated regularly. The issue is with each release it's not always clear what each version brings to the table.

The store listing states that this version includes bug fixes, but we're aware that this note has been present through numerous updates. Looking at displayed version numbers for some of the backend systems on Lumia Windows Phones, we were able to spot where some of these improvements have been implemented.

Extras + Info Update

As one can see in the above image, the following received a minor bump:

  • Lumia First User Experience: >
  • Nokia Share: >
  • Rate us: >
  • SpamFilter: >

Download the update from the Windows Phone Store and let us know in the comments should you notice something we've overlooked.

QR: Extras + Info

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  • Yay for capitalization! "rate us" -> "Rate Us". 
  • Nicely found!
  • Earlier it was 6-7 last in the settings panel but now it rests in the bottom!!
  • I think that happens to the most recently changed settings panel
  • That's because it was the last updated. The next time something else is updated, at least that is more hardware related, it will move from last to second to last (or however many settings were updated).
  • I wish they would put setting pages in alpha order
  • It's rumored to be done in GDR2
  • At this point I really want the settings page completely redone and preferably have folders similar to the "Live folders" in WP8.1.1. It's getting out of hand...
  • With icons preferably
  • no ACCESORIES AGENT??? it's on  
  • Great. i think thats what we all wanted. Nice update.... I guess
  • Seems fast
  • Same here
  • Is it too much to ask that they give their own platform a changelog? They added in the section "New in this version" the least they could do is properly use it.. :P
  • I agree
  • If they've said it includes bug fixes and there isn't anything other than bug fixes then what else would they put in?
  • They could mention the bugs fixed
  • But that requires admitting that they did something wrong. ;)
  • Yep. For sure. This update fixed an issue I had with external microphone on 920. It wouldn't have sound with video recording. Now it can. Still no able to record audio file.
  • Lmao
  • Haha exactly my thought.
  • It's not just this update. ALL of their apps have no changelog :(
  • It is about being a role model in software development for your own plattform. if they dont care about this - why should any other developer care?
  • im really contended with the current wp8.1.1, dont know what to do with it :p
  • What if I don't do the update .. ? :-D
  • Its pathetic to see that MS themelves fail to post a changelog. Anyways updates are always welcome !
  • Can't wait for the "display" update!
  • Why what's coming ?
  • Sarcastic Side Swiping.
  • Waiting for the phantom tap fix for my Lumia 1520
  • Bend/press your screen backwards a little and it hugely reduces occurence.
  • They are gonna update "display" for the 930 because there's a bug making the screen purple
  • That's way better since one of the previous updates, or... maybe I got used to it :-P
  • I don't remember ever getting a display update?
  • That's why Dennis says "they are gonna update" and "can't wait" not "they have updated"
  • Lol were you replying to me? If so, I was replying to the guy above me, not myself...
    Ok I'm confused.
  • Lumia 1320 in turkey got cyan yesterday. YAY!
  • Yesterday's news :)
  • Glance for icon??
  • no.
  • Buzzkill
  • There are almost no updates of apps last two weeks. Like whats going on? Any expecting udates if Instagram? Facebook? Whats app?
  • Instagram use 6tag. Even in waiting for watsapp for the update. No news about them.
  • When are they going to bring back the Start Menu for Lumia First User Experience?
  • Feels Faster.
  • Funny, that's what my mom said from her room after buying new batteries
  • Bwahaha
  • hahahah that was a verry good one  
  • Debian Red?
  • WTMF, lazy Biatchs never tell us what there up to. Are any of the"extras" like facebook messenger with permission for camera, microphone etc......,
  • Are you for real?
  • Course not, just seeing what sticks:)
  • So is this update rolling out, or is it limited to devices having at least the Cyan update? I'm on a Lumia 810 with Black and WP8.1 and the store (following the link in this post) won't show the recent update.
  • Here is 1520 PD awaiting for cyan update also can't receive the Extra and Info update yet.
  • 1020 with balck but 8.1.1 (developer preview) and 630 with cyan and 8.1.1 ( again Dev preview). Got this update on both.
  • AT&T version?
  • I thought 810 didn't get Black
  • 810 has amber, not black! :)
  • So they've stopped updating the black based codebase its expected
  • I'm on black with standard 8.0 OS. I tried DP 8.1 screwed up my 920 in big way. I got the extras update today. Fixed microphone issue I had.
  • "Lumia First User Experience" was also subtly renamed, to "Lumia First Use Experience". Probably a typo fix, as "first use" makes more sense than "first user".
  • Here is another, Nokia Share is now Lumia Share.
  • Yup there is a huge improvement imo...cus before the update it used to crash as soon as I opened it(after updating to 8.1DP on L620) and now its absolutely fine..
  • i lost the "More Info" Button.. Now full page is displayed when extras+info is taken..
  • Same
  • Anyone knows what is the "Lumia First User Experience"??
  • Nobody on earth really knows what these components do in fact. Only people who know this are the Nokia / Microsoft employees, but according to internal policy any of them who leak sthis info is immediately shot in the head. Thatswhy you dont find the explanation of these components on or anywhere on the entire internet.
  • Nokia Share changed to Lumia Share
  • No "more info" after the update for me!
  • Same
  • Looks like just spelling / grammar corrections along with some brand changes :P.  
  • How to update it plz help
  • Was just a "rename things" update...
  • Well i don't see de "More Info" Buttom! anymore!  just plain text
  • Yep, mines gone too
  • I am new to Windows Phone. If I hadn't seen this article, how would I have known this update was available? It didn't show up as needing an update in the "store."
  • Download "sysapp pusher" app to notify yourself about the system app update
  • You phone would notifiy you naturally in a day or so after an app gets an update. You would get a number next to your Store Tile in 8.0 ("1" if one app needed updating) and a note in the Notification Centre in 8.1
  • but the store no longer displays the number of updates good thing i have the sysapp pusher
  • My extras and info has lost the 'more' button, now it just brings up the whole list in one go
  • Seems faster now ;-)
  • All Lumia now ... even new updates for Lumia 930 comes with "Update from Lumia" not "from Nokia" anymore. :)
  • Preparing for Lumia D Firmware
  • Lumia Daffodil lol
  • No more "more info"
  • Oh fuck now i can transfer files from skype using it. Bugless skype due to this. Facebook now equal to android ... Fish.. I was dreaming why MS dnt update thosee onee
  • Still no cyan update for +925
  • Witch country do you live in ?
  • I wish my Lumia 630 would update to 8.1.1 already!
  • It seems that i have a battery drain after installing this update,does anyone have the same problem ? Lumia 925 with Cyan and DP installed.
  • My Lumia 920 w/ Black and DP8.1.1 is eating battery and I cannot connect to the internet through wifi or cellular. Thinking I might need a hard reset. :(  I've tried multiple soft resets, removing SIM, and everything else... Not wanting to do this... hoping it just starts working!
  • so i had VPN turned on and it was connected to a bad network set-up... No Hard Reset though!
  • I am also getting a SERIOUS battery drain on my icon.... as high as 15%....when it has always been around 5%....could it be this extras update? this is not good people!
  • I want cyan at&t 920 geez
  • It seems faster!
  • What is the use of this app? Anyone please.
  • Yahh feels a little bet faster now...
  • I don't understand why the Extras + Info app's size is 15MB while the other system apps are generally abt 3MB. It just shows some data basically, doesnt really do anything unlike other system apps :O :P
  • Storage sense seems to load alot faster, maybe this is one improvement added through extra's
  • Noticed after the update MS news and sports app are acting weird. Not sure of that's only for me. :s
  • that's where i first noticed it - then i realized, i cannot connect to the internet - DNS issues or something...
  • turns out i'm just a moron and had VPN turned on and it was trying to connect to a bad VPN set-up..
  • They really need to fix IE on The Developer Preview of WP8.1 because it's nearly useless!
  • After the 8.1 update my phone is acting weird, data shows active but doesn't work. Want to roll back to the old 8.0
  • This update actually fixed the microphone issues I had with my Lumia 920. During video recording I had no sound, but this fixed now. The bigger issue remains that I'm still not able to use voice commands or record audio notes.
  • is this update in preparation for those lumias that have yet to receive cyan?
  • No,I have Cyan,and unfortunately installed this update,and my phone has,slowed down and drains the battery,got about 3 hours less of use after this update. I have a Lumia 925,I did not install it on my Lumia 820 and it's faster than my 925.