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First firmware update for Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL improves performance, stability and more

Over the last 24 hours, we have seen reports from many users that a new firmware update was going out. The update is under the guise MICROSOFTMDG update and while the OS remains the same the firmware does change from 01078.00017.15452.xxxx to 01078.00027.15506.xxxx.

Microsoft has now posted a changelog of this update, and it looks to a rather interesting one with many improvements.

New firmware update for Lumia 950/950 XL: 01078.00027.15506.020xx

  • Stability and performance improvements.
  • Improvements for SD memory card support.
  • Improvements for automatic display brightness settings.
  • Fix for a camera problem that was causing noisy images in low-light conditions for some users.
  • Fix for a 4K video problem that was causing stripes to show up while playing back recorded videos for some users.

We should caution that the update appears to be rolling out for those in Europe first with many getting the update starting yesterday. However, none of our phones here in the US, including our AT&T Lumia 950 and unlocked Lumia 950 XL are seeing the update just yet. Microsoft says the update is rolling out gradually:

"The update should be already available for many of the users and rollouts will continue gradually. Availability of the update may depend on your network service provider."

That last line is a little concerning for those on AT&T specifically. On the other hand, we are less than 24 hours into this process, and even our unlocked device is not seeing the update so no conclusions can yet be drawn.

Regardless, you can see if you phone has the update by going into Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates to see if it is live. If it is, you should see a MICROSOFTMDG update waiting.

We'll follow up this article with another when it hits the US and other territories.

Anyone already have the update? How has your experience been? Let us know in comments!

Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab); Thanks, Henning S, Pär P,. and Victor V., for the tips!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

530 Comments
  • Nothing here on my UK 950XL. Now if I could just get a damned screen protector that didn't mess with the proximity sensor. Oddly, the cover does not even seem to cover the proximity sensor. Also, be nice to fix the volume buttons, had to restart to get them to work.
  • i hear you brother.  after sampling just about all of them, i found one that does not obstruct any sensors.  go on amazon and search for "mr shield for microsoft lumia 950 xl" and select the tempered glass offering.  This version originally had 2 issues:  not adherring at corners and messing with proximity sensors.  The revisions they made fixed both issues.  I'd recommend it as i haven't found anything else to be even remotely usable
  • @Andreas Lagos, cheers for the info.
  • ArmorSuit just sent me an email after I asked about XL screen protectors, they JUST put the up, and don't cover any sensors.
    Self healing non glass, best ones I've ever used on my 920. Wet application means no bubbles or buckling.
    http://www.armorsuit.com/cell-phones/microsoft/microsoft-lumia-950-xl-sc... Edit: Page says it's down, but you can easily find the page from the nav menu.
  • I have had the Mr Sheild and the Sparin, and I like the Sparin better. It doesn't interfere with any sensors on my 950, and the adhesive is better than the Mr Sheild.
  • The Fosman screen protectors on amazon also have cut outs for every sensor and the little mic hole in the glass. I think I paid $8 CDN
  • I've been using an icarez tempered glass protector for about a week and I'm not having any problems.
  • It would be nice if my UK 950 could even update to .29 lol...
  • Unlocked L950XL still waiting for .36 after getting .29 4 days ago.  MS should publsh the update release schedule by the region, so we don't have wait and check all the time.
  • Same for me with my 950XL in the UK. Also if your looking for a screen protector, try the techgear lumia 950XL on amazon(note it refers to the device as Nokia Lumia) but aside from that blip the screen protector works well and has cut outs for the sensors except the iris scanner but I doubt that would cause an issue.
  • Uhm, just don't use screen protectors? They make your phone god **** ugly protecting your phone from getting ugly. It's hypocrite. I've not used a case nor screen protector in my whole life and my phones never broke. I've even dropped them tons of times. I often wonder what the **** it is you people do to your phones or what you are protecting it for? You put them in the same pocket as where you keep your nails?
  • I never use them either. Seems counter productive. Perhaps it's for people who intend to some day sell them or eventually give them to someone else and they want it to stay looking nice for another person?
  • Accidents happen, you have simply been lucky. I dropped my week old 950XL screen down and it landed on the edge of my dinner plate. The plate won and I've spent the last few days without success trying to find somewhere close enough to me in Glasgow UK to get it repaired.
  • My ten year old just replaced the screen on a Lumia 640. Check around, you should be able to replace yourself with a few dollars for a toolset and glue. I think the screen was$22
  • Ha more like $222+ for a 950.. My 1020 cost me $180 to replace the screen.
  • The problem is that no-one has the parts yet or I would replace it myself.
  • http://stellatech.com/microsoft-lumia-950-xl-komplett-display-lcd-touchscreen,a,de,822732.html   try this
  • Thanks but even there they won't have stock for 2 to 3 weeks.
  •  my 950xl screen cracked in my front pants pocket. since my phone came from overseas it wasnt covered in the states. I paid total 205 from palco. its been three weeks no phone. Getting it back hopefully this sat or next mon. ebay has some screens over 150. you either need glassglue or those industrial grade double sided tape. I leave it for the pros. its palcotech
  • How tge hack that happened. This device is supposed to have gorilla glass 4. Highly bendable material.... When i hear this kind of storys i start to get sick off this manufacturers.....!
  • Knock on wood here. I've dropped it a few times including once it landed on its back but camera and screen intact.
  • I doubt that a sticker on your screen would have made any difference
  • I have not used a screen protector since I left Apple 4 years ago. I do have my 950 in a flip case, but that is more so I can use the stand for watching videos while I cook. The 950 is nicely slim and I actually am enjoying the sleeker profile and the lighter weight.     As for those iPhones. Ther are shops here dedicated to replacing screens on Apple phones. I rarely see phones, particularly iPhone 4-5 that don't have shattered screens. Is it maybe a badge of courage?
  • I've seen a 950xl with a banged up bezel (as it'S plastic and scratched screen (despite being gorilla glass 4)
  • I do not understand why people use screen protectors, the company spends millions of dollars to research and develop a scratchproof glass which is now in its third generation. Mircosoft must be paying a good amount of money to buy the glass and yet someone wants to put a 8$ tempered glass on top of it , come on!!! I had a galaxy s3 with gorilla glass 1 on it and I used to scratch it with a key just to show my friends how good it was just to dissuade them from putting on an ugly looking plastic on top of it. 
  • Just in case...
  • Yeah whatever. I prefer no glass on top but it does help and it is way better than plastic. Saying gorilla glas can't get scrat it plain stupid. My LG G2, Sony z 3 compact shattered after a 30cm drop indoor! My 1520 got scratched and I NEVER put anything in the same pocket as my phone. My L950xl got 2 scratches possibly from my zipper I my jacket so yeah they scratch. Ridiculous say they are scratch proof cause you are lucky. I too never used to have problems but I guess I ran out of luck.
  • To break from a 30cm drop means either your screen has been fragilized from previous impact(s)/fall(s) or it's felt flat on the screen encountering some hard stuff (e.g., grain of sand) on the floor in the process.
  • Does that matter? If a "grain of sand" is all it takes, than taking some extra precaution would be wise. Like, oh, I don't know, maybe a screen protector.
  • Gorilla Glass 4, which is on the 950xl was designed to withstand basic falls. This means it is a more flexible glass, and they have admitted that this resulted in a screen that can scratch easier. I already have scratches on my screen. If the screen was gorilla glass 3, I would say don't bother with a screen protector, because the only way the screen will get damaged is from a fall on its side, which a case will protect and not a screen protector. As for gorilla glass 4, if you get a screen protector, you get the best of both worlds. The screen wont scratch as easily, and if the phone falls, the screen protector may break, but that can be replaced.
  • I've got a phone with Gorilla Glass 3 and there's a fine scratch on it. You can't see it when the screen is on anyway, but it is there. I am very careful with my phones so I have no idea how it got there, but it is there. It does no harm to use a screen protector because it will make a difference to the price you get if you sell your phone on when you have done with it, e.g. on ebay. The decent tempered glass ones are fine, you don't know they are there and there is nothing wrong with people using them if they want to. GG is good and improves with every incarnation but it's not perfect. It's primary function is to prevent against accidental breakage rather than scratches, and accidents do happen.
  • Always used a case and cover.  I'd prefer to protect my investment than be superficial. No-one cares what your phone looks like. No-one.
  • Mobiles phones are rarely an "investment"
  • Unless you have to buy another one....
  • Sounds like another update I'll get 5 weeks after they say it's available.
  • Sounds like you are in Europe but the glass-screen protector sold by AT&T in the states had all the required cut outs. Because it's made of glass itself it looks and feels like you don't have a protector on at all.
  • I've heard mixed results in terms of screen sensitivity when using tempered glass protectors...thats why I opted for a traditional style protector. That said, they've come up in quality. Fosman for example has been good for me...super clear, good fit and pretty smooth/frictionless to the touch
  • I use glass SP's on both my Surface Pro 3 and my 950. No sensitivity issues. Might be a case of 'getting what you paid for' as both of these were quite pricy, but I love the feel of glass vs plastic.
  • Bodyguardz, only brand I use.
  • All updated on my UK 950. I had loads of problems when received it but a hard reset jas solved that. Battery life is good, it doesn't get overly hot during heavy use and the updates come through fine. Only problem I have occasionally is my emails say settings are out of date even thou they still work.
  • Really I'm in the UK and didn't get the update for my 950! Mine gets hot and the battery doesn't last 7h with really light use, and I have two languages keyboards and the ENG(US) keeps coming back after deleting.
  • Did you do the hard reset. I had all those problems for a day. Did the reset and it was solved. Been a great phone since then
  • You don't really need a screen protector of you have GG4. Even my 1020 had 0 scratches /marks with over 2 years of use
  • People, for cry eye, it all depends on what the screen comes in contact with! Try rubbing sand on it and see how far gorilla glass gets you. One trip to the beach and you can get scratches very easily. Those who complain about screen protectors don't seem to have tried tempered glass... basically feels just like the glass underneath. I buy the generic ones off eBay for about five bucks and have had very few problems... they work GREAT as long as the screen is flat ( and 950/xls are). Also, many drops that would break the screen will actually only break the protector. Peace of mind.
  • why would you take your shiny new 950 to the beach! if you do put it in one of those bags. enjoy yhe beach, leave your phone in your car
  • Beach photos perhaps. Seems like a good reason to me.
  • yes and no, just dont mix sand with phones, BTW the camera on the 950s its AWESOME! perfect for beach photos... lol
  • Yeah I bought my 1020 at launch and used it since I recently purchased my 950. Its been to S Africa, a week in the Grand Gulch Canyon in Utah, numerous hikes and trips, thrown in various bike bags on trips, plus regular daily use. I've dropped it a few times and been lucky, but never babied it. You can see faint scratches if you hold it up to the light right now, but I'm not bothered by that. I might try one of the tempered glass protectors if there's a chance it could actually help in a drop scenario, but I generally hate the feel of the film type screen protectors. I'm not worried about scratches. The only time I scratched a screen badly was when I had a previous phone with a case that had a flap that covered the screen. Apparently some sand got inbedded in the soft flap and the thing that was designed to protect the glass did some serious damage.
  • I recieved my 950 yesterday and not big improvement of nightmode on 920. Hope this update will fix it. Video night mode, its even better on 920, better colors.
  • I purchased the cheapest crappy cover, from Amazon, which hasn't caused any issues.
  • i used Mr Shield For Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Anti-Glare [Matte] and have had no issues w anything not working right. got it off amazon for like 6 bucks
  • Does this finally fix the annoying brightness bug where adjusting brightness will cause the device to freeze for a period of time? Microsoft mentions improvements for auto brightness, but doesn't do much to elaborate.
  • Yes. Or no. But I definitely think one of them.
  • The auto brightness on my 950 has a mind I'd it's own. Perhaps this will take it away
  • 100% brightness all the time for me.
  • My 950 always seems to be at 100% after startup regardless of what it says. If I then toggle through the levels, they kick in and it works. This is without the new update.
  • My 1520 is like 100% brightness in auto, high, medium and 99% in low.... Unusable in the dark.... What really happened to this brightness
  • I much prefer the 25-50-75-100 toggle. Fast and gives ME control on screen and battery load.
  • Merry Christmas , everyone
  • Same to you and yours buddy! Merry Christmas
  • Merry Christmas martinsesezobor. No update for my AT&T 950 yet but I cannot wait for stability and performance improvements along with any camera improvements.
  • We have three 950s from AT&T and the only way I was able to get any update on one of them was to put it on "Fast" today. It now has the .36 OS update but no firmware yet. The other two are still on .29.
  • Selamat hari natal
  • Eyy org malaysia
  • Felix Navidad a todos!
  • Nothing here in sweden
  • Got it yesterday on my 950 xl. I have Telia in Sweden. Haven't really noticed any difference from before.
  • I'm on Tele2 in Sweden with an unlocked Lumia 950 and I got this update last evening Swedish time. I can't say I have seen much difference from before the update, yet... I still have issues with random restarts! Random restarts seems to appear when I have wifi active and there are a lot of free wifi zones advertised. It seems as the phone screen constantly wakes up, looks for my iris and then goes to sleep after some time. Then it repeats. I think it finds and tries to connect to various wifi zones. After some time it reboots. Never happens at home where there is only my private wifi, but as soon as I'm in the office or downtown I have found a work around to switch of wifi. This wifi reboot issue appear both before and after MICROSOFTMDG-update. /p
  • I can add that I have not yet used the phone with a microSD-card. Buid is 10.0.10586.29. Firmware 01078.00027.15506.02014
  • I get random restarts when accessing the SD card. I took it out and no problems. Hopefully this update fixes it. Id like to put my card back in.
  • No problem with my 128GB SD Card actually the phone seem to work 100% for me I am having no problems at all even Windows Hello works great for me.
  • I'm having exactly the same problem. ATT/US. I noticed it more these last few days.
  • Hey guys I can 100%say this is hardware, I work in the technical Industry tried everything from previews to hard resets with original software to new sims to playing with how sim is seated to using no sim. Never used an SD card, also played around with contacts on back case used backup from previous no backup. Finally gave up and exchange it used backup from broken one phone runs perfect. Not only does it not reset it's 10x faster and 100%less heat faster recharging I believe it's actually related to the display hardware or gpu. I'm using exact same sim battery and back and the backup from other phone. Unfortunately Microsoft has some hardware issues doesn't seem widespread but it's hardware replace it before you can't. Anybody with restart issues that can't get rid of them I would replace it. Windows 10 is really stable.
  • I think I read somewhere that these random reboots have something to do with Bluetooth which should be turned off when using wi-fi
  • That's not good. I often use both at the same time on my 930, Wi-Fi for streaming music to the phone and Bluetooth for streaming it to a wireless speaker. Just a word about memory cards. If you are using a "fake" card - and there are a lot about, even Carphone Warehouse got fined for unwittingly selling fake SanDisk cards a few years ago - that could be the problem. I seem to remember Motorola had the same issue with fake cards with one of their models a couple of years ago. Try a known genuine card and it may solve the problem.  
  • i never have this type of issues, you should hard reset your phone 
  • I found the auto connect to open wifi too aggressive so I actually turned it off.
  • Or the random restarts on my unlocked 950 xl? I'm almost done with the window that I can return my phone. If the restarts keep up, I'm tempted to return it.
  • I must be lucky, no restarts (that I didn't cause). Ok battery. My only regret is the red screen tint, but easy not to notice it, and vice versa.
  • Try the screen color calibrator. My 950 is calibrated perfectly. This phone has the best screen in the world.
  • All restarts are related to how important the task at hand. I believe it is an app or Windows 10 Mobile problem. Why? Because my 930 does the same thing. Usually when I am trying to take a special once in a lifetime photo. Get everyone in place. Big smiles. Others waiting. Click. Processing. Crap. Phone just vibrated. Unwanted restart. No photo. Too bad. So sad.
  • Odd, I've taken literally thousands of photos with my 930 and never had a single problem.
  • Do you have a SD card installed? That may be the culprit. I have one too, but see no restarts on my XL. Seems to be certain brands. Then gain, this firmware seems to address that.
  • Yes I do have a SD card installed. Guess I should try removing that to see if the random restarts stop. It is getting a tad frustrating. 3-4 random restarts/day. 
  • dang that sucks. for what it's worth, I too have never seen any random restarts. The only restarts are when I force it to.
  • It could just be a faulty phone. Take it in and get a new one under warranty
  • I have had a number of random restarts in my unlocked 950. I have a PNY 64GB microSD card installed...
  • I have an AT&T 950. I use a SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB microSDXCI and haven't had any random reboots using this card. Good SD card and worth looking into.
  • Yes I mentioned above that the problem could be fake cards. Many of us have them even if we don't realise it. Motorola had a similar problem with fake cards causing problems a couple of years ago.
  • Called the windows store, I have until Jan 31st to exchange/return it since it's the holiday season. He also mentioned he's currently out of 950xls since they're a pretty popular phone. Which, honestly, is a good thing. I'm glad to hear that these phones are selling like hotcakes. I can wait.  He was super cool and said, just give us a call, and we'll trade you a new unit. 
  • I get random reboots all the time. I am kinda numb to it now. However, last week,my XL rebooted more than 10 times in less than 2hrs. I almost returned the phone. However, I went to app updates and found a few apps that failed to complete their updates. I restarted the updates. Once the updates completed, the phone stopped rebooting.  Now, it just reboots once in a while. 
  • do you remember the apps? maybe one of them is the problem for Ben. Ben Schmidt 
  • Apps aren't an issue. It wasn't doing the random restarts when I first bought it... maybe when I inserted the SD card, that might be the issue. When I called the MS Store, they mentioned that a couple others were having restart issues but it wasn't a common problem.
  • I have no SD card in my 950XL but I get the random reboots.  I also get the camera locking up sometimes.  The most frustrating thing is the fact that OneDrive doesn't reliably upload pictures on this thing.
  • YES! The onedrive syncing issue is also another frustrating issue that needs resolving. 
  • It seems better to me after the last OneDrive app update...
  • I hear you about the syncing issues! I knew OneDrive in W10 was weak, but not this weak. Combined with reboots now and then and extremely poor battery performance, I wonder what is going on with W10M. Does Microsoft do any testing before releasing stuff anymore, or are they all busy honing their iOS/Android apps? Unreliable Camera Roll sync and OneDrive/Photos integration Lumia 950 battery drains rapidly (I got the firmware update - nothing is different, of course.)
  • Weak how? I've been using OneDrive daily on my PC, laptop, and my Lumia 930 and tablet since W10 came out, and have no problems at all with syncing. In fact I've been so impressed with it I have almost everything stored in OneDrive now, I can't recommend it highly enough!
  • I'm also having issues with my blutooth connecting and disconnecting periodically. 
  • Well, i don't use a card, cause people say it reboots the device like crazy.. But sadly i also don't get the 10 hours battery backup while browsing, how gsmarena was braging. More like five, if i am lucky. I am tempted to send it back also. My screen having a wierd slight visible tint on the left side also...
  • I'm quite pleased with the battery life compared to my Icon... felt like I needed to recharge that thing every couple hours. This, I'm glad it lasts me all day.
  • Im actually glad to see others having the restarts with the sd card. I was having them all the time until I removed the card. Since so many are having the problem, it tells me it should be something that gets some attention. Im hopeful for this update.
  • I had the same problem with battery life. Wouldn't last the length of a freaking meeting! I was also about to send it back, but the last upgrade fixed it. I can now get a full 8 hours! Still crappy, but feels like a lifetime compared to before the update.
  • Exchange it... I get 48+ hours easily.
  • You own the XL or the normal version? My xl should be browsing for ten hours. Well, as long as i don't use the phone, the battery is ok, while i'm using it, their starts the battery go. Every 3 minutes 1% of battery sais goodbye, sometimes 2%. So in generaly i see a 10% drop in 20 minutes of use. Toooo much! I just don't get how can that lumia 640 have such a good battery. Cause in comparison side by side. Web Browsing: 950XL vs 640 dual sim. 20 min. From 100%. They open the pages almost at the same time. 640 is at 97% thr 950 is at 88%.... Well. I still consider the 640. I am really considering that device (i bought one for my mother and another for somebody else, hence was i able to do the comparison).
  • that tint is just on the lock screen and wallpaper? that happen when you change your lockscreen or wallpaper from the photos app, try to do it from the settings. Hope it solves it ;) 
  • Do you see crashes even if all tabs are closed in Edge?
  • Have the lumia 950 xl for 14 days, no restarts (I don't have an sd card)
  • Some random restarts can be linked to the use af a bad SD-Card. Do u use an SD-card and have you tried a different one?
  • SD card is fine. Was using it in my Surface for awhile before switching it to my phone. 
  • I would try it without the SD Card ;) A Lumia is more picky for SD Cards.
  • No Dice in the Uk...
  • The old phones need firmware updates asap.. When w10M arrives better bring them too xD especialy 830/930.
  • You are right,  my 930 still haven't audio on video recording. 
  • Nothing here in ATTAmerica
  • Good luck there. Just when we thought they could no longer delay updates. Although thinking about it the firmware may have to be validated where the OS doesn't.
  • My unlocked Lumia 950 XL doesn't have anything either. Hasn't hit the US yet, it seems. Don't pull out your pitchforks just yet.
  • Ditto here on T-Mobile with unlocked 950xl
  • But, man, if AT&T does hold this firmware up???  So angry.
  • It is a very bad week to expect anyting to come out. It's xmas week...
  • Its still early to be readying the torches and pitchforks. This is firmware, so its different from the regular Windows Updates MS can push at will. If ATT delivers within 48hrs, that will be a major change in how things have been done in the past.
  • Clock's a-ticking.  
  • I have three complaints with my 950xl.
    1. Video recording stops automatically after just five minutes 4k video due to the phone heating up.
    2. Lock screen does not have the never option for the screen lock option.
    3. Double tap to wake not there.
    I hope none of these issues are hardware related & can be solved with a software or firmware update.
  • 1 and 3 can be fixed by software or firmware updates whereas the 2 cannot.
    It's an AMOLED limitation that can be found on any AMOLED screen Lumia.
    The first time I noticed this was when I changed my 920 to 1020.
    Its there in my 1520 (the "never" option) but its due to being an LCD as OLED can cause burn
  • Nope, this is not a hardware problem, Lumis 730 with OLED screen has "never" option, people should be allowed to have that option. This can be easily enabled by a software update, just needs a small registry change for the option to appear. We used to hack that option during WP7 days with Samsung Focus. Expect similar registry changes and hacks now that xda devs have succesfully hacked Lumias.
  • Hmm ok
    Cuz last time I checked, that was the case but then again, never had a 730 so yeah could be.
    But still, 1020,925,930,950/XL doesn't have this option
  • My 930 has the option...
  • 930 have the "never" option.
  • @Edwardlb20 @JP8296 wow maybe an update might have enabled it but I am certain that this option didn't existed in 930!
    Well good for you...!
  • My 930 has it too. The last update I installed was Denim but I'm sure it was there before that update.
  • It might be the security settings in your work/exchange email. With my work email configured on my phone,my organization disables the never unlock feature. Well, I give them permission to set certain policies, which that is one, to have my work email on my personal phone.
  • Reached out to Gabe on Twitter about this issue. A PM replied to me (Jason @NorthfaceHiker) and told me it was a bug. I submitted screenshots of the issue and version and was told they are looking into it.
  • Gabe Aul told me : "The double-tap feature isn’t actually an in-box Windows feature – it’s something added on top by the OEM. I’m checking with the phone HW team (former Nokia) to see if there is a plan for it, but since it’s not in by default my guess is no."  
  • Here's hoping that it'll be added as a firmware feature at some point, just like they added it after the fact to the Lumia 920 and 1020...
  • Can't get hold of the XL on contract in the UK. Should I just go for the 950? Thoughts?
  • Use the Forums ;).
  • You can order it on contract through Carphone Warehouse in the UK, though I believe they're now saying end of January for expected delivery.    
  • Where are you looking? CPW have them as do buymobiles.net.
  • That's what I did. Yes
  • Try mobilephonesdirect.co.uk I got my XL on next day delivery and some XL are cheaper on contract than CPW. In my case, for the same contract, CPW £179.9 mobilephonesdirect £99.99 !
  • Too bad firmware can't fix the crazy side button layout. I don't think I'm ever going to get used to that. Still frequently hitting the wrong button.
  • me too
  • What's so crazy about it? It's the same button layout the 920, 520, and 635 (that I know of) have.
  • Umm, no the 950XL has a different button layout. (Volume Up, Power, Volume Down, <gap> Camera Shutter.)
  • ****, that's a terrible layout. Who the f* thought that would be a good idea?
  • 950XL's layout has the volume up and down buttons separated with the power button on the middle
  • Hadn't seen an XL. I'm on a 950, and assumed they were the same. Yeah you're right that is Kinda jacked up.
  • It is awkward I agree, but the power button is a smidge less proud than the vol buttons, so I slide my finger up til I feel the bottom edge of the +vol button.
  • I actually prefer it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Agreed , took me all of half a day to get used to it and easier to launch feedback or soft reset one handed too.
  • Still no double tap to wake though, right? Oh well... Heres to the next update!
  • Well, we don't know. TBH, it wouldn't come through firmware directly. The firmware could enable the lower level aspect of it, but we'd a Touch update to open it up to the OS/UI. So can't rule it out either.
  • Ooo good point. *puts wishing hat back on*
  • As days go by and Microsoft not mentioning anything on double tap to wake, I am more and more pessimistic about this feature ever coming to Lumia 950/XL and 550.
  • Not coming to the 950 as it needs to much battery according to Microsoft.
  • Do you have a link for that?
  • "Not coming to the 950 as it needs to much battery according to Microsoft."
    Pretty sure you are making that up and cannot provide a source link to their support forums. I just checked and they have not said such a thing. Prove me wrong?
  • They should be able to the the SensorCore/Motion data to detect a double tap... (Sure it might be different than what they are doing now, but who cares it is just more software to write.)
  • What is wrong with the side button wake up? If you hold the device your finger is on the button. Quicker than using another hand and double tapping.
  • I've always used the camera button to turn the screen on on Lumias that have a camera button. If I'm using a phone like the 640, I keep double tap turned on.
  • Wouldn't pressing the camera button to wake up a phone launch the camera app?
  • Because when the phone is sitting on a table/Qi charger it is much easier to double tap to wake it up, rather than picking it up or trying to squeeze the phone to activate the button.
  • When it's lying flat on wireless charger or just lying there on desk it's easier to double tap to turn on, less handling. I miss it as it was on 925 and 640
  • You won't miss that feature until it's gone. People used double tap always feel the pain..
  • I tried it out early on with my 1020.  Found it not very useful, particularly given the increase in battery use.  I turned it off and never looked back.  It's no hassle at all to simply press the power button.
  • Its not a major deal, but its easier and faster to double tab anywhere on the huge screen than to feel with your finger and find the power button. Once you get into the habit, its hard to go back. I still keep pick up my 950 and double tap the screen and just stare at it for a second confused until I remember that doesn't work.
  • The 950 is my first win phone so what you don't see you don't miss. I think Microsoft are trying to drag you old nokia guys kickin and screaming into the next generation. The 950 you don't need to touch the screen from lock screen to make a call, text, email etc... :)
  • This is a special kind of stupid.
  • What is stupid or do you always talk in cryptic?
  • The idea that removing features somehow is Microsofts bid to get us to move to their new phones. I mean, it will make us move to new phones, just not theirs. 
  • That is the plan I guess and I can understand if Microsoft want to lose the Nokiasaurus crew in my experience all they do is Whine on about minor issues, slag off Microsoft and generally want everything for free, if I was microsoft I would also buy their phones back with apple store vouchers.worth double the value so say $20 a phone...would be worth every penny to clear the airwaves so they can hear the genuine feedback...
  • The genuine feedback is coming from those who can actually point out the bad (like removing features) and not those who just take punishment and enjoy it. This is your first WP, and its fine for you to be excited, but for those of us who have been around since the begining, this new lazy atitude of theirs is extremely disheartining.
  • I tend to agree with X-topher to a point. While we all want everything to be perfect I think there is far too much moaning over relatively minor issues. Most will probably be addressed with future updates in any event, but reading some of the post on here I wonder why they bother buying a Windows phone at all. Most of the known issues are well documented so if you know that there are issues that are going to bother you before you buy, then don't buy. It's not right to complain about problems you knew about ahead of the purchase. I personally look at whatever I buy has to offer overall and find it quite amusing that a lot of people seem to have worked out for themselves what Microsoft are doing and why. Do people honestly believe that a huge professional company deliberately release these phones with a raft of known errors? A lot of issues are probably down to improper use anyway - for example, batteries are very volatile and can behave extremely irratically if not charged properly to begin with but no doubt 95% of us get the phone out of the box, bang a bit of charge in the battery (or use what's already in there) and run into problems straight away. That's not the phone's fault, neither is it the manufacturers. It's just the way batteries can behave when new. Likewise with memory cards, the ones causing reboot problems are probably fake. Counterfeit cards are a big problem, even the main manufacturers admit it's now almost impossible to tell the different and a lot of fakes are now unwittingly being sold by genuine retailers.   Sure, not everything is perfect - nothing ever is - and that needs to be recognised. Updates are going to take time. There is a lot of ground to cover, it's a massive task and it's the "wrong" time of year too. As frustrating as it is, some of the criticism is ridiculous.  
  • i will always preffer using the screen that the buttons, to extend the life of the butttons :P 
  • Greasy fingerprints are a thing of the past...
  • There's nothing worng with it, but Tap To Wake is much more convenient if your phone is on a desk, rather than having to fiddle around for a button on the side. It sounds as though it could be even more of an issue on the XL where the power button has the volume buttons immediately either side of it. The odd thing for me is it was on the 930 so why not put it on the 950/XL? I can never understand why manufacturers omit a feature that was on a previous model, but car makers do it all the time.  
  • Yes, def send the link out if you have it...not too pleased with, heat, motion, downloads/updates and storage issues...this would give me more reason to take it back to AT&T
  • If your using qi charging why isn't your glance on with notifs
  • Great news for 950/XL users (hopefully). That excessive noise in low light pictures is also prevelant in my carrier free 830 on W10.
  • I'm downloading the update right now from Germany
  • Downloading now - Australia, unlocked Lumia 950.
  • Nothing here in sweden yet. Im on 950xl and don't have any issues with my SD card or phone restarting.
  • Downloading Optus Australia. Happy Christmas everyone!
  • Hi Will,    I am too with Optus and intend to buy the 950XL, just wanted to know how is the battery life on it.    Thanks Anis
  • Downloading right now on my Lumia 950 in Austria.
  • Got this (I'm in Bulgaria), but still no .29 nor .36
  • I'm hoping to get this soon, that line during playback of 4K videos is a tad annoying and I keep getting an SD card notification after every restart. Hopefully this resolves those.
  • A friend in the NL said he got the update today on his 950XL.
  • update just came in. LOCATION: Weesp/Amsterdam  
  • Nothing here in Landsmeer/Amsterdam...
  • Lets hope they enable double-tap soon :(
  • I had an email from Gabe Aul : "The double-tap feature isn’t actually an in-box Windows feature – it’s something added on top by the OEM. I’m checking with the phone HW team (former Nokia) to see if there is a plan for it, but since it’s not in by default my guess is no.​"
  • That makes sense.  I have been testing W10M on a Lumia 640 and double-tap to wake IS an option (I have it turned off, of course, because it sucks battery).  But it's there and does work. So, clearly, Microsoft COULD enable this feature on the 950.  I don't want it, but there's no reason they couldn't do it.
  • Yeah i've used it on W10M on my 930. They can add it if they want, though we will see.  My question to Gabe was whether it is coming, and he said that his guess would be no.  So at the mo this is the most telling part of his reply.
  • It might have something to do with the screen tech that doesn't support it. As the digitizer has to stay on while the screen is "off".   They may have decided that the high res screen + oled was more important then retaining double tap.
  • Happy  XMAS
  • Got it here in Switzerland. Hope it fixes some of my random freezes and reboots.
  • Depends if you want the bigger screen or not really. Carphone Warehouse are offering the XL but whether they have any in stock or not is another matter. I'm hanging on for the XL for the extra processing power which from the reviews seems to make a difference to photo processing speed, and Contiuum which some reports have said can be jittery occasionally with the 950. I already have the 930 and there isn't enough difference between that and the 950 to justify the cost of upgrading, but the larger screen on the XL means I can just about make a case for it. I might hang back until the price drops though, contract deals seem to be a bit of a rip off. For example, the cost of the phone (not including the cost of the airtime) on O2's cheapest 24 month tariff works out at over £600  
  • Update was ready when I just checked. Restarting the phone now to install the update (Lumia 950XL unlocked, NL)
  • Gr8 news.....
  • Maybe this will make it so my 950 XL will get the .36 update from .29. I did a hard reset and redid insider and it still doesn't see it. I wonder if the users like me that got .29 n the first wave before it was pulled are all having issues not getting the .36 update?
  • I reset my 950 to get the .29 update before it was pulled and was still able to get .36 update.
  • Downloading now! Had to wait over 2 weeks to get the .29 update, but this one hit my phone instantly! Lumia 950xl, in the Netherlands ^^!
  • Still nothing here... Greater Amsterdam.
  • could this be indicative of how radio firmware is delivered later on?
  • Nothing here USA... ATT version
  • yup..2nded - any way to get it? preview for developers?
  • Nope. I have preview and it's not there. Just gotta wait
  • I don't know what the difference is between firmware updates and OS updates, but even if any one of them is restricted by network provider, then that beats the purpose. I'm hoping against hope that the carrier phones too will start to receive this update along with the rest of world to start a true era of windows as a service.
  • Firmware is the collection of drivers that Windows needs to communicate to the hardware. The OS is Windows itself.
  • Got the update here on my unlocked Lumia 950 in Australia :)
  • 950 xl updated here. Belgium.
  •  950 not yet. I'm on Proximus, you?
  • here also nothing, 950XL, I'm on Mobile Vikings (Base). What build are you guys on? I'm still on .0, no .29 or .36 yet.
  • I'm on .36 , still nothing :S
  • Nothing here either... 950XL on .36 Mobile Vikings...
  • I picked up a 950 in AT&T yesterday and hit the home key to leave the app that was open. This resulted in a loading screen. I immediately put it back down. What year is this? Even $100 Android phones can go back to the home screen without delay. This thing $600? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • The phone didn't like you. It's not 2015, but 2025 and the phone decided you were not worthy to own it. Similar to how an opossum "plays dead". You were bamboozled.
  • I like this new excuse for low Windows Phone sales!
  • Quiet slave, this is your robot overlord speaking to you. Everything you think is real is actually a false reality. You are in the Matrix.
  • Lol this is what you get for posting an irrelevant comment. Rubino burn! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Troll alert.
  • Weird I really haven't kmsren any if the usual loading / resuming issues with my 950. It's actually run very smith out of the box. I kinda think some od the loading / resuming and horrible battery life I had on my 920 at the end were a side effect of loading Insider builds. The last four or five builds I got on my 920 I had to roll back to Wp 8.1 to get them, and still did a hard rest each, and did not load back ups each time to keep things clean.
  • This is year 2015. A $29 Lumia 520 on WP8 runs as fast and without lag as compared to $750 Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Yeah I get the resuming screen on my 950. Pretty sad.
  • Not even high end lagdroids can go back to their ugly launchers without delay if you installed more than 10 apps, 100$ ones would crash in the process
  • Yeah, right... Good try though. You do know people own these phones, right?
  • Nothing here USA... ATT version
  • Got it today, in Norway. Havent noticed any imporovements in anything, though the only problem I have had yet, is that it eats battery like a litle fart machine, when in use. In standby, it can last more than a day, but if I use it actively, for browsing the interntt and using the camera, it wont last even 4 hours, which is garbage compared to my recent phones, like the 1020, HTC One, and HTC Sensation... None of them had good batteries, but the 950 is just horrible, and I have to charge it several times a day.
  • Hopefully this will fix the problems with people not being able to get the .29 and/or .36 update. (By either the false "low storage" or the stuck at % downloading.) Of course once you are in that spot you are probably screwed since it just keeps trying the update. I spent ~6 hours yesterday going through the backup, reset, update, reset, restore, install apps, configure everything process for a friend's 950XL yesterday. (It had become unusable since it was getting very hot and draining the battery about as fast as you could charge it.)
  • Keep them updates rolling!
  • Cool. Hope this addresses Bluetooth instability.
  • In Japan, updating my 950 XL single-SIM now. Merry Christmas!!
  • Hi, where did you get your single-sim variant? Merry Christmas! ;)
  • Will insiders be allowed to download it?
  • It's firmware so out of scope of the Insider programme.
  • I would think it supersedes Insider previews, as it's 1) non-preview software and 2) related to the hardware. Therefore, my guess is Insiders should receive it too.
  • Insiders on .36 need to downgrade to .11 using Windows Device Recovery Tool in order to install this firmware update. Just did that and now I see those spinning gears toward .29 public build on 950XL dual SIM. Don't forget to backup because WDRT wipes your phone! 
  • In Australia updating my 950XL now! Not happy Oz only got single SIM!
  • In AU unlocked 950(insider).. No update as of yet..
  • Not got update her in UK on my unlocked 950xl
  • Why isn't Windows Central write a decent article to sum up how badly built Windows 10 is on the mobile devices?!? It's obvious there's a boat load of issues and totally not acceptable for people to spend $600+ on a phone that now had more issues than an Android or iPhone. Only media can for MSFT to get their s*** together. Feedback app is so useless these days.
  • have you seen the 950 review?  there were problems mentioned, but not gamebreaking. not everyone seems to be having the same issue, and very few seem to be having enough issues to make it unusable. I myself have only had a couple, and it's not enough for me to want to return the phone at all.
  • Do you guys use Groove? I also use in-car hands free connection via Bluetooth. It craps out half the time. Tell Cortana to play a playlist sometimes don't happen. SMS coming in doesn't get notified. No issues on 8.1. Granted this is a rewrite of new OS. But seriously...
  • i have that SMS issue, but doesnt botter to much for that. 
  • Well I can't use WiFi at all. If I enable it and it tries to connect to my home network, my whole home network goes down (apparently DHCP gets killed). If I'm on the go and it finds a public WiFi, the phone can't connect, and is non-responsive for minutes. A reboot just means it tries to connect to the WiFi again. I have to leave the location to reboot, then turn off wifi, and the walk back. 950. Somethings' very weird
  • I have no issues apart from one app wmpoweruser which for some reason heats the phone up quite a bit once I removed it everything is great no reboots, battery is great, sd card works without problems and OS is not to far away from 8.1 on the 930.
  • If there were so many issues all the iphone and android propaganda sites reviews would be filled with it. It has some bugs, it is a new OS on new phone models. The OS may have some bug, some hardware might be defective. First problem is solved via updates, second problem is solved with warranty return. As easy as that, welcome to how things work for every brand.
  • Im only concerned that I wont know the difference between a hardware issue and something that needs a firmware update. If I don't send it in, my warranty may expire before I find out its not fixable via firmware but if it is firmware issue than I send it in needlessly and will probably be without a phone for a few months and still have the problem if I don't.
  • Exactly. Look at the iPhone and iOS in the beginning. It wasn't perfect and left a lot to be desired. Personally I feel W10M is way ahead of where iOS was as far as performance and content go for a new OS. Hopefully it won't take as long as it has with iOS to become as good. Android was the same, although I still refuse to ever use it again, that bridge is burnt. In time, W10M should improve as things are added and bugs are ironed out, as well as gaining more developer support (fingers crossed). Hopefully it doesn't take too long so the platform can survive, and even build in popularity. I've switched from iOS after about 7 years, with a bit of Android time in there too, and so far I'm very happy with the OS and the hardware (950XL for me), even if it's not perfect right now. The others still have some flaws that are being worked on, you just don't hear about it so much. I get app crashes/freezes, random reboots on my iPhone 6+. It even heats up with certain apps that push the graphics processing, or use GPS. It's not a completely trouble free experience. My 950XL might get warmer a little more often than my iPhone, but I can't say it's ever felt warmer, definitley nothing Id go as far as to say it was hot enough to worry me.
  • Ok. Not trying to be a Debbie downer here. But shouldn't a product work right out of the box anymore? Do we just accept the fact we are beta testing? Couldn't MSFT gotten some extreme insiders to do real life testing? I've written to MSFT many times and actually saw their incremental updates for the bugs I had. Very slow. Also. Take Groove as an example. Offline music can't download in the background. This was raised with the Xbox team over a year and a half. I still have the emails explaining why, which is an OS limitation. Now with 10, you still can do a simple background service to download your songs. You literally have to open groove, prevent the phone from going to sleep/lock mode, and download songs.
  • When has any company ever sold a software product that has never needed to be updated? It is impossible for Microsoft to beta test every possible scenario of how that product is used so the only way is let people use it on a large scale to enable them fix the issue that has arisen. You cannot fix a problem if you don't know there is a problem.
  • The problem is definign the word "work". I guess we can safely say that all the main functionalities of the phone work but many things can improve. Just the fact that you are using such a small use case (downloading music offline in background with groove app) to prove your point means that the product actually works and there are small things that do not. It actually surprises me that it does not work since all other apps and OS parts have seen a great improvement in background executions in the transition to 10 (see edge, store, many other apps that could not do downloads and other things in background and now can)...
  • Since when is Groove not a critical app? Remeber its the iPods that made the smartphones to what it is today. Not an apple fanboy btw. Groove wasn't the only issue out of the box. Messaging was an issue. So is visual voicemail that wasn't declared in advance on dual SIM phones. This the the first phone released to the public that truly "freezes" on people compared to any previous phones Nokia built. You've got to stop giving them credits and demand more perfection. For a phone trying to compete with the other two, you really have to make it flawless and also have more features. Now the features are improved, the quality of the apps needs to be stepped up. It's all about customer experience. While I will continue to put up with it because I've always believed in MSFT making a superior products, this is not one of them when it came to execution. I want the phone to be advertised and marketed as "almost" flawless piece of tool. Both entertainment and productivity.
  • Mine has worked 100% flawlessly apart from the Eq breaking for a few days its intergration with one drive is fantastic, continuum albeit limited is the future, when remote pc and a usb-lan adaptor arrive it will take this phone into another stratosphere , cortana is quality too once you learn how she operates, People need to stop their whining about silly nokia squabbles and try and see the big picture and educate themselves on how the Product works and integrates over all hardware groups...There is a classic cartoon where 2 guys are pulling a cart with square wheels a passerby is beckoning them to try his round wheels but they are saying sorry mate we are to busy to talk....
  • I thought everyone said that you can't use a USB-lan adapter with the 950s. (Or probably any Windows 10 Mobile device.)
  • Well it's simple, because it's not badly built. Try again!
  • Unlocked 950XL in US is updating now.
  • Nothing here as of 19:20 EST on my unlocked XL with an AT&T sim
  • Nothing here as of 11:05 pm EST on unlocked 950 XL on Canada
  • Have we been able to switch skin tone on emoji's in TEXT messages before this update? I've read about it comming but I just now found out how to... maybe it's just me being slow to pick it up?
  • Old.
  • Like 101XX old
  • Pretty sure it was introduced with build 10549, actually.
  • Got the update yesterday here in Norway. Was wondering what the update was about. Thanks for the change log! I guess the video playback problem is fixed now. I just hope MS can still improve the battery life on the 950 because it was not what I expected from a 3000mAh battery. I had to set Battery saver mode to start when the phone is at 50% power to get me through the day. Mostly using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the browser.  
  • I was wondering about the battery too. I figured it would be better than my 640 but the 640 battery last all day easily and I don't get through half the day with the 950 same apps. I too set battery saver to 50% to get through the day. I've thought about switching back to 640 too but am holding out hope these things will be fixed soon.
  • The problem is Windows 10 versus 8.1.  More capabalities = more battery burn.  They will continue to improve it.
  • 10568.36 does a much better job than .29. Also, disable background apps you do not need. I did that on my 930 and battery life improved dramatically. Also disable location services.
  • Update already available in the Philippines. (950 XL) Biggest concern with previous firmware is just the battery drain, hope this fixes that.
  • Michael Fisher is popular, everyone believes in him, when he says"windows is not a great OS" then everyone changes their perspective.
    Why not taking your head rather, than going by others.
  • This should have been on the phone since day one. What poor execution by MS. A fix like this would have prevented reviewers like Michael Fisher from giving such poor review (on the 950 XL)
  • "This should have been on the phone since day one."
    Of course. However, 'day 1' would have been pushed back to December or later for launching the phone. We all get the same 24 hours.
  • They need more resources to run real life testing. They need to get their s*** together. Stop giving MSFT excuses. We may be technical, but you have to think about the non technical folks wanting to try a windows phone.
  • Michael Fisher, and pocketnow in general always give negative reviews on windows phones. However, I agree with alot of what Michael said in the video pocketnow posted today... The software is horrible. I tolerate it, but even me, a diehard fan is tired of this. Microsoft needs to seriously improve on windows 10 mobile.
  • Thank you!!!
  • I have to agree mike...ive been on windows phone since 7.0 back in December 2010 with a a Samsung Focus. The ecosystem has been pretty fragmented and since 7.5 and has sadly lost many many features that made it great (like Facebook integration, rooms, and ability to post to multiple social networks in one shot without going into an app)
  • Stopped reading at "Michael Fisher ... always give negative reviews on windows phones"
  • 950XL CV NL, installing it now. And it will be worth the wait, according to my phone.
  • Are those of you who are getting the update on the insider program? I doubt it's relevant but just wanting to check it's not just a regional thing as it seems I'm not the only one in the UK who isn't getting it.
  • It shouldn't matter.
  • Based on what I've read so far - none of the Insiders are receiving this. A couple of mates and I on the insider program are not receiving this update in Australia - where it seems a few people have already commented here that they are in Australia receiving the update. Must be an issue preventing Insiders from getting this... or maybe we'll just get it later?
  • None of the stores in L.A. have the 950XL. I'm gonna get a $20 a month Sim card and tether the 950XL to my Verizon Lumia Icon
  • PH 950 XL just updated. I think the OTA started 2hrs before this post. I'm not in the insider program.
  • I thought Microsoft had some master plan to bypass carriers. Oh well. Guess AT&T will be the gatekeeper after all. That's not good news.
  • Well, OS updates do bypass carriers. If you do not see that as an improvement over 8.1 then I am not sure what to tell you. This firmware update modifies the radio stack, so it is a carrier issue. But as I've said before, until we see an actual delay there is not much point in typing about it endlessly.
  • Gotchya. Makes sense I think. Guess the unlocked ones have all the fun while carrier models are put under the microscope.
  • Read his comments again. We still don't know if there's a delay for carrier models because unlocked 950's in the US is not getting this update right now either.  I know because mine is unlocked.
  •     Not to brag, had it for like 2.1/2 weeks.  Windows Hello alot snappier , overall proformance has been really good, Micro SD support has been pretty much the same ( for me atleast ), small little issue when running VLC & Music at the same time and switching back and forth.  either or will crash once in a while.  Camera is still faster than any other Lumia out in the market.  One beef I have with Bluetooth support, while using Band 2 and Bluetooth headphones can not use band to switch songs, pause/play, etc. =status connecting.... https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=471EC6B858BE1D17&id=471EC6B858BE1D17%2136... ​@NYC  
  • Guessing no double tap to wake yet?? Sounds a solid firmware update though, looking forward to it
  • Firmware updated this morning after down loading overnight. No issues whatsoever. I'm using a 950 dual sim bought in Malaysia but currently in Singapore. Haven't noticed any changes yet.
  • Sorry for the DUPE.  please ignore.
  • Just got it on my 950 XL in Australia its unlocked from Optus (all Optus 950 Windows phones are un branded and unlocked) had 1 lockup over the last week but no random restarts.  
  • Yep here in the UK now too... Loaded ok but it screwed up the internet and mms apn settings on Vodafone. These had to be reset manually as Vodafone has no automatic update for the 950 yet
  • I don't have a 950 yet but would this update come for Insiders too?
  • Hey guys wattpad release official app for windows phone https://www .microsoft. com/es-es/store/apps/wattpad-free-books-and-stories/9nblggh6gm17
  • Nothing here yet. USA ATT
  • Is it time for another news story, I think so. We have been told that updates will come from Microsoft with Windows 10 Mobile. Now the first firmware update comes out and the carriers are back in the loop. What is this all about? AT&T still has four Lumia phones with no Denim update and they are to lazy to do anything about it. How long before they stop supporting the 950 like they have abandoned the 920?
  • Simple: This firmware modifies the radio stack ergo carriers have the right to approve of it. Having said that, we have yet to confirm a single carrier delaying or blocking it making any discussion of the "controversy" premature and, frankly, boring. As I explained in my rather in-depth article OS updates don't touch the radio stack, so no issue. Windows 10 update galore. Firmware, however, is trickier due to what I just wrote above.
  • Hi Daniel. I have got the new update for firmware. But my device i.e. 950XL keeps on restaring especially when using whatsapp. The reboots are random and annoying. Can you please help/suggest. Don't want to factory reset as this phone has already been reset thrice to factory settings. Thanks
  • I have got a 950XL in the UK and it is rebooting between every five mins and 15 mins I was on a drive earlier toady and it did it every five minutes. This is a phone on the
    Latest OS so it should be good to go. Disappointed does not cover it right now, this issues renders the phone unsuable for me right now SIM has gone back into, my special phone draw. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Got it in Malaysia. Didn't noticed any real improvements but seems like the phone is not that hot in normal usage. Will observe n see.
  • if you look at the way the roll out has started it wouldnt be a stretch to surmise that the flow is from the eastern hemisphere towards the western. btw... this isnt the first time (nor probably the last) microsoft has released an update this way
  • Nothing for Canada yet
  • i got the update...lumia 950 Greece unlocked, insider build.36
  • You are talking about SOFTWARE update.The article is about the FIRMWARE update which, at least, on my unlocked Greek 950XL dual sim has not been released yet
  • i'm talking about firmware update...
  • Update showing on my 950XL in Australia (outright purchase), but I need wifi to download it. 2.5Gb allowance and it's a 139Mb download and it still won't let me use data. No option to say "screw it, just download it". I have had some problems with grainy low light pics, so hopefully this sorts this out as it looks like it should. SD card in the mail so hopefully I'll miss the issues others have experienced. Got my 4K TV set up now so will try some video over the Christmas break.
  • Have you changed the Data Usage Settings?
  • Updated 950XL in Beijing, China overnight.
  • ITALY: nothing here..I have Lumia 950/ os .29/ brand TIM/ not insider. I got some problems about battery drain...I hope in this firmware update!!! Do I have to do a hard reset after firmware update? ...because I wanna wait the last os .36 for reset...please give me your opinion    
  • Reset now and don't use the backup, you may even receive the .36 right after that. Like I received .29, I had to reset the phone out of the box
  • Nothing for Portugal yet in L950XL unlocked, insider build.36
  • Is it better to go with insider slow ring update for my lumia 620 with 512 mb ram or wait for official update . @daniel will there be official update for such phones for windows 10. ?? Please help me... Sorry lumia 950 users for intervention
  • Daniel, this just validates my opinion even more that everything MS is doing now is planned as far as W10M is concerned. The Att only and high price of 950 is all in preparation for the real W10M release with the Surface phone.
  • nothing for me in Portugal for the 950XL, and have no problems with reboots with an sd card...
  • Nothing for me here in the UK (but FNAC Portugal sourced XL). Think they roll out via country descriptor so I guess I'll get mine when the Portuguese do :)
  • Has anyone noticed that the 950 XL doesn't heat up as much as before the update? Flipboard used to heat it up a lot when i'm cruising through my feeds a few hours.
  • I am receiving the latest firmware update from Microsoft. I am in India on Lumia 950 XL.
  • Do u have any issues in installation. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I am not getting it on Lumia 950 XL , .36 build
  • Dang, nothing about the battery life on the 950 XL. I have to decide on wheter to return it or not soon. It is terrible for me.If I browse while it is charging it even goes down.
  • Is this true? What have happened whit Microsoft and Windows for phones?
  • Nothing from my 950 at&t !
  • Sorry off topic... But why would anyone want double tap wake up? When I pick my 950 up the wake button on the side is resting on my finger. Why would I want to use my other hand which is made for holding a mug of tea....
  • I myself prefer just to press side than double tap,seems like more work
  • It is not a big deal. I also prefer buttons to wakeup my phone. But it was there since the Lumia 920. And sometimes it becomes more handy than using a power button to wake up my phone. So. Microsoft should not remove this feature at least from the flagship lumias.
  • You don't speak for everyone, you don't use it, fine. Choice is good, no need to question why.
  • I cannot argue with options but it is not after pressing the side button i have to tap in a pin i just look at the phone and i,m in without using my right hand which then increases productivity in the tea drinking dept...
  • Because some of us want to wake the phone while it is sitting on a Qi Charger, and a double tap makes that so easy.
  • Arrr, I charge mine with continuum display dock so the phone is on my monitor anyway so no need as when the phone is locked and you move the mouse it triggers the unlock the screen process so all i have to do is look at the screen...
  • When you are driving, or the phone is just lying flat on your desk, it's very helpful.
  • Has double tap wake up back?
  • Got it here in india!
  • In Canada on Telus. Nothing on my end of the stick yet.
  • would Windows Insider Preview 10586.36 able to get it?
  • It's unfortunate that firmware still relies on the carriers. Improvements in the OS can only do so much when many problems are firmware related.
  • Why why do we have to wait for service providers to wake up - surely we ought to be able to get direct from MSoft.
  • I got the firmware update today...its on the installation process now...(from india)
  • So the fact that we are a month in and we STILL don't have a coveted Daniel Rubino 950XL review is pretty much the answer to what he thinks of the phone, don't you think???? Or is that another"Ahab's white whale" coming soon - Aka Daniel? Wait, "you gave been too busy" updating us about all these minor updates to review what might be the BIGGEST MS mobile release in years. Since you can't tell us what you think it says alot. And a lot about the control that MS has on what you tell us.
  • The 950XL is much the same as the 950 - even Michael Fisher just appended his opinion to his 950 review. Daniel's passion for this platform does not make him anyone's stooge, and I suggest you're in the wrong forum to state otherwise.
  • So where's the update. He says he has been busy, not that it isn't necessary. It has to be because he is waiting for them to get the phone functioning better so he can say glowing things about how responsive MS is. Stooge is perhaps too strong a word, but apologist surely fits.
  • Thanks Dan....will see what/when Lumia 950 AT&T (USA) devices will see this firmware update!
  • I was running 10.0.10586.36 on my 950 xl in Australia. This update has downgraded my phone to 10.0.10586.29 and broken the operation of the lock button. I now have to double tap the navigation bar to lock and hold the button to get the shut down screen to wake the device. The phone has also rebooted while watching a YouTube video in Edge so does not appear to have fixed the random reboot issue. Proceed with caution.
  • Just wish it would give me visual voicemail again..at&t unlocked dual sim 950xl.
  • Nuttin here in Canada
  • Hey Dan where's the review  on the 950XL?
  • 950xl Review. The 950 xl is like the 950 except bigger and you get a free volume button for the first 6 months but then every time you turn the volume down microsoft charge 5c a press albeit you can by bulk press which works out at 1c a press. It has few extra microhorses under the bonnet too.
  • Updating right now.
    In Australia with the phone's location set to the US.
  • I just did a search for updates on my XL and the update has appeared. It's over 211MB so I'll wait until I get home to install it. Location: Australia, purchased through Optus but on the Vodafone network. Regional settings all set to Australia.
  • So no carrier in US carries the 950 XL and we may have to wait on the carrier. It's Catch 22.
  • Reciving the update here in INDIA, but update is stuck at 0% for more than 3-4 hrs at this point of time.
  • I hope this fix my 950XL not detecting SD card.
  • Make sure your card is uhs-1 as many microsd are formatted for android...
  • The update is availbale in india. I got for my 950xl. But the problem is the update is not getting installed. Now my phone is not starting up Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Still no firmware update on my 950 I purcgased 2 days ago and im living in the Netherlands
  • Got the update, after the update and restart, the device crashed twice. On wifi the device is heating up. I am not sure what the fix is for.
  • The update is available in India also just now downloaded in my 950. Have to wait to notice the improvements
  • For those whom it got struck downloading just turnoff the WiFi and on it again then it starts downloading automatically. During the process dnt visit the update in settings to see the percentage of download as it is causing again to get struck
  • Got it in Indonesia this morning. Lumia 950 non-Insider running 10586.29.
  • I think there are improvements made after the update on this 950 review device. Although I am hoping that the HEY CORTANA will be more responsive this time.
  • Yeah I turned Hey Cortana off, wasting battery, and only working about 10% of the time when trained to my voice, and 20% otherwise, although the "for anyone" option would cause many false positives at humorous times, even audio coming out of the phone speaker would trigger it ... SMH MS.
  • No update here yet (U.S.A. 22:00 MST)
  • No update in Adelaide Australia on 950xl on optus yet
  • Got it 4pm
  • @Daniel : Any news if the same firmware update, or rather, any firmware update would come to older phones like 730, 830, etc when W10M starts rolling to these devices ?
  • Firmware is device-specific.  Highly doubt older phones will be getting a firmware update.
  • I've just got it on my 950 in India. Updating right now.
  • Germany/950XL/Vodafone.de:
    I got .36 through windows insider.
    Currently on no insider rings.
    The firmware update is downloading right now...
  • Nothing yet, Sweden.
  • Already updated in the UAE...wait...we are not last!Great stuff.
  • Hey there. Are you also upgraded to build 10586.36? coz i've been on 10586.0 ever since i got the phone on 16th.
  • You need to hard reboot the phone before the update becomes visible.
  • Getting the update installed right now. From India
  • Are you in the insider program? I am & still no update for me in India.
  • Got the update right away. I live in the Netherlands and have a simlock free Lumia 950 on an older KPN contract.
  • Lumia 950 AT & T does not have updated firmware. Lumia 950 AT & T join Windows Insider. Help me?
  • They should improve battery usage. It sux big time!
  • Please..will be greatefull if fixes remains on 640 lumia series
  • 950XL unlocked. Got it here in New Zealand and still on .29 OS. Also asked to restart cause of change to carrier settings. I have a Kingston 64 GB High Capacity SD card and no problems with restarting. Interestingly I originally put an old SD card from my 1520 in and ended up having to reset my phone.
  • Another day still no firmware update in UK for my unlocked 950 xl
  • Me neither, also unlocked 950XL in UK using O2
  • Same uk no update using EE sim
  • Soon Windows 10 Mobile will become stable and powerfull:).
  • Nothing here in Romania, Lumia 950 bought from Orange RO, unlocked.
  • Germany/950XL/Debitel/Vodafone.de I got the update last night. Has anybody noticed the "click" sound when turning off (doubletap the navigation bar) is gone?  
  • I don't know what the deal is. I never seem to get the updates. This is getting frustrating.
  • Hurrrrrayyy I've got a 950xl, had serious reboot issues with sd card installed, now after update here in Switzerland no more reboots so far. Stressed the phone with 4k video and lots of pictures in a row and.... It's stable! Maybe it's not a hardware problem...
  • Still waiting on my German XL.
  • I hope it makes Bluetooth useful again... No update on my 950xl yet in Belgium
  • Surprisingly,Microsoft only refers to half the update. The MDG package brought two updates : firmware (metioned here with the official changelog) but also the radio stack. I'm curious to know what was fixed or improved at radio level (WLAN, BT, cellular).   My 950 requested a reboot after the upgrade as "my SIM settings have changed".
  • Got the notification just now. It's installing. Unlocked 950 XL Indian variant.
  • Are you on the insider program? I am & still no update for me in India.
  • Nope, Not an Insider. I am on Regular Build 10586.29 You should get it in some time. Firmware has nothing to do with Insider or not I guess.      
  • Still didn't receive the firmware update but everything works great on my 950 XL. I'm very happy
  • I am happy for you as well, when everyone is blaming my favourite OS
  • Exactly!
  • Please do something for lumia 535
  • "Fix for a camera problem that was causing noisy images in low-light conditions for some users." Yes... Yes please!
  • Sweden: Got the update last night. Nothing different. Still laggy slow experience specialty surfing, keyboard Swype don't work well like now word don't show up in the text field first time so i have to do it twice for almost each word.
    With hardware like this the phone should fly. Heck my LG G4 is super fast. Hope for more optimization.
  • And the gears are spinning and the status bar barely moving here in Bavaria on my 950XL Dual-SIM (ordered from France, because they don't sell the dual-SIM XL in Germany!) Schaumiamal...  By the way, I just tried out hooking up a Bluetooth mouse and that foldable MS Bluetooth keyboard. Pretty slick, EXCEPT I was editing in Word document in landscape orientation, and when I went out to the Start screen, the system went portrait on me. That means my mouse movements were off by 90 degrees, which is way harder to do for humans than it should be. Luckily, it's easy enough to tap something with your finger, but I do hope MS are working on a landscape start screen - at least when input peripherals are attached!        
  • Nothing here in Germany. I'm still using build 10.0.10586.0 with firmware 01078.00017.15452.59027.
  • Not sure how telekom-specific it is over here, but my phone is AldiTalk/Medion and the update showed this morning.
  • Same here in Germany on two handsets. 10.0.10586.36 but same firmware *.59027. its idiotic to have a 'rolling' update take weeks.
  • In the UK here with a 950 unlocked and the update went through a few nights ago!
  • Just wondering which network you're on? Nothing for my unlocked 950XL on O2 yet
  • Got the update on my 950XL in Germany (Vodafone).
     
  • Insider? I have unlocked phone. Insider, single sim. No update here. Am using tough vodafone simcard...
  • Aaand no update, 950xl in Finland
  • Got the update this morning. Lumia 950 XL Unlocked. Serbia
  • Has ANYONE enrolled in the Insider program on the 950 XL received the new update? I suspect Insiders aren't receiving it for some reason. Most likely an error on Microsoft's part.
  • I think that's the problem. Till now, nobody with insider enabled has received the update.
    Allway's the same story with MS. Come on, are they even testing what they are doning at all!!  
  • No update. Insider 950 xl. I had the .29 and .36 update problem before but did a HR and got the updates after.
  • There is no update for insiders. I wanted to see how come so i pluged my phone in my pc, opened recovery tool and looked for what's wrong. With recovery tool i became the firmware update but it formated my phone and downgrade it to version 10586.11 from. 39. After the format and everything set i recieved the .29 update. So it is clearly that this update is not for insiders but only for clients...
  • Just got it. Wonder what improvements happened in microSD card support. Just in time that I just bought a 128gb card. Though I haven't experienced problems even before the update.
  • Just a small question : does any Insider got this firmware update ?
  • Look 3 posts up, I asked this already.
  • Sorry, when I posted the question, yours was not there yet (the page was loaded and I didn't refreshed when posting). Then, it seems to be the problem : no firmware update for Insiders... What the **** ? :|    
  • Nop
  • I'm on insider program and I've still not got it either
  • Nothing on my uk 950 thus far
  • Got the firmware update here in Australia on Optus 950xl
  • EBay have then in stock for around £120
  • Im on .36 insider.. Unlocked Australia.. Do i still can get this update ? Because my "phone update" doesn't show it..
  • So is there anyone on .36 build who got the firmware update?
  • Yes, there are people on .36 who got the update, but I can't find anyone that is on the Insider program that has received the update.
  • So, all of the insiders are left out cold? FFS microsoft, this is getting pathetic :/
  • Firmware is somerhing completely different from the operating system provided by the Insiders program.Think of it as a computer motherboard.They release bios updates to improve on compatibility with RAM or add supporr for new CPU.The operating system is what runs on top of it
  • probably one of the better ways i've heard it explained.
  • 950xl with microsd pny  128gb  on 0.36, very frustrated with random frequent reboots and locking me for 2 hrs for security reasons. I'm in the "Insider program" and this new firmware update not showing up
  • I had a major crash with my 950XL at the weekend. I was out for a walk and was just taking a picture when the phone totally shut down and wouldn't come back on no matter what I tried. I knew it wasnt flat as it had been on charge all night. Even pulled the battery, still nothing. I feared the worst and when I got home I plugged it into the mains charger and it came back to life with a message that the sd card could be corrupted and should be scanned. Maybe this update, when it comes, will address this serious problem. I can deal with a random reboot but to totally shutdown the phone is more worrying.
  • I have the firmware unlock dual sim 950 XL from France (as they don’t sell it in the UK) I am hoping it fixes the rubbish alarm clock, and switch it back too how it was with my 930 on windows 10. It was nice alarm that would gradually get louder, now on my 950 xl it wakes me up at a set volume that I cannot even set  
  • Hmm, firmware update to fix the alarm app. That make sense. Couldn't you just wish for an alarm app update and leave our firmware alone?
  • Point being the alarm on all windows phones were fine and even on windows mobile 10. Now with the 950 and 950 Xl it is crap. Why can MS not focus on fixing the broken things instead of breaking the working things. Like fixing the wifi the keeps hanging and asks me to reboot the device. This really will be my last windows phone
  • I don't have any reboot problems or any other problem with my 950xl but the usual of unlucky me. Sucky battery and a drfect display. But well. Probably i will send it back
  • It's disappointing that newly released phone has so many issues .
  • what the **** is going on with Microsoft??? why some are getting it and others don't?? here in Protugal some allready got it, i didn't, it was the same with the ...29 update!! wake up!! people are geting tired of this...
  • This update is different from the insider program? Or I suppose to receive this update with the insider program?
  • Got it on my 950xl in Australia cheers
  • Has the "Double-tap the navigation bar to turn off screen"-option always been here?
  • Yup
  • Yes
  • Firmware update coming soon because we can't do global rollout like on the desktop
  • I got update today!!
  • Is there's any performance enhancements to the tinny speaker anyone? Posted via the samsung galaxy 6 edge plus
  • Yes, it makes the tinny sounds come out of the speaker faster.
  • I only asked . Posted via the samsung galaxy 6 edge plus
  • Only people with samsungs use the phone speakers because they cannot work out how to plug their headphones in....
  • Unlocked 950XL in Latvia is updating now.
  • oooh so it was firmware update... i saw this update few days ago and updated it without knowing it was firmware update :D Finland L950
  • Didn't your parents teach you not to download strange updates?
  • hehehehe :P
  • They only eat Mackerel and Liquorice in Finland thats why they are all a bit bonkers...
  • Updated my lumia 950, INDIA Airtel.
  • I was on .36 with insider couldn't get firmware update so I checked with windows device recovery tool and it found the firmware update+os file was 2.66gb it updated with new firmware and rolled back to os .11 and installed. I checked for update in the phone know its downloading .29 os update. must be an issue with .36 will run insider again and see if it will update to .36 I'm in Australia on optus unlocked 950xl
  • I just checked with the Windows Recovery tool and it shows the same firmware number but older OS. I have a .29 950XL in Indiana with an AT&T sim. I have an insider account but I don't have the app installed on my 950XL.
  • This sounds like a much needed firmware upgrade for my 950 (which is terrible at taking pictures... it freezes too often...etc...). Lets just hope that ATT doesn't screw us from receiving this little Christmas gem.
  • Probably not the right place for it but anyone else seeing horrible battery life on their US ATT 950? If so, any ideas on a fix? :-\
  • Yes.  Battery life is HORRIBLE.  Before I finally just stuck my 950 in a drawer the max time I could get out of it was 6 hours.  My over two year old Lumia 1020 STILL gets a full day's use on a charge.  Great job, Microsoft.
  • anyone having issues charging the 950XL?? I have a lot of problems with the USB-C... sometimes it doesnt charge on a wall socket, BUT it always work pluggin it to a PC or in the car
  • None to be honest, loving the fast charge. I'm assuming the wall socket is the captive one included with the MS adapter so seems odd not working?  I've had issues on my Pro Tablet 608 with some brands of USB cables but the Microsoft adapters work well with both my Lumia 950XL and my 608. I've found Anker USB C cables to be reliable as far as 3rd party goes so I'm sticking to them (the google engineer doing all those Amazon reviews of cables also said the ones he has tested are ok).      
  • Same issue here with a 950. Eventually stops charging thru the USB. Will only charge thru wireless. I pull the battery and replace it, and then starts working (charging) thru the USB again...
  • thanks for the response, i guess i will go to the store and told them about this issue, hope they can change the cable, i will buy a wireless charger to have another option to charge it.
  • My issue with MS is the rush to market and not properly testing their devices.
  • I wonder how many people posting actually have a Windows phone. I have the 950 on ATT an d have not had most of the problems that people seem to have here. I take my phone off the charger when I leave home at 8am, use it all day come home and sometimes not put it back on the charger until 6am, when I check the usage, it says it at 45% with 10hrs remaining. My phone does not reboot. The only time I had the battery drain issue was during the first update, the phone would get hot, sit on 0% download. I hard reboot took care of that, phone updated with not problems. Don't get me wrong 10 is nowhere as smooth as 8.1 and there are a bugs that need to be taken care of. If I pin a contact on my desktop and get an IM, it does not show on that contact on my desktop, stuff like that. I'm hoping that these things will be taken care of. One of the reasons I left Android was because of the buggyness, I won't have any other options if MS doesn't get their heads out from their butts and get these problems solved. I like the phone, MS please fix the OS...
  • My wife and I bought identical 950 devices.  The exact same pitiful performance and issues exist on both.  My wife is still using hers (she didn't have much choice) but I've gone back to my awesome 1020.
  • Just an update from US:  No Firmware Update found as of 10:30AM EST; Lumia 950 Unlocked on AT&T; Insider
  • If it's up to AT&T we probably wom't see it until spring.
  • Maybe it will fix some of the lag I've seen on retail units, yes, even those on display in a Microsoft store. Played with one the other day, a 950xl, and for a retail floor device, I was surprised how finnicky the OS felt, even clicking around the menu system; going in and out of music, settings and mail reminded me of the stuttery experience with Samsung Galaxy S phones running Touchwiz.
  • Got build 586.29 and firmware update today in india
    Looks like my L950 no longer heats up.
  • Overal stability and battery is better now on .29 950 but still my agenda is useless, using google for the agenda and when i add a meeting it will say forover "untitled meeting" at glimp screen and live tike even after deleting the meeting
  • T-Mobile in MI.  No firmware upgrade here yet for 950 XL.  Let me gete this right.  NO, ZERO, NADA carrier in US carries the 950 XL but we MAY have to wait for the carrier for the update!
  • Another no update on my dual sim unlocked xl in the US/ATT. Fingers crossed
  • Is there one person in the United States, not on insider program, that has received this update?
  • Does anyone me have a problem with the alarm not going off? My wife's 950 works fine when I set the alarm to test it but it does not work if it set hours before. So basically , when she sets alarm and goes to bed, the morning alarm does not go off. But, her MS band notification does go off. Sound issue? Her speaker works fine.....wth
  • Still nothing on my Lumia XL unlocked in ATT with latest insider build.
  • UK unlocked 950 here on insider preview. No firmware update yet.
  • Anyone in the US seen this update yet? My 950XL has not.
  • I live in The Netherlands, got the update yesterday on my 950 XL, haven't noticed any difference yet, it's still an awesome phone...
  • I've been to a local phone shop today.. Thought I'd try the 950 for myself after all the bad blood between it and tech reviewers.. Didn't spent to much time with it buttt.. I'm impressed blazingly fast phone(rockin a 930 atm)!!!! And the screen is just drop that gorgeous! Didn't find the phone feeling cheap at all. And windows 10m has matured so much since I last checked it way back in the summer.. Don't know why there's so much bad press.. It could contain bugs but I see a lot of bugs on android and ios as well. Nothing that can't be ironed out.. Furthermore really impressed w10 ui in general is just so much more ergonomic and beautiful than the competition. Never mind the bad press the UA strategy is working, everybody's opinion will change in a year or so.. W10 has the future
    PS. The 950 was rockin 10586.00
  • seems.....faster....teehee, couldn't help myself:)
  • Had the update showing for a couple of weeks on my At&t 950, will not download. 
  • No update here, and still no new build for me,  still on .0 (Lumia 950 XL, Belgium)
  • Just found out that hey Cortana has been enabled now in the latest firmware update for my 950xl. Indian variant. Woohoo!
  • Hey Cortana enabled at last. 950xl. India.
  • The Windows Device Recovery tool has the updated Firmware available for download. I just updated my Lumia 950XL through the tool. No update was showing on the phone, but I was able to get it through the tool. My AT&T 950 does not have updated firmware in the tool, however. Which lends some credibility to the case that AT&T still has some sway over what gets pushed out to phones.  
  • could also be that single and dual sim 950's require different files, but I rather just blame AT&T
  • The Windows Device Recovery tool doesn't have any updated firmware for my unlocked dual SIM 950 either, so Microsoft just hasn't released it in the US. (Not that I want to wipe my phone and start over just for the firmware anyhow.)
  • Sadly very sadly, i got an iphone to use beside my lumia 950xl. This is first time in my smartphone life that I own something different from a Lumia... But I cannot accpwt, on my business phone to have crashes, freezes,messages phone or contact app not working time to time.moreover i feel like I am missing something...i work in digital field and I must know what is going on in the aPp world. Now 950xl will be my personal device, iphone my business one. Ihate iphone.. But I feel this is the only thing to do..
  • Nothing on ATT 950XL USA - Recovery Tool shows server has same firmware that is on the phone, and shows a previous OS build than what is currently on the phone??  It never updated past .29 yet either.
  • Recovery tool sees newer fimware. Will my phone be erased completely when installing the firware via the recovery tool?
  • Yeah, shame it can't just do the firmware but looks like the insider versions don't match at present. I'm only having the odd reboot so will wait for the update. Cant' be bothered resetting all the authenticaions, data, losing whatsapp chats etc for something minor.  My Dual Sim XL on insider has Firmware  01078.00017.15452.59015 with OS 10586.13067 . Available is the newer firmware : 01078.00027.15506.02017 but the older OS: 10586.13058.  Not sure if we have to wait to get back in line with an offiicial OS release or for them to update the firmware rollout for the latest insider build but wish they'd just say so when the releases these things. Save us all some hassle and them the entitled whining.    
  • Yup! I did it today, painless and works well.
  • 'Hey Cortana' enabled for Australia... Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!! :)
  • Unlocked 950XK in the UK. Took the phone out of Insider enrolment, rebooted twice, still no update so not sure it is related to Insider enrolment or not?
  • Not available on my 950 XL Czech Republic, insider, anyway in Winmdows Device Recovery Tool its available. http://1drv.ms/1QYwuW8 So probably only way for now is to make recover.
  • Update installed, but messaging notifications are now missing in the notification center and tile. Settings have been double-checked, still nothing...
  • Got a big update on my 950XL last night (UK) and installed it.   But...when i check the handset it says F/ware vern 01078.00017.15452.59011  I'm confused as I thought that was the pre-update vesion? thanks.
  • just got my update here in Australia. Updating now... will report on my 950xl shortly. Hope the update fixes the message spell checker. This is driving me nuts...
  • Still no update lumia 950 ATT US
  • Still no update lumia 950 ATT US
  • The US is alwayslast to get the updates and Microsoft is an American company so go figure :).
  • seems this might be my issue. I bought my phone unlocked, but from a US vendor, so I imagine I am being held up there, compared to having purchsed from Germany or the UK when it became available.   Waiting, but having read things, I am expecting it to take a hard reset following install. Let me know if I am wrong on that, as otherwise, the phone is working well. Just issues with the SD card on Groove and perhaps slightly degredated battery, though I usually push it and change on my desk. Never really measured a full day, just a feeling that I am getting roughly the samed battery life - less than a day with normal use.
  • I got it last week, havent noticed anything yet
    Had nice battery and stability before update 
  • Has anyone with the firmware update that also had issues with MicroSD reboots got their reboot issue fixed? Does it fix the MicroSD reboot problem?
  • 950xl on 0.36  with pny 128gb installed and an insider from the usa. I have had issue with frequent random reboots and 2 hrs lock up for security reasons... was very frustrated and was thinking to get an iphone insead (would have been better for me, at least for the short term). ​after reading theforum relized i realized it was pobably linked to a combo of  something in the software and the microsd. So I took out the microsd card. Now after 12 hrs without the sd card my 950xlis very smooth fast responsive and running very well no issue so far.. I'm happy. Hopefully MS will solve the issue with the mros sd card. I still don't see the firmware update!  
  • Oh great review for the 950, such a shame when they've taken so long to develop the windows phone 10. This review will take even longer for the apps I want like Garmin and Strava!!!!!! I'm losing my Patience!
  • I got my 950XL from Dubai last week and I installed an SD card 200GB on it and its working like a charm
  • No update on my phone 950xl with build.36.
  • Not Update in Spain Lumia 950, single Sim unlocked,Vodafone Spain!
  • No Update in Spain,Lumia 950
  • Still nothing he for me. Git my XL from US MS Store
  • No update for me yet on UK EE network and unlocked phone.
  • After I got the Update on my Lumia 950 XL The Phone crashed atleast twice so far already. It just went off and came on. On its own. 
  • Was in perception that a firmware update does not require hardrest..... Before this FW update, 950XL battery used to drain 8% per hour - 10 to 11 hours with moderate usage. After the FW update, 950XL performance improved - feels more snappier. But the battery drain remains same 8% per hour. Had a hardrest ( I dont normaly restore any backup when doing hard reset / new phone) Uninstalled most of the default applications, updated the system apps and installed the apps that i use. Battery drain is 2.8% per hour - getting close to 20 to 22 hours. Two power cycle completed.
  • Was in perception that a firmware update does not require hardrest..... Before this FW update, 950XL battery used to drain 8% per hour - 10 to 11 hours with moderate usage. After the FW update, 950XL performance improved - feels more snappier. But the battery drain remains same 8% per hour. Had a hardrest ( I dont normaly restore any backup when doing hard reset / new phone) Uninstalled most of the default applications, updated the system apps and installed the apps that i use. Battery drain is 2.80% per hour - getting close to 20 to 22 hours. Two power cycle completed.
  • No update for me yet on UK EE network and unlocked phone. Windows Device Recovery tool says there is NO new firmware for my device Weird and anoying
  • same here in Romania on Orange network. no firmware update. if this is again gonna go through carriers, we'll have to wait for weeks...again!! not good
  • UPDATE on my Camera issues:   Seems to happen to me only if running with full version and saving to the SD card. In otherwords, dropping the setting to jpg 8mPx and saving to the device I get absolutely no delay and no restarts. Again, this seemed to come up only when I was really pushing to take shots at full resolution and saving to the SD card. My tongue-in-cheek note that the phone has a sensor that notes when a particular shooting situation is critical or you are in a rush might still hold! LOL   I have not noticed that the photos lack in definition and I rarely accessed the RAW files generated by the high setting. Certainly was far better making sure I got my son's birthday photos rather than miss the moment with a slower than molassis restart. As for the SD, easy enought to move files when needed and saving to the cloud I will not risk missing anything.
  • Still no update for my 950XL :/
  • Nothing here still on my Unlocked 950 XL Dual SIM on AT&T
  • Still nothing on my AT&T 950...
  • US
  • No update here wtf ? Wish it would hurry up it needs to iron out some of the bugs
  • Hallelujah!  so the .29 update seems to have fixed all bugs that were infesting my 950!  Primarily that the battery life is excellent (as rated anyways) and  it's not running hot. Apps running faster, (likely lower processor and memory load).    
  • BTW using the Wireless Display Adapter to project to smart TVs or projectors was very cool.  When it's up, the 950 turns into a mouse to navigate the larger screen.   Also wireless charging works well, and you don't need to use the OEM charging pad. I ordered 2x CHOETECH T517 pads and they seem to be working great.  Much more pleased with the product at this point!
  • Issues with Lumia 950 XL Had SDXC 64GB loaded with many apps. Moved SD apps to phone then replaced with blank SDXC 128GB formatted by Lumia: Icons of all moved apps showed blank images. had to remove reinstall all those apps again Notifications display junk like @D:\WPSystem\Apps\bla bla still on SD card cannot be found cannot be deleted cannot be removed from Notifications area cannot get rid of it no clue where is located via File Explorer! Folders & files in OneDrive do not match those on Lumia, i.e., those folders & files that I generated on OneDrive do not sync with Lumia have no clue where to sync Text size spec on Lumia does not apply to all menus and apps consistently. Even Lumia menus do not follow text size setting Navigation bar does not get lost as defined in WP PDF spec. Stays and occupies a whole row when not needed Thanks for clues & fixing these issues.
  • Update just came in. Restarting the phone now to install the update (Lumia 950XL unlocked, AT&T Chicago, IL)
  • Just got the update in Canada on my Lumia 950 XL unlocked. I'm not in the Insider program either.
  • I got this update last week, but this is not a "normal" update, this comes only if you are within the "Insider Preview". My Phone I got on Christmas <3 <3 <3 it was bought as an open device without any provider locks.   Release 10.0.10586.36   Here is the screenshot.  
  • @Daniel Rubino or anyone reading this. Why isn't the Firmware revision number in this article fully listed out? Are the last threenumbers different based on if it's a 950 or 950XL? What you listed was 01078.00027.15506.020xx. Meanwhile, I have 01078.00027.15506.020005 and I'm not certain if that's the latest firmware.