experiences with wp10
experiences with wp10
I have multiple email accounts. On the recent wp10 upgrade (14393.189) which I think occurred on September 23, I could only see contents of 1 email account. Various combinations of that: Sometimes all email accounts were shown in the list, sometimes not. When I switched to another email account, it only displayed the title and then the contents showed my Hotmail. Sometimes it just needed to sync. Other times it crashed.
I knew the emails and folders for the other accounts were still there as I got some notifications on the notification screen that I had emails only gmail. When I clicked that, I was able to see the gmail but nothing else. (So that is work around: Send yourself an email and see the notification – but did not seem to work for exchange/outlook based emails).
I tried hard reboot but that did not work.
Fix was to delete the account that was showing (my Hotmail account, luckily with no contacts attached to it) and then reinstall it (had to do that twice, as the hello/pin authentication ended up with a blank white screen. Inbetween the 2 times, I also used the edge browser to log on.
After 14295, I have got very desperate to get my bluetooth back. I live in Finland, and one of my sources of amusement is Radio4’s Now Show on podcast and a source of my knowledge is the mscloudshow. Without these, I was feeling quite inhuman. So I jumped to the Windows InsiderFast track and held my breath. Build 14322, here we come!
Initial impressions were exceptionally good. Podcasts back – phew! It mentioned a bug about missing spaces in sms and emails – but that has not affected me yet.
I do have 1 problem though: if the phone is not plugged in to a charger (can even be a mobile charger), it can reboot and suddenly lose all its charge. Literally it goes from 100% charged to 0% in less than 1 second. This only started happening this weekend. I have downloaded spotify and activated my enterprise SkypeForBusiness. However it does seem weird.
I will now do a reset and see if it happens again…
Whoops. This build was a disaster for me, as it had a bug which prevented bluetooth audio from working properly.
If I understand the details from the web, the Microsoft Hello service had a bug. This is the service used when typing in a pin (so mandatory for every user in a secure enterprise) or the face recognition. The bug caused the phone to rescan for bluetooth devices constantly. 2 impacts for me: 1. heavy battery drain and 2. no more bluetooth in the car – calls or music.
My car (a6 ultra 2014) would find the device, load the contacts. Then I would make a call and either the phone did not react, or the call stopped whilst I was speaking, ie: the MMI showed the call was in progress, but no one heard me on the other end. More importantly, it stopped my podcasts and spotify from working.
I did various things early on as I did not realise this was a fault of the build and assumed it was me doing something silly. So I deleted the bluetooth profiles on the phone and car, reset the phone (wiping everything – note: backup your vidoes before wiping the sd card – they are not saved automatically to the cloud usually).
Going back a level, this was the first release of a new branch called redstone, which I understand is the branch for the anniversary build. I was on the InsiderSlow track, so did not expect to get such a drop. But I believe they needed it for Build! (Microsoft developer conference). It’s actually quite hard to find information on new builds. This is the best “first source” of info I know: windows experience blog.
This was the last production build before the anniversary build – so around end March 2016.
Pretty stable and I would have stuck with it, but I forgot to switch off Windows Insider from InsiderSlow to ProductionBuilds 🙁
I went to a Microsoft Productivity Lab mid April 2016 and this was the build they were running on their Win10 machines.
This is a blog of my experiences with wp10.
Applications I use a lot: phone, sms, email, SkypeForBusiness, Edge, weather (I travel a lot and need to see information on sunrise and real feel temperatures).
In the car (audi a6 2014), huge bluetooth user, using: calls, podcasts, spotify, intune radio (radio riviera :-)), camera (for logging car miles – not a heavy user of camera otherwise).
Sport: Garmin Connect, Endomondo.