Microsoft is rolling out a number of updates today, and Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL owners should be on the watch, even if they are not on the Fast Ring.
The company released an update with the build ID 01078.00053.16236.35xxx, which should land on devices with or without Windows Insider status in multiple regions.
Keep in mind that this is a rolling update, meaning some phones and phablets will take longer to receive it.
Aside from the standard fixes, a few new features made their way to the firmware. For example, users can now once again double-tap their device to wake it up. Microsoft also resolved some connectivity issues reported by users of the Lumia 950 XL and the Lumia 950.
Let's take a look at Microsoft's changelog:
- Wi-Fi connectivity was improved, with a special focus on fixing Wi-Fi connections that dropped at random. Also, the firmware fixes the bug that caused Wi-Fi scans to return zero results on occasion.
- Devices can now be double-tapped to wake them up.
- Bluetooth connectivity was enhanced.
- Improvements were done for better reliability and overall stability.
- A slew of Camera improvements were implemented, meaning both image and video quality were boosted. The Auto-focus function got tailored and a bug causing slow motion capture to skip frames was resolved. In March, Microsoft unveiled a promising update to its camera app for Windows 10 Mobile.
- A number of improvements targeted cellular connectivity, so that the occasional network fails will be rare.
- Audio quality enhancements fixed an issue where voice call audio got scrambled.
Microsoft warns users that the update might land sooner on some phone models, in certain regions or networks.
"Starting today, the update should become available for the first batch of phones and the remaining ones are expected to receive the update gradually," Microsoft says.
Users can check for the update manually simply by going to Settings > Update & Security > Phone update > Check for updates. Those whose devices are eligible will be greeted with a MICROSOFTMDG update waiting message.
Insiders (be it from Fast, Slow or Release Preview) and non-Insiders should eventually get the firmware, if their region and model number are supported.
Keep in mind that you don't have to roll back or reset your phone using the Windows Device Recovery Tool. AT&T subscribers who see the update missing in the next days, take heed. The firmware will reach you in a few weeks. Previous examples of such updates demonstrate that AT&T's turnaround time sits at 10 days, give or take.