A new firmware update being rolled out to Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and 950 XL includes bug fixes and security enhancements, however features one thing many have been anticipating for quite some time now: double tap to wake.
This feature – allowing users to simply double tap on their Lumia 950 or 950 XL’s display to wake it up – has been highly rumored and speculated for quite some time. It’s a bit odd that Microsoft chose now to release it, but better late than never.
Improvements to the camera, Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth connectivity, stability, and audio quality are also all present in this update for Microsoft’s 2015 flagship Lumias.
Microsoft says the first devices to receive the update should be getting notified of the firmware starting today, while others will have to wait a little while as the rollout depends on which region you’re in and what carrier you’re on.
If you would like to see if you have received the update OTA, visit Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates on your device. Our good friend Rich Woods over at Neowin reports that he hasn’t received the update yet and notes that you shouldn’t expect the firmware to reach your device just yet, especially if you’re on AT&T.
You can read Microsoft’s full forum post about the upgraded firmware rollout below.
- Wi-Fi connectivity improvements, including fixes for Wi-Fi connection dropping randomly and Wi-Fi scan occasionally not returning any results.
- Support for double tap to wake enabled.
- Bluetooth connectivity improvements.
- Stability and reliability improvements.
- Camera improvements, including improved image and video quality, improved Auto-focus and fix for a problem that was causing slow motion capture to skip frames for some users.
- Cellular connectivity improvements, including fix for a problem that caused occasional network loss for some users.
- Audio quality improvements, including fix for a problem that caused voice call audio to get scrambled for some users.
The availability of the update may depend on your phone model, region or network service provider. Starting today, the update should become available for the first batch of phones and the remaining ones are expected to receive the update gradually.
Windows 10 is updating continuously, so make sure you follow all the update notifications that appear on your phone. To check for updates, you can also tap Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates. For more detailed update instructions and troubleshooting, see.