Double tap to wake firmware update rolling out to unlocked Lumia 950 XL’s in the UK

Back in July, Microsoft released a firmware update for its Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices. The update included improvements to WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, along with the long-awaited double tap to wake functionality as well as many other improvements.

The update has been rolling out around the world, albeit at a slow pace, with users in the UK being the most vocal about having to wait. Last month we reported that users on the O2 mobile network were beginning to receive the update on their Lumia 950’s, which EE also followed suit with shortly after. Those with an unlocked device, however, had to continue waiting–until today.

Unlocked Lumia 950’s and 950 XL’s are now receiving the double tap to wake firmware update over-the-air in the United Kingdom. The update is available via Windows Update. As a reminder, here’s the changelog for the update, which brings us to firmware versionĀ 01078.00053.16236.35xxx:

As a reminder, here’s the changelog for the update, which brings us to firmware version 01078.00053.16236.35xxx:

  • 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.

Obtain the update by heading to Settings > Update & Security then tap ‘Check for updates’. Let us know in the comments if you receive the update.

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