Microsoft Lumia 950 XL firmware OTA update now rolling out across Australia, bringing double tap to wake

Jack Wilkinson

Lumia 950 XL infront of a christmas hearth

Microsoft has been gradually rolling out a firmware update for its Lumia 950 XL flagship Windows 10 Mobile device, the firmware brings many improvements to issues reported by users of the device. Yesterday, we reported that the firmware is rolling out to more users in both the United States and Canada. As of today, we’re hearing reports it is also rolling out in Australia, particularly on the Optus Australia carrier.

The firmware update fixes multiple issues and adds improvements to several areas of the device, such as adding double tap to wake functionality, here’s the full changelog:

  • 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.

This update brings the firmware to version 01078.00053.16236.35xxx.

You can check for the update yourself by going to Settings > Update & Security and tapping ‘Check for Updates’. It may take some time to become available for your device, as Microsoft rolls these updates out gradually.