The day that owners of the AT&T model of the Microsoft Lumia 950 have been waiting for is now here. Double-tap to wake is finally available.
As you might expect, there's a catch. You'll need to grab the firmware from the Windows Device Recovery Tool, which means that you're going to need to reset your phone. If you're currently on the latest build from the Development Branch, 14915, you're going to get thrown back to 10586, and then you'll have to do an OTA to get to the Anniversary Update.
Earlier this week, Microsoft said that it wouldn't be releasing any Insider Preview builds from the Development Branch until next week, and that if you try to add a new phone to the Insider Program, you won't be able to get any builds until the company finishes its upgrades. Luckily, it would seem that that period has passed, as our testing shows that you can add a phone to the Fast ring and get build 14915.
In short, if you're worried about going back to 10586 because you might not be able to get back to Redstone 2, you don't need to be.
If this all sounds like too much of a hassle for you, that's OK. The firmware update with double-tap to wake will be available via an OTA update soon enough. We've reached out to Microsoft to see if we can get a timeline of when that might happen.
Microsoft began rolling out this update to unlocked devices back in July. 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.