[ubuntu-uk] More phone problems/observations

Jon Spriggs jon at sprig.gs
Wed Apr 8 15:31:09 UTC 2015

Hi Tony,

A few of us are tracking some issues in http://pad.ubuntu.com/phonefaq -
you need an Ubuntu one account with membership of the Ubuntu-UK or another
Ubuntu team membership (Alan mentioned it a few days back) but if you've
not got one of those, you can either ask for it to be added, or let me
know, and I'll add them to the list.



Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs

On 8 April 2015 at 15:16, Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi All
> A few problems/observations from me:
> 1) For the second time I have been given a notification of '1819631974
> voicemail messages'.  When I touch the phone icon on it, it just goes
> away.  First time I had it, I didn't even have voicemail set up for the new
> number I put on the phone.  Is it a bug, or a scam, or what?
> 2) Wifi doesn't let me choose what to connect to.  My Moto G Android phone
> gives me a list of Wifi networks in my locality - mostly secure.  But there
> is a BT Wifi and a BT Wifi with FON which are not secured, but have a poor
> signal and will always give me a Network error as I'm not registered to use
> them.  Every so often, my Moto G locks onto one of these, but I can tell it
> to disconnect and forget it.  Now my Ubuntu phone has locked onto one of
> them and I cannot find any way to get it back to my home Wifi.  Even
> turning Wifi off in System Settings has no effect.
> 3) Battery Life is poor - between a day or two at the most.  My Moto G
> used to be as bad, but has improved a lot with Lollipop.  I notice at least
> one bug has been posted about this, so I hope it will be improved for the
> Ubuntu phone.
> 4) Closing apps I find a real pain.  Perhaps someone will tell me how to
> do it easily.  The only way I have found is to do a really precise slow
> swipe from the right edge to about 2/3rds the way across the screen to get
> it to show open apps, then swipe down the one I don't want.  The swipe from
> the right edge has to be so precise that it take a few goes to get it
> right.  What I would like is for the < symbol at the top of the app window
> to change to X on the home page and mean 'close'.  See System Settings as
> an example of an app where this would work.  At the moment, only the
> browser has a greyed out < on the home page, but just doing it for this
> would help due to the way may apps 'offload' to the browser.
> 5) I've been tapping notifications to get to what they are telling me
> about and nothing has been happening.  Now I find that tapping the icon,
> and only the icon, works.  Not very intuitive, especially for ex-Android
> users.  Also, swiping the notification to the right, gives me a 'Delete'
> option.  It's not clear if this is to delete just the notification or the
> object (email, for instance) it is telling you about.  Scary!
> Those are the things bugging me at the moment. More to come, maybe.
> Tony
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