General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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djleez82

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May 28, 2010
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Nice overview.
I am not scared of going the extra mile.
I want to change my fold 2 because of the outer screen and the gap when it closes because every time EVERY @#$$&% time I get it out of my pockets, I have to always clean the inner screen. So annoying.
Yes I have read about fold 4 and I am not excited.
I just waited for Xiaomi's event on Monday to see if they will announce the mix fold 2 and how it will be.
If they do not then I will insta order Vivo X fold.
Thanks for your replies.

One last thing if you know.
If you connect your X fold on TV, iether wired or wireless, does it go fullscreen on TV or only phones screen size with black all around?
It is something rather important for me since I am connecting my phone on TV very often.
That's what it looks like on a home screen and full screen YouTube. Might have found the weakness for you.
 

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Squallara

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Jun 30, 2022
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If you have the phone folded while casting the black bars on the side are smaller. But still there.
Super thanks for the in-depth investigation.

Yes that is kind of weakness for me because I like connecting my phone on TV and watching movies I am carrying with me + plus other media.
Hmm I need to research to check if there is any kind of app that does the work for me.

Thanks so much again.
I am still consider getting it...
 
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atilcan

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Jun 27, 2010
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Hi,

first of all thank you everyone for sharing experiences, tips and tricks. I have decided to buy the phone but I have 1 major requirement that I need to double check.

Does anyone use the phone with companyportal(intune) enabled. This is a "must" for me, my company manages the phone via intune when we setup our accounts to our phones. I know that google services is a requirement and we can install it but wanted to double check if anyone here has this experience. Setting up my company email to the phone is a priority for me..
 
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OrionBG

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Hey guys, two days ago I got my X fold delivered. Big thanks to Wonda Mobile for a 3 days delivery from Asia to UK!
Interestingly enough I am getting notifications on I think everything with dark mode enabled! Have not deleted any of Vivo's apps and I have not disabled anything. The only place I don't see notifications, other than calls and smses is the always on display.
I'm in London on Smarty (runs on the 3UK network) and have 5G everywhere I had it with my S21 Ultra (it is even better I think) getting more than 700mbs
I have checked and all UK operators are running their 5G networs on bands supportd by the phone.
The only major problem I have is the connection to my Tickwatch 3 pro ultra gps. The Wear OS app (from play store) will connect to the watch but not go through the setup proces after selecting my google account. Just spins and nothing... Tried with the Chinese Ware OS app but during setup it tells me that for decices otside of China I should use the one from the play store. Any help on this would be helpful.
Regarding notifications I just went and enabled everything in app info notifications and permissions sections for the apps I need and also in the single permissions section.
Ask me for specific things and I might be able to test them for you guys.
 

Allografter

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May 15, 2022
38
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Vivo X Fold
Hey guys, two days ago I got my X fold delivered. Big thanks to Wonda Mobile for a 3 days delivery from Asia to UK!
Interestingly enough I am getting notifications on I think everything with dark mode enabled! Have not deleted any of Vivo's apps and I have not disabled anything. The only place I don't see notifications, other than calls and smses is the always on display.
I'm in London on Smarty (runs on the 3UK network) and have 5G everywhere I had it with my S21 Ultra (it is even better I think) getting more than 700mbs
I have checked and all UK operators are running their 5G networs on bands supportd by the phone.
The only major problem I have is the connection to my Tickwatch 3 pro ultra gps. The Wear OS app (from play store) will connect to the watch but not go through the setup proces after selecting my google account. Just spins and nothing... Tried with the Chinese Ware OS app but during setup it tells me that for decices otside of China I should use the one from the play store. Any help on this would be helpful.
Regarding notifications I just went and enabled everything in app info notifications and permissions sections for the apps I need and also in the single permissions section.
Ask me for specific things and I might be able to test them for you guys.
Thanks dude! Really helpful. I like to have a smallest width setting of 900 under developer options but some people have mentioned that this seems to mess up the brightness bar and quick action icons on the swipe down menu. Would you be able to confirm and take a screenshot if possible? Cheers!
 
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Thank you very much for your answers.

So if I you connect phone with TV, does it goes fullscreen on TV or is it just the phone screen size that shows on TV with black all around?

Also what about software updates? Do they come?
Has anyone got any updates from Vivo?
HI,even you connect vivo to TV by wire or mirroring, you still have some black bar :(
Got 2 update so far but I didn't update my phone yet cause sometime update will give more issues for the phone.
Hope Vivo can catch up software updates with Samsung for multi-tasking, that what I really want right now
 

GaresTaylan

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Jun 20, 2011
394
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Hi,

first of all thank you everyone for sharing experiences, tips and tricks. I have decided to buy the phone but I have 1 major requirement that I need to double check.

Does anyone use the phone with companyportal(intune) enabled. This is a "must" for me, my company manages the phone via intune when we setup our accounts to our phones. I know that google services is a requirement and we can install it but wanted to double check if anyone here has this experience. Setting up my company email to the phone is a priority for me..

We are not an InTune customer but instead utilize Workspace One. I was able to get enrollment to work but there were a few caveats.

1. The device would not pass safetynet attestation. If your InTune admin has this enabled, you will not be able to get by it. As I am one of the admins, I was able to create an exception.
2. The stock launcher will not display the work profile. You will need to use a 3rd party launcher - something like Nova.
 

minimarcy

Member
Jun 30, 2022
11
3
UK
Vivo X Fold
Hey guys, two days ago I got my X fold delivered. Big thanks to Wonda Mobile for a 3 days delivery from Asia to UK!
Interestingly enough I am getting notifications on I think everything with dark mode enabled! Have not deleted any of Vivo's apps and I have not disabled anything. The only place I don't see notifications, other than calls and smses is the always on display.
I'm in London on Smarty (runs on the 3UK network) and have 5G everywhere I had it with my S21 Ultra (it is even better I think) getting more than 700mbs
I have checked and all UK operators are running their 5G networs on bands supportd by the phone.
The only major problem I have is the connection to my Tickwatch 3 pro ultra gps. The Wear OS app (from play store) will connect to the watch but not go through the setup proces after selecting my google account. Just spins and nothing... Tried with the Chinese Ware OS app but during setup it tells me that for decices otside of China I should use the one from the play store. Any help on this would be helpful.
Regarding notifications I just went and enabled everything in app info notifications and permissions sections for the apps I need and also in the single permissions section.
Ask me for specific things and I might be able to test them for you guys.
Great to hear! I pulled the trigger yesterday - blue 512gb on it's way to me, can't wait!
Let us know if you manage to get any more (eg whatsapp) notifications showing on the always on screen or sidebar. That'd be super useful. I use a Vivo NEX phone at the moment, and while I'm used to Gmail/Email notifications not showing always on, my whatsapp does - so hopefully there is a workaround :)
 

atilcan

Member
Jun 27, 2010
37
2
We are not an InTune customer but instead utilize Workspace One. I was able to get enrollment to work but there were a few caveats.

1. The device would not pass safetynet attestation. If your InTune admin has this enabled, you will not be able to get by it. As I am one of the admins, I was able to create an exception.
2. The stock launcher will not display the work profile. You will need to use a 3rd party launcher - something like Nova.
Thank you mate for the detailed answer. this is going to be difficult considering that its a 50k+ company and dont think that I would get an exception.

Still a chance if anyone with intune is using this phone, I'd appreciate if they can share their experience.
 
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OrionBG

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Thanks dude! Really helpful. I like to have a smallest width setting of 900 under developer options but some people have mentioned that this seems to mess up the brightness bar and quick action icons on the swipe down menu. Would you be able to confirm and take a screenshot if possible? Cheers!
This is at default dpi.
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those are at 900 dpi. There are some issues, yes...
Screenshot_20220702_181248.jpg

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OrionBG

Senior Member
Great to hear! I pulled the trigger yesterday - blue 512gb on it's way to me, can't wait!
Let us know if you manage to get any more (eg whatsapp) notifications showing on the always on screen or sidebar. That'd be super useful. I use a Vivo NEX phone at the moment, and while I'm used to Gmail/Email notifications not showing always on, my whatsapp does - so hopefully there is a workaround :)
From what I understand, The only notifications that will show up on the always-on screen are calls and messages, nothing more. This is by design I think. Might be wrong though...
 

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    I'm in London on Smarty (runs on the 3UK network) and have 5G everywhere I had it with my S21 Ultra (it is even better I think) getting more than 700mbs
    I have checked and all UK operators are running their 5G networs on bands supportd by the phone.
    The only major problem I have is the connection to my Tickwatch 3 pro ultra gps. The Wear OS app (from play store) will connect to the watch but not go through the setup proces after selecting my google account. Just spins and nothing... Tried with the Chinese Ware OS app but during setup it tells me that for decices otside of China I should use the one from the play store. Any help on this would be helpful.
    Regarding notifications I just went and enabled everything in app info notifications and permissions sections for the apps I need and also in the single permissions section.
    Ask me for specific things and I might be able to test them for you guys.