General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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lesscro

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Come back with few daily usage, bettry is very much better. Anyway, keyboard (Gboard) have issue at each restart.
Google Play (v26.5.19-21 [0] [PR] 388558437) don't left me to update any apps...

China vs USA ??? Or small bug ?

Anyone else can confirm issue ?

Regards mate
Ok i update Playstore from APKmirror
Welcome back to the game.
 

nvgear

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I hope they find a fix for this WiFi calling situation
Just call tmobile and ask them to send you a free cellular signal router, basically you connect the tmobile router to your internet router and the tmobile router will broadcast cellphone signal throughout the house, you wont need wifi calling anymore because you will get 5 bars of regular tmobile signal. That's what I did.
 

invensmaster

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Just call tmobile and ask them to send you a free cellular signal router, basically you connect the tmobile router to your internet router and the tmobile router will broadcast cellphone signal throughout the house, you wont need wifi calling anymore because you will get 5 bars of regular tmobile signal. That's what I did.
Do u pay monthly subscription for that?
 

yesso440

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Guys did anyone try the New update ?


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yesso440

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Guys did anyone try the New update ?


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Okay so I tried this is by far fixing most of our issues guys

The notification issues on the home screens and the messenger and android sms issue as well it worked fine.

The notification content as well was annoying and doesn't show the message content fixed

Some of the finger print and facial unlock is improved


Download and install it's safe so far
 

invensmaster

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Guys this is driving me crazy. Google play store stops working and keeps showing Try Again. I did every thing i even reset the phone still same issue. The only way for it to work is to hook it up to pc then it works. If i disconect and try to open it it go back to try again. Any one has any idea or a way to fix this? Whats the connection between the pc and the phone for it to work? what am i doing wrong?
 

greenenggxx

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Okay so I tried this is by far fixing most of our issues guys

The notification issues on the home screens and the messenger and android sms issue as well it worked fine.

The notification content as well was annoying and doesn't show the message content fixed

Some of the finger print and facial unlock is improved


Download and install it's safe so far
What issues were fixed?
 

greenenggxx

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Guys I just updated and now my dark mode notifications are working too! Had to enable Google again for Gboard Gmail etc to work.. will report back any issues
 

rocky272727

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Good to hear that it is working now, and yes heard that T-Mobile is working in the States (was hoping to find someone in Canada with a fully working service- thread that I started: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/vivo-x-fold-volte-access-in-canada.4476419/ ), lucky you are able to use full service with them.
Here in Canada, I am hearing that the VoLTE communications settings is greyed out with two of our largest carriers, Rogers and Bell, so that is not good as I am really interested in getting the phone, but not if the standard VoLTE is not working.
Hi, I get 5G on both Telus and Bell
 

lesscro

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Guys this is driving me crazy. Google play store stops working and keeps showing Try Again. I did every thing i even reset the phone still same issue. The only way for it to work is to hook it up to pc then it works. If i disconect and try to open it it go back to try again. Any one has any idea or a way to fix this? Whats the connection between the pc and the phone for it to work? what am i doing wrong?
APK mirror, install lastest APK of Google, solve issue for me !
Try and send feedback if you can.
 
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OrionBG

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I can confirm that the latest update fixed the notification issue for messenger and some others. All notifications are OK (in dark mode)... I think...
Regarding wifi calling, is that a T-Mobile issue? I constantly see the wifi calling icon when on wifi.
As for launchers, once again, check Total Launcher. It has full support for two separate home screens and works quite well on the X fold.
 

invensmaster

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APK mirror, install lastest APK of Google, solve issue for me !
Try and send feedback if you can.
Thanks for your reply. Tho i found where was the issue. I was resetting then disabling com.vivo.pem & com.vivo.sps.
For some reason they used to stop playstore from working. i don't see the connection. But i spent the whole day doing trials and errors till i finally figured it. Conclusion i am on last build (trial) all is working good also notifications r coming in and all is good.
 

lesscro

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Thanks for your reply. Tho i found where was the issue. I was resetting then disabling com.vivo.pem & com.vivo.sps.
For some reason they used to stop playstore from working. i don't see the connection. But i spent the whole day doing trials and errors till i finally figured it. Conclusion i am on last build (trial) all is working good also notifications r coming in and all is good.
So far so good.
 

Q-Prof

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Hi, I get 5G on both Telus and Bell
Hey Rocky,
Thanks for the update, yes I have heard the 5G works on some of the carriers... if it works on Bell will most likely work on Telus also, which is great, but what about your current Voice phone call communication protocol.

The new standard is VoLTE 4G which apparently is a separate communication protocol using 4G and LTE together in new phones. It is turned on in you Sim card communications, otherwise you are probably using the old 3G for voice calling. I have been told that it is greyed out in the settings for Canadian Carriers (lack of certification with them) and can't be turned on for both Rogers and Bell - or any Canadian Carriers, I've been told, therefore the phone defaults back to 3G which you may be on at the moment... but 3G is going to be discontinued/removed starting Dec 2023.

Can you do me a big favour and double check this on your Vivo X Fold, I think it is in Settings/Mobile Networks (based on your sim card for VoLTE), and see if it is turned on, off, greyed out, inaccessible, not there... or what the deal is, as VoLTE is the current and future standard for voice phone calling and voice communications on Vivo phones in Canada after Dec 2023 will be a big issue if this is not possible.

This a the big issue that is pausing me on purchasing this phone, which leaves me with the narrow front screened Samsung fold 4.... I would appreciate if you can check this out Rocky, and let me know.
 

GaresTaylan

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With the latest update I'm now having auto fill issues using bitwarden with either Gboard or Swiftkey.

If my vault is locked and I need to auto fill I used to be able to hit the vault is locked shortcut, authenticate with biometrics and be on my way. Now the shortcut does nothing and I have to switch to bitwarden manually and authenticate.

Tried reinstalling all apps.
 

frcraig

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Hi, I get 5G on both Telus and Bell
You can connect to 5G on Telus, Bell, and Rogers and you will see the 5G symbol, and you can stream video or download on 5G, but place a voice call and watch the symbol change to 3G. That is because all voice calls use 3G unless you have enabled VoLTE (voice over 4G), but the settings in Mobile Network that allow you to toggle on VoLTE only appear when your carrier enables them for your phone, and the Canadian carriers won't enable VoLTE for Vivo phones. You can still place voice calls in Canada because 3G networks are still up and running (for another two years), but when you can't take your phone with a Canadian SIM into the US and place a voice call because they have shut down their 3G networks. Without VoLTE in the US, you dial out and nothing happens. T-Mobile has enabled VoLTE for these phones on their network, but you would need a T-Mobile SIM for that.
 
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Q-Prof

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frcraig,
I seen Rocky's post, so I thought I would ask, see what is happening with his phone/service, if it possibly is a different Canadian carrier and service with VoLTE possibly working.... Up till now, it seems there is no VoLTE as you say, so wishful thinking... I know, but ~ 2 K for a phone is a lot and if I end up with the Samsung Fold 4, and later find out there was/is support for the VoLTE, I will not be happy, as I really would like to go with the larger front screen format, but not if the voice phone calling is not going to work here in Canada, in the near future.

I have put out a request through Vivo Care which have forwarded my question about the VoLTE 4G access for Canadian carriers, to the developers... waiting to hear back from them to see what they say, meanwhile the Samsung fold 4 being introduced in 3 days.

By the way, did you try that Bios Code: "*#*#4636#*#*" on the Vivo X Fold dial pad, as it is a universal code to switch that radio on if it is off, or turn off and back on to reset it, maybe it will do something? - I found a video showing this process using the Redmi Note, @ the 5 min time stamp.
 

frcraig

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frcraig,
I seen Rocky's post, so I thought I would ask, see what is happening with his phone/service, if it possibly is a different Canadian carrier and service with VoLTE possibly working.... Up till now, it seems there is no VoLTE as you say, so wishful thinking... I know, but ~ 2 K for a phone is a lot and if I end up with the Samsung Fold 4, and later find out there was/is support for the VoLTE, I will not be happy, as I really would like to go with the larger front screen format, but not if the voice phone calling is not going to work here in Canada, in the near future.

I have put out a request through Vivo Care which have forwarded my question about the VoLTE 4G access for Canadian carriers, to the developers... waiting to hear back from them to see what they say, meanwhile the Samsung fold 4 being introduced in 3 days.

By the way, did you try that Bios Code: "*#*#4636#*#*" on the Vivo X Fold dial pad, as it is a universal code to switch that radio on if it is off, or turn off and back on to reset it, maybe it will do something? - I found a video showing this process using the Redmi Note, @ the 5 min time stamp.
Unfortunately VoLTE is greyed out in the Radio menu (*##4636#*#*). I have tried Telus and Bell SIMs as well as my own Rogers SIM. As a corporate customer I've spoken to Rogers Business Tech Support and they have confirmed that Vivo phones 'have not been certified' for use on their network and therefore they won't enable VoLTE. I have filled a complaint with the CRTC and with Rogers Business.
 

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