Software Updates

We are very pleased with how well our customers like their Sunbeam phones. And we greatly appreciate the feedback that you provide. Based on this feedback, we continue to make software improvements to create a better user experience. Follow our roadmap below to see what software updates we currently have in the works!

March 2022 update

Now available for Orchid, Daisy, and Dandelion models.

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Changes and Bug Fixes

Orchid

  • Fixed issue with missed incoming calls and texts.
  • Added ability to export and import text messages.
  • Optional auto-cleanup of old text messages.
  • Other minor adjustments and bug fixes.

Daisy

  • Fixed issue with missed incoming calls and texts.
  • Added ability to export and import text messages.
  • Fixed issue with optional text message auto-cleanup.
  • Other minor adjustments and bug fixes.

Dandelion

  • Fixed APN selection bug – users can now correctly set APN settings.
  • Fixed Bluetooth paired device selection bug.
  • Updated T9/Abc text input method.
  • Other minor adjustments and bug fixes.

December 28, 2021 update

Now available for Orchid model.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for voice-to-text input failure.
  • Fix for Contact import with company name failure
  • Fix for editing Contact notes
  • Other minor adjustments and bug fixes

December 2, 2021 update

Now available for Orchid model.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue on Verizon where an outgoing SMS message fails to send due to the phone attempting to send via 3G instead of over IP.
  • Fix the issue where the wrong Contact details are loaded when user taps a contact in list of matching contacts that are shown when dialing a number.
  • Fix issue where GPS and Location services stay active, even after Navigation has ended.
  • Fix missing sent/received color indications beside each message in a conversation in Messaging.
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Reported bugs in this update

  • Voice-to-text input stops working in areas of poor connectivity and does not start working again until a reboot of the phone.
  • The on-screen QWERTY keyboard will immediately hide again if rotated to landscape and used in anything other than Messaging. It can be opened in Messaging and rotated back into Portrait by pressing the top-left physical key while it’s displayed.
  • Users can’t use the down d-pad key to directly select Send after composing a new text. Pressing the green Call/Send key or tapping the Send icon on-screen send it as usual.
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October 2021 update

Released on  October 22

Contacts

  • Fixed ability to CALL from contact detail view
  • Added support for company name field in the contact
  • Updated the search method to work like the dialer – simply tap each key once to spell the name or number you’re looking for. For example, to call my friend Bill, I would key in 245 for B-I-L and it’ll sort him right out in the list.
  • Added contact whitelisting. This allows you to restrict incoming calls to saved contacts only.

Dialer

  • Increased Call Log entry list to include the last 2,500 calls.
  • The screen will now light up on an incoming call.
  • Searching for a contact will also now match the company name field of a saved contact.

Keyboard

  • Center D-pad key (enter/select key) now functions as an Enter key in 123 mode.
  • Added ability to disable QWERTY touch mode to prevent it from showing when a text field is touched.
  • Fixed QWERTY-mode keyboard rotate. Use the upper-left menu key while the keyboard is displayed to rotate it.

Messaging

  • Added ability to attach a contact from within a conversation.
  • Updated group message sending to prompt for send method (as individual SMS or group MMS) only on first message sent. Your choice is then saved as the default for that conversation, but can be changed in the conversation menu.
  • Added ability to call message sender by selecting the message and pressing the CALL key.
  • Fixed a number of other potential crashes.

Navigation

  • Miscellaneous fixes to Favorites functionality.

Music Player

(for Daisy and Orchid models only)

  • Show music by Artist and Album
  • Support Bluetooth playback controls, such as Play/Pause, Next/Previous.
  • Support playback of virtually any audio format.
  • Allow scanning any folder for available files for playback.

Send us your feedback!

We love hearing your feedback and ideas! Let us know what your thoughts are by contacting us. We use your input to help guide and direct our R&D team to meet the needs of thoughtful and intentional folks like you.

A big thank you from all of us at Sunbeam Wireless!