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How can i identity contacts in memory wise?

How can i identify a contact whether it belongs to sim memory or phone memory? Also what is the default storage location for newly created contacts?(on my hand :Lumia 525,8.0) ?
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How do I save contacts into my facebook account instead of Google or Hotmail?

Editing into the facebook account isn't allowed from the phone's people utility. Is there any tool or trick in windows phone that can let me do this? Would be great to know. Thank in advance.
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Don't see “Filter my contacts” under settings

I have a new Nokia Lumia 925 and want to filter out the contacts that came over from social media. It says to go to settings-->Filter My Contacts however under settings I don't have that option. Can ...
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Linked contacts lost moving from WP7 to WP8

I am moving from a Lumia 610 on WP7.8 to a shiny new Lumia 1020 on WP8.0. My live.com contacts are shown correctly once I signed in, but it didn't transfer my other accounts automatically - is there a ...
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Windows Phone 8 - Full System Backup and Restore

I have a new (Verizon) Nokia Icon (Lumia 929) Windows Phone. I'm looking for the equivalent of a Full System Backup and Restore (including contacts) solution, similar to what you might have on a PC. ...
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SIM contacts won't show up

I'm trying to move contacts from an Android phone to a WP8 device. On the Android device I backed-up all my contacts to the SIM card. On the WP8 device I went to People -> Settings -> import SIM ...
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Google account deleted. Phone number contacts not synchronised. How to get back?

I accidentally deleted my Google account. After that all my phone numbers saved with Google mail got deleted. Now when I re-added the Google account, though the contacts got synchronized. But phone ...
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csv file not recognised

I have a Lumia 625. When I try to import contacts from a csv through the People option from my Outlook account, it displays that the chosen file is not a csv. I am trying to import from an OpenOffice ...
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How to take the back up of contacts on PC from 8X, do we need Zune to connect with PC?

I find it very difficult to take the back up of contacts on my Windows 8 PC, I think I might need Zune to connect with PC, but Call Center person told me to just connect the device with PC, and I will ...
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Exchange contact with two numbers not working

I've got contact with two phone numbers stored as mobile phone and mobile phone 2. But contact page has only one SMS button and I'm only able to text one of them (no way to tell which). My google ...
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Text messages no longer associated with contact

My neighbour has a Nokia Lumia 520 and accidentally linked an existing contact ("Person A") with a new contact that he created ("Person B"). This has had some side-effect where Windows Phone seemed ...
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Google contacts sync error on HTC 8X WP8 GDR3

I hard reset-ed my phone HTC 8X yesterday and added the contacts again and found out that it gives an error on the Google account!! Here is the error message: Google error Not updated Your ...
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Contact numbers saved as 'other' on outlook will not sync with my Nokia Lumia 900

Contact numbers saved as 'other' on outlook will not sync with my Nokia Lumia 900. I have 2000+ contacts generated over 10+ years and saved via various mobile devices over the years. These have been ...
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How to import contacts from SIM to a different Windows Live account?

I have a Windows Phone 7.8 handset. When I bought the phone, I configured it with my Windows Live account and instructed the phone to import all the contacts from the SIM card to the WL account. So ...
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How to keep a separate group of contacts in the People Hub?

I've spent hours searching the forums and getting lost in blog articles relating to Microsoft and Google getting into sync fights and support for this and that being "withdrawn", then "extended". ...
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Yahoo with WP8 GDR2 CardDAV / CalDAV

WP8 GDR2 supports CardDAV and CalDAV when adding a Google account. It was very easy--pick Google when adding an account and the rest was magic; contacts and calendar now sync. I have a Yahoo! account ...
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Any apps to integrate calendar and contacts?

Have WP 7.5. Not happy with contact-to-calendar integration. I want to add a contact, with their address and phone, then be able to send the contact to the calendar for a meeting. As a business ...
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Not able to see sync Contact Numbers from Outlook , Windows Phone 8

As i buyed new Windows Phone 8 'Nokia Lumia 520' i had a backup of my contacts on my computer. as it said i have to make an outlook account to add my previous saved contacts to my phone i created it ...
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Syncing Windows Phone with Google Apps Free Edition

I'm thinking about switching from Android to Windows Phone 8. The only concern I have is whether I will be able to sync my email, contacts, calendar and tasks with my Google Apps Free Edition account ...
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Selective birthday notification

I've got lots of friends and when I connected my Windows phone device with my Facebook account, it automatically downloaded all the information there is for all my contacts including their birthday. ...
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Windows Phone Transfer Online Contacts

I have a new Windows Phone using a new Microsoft Account: How do I transfer my contacts stored in the cloud to my new phone? (more specifically, these are phone number associated with a Facebook ...
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I have saved a csv file from my old phone. now i want to import those contacts into windows phone

I have created a csv file from my old phone. I want those contacts in my new Windows Phone 8 (Lumia 620). When I have imported those contacts to my windows mail account, only names and email IDs got ...
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Google Apps for Business with Windows phone?

I'm thinking about switching to WP8 from Android and evaluating what I need in order to live with it. I have business account with google apps. Use contacts, email and calendar. I found this: ...
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How to import Android contacts to Windows Phone 7.8 via VCF file?

I exported all of my contacts from my Android device to a VCF file but I don't see how I can import this on my Windows Phone 7.8 device. The file is 251KB but appears empty in notepad and GMail ...
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Multiple contact numbers of the same person : which number has been used

If a person in my contacts has more than one phone number and when he/she calls , the call log just shows all the numbers. How to figure out which number he/she used to call. (SMS as well)
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incoming number without country code not recognized

My lumia 800 can't seem to match an incoming call number to a contact. The contacts have the country code but the incoming number does not. Incoming SMS have the country code and are matched to the ...
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Move contact from Live to Outlook

I have a number of contacts that were saved to my Live account. Now that I work for a company with Exchange, I'd like some of the contacts to be Outlook contacts so I can access them from anywhere I ...
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How to set up contacts on Windows Phone 8 without using the cloud services

I have a Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8, however, I can't seem to find a way to add contacts to my phone without going through Microsoft's cloud services. I want my contacts stored locally ...
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Import contacts from a .vcf file to Windows 8 Phone

I recently bought an HTC 8s Windows 8 Phone. I have all my contacts in a .vcf file. How do I use this file and import contacts from it to my phone ? I have read this post : Import contacts from vcf ...
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Prevent contacts from being uploaded to Outlook

I want my contacts to be stored locally on my own device. (Or actually, I’d like to see them stored on my own CardDAV server but that is another discussion.) When importing SIM contacts, they are ...
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Transfering contacts from an iPhone

Until I can get my hands on a CardDAV client application, I need to transfer my contacts from iOS or OS X to my Lumia 920. How can I do this without uploading my contacts to Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail or ...
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CalDAV and CardDAV sync apps?

Are there any third party apps to sync Windows Phone 8 with a CalDAV/CardDAV calendar and contact server? From searching online, I have found vague suggestions that there are developers out there ...
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How do I sync contacts between email accounts?

How can I get contacts from one email account to sync to another email account?
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My Family settings prevent app downloading

I have an issue with my first Windows Phone device. When trying to download an app from the marketplace I get this message: The My Family settings for your account prevent you from downloading ...
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Backup Contacts

I am trying to backup my contacts for my HTC Arrive. The phone is getting replaced because the USB port is no longer working. I tried syncing my contacts to my hotmail account, but it is not giving ...
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How do I get all Facebook friends birthdays on my windows live calendar?

Currently I have configured Live, Yahoo, Gmail and Facebook accounts to my windows phone 7.5 (Device is Lumia 710). The weird problem is, In calendar, Only birthdays from Live, Google Mail and Yahoo ...
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How can I change the phone number of contact when writing SMS?

When I am writing SMS in some existing thread, the SMS is going to be sent to number from which the last SMS came. But if the contact has more than one number, how can I choose different phone ...
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Remove contact picture

How can I remove a contact's picture? The only option I'm being given is to replace it with another picture. I added the picture and the contact through my phone.
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How can I sync the profile picture of my contacts to my online Live.com account?

I am trying to get the most out of the People Hub. I have spent a lot of time linking profiles and adding pictures, but I don't see the profile pictures in my Live Account on the web. All I can see ...
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Do contacts synchronise with Gmail contact?

I have moved from Android to Windows Phone 7. I transferred all my contacts via Bluetooth and have added my Gmail account to the phone. If I add/edit contacts will they be synchronised to my Gmail ...
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Twitter/Linked integration was removed WP7.5

Has Microsoft removed twitter integration from peoples hub?..I was always reading twitter in peoples hub, with facebook and linked in. And one day twitter removed from my live account and when i ...
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Adding Bing search result to contacts?

I was wondering if there was a direct way to add info on a business from a Bing search to a new contact (or even an existing one) in your address book. There are some businesses that I may contact ...
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Is there a way to specify the “Display Name” (or “File As”) in the People Hub?

In desktop Outlook if you have an entry in your contact address book which is maybe just a first name and company name you can set the company name (or anything else) as the display name (actually on ...
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Unsync Hotmail contacts

I added my Windows Live account to my phone recently and my contacts (people tab) got populated with the hotmail email addresses of all my contacts. This is cluttering up my contacts with redundant ...
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Import contacts from vcf file to Windows 7.5 Mango

I just got a new Windows (7.5) Phone. I exported all contacts from my old Android phone to a vcf file but have no idea how to import it to my Windows phone. Any ideas? Are there other ways to transfer ...