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Can Outlook Calendar retrieve contacts' birth dates from People app to remind me of their birth dates?

I want Outlook Calendar app to collect birth dates from People app for my contacts to remind me of their birthdays. I find it very tedious task to do it manually to create to a new birthday calendar ...
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How to do a hard reset?

I have a Lumia 640XL and I updated it two nights ago to Windows 10. Now, along with other things, I can't add contacts to the People app, and it just shuts down every time I click on the plus button ...
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Only name without surname diplays in contacts after importing them from Google

I've had my contacts in a .vcf file, I imported them to Google and then imported from Google to my phone (BLU win hd). Now in my contact list only first names are displayed without surnames as in ...
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Lost my contacts & calendar reminders after win 10 mobile update

Am using Lumia 640XL. I updated from 8.1 to Win 10 last night. After update, I lost following: Contacts: it shows only 4-5 contacts. Rest of them are gone. However I see on all Contacts on people....
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How do I set per-contact ringtones in Windows 10 Mobile?

I've set custom ringtones for calls and texts on the contact, but every time the person calls or texts me the default sounds still play. What could I be missing? Phone: Lumia 950 OS Build: 10.0.10586....
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Why I can't choose the number for contact with multiple numbers when I send a SMS?

When I send a SMS to a contact who has two numbers,Windows Phone doesn't give an option to choose which number should receive the SMS. Why Windows Phone doesn't ask me to choose which number I want to ...
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People Hub sync with OS and android?

I have in my people hub several groups. I wonder if I buy other phone rather than a Nokia Lumia, for exemple a Samsung, a LG..., if my people hub will sync with its groups with other cell phones which ...
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Can't add new contact in People app on Windows 10 Mobile

I just upgraded my 640 XL from 8.1 to 10 and now I don't see any contacts in my People app. Clicking the + button to add new contacts causes the app to exit and I'm left back at the start screen. Can ...
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I cannot save my contacts after resetting my Nokia lumia 630?

I done a reset of my nokia lumia 630 of win10.After completeion of formatting I could not add the new contacts when I click on save button it is redirecting to home page.Please help me.
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windows (10) people contact list wont update on windows phone

I have now got windows platforms for all device's ( nice idea I thought) however I have now spent a lot of time sorting the people list in my pc "people" list. I thought it would automatically update ...
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Contacts not saving on my Lumia 530

When I save contacts on my google account through my lumia 530, it saves the contact for a while then automatically the contact gets deleted, is there a solution to stop this from happening? And do i ...
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how to get custom notifications for each whatsapp contact on lumia 920

I know how to give each contact a different notification sound but the only sounds to choose from is the normal Windows and Nokia sounds. I know that when you want to set custom sounds to an app in ...
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Contact List While Composing Email

My problem is the following: Whenever I try to compose a new mail using my Gmail account on windows phone, the recipient list only shows my Facebook friends. My Gmail contacts are lost from this app,...
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Unlock nokia lumia 630 with smashed screen to access contacts

the title pretty much says it all. Is there any app on pc where I can type in my screen pin or something? Thanks.
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Contacts Info Rollbacked

I have Lumia930 (WP8.1). I change the profile picture and name of some contacts but after some days I connected to Internet via Wi-Fi the contact's name and profile picture are return to the previous ...
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Back up contacts, including profile pictures

Lumia 930 with WP8.1 Is there an app that backs up contacts including each contact's photo? I tried some apps but when I open the saved contact file (*.vcf) in Windows desktop, there is no picture.
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Remove facebook contact from call option in Lumia 820!

I am using windows phone 8.1 I have added facebook account, so it is now showing fb account in people section but here using filter option I excluded fb accounts which doesn't have phone number in my ...
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Nokia lumia 625,

I have recently got a nokia lumia 625 windows phone, and I have signed in with my outlook account. The problem is I don't want those people in my contacts list. I have turned of the option in PERSONS ...
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How to read address book from a broken phone?

A friend of mine dropped his Nokia and it has a crack across the upper half of the screen. Now the touch screen is unresponding on the whole device but the lower right corner. I wanted to extract ...
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Export or backup contacts from Lumia 800

I am struggling with getting contacts info from Lumia 800 (WP7). I need to import them into Samsung Galxy S6 (Android 5). I have tried following: Standard WP7 contact transfer app using bluetooth (...
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Contacts Management

I have a windows phone on which I have a locked up MS Account. I need to restore the phone but first I need to save all the contacts - how can I export the contacts to another device without having ...
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How to stop Lumia phone syncing?

There are two Windows phones with the same Microsoft accounts. They have different contacts but I don't want the other phone's contacts. How can I stop contacts being deleted on phone 2 if deleted on ...
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Copy contacts from SIM memory to Phone memory [duplicate]

I have lumia 730, and on the SIM card are contacts. I am unable to copy the SIM contacts from to Phone. And also, is there a way to display my contacts like SIM contacts only, Phone memory contacts ...
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Associate number with contact?

How do I associate a received call's number with a contact? I used to be able to click on a number and associate it with a contact. But now that I've upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1, it seems if you ...
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Low-Res Facebook Photos after moving to new 8.1 phone

The user had a Lumia 920 running 8.1, where Facebook contact photos were high quality. They purchased a new Blu WinHD phone and successfully restored from the last backup. The same Facebook contacts' ...
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Every Outlook/Hotmail contact is duplicated at least once

At some point, all my live.com contacts have got duplicated so for instance John Smith will appear in my People hub linked against his FaceBook, Twitter, and two (or sometimes more) Outlook contacts. ...
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Circumvent forced online contacts / sync? [duplicate]

I was thinking of buying a Nokia Lumia 630, which currently is rather cheap here. Windows phone 8.1 is on it. I have read that you are forced to store the contacts online, sync'ed with an MS account ...
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How to have different name for person in mail and phone?

TL;DR: I would like to have different name for e-mails sent to my wife and different name when my wife calls me Longer read. Since I don't want to make my family public, just accept the fact that I ...
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US Phone number changing during sync

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 OS version 8.10.12393.890 Firmware 3058.50000.1425.0004 I have setup an outlook account for syncing with this phone. If I enter a new contact in outlook contacts (in my ...
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Add new contact to primary account

When I first set up my Lumia 930, I used my private Micorosft account. Afterwards, I also added an Exchange account (to get my work e-mail). When I want to add a new contact on my phone, it will add ...
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Transfer contacts/messages from bada

I want to import contacts from bada OS to my windows phone. I do not want to copy them to sim. I want some sync method. I have tried a lot of things but nothing has worked so far.
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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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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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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 ...