Questions about the functionality provided by Windows Phone. This is for questions about the operating system itself and not for manually installed apps.

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Volume Button (Lumia 535)

My device is a Lumia 535. It has a about 5 inch screen. This makes it a bit difficult to take selfies because you have to click the click option to take a picture. Isn't there a feature of clicking a ...
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My Lumia 520 phone is faulty.Its going on flight mode

My phone is going into the flight mode. I tried to restart it,but it's still going into flight mode. I can only use it over Wi-Fi.
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Recovering lost texts from “Mobile Operator: Couldn't get message”

I often erroneously receive MMS messages from "mobile operator." It gives me the option to download the message, but downloading it has a 100% failure rate and just changes the text to say "Couldn't ...
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Open links in dedicated app, rather than a web browser

Is there any way to force Windows to open URL links with a dedicated app? For example, somebody texted me a link to their LinkedIn profile. Clicking the click loads the page in the Edge browser. ...
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Virtual reality on Windows 10?

So, question is quite simple: I just received e-mail offer from one of e-shops I subscribed to and they are offering a bundle of Lumia 950/ Lumia 950 XL together with an apparatus which allows using ...
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Why does Windows Phone close applications suddenly?

My Lumia 435 Dual SIM enjoys 1 GB of RAM but often when I open an application - not necessarily a heavy one e.g. messaging apps, etc. - it suddenly closes the application, or within the application, ...
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How to zoom out of screen in Lumia 535

I think I'm accidentally pressing a button and it's zooming the screen of my Lumia 535. I can't zoom out of it, and only thing I do is restart the phone. How do I zoom out? It's like the tiles and ...
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My phone auto corrects things wrong

How do I fix what words my phone autocorrects. For example, when I type the word "my" it corrects it to a capital M and when I type "lost" it corrects it to Los. I find this annoying and I have to go ...
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How to search for typical files in Windows Phone?

All of we know how to search for a typical file in Windows OS for PC's,Tablets etc. using '*.format' . If we want search mp3 files in a folder, we just use '*.mp3' .Like that , is it possible to ...
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What do these arrows mean in the status bar?

After recently updating my phone1, the following arrows above the cellular signal strength indicator and WiFi icon appear periodically. What do they indicate? 1OS version: 8.10.14176.243
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Globe symbol in application menu

What is the meaning of the globe symbol (at the end after "z") in the application menu? And why is the symbol always deactivate?
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Unable to Join Room

We have 2 Lumia 920s (with Black Update). No matter the Room is created on which side, we got the same message "Can't connect If you have good reception, the problem might be at the other end. Wait a ...
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Will HD Voice feature on an unlocked Lumia 1020 work on T-Mobile USA network?

I made a phone call the other day on my friend's Lumia 920, calling another Lumia 920, both on the T-Mobile USA network. The clarity of my other friend's voice on the phone call was quite impressive. ...
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Is there a way to set the lock screen to never lock?

Under Settings -> Lock Screen, the 'Screen times out after' drop down only gives me the option of 5 minutes maximum. I've seen posts online from some people who have similar phones and have the ...
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Unofficial tethering on Windows Phone

I'm currently looking to buy a Windows Phone (not sure about which one yet, probably a Nokia or HTC) and I'd like to know if unofficial tethering (without carrier support) is possible; either via USB ...
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How to “copy all”?

Is there a way to quickly copy all text in a textbox? (besides manually mark all words by dragging my finger over them all and then press copy?)
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Is there a “select all” option in WP8

I use Lumia 820 with WP8. I use MS word in its office app. I would like to know if there is a "select All" option in the windows phone 8. Just like ctrl + A in Windows desktop.
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Can I still use my old WP7 device as a PDA and still purchase apps?

My wife is thinking of switching away from her WP7 device. I know she'll still be able to use her existing apps and wifi, and sync MP3s via Zune Charging apps to our carrier account has never worked ...
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Is it safe to use an android charger with Windows 8 Phone?

I recently have bought and HTC 8s a Windows 8 Phone. Previously I was using a Samsung Galaxy SL 9003 model and I tried using the charger of my Samsung phone with this new HTC phone and it worked ! I ...
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Recurring Alarms in Windows Phone 8

I recently moved from a Blackberry to Windows Phone 8. I would like to set up a couple of recurring alarms. One for every other Monday and another for the last day of the month. It was easy to do ...
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USSD Menus Dont Work

USSD menus don't work on my phone. The initial request goes through fine e.g. a balance enquiry, but if menu options are returned i.e. the USSD session stays open, then the phone appears to hang and ...
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How can I take a screenshot in Windows Phone 8? [duplicate]

I need to take a screenshot of something on a Windows 8 phone, is there a key combination or app that can be installed that will allow me to do this?
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Does Windows Phone roam between wifi access points?

If there is a network composed of access points with the same SSID (such as a business or large house with multiple APs). Does windows phone automatically switch to the strongest signal without ...
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Is there a way to get a text percentage for battery capacity?

On other phones I have had, I could get information with respect to the battery drain, like "45% capacity" (as opposed to the visual representation of a two-tone battery). Is that information ...
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How to disable the sound when connecting to charger or usb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to change the USB connection volume? Everytime I connect my phone, it makes a sound. Is there a way to disable this? I tried to disable most options in ...
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positioning the cursor

Whenever I type a SMS or an email or anything on a text field, I find it difficult to position the cursor at my desired place. Its easy to place by the end or beginning, but not in the middle of the ...
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What does the Windows Phone 7.8 update contain?

Since WP7.5 devices can't upgrade to WP8, and are instead limited to updating to version 7.8, what does that update contain? Are any of the new features in Windows Phone 8 be included?
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What am I missing in not having a gyroscope on my phone, when using Photosynth or other apps?

When I bought my Nokia Lumia 800, I was aware that it did not have a gyroscope or front-facing camera, but I didn't think they were that important to me. Now that Skype is out I do miss the FFC, but ...
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Change Phone Number Stored On Sim

Is it possible to change the phone number that is stored on the sim card using a WP7 Phone (specifically the Nokia Lumia 800). I know its possible with some android phones. Reasoning behind this is ...
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Is there a way to override the orientation sensing?

A Windows Phone senses how you're holding it and flips between landscape and portrait accordingly. Occasionally it would be useful to override this and fix the phone in landscape (or portrait) ...
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What are my options for listening to Audiobooks?

I have a small collection of Audiobooks as MP3 files. What are my options to play these on a Windows Phone 7 device that Works under the lock screen Remembers the position I left off Does not drain ...
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How to quickly clear a text input?

Is it possible to quickly clear the contents of a text input? I cannot find a "select all text" option and selecting a word and then dragging the text marker doesn't work very well in a single line ...
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lowering volume of the ringtone when I pick up my phone

I'm sure if this was a brain fart or a feature of the phone. I got HTC Thropy updated to 7.5 and I noticed when the phone rings and I pick up my phone from the desk it lowers its volume. It sounds ...
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Is there a way to “undo” in Windows Phone?

In the old days (Pocket PC, Windows Mobile) it was possible to use CTRL+Z on the soft keyboard just like on a full keyboard. Now in Windows Phone, with no CTRL key, is there a way to "undo" a typing ...
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Is there a way to force quit an app?

Is it possible to end, or "kill", a process? On Windows if an application is acting up we can force it to close, is there something like this in Windows Phone?
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Where is the forward button in Internet Explorer?

I can't find a forward button in IE. It is very frustrating when I am filling some form on the page and accidentally touch the back button and the page with the filled form is gone. There is no way to ...
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Is it possible to stop the screen going off, when plugged to mains/PC?

I have a bunch of live tiles that are handy to glance at to tell me what meetings to go to - this is great, but when my phone is on my desk on charge, but it doesn't seem possible to set a different ...
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How do I take a screenshot on a Windows Phone device?

On iOS devices you can take a screenshot by pressing the home & sleep buttons at the same time. Is there a similar way to take a screenshot with Windows Phone?