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Turn off Windows Phone keys vibration

I want to turn off vibration when pressing the back, home and search keys. Is it possible to do this in Windows Phone 8+?
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How to change WhatsApp notification tone?

WhatsApp for Windows Phone is unplesant for many reasons.! Here is another reason for this. I tried changing the system's default tone to a custom tone. It does work for other notifications. But for ...
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Incorrect time set automatically

Settings>date+time>Set automatically option is on, but my Lumia phone's clock is 2 minutes slow. The current time on other Android phones is correct in the net of the same mobile operator. Is it a ...
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Equalizer is not showing in Lumia 525

I just updated the audio settings in Lumia 525 . Please look at the screen shots. (pic 1) In settings the equalizer option is showing. When I click and enter this option , i didnt see the ...
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Windows Phone 8 International Assist option: how does it work?

I found this option in my Lumia 920 in the settings of the Phone app. Can anybody tell me how it works? I cannot find any good description in the net. Obviously, this phrase from the official page is ...
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How to change installation memory in Lumia 525? [duplicate]

When I install apps& games on my lumia 525 , it uses phone memory. Is there any way to change it to SD card?
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Change single tap for execute to double tap

More often than not I accidentally execute a link in IE when all I wanted to do was to move the screen. Is it possible to make a double tap a requirement to open a link?
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Is it possible to migrate WiFi settings from one phone to another?

My old phone knows about several (well, 13) WiFi networks over time (so, things like home, parents, friends, work, etc) - is it possible to migrate these known networks between two phones (or even ...
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How do I copy my contact from an old Symbian phone to a new Windows Phone?

I just switched from a Nokia C7 to a a Lumia 520. I have a back up my contacts, photos, and everything else. Now that I have my new Lumia 520, I don't know how to copy my contacts, pictures and video ...
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Proximity sensor not working during call. Any fix?

With two Lumia 920s, one works fine, but the other does not disable the screen during a call. Something wrong with the proximity sensor, i guess. Now, in Windows Phone 7, the Diagnostic tool allowed ...
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How to get voice directions

With WP 7.5 on Nokia Lumia 920 I had voice directions that said things like "You've gone a different way." Now I'm on 8.0 and I don't have those any more. Maybe something else turned them off. How ...
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How do I change the default 'remind before' time in calander?

How do I change the default reminder time (remind me before eg: 18 hours) in the calendar?
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Select ALL mail or photos

Is it possible to select all your emails at once in the default mail app of WP8? The same goes for images in the default image library. You have the ability to select all your text messages in the ...
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Can I (and if so, how do I) change default settings in Nokia Pro Cam

Each time I enter the Nokia Pro Cam all settings (white balance, ISO, shutter speed, ...) are set to "auto". Is there a way that I can change that, so that I can have it to default to, say, daylight ...
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display+touch and network+ do not open on lumia 520

In settings, display+touch and network+ are not opening on my Lumia 520. I bought this phone from showroom with Update 2. It has "OS version: 8.0.10327.77 or 8.0.10328.78".
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Yahoo accounts in Linked Inbox no longer work

Everytime I open my linked inbox, it asks me to update my account info and that my passwords are incorrect. Each time I know I am entering the correct password because I can log into yahoo in IE. ...
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Tap-to-wake not working every time

It seems like the tap-to-wake feature on my Lumia 1020 is not very reliable. Is there any way to make it work more consistently?
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Turning off Outlook notification on Lock Screen

My girlfriend has a Windows 7.8 Nokia Lumia 710 with her work emails linked through an Outlook account. The problem is that she doesn't want to see her work emails, or how many she has waiting for ...
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Why do I have a Windows Live & an Outlook account when they're (nearly) the same thing?

Recently I signed up for a couple of Microsoft programmes via xxx@live.co.uk and now I sort of want to see the emails I get on that account (previously never worried about it). I figured I'd add ...
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How can I set access permission for Apps?

I can't find any application access permissions settings in Windows Phone 8, like Internet access, Gallery access, Contacts access etc. Is there any way to block their access from it. Because I ...
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LUMIA 920 - Do we need Anti Virus for Lumia 920?

Hi I recently bought Lumia 920, just want to know that if any Anti-virus is must for this phone or I can use it peacefully without anti-virus? If required then which one?
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space occupied by other files in Storage Check in WP8 [duplicate]

I'm using Lumia 620, WP8. In the storage check option in Settings tab, i can able to see the spaces allocated by the files. Its listing the files in the order so as that last option is other. How ...
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static ip on windows phone 8

Can I use static ip on wp8 ? In my office they use ip addresses over wifi network . If I want to connect through the wifi it requires to put IP,Subnet Mask,Gateway and DNS Server. On Android or iOS we ...
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Temporary files are not removing automatically

In my Storage Check settings, there is more than 300 MBs of temporary files since last month. I manually cleared and cleared IE cache, but it's not going below than 315 MB till this moment. There's no ...
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How to disable alerts/notification for operator confirmation on sms

I have seen the settings where the sms delivery confirmation can be turned off, but what I need to do is to disable the notification that comes on top. Any way to get this done on Windows Phone 8, I ...
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Speech Language is not downloading

I have changed my speech language to new one, and it showing Downloading all the time. It has been still Downloading for 2 weeks (It's only 24Mb, expected to finish within a minute). I have ...
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How to check if my Nokia Lumia 920 is new?

I recently bought a Nokia Lumia 920 from eBay. After reading some negative feedback about the seller (yes, after I bought it). I am now worried whether or not the phone I've purchased is an original ...
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How to transfer my existing Photo and video from Phone memory to SD card in my Windows 8 Phone?

I have Nokia Lumia 720 Windows Phone which supports SD card. Before I purchased SD card I took some Photos and Videos but now I have purchased it and configured it to store all new photos, videos and ...
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Finding/Setting the first day of the week

I am using a time tracking app that can report time spent on various categories in a day, week, month and so on. The developer tells me that the "Week" code uses a phone setting for the first day of ...
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Is it possible to turn off buttons light on Lumia 920?

When i watch movies on my phone in the dark, the three buttons light up and are disturbing my view. Is there any way to turn them off? or an app that do this for me? I have read that if you lock the ...
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“My phone number” Incorrect

The number that is displayed in the phone settings page is not my number. This is on a Nokia Lumia 620 running Windows Phone 8 (8.0.10211.204). Where does the phone get this number from? Is there a ...
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Change Photo Resolution

Is there a way to change the photo resolution in Windows Phone 8? Specifically I have a Nokia Lumia 920. The 920 takes pictures at 8.7 megapixels with an image size of 3264 x 2448 pixels. For most of ...
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How can I turn off app notifications in Windows Phone 8?

How can I disable app notifications in Windows Phone 8? Specifically, I'm looking to turn off notifications on a per app basis so I can disable notifications from Whatsapp.
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Changing mail settings without deleting the account

In my company, we changed our email hosting provider. The username used to send and receive mail is not the same. With Outlook or Thunderbird, no problem. We just have to change the username into the ...
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Windows Phone 8 Silent Mode

I am not sure if this is possible in WP8, but I am trying to tweak the audio playback settings and would like to know if anyone else has been able to accomplish this. What I am looking to do is have ...
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How to Make Phone Calls Interrupt Music/Podcasts?

On my Lumia 920, when listening to music or podcasts, and the phone in vibrate mode, I often do not notice the vibration for an incoming call. Is there a way to set the phone to interrupt playback ...
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Live tiles stopped working

I have myself, my photos, and a friend pinned to my start. The tiles used to rotate photos, but I forgot my wallet pin, did a reset, and now those tiles don't update (my 'weather view' app tile does ...
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Flush the DNS on mobile

Is there a way to flush DNS like we do on windows PC. Actually, deleting history is a pain and again entering all the credentials and setting cookie is tough. The reason i need to flush DNS is ...
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Are unlocked phones upgradable to 7.8

For some weird reason, Samsung has stopped offering Omnia W in India and launched Omnia M. Omnia W(A.K.A. Focus flash on at&t) is much better and I am interested in buying the same. This device ...
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Workarounds for failed proximity sensor (screen blanks out during calls)?

I've got the opposite problem to the one raised in this question - the screen goes blank once a call is initialised and that makes it nearly impossible to end a call. The phone's gathered plenty of ...
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Facebook functionalities in people hub

The people hub is really good and the integration of Facebook and twitter is just great. The hub is so good that its restraining me from installing the dedicated Facebook app. But since both exists ...
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How can I enable the “Personalize my music” setting?

I was downloading an app that was unrelated to music, and saw this dialog: I did not realize this was part of the new User Agreement from Microsoft, and I unchecked the box so as not to give the ...
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Impact of frequent resetting

I have a stupid habit of resetting my phone every month. Does this have any bad impact on WP7 phone??
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Photos rotate automatically

There is some strange thing happening with my lumia 710. Some of the images taken in the portrait mode appear as taken in landscape mode in my camera roll albums. I am not sure how is this ...
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Where are the videos from 3rd party apps saved

I have whatsapp installed on my lumia 710 running on 7.5 tango. Yesterday one of my friends send a Picture and video but I deleted the chat later. Now, I can find the image in pictures album Saved, ...
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Garbage cleanup on windows phone

From a sole user perspective, are there any ways or tools to keep the phone clean and fresh. I mean people install and remove many apps daily on their phone which must leave a lot of foot prints on ...
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Battery comparison on 2G vs 3G

Nokia lumia 710 is great windows device but with a mediocre 1320 mAh battery. The phone needs a charge twice a day with moderate to heavy usage. Right now I am using a 3G internet pack on mobile which ...
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How does the calendar on windows phone work?

I am unable to understand or able to make use of calendars. Right now I have a Facebook account and a windows live account setup on my phone. Contact have been filtered to just show the live contact ...
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Media player buttons in volume control

What's the deal with music player for windows phone 7.5. Whenever I stop playing music and return back, the mini player starts showing on the lock screen and disappears automatically after some time. ...
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How to setup e-mail settings to maintain conversations?

My brother has a WP7 phone, and when he answers to my e-mails, it becomes a new conversation in Gmail. If we write to each other in the same subject e.g. 8 times, I will have at least four ...