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How can I force connection to my home wifi verses public wifi?

I get some wifi signal from a hotspot outside my building from my cable company. But I only want to connect when my home wifi is out of range. How can I set a prefered order of wifi connections?
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Bluetooth name is not displaying in my Lumia 525 Windows Phone?

In my Lumia 525 Windows Phone I have problem with my Bluetooth. If I switch on my Bluetooth it's not showing the devices (Bluetooth on) name which are near to me. But sometimes it's showing and most ...
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How to search for keywords in Settings?

I have a Nokia 635. As I'm learning the phone, I find I have to frequently use the Settings app. However, there are too many categories or entries for me to quickly locate the particular setting of ...
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Disable the “cell connection” on the fly (use as PDA mostly)

I never had a windows phone. Since I'm not too fond of Android or iPhones the thought of getting a windows phone has crossed my mind. (I only have a 'feature cell phone' right now) Because it often ...
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Resolving problems with backup?

For about 2 months now, it appears that backup has been failing to backup correctly - If I kick off a manual backup, the progress works up to 98%, and then fails with a message "There was a problem ...
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Eliminating the Speech Sound

I have turned off all sounds on the Sound settings and use vibrate for my phone because I don't want it ever to make any sounds inadvertently since I am often in a public setting. However, I cannot ...
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WiFi keeps getting disconnected when I turn off screen?

I have a Lumia 610, running on WP 7.8 For some reason, whenever I turn off the screen, my WiFi keeps getting disconnected. This isn't in the settings. Any way to fix this?
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Please define 'Personal Data' [duplicate]

On Nokia Lumia Windows phones what will be deleted if one presses Reset your Phone button? What constitutes Personal Data? Will Contacts & Messages be wiped out?
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

My phone (a Nokia Lumia 520) is connected to a WiFI network but I've forgotten the password. Is there any way I can get the password of the wifi network that I am currently connected to?
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Change the screen capture key combination?

In 8.0 it was win+power key combination, and I liked it this way. Now it is volume+power key which is annoying(depends on person to person). How can I change it? Thanks a lot in advance.
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Touch screen recognises touch gestures even before touching the screen

The touch screen on my Lumia 520 (with Windows Phone 8.0) recognises touch gestures even before I'm actually touching the screen. How do I disable this? It might be a stunning feature for some of you ...
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Switch back to 8.0 from 8.1? [duplicate]

8.1 is really terrifying my phone. It's hanging a lot. I want to switch back to 8.0 that was initially installed when I bought the phone. How to do that? My phone is lumia-520 with windows 8.10 ...
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Date+Time reset themselves to an incorrect value on reboot

I have a Nokia Lumia 630 and recently the system clock keeps changing, every time I reboot the phone, to like 1 a.m. on Saturday 30th of May for instance. Its getting quite frustrating as its ...
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Scan your memory card : Message, at starting the phone

whenever I restart my phone A message pops up scan your memory card. As per command I have scanned it using my pc's Norton Antivirus. But the message is keep popping up. Although memory card is ...
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How to remove Cortana from search button in Windows Phone 8.1?

How to remove Cortana from the search button in Windows Phone 8.1? I want my original Bing screen back.
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Does switching phones also let you take your purchased apps to the phone you are switching over? [duplicate]

I am using Nokia lumia 1020 with windows 8.1.10. Thinking to buy Lumia 132. So when I sign in by my Microsoft account in 1320, Would I also get all my purchased apps in that also? Does switching ...
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How can I switch back to a previous version of an app after updating it?

For example, I have app ABC version 2.3, an update over the older version 2.2. How can I go back to the previous version? I am using a Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.1.10.
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Can we launch applications from the lock screen itself?

Can we launch applications from the lock screen itself? I am using a Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.1.10.
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How to make tiles transparent?

I am using a Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8.1. Some of the apps' tiles are automatically transparent and some (like Poki) offer an option to enable this. But there are many apps don't offer ...
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Remove Date and Time from lock-screen

I am using Nokia Luima 520 with windows 8.1.10 version. From the lock screen I wish to remove date and time. It is only because I am huge bing fan and like most of the images offered by bing to it's ...
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High battery consumption issues with windows 8.1, Any solution?

I have recently upgraded to windows phone 8.1 developer's preview for my Nokia Lumia 520. With its touchy features I got a side-effect, that is, the battery gets low very quickly. Any specific ...
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How to get Glance screen on Lumia 520? [duplicate]

I have come to know that Glance screen is not available on the Nokia Lumia 520. Is there some trick to get it working nonetheless? Preferably without compromising battery.
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Cannot install Asphalt 8 from the Store

When I type "Asphalt 8" in the Windows Phone Store, only "Asphalt Hack" is returned, not the game. When I clicked on a link for Asphalt 8 from the website, it took me to the store, but displayed an ...
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How to exit Narrator on Windows Phone?

I nearly hard reset my phone today. The problem is that while the screen reader works well, it appears almost impossible to scroll the screen, meaning if you exit the settings page it is very ...
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How to delete websites I have browsed?

I have attempted to delete the history of web sites I visit by choosing Settings/Delete history. Although the "deleting browsing history" message appears on the phone screen, the website is not ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 on Lumia 525

I just updated the audio settings on my Lumia 525. When I go to Settings, the description mentions equalizer: However, when I open audio settings, there's no equalizer there: What could be 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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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 ...