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Why does the song plays in the music player even during the incoming call?

I am using Microsoft Lumia 540, I listen to songs in the music player via headset and I generally put my phone in my pocket. When I get a call the music player should stop and default ringtone should ...
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How to make homescreen have more tiles

I have seen in videos of Windows Phone 8.1 that some homescreens have 3 medium tiles in one row or 6 small tiles. My screen only has 2 medium tiles to a row or 4 small tiles and as I have a lot of ...
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How to give one app sound priority over another

When driving, I am using my phone as navigation (Waze) and as music player (Spotify). I am trying to achieve such settings that whenever Waze gives me any voice commands, the music will be muted for ...
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Auto-hide the Back/Start/Search bar

Is there an option to enable the autohidng of the bottom bar? It might be a bug in the version I'm running (10.0.10586.29), but my bar doesn't hide anymore.
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No brightness setting?

I am using a Windows Phone 8 made by an indian manufacturer(Micromax Canvas Win W121). Its not a Lumia phone.My phone is running Windows Phone 8.1 update 2. But there is no brightness slider in ...
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Cortana Flight Tracking. Within what amount of time will Cortana automatically track a flight?

I have an upcoming flight, in two weeks. The flight information is not available online as of yet. I have already received a confirmation email. Will Cortana still save my flight, once the information ...
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Phone locks while using camera

I would like to prevent my phone from locking itself while I'm using the camera. I don't see any option in camera settings to prevent or delay locking. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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Remove emoji button from keyboard

There is a smiley-face button at the bottom left of the keyboard that allows you to type emojis. I never use emojis. How can I remove this button from my keyboard?
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How to forward call from one SIM to second?

I have BLU Win HD LTE Dual SIM. I want to transfer call from one SIM to another. From this site: Forward Calls (Unconditional): On the Start screen, tap “People” From within the app, tap “…” ...
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“My Family setup needed” despite completed setup

I know this looks like a duplicate, but I don't believe it is. I am an adult. My child is young, and now has a Nokia Lumia 635. I am attempting to set up an account for her. I do not have a Windows ...
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how to delete a workplace account on lumia 635?

how to delete a workplace account on my phone? tried pressing the delete option but whenever I do I receive an error stating that account could not be deleted.. help pls.
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Can I use my WP with mobile operator 000-IT even in Germany?

What is the meaning of a mobile operator version 000-IT (I think it's italian)? Can I use that windows phone even in Germany or have I to change the operator? And when, how can I change it?
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It is a question by the APN setting of NOKIA Lumia 635 [duplicate]

Setting > extra + information Manufacturer Name and Mobile Operator RM-975_1005 ATT-US Is my lumia 635 locked? In Japan a message saying that a network is not found is given. Data connection is on ...
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Kindle App on Windows Phone 8.1

Ok so I downloaded an azw file from libgen (don't judge me, it was extremely expensive otherwise). I don't own a Kindle, but do have the app on my laptop (Windows 7), and it runs great. Recently I ...
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Add Gmail account in Windows phone

I have a Nokia Lumia 720 phone which is up-to-date (I just checked it before typing here) and am using Windows 8.1 on it (OS version: 8.10.14219.341). I frequently get my mails on Gmail and so I wish ...
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Creating a Microsoft Account on a Windows Phone mobile

I've seen that when setting up a Windows Phone mobile for the first time, we can create a new Microsoft Account. During the process, we also need to enter an "alternative" email address. I was ...
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Windows Phone (Lumia 435) temperamental with certain earphones

I have a pair of Samsung earphones that, when used with my phone, (and only my phone, I've tested the earphones on two laptops and an MP3 player and they work fine) stop working after about 4-5 ...
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How to change calendar birthday reminder timing on Windows phone 8.1?

I am getting Birthday reminder at 12 PM noon, Birthdays are loaded in my outlook calendar from google contacts and my Facebook contacts. So How to change this 12 PM timing to somewhat early around ...
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Is there a way to change the call screen in lumia 535?

Can I change the call screen in Lumia? Lumia 535 has a touch issue and therefore I miss many call trying to swipe up before saying "answer or ignore". Is there a way that I can avoid this swipe up ...
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How to add emergency number?

Was There any way to add emergency number so that we can call even if our phone is locked.As there is an option to make emergency call there must be a way to do it??
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Start screen wallpaper won't change

I'm trying to change my Start Screen Wallpaper but whenever I do the old one remains and nothing I do will update it. Is there a way to manually force this or another approach I could take?
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Increase the font size on homescreen tiles

We can increase the size of fonts that appear within any app, by going to Settings > Ease of access > Text size. Now how to increase the font size on the tiles of the home screen?
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how to rename google mail accounts

As we all know that we can manage and access multiple gmail accounts in windows phone.But the problem with having multiple accounts is that they are named as "Google Mail","Google Mail 2",etc... But ...
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What does memory dump feature in WP8.1 apply to? (Debug feedback)

There is a feature in "Settings/feedback/Save debug info" option in the phone settings: If I turn this on, and I start a custom developed application that let's say crashes at some point, the phone ...
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How can I list/manage the currently installed certificates on Lumia 930?

So I would like to see all default and additional certificates on my Lumia 930 with WP8.1 Update 1. I did not find any menu in settings where I could list / add / delete certificates. Just for ...
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How to hide SIM number indicator on phone and SMS live tiles

I got a phone with two SIM card slots. I only use one SIM card. As shown below, there's a number 1 on the phone and SMS live tiles to indicate which SIM card it is referring to. The problem is that I ...
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How do I zoom out of screen in lumia 535

I think I'm accidentally pressing a button and its zooming the screen of my lumia 535. I cant zoom out of it and only thing I do is restart the phone. How do I zoom out? Its like the tiles and ...
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How to add static IP in lumia 630

how can i add static IP in Nokia Lumia 630 ?? Currently there is no option in settings. Is there any other way where i can directly insert static IP in system through any software ??
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Shortcut to enable/disable data connection from home screen?

In WP7, I could pin my cellular connection setting as a tile, which was great as I often turn data on/off. In WP8.1, I have to go settings->scroll to Mobile+SIM->tap->turn the slider on/off. The ...
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Automatically setting the time in Windows Phone 8.1 without SIM-card

According to this article, since Windows Phone 8.1 you don't need a SIM-card in your phone to have it automatically adjust the built-in clock, since 8.1 supports NTP for this purpose, not just using ...
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How to check if a device is a testing one

I'm going to buy a Nokia Lumia 1520 at a store in my country. Normally, the store will use some phones, charging all the time (without inserting the sim card) for customer testing. Nokia Lumia 1520 ...
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how to customize colour of Windows logo

I still wonder if there is any method by which we can customize the colour of Windows logo when it appears at the boot time. I wish there could be any method but I could not find any on Google.
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Lumia 1020 headphones functionality?

Can someone tell me functionalities of Nokia Lumia 1020 headphones do? I was wondering, how to control volume using lumia 1020 headphones?
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How can I enable notifications from games/apps?

I own a Nokia Lumia 530 and I have been using it a lot. But what I've noticed is that I don't receive notifications. Instead I have to check apps now and again. My brother got one too just recently ...
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Setup an autoconfig for IMAP/SMTP compatible with Windows Phone 8

Is it possible to setup an autoconfig XML, such as the one used for Thunderbird, which will work for Windows Phone 8? This should be able to set the correct settings for IMAP and SMTP servers for the ...
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How can I change the alert sound on Windows Phone 8.1 update?

My Nokia Lumia 520 running Windows Phone 8.1 Update produces a system alert sound whenever I complete a call (because I am on a pay as you go plan - the alert text indicates the cost of the call). The ...
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Shortcut to connection speed setting

In previous Windows Phone versions the highest connection speed option (2G/3G/4G) was on the same screen as "Data connection on/off" option. Now it isn't any more and I would like to know if it is ...
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How do I change my SIM pin?

I just got a new SIM card with a default pin code. I assumed I could change this in Settings - Mobile+SIM - SIM Settings, but it's not possible there. How can I change this?
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Lumia 525 shows both Lumia Denim and Lumia Cyan? [duplicate]

Im using DP in my Lumia 525, while DP is enabled Extras+Info shows Lumia Cyan whereas by disabling it shows Lumia Denim in Extras+Info under Settings. Why it shows Lumia Cyan as i have Lumia Denim. ...
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Nokia Lumia 620 suddenly cannot receive or send mms messages

I have had a nokia lumia for about 2 weeks, and suddenly my mms messages aren't coming in, or sending. I am connected to Wi-Fi, and my data is turned on. It just suddenly stopped yesterday
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Nokia 635 need Bing as homepage

How do I do it? My phone now doesn't come up with any homepage for any browser.
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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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How to determine if whole-device encryption enabled?

If someone hands me a Windows Phone 8.1 device, how can I determine if the phone has whole-device encryption enabled? Is there somewhere in the settings that indicates this?
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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?