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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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About system memory

Recently I had reset my windows phone.At that instant os takes 1.92GB but now it is about 2.30GB.Can somebody explain me what made os take more memory?
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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?
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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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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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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 ...