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Questions relating to features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1

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Nokia Lumia 830 and interop guide

I'm a complete noob when it comes to smartphones - I just recently bought my very first one, the Nokia Lumia 830 (the only reason I'd never had a smartphone before was that I found the operating ...
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Is there a software update for Lumia 635 running WP 8.1?

I have been given this phone and I can't download apps like Skype or even update my Facebook or Messenger apps. What can I do to fix this issue?
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Turn on Nokia 625 without power button

Last day my phone (Nokia Lumia 625H) power button is broken somehow. This morning when i open instagram in my phone, it suddenly crash and turnde off. How can i turn on my phone ?
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Windows Phone 8.1 PDF File Storage

I received PDF file through Bluetooth. How can I find that file in Windows Phone 8.1 (Lumia 520)?
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Want to downgrade WP 8.1 but USB is not recognized on PC

So I wanted to downgrade my Lumia 1020 from WP 8.1 to 8. Unfortunately the phone is not recognized on the PC (tried Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8 and Windows 7). I suspect Windows Phone 8.1 is ...
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unable to open apps

My phone was working pretty well.. but since morning i'm unable to open any app.. whenever i click on it it takes me back to start screen. All apps are working except downloaded apps. I uninstalled ...
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Cannot register at Facebook Messenger with telephone number

I would like to use Facebook Messenger on my Nokia Lumia 925 (Windows Phone). I downloaded the app, installed it, but now it is asking me to create a Facebook account instead of letting me register ...
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Official Microsoft “Files” App unpacked a zip file to phone memory

I have only 200MB free memory on my Lumia 735 because the "Files" App Unpacked a zip file to the phone memory. The file is not in any of the folders that I am able to access with PC or phone. (Doesn'...
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(1) Do not see the character counter for SMS. (2) How can I strip letters of accents?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with WP8.1. I have never sent a TEXT message with it. 1) I have tried to send an SMS but I did not see a counter that would have told me how many characters I had typed and ...
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How to upgrade or downgrade Internet explorer in windows phone 8.1

I want to test my code on IE version 10 on windows phone, is there a way to downgrade the IE on windows phone or to upgrade it .
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How can I set a WP8.1 phone to read TEXT messages?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with WP8.1. I have tried all kind of combinations in Settings->Speech and also in Cortana but I have not been able to determine my phone to read aloud a certain TEXT message ...
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How can I set Nokia Lumia 520 (WP8.1) to vibrate for the entire duration of a ringtone?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with WP8.1. If my mobile receives TEXT messages it rings one time, the duration of the sound depending of the length of the ringtone I use. (The alarm does not repeat.) ...
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Error code 805a0914 when opening Store

I went to open the Store on my phone running WP 8.1 and before anything loaded it says "There has been a problem completing your request. Please try again later. This error code may be helpful: ...
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Unable to use any apps during active call

I cannot check SMS/text messages, WhatsApp messages or open a browser while I'm in an active call. In 3-4 seconds, screen auto locks & turns off which is very frustrating. I constantly have to ...
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Can't log in to Skype lately

I've got Nokia Lumia 636 with Windows Phone 8.1. One of these days it stopped to log in to Skype. I tried to log in with Skype name, and with Microsoft account. Both methods fail. Although, I use ...
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Why is app incompatible with my phone?

Why is Work Item Studio app incompatible with my Lumia 920? OS version is Lumia Denim 8.10.14234.375. Is there any way to install this app. In history i have installed this app but now i can't.
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How to block site security certificates on Internet explorer?

Since three days, I have been facing problem using internet on my Microsoft Lumia 535 with windows 8.1 as OS. It was normal before that. I removed and put the battery back. Since then, it is showing a ...
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can't update my windows phone 8.1

What should I do if the upgrade advisor app is not available in my phone? How can I update my phone into W10?
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Mail & Calendar App for Windows 8.1

I need to run this app - https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/store/p/mail-and-calendar/9wzdncrfhvqm on a Lumia 525 running Windows 8.1 Is there a way to download the package and sideload it to the phone? ...
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a pretty good download manager for windows phone 8.1

I should download a huge file from a web server. Downloading is usually slow or interrupted. For this reason I would like to know if anyone has developed a pretty good download manager so that I can ...
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How do I emulate MY windows phone on my PC?

How can I have a complete running version (just like Windows Phone Emulator for Windows Phone 8) of MY OWN windows phone 8 (Lumia 520) on my windows 10 PC?
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Microsoft Account not able to sign in after factory reset - Error 80070050

So i was using lumia 720 as a daily driver. Downloaded many apps recently through store. But now after factory reset when I try to sign in the microsoft account it says - ( Can't connect . We can't ...
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Windows phone 8.1 storage fail

My mother phone was running out of space for a long time. She tried to install some stickers app from windows phone and obviously due to lack of storage it is stuck in the process. From that point my ...
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How can I log out of Facebook Messenger?

I have a Lumia 430 Dual-SIM with Windows Phone 8.1. After some research, I came across this site, but it only give details on how to log out using Android. I then thought of uninstalling Facebook ...
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How to transfer favorite pictures to a computer?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 and I have a lot of favorite "hearted" pictures that I want to transfer to my computer for backup purposes. I don't want to transfer all the pictures because there are way too ...
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Where are my windows phone 8.1 wallpapers stored?

When I was on Windows phone 8.1 there were lot of system wallpapers. But after upgrading i can found none of them. whenever i go to Wallpaper settings Only few Of the Wallpapers available which had ...
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How to remove *all* call history in Windows Phone 8.1?

In the original Windows Phone, open the "Phone" app, then press "...", there is an option "Delete all history". However, in Windows Phone 8.1, it's gone! I can only delete individual calls by holding ...
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How can I block a caller on Lumia 521?

I don't see a "block call" option when I press and hold number in history. The choices are "details", "delete" and "add to speed dial". I'm using a Lumia 521 and WP 8.1.
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How to exit from Lumia Flash screen (Flash and Gear icon)

Suddenly my phone restarted and flash and gear icon appeared. Tried restarting with power button and volume down keys but phone restarts and shows same screen again. Model: Lumia 720 My OS is ...
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How to be a beta tester? [closed]

How to be a beta tester? Here my question is answered that unless you are a beta tester. So my question is that how can I be a beta tester to test beta apps. Alsoo I have multiple lumia phones some ...
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Lumia 535 with windows 10: bugs and it's slow. Should I downgrade to 8.1?

I noticed that my Lumia 535s got really slow after I have upgraded them to win10, a couple of months ago. Is it possible to downgrade to the 8.1? Should I?
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Video player crashes running video in WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8.1

My Microsoft Lumia 540 running Windows 8.1 has issue with WhatsApp. WhatsApp application crashes after running any video 2, 3 seconds. I have tried re-installing Windows 8.1, tried restarting the ...
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i'm getting error 80072efd while upgrading my windows phone 8.1 to windows phone 10

i'm getting error 80072efd while upgrading my windows phone 8.1 to windows phone 10. There is not any problem with internet connection or disk space.upgrading has already completed 36%.
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How do i mannually enter email account and settings into windows lumia phone

Hello I have two windows phone models running on windows 8.1. My Lumia 1020 (909) and Lumia 630 were okay until about two weeks ago when I started having mail exchange server problems which in turn ...
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Can not restart after update

I have windows phone Lumia 525. But when I update my phone from 8 to 8.1 it's downloading complete after that it can't restart
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Windows 8.1 update2 on a Nokia Lumia 830

The spell checker doesn't seem to be working. I've tried to turn it on and off but i get no alternative suggestions or highlights to say a word is spelt incorrectly. Can anyone help? Thanks Rich
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Wrong data connection on/off status displayed in status bar

I have been using a Lumia 540 (dual SIM) phone running WP 8.1, update 2 for about a year with no problems. When I'm away from my WiFi, I enable a mobile data connection, and an H or H+ symbol appears ...
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Hard reset vs Windows Device Recovery Tool

I want to reset my Windows 10 Mobile back to 8.1. I see there are 2 ways that seem to return a phone to its factory settings: a hard reset, and the Windows Device Recovery Tool. Are they equivalent?
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Does Windows Phone 8.1 suppport Chromecast 2

I have a Nokia Lumia 625 and it is updated to Windows Phone 8.1. In settings it also has a "Project my Screen" option. If I buy a Chromecast 2 device, will I be able to cast videos or the phone's ...
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Resetting a Lumia 640 to Windows 8.1

I want to reset my Lumia 640 to 8.1 in order to get wifi calling. But I have two questions about that: Will Windows Update automatically update to Windows 10 whenever I update the phone, or will it ...
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WhatsApp opt-out on Windows Phone 8.1

Having switched back to my Lumia 735, I went looking for the opt-out for sharing in WhatsApp, but the option isn't even there. Does WhatsApp remember that I opted out on my Windows 10 phone? Or do I ...
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Transparent tiles for core apps

I want to use transparent tiles for Office, OneDrive, OneNote and OfficeLens. Is this possible? I had tried using Transparent Tile Maker App but it doesn't work for above mentioned apps. I am using ...
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Micro SD suddenly went readonly in a Lumia 640XL

A few days ago, I experimented some strange issues with my Lumia 640XL. The Windows Phone Store app started to display error messages when trying update any app, and the pictures received from ...
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Lumia 630 visible on router but not showing on desktop file explorer network group

We have an ASUS RT-AC68U router serving our home network. The desktop is wired and runs W7HPx64 SP1. All addresses are manually assigned for my convenience. The Lumia 630 OS is W8.10.14234.0. Our ...
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Windows Phone: How to edit files downloaded from the cloud?

I am using Google Drive for syncing my files between my desktop and my mobile (Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia 1020). The trouble is that when I edit a file on the phone, my phone doesn't allow me to save ...
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Remove all alarms at once

I've been using Cortana to set alarms to remind me to do things after a few minutes e.g. Set an alarm for 20 minutes. This has worked fine up to today, when Cortana responded with Whoops I can't add ...
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A system error encountered?

On my dual sim Lumia 535 (RM-1090, WP8.1) Whenever I open the adobe acrobat reader, it continues to display a notification of **A system error encountered ** very rapidly......almost 20-25 times per ...
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Newer Whatsapp version?

On my dual sim Lumia 535(RM-1090) when I try to share winrar archives(.zip), it says that The version of Whatsapp you are using does not support sharing of such files But every time I go to store and ...
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How to re-enable Google mail?

In attempt to downgrade my phone to be a bit more dumb during vacation, I disabled synchronisation on my Google account inside the email settings. I was a bit surprised when the email tile ...
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How to use dual whatsapp in Lumia 535 running WP8.1?

I have recently migrated from android platform and there I was using multiple WhatsApp accounts on a single phone using third party applications but since windows is a closed platform, can I use a ...