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Questions relating to features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1

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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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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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Existing WiFi connections need restart to work

I currently have a Nokia Lumia 930. The major annoyance at the moment is that at times it just wouldn't connect to any existing network unless restarted. Turning WiFi off and back on doesn't solve ...
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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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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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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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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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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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InterOp Unlocking my Windows Phone 8.1

I have a Lumia 521 phone with Windows 8.1. Recently the phone started to malfunction for some reasons and in the process lost some of the Application data. The app is a Notes App (KeyNote) that had my ...
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80070010 error code

I am trying to install a game . When I click on install I am getting an error There has been a problem completing your request.Try again later. This error code may be helpful:80070010. What ...
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"Can't sign in" & "Please try again. If the problem continues, you might need to restart your phone" error when downloading new apps from store

Info: I have a Nokia Lumia 520 running Windows 8.1 (OS version: 8.10.12393.890) and I'm getting a really weird error that I can't find a solution for, I'm not sure if it can be fixed. I'm not sure ...
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How to develop unlock HTC 8X in 2020

I have tried some methods like WP internals or OTC updater (update to Windows 10 mobile) but nothing works at all. Can anyone please help me out or my phone will be permanently a brick phone. I have ...
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What enables reading mode?

In IE11, there's a new feature - reading view. But it seems to turn on for some sites but not others. It's enabled for this article: http://alistapart.com/article/creating-style-guides But not ...
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Still possible to download Windows Phone 8/8.1 apps?

Is there anywhere to find and download Windows Phone 8/8.1 apps? I haven't been able to find anywhere to download them.
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How to remove write protection from internal storage?

I have a Nokia Lumia 1520.3 running WP 8.1 with Lumia Cyan. I was given the option of storing media files to SD memory instead of internal phone memory. When choosing SD memory the files are sent to ...
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How to migrate apps from one Lumia 1520 with WP8 to another (w/o SD card)?

Based on the research I've done, I seem to have a somewhat unique problem. I would like to keep using the Nokia Lumia 1520 that I have. But, after having dropped it a few too many times, the SD card ...
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Does Cortana have an "always listening" mode?

Does Cortana have an "always listening" mode so I can launch her without physically touching my phone, by speaking a specific word or phrase? Like Kinect has "Xbox", Google Now has "Okay, Google" and ...
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Lumia Camera started misbehaving. Now not functioning altogether

I am using a Microsoft Lumia 640XL, running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. About 3 weeks ago, my Lumia Camera app started taking long to take photos. I would click on the capture icon, and then it would ...
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Remapping the screenshot button combo in Windows Phone 8.1?

In Windows phone 8.1, they changed the screenshot combo to Power + Volume Up, which I cannot use as my Volume Up button is not working, and it's beyond the warranty period. Is it possible to remap ...
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Cannot download apps on Lumia 630

My Lumia 630 running Windows Phone 8.1 is trying to prevent me from downloading any apps. I have signed into my Outlook account but nothing is working at all. I am told that if I want to download I ...
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Is it possible to allow toast notifications but hide them from the action center?

The short line is this: Some apps I don't bother lost the notification since a lost the toast. I don't want it in the action center. A good example is a auto checkin app that ask me to do its job in ...
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Abnormal heating up in Windows Phone 8.1 Preview

I am using Windows Phone 8.1 Preview since it was released. From day before yesterday my phone is getting hotter (really very hot) and battery draining too faster. Same happened twice yesterday. I got ...
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What Does "Update Apps Automatically" Mean?

In the Store settings, there is an option to "Update apps automatically". When turned on, will this simply check for updates x times per day (meaning that if I'm waiting on an update, I may have to ...
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Wi-Fi required for downloading apps larger than 19 MB

Why is my Lumia 520 asking for Wi-Fi in order to install apps larger than 19 MB? How can I fix it?
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Is there a task manager in Windows Phone 8.1?

In Android we have a way to view running tasks and RAM usage. Does Windows Phone have something similar? I think it is must for a smartphone.
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How to type π on the keyboard?

Is it possible to type a π on the keyboard of WP(8.1)? I know you can copy and paste it, but that takes a lot of time. How to do this? Are there also some other mathematics symbols (like Alpha, Beta....
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Not able to revert back to 8.1 after updating 10 insider preview

I upgraded my Lumia 520 to windows 10 Insider preview. Now the phone hangs a lot and its getting too slow. It also displays message of low storage space even there is lot of space left (about 3.12 gb) ...
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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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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 lock whatsapp media files in gallery

I am using whatsapp for a long time and i want to know how i can lock or hide whatsapp media files (movies, audios,pictures etc) in gallery. Some times my friends sends via whatsapp videos and ...
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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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How long will a Lumia 640 function without updates?

Okay, I've tried Android, and it sucks. Since I primarily use my Lumia 640LTE WP8.1 for Talking, Texting, Email & occasional websurfing, a lack of updates to popular apps I don't use does not ...
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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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Lumia 720 frozen screen with damage volume down button

How to restart stuck Nokia Lumia 720 with damage volume down button? Is it possible to restart without volume down button?
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Why SMS app won't save drafts?

How do I get stock SMS app to save my draft messages and appear in conversations for further editing at any time. Many times I write a SMS and do something else with other apps and return back my ...
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Imgura won't install because of an error

When I want to install Imgura app I get an error code 8103012e. Can someone tell me what to do? I searched the web for explanation to this error and found nothing.
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Mobile Data Usage gets enabled automatically

Lumia 535 Dual-SIM, Windows Phone 8.1, OS Version 8.10.14234.375. I have noticed that infrequently my mobile data gets enabled automatically even when I had turned it off earlier. In Store and ...
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Destination of various photos

I have a Lumia 635 with Windows 8.1. Any time I download an emailed photo or receive a photo via WhatsApp, I can find all these photos in my "photos" on the phone, a feature I love. My wife has a ...
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Can't Download Apps From Store

Why can't I install any apps on my phone? It says to try later. I tried later several times, but it still doesn't work.
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Account sign in mix up.. At&t Microsoft Windows 8.1 phone

When my husband bought a new phone, I played some games on it to see if I liked it. I used the "Login using facebook" option. Now everytime he tries to play a game using the "Login using facebook" ...
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Can I install FIFA 14 on Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.1?

Can I install FIFA 14 on my phone, running Windows Phone version 8.1?
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Display cellular signal strength in decibels?

I'm trying to find the cellular signal strength my phone is experiencing in decibels (and not bars). The phone is a Nokia 635. I'm poking around in System, but I don't see anything that might provide ...
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Recovery tool Installer - Packages Offline

Is there a Windows Phone Recovery tool packages available Offline? I am using a Lumia 520 and 1520. I have installed Windows phone 10 10149 build in both phones and my 520 is dead slow and I could ...
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Does the Lumia 435 support USB OTG?

I am seeing conflicting evidence online. On the one hand, some forum posts claim that it is not supported yet. However, these are from March-July 2015. An example from this same forum: How do I ...
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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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How to uninstall Cortana from my phone permanently - NOT just disable it

I never want his "assistant" interrupting my work again. I want it OFF my phone permanently. How do I uninstall it?
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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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Sideloading apps on Windows 8.1 Lumia

Is there a way to side load apps (appx) on a Windows 8.1 phone? I have built an app but it's not loaded on the windows store yet. I would like to send to a few friends to test out but I can't find a ...
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Every Outlook/Hotmail contact is duplicated at least once

At some point, all my live.com contacts have got duplicated so for instance John Smith will appear in my People hub linked against his FaceBook, Twitter, and two (or sometimes more) Outlook contacts. ...
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How to login to microsoft's @live.com ID on Nokia Lumia 820?

I'm using Lumia 820 and want to shift the maps storage to SD card. For this I need to download Lumia Storage Check Beta. When I try to install it, I'm asked for my Microsoft Account password. The ...

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