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Questions relating to features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1

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How to update from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1?

Today I read news about a Windows Phone Update coming to Lumia mobiles: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/03/nokia_winphone_8_1_mobes/ I have Nokia Lumia 525. How do I update its OS from Windows ...
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My smartphone does not recognize headphones

I received a Nokia Numia 635 (T-Mobile) yesterday for my birthday. I've since noticed that when I try to use headphones with it, the phone doesn't "detect" them, i.e., it keeps using the speakers. I'm ...
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How to use Project my screen in Windows Phone 8.1?

In Windows Phone 8.1 there is a new feature called Project my screen. I've not been able to make it work. How do I use it?
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Will I “possibly” get stuck in Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?

According to this article there's a possibility to get stuck in Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/two-simple-steps-get-cortana-working-windows-phone-8-1-outside-us-1444771 ...
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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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What might be causing my camera to misbehave?

I chose the Lumia 1020 as a handy standby camera when I haven't got my normal photography kit with me; However since updating to 8.1 (Cyan), and later to 8.1. update 1 (Denim), I've noticed that the ...
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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

Is there any way to rollback windows phone 8.1 to 8 ?
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What exactly is needed to activate Cortana?

Now that Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers is available, I was looking forward to testing out Cortana. However, it's initially available only in the US. For those outside the US, it doesn't ...
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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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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 ...
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How can i restart Windows Phone 8.1 without using the power button

The power button is unresponsive. Is there any other way I can restart the device running Windows Phone 8.1 without using this button? The only option I can think of right now is removing the ...
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What is sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview?

What will be sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview? I just purchased a Lumia 925 and switched carriers. So far I like it, but my original intent was to install the preview. Now, ...
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Why does my phone keep adding an extra zero when I voice dial a number?

One of the most useful features of voice recognition on my phone is being able to say "call 0 1 3 4 5 ..." but often although I can see it's listened correctly, it then prefixes an other 0 (all ...
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Cortana error “I'm sorry, but I can't speak your language” in Canada

My phone's OS version is 8.10.14203.306. According to Microsoft's document http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ca/how-to/wp8/cortana/cortana-alpha how to enable Cortana in Canada I need to set 3 things: ...
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apps on SD card when switching phones

Start off my old and new phone is a Nokia Lumia 1520. I also have Windows Phone 8.1 installed on both phones. I got a new phone because my last one was damaged. I have good amount of games on my SD ...
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WP 8.1 rollout - Can I uninstall Developer Preview now?

Now as the official Lumia Cyan update has started rolling out, can I remove/uninstall Developer Preview from my phone. And when the official updates are installed does it overwrite the previously ...
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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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Nokia Lumia 925 is not being recognised by my laptop

I'm having problems with my Nokia Lumia 925 not being recognised by my laptop. This has happened since I recently updated my phone to Windows Phone 8.1. My laptop runs Windows 8.1 Pro N 64-bit. In ...
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File manager in Windows Phone 8.1?

I've heard the rumour that a file manager (don't know if a third-party app) is coming with Windows Phone 8.1 that allows read/write, cut/copy/paste and rename of files stored in phone memory and on ...
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Free space for upgrade to WP 8.1?

How much free space on my phone is needed to install Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?
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How to explore all file of windows phone in desktop PC?

The application iFunBox allows the apple product users to view all their files and folders (even the root folders and etc.) of iPhone/iPad/iPod in desktop(either in windows or mac) machine. Here you ...
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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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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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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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Why don't some apps have the “Allow app to run in the background” option?

When trying to reproduce the issue in this question, I noticed that some apps lack the "Allow app to run in the background" and the "... even when Battery Saver is on" options in Battery Saver. At ...
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Is there any way to install Windows Phone on an Android device?

Since the Windows Phone 8.1 release I heard that it's possible to install WP 8.1 on Android devices. Not for every Android device, but those that run Snapdragon processors. But I did not find any ...
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Blocking calls on WP 8.1

How to block calls (and preferably SMS too) on WP 8.1? Seems that WP 8 had an option in Settings "Call & SMS filter" that doesn't exist at all in this version. No options present in the phone ...
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Does windows phone skip between updates?

I am a new user to Windows Phone and I was just wondering if suppose a Windows Phone 8 got an update, but I did not update it at that time, after some time it got another update, then would my phone ...
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What is the size of Windows Phone 8.1 update?

I cannot find the answer to how much data will this update consume? Some forums mentioned that I should have almost 1.5 GB of free space in my phone before I update it, but there is no information as ...
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Top bar icon after update to 8.1

What is the last icon on the bar? This link doesn't seem to have updated info.
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Google Maps by default

Is it possible to set Google maps as default map application so Cortana would use it instead of Bing? In my country Bing maps isn't working well that's why I want to change it.
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Not able to send SMS from my Lumia 640 XL LTE?

I bought a new Lumia 640 XL LTE and after inserting SIM, I am able to call and receive SMS but not able to send text messages. Can anyone suggest what might be the issue and do I need to change any ...
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Lumia 820 display not working - need to move files to PC

Accidentally dropped my phone down. Now the screen is cracked and display is not working. I have some media files stored in both internal and external memory. How can I move those files to PC or ...
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Why some apps refuse to be closed?

Since the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 I noticed a strange behavior. After hit the Back button for the last time in some apps (closing it) I still can see them in the app switcher (hold back ...
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How can I get five quick actions in Action Center?

I'm running Windows Phone 8.1 on a Nokia Lumia 920, and can have four quick actions in Action Center. However, I've seen pictures online that show Action Center with five quick actions. For example: ...
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Not able to create live folders after Lumia Denim Update on Lumia 520

I updated my Lumia 520 to the latest Lumia Denim firmware yesterday, and now I am not able to create live folders. I have dragged one app over another but it did not work. That is how we create them ...
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How do I get Calendar to recognize that I use multiple calendars with my Google Apps account?

One of the new features I've seen listed for Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to sync with Google Calendars with multiple calendars. I've seen this in effect on my GMail account, but it doesn't appear ...
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Enable sound notifications for email subfolders

I am running WP on the Nokia Lumia 1020. Previously I had multiple Outlook email subfolders pinned to my homescreen, and whenever one received an email I would get a sound notification. I recently ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1

I'm have a Windows Phone (Microsoft Lumia 540) currently running Windows Phone 8.1. I want to upgrade the mobile's OS to Windows 10 Mobile. I tried using Settings->Update Phone, but it displayed ...
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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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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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How do I connect a pendrive using an OTG cable on my phone?

I know that it was not supported in previous version. Does Windows Phone 8.1 support it now? Or is there any talk about releasing such update in future...
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Why the update 1 is not available?

I have Nokia Lumia 635 with WP 8.1, version 8.10.12397.895. When I try Phone update it states that my system is in actual state and no updates are available. I have read that Update 1 should be ...
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My Lumia 520 phone is faulty.Its going on flight mode

My phone is going into the flight mode. I tried to restart it,but it's still going into flight mode. I can only use it over Wi-Fi.