Questions tagged [8.1]

Questions relating to features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1

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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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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

Is there any way to rollback windows phone 8.1 to 8 ?
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How can I use Google Hangouts?

My employer moved all of us to Google Apps. Hangouts is really useful to me, because it allows us to have one-on-one chats, a couple of chat rooms for departments and for specific topics and problems. ...
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How to move Apps and Data to a bigger SD Card

I realized the SD-card I used initially is too small and I want to move to a bigger one. I store most Apps and Data on the SD card. I just made a copy of all files on the old card to the new one (...
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Cortana weather forecast in Celsius

How to switch Cortana to show weather forecast in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit? I thought changing it in Bing Weather will affect Cortana, but she doesn't want to.
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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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Find IP Address on Windows Phone

I could swear I used to know how to do this, and can't believe how much of a hard time I'm having trying to search for it online. How do I get information on the current IP address(es) assigned to my ...
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Did 8.1 remove Bing Vision from search (now Cortana)?

Installed the dev preview today, and found that Cortana has taken over the search button. Okay. The problem is that I don't see the option to do a vision search anymore. I'm unsure of the exact ...
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Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Drainage

I get the feeling that after updating my WP to 8.1, the battery drains faster. Does anyone else get the same issue? is there a solution for this?
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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 do I type “too” instead of “to” using the new Swipe-style keyboard

When using the swipe-style of input that is available as part of the 8.1 update, how do I enter the word "too" instead of "to"? The best I've come up with is to swipe from the "t" to the "o", then ...
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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 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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Is there a way to enable Quiet Hours without Cortana?

I downloaded the dev preview of WP 8.1 and temporarily set my region to US in order to test Cortana. During my testing, I could configure the so-called quiet hours feature. After I've tested Cortana ...
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Backup always fails at 96%

I have a Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 in it. Since some months now, I cannot backup with my Microsoft account, because the backup fails at 96% with the usual generic message. Before that ...
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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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Downloads folder in Windows Phone 8.1

How do I see what's in the downloads folder? When I plug the phone into the computer I can view the contents of the downloads folder but when using the phone directly I can't find the download folder.
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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 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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Gadgets drains battery in backgournd while not even used nor allowed?

I have a Lumia 930 WP8.1 and I keep seeing the Gadgets app with 20+% usage in battery saver (last 24h) and I noticed my battery draining quicker in the past week. I do own 2 DT-903 charging pads, ...
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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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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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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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Why some apps prevent installation in SD card

I have an app which when I tried to install showed a message stating that the author of the app will not allow to install the app in a SD card and will be installed in phone storage. I want to know ...
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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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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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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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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 fix the Onedrive songs' names bug?

I've been using the OneDrive songs in the Music app for a long time. But today a bug occurred. After adding some songs into the cloud, I tried to play them; while pressing the volume buttons, the song'...
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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 send files using bluetooth from Phone to Windows 8.1 PC

I tried connecting with my Dell Windows 8.1 PC using Bluetooth to sent a file from Phone. I am getting this error But I can transfer files from PC to Phone. Is this any driver problem of my PC or ...
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Disable browser redirect to app store

There is a website that I'd like to access via the web browser but I keep getting redirected to the app store. They have a native app but I don't want to use it because it's buggy, etc. How can I ...
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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 “Data to restore” and why is it using mobile/Wi-Fi data?

I was looking at data usage in the Data Sense app on my Lumia 920 (running WP 8.1 dev preview), and noticed that one of the entries in the list was called "Data to restore", with non-trivial amounts ...
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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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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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Looking for a way to prevent IE reloading tabs

Whenever I want to check an already opened page (when switching between tabs or applications), Internet Explorer reloads the page. As a consequence, I can't keep opened pages without internet access. ...
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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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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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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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How to zoom out/resize font on Microsoft Word documents?

Is there a way to resize the whole document to a smaller font in order to have it fit in my screen without looking weird or unreadable because of tables and indents? The best way I've found so far is ...
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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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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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What do the numbers below the clock in WP 8.1 notification center mean?

I just want to know what those numbers below the clock means in Windows Phone 8.1. When I open the notification center, below the clock, next to the battery percentage, it says "5/6". Maybe it varies ...
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How to disable WiFi straight from the Action Center?

The new Action Center in Windows Phone 8.1 is great, I can set WiFi on/off as one of the quick actions and enable it with just one tap. However, when I try to disable WiFi from the Action Center, it ...
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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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Get out of download mode

I forgot to charge my phone last night and woke up to it out of battery. So I plugged it in to charge (I may or may not have held side buttons to trigger this, I don't remember exactly because I had ...
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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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Does typing to Cortana make her behave differently?

I'm at work right now and I wanted to quietly use Cortana. I tried typing a question to her but she's just bing searching everything I say. I even tried one of the "Try..." suggestions (Show me highly ...

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