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Apps are software you download from the official marketplace. Use the tag when you are looking for one that will solve a specific problem.

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What happens if an executable file intended for Windows Mobile is run on a desktop Windows operating system?

Just purely out of interest - if an executable intended for Windows Mobile is run on a standard Windows operating system, what happens? I ask because when downloading an installer package intended for ...
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Apps for blocking distracting sites on Edge

I have a Microsoft Lumia 640 Windows 10. Can anyone suggest me an app for blocking websites so that I don't procrastinate. I have searched quite a few from Google in the Microsoft Store (which ...
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Installed apps are shown as Pending and are not accessible

Yesterday my Lumia 640 (running Windows 10 Mobile 1703) restarted several times in the off-hours. I was thinking it just installs updates, but as far as I can tell there were no updates installed. ...
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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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Gestures Beta app stopped working?

I was using Gestures Beta on my phone for a long time, one day it just stopped responding.How can I make this thing work again ? I tried reinstalling the application but still, no response..! So, How ...
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How to restore the Lumia 1020 with native applications and Windows 8.0?

I updated my Lumia 1020 with Windows 8.1 and came across the error 80072f8f. I searched solutions for this error and I opted for the hard reset. However the native applications were uninstalled. I ...
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How to activate sound alarms for the Katwarn app?

How do I activate sound alarms for the Katwarn app? At the moment the app only shows notifications, which you will miss if you don't check your phone regularly.
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xbox one app issues to connect to console

My console connection always fails, I've already disabled segmentation on my WiFi AP and I already separated SSID like Microsoft support recommends. The Error Code is just not providing any useful ...
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What are some good progressive web apps (PWA)?

I found out about progressive web apps (PWA), specifically for Google Maps from https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/12/14/googles-lightweight-maps-go-is-just-a-progressive-web-app-heres-how-to-try-it/. I ...
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How to move to Windows 10 when using apps on SD card?

Some months back I got the message on my Lumia 640XL that I could try/move to Windows 10. I did, but since I have all my apps on SD card and the internal memory does not have enough memory to fit all ...
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Can I download Apps without WiFi connection on my phone?

I want to download some apps without WiFi but my phone (HTC with Windows Phone 8) is requesting a download over WiFi because of the bigger sizes of the apps. How do I use mobile data to do the ...
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Why can't I reinstall formerly purchased App (Mindapp)?

I found that the app "Mindapp" disappeared from the Windows store and my library. On iphone/ipad I am used to that I can still reinstall an App even if the App gets deleted from the store. The app is ...
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Download Apps or Games through PC

I am using Windows Phone 1320. Is it possible to download an app or game from windows store through my PC and it automatically gets installed on my Lumia 1320?
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How to install .sis or .jar apps in Windows Phone?

I tried to download operamini in .sis and .jar format. but still the format is not supported. why is that? i can't download other application except from the marketplace. can somebody help me?
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Not able to download apps on Lumia 535

I'm not able to download any app on my phone (Lumia 535). The preexisting apps are the only apps I am able to update or reinstall. After I select the install button in the store it goes to the ...
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Truecaller app not working in Windows Phone?

Anyone who's still able to use truecaller services in their Windows phones? In W10M or even WP8.1? I've W10M (15254.527) and I can download the app, but it gives "Unknown error!" just before the OTP....
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Microsoft Authenticator - what happens if I lose my phone?

I'm using Microsoft Authenticator for 9 or 10 sites now, I like the added security it gives. But what happens if I lose my phone? I'm not worried about other people using the codes, they are pretty ...
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WhatsApp and other main apps not showing

I'm using Microsoft Lumia 540. Around 4 hrs ago my phone got switched off due to low battery but after switching it on I can't see most of the apps. All the apps which were in the start screen are ...
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Instagram official app

Is there a definite way to get the OFFICIAL Instagram app not the unofficial app on Windows 10 Mobile? Because in the Microsoft store all I find is the unofficial one and I can get it on my Windows 10 ...
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Game not installling with error code 80073cf9

While I was installing smash bandits racing it was not installed and shown this code 80073cf9 help me to fix the problem. I downloaded the game from appx4fun.com and tried to install at store in ...
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Is there a snapchat client for WindowsPhone?

There is no official Snapchat client I am aware of, but is there an unofficial one - do Snapchat provide APIs that make this possible (as for instance SoundCloud do)?
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Where does WhatsApp store backups in windows phone 8?

In the WhatsApp settings menu there is a "backup" option. I would like to know where this backup will be stored in the phone. Is it possible to restore this backup?
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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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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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lumia 640 xl windows 10 model mobile, sd card no showing issue

In my model Lumia 640 XL files windows 10 mobile app and Whatapp is not working and i am unable to find my SD card. i am unable to turn off my mobile. i have tried to reset the mobile also.has issue ...
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Does Windows Phone support app widgets?

Does Windows Phone support app widgets like Android phones do?
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Restoring game progress from SD card

My mother's wish was to continue to play Candy Crush Saga on her Nokia Lumia 735, WP 8.1 Update 2. She has played the game for over a year. I made a copy of her old SD card, put the contents onto a ...
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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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you've reached the limit for text post on Windows Phone - tumblr

I was using tumblr app on my wPhone, while i was heading to post a new quote, i started writing some text, and this appeared. I though it must be restriction for a day, but it has been over 3 days. ...
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Stop Microsoft edge to open pdf file every time

I am using microsoft Lumia 640 xl and windows 10. I am facing a problem from Microsoft edge. Every time i open a pdf file edge ( system app) automatically opens and in case of heavy books it crashes ...
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Apps disappeared from start screen Lumia 640xl updated to win10

Weeks ago I had arranged the tiles on my start screen with all the apps and shortcuts I require the most. Yesterday morning the start screen looked totally different like, empty spaces between the ...
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Is it possible to categorize the app list?

Now with hundreds of apps in my device, it's really a pain to find an app. Sometimes I don't know its name, which makes it difficult to search. Is there a way to group the apps in my device? Somewhat ...
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Clean up WhatsApp cache

Is there any way to clean up the cache used by WhatsApp other than reinstalling? Because lots of audio messages and voice recordings made my WhatsApp Data size much bigger (Around 700 MB).
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Hard reset and now I've lost an app - which is no longer on MS Store

As subject - I did a hard reset and I've completely lost an app. I backed up before the reset, but because the app is no longer in the store, it won't restore. Is there any way to restore the app? It'...
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How can I download Facebook Messenger (official) for my Windows Phone?

When I tried to download Facebook Chat Messenger (the official one and not from a third party) from my Windows Phone (through the App store) I couldn't find any official app, only many unofficial FB ...
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Windows Phone apps crash on startup

Sometimes apps on my Lumia 650 will crash when started. Restarting the phone does not help, neither is it a problem with installing it on the SD card etc. Most of the time a reinstall cycle will work, ...
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Family required to download apps on Windows Phone

So I just got this Windows Phone from my brother, who got it from his girlfriends but I can't download any apps. It keeps telling me to set up My Family before I can download anything like Twitter or ...
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I have been using the store to download,ever since i restarted my phone i can't download.it want me to change family setting [duplicate]

I want to download...when ever am trying my phone tells me to go to www.windowsphone.com/my family and sign in with my account to change the setting but I can not find the setting and I don't know ...
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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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How to backup Viber messages?

Is there any way at all to backup Viber messages on Windows Phones? The standard backup feature on Viber is currently only available for iPhone and Android. Any workarounds to backup Viber messages?...
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Is there any OTP app available?

I need an app that can generate One Time Passwords so that I can log in to my Microsoft account and my Google account without having to wait for a text. Google wants me to download their iOS app "...
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Which Windows Phone restrictions makes benchmarking a challenge?

Because of some restrictions in Windows Phone, AnTuTu Benchmark's algorithms are not exactly the same as the Android version. What does AnTuTu mean by Windows Phone restrictions? Are there certain ...
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When will we have SnapChat and KIK apps in windows phone store ?

I use Microsoft LUMIA 540. The only chatting app which I could use in it is Whatsapp. When will it support apps like snapchat, kik. There is also an KIK app in store which will never installs.
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Breadcrumb apps for when you get lost

Is there any kind of breadcrumb application available out there? Probably I don't know synonyms for this and that's why I can't find one.. I essentially need to trace me back in a large unknown town ...
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How to block an app from accessing the internet?

How can I block an app from accessing the internet completely?
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How can I know the version of an installed app?

I installed an app and I would like to know what is it version. In the app menu no command is available to see the version.
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Problem installing Windows Phone Apps

My problem is I had some apps that won't install giving me different error codes ... I tried to fix these problems but failed so I reset my phone Apps are installing now but there are some of the ...
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Free app for playing movies with subtitle

Is there a good free movie player (MP4), which can display subtitle on windows phone 10 ? If there is no free one, what player do you suggest me to buy?
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Can I remotely control my Sony Alpha A6000?

I just bought a Sony Alpha A6000 (ILCE-6000). In the manual there are instructions for how to download remote control apps for iOS and Android but not for Windows Phone. Is there any app compatible ...
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How to extract XAP or APPXs from apps? [duplicate]

Yes. Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile is dying, so also the apps are leaving too. That's why I want to know how to get/extract the apps on my phone (even on PCs) to be kept in either XAP or APPXs ...