Questions tagged [apps]

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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How to store games/apps on an SD card

I have a Nokia Lumia 520. My phone memory is full, so I'm not able to download new games. Is there any way to download games/apps to SD memory?
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how to install apps onto windows phone via sd card

I have tried out the guide given on the official windows phone site and looked into various question posted on this site for that matter, however I'm still failing to do an offline install of windows ...
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How are paid for apps/licences transferred to a new phone?

I have a paid for app with a hefty licence fee recently purchased but now on a defunct phone. Can I transfer the licence to my new phone? What's the procedure for apps in general? And what about my ...
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What can be backed up?

I just read this Q: How can I backup my SMS I am curious about what any other thing IS or IS NOT possible to back up in my phone? I expect a list of things that CAN be backed up a list of those ...
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Backup and restore apps deleted from Store

My Lumia 920 is currently running the Black firmware, with the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. Other Lumia 920 owners in the household, previously running 8.0 on Black, were able to upgrade to ...
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How do I tell how much space my applications use

My phone is usually pretty full and I don't really have much music or photos on it, so most of the space is used by probably over 100 applications I have installed. Is there a way to see which ...
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Is it possible to manually install apps from Store in devices with no SD slot?

I know we can download and manually install apps from the Store via SD card. But I want to know if a can install this app manually downloaded from Store in devices with no SD card slot. Before ...
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Will current WP7.x & WP8.x apps continue to work with Windows 10 for phones?

With Microsoft pushing Universal Apps for everything Windows 10 (PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox) I wonder if non-universal apps currently available in the store will continue to work on Windows 10 (at ...
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How to delete the app list from My Apps?

I am came from android. I am very new to Windows phone. I have download some apps from store. I don't like that apps and uninstalled that apps from my phone. Now when ever I go to My Apps list it ...
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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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Getting .xap file of an installed app

I wanted to get the install file (.xap file) for a certain purpose from an installed app on my phone. My phone is Nokia Lumis 625 running Windows 10.0.14393.693 and is interop-unlocked. Any way to get ...
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Rotate 180 degree for all app

is possible to rotate screen 180 degree? I want this orientatnion for all apps, because my touch screen is crashed and isn't working good on bottom. Misrosoft lumia 535 WP10
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How can I set access permission for Apps?

I can't find any application access permissions settings in Windows Phone 8, like Internet access, Gallery access, Contacts access etc. Is there any way to block their access from it. Because I ...
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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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WinPhone 7.5 apps in WinPhone 8

Does anybody know if Windows Phone 7.5 applications are going to be compatible with Windows Phone 8? Thank you in advance
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Is there any way to print?

I have a wireless printer. Is there any way I can spool something to the printer from my Windows phone? Occasionally, I'd like to print a document, a web page, or maybe a picture right from my phone. ...
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Is there a way to take panoramic pictures on Windows Phone?

I've seen the panoramic photos in iOS 6 and my Nexus S can take panoramic pictures as well. Are there any Windows Phone devices that can do panoramic photos or maybe an app that can stitch multiple ...
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Fake applications in app store?

What actually do these two applications? They are claiming to improve internet speed. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/2g-net-booster/bfc35021-b9c1-40d8-a03d-2aa4897dc8ea http://www....
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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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Where is the web icon in the app list for?

In the app list, you can press a letter to go to the right section. However, there is also an web icon at the end (right bottom). What does it do? There is never an app under this section.
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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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I can not install apps from the SD card

I can not install apps from the SD card, when I try to install one it shows the message... "we are having a trouble installing this app" What can I do to fix this?
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Adjust color profile on Windows 10

Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 had the option to adjust the color temperature and saturation of the display in the display settings, as explained in this article. When I updated my old 8.1 device to Windows ...
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How can I transfer purchased apps to another Live Account?

I have a Windows Phone 8 which I log on to with an old Live account. I now also have a Windows 8 tablet but I have used a newer Live account for that one. I now want to change the account on my phone ...
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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 ...