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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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Is it possible (officially or by hack) to have Family Safety on a Win 8.1 phone?

Can it be done? I have just bought a BLU Jr and am curious if Family Safety will work on it because I read some people complaining that it doesn't work for Windows Phone yet. Can anyone confirm?
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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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Can I see the version of a company app?

Our company deploys apps outside Microsoft Store, using enterprise certificates. Can I somewhere see the version of such installed app? I can't use the Store app since company apps are not listed ...
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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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Does Line support audio & video calls?

I'm considering switching over to Windows Phone, specifically WP 8.1. However, I was wondering - does Line support voice and video calls? I want to be sure before making the switch.
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Why is my weather app slow to update?

My weather app is usually quite inaccurate. It always feels like it's hours behind. Currently, the app reports this: But if I head over to AccuWeather, where the app is supposedly getting its data, ...
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Sms Counter app for Windows phone 7.5 being randomly reset

I've been using the Nokia "Compteurs" (french) app on my good ol' Lumia 800 which is running 7.5. This application goal is to increment app counters every time you're making a call, sending SMS or ...
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Offline Password Manager

Is there an existing app that helps you keep, encrypt and organize passwords WITHOUT requiring internet access? Of course not necessarily free. The reason for not accepting internet access ...
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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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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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Does Spotify support Windows Phone?

I've heard that Windows Phone lacks a lot of apps. Do Spotify have a Windows Phone app?
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Is the “Send to Kindle” feature for personal documents/PDFs supported on Windows Phone?

I'm trying to send a PDF to read on the Kindle app on my Windows Phone per this tip, but it doesn't show up on the phone. Checking Kindle settings at the Amazon site it's curious that the "Send-to-...
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Turn off notifications in Windows Phone 8

I am a new user, and on one of the questions I saw that many are facing a problem about the toast notifications of apps in Windows Phone 8. Seems like the issue has been sorted out in Windows Phone 8....
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Does closing an app also kill its background thread?

Does closing an app also end any background threads in Windows Phone 8.1 or 8.0?
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Does switching phones also let you take your purchased apps to the phone you are switching over? [duplicate]

I am using Nokia lumia 1020 with windows 8.1.10. Thinking to buy Lumia 132. So when I sign in by my Microsoft account in 1320, Would I also get all my purchased apps in that also? Does switching ...
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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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Cannot install Asphalt 8 from the Store

When I type "Asphalt 8" in the Windows Phone Store, only "Asphalt Hack" is returned, not the game. When I clicked on a link for Asphalt 8 from the website, it took me to the store, but displayed an ...
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Free Book Nook - where to find the downloaded books?

I got an app called Free Book Nook and I downloaded 3 free books to my phone, but have no clue where these books are placed. Also the app doesn't tell where to find them. I already looked in office, ...
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How can I access the storage folder of an app on Nokia Lumia 620?

I want to have access to a video app folder on the Nokia Lumia 620, that doesn't allow me to export the video due to its size ( the app is called Hidden Camera and it only allows the upload to ...
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Are there any apps for route planning/following?

I'm looking for an app for route planning. I want to follow a predefined route (it's a strava segment, but it's very long) because I don't know the route and think I'll get lost without guidance. ...
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Moli Player Pro - subtitles not working

I bought Moli Player Pro today and wanted to watch a movie which had subtitles in .txt file. After I launched video, the player popped up that it found subtitles file. Obviously I clicked yes, but ...
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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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Lumia 820 / Black update / Glance

Recently I have my Lumia 820 updated to Black, unfortunately Glance is nowhere to be found in settings; I've tried restarting and rebooting the phone but to no avail; I've also purchased and installed ...
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How to activate speech recognition?

Is/will the speech recognition be available on Windows Phone 8? And by speech recognition I mean converting speech to text eg. email/sms/message on any messaging app. Or maybe I missed it somehow?
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Storing emails on phone

Hi is there an option to store and manage your emails in phone. Or not even store, just being able to check all of your emails stored on email account. Or, if not, is there some good email app which ...
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Feedback wanted on Windows Phone 8 app to organize information [closed]

I need more feedback on an app of mine. The app currently only exists for Windows Phone 8 and up, but I'm thinking about porting it to other platforms. The app lets you organize knowledge and ...
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Whatsapp is behaving weird

My whatsapp is behaving kinda weird...it was all ok this morning suddenly I am receiving the same message every now and then from my friend which he had sent long back and I also replied back to him (...
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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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Does Windows Phone provide a better interface to ID3 tags?

I am a freak who likes to keep things organized. I have spent past year collecting accurate information for my song collection (i.e. info on Singer, Contributing Artists, Album, Year, Songwriter, ...
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How to integrate LinkedIn 2FA into Microsoft Authenticator?

I am using MS Authenticator app on my Lumia. I already have Facebook, Microsoft and Google in it. But can't figure out how to integrate LinkedIn 2FA into it, is it possible? I've read LinkedIn forums,...
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If I develop an HTML game or an application for a Windows pc, will it work on a Windows Phone? [closed]

I am developing an HTML5 application for Windows 8 desktop using JavaScript and HTML. Can I use the same application on PC, phones and tablets?
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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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How do I clean App Data of specific app?

I see on settings page that apps such Twitter and Translate store some App Data: How do I clean that App Data? Tried to clean Temporary files in Storage Check, but it didn't help.
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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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How to know if an app works in low-end device in Store?

When I'm browsing the Store in the Internet or in my Lumia 920 I can see and install all apps. But sometimes I want to see games for my daughter's phone (Lumia 520) which only has 512MB RAM. I know ...
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How to rename Whatsapp contact info?

Is it possible to rename whatsapp contact info? Suppose in my address book, person name is X,now the same name is coming in whatsapp, I want to rename as Y in whatsapp only.
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Is there a way to keep the app data even after uninstallation?

I have a game that I'd like to temporarily uninstall, but I want to keep its app data. When I re-install it later, I can have everything that I had in the game before the installation. Is this even ...
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Alarm that requires a problem to be solved

I have the habit of snoozing my alarm over and over, thus oversleeping often. I've seen some alarm apps on Android that make you solve a math problem / some puzzle before you can stop it. Are there ...
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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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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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Tasks/Todo list for WP8

is there any tasks/todo app for WP8 where I could manage my task from WP8 and internet page? In Android there is gmail todo list and apps that can integrate with it. I'm looking for something ...
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Do we have BBM for Windows devices (HTC 8X)?

Can we Install BBM for Windows devices also
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Can purchased apps from Android be downloaded on Windows phone?

I'm looking at switching from an Android phone over to a Windows phone, specifically the Nokia Lumia 925. Now I have my Google account linked to my Android where it stores all my purchase history, can ...
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Which is a Good PDF ebook reader in windows phone [closed]

I read lots of books and i want to know whether there is any good ebook reader for windows phone. In my windows phone i have used pdf reader like adobe reader and pdf reader from microsoft. But both ...
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Unable to install some apps from memory card

I brought a new Lumia that runs Windows Phone 8 and now I am trying to install apps by manually downloading them and then installing it through the SD card (Store > SD card). I have installed some of ...
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Sharing Phonegap Apps Privately for Windows Phone [closed]

I'm starting with Phonegap and I would like to know how can I share it privately for mobile devices like Windows Phone? And if there is any sharing solution that is free? Thank you
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How to install a custom made application on Windows phone 8

I have made my own custom made application for my Windows phone 8 and now i want to install it. I tried manually installing my application by going into Store → SD Card; but it seems it only ...
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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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How to submit an app rating without disclosing name

With some apps relentlessly asking to be rated, I submitted a few. However, I noticed that in the reviews in the app, my name appears in the review. Some reviews only have their submitter's name as "...
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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 ...