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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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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 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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Can I remove the alphabetical section headers from the app list?

When I first got my phone this weekend, I'm pretty sure there were no alphabetical section headers in the apps list. However, it seems to have suddenly turned on and I'm not quite sure why. I can only ...
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Is it possible to turn off buttons light on Lumia 920?

When i watch movies on my phone in the dark, the three buttons light up and are disturbing my view. Is there any way to turn them off? or an app that do this for me? I have read that if you lock the ...
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How can I turn off app notifications in Windows Phone 8?

How can I disable app notifications in Windows Phone 8? Specifically, I'm looking to turn off notifications on a per app basis so I can disable notifications from Whatsapp.
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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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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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Copy a discontinued app from one phone to another

My family uses Life360 to keep track of each other's location, on a mixture of iOS and Windows Phone 8.1 phones. We're adding a new Windows Phone 8.1 to the family, but I now discover that Life360 ...
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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 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 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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How can I add my email address to the dictionary?

It would be good to be able to add words & phrases to the dictionary e.g. my email address (which I am having to input a lot) I know you can add a word if it gets a red squiggle and a + sign, but ...
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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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How often does a background task run?

Is it possible to find out how often a background task runs for an installed application? I would like to get an idea about how much work some of my apps are doing in the background.
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If “46 of the top 50” mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8, what are the other 4?

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that "46 of the top 50" mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8. What are these top 50 apps, and which 4 are missing from WP8?
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Will buying a Windows phone 8 app allow me to get the Windows 8 app for “free”

If I buy a Windows Phone 8 app and there is the same app for Windows 8 as well, will I be allowed to download the same app to this device (Surface/PC) too? Same goes for buying a W8 app and getting ...
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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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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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Stack exchange app for Windows Phone

Is there an app for the Stack Exchange network for Windows Phone? I haven't seen any in the store, but browsing the site in edge it says, "read this post in our app". If there is no app for WP, couldn'...
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How do I follow two twitter accounts on Windows 10 mobile?

How do I follow two twitter accounts on Windows 10 mobile? I can configure only one on the Twitter App. Thanks.
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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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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 can i restart an unresponsive app?

I'm trying to set up Mayhem Remote, and it's stuck trying to connect to my computer. I want to restart the app, but I can't find a way of doing so. Pressing back, windows, or search suspends the app ...
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How to see which apps used data connection?

I'm using GPRS for connecting to the web, and I have disabled automatic backups and updates and also blocked most background tasks and all those sort of things... But when I wake up I see my internet ...
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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 gapless music player for WP?

Apparently, some people are very keen on gapless playback. Fruit seems to think it's important. So, is there any music player on WP that supports gapless playback? Does the default player support ...
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Are there good SSH clients available?

I'm wondering about picking up LG Quantum to replace my HTC Vision, but I need my phone to do one thing flawlessly - be an remote SSH terminal. My question is, are there good SSH clients for Windows ...
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Open Street Maps app with offline maps

I am using an HTC 7 Pro and I am looking for an OpenStreetMap app where I can download offline maps as vector maps. I need OpenStreetMap because the maps are very good in my area of Argentina*. Are ...
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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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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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Is there a Pandora client for Windows Phone 7?

Loved the Pandora client application on my Android and iPhone devices. Didn't see one on Windows Phone 7. Is it called something different by chance?
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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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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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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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How do I mass move apps to SD card?

Since I updated my Lumia 730 to Windows 10 I see some apps moved back to the phone memory. I'd really like to move all apps (that can be moved) to the SD card. This was easy in WP 8.1: but I can't ...
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WP app to manage phone like Android's AirDroid?

I am using HTC 8S Windows Phone. Previously, I was using an Android phone and am very attached and used to using this app called "AirDroid" AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly ...
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How to restore apps after a phone replacement?

Carrier: ATT Nokia Lumia 900 WP 7.5 Replaced inoperative phone with new one of the same type, I want to download my paid apps without paying again.
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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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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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Can't download mix on Mix Radio, how to clean cache?

Recently I downloaded one mix, apparently something went wrong and from that moment on I can’t save mixes. What happens is: I download the mix, it reaches 100% normally, but I can’t open (remains on ...
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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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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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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 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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Stack Exchange app for Windows Phone?

Is there an app (official or otherwise) to access Stack Exchange communities for Windows Phone? Or does the mobile website work well?
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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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Uninstall preinstalled “Word” app

I have Windows 10 Mobile and need to uninstall preinstalled Word application. Can we do that, if yes how?
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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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App to test WiFi signal strength

I'm looking for a way to map my network dead spots. Are there any marketplace apps that display a signal strength meter to assist in something like this? I've looked at TestMyNet but it only seems to ...