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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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How to remove unavailable app from the app list after phone restore

I have changed my Windows phone recently. When setting up the new phone I performed restore from my backup. This installs all apps you had installed on the previous phone. The problem comes with apps ...
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A system error encountered?

On my dual sim Lumia 535 (RM-1090, WP8.1) Whenever I open the adobe acrobat reader, it continues to display a notification of **A system error encountered ** very rapidly......almost 20-25 times per ...
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Some apps crash immediately, not opening at all, after Soft Navigation Bar is enabled via registry edit/hack

I'm using Microsoft Lumia 532 with w10mobile. The navigation bar hardware keys (back, home, search) of my phone are damaged. So I need the Soft Navigation Bar on my phone. But my device doesn't have ...
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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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What app can bring similar feature as "Night Shift" found in iOS on Windows 10 Mobile?

There is a feature in iOS called Night Shift to reduce eye strain when viewing my phone at night. It’s also designed to get rid of that bright blue light emitted by my device at night that impacts my ...
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Am I advised to install only apps with "Built for Windows 10"?

After I upgraded my OS to Windows 10 Mobile, am I advised to install apps which holds "Built for Windows 10" slogan? Will apps without this slogan disrupt or miss with my OS in any way? How much ...
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Is there any way to transfer app data from one phone to another?

I have an old phone with a broken power button. I'd like to transfer the app data (emulator save file) onto another windows phone. Is that possible? Thanks!
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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 install apps that is not available for my device?

I want to install this app on my device. It tells me it's not available and the "free" button is greyed out so I can't install it. I encountered similar problems like this one with different apps. ...
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Clicking on specific apps in Microsoft store crashes the store instantly. Why?

I have noticed that Microsoft Store crashes (force close) when I search and click on the app icon. This problem does only happen with certain apps for example Audiobooks from audible and Scan - QR ...
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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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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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What will happen to my purchased apps after resetting my phone?

I purchased a pack of apps from Microsoft Store. I want to know if I reset my phone for any reason, will I be able to use them again without repurchasing them? I am talking here about Paid apps. ...
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Failed to update system apps

I am using Nokia Lumia 720 with Windows 10. Windows store shows few apps(Equaliser, Rate your device, Gestures & Touch) to be updated. But, when I click to update them it fails saying "Error - see ...
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how do i do to download me some apps without arranging the family? [duplicate]

how to arrange this? because i cant download some application on my phone. please help me.
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Lumia camera beta and lumia camera classic

Are these apps still available to any devices, cause i can't get them from store on my 520.
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Optimising speed of games on external SD card

I have Nokia Lumia 720. I am playing Asphalt 8 and Six Guns games on it. This device has less internal memory and 512MB of RAM. I know this RAM is too low but Windows Phones are faster than android ...
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Closing apps with no start bar

I recently purchased a Lumia 550 and all is going well. I am struggling with closing apps as on a lot of the apps I have, the start bar is hidden and un-un-hidable within the app. How can I get back ...
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Process to install local application in windows Lumia 535 [duplicate]

I have XAP file but I am unable to install that application locally in Microsoft Lumia 535 please assist me by some process or by some application that would help me to install application directly ...
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Problem with Vietnamese keyboard on non-Microsoft applications

I am using a Lumia 640XL running Window 10, version 1607, OS build 10.0.14356.1000. I've got a problem with the keyboard. I can only type within Microsoft apps (such as Messaging, Edge etc.) but I ...
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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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Looking to start developing on Windows Phone [closed]

I know some C++ basics (able to create a simple "game" using SFML library where you should click squares and they respawn back, that kinda level) and have a decent knowledge of web development (html,...
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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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Game doesn't show up in the App List

I installed a game (March of Empires), was working fine, but after an update it disappeared. Store shows the game as 'Installed' and there seems to be no way to un-install it. It doesn't show up 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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Is it worthwhile to attend Microsoft Dreamspark workshop for developing windows apps? [closed]

In the city where I live there will be a national summit on education next week, in which a Dreamspark workshop will be offered by Microsoft. The program include a lesson about Wordpress on WebApp, an ...
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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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My App for Windows Phone 8.1 not install in real phones

I developed an App for Gym (app in portuguese language - target brazilian users) and this app does not install from Windows phone Store in any device that I had tested. The errors are not easy to ...
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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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Primary accounts?

We've given our daughter my old 635, or we will be soon. I set up her microsoft account, added her to 'My family' etc. I want to download some apps for her, so I've put my pay monthly sim in her phone....
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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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setting up my family [duplicate]

It's been days that I have this phone I can't even download an app it keeps on telling me to set up my family please people help me set up my family I your help. I wanted to download whatsapp but it ...
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How to give one app sound priority over another

When driving, I am using my phone as navigation (Waze) and as music player (Spotify). I am trying to achieve such settings that whenever Waze gives me any voice commands, the music will be muted for ...
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Music application able to play by directory? [closed]

I am searching for an app which can play music in given directory. Can you recommend me one? I have preference on free applications, but I am able to pay if I need to. Any help is appreciated
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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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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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Spotify offline not working

Has anyone tried using synchronized Spotify playlists in airplane mode? On my Nokia 930, the app is stuck at the loading playlists' name step.
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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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Get rid of applications, that were removed from App Store

I have received "cleared" Lumia 535 from service, after two week long fixup. Since phone was restored to factory defaults, first thing, that I did was to login to my Microsoft account and restore all ...
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Which Map app can I use?

I used before Google Maps on Android, now I have Windows phone (BLU Win HD LTE) and can't find map app, which is convenient and reliable. Google Maps is't available for Windows phone, at least I ...
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Microsoft Phone Companioin

This isn't about Windows Phone specifically, but I think it's something we're gonna start running into more and more as people upgrade to Windows 10. Has anyone found an actual use for the Microsoft ...
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How can I clear cache of app?

I have Lumia 730(windows 8.1) phone. I just went through some apps and want to clear cache memory of some apps. How can I clear app data, cache?
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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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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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Waze crashes on start

I have Waze installed on my Windows Phone, and it worked well - until today. Now every time I open Waze it quits right away. I didn't install anything on the phone that caused this... I've tried: ...
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Why cant we download app files in PC

I am trying to install an app in my lumia phone because the app size is greater than 100 MB i chose to download it from PC. I usually download and install big file apps of windows phone using this ...
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How will i deploy my downloaded xap file?

I am using HTC HD7 with wp7.8 and i want to deploy my xap file for playing game and install game in my phone. Have any way for doing this things.
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How can I identify all background apps currently running?

My battery drain has jumped from 2.3% per hour to 6.1% per hour and the screenn is as dim as I can possibly make it and only WiFi and Cellular are currently running. Essentially nothing has changed ...
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No apps will open except Internet Explorer

I have a Nokia Lumia 630 with Windows Phone 8.1. Since last night, the only app that will open is Internet Explorer. When I try to open Phone, Messaging, or any other app, it just flashes back to the ...
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What is the requirement to become Windows Phone developer?

Recently I'm learning basic open source programming language like PHP, Java, html etc. base on recently on demand for Microsoft platform and I have no idea where to start with Windows Phone apps ...