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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Can Samsung Windows Phones use the Swype keyboard interface?

Samsung is known for pioneering Swype in its own and Android smartphones. Its an efficient way to do keyboard input. On my Samsung Focus S, is there anyway to enable a Swype keyboard?
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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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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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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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Will windows 8 apps work on windows phone 8?

Windows phone 8 will probably have a larger installed base than windows phone right of the bat, so cool apps like gmail, google maps etc will soon be available on that. How easy is it for app ...
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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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Is there any difference if I swipe an app off the screen or I press the 'x' button?

When I long press the '<-' button and I see all the running apps, I can close them using two ways: swipe them off the bottom of the screen press the 'x' button. A friend of mine told me that it's ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens when we install apps with odd permission request?

According to my knowledge this problem not only happens in windows phone but also in android and IOS. I recently installed a bare bone news app which just shows the text and images related to a news ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is the technical text below reviews in the Windows Phone Dev Center?

In the Windows Phone Dev Center, you can view the reviews of your apps. This includes the name of the reviewer and the date when it was reviewed. Under that, there is, sometimes, some sort of ...
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HTC 8x cannot download apps

When I try do download apps on this phone it tells me to change settings in "my family". When I go to "my family" on windowsphone.com I get a "internal server error". I've tried different windows live ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to send an installed App to another Windows Phone?

I'm just messing around to find the way to share an App or a game between two Lumia phones. I have tried to find the solution but I did not succeed yet. The two Lumia phones are a Lumia 525 and a ...
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Is there a “select all” option in WP8

I use Lumia 820 with WP8. I use MS word in its office app. I would like to know if there is a "select All" option in the windows phone 8. Just like ctrl + A in Windows desktop.
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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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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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OpenStreetMap offline maps

The 'Maps' app allows maps to be downloaded to Windows Phone for offline use so no data connection is necessary. This is useful. I need a map with more detail though that also shows hiking routes. ...
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Does one get Facebook live toast/notification for a “like”?

If someone likes a comment I wrote on a post, is the Facebook app supposed to give me a live tile/toast? Mine is still showing an old notification.
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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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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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how to show all running apps on my nokia 520

I am new to wp, I wonder if there is a way to show all the running apps as in Android. Does it depends on WP or on Nokia. Thanks
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How do I update an app?

I'd assumed for ages that I got updates to all my current apps by clicking on "1 update", "2 updates" at the foot of the Marketplace homepage as and when I chose to visit Marketplace. Not sure why, ...
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Why I can´t find/download this app from marketplace?

I found this app on stackapps.com - https://stackapps.com/questions/1942/overflow7-stack-exchange-sites-on-windows-phone-7 But when I click on link to download it, Zune launches with app page and ...
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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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Unable to access downloaded music from Big data downloder

I used an app to download a MP3 file from internet, i am able to play the file from within the app however am unable to access or play the file from Xbox music app. Windows phone 8 Nokia lumia 720 ...
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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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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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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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How to install the Data Sense app?

I was checking out some Windows Phone FAQs and came across one about an app called Data Sense, that helps users track their data usage. The FAQ seems to suggest that the app should be pre-installed ...
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Install applications without touching the smartphone

Is it possible to install application to windows phone without touching it. Just via internet from another computer. I can do it on adroid.
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Russian translator that doesn't need data services

Is there an app that would help me translating words from Russian to English when I travel? Ideally I would make a picture and it would translate it for me, but I'd be happy with an app that let me ...
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Any Windows phone with temperature sensors?

I have BLU Win HD LTE and probably it doesn't have temperature sensors (I didn't find it in description). But do any Windows phone has them? For measure temperature around? I check Windows Store ...
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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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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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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. ...