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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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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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An App has disappeared from my phone, but the store says I have it, so I can't get it back

The app is "Dominion Picker", but I don't think the app is at fault. My wife has the same phone (Nokia 920) and OS (Windows 8.1), and hers is fine. I have had the app for quite a while, and got an ...
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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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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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Any trick to manually check for app updates?

Since the firmware update know as 1308 I have an issue that the update checker is not working so I have to manually check app by app. Do you know any trick to force the checker?
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How do we save WhatsApp Conversations?

I have a question regarding WhatsApp. Is there a possibility to save WhatsApp conversations/history?
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Edit HDR photo format (.nar) on PC?

Are there any applications (Windows or Linux) that support the .nar format that is used by Windows Phones to store HDR images? In particular I am wondering if there are programs that allow to change ...
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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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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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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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Installing XAP file says it is unsupported

I am currently trying to install 6snap using the XAP file. The option for Install Local Apps works fine and the XAP file is in the right place on the SD card but when I try to install it, it says it's ...
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Support for monopod

Is monopod (selfie stick) with headphone jack supported in Windows Phone, or are there workarounds? It looks the default camera is not supported. (cannot capture with "volume up" button) (in ...
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If I want to beta test other people's Windows Phone apps where do I find those apps?

It seems that developers are keen to have their apps beta tested but where do you go if you want to offer to test? Where do you find apps which haven't yet reached the marketplace?
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A recycle bin app for Windows phone?

The other day I somehow managed to delete some of my important messages (text) and immediately it reminded me of my old Samsung duos slider (non-android) phone which had a recycle bin that stored the ...
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How do I close the Music+Videos application?

When I open a song from Music+Videos, I cannot get the player to close unless I reboot my phone. There has got to be a way to close the app so it doesn't show up on the lock window or whenever I go ...
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How to Restart a Stuck App Update?

My download of the Smart Shoot app (a Nokia camera lens on the 920) failed when it needed an update last week. Since then, it displays an "attention required, tap to retry" message. When I tap, it ...
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lumia 640 xl windows 10 model mobile, sd card no showing issue

In my model Lumia 640 XL files windows 10 mobile app and Whatapp is not working and i am unable to find my SD card. i am unable to turn off my mobile. i have tried to reset the mobile also.has issue ...
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Can I set a default browsing app on windows 10?

After updating my windows phone from Windows 8.1 to 10 I see that the section for managing Apps for Website under System Settings. However I don't know or am sure if it is related with default ...
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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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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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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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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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Restore a backup and keep apps saved on SD

I have to bring my own personal phone in assistance for a not-working button and I need to back up. (I do not know why, to my girlfriend, who took the same model for the exact same problem, they have ...
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how to install citrix client on windows 7.5?

Just wondering if anyone had experience on installing the citrix client on the windows 7.5? If yes, can some one please share their experience on how to do it step by step? I already searched for it ...
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What is the difference between the Nokia TuneIn Radio app and the official one?

Nokia's got it's own "copy" of TuneIn Radio (with Nokia as the publisher). It looks identical, but does have a higher version number than the regular/official version. (2.2 vs 2.1). Release dates ...
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Gestures Beta app stopped working?

I was using Gestures Beta on my phone for a long time, one day it just stopped responding.How can I make this thing work again ? I tried reinstalling the application but still, no response..! So, How ...
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Why cannot I install Lumia Video Trimmer on Lumia 435?

I am using Lumia 435 Dual SIM with Lumia Denim Update 2. When I open a video that I have filmed using Lumia Camera, I am suggested to install Lumia Video Trimmer (fig. 1). But, when I go to Store, it ...
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Uninstalled an application but the store shows it as still installed. How can I reinstall it?

I updated to the latest Windows Phone 10 Technical preview. In the process I lost all of the application data that I had stored on my SD card and need to reinstall my apps. I removed the applications ...
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How to get an app off the recent list when sharing files?

When sharing files, recently used apps are supposed to be listed at the top, under the "recent" heading, with the rest below, under "more". My problem is that the "recent" list includes an app (...
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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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Still possible to download Windows Phone 8/8.1 apps?

Is there anywhere to find and download Windows Phone 8/8.1 apps? I haven't been able to find anywhere to download them.
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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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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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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 to prevent apps from running in the background using battery saver

I know that in order to prevent apps from running in the background you just have to turn off it in battery saver. like this But i am facing some unusual problems in some apps. I use regularly NEWS ...
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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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Why do I appear as one of my own contacts in Gchat, twice?

I appear twice as a contact in Gchat. I'm not sure if I am suppose to be there at all, let alone twice. I do not appear as my own contact in the GMail webpage. There isn't any way to delete contact ...
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Does Windows Phone support app widgets?

Does Windows Phone support app widgets like Android phones do?
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Cannot download certain apps after Windows 10 upgrade

I have a Lumia 1020. Originally it was on Windows Phone 8.1 and I did the Insider Preview to get a preview of Windows 10 Mobile. During that time, I downloaded some apps/games and they worked fine. ...
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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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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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Does Windows Phone App Store give a way to contact developer?

I can't see any documentation/contact-us information on an app I bought - just the information on the main app page. Isn't this standard app-store functionality, so people can report bugs? Other than ...
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Change the default video player

I'm really confused about the default video-player solution which is used for example by the IE or the Facebook app. It's not possible to tap the timeline to skip to a certain point in the playback. ...
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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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App to access Google drive?

I am a Lumia 710 user. I wonder if there is an official or unofficial app to access google drive on WP 7.8. I am looking for something similar to the OneDrive app.
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is there any WP 8 app that will stop the music after specified time, like setting sleep time

Is there a scheduler or timer app that will allow me to perform a task after certain time. More specifically, I would like to stop the music player and make the phone in sleep mode. Is there any such ...
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Breadcrumb apps for when you get lost

Is there any kind of breadcrumb application available out there? Probably I don't know synonyms for this and that's why I can't find one.. I essentially need to trace me back in a large unknown town ...
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How to transfer Windows Phone 7 apps to Windows Phone 8?

I have used my windows phone 7 for last 2 years and yesterday placed an order for Nokia Lumia 920 (phone 8). How can I transfer all of my apps to my new phone? (Is there a thing like if I sign in ...