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 to migrate apps from one Lumia 1520 with WP8 to another (w/o SD card)?

Based on the research I've done, I seem to have a somewhat unique problem. I would like to keep using the Nokia Lumia 1520 that I have. But, after having dropped it a few too many times, the SD card ...
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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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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 to backup Viber messages?

Is there any way at all to backup Viber messages on Windows Phones? The standard backup feature on Viber is currently only available for iPhone and Android. Any workarounds to backup Viber messages?...
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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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View history in Skype

Does anybody know how to view history in Skype? I have several rooms in my Skype, and when I open Skype, some history messages get downloaded but not all.
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If I buy an exclusive OEM app, can I download it in a future phone of another brand?

Some Games/App are available only for one OEM. Let's take Nokia for example. I buy a game called RISK (exclusive to Nokia) in my Nokia Lumia 800. Several months later, I buy another phone. For ...
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Is there a version of Live Writer for Windows Phone?

Has Microsoft made, or will they be making a version of Live Writer for the Windows Phone? Maybe for Windows Phone 8? Live Writer is a wonderful app I use on my desktop computer to update my ...
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Free app for playing movies with subtitle

Is there a good free movie player (MP4), which can display subtitle on windows phone 10 ? If there is no free one, what player do you suggest me to buy?
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Getting .xap file of an installed app

I wanted to get the install file (.xap file) for a certain purpose from an installed app on my phone. My phone is Nokia Lumis 625 running Windows 10.0.14393.693 and is interop-unlocked. Any way to get ...
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What is the difference between Background Apps and Battery Usage By Apps?

in System>Battery>usage by apps, it states three options: Always allowed in background Managed by Windows Never allowed in background But the second setting in "background apps," Privacy>Background ...
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Mysterious “SFT_5055W” app downloaded automatically by the Store

An application, which I have never seen before, named "SFT_5055W" was updated automatically by the Store. Clicking on it brings me to the "Try that again" page with error code 1 and CV: M2S0/wO/...
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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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What does memory dump feature in WP8.1 apply to? (Debug feedback)

There is a feature in "Settings/feedback/Save debug info" option in the phone settings: If I turn this on, and I start a custom developed application that let's say crashes at some point, the phone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible not to use zune when installing the xap file on Windows Phone

From this article - http://thewp7phones.com/install-xap-files-on-windows-phone-7/, it mention the following: Launch Zune. (Zune must be opened all time while working with Windows Phone Device Manager)...
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transferring chat history from phone app to computer

I'm about to buy my first smartphone. I'm considering one with a Windows OS. At the risk of sounding ignorant - is it possible to transfer chat history (and other such data) from the GTalk/Skype/...
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Any way for Windows 10 Mobile to connect to VPN automatically like Windows Phone 8 can?

Windows Phone 8/8.1 has this great option in the VPN settings, quite appropriately just called "Connect automatically" which does exactly what it says. The phone connects to the VPN I've ...
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Force uninstall app (by deleting app's files from SD card)

I had a faulty install of an app from Store and now I have this app in my menu, where if I launch it, nothing happens and also when I try to uninstall it, nothing happens. Now, I got the idea that (...
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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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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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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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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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Health & Fitness stores bicycling workout as a run

I've started using my bicycle get to work and I thought let's try out MSN Health & Fitness. I got on my bike, started the app and did the following: Clicked GPS Tracker Selected Bicyling Clicked ...
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“Action Needed” app won't install to phone after removing faulty SD card

I have a Nokia Lumia 530, and I tried installing the app Trivia Crack to it. It's nothing wrong with the app itself, but the problem is that I had a faulty MicroSD card. So I did what people did when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Programming environment app

There is an app (I think by Microsoft) that lets you write programs using its scripting language. The programs you write run inside the app itself. Does anyone know what it's called?
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Google voice in windows phone

Is there any Google Voice app for Windows? If I have a Google number am I able to receive call on my Windows phone, that can enable free calls?
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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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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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Can Anti-virus affect device performance?

I have installed some anti-viruses on my device, and since then I am feeling that the performance of the device is quite slow, and when I uninstall them the device works fine, and the device starts ...
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WP7 store purchases not available on surface pro

I've purchased games and apps from the market place on my WP7 (HTC Mozart). I've since bought a Surface Pro (Windows 8). When downloading the same apps in W8 I have to repurchase. The store shows no ...
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What happens if an executable file intended for Windows Mobile is run on a desktop Windows operating system?

Just purely out of interest - if an executable intended for Windows Mobile is run on a standard Windows operating system, what happens? I ask because when downloading an installer package intended for ...
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Torrent in Windows phone [closed]

I can't find other than a torrent search engine in windows store. Is it possible to download movies and all through torrent in windows phone too? Or any other facility that we got to do so.
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Problems with update Windows 10 on Lumia

Today I updated to the preview version of Windows 10 and encountered several problems. Since I got an error the first time which was related to SD card storage, I changed settings that apps are not ...
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Export phone application to computer?

So I have a Lumia 930 with WP8.1 Update 1. I have an application installed on it that I would like to export (copy) to my PC. How can I do this? Edit: For clarification, it's not a store app, I ...
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Online youtube streaming

The other day, I wanted to watch online stream on YouTube. But was unable to do so, because YouTube in web browser told me online streams are not supported. Is there any YouTube app which would allow ...
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How to start developing WP8 apps for free? [closed]

I want to start writing apps for Windows Phone 8 and above. I went then to their website and wanted to register a developer account. But my options are to register as an Individual ($19) and as a ...
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Is it slower to run apps off the SD card?

I've got a podcast app with hundreds of saved podcasts (>5GB) and it's running a lot slower than it used to. I transferred the app and its data to the SD Card a while back but I don't feel like I ...
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Tracking the location of files downloaded through internet on Windows Phone

I have the following problem with my Nokia Lumia 520 windows phone: I have downloaded a few apps & Videos through internet from my mobile and I am not able to find the specific folder or drive ...
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unable to install app out from marketplace

I'm a new guy on windows phone environment, and I wonder why I can't install another app out from marketplace. And I also try to develop an app for windows phone after finished I put the xap file from ...