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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Cannot watch Youtube videos on any app

I use PerfectTube and Tubecast for watching youtube videos. Everything was working fine until yesterday. Now I can barely watch any of the videos, especially the songs. For example: I listen to this ...
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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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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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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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can't access beta app in store although my account is a tester account

i added a windows phone application as a beta app in store and add my email address as a beta tester . after app status changed to published i go to dashboard->myApp->Details>Link to the ...
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How to download YouTube videos using browser?

I am using a Nokia Lumia 520 (Lumia Cyan) with Windows Phone 8.1. I came to know YouTube downloader and its defect of letting the videos to SD card. Once I tried downloading YouTube videos using Clip ...
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The News app's live tile is stuck, how do I refresh it?

I've been hearing about how Australian people are the world's richest for about 4 weeks now. The live tile seems to be stuck. I've tried removing and re-adding the tile and restarting my device. How ...
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Restoring game progress from SD card

My mother's wish was to continue to play Candy Crush Saga on her Nokia Lumia 735, WP 8.1 Update 2. She has played the game for over a year. I made a copy of her old SD card, put the contents onto a ...
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Instagram official app

Is there a definite way to get the OFFICIAL Instagram app not the unofficial app on Windows 10 Mobile? Because in the Microsoft store all I find is the unofficial one and I can get it on my Windows 10 ...
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Windows Phone apps crash on startup

Sometimes apps on my Lumia 650 will crash when started. Restarting the phone does not help, neither is it a problem with installing it on the SD card etc. Most of the time a reinstall cycle will work, ...
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Asphalt Game: airborne is not showing up in the menu or games in Lumia

I have installed asphalt from SD card instead of directly downloading using my phone. But after my asphalt 8 got update it is not showing in menu or start screen nor in an Xbox game. When I am ...
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Integration with Pocket

As a Pocket service (getpocket.com) doesn't have an official application for Windows Phone, I'd like to ask what's the best integration between Windows Phone, Internet Explorer and Pocket, especially: ...
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Is there any privacy in windows phone

Is there any way out with which I can hide my stuffs like images from gallery and videos too. Sometimes it happens that one cannot share everything with everyone. So, How can I hide them without ...
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Force uninstall an app?

Is there any way to force an app on the SD card to be uninstalled? I cannot open one of the apps on my phone (Swarm). When I hold on to it and select Uninstall, nothing happens. It no longer shows ...
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Offline Password Manager

Is there an existing app that helps you keep, encrypt and organize passwords WITHOUT requiring internet access? Of course not necessarily free. The reason for not accepting internet access ...
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Which is a Good PDF ebook reader in windows phone [closed]

I read lots of books and i want to know whether there is any good ebook reader for windows phone. In my windows phone i have used pdf reader like adobe reader and pdf reader from microsoft. But both ...
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How can I transfer purchased apps to another Live Account?

I have a Windows Phone 8 which I log on to with an old Live account. I now also have a Windows 8 tablet but I have used a newer Live account for that one. I now want to change the account on my phone ...
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Update Leagues and Teams in the ESPN app

I downloaded the ESPN app from the windows phone marketplace. When I first started the app it asked asked me to select the leagues and teams it shows on the live tile as well as when the app starts. ...
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Apps for blocking distracting sites on Edge

I have a Microsoft Lumia 640 Windows 10. Can anyone suggest me an app for blocking websites so that I don't procrastinate. I have searched quite a few from Google in the Microsoft Store (which ...
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Family required to download apps on Windows Phone

So I just got this Windows Phone from my brother, who got it from his girlfriends but I can't download any apps. It keeps telling me to set up My Family before I can download anything like Twitter or ...
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Why can't I reinstall formerly purchased App (Mindapp)?

I found that the app "Mindapp" disappeared from the Windows store and my library. On iphone/ipad I am used to that I can still reinstall an App even if the App gets deleted from the store. The app is ...
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How to back up an app which is no longer on store? [duplicate]

Calc Pro, a basic MATLAB programming app, I had installed on my phone a couple of months ago. Now it is not available in store as I receive error message code 1 when I tap on the app in My Library in ...
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How to uninstall broken installation of app musictube?

i have LUMIA 532. i tried to install MUSICTUBE app from store. it showed that i downloaded it but when it comes to install it just an issue appears. now it is in list with apps but it has a message "...
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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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Songs wont display on free mp3 downloader app on lumia 500

I'm having issues with my downloaded music app on my Nokia Lumia 500 , It has worked well in the past but over the last few days my playlists have disappeared and now none of the songs are showing ! ...
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Does switching phones also let you take your purchased apps to the phone you are switching over? [duplicate]

I am using Nokia lumia 1020 with windows 8.1.10. Thinking to buy Lumia 132. So when I sign in by my Microsoft account in 1320, Would I also get all my purchased apps in that also? Does switching ...
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Are there any apps for route planning/following?

I'm looking for an app for route planning. I want to follow a predefined route (it's a strava segment, but it's very long) because I don't know the route and think I'll get lost without guidance. ...
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Feedback wanted on Windows Phone 8 app to organize information [closed]

I need more feedback on an app of mine. The app currently only exists for Windows Phone 8 and up, but I'm thinking about porting it to other platforms. The app lets you organize knowledge and ...
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If I develop an HTML game or an application for a Windows pc, will it work on a Windows Phone? [closed]

I am developing an HTML5 application for Windows 8 desktop using JavaScript and HTML. Can I use the same application on PC, phones and tablets?
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How to rename Whatsapp contact info?

Is it possible to rename whatsapp contact info? Suppose in my address book, person name is X,now the same name is coming in whatsapp, I want to rename as Y in whatsapp only.
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i can't pin anything to start

I am not able to pin any app from the right hand list to the start screen. I tap and hold the app and the white "pin to start" option appears but nothing happens when I hit it. Help!
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Where can I find good tutorials for windows phone? [closed]

I have been searching online for a while now to find a suitable site to learn windows phone development. Can anyone suggest a site? Thank You!
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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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Cannot install Asphalt 8 from the Store

When I type "Asphalt 8" in the Windows Phone Store, only "Asphalt Hack" is returned, not the game. When I clicked on a link for Asphalt 8 from the website, it took me to the store, but displayed an ...
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Turn off notifications in Windows Phone 8

I am a new user, and on one of the questions I saw that many are facing a problem about the toast notifications of apps in Windows Phone 8. Seems like the issue has been sorted out in Windows Phone 8....
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Why does the weather app need a Microsoft account?

I purchased a Nokia 635 running Windows Phone 8.1. I'm trying to set up the Weather App, which came preinstalled on the phone. When I attempt to run the app, I'm given two choices: Update and Share (...
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How to block an app from accessing the internet?

How can I block an app from accessing the internet completely?
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What features will I miss if I move apps to SD card?

I want know to what features -in general- will I lose after moving apps from internal to external storage. I'm using SD card class 10. I'm thinking about moving some apps like Facebook, Viber, ...
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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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Whats the standard tool to develop on the Windows Phone Platform? [closed]

Is this Windows Visual Studio, or is there a dev environment more attuned to the Windows Phone Platform?
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Truecaller app not working in Windows Phone?

Anyone who's still able to use truecaller services in their Windows phones? In W10M or even WP8.1? I've W10M (15254.527) and I can download the app, but it gives "Unknown error!" just before the OTP....
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WhatsApp and other main apps not showing

I'm using Microsoft Lumia 540. Around 4 hrs ago my phone got switched off due to low battery but after switching it on I can't see most of the apps. All the apps which were in the start screen are ...
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Why is app incompatible with my phone?

Why is Work Item Studio app incompatible with my Lumia 920? OS version is Lumia Denim 8.10.14234.375. Is there any way to install this app. In history i have installed this app but now i can't.
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Which app give me the option to change the shape of site tile?

I usually pin my most accessed websites on start screen. The pinned tiles take the shape of site's favicon which sometimes look ugly. Is there an app which let me change the default site tile from a ...
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Problem installing Windows Phone Apps

My problem is I had some apps that won't install giving me different error codes ... I tried to fix these problems but failed so I reset my phone Apps are installing now but there are some of the ...
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Is there a Windows Phone app or capability to handle my Google shared calendars?

I have a work account through Gmail that I have to use. This account has thousands of contacts and multiple shared calendars with these contacts which I need to access frequently. I need to be ...
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Why is the CBS App not showing in the Windows Store?

I am trying to install the CBS App on my Nokia Lumia 520. It does't show up in the Windows Store. I do see CBS News and CBS Local. My phone is only 800 x 480 resolution, which I suspect may be the ...
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How to install XAP files in a windows phone 8.1 device [duplicate]

I tapped download and install manually option in Windows Phone store and I downloaded an xap file. I transferred the xap file to my Lumia 435 via bluetooth, but the OS does not install it, displaying "...
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Problem in opera mini in lumia 730

i am using lumia 730 and recently downloaded opera mini but as soon as i open it, it asks me to accept the terms and condition but i can not find the accept option anywhere. whereas when i installed ...