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How to backup contacts without a Microsoft Account?

I have a windows phone on which I have a locked up MS Account. I need to restore the phone but first I need to save all the contacts - how can I export the contacts to another device without having ...
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how to get custom notifications for each whatsapp contact on lumia 920

I know how to give each contact a different notification sound but the only sounds to choose from is the normal Windows and Nokia sounds. I know that when you want to set custom sounds to an app in ...
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Restore deleted People contacts

My daughter went through my phone and deleted any contact she didn't know! My Outlook account has now synchronised and the Contacts are lost everywhere. Spent half hour talking to Microsoft but got ...
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Imie give data its creating problem [closed]

I buy nokia lumia 630 from some one and he knows the imie of phone and he stole all my contacts and starting blackmail me...i am in great trouble please sort out this issue so he can't find any info ...
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Why I can't choose the number for contact with multiple numbers when I send a SMS?

When I send a SMS to a contact who has two numbers,Windows Phone doesn't give an option to choose which number should receive the SMS. Why Windows Phone doesn't ask me to choose which number I want to ...
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Import contacts from a .vcf file to Windows 8 Phone

I recently bought an HTC 8s Windows 8 Phone. I have all my contacts in a .vcf file. How do I use this file and import contacts from it to my phone ? I have read this post : Import contacts from vcf ...
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Transfering contacts from Lumia 520 to SIM

Is it even possible? I've googled quite a lot now and I can't find it anywhere, only videos, where people import contacts from SIM to the phone. Is there even a chance to do that?
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incoming number without country code not recognized

My lumia 800 can't seem to match an incoming call number to a contact. The contacts have the country code but the incoming number does not. Incoming SMS have the country code and are matched to the ...
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Every Outlook/Hotmail contact is duplicated at least once

At some point, all my live.com contacts have got duplicated so for instance John Smith will appear in my People hub linked against his FaceBook, Twitter, and two (or sometimes more) Outlook contacts. ...
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How to transfer contacts to Android?

How do I transfer contact from a Windows phone to an Android phone? I just bought an Android phone for private use while keeping my Windows phone as a work phone. How do I transfer my contacts to my ...
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Lumia screen broken, need recovery advice

My Lumia 730 screen is broken. The display does not turn on, but the phone is working (as it still sounds the scheduled alarms, responds to lock key press with a sound). I have recovered all photos ...
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Lost contacts after update

I updated my Lumia 640 Windows Phone, after update was completed I saw that all my contacts and my texts were gone. I tried to retrieve them by restarting my phone but this did not work. Is there a ...
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How to remove duplicated Skype entries from Contacts

Today, my Windows phone decided that it would be good to have a copy of all Skype contacts in the Contacts app. (Perhaps Skype was updated or something happened, in any case it did also seem to reload ...
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Google account deleted. Phone number contacts not synchronised. How to get back?

I accidentally deleted my Google account. After that all my phone numbers saved with Google mail got deleted. Now when I re-added the Google account, though the contacts got synchronized. But phone ...
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Windows Phone Transfer Online Contacts

I have a new Windows Phone using a new Microsoft Account: How do I transfer my contacts stored in the cloud to my new phone? (more specifically, these are phone number associated with a Facebook ...
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Lost my contacts & calendar reminders after win 10 mobile update

Am using Lumia 640XL. I updated from 8.1 to Win 10 last night. After update, I lost following: Contacts: it shows only 4-5 contacts. Rest of them are gone. However I see on all Contacts on people....
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Contacts lost after deleting MS account from phone

Recently I deleted my Outlook account on my Nokia Lumia 730 and lost all the contacts which were stored in the mobile. How do I retrieve them. It seems the contacts are stored in outlook.com. Can ...
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I use Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim mobile. And i couldn't sync my contact from my hotmail account.

The sync settings show only email but not contacts option. What can I do to sync my hotmail contacts with my mobile
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How do I set per-contact ringtones in Windows 10 Mobile?

I've set custom ringtones for calls and texts on the contact, but every time the person calls or texts me the default sounds still play. What could I be missing? Phone: Lumia 950 OS Build: 10.0.10586....
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How to mass edit some contact numbers?

I need to add a extra digit to some of my contact numbers. Depending on their local code, or if they have no local code at all, I need to add "9". This is due increase in cellphone numbers in Brazil, ...
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Windows 10 people contact list won't update

I have now got Windows platforms for all devices (nice idea I thought) however I have now spent a lot of time sorting the people list in my PC "people" list. I thought it would automatically update my ...
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How to import the contacts from Outlook to an android phone ?

I am using Microsoft Lumia 540. I want to import the contacts that I stored in outlook to Redmi 3s Prime phone. Is it possible ? Its going to be a tedious job retyping and saving 600 odd contacts into ...
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CalDAV and CardDAV sync apps?

Are there any third party apps to sync Windows Phone 8 with a CalDAV/CardDAV calendar and contact server? From searching online, I have found vague suggestions that there are developers out there ...
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Windows phone Lumia 929 Upgraded from 8.x to 10 lost contacts

I just update my Windows phone Lumia 929 to Windows 10 and lost contacts. I have tried everything that I have read. I tried to revert to windows 8 with the same result. I need help!
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Transfer contact to my sim card

I have a Microsoft account but I have forgotten my password and I now need to reset my mobile. How can I transfer my contacts from my windows phone 435 to another mobile or to my sim card?
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Transfering contacts from an iPhone

Until I can get my hands on a CardDAV client application, I need to transfer my contacts from iOS or OS X to my Lumia 920. How can I do this without uploading my contacts to Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail or ...
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How to do a hard reset?

I have a Lumia 640XL and I updated it two nights ago to Windows 10. Now, along with other things, I can't add contacts to the People app, and it just shuts down every time I click on the plus button ...
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Remove contact picture

How can I remove a contact's picture? The only option I'm being given is to replace it with another picture. I added the picture and the contact through my phone.
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Can't add new contact in People app on Windows 10 Mobile

I just upgraded my 640 XL from 8.1 to 10 and now I don't see any contacts in my People app. Clicking the + button to add new contacts causes the app to exit and I'm left back at the start screen. Can ...
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I cannot save my contacts after resetting my Nokia lumia 630?

I done a reset of my nokia lumia 630 of win10.After completeion of formatting I could not add the new contacts when I click on save button it is redirecting to home page.Please help me.
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Can Outlook Calendar retrieve contacts' birth dates from People app to remind me of their birth dates?

I want Outlook Calendar app to collect birth dates from People app for my contacts to remind me of their birthdays. I find it very tedious task to do it manually to create to a new birthday calendar ...
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Only name without surname diplays in contacts after importing them from Google

I've had my contacts in a .vcf file, I imported them to Google and then imported from Google to my phone (BLU win hd). Now in my contact list only first names are displayed without surnames as in ...
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Contacts Info Rollbacked

I have Lumia930 (WP8.1). I change the profile picture and name of some contacts but after some days I connected to Internet via Wi-Fi the contact's name and profile picture are return to the previous ...
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People Hub sync with OS and android?

I have in my people hub several groups. I wonder if I buy other phone rather than a Nokia Lumia, for exemple a Samsung, a LG..., if my people hub will sync with its groups with other cell phones which ...
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Contacts not saving on my Lumia 530

When I save contacts on my google account through my lumia 530, it saves the contact for a while then automatically the contact gets deleted, is there a solution to stop this from happening? And do i ...
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Import contacts from vcf file to Windows 7.5 Mango

I just got a new Windows (7.5) Phone. I exported all contacts from my old Android phone to a vcf file but have no idea how to import it to my Windows phone. Any ideas? Are there other ways to transfer ...
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Unlock nokia lumia 630 with smashed screen to access contacts

the title pretty much says it all. Is there any app on pc where I can type in my screen pin or something? Thanks.
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How to set up contacts on Windows Phone 8 without using the cloud services

I have a Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8, however, I can't seem to find a way to add contacts to my phone without going through Microsoft's cloud services. I want my contacts stored locally ...
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How do I save contacts into my facebook account instead of Google or Hotmail?

Editing into the facebook account isn't allowed from the phone's people utility. Is there any tool or trick in windows phone that can let me do this? Would be great to know. Thank in advance.
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Back up contacts, including profile pictures

Lumia 930 with WP8.1 Is there an app that backs up contacts including each contact's photo? I tried some apps but when I open the saved contact file (*.vcf) in Windows desktop, there is no picture.
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Remove facebook contact from call option in Lumia 820!

I am using windows phone 8.1 I have added facebook account, so it is now showing fb account in people section but here using filter option I excluded fb accounts which doesn't have phone number in my ...
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How to have different name for person in mail and phone?

TL;DR: I would like to have different name for e-mails sent to my wife and different name when my wife calls me Longer read. Since I don't want to make my family public, just accept the fact that I ...
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How to read address book from a broken phone?

A friend of mine dropped his Nokia and it has a crack across the upper half of the screen. Now the touch screen is unresponding on the whole device but the lower right corner. I wanted to extract ...
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Low-Res Facebook Photos after moving to new 8.1 phone

The user had a Lumia 920 running 8.1, where Facebook contact photos were high quality. They purchased a new Blu WinHD phone and successfully restored from the last backup. The same Facebook contacts' ...
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Export or backup contacts from Lumia 800

I am struggling with getting contacts info from Lumia 800 (WP7). I need to import them into Samsung Galxy S6 (Android 5). I have tried following: Standard WP7 contact transfer app using bluetooth (...
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Associate number with contact?

How do I associate a received call's number with a contact? I used to be able to click on a number and associate it with a contact. But now that I've upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1, it seems if you ...
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How to take the back up of contacts on PC from 8X, do we need Zune to connect with PC?

I find it very difficult to take the back up of contacts on my Windows 8 PC, I think I might need Zune to connect with PC, but Call Center person told me to just connect the device with PC, and I will ...
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How to stop Lumia phone syncing?

There are two Windows phones with the same Microsoft accounts. They have different contacts but I don't want the other phone's contacts. How can I stop contacts being deleted on phone 2 if deleted on ...
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Google Apps for Business with Windows phone?

I'm thinking about switching to WP8 from Android and evaluating what I need in order to live with it. I have business account with google apps. Use contacts, email and calendar. I found this: ...
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Copy contacts from SIM memory to Phone memory [duplicate]

I have lumia 730, and on the SIM card are contacts. I am unable to copy the SIM contacts from to Phone. And also, is there a way to display my contacts like SIM contacts only, Phone memory contacts ...