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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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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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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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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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Unsync Hotmail contacts

I added my Windows Live account to my phone recently and my contacts (people tab) got populated with the hotmail email addresses of all my contacts. This is cluttering up my contacts with redundant ...
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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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Multiple contact numbers of the same person : which number has been used

If a person in my contacts has more than one phone number and when he/she calls , the call log just shows all the numbers. How to figure out which number he/she used to call. (SMS as well)
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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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I have saved a csv file from my old phone. now i want to import those contacts into windows phone

I have created a csv file from my old phone. I want those contacts in my new Windows Phone 8 (Lumia 620). When I have imported those contacts to my windows mail account, only names and email IDs got ...
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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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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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Adding Bing search result to contacts?

I was wondering if there was a direct way to add info on a business from a Bing search to a new contact (or even an existing one) in your address book. There are some businesses that I may contact ...
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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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How do I get all Facebook friends birthdays on my windows live calendar?

Currently I have configured Live, Yahoo, Gmail and Facebook accounts to my windows phone 7.5 (Device is Lumia 710). The weird problem is, In calendar, Only birthdays from Live, Google Mail and Yahoo ...
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Selective birthday notification

I've got lots of friends and when I connected my Windows phone device with my Facebook account, it automatically downloaded all the information there is for all my contacts including their birthday. ...
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How can I change the phone number of contact when writing SMS?

When I am writing SMS in some existing thread, the SMS is going to be sent to number from which the last SMS came. But if the contact has more than one number, how can I choose different phone number?...
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How can I sync the profile picture of my contacts to my online Live.com account?

I am trying to get the most out of the People Hub. I have spent a lot of time linking profiles and adding pictures, but I don't see the profile pictures in my Live Account on the web. All I can see ...
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Prevent contacts from being uploaded to Outlook

I want my contacts to be stored locally on my own device. (Or actually, I’d like to see them stored on my own CardDAV server but that is another discussion.) When importing SIM contacts, they are ...
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Text messages no longer associated with contact

My neighbour has a Nokia Lumia 520 and accidentally linked an existing contact ("Person A") with a new contact that he created ("Person B"). This has had some side-effect where Windows Phone seemed ...
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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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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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Syncing Windows Phone with Google Apps Free Edition

I'm thinking about switching from Android to Windows Phone 8. The only concern I have is whether I will be able to sync my email, contacts, calendar and tasks with my Google Apps Free Edition account (...
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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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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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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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Linked contacts lost moving from WP7 to WP8

I am moving from a Lumia 610 on WP7.8 to a shiny new Lumia 1020 on WP8.0. My live.com contacts are shown correctly once I signed in, but it didn't transfer my other accounts automatically - is there a ...
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Is there a way to specify the “Display Name” (or “File As”) in the People Hub?

In desktop Outlook if you have an entry in your contact address book which is maybe just a first name and company name you can set the company name (or anything else) as the display name (actually on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do contacts synchronise with Gmail contact?

I have moved from Android to Windows Phone 7. I transferred all my contacts via Bluetooth and have added my Gmail account to the phone. If I add/edit contacts will they be synchronised to my Gmail ...
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Google contacts sync error on HTC 8X WP8 GDR3

I hard reset-ed my phone HTC 8X yesterday and added the contacts again and found out that it gives an error on the Google account!! Here is the error message: Google error Not updated Your ...
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Move contact from Live to Outlook

I have a number of contacts that were saved to my Live account. Now that I work for a company with Exchange, I'd like some of the contacts to be Outlook contacts so I can access them from anywhere I ...
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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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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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SIM contacts won't show up

I'm trying to move contacts from an Android phone to a WP8 device. On the Android device I backed-up all my contacts to the SIM card. On the WP8 device I went to People -> Settings -> import SIM ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Yahoo with WP8 GDR2 CardDAV / CalDAV

WP8 GDR2 supports CardDAV and CalDAV when adding a Google account. It was very easy--pick Google when adding an account and the rest was magic; contacts and calendar now sync. I have a Yahoo! account ...
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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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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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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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Add new contact to primary account

When I first set up my Lumia 930, I used my private Micorosft account. Afterwards, I also added an Exchange account (to get my work e-mail). When I want to add a new contact on my phone, it will add ...
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How to keep a separate group of contacts in the People Hub?

I've spent hours searching the forums and getting lost in blog articles relating to Microsoft and Google getting into sync fights and support for this and that being "withdrawn", then "extended". ...