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Phone is locked and says I need to wait for more than 2 weeks to unlock!

I locked myself out of my phone by entering the wrong password too many times. However, instead of the usual "Try again in 1 minute" message, it says I need to wait 24,135 minutes (more than 16 days)! ...
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How to update from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1?

Today I read news about a Windows Phone Update coming to Lumia mobiles: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/03/nokia_winphone_8_1_mobes/ I have Nokia Lumia 525. How do I update its OS from Windows ...
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My smartphone does not recognize headphones

I received a Nokia Numia 635 (T-Mobile) yesterday for my birthday. I've since noticed that when I try to use headphones with it, the phone doesn't "detect" them, i.e., it keeps using the speakers. I'm ...
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How to set song as ringtone WP 8

Yesterday I bought a Nokia Lumia 520. How do I set a song as ringtone in this device? Steps that I followed: 1. Setting -> Ringtones+Sounds Inside this setting, there is no option for to custom ...
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How can I change my phone's Bluetooth name? [duplicate]

In Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 525) I can't rename by Bluetooth name, and by default its showing 'Windows'. If all my friends (all are using Windows Phone) try to share some files through Bluetooth ...
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Changing network name of device

Is it possible to change DHCP client name (Windows-Phone) to something else?
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Cannot connect to secure wifi network

On my Nokia Lumia 620, whenever I try to connect to a secure wi-fi network that uses WPA2 Enterprise for security and 802.1x (PEAP using MSCHAPv2) as its authentication method, I get an error message ...
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How to use dual whatsapp in Windows 10 Mobile?

I have migrated from android platform and there I was using multiple whatsapp accounts on a single phone using third party applications but since windows is a closed platform, can I use a separate ...
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Why Glance Screen feature will not be available for Lumia 520?

Nokia is releasing Black update. But they are saying that Lumia 520 will not receive Glance Screen 2.0 feature due to hardware restriction. Can anyone explain how Glance Screen would work and why ...
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How to record a call in Windows Nokia Lumia 520?

How to record incoming/outgoing calls in nokia lumia 520? Even 3rd party apps not supporting this feature.
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How to recover text messages?

I had my back-up on, but I mistakenly deleted my few text messages. I was wondering if there is any way that I can recover them back. It is very important, any help would be appreciated.
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How to tell if my phone is SIM Locked

I want to sell a Lumia 925 and need to know if it is SIM Locked. Is it possible to find out if it is without using a SIM card from another provider (which I don't have)?
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What is sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview?

What will be sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview? I just purchased a Lumia 925 and switched carriers. So far I like it, but my original intent was to install the preview. Now, ...
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Is it possible a block a contact in lumia 520?

I need to block a certain phone number from contacting me. I don't know where to find this option in Nokia Lumia 520. Can someone please help with this issue?
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Updating with the mobile data

I reside in a district called Dhemaji in Assam, India. This is a small district where there is no Wi-Fi connection nearby. Now I own a Nokia Lumia 625 which shows that there is an update for the phone ...
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apps on SD card when switching phones

Start off my old and new phone is a Nokia Lumia 1520. I also have Windows Phone 8.1 installed on both phones. I got a new phone because my last one was damaged. I have good amount of games on my SD ...
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Temporary files are not removing automatically

In my Storage Check settings, there is more than 300 MBs of temporary files since last month. I manually cleared and cleared IE cache, but it's not going below than 315 MB till this moment. There's no ...
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Nokia Lumia 1020 factory reset

I just bought a Lumia and I want to return it because it has a display-related manufacturing issue. I've used my Windows account (Outlook, OneDrive, etc) with it. If I reset to factory settings, will ...
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Yahoo account info is incorrect- lumia 540

I am trying to add a new yahoo account in my windows lumia 540, but I am getting the error message "Yahoo account info is incorrect", I tried the below methods, Signed in using the other option ...
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Windows Phone 8 slower with SDCARD in than without

I have two Nokia Lumia 720's, one with an SD Card and one without one installed. The one without the SD Card is much slower on every operation. What gives? It's a fast class 10 SD Card from a big ...
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Stuck in a reboot loop while updating to W10 (Lumia 625) [duplicate]

After downloading the last W10 Preview, my phone is now stuck in a reboot loop... I do have the Nokia logo, then the Orange logo, then the gears appears for a few secs and after that the phone reboots ...
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Why am I not able to switch-off my Windows Phone while it is charging?

Today I bought a Nokia Lumia 525 and I tried to switch it off while charging but I was not able to do that since my phone automatically turned on after being switched off. There is no problem in ...
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How can I change the alert sound on Windows Phone 8.1 update?

My Nokia Lumia 520 running Windows Phone 8.1 Update produces a system alert sound whenever I complete a call (because I am on a pay as you go plan - the alert text indicates the cost of the call). The ...
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What is the naming system of Nokia Lumias?

Inspired by recent question about difference between two Lumias, I wonder what are the general rules in the Lumia numbers. (including those ?rare? numbers like 928 etc).
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What changes are in the Lumia Black update, and when will it be released?

After Lumia Amber, Nokia is going to release Lumia Black update. What are the major features of this update? When it will available to developers and end users?
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Connecting Windows Phone 7 smartphone to the computer without Zune

Is using Zune the only way to access the phone's files via the computer? I assumed that at the very least I would be able to access the Lumia 610's mass memory directly from Windows Explorer as an ...
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Logic behind Nokia update availability for “Country variant” models

Who does approve updates for Country variant? In some cases it looks like it is waiting for approval from all mobile providers, and in other (Lumia 1020) it comes before O2 finished their testing. ...
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Music from SD card is not visible unless it's copied via cable connection to the phone

I'm using Lumia 520, and I have an SDHC card. I've noticed a strange thing. I managed to see the music in the built-in Music app after copying my MP3s to [SDcard]/Music (or a subfolder), but only if ...
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Phone is automatically restarting every 10-15 mins

I bought Nokia Lumia 520, Windows 8 OS phone on May 24th. Within a week, i got an issue. If i keep my phone idle for some 10 minutes, i can't unlock the screen. I need to do a force restart by ...
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How to check if a device is a testing one

I'm going to buy a Nokia Lumia 1520 at a store in my country. Normally, the store will use some phones, charging all the time (without inserting the sim card) for customer testing. Nokia Lumia 1520 ...
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How similiar is a lumia and a android (galaxy s3 ) in terms of file transfering?

I'm thinking of getting myself a new smartphone and the windows phone caught my attention. I gave one to my mother (lumia 720) and she loved it. I never used one myself though. One of the things i ...
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Recovering contacts from a backup in w10m

I accidentally removed an account from my w10m and most of my contact disappeared from People app. How can I recover them? I have a number of backups on my OneDrive. Thanks.
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How to find the videos downloaded with YouTube HD app

I'm using Nokia Lumia 525 and I'm facing a strange issue. I've downloaded some videos via the YouTube HD app to my phone. Currently it using phone memory. I can see the videos and play it in downloads ...
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Lumia Camera Tap to Take Photo

In the Lumia Camera app, how do I tap the screen once to take a photo? (Without having to hit the Camera/Take photo icon). In the default Windows Phone Camera App there is a setting called Tap to ...
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What are the settings required for internet sharing between smartphone and pc

After connecting my Nokia Lumia 525 to my pc(Windows XP), I am not able to use the internet on my pc through my mobile device. I have turned on the internet sharing option by going in settings yet it ...
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How to set Userdefined homepage in Internet Explorer?

How to add userdefined homepage to Lumia 525? I searched a lot in my phone , but unable to found . Is it possible ?
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What is wrong with predictive texting in WP8.0?

I'm finding sending SMS with my new Lumia 1020 is a massive pain in the backside. Compared to my old Lumia 610 running WP 7.5/7.8 it's just plain terrible: If I type "i " it does not capitalise to "I ...
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When Lumia 610 will be updated to OS 8? [duplicate]

I am owning Lumia 610 and is there any way to know when My phone gets OS 8 update?
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No Glance or call+SMS filter with Amber

I just bought a new Nokia Lumia 920. It doesn't have Glance or "call+SMS filter", while my own Lumia 920 does have them. Bought from an independent shop in Israel, though it appears to have been ...