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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Virtual reality on Windows 10?

So, question is quite simple: I just received e-mail offer from one of e-shops I subscribed to and they are offering a bundle of Lumia 950/ Lumia 950 XL together with an apparatus which allows using ...
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How to save offline maps to SD card?

I own a Nokia Lumia 620 which has 8GB internal memory and allows up to 64GB SD card. The approx 6GB internal memory available are quite limiting to store a lot of offline maps. Is it possible to ...
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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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Autofocus does not work when using the camera button

I have a Nokia Lumia 800. When I use the camera button to take a photograph, autofocus does not work. Instead, I tap the subject on the screen for it to focus on it. I expect to have to tap-to-...
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Detailed battery status?

I just switched to Windows phone (Nokia Lumia 930, after using android for ~5 years) and I can't find a lot of things, e.g., incoherent operating system, lag, crashes, substandard apps, lack of apps, ...
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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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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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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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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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Does the phone automatically uses laptop internet when connected with usb

Since yesterday, I have disabled mobile internet on my phone since my data ran out. Just a while ago when I connected my mobile to laptop to sync with Zune, I received mail on my phone. Later I ...
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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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How do I access the full battery status diagnostic in my Lumia 800?

I have been using a new Lumia 800 since a week ago, and even after the latest update (firmware version 1600.2487.8107.12070) the battery lasts less than my old Trophy 7. I have accessed the battery ...
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How to add static IP in lumia 630

how can i add static IP in Nokia Lumia 630 ?? Currently there is no option in settings. Is there any other way where i can directly insert static IP in system through any software ??
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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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Is it possible to access technical logs/Event Viewer on a Lumia WinPhone?

I'm currently arguing a case where an authority claims that my sons phone was turned off at a specific point in time. I have technical logs, serverside, that corroborate that his phone was active ...
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WP8 or Nokia Battery Problem with Wireless Charging

I am experiencing an odd problem with wirelessly charging my phone. When placed on the charger, with about 40% battery. The phone 'binged' to let me know it was charging. ~8hrs later, the phone was ...
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How do I reject/ignore an incoming call?

Today I received a call from a number I didn't recognize. I couldn't find a way to reject the the call so I was forced to let it ring. The only option I was given was to swipe up, which I assumed ...
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How Turn off Windows Phone keys vibration Windows 10?

I just update my Nokia Lumia 830 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, but I can't disable Windows keys vibration How I can fix this ?
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What does the postfix of Nokia Lumia model number mean?

I see that some sellers are using postfixes for Nokia Lumia models but I don't know what these postfixes mean. For example, there is Nokia Lumia 720 but there is also Nokia Lumia 720.1 and Nokia ...
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Syncing with GMail fails

Yesterday I bought Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8. All is fine, but gmail - it won't connect to gmail, synchronize anything (mails, contacts). All it does is asks me for username and password, which I ...
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Is it possible to install windows 8 on windows phone device?

I am currently in the process of getting a nokia lumnia 800 phone. Is it possible to install to get windows 8 beta installed on it as the operating system and if so, how can I go about it?
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Windows Phone Offline Update

Just a quick Question though. Is it possible to do an offline update of any lumia phone like we install custom roms in Android mobiles? I've a Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual sim with Windows Phone 8.1 ...
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Kindle App on Windows Phone 8.1

Ok so I downloaded an azw file from libgen (don't judge me, it was extremely expensive otherwise). I don't own a Kindle, but do have the app on my laptop (Windows 7), and it runs great. Recently I ...
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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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How to Turn Off Nokia Drive After Reaching Destination?

When using the Nokia Drive GPS application on a Lumia 920, I'm encountering an issue where once I reach my destination and begin using my phone for other purposes, Nokia Drive is still actively ...
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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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Why do headphones sound different on Lumias? (Or Windows Phone in general)

I recently bought Sony MDR-AS200 headphones. They sound quite good, amazing clarity, but the bass ain't good. Since my phone (Lumia 525) doesn't support an audio equalizer, I kept using them as they ...
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re-enable IE location permissions

By accident I blocked google maps from using location on my lumia 520 in IE. How can I re-enable it? I looked in the IE settings, and location settings but couldn't find anything.
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Use EAP-TTLS certificate with Windows Phone

I'm trying to connect our university's WiFi network but it requires a TTLS (PAP) certificate for authentication. And there is no certificate for Windows Phone, only for Android, Windows, Mac OS and ...
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Registry Editor on Lumia 800?

Is there any possibility to edit the registry on a Nokia Lumia 800? I know there are options to get one on HTC devices but it seems there is no for Nokia phones.
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Unable to turn on WiFi on Nokia Lumia 925

I've been running Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview on a Nokia Lumia 925 for the past few weeks and everything has been fine. I come into work this morning and I notice that the WiFi is off. I tried ...
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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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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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Change the way zune syncs music files from computer

I am using Zune 4.8.2345.0, whenever I connect my mobile to my computer, it syncs music files, and stores it in the music folder. I am annoyed by the way it syncs it. It saves in folders by Artist ...
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Will upgrading to Windows Phone 8.1 void my manufacturer's warranty?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Lumia Black OS. I want to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 after reading Windows Phone 8.1: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly [Review] But will the upgrade cost me the phone'...
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How to map whatsapp images to Onedrive?

Before last Whatsapp update for my Windows Phone, images were getting stored under saved pictures and I was able to see them in Onedrive, but after latest update I am no longer able to send my ...
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Copy Photos From Phone to Computer and Store By Date

When I was using a digital camera, I used to copy my photos from the camera to my computer. I would store them in my Photos directory, and the transfer process would automatically create a folder for ...
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Speech Language is not downloading

I have changed my speech language to new one, and it showing Downloading all the time. It has been still Downloading for 2 weeks (It's only 24Mb, expected to finish within a minute). I have connected ...
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Other than updating to Windows Phone 8.1, what is in the Nokia Cyan Update?

Nokia has started rolling out its "Cyan" update. Is there anything in this update other than updating the operating system to 8.1?
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Lumia 720 MP4 videos won't play after downloading to my PC

I've taken some MP4 videos on my Nokia Lumia 720 and downloaded them to my PC (WinXP). They won't play at all in Windows Media Player. I converted them to AVI files using two different converter ...
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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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When can we expect a Wi-Fi hot-spot feature for Nokia Lumia 800?

Windows Phone 7.5 has the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. But Nokia Lumia 800 seems to be an exception to this. A Wi-Fi hotspot is a great feature to use while on the move. Rumors has that there'll be a ...