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Deleting photos from Hotmail / Skydrive

I'm a Lumia 925 user and I accidentally sent a couple of photos to Hotmail. The 'sent to Skydrive' button in my settings is deactivated so I can't see them in my account on photo.live.com, but I can't ...
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My Nokia Lumia 920 has switched suddenly to Chinese text, how can I get it back to English?

My phone has automatically changed to Chinese text. Everything in Settings is set for English. There is no option on the keyboard to change text language. Help!
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Windows phone Lumia 535 with Windows 8.1 cannot update to Windows 10 via the OTC Updater at the moment

The OTC updater seems to be no longer working. Not sure though. Please help with a way forward. Asking for a client. Thanks in advance.
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Photo are not being displayed in Camera Roll - Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Photos that I captured could be able to view in Camera roll for few minutes. But after that those images could not view and converted to grey thumbnail. After I came back I connected phone to PC and ...
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Want to downgrade WP 8.1 but USB is not recognized on PC

So I wanted to downgrade my Lumia 1020 from WP 8.1 to 8. Unfortunately the phone is not recognized on the PC (tried Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8 and Windows 7). I suspect Windows Phone 8.1 is ...
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Cortana's auto reply

I have set Cortana to reply in Quiet hours. She replies effectively, but not in the way I want. She simply forgets my name. In Cortana's settings the message appears is "Hi, User5 is busy right now ...
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Nokia Lumia 830 and interop guide

I'm a complete noob when it comes to smartphones - I just recently bought my very first one, the Nokia Lumia 830 (the only reason I'd never had a smartphone before was that I found the operating ...
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View app crash reports

Is there any way to see some kind of crash report for apps? I don't mean online for my apps as a developer. I mean something like Windows' Event Viewer.
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How do i force shut down my windows lumia phone?

alright, here is what's going on. I have a phone that will boot loop into a BSOD when I plug it in, and it won't stay shut off when plugged in. I need to find a way to make it stay off while it's ...
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How to connect Nokia Lumia 610 to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4

I am trying to connect my Nokia Lumia 610 to my Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4, however the mac is not recognising its plugged in , and the phone is not showing its connected either (charging but not recognised ...
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Microsoft Lumia

I am not able to update apps in my Windows phone. When I go to store it is showing error. I am not able to back up also. If I reset my phone I will lose my contacts & messages. Help me please.
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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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950 XL Hard Reset - Can't Login to MS Account

I am trying to hard reset a 950xl, which has always, until now, been an easy process. However, now when I get to the MS Account Sign-in screen during the phone hard reset process, my login always ...
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Can I use my PC to make calls from my 640 XL?

I have a Lumia 640 XL, and I need to know if there is any method to call someone (using my number phone and the call app), but using my PC as an intermediary. I have a voice modulator, I want to make ...
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Lumia 925 doesn't start up, Lumia Software Recovery don't support it anymore

My Lumia 925 is dead. It freezed some time ago while I was using it, after soft reset it showed "Nokia" sign a few times and then become completely dead (doesn't react to pressing any button, nothing ...
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Lumia 1020 Camera Cover Crack?

In front of me I have a brand new (only used 2 days to install apps and download maps) Nokia Lumia 1020. Now I looked at the cover of the camera lens and it seems to me that there is a ovale/round ...
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Certificate error on Lumia 630 but not other WP devices

I have a domain set up with SSL/TLS using a StartCom Class 2 certificate. When accessing it from a web browser (mobile or desktop: Firefox, Firefox Mobile for Android, iOS Safari, Chrome or IE11) ...
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Vertical line in middle of the screen

Has someone experienced a vertical line appearing in middle of the screen? On Microsoft Lumia 435 mobile phone. The line seems to appear after using some time the phone, and enlarge over time. Is ...
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How to automatically forward all sms from Windows 10 mobile to PC?

Is there an app or settings to allow me to automatically forward all my SMS from my Windows 10 mobile (phone) to my windows 10 PC (email or an app like is available for iPhones and android phones)? ...
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How to share my saved video through whatsapp in windows Phone 8.1

Please help me out here, I have saved a video from net in my windows mobile but when i wanted to share it via whatsapp, i am not able to see this video anywhere- Albums/Document. There is no specific ...
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Downloaded music/video can't be seen on Lumia 532

How to find downloaded songs or videos in my phone, Lumia 532? The downloads folder is empty.
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How to re-enable Google mail?

In attempt to downgrade my phone to be a bit more dumb during vacation, I disabled synchronisation on my Google account inside the email settings. I was a bit surprised when the email tile ...
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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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Add Gmail account in Windows phone

I have a Nokia Lumia 720 phone which is up-to-date (I just checked it before typing here) and am using Windows 8.1 on it (OS version: 8.10.14219.341). I frequently get my mails on Gmail and so I wish ...
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Lumia 720 frozen screen with damage volume down button

How to restart stuck Nokia Lumia 720 with damage volume down button? Is it possible to restart without volume down button?
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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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Does any of the Lumia or other Windows Phone has LED Notification ? (from factory, not by tweaks)

I've recently managed to enable LED notification on Lumia 1020 which is currently running on Windows 10 Mobile. It works great but it keeps ON until I see related notification. I want to make it ...
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Can I edit the Firmware for my Windows Mobile?

Apologies if the question seems terrible! But it seems possible to me, well, I'm mainly a Mechanical Engineering student. So, First things first...I know the basics but don't know much about the core ...
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How do I retrieve data from locked Lumia 520?

My husband passed away almost 2 yrs ago. I want to access his phone to retrieve precious and irreplaceable photos and messages but cannot remember his security passcode. Resetting the phone will lose ...
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Display cellular signal strength in decibels?

I'm trying to find the cellular signal strength my phone is experiencing in decibels (and not bars). The phone is a Nokia 635. I'm poking around in System, but I don't see anything that might provide ...
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Stop displaying recent files list in File Explorer

In Windows Phone 10, the File Explorer is displaying recently Opened files similarly in Windows 10 Desktop File Explorer. A typical File Explorer is as below (here the recent files are not visible) ...
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Lumia 520 app crashing

Iam using Lumia 520 from 2014 ...it's work like a charm 👍 one fine day early morning I noticed that WhatsApp is not working even the application itself is not opening at all.. Few days Later all the ...
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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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My Lumia 520 is locked and says try again in 28000 minutes

My 2 year old daughter entered wrong password I don't know how many times and now it is saying to try again in 28000 minutes. I tried switching it off and on again a number of times but it didn't help....
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Stop Microsoft edge to open pdf file every time

I am using microsoft Lumia 640 xl and windows 10. I am facing a problem from Microsoft edge. Every time i open a pdf file edge ( system app) automatically opens and in case of heavy books it crashes ...
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Is the lumia 640 xl single sim fake?

I have purchased the Lumia 640 xl online and paid but upon delivery it was a single sim with a second space that looks like a sim space but it seems that it is not. But when i read the details online ...
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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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Apps disappeared from start screen Lumia 640xl updated to win10

Weeks ago I had arranged the tiles on my start screen with all the apps and shortcuts I require the most. Yesterday morning the start screen looked totally different like, empty spaces between the ...
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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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Battery drains very rapidly on my Microsoft Lumia 640XL. What could be the reason? (Please read details before answering)

There are no apps running in the background (I recently factory reset it, no third party apps have been installed except one or two; and I am sure they are not the ones draining battery) and I have ...
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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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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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Playing radio via the speaker

Is it possible to play the radio through the speaker and not through the earphones? I've looked at the settings while the radio is playing, and the only option seems to be to save the current channel ...
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is it possible to avoid windows update?

The space in my lumia 730 is only 8gb out of which 6 is used by the system and microsoft apps that can't be moved. Microsoft keep pushing updates that fills the system memory making it inoperable and ...
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windows phone update error 8018830f

I try to update my phone yesterday, but after download i get the following message: The update was downloaded, but couldn't be opened. (8018830f) My phone is Nokia Lumia 920, i have ~20GB free space....
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Got a broken screen. How do I transfer SMS to another Lumia?

I dropped my Lumia 950 xl a lot of times. The last drop broke the screen totally. It still turns on and can still be accessible via USB. I do not plan to replace the screen anymore but I do want to ...
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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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Is there a way to install Firefox OS in Windows Phone?

I have a Nokia Lumia 530 Dual Sim and I want to install another OS, Firefox OS specifically, but I don't know if it will be possible. I've found some tutorials for Samsung Galaxy phones, but not for ...
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How do I permanently delete my photos

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 phone and when I take pictures or save pictures from the web they are stored in camera roll and saved pictures. Sometimes I delete photos from those albums, but still see the ...
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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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