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Questions tagged [settings]

Use this tag when you have a question regarding settings and configuration.

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Lumia 8.0 preferred language setting problems

How can I view my network account info in my preferred language(English),I tried changing it from Chinese but couldn't.
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How to activate sound alarms for the Katwarn app?

How do I activate sound alarms for the Katwarn app? At the moment the app only shows notifications, which you will miss if you don't check your phone regularly.
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Network problem with my Lumia 535

My Lumia 535 running Windows 10 Mobile has a network problem. I can't lock or force to 3G-only mode. Is there any way to lock 3G-only mode?
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Cannot find Gadgets App

I have a Microsoft Lumia 640XL running Windows 10 Mobile, and last week, I reset it to start everything again. So, I noticed the gadgets app pops up whenever I connect a new peripheral to my phone, ...
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microsoft lumia 950 xl, how do I turn on text auto correct and text

My Microsoft Lumia 950XL has text auto correct turned off, when my grandson was playing with it. Which I don't know what it is or how to use, how do I turn it back, went to settings, keyboard, but ...
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Changing which OneDrive account to upload photos to

I bought a phone from someone, and while uploading photos it's uploading them to their OneDrive. How do I change it so photos are uploaded to my OneDrive?
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How to enable Kid's corner in windows 10 mobile?

I was using kid's corner settings in windows phone 8.1 but since I have upgraded I can't found that setting anymore. I have tried : Searching in Settings' search box. Manually gone under every ...
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What is the difference between Background Apps and Battery Usage By Apps?

in System>Battery>usage by apps, it states three options: Always allowed in background Managed by Windows Never allowed in background But the second setting in "background apps," Privacy>Background ...
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Windows 10 Mobile Background Low Quality

I have a Lumia 535 running Windows 10 Mobile (latest build), screen resolution 540 x 960. The problem that I was trying to solve, is to make the picture look good on my phone. I've tweaked for some ...
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My windows phone keyboard is getting smaller, what should I do to make it back to original size

Why my windows 10 phone keyboard changed smaller, I do not know why, I have tried to change the keyboard size setting to large, but there is no effect (still small). what should I do to make it back ...
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How to re-enable double-tap to wake up option?

I have been updated on W10M now. When I was on WP8.1, I disabled double-tap to wake up option. Now I want to re-enable that option but I couldn't find that option. I have searched all over including ...
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Cannot Delete Tmp File in Pictures Folder

I have this file since several months ago, and now my phone is running out of memory. The size of the file is not growing or decreasing. But, it is really annoying because it has 433Mb size and exists ...
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Startup App On Phone Boot

I need to startup a app Automatic when the phone boots to run a background service on dedicated device (the phone will run only that app for GPS Tracking it will be installed in a vehicel). By design ...
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How do i mannually enter email account and settings into windows lumia phone

Hello I have two windows phone models running on windows 8.1. My Lumia 1020 (909) and Lumia 630 were okay until about two weeks ago when I started having mail exchange server problems which in turn ...
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How to change font style all over the device in windows 10 mobile?

I have lumia 535 running Windows 10 mobile(official upgrade). Is there any way to change the font style of my device? I can't find such option in settings or in search results. I read an article here: ...
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Wrong data connection on/off status displayed in status bar

I have been using a Lumia 540 (dual SIM) phone running WP 8.1, update 2 for about a year with no problems. When I'm away from my WiFi, I enable a mobile data connection, and an H or H+ symbol appears ...
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Rotate 180 degree for all app

is possible to rotate screen 180 degree? I want this orientatnion for all apps, because my touch screen is crashed and isn't working good on bottom. Misrosoft lumia 535 WP10
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How to enable smime for email?

My question is how to enable SMIME sign and encryption for standard email account (imap/smtp)? I want to automatically sign all out email messages and ecryption if possible for specified percipients. ...
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Turn over to mute

Some mobile phones can be muted by turning the device over. I have read that this is also supported by Lumia phones but couldn't find the setting in mine -- is this true? If so, where is the setting?
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Volume Button (Lumia 535)

My device is a Lumia 535. It has a about 5 inch screen. This makes it a bit difficult to take selfies because you have to click the click option to take a picture. Isn't there a feature of clicking a ...
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How can I keep the screen always awake?

How can I keep the screen of my Lumia 925 Windows 10 updated phone always awake? The power button no longer works, so to turn on the screen I have to make a call or connect the charger. EDIT The ...
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How do i turn on Reset lock on my phone?

I own a Nokia Lumia 730.. Recently updated it to windows 10. I am not able to find the reset lock on my phone. Since the settings menu has changed and there is no option that i can see to turn that on....
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Missing “Extras” category in Settings

On my Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL with Windows 10, there is no "Extras" category in my settings app. Is this Microsoft/Nokia exclusive? If not, how can I access this part of the settings? I'm running ...
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Adjust color profile on Windows 10

Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 had the option to adjust the color temperature and saturation of the display in the display settings, as explained in this article. When I updated my old 8.1 device to Windows ...
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Mobile Data Usage gets enabled automatically

Lumia 535 Dual-SIM, Windows Phone 8.1, OS Version 8.10.14234.375. I have noticed that infrequently my mobile data gets enabled automatically even when I had turned it off earlier. In Store and ...
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The Phone isn't switching on

I use a Lava Iris Win1 Windows phone running on Insider Preview. I recently downloaded an update on the phone. It asked me to restart the phone and I did. But then, it isn't switching on :( it shows ...
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Why does the song plays in the music player even during the incoming call?

I am using Microsoft Lumia 540, I listen to songs in the music player via headset and I generally put my phone in my pocket. When I get a call the music player should stop and default ringtone should ...
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How to make homescreen have more tiles

I have seen in videos of Windows Phone 8.1 that some homescreens have 3 medium tiles in one row or 6 small tiles. My screen only has 2 medium tiles to a row or 4 small tiles and as I have a lot of ...
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How to give one app sound priority over another

When driving, I am using my phone as navigation (Waze) and as music player (Spotify). I am trying to achieve such settings that whenever Waze gives me any voice commands, the music will be muted for ...
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Auto-hide the Back/Start/Search bar

Is there an option to enable the autohidng of the bottom bar? It might be a bug in the version I'm running (10.0.10586.29), but my bar doesn't hide anymore.
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No brightness setting?

I am using a Windows Phone 8 made by an indian manufacturer(Micromax Canvas Win W121). Its not a Lumia phone.My phone is running Windows Phone 8.1 update 2. But there is no brightness slider in ...
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Cortana Flight Tracking. Within what amount of time will Cortana automatically track a flight?

I have an upcoming flight, in two weeks. The flight information is not available online as of yet. I have already received a confirmation email. Will Cortana still save my flight, once the information ...
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Phone locks while using camera

I would like to prevent my phone from locking itself while I'm using the camera. I don't see any option in camera settings to prevent or delay locking. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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Remove emoji button from keyboard

There is a smiley-face button at the bottom left of the keyboard that allows you to type emojis. I never use emojis. How can I remove this button from my keyboard?
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How to forward call from one SIM to second?

I have BLU Win HD LTE Dual SIM. I want to transfer call from one SIM to another. From this site: Forward Calls (Unconditional): On the Start screen, tap “People” From within the app, tap “…” ...
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“My Family setup needed” despite completed setup

I know this looks like a duplicate, but I don't believe it is. I am an adult. My child is young, and now has a Nokia Lumia 635. I am attempting to set up an account for her. I do not have a Windows ...
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how to delete a workplace account on lumia 635?

how to delete a workplace account on my phone? tried pressing the delete option but whenever I do I receive an error stating that account could not be deleted.. help pls.
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Can I use my WP with mobile operator 000-IT even in Germany?

What is the meaning of a mobile operator version 000-IT (I think it's italian)? Can I use that windows phone even in Germany or have I to change the operator? And when, how can I change it?
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It is a question by the APN setting of NOKIA Lumia 635 [duplicate]

Setting > extra + information Manufacturer Name and Mobile Operator RM-975_1005 ATT-US Is my lumia 635 locked? In Japan a message saying that a network is not found is given. Data connection is on ...
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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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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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Creating a Microsoft Account on a Windows Phone mobile

I've seen that when setting up a Windows Phone mobile for the first time, we can create a new Microsoft Account. During the process, we also need to enter an "alternative" email address. I was ...
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Windows Phone (Lumia 435) temperamental with certain earphones

I have a pair of Samsung earphones that, when used with my phone, (and only my phone, I've tested the earphones on two laptops and an MP3 player and they work fine) stop working after about 4-5 ...
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How to change calendar birthday reminder timing on Windows phone 8.1?

I am getting Birthday reminder at 12 PM noon, Birthdays are loaded in my outlook calendar from google contacts and my Facebook contacts. So How to change this 12 PM timing to somewhat early around ...
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Is there a way to change the call screen in lumia 535?

Can I change the call screen in Lumia? Lumia 535 has a touch issue and therefore I miss many call trying to swipe up before saying "answer or ignore". Is there a way that I can avoid this swipe up ...
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How to add emergency number?

Was There any way to add emergency number so that we can call even if our phone is locked.As there is an option to make emergency call there must be a way to do it??
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Start screen wallpaper won't change

I'm trying to change my Start Screen Wallpaper but whenever I do the old one remains and nothing I do will update it. Is there a way to manually force this or another approach I could take?
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Increase the font size on homescreen tiles

We can increase the size of fonts that appear within any app, by going to Settings > Ease of access > Text size. Now how to increase the font size on the tiles of the home screen?
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how to rename google mail accounts

As we all know that we can manage and access multiple gmail accounts in windows phone.But the problem with having multiple accounts is that they are named as "Google Mail","Google Mail 2",etc... But ...
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What does memory dump feature in WP8.1 apply to? (Debug feedback)

There is a feature in "Settings/feedback/Save debug info" option in the phone settings: If I turn this on, and I start a custom developed application that let's say crashes at some point, the phone ...