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My Family settings prevent app downloading

I have an issue with my first Windows Phone device. When trying to download an app from the marketplace I get this message: The My Family settings for your account prevent you from downloading ...
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How Can I Change My Microsoft Account?

When I initially setup my Windows Phone 7, I used my work Microsoft Account. Now I want to change it to my personal one. How can I change the Microsoft Account I initially used to set up the phone? ...
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How to exit Narrator on Windows Phone?

I nearly hard reset my phone today. The problem is that while the screen reader works well, it appears almost impossible to scroll the screen, meaning if you exit the settings page it is very ...
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Which email setting consumes less power, push or poll?

I would expect hourly polling to consume the least power, but I cannot find a conclusive answer on forums. This post says that push is better, but only for Hotmail accounts, which is strange since the ...
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Do we need Anti Virus for Lumia 920?

I recently bought Lumia 920, just want to know that if any Anti-virus is must for this phone or I can use it peacefully without anti-virus? If required then which one?
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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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Is it possible to change the USB connection volume?

At work I have my ringer volume set to 1/30 (which still seems very loud...). When I connect the USB cable to sync or charge I still get a very loud notification sound. Is it possible to reduce the ...
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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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How To Erase A Phone

I started off with a Samsung Focus, and recently moved to a Lumia 900. I would now like to sell my Focus. How should I go about making sure that the phone has been properly erased of all personal ...
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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 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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How can I set access permission for Apps?

I can't find any application access permissions settings in Windows Phone 8, like Internet access, Gallery access, Contacts access etc. Is there any way to block their access from it. Because I ...
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What does the the phone use to set the date+time “automatically”?

In the "date+time" settings, there is an option to set them automatically - where does it get this information from, as I've noticed that it can disagree quite a bit with other sources (for instance, ...
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How to check if my Nokia Lumia 920 is new?

I recently bought a Nokia Lumia 920 from eBay. After reading some negative feedback about the seller (yes, after I bought it). I am now worried whether or not the phone I've purchased is an original ...
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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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How to change WhatsApp notification tone?

WhatsApp for Windows Phone is unplesant for many reasons.! Here is another reason for this. I tried changing the system's default tone to a custom tone. It does work for other notifications. But for ...
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How can I customize the appearance of Windows Phone?

To what extent can I change and customize the appearance of the Windows Phone interface? Are there built-in customization options or perhaps third-party apps that allow this?
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How to change sensitivity of proximity sensor on my phone

My Dell Venue Pro (DVP) often places calls on hold while I am actively participating in a call to other people. I suspect that the proximity sensor re-enables the screen when I have the phone right ...
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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 can I switch back to a previous version of an app after updating it?

For example, I have app ABC version 2.3, an update over the older version 2.2. How can I go back to the previous version? I am using a Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.1.10.
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How to make tiles transparent?

I am using a Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8.1. Some of the apps' tiles are automatically transparent and some (like Poki) offer an option to enable this. But there are many apps don't offer ...
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How do I change the default 'remind before' time in calander?

How do I change the default reminder time (remind me before eg: 18 hours) in the calendar?
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WiFi keeps getting disconnected when I turn off screen?

I have a Lumia 610, running on WP 7.8 For some reason, whenever I turn off the screen, my WiFi keeps getting disconnected. This isn't in the settings. Any way to fix this?
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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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How to get voice directions

With WP 7.5 on Nokia Lumia 920 I had voice directions that said things like "You've gone a different way." Now I'm on 8.0 and I don't have those any more. Maybe something else turned them off. How ...