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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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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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Google Fi on Windows phone

I subscribed to Google Fi using esim on Google Pixed 3a XL phone and transferred phone number. But I have Windows phone BLU WIN HD LTE with the sim and what to use it for Google Fi too. For this I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I change my SIM pin?

I just got a new SIM card with a default pin code. I assumed I could change this in Settings - Mobile+SIM - SIM Settings, but it's not possible there. How can I change this?
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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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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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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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Resolving problems with backup?

For about 2 months now, it appears that backup has been failing to backup correctly - If I kick off a manual backup, the progress works up to 98%, and then fails with a message "There was a problem ...
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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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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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How can I enable the “Personalize my music” setting?

I was downloading an app that was unrelated to music, and saw this dialog: I did not realize this was part of the new User Agreement from Microsoft, and I unchecked the box so as not to give the app ...
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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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How to zoom out of screen in Lumia 535

I think I'm accidentally pressing a button and it's zooming the screen of my Lumia 535. I can't zoom out of it, and only thing I do is restart the phone. How do I zoom out? It's like the tiles and ...
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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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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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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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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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Scan your memory card : Message, at starting the phone

whenever I restart my phone A message pops up scan your memory card. As per command I have scanned it using my pc's Norton Antivirus. But the message is keep popping up. Although memory card is ...
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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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Windows Phone 8 International Assist option: how does it work?

I found this option in my Lumia 920 in the settings of the Phone app. Can anybody tell me how it works? I cannot find any good description in the net. Obviously, this phrase from the official page is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically setting the time in Windows Phone 8.1 without SIM-card

According to this article, since Windows Phone 8.1 you don't need a SIM-card in your phone to have it automatically adjust the built-in clock, since 8.1 supports NTP for this purpose, not just using ...
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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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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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Cannot install Asphalt 8 from the Store

When I type "Asphalt 8" in the Windows Phone Store, only "Asphalt Hack" is returned, not the game. When I clicked on a link for Asphalt 8 from the website, it took me to the store, but displayed an ...
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Is there a utility equivalent of 'Disk Cleanup' for Windows Phone 7? does the phone fragment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to see a breakdown of the reserved space and other content? I am hitting the space limit on my wp7 device. I have tried to delete a few items, i.e. emails, ...
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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 Make Phone Calls Interrupt Music/Podcasts?

On my Lumia 920, when listening to music or podcasts, and the phone in vibrate mode, I often do not notice the vibration for an incoming call. Is there a way to set the phone to interrupt playback ...
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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 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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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 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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Live tiles stopped working

I have myself, my photos, and a friend pinned to my start. The tiles used to rotate photos, but I forgot my wallet pin, did a reset, and now those tiles don't update (my 'weather view' app tile does ...
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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 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 to find the password of a WiFi network?

My phone (a Nokia Lumia 520) is connected to a WiFI network but I've forgotten the password. Is there any way I can get the password of the wifi network that I am currently connected to?
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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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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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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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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 ...