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display+touch and network+ do not open on lumia 520

In settings, display+touch and network+ are not opening on my Lumia 520. I bought this phone from showroom with Update 2. It has "OS version: 8.0.10327.77 or 8.0.10328.78".
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Date+Time reset themselves to an incorrect value on reboot

I have a Nokia Lumia 630 and recently the system clock keeps changing, every time I reboot the phone, to like 1 a.m. on Saturday 30th of May for instance. Its getting quite frustrating as its ...
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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 to search for keywords in Settings?

I have a Nokia 635. As I'm learning the phone, I find I have to frequently use the Settings app. However, there are too many categories or entries for me to quickly locate the particular setting of ...
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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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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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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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Equalizer is not showing on Lumia 525

I just updated the audio settings on my Lumia 525. When I go to Settings, the description mentions equalizer: However, when I open audio settings, there's no equalizer there: What could be the ...
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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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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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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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How do I change call forward number?

I have two phones, one from work and one of my own. Outside office hours I still want to get calls from customers or colleagues, so I use call forwarding feature a lot. The Windows Phone remembers ...
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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 ...
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How can I set my Windows 7 Phone's default DNS server?

I have a strange issue with my internet connection, where people coming over to my house are sometimes unable to connect to the internet. On my own computers I have also experienced the issue, but I ...
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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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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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Nokia 635 need Bing as homepage

How do I do it? My phone now doesn't come up with any homepage for any browser.
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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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Shortcut to enable/disable data connection from home screen?

In WP7, I could pin my cellular connection setting as a tile, which was great as I often turn data on/off. In WP8.1, I have to go settings->scroll to Mobile+SIM->tap->turn the slider on/off. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to have different name for person in mail and phone?

TL;DR: I would like to have different name for e-mails sent to my wife and different name when my wife calls me Longer read. Since I don't want to make my family public, just accept the fact that I ...
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How can I enable notifications from games/apps?

I own a Nokia Lumia 530 and I have been using it a lot. But what I've noticed is that I don't receive notifications. Instead I have to check apps now and again. My brother got one too just recently ...
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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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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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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 determine if whole-device encryption enabled?

If someone hands me a Windows Phone 8.1 device, how can I determine if the phone has whole-device encryption enabled? Is there somewhere in the settings that indicates this?
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How to disable alerts/notification for operator confirmation on sms

I have seen the settings where the sms delivery confirmation can be turned off, but what I need to do is to disable the notification that comes on top. Any way to get this done on Windows Phone 8, I ...
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Turning off Outlook notification on Lock Screen

My girlfriend has a Windows 7.8 Nokia Lumia 710 with her work emails linked through an Outlook account. The problem is that she doesn't want to see her work emails, or how many she has waiting for her,...
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How can I list/manage the currently installed certificates on Lumia 930?

So I would like to see all default and additional certificates on my Lumia 930 with WP8.1 Update 1. I did not find any menu in settings where I could list / add / delete certificates. Just for ...
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How to hide SIM number indicator on phone and SMS live tiles

I got a phone with two SIM card slots. I only use one SIM card. As shown below, there's a number 1 on the phone and SMS live tiles to indicate which SIM card it is referring to. The problem is that I ...
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Yahoo accounts in Linked Inbox no longer work

Everytime I open my linked inbox, it asks me to update my account info and that my passwords are incorrect. Each time I know I am entering the correct password because I can log into yahoo in IE. ...
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Is it possible to turn off buttons light on Lumia 920?

When i watch movies on my phone in the dark, the three buttons light up and are disturbing my view. Is there any way to turn them off? or an app that do this for me? I have read that if you lock the ...
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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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Setup an autoconfig for IMAP/SMTP compatible with Windows Phone 8

Is it possible to setup an autoconfig XML, such as the one used for Thunderbird, which will work for Windows Phone 8? This should be able to set the correct settings for IMAP and SMTP servers for the ...
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Bluetooth name is not displaying in my Lumia 525 Windows Phone?

In my Lumia 525 Windows Phone I have problem with my Bluetooth. If I switch on my Bluetooth it's not showing the devices (Bluetooth on) name which are near to me. But sometimes it's showing and most ...
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Turn off Windows Phone keys vibration

I want to turn off vibration when pressing the back, home and search keys. Is it possible to do this in Windows Phone 8+?
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Nokia Lumia 620 suddenly cannot receive or send mms messages

I have had a nokia lumia for about 2 weeks, and suddenly my mms messages aren't coming in, or sending. I am connected to Wi-Fi, and my data is turned on. It just suddenly stopped yesterday
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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 to remove Cortana from search button in Windows Phone 8.1?

How to remove Cortana from the search button in Windows Phone 8.1? I want my original Bing screen back.
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How to pin WiFi settings on the start screen?

Is there a way to pin a shortcut to the WiFi settings on the start screen? It's just one extra click, but sometimes I need it really fast.
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how to customize colour of Windows logo

I still wonder if there is any method by which we can customize the colour of Windows logo when it appears at the boot time. I wish there could be any method but I could not find any on Google.