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Lumia 1020 headphones functionality?

Can someone tell me functionalities of Nokia Lumia 1020 headphones do? I was wondering, how to control volume using lumia 1020 headphones?
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Shortcut to connection speed setting

In previous Windows Phone versions the highest connection speed option (2G/3G/4G) was on the same screen as "Data connection on/off" option. Now it isn't any more and I would like to know if it is ...
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Lumia 525 shows both Lumia Denim and Lumia Cyan? [duplicate]

Im using DP in my Lumia 525, while DP is enabled Extras+Info shows Lumia Cyan whereas by disabling it shows Lumia Denim in Extras+Info under Settings. Why it shows Lumia Cyan as i have Lumia Denim. ...
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Changing mail settings without deleting the account

In my company, we changed our email hosting provider. The username used to send and receive mail is not the same. With Outlook or Thunderbird this was no problem. We just had to change the username ...
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How can I force connection to my home wifi verses public wifi?

I get some wifi signal from a hotspot outside my building from my cable company. But I only want to connect when my home wifi is out of range. How can I set a prefered order of wifi connections?
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Change Photo Resolution

Is there a way to change the photo resolution in Windows Phone 8? Specifically I have a Nokia Lumia 920. The 920 takes pictures at 8.7 megapixels with an image size of 3264 x 2448 pixels. For most of ...
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Disable the “cell connection” on the fly (use as PDA mostly)

I never had a windows phone. Since I'm not too fond of Android or iPhones the thought of getting a windows phone has crossed my mind. (I only have a 'feature cell phone' right now) Because it often ...
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Custom tone for new text messages etc

Mango introduced the ability to create and add custom ringtones to your phone, but is there a way (programmatic or otherwise) to create a custom tone to be used for a new text message or meeting ...
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Eliminating the Speech Sound

I have turned off all sounds on the Sound settings and use vibrate for my phone because I don't want it ever to make any sounds inadvertently since I am often in a public setting. However, I cannot ...
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Change the screen capture key combination?

In 8.0 it was win+power key combination, and I liked it this way. Now it is volume+power key which is annoying(depends on person to person). How can I change it? Thanks a lot in advance.
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Touch screen recognises touch gestures even before touching the screen

The touch screen on my Lumia 520 (with Windows Phone 8.0) recognises touch gestures even before I'm actually touching the screen. How do I disable this? It might be a stunning feature for some of you ...
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Can I (and if so, how do I) change default settings in Nokia Pro Cam

Each time I enter the Nokia Pro Cam all settings (white balance, ISO, shutter speed, ...) are set to "auto". Is there a way that I can change that, so that I can have it to default to, say, daylight ...
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Proximity sensor not working during call. Any fix?

With two Lumia 920s, one works fine, but the other does not disable the screen during a call. Something wrong with the proximity sensor, i guess. Now, in Windows Phone 7, the Diagnostic tool allowed ...
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How do I copy my contact from an old Symbian phone to a new Windows Phone?

I just switched from a Nokia C7 to a a Lumia 520. I have a back up my contacts, photos, and everything else. Now that I have my new Lumia 520, I don't know how to copy my contacts, pictures and video ...
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Can we launch applications from the lock screen itself?

Can we launch applications from the lock screen itself? I am using a Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.1.10.
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Remove Date and Time from lock-screen

I am using Nokia Luima 520 with windows 8.1.10 version. From the lock screen I wish to remove date and time. It is only because I am huge bing fan and like most of the images offered by bing to it's ...
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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 get Glance screen on Lumia 520? [duplicate]

I have come to know that Glance screen is not available on the Nokia Lumia 520. Is there some trick to get it working nonetheless? Preferably without compromising battery.
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Does switching phones also let you take your purchased apps to the phone you are switching over? [duplicate]

I am using Nokia lumia 1020 with windows 8.1.10. Thinking to buy Lumia 132. So when I sign in by my Microsoft account in 1320, Would I also get all my purchased apps in that also? Does switching ...
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High battery consumption issues with windows 8.1, Any solution?

I have recently upgraded to windows phone 8.1 developer's preview for my Nokia Lumia 520. With its touchy features I got a side-effect, that is, the battery gets low very quickly. Any specific ...
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Windows Phone 8 Silent Mode

I am not sure if this is possible in WP8, but I am trying to tweak the audio playback settings and would like to know if anyone else has been able to accomplish this. What I am looking to do is have ...
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How to delete websites I have browsed?

I have attempted to delete the history of web sites I visit by choosing Settings/Delete history. Although the "deleting browsing history" message appears on the phone screen, the website is not ...
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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 can I turn off app notifications in Windows Phone 8?

How can I disable app notifications in Windows Phone 8? Specifically, I'm looking to turn off notifications on a per app basis so I can disable notifications from Whatsapp.
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static ip on windows phone 8

Can I use static ip on wp8 ? In my office they use ip addresses over wifi network . If I want to connect through the wifi it requires to put IP,Subnet Mask,Gateway and DNS Server. On Android or iOS we ...
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Change single tap for execute to double tap

More often than not I accidentally execute a link in IE when all I wanted to do was to move the screen. Is it possible to make a double tap a requirement to open a link?
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Is it possible to migrate WiFi settings from one phone to another?

My old phone knows about several (well, 13) WiFi networks over time (so, things like home, parents, friends, work, etc) - is it possible to migrate these known networks between two phones (or even to/...
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Speech Language is not downloading

I have changed my speech language to new one, and it showing Downloading all the time. It has been still Downloading for 2 weeks (It's only 24Mb, expected to finish within a minute). I have connected ...
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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 ...
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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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Select ALL mail or photos

Is it possible to select all your emails at once in the default mail app of WP8? The same goes for images in the default image library. You have the ability to select all your text messages in the ...
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“My phone number” Incorrect

The number that is displayed in the phone settings page is not my number. This is on a Nokia Lumia 620 running Windows Phone 8 (8.0.10211.204). Where does the phone get this number from? Is there a ...
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How to transfer my existing Photo and video from Phone memory to SD card in my Windows 8 Phone?

I have Nokia Lumia 720 Windows Phone which supports SD card. Before I purchased SD card I took some Photos and Videos but now I have purchased it and configured it to store all new photos, videos and ...
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Tap-to-wake not working every time

It seems like the tap-to-wake feature on my Lumia 1020 is not very reliable. Is there any way to make it work more consistently?
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Finding/Setting the first day of the week

I am using a time tracking app that can report time spent on various categories in a day, week, month and so on. The developer tells me that the "Week" code uses a phone setting for the first day of ...
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Why do I have a Windows Live & an Outlook account when they're (nearly) the same thing?

Recently I signed up for a couple of Microsoft programmes via xxx@live.co.uk and now I sort of want to see the emails I get on that account (previously never worried about it). I figured I'd add ...
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space occupied by other files in Storage Check in WP8 [duplicate]

I'm using Lumia 620, WP8. In the storage check option in Settings tab, i can able to see the spaces allocated by the files. Its listing the files in the order so as that last option is other. How ...
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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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Workarounds for failed proximity sensor (screen blanks out during calls)?

I've got the opposite problem to the one raised in this question - the screen goes blank once a call is initialised and that makes it nearly impossible to end a call. The phone's gathered plenty of ...
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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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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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Is it possible to decrease the sensitivity of sideways swiping?

Thinking that this may be a system-wide setting rather than being specified within the app, is it possible to alter the sensitivity of sideways swiping? For example, when scrolling through lots of ...
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Is it possible to modify or add my own colour themes?

Under Settings > Theme, there is the option to choose an "Accent colour" - is it possible to alter any of the elements in this list? I see that there is an "htc" option on my phone that is almost ...
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Flush the DNS on mobile

Is there a way to flush DNS like we do on windows PC. Actually, deleting history is a pain and again entering all the credentials and setting cookie is tough. The reason i need to flush DNS is ...
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Are unlocked phones upgradable to 7.8

For some weird reason, Samsung has stopped offering Omnia W in India and launched Omnia M. Omnia W(A.K.A. Focus flash on at&t) is much better and I am interested in buying the same. This device ...
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Facebook functionalities in people hub

The people hub is really good and the integration of Facebook and twitter is just great. The hub is so good that its restraining me from installing the dedicated Facebook app. But since both exists ...
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Impact of frequent resetting

I have a stupid habit of resetting my phone every month. Does this have any bad impact on WP7 phone??
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Photos rotate automatically

There is some strange thing happening with my lumia 710. Some of the images taken in the portrait mode appear as taken in landscape mode in my camera roll albums. I am not sure how is this happening....
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Where are the videos from 3rd party apps saved

I have whatsapp installed on my lumia 710 running on 7.5 tango. Yesterday one of my friends send a Picture and video but I deleted the chat later. Now, I can find the image in pictures album Saved, ...
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Garbage cleanup on windows phone

From a sole user perspective, are there any ways or tools to keep the phone clean and fresh. I mean people install and remove many apps daily on their phone which must leave a lot of foot prints on ...