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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to specify the “Display Name” (or “File As”) in the People Hub?

In desktop Outlook if you have an entry in your contact address book which is maybe just a first name and company name you can set the company name (or anything else) as the display name (actually on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to customize the interval for email setting “Download new content”?

Settings -> email + account -> select an account Under Download new content, I see options normally like as items arrive, 15 mins, 30 mins hourly and manually. How can I set customized hours like ...
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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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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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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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Can I make the it ring from my phone speaker instead of the headset when I have a bluetooth headset connected?

When I connect my headset to the phone all of the ring, notification and alarm signals go through the headset speaker. This makes it quite hard to hear the phone ringing when I take of the headset ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to setup e-mail settings to maintain conversations?

My brother has a WP7 phone, and when he answers to my e-mails, it becomes a new conversation in Gmail. If we write to each other in the same subject e.g. 8 times, I will have at least four ...
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WP7 phone not detected by computer

I have an LG E900 WP7 which was locked to orange UK network. I recently had the phone 'unlocked' to other networks (done by a phone shop) which I believe was done via the MFG app tool so I could go ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 save a screen capture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I take a screenshot on a Windows Phone device? I know that applications, can use code to capture screens inside themselves, offering a "Save Screen" like option. The ...
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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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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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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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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, ...