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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Media player buttons in volume control

What's the deal with music player for windows phone 7.5. Whenever I stop playing music and return back, the mini player starts showing on the lock screen and disappears automatically after some time. ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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Battery comparison on 2G vs 3G

Nokia lumia 710 is great windows device but with a mediocre 1320 mAh battery. The phone needs a charge twice a day with moderate to heavy usage. Right now I am using a 3G internet pack on mobile which ...
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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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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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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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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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How does the calendar on windows phone work?

I am unable to understand or able to make use of calendars. Right now I have a Facebook account and a windows live account setup on my phone. Contact have been filtered to just show the live contact ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I remove the recently used programs on Windows Mobile 2003 [closed]

I have a PDA running Windows Mobile 2003. Every time a program is used, it shows up in the recently used section of the start menu. I have a program that saves the device registry state so I can ...
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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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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 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.
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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.