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Is it possible to manually install apps from Store in devices with no SD slot?

I know we can download and manually install apps from the Store via SD card. But I want to know if a can install this app manually downloaded from Store in devices with no SD card slot. Before ...
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Copy a discontinued app from one phone to another

My family uses Life360 to keep track of each other's location, on a mixture of iOS and Windows Phone 8.1 phones. We're adding a new Windows Phone 8.1 to the family, but I now discover that Life360 ...
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If “46 of the top 50” mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8, what are the other 4?

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that "46 of the top 50" mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8. What are these top 50 apps, and which 4 are missing from WP8?
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How to download apps without using the store?

Can we download apps or games on our PC first and then later install them through Zune? I have a Nokia Lumia 800.
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Unable to install and update whatsapp on my Lumia 630. It's giving me the 80073cf9 sign

I got a message that my whatsapp version has expired and that I should go to window's Store and update. It's been difficult to update and I cannot even access the version on my phone.
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How can I view which apps I've purchased?

I can't recall all the apps and games I purchased before I had to do a reset of my phone. Is there any way to see my order history?
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How to buy Windows Phone app for child account

My son wants Minecraft pocket edition on Windows Phone for his birthday. Currently on the "My Family" settings on Windows Phone website I have his account set up to allow free downloads only. I'm ...
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80070010 error code

I am trying to install a game . When I click on install I am getting an error There has been a problem completing your request.Try again later. This error code may be helpful:80070010. What ...
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Is there any way to see or enable viewing of Update Notes in the Marketplace?

Something that has always bothered me in the Marketplace is that I cannot see any update info from the developer of an app when the app is ready for update. All I see now is the same write-up that is ...
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Is it possible to know the last update date of an App?

On the Windows Phone 8.1 Store each App page showed at the bottom of the page the last date of update of the App. I found that information useful, in order to understand if an App was actively ...
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Camera on Lumia 535

I am not able to zoom in the camera. Is the default model like that or has it got to do with something with my device? Is there any solution to that?
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Why can't I register my credit card on the Marketplace?

I am "lucky" that Croatia is one of the "new" countries which have their marketplace up and running. I can live with the fact that some apps aren't available here (but it's confusing that the guys ...
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How to know if an app works in low-end device in Store?

When I'm browsing the Store in the Internet or in my Lumia 920 I can see and install all apps. But sometimes I want to see games for my daughter's phone (Lumia 520) which only has 512MB RAM. I know ...
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What Does “Update Apps Automatically” Mean?

In the Store settings, there is an option to "Update apps automatically". When turned on, will this simply check for updates x times per day (meaning that if I'm waiting on an update, I may have to ...
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“Can't sign in” & “Please try again. If the problem continues, you might need to restart your phone” error when downloading new apps from store

Info: I have a Nokia Lumia 520 running Windows 8.1 (OS version: 8.10.12393.890) and I'm getting a really weird error that I can't find a solution for, I'm not sure if it can be fixed. I'm not sure ...
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How to cancel app downloads in Store?

I cannot cancel an app download from the Store. It's been showing "starting download" for 1-2 hours already, and there is no Cancel button. Please help me, I need to install the app.
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Any way to get notified of app updates?

In Windows Phone 8.1 the Store was able to notify of pending app updates on the live tile as well as in the notification centre. Is there something similar in Windows 10 Mobile, for those who don't ...
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What does error c101abb9 mean when trying to download from the Marketplace

I was attempting to download some applications from the Marketplace on my phone (HTC Trophy on Vodafone UK) last night and kept getting the message" There is a problem completing your request. Try ...
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cant access oulook email or app store without password pop up

Pop up screen keeps asking for password. When I enter password it still comes back to the same screen. Can't access app store read my email or anything. It just started doing this outta the blue. Did ...
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Incomplete download from Store

I was downloading Tiny Troopers 2, but i canceled, now i can't delete the incomplete download. He is allocated on the Others storage. Specs: Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia 535
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Download Problems

While trying to download an app (I don't want). I get error messages number 80004004 I don't know what to do and I can't delete the app. Now I can't get to download any downloads - it seems as if ...
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I can not install apps from the SD card

I can not install apps from the SD card, when I try to install one it shows the message... "we are having a trouble installing this app" What can I do to fix this?
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WhatsApp not found in Store

I already installed WhatsApp on my Lumia 525. Today when I searched for WhatsApp in the Store nothing turned up. When I go to my app and check for updates, I am displayed with a message that it's not ...
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Windows Phone Marketplace

Is there different app marketplace for every country or region ?? Like one for US, one for UK and one for India. If so, why has microsoft gone with this strategy rather than having just one ...
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Marketplace reviews and ratings

Why don't see any reviews under reviews pivot in market place? At first I thought its because its pretty new market and there are none, but I can see them on web version of market place.
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How can I install apps that is not available for my device?

I want to install this app on my device. It tells me it's not available and the "free" button is greyed out so I can't install it. I encountered similar problems like this one with different apps. ...
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I am unable to open the store on my Lumia 525 to download apps

When I am trying to open the store to download an app on my Nokia Lumia 525 it is showing the error code - 805a8011, even after rebooting I am unable to open the store, what should I do now? Please ...
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Details on applications permissions

Each application on the marketplace asks for some permissions. Is there a an existing listing of all these permissions with the associated details ? For instance, what rights are granted to an ...
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Play unsupported games on low end devices(hack/tweak)

I have a 512MB low end device(Nokia Lumia 720). I wish to play high-end games on it like Dead Trigger 2 and other Gameloft Games. But, the store says my device is incompatible. I am an android user. ...
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How to add an app in Windows Phone Store to my wish list?

I am looking for a way to favorite an app I happen to like on Windows Store which I plan to install later (e.g. when I have access to WiFi) or simply have it in my list of favorites, like that in ...
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Multiple Stuck “Downloading Application” Attention required tap here

I just got a replacement WP8 Nokia 928 for a defective one. After putting the SIM card in the new phone from the old I went through the start up options and one of them was to restore from my old ...
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What is the technical text below reviews in the Windows Phone Dev Center?

In the Windows Phone Dev Center, you can view the reviews of your apps. This includes the name of the reviewer and the date when it was reviewed. Under that, there is, sometimes, some sort of ...
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When is a new app rating displayed in the marketplace?

Sometimes I rate an app on the phone and promptly unninstall it. I think rate and review is very important procedure to improve the way people find apps and I want to guarantee mine was saved. When ...
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How to delete the app list from My Apps?

I am came from android. I am very new to Windows phone. I have download some apps from store. I don't like that apps and uninstalled that apps from my phone. Now when ever I go to My Apps list it ...
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Wrong language in marketplace after update to 7.8

After the update to 7.8, all descriptions of apps and games in the marketplace are in italian instead of english as before. I've experienced this on both my HTC Trophy and Nokia Lumia 800. It ...
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Possible to split payment or add money to Microsoft Account?

I'm trying to buy an app that's $12.99, but only have about $4 in my Microsoft Account. When I try to buy using the account, it says my balance is too low and the transaction ends there. Is there a ...
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How do I update an app?

I'd assumed for ages that I got updates to all my current apps by clicking on "1 update", "2 updates" at the foot of the Marketplace homepage as and when I chose to visit Marketplace. Not sure why, ...
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Why I can´t find/download this app from marketplace?

I found this app on stackapps.com - https://stackapps.com/questions/1942/overflow7-stack-exchange-sites-on-windows-phone-7 But when I click on link to download it, Zune launches with app page and ...
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When will we have SnapChat and KIK apps in windows phone store ?

I use Microsoft LUMIA 540. The only chatting app which I could use in it is Whatsapp. When will it support apps like snapchat, kik. There is also an KIK app in store which will never installs.
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Can I still use my old WP7 device as a PDA and still purchase apps?

My wife is thinking of switching away from her WP7 device. I know she'll still be able to use her existing apps and wifi, and sync MP3s via Zune Charging apps to our carrier account has never worked ...
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Can't Download Apps From Store

Why can't I install any apps on my phone? It says to try later. I tried later several times, but it still doesn't work.
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Can I download, re-sign, and distribute a Windows Store app across an organisation?

We have a situation where we're like to distribute a free-to-download Windows Store app to ~1,000 users across an organisation. Currently the approach is for each user to log in to the store ...
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Download Apps or Games through PC

I am using Windows Phone 1320. Is it possible to download an app or game from windows store through my PC and it automatically gets installed on my Lumia 1320?
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Is it possible to change display and store language in Windows Phone?

Currently I reside in Russia and I am thinking about purchasing a WP smartphone. I noticed that when I log in to the Microsoft App store through the web interface it's only allowing me to see it in ...
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What will happen to my purchased apps after resetting my phone?

I purchased a pack of apps from Microsoft Store. I want to know if I reset my phone for any reason, will I be able to use them again without repurchasing them? I am talking here about Paid apps. ...
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how to solve code error 800704CF

I cant download any applications I even kept on making new Microsoft account but still I can't download everytime it show error code
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WP8.1 App Version Changed on Store

We have a WP8.1 app which has a package version of '1.2.0.38', but when it's published to the windows store, it shows a version around '2015.X.XX.XXXX'. I don't have any clue about it, the version is ...
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Do WP 8.0 apps appear in WP Store to users with WP 8.1

I am developing an application. I want to target the widest user base possible but I do not know for which platform I should develop. I fear that if I develop an app for WP 8.0, users with WP 8.1 won'...
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An App has disappeared from my phone, but the store says I have it, so I can't get it back

The app is "Dominion Picker", but I don't think the app is at fault. My wife has the same phone (Nokia 920) and OS (Windows 8.1), and hers is fine. I have had the app for quite a while, and got an ...
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Any trick to manually check for app updates?

Since the firmware update know as 1308 I have an issue that the update checker is not working so I have to manually check app by app. Do you know any trick to force the checker?