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Weird battery issues BLU Win HD LTE

My BLU Win HD LTE has been behaving strangely about the battery. The battery would discharge while its plugged in and the phone would randomly restart when the battery is below 20%. Same when I plug ...
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What features will I miss if I move apps to SD card?

I want know to what features -in general- will I lose after moving apps from internal to external storage. I'm using SD card class 10. I'm thinking about moving some apps like Facebook, Viber, ...
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How to use microsoft authenticator with gmail

I can provide 2-step security for my FB account, but cant seem to do it with my Google account. How can i do it?
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Upgrading OS from Windows Insider

What are the side-effects of downloading/updating Windows OS from Windows Insider ?
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How can I use usb tethering between my windows 10 phone and my windows 10 laptop?

I wish to share my mobile phone connection with my laptop. Both are on windows 10. I understand this is called usb tethering and that it should work easily. However, I can't manage to have internet ...
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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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pictures vanishes from my phone after sometimes

when I capture or download any picture, it shows in the gallery for a while but after I reopen the gallery then doesn't show not even after connecting to my laptop. I don't know where it goes but it ...
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How to disable Home Screen wallpaper reposition?

I'm a very "aesthethics guy" and it annoys me a lot that when I make my own wallpaper and set a new Home Screen wallpaper, WP changes its position (always moved a bit to the sides and up/bottom hidden)...
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Outlook Email, Calendar, and People not syncing

I have a Microsoft account using (myEmail).outlook.com. I get this error message: Something went wrong we're having a problem connecting to m.hotmail.com. Contact a support person or your service ...
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Battery is always 100% while charging

I have a Nokia Lumia 735. When I connect the phone to charger the battery status changes to 100% every time. If i restart my phone the battery status shows the real % change of battery. Whne I restart ...
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Make Cortana listen on Cortana-app startup

When I click on the Cortana tile, Cortana doesn't listen (to "hey Cortana") until I click the small microphone button. Is there a way to have it listen right after I click on its tile?
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Delete Cortana voice information

Is there any way to delete my voice information from Microsoft's servers?
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What did most recent update do?

I have a Lumia 950 XL (UK version, if that matters) and, this morning, it performed a system update. Anyone know what that might have contained or can point me to where I can find out? TIA.
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What is the function of "Volume up + Volume down" Combo?

Phone L535DS OS : W10M(10.0.15047.0-Fast Ring) As we all know VolUp + Power combo is designated for taking screenshot and VolDown + Power is designated for launching Feedback Hub. But when I press ...
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Update my 1020 to windows 10 [duplicate]

I Can't get W10M update on my 1020 using neither upgrade advisor nor insider (in all 3 rings). MSoft is not providing updates for phones with s4 processors, and i know it. But, can I tweak my phone to ...
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Instagram Business Account

I am using lumia 540 with windows 10 latest build. I am trying to use Instagram Business Account. But i don't have option to Switch Business Account. I am not sure Business Account option is available ...
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Skype Video not working with Windows Phone 10

My Skype on my Windows Phone 10 used to work fine up until suddenly, for some reason, I can see the person I am calling but they can't see me. They can hear me but not see me. I can see my video feed ...
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How to share songs from Groove?

Groove music is ultimately the best music playing app for Windows phone and can easily do most of the needed features. However it doesn't seem to allow me to share music tracks directly from the app. ...
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How to enable "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10 Mobile?

I can set Cortana on my Laptop running Windows 10 Pro to respond when I say "Hey Cortana" and I don't even need to touch the Laptop to command something to Cortana. I can enable or disable this in ...
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Can't downloads keyboards in Windows 10

My Blu Win HD LTE got bricked during a hard reset yesterday. I recovered it using the WDRT tool which put it back into Win8.1 Update 2. I updated it again until I could find no more updates. While ...
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How to cope-up with this security flaw in Windows 10 Mobile?

As we all know, Windows 10 Mobile has new security bug can let anyone bypass the code and access the photos in the gallery even when the phone is locked by following procedure. Switch on the camera ...
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Phone stuck in a reboot loop after hard reset

I had been facing some sim issues on my blu win hd lte. I decided to reset it. I clicked the reset button and the phone rebooted and the blu logo came but after a second or so the phone screen went ...
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Phone losing signal after switching on mobile data

I have been using a JIO 4G LTE Sim in my Blu WIN HD LTE for quite a while now and never had any problems. Yesterday morning I woke up and found that sim slot 1 (which had my JIO sim) had no signals. I ...
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Managing all app sounds in Lumia 650 DS / Windows 10

For my newly purchased Lumia 650 DS I have recovered my backup made previously on Lumia 635. To my surprise, most of app sounds that I could managed on Lumia 635 or expected on Lumia 650 are gone. ...
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How to check OTG support in Windows 10 Mobile?

When I was on Android I was able to check whether my device supports USB OTG or not using this procedure. I have heard that Windows 10 Mobile supports OTG but neither there is any official content ...
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No text message notifications at all

Some time ago my phone stopped giving any notifications when I receive text messages. Given the nature of the problem I have no idea when exactly this happened, as I just thought that I wasn't getting ...
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How to use Netflix and DLNA/Airplay/Miracast

I have an Anycast dongle on my TV. I'm able to cast (DLNA/Airplay) YouTube videos using the Tubecast app, which works fairly well - albeit it freezes on large (movie length) videos. I'd like to know ...
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How to share built-in wallpapers in Windows 10 Mobile?

For Pc's We can share built-in wallpapers very easily via file explorer: Windows>Web>Wallpapers But for my Lumia 535 running windows 10 mobile it seems that built-in wallpapers cannot be shared. ...
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Edge browser rendering huge fonts

Here is an example with wikipedia page, and there are many other sites with the same issue. Is there a way to fix this annoying behavior?
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How to create large tile in Windows 10 Mobile?

For PC's We can create tiles of four sizes wiz. small, medium, wide and large. But for my Lumia 535 running Windows 10 Mobile it seems that only first three could be pinned. Tapping on resizing button ...
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How to change Youtube video quality on Edge in mobile version?

I don't see any option to change video quality. It's frustrating when you are on a phablet and the video quality is poor.
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Cannot watch Youtube videos on any app

I use PerfectTube and Tubecast for watching youtube videos. Everything was working fine until yesterday. Now I can barely watch any of the videos, especially the songs. For example: I listen to this ...
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Where are my windows phone 8.1 wallpapers stored?

When I was on Windows phone 8.1 there were lot of system wallpapers. But after upgrading i can found none of them. whenever i go to Wallpaper settings Only few Of the Wallpapers available which had ...
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Windows 10 store is acting strnage

Everything was fine till yesterday, when out of the blue, the store doesn't work properly. Here is the problem: The store doesn't open full page of apps. rarely it does, but most of the time, I ...
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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 do I get rid of a huge whatsapp backup that just won't delete?

There's a WhatsApp backup on my Windows 10 mobile's memory card that won't go away and it's taking up over 6GB of storage space. I've tried many times to delete the folder and the sub folders + files ...
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Does Wallpaper(and lock screen wallpaper) size affect performance?

The default wallpapers provided are low in size,preferably less than 1Mb, and resolution. But if we add high resolution wallpaper with more Mb and resolution, will it affect performance? And what ...
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How to back up ringtones on cloud in windows 10 mobile?

I have many custom ringtones from many apps some of which have been pulled from the store while some ringtones belong to deleted audio files. So, is there anyway that I can get those ringtones backed ...
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Is it possible to export my blocked callers list on Windows phone to Android phone?

I want to export my long blocked callers list in my stock phone app to an Android phone. I'd like to do this job natively apart from Truecaller as I don't use it.
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What can I do to bring back missing quick action tiles in my WP10 action center?

About a week or two ago I received an OS update for my Lumia 950. Since then I am missing the top right quick action tile within my notification center (see screenshot). I already tried to soft reset ...
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Will my 3G phone benefit from 4G wireless router?

I have the 3G model of Lumia 640 XL. I think about buying a new 4G wireless WiFi router and connect My phone to it through WiFi. My question is, will my phone benefit from the high speed of 4G router ...
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Cannot download certain apps after Windows 10 upgrade

I have a Lumia 1020. Originally it was on Windows Phone 8.1 and I did the Insider Preview to get a preview of Windows 10 Mobile. During that time, I downloaded some apps/games and they worked fine. ...
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Hard reset my 950XL, rookie error and lost app specific data that I need...any workarounds?

Hi is there an expert out there knowledgeable in the arcane ways windows 10 mobile encrypts the local data on the SD Card? Long story short my rookie error was not realizing I couldn't re-install ...
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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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What does the three colored dots in Gestures mean/indicate?

Th three colored-dots at the bottom of the screen? What do they mean, represent? Or just for show?
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How to make calls in Skype Preview using my SIM card?

I was using Windows default messaging app, and somehow I decided to make my Skype Preview as default messaging app. Since I receive video calls. At first I use the call from Skype (phone icon), I ...
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Windows 10 Mobile Background Low Quality

I have a Lumia 535 running Windows 10 Mobile (latest build), screen resolution 540 x 960. The problem that I was trying to solve, is to make the picture look good on my phone. I've tweaked for some ...
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Apps corner disappeared from start screen, How can I bring it back?

I have pinned the "Apps corner" app on the start screen for fast access. All of a sudden it disappeared from the start screen. I went back to check the app from the settings. I found that the pin ...
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Disallow automatic updates

This night my phone restarted automatically to install updates, what meant that I lost all phone connectivity untill I woke up and inserted the SIM PIN code... This is really really bad, I could of ...
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Facebook Messenger keeps crashing - MS Lumia 640 LTE Dual Sim - Win 10

So recently, Facebook Messenger keeps crashing, whenever I try to type or send a message. Searching just returns solutions for the desktop app, not mobile. Does anyone else have this issue, or is it ...
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