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Syncing Audiobooks as Podcasts and not as Music

I like to listen to audiobooks, but if I sync an audiobook as music I get all of the "music playback" behaviour. My WP doesn't remember where I'm at - it doesn't automatically remove listened to ...
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How to turn off live tile?

On Windows 10 I can right-click any tile in my Start menu and choose to turn off the live tile functionality, turning it into a static app icon. Is there a way to do this in Windows 10 Mobile? If I ...
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Connecting to Windows 8.1 phone from Linux Ubuntu

I am trying to connect to a Lumia 435 Windows 8.1 phone from Ubuntu. It is an mtp device, and when I connect it to the computer, it gets mounted on Nautilus. I am even able to create directories in ...
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What is the significance of WP8 using the NT kernel for end-users and app developers?

Journalists often mention that Windows Phone 8 runs the NT kernel. What is the significance of the switch to the NT kernel for end-users (i.e. better performance, more hardware supported, etc.) and ...
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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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transferring info from phone to sd card

I have put in a new sd card. I can't find out how to transfer apps & information that has been backed up. I followed instructions about storage sense but can't get how to retrieve info.
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Is there a way to enable Quiet Hours without Cortana?

I downloaded the dev preview of WP 8.1 and temporarily set my region to US in order to test Cortana. During my testing, I could configure the so-called quiet hours feature. After I've tested Cortana ...
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Crazy battery drain and heating on new Windows 10 mobile builds?

My Lumia 930 updated to the latest slow branch insider preview build last friday and since then it has been running through the battery a lot faster than before and runs a bit warmer than before even ...
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Backup always fails at 96%

I have a Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 in it. Since some months now, I cannot backup with my Microsoft account, because the backup fails at 96% with the usual generic message. Before that ...
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Volume stuck in music player - number changes, but doesn't affect actual volume

When using the XBox music player, sometimes the volume hangs. In such cases, when I click the volume up/down I see the volume number increase/decrease, but it doesn't affect the actual volume - music/...
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How to change physical Bluetooth keyboard layout on Windows 10 Mobile?

I've connected my Lumia with Windows 10 Mobile to a Bluetooth keyboard. It works fine, but... Windows is using one keyboard layout standard (ABNT Brazilian standard) while the keyboard is USA ...
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

My phone (a Nokia Lumia 520) is connected to a WiFI network but I've forgotten the password. Is there any way I can get the password of the wifi network that I am currently connected to?
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Does Windows Phone 8 support custom SMS, email, alarms, or calendar alerts?

Windows Phone 7 gave us the ability, eventually, to add custom ringtones by tagging an MP3 with a genre of "Ringtone". Can the same be done on Windows Phone 8 for SMS/MMS messages, emails, alarms or ...
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Not all Google Calendars shown

I use Google Contacts and Calendars with my Lumia 920 (GDR2/Amber update) since beginning of 2013, so I'm one of the users, who access contacts and calendars still via Exchange Active Sync. I've ...
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How to set up contacts on Windows Phone 8 without using the cloud services

I have a Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8, however, I can't seem to find a way to add contacts to my phone without going through Microsoft's cloud services. I want my contacts stored locally ...
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Is it possible a block a contact in lumia 520?

I need to block a certain phone number from contacting me. I don't know where to find this option in Nokia Lumia 520. Can someone please help with this issue?
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Does Cortana have an “always listening” mode?

Does Cortana have an "always listening" mode so I can launch her without physically touching my phone, by speaking a specific word or phrase? Like Kinect has "Xbox", Google Now has "Okay, Google" and ...
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Is there limit on the number of pinned tiles?

I am customizing my home screen quite thoroughly and I have many pinned tiles on my home screen now. I am wondering if there is some limit on the number of pinned home-screen-tiles.
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How you archive email on gmail account in Windows Phone?

When I click delete on an email (gmail) in Windows phone, not only does it not archive the email (which is what I'd prefer) but it doesn't even delete it when I go check my email back in gmail website....
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How to check if my Nokia Lumia 920 is new?

I recently bought a Nokia Lumia 920 from eBay. After reading some negative feedback about the seller (yes, after I bought it). I am now worried whether or not the phone I've purchased is an original ...
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How to hide the keyboard?

On a few occasions the keyboard has popped up and refused to disappear. On Android you can hold down the menu button to show/hide the keyboard. Does Windows Phone 7 have a similar thing?
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When will Windows 10 be released?

I'm subscribed to the Preview for Developers program, but I'm in the dark about the next big OS version for my phone (which is currently a Lumia 1520). We know that Windows 10 will be on every device ...
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How do I clean App Data of specific app?

I see on settings page that apps such Twitter and Translate store some App Data: How do I clean that App Data? Tried to clean Temporary files in Storage Check, but it didn't help.
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How to find new Block and Filter app in windows 10 mobile?

After I updated my Lumia 640 to Windows 10 Call + SMS filter app was removed and should have been replaced by new Block and Filter feature. But I'm not able to find it on my phone. I'we already looked ...
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How to exit Narrator on Windows Phone?

I nearly hard reset my phone today. The problem is that while the screen reader works well, it appears almost impossible to scroll the screen, meaning if you exit the settings page it is very ...
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Downloads folder in Windows Phone 8.1

How do I see what's in the downloads folder? When I plug the phone into the computer I can view the contents of the downloads folder but when using the phone directly I can't find the download folder.
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How can I add my email address to the dictionary?

It would be good to be able to add words & phrases to the dictionary e.g. my email address (which I am having to input a lot) I know you can add a word if it gets a red squiggle and a + sign, but ...
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How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones?

Now that I know when Windows 10 will be released let's go to the important thing. I'm aware that it's unfinished software different than what Developer Preview is and know it can brick my phone. How ...
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How does a Windows 8 Phone integrate with Windows 8 or 8.1?

For someone who has a Windows 8.1 device (laptop) as well as a Surface Pro, are there any unique features of the Windows 8 phone that would create a more unified experience between all of the devices? ...
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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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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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Any solution for 3G traffic counting?

Can I see my traffic somewhere in settings? Is there some app doing this? Or any app for jailbreaked devices? It's kind of basic feature nowadays, when internet connection is necessary.
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Do Windows 10 Mobile users have an Anniversary update like desktop users of Windows 10?

Do we have an Anniversary update to Windows 10 Mobile like desktop users of Windows 10? Will we see any noticeable features in this update?
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Is it normal my phone heat becomes unbearable?

I have my Lumia 925 for about a week now. It gets unbearably heated up above the camera when constant gaming. I have to close the game to let it cool for a bit. Is this a normal behavior? If it is, ...
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How to save offline maps to SD card?

I own a Nokia Lumia 620 which has 8GB internal memory and allows up to 64GB SD card. The approx 6GB internal memory available are quite limiting to store a lot of offline maps. Is it possible to ...
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What can be backed up?

I just read this Q: How can I backup my SMS I am curious about what any other thing IS or IS NOT possible to back up in my phone? I expect a list of things that CAN be backed up a list of those ...
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Why some tiles became grayed out?

A couple days ago I noticed one tile in my screen was grayed out (sort of). My first thought was that the app was updating but as soon as I went to the Store there are nothing downloading or just ...
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What is sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview?

What will be sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview? I just purchased a Lumia 925 and switched carriers. So far I like it, but my original intent was to install the preview. Now, ...
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What is the difference betwen Outlook and Hotmail account?

When should one use Outlook, and when Hotmail? Is there any significant difference for live.com accounts? As it seems, live.com accounts can be set either by using Outlook or Hotmail choice in WP. I ...
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Possible to hookup windows phone 7 with google contacts?

I am wondering can I setup my windows phone 7(nokia lumia 800) with Google Contacts?
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Is there a way to sync emails to the server immediately after they are read?

My Gmail messages don't sync immediately to the server after they are read/deleted/modified on the phone. You need to wait for the next sync cycle or press the sync button to manually sync it. I am ...
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How often does a background task run?

Is it possible to find out how often a background task runs for an installed application? I would like to get an idea about how much work some of my apps are doing in the background.
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How can I tell if the alarm is currently snoozing?

Sometimes I hit the snooze button instead of disabling the alarm when it goes off in the morning. Is there any way to tell which is the case afterwards without waiting for the alarm to possibly start ...
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Opening .mobi files on Windows Phone 7 Kindle app

I need help on opening the .mobi file using the Kindle app on the Phone 7. I got a mobi file from a friend but can't figure out how to open it on my device. No idea if someone who can actually do ...
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Gadgets drains battery in backgournd while not even used nor allowed?

I have a Lumia 930 WP8.1 and I keep seeing the Gadgets app with 20+% usage in battery saver (last 24h) and I noticed my battery draining quicker in the past week. I do own 2 DT-903 charging pads, ...
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OneDrive uses a lot of space. How can I clean this?

I've got a problem. OneDrive is really large (~2 GB) and I don't know how to remove/clean it (without wiping the whole device). Is there any option I can clean this up? Notes: Already cleaned ...
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How can I enable the “Personalize my music” setting?

I was downloading an app that was unrelated to music, and saw this dialog: I did not realize this was part of the new User Agreement from Microsoft, and I unchecked the box so as not to give the app ...
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Syncing with Google Calendar changes time of new items

I have Lumia 520 with WP8. I am using two calendars - Google and Exchange. I am in GMT+1 time zone and have this zone set everywhere (phone, Google, Exchange). We observe daylight saving. In summer ...
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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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File manager in Windows Phone 8.1?

I've heard the rumour that a file manager (don't know if a third-party app) is coming with Windows Phone 8.1 that allows read/write, cut/copy/paste and rename of files stored in phone memory and on ...

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