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Microsoft Authenticator - what happens if I lose my phone?

I'm using Microsoft Authenticator for 9 or 10 sites now, I like the added security it gives. But what happens if I lose my phone? I'm not worried about other people using the codes, they are pretty ...
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Google Apps for Business with Windows phone?

I'm thinking about switching to WP8 from Android and evaluating what I need in order to live with it. I have business account with google apps. Use contacts, email and calendar. I found this: ...
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Send email button greyed out

Starting this morning, whenever I try to reply to emails on Windows 10 Mobile from my Gmail account, the send email button is greyed out: The funny thing is that if I create a new email, then the ...
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How to extract whatsapp messages.db message backup?

Whatsapp creates snapshots of its data backups on the phone. I can access this messages.db file, but is there a way to extract the data from it? It's not a standard compression it seems.
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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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Free up space in Mail & Messaging after deleting mail accounts

I am using a Lumia 730 Windows Phone which I recently updated to Windows 10. The update is installed and the very next day it gives a message for more updates. When I try to install, my phone is out ...
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Mobile Data Usage gets enabled automatically

Lumia 535 Dual-SIM, Windows Phone 8.1, OS Version 8.10.14234.375. I have noticed that infrequently my mobile data gets enabled automatically even when I had turned it off earlier. In Store and ...
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Free space for upgrade to WP 8.1?

How much free space on my phone is needed to install Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?
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Getting rid of the high volume warning

Whenever I have to reboot my phone, shortly after it gives me a warning about volume being too high and decides to set it to 13. It's annoying because it often happens when I'm driving (and therefore ...
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How can I unlock my phone that has been locked via windowsphone.com and encountered an error?

I was just testing Find My Phone on windowsphone.com. I locked it and entered password as 1234, windowsphone.com displayed a message that it cannot lock at the moment and asked me to try again later ...
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How often the phone checks for updates?

Just wondering how often Windows Phone checks for new updates? I know it can be done via Zune Desktop, and I also know it checks for updates automatically. I just wanted to know how often it does ...
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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 to fix the Onedrive songs' names bug?

I've been using the OneDrive songs in the Music app for a long time. But today a bug occurred. After adding some songs into the cloud, I tried to play them; while pressing the volume buttons, the song'...
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Error when connecting to PPTP VPN

I create a PPTP VPN in Windows 10 Mobile. When I want to connect, it shows this error: A connection to the remote computer could not be established, so the port used for this connection was closed. ...
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How to disable selecting picture in Kid's Corner?

In Windows Phone 8 there is facility of activating child mode or guest mode and the mobile owner can limit what apps such users can access. But there is problem and it is guest user can still set ...
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What Devices Support USB OTG And How Can Support Be Determined

How do you determine if a given Windows Phone running Windows Phone 10 supports USB OTG? I am aware that only a subset of phones support the protocol, but I haven't been able to find a list of which ...
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How to restore the Lumia 1020 with native applications and Windows 8.0?

I updated my Lumia 1020 with Windows 8.1 and came across the error 80072f8f. I searched solutions for this error and I opted for the hard reset. However the native applications were uninstalled. I ...
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Can't send files using bluetooth from Phone to Windows 8.1 PC

I tried connecting with my Dell Windows 8.1 PC using Bluetooth to sent a file from Phone. I am getting this error But I can transfer files from PC to Phone. Is this any driver problem of my PC or ...
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What is max video recording length?

I discovered the that iPhone 4 has a max video recording length of 50 mins due to some limitation built into the phone. Is Windows Phone similarly limited?
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What's the ultimate reason that Windows Phone 8 cannot run on current phones?

I know current phones do not have hardware supports for NFC and SD card, but what prevents them from running Internet Explorer 10? Is there no way to port the NT kernel to the current phones?
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Why doesn't Hotmail show a lockscreen notification envelope?

My three Gmail accounts play the notification sound, show an envelope on the lockscreen and display a 'new unread' count on the live tile, but my Hotmail account only plays the sound and shows the ...
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Release date of Windows 10 Mobile

I'm just curious. Is the date of update to Windows 10 known? I've just bought new phone with Windows Phone 8.1 and seller told me that I need to be prepared for update. Will Windows 10 be heavier then ...
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What means “Insider Release” and “Production” on Windows Insider app?

My Windows Insider updated and now it is showing four options: Insider Slow Insider Fast Insider Release Preview Production I'm using Insider Fast, but what about other options? If I choose Insider ...
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Will current WP7.x & WP8.x apps continue to work with Windows 10 for phones?

With Microsoft pushing Universal Apps for everything Windows 10 (PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox) I wonder if non-universal apps currently available in the store will continue to work on Windows 10 (at ...
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How to add flights to Cortana's notebook?

I've an upcoming flight, SK 4788, on 1/9. It seems she didn't recognize the ticket that was sent through email to my Microsoft account. How do I manually add a flight to Cortana's notebook? Also, on ...
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Why Glance Screen feature will not be available for Lumia 520?

Nokia is releasing Black update. But they are saying that Lumia 520 will not receive Glance Screen 2.0 feature due to hardware restriction. Can anyone explain how Glance Screen would work and why ...
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Why is turning on battery saver all the time not recommended?

As you can read here Microsoft advises against turning on the battery saver all the time. I am very disappointed in the battery life of my Lumia 920 and would like to turn on the battery saver for the ...
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How can I make my Lumia 950 XL screen timeout after “never”?

I have a Lumia 920 which allows me to select "never" for the "screen times out after" option. I like this since I can decide to leave Groove Music on the download screen while multiple albums are ...
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Detailed battery status?

I just switched to Windows phone (Nokia Lumia 930, after using android for ~5 years) and I can't find a lot of things, e.g., incoherent operating system, lag, crashes, substandard apps, lack of apps, ...
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Change Photo Resolution

Is there a way to change the photo resolution in Windows Phone 8? Specifically I have a Nokia Lumia 920. The 920 takes pictures at 8.7 megapixels with an image size of 3264 x 2448 pixels. For most of ...
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positioning the cursor

Whenever I type a SMS or an email or anything on a text field, I find it difficult to position the cursor at my desired place. Its easy to place by the end or beginning, but not in the middle of the ...
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What does the Windows Phone 7.8 update contain?

Since WP7.5 devices can't upgrade to WP8, and are instead limited to updating to version 7.8, what does that update contain? Are any of the new features in Windows Phone 8 be included?
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Is it possible to rearrange icons order in the action center of Windows 10 mobile?

On my Lumia 830 I configured my quick action icons in the action center. Since finally Windows 10 Mobile can show more action icons in the action center, I tried to rearrange the order of the icons ...
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What aspect of a photo is controlled by where I tap on the screen to take it?

Everyone says the Lumia takes lovely pictures, but many of mine are blurry and crappy. I generally take them by pressing the shutter button (why yes I am over 30.) This week I happened to take some by ...
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Logic behind Nokia update availability for “Country variant” models

Who does approve updates for Country variant? In some cases it looks like it is waiting for approval from all mobile providers, and in other (Lumia 1020) it comes before O2 finished their testing. ...
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What's new with GDR-3?

What are the new features provided by Microsoft Windows Phone 8's upcoming update gdr-3?
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What is the relationship between a data connection and GPS

There is a setting for turning off WiFi and cellular data but I cannot see one for GPS (unless the location setting is just for GPS?). It seems like the phone will try to get the location via other ...
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Blocking calls on WP 8.1

How to block calls (and preferably SMS too) on WP 8.1? Seems that WP 8 had an option in Settings "Call & SMS filter" that doesn't exist at all in this version. No options present in the phone ...
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I can't update Nokia Lumia 630

My brother has Lumia 630, everything works perfectly, but there is no way i can update his phone. Phone says that update is available, but when i tap download button there is just a message "...
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Restoring lock screen password entry keyboard to numeric

Background I used to have numeric lock screen password. The virtual keyboard was the numeric phone dialing keyboard with big keys. All was peachy, I could keep the phone to lock in 30 seconds because ...
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Android Apps in WindowsPhone 8

I need to know is there any software emulator or any other thing through which I can install and play Android apps/games on my WindowsPhone 8 (Lumia 520)
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Can you do group text messages with iPhone users?

One of the nice things I have with my current iPhone is the ability to do a group message with other iPhone users in the Messaging app. An iPhone user starts a conversation with me and a few others (...
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Monitor 3G and Wifi data usage

I've recently bought a Nokia Lumia 920 and although my plan at Vodafone NL is pretty large I would like to monitor my data usage. However I can't seem to find any app that does this. There is a ...
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How can i restart an unresponsive app?

I'm trying to set up Mayhem Remote, and it's stuck trying to connect to my computer. I want to restart the app, but I can't find a way of doing so. Pressing back, windows, or search suspends the app ...
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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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Does Windows Phone roam between wifi access points?

If there is a network composed of access points with the same SSID (such as a business or large house with multiple APs). Does windows phone automatically switch to the strongest signal without ...
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How to stop the insider preview builds completely on my phone?

I have a Lumia 930 running on slow ring Insider Preview. I wish to quit the program now but the only option under Settings->Windows Insider Programme is to put the builds on hold for a maximum of five ...
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Open PDF attachment from an Outlook email

I have Windows Phone 10, Outlook, and all latest updates. I installed Microsoft's PDF reader app (I also tried the Adobe app). I open an email and tap on a PDF attachment. Instead of opening, it ...
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Does windows phone skip between updates?

I am a new user to Windows Phone and I was just wondering if suppose a Windows Phone 8 got an update, but I did not update it at that time, after some time it got another update, then would my phone ...
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SD Card not working

I brought a new micro SD 32GB (sandisk) and soon I put into my Lumia 640XL. First thing that I tried was move the apps to card, but everything goes wrong and I had to reset my phone. Later I put the ...

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