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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

There's no universal way to roll any Windows Phone device back to 8.0 that's guaranteed to work 100% of the time. From the Windows Phone Preview for Developers page: You cannot revert or return to ...
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How can I export or extract my text messages to a file?

As I have been searching for this for ages and there were no actually useful responses, I want to post this here as this is the first result that always appears on my search. There IS an official ...
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How to toggle "programmer mode" and scientific mode of the Calculator?

There are actually 2 landscape modes depending on which way you turn the device, you'll get a different mode. Turning the phone 90 degrees counterclockwise (bottom of phone in your right hand) will ...
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Is Chrome available on Windows Phone 8?

Chrome is not yet available for Windows Phone. If you want to try an alternate browser, Opera Mini and UC Browser are available.
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what's up with this exclamation mark on my lock screen?

That symbol means there's a weather alert for your area. It may be a flood, freeze, or some other kind of warning. You'll see the same symbol on the Start tile and in the app.
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How can I export or extract my text messages to a file?

With the contacts+message backup app there is now an official way to export your texts. This app only used to work on devices with SD Cards, but has been updated to work on all devices as far as I can ...
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Restoring lock screen password entry keyboard to numeric

Ok, solution was really quite simple, this may be enough: Disable lock screen password Enable the lock screen password. When it prompts for the new password, it should show just the numeric phone ...
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Make my Lumia 1020 sound like a phone

Not sure what exactly you mean by "proper phone ring sound", but if you mean the sound an old-school rotary phone would make, then on my Lumia 920 that's (rather appropriately) called "Nostalgia", ...
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How can I remotely lock and erase phone data?

There is a feature called Find My Phone which you can use it. To enable locking and erasing the phone data remotely, you will need to have the following settings enabled. To check, go to Settings > ...
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

You can't. For the security purposes.
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

Note: The below instructions apply to Windows Phone 8.1. If your phone has not already received this update from your carrier or OEM, you may want to consider signing up for and installing Preview for ...
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Skype silent when desktop is connected?

Skype is now rolling out active endpoints. This should help minimize the problem with notifications or calls appearing on several devices.
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

Privacy concerns. These settings are controlled by OS and not exposed to apps. So, there is no other way to get to it. Only one way i can suggest is, login to the router config page and check its ...
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How to install Windows Phone 7 on a Windows Phone 8 device?

This is not possible as Windows Phone 7 supported different processors.
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How to browse a Windows Phone 8 device on OS X?

On OS X, unfortunately, you cannot transfer any files other than photos and videos (using the Windows Phone app). However, you can change the extensions of the files you want to copy to .mp3/4 and ...
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How to share internet over USB from PC to a Windows Phone 8 device?

By judging what you are trying here to accomplish, I think you are mentioning Reverse USB Tethering. Windows Phone 7 had it by default via Zune. In Windows Phone 8 the dev team dropped this feature. ...
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My phone has no zune

When you plug your phone in to your PC, you can copy media across using Windows Media Player; you no longer need to use the Zune application on the desktop. You can also just copy the files across ...
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How do I report a WP8 bug?

Reporting a bug through the phone itself There is no built in module in the phone that allows you to reports bugs per se. You do have an option of allowing Microsoft (and Nokia if you have a Nokia ...
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How much RAM does Windows Phone 8 use?

With no apps are running, the Windows Phone OS uses "some" of that memory, and as an end user, you shouldn't need to care, as application developers have to flag their applications as supporting low-...
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How can I change my phone's Bluetooth name?

The Bluetooth name is the name of your device. There are some options to follow, depending on which Windows Phone model you have. But the best one is the easiest. Connect your phone to the computer ...
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How do I install Windows Phone 8 on HTC One M8?

It is currently impossible to install Windows Phone 8 on an HTC One M8 running Android. You'll have to buy an HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8 pre-installed.
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How to install Windows Phone 7 on a Windows Phone 8 device?

This question was really unexpected! Short answer: no. Windows Phone 7's last update is dated back to 14 March 2013. Also, the last few updates didn't included new hardware support but only some ...
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Stack Exchange app for Windows Phone?

If you are willing to work with some bugs, this might be an option. Personally, though, like @RowlandShaw, I use IE. EDIT: The app I linked to has been officially released, so the bugs shouldn't be a ...
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How to create large tiles for Phone and messaging app?

You can add tiles and set the size of your favorite apps to the start screen by following these simple instruction. Add a new tile: Resize a tile:
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What Does Microsoft Office Have on WP8 that it doesn't on 7.5?

There are mostly aesthetic and workflow streamlining changes. Office Hub (source: futurecdn.net) The Office logos have been updated, and the tabs have been renamed. Recent documents are shown in a ...
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How does a Windows 8 Phone integrate with Windows 8 or 8.1?

There is a dedicated app for Windows Phone 8. As well allowing you to automatically synchronise photos, videos etc. taken on your phone to your PC, this app alsp allows you to: Get your music, ...
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Storing emails on phone

To view the entire archive of your mail, you can set the sync settings of an email account to "download email from" "anytime".
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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

Yes you can for Nokia phones, it's very simple and easy. Nokia has released a tool for recovery you can download here After downloading the file: Install the program. Run the program. Plug in your ...
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What is the difference between hard reset and soft reset?

The soft reset : A soft reset can be done very easy on a Windows Phone. You have to hold the on-off switch of the smartphone for a few seconds and then select ” To turn of slide downward” Now the ...
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Turn off notifications in Windows Phone 8

For some apps, you can turn off notifications through the app's own settings. For the ones that don't allow this, do the following: Go to Settings Swipe right and choose "background tasks" For each ...
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