Edit: Microsoft has re-branded the Calendar UI. I have modified instructions below (without updating the screenshots).
The good news is yes, you can disable notification for birthday reminders that are coming from Facebook.
You cannot do this from within the calendar app but you can do it by using your Windows Live Calendar. The steps:
Log on to calendar....
The easiest and best way to do this, is to sign up for a Microsoft Account (you probably already have one, since your phone requires it for app purchases, etc).
Sign into http://www.outlook.com/ using the Microsoft Account you used to sync your phone. Click the / arrow next to Outlook and select "People" --
Then select "Import from file"
Then select your ...
Press and hold the volume down and Power buttons at the
same time until you feel a vibration (about 10–15 seconds).
When you feel the vibration, release the buttons, and then
immediately press and hold the volume down button until you see a
large exclamation mark.
Once the exclamation mark appears, press the following four buttons
in this order: ...
Any email account will work with the WP8 email client, regardless of using IMAP, Exchange, POP3. Gmail accounts can use both IMAP and POP3, for the free email as well as for business accounts.
So no worries as I am in the same situation and all email accounts work on my HTC 8S.
It is possible to import your contacs using a VCF file. I just did it with this app: "contacts+message backup" by Microsoft. Here is the store link.
I created a backup using the app (settings). After that I replaced the backup with the VCF file from my old Android device and restored it using the app. Worked just fine.
Not sure if you can fix this on your phone, but try the following:
Go to https://people.live.com
From the top menu, select Manage → Clean up contacts
Mark all the duplicate contacts you want to merge and click "Clean up"
Normally when typing a contact's name, you'll get an auto complete list of all the matches, with all the numbers for those matches - you can then choose to send to (say) their work number or their mobile number, etc.
All of your contacts and calendar reminders seem to be available online, right? Then I would agree with the MS Tech support to go ahead and do a hard reset. This usually does solve a lot of issues related to the W10 update.
I guess the easiest solution would be to have two separate contacts, one with you wifes maiden name and her e-mail address and one with her "nickname" and her phone number. You could try linking those contacts but I'm not sure how for example an incomming call would be announced - something to try out.
If you're worried about loosing your phone, there are ...
The feature you describe would be covered by "Google Sync" (their name for Exchange ActiveSync), which remains available to set up new Windows Phones with, until 31 July 2013 - it will also be available to set up new devices with after that date if you are a Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government customer.
Your best bet is to export from your old Microsoft account and the import that data into the new account. To do this, start at the bottom of my answer here, and then go to the top and work your way down.
If they are associated only with Facebook, simply go to
Settings -> email and accounts -> Add -> Facebook
If you have two Facebook accounts, I'...
It is a bit of a pain to transfer data from Android to Windows. I wanted to transfer from a Huawei P7 to a Lumia 640. I tried importing the contacts as a CSV file, but it could not import all the phone numbers. I tried sharing all my contacts to the Windows mobile using Bluetooth but it didn't work either.
However in the Windows phone there is an app called ...
Try the following solution:
Save the .vcf file to your computer
Open Gmail (new version, not basic)
Click the Gmail button (above the Compose button) and select Contacts
Click on More
Click on Import
Select your .vcf file
Now your contacts should be imported to Gmail and you can sync them to your phone.
To save a number from the call history to your contact list, do the following:
Tap on the little profile icon to the right of the phone number. This brings up the contact page for "Unknown contact".
Tap the Save icon at the bottom.
Choose an existing contact to add the number to. Alternatively, to add a new contact, tap the + icon at the bottom, then enter ...
Per my comment, this can happen when the surname is in the wrong field, for instance, in the middle name field. Observe:
The screenshots are from Windows 10 Mobile, but the effect is the same in Windows Phone 8.x as well.
To fix, simply open each of the contacts, tap the Edit button, then tap the + icon next to the name field. This will give you the form ...
I created a .vcf file from my PC's Outlook 2010 then emailed myself the file. I opened the file on my Nokia Lumia 820 and I opened each entry within the .vcf file and then at the bottom of the screen it was just pressing the '+' and then '+' again to add the person to my phone and each individual entry was there...no need for a Hotmail account even though I ...
I fixed the issue.
The issue was from the pictures associated with the contacts at Google so I removed all of the pictures then the sync worked perfect.
The pictures may be too large for Windows Phone to handle.
This is indeed possible. I added my own CalDAV and CardDAV servers this way:
Add a new Google account and enter some random account data. The login should fail.
Reboot your phone (this is important!)
Select the just added Google account and change the default IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV settings to your own ones (those from Yahoo).
Save, activate and sync.
You might get back all of them if you connect your facebook acount and your Live.com (Windows Live) acount back.
You may go to Settings, and then to |Acounts and then add an acount. Then you have to add the same live ID that you've been using while on WP7. Then you connect via the Acounts tab your Facebook. Restart the phone and your contacts should be on ...
You should find your contacts are synchronised with the primary Microsoft Account that you used when first setting up the phone; So the steps to access them on the phone start with getting the screen fixed, if the handset is hard reset before returning to you, simply set the phone up again with the same account, and all your contacts (and much more if you ...
The contact list should automatically be updated in every OS version. If this doesn't happen check that:
You have internet connection on all devices and have updated the contacts list or gave enough time for the sync to happen
You try from the same OS version. Although this shouldn't matter, I have had cases where the win 10 PC app didn't update the win 8.1 ...
Only a hard reset worked.
I was resisting that but it turned out well, I just had to reset a few things, and obviously lost conversations etc. but the re-install of the OS and restore of the backup worked smoothly.
I can now happily add & edit contacts.
It depends on how you send a SMS. There are 2 ways to create a new message. Method 2 will provide the solution to your problem.
Method 1 :
Open the Contact profile either from People app or Call history
If you have 2 numbers stored in the same profile/contact you will see only one text button below.
Clicking on this will send the Message to the first ...
I would advise that you try a soft reset before sacrificing your data and time in doing a hard reset. Soft resets usually resolve most application and account problems.
This method will not remove anything at all from your phone and is completely safe to attempt in any problem situation, so it's best to try it out first, before proceeding with a hard reset ...