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How to do a hard reset?

Method 1 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 ...
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Import contacts from a .vcf file to Windows 8 Phone

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 ...
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Every Outlook/Hotmail contact is duplicated at least once

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 ...
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Why I can't choose the number for contact with multiple numbers when I send a SMS?

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 ...
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Lost my contacts & calendar reminders after win 10 mobile update

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 ...
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Associate number with contact?

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". ...
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How to have different name for person in mail and phone?

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 ...
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Don't see "Filter my contacts" under settings

Go to the People app Open the app bar at the bottom and select Settings Press filter contact list Filter!
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Import contacts from a .vcf file to Windows 8 Phone

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 ...
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Import contacts from a .vcf file to Windows 8 Phone

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 ...
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Remove contact picture

Remove existing contact and create new contact with same details.
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Only name without surname diplays in contacts after importing them from Google

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 ...
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SIM contacts won't show up

You should be able to import all your contacts from your old phone via Bluetooth; for example using the Transfer my Data app.
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Linked contacts lost moving from WP7 to WP8

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 ...
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Unlock nokia lumia 630 with smashed screen to access contacts

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 ...
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Windows 10 people contact list won't update

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 ...
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Can't add new contact in People app on Windows 10 Mobile

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 ...
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Why I can't choose the number for contact with multiple numbers when I send a SMS?

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 ...
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How to do a hard reset?

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 ...
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How to import the contacts from Outlook to an android phone ?

If you want to share you contacts to third party to import contacts from outlook, you can skip to Step 8 Sign-In to your Windows Live (Hotmail) account using a desktop computer: Windows Live (...
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People Hub sync with OS and android?

People hub uses your Microsoft account. If on your next phone you use the microsoft account you were using on the windows phone, it will continue to sync (assuming that you will be using people hub on ...
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Can't add new contact in People app on Windows 10 Mobile

You should add your account and then sync your phone. Saved contacts in your people part of your account will be display. but unfortunately I missed a lot of my contacts. Microsoft must be warned ...
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Can't add new contact in People app on Windows 10 Mobile

In Windows 10 Phone, it is very common to encounter an error like this. As of now, you will need to use alternatives to this. One way is if that person has text you or called you, click on that ...
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how to get custom notifications for each whatsapp contact on lumia 920

You can set custom notifications for WhatsApp. Here is how you can can do it. Open a contact's profile. Click on custom notifications. Turn on Custom notifications. Click on message sound or ...
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Low-Res Facebook Photos after moving to new 8.1 phone

I have exactly the same issue :( Workaround: click on each contact and wait for it to sync. With 1k contacts, it'll take a while, lucky, most of them don't have a facebook account :)
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Contacts Info Rollbacked

You can't prevent your contacts from being synced with your Microsoft Account unless you have a different E-Mail Account set up with which your contacts are being associated. I would recommend to ...
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How to read address book from a broken phone?

The address book will be synced with the online address book(s) used when setting up the phone, so it should just be a case of choosing the same online accounts when setting up the repaired phone.
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Export or backup contacts from Lumia 800

All the contacts on Windows Phones are synchronised with online services, or stored on the SIM card, so all you should need to do is to set your new phone to synchronise with the same online services, ...
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How to stop Lumia phone syncing?

AFAIK the only way to prevent this would be to, when you are adding a new contact, choose to save it to an account other than your MS account. (e.g. Your service provider may allow you to save ...
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Circumvent forced online contacts / sync?

That option is not available, even though there is a built in option to import contacts from SIM card, once you start that wizard, it will ask you to choose a cloud account to save them to. The ...
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