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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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Lock screen weather not working

I figured out the problem. The app needs to be installed on the phone itself, not the SD card. So I uninstalled it and reinstalled it accordingly. I found that out here, under Known Live tile / Lock ...
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Does any Windows Phone have Pattern Lock feature just like Android?

As of the writing of this, pattern unlock isn't supported on Windows Phone. The only option for protecting your phone is currently a PIN code. Windows Phone 8 - Lock screen FAQ That said, it seems ...
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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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Remove Date and Time from lock-screen

It is not possible in the current Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1. The public release of Windows Phone 8.1 will feature lock screen theming apps, and these apps may contain that feature.
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How can I make my Lumia 950 XL screen timeout after "never"?

The timeout options vary by hardware and provider - as Shawn noted this might be due to display burning concerns. Unfortunately it seems like you can't force other options to show up at this point. ...
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How can I make my Lumia 950 XL screen timeout after "never"?

As a matter of fact you can set the timeout to be never. Warning This can cause serious problems such as compatiblity issues and others. You should proceed at your own risk. Steps: Go to Settings-&...
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Is there a way to disable PIN lock of my device?

Unfortunately, that's not possible. From the WP8 Lock Screen FAQ: If you just aren't able to come up with the right password, you'll need to reset your phone to factory settings.
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Icons no longer showing up on Glance

You probably need to update your Glance app. To do that, you can either: Search for it in the Store (look under Nokia Collection) Follow this link to send the app to your phone Scan the QR code at ...
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My Lock screen background image is not displaying while playing music in my Lumia 525?

I am confident that you have Windows Phone 8.0 in your phone. Thus, there is nothing wrong with your phone. Go to settings -> lock screen and turn off Show artists while playing music.
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Facebook photos not showing up on lock screen

I had the same problem after Denim-upgrade. I have Lumia 820 with memory card & had transferred my Facebook there. I uninstalled it and downloaded it back to my phone memory. That solved the ...
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Why Lockscreen in my Lumia 525 lags while unlocking?

Finally, I got an answer that I went to lockscreen option under Settings, there I changed all possible things i.e., I chose bing as background abd disabled password also quick status apps are removed, ...
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Calendar app does not refresh on lock screen - Lumia 720

I have just had the same problem on my 830. Rectified by pinning to the start page. Hope this helps. Now looking for a suitable app to show multiple events on lock screen and homepage.
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Lock screen Buttons disappeared

This issue is fixed in the build 14936. Here is what it says, We fixed the issue causing the pin pad to not be visible to unlock the phone even after rebooting the phone. We fixed the issue ...
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Disable black screen clock / turn screen off completely in Lumia 650

This is called Glance Screen Feature and it is supported on newer devices like your 650. I am astonished that you hate this feature and I miss this feature so much on my Lumia 535. Glance Screen is a ...
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Facebook photos not showing up on lock screen

This can happen when Facebook is moved to the SD card. I just moved it back to phone memory and the problem was solved.
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Can't get past SIM PIN screen on Lumia 1520 after installing Windows 10 preview

The SIM PIN screen is currently broken. So far the only fix I've found, is to remove the PIN code altogether. You can bypass the SIM screen by pressing the "back" button when you start up the phone. ...
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Can't get past SIM PIN screen on Lumia 1520 after installing Windows 10 preview

I have the same issue. The sim pincode screen is NOT working. It seems to have changed. Instead of Enter there is an OK button and the input is not shown. By placing the sim card in turned on mode I ...
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Outdated calendar entry on lock screen

My lumia 830 was doing that too. My lock screen calendar was showing only an old entry. Rectified by pinning calendar to start screen. No problems since. Hope this helps.
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How to remove notification on lock screen?

Go to Settings -> Lockscreen. Here you can choose an app to show detailed status i.e) in the line next to time. By default it is calender. Also there are apps which show quick status , one of them ...
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Copied text disappears

In Windows phone 8.1 the copied text or clipboard text will disappear after you lock your phone. This problem is fixed in Windows 10 mobile. There is no solution to this until the Windows 10 update ...
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My phone is blocked

Go to here: https://account.microsoft.com/devices and click on "Find my phone". Then click "Lock". Enter a new Lock code to lock your phone with a code you know. Then go back to the phone to unlock ...
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Lock screen doesn't show current weather

If you are using the weather app by Microsoft i.e) MSN Weather app, know that the lockscreen feature is no longer working now. It is a requested feature in the feedback hub. If you are using some 3rd ...
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Windows 10 Mobile Background Low Quality

I have dual SIM variant of 535 and my start and lockscreen have almost identical apperance. I usually used to download the desktop baackgrounds from my PC and then have them on my phone to set. You ...
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Disable black screen clock / turn screen off completely in Lumia 650

Settings --> Personalization --> Glance Screen --> Turn off "Show Glance Screen when the display is turned off." There are also some other settings if you only want to have it in certain day/night ...
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How to cope-up with this security flaw in Windows 10 Mobile?

The issue you are pointing to has already been fixed by Microsoft. Here is the link to the corresponding feedback in Feedback Hub. Below is the Microsoft's response to the feedback This problem ...
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Minimum and maximum length of screen lock passcode?

Minimum length can be of 4 digits and max. 16 digits.
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My phone is blocked

It will work if you enter proper unlock code.
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No time and date on lock screen

Try doing a hard reset - this usually fixes most issues with the preview (unless those are specifically mentioned by Microsoft).
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Outdated calendar entry on lock screen

In my case it was just a temporal Calendar or screen lock "hangout". To resolve this and similar case, consider following options: perform full phone restart (i.e. turn off completely and turn it on ...
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