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The Lumia Black update comes with the GDR3 update and adds extra features to their Windows Phone 8 Lumia range. The official rollout has begun on January 9th, 2014. GDR3 features Accessibility. Several improvements for customers who are visually impaired. Storage. Now you can easily free up storage space on your phone and manage temporary files. New ...


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General rule of thumb: The first number (or the first two numbers for four-digit models) indicates the family. Higher numbers denote higher-end models, so a 9xx series device is going to have better specs and build quality than, say, a 6xx series device (of the same generation). Large screen devices (or "phablets") initially used numbers higher than 10, ...


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i had the same problem but i finally overcame it. switch off the phone , re-insert the sim card and turn it ON. the phone will update to its current time and it will ask you to enter your password again


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You do swipe up, then it presents 3 buttons, Answer, Ignore and Text Reply.


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This is standard behaviour for all Windows Phone 7 devices and Windows Phone 8 devices (except HTC WP8 phones running GDR 3). Given that other systems don't always exhibit this kind of behaviour, there is a lot of user generated material about this: Feature request to enable charging while the device appears to be powered off General discussions confirming ...


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Once the update becomes available, later this year, it will be pushed out as an update to your phone. Your phone automatically looks for updates once a week. If you know it is available, you can force the check in the phone settings.


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As with other updates, it will be delivered "over the coming months", with the support lifecycle page implying that it becomes a supported release as of 24th June 2014, until (at least) 11th July 2017. The distribution of these incremental updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone, so ...


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In the history list, tap and hold on the offending number, and choose "block number...". To check on the list of currently blocked numbers, go to settings -> call+SMS filter, and tap on blocked numbers. You can also use the advanced button to block witheld numbers, pin to the start screen, and control whether you get notifications when there is blocked ...


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You currently cannot update it without a Wi-Fi connection. A few possible workarounds: Share your laptop's internet connection—most laptops should be able to share it via their Wi-Fi adaptor, if not you can always pick up a USB Wi-Fi dongle for a few dollars You mention that you also have a Lumia 925, setup a Wi-Fi hotspot on one of your phones to share ...


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Go to Settings > Extras > Touch. There you should see the option to turn it on or off.


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There are several restrictions that ringtones have on them and as such, you cannot just set any mp3 (or song). Even if you have one that meets the requirements as a ringtone, you also cannot add a ringtone straight from your music library. If you can play a sound file on your phone, if it isn't protected with digital rights management (DRM), and if it's ...


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Very simple: In the App list, tap and hold the app you want to pin, then tap Pin to start. Source: Pinning things to Start


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From this post at Nokia Support forums (emphasis mine): Phones come in two basic forms: Country Variant - this is the standard version of the phone that you might buy independently of your operator. Software for these is tested and approved by the local Nokia team in that country to ensure that all local specifications are adhered and country-...


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OneNote on Windows Phone is a very different application that its desktop version. It only has a subset of features, mostly text-based input. If you can get by with this set of features, there is no lag and it performs and syncs well. If you need to do more handwritten notes or image highlighting, or any other non - text feature it isn't available.


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After some searching, I found an app called Photo2Cloud for Windows Phone. The app is free and supports batch upload. I was able to... Add my OneDrive account to the app Select any of the Albums (Camera Roll, etc) Select the destination folder on OneDrive. Run a sync between the two folders which uploaded all the files to OneDrive. So, as long as you have ...


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Windows 7 & 8 You can use Windows Phone app for desktop to change the name... Find the Settings menu. Look for 'phone name' and change the value. Windows Explorer can also be used to change the name... Connect your WP8 device to your PC via USB cable. Open Windows Explorer and look for your device name. Right-click on the device then click on Rename ...


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The Glance screen works without draining the battery too much due to the AMOLED screens. The Nokia Lumia 520/1/5 has a LCD screen, and thus is incompatible. How it works is the Glance screen turns most of the pixels black. The AMOLED screens have the ability to turn off the pixels when they are black, so they aren't using battery by having the display ...


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If you are able to do the update via Settings -> Software Update (or something like that) it will not void the warranty, especially not of the manufacture. Perhaps if you are using the 'Preview for Developers'-application you may want to check it with your telecom provider - which sold you the phone and thus has given you warranty.


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There is an Application Deployment tool in Windows Phone 8 SDK which allows developers to deploy and test their apps. However, it allows deploying only one app at a time. The tool you've mentioned supports multiple apps at a time. Note: Both the above programs require that your phone be developer unlocked (which can be done only if you have a Windows Phone ...


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This is a known bug. You can try again in double of the time from the last attempt. So if it showed 1 minute, it would be in 2 minutes, after that 4 minutes etc. I think it got fixed in GDR2 update but not 100% sure


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You can't record a call on Windows Phone devices. Neither built-in, nor third-party. Note that recording a telephone call is illegal in many places.


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Mine has had the same thing since very soon after I got it, and it's at the same angle. I think it's by design. It's weird-looking, I'll grant you that; if it's a lens cover thing, I'd expect it to be in the middle, not off-center like that. I found a few close-up pictures with the lens cover closed, and I think it's definitely just the way it's designed: ...


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From the Windows Phone site: Resetting your Windows Phone will return it to the same state it was in the first time you turned it on. All your personal content will be erased, and the phone will be restored to its factory settings. If you decide to reset your phone, you can back up apps, text messages, photos and more to your Microsoft account ...


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In latest update of WhatsApp, images are stored in WhatsApp folder in Pictures folder. You can find the same in Albums. These folder might not sync with the Onedrive. May be this question might help.


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Do you have 2-step verification enabled? if no, then I probably won't be able to help if yes, go to step 2. Go to your privacy page on your Gmail account and look around until you find a link showing you the one-use passwords. Name the password Nokia Lumia Mail and type in the password provided into your password box. It SHOULD work. P.S. I recommend ...


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Windows Phone do not need antivirus software. Apps run in a "sandbox" that prevents them from ripping your phone to shreds.


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I visited that site on my Nokia Lumia 920. It did not show the player to me too so I went back to Internet Explorer 11 where I can emulate that I'm visiting the website with a Windows Phone 8. The site opened and the video too. I right clicked it and it did show the flash player option. As everyone know Windows Phone does not support flash player for ...


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Windows Phone have a unique approach: The start screen is your notification center. Without any extra action you will be able to see relevant information from all apps you have pinned. Depending on the size of the tile you chose you may see just the number of messages waiting to be read, or a preview of the messages on larger tiles. However, this system is ...


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Yes, installing the developer preview (the only way to get 8.1 at this point in time) will void your warranty. That being said, people don't seem to have major issues so far, and you can probably flash 8.0 back to your phone if something goes wrong (with some effort).


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The phones are very similar, except that the 526 is designed for networks using TD-SCDMA. As far as I can tell TD-SCDMA networks are available in China only.


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