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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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On Nokia devices, ##634# will open the "On-Device Diagnostic Tool" which provides the following tests (on my Lumia 800): Accelerometer ALS (light sensor) APN (override for browser/MMC APNs) Audio Loopback Bluetooth Camera Battery Status Detailed Battery Info DTMF (tone generator) Gyroscope Hardware Buttons Headset Detection LCD White (for checking dead ...


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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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1) Go to Setting, Swipe to go to the applications tab. Select background tasks and turn off every background task which you don't require. 2) Don't use applications like flashlight and others very often which may drain your battery. 3) Keep your WiFi and Cellular data off when not in use. 4) Turn on battery saver. 5) Set brightness to automatically adjust....


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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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Is not possible install Windows 8 on Windows Phone Device. Maybe in a near future we can Update Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 (name not confirmed yet).


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Samsung Focus does autofocus in the center when you press half the dedicated camera button. Some people can't do this because you need to press very soft and see the square on the screen. This is what you want?


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Windows Phone uses your computer's internet connection only when the Zune software is open and connected to your phone. Your internet connection is then shared to your phone via Zune.


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Once you reach your destination you can press the back button and you will be asked if you want to "Stop navigation", select yes to exit navigation mode. You can then press the back button again to exit the Nokia Drive and have it stop tracking your location. If you wish to leave Drive open but turn GPS off you will need to navigate through the Drive menus ...


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Unless you have a special phone, it wasn't the update to 7.8. Windows Phone 7.8 for Nokia devices will become available in December. So, you've probably just installed the latest security/bug fix package. There are rumors that it will launch this week, but the phone manufacturers doesn't need to push those updates immediately, some might even decide to roll ...


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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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I use this app (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/battery/9wzdncrfjc2z) called Battery. It does everything I have ever wanted (only used Windows smart phone) and I find the statistics really useful. I then pin it to the home screen and it gives me updated battery statistics.


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The FM Radio in Lumia 610 does not support loudspeaker (source). For other devices, select and hold the station number, and select switch to speaker or switch to headset. You still need to keep the headphones plugged in as the cord acts as the radio antenna.


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I was pleasantly surprised to discover that if I connect my phone via USB to my computer, then one of the options that comes up is to "Import pictures and videos using Windows Live Photo Gallery" which I have installed on my computer. This gives you various options for the Folder name, including: Date Imported + Name Date Taken + Name Date Taken Range + ...


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