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.
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 ...
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, ...
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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-...
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....
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 + ...
Zune desktop software is the only method for syncing files on your Windows Phone 7, but this only syncs photos, music, videos and podcasts. If you're looking to backup data files generated by apps you're out of luck unless they provide a cloud (OneDrive, DropBox) backup option. The Office hub already backs up to your OneDrive.
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
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:
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 ...