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Search for "Battery" in the Windows Store and pick up one of the free battery monitoring programs that displays a graph of you battery usage by time. (The one I use is called Battery Sense, by Vasan Jiaramaneetwesin). Let that run in the background and try to remember what apps you run during the day. The graph will show you what rate you're using your ...


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During 2013 the behaviour of Google accounts using ActiveSync/Exchange has changed - some shared and additional calendars disappear. Accounts The GDR2/Amber update for Windows Phone 8 adds support for CardDAV and CalDAV which should fix this issue. To verify it's working... Go to Settings > Email+Accounts Tap on your Google account to see its settings ...


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The Lumia 920 is a Nokia phone running the Windows Phone 8 operating system. So you can call the Lumia 920 a Windows Phone 8 phone, but you cannot call Windows Phone 8 a Lumia 920 phone. So far Nokia, Samsung, Huawei and HTC have announced that the will be releasing WP8 devices.


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Go to settings. Swipe to get to application and open settings for "photos + camera". There would be a checkbox saying "Press and hold camera button to wake up the phone". Unchecking it should solve your problem.


8

On the 920, when you press the volume rocker, you get on the top bar -- the volume setting (like 20 / 30) and a setting that says ring + vibrate ... touch the ring + vibrate portion and it will switch to vibrate only and no affect the volume ... Doing the same -- hit the volume rocker, and then the vibrate area, and it will switch to ring + vibrate ... ...


8

If you go to Settings -> Battery Saver -> and turn Battery Saver on the buttons will turn off. We need to be sure you are in the conserve mode by going to "advanced" and select "always (not recommended)". The problem is that you phone will not automatically sync with this option in place (you can see a litle heart in the battery icon). But you can sync ...


8

You can toggle vibrate on and off in the volume bar: Press either of the volume keys to open the volume bar, then expand it by tapping the chevron. Tap the "VIBRATE ON"/"VIBRATE OFF" icon to toggle vibrate. Alternatively, go to Settings → ringtones+sounds, you can also toggle vibrate there.


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More apps pinned doesn't pinned to the start screen does not mean more battery drain. Since you are running Windows Phone 8, there is an extra ability that pinned apps get: If the Tile for your app is pinned to the phone’s Start screen, the expiration time for your background agent schedule is automatically extended to two weeks whenever your ...


7

Some people say that it is better to charge the battery of any mobile device after it is fully drained. But, this is applicable to nickel cadmium types and when it comes to lithium ion, it is not necessary to fully discharge the battery before charging it. This is because when the charge reduces too much, it might cause damage to the device. Article ...


7

Word Flow and text suggestions aren't available with all languages. To see if your current language is supported, see Windows Phone feature and service availability. If your language is in the list, go to Settings → Keyboard, tap on your language and make sure that the "Suggest text" and "Type as I flick through letters" options are enabled. For more ...


7

Note: The answer below assumes you're using the Nokia Camera app. Most of it should also apply to the regular Camera app, except the part about manual focus controls. Tapping on the screen selects that point of the scene for automatic focus and exposure adjustment - the camera app will make sure the point you tapped is in focus and properly exposed (i.e. ...


6

iOS devices have a separate volume setting for headphones and the built-in speakers. This is being determined from whether you have a 3.5mm AUX cable plugged in or not. Windows Phone 8 does not have anything of the sort, as far as I can tell. I have looked for it as part of my quest for a mute mode. You will potentially have better luck with wireless ...


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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 ...


6

Skype is now rolling out active endpoints. This should help minimize the problem with notifications or calls appearing on several devices.


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You can record sound inside the preinstalled OneNote app. If you need to you can sync the recording to your PC using the OneNote desktop application and save it there (right click -> save as...). Windows 10 for phones will actually include a dedicated sound recording app.


5

A feature called "Quiet Hours" has been introduced into the core operating system with the 8.1 update. You can trigger quiet hours manually, or automatically with a preset time (e.g. via a calendar event). A cool feature related to quiet hours is the concept of an "Inner Circle". This is a group of contacts, e.g. your significant other, who may contact you ...


5

With no apps are running, the Windows Phone OS uses "some" of that memory, and as an end user, you shouldn't need to care, as application developers have to flag their applications as supporting low-memory (256Mb for Windows Phone 7.x; 512Mb for Windows Phone 8) devices as a special case. Apps that aren't lower memory compatible seem to have a flag in the ...


5

The battery in the Lumia 920 is not user-replaceable. If you attempt to open the device and remove the battery, you may damage your phone and will void its warranty. To have the battery replaced, take your phone to an authorised Nokia service centre. Source: Nokia Lumia 920 - Battery and charger info If you want to take the risk of replacing the battery ...


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That's probably the focus assist feature, which uses the flash before actually taking the picture, to focus the scene. To disable this in the default Camera app: Expand the app bar by tapping on the three dots Select "photo settings..." Set "Focus Assist Light" to "Off" In the Nokia Camera app: Expand the app bar by tapping on the three dots Select "...


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Last few months have been quite frustrating. First I was told my Lumia 920 wasn't getting Windows 10, then it got absolutely shut down from insider as well. Well, this weekend I've decided to spend some time on it, and along with some interesting links from @Indrek's answer, I finally got it. If - like me - you are looking for a short answer, then the ...


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The most official thing I can find from Microsoft is a Windows Phone 8 Reviewer's Guide (PDF) You can also connect Windows Phone 8 to a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista, upon which it will be recognized as an external mass storage device. Recent reviews are very clear that it is supported: HTC 8X Review ...the folks at Redmond have finally ...


4

In the xda forums it is mentioned, that there is no diagnostic tool on WP8 :( On-Device Diagnostics Tool on WP8 devices


4

For the USA, the 2nd of november will be the date for AT&T followed by all others in maximum 10 working days, at least thats what they are saying.


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When the camera is running, use the cog icon in the app bar to bring up the menu. Scroll about half way through and you should see Resolution with the current option. Tap that and you can change the resolution.


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From the GDR2 update Data Sense should be available on most phones like it was on WP7 as a separate app: counting data from the phones perspective. This can be different from asking the actual network provider for the remaining data in your account (which Data Sense can also do for providers that support it), but it should be able to get you going at least. ...


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It seems to be effective to "tap and hold" with your glove for approximate two seconds and then start swiping and tappin'.


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Even with all the usual suspects taken care of, my 920 will sometimes get warm out of nowhere and start draining battery like crazy. I suspect some sort of firmware issue. In any case, when that happens just do a battery-pull reset -- hold the volume down and power buttons until the phone vibrates. I have to do this a couple times a week; an annoyance, but a ...


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I don't believe it is possible to turn them off, because there is a feature suggestion for exactly this at the Windows Phone forum - which really should have been sent to Nokia feedback.


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I don't know technically if it turn some hardware off but indeed if you set to a lower connection speed your phone will stop to search for this. Imagine you are in some place here 3G is good but 4G not. If your phone has the connection speed set to 4G it will keep trying get this speed for you. But if you set to 3G as soon as it gets a 3G network its stop ...


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