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You can use the life time counter to see how long the phone has been active. You can access it by dialling ##634#.


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Use the reset option of the phone. It can be found on: Settings > About > Reset your phone As it says on the image, it will make the phone as you have found it on the first ON. It will not only delete all apps and photos, but will delete all email accounts and emails, linked accounts and profiles and everything that is not from the Phone itself. I ...


11

From the same Settings page where you can enable Narrator: To turn Narrator off, press and hold the Volume Up button, then press the Start button. For more information, see Using Narrator on your phone.


9

You can change your accent color and background color (black or white) and lock screen image, as well as change your ringtone and other tones. Beyond that, though, the UI paradigm of Windows Phone (use of live tiles on the home screen) is actually where we're expected to really personalize the phone. It's different than themes or desktop images, like on ...


9

At this time you can't change your Live ID. The only way would be to reset your phone, and run the setup again. Setting -> about -> reset your phone Pair this with the backup ideas mentioned at What can I Backup and How can I backup my entire phone, and it shouldn't be too painful. Perhaps we will get the official feature soon.


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Windows Phone 8 currently has no app to move all of your music, photos and video from the internal storage to SD memory card - you must do this manually. Move the files to your PC Connect your Windows Phone 8 device to your PC with a USB cable. Open Windows Explorer, your device should show up (eg. Nokia Lumia 820). When you browse the device you'll see ...


8

I decided to do a bit more testing on a Nokia Lumia 800 running the 12072 firmware. I did a basic test using the Nokia battery diagnostics application. I found that when using as items arrive the battery discharge would wildly fluctuate between 80-420 mA, with long periods of around 280 mA. Changing to check hourly the discharge was reasonably calm at ...


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

settings > ringtones+sounds > manage app sounds at the bottom. I think you should see appropriate app sound to change. Note this only works in Windows Phone 8.1,


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This feature is available since WP 8.0 Black update, under Settings → Touch.


7

Short answer, no. Currently there is no way to separate volume levels of ringer and music/alarm. The only other volume that can be changed indepedently is the in-call speaker volume (which goes from 1-10), and it can only be adjusted during a call. A workaround (lame, but works) is to choose, or record, a new ringtone that isnt very loud. This way you can ...


7

Your phone will get the date and time from your carriers network. Where your carrier gets their time from is another story. They may have their own time server or use a public server such as the ones listed on http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi To improve the accuracy you can search Google for the current time or use an application like Internet Time, ...


7

You can disable Cortana with the following steps... Go to Settings Swipe across to Applications and tap on Cortana so see its settings Toggle the switch to Off, you'll be prompted to restart your phone After the restart, tapping the Search button will bring up the old Bing Search interface. Note: you can always re-activate Cortana by running the Cortana ...


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You can't. For the security purposes.


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Note: The below instructions apply to Windows Phone 8.1. If your phone has not already received this update from your carrier or OEM, you may want to consider signing up for and installing Preview for Developers. If you have a Windows 8 computer, and log in to it with the same Microsoft account you use for your phone, the WiFi profiles can be synced to the ...


7

I found my answer on the Microsoft help page. For some reason they put this functionality in the Settings of the Phone app: Go to the Phone app, tap ... and select Settings. tap change SIM pin and follow instructions. Source: How do I change PIN code on my Lumia phone?


7

It's very simple, just go to Settings → Start + theme and enable the "Show more tiles" option. This enables two extra small tiles or one extra medium tile per row. For more information, see these links: Personalising your Start screen and theme colour - WindowsPhone.com Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Show More Tiles - WinSupersite.com


6

The Windows Phone OS has been built from the ground up to manage power in a newer, unique way. For one, like you mentioned, a push notification system. This system is designed to circumvent the old way of having to expend power by polling a server.. especially since most of the time there wasn't anything new there. However, not all services offer it at this ...


6

There's an app called Connectivity Shortcuts that will allow you to pin a tile to get to your wi-fi settings from your homescreen.


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As of now, you can't officially change the notification sounds. You will need to live with what shipped on your phone. What Mango introduced is the ability to have custom ring-tones. You would think they are synonymous, but no dice there. Now that the official answer is out of the way, it you have a developer-unlocked device, and have it rooted, I believe ...


6

I got the answer from Microsoft directly - there is no way to change the birthdate associated with a store account. Apparently Microsoft can't or won't help you with it either. I had to delete my account, reset my phone, and create a new account!!!


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 ...


6

If you have automatic update of date and time enabled, it could be that your phone is getting incorrect info from your mobile operator. To disable automatic update of date and time, go to Settings → date+time and disable the "Set automatically" option. Then set the correct date, time and timezone manually.


6

Privacy concerns. These settings are controlled by OS and not exposed to apps. So, there is no other way to get to it. Only one way i can suggest is, login to the router config page and check its Wireless password, but for that you should know router credentials.


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Well, as I said I would use double tap to turn on the phone, I currently use it on L930 and I had used it before on a Lumia 925 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA141946 Also, I have searched your question and bellow is the answer: How can I make my Lumia 950 XL screen timeout after "never"? My ...


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No, there is no official way to change the default font for the OS. You'll need registry access to do that which requires an interop unlock as the article you've linked to states.


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There is no official way to do that. The calendar is a built in application, and is configured as to how Microsoft deems best according to the research and usability studies it has done. What you can customize in the calendar (sorry, nothing for the live tile) The color for each calendar Show to-dos only show facebook events for those you have responded to....


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With the Windows Phone O.S. 8.1 is possible to disable such kind of notification. Follow this steps: Go to Settings notifications+actions Find the app you want to change the way notifications work Just change the "Notification sound" to "none". Optionally you can disable the banner too in the checkbox you will find just above. You can go wver further and ...


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