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Can i buy a Lumia phone in 2017?

Question: Can i buy a Lumia phone in 2017?

My plan is to replace my old samsung phone with a new phone.I like the windows phone platform and it satisfies all my basic needs(mail checking, using skype and whatsapp, managing office files)if i bought it. My question is can i buy a lumia phone (lumia 640 xl) now and i cant afford a surface phone as it costs higher to my budget.How long microsoft wiil support windows 8.1 and windows 10.Can it provide support minimum for five years. how long will whatsapp support in lumia phones?

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Answer: Can i buy a Lumia phone in 2017?

I just bought a Lumia 640XL a few days ago.
8.1 is very long in the tooth these days and has for the most part become unsupported as far as apps.
Windows 10 mobile is still supported and growing for now.
I can't say for sure if support for 5 years is going to happen.
All we can do is go with the flow for now.
Welcome and please consider joining Windows Central as a member for the best experience with discussions such as the future of WinMobile.

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I have a new nokia 1020 with windows 8. It is January of 2017 and I cannot find where to download windows phone 8.1

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I recently got a new Lumia 640 phone to replace my old Lumia 735. The transfer worked fine with most things working as normal and data being there on the new phone.
I have only discovered that One Note while being on the new phone has none of my data in it.
The data is on my computer.
How do I get the One Note data to come into the new phone
BW

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Nokia lumia 820
Updating to wp 10 technical preview ,

Answer:My lumia has no change, i was changethe phone ,phone is updating can't on the phone

Please join and provide more information in this thread.
1) How are you charging your phone
2) How long have charged your phone
3) What errors are you seeing?
4) Presuming you are not seeing any errors - basically the phone is not starting, can you do a soft reset or feel it vibrate by holding the volume down and power button?

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Hi ,  I am trying to download the BIOS update for X1 carbon 4th gen 20FB and i couldnt find that in this page. Can you please difrect me where to get it ?  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/LEN-18282 Thanks,Ramesh

Answer:LEN-18282: Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channel CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-575

Welcome to the CommunityThe BIOS update is published on the laptop' download pagehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
UPD
The link to the BIOS update is present on the page you've mentioned, unfortunately without laptop' MT code or x1 Carbon its generation #:
 
ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga - Affected - N1FET59W - https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/downloads/DS111756 - 1/7/2018
 

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Microsoft Surface Phone 2017

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The original charger of lumia 640 is 750 mAh and for lumia 535 it's 550 mAh. It takes about 4 hour for my lumia 535 to get fully charged using its own charger, Is it normal? I already tried hard reset but nothing changed. I think If I use lumia 535 charger, It will be charged faster. Is it true and safe to use?
anyone has suggestion for a good and faster charger?
Thanks

Answer:Is it harmful for phone or battery if I use the original charger of lumia 640 4 charging lumia 535?

Using a charger with more mA capabilities will assist your phone in charging faster. There are times that it can also reduce your overall battery life, which shouldn't be a problem if you plan on replacing the phone in 2 years.
There are smart chargers which will detect what your phone can handle and deliver the most optimal charging current for your device. I find for my Lumia 640, I can get a much faster and a safe charge as high as 1200mA. My 520 came with the lower mA as well, but it charged fine with the 750mA charger with no ill effects that I am aware of.

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I usually switch apps using Multiwindow sidebar very easily in my Galaxy phone. for e.g. I switch to check messages than switch to check Memo, then to calendar etc... and all these I DO WHILE TALKING AND WITHOUT USING ANY HARD PRESS OR BACK BUTTON LONG PRESS. So, I want to know how can I switch apps in Lumia 730 also? Any apps for this to do or any in built-in feature in Lumia to support this? I am waiting for this deciding factor to buy Lumia. Please suggest ASAP

Answer:Lumia 730: How to switch apps in Lumia 730? like I am using Multiwindow sidebar in my Galaxy phone.

long press the back button positioned in the left down corner of your phone......and it will open multi-tasking window...tap on the one you want to open......and slide down the one u want to close or kill!!1

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The phone gives me a word to unlock screen, my lock screen uses numbers. The screen has a yellow boarder around it.

Answer:Lumia Windows 8 phone 735, My phone is on voice command asks me to double click everything

http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=1epXSgi_

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My phone does not rings when a call comes in, how to make my windows Nokia luminia phone ring

Answer:My phone does not rings when a call comes in, how to make my windows Nokia Lumia phone ring?

1.Make sure your Ringer+Notification volume isn' turned off
2. Make sure you have choosen a Ringtone in settings, maybe you have accidentally choosen 'none'.
3. Check if Driving mode is on, and is it blocking your calls.

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Do I need to use a Microsoft account as an interim step?

Answer:saved contacts from old windows phone to verizon cloud. how do i download to new lumia 735 phone?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Do I need to use a Microsoft account as an interim step? in the old windows phone, did you save your contacts with your email account? You can easily check by going to your email in a browser and then going to the people section - if your contacts were saved in that email, then you can set up your new phone with the same email and your contacts will sync to your new phone
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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My elder brother has been using his windows Lumia phone for a while but I advise him to save his contacts to his outlook email as an insurance against phone crash wish just happened to another brother of mine.
How can I save or update his previous contacts?
Thanks.

Answer:How can I save already existing phone contacts to outlook email on Lumia phone?

It it's a phone with an sd card slot, try the contacts+message backup apphttp://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=D6LUAnSj
export the contacts them import them in people.live.com

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Does your phone have that too? Im worried that mine might be the only one because I haven't seen a single complaint about it. It's irritating sometimes. I pick the sides with a piece of thin paper to take the dust out. Am I the only one????

Answer:On the Nokia Lumia 630 there is gap around the phone small enough for dust to lodge in, does anyone else's phone have this problem?

That does sound pretty original as an issue.
Make sure the cover is seated properly. You could also try getting a replacement cover online. Search eBay and Amazon for them. It would be a chance to change color as well.

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I changed the digitizer as it broke and after doing so I had slightly damaged the power/volume camera button strip, so there was a little problem as the on/off button stopped working this was fine initially as it powered up once plugged in, so all fine then about 30 minutes later it was off and very hot at the top/back of the phone and would not power up when plugged in i decided as it was becoming hot to detach the internal battery, on closer inspection I had noticed the on off button strip thing had broke completely so I ordered a new part and replaced etc but the same problem exists
Have i shorted out the ecb or was the digitizer I replaced faulty causing the over heating as where this plugs in is where it becomes hot

Answer:My Nokia Lumia 625 will not turn on, when on charge it heats up very quick at the top of the phone, what's going on with my phone?

How can we know because we where not present during your repair. But a digitizer can not cause overheating so you must have damaged something during your repair.

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Answer:Smart phone beginner - how do I make a phone call on my Lumia 535?

Make a phone call with Windows Phone | Phone calling | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

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I want to make a call; I click on the phone icon it opens (if you call as soon as you open the app it closes) and closes. The same with my messages and anything that's saved to my phone. What is happening?!

Answer:Why is my phone not letting me go in any of my apps on my phone (Lumia Cyan) or my messages?

Have you restarted the Phone yet?

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I tried to install the windows 10 phone preview for developers, After downloading the updates and while installing the software it was fine till ~60 % of the progress, but suddenly a :-( appeared and the phone restarted, But after that whenever the phone starts, the setup progress bar appears, and after about a minute the phone restarts again, also i am not able to connect to the pc via data cable. can anybody suggest how can i continue installing windows 10 or revert back to my previous OS?
Thank you.

Answer:Lumia 520 dead while updating from Widows phone 8.1 to Windows 10 phone. What can I do?

1) Hold the volume down and power button until the phone vibrates and then quickly press the volume up button. This will initiate the bootloader where the Nokia logo will appear at top and the screen will be red/burgundy in colour. This may take a few attempts.
2) Plug your phone into the your PC and run the Windows device recovery tool.

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You can send an email to <private e-mail removed by moderator> .I appreciate your help a lot

Answer:Hi.I have a problem my phone is stuck on airplane mode my phone is lumia 520

This problem has been pretty well identified as a fault on the daughterboard that houses the antenna (and other components). Try this method to "jumpstart" the bridge between mother and daughter boards: 1520.3 airplane mode stuck Look here for how replacing the daughterboard corrects the issue: Lumia 1520 stuck in airplane mode? It is caused by a defective microphone/usb daughterboard.

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phone screen is also broken and lock button is also nt working
what to do ?
pls help

Answer:Why is my phone saying that I have to wait 24124 minutes to try to open my phone again (Lumia 520)?

You need to consult a technician to solve your hardware issues. Regarding broken screen, its better to go to local technician and let them change the screen only. Nokia care will charge you half the price of your phone for that.

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Hi, I live in USA and I got a Lumia 920 from AT&T 1 year ago. I got the recent 8.1 update on my phone and everything runs good, except that when I tried to use the Chinese version Cortana, it didn't work. I found that it's because the speech language is not matched with the phone display language, so I tried to change my phone display language to Chinese but it just won't allow me to do so. I can add Chinese to the Language list, but it will still use English as my phone language and I just couldn't find a way to change it.
Is it a bug or some kind of restriction that AT&T sets? Any help will be really appreciated!

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i think upgrade advisor does not working on my lumia 730
i dont know why but i cant get windows 10 mobile update!!

Answer:there is no windows 1 mobile update for my lumia 730? its april 2017

What does Upgrade Advisor say? You have to run Upgrade Advisor and enable it first, if you haven't done so already.

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Will Microsoft still support (like new updates or firmwares) the Lumia devices in the future or when the Surface Phone arrive?

Answer:Will Microsoft still support the old lumia devices when 2017 arrives?

Yes for sure!! microsoft will support lumia devices(Windows 10). Surface phone will run the same OS as Lumia.

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Maybe yu already know this. I didn't and now I have an old cell phone that is almost worthless. So, if you are thinking about using an older model cell phone, check first to see if it is compatible with current 3G an4G networks.AT&T did make announcements.I missed it.   Watch out! At some point present 3G and 4G networks will stop. Quote2G and 3G to be phased out by 2020.Mobile operators could close legacy networks in five years.Mobile broadband customers will no longer be able to use 2G and 3G platforms by 2020, as 4G and 5G become the industry standard, analysts have predicted.Apr 30, 2015https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2015/04/2g_and_3g_to_be_phased_out_by_2020/What they do not tell yu is that is some areas 4G is not usable for data. You have to have 4 G LTE.   

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Maybe yu already know this. I didn't and now I have an old cell phone that is almost worthless. So, if you are thinking about using an older model cell phone, check first to see if it is compatible with current 3G an4G networks.AT&T did make announcements.I missed it.   Watch out! At some point present 3G and 4G networks will stop. Quote2G and 3G to be phased out by 2020.Mobile operators could close legacy networks in five years.Mobile broadband customers will no longer be able to use 2G and 3G platforms by 2020, as 4G and 5G become the industry standard, analysts have predicted.Apr 30, 2015https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2015/04/2g_and_3g_to_be_phased_out_by_2020/What they do not tell yu is that is some areas 4G is not usable for data. You have to have 4 G LTE.   

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Hi,
I lost my live.com email password and there is no other method to retrieve the password because i also forgot the backup email i've used.
So right now i would like to copy my phone contact to my sim card. so that i can do Factory reset my lumia 925 and use a new microsoft account.
How can i do that?
Thanks.

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When is the wp 8.1 coming to Lumia 720 cus I want to do some analyses on it, cos that's what am good at and also my 720 can not pick ear phone they won't work on it, less than I forget please those of you using wp 8.1 how do you feel I know it's great, and it has alot of features on it ,but what am concerned about right now is the media entertainment, how is it going ,hope there is no more trouble try to add playlists easily cus it's a serious biz doing that on wp 8 pls I need answers pls

Answer:When to expect wp 8.1 on Lumia 720 & ear phone port issue on Lumia 720

8.1 is already available for L720. follow the Lumia Cyan tracker page in WPcentral for more details.

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When is the wp 8.1 coming to Lumia 720 cus I want to do some analyses on it, cos that's what am good at and also my 720 can not pick ear phone they won't work on it, less than I forget please those of you using wp 8.1 how do you feel I know it's great, and it has alot of features on it ,but what am concerned about right now is the media entertainment, how is it going ,hope there is no more trouble try to add playlists easily cus it's a serious biz doing that on wp 8 pls I need answers pls

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I want to purchase a new phone case for my Nokia Lumia 530. Its a " Soft Silicone 3D case cover" but they do not have the exact design I want in the 530. What type of phone case will fit the Nokia Lumia 530

Answer:What Lumia phone case will fit the Lumia 530 phone?

one that says its for the 530.

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Folks,
I am a longtime WindowsPhone fan. I am looking to upgrade my trusty Lumia 925. Options are:
* Lumia 930
* Lumia 1520
* Sony Xperia Z1 (Android, I know)
What do we think?

Answer:I want to upgrade from a Lumia 925, which phone should I upgrade to the Lumia 930 or Lumia 1520 (or Sony Xperia Z1)?

930 is a good upgrade over the 925 in every way, as long as you dont mind the thickness (925 is considerably thinner) and lack of glance screen.
1520 is even more of an upgrade, as it supports sd card expansion, but you should be aware of its huge size
z1 i dont know that much, but i wouldnt risk buying any sony phone today. I really doubt that the z1 will pass android 5.0. But it seems a good device.

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I purchased the Lumia 635 just to use as a GPS w/spoken turn by turn directions--For the 1st 2 days it would answer any question perfectly; I was amazed. On the 3rd day when asked any question, all cortana would say is "I'm sorry, I'm not connected right now, try back in a little while" or "I can't connect at the moment, try again in a little bit". In the settings, it says that it is connected to wifi. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Why isn't my Cortana speaking (I have a new Lumia 635 (ATT Go Phone)no phone service)?

It could be more of a temporary glitch. Try again after a few hours/days.

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Since ZUNE is no longer available how can i get my pictures off my phone?

Answer:How can I get my pictures off my phone with Zune on the Nokia Lumia 900 phone?

The Zune software is still available online. at support.xbox.com.
click "support" tab, then "xbox on other devices", then "windows Phone 7."
You should be able to get Zune from there.

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I lost my windows phone and need to know how to access my pictures from the cloud using a different cell phone. I never had to set up an account for the cloud so how does this work

Answer:How do I access my pictures from my Lumia Windows Phone from another phone?

Log into your OneDrive with the Microsoft Account you used to set up your Windows Phone with. By default Windows Phone backs up your photos to OneDrive. If you're using an iPhone or Android to access these photos, you need to install OneDrive and log in with the Microsoft Account you set up your Windows Phone with.

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how do I block phone numbers on my microsoft lumia 950

Answer:how do i block phone numbers on my microsoft lumia 950 phone

When I block calls, it's typically those who I've recently received calls from. Often telemarketers. To block them, simply open up the phone app -> go to history -> hold down the # you wish to block -> Select block

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I already know of the HP Elite X3, Lumia 950, and Idol 4s. I haven't seen many other recent higher-spec Windows Phones other than them. Are there any others?

Answer:Any other good Windows phones in 2017 besides the Elite X3, Idol 4s, and Lumia 950?

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo comes to mind.

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I already know of the HP Elite X3, Lumia 950, and Idol 4s. I haven't seen many other recent higher-spec Windows Phones other than them. Are there any others?

Answer:Any other good Windows phones in 2017 besides the Elite X3, Idol 4s, and Lumia 950?

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo comes to mind.

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My unlocked lumia 950, bought in may 2016 worked just fine till feb of 2017, i dropped my screeen and the display went off. i sent if for servicing and just got it back. it's running the anniversary update (10.0.14393.953) smoothly and screen is alright now though i lost my data and everything. it works just fine but now i've noticed that it keeps switching off after like intervels of 30% of battery drain. Do i send it for servicing again, it's really inconvinient or is there a work around? PLEASE HELP OUT ASAP. I read an old thread and people were going on about SD cards and stuff but i dont use a sd card. so can someone tell me how to fix this? please.

Answer:(march 2017)My lumia 950 keeps switching off randomly after it came back from servicing, Need help

Have you tried replacing the battery?
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Jeg har sendt skriftlig klage til Vipps, Dronning Eufemias gate 42, 0191 Oslo med varsel om at jeg klager til Forbrukerrådet hvis tjenesten legges ned, og oppfordrer alle andre Windows Phone-brukere til å gjøre det samme!

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Hi everyone, i have quite a few questions so i'll post separate threads rather than pollute one thread. I'm wanting to get something a lot better than windows defender. Comcast is my ISP so i can get NIS for free. As most of you are aware of Norton hasn't been doing a great job these days. There has been multiple vulnerabilities in its products that actually decreases the security of windows. Still NIS still does a pretty good job of scoring pretty well in the various test in terms of protection. I was thinking on going with either bitdefender or KIS but of course i would have to pay for those. If you were me would opt for NIS because its still pretty dang good and worlds better than bit defender or would you opt for one of the better products like KIS or bitdefender?
 

Answer:Kaspersky IS 2017 vs Norton IS 2017 vs Bitdefender IS 2017

bitdefender free+ CF and SAP i think will be good
 

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I have a Lumia 930 and want to check if I have the mic issue with W10 - but every link I find for Lumia Phone Test Application does not have it?
Where can I get it please

Answer:Where can I get Lumia Phone Test Application Lumia 930

I use Rescue Test for WP8.1. But I don't know whether it is available for W10.

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i wanna buy a windows phone device in near future then i'm searching an exploring everything which may affect my decision. from my former experience of having an android devices, after a while using it and releasing few update, my phone became an OLD phone which was NO MORE supported by update, and soon after that new application were out for new operation system (Android 4.1) and they were not supported on my phone. so i missed lots of cool apps out there.
by other hand by passing time my device spec. was getting old and new apps needed higher spec to run smoothly on devices and that was a disaster.
because that, i'm afraid of such things for my new device. Nokia Lumia 930 is Nokia flagship and it will certainly be supported by WP 10, WP 11 or later update and i'm sure future apps will certainly run on it.
But is it true for lumia 730 or lumia 830? are these two device future-proof for later WPs and apps?

Answer:May Lumia 730 Or Lumia 830 consider as two future-proof phone?

I will consider them future-proof.
Worth noting that the 2012 flagship Lumia 920 and mid-range offering 820 are still slated for official updates if that makes you feel better.
I think you'll be fine with those devices.

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Hey guys, do you know if the Lumia 535 performs better than 8x? I mean is L535 faster? I know that they have the same amount of RAM, but I was wondering about the processor... thanks in advance :)

Answer:Which phone performs better the Lumia 535 vs Htc Windows Phone 8x?

The 8X is in the same ballpark as the 920, which in turn is in the same ballpark as the 830, which has a Snapdragon 400 in it.
The 8X is going to probably perform better, but I'd take it anyway since its a better package. (older, I know, but its used to be high-end)

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My Lumia 640XL device running on Windows 10 OS version 1703, Build- 10.0.15063.414 . While checking for update a new update shows up i.e, 2017-08 update for arm based phone devices, but while trying to download the download never starts, showing an error code (0x80070020). I am using wifi to download. I can't understand the issue.

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Lumia 650 has new win 10 but still the 730 looks good and fells amazing

Answer:i am confused which phone to buy a lumia 740 or a lumia 650

Lumia 730 on papers scores better than 650 anytime. i would suggest you to go ahead with lumia 730. But if you need LTE network make sure you buy lumia 735 LTE. lumia 650 comes with LTE support out of the box while lumia 730 do not and its other variant lumia 735 has LTE.
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Was hoping to wait until next gen Nokia Flagship, but I dropped my Lumia 920, shattered the glass, and cannot even swipe off the lock screen. It seems like there aren't many Windows phones out there.
Should I get the 830 to tide me over for a year or two?
Should I get the HTC? My wife had the Android version and liked it. What apps do I lose by not getting Nokia? Drive? Maps?
Or should i go back to iPhone..... shudder.

Answer:Which phone should I get as an emergency phone, the HTC One M8 or Lumia 830?

I wish I can source other threads, but someone replaced their Lumia 1520 with an iPhone 6 and then sold their iPhone for a decent amount of cash leftover after buying themselves a used 1520. This might be a route you can take in case a flagship comes by that you deem worthy. (:
Besides, iPhone have such a great resell value.

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please tell me windows 10 mobile on lumia 640 xl battery life can improve than windows phone 8.1

Answer:lumia 640 xl windows phone 8.1 vs lumia 640 xl windows 10 mobile which os give great battery life?

On the current Redstone build, it's virtually a tie. I was getting two days between charges on my 640 XL running 8.1. 14393.5 will give you two days charge as well.

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Good evening everyone. Thanks for your access to this thread. I hope you to read and answer for this question.

I want to ask everyone that which software should I use for keeping security of my PC.

Now I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as main anti-malware soft on my main desktop PC.
And also I was using F-secure SAFE as anti-malware soft on my PC until last week.

Yesterday, I heard that new Avast Antivirus 2017 was released, and new Avast Free is including behaviour scanning system.

I am having trouble deciding which software should I use as anti-malware soft.
Please tell me about your recommend.

I think that...

?Protection features
Better : Bitdefender 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017

?Performance and speed
Lighter : Avast Free 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Bitdefender 2017

?the risk of false positive trouble
Bigger risk : F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017 > Bitdefender 2017

?SSL (HTTPS) Scanning is enable without fake SSL certificate to browser
Unnecessary fake certificate : Avast Free, F-secure
Need fake certificate : Bitdefender Total

F-secure SAFE is the very nice solution as protection from malwares and keeping speedy PC. But it is having big risk of false positive ratings; especially the website blocking is not good with many many false positive ratings. And, sometimes slow down my PC.

Bitdefender Total Security 2017 is the best solution as protection from malwares. This software is providing users very nice anti-malware solu... Read more

Answer:Avast Free 2017 vs F-secure SAFE vs Bitdefender Total Security 2017

Quick question, why Bitdefender Total Protection? Do you need ALL those additional features, or looking for an Antivirus only, because there are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Free versions.

What about other protection software like Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security or ESET Nod32 Antivirus/Internet Security?
 

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My BD sub expires soon. Trying to decide whether I should switch to Norton 2017. It's my understanding that Norton is no longer the grand POS it used to be.

What say you?
 

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Hello, Guys!
I'm new on this forum but I Really Really like this good Forum
So I had Emsisoft for couple of months now
But Recently I've switched over to Avast Premier Beacuse I've never used Avast before So I wanted to try It out
But now I'm without any AV As I do not know what to Install Avast or Emsisoft!
I have licences for both So thats not the problem
Thanks In Advance And btw This forum really nice.
 

Answer:Avast Premier 2017 Vs Emsisoft Internet Security 2017

Both have excellent protection functions, but certainly they are two different security solutions.
I think the choice of one or the other one is really subjective, I've used Emsisoft for many years and it is my first choice
 

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College Football Picks 2017-2018 Season Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles September 01, 2017 @ 06:30pm

Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles

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Picture takes and phone shows picture as saved but unable to view picture on phone. Using a USB lead to PC pictures are there and viewable, so why can't I view them on the phone

Answer:Lumia 535 pictures are saved but not view-able on phone. How can I view them on my phone?

Is it saved in your internal storage or external?
have u tried to reboot ur phone?
and if it stored in your external storage, turn off ur phone, just put the microSD out, and put it back again, after that turn on ur phone
if it didnt work, try to send your photos to another device (lumia, android, or iphone) check if they can read and show your photos.
So, if they just work well, the problem is on ur 535, try to hard reset (reset to factory setting)

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A couple of years ago I moved myself and some of the fam from Apple Everything to Windows 10. Yesterday however, I bought an new 2017 iPad. I really love the Surface devices, so why?
LEAVING THE PLATFORM BECAUSE OF WINDOWS MOBILE
First, because Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform. So rather than living and breathing completely and happily inside the Microsoft ecosystem, I am now forced to diversify and go elsewhere. This really is a big deal, and changes my thinking from the unthinkable (leaving the MS ecosystem) to the possible (shifting back towards Apple). That being the case, why should I then buy a Microsoft Surface tablet (I was planning to buying a new Surface Pro M3) when I an now FORCED to be open to Apple and Android?
EASE OF MOVING PLATFORMS
Second, Microsoft have made my leap back to Apple so easy, because they have done what Apple and Google have refused to do, which is to make their software available on the others' platforms. Thus the transition to iPad is easy. For example, Word and PowerPoint are effectively free (via my 365 account that I will not be renewing at full cost next time; I will use the academic version which costs me almost nothing). Outlook on iPad is a great app (better than on PC platform). Lots of other apps that Microsoft that I use are also really nice on iPad (e.g. Wunderlist) and made the transition really simple and clean.
FACEBOOK
Third, the Facebook app on iPad is ... Read more

Answer:I did the unthinkable and chose a 2017 iPad over a 2017 Surface Pro M3

Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform
Can't make sense of that. Presumably you have really old windows phones that no longer get updates?
And what does that have to do with what tablet you use? Windows has timeline, cloud clipboard and a whole host of platform agnostic features coming this fall, so Windows will play nice with android or ios (better than those OSes play with any other).
You don't even need your tablet, desktop and phone to be the same platform. You just need the same services, which for MSFT, exist on every platform.

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Hello community, I'm in a doubt between these two phones! Should I buy Lumia 925 or Lumia 735? Money is no problem 'cause they are in our country priced nearly same. Thanks in advance and if you all could write the reasons for your statement!

Answer:Which phone is better, Lumia 925 or Lumia 735?

In terms of specs they are very similar but I tend to give a lot of importance to the storage and the camera and since most of the 925's out there have only 16gb I'd go for the 730 series, sure the main camera of the second may not beat the 925 proved capabilities but it is really good.
If you are sure that only 16gb of storage is good for you then the 925 should be your #1 choice plus it seems to be the 1st to receive updates when it comes to first generation windows phone smartphones.

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I need to recommend a smartphone to my mom, and I'm doubting between the Lumia 535 and the 630.
On paper the 535 is better, but there seem to be touchscreen issues. Has this been resolved yet?
On another note, my father wants to upgrade from his Lumia 900. I think I'll recommend the 730/735 to him because he wants a good camera.
Any opinions on this?

Answer:Which phone should I get the Lumia 535 or Lumia 630?

There are updates that resolve the issue with the screen for the 535 so I would recommend it. As for the 735, I have that phone as well and it is a great running phone. It feels sturdy, never gets hot, and the battery life is great. It also takes good pictures. The front cam is a definite plus too!

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Question: WP Phone Lumia 920

After last huge WP Update,
my Calandar stoped totaly to Backup to Microsoft Server.
All entries on the Mobile device Calandar are NOT showing on the Server (Microsoft Server 2003).
It worked fine before the latest updates (for about 4 weeks ago).
NB: any entries on Outlook on PC will however show on the Mobile,
But NO entries done on the Lumia does not even show on the Server.
PS: entries on "Tasks" under Clander does show however.
Also All entries on Contacts / Persons also show fine and without problems.
So only the Lumia's Calander has Stoped all together to Backup and show on Server and subsequent on PC Outlook.
Huge and annoing problem that I can't live with !!
Any surgestion to correct this Software malfunction ? that appeared imidiatley after WP Update.
Thanx !
Erik B.

Answer:WP Phone Lumia 920

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question After last huge WP Update,
my Calandar stoped totaly to Backup to Microsoft Server.
All entries on the Mobile device Calandar are NOT showing on the Server (Microsoft Server 2003).
It worked fine before the latest updates (for about 4 weeks ago).
NB: any entries on Outlook on PC will however show on the Mobile,
But NO entries done on the Lumia does not even show on the Server.
PS: entries on "Tasks" under Clander does show however.
Also All entries on Contacts / Persons also show fine and without problems.
So only the Lumia's Calander has Stoped all together to Backup and show on Server and subsequent on PC Outlook.
Huge and annoing problem that I can't live with !!
Any surgestion to correct this Software malfunction ? that appeared imidiatley after WP Update.
Thanx !
Erik B. From what I'm understanding, your 920 will not receive anything related to your Server 2003 is that correct? Have you tried removing your account on the 920 and reentering it after? Or just do a soft reset, as in turn off the phone and turn it back on.

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I want to buy a new Lumia phone and I saw 930,1520 and 1020 so tell me which Lumia phone is best overall I don't mind 1520 size but I have 920 right now so 1020 is not a good upgrade

Answer:Best Lumia Phone Right now?

1520 - is a great phone and it's big plus it has one of the best specs in WP
930 - great aswell exactly like the 1520 minus size and expandable storage
1020 - somewhat lacking in specs but has an amazing camera and everything is smooth although shots from the camera take time

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its showing exclamation mark and microsoft

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Question: New Lumia phone

I'm thinking about buying a Lumia phone but I don't really know which one should I get. 920 is a little bit oldish and 925 is newer but both doesn't have support for memory card. I'm thinking about 1320 because of the screen (I like bigger screen) but it has low specs. 1520 is a bit to expensive for me. Also I'd like to own 1020 but since it has a display lower than 5 inches I'm not really interested. So if you guys can help me decide which Lumia to buy I'd really appreciate that. I'd like to own one of the new Lumias like 830, 730 but since they aren't available in my country I can't own one. So, which Lumia should I buy?

Answer:New Lumia phone

If you want the bigger (6")screen but can't afford the 1520 then go with the 1320. I think it will do just the trick in terms of bigger screen , good battery life and the SD card functionality. Yes the specs are watered down to make the price point lower but it wont take away from the overall experience. Only really the 5MP camera where you lose out. Or else just wait for the 830/730 to be released in your country. Which country are you from?

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I saw this in an article posted a little while ago,but I can't seem to find the number or this lumia,any help?5.8 million Lumia smartphones sold this last quarter | Windows Phone Central
It's the one in the first picture,of course
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Answer:Which Lumia phone is this?

It's a Lumia 630. Or a 635.
Let's just say that it's orange.

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https://twitter.com/nokia/status/519789316868808705/photo/1
Hey everyone,check out this picture which Nokia just posted on twitter.I think this is a new Lumia phone because there's no dual-sim Lumia phone with capacitive buttons except the Lumia 830.And surely the Lumia 830 doesn't look like this.I may be wrong though.

Answer:Is this a new Lumia phone?

After looking at the picture I'd say it's the dual SIM 630.Nokia Lumia 630 unboxing | Windows Phone Central

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Hi, I am trying to decide between the 830 and 930, but there are no stores which have the products so I am unable to test them out. So I have 3 questions about the difference:
1. If I were to use the camera as a simple point and shoot varient, then is there any real difference between both models?
2. I am a very light user (I only really use music, podcasts, web, email, whatsapp, skype, phone and camera) so would you imagine that I would notice a difference between both phones?
2. Do you image the upgrade to windows 10 would be an issue on 830?
Thanks,
Dec

Answer:Which phone should I get the Lumia 830 v 930?

1) Lumia 930 is excellent even as a point and shoot or casual photography
2) Windows Phone works great even from a 530 to a 1520, but probably the 930 may handle multitasking better
3) No, as for now all x3x Lumia devices have been confirmed to get Windows 10, with the exception of 1520 and SOME x2x models.

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Wondering whether Lumia 730 is eligible for windows phone 10 as the official website doesn't have anything on this.
The websites states:
The following Lumia smartphones will receive a free upgrade when available: Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930.
There is nothing on Lumia 730 that it'll be receiving the update at a later stage.

Answer:windows phone 10 for Lumia 730???

It's possible that it can arrive later. Later could be next year, even.
Watch this thread though: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...rs-inside.html

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Is there any common ringtone for windows phones?? like the #nokia_tune #apple_ringtone

Answer:Ringtone for Lumia phone

Originally Posted by sivasakthibalan K Is there any common ringtone for windows phones?? like the #nokia_tune #apple_ringtone Yes, there is. The default Lumia Ringtone.
Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 535.

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Does Lumia 930 has any difference between USA version with Other version

Answer:What is the differerant between USA & other Lumia 930 phone?

The USA version is the Icon and it is a Verizon only phone... Vzw has recently discontinued carrying it.
The other is the International 930.
They vary mainly in the onboard cellular radios, but also in Firmware to a small degree.
If you want an International 930 for use in the US the LTE radio is all wrong for ATT or T-Mo use and you will only get 3.5G (H+) data speed at best.
See these threads:http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...g-just-3g.htmlhttp://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...ne-please.html

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Hey, I am running Lumia cyan update with preview for developer and it is all set with new features released by Microsoft but my Lumia 520 is getting very slow to load. Anyone having this problem without denim update? Will denim speed my phone? What will happen when windows 10 is load on lower end devices?

Answer:Windows phone 10 on Lumia 520

Sounds like you simply need a soft reset to restore decent performance.
Press and hold the volume down + power buttons together for about 20 seconds. Let go when you feel the phone buzz and the phone will restart.
See if that sorts things out for you.

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Is that possible to reset Lumia 625 running on Win 8.1 to factory setting without lossing or disturbing apps and data on SD Card?

Answer:Phone Reset Lumia 625.

Short answer is no.
- Move all apps to phone (from SDcard).
- BACKUP
- pull the SDcard before Phone reset
- RESET
- put card back in (it'll index contents)
- allow backup (you need to sign in) to restore all your settings / apps

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Hi,
i am currently a iPhone 5 uses and my contract expires on the 23rd september so other than jumping on the iPhone 6 bandwagon i was looking at what's out and the nokia lumia 930 interests me a lot - looks polished - looks fast - does what i need it to do.
I know changing to any phone will be strange due to have the iphone since iphone 4 so i expect changes.
my question is from a users perspective...what's it really like? battery performance? just overall what's your opinion? to get or not to get.
Thanks any input will be helpful!

Answer:Nokia Lumia 930 ? Next phone

To be honest I would go for the 1520. It may be bigger but the 930 doesn't come with glance and most importantly...no sd card slot which to me is a deal breaker

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When I am typing messages in Whatsapp I cannot see what I am typing the paperclip icon is on where I type the message and I do not know how to remove it so I can just type normally

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Good afternoon,
I (We...there is a lot of us!!) are having endless problems with the disappearing of our audio on the newly released Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim. The phone does everything well, but every couple of minutes the audio disappears. It will only work again after a soft reset. I have tried updating the software and have also downloaded the "developers preview" app which allows you to test the software they are currently developing, but to no avail. The problem is persisting.
Please help, Nokia and Microsoft does not seem to care.
Regards,
Ian

Answer:Windows 8.1 phone: Lumia 630

My phone is living in my drawer until they sort this out!!
Regards,
Ian

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I have been with the L521 since it came out. But lately ive been feeling like upgrading. But unfortunately, I can only find the L521 and L630 for Metro Users...So my question is can I buy an ICON and use it with my Metro PCS provider?

Answer:Can you use any Lumia phone with metro pcs?

Nope... Metro is traditionally a CDMA company and Icon is a CDMA phone, but Metro won't activate a Vzw phone onto their service.
Now, the reason you can run SIM based (GSM) models like 521 and 630 on Metro is that they were recently bought by T-Mobile US. Those are actually T-MoUS internals on those phones and they are riding on T-Mo towers. T-Mo bought Metro for the tower capacity and it will all go T-Mo GSM over time.
You want a T-Mo compatible model. You could look for a T-Mo Branded Lumia 925 on eBay, Swappa or the Marketplace at WPCentral.
Or you could go "all in" with a 1520.3 - or wait to see what T-Mo unveils later this year for WP. There was a front page article on WPCentral saying HTC One (M8) for Windows is coming to T-Mo this fall...MetroPCS Announces Bring-Your-Own-Device Program Opening Up Network To T-Mobile Devices » TmoNews
Always check with a Metro PCS person to make sure your device will run... The big deal is getting the correct 1700 MHz on the 3G/H+ radio and the proper LTE frequencies/classes to match T-Mo.

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Question: Nokia lumia phone

I recently installed a software update on my nokia lumia 625 phone, and now it won't recognise my memory card. Can anyone please help me.

Answer:Nokia lumia phone

Copy any data to a pc in windows explorer or something via memory card reader, format the card via phone then copy it back to the memory card?

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Hi..friends i'm constantly checking for 8.1 update 2 via windows insider but i'm still getting WINDOWS 10 TP please tell me how i can update my lumia 720 to 8.1 updtae 2??

Answer:Windows phone 8.1 GDR 2 for lumia 720...help please

Helloww..anybody??

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Sir/Madam,
I own Nokia Lumia 720 (White). I want to customize it either by changing its colour or by cover, cases. Help me choosing the best option.

Answer:How can I customizing my phone (lumia 720)?

No need to be so formal. We're all users here.
What colour are you after or style? There's quite a few...

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I am use lumia 535 phone. I am so so much interest about hey cortana. My phone has already at latest version (Inside 14393.221). But cant use Hey cortana. How can i got hey cortana?

Answer:How to use hey cortana on lumia 535 phone?

You can't. Microsoft has restricted that feature for devices with a certain higher-end series of chips. The 535 not included.

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HI Folks,
Is there any Lumia Phone which is capable of supporting the OTG?? Please let me know.
Thanks

Answer:Is there a Lumia Phone that will support USB OTG?

Definitely the 950 and 950XL. Windows 10 mobile finally adds support for USB OTG. I don't know for sure if that requires newer hardware though, but I think so. So it may not work on older devices or low end devices.

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What is best Lumia phone for 100-150 euro?
How long will lumia 630 and 530 have support (update) for software?
Thanks :)

Answer:What is best Lumia phone for 100-150 euro?

At that price 535 is the best buy but if u can spent a bit more and get the 730 then u won't regret it a bit.
The 630 and 530 will definitely get W10 but beyond that I doubt especially cos of the 512mb ram which MS is clearly moved on from as indicated by release of 532 and 435.

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Question: Lumia Phone models

What Lumia Phone models get access to the Cumulative Update 10586.545 released for Windows Mobile 10 TH2?

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It was working fine, now the phone settings page is different and in the record call app, there is no app available. Call recorder is gone. What happened?

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AIDA64/Battery
Level :74%
Status :Discharging
Remaining battery time : 21h53m
Discharging rate: 801 mW
Designed Capacity : 9500mWh
Fully charged Capacity : 9500mWh
Remaining capacity: 7030mWh
Wear level : 0%
what is going on? Battery was bought from windows shop 3 days ago? 1/4 of battery can really help if i get it back...

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Can i get Windows phone 10 update for Lumia 730 ?
If it is officially announced.

Answer:Windows phone 10 for Lumia 730....

Well, it hasn't been announced.
Only through Insider route at the moment.

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I just bought Lumia 930 few days ago and I realised that I have Nokia Camera instead of Lumia Camera so I deleted it in order to install new version. Now I don't have any of these because thay are gone from my store and I don't know how to get it back without reseting my phone. I have latest wp update installed and my region is Croatia if that makes a difference
thank you for your reply!

Answer:How do I get my Lumia Camera app on my phone?

try changing your region to USA or UK or downloading sysapp pusher SysApp Pusher | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
that will give you the links you need

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Can we hope also windows phone 9 supported in Lumia 925?

Answer:windows phone 9 in Lumia 925

we will never know for sure 100% until its official.
(heck, you could call 8.1, windows phone 9 actually)
so you're asking if we'll see the equivalent of windows phone 10, which is likely yes.

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Hi everyone , As the the title said i've lost my lumia 730 windows 10 phone, And i'm afraid that someone found it before i do , So i head right to my microsoft account because i have linked my phone with my account and i chose the lock option and it shows me [ enter pin and phone number and type a message] and it tells me that they will notify me when my phone is locked , The issue is that i'm not even sure if i activated the find my phone feature on my phone and i'm afraid that the he/she will hard rest my phone and erase everything so i want to know, Even if he/she hard rest my phone will i be able to track and even lock it once he/she connected to the internet or not .I just want to make sure the the thieve can't even use it or sell it.
Thanks

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I can't wait till i watch MS make android lumia phone like what BB did :D i guess it would be better than what we are holding in our hands :D

Answer:Android lumia phone

I've moved this thread to the Android forum, since this topic is about Android.

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i believe i have set it up already but I'm not able to recieve mms msgs. i can't receive texts with pictures attached

Answer:How do I set up mms on this phone, nokia lumia 928?

What carrier are you using it on? If you're on Verizon, it should work perfectly. If it ISN'T on Verizon (you have it on AT&T or T-Mobile), I believe there is no way to set it up.

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i believe i have set it up already but I'm not able to recieve mms msgs. i can't receive texts with pictures attached

Answer:how do i set up mms on this phone, nokia lumia 928, AT&T?

I have this phone on Tmobile. And also don't have mms working. The only thing I know of you could try is to install Access Point app (1st you need to install Lumia System Updater or SysApp Pusher - inside you'll find Access Point app) Then restart your phone (optional). If it works it will if it doesn't you are out of luck

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I lost my phone and the person is using my whats app to communicate with my contacts while i did blocked it with the cellular provider

Answer:Lost phone lumia 520

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question I lost my phone and the person is using my whats app to communicate with my contacts while i did blocked it with the cellular provider go to The Smartphone Reinvented Around You | Windows Phone (United States)
login and trace it or lock it and call the police on that guy
hope this helps :) good luck!

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Even if i am not using my phone is getting too hot and charging starts decreasing. what to do know?

Answer:Why is my phone LUMIA 525 getting too hot even if not in use and battery is getting over?

Did u check the battery saver app for background tasks and disable it?
Also are you running denim or cyan? And did this happen right after an OS update?

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I want to buy a high end Lumia phone that has 16gb internal storage (sd card optional ) . It has to be unlocked/ not branded or tmobile without a contract. Any suggestions ? Has to be affordable like lower than $450. Thanks

Answer:Which Lumia phone should i choose ?

I bought my Lumia 1520 for 400 euro's, that's almost the same in US dollars.
It was secondhand though, but it still looks and feels like brand new.

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I've forgotten my sim card password & i'm locked out, Phone says to contact Window's for a PUK, how do i contact windows to fix this issue ?

Answer:I'm locked out of my Lumia 535 phone

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I've forgotten my sim card password & i'm locked out, Phone says to contact Window's for a PUK, how do i contact windows to fix this issue ? you have to go to your mobile carrier company and get the PUK from them
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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AIDA64/Battery
Level :74%
Status :Discharging
Remaining battery time : 21h53m
Discharging rate: 801 mW
Designed Capacity : 9500mWh
Fully charged Capacity : 9500mWh
Remaining capacity: 7030mWh
Wear level : 0%
what is going on? Battery was bought from windows shop 3 days ago? 1/4 of battery can really help if i get it back...

Answer:Why does my phone charge (lumia 640 LTE win 10) up to 75-6% only?

Try charging with the standard AC charger to see if that does anything. That is odd.

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