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  1. battery percentage indicator

    I really don't understand why we cannot see the battery percentage in the lock screen. it should be done immediately.

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      1 comment  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • how i can connect with my WP8 to a EAP-LEAP wireless?

      how i can connect with my WP8 to a EAP-LEAP wireless?
      I try to connect in my office and i cant, after to add my user and name the message is only "Can´t connect to the wifi"

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        0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A simple feature to select whether E/GSM/2G/3G/4G/LTE

        A simple feature to select whether E/GSM/2G/3G/4G/LTE

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          2 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Unlocked phones in the Online Microsoft Store

          There are few places online that ship Unlocked WP7s internationally. The Microsoft store need to be that place!!

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 11 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Password to unlock the OneDrive

              Unlock the OneDrive Windows Phone to access files in the cloud.

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                3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • i would like to get the 3G mode only in windows phone.The current situation is using highest connection speed which uses 2G when 2G range is

                i would like to get the 3G mode only in windows phone.The current situation is using highest connection speed which uses 2G when 2G range is more.many people prefer using 3G only mode which is awailable in android and symbian

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 11 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Select All for email & Junk mail filter

                    I think all heavy email users would like to see a select all option for emails so that we can delete all emails visible on screen in 1 go rather then having to click them 1 at a time. I get a lot of junk in my email and as there is no junk mail filter I would love to be able to delete 10-20 emails in 1 click with a select all.

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                      0 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Full Device Backup Option

                      It would be nice if there was an option to create a FULL backup of Windows Phone devices that could be stored on a PC, just like a system image for a computer. The current backup offered in Windows Phone 8.1 doesn't backup everything, like 3rd party app data, or even all my settings. It would be much better to have a full backup that restores my phone IDENTICALLY to the way it was when I ran the full backup.

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Toggle display off via live tiles

                        Currently there is no apps that could support this action in WP8, ie: turn the display off by toggling the live tile. We use this android apps (Screen Off and Lock) at least 20 times per day. The real benefit of having this option:-

                        1. Safe battery life
                        Instead of letting the display off automatically by itself (normally it takes 30 seconds), user can actually manually switch off the display every time they are done with whatever application.

                        2. Reduce the usage of the real hardware side button
                        Improve the reliability of the key / buttons. Each button / key…

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                          2 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Y is vlc player is not available for wp8 Android is supporting it... Need for windows too....

                          Y is vlc player is not available for wp8 Android is supporting it... Need for windows too....

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • plis i want windows phone support to sending pictures via bluetooth, because thats very important for me.. thanks

                            to make windows phone will be the highest product, WP should have device that can be sending picture over bluotooth (mobile-mobile and mobile - PC)

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                              0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • for Hide video files

                              As threre is no option to hide video files in phone it is very difficult to hide private videos.So it should have that option like android.

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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Angry Birds doesn't work on the Nokia Lumia 610. Get the update!

                                Angry Birds and other games Real Football don't work on 256Mb devices, like Nokia Lumia 610. Please ask the company's that make theses games to get support or updates for this. Thanks!

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                                  1 comment  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In the windows 8 phone desktop sync app, allow the user to change the bitrate of music when syncing to the phone

                                  Many people like me rip all their music in losses formats like wma lossless. We then have the best possible quality and transcode/convert when we need to put music on a portable player like windows 8 phone. You should be able to set the maximum bitrate for music you are syncing to the phone, just like the zune client did when syncing to a windows 7.5 phone device. This is basic functionality available in most syncing software. So for lossless wma files, when they are synced to the phone, they are automatically transcoded to say 192kbs(or whatever the maximum bitrate…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • please get screenshot feature on windows phone 7.8. please !!!!

                                    please get screenshot feature on windows phone 7.8. please !!!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • facebook app with latest and full features along with messenger connectivity

                                      Please get us a full featured facebook app along with connectivity to the messenger app. Please update the app ASAP.

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                                        0 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • windows phones need installing themes,. not only change the color of emphasis or the background ,which only can choose in light or dark

                                        windows phones need installing themes,. not only change the color of emphasis or the background ,which only can choose in light or dark.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a swipe code to unlock

                                          Instead on typing regularly on the code to unlock

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                                            1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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