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December 22, 2014

How to Activate Parental Controls on BlackBerry Classic Q20

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By activating the parental controls on your BlackBerry Classic Q20, you can turn off access to certain apps, features, and content.

You can also restrict incoming phone calls and messages to people in the Contacts app.


Parental Controls settings are protected with a password, making them difficult to change or turn off without your knowledge. You can set your device so that the Parental Controls password is required to add an email or social networking account, or to purchase an app from the BlackBerry World storefront.

Note: If BlackBerry Balance technology is turned on, the Parental Controls feature is not available.

User Guide Security and backup

Restrict or limit access to features and content

1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.

2. Tap Settings > Security and Privacy > Parental Controls.

3. Turn on the Parental Controls switch.

4. Enter the Parental Controls password.

5. Tap to change the options.
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How to Factory Reset/Wipe Data on BlackBerry Classic Q20

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Resetting your BlackBerry Classic Q20 will restore all the settings back to its original state. That also include deleting your personal files. Before you wipe your BlackBerry device, consider backing up your data on a computer.

A security wipe is designed to permanently delete your data so it can't be recovered. This includes email accounts, downloaded apps, media files, documents, browser bookmarks, and settings.

1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
2. Tap Settings > Security and Privacy > Security Wipe.
3. Type blackberry.
4. Tap Delete Data.

When the security wipe is complete, your device is turned off automatically.

To turn on your device, press the Power/Lock key.

Tip: If you are planning to give away or recycle your device, remember to also remove your SIM card and media card.

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December 21, 2014

How to Hard Reset (Factory Reset) HTC Desire 620G Dual Sim

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Resetting your HTC Desire 620G would be the best solution if you are having problem with slow performance, or keeps on freezing.

A factory reset reverts the phone back to its original state — the state before you turned on the phone for the first time.

Make sure that you have back up all your important files before resetting your HTC Desire 620G. Below are the files that will be removed after the reset performed.

> Your Google Account
> All accounts you've added in Settings > Accounts & sync and the data associated with these accounts
> Personal data that you've created or synced to the phone such as your profile, contacts, messages, email, calendar events, and more
> System and application data and settings
> Downloaded apps

Files such as your music, photos, videos, and documents will also be deleted if you select the Erase all data option.

How to perform the Factory Reset on HTC Desire 620G

> Go to Settings, and then tap Backup & reset.
> Tap Reset phone.
> If you also want to delete media and other data on HTC Desire 620G, select Erase all data.
> To delete media and other data on your storage card, tap Erase SD card.
> Tap OK to confirm.

How to perform the Hard Reset on HTC Desire 620G Using Buttons

Use this option if you can’t access the settings on your HTC Desire 620G.

Important: The Fast boot option in Settings > Power must not be selected.

> Turn off your phone.
> Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press and hold the POWER button.
> Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons.
> Press VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER button.
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How to Find a Lost Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535

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Losing a phone (Nokia Lumia 535) is sort of a matter of life and death these days especially if you have confidential files on it. If you misplaced your phone or someone has stolen it, then keep calm and follow the steps below so you can locate your phone and lock or delete all data on it remotely. All you need to have is a Microsoft account on your phone.

1. On your computer, laptop or tablet, go to www.windowsphone.com

2. Then sign in using the same Microsoft account as on your phone.

3. Choose find my phone. From there you can:

>>> Locate your phone on a map
>>> Make your phone ring even if its in silent mode
>>> Lock your phone and set it to show a message so it can be returned to you
>>> Delete all data from your phone remotely

The available options may vary.

Tip: Set your phone to automatically save its location every few hours. If your phone runs out of battery, you can still view its last saved location.

>>> On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap ALL SETTINGS > find my phone.
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How to Set Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535 to Driving Mode

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Setting your Nokia Lumia 535 to driving mode is very important to minimize distraction when you are driving. Letting you concentrate more before you arrive to your destination.

To do this,

>>> On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap ALL SETTINGS.

>>> Select Driving mode, then tap Next.

>>> To set the phone to ignore calls, switch Ignore calls to On. To set the phone to ignore text messages, switch Ignore texts to On.

>>> Tap next.

>>> To send an automatic text message when someone calls or texts you, explaining why you can't answer, switch Text replies to calls, Text replies to texts, or both to On. To edit the message, tap the text box.

>>> Tap next > add a device.

>>> Tap the Bluetooth device you connect your phone to when driving, such as a headset.

Driving mode starts automatically when the phone and the added Bluetooth device connect.
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How to Pay With Your Phone on Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535

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You don't have to bring your wallet anytime if you want to go shopping. Using this feature in Nokia Lumia 535, you can pay with your phone or use it as a ticket, if supported by your network service provider.

NFC is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com.

This feature may not be available for all regions. For info on availability, contact your network service provider. The services are tied to your SIM. You must have a service subscription with your service provider and your service provider’s app installed in Wallet.

>>> You need to activate the service first by contacting your network service provider.
>>> To make a payment, tap the reader with the NFC area of your phone. Your service provider may ask you to confirm the payment.

Note: Payment and ticketing apps and services are provided by third parties. Microsoft Mobile does not provide any warranty or take any responsibility for any such apps or services including support, functionality, transactions, or loss of any monetary value. You may need to reinstall and activate the payment or ticketing app after repair of your device. You may need to reinstall and activate the cards you have added as well as the payment or ticketing app after repair of your device.
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December 20, 2014

How to Back Up and Restore on Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535

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You  will never know when the accident may happen. So it is advisable to back up your settings, such as your start screen layout, and other stuff to your Microsoft account.

Bear in mind that you need a Microsoft account to back up your phone.


>>> On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Tap ALL SETTINGS > backup.

>>> If asked, sign in to your Microsoft account.
- Select what to back up and how. 
- You can set your phone to automatically back up your app list, settings, and text messages. 
- To automatically back up your future videos or best-quality photos to OneDrive, you need a WiFi connection.

Tip: You don’t need to back up your contacts and calendar events separately. Your phone automatically backs them up and keeps them in sync with your Microsoft account.

If some of your downloaded apps are not included in the backup, you can re-download them from Store, as long as the app is available. Store remembers the apps you’ve bought, so you don’t need to pay for them again. Data transmission costs may apply. For more info, contact your network service provider.

To back up your other content, such as files, music and etc., connect your phone to your computer, Follow the instructions on the computer screen. 

You can either sync content between your phone and computer using the Windows Phone app for desktop, or drag and drop content from phone to computer in your computer’s file manager, such as Windows Explorer.

Back up the photos you’ve taken earlier to OneDrive

- Tap Photos >
- Select the photos or albums you want to upload
- Tap > OneDrive
- Select where you want to upload the photos
- Finally, tap .

To check the photos you’ve backed up, log in to your OneDrive account on any device and check the folder to which you saved the photos.

Restore backed up data
You can restore your backed up data after resetting or updating your phone software, or when setting up a new phone. 

>>> Sign in to your Microsoft account, and follow the instructions shown on your phone. 
>>> To reset your phone, on the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
>>> Tap ALL SETTINGS > about > reset your phone. 
>>> Resetting restores the factory settings, and erases all your personal content, but you can restore your backed up data after signing in to your Microsoft account.
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How to Increase Speed on Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535

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When your phone gets older, you will be experiencing a slow performance on your phone. Having this problem is somewhat irritating. So here are some tips to increase your speed on Nokia Lumia 535.

Stop Applications from Background That is NOT Needed

>>> Long press the back key to see the apps running in the background. Swipe through the app list and tap the X to close the apps that are not needed.
>>> When you stop using application press back key to return to the start screen.
>>> Check which apps are running background tasks and block the ones you do not need: 
- Go to Settings > battery saver and swipe to usage. 
- Tap the link above the app list and select show apps that can run in the background. 
- Tap on any app to manage it.

Remove Apps on SD Card

If possible, install the application or game into the phone storage instead of the SD card for optimal application performance.

To do this,

>>> In the app list, select Storage Sense.
>>> Tap the SD card bar at the top of the screen.
>>> Select apps+games.
>>> Tap the app you want to move, and tap move to phone.

Note! If your SD card has thousands of media items, the file system scan may consume considerable amounts of your phone processing power even when running in the background. If you think that is the issue, just simply go to App list, select Storage Sense, tap the SD card bar and tap remove SD card. You can access your SD card next time you restart your phone.
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December 19, 2014

How to Extend Battery Life Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535 ~ Battery Drains Out Fast

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Most of the phone users are always struggling with battery problems that drains out fast. Here are some tips so you can use your Nokia Lumia 535 much longer than usual.

1. Turn on the Battery saver mode.
> Press Start, then swipe left to the app list, 
> Go to Settings, and select battery saver
> Tap to switch Battery Saver toggle to On.

You can also customize it, like to turn on the Battery Saver whenever your battery gets to 20%.

> Select When battery is low.
> Or, select Now until next charge.

You can determine if it is enabled because a small heart icon appears over the battery icon. And your phone does not automatically receive mail and calendar updates, update some live tiles, or allow apps to run in the background. 

Suggested tips:

Turn off applications, services, and function when not in use:

> Close apps that you are not using: 

- Long press the back key to see the apps running in the background. 
- Swipe through the app list and tap the X to close the apps that are not needed.
> Switch off location services: 

- Tap Settings > location.
- Switch Location services to Off.
> Switch off Bluetooth: 

- Tap Settings > Bluetooth
- Switch Status to Off.
> Switch off NFC: 

- Tap Settings > NFC (tap+send).
- Switch Tap to share to Off.
> Stop your phone connecting to your music collection in the cloud: 

- Start Music app, then tap ... > Settings
- Switch settings to off.
> Check which apps are running background tasks and block the ones you do not need: 

- Tap Settings > battery saver, swipe left, and you will get recent battery usage with app list. 
- From there, you can tap on any app to manage it. (Phones with Lumia Black and Amber, tap Settings, swipe to applications, and tap background tasks. Tap the app you want to block, and tap block).

Change the frequency of certain events:

Set your mail settings to retrieve mail items less frequently: 

- On the start screen, open the mail account you want to modify, tap ...> Settings.
- Select Sync Settings and change the setting for Download new content or set it to manual control.

Set your phone screen to switch off after a shorter time: 

- Tap Settings > lock screen, 
- Change the setting for Screen times out after.

Other Tips to Extend Battery Life on Nokia Lumia 535:

> Reduce screen brightness.
- Tap Settings > brightness, switch Automatically adjust to Off, and switch Level to low.

> Change the setting for Nokia Glance Screen.
- Tap Settings >glance, and switch Glance Screen to Off.

> Use double-tap to wake up your phone only when needed. 
- Tap Settings > touch, and switch Wake up to Off.

> Set your phone to use 2G (GSM) network only.
- Tap Settings > mobile network (or cellular) > Highest connection speed.

> Switch off WLAN connection.
- Tap Settings > WiFi, and switch WiFi networking to Off.

> Charge your phone until the phone battery level is 100%. 
- To check phone’s battery level, go to Settings > battery saver > Remaining Battery Life.

> Use wired headphones, rather than the loudspeaker.

> Check that your apps are up-to-date: 
- Start Store, then tap ... > Settings > check for updates. 
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Software Update and Downloads of Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535

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Updating your Windows OS for a newer version and features. Before you will start an update, make sure that you will have enough memory space on your phone. Free your phone at least 1.5GB (depending on phone model) to ensure that the software update will run smoothly.

Do this to check your memory,

   > Go to Settings > storage check.

Your phone may need to restart or need to repeat the process a few times to get the latest version because of several updates available.

Just follow all the update prompts so that you don’t miss out on any of the latest goodies.

To check your current software version, go to Settings > extras + info.

How to update software Nokia Lumia 535

The most common update use by users is Over The Air (OTA) updates. For this update, there's no need for cable wire to connect to your computer. You can install the update by connecting your phone to a wireless Wi-Fi.

You will get new features including your settings, apps, photos, text messages, and resolve bugs.

Step 1. Your phone notifies you when an update is available for you. You can also check for updates by going to Settings > Phone Update and tapping Check for updates.

Tip! Use a Wi-Fi network to download the update and avoid mobile data transmission costs. Before starting the update, connect to a charger or make sure your phone has enough battery power (at least 50%).

Step 2. To view and to install the updates, tap the notification message, and follow the instructions shown on your phone. You can install the update immediately, or postpone the update to a more convenient time.

Step 3. The update should take around 15-30 minutes, but a major update could take up to 2 hours to complete depending on your phone model. You are not able to use your phone during the update installation.

Follow all the update prompts, and do not worry if your phone restarts several times during the process, that is completely normal.

Additional app updates from the Store could be needed to fully enable new features for your phone. You will get the app update notification on the Store app shortly after the software update.

From Lumia Denim update onwards, you can install phone updates more easily by scheduling them for a time that works best for you.

You can find the Preferred install time option from Settings > Phone Update. Some of the phones now also support downloading updates to a memory card.
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