Windows Phone

How to Find MAC Address of Your Windows 10 Mobile Phone

When you’re not connected to WiFi, your phone will periodically send out a signal for WiFi networks in the area to help you get connected. That signal will contain the unique physical hardware address (aka: MAC) for your device.

A MAC (media access control) address , also called physical address, is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment.

This tutorial will show you how to find the MAC address on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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Turn On or Off Random Hardware MAC Addresses for Wi-Fi on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

When you’re not connected to WiFi, your phone will periodically send out a signal for WiFi networks in the area to help you get connected. That signal will contain the unique physical hardware address for your device. Some places, for example shopping centres, supermarkets or other public areas, might use this unique address to track your movement in that area. If your WiFi hardware (ex: Lumia 950 and 950 XL) supports it, you can turn on random hardware addresses to make it harder for people to track where you go for any network.

You can use random hardware address for any Wi-Fi network. After you connect to a Wi-Fi network, you can then determine if you want to use a random hardware address for that specific network.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to use random hardware addresses (MAC) for Wi-Fi networks on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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List of Keyboard Shortcuts in Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile Phones

Continuum for Phones is a new experience on compatible Windows 10 Mobile devices . With Continuum-compatible accessories, you can connect to a monitor and even to a mouse and keyboard to make your phone work like a laptop for getting things done. And whether you’re projecting Office apps for productivity or videos and games for entertainment, you can still use your phone for all the calls, texts, tweets, and things you do on your phone.

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and effort as you use your Windows 10 Mobile phone in Continuum.

This tutorial will show you a list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Continuum for your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Ring your Windows 10 Mobile Phone Online

It’s nerve-wracking when you can’t find your phone. Whether it’s truly lost, or just stuck between the sofa cushions, Find My Phone can help lay your worry to rest. This free service can ring, lock, erase, or show your Windows 10 Mobile phone on a map.

Find My Phone will ring your phone even if the volume is off or set to vibrate.

This tutorial will show you how to ring your Windows 10 Mobile phone online from any PC.

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How to Check for App Updates in the Store in Windows 10 Mobile Phone

The Windows Store offers various apps that users can browse through, purchase, or get for free to download and install to their Microsoft account in Windows 10 PCs and devices.

The people who create apps are constantly making tweaks and improvements, fixing bugs, or adding new features. When a newer version of an app you’ve downloaded and installed becomes available, the app update will be downloaded and installed automatically by default.

This tutorial will show you how to manually check for updates in the Store for installed apps on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Switch Between Apps on your Windows 10 Mobile Phone

Many apps can run at the same time on your Windows 10 Mobile phone, and there’s an easy way to switch between the apps you’ve used most recently. Swipe between them and tap one to resume progress where you left off, or close the app. Your Windows Phone remembers it all for you.

This tutorial will show you how to switch between apps that you have used most recently on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Reset the PIN on your Windows 10 Mobile Phone

You can create a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to use in place of passwords. Having a PIN makes it easier to sign in to your phone, apps, and services.

If you should forget your PIN number on your phone, then you can reset the PIN at anytime using your Microsoft account password.

This tutorial will show you how to reset the PIN to a new PIN on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Turn On or Off Emergency Alerts in Windows 10 Mobile Phones

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier.

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service.

WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on and off the emergency alerts you want on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Create and Manage Backups for Windows 10 Mobile Phones

When you sign in with your Microsoft account on your Windows 10 Mobile phone, you can turn on a service that lets you automatically save your app data, Start layout, passwords, favorites, and other system settings to OneDrive so you’ll have a backup if something happens to your phone.

This tutorial will show you how to change backup settings, create backups, and delete backups for your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to See which OS Version of Windows Phone 10 you have

The Software (ex: “Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview”) indicates the general product name Microsoft uses to describe the release. The OS version (ex: “10.0.12534.59”) indicates the specific build number of the release.

This tutorial will show you how to see which Windows Phone 10 operating system (OS) version is installed on your phone.

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How to Update to Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones from Windows Phone 8.1

Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones gives you a sneak peek at Windows 10 for phones.

Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10061 for phones is here today, but it’s far from being finished. In fact, it’s fairly similar to your current phone (assuming you have Windows Phone 8.1)—just a little rougher around the edges, and with a lot more potential to grow. Join the Windows Insider Program to make sure you get all the new features that are on the way. If you’re okay with a moving target and don’t want to miss out on the latest stuff, keep reading. Technical Preview could be just your thing.

This tutorial will show you step by step on how to update your Windows Phone 8.1 to the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones.

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