Official: How To Fix Windows Phone 7 Phantom Data Bug Until Microsoft’s Update


31.01.2011

Official: How To Fix Windows Phone 7 Phantom Data Bug Until Microsoft’s Update

One of the worst Windows Phone 7 bugs was the phantom data bug which caused WP7 devices to leak at least 30-50MB of data daily, but Microsoft quickly found the source of the problem. The Redmond-based company said that there is nothing wrong with Windows Phone 7 as the bug was caused by a 3rd party developer, and it didn’t want to reveal its name. Now it’s clear that the phantom data bug is caused by Yahoo.

Microsoft’s Paul Thurrott has officially confirmed that Yahoo Mail is to blame for the Windows Phone 7 phantom data bug and that you can make a couple of adjustments in order to make this easier to your data plan.

So go to Settings -> E-mail accounts -> Yahoo Mail -> Settings -> Download new content: “Manually” & Download email from: “The last 7 days” and you’ll notice that things will get better for you. Thurrott says that Microsoft is working on a fix which will be released in “the coming weeks.”

Well, this is how to fix the Windows Phone 7 phantom data bug until Microsoft releases the WP7 update or an official minor update which contains the fix of this bug.

Windows Phone 7 Account Settings

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