Microsoft took the Windows Phone operating system to a whole new level with the launch of Windows Phone 8. With this revamped operating system it is now possible to make the most out of it by using different tips and tricks. Here are some tips which can help you get the best out of your Nokia Lumia 920.
Nokia Lumia 920 Tips and Tricks
1. Narrate to text
Windows Phone 8 already has Microsoft’s native speech recognition function ‘Microsoft TellMe’. To add some cheese to it, you can turn on the Message feature only if you have a Bluetooth headset. This feature will read out incoming text messages to which you can narrate your reply and send it.
2. Manage running apps
The physical back button on the Lumia 920 makes it easy to manage the background apps. Pressing and holding the back button will show you all the apps that are running in the background. Pressing the back button within an app will close it, again tapping the back button will take you to previously running app. Tapping the back button several times will close all the running apps.
3. Stay Notified
Another native function this will notify you about the missed calls, text messages, emails and calendars. Go to Settings > Lock screen and tap app to show quick status. This will allow you to choose from what notifications are to be displayed on the lock screen. Getting battery saver along with it, you can check the battery level without unlocking the phone.
4. Taking ScreenShots
Hard luck for Windows Phone 7.5 users as they never got this feature for their phone. Taking screenshots on Windows Phone has never been so simple. With Windows Phone 8, this feature is added natively into the software. To take screenshots press the unlock button and the Windows button at the same time.
5. Unfreeze Phone
In case if your phone freezes and refuse to boot up, don’t worry nothing serious might have happened. In this case, hold down the volume button, the unlock button, and the camera button until the phone vibrates.
6. Lock Screen customization
Bored with the same wallpaper? Windows Phone 8 offers variety of options to bring the lockscreen to life. Go to Settings > Lock screen and tap background. You can auto change the lock screen wallpapers with photos from your camera roll or Facebook or assign an app to do it.
7. Don’t miss any event
Windows Phone reminds you about your events and meetings right on the lock screen. To enable it go to Settings > Lock screen and tap Notifications. The default selection for this is calendar, so all the calendar entries will pop-up as notification.
8. Connectivity Shortcuts
A third-party app named ‘ConnectivityShortcuts’ will allow you to easily access your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data, Airplane mode and Location settings right from the start screen. This is a hassle free way to toggle on and off the features without going into the settings app.
9. Pin to start-screen
Windows Phone provides an ability to pin almost anything to the start screen. You can pin your favorite apps, songs, playlists, contacts, groups, pictures, videos and lot more things. This is the easy way to access them without searching for them.
10. Reach out to everyone with groups
You can make a separate group of people who you want to see updates on. Pinning this to start screen will make it easier to see updates from those groups on their respective live tile.
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