Get more from Windows Phone 8 settings on your Nokia Lumia
Whether you own the high-end Nokia Lumia 920 or the entry-level Nokia Lumia 620, you’ll find the full version of Windows Phone 8 chugging away under the hood. Here we look at eight hidden settings that you need to make the most of.
Windows Phone 8 comes with so many new features compared that Windows Phone 7, so, if you’re upgrading from a Nokia Lumia 800, for example, or are new to Windows Phone, you’ll find a host of new ways to make life easier than ever.
The guys over at the official Windows Phone Blog have pulled together what they consider to be eight settings you need to know about to get more from your Windows Phone 8 device. It’s a pretty eclectic list, take a look for yourself:
1. Tell callers you’re tied up with a pre-written text
This is a great tip on how to use Text Reply.
2. Create more memorable mailbox names
This is one we discovered recently have now have personalised names for out email accounts.
3. Can you read me now?
Larger text is an integral part of Windows Phone 8, you’ll find it in the Setting>Ease of Access.
4. Switch up your lock screen icons
Discover how to fine tune the Lock screen and make it more personal to you.
5. Add sizzle to your email signature
Add a personal signature to your emails or switch it off completely.
6. Button up the Internet Explorer address bar
This is a great tip for making sure Internet Explorer works the way you want it to.
7. Cut down on your contacts
This was a new one to us, a neat tip on how to filter the contact list in Windows Phone 8.
8. Keep photos and videos safer
Make uploading to SkyDrive automatic with this neat little trick.
While we’ve pulled together the headers, for the full breakdown of how to make the most of these hidden Windows Phone 8 settings head on over to Windows Phone Blog.
Discovered any hidden settings with Windows Phone 8 you now can’t live without? Let us know in the Comments below.