Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM, Lumia 950 Dual SIM, CP_RD_121, Lumia 550 User manual

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM, Lumia 950 Dual SIM, CP_RD_121, Lumia 550 User manual
User Guide
Lumia with Windows 10 Mobile
Issue 1.0 EN-US
About this user guide
This guide is the user guide for your software release.
Important: For important information on the safe use of your device and battery, read
“For your safety” and “Product and safety info” in the printed or in-device user guide, or
at www.microsoft.com/mobile/support before you take the device into use. To find
out how to get started with your new device, read the printed user guide.
For the online user guidance, videos, even more information, and troubleshooting help, go to
support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows phones.
You can also check out the support videos at www.youtube.com/lumiasupport.
Moreover, there's a user guide in your phone – it's always with you, available when needed.
Lumia Help+Tips. If you’re
To find answers to your questions and to get helpful tips, tap
new to Lumia, check out the section for new users.
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User Guide
Lumia with Windows 10 Mobile
Contents
For your safety
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Calls
63
Get started
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Contacts
67
Turn the phone on
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Social networks
72
Lock the keys and screen
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Messages
73
Charge your phone
7
Email
77
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Camera
82
Learn more about your phone
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Open your camera quickly
82
Set up your phone
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Camera basics
82
Explore your tiles, apps, and settings
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Advanced photography
84
Navigate inside an app
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Photos and videos
86
Use the touch screen
15
Maps & navigation
89
Back, start, and search keys
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Switch location services on
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Transfer content to your Lumia phone
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Find a location
89
Basics
22
Get directions to a place
90
What’s new in this release?
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Download a map to your phone
90
Get to know your phone
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Positioning methods
91
Accounts
30
Internet
92
Personalize your phone
35
Define internet connections
92
Cortana
41
Connect your computer to the web
92
Accessibility
43
Use your data plan efficiently
93
Take a screenshot
45
Web browser
93
Extend battery life
45
Search the web
96
Save on data roaming costs
47
Close internet connections
96
Text input
48
Clock and calendar
53
Troubleshoot internet connection
issues
96
Dual SIM
57
Entertainment
98
Browse your SIM apps
59
Your first Lumia?
Store
59
People & messaging
63
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Watch and listen
FM radio
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Sync music and videos between your
phone and computer
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Games
103
Lifestyle apps and services
105
Office
108
Work with Word
108
Work with Excel
109
Work with PowerPoint
109
Write a note in OneNote
110
Use your phone like a PC with
Continuum
111
Connect devices with Continuum
112
Work with Continuum
112
Use the calculator
113
Phone management &
connectivity
114
Update your phone software
114
Use a secure VPN connection
115
Wi-Fi
115
NFC
116
Bluetooth
118
Memory and storage
120
Copy content between your phone
and computer
124
Security
125
Wallet
131
Access codes
131
Troubleshoot connectivity issues
132
If your phone doesn't respond
134
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For your safety
Read these simple guidelines. Not following them may be dangerous or against local laws and
regulations.
TURN OFF IN RESTRICTED AREAS
Turn the device off when mobile phone use is not allowed or when it may cause
interference or danger, for example, in aircraft, in hospitals or near medical equipment,
fuel, chemicals, or blasting areas. Obey all instructions in restricted areas.
ROAD SAFETY COMES FIRST
Obey all local laws. Always keep your hands free to operate the vehicle while driving.
Your first consideration while driving should be road safety.
INTERFERENCE
All wireless devices may be susceptible to interference, which could affect performance.
QUALIFIED SERVICE
Only qualified personnel may install or repair this product.
BATTERIES, CHARGERS, AND OTHER ACCESSORIES
Use only batteries, chargers, and other accessories approved by Microsoft Mobile for
use with this device. Third-party chargers that comply with the applicable USB
requirements, and that can connect to your device USB connector, may be compatible. Do
not connect incompatible products.
KEEP YOUR DEVICE DRY
Your device is not water-resistant. Keep it dry.
GLASS PARTS
The device screen is made of glass. This glass can break if the device is dropped on a
hard surface or receives a substantial impact. If the glass breaks, do not touch the glass
parts of the device or attempt to remove the broken glass from the device. Stop using the
device until the glass is replaced by qualified service personnel.
PROTECT YOUR HEARING
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long
periods. Exercise caution when holding your device near your ear while the
speakerphone is in use.
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Get started
Take care of the basics, and have your phone up and running in no time.
Turn the phone on
Turn your phone on, and start exploring it.
Press the power key until the phone vibrates.
Turn the phone off
Press and hold the power key, and drag the lock screen down.
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Lock the keys and screen
If you want to avoid accidentally making a call when your phone is in your pocket or bag, you
can lock your keys and screen. You can also set the keys and screen to lock automatically.
To lock your keys and screen, press the power key.
Unlock the keys and screen
Press the power key, and drag the lock screen up.
Tip: If you can hide your navigation bar, you can also lock your keys and screen by
double-tapping the bar. To turn this feature on, swipe down from the top of the screen,
tap
All settings > Personalization > Lock screen, and turn Double-tap the
navigation bar to turn off the screen on . Hiding the navigation bar is not supported
by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Set the keys and screen to lock automatically
All settings > Personalization > Lock
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
screen, and under Screen times out after, select the length of time after which the keys and
screen are locked automatically.
Charge your phone
Learn how to charge your phone.
Charge your phone with a USB charger
Your battery has been partially charged at the factory, but you may need to recharge it before
you can turn the phone on for the first time.
Make sure you use a compatible USB charger to charge your phone. The charger may be sold
separately.
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1. Plug a compatible charger into a wall outlet, and connect the cable to your phone.
2. When the battery is full, disconnect the charger from the phone, then from the wall outlet.
You don't need to charge the battery for a specific length of time, and you can use the phone
while it's charging.
If the battery is completely discharged, it may take several minutes before the charging
indicator is displayed.
Tip: You can use USB charging when a wall outlet is not available. Data can be transferred
while charging the device. The efficiency of USB charging power varies significantly, and
it may take a long time for charging to start and the device to start functioning.
Make sure your computer is turned on.
First connect the USB cable to the computer, then to your phone. When the battery is
full, first disconnect the USB cable from your phone, then from the computer.
The battery can be charged and discharged hundreds of times, but it will eventually wear out.
When the talk and standby times are noticeably shorter than normal, replace the battery. To
replace a non-removable battery, take the device to the nearest authorized service facility.
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Charge your phone wirelessly
No need for hassle with cables, just pop your device on a wireless charger, and it immediately
starts charging.
Wireless charging is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
You may need a wireless charging cover for wireless charging to work. The cover may be
included in the sales box, or it may be sold separately. Only use original Lumia wireless
charging covers designed for your phone.
Wireless chargers are sold separately.
The charging areas on the phone and the charger need to touch, so make sure you align the
phone and charger properly. Not all phone models fit in all chargers.
Use only wireless chargers compatible with your device.
1. Make sure the wireless charger is plugged in.
2. If your phone needs a wireless charging cover, make sure it’s properly attached to your
phone.
3. Place your phone on the wireless charger so that the charging areas touch.
4. When the battery is full, remove your phone from the charger.
Warning: Make sure there’s nothing between the charger and the device. Do not attach
any objects, such as stickers, on the device surface near the charging area.
For more information on wireless charging, see the user guide of your charger.
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Your first Lumia?
Let’s get started. Set up your new phone, explore your phone’s views and menus, and learn
how to use the touch screen.
Learn more about your phone
When you want to learn more about your phone, or if you're unsure how your phone should
work, there are several support channels for you to check.
To help you get the most out of your phone, there's a user guide in your phone with additional
instructions. Tap
Lumia Help+Tips.
You can also go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support, where you can find:
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Troubleshooting information
Instant answers for questions you may have
Discussions
News on apps and downloads
Software update information
Further details about features and technologies, and the compatibility of devices and
accessories
Troubleshooting and discussions may not be available in all languages.
For support videos, go to www.youtube.com/lumiasupport.
If you’re new to Lumia, remember to also check out the Get started app.
Set up your phone
Make the most out of your phone’s features from the get-go.
When you turn your phone on for the first time, your phone guides you to set up your network
connections, phone settings, and Microsoft account in one sitting.
You need a Microsoft account to back up and restore your phone, to buy, install, and update
apps, and to access some Microsoft services, such as:
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OneDrive
Hotmail
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Outlook
You can use the same username and password on your computer and phone.
1. Turn your phone on, and follow the instructions shown on your phone.
2. When asked, create a Microsoft account. If you already have an account for Microsoft
services, such as Xbox Live, Hotmail, or Outlook, or you have created a Microsoft account on
your Surface tablet or Windows PC, sign in with that username.
Make sure you remember the credentials for the Microsoft account you added to your
phone. You need them if you want to reset your phone or change the reset protection settings.
Reset protection prevents a thief from resetting and reusing your phone if your phone gets
stolen.
Tip: You can also create a Microsoft account later. Swipe down from the top of the
screen, and tap
All settings > Accounts > Your email and accounts > Sign in
with a Microsoft account instead.
Parents must approve the account for children under the age of 13. To approve the account,
swipe down from the top of the screen, tap All settings > Accounts > Your email and
accounts > Sign in with a Microsoft account instead, sign in with your child’s account, and
follow the instructions shown on the phone.
You can also create or manage your account at account.microsoft.com.
3. Fill in your account details.
4. Type in your phone number or an alternative email address. They are used to send you a
one-time verification code and to protect your data.
5. When asked, type in your email address or the last 4 digits of your phone number.
6. When you receive the code, type it in, and you are ready to back up your data and use your
phone.
Tip: If your screen turns off, press the power key, and drag the lock screen up.
Explore your tiles, apps, and settings
Everything you need is on 2 views: the start screen and apps menu. Fill the start screen with
shortcuts to your favorite apps and the contacts you need the most, and find all your apps
easily in the apps menu.
The start screen consists of tiles, which are shortcuts to your apps, contacts, browser
bookmarks, and more. Some tiles may show you notifications and updates, such as your
missed calls, received messages, and the latest news.
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1. To see all the apps on your phone, on the start screen, simply swipe left. To return to the
start screen, swipe right.
Tip: To go back to the start screen from any view, tap the start key
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The apps menu is the home to all your apps – in neat alphabetical order. All the installed apps
end up here. To look up an app in the apps menu, tap the search bar at the top of the screen,
or tap a letter.
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Recently installed apps show up at the top of the apps menu.
2. To add an app shortcut to your start screen, in the apps menu, tap and hold the app, and
tap Pin to Start.
Check notifications and change settings quickly
Swipe down from the top of the screen.
In the action center, you can quickly see notifications, such as your missed calls and unread
emails and messages, open the camera, and access all phone settings.
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Navigate inside an app
There’s more to your apps than meets the eye. To find more views in an app, swipe left. To
discover more actions, use the options menu.
In most apps, to go to another view, swipe left.
Tip: To switch between views, you can also tap the tab heading at the top of the screen.
Find more options in an app
or .
Tap
In the options menu, you can find additional settings and actions that are not shown as icons.
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Use the touch screen
Explore your phone with a tap, swipe, or drag.
Important: Avoid scratching the touch screen. Never use an actual pen, pencil, or other
sharp object on the touch screen.
To open an app or other item, tap the app or item.
Tap and hold to open further options
Place your finger on an item until the menu opens.
Tap and hold to drag an item
Place your finger on the item for a couple of seconds, and slide your finger across the screen.
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Swipe
Place your finger on the screen, and slide your finger in the direction you want.
For example, swipe left or right between the start screen and the apps menu, or between
different views in the apps.
Scroll through a long list or menu
Slide your finger quickly in a flicking motion up or down the screen, and lift your finger. To
stop the scrolling, tap the screen.
Zoom in or out
Place 2 fingers on an item, such as a map, photo, or web page, and slide your fingers apart or
together.
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Lock the screen orientation
The screen rotates automatically when you turn the phone 90 degrees. To lock the screen in
its current orientation, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > System > Display, and switch Rotation lock to On .
Screen rotation may not work in all apps or views.
Back, start, and search keys
The back, start, and search keys help you navigate your phone.
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To see which apps you have open, tap and hold the back key . To switch to another app,
tap the app you want. To close an app, tap .
To go back to the previous screen you were in, tap the back key . Your phone remembers
all the apps and websites you've visited since the last time your screen was locked.
To go to the start screen, tap the start key . The app you were in stays open in the
background.
If your phone has a large screen, to bring the action centre closer to your thumb, tap and
hold the start key . The screen goes back to the normal view automatically.
To search the web or for items on your phone, tap the search key .
If your phone has Cortana, to control your phone with your voice, tap and hold the search
key , and say what you want to do. Or, to change the Cortana settings or use other
Cortana functions, tap the search key .
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Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For info on the supported languages,
go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows phones.
To switch the vibration of these keys on or off, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Extras > Touch, and switch Vibrate when I tap the navigation
keys. on
or off . Changing the vibration setting for incoming calls doesn’t affect the
vibration of the keys.
Transfer content to your Lumia phone
Learn how to transfer content to your Lumia phone.
Transfer content to your new Lumia phone
There are nifty ways to transfer your photos, videos, and other important stuff from your old
to your new phone.
These instructions may not apply to all phone models and manufacturers.
You may need to install some apps on your phone or computer for the transfer. Depending
on what you need to install and how much content you are transferring, the transfer may take
a while.
Some file formats may not be transferred. Some third-party converter apps may be available
to convert the files to a format that can be transferred.
For more information, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/switch-easy.
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Copy contacts
Have your nearest and dearest instantly at your fingertips. Use the Transfer my Data app to
easily copy your contacts, text messages, and pictures from your old phone. The app does not
work with all phone models.
Tip: If your old phone is a Lumia, or if you have previously backed up your contacts to
your Microsoft account, to import your contacts from the service, just sign in to your
account on your phone. The contacts are imported automatically.
Your old phone needs to support Bluetooth. The contacts on your old phone need to be stored
in the phone memory, not on the SIM.
1. On your old phone, switch Bluetooth on, and make sure the phone is visible to other devices.
Transfer my Data.
2. On your new phone, tap
3. Tap continue, and switch Bluetooth on.
4. Select your old phone from the list of found devices, and follow the instructions shown on
both phones.
If your contacts are written in a language that is not supported by your new phone, the contact
info may not be shown correctly.
If you don't yet have the Transfer my Data app, you can download it from
www.microsoft.com.
Transfer content using your Microsoft account
If your old phone is a Lumia, the easiest way to transfer your contacts, calendar, and text
messages to your new Lumia phone is your Microsoft account.
Make sure that you have set up a Microsoft account on your old and on your new Lumia
phones. If you don't have a Microsoft account set up on your new Lumia phone yet, swipe
down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Accounts > Your email and
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accounts > Sign in with a Microsoft account instead, and create a Microsoft account
following the instructions shown on the screen.
1. On your old phone, make sure you back up all the content you want to move to your new
phone.
To learn more about how to back up your phone, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse
to the instructions for Windows phones.
2. On your new Lumia phone, sign in to your Microsoft account.
The backed up content is automatically transferred to your new Lumia phone.
Tip: You can also transfer photos, videos, or other files from your old phone to your new
Lumia. On your old phone, add the files you want to OneDrive.
Transfer content using OneDrive
Upload your Office documents, photos, and videos to OneDrive to easily transfer them from
your old phone to your new Lumia phone.
To easily upload and manage your content in OneDrive, download and install the OneDrive
app from:
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Google Play for an Android phone
App Store for an iPhone
Store for Windows phones (if not already in phone)
Mac App Store for an Apple Mac
support.microsoft.com for your PC
You need a Microsoft account to sign in to OneDrive.
OneDrive may not be available for all phone models.
1. On your old phone, open the OneDrive app.
2. Upload the files you want to transfer to your new phone.
You can now sign in to OneDrive with your Microsoft account to access your content on any
device and download it when you need it.
Transfer content from a Symbian or S40 phone
Use Nokia Suite to transfer your contacts, calendar entries, music, and photos from a Symbian
or S40 phone to your Lumia phone.
Make sure you have the latest Nokia Suite installed on your PC. You can download it from
www.microsoft.com/mobile/nokiasuite.
You need a Microsoft account to sign in to OneDrive.
1. Use a compatible USB cable to connect your Symbian or S40 phone to your PC.
2. Open Nokia Suite on your PC.
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3. Select Copy content to Nokia Lumia, sign in to your Microsoft account, and follow the
instructions shown on your computer. Your content is copied to OneDrive. Your photos are
copied to the folder in OneDrive, and your contacts and calendar events to your Outlook.com
account.
4. To access your photos, on your Lumia phone, tap
Photos. To access other files, such as
your music, on the start screen, tap OneDrive. Your contacts and calendar events are synced
automatically.
Tip: Your Symbian or S40 phone doesn’t support Nokia Suite? Or want to transfer other
content, such as your videos? You can also connect your phone to your computer and
drag and drop the files you want to transfer onto your computer. If you have the
OneDrive desktop app, drag and drop the files straight to the OneDrive folder for
automatic upload.
Transfer Outlook content from an Android phone or iPhone
Use your Microsoft account to transfer your Outlook emails, contacts, and calendar entries
from your Android phone or iPhone to your new Lumia.
You need the Microsoft Outlook app on your Android phone or iPhone.
1. On your old Android phone or iPhone, add your Google or iCloud account to your Outlook
app. Make sure all the content you want to transfer to your new phone is synced to your
account.
Outlook Mail > Get started > Add account.
2. On your new Lumia, tap
3. Sign in to your Google or iCloud account, and tap Ready to go.
Your emails, contacts, and calendar entries are automatically synced to your new phone. It
may take a while before the content is available.
Tip: You can also transfer photos and videos from your old phone to your new Lumia.
On your Android phone or iPhone, install the Microsoft OneDrive app, sign in to the app
using your Microsoft account, and add the files you want to OneDrive.
For more information on how to sync your content using the Outlook app, go to
support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows phones.
Select the content you want to sync to your Lumia
Outlook Mail > > Accounts. Select an account, tap Change mailbox sync
Tap
settings, and select what you want to sync under Sync Options.
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Basics
Learn how to get the most out of your new phone.
What’s new in this release?
Check some of the key things in this release at a glance.
Some of the features are not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
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Set up Windows Hello Beta, a biometric authentication feature, and unlock your phone
with one look.
Add a full-size background photo to your start screen and apps menu.
Find your recently installed apps easily at the top of the apps menu.
Find your settings quickly in the new setting groups.
Expand the shortcut view to find more shortcuts in the action center.
Act quickly on your notifications in the action center. For example, reply to a text message
without opening the Messaging app.
If your phone has a large screen, you can move the keyboard on the screen to write more
easily with one hand.
With the Hey Cortana voice activation, you can wake Cortana up just by saying Hey
Cortana.
Connect your phone to a nearby monitor, keyboard, or a mouse, and use you phone like
a PC with Continuum.
Check out the new Get started app, or use Cortana to find the information you need.
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Get to know your phone
Your phone has 2 views: the start screen and the apps menu. To switch between the views,
simply swipe left or right.
Start screen: The animated live tiles show your missed calls and received messages, the latest
news and weather forecasts, and more. Updates of your pinned contacts are shown on the
tile, and you can view your contacts' details directly on the start screen.
Apps menu: All your apps are listed here, all neatly ordered. If you have a lot of apps, to look
one up, tap the search bar at the top of the screen. You can easily see your recently installed
apps at the top of the apps menu.
Switch between views and apps
Not all your apps are on the start screen – swipe to the apps menu to find them. Or check
what’s already running on your phone and switch between the apps.
To see all the apps on your phone, on the start screen, simply swipe left. To return to the start
screen, swipe right.
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Tip: To find an app quickly, tap any letter in the apps menu, and in the following menu,
tap the first letter or character for the app you want.
View, switch between, and close open apps
To view the open apps, tap and hold the back key . To switch to an app, tap the app you
want. To close the apps you no longer need, tap .
Navigate the settings menu
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings. To go to a settings group,
tap any settings group title, and select the group you want. To search for a particular setting,
tap the search bar at the top of the screen, and start typing the name of the setting.
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Hide the navigation bar when you don’t need it
All Lumia phones have 3 keys across the bottom:the back, start, and search key.You can hide
this navigation bar from the start screen when you don’t need it.
Hiding the navigation bar is not supported by all phones.For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
To hide the navigation bar from the start screen when it’s not needed, swipe up from the
bottom of the screen.To see the navigation bar again, swipe up.
Change the navigation bar color
You can change the navigation bar color to make it pop out better, or even match your
theme.Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Personalization >
Colors, and switch Apply color to navigation bar to On .
Check notifications on your phone
You can quickly check notifications, change some settings, or add shortcuts to some apps in
the action center that opens from the top of the screen.
The notification icon
shows you have unread notifications.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Tip: To see more shortcuts, tap Expand.
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In this screen, you can:
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See your missed calls and recent unread emails and messages
Check any notifications, such as available app updates in Store
Act quickly on notifications even without opening the app. You can, for example, reply
to a text message straight from the action center.
Open apps
Quickly jump to all settings
Tap a shortcut to easily turn some of the features on or off. Or, tap and hold a shortcut
to change the settings of some features, such as Wi-Fi.
2. To close the menu, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Personalize the action center
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap All settings > System > Notifications
& actions. To change a shortcut, tap the shortcut and the app you want. You can also select
which notifications you want to receive and how.
Change the volume
If you have trouble hearing your phone ringing in noisy environments, or calls are too loud,
you can change the volume to your liking.
Use the volume keys on the side of your phone. The maximum volume level is 10.
If you have connected headphones, the volume keys control both ringtone and media volume
at the same time. The maximum volume level is 30.
Do not connect to products that create an output signal, as this may damage the device. Do
not connect any voltage source to the audio connector. If you connect an external device or
headset, other than those approved for use with this device, to the audio connector, pay
special attention to volume levels.
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Change the volume for media and apps
Press a volume key on the side of your phone to see the volume status bar, tap , and tap
the volume bar for media and apps to set the volume you want. The maximum volume level
is 30.
Switch to silent mode
Press a volume key on the side of your phone, tap
on the volume status bar, and tap
To turn silent mode off, on the volume status bar, set the volume you want.
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Turning silent mode on does not affect your alarms and reminders. If you want to rest, make
sure you don’t have any incoming alarms or reminders, or turn your phone off.
Tip: Don’t want to keep your phone in silent mode but can’t answer right now? To silence
an incoming call, press the volume down key.
Turn the vibration on
on
If you want your phone to vibrate, press a volume key on the side of your phone, tap
the volume status bar, and tap
Vibrate off. To turn the vibration off, tap Vibrate on.
Tip: To change other sound settings, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Personalization > Sounds.
Tip: To turn the vibration of the back, start, and search keys on or off, swipe down from
the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Extras > Touch, and turn Vibrate when
I tap the navigation keys. on
or off . Changing the vibration setting for incoming
calls doesn’t affect the vibration of the keys.
Use your phone in airplane mode
In places where you don't want to make or receive calls, you can still access your music, videos,
and offline games if you switch airplane mode on.
Airplane mode closes connections to the mobile network and turns your device's wireless
features off. If supported by your device, the NFC payment and ticketing feature of the device
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may remain active. Comply with the instructions and safety requirements given by, for
example, an airline, and any applicable laws and regulations. Where allowed, you can connect
to a Wi-Fi network to, for example, browse the internet or turn Bluetooth on in airplane
mode.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
wireless > Airplane mode.
2. Switch Status to On .
All settings > Network &
Icons shown on your phone
The status bar at the top of the screen tells you the current time, battery and signal strength,
and much more.
Tip: To see hidden icons, tap the status bar.
Mobile signal strength
Signal strength
Your phone isn't connected to a mobile network.
There is no SIM card in your phone.
Your SIM card is locked.
Airplane mode is turned on.
Your phone is roaming outside your home mobile network.
Cellular data connection
Single letters, combinations of letters, or combinations of letters and numbers show the type
of mobile network to which you're connected.
Icons that show the network connection type may vary between regions and network service
providers.
An EDGE data connection is open.
A GPRS data connection is open.
Your phone is connected to a 3G network.
A high-speed (HSDPA/HSUPA) data connection is open.
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A high-speed (HSPA+/DC-HSDPA) data connection is open.
Your phone is connected to a 4G network.
Data is transferred over a cellular data connection.
Wi-Fi connection
A Wi-Fi connection is active.
A cellular data connection is shared with other devices over Wi-Fi.
Data is transferred over Wi-Fi.
Bluetooth device
A Bluetooth device is connected to your phone.
Battery
Battery power level
The battery is charging.
Battery saver mode is turned on.
Battery power or state of the battery isn't currently known.
Notifications
You have unread notifications, such as new messages. To check the notifications, swipe
down from the top of the screen.
Profiles
Vibrate mode is turned on.
Silent mode is turned on.
Cortana
Quiet hours mode is turned on and Cortana is handling your calls and messages.
Call forwarding
Your calls are forwarded to another number or your voice mailbox.
Location
An app or service is using your location information.
Driving mode
Driving mode is turned on.
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Accounts
Learn about the different accounts on your phone and what you can do with them.
Benefits of creating a Microsoft account
With a Microsoft account, you can access Microsoft services with a single username and
password on your computer or phone. You can also use the same username and password
on your Xbox.
With your Microsoft account, you can, for example:
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Download content from Store
Back up your contacts
Upload, store, and share pictures and documents
Back up your phone on OneDrive
Use Groove and Movies & TV
Play Xbox games
Get your avatar and gaming achievements on your phone, and add to them when you
play games on your phone
Keep track of and lock your lost phone with Find My Phone
Get feeds from social networking services to your People app
Make calls or chat using Skype
To learn more about Microsoft account and what can you do with it, go to
www.microsoft.com/en-us/account/wizard.aspx.
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Create your Microsoft account
Spice up your life and get more from your phone – create a Microsoft account. If you didn’t
create a Microsoft account during the first start-up, you can always do it later.
If you already have an Xbox Live, Hotmail.com, or Outlook.com account, or if you have created
a Microsoft account on your Surface tablet or Windows PC, you don’t have to create a new
one – just sign in with the username and password for that account. If you don’t have a
Microsoft account yet, you can create one with your phone.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > email and accounts.
2. Tap Sign in with a Microsoft account instead > Create one.
3. Fill in your account details.
Accounts > Your
Make sure you remember the credentials for the Microsoft account you added to your
phone. You need them if you want to reset your phone or change the reset protection settings.
Reset protection prevents a thief from resetting and reusing your phone if your phone gets
stolen.
4. Type in your phone number or an alternative email address. They are used to send you a
one-time verification code and to protect your data.
5. Select how you want to get your one-time verification code.
6. When asked, type in your email address or the last 4 digits of your phone number.
7. When you receive the code, type it in, and you are ready to back up your data and use your
phone.
Tip: When you receive the code in a message, your phone shows the message
notification for a while. To open the message, tap the notification. If the notification is
not visible anymore, swipe down from the top of the screen to see it in the action centre,
and tap it. To get back to the view where you can add the code, tap and hold the back
key , and tap the correct view.
Parents must approve the account for children under the age of 13. To approve the account,
swipe down from the top of the screen, tap All settings > Accounts > Your email and
accounts > Manage my Microsoft account, log in with your child’s username and password,
and follow the instructions shown on the phone.
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You can also create or manage your account at account.microsoft.com.
Add a Microsoft account to your phone
If you didn’t sign in to your Microsoft account during the first start-up, you can add the account
to your phone later and get your data and settings easily on all your devices.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Accounts > Your
email and accounts > Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
2. Sign in with your existing Microsoft account username and password.
Tip: You can also sign in using your existing Microsoft account phone number and
password.
3. Select how you want to get your one-time verification code.
4. When asked, type in your email address or the last 4 digits of your phone number.
5. When you receive the code, type it in.
Tip: When you receive the code in a message, your phone shows the message
notification for a while. To open the message, tap the notification. If the notification is
not visible anymore, swipe down from the top of the screen to see it in the action centre,
and tap it. To get back to the view where you can add the code, tap and hold the back
key , and tap the correct view.
Your data and settings are synced to your phone.
Set up My Family
If you want to restrict your kids from downloading paid or age-rated content from Store, set
up My Family.
Xbox doesn't support child accounts in some countries or regions where Windows phones
are available.
With My Family, you can:
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Prevent your kid from using certain apps and accessing certain websites
Restrict the hours during which the phone can be used
Monitor what your kid does with their phone, and when
1. Go to account.microsoft.com/family, and log in to your Microsoft account.
2. Add your kid’s account to My Family by sending an invitation to their email address.
To change the settings for your kid’s account, your kid must first accept the invitation.
3. Change the settings for your kid’s account.
For more My Family settings, go to account.microsoft.com/family.
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OneDrive
Learn what OneDrive is and how to use it.
OneDrive cloud storage
Store your stuff in the clouds. You don't need to worry about freeing memory for your favorite
or new apps.
OneDrive is cloud storage for all your documents, photos, and music, so you can access, share,
or restore them if needed. You can also set OneDrive to back up your stuff automatically, so
when you take a photo or record a video, it's copied to your cloud album.
With OneDrive, you can access your photos, documents, music, and more from your phone,
tablet, or computer. Depending on the app, you can even continue working on a document
right from where you left it earlier.
There are several places where you can access your stuff on OneDrive. You can save photos
to OneDrive in the Photos app, manage your documents in the Office apps, or play your music
files in the Groove Music app.
Save your photos and other stuff to OneDrive
You can upload files saved on your phone to OneDrive for easy access from your phone, tablet,
or computer.
You need a Microsoft account to connect to OneDrive.
By default, your phone uploads your future photos or videos to OneDrive automatically. If you
also want to save the photos you’ve taken earlier to OneDrive, upload them manually.
Upload a photo to OneDrive manually
1. Tap
OneDrive.
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2. Tap
> Photos, select the photo you want to upload, and tap
Save a file to OneDrive
Tap
OneDrive > > .
This device .
When working on a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document, your files are saved automatically
to OneDrive. You can continue working on the document right where you left it, on any device
connected to your Microsoft account – just open it from OneDrive.
Tip: You can also upload files stored on your memory card. Tap
OneDrive > > SD card, and select the file you want to upload. The memory card is not supported by
all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Save a file back to your phone from OneDrive
Tap OneDrive, browse to the folder where the file is located, and tap
want to download, tap , and save the file in the folder you want.
. Select the file you
You can easily find your downloaded files in the File Explorer app.
Share your photos and other stuff between your devices
With OneDrive, you can easily access your photos, documents, and other stuff you have
uploaded from any of your devices.
To upload your photos, documents, or other stuff saved on your phone, tablet, or computer
to OneDrive, you need to sign in to your Microsoft account. To access the uploaded content
on another device, you need to sign in to the same Microsoft account that was used when
uploading the content.
To upload or download content, you need an internet connection. If you don't have a data
plan, the data transmission costs may pile up quickly. For information about possible data
costs, contact your network service provider.
There are several places where you can access your stuff on OneDrive. On your phone, you
can check your photos and videos in the Photos app, open your Office documents in the Office
apps, or play your music files in the Groove Music app.
On your tablet or computer, you can either manage your stuff online at onedrive.com, or you
can use the OneDrive app and access OneDrive straight from your desktop. If you don't yet
have the OneDrive app, you can download and install it from onedrive.com.
Tip: With the OneDrive app on your computer, you can simply drag and drop the files
you want to upload to the OneDrive folder in the file manager, such as Windows Explorer
or Finder, and the files are automatically uploaded to OneDrive.
Troubleshoot account issues
If you can’t access your Microsoft account
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If you need to restore your username, go to account.microsoft.com, type in your phone
number and password, and follow the instructions.
If you need to restore your password, go to https://account.live.com/
ResetPassword.aspx, and follow the instructions.
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Personalize your phone
Learn how to personalize the start screen, and how to change ringtones.
Personalize the start screen
Make your start screen yours – choose your background photo, pin your favorite apps and
much more to the start screen, or change the tile size and layout as you like. To get the most
out of the space on the start screen, group apps into folders.
Add a background photo
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Start.
2. Switch Background to My pictures, and tap Browse.
3. Tap a photo, crop it as you like, and tap .
4. Switch Choose style to Tile picture or Full screen picture.
Personalization >
Tip: If you changed the style setting to Full screen picture, you can change the
transparency of the tiles. Just drag the Tile transparency slider.
Change the tile color
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
and a color.
All settings > Personalization > Colors
Tip: If you have a Microsoft account on your phone, you can share your color scheme,
background, and other settings to all your Windows devices. Swipe down from the top
of the screen, tap All settings > Accounts > Sync your settings, and switch Sync
settings to On . Then switch Theme to On .
Move a tile
Tap and hold the tile, drag and drop it to the new location, and tap the screen.
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Resize or unpin a tile
To resize, tap and hold the tile, and tap the arrow icon.
The tiles can be either small, medium, or wide. The bigger the tile is, the more information it
can show.
To unpin the tile, tap and hold the tile, and tap . Tiles are shortcuts to your apps. If you unpin
the tile, the app is not deleted from your phone.
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Group tiles into folders
Tap and hold the tile, and drag and drop it on top of the tile or folder you want to group it
with. To open an app from the folder, tap the folder, then tap the app you want. To change
the name of the folder, tap and hold the name, and type in the name you want. To remove a
folder, unpin the tiles in it.
Pin an app
Swipe left to go to the apps menu, tap and hold the app, and tap Pin to Start.
Pin a contact
Tap
People, tap and hold the contact, and tap Pin to Start.
When you pin contacts, their feed updates are shown on the tile, and you can call them directly
from the start screen.
Show more tiles on the start screen
See more apps at a glance – add one more column of tiles to your start screen.Or, remove a
column to see your start screen tiles better.
Showing more tiles is not supported by all phone models.For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
The number of columns you can have on your start screen depends on your phone.
Swipe down from the top of screen, tap
switch Show more tiles to On
or Off
All settings > .
Personalization > Start, and
You can now move and resize the tiles to your liking.
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Personalize the lock screen
Change the lock screen to your liking. You can, for example, have your own favorite photo in
the background.
Add a background photo
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap All settings > Personalization > Lock
screen. Switch Background to My picture, and tap Browse. Select a photo, adjust it to get
the best possible fit, and tap .
Change the background photo
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap All settings > Personalization > Lock
screen. Tap Browse, select a photo, adjust it to get the best possible fit, and tap .
Tip: You can also choose an app to show information on your lock screen, or let Bing
shuffle photos there. Just change the setting for Background to your liking.
Decide which apps show notifications on the lock screen
You can decide which app notifications, such as missed calls or new messages, you want to
see on the lock screen. To choose an app to show the detailed status on the lock screen, swipe
All settings > Personalization > Lock screen,
down from the top of the screen, tap
and under Choose an app to show detailed status, select the app. To choose an app to show
the quick status on the lock screen, under Choose apps to show quick status, tap one of the
placeholder icons, and select the app.
Example: If you select the detailed status for Messaging, you can read your new
messages and see their details on the lock screen. If you select the quick status, the
notification on the lock screen tells you only the number of unread messages.
Show the artist when playing music
Press a volume key on the side of your phone.
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Change the glance screen settings
To save power, your screen goes on standby when you’re not using your phone actively.With
the glance screen, you can easily check the time and other lock screen content even when
your screen times out.
Some of the glance screen settings are not supported by all phones.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
screen.
2. Choose the time the glance screen stays on.
All settings > Extras > Glance
Add a background photo to the glance screen
If you’ve set a background photo to the lock screen, you can set it to appear on your glance
screen too.Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Extras > Glance
screen, and turn Background photo on .
Turn night mode on
In the glance screen settings, change the setting for Night mode to your liking.First, select
the color for the text on the glance screen, or hide the glance screen completely for a certain
time period.Then set the time when you want to have night mode on.
Create a safe, fun start screen for kids
You can let your kids use some apps on your phone without having to worry about them
accidentally deleting your work email, making online purchases, or doing anything else they
shouldn't. Put selected apps, games, and other favorites for kids to enjoy in their own start
screen.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
Corner.
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2. Tap next, choose which content your kids can use, and follow the instructions. If you want
to make sure your kid doesn’t have access to your own start screen, you can set a sign-in PIN.
As Microsoft Edge is not available in Kid's Corner, you don’t have to worry about the websites
your kids visit.
Go to your own start screen
Press the power key twice, and swipe up on your own lock screen. If you've set a sign-in PIN,
type it in.
Go back to the kid's start screen
On your own lock screen, swipe left, and on the kid's lock screen, swipe up.
Turn the kid's start screen off
On your own start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
Accounts > Kid's Corner, and switch Kid's Corner to Off .
All settings > Personalize your phone tones
Change the notification tone your phone uses for calls.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap All settings > Personalization > Sounds >
.
2. To listen to a ringtone so you can see if you like it, tap .
3. Select the ringtone you want.
Tip: Want to set a specific ringtone for a contact so you immediately know when they
are calling? Edit the contact information in the People app.
Add new ringtones to your phone
Connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable, and use the file manager of your PC to move
the song you want to the ringtones folder in your phone. Your PC must have Windows Vista,
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. Alternatively, you can use OneDrive to
transfer files to your phone.
After the file is in the ringtones folder in your phone, the song appears in the ringtones list in
Sounds.
You can use a song as your ringtone if it is not protected with digital rights management
(DRM), and it’s smaller than 30 MB.
Tip: Want to create your own unique ringtone? Use the Ringtone Maker app to help
you. If you don’t have the app on your phone yet, you can download it from
www.microsoft.com.
Switch your phone to silent mode
When you turn silent mode on, all ringtones and alert tones are muted. Use this when you
are, for example, at the theater or in a meeting.
1. Press a volume key on the side of your phone to see the volume status bar, and tap
2. To switch to silent mode, tap .
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Turning silent mode on does not affect your alarms and reminders. If you want to rest, make
sure you don’t have any incoming alarms or reminders, or turn your phone off.
Tip: Don’t want to keep your phone in silent mode but can’t answer right now? To silence
an incoming call, press the volume down key.
Turn silent mode off
Press a volume key on the side of your phone, tap
volume you want.
, and on the volume status bar, set the
Turn the vibration off
If you don’t want your phone to vibrate, press a volume key on the side of your phone, and
tap > Vibrate on.
Cortana
Let Cortana make your daily life easier.
Cortana voice assistant
Keep your busy life in check – Cortana is your personal assistant on your phone, only a word
away.
Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
Cortana can help you:
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Schedule a meeting
Set a reminder for an important task
Send automatic replies for callers when you don’t want to be disturbed
Send email
Check your location
Search the web and your cloud storage
Get up-to-date traffic and weather information, and much more
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You can do all this using your voice, with only a minimum of fiddling with the touch screen
to distract you from other activities.
You need a Microsoft account to use Cortana.
Set up Cortana
Tell Cortana a little bit about yourself, so you can get better help and find what you’re looking
for.
Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
You need a Microsoft account to use Cortana.
1. Tap the search key .
2. Follow the instructions shown on your phone.
To later change your settings, tap the search key
SETTINGS.
, and tap
> Notebook > Install a speech language
Depending on your region and Cortana version, you may need to download and install the
appropriate speech language to use Cortana. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Time & language > Speech. Tap
Add a language, and follow the
instructions to install the language you want.
After you have installed the language, you may need to restart your phone.
Use Cortana
If you’ve got your hands full, but need to use your phone, you can use your voice to make a
call, schedule a meeting, search the web, or open an app.
Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
1. Tap the search key .
2. Tap , say what you want to do, and follow the instructions shown on your phone.
Tip: To open the Cortana voice assistant quickly, tap and hold the search key
.
Example: Say Make an appointment, and see what happens.
Identify a song using Cortana
When you’re listening to a song and want to know what it is, tap and hold the search key
, and tap .
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Hey Cortana
Wake your personal assistant up just by saying Hey Cortana. You can also teach Cortana to
respond to your voice only.
Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
The Hey Cortana voice activation is not available in all regions or languages and not supported
by all phone models. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
1. Tap the search key , and tap > Notebook > 2. Turn Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana." on .
SETTINGS.
You can now wake up Cortana just by saying Hey Cortana, even if your screen is on standby.
Teach Cortana to respond to your voice only
Tap Learn my voice, and follow the instructions.
Accessibility
Learn how to make using your phone easier.
Use your phone with ease
Make the fonts larger and the screen easier to view. You can also use your phone with a
teletypewriter (TTY/TDD).
Change the font size
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > 2. Tap More options, and drag the Text scaling slider.
Turn high contrast on
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > contrast, and switch High Contrast to On .
Ease of Access.
Ease of Access > High
Magnify the screen
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Ease of Access >
Magnifier, and switch Screen magnifier to On . To magnify the screen, double-tap the
screen with 2 fingers. When using the magnifier, use 2 fingers to move around the screen. To
stop magnification, double-tap the screen with 2 fingers.
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Use your phone with a TTY/TDD
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
options, and switch TTY Mode to Full.
All settings > Ease of Access > More
The available TTY/TDD modes may vary depending on your network service provider.
Use your phone with a hearing aid
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
options, and switch Telecoil to On .
All settings > Ease of Access > More
Use the screen reader
The screen reader reads the information on your screen aloud.
Not all languages are supported, and you may need to download additional language
packages.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Ease of Access >
Narrator, and switch Narrator to On .
2. To hear the names of the items on the screen, move your finger on the screen.To open an
item, double-tap the item.
When the screen reader is turned on, some touch screen actions, such as swipe, are disabled.
Unlock the keys and screen when using the screen reader
Press the power key to wake up the screen, tap the lock screen once, and wait for the screen
reader to start talking.Then double-tap the lock screen.
Open or close the screen reader quickly
Make sure Narrator quick launch is switched to On
tap the start key
to turnNarrator off or back on.
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Take a screenshot
You can take screenshots of what’s on your phone screen and use them like any photos.
1. Press the volume up key and the power key at the same time.
2. To view or manage the screenshots you’ve taken, tap
Photos > Albums >
Screenshots.
Extend battery life
Get the most out of your phone while getting the battery life you need. There are steps you
can take to save power on your phone.
To save power:
Charge wisely
Always charge the battery fully.
Select only the sounds that you need
Mute unnecessary sounds, such as key press
sounds. Swipe down from the top of the screen,
tap
All settings > Personalization >
Sounds, and select which sounds to keep.
Use wired headphones
Use wired headphones, rather than the
speakerphone.
Use Battery saver
You can set your phone to automatically save
power when the battery charge level is low. To
check the battery status, and to turn Battery
saver on, swipe down from the top of the
screen, and tap
All settings > System >
Battery saver.
When your phone goes into battery saver
mode, you may not be able to change the
settings of all apps.
Change the phone screen settings
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Set the phone screen to turn off after a short
time. Swipe down from the top of the screen,
and tap
All settings > Personalization > Lock screen, and under
Screen times out after, select the time.
Change the glance screen settings. To briefly
see the time and your notifications when
moving your phone, swipe down from the
top of the screen, tap
All settings > Extras > Glance screen, and switch Mode to
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switch Mode to Off. Glance screen is not
supported by all phones. For availability, go
to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Lower the screen brightness
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Swipe down from the top of the screen, and
tap
All settings > System > Display.
Make sure that Automatically adjust
display brightness is switched to Off . To
adjust the brightness, drag the Brightness
level slider. Automatic screen brightness is
not supported by all phones. For availability,
go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
Stop apps from running in the
background
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Close the apps you are not using. To close
most of the apps, tap and hold the back key
, and tap on the apps you want to close.
Some apps may run in the background
unnecessarily. Swipe down from the top of
the screen, tap All settings > System >
Battery saver > Battery use > Change
background app settings, and turn the app
you want to stop from running in the
background off .
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Use location services selectively
Use network connections selectively
Turn location services off when you don’t need
them. Swipe down from the top of the screen,
and tap
All settings > Privacy >
Location, and turn Location off .
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Set your phone to check for new email less
frequently, or even by request only. Tap
Outlook Mail > > Accounts. Select an
account, tap Change mailbox sync
settings, and select how often to sync. Do
this for every email account you have.
Turn Bluetooth on only when needed.
Turn NFC on only when needed. To turn the
tap to share feature off, swipe down from the
top of the screen, tap
All settings > Devices > NFC, and turn Tap to share to Off
. NFC is not supported by all phones. For
availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
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Use a Wi-Fi connection to connect to the
internet, rather than a cellular data
connection.
Stop your phone scanning for available
wireless networks. Swipe down from the top
of the screen, tap and hold
Wi-Fi, and
switch Wi-Fi networking to Off .
If you're listening to music or otherwise using
your phone, but don't want to make or
receive calls, turn Airplane mode on. Swipe
down from the top of the screen, tap
All
settings > Network & wireless >
Airplane mode, and switch Status to On
.
Check battery use
To check which apps have been eating up your battery life, swipe down from the top of the
screen, and tap
All settings > System > Battery saver > Battery use.
Save on data roaming costs
You can cut data roaming costs and save on your phone bills by changing cellular data settings.
To use the optimal connection method, change the Wi-Fi, cellular data, and email download
settings.
Data roaming means using your phone to receive data over networks that your network
service provider doesn't own or operate. Connecting to the internet when roaming, especially
when abroad, can raise data costs substantially.
Using a Wi-Fi connection is generally faster and less expensive than using a cellular data
connection. If both Wi-Fi and cellular data connections are available, your phone uses the WiFi connection.
Connect to a Wi-Fi network
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap and hold
2. Make sure Wi-Fi networking is switched to On .
3. Select the connection you want to use.
Wi-Fi.
Close the cellular data connection
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Cellular & SIM, and switch Data connection to Off .
Tip: To follow your data usage, tap
usage.
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Stop data roaming
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Network & wireless >
Cellular & SIM, and under the SIM you use for cellular data, switch Data roaming options
to don't roam.
Download email less frequently
To set your phone to check for new email less frequently, or even by request only, tap
Outlook Mail > > Accounts. Select an account, tap Change mailbox sync settings,
and select how often to sync. If you have several email accounts, change the setting for all
your accounts.
Text input
Learn how to write text quickly and efficiently using your phone’s keyboard.
Use the on-screen keyboard
Writing with the on-screen keyboard is easy. You can use the keyboard when holding your
phone in portrait or landscape mode. You can write your messages by tapping the letters or
by swiping through them.
Tap a text box.
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2
3
4
5
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Character keys
Shift key
Cursor controller
Numbers and symbols key
Smiley key
Comma key
Space key
Enter key
Backspace key
The keyboard layout can vary in different apps and languages.
Swipe to write text
Swipe from the first letter of the word, and draw a path from letter to letter. Lift your finger
after the last letter. To continue, keep on swiping without tapping the space key. Your phone
adds the spaces.
Not all languages are supported.
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Switch between upper and lower case characters
Tap the shift key. To turn caps lock mode on, double-tap the key. To return to normal mode,
tap the shift key again.
Type in a number or special character
Tap the numbers and symbols key. To see more special character keys, tap . Some special
character keys bring up more symbols. To see more symbols, tap and hold a symbol or special
character.
Tip: To quickly type in a number or special character, while holding the numbers and
symbol key, slide your finger to the character, and lift your finger.
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Tip: To put a period at the end of a sentence, and to start a new sentence, tap the space
key twice.
Copy or paste text
Tap a word, drag the circles before and after the word to highlight the section you want to
copy, and depending on the app, tap Copy or . To paste the text, depending on the app,
tap Paste or .
Add an accent to a character
Tap and hold the character, and tap the accent or the accented character, if supported by your
keyboard.
Delete a character
Tap the backspace key.
Switch between the writing languages
Swipe left or right on the space bar until the language you want to write in appears.
Move the cursor with the cursor controller
To move the cursor from one character or line to another, tap and hold the cursor controller,
and drag your finger to the direction you want.
Use keyboard word suggestions
Your phone suggests words as you write, to help you write quickly and more accurately. Word
suggestions may not be available in all languages.
When you start writing a word, your phone suggests possible words. When the word you want
is shown in the suggestion bar, select the word. To see more suggestions, swipe left.
Tip: If the suggested word is marked in bold, your phone automatically uses it to replace
the word you wrote. If the word is wrong, tap it to see the original word and a few other
suggestions.
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Correct a word
If you notice that you have misspelled a word, tap it to see suggestions for correcting the
word.
Add a new word to the dictionary
If the word you want isn't in the dictionary, write the word, tap it, and tap the plus sign (+) in
the suggestion bar. Your phone also learns new words when you have written them a few
times.
Turn word suggestions off
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Time & language >
Keyboard. Tap your language keyboard, and clear the Suggest text check box.
Add a writing language
You can add several writing languages to your keyboard and switch between the languages
when writing.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Keyboard > Add keyboards.
2. Select the languages you want to write in, and tap .
Time & language >
Tip: To remove a pre-installed keyboard, tap and hold the language you don't want to
use, and tap remove.
Switch between the languages when writing
Swipe left or right on the space bar until the language you want to write in appears. The
keyboard layout and word suggestions change according to the language selected.
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Remove a language from your phone
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Time & language >
Language, tap and hold the language you want to remove, and tap Remove.
Move the keyboard to write with one hand
If your phone has a large screen, you can move the keyboard on the screen to easily write
with one hand.
Move the keyboard to the left or right
1. Tap and hold the numbers and symbols key.
2. Tap .
3. Tap
or .
Move the keyboard up or down
Tap and hold the space bar, and drag the keyboard up or down.
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Clock and calendar
Keep track of time – learn how to use your phone as a clock, as well as an alarm clock, and
how to keep your appointments, tasks, and schedules up to date.
Set an alarm
You can use your phone as an alarm clock, and even set your favorite song as your alarm tone.
1. Tap
Alarms & Clock > .
2. Set the time, and tap .
3. Fill in the other alarm details, and tap
.
Tip: Too tired to fiddle with the phone much? Tap and hold the search key
Cortana when you need the alarm.
, and tell
For the alarm to sound, your phone must be turned on.
Tip: You can quickly see the time of the next active alarm if you have pinned the Alarms
Clock app to the start screen. The tile size must be at least medium.
Use your favorite song as your alarm tone
Connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable, and use the file manager of your PC to move
the song you want to the Music folder in your phone. To set the song as your alarm tone, tap
Alarms & Clock > > Sound > Pick from my music > This Device > Music, and select
the song for your alarm tone.
You can also choose music uploaded to your OneDrive.
You can use a song as your ringtone if it is not protected with digital rights management
(DRM), and it’s smaller than 30 MB.
Your PC must have Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, or later.
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Snooze an alarm
If you don’t want to get up just yet, when the alarm sounds, tap Snooze. Before snoozing, you
can change the snooze time.
Turn an alarm off
Tap
Alarms & Clock, and switch the alarm to Off
Delete an alarm
Tap the alarm and
.
delete.
Update the time and date automatically
You can set your phone to update the time, date, and time zone automatically. Automatic
update is a network service and may not be available depending on your region or network
service provider.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
Date & time.
2. Switch Set date and time automatically to On
3. Switch Set time zone automatically to On .
All settings > Time & language >
.
Tip: To change how dates are shown, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap All
settings > Time & language > Region > Regional format, choose your region, and
restart your phone.
Change the clock to the 24-hour format
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
Date & time. Switch 24-hour clock to On .
All settings > Time & language >
Update the time and date manually
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Time & language >
Date & time. Switch Set date and time automatically to Off , and edit the time and date.
Update the time zone manually when traveling abroad
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Time & language >
Date & time. Switch Set time zone automatically to Off , and change the setting for Time
zone.
Check the time in another country
Want to see if your friend on another continent is awake? Check what time it is around the
world.
1. Tap
Alarms & Clock > World Clock > .
2. Start writing the name of the location, and select the name from the list of proposed
matches.
Tip: Tired of typing? Tap
, tell Cortana the location you’re looking for, and tap it.
Tip: For a closer look at the map, tap the location name.
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See the night and day around the world
Tap
Alarms & Clock > World Clock > , and swipe left and right along the timeline.
Use the countdown timer
No more overcooking – use the countdown timer to measure your cooking times.
1. Tap
Alarms & Clock > Timer > .
2. Set the duration, and tap > .
3. To start the countdown, tap .
Tip: To pause, tap
. To start the countdown again, tap
See the timer in full screen
Tap . To go back to the normal view, tap
.
.
Use the stopwatch
Use the stopwatch to see how you improve on the running track.
1. Tap
Alarms & Clock > Stopwatch > .
2. To save your lap or split time, tap .
Tip: Want to let your friend know about your new personal record? To share your time
with them, tap
and how you want to share.
See the stopwatch in full screen
Tap . To go back to the normal view, tap
.
Add an appointment
To remember an appointment or an event, add it to your Outlook Calendar.
To view a calendar, you must add an account, such as Microsoft account, to your phone.
1. Tap
Outlook Calendar > .
2. Type in the details you want, and set the time.
3. To make the appointment repeat on certain days, tap > 4. To add a reminder, tap > and the time you need.
5. When done, tap .
Tip: To edit an event, tap the event you want and
Repeat, and fill in the details.
Edit, and edit the details you want.
Send a meeting invitation
When creating an event, tap People and the search box, and start writing a name. The list
filters as you write.
You can send meeting invitations to contacts who have an email address defined in the contact
details.
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Create an event on another calendar
Tap
Outlook Calendar > . By default, your events go to your Outlook Calendar. If you
have, for example, a shared calendar with your family, you can create and share the event
instantly. To change the calendar when creating the event, tap the calendar name, then tap
and the calendar you want to use.
Example: You can create an event to a calendar you are sharing with other people, such
as your work calendar, so they know when you are busy.
Change your status for an event
When creating an event, tap , and select the status you want.
Create a private appointment
When creating an event, tap > Private.
The event does not show in shared calendars.
Delete an appointment
Tap
Outlook Calendar, and tap the event and
.
Use multiple calendars
When you set up your email or social networking accounts on your phone, you can sync the
calendars from all your accounts in one place.
1. Tap
Outlook Calendar.
2. To show or hide a calendar, tap
, and tap or clear the checkbox next to the calendar name.
When a calendar is hidden, the calendar events and reminders are not shown in different
calendar views.
The birthday calendar compiles the birthday information from your social networking
accounts.
You can’t add new calendars to your phone, but you can choose which calendars from your
different accounts you want to see.
Add an account to the calendar
Put your calendars from different accounts in one place.
1. Tap
Outlook Calendar > > Settings > Accounts > 2. Choose your account, sign in, and tap Done.
Add account .
Switch between calendar views
See a detailed plan for a day or month at a glance – browse through your calendar in different
views.
1. Tap
Outlook Calendar > .
2. To see your plan for the day hour by hour, tap .
3. To see your plan for the whole week, tap .
4. To see your agenda for the whole month, tap .
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5. To go back to today, tap
.
Turn week numbers on and off
Tap
Outlook Calendar > > Settings > Calendar Settings, then tap
week number menu, and tap the option you need.
to open the
Dual SIM
You can have 2 SIMs in your phone, for example, one for your work and one for your personal
use.
Dual SIM features
Don’t want work to interfere with your free time? Or do you have a cheaper data connection
on one SIM? With a dual SIM phone, you can use 2 SIM cards at the same time.
Dual SIM is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
Your phone shows the network status for both SIMs separately.
You can select which SIM to use straight from your start screen. For example, to make a call
or check your messages, simply tap the tile you want for SIM 1 or SIM 2. Or, if you’d rather
have only one tile, you can link the tiles. When the tiles are linked, you can quickly switch
between the SIMs even when dialing.
If you know you always want to use the same SIM for a contact, such as your work SIM for a
colleague, you can set the SIM preferences in People.
Both SIM cards are available at the same time when the device is not being used, but while
one SIM card is active, for example, making a call, the other may be unavailable.
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Tip: Want to make sure you don’t miss a call on one SIM while having an active call on
the other? Use Smart dual SIM to set your SIMs to forward calls between them or to
another phone. For availability of this feature, contact your network service provider.
Manage your SIMs
Don’t want work to interfere with your free time? Or do you have a cheaper data connection
on one SIM? You can decide which SIM you want to use.
Dual SIM is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
Select which SIM to use for data connection
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > wireless > Cellular & SIM.
2. Under Use this SIM for cellular data, tap the SIM you want.
Network &
Rename a SIM card
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Network & wireless >
Cellular & SIM. Tap SIM 1 settings or SIM 2 settings, and under SIM name, type in the
name you want.
Turn a SIM off
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Cellular & SIM, and turn the SIM you want off .
Network & wireless >
Link the start screen SIM tiles
To link the start screen tiles for calls or messaging under one tile for both your SIMs, tap the
tile you want, then tap > Link tiles.
Forward calls between your SIMs
Forward your calls between your SIMs using Smart dual SIM – when someone calls you on
one SIM while you’re having a call on the other, you can manage your calls from both SIMs
just like with only one SIM.
Dual SIM is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
You must have both SIMs inserted to change the dual SIM call settings.
For availability of this service, contact your network service provider.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Extras > Smart dual
SIM.
2. To select how to forward calls between your SIMs, change the setting for Smart dual
SIM.
3. Type in the phone numbers for your SIMs, and tap OK.
4. Tap Network services to access the rest of the call settings.
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Browse your SIM apps
If your service provider has included apps on your SIM card, here's how to find them.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Network &
wireless > Cellular & SIM.
2. Under the SIM, tap SIM settings. Or if you have a dual SIM phone, tap SIM 1 settings or
SIM 2 settings.
3. Tap SIM applications.
Store
Make your phone your own with more apps, games, and other items, some of which are free
of charge. Browse Store to find the latest content for you and your phone.
You can download:
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Apps
Games
Entertainment apps and services
News apps and services
Music
Movies
TV shows
Books
You can also:
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Get content that is relevant to your tastes and location
Share recommendations with your friends
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The availability of Store and the selection of items available for download depend on your
region.
To download from Store, you need to be signed in to your Microsoft account on your phone.
When you're signed in, you are offered content compatible with your phone.
Many items are free of charge, but some you need to pay for with your credit card or on your
phone bill.
The availability of payment methods depends on your country of residence and your network
service provider.
Browse Store
Check out the latest and most downloaded apps, games, and other items recommended for
you and your phone. Browse different categories, or search for specific items.
1. Tap
Store.
2. Browse the categories on the front page, or tap
and a category to see more items.
3. Tap an item to view its details. When you view an item, related items are also shown.
Tip: Did you find something in Store that you know your friends would be interested in?
Tap Share to send them a link.
Tip: Want to get personalized suggestions on which apps and games might interest
you? Sign in to your Facebook account, and Store suggests a selection of apps for you.
Tip: Some of the apps are also available across all Windows 10 devices, such as PCs,
tablets, or Xbox consoles. For more information on availability, go to
www.microsoftstore.com, and browse to the app you’re interested in.
Search Store
Tap , write your search words, and tap
.
Download an app, game, or other item
Download free apps, games, or other stuff, or buy more content for your phone.
1. Tap
Store.
2. Tap an item to view its details.
3. If the item has a price, tap the price. If the item offers a free trial, tap Free trial to try the
item for free for a limited time. If the item is free, tap Free.
The availability of payment methods depends on your country of residence and your network
service provider.
4. If you're not signed in to your Microsoft account, sign in now.
5. Follow the instructions shown on your phone.
Tip: If downloading fails, check that the time and date are set correctly.
When the download is complete, you can open or view the item, or continue browsing for
more content.
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For more information on an item, contact the publisher of the item.
Tip: Use a Wi-Fi connection to download large files.
Tip: In the Store main view, you can see a notification at the top right corner of the
screen on how many of your downloaded apps, games, and other content have updates.
Tip: If your kid’s phone is running Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile, you can
use the My Family website to manage their game and app downloads and settings. To
set up My Family, go to account.microsoft.com/family, sign in to your Microsoft
account, and follow the instructions.
This feature is not available in all languages. For more information on feature and service
availability, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
The availability of apps and games may depend on your kid’s age.
See your ongoing downloads
Store > > Downloads and updates.
Tap
View your ongoing downloads
While an item is downloading, you can continue to browse Store for other content and add
items to be downloaded.
To view the status of your downloads, in the Store main view, tap
updates.
> Downloads and
Tip: If you need to, for example, temporarily close your internet connection, you can
pause your downloads. To pause an individual item, tap , and to resume it, tap . If
a download fails, you can re-download the item.
Write a review for an app
Share your opinion on an app with other Store users – rate and review the app. You can post
one review per app that you download.
1. In the apps menu, tap and hold the app, and tap Rate and review.
2. Rate the app, and write your review.
Tip: You can rate and review your other items in the same way.
Receive ads
If you want to receive ads and tips about apps that might interest you, swipe down from the
top of the screen, tap All settings > Privacy > Advertising ID, and switch Advertising
ID to On . If you want to clear the information that your phone uses to find your relevant
ads and tips, tap Reset your advertising ID.
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Troubleshoot Store issues
If you can’t download a game
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Check that your cellular data connection or Wi-Fi connection is turned on.
The app you want to download may require more memory than available on your phone.
Try freeing up some space by uninstalling apps or deleting other data, like photos.
Use only a Wi-Fi connection to download large files.
If My Family is set up on your phone, you may be restricted from downloading some apps.
Check that the time and date are set correctly.
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People & messaging
Contact your friends and family, and share your files, such as photos, using your phone. Stay
tuned with the latest updates to your social networking services even when on the go.
Calls
Learn how to make calls on your new phone and talk to your friends.
Call a contact
Calling your friends is quick and easy when you've saved them as contacts in your phone.
1. Tap > .
2. Tap the contact and the number, if the contact has several numbers.
Tip: Is your friend's voice too loud or quiet? Press the volume keys on the side of the
phone to change the volume.
Tip: Want to let others hear the conversation? Tap
Speaker.
Tip: If you have a dual SIM phone, you can select the SIM that’s used for calling. Tap
People > CONTACTS and a contact, and tap SIM 1 or SIM 2. Dual SIM is not supported
by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Call a phone number
Tap > Dial pad. Type in the phone number, and tap
Call.
To type in the + character, used for international calls, tap and hold 0.
The + character only works from abroad. The + character may not work in all regions. In this
case, enter the international access code directly.
Search your call history
To search for a call record, tap
number.
Remove a call record
To remove a call record, tap
> > History > , and type in the contact's name or phone
History, tap and hold the call record, and tap Delete.
Copy and paste a phone number
On the start screen, tap
People and a contact. Tap and hold the phone number, tap
Copy, and in a text box, tap .
Make a call using Skype
You can use your phone to make Skype-to-Skype calls and video calls. With Skype global
rates, you can also call landlines or other mobile phones. Pay as you go with your credit card,
or get a monthly subscription for the best rates.
If you don't yet have the Skype app, you can download it from www.microsoft.com.
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1. Tap
Skype, and sign in with the same Microsoft account that you use with your phone.
2. To call a Skype contact, tap people and the contact you want to call, and tap .
For more information on Skype-to-Skype calls, see the video at www.youtube.com (in English
only).
Tip: To save on data costs, use a Wi-Fi network connection with Skype whenever
possible.
Make a video call with Skype
Skype Video and the contact you want to call.
Tap
If your phone does not have a front camera, you can use the main camera for video calls. The
front camera is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Make a Skype call with Cortana
Tap and hold the search key , and say Skype call or Skype video call, followed by the name
of the contact.
Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
Use speed dial to call your favorite contacts
Call your most important contacts quickly with 1-touch dial.
1. Tap > Speed dial.
2. To add a contact to speed dial, tap
and the contact you want to add.
3. To call a contact you have added to 1-touch dial, in the Speed dial view, tap the contact.
Call the last dialed number
Call your friend again if you forgot to say something. In the call history view, you can see
information about the calls you have made and received.
1. Tap > History.
2. Tap the name or phone number.
Use your voice to make a call
You can use your voice to call a contact.
1. Tap and hold the search key .
2. Say Call and the contact's name.
Tip: You can also use voice dialing with a Bluetooth headset.
Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
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Reply to a call by a text message
If you can’t speak right now, you can reply to the caller by a text message.
1. When someone calls you, tap Text reply.
2. Tap one of the pre-written messages, or tap Type a message..., and write your message.
Turn text reply on or off
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
Text reply to On
or Off .
Edit a pre-written text message
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
replies, and edit the reply you want.
All settings > All settings > System > Phone, and switch
System > Phone > Edit
Make a conference call
Your phone supports conference calls between 2 or more people. The maximum number of
participants can vary, depending on your network service provider.
1. Make a call to the first person.
2. To make a call to another person, tap
Add call.
3. When the new call is answered, tap Merge calls.
To add more people, tap
Add call again.
Have a private conversation with someone
Tap Private and the person's name or phone number. The conference call is put on hold
on your phone. The other people continue the conference call.
To return to the conference call, tap
Merge calls.
Forward calls to another phone
When you know you can’t answer the phone, you can forward incoming calls to another phone
number.
For availability of this feature, contact your network service provider.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Extras > Network
services.
2. If you have a dual SIM phone, tap SIM 1 or SIM 2. Dual SIM is not supported by all phones.
For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
3. Change the settings under Call forwarding.
Depending on your phone, you may be able to make the choice separately for different
situations, such as when you can’t answer or when you’re in a call.
Tip: To check if call forwarding is being used, look for the
icon at the top of the screen.
Tip: If you have a dual SIM phone, you can forward calls from one SIM card to another.
That way, when someone calls you on one SIM while you’re having a call on the other,
you can manage your calls from both SIMs just like with only one SIM. Tap
All
settings > Extras > Smart dual SIM > and the option you want.
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Forward calls to your voice mail
Besides forwarding calls to another phone number, you can also forward these calls to your
voice mail and listen to them later.
For availability of this feature, contact your network service provider. Dual SIM is not supported
by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > System > Phone, and type
in the voice mail number given by your service provider, if needed. If you have a dual SIM
phone, tap the SIM you want before typing in the number.
Depending on your phone, you may either forward all your calls to your voice mail, or make
the choice separately for different situations, such as when you can’t answer or when you’re
in a call.
Tip: If you want to avoid forwarding calls to your voice mail, swipe down from the top
of the screen, and tap
All settings > Extras > Network services. If you have a
dual SIM phone, tap the SIM you want. Change the settings under Call forwarding.
Change your voice mail number
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap All settings > System > Phone, switch Use
default voicemail number to Off . If you have a dual SIM phone, tap the SIM you want.
Type in the new number.
Call your voice mailbox
If you've forwarded incoming calls to your voice mailbox, you can call it and listen to the
messages your friends have left.
1. Tap > . If asked, type in the voice mail password you received from your network
service provider.
2. You can listen or reply to voice mail messages, delete them, or record a greeting message.
For the availability of the voice mailbox service, and for information on setting up how long
before calls are forwarded, contact your network service provider.
Use call waiting
Get another call while you're already in one? Call waiting helps you answer or hold one of the
calls.
Hold the first call and answer the new call
Tap
Answer.
End the first call and answer the new call
Tap
End call & answer.
Ignore the new call
Tap
Ignore.
Hold one call and make another
Tap
Hold > Add call, and call the person you want.
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Switch between calls
Tap Tap to swap.
Turn call waiting off
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
services, and switch Call waiting to Off .
All settings > Extras > Network
Contacts
You can save and organise your friends' phone numbers, addresses, and other contact
information in the People app. You can also get in touch with your friends through social
networking services.
People
The People app is where all your friends’ contact information is kept. It lets you stay in touch
with the people who matter the most through groups. Your social networks are also here.
Go to CONTACTS to see your friends’ contact information from every account you have signed
into. You can organize the list the way you like by filtering it by account or hiding the contacts
without phone numbers.
Check out What’s New to see your friends’ social network status updates conveniently in one
place.
Contact groups make it easy to see the status updates from only the people you want. You
can also send emails or messages to all of them at once.
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Add or delete a contact
Keep your friends with you. Save their phone numbers, addresses, and other information to
the People app.
Add a contact
1. Tap
People > CONTACTS > .
2. If you're signed in to several accounts, select the account to which you want to save the
contact.
You cannot save a contact to your phone only, it’s always saved to an account.
3. Add the contact details, and tap
.
Your contacts are backed up automatically to your Microsoft account.
Edit a contact
Tap
People > CONTACTS. Tap the contact and
ringtone or a web address.
, and edit or add details, such as a
Tip: If you have a dual SIM phone, you can select the SIM that’s used to call each contact.
Tap
People > CONTACTS and a contact, and tap SIM 1 or SIM 2. Dual SIM is not
supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Delete a contact
People > CONTACTS. Tap the contact and
Tap
> delete.
The contact is deleted both from your phone and, with some exceptions such as Facebook,
Twitter, and LinkedIn, from the social networking service where it's stored.
Tip: If you want to delete multiple contacts quickly, tap
contacts’ names, and tap .
and the checkboxes next to
Filter your contacts list
If you don't want contacts from social networking services to show up in your contacts list,
you can filter them out. Tap People > CONTACTS. In the contacts list, tap > SETTINGS >
Filter contact list and the accounts you want to show or hide.
Tip: You can also filter out the contacts without phone numbers. Switch Hide contacts
without phone numbers to On .
Save a number from a received call
When you’ve received a call, you can easily save the number if it’s not yet saved in your
contacts. You can save the number in a new or existing contacts list entry.
1. Tap
2. Tap
3. Tap
> History.
next to a phone number, and tap .
, edit the details, select the account you want to save the contact to, and tap
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Save a number from a received message
When you’ve received a message, you can easily save the number if it’s not yet saved in your
contacts. You can save the number in a new or existing contacts list entry.
1. Tap
Messaging.
2. In the conversations list, tap a conversation and a phone number.
3. If you have a dual SIM phone, select the SIM you want to use to call the contact. While
editing a contact, tap SIM 1 or SIM 2. Dual SIM is not supported by all phones. For availability,
go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
4. Tap > .
5. Edit the contact details, and tap .
Search for a contact
If you need to contact a friend quickly, you don’t have to scroll through all your contacts. You
can search or jump to a letter or character in the contacts list. You can also use a voice
command to call or send a message to a contact.
1. Tap
People > CONTACTS.
2. Tap Search, and start writing a name. The list filters as you write.
Tip: Pin your most important contacts or contact groups to the start screen. Tap and
hold a contact, and tap Pin to Start.
Jump to a letter or character in your contacts list
Tap any letter in the contacts list on the left, and in the following menu, tap the first letter or
character for the name you want.
Use Cortana to call or send a message
In any view, tap and hold the search key
, and say Call or Text and the contact's name.
Link contacts
If you have separate entries for the same contact from different social networking services or
email accounts, you can link them into a single contact card.
Tap
People > CONTACTS.
1. Select the contact you want to link to, and tap .
2. Tap Select a contact to link and the contact to be linked.
Unlink a contact
Select the contact you want to unlink, and tap
from, and tap Unlink.
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Copy contacts
Have your nearest and dearest instantly at your fingertips. Use the Transfer my Data app to
easily copy your contacts, text messages, and pictures from your old phone. The app does not
work with all phone models.
Tip: If your old phone is a Lumia, or if you have previously backed up your contacts to
your Microsoft account, to import your contacts from the service, just sign in to your
account on your phone. The contacts are imported automatically.
Your old phone needs to support Bluetooth. The contacts on your old phone need to be stored
in the phone memory, not on the SIM.
1. On your old phone, switch Bluetooth on, and make sure the phone is visible to other devices.
Transfer my Data.
2. On your new phone, tap
3. Tap continue, and switch Bluetooth on.
4. Select your old phone from the list of found devices, and follow the instructions shown on
both phones.
If your contacts are written in a language that is not supported by your new phone, the contact
info may not be shown correctly.
If you don't yet have the Transfer my Data app, you can download it from
www.microsoft.com.
Copy contacts from a SIM card
If you have contacts stored on your SIM card, you can copy them to your phone.
Make sure your SIM card is inserted.
1. Tap
2. Tap
People.
> Settings > Import from SIM.
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Tip: If you have a dual SIM phone, you can select the SIM card from which you want to
import contacts. Tap SIM 1 or SIM 2. Dual SIM is not supported by all phones. For
availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
If you have multiple accounts, you can tap the account name and choose the account you
want to import your contacts to. The default account is Outlook.
3. Tap Next. To import all your contacts, tap import.
Tip: To select individual contacts, tap clear, and use the check boxes.
You can’t save contacts to your new SIM card. Instead, they are kept safe in your account.
Create, edit, or delete a contact group
You can create contact groups to send a message to several people at the same time, or to
see social updates from just group members. For example, you can add family members to
the same group and reach them quickly with the same message.
1. Tap
People > GROUPS > .
2. Write a name for the group, and tap .
3. Tap > Add Member and a contact. To add another contact, tap
again.
Tip: To quickly add multiple contacts to the group, tap
contacts’ names.
4. Tap
Add Member
and the checkboxes next to
.
Add a new group contact
Tap
People > GROUPS. Tap the group, and tap
Remove a contact from a group
Tap
People > GROUPS. Tap the group and
group.
Add Member and a contact.
, then tap the contact and Remove from
Rename a group
Tap
People > GROUPS. Tap the group, then tap
name, and tap .
Delete a contact group
Tap
People > GROUPS. Tap the group and
> and the group name. Write the new
> Delete.
Share a contact
You can easily share a contact with your friends.
1. Tap
People > CONTACTS.
2. Tap a contact and > Share Contact > .
3. Select how you want to share, and follow the instructions.
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Social networks
Set up social networking services on your phone to keep in touch with your friends.
Set up a social media account
Set up your social networking service accounts.
Tap the social networking app you want to sign in to, such as Facebook, and follow the
instructions shown.
To download more social networking apps, tap
Store.
Tip: When you sign in to an account, the contacts in the account are automatically
imported. To choose which accounts show up in your contacts list, on the start screen,
tap
People > > Settings > filter contact list.
See your friends' status updates
After you set up your social networking services, such as Twitter, on your phone, you can follow
your friends' status updates in the People app.
Tap
People > What’s New.
Comment on a friend's status update
You can contact your friends by commenting on their status updates.
1. Tap
People > What’s New.
2. On the post, tap .
This takes you to the comment section under the post in a social networking app.
Share a photo in social networking services
After you take a photo, upload it to the web so all your friends can see what you're up to.
1. Tap
Photos.
2. Tap the photo you want to share, and tap
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3. Tap the social networking service where you want to upload the photo.
4. Add a caption if you want, and share or send your photo.
Messages
Stay in touch with your friends with text or multimedia messages.
Send a message
With text and multimedia messages, you can quickly contact your friends and family.
1. Tap
Messaging > .
If you start writing a message and switch to another app before sending it, you can continue
your message later. In Messaging, tap the draft you want to continue.
2. To add a recipient from your contacts list, tap , or start writing a name. You can also type
in a phone number.
3. Tap the message box, and write your message.
Tip: To add a smiley, tap
.
4. To add an attachment, such as a photo, tap
attachment.
5. To send the message, tap .
, and select the attachment type and the
If you’re unable to send a multimedia message, check the following:
•
•
Your mobile subscription supports multimedia messages.
Your data connection is turned on. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All
settings > Network & wireless > Cellular & SIM, and switch Data connection to
On .
Only compatible devices can receive and show multimedia messages. Messages may look
different in different devices.
Forward a message
Tap
Messaging. Tap a conversation, tap and hold the message you want to forward, and
tap forward.
Before forwarding the message, you can edit what's written or add or remove attachments.
Forward multiple messages
Tap
Messaging. Tap a conversation and > select messages, tap the check boxes that
appear next to the messages, and tap
to forward the messages.
Read a message
You can see on the start screen when you've received a message.
You can view the messages between you and a contact in one conversation thread.The thread
can contain text and multimedia messages.
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1. Tap
Messaging.
2. To read a message, tap a conversation.
Tip: To prevent others from accidentally seeing notifications about your messages on
the lock screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Personalization > Lock screen > Choose an app to show detailed status > none.
If you’re unable to open a multimedia message, check the following:
•
•
Your mobile subscription supports multimedia messages.
All
Your data connection is turned on.Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
settings > Network & wireless > Cellular & SIM, and switch Data connection to On
.
You can send text messages that are longer than the character limit for a single message.
Longer messages are sent as two or more messages. Your service provider may charge
accordingly. Characters with accents, other marks, or some language options, take more space,
and limit the number of characters that can be sent in a single message.
Save an attachment
Tap the attachment, such as a photo, and tap
.
Delete a conversation
Tap
Messaging > , select the conversation you want to delete, and tap
.
Delete a single message in a conversation
Tap a conversation, tap and hold the message you want to delete, and tap delete.
Delete all messages in your phone
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Reply to a message
Don't keep your friend waiting – reply to the message straight away.
1. Tap
Messaging.
2. Tap the conversation containing the message.
Tip: If you have a dual SIM phone, you can select which SIM you use to send the message.
Tap , and select the SIM you want to use. Dual SIM is not supported by all phones. For
availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
3. Tap the message box, and write your message.
4. Tap .
Forward a message
Tap a conversation, tap and hold the message you want to forward, and tap forward.
Before forwarding the message, you can edit what's written or add or remove attachments.
Send a message to a group
If you frequently need to send a message to the same group of people, you can create a group
in the People app. This way you can reach them all with a single message or email.
1. Tap
People > GROUPS.
2. Tap the group and Message or Email.
3. Write and send your message.
Tip: To create a group, in GROUPS, tap
.
Chat using Skype
You can use your phone to send Skype-to-Skype instant messages.
You need a Microsoft account to send messages using Skype.
Messaging > .
1. Tap
2. Switch Send on: to Skype.
3. To add a recipient from your Skype contacts list, tap
, or start writing a name.
Skype contacts connected with your Microsoft account sync automatically with your phone.
4. Tap the message box, and write your message.
5. To send the message, tap .
Tip: To save on data costs, use a Wi-Fi network connection with Skype whenever
possible.
Make a Skype call directly from a conversation
to make a call, or
In a conversation with a Skype contact, tap
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Send your location in a message
When you ask your friends to come and meet you, you can send them your location on a map.
This feature may not be available for all regions.
Your phone may ask you about using your location. You need to allow it to use this feature.
1. When writing a text message, tap
> Your location.
Sending a message with an attachment may be more expensive than sending a normal text
message. For more info, contact your service provider.
2. Tap
.
Your friends receive a message with a link to a map showing where you are.
Send an audio message
Celebrate your friend's birthday with a song or cheer someone up with the sound of your
voice – send your recording in an audio message.
1. Tap
Messaging > .
2. When writing a message, tap > voice note.
3. Record your message, and tap .
4. Tap .
Troubleshoot messaging issues
If you can’t send a multimedia message (MMS)
•
Restart your phone with the SIM card inserted, and retry sending a multimedia message
(your phone loads the settings from the SIM card).
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•
•
•
Send a multimedia message to your own phone number. This way, you can test if you’re
able to send and receive multimedia messages.
If you can connect to the internet but you can’t send multimedia messages, try searching
online to find the multimedia (MMS) settings for your network service provider.
Check that data roaming is turned on in your phone settings.
Tip: You must be connected to the internet to send and receive multimedia messages.
Confirm with your network service provider that you have an active cellular data
subscription (access to internet) on your SIM card.
Email
You can use your phone to read and reply to email when you're on the go.
Add or delete an email account
If you use different email addresses for business and leisure, no problem – you can add several
different accounts to your phone’s Outlook inbox.
Add your first account
To set up email in your phone, you must be connected to the internet.
If you are signed in to your Microsoft account, the Outlook mailbox associated with it is added
automatically.
Outlook Mail.
1. Tap
2. Tap Get started > Add account.
3. Choose your account type, and sign in.
4. When you are done adding all the accounts you want, tap Ready to go.
Tip: Depending on your email account, you can also sync other items than just emails
to your phone, such as your contacts and calendar.
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If your phone doesn't find your email settings, advanced setup can find them. For this, you
need to know your email account type and the addresses of your incoming and outgoing
email servers. You can get this information from your email service provider.
To find out more about setting up different email accounts, go to support.microsoft.com,
and browse to the instructions for Windows phones.
Add an account later
Tap
Outlook Mail > > in.
Accounts > Add account and the account type, and sign
Tip: To add your Exchange work email, contacts, and calendar to your phone, select
Exchange as your account, write your work email address and password, and tap Sign
in.
Your new account is added to your Outlook inbox.
Delete an account
Tap
Outlook Mail > > Accounts and the account you want to delete.
You can’t remove the Outlook inbox that’s associated with your Microsoft account. If you want
to remove the inbox (for example, if you’re going to sell your phone), you must reset your
phone. Make sure you back up everything you need to your Microsoft account before
resetting.
Add your Exchange mailbox to your phone
You don’t need your computer to access your work email, contacts, and calendar. You can
sync the important content between your phone and a Microsoft Exchange server.
Exchange can be set up only if your company has a Microsoft Exchange server. In addition,
your company IT administrator must have activated Microsoft Exchange for your account.
Before starting the setup, make sure you have the following:
•
•
•
•
A corporate email address
Your Exchange server name (contact your company IT department)
Your network domain name (contact your company IT department)
Your office network password
Depending on the Exchange server configuration, you may need to type in additional
information during the setup. If you don't know the correct information, contact your company
IT department.
1. Tap
Outlook Mail.
2. Tap > Accounts > Add account > Exchange.
3. Write your Exchange email address and password, and tap Sign in.
To define which content and how often you want your phone to sync with the server, change
the Exchange account settings.
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Open email from the start screen
With live email tiles you can open email directly from the start screen.
From the tiles, you can see the number of unread emails and if you've received new email.
You can pin several mailboxes to the start screen. For example, dedicate a tile for business
email and another for personal email.
1. Tap
Outlook Mail > .
2. Tap and hold the account you want to pin to your start screen, and tap Pin to start.
Your mailbox appears on the start screen as a new tile. To read your email, tap the tile.
Send email
Don't let your email pile up. Use your phone to read and write email on the go.
1. Tap
Outlook Mail.
2. In your inbox, tap .
3. To add a recipient from your contacts list, start writing a name. You can also write the
address.
Tip: To remove a recipient, tap the name and Remove.
4. Write the subject and your email.
Tip: Your phone can help you write your email faster. While writing, your phone suggests
possible next words to complete your sentence. To add a word, tap a suggestion. To
browse the list, swipe over the suggestions. This feature is not available in all languages.
5. To attach a photo or a file, tap
.
Tip: You can also take a new photo while writing your email. Tap
photo, and tap .
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6. Tap
to send the email.
Read email
If you’re waiting for important news, you don’t have to wait until you’re at your desk. Use your
phone to read your emails.
You can see when you have new email on the start screen.
1. Tap
Outlook Mail.
2. In your inbox, tap the email. Unread email is marked in a different color.
Tip: To zoom in or out, place 2 fingers on the screen, and slide them together or apart.
Tip: If an email contains a web address, tap it to go to the website.
Read email in a conversation
In your inbox, tap the conversation that includes the email, and tap the email. A conversation
with unread email is marked in a different color.
Save an attachment
With the email open, tap the attachment, such as a photo, and it is downloaded to your phone.
Tap and hold the attachment, and tap Save. Not all file formats can be saved.
Copy a link
With the email open, tap and hold the web link, and tap copy link.
Reply to mail
If you receive a mail that needs a quick answer, you can reply straight away using your phone.
Outlook Mail.
1. Tap
2. Open the mail, and tap
.
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Tip: To reply to the sender only, tap reply. To reply to the sender and all the other
recipients, tap reply all.
Forward mail
Open the mail, and tap
> forward.
Delete email
When your mailbox is overflowing, delete some mails to free up space in your phone.
1. In your mailbox, tap to the left of the emails you want to delete.
2. Tap the check boxes that appear next to the emails, and tap .
All the emails you selected are deleted. Depending on your email account, the email may be
deleted from your email server, too.
Delete one email
Open the email, and tap
.
Send automatic replies
If you are on vacation or otherwise out of the office, you can send automatic replies to the
emails that arrive during your absence.
1. Tap
Outlook Mail > > Settings > options.
2. Switch Send automatic replies to On , and write your reply.
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Camera
Why carry a separate camera if your phone has all you need for capturing memories? With
your phone camera, you can easily take photos or record videos.
Open your camera quickly
Make sure you get to your camera in a flash when you need it – use the shortcut in the action
center. If your phone has a camera key, it is the fastest way to start snapping.
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
Camera.
Tip: If the Camera shortcut is not visible, tap Expand.
Tip: To turn the camera on when your phone is locked, press the power key, swipe down
from the top of the screen, and tap
Camera.
Use the camera key to open the camera
If your phone has a camera key, to turn the camera on, press the camera key.
Tip: To quickly turn the camera on when the phone is locked, press and hold the camera
key for a couple of seconds.
Camera basics
Taking a photo or recording a video is quick and easy, as is sharing it with your friends.
Take a photo
Shoot sharp and vibrant photos – capture the best moments in your photo album.
1. Tap
Camera.
Tip: If your phone has a camera key, to quickly turn the camera on when your phone is
locked, press and hold the camera key for a couple of seconds.
Tip: To open the camera with Cortana, tap the search key , tap , say Open
camera, and follow the instructions. Cortana is not available in all regions and languages.
For information on the supported languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and
browse to the instructions for Windows phones.
2. To zoom in or out, slide your fingers apart or together. The camera zoom is not supported
by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Tip: To view the settings when holding your phone in landscape mode, drag
to the
left. To change a setting, slide your finger up or down on the slider. To close the settings,
drag
to the right.
3. To focus the camera on a specific object, tap the object on the screen. The camera focus is
not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
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Tip: If your phone has a camera key, to focus, press and hold the camera key halfway
down. To take the photo, press the camera key down fully.
4. To take the photo, tap
.
Tip: To see the screen at its best, make sure you're not covering the light sensor. The
light sensor is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Keep a safe distance when using the flash. Do not use the flash on people or animals at close
range. Do not cover the flash while taking a photo.
Record a video
Besides taking photos with your phone, you can also capture your special moments as videos.
Camera.
1. Tap
2. To switch from photo to video mode, tap .
3. To zoom in or out, slide your fingers apart or together. The camera zoom is not supported
by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
4. To start recording, tap . The timer starts to run.
5. To stop recording, tap . The timer stops.
To view the video you just recorded, tap the round thumbnail at the corner of the screen. The
video is saved in Photos.
Save your photos and videos to a memory card
If there is a memory card in your phone, and your phone memory is filling up, save the photos
you take and videos you record to the memory card.
For the best video quality, record videos to your phone memory. If you record videos to the
memory card, it is recommended that the microSD card you use is a fast 4–128GB card by a
well-known manufacturer. The memory card is not supported by all phones. For availability,
go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
1. Tap
Storage.
2. Switch Store new photos on my to SD card.
The photos and videos you take from now on are saved to the memory card.
Use only compatible memory cards approved for use with this device. Incompatible cards may
damage the card and the device and corrupt data stored on the card.
Tip: To move the photos and videos you’ve taken earlier to a memory card, tap
Explorer.
File
Save location information to your photos and videos
If you want to remember exactly where you were when you took a particular photo or video,
you can set your phone to automatically record the location.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
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2. Check that Location is switched to On
location.
, and that your camera is allowed to use your
Location info can be attached to a photo or video, if your location can be determined using
satellite or network methods. If you share a photo or video that contains location information,
the location information may be shown to those who view the photo or video. You can turn
off geotagging in the phone settings.
Share your photos and videos
You can share your photos and videos quickly and easily for your friends and family to see.
1. Take a photo, or record a video.
2. On the start screen, tap
Photos, and browse to your photo or video.
3. Tap the photo or video and , select how you want to share, and follow the instructions.
Tip: To share several photos or videos at once, tap
tap .
, select the photos or videos, and
Not all sharing services support all file formats or videos recorded in high quality.
Advanced photography
Your phone gives you great control over your photo settings. Take exactly the kind of photo
you like.
Take photos with a timer
Use timer mode when you want to take a group photo in which you appear too.
Camera > > Photo timer.
1. Tap
2. Tap Delay to select how long the camera waits before taking the photo.
3. Tap .
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The photos you take from now on are taken in timer mode.
4. To take the photo, tap
.
Turn timer mode off
Tap
Camera > > Photo timer > .
Pick the best exposure with bracketing
If the lighting conditions are challenging, use bracketing mode to capture several photos at
once with different exposure settings. Then you can choose the best shot among them.
When exposure bracketing is used, the camera takes several photos at once, some of them
brighter, some darker. This improves your chances of capturing a great photo if the lighting
conditions are challenging. You can choose how many photos your camera takes and how
large the exposure value steps are between the photos.
1. Tap
Camera > > Bracketing.
2. To select how many bracketed photos you want to take, tap Number of photos to take.
3. To select how large the exposure value steps are, tap Exposure range.
4. Tap .
The photos you take from now on are taken in bracketing mode.
5. To take the photos, tap
.
The camera takes the selected number of photos which are saved separately in Photos.
Turn bracketing mode off
Tap
Camera > > Bracketing > .
Take lossless photos
You can take lossless Digital Negative (DNG) photos, which have better post-editing
possibilities.
The Digital Negative (DNG) format is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
1. Tap
Camera > > Settings.
2. Tap Image size for main camera and JPG + DNG mode.
3. When you take a photo, 2 files are saved: a lower-resolution JPG photo that is optimized
for sharing and a lossless DNG photo.
The DNG photo is saved in Camera Roll.
After transferring the DNG photos to your computer, you can browse and view them by
downloading and installing the Adobe DNG Codec from www.adobe.com/support/
downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5495.
You can edit the DNG photos in any photo editing program that supports the DNG standard
fully.
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Record high-definition videos
When you want to keep your memories of the important events in your life crystal clear,
remember to record them in high definition.
4K and Full HD videos are not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
1. Tap
Camera > > Settings.
2. Tap Video recording, and select a high-definition resolution.
Depending on your phone, the highest available resolution is either 4K or Full HD.
Frame your photos with ease
If you want to frame your shots professionally, you can use viewfinder grids and compose
perfect photos.
1. Tap
Camera > > Settings.
2. Tap Framing grid and the grid type you want to use.
3. To take the photo, tap .
Photos and videos
Here's how you view, organize, share, and edit your photos and videos.
View photos and videos
Relive those important moments – view the photos and videos on your phone.
1. Tap
Photos.
2. To view a photo or video you've taken, tap it.
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3. To view the next photo or video, swipe left. To view the previous photo or video, swipe
right.
Tip: To zoom in or out, place 2 fingers on the screen, and slide your fingers together or
apart.
Copy your photos and videos to your computer
Use your computer’s file manager to copy or move your photos and videos to the computer.
If your computer is a Mac, install the Lumia Photo Transfer for Mac app from
www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/product/nokia-photo-transfer-for-mac/.
1. Connect your phone to a compatible computer with a compatible USB cable.
2. On your computer, open a file manager, such as Windows Explorer or Finder, and browse
to your phone.
Tip: Your phone is shown under portable devices as Windows Phone. To see the folders
of your phone, double-click the name of the phone. There are separate folders for
documents, music, photos, ringtones, and videos.
3. Open the folder for photos or videos, and select and copy the files to your computer.
By default, your phone uploads your photos and videos to OneDrive automatically. You can
access them on any device connected to your Microsoft account.
OneDrive > To change OneDrive settings, tap
> .
Edit a photo
You can do quick edits, such as rotate and crop, to the photos you have taken. Or use autoenhance to let your phone fix your photo with just one simple tap.
1. Tap
2. Tap
Photos and a photo.
and an option.
Tip: If you have downloaded photo editing apps from Store, they are listed here as
editing options.
3. To save the edited photo, tap
.
Add cool special effects to your photos
Take photo editing to the next level – add cool special effects to your favorite photos with
Lumia Creative Studio.
To download the Lumia Creative Studio app or check that you have the latest version, go to
www.microsoft.com. Lumia Creative Studio may not be available for all phone models.
Reframe your photo
Tap
Lumia Creative Studio and the photo you want to edit, tap
aspect ratio or rotate your photo.
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Apply a filter
Tap
Lumia Creative Studio and the photo you want to edit, tap
, and select a filter.
Enhance your photo
Tap
Lumia Creative Studio and the photo you want to edit, tap , select the type of
enhancement, and drag the slider to adjust the level of enhancement.
Blur a part of your photo
Tap
Lumia Creative Studio and the photo you want to edit, and tap > blur
background. You can select the area you want to blur and adjust the amount of blur.
Add color to your photo
Tap Lumia Creative Studio and the photo you want to edit, and tap > color pop. Select
a color from the color palette, and apply it on the photo. When you’re done, tap .
Save the edited photo
Tap
Lumia Creative Studio and the photo you want to edit, and tap
Tip: To revert to the original photo, tap
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Maps & navigation
Explore what’s out there and how to get there.
Switch location services on
Use Maps to find out where you are, and save your location to the photos you take. Some
apps can use your location information to offer you a wider variety of services.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
2. Switch Location to On .
All settings > Privacy > Location.
Tip: You can choose the apps that can use your location. Under Choose apps that can
use your location, tap the apps you want.
Find a location
Maps helps you find specific locations and businesses.
Maps.
1. Tap
2. Write search words, such as a street address or place name, in the search bar.
3. Select an item from the list of proposed matches as you write, or tap
on the keyboard
to search.
The location is shown on the map.
If no search results are found, make sure the spelling of your search words is correct.
See your current location
Tap
Maps > .
Look for restaurants and other interesting places near you
Tap
Maps and the search bar, and select a category.
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Get directions to a place
Get directions for walking, driving, or using public transportation – use your current location
or any other place as the starting point.
1. Tap
Maps > > Directions.
2. If you don't want the start point to be your current location, tap the search bar, and search
for a start point.
3. Tap the second search bar, and search for a destination.
The route is shown on the map, along with an estimate of how long it takes to get there. To
see detailed directions, tap the information.
Get walking directions
After creating your route, tap
.
Get voice-guided driving directions
After setting your destination (use your current location as the start point), tap
To close the navigation view, tap
> .
> .
Get directions for public transportation
Tap , and create your route.
Public transportation information is available in selected cities around the world.
Tip: You can choose when you want to start your journey and the type of route you want
to take. Before creating your route, tap options, and select the best options for your
trip.
Download a map to your phone
Save new maps to your phone before a journey, so you can browse the maps without an
internet connection when traveling.
To download and update maps, turn Wi-Fi networking on.
If your phone is short on memory, you may need to save the maps to your memory card. Tap
Maps > > Settings > Download or update maps, and under Storage location, tap
SD card. The memory card is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
1. Tap
Maps > > Settings > Download or update maps > 2. Select the country or region.
Update an existing map
To update the maps manually, tap
Maps > > maps, and under Map updates, tap Check now.
Download maps .
Settings > Download or update
Tip: You can also set your phone to update the maps automatically when your phone
is connected to a Wi-Fi network and is charging. Tap
Maps > > Settings >
Download or update maps, and under Map updates, switch Automatically update
maps to On .
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Delete a map
Tap
Maps > > Settings > Download or update maps and the map you want to
remove, and tap Delete.
Positioning methods
Your phone shows your location on the map using a satellite positioning system, Wi-Fi, or
network (Cell ID) based positioning.
The availability, accuracy and completeness of the location info depend on, for example, your
location, surroundings, and third party sources, and may be limited. Location information may
not be available, for example, inside buildings or underground. For privacy information related
to positioning methods, see the Microsoft Privacy Statement.
The Assisted GPS (A-GPS) network service and other similar enhancements to GPS and
GLONASS retrieve location info using the cellular network, and assists in calculating your
current location.
Some satellite positioning systems may require transferring small amounts of data over the
mobile network. If you want to avoid data costs, for example when traveling, you can turn the
cellular data connection off in your phone settings.
Wi-Fi positioning improves positioning accuracy when satellite signals are not available,
especially when you are indoors or between tall buildings. If you're in a place where the use
of Wi-Fi is restricted, you can turn Wi-Fi off in your phone settings.
Note: Using Wi-Fi may be restricted in some countries. For example, in the EU, you are
only allowed to use 5150–5350 MHz Wi-Fi indoors, and in the USA and Canada, you are
only allowed to use 5.15–5.25 GHz Wi-Fi indoors. For more info, contact your local
authorities.
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Internet
Learn how to create wireless connections and browse the web while keeping your data costs
down.
Define internet connections
If your network service provider charges you on a pay-as-you-use basis, you may want to
change the Wi-Fi and cellular data settings to reduce your data costs. You can use different
settings for roaming and at home.
Important: Use encryption to increase the security of your Wi-Fi connection. Using
encryption reduces the risk of others accessing your data.
Using a Wi-Fi connection is generally faster and less expensive than using a cellular data
connection. If both Wi-Fi and cellular data connections are available, your phone uses the WiFi connection.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap and hold
2. Switch Wi-Fi networking to On .
3. Select the connection you want to use.
Use a cellular data connection
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Cellular & SIM, and switch Data connection to On .
Wi-Fi.
Network & wireless >
Use a cellular data connection when roaming
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Network & wireless >
Cellular & SIM and the SIM. Then tap Properties, and switch Data roaming options to
roam.
Connecting to the internet when roaming, especially when abroad, can raise data costs
substantially.
Tip: To follow your data usage, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
settings > Network & wireless > Data usage.
All
Connect your computer to the web
It’s simple to use the internet on your laptop on the go. Turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot,
and use your cellular data connection to access the internet with your laptop or other device.
All settings > Network &
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
wireless > Mobile hotspot.
2. Switch the mobile hotspot to On .
3. To select how you share your cellular data connection, tap Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
4. Select the connection on the other device.
The other device uses data from your data plan, which may result in data traffic costs. For
information on availability and costs, contact your network service provider.
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Use your data plan efficiently
If you’re worried about your data usage costs, your phone helps you find more efficient ways
to use cellular data and track your usage. You can also cut off data connections entirely.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
wireless > Data usage.
2. Tap set limit, and choose the values you want.
All settings > Network &
Web browser
Catch up on the news, and visit your favorite websites. You can use Microsoft Edge in your
phone to view web pages on the internet. Your browser can also help warn you against security
threats.
Tap
Microsoft Edge.
To browse the web, you must be connected to the internet.
Browse the web
No need for a computer – you can easily browse the internet on your phone.
Tip: If your network service provider doesn't charge you a fixed fee for data transfer, to
save on data costs, use a Wi-Fi network to connect to the internet.
Microsoft Edge.
1. Tap
2. Tap the address bar.
3. Write a web address.
Tip: To quickly write a web address suffix such as .org, tap and hold the suffix key on
the keyboard, and tap the suffix you want.
4. Tap
.
Tip: To search the internet, write a search word in the address bar, and tap
.
Zoom in or out
Place 2 fingers on the screen, and slide your fingers apart or together.
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Open a new tab
When you want to visit several websites at the same time, you can open new browser tabs
and switch between them.
Tap
Microsoft Edge > > .
Open a tab for private browsing
Tap
Microsoft Edge > > > New InPrivate tab.
Private browsing prevents your browser from storing browsing data, such as cookies, browsing
history, and temporary internet files.
Switch between tabs
Tap
Microsoft Edge > and the tab you want.
Close a tab
Tap
Microsoft Edge > , and tap
on the tab you want to close.
Tip: To close all tabs, tap , and select if you want to close all tabs or only the ones
you’ve opened for private browsing.
Make a website easier to read
Small text on a website can be hard to read. Use your browser in mobile or desktop mode, or
switch certain web pages to the reading view and set the font size to your liking.
To set the browser to always use the mode you want, tap
Settings, and change the setting for Website preference.
Microsoft Edge > >
Switch to the reading view
Tap
on the address bar. To set the font size for the reading view, tap
Reading view font size.
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Add a website to your favorites
If you visit the same websites all the time, add them to your favorites, so you can access them
quickly.
1. Tap
Microsoft Edge.
2. Go to a website.
3. Tap > add to favorites.
4. Edit the name if you want to, and tap ADD.
Tip: You can also pin your favorite websites to the start screen. While browsing a website,
tap > Pin this page to Start.
Tip: Found a website you want to read, but don’t have time right now? Add it to your
reading list. Tap > Add to reading list > ADD. If you’re signed in to your Microsoft
account, your reading list is synced to your account, so you can find your reading list on
all your devices. To find the websites you have saved to your reading list, tap > Reading list.
Go to a favorite website
Microsoft Edge > Tap
> Favorites, and select a website from the list.
Share a web page
When you've found an interesting web page, you can send it to your friends in an email or
text message, or post it to your social networks. If your friends are next to you, use NFC to
share the page simply by tapping the phones together.
1. Tap
2. Tap
Microsoft Edge, and go to a website.
> Share, and select how you want to share.
Share a web page using NFC
While browsing, tap > Share > your phone.
Tap to share (NFC), and touch your friend's phone with
To make sure Tap to share (NFC) is turned on, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Devices > NFC, and switch Tap to share to On .
NFC is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures. This feature may not be compatible with all phones that support NFC.
The other phone must support NFC. For more information, see the user guide of the other
phone.
Clear the browser history
When you've finished browsing, you can delete your private data, such as your browsing
history and temporary internet files.
Tap
Microsoft Edge > want to clear.
> Settings > Choose what to clear, and select the data you
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A cache is a memory location that is used to store data temporarily. If you have, or have tried
to, access confidential information or a secure service, requiring passwords, clear the cache
after each use.
Delete an individual item in your browsing history
Tap
Microsoft Edge > > History, tap and hold the item you want to delete, and tap
delete.
Search the web
Explore the web and the outside world with Bing search. You can use the keyboard or your
voice to write your search words.
1. Tap the search key
.
Tip: If your phone has Cortana, tap and hold the search key , and say your search word.
Cortana is not available in all languages. For information on the supported languages,
go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows phones.
2. Write your search word in the search box, and tap the enter key. You can also select a search
word from the proposed matches.
3. To see related search results, tap a search result category at the top of the screen.
Close internet connections
Save your battery by closing internet connections that are open in the background.You can
do it without closing any apps.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap and hold
2. Switch Wi-Fi networking to Off .
.
Tip: Wi-Fi networking turns back on automatically.To change this setting, tap Turn WiFi back on.
Close a cellular data connection
All settings > Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
Cellular & SIM, and switch Data connection to Off .
Network & wireless >
Troubleshoot internet connection issues
If your internet connection doesn’t work
•
•
•
Check your cellular data connection. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All
settings > Network & wireless > Cellular & SIM, and check that Data connection is
switched to On .
Check your Wi-Fi connection. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap and hold WiFi, and check that Wi-Fi networking is switched to On
and you are connected to a
network.
Check that battery saver mode is not turned on. Swipe down from the top of the screen,
and tap All settings > System > Battery saver.
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•
•
If you are abroad, check that you have allowed roaming. Swipe down from the top of the
screen, tap
All settings > Network & wireless > Cellular & SIM and the SIM, tap
Properties, and check that Data roaming options is switched to roam. Connecting to
the internet when roaming, especially when abroad, can raise data costs substantially.
If you have installed new settings from a text message, uninstall the new settings. Tap
Storage > This Device > Apps & games and the new settings item, and tap Uninstall.
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Entertainment
Learn how to watch videos, listen to your favorite music, and play games.
Watch and listen
You can use your phone to watch videos and listen to music and podcasts while on the move.
Play music
Listen to your favorite music wherever you are.
1. Tap
Groove Music.
2. Tap the artist, album, song, genre, or playlist you want to play.
Tip: To sort your tracks so you can easily find what you’re looking for, tap
you want to sort.
and how
Tip: You can buy music for your playlists from Store.
Pause or resume playback
or .
Tap
Tip: To play songs in a random order, tap
Stop playback
Tap . Tap the back key
.
to close the app.
Fast-forward or rewind
Drag the slider left or right.
Tip: To subscribe and listen to podcasts, in the apps menu, tap
may not be available in all countries and regions.
Podcasts. The service
Subscribe to Groove Music Pass
Go to www.microsoft.com/store/music/groove-music-pass.
With Groove Music Pass, you can download and play an unlimited amount of songs and sync
them with your phone, stream music on your phone, PC, or Xbox console, and listen to
customized radio channels.
Create a playlist
Organize your songs into playlists, so you can listen to music that fits your mood.
1. Tap
Groove Music > > playlists.
2. Tap
New Playlist, and write a name for the playlist.
3. To add a song to your new playlist, tap and hold the song, tap Add to, and select the playlist.
Tip: You can buy music for your playlists from Store.
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Play a podcast
Keep up with your favorite podcasts and subscribe to them on your phone.
1. Tap
Podcasts.
2. Swipe to COLLECTION.
3. Tap audio or video and the podcast you want to watch or listen to.
Tip: To select a certain episode of the podcast, tap
Subscribe to a podcast
Tap the podcast you want to subscribe to, and tap
.
.
Tip: You can also search for a podcast by name.
Play a video
Have your favorite media with you while on the move – watch videos wherever you are.
Movies & TV > > Videos.
1. Tap
2. Tap the video you want to play.
Pause or resume playback
Tap
or .
Fast-forward or rewind
Drag the slider left or right.
Watch a video in full screen
Tap . If the video is in a different aspect ratio than the phone’s screen, it is cropped to fit
the screen.
Hide the navigation bar during playback
If it’s possible to hide the navigation bar in your phone, to hide it and make the video wider,
tap . To show the navigation bar again, tap . Hiding the navigation bar is not supported
by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Loop your video
Tap .
Watch more movies
You can also buy or rent movies and television shows directly from your phone. Tap
Movies & TV, and browse for what you feel like watching.
Store >
You can only watch the rented video within the given viewing period.
Adjust the tone of music
Boost the bass or adjust other bands to enhance your listening experience.
You can’t adjust the tone of music when listening to the FM radio or when using Bluetooth
accessories.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
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2. To adjust the tone of music, drag the bands to your liking. You can also select one of the
equalizer presets.
Project your screen over Wi-Fi
Project your screen over Wi-Fi on a compatible TV, monitor, or projector to watch a video on
a bigger screen.
Projecting your screen over Wi-Fi is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
The other device must support Miracast technology.
Projection of copyrighted material may be restricted.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > System > Display.
2. Tap Connect to a wireless display and the device you want to use.
For more information, see the other device’s user guide.
Listen to music wirelessly
With a wireless speaker, you can listen to music in high audio quality without any cables.
Wireless speakers are sold separately. The availability of accessories varies by region.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
2. Switch Tap to share to On .
All settings > Devices > NFC.
Before using NFC, make sure the screen and keys are unlocked.
3. Touch the NFC area of the speaker with the NFC area of your phone. The speaker connects
to your phone automatically. NFC is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Tip: You can also connect using Bluetooth. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
and hold , switch Status to On , and pair your phone with the speaker.
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FM radio
Learn how to listen to the radio on your phone.
Listen to FM radio
Enjoy your favorite FM radio stations on the go.
FM radio is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
To listen to the radio, you need to attach a compatible headset to the device. The headset
acts as an antenna.
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The headset may be sold separately.
1. Tap
2. Tap
FM Radio.
to start playback.
Go to the next or previous station
Swipe left or right on the frequency bar.
Listen to the radio through the speakerphone
Tap > switch to speaker. The headset must still be connected to your phone.
Close the FM radio app
Tap
to stop playback. Tap the back key
to close the app.
Save a radio station
Save your favorite radio stations so you can easily listen to them later.
FM radio is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
1. Tap
FM Radio.
2. To save the station that you are listening to, tap
.
View your saved stations list
Tap
FM Radio > .
Remove a station from the list
Tap
FM Radio > .
Sync music and videos between your phone and computer
If you have music or videos stored on your computer, but want to access them on your phone,
use a USB cable to sync the media between your phone and computer.
1. Connect your phone to a compatible computer with a USB cable.
2. In your computer's file manager, such as Windows Explorer or Finder, drag and drop your
songs and videos to your phone.
Tip: If your computer's operating system is Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, you
can also use the Windows Phone app. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 install the app
automatically when you connect your phone to your computer. For more information,
go to support.microsoft.com.
Tip: If your computer’s operating system is Mac, you can use the Lumia Photo Transfer
for Mac app to transfer your photos and videos. For more information, go to
www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/product/nokia-photo-transfer-formac/.
For information on which app works with which computer, see the following table:
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Windows
Phone app
Windows
Lumia
Windows
Phone app Photo
Explorer
for desktop Transfer for
Mac app
(photos and
videos only)
Windows 10
x
Windows 8 and
8.1
x
Windows 8 RT
x
x
x
x
Windows 7
x
x
Windows
Vista/XP
x
Mac
x
Games
Keep yourself entertained by downloading and playing games on your phone.
Get a new game
Head to Store to download and install new games on your phone.
1. Tap
Store > > Games.
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2. Browse the selection, and tap the game you want.
3. If the game has a price, tap the price, or if the game offers a free trial, tap Free trial to try
the item for free for a limited time. If the item is free, tap Free.
Tip: To uninstall a game, on the start screen, swipe left to the apps menu, tap and hold
the game, and tap Uninstall.
The availability of payment methods depends on your country of residence and your network
service provider.
Choose what your kid can download
If your kid’s phone is running Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile, you can use the My
Family website to manage game and app downloads and settings. To set up My Family, go
to account.microsoft.com/family, sign in to your Microsoft account, and add your kid’s
account to My Family by sending an invitation to their email address. When your kid has
accepted the invitation, you can change the settings for your kid’s account.
You can add another parent to My Family on the My Family website. Both parents can manage
the child’s settings, but can’t change one another’s settings.
You can select which game ratings your child can see and which apps and games the kid can
download. Sign in to your My Family account, and change the settings for your child. You can
also prevent your kid from downloading any apps or games.
You may need to add valid credit card information to prove that you are an adult if your kid
is 12 years old or younger. No charges are made to your credit card, and your credit card
number is not saved. The legal adult age varies by country and region.
For more My Family settings, go to account.microsoft.com/family.
This feature is not available in all languages. For more information on feature and service
availability, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
The availability of apps and games may depend on your child’s age.
Xbox doesn't support child accounts in some countries or regions where Windows phones
are available.
Play a game
Your Windows phone is perfect for playing games. Whether you feel like having a little
challenge, or you just want to relax – choose your own adventure. With Xbox, Microsoft's
gaming service, you can keep track of your game scores and achievements. Xbox also lets you
follow your friends’ updates, making gaming on your phone a truly social experience.
On the start screen, swipe left to the apps menu, and tap the game.
Get more games
Tap
Store > > Games.
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Resume playing a game
When you return to a game, there may be a resume icon in the game itself. If not, tap the
screen.
Get social with the Xbox app
Tap
Xbox.
In the Xbox app, you can share your gaming experiences with friends. You can also check what
games they’re playing, and see their posts, broadcasts, and achievements in the activity feed.
If you don’t have an Xbox account yet, you can create one in the app.
Tip: If you don’t have the Xbox app on your phone, you can download it from Store.
Control your Xbox One with your phone
Control your Xbox One console with your phone using the Xbox SmartGlass app.
If you don’t have the Xbox SmartGlass app in your phone, you can download it from
www.microsoft.com.
Make sure you are signed in with the same Microsoft or Xbox Live account both on your phone
and on your console. You can connect to the compatible Xbox One device using a Wi-Fi or a
cellular data connection.
Connect to your Xbox One console
1. Tap
2. Tap
Xbox SmartGlass.
, and select the console you want to connect to.
Tip: If you can’t find your console in the list, type in the console’s IP address, and tap
Connect. In your Xbox console settings, make sure you have allowed your console to
connect to any SmartGlass device.
Tip: If you want to watch TV, tap Cable/TV, so you can use your phone as the remote
control.
Play a game
Xbox SmartGlass, tap the game and Play on Xbox One, and use your phone as the
Tap
controller.
Change your Xbox One SmartGlass settings
Tap
Xbox SmartGlass > . You can, for example, view your profile, find friends, see the
summary of your gaming achievements, and view messages from your gaming friends.
Search for games and apps
Tap
Xbox SmartGlass > .
Lifestyle apps and services
Keep up to date with what’s going on in the world with a glance at your phone.
To use the services, you need an internet connection. For information about possible data
costs, contact your network service provider.
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Sign in to your Microsoft account to get the most out of the services.
Some services may not be available in all countries or regions.
Keep an eye on the stock market
Find out what’s happening in the stock market with the Money app.
1. Tap
Money.
2. To see the current stock exchange rates, tap
> Markets.
Follow your favorite stocks
Tap > Watchlist > , and search for what you want to follow.
Keep up to date with the news
Check the latest news from your favorite sources.
1. Tap
News.
2. To add a topic that interests you, tap
topic you want to add.
Tip: To search for a topic, tap
> Interests, select a category, and tap
on the
.
You can now read articles on the selected topics in the My News view.
Tip: Want to have your most important topics at the top of the list? Tap > Interests > My Interests, tap and hold
on the topic you want to move, and drag it
to a new place.
Check the latest weather forecast
When you need to know if it’s going to rain or shine, check the current weather conditions or
the forecast for the coming days.
Weather.
1. Tap
2. For more details, swipe up.
Tip: To see the forecast for your current location for the next 10 days, swipe left on the
date slider.
Tip: To see more details for another date, tap the date, and swipe up.
Tip: To quickly see the weather in other places, save your important locations to your
favorites. Tap > Places > , and add a location.
Follow your favorite sports
Catch up with the latest sports news and results while on the go.
Sports.
1. Tap
2. Tap
and a category.
3. To find other categories, tap
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Tip: To easily follow your favorite sport or team, add it to My Favourites. Tap
My Favourites > , and search for the sport or team.
> Keep track of your daily activity
Use your phone’s motion data sensor to keep track of all your daily activities, such as places
you visit or the number of steps you take during the day.
To monitor your daily activity, use the Microsoft Health app, or download another fitness app
from Store, and allow it to use your phone’s motion tracking data. Motion data is not
supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
1. To allow apps, such as fitness apps, to access your location and accelerometer data, swipe
down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Extras > Lumia motion data.
2. Switch Places visited to On .
Your phone now collects data about the places you visit and the routes you take.
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Office
Stay in touch with your documents while you’re travelling. Learn how to use the Office apps.
Work with Word
Polish your documents on the road with Word.
You need a Microsoft account to edit files.
Edit an existing document
1. Tap
Word.
2. Tap
Browse, and browse to the Word file you want to edit.
3. To zoom in or out, slide your fingers apart or together.
4. To see the page breaks on your document, tap . To go back to the full screen view, tap
.
Word saves your files automatically, so you don’t have to do it. You can find your files on
OneDrive.
Tip: If you want to save the document on your phone, tap
for the file, tap , write a name for the file, and tap .
> Save, choose the location
Create a new document
Word > New.
Tap
Search for text in a document
With the file open, tap
at the top of the screen, and write your search word. To go to the
next or previous match in the document, tap
or . For advanced search options, tap .
Insert a table, picture, or other item to the document
With the file open, tap the place where you want to add the item, then tap
and the option you want.
> > Insert
Change the font or formatting
With the file open, tap > > Home and the option you want.
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Work with Excel
No need to travel to the office to check the latest figures. With Excel, you can edit your
spreadsheets, create new ones, and share your work on a SharePoint site.
You need a Microsoft account to edit files.
Edit an existing Excel document
1. Tap
Excel.
2. Tap
Browse, and browse to the Excel file you want to edit.
3. To switch to another sheet tab, tap the sheet name at the bottom.
4. To add a new sheet, tap .
Tip: To change the name or color of the new sheet, tap the sheet name.
Excel saves your files automatically, so you don’t have to do it. You can find your files on
OneDrive.
Tip: If you want to save the workbook on your phone, tap
for the file, tap , write a name for the file, and tap .
> Save, choose the location
Create a new workbook
Excel > New.
Tap
Add a row or column
With the file open, tap the row or column header and Insert.
Tip: To move a row or column, tap and hold the row or column header, and drag it to
the new location. You can also cut, copy, clear, delete, or hide rows and columns. Tap
the header and the option you want.
Add a comment to a cell
With the file open, tap > > Review > Done.
Comment, write your comment, and tap
Tip: To show all the comments on the sheet, tap
Apply a filter to cells
With the file open, tap
> > Home > Show Comments.
, and the options you want.
Format cell content and borders
Tap the cell, and tap > > Home and the option you want.
Work with PowerPoint
Add the finishing touches to your presentation en route to your meeting with PowerPoint.
You need a Microsoft account to edit files.
Edit an existing presentation
1. Tap
PowerPoint.
2. Tap
Browse, and browse to the PowerPoint file you want to edit.
3. To browse between slides, swipe left or right.
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Tip: To find a specific slide, tap a slide thumbnail.
4. To add a slide, tap
.
Tip: To zoom in or out, slide your fingers apart or together.
PowerPoint saves your files automatically, so you don’t have to do it. You can find your files
on OneDrive.
Tip: If you want to save the document on your phone, tap
for the file, tap , write a name for the file, and tap .
> Save, choose the location
Create a new presentation
PowerPoint > New.
Tap
Change the font or add bullets
With the file open, tap > > Home and the option you want.
Insert a table, picture, or other item
With the file open, tap > > Insert and the option you want.
Choose a background theme
With the file open, tap > > Design, and choose a theme.
Arrange slides
Tap and hold the thumbnail of the slide you want to move, and drag it to the new location.
Tip: To cut, copy, paste, duplicate, delete, or hide the slide you’re on, tap the highlighted
thumbnail, and select what you want to do with it.
Add notes to a slide
Tap .
View your presentation as a slide show
To start a slide show, with the file open, tap . For more slide show options, tap
Slide show. To stop the slide show, tap the top of the screen and .
> >
Tip: To point out specific parts of your slide, tap and hold the slide. You can then move
the red dot on the slide.
Write a note in OneNote
Notes on paper are easy to lose. Instead, jot them down with OneNote. This way, you always
have your notes with you. You can also sync your notes to OneDrive and view and edit them
with OneNote on your phone, on your computer, or online in a web browser.
You need a Microsoft account to use OneNote.
OneNote > .
1. Tap
2. Write your note.
Tip: To write the note with your voice, tap
above the keyboard. When your phone
informs you it’s listening to you, say your note.
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3. To format the text, for example, change the font or add bullets, tap the icons in the toolbar
above the keyboard.
Tip: To add a link, tap
> , write the text to show on the link, and add the web address.
Use Cortana to create a note
Tap and hold the search key , and say Create a note and what you want to have in the note.
This feature is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
Add an attachment to your note
To add an attachment, tap , and browse to the file.
Use your phone like a PC with Continuum
Use Continuum to give your phone PC-like abilities. You can work and play on the big screen,
and still be able to do something else on your phone.
Continuum is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
To connect devices with Continuum, you need Microsoft Display Dock, which is sold
separately.
With Continuum, you can connect the phone to a nearby monitor, keyboard, and a mouse.
With this PC-like combination, you can, for example:
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Use Office apps and surf the net more conveniently
Play mobile games and watch movies on the big screen
Simultaneously run different apps on your phone and the second screen
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If you want to connect to an external screen, use the Display Dock. The keyboard and mouse
can also be connected through the Display Dock, or using Bluetooth.
Tap
Continuum, and follow the instructions to set up your connection.
Connect devices with Continuum
Connect your phone to a monitor, keyboard, and a mouse to use it like a PC.
Continuum is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
To connect devices with Continuum, you need Microsoft Display Dock, which is sold
separately.
1. Connect your Display Dock to the power supply.
2. Connect the monitor or TV to the Display Dock with an HDMI or Display Port cable.
3. Connect the phone to the connector on the front of the Display Dock.
A white indicator light turns on.
Tip: Both ends of the USB-C cable are reversible, so you don’t have to worry about which
side goes up.
4. Tap
Continuum, select how you want to connect, and follow the instructions.
The desktop view shows up on the external display.
Tip: To control both displays separately, you can connect a mouse and keyboard
wirelessly or using the Display Dock.
Work with Continuum
Continuum lets you power up a second screen and use your phone like a PC. You can even
run 2 apps at the same time, one on your phone screen, and another one in the desktop view
of the external display.
Continuum, and follow the instructions to connect your phone to a monitor or TV.
Tap
The Continuum app turns your phone screen into a touchpad which controls the external
display. Tap things to open or select them, and swipe with 2 fingers to scroll.
If you also connect a mouse and keyboard, you can use them to click things and write text on
the external display instead of tapping your phone screen.
Your phone charges while connected to Microsoft Display Dock.
Continuum is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Open an app on the external display
1. Tap
in the desktop view of the external display.
The start menu that opens matches your phone’s start screen. However, some apps may be
grayed out. This means that they cannot run in Continuum’s desktop view.
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2. Tap an app on the start screen or apps menu.
The app is optimized for the greater size and resolution of the external display.
Your phone controls the external display as long as you stay in the Continuum app. If you
want to use your phone normally, go to any other view. Any apps open in the desktop view
stay open.
Tip: To quickly open the Continuum app while Continuum is connected, tap your
phone’s status bar at the top of the screen.
Control both displays separately
Connect a mouse and keyboard using the Display Dock or wirelessly using Bluetooth.
You can now control the external display’s desktop view with the mouse and keyboard while
doing something else on your phone. For example, you can write a Word document on the
larger display while checking messages on your phone.
Use the calculator
Forget your pocket calculator – there’s a basic, scientific, and binary calculator in your phone.
Tap
Calculator.
Switch between calculator types
Tap
Calculator > and the calculator type.
Use the converter
Tap
Calculator > and the converter type.
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Phone management & connectivity
Take care of your phone and its contents. Learn how to connect to accessories and networks,
transfer files, create backups, lock your phone, and keep the software up to date.
Update your phone software
Stay in step with the beat – update your phone software and apps wirelessly to get new and
enhanced features for your phone. Updating the software may also improve your phone
performance.
Make sure that the device battery has enough power, or connect the charger before starting
the update.
Warning: If you install a software update, you cannot use the device, even to make
emergency calls, until the installation is completed and the device is restarted.
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By default, your phone automatically downloads available updates whenever the data
connection settings allow it. When your phone notifies you that an update is available, just
follow the instructions shown on your phone. If your phone is short on memory, you may need
to move your apps, photos, and other stuff to the memory card. The memory card is not
supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Tip: By default, your phone updates your apps and other components automatically
when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
After the update, check the Lumia Help+Tips app or support pages for your new user guide.
Use a secure VPN connection
You may need a virtual private network (VPN) connection to access your company resources,
such as intranet or corporate email, or you may use a VPN service for personal purposes.
Contact your company IT administrator for details of your VPN configuration, or visit Store to
download the app for your VPN service and check the service’s website for additional
information.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Network &
wireless > VPN.
2. To add a VPN profile, tap
Add a VPN connection.
3. Write the profile information as instructed by your company IT administrator or VPN service.
Your phone automatically connects to the VPN when it is required.
Edit a VPN profile
Tap the profile and Properties > Edit, and change the information as required.
Delete a VPN profile
Tap the profile and Remove.
Wi-Fi
Find out more about using the Wi-Fi connection.
Connect to Wi-Fi
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is a handy way of accessing the internet. When out and about,
you can connect to Wi-Fi networks in public places, such as a library or internet café.
Your phone periodically checks for and notifies you of available connections. The notification
appears briefly at the top of the screen. To manage your Wi-Fi connections, select the
notification.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap and hold
2. Switch Wi-Fi networking to On .
3. Select the connection you want to use.
Your Wi-Fi connection is active when
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Tip: If you want to track locations when satellite signals are not available, for example
when you're indoors or between tall buildings, turn Wi-Fi on to improve positioning
accuracy.
Note: Using Wi-Fi may be restricted in some countries. For example, in the EU, you are
only allowed to use 5150–5350 MHz Wi-Fi indoors, and in the USA and Canada, you are
only allowed to use 5.15–5.25 GHz Wi-Fi indoors. For more info, contact your local
authorities.
Close the connection
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap and hold
.
, and switch Wi-Fi networking to Off
Tip: Your phone can connect back to the Wi-Fi network automatically. To change the
automatic reconnection time, or to turn Wi-Fi back on manually, change the setting for
Turn Wi-Fi back on.
Connect with Wi-Fi Sense
Connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots easily with the Wi-Fi Sense app.
Wi-Fi Sense connects your phone to public Wi-Fi hotspots and accepts the terms of use for
you when required. Wi-Fi Sense can also share your contact information if you want.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap and hold
Wi-Fi, and tap Wi-Fi Sense.
2. To connect to open hotspots, switch Connect to suggested open hotspots to On .
3. To connect to networks shared by your friends, switch Connect to networks shared by
my contacts to On .
NFC
Explore the world around you. Tap accessories to connect to them, and tap tags to call
someone or open a website. Near Field Communication (NFC) makes connecting easy and
fun.
Get started with NFC
Turn the NFC features on in your phone, and start tapping to share stuff or connect to devices.
NFC is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
With NFC, you can:
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Connect to compatible Bluetooth accessories that support NFC, such as a headset or a
wireless speakerphone
Send things, such as contacts or your own photos, to your friend's phone, PC, or tablet
running Windows 8 or later
Tap tags to get more content for your phone, or to access online services
Pay with your phone, if supported by your network service provider
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The NFC area is on the back of your phone, near the camera. Tap other phones, accessories,
tags, or readers with the NFC area.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
2. Switch Tap to share to On .
All settings > Devices > NFC.
Tip: Before using NFC, make sure the screen and keys are unlocked.
Enable NFC payments
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
Tap to pay to On .
All settings > Devices > NFC, and switch
Connect to a Bluetooth accessory with NFC
Hands busy? Use a headset. Or why not listen to music using wireless speakers? You only need
to tap the compatible accessory with your phone.
NFC is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
Tap the NFC area of the accessory with the NFC area of your phone, and follow the instructions
on the screen.
Accessories are sold separately. The availability of accessories varies by region.
Disconnect the accessory
Tap the NFC area of the accessory again.
For more info, see the accessory's user guide.
Read NFC tags
NFC tags can contain info, such as a web address, a phone number, or a business card. The
info you want is just a tap away.
NFC is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
Tap a tag with the NFC area of your phone.
Pay with your phone
Forgot your wallet or purse at home? Not a problem – 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/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
This feature may not be available for all regions. For information 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.
1. To activate the service, contact your network service provider.
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2. 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.
Bluetooth
You can connect wirelessly to other compatible devices, such as phones, computers, headsets,
and car kits. You can also send your photos to compatible phones or to your computer.
Connect to a wireless headset
With a wireless headset (sold separately), you can speak on the phone hands-free – you can
continue what you're doing, such as working at your computer, during a call.
Since devices with Bluetooth wireless technology communicate using radio waves, they do
not need to be in direct line-of-sight. Bluetooth devices must, however, be within 10 meters
(33 feet) of each other, although the connection may be subject to interference from
obstructions such as walls or from other electronic devices.
Paired devices can connect to your phone when Bluetooth is turned on. Other devices can
detect your phone only if the Bluetooth settings view is open.
Do not pair with or accept connection requests from an unknown device. This helps to protect
your phone from harmful content.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap and hold
2. Switch Status to On .
3. Make sure the headset is on.
.
You may need to start the pairing process from the headset. For details, see your headset user
guide.
4. To pair your phone and the headset, tap the headset in the list of discovered Bluetooth
devices.
5. You may need to type in a passcode. For details, see your headset user guide.
Tip: These connection instructions also apply to other Bluetooth accessories.
Disconnect the headset
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap and hold
the list.
, and tap the connected headset in
When you turn the headset on again, the connection reopens automatically. If you want to
remove the pairing, after disconnecting the headset, tap and hold the headset in the list of
Bluetooth devices, and tap Delete.
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Connect to your friend’s phone with Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to wirelessly connect to your friend's phone, to share photos, and much more.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap and hold .
2. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on in both phones.
3. Make sure both phones are visible to other phones. You need to be in the Bluetooth settings
view for your phone to be visible to other phones.
4. You can see the Bluetooth phones within range. Tap the phone you want to connect to,
and tap Pair.
5. If the other phone needs a passcode, type in or accept the passcode.
The passcode is only used when you connect to something for the first time.
Send your content using Bluetooth
When you want to share your content or send photos you've taken to a friend, use Bluetooth
to send your stuff to compatible devices.
You can use more than one Bluetooth connection at a time. For example, while using a
Bluetooth headset, you can still send things to another device.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap and hold
2. Switch Status to On .
3. Tap , select the content you want to send, and tap > For example, in the Photos app, tap
, select a photo, and tap
.
Bluetooth.
> Bluetooth.
4. Tap the device to connect to. You can see the Bluetooth devices within range.
5. If the other device needs a passcode, type in the passcode. The passcode, which you can
make up, must be typed in on both devices. The passcode in some devices is fixed. For details,
see the user guide of the other device.
The passcode is only used when you connect to something for the first time.
The location of the received files depends on the other device. For details, see the user guide
of the other device.
If the other device is also a Lumia phone, the received files are saved in the apps they belong
to. For example, photos are saved in the Photos app.
Set your phone to driving mode
Driving mode helps you minimize distraction when driving, letting you concentrate on your
journey.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > System > Driving
mode > Next.
2. 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 .
3. Tap Next.
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4. 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.
5. Tap Next > Add a device, and 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.
Change your device name
You can change your phone's device name to make it easy to identify when connecting to
other devices with Bluetooth.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > System > About >
Edit name.
2. Change the default name to whatever you like. The default name is usually Windows Phone.
Your phone's Bluetooth name is the same as its device name.
Memory and storage
Learn how to manage your apps, files, and other stuff on your phone.
Back up and restore data on your phone
Accidents can happen – so set your phone to back up your settings, such as your start screen
layout, and other stuff to your Microsoft account.
You need a Microsoft account to back up your phone. When you have set up your Microsoft
account, your contacts and calendar events are backed up automatically and kept in sync with
your Microsoft account. You can also set your phone to automatically back up your:
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App list
Photos
Preferred settings
Accounts
Passwords
Text messages
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap All settings > Update & security >
Backup.
2. If asked, sign in to your Microsoft account.
3. Select what to back up and how. To automatically back up your future videos or best-quality
photos to OneDrive, you need a Wi-Fi connection.
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 information,
contact your network service provider.
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Your phone backups are not visible in the main view of OneDrive, but you can find them in
the OneDrive settings. Check people.live.com for your backed up contacts and
calendar.live.com for your calendar events.
For information on data security in OneDrive, go to windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/
onedrive/security.
To back up other content, such as music, connect your phone to your computer, and follow
the instructions on the computer screen. You have 2 options: either sync content between
your phone and computer using the Phone Companion 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
select where you want to upload the photos, and tap .
> OneDrive,
To check the photos you’ve backed up, log in to OneDrive on any device and check the folder
to which you saved the photos.
Back up your music to OneDrive
Tap
OneDrive > > This device, select the music file you want to upload, and tap
.
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, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All
settings > System > 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.
Check and increase available memory on your phone
Use the Storage app to check how much memory you have available.
The memory card is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
1. Tap
Storage.
2. To check the details of your phone memory, tap This Device. Or, to check the details of
your memory card, tap SD card.
Tip: Want to see what more you have on your phone? To easily manage files on your
phone, in the apps menu, tap
File Explorer.
If the phone memory is getting full, first check for and remove things you no longer need:
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Text, multimedia, and email messages
Contact entries and details
Apps
Music, photos, or videos
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Instead of removing, you can also move the files to the memory card.
The quality of your memory card may affect the performance of your phone greatly. To get
the best out of your phone, use a fast 4–128GB card by a well-known manufacturer. For more
information on memory cards, check the frequently asked questions.
Use only compatible memory cards approved for use with this device. Incompatible cards may
damage the card and the device and corrupt data stored on the card.
Tip: If your phone doesn’t recognize the file type of a file (such as a zip file), it places
the file in the Other folder. You can check what these are and delete the ones you don’t
need using the File Explorer app.
Remove temporary files to free up space
Storage > This Device > Temporary files > Delete temporary files.
Tap
Save or move apps to a memory card
Expand your phone’s memory with a memory card and save your apps to the card by default.
The quality of your memory card may affect the performance of your phone greatly. To get
the best out of your phone, use a fast 4–128GB card by a well-known manufacturer. For more
information on memory cards, check the frequently asked questions.
The memory card is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
The memory card is sold separately.
Select where you want to store your new apps
1. Tap
Storage.
2. Under New apps will save to:, choose if you want to store your new apps to your phone
memory or memory card.
Move apps to the memory card
Tap
Storage > This Device > Apps & games, tap the app you want to move, and tap
Move.
You can later move the apps back to your phone from the memory card.
The type of the memory card may affect how long it takes to move large files to the card.
Delete an app from your phone
You can remove installed apps that you no longer want to keep or use, to increase the amount
of available memory.
1. On the start screen, swipe left to the apps menu.
2. Tap and hold the app, and tap Uninstall. You may not be able to remove some apps.
If you remove an app, you may be able to reinstall without buying again, as long as the app
is available in Store.
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If an installed app depends on a removed app, the installed app may stop working. For details,
see the user documentation of the installed app.
Tip: Want to keep the app, but running out of free memory on your phone? Move the
app to the memory card instead of uninstalling it. Tap Storage > This Device > Apps
& games, tap the app you want to move, and tap Move. The memory card is not
supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Manage files on your phone
With the File Explorer app, you can easily check the files on your phone, organize them into
folders, or delete the ones you don’t need anymore. You can manage the files both in the
phone memory and on the memory card.
The memory card is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
File Explorer.
1. Tap
2. Tap This Device, and browse to the folder you want.
3. To search the folder you’re currently in, tap .
4. To change how the files or folders are arranged, tap the current sorting method (Name,
Size, or Date), and select a new method.
5. To quickly jump to a previous folder, tap the folder you want on the file path at the top of
the screen.
Create a new folder
Tap , and write a name.
Move or copy a file or folder to another location
Tap and hold the file or folder you want, and select what you want to do with it.
Tip: To move or copy several files or folders at once, tap
you want, and tap
to move or
to copy them.
Share a file or folder
Tap , select what you want to share, tap
, and select how you want to share.
Delete a file or folder
Tap , select what you want to delete, and tap
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Copy content between your phone and computer
Copy photos, videos, and other content created by you between your phone and computer.
Tip: If you want to transfer your photos to a Mac, it is recommended that you use the
Lumia Photo Transfer for Mac app, which you can download from www.microsoft.com/
en-us/mobile/support/product/nokia-photo-transfer-for-mac/.
1. Connect your phone to a compatible computer with a compatible USB cable.
2. On your computer, open a file manager, such as Windows Explorer or Finder, and browse
to your phone.
Tip: Your phone is shown under portable devices as Windows Phone. To see the folders
of your phone, double-click the name of the phone. There are separate folders for
documents, downloads, music, pictures, ringtones, and videos.
3. Drag and drop items from your phone to the computer, or from your computer to the
phone.
Make sure you put the files in the right folders on your phone, or you may not be able to see
them.
You can’t copy text messages or contacts to your computer, but you can sync them with your
Microsoft account.
Tip: If your computer's operating system is Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, you
can also use the Windows Phone app for desktop. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 install
the app automatically when you connect your phone to your computer. For Windows 7,
you can download it from go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=265472.
For information on which app works with which computer, see the following table:
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Windows
Phone app
Windows
Lumia
Windows
Phone app Photo
Explorer
for desktop Transfer for
Mac app
(photos and
videos only)
Windows 10
x
Windows 8 and
8.1
x
Windows 8 RT
x
Windows 7
x
x
x
x
x
Windows
Vista/XP
Mac
x
x
Security
Learn how to protect your phone, and to keep your data secure.
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Protect your phone with a sign-in PIN
Set up a sign-in PIN to make sure nobody else can unlock your phone. In addition, when you
have set up a sign-in PIN, your phone asks you for this short PIN instead of your Microsoft
account password when you change some security settings or buy an app from Store.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Accounts > Sign-in
options.
2. To set the sign-in PIN, under PIN, tap Add.
3. If your phone asks you for your Microsoft account password, type it in.
4. Type in a PIN (at least 4 digits).
5. Under Require sign-in, set the length of time after which the locked phone requires a signin PIN to unlock it.
Keep the sign-in PIN secret and in a safe place separate from your phone. Make sure you have
a Microsoft account on your phone – if you have an account and you forget the sign-in PIN,
you can reset your PIN at account.microsoft.com using the Find My Phone option. If you
forget the sign-in PIN and cannot recover or reset it in any way, your phone will require service.
Additional charges may apply, and all the personal data on your phone may be deleted. For
more information, contact the nearest care point for your phone, or your phone dealer.
Tip: After you have a sign-in PIN on your phone, you can set up Windows Hello Beta to
use your eyes to unlock your phone, instead of typing your PIN. Under Windows Hello
(Beta), tap Set up, and follow the instructions on your phone. Windows Hello is not
supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Change your sign-in PIN
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
options, and under PIN, tap Change.
All settings > Accounts > Sign-in
Set your phone to lock automatically when not in use
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Personalization > Lock
screen, and under Screen times out after, set the length of time after which you phone is
locked automatically.
Unlock your phone with a sign-in PIN
Press the power key, drag the lock screen up, and type in your sign-in PIN.
Tip: If you set up Windows Hello Beta on your phone, you don’t have to type in your
sign-in PIN to unlock your phone. Press the power key, turn the phone towards your
face, look directly at the lock screen, and wait for your phone to recognize you. Windows
Hello is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Use your phone when it's locked
You can use certain features of your phone when it is locked, without having to type in the
sign-in PIN.
To wake up your phone, press the power key.
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Answer a call
If your phone is locked when someone calls you, swipe up, and tap
Answer.
View your notifications
Press the power key, and swipe down from the top of the screen.
Open the camera
If you add a shortcut for the camera in the action center, you can quickly turn the camera on
when your phone is locked. Press the power key, swipe down from the top of the screen, and
tap Camera.
If your phone has a camera key, press the camera key.
Change how incoming calls are notified
Press the power key, then press a volume key on the side of your phone, and tap the volume
bar at the top of the screen.
Turn Bluetooth off
Press the power key, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
Bluetooth icon is not visible, tap Expand.
Bluetooth. If the
Turn the flashlight on
Press the power key, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap Flashlight. If the
flashlight icon is not visible, tap Expand. To turn the flashlight off, tap Flashlight. Flashlight
is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/
wpfeatures.
Pause or resume music, or skip to another song
Use the music player controls shown at the top of the screen.
Tip: If you’re listening to the radio, you can also use the music controls on the lock screen
to change the station or mute the radio. FM radio is not supported by all phones. For
availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
Open Cortana
If your phone has Cortana, to open Cortana, tap and hold the search key
.
Cortana is not available in all regions and languages. For information on the supported
languages, go to support.microsoft.com, and browse to the instructions for Windows
phones.
Unlock with one look
For an easy and personal user authentication, set up Windows Hello Beta, a biometric
authentication feature, and unlock your phone easily with one look.
Windows Hello is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
To set up Windows Hello Beta, you need to set up a sign-in PIN code on your phone.
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1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Accounts > Sign-in
options.
2. To set up a sign-in PIN code, under PIN, tap Add.
3. Select the time after which your phone requires sign-in.
4. Once you’ve set up your sign-in PIN code, set up Windows Hello Beta. Tap Set up, and
follow the instructions.
If you wear glasses, remove them during the first setup. After that, to improve the recognition
with your glasses on and in different lighting conditions, tap Improve recognition.
5. To unlock your phone, press the power key, then turn the phone towards your face, and
wait for your phone to authenticate you.
A red LED is on during the authentication.
Tip: To unlock your phone, you can also always swipe up on the lock screen and type in
your sign-in PIN code.
Change your SIM PIN code
If your SIM card came with a default SIM PIN code, you can change it to something more
secure.
Not all network service providers support this feature.
All settings > Network &
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
wireless > Cellular & SIM.
2. Under the SIM, tap SIM settings. Or, if you have a dual SIM phone, tap SIM 1 settings or
SIM 2 settings. Dual SIM is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
3. If needed, under Security, tap Use SIM PIN.
4. If needed, type in your current SIM PIN, and tap Change SIM PIN.
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The SIM PIN code can be 4-8 digits.
Tip: If you don’t want to protect your SIM with a PIN code, in SIM settings, under
Security, tap Remove SIM PIN, and type in your current PIN. If you have a dual SIM
phone, you need to remove the SIM PIN in SIM 1 settings or in SIM 2 settings.
Find your lost phone
If you misplaced your phone, or are afraid it's been stolen, use Find My Phone to locate your
phone, and lock or delete all data from it remotely.
You need to have your Microsoft account on your phone.
1. On your computer, go to account.microsoft.com.
2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account as on your phone.
3. Select your phone from the device list.
You can:
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Locate your phone on a map
Make your phone ring, even if silent mode is turned on
Lock your phone, and set it to show a contact number and 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. Swipe down from the top
of the screen, and tap
All settings > Update & security > Find My Phone.
Prevent others from resetting and reusing your phone
Make sure you have a Microsoft account set up on your phone. If you added a Microsoft
account and selected the recommended settings while setting up your phone, Reset
Protection is on by default. If you add a Microsoft account to your phone later, Reset
Protection is off.
Reset Protection prevents a thief from resetting and reusing your phone if your phone gets
stolen.
To turn Reset Protection on, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > Update & security > Find My Phone, and under Reset Protection Off, tap Turn on, and
type in your Microsoft account password. If you have set up a sign-in PIN on your phone, you
need to type it in instead of your Microsoft account password.
Tip: If you have set up Windows Hello Beta on your phone, you don’t have to type in
your sign-in PIN to turn Reset Protection off. When asked for authentication, make sure
Iris is selected, look directly at the screen, and wait for your phone to recognize
you. Windows Hello is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to
www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
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Protect your data with device encryption
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All settings > encryption, and switch Device encryption to On .
System > Device
If you selected the recommended settings while setting up your phone, device encryption is
off by default. When turned on, device encryption prevents a hacker from accessing your data
or getting the files they need to steal your passwords.
Set up a start screen with selected apps
Let your friends and family members use selected apps on your phone without access to your
own start screen.
If you want to make sure other people can’t access your own start screen, set up a sign-in PIN
on your phone.
After you have a sign-in PIN on your phone, you can set up Windows Hello Beta to use your
eyes to unlock your phone, instead of typing your PIN. Under Windows Hello (Beta), tap Set
up, and follow the instructions on your phone. Windows Hello is not supported by all phones.
For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Corner.
2. Tap Apps, select the apps you allow others to use, and tap .
Accounts > Apps
You can also choose if you want others to access your action center or settings, use the keys,
or modify tiles. To allow access to your action center or settings, turn Action center on . To
allow using certain keys, such as the camera key, or to let others modify the tiles on the start
screen, tap advanced, and select what you want to allow.
3. To exit the settings and to open Apps Corner, tap
install the apps.
. It may take a while for your phone to
Tip: You can pin the Apps Corner settings to the start screen, so you can quickly open
them. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > Accounts >
Apps Corner > .
Go to your own start screen
In Apps Corner, press and hold the power key, and swipe right.
Manage your advertising ID
To give you more relevant advertising, your phone allows apps to access an advertising ID on
your phone. You can control if you want the apps to access the ID or not.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
ID.
2. Switch Advertising ID to On
or Off .
All settings > Privacy > Advertising
Tip: You can reset the advertising ID if the advertising you get on your phone is no longer
relevant for you. Tap Reset your advertising ID.
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Choose what information your apps can access
Some apps work better if they can access relevant information, such as your calendar, in your
phone. You can decide what information your apps can access.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All settings > 2. Tap the feature, and select if you want to let apps access it.
Privacy.
If you turn this setting on, you can still prevent specific apps from accessing the feature.
Wallet
Use Wallet to collect your payment methods in one place.
NFC is not supported by all phones. For availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/
support/wpfeatures.
Wallet is a virtual wallet on your phone. You can:
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•
•
•
•
Make Store payments, for example, when buying an app
Make in-app purchases with your stored cards
Use your cards in Wallet for NFC payments, if supported by your network service provider
Store your Microsoft gift cards on your phone
Store your boarding passes, deals, tickets, and more
1. To start using your Wallet, tap
Wallet.
2. Tap , and download the app you are looking for.
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.
Access codes
Learn what the different codes on your phone are for.
SIM PIN code
(4-8 digits)
This protects your SIM card against
unauthorized use or is required to access
some features.
You can set your phone to ask for the SIM
PIN code when you turn it on.
If you forget the code or it isn't supplied with
your card, contact your network service
provider.
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If you type in the code incorrectly 3 times in
a row, you need to unblock the code with the
PUK code.
PUK
This is required to unblock a SIM PIN code.
If the code is not supplied with your SIM card,
contact your network service provider.
Security code (sign-in PIN, lock screen PIN)
(min. 4 digits)
This helps you protect your phone against
unauthorized use and verify your identity.
You can set your phone to ask for a PIN when
you, for example, unlock your phone, change
security settings, or buy an app in Store. You
can define this PIN yourself.
Keep the PIN secret and in a safe place,
separate from your phone.
If you forget the sign-in PIN and cannot
recover or reset it in any way, your phone will
require service. Additional charges may
apply, and all the personal data on your
phone may be deleted.
For more information, contact the nearest
care point for your phone, or your phone
dealer.
IMEI
This is used to identify phones in the
network. You may also need to give the
number to your care point services or phone
dealer.
To view your IMEI number, dial *#06#.
Troubleshoot connectivity issues
If your internet connection doesn’t work
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•
Check your cellular data connection. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap
All
settings > Network & wireless > Cellular & SIM, and check that Data connection is
switched to On .
Check your Wi-Fi connection. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap and hold WiFi, and check that Wi-Fi networking is switched to On
and you are connected to a
network.
Check that battery saver mode is not turned on. Swipe down from the top of the screen,
and tap All settings > System > Battery saver.
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If you are abroad, check that you have allowed roaming. Swipe down from the top of the
screen, tap
All settings > Network & wireless > Cellular & SIM and the SIM, tap
Properties, and check that Data roaming options is switched to roam. Connecting to
the internet when roaming, especially when abroad, can raise data costs substantially.
If you have installed new settings from a text message, uninstall the new settings. Tap
Storage > This Device > Apps & games and the new settings item, and tap Uninstall.
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If your phone doesn't respond
If your phone stops working or responding in the way you're used to, you can quickly restart
it to get back on track.
Try the following:
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•
1-key restart method: Press and hold the power key for about 10 seconds. The phone
restarts.
2-key restart method: Press and hold the volume down key and power key at the same
time for about 10 seconds. The phone restarts.
If you’re unsure about which restart method is for your phone, go to www.microsoft.com/
mobile/support/wpfeatures.
If your phone freezes frequently, update your phone software, or reset your phone. Resetting
restores the factory settings, and erases all your personal content, including apps you've
purchased and downloaded. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap
All
settings > System > About > Reset your phone.
If your issue remains unsolved, contact your network service provider or the manufacturer for
repair options. Before sending your phone for repair, always back up your data, as all personal
data in your phone may be deleted.
Tip: If you need to identify your phone, to view the unique IMEI number of the phone,
dial *#06#. You can also find the IMEI number in the phone body. For details, see the
product and safety information section in the online user guide.
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