Aug 11, 2017

Top 10 Windows Phone Tricks You Should Know

Windows phone has a lot of tricks and tips that we should know. You might be thinking if the phone has cool features, it does have, even advanced ones. Windows phone is a wonderful phone to have. Having know some important features will make you understand your phone and how it works.

Best Windows Phone Tips & Tricks

One feature of this phone I enjoy most is the ability of the phone to speak messages sent to your phone. It reads it out and even asks if you want it to be repeated or not. Below we will know 10 tricks a window phone can do.

1. Project your screen to your PC or TV

This trick very simple and fast to do, you might not be aware of this. To project your screen to your PC or TV, Select Settings > System > Project My Screen. Your phone will automatically start searching for any devices near you that can take advantage of wireless screen projection.
Note: If your TV or PC monitor does not support this, you can try projecting your screen via USB on a Windows PC. And to do this, follow the steps below

  1. Download the Project My Screen app from uchetechs portal here.
  2. Install it on your system
  3. Open the app
  4. Plug your phone into your PC 
  5. Now navigate to 'Project My Screen'

With this method, you can display your screen on your Tv or PC

2. Glance settings:

With the glance features, you to adjust your time and lock screen content when your phone is on standby. To do that, follow the tutorials below

  1. Select Settings
  2. Glance Screen

You will see the full range of options. Like options that include glance screen timeout settings. You can turn it when its not needed because it consumes a lot of battery. Also, an interesting function called Night Mode allows you to set a timeframe – such as 4 am to 10 pm – during which your phone’s lock screen will adjust colour to make your eyes not to be stress or any intrusive glare.

3. Battery Saver

To save your battery life, even more, do the following below

  1. Settings
  2. Battery Saver 

This will give you extensive control over your battery usage on your nokia lumia microsoft windows phone. This will show you which app consumes more battery life, in which you can now deactivate, force stop or uninstall the app.You can also have access to more option like the approximate time your battery will last and if you will like to enable the power saving option o your phone.

4. Data Sense

You will find more efficient ways to use mobile data and displays your usage.

  1. Settings 
  2. Data Sense

You will find more efficient ways to use mobile data and displays your usage. With this feature, you can set specific data limits. Let's say you’re on a monthly plan with 5GB of data, you can set the date your data reset, assign the monthly data limit and Windows Mobile will only allow you to use the specified amount unless the settings are overridden. You can also restrict background data usage and you will also receive warnings if you are reaching the set data limit.

5. WiFi Sense

This allows you to securely share your WiFi details with friends on Outlook, Facebook, and Skype. Head to Settings > WiFi > WiFi Sense and you can tell your phone to automatically accept terms for use when required. Additionally, under Edit Info, you can tell your Windows Phone to automatically provide a fake name, email address and phone number if you’re concerned about privacy while using a public network.

6. Word Flow

Word Flow is built into Windows Phone 8.1, allowing for fast and accurate shape typing. Instead of typing each letter individually, you can swipe your finger across the letters instead, like that of the awesome keyboards I posted earlier today. Just swipe your hands across the keyboards accurately and you will get your text easily typed. This has already been activated on your windows phone.

7. Set up a mobile VPN

A Virtual Private Network allows for remote secure connections to private networks using a public internet connection. This is an in-built feature for all Windows 8.1 phones. To activate, do the following.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. VPN and tap the plus symbol.

 You may need to ask your IT department for your specific VPN settings, which they should be able to supply easily.

8. Set Quiet Hours

To do this, follow the steps below

  1. Head over to Settings 
  2. Quiet Hours 

Note; you can outsource your calls and texts to Cortana, Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant, without being disturbed till you disable it. You can set specific people to contact you or other alarms to work.

9. Automatically backup photos & set default camera app

To do this, follow the steps below

  1. Go to Settings 
  2. Applications 
  3. Photos+Camera [you can change your default camera app].

From here you can also ensure that your phone automatically saves your images and videos to the cloud, or turn this feature off/limit it to WiFi only if you’re worried about data usage. So try this wonderful feature

10. Action Centre/customise quick access options

This new Action Centre introduced with Windows Phone 8.1 can be accessed by swiping down from the top of your screen, from there you can customize the list. To do that follow the below instructions

  1. head to Settings 
  2. Notifications+Actions 
Note: You can change the four shortcuts to whatever you desire. Additionally, you can edit the behaviour of banner alerts as well as app and phone notifications.
Now you know Best Windows Phone Tips & Tricks. Don't be abashed with your phone and enjoy the phone with its cool features. More update also coming and don't forget to share and comment below

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