Ever since the arrival of the Windows 8 there have been a lot of changes in the gadgets that are adapting to the technology. This also includes Windows 8 enabled phones that are launched including the Nokia Lumia 920. Even after purchasing this phone you might be still wondering about getting started and understanding the underlying tricks that you can work around with. Let us discover the tricks that will help you to get more out of your Lumia 920.
Speak to Text
Windows Phone 8 is powered with the technology of recognizing your voice command. The speech recognition software by Microsoft is called TellMe. This feature can be enabled by using a Bluetooth headset. This way any text message that you receive will be audible to you or read to you by the software. Similarly, this software comes handy when you want to create a message, just narrate it to reply and even send it to the concerned contact.
Managing the apps running on the background has been made easy with Lumia 920. This is made possible by the physical back button. To manage it, press and hold down the back button, this will reveal all the apps that are currently running on your phone. If you want to close an app just press the back button, to go back to a pervious app again press the back button. To close each app you need not go to each app just keep pressing the back button to close them one after another.
We all know getting notifications is what a Smartphone is all about especially when it comes to Windows 8 enabled phone. Getting notifications is easier as Nokia Lumia 920 sports an inbuilt app that enables this functionality. This is how it can be enabled, Settings->Lock Screen->tap App this will reveal quick status. Choose the notifications that you want to receive and that should be displayed on your locked screen. This way you will be notified about calendar schedules, missed calls, text messages and e-mails.
Capturing Screen Shots
Windows phone 8 brings a lot of features including the ability to capture screen shots. It is easy to capture screen shots with its native app that comes along with the software. All you need to do is, press unlock button and Windows button simultaneously, this captures whatever is on your screen and automatically saves it too.
Countering Phone Freeze
It might happen that at a point of time your phone might freeze and you face trouble booting it up. At this time you need to hold down the volume rocker+unlock button+camera button till you feel the phone vibrate.
Changing wallpapers is made easy with Windows Phone 8 that gives you a variety of wallpapers to choose from. Here is how to change wallpaper, Settings->Lock screen->Tap background. You can choose the pictures from your camera roll or even your Facebook account.
Notifications and Alerts
Setting and obtaining reminders is essential even in your lock screen mode. You can enable reminders by Settings->Lock Screen->Notifications. By default Calendar is selected, you will receive pop up notifications related to your calendar entries.
Windows 8 allows you to install third-party apps. You can install ConnectivityShortcuts to enable access to your data usage, location settings, airplane mode, Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth access. You can access these features on your home screen itself and toggle to on/off any of the functionality. This way you do not need to get into the settings each time you need to turn off or turn on an option.
Pin to home-screen
Windows Phone makes it easier for you to pin things from anywhere to your start screen. You can pin songs, apps, contacts, photos, videos, groups and other such things. This way you need not search for them elsewhere and access them quickly on your home screen.
Lumia 920 allows you to create groups of people specifically. You can group people to receive updated from them. Create groups by including the contact in a group and naming it then pin it to your start screen for live tile updates.
Applying the above tricks will help you in getting more out of your Nokia Lumia 920 and help you get started.