Nokia 808 PureView - Home screen

Learn how to use and personalise your home screen, and organise the content to your liking.

About the home screen

About the home screen

On the home screen, you can:

  • See notifications or indicators of missed calls and received messages

  • Open your favourite apps

  • Control apps, such as the music player

  • Add shortcuts for different features, such as writing a message

  • View your favourite contacts, and quickly call or send messages to them

You can have more than one home screen – try separating your work and private life onto their own home screens.

Your home screen is interactive. To quickly check your calendar, select the date. To set an alarm, select the clock.

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Personalise the home screen

Personalise the home screen

Want to see your favourite landscape or pictures of your family in the background of the home screen? You can change the wallpaper, and rearrange items on each home screen individually, to personalise them to your liking.

Change the wallpaper

Tap and hold an empty area on the home screen, then select Change wallpaper.

Tip: Download more background images from Nokia Store. For more information, go to www.nokia.com/support.

Rearrange items on the home screen

Tap and hold an item, then drag it to a new location.

Tip: You can drag and drop items between different home screens.

Add a new home screen

Select Options icon > Add another home screen.

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Add a widget to the home screen

Add widgets

Interested in today's weather or what's currently in the news? You can add mini-applications (widgets) to your home screen, and see your most relevant information at a glance.

Tap and hold an empty area on the home screen, and from the pop-up menu, select Add widget and a widget.

A widget can enhance the related application, and may also change the way the application works.

Tip: You can download more widgets from Nokia Store.

Using services or downloading content may cause transfer of large amounts of data, which may result in data traffic costs.

Some home screen widgets may connect to the internet automatically. To prevent this, close the mobile data connection. Swipe down from the notification area, and select Mobile data connection icon.

Remove a widget from the home screen

Select and hold the widget, and select Remove icon.

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Add a shortcut to the home screen

Add shortcuts

Did you know that you can create shortcuts to your most used applications and features? You can add shortcuts to applications or actions, such as writing a message.

Tap and hold an empty area on the home screen, and from the pop-up menu, select Add shortcut and the application or action.

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Switch between home screens

Switch home screens

You can have more than one home screen. For example, create separate home screens for work and private life, and personalise them to have different content.

To switch to another home screen, swipe left or right.

Home screen indicator icon indicates your current home screen.

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Add your important contacts to the home screen

Contacts widget

Add your most important contacts to the home screen, so you can quickly call or send messages to them.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Contacts.

Select a contact that is stored in your phone memory and Options icon > Add to Home screen.

Call a contact

On the home screen, select the contact, and press the call key. If the contact has more than one number, select the desired number.

Send a message to a contact

On the home screen, select the contact and Message.

Remove a contact from the home screen

On the home screen, select and hold the contact, and select Remove icon.

The contact is removed from the home screen, but remains in your contacts list.

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