This FAQ applies to Lumia Windows Phone 8.
There are a lot of things you can personalise in your phone to make it your own.
Personalise the start screen
- To pin an app to the start screen, swipe left, tap and hold the app, and tap pin to start. You can also pin contacts and websites.
- To move a tile, tap and hold the tile, drag and drop it to the new location, and tap the screen.
- To resize a tile, tap and hold the tile, and tap the arrow icon.
- To remove a tile from the start screen, tap and hold the tile, and tap the pin icon.
Change the background photo
- To change the photo on your lock screen, on the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > lock screen > change photo, select a photo, adjust it to get the best possible fit, and tap the done icon.
- To change the background photo in the Photos Hub, tap Photos > … > choose background, select the photo, and tap the done icon.
Change your background or accent colour
- On the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings > theme and Background or Accent colour.
Add notifications to the lock screen
- You can freely decide which app notifications, such as missed calls or new messages, you want to see on the lock screen. On the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > lock screen, tap a notification slot, and select the app you want to add.
Change your ringtone and phone tones
- On the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > ringtones+sounds, select the type of ringtone or alert you want to change, and select the sound.
- If you have an mp3 file of a song on your PC, you can make it your ringtone. Connect your phone to your PC, and use the file manager of your PC to move the song you want to use as ringtone to the ringtone folder in your phone. To set the song as your ringtone, in the ringtones+sounds view, tap Ringtone, and under Custom, tap the song. You can use a song as your ringtone if it's not protected with digital rights management (DRM), and it’s smaller than 30 MB. Your PC must have Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
Change the font size
- On the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > ease of access, and drag the Text size slider.
Filter your contacts
- If you do not want to see all your contacts from different social networking accounts in your contacts list, tap People > … > settings > filter my contacts list, and select the accounts whose contacts you want to see.
Switch off word suggestions when writing
- If you do not want your phone to automatically offer suggestions when you write, on the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > keyboard, tap your language keyboard, and clear the Suggest text check box.