Learn how to get the most out of your new phone.
Get to know your phone
Your phone has two main views, making it easy for you to keep up with what is going on and what's where.
Start screen (1): Animated live tiles show missed calls and received messages, the latest news and weather forecasts, and more.
You can rearrange and resize the tiles, and pin contacts, apps, feeds, mailboxes, websites, and other favourites. Updates of your pinned contacts are shown on the tile, and you can view your contacts' details directly from the start screen.
Apps menu (2): All your apps are listed here, all neatly ordered.
Got a lot of apps? To look up one, tap . If you've got loads of apps, letters of the alphabet show up in the list to help you search. Tap any letter in the list, and tap the first letter of the app you want.
You can also search inside an app, such as Store.
Switch between views
If you don't have all the apps you need on your start screen, you can find them from the apps menu.
Simply swipe left or right between the views.
If you've got lots of different things to do, it's easy to switch between the tasks at hand. Press and hold , swipe to the app you want, and tap the app. Some apps may not show up here. To view all running apps, go to the apps menu, tap Settings , swipe left, and tap background tasks .
Use the touch screen
Explore your phone with a tap, swipe or drag.
To use your phone, simply tap or tap and hold the touch screen.
To open further options, place your finger on an item until the menu opens.
You can use your phone even with gloves on. On the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings > display+touch , and switch touch sensitivity to High .
To open an app or other item, tap the app or item. To edit or delete a calendar appointment, tap and hold the appointment, and select the appropriate option.
Place your finger on the item for a second or two, and slide your finger across the screen.
Place your finger on the screen, and slide it in the desired direction.
Swipe left or right between the start screen and the apps menu, or between different views in the hubs. To quickly 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.
Place two fingers on an item, such as a map, photo, or web page, and slide your fingers apart or together.
Avoid scratching the touch screen.
Use your phone with ease
Struggling with small text or blurry images? Make the fonts larger and the screen easier to view.
On the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings .
Tap ease of access .
Drag the Text size slider.
Switch High contrast to On .
Switch Screen magnifier to On , and double-tap the screen with two fingers. When using the magnifier, use two fingers to move around the screen. To stop magnification, double-tap the screen with two fingers.
Under TTY/TDD , tap full .
The available TTY/TDD modes may vary depending on your network service provider.
Use your phone in flight 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 flight mode on.
Flight mode closes connections to the mobile network and switches your phone's wireless features off. If supported by your device, the NFC payment and ticketing feature of the device 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 switch Bluetooth and NFC sharing on in flight mode.
On the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings > flight mode .
Switch Status to On .
Control your phone with your voice
Got your hands full, but need to use your phone? You can use your voice to make a call, send a text message, search the web, or open an app.
This feature is not available in all languages. For info on the supported languages, go to support.microsoft.com/ .
Press and hold .
Say a voice command into your phone.
To check your schedule, say Open calendar.