Thursday, April 24, 2014

7 Tips and Tricks You Should Know About Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8, the third most popular Smartphone OS by software giant Microsoft is trying to make a place among smartphone users. If you own a Windows Phone 8 smartphone like Nokia Lumia or HTC 8X or any other device then here I have some of the best and coolest Tips and Tricks for your Windows Phone 8 device.

1. Zoom into Your Screen
Sometimes text are so messy that you can’t read it properly without taking your phone near to your eyes, like an 90 year oldie who read news paper by sticking it to his eyes. If you have been into this situation then you must checkout Windows Phone Ease of Use setting. Here with a simple tweak you can zoom into your screen.

Follow these steps:

Go to Settings, Then Tap on System and then on Ease of Access
In Ease of Access you can activate high contrast for better clarity, increase text size and also turn on Screen Magnifier.
Once you turn on Screen Magnifier, you can double-tap to zoom into your screen for better readability.

2. Create Backup of your Photos with SkyDrive

Today’s latest smartphones come with enough internal storage to keep your all pictures in your phone itself. In case if you are running out of storage or if you want your snaps to be in more secure place then you can store or create backup of all your picture with SkyDrive that too automatically.
Follow these steps:

Go to Settings, Tap on Backup
Next tap on Photos. Here you have to choose between three settings namely Don’t Upload, Good Quality and Best Quality.
Don’t Upload means you photos will not be uploaded, Selecting Good Quality will upload photos to SkyDrive with average quality and Best Quality uploads best quality photos but are large in size and requires WiFi connection. I would recommend you to Choose Good Quality if you don’t have stable WiFi connection.

3. Translate Text using Camera

It’s a universal fact that when it comes to smartphone camera Nokia rules and still does with device like Nokia 808 Pureview ( Symbian Phone), Nokia Lumia 1020 and the latest monster Nokia Lumia 1520. But, you just don’t have a powerful camera on your phone, but you can also use it to translate text that too in 39 different languages!
Follow these steps to Translate text using camera:

Press Search button (Magnifying glass icon) then click on eye icon
Now point your device at texts that wish to translate and tap on “Scan Text”
Now you’ll be presented with translated text in your native language (Default Language on your Phone)
If your text is already in Native language then you’ll have options to translate the text in to 32 different languages. Note: This trick is tested on Nokia Lumia devices, not sure about its status on other Windows Phone devices. Do try it yourself.

4. Find Any Music Quickly Like Ninja

This is another simple yet effective tip to make it easier to find any music playing around you. Sometime we hear music on Radio, Audio players or on loud speakers and wants to know its details like Artist, Composer, lyricist etc. Now if you own a Windows Phone then it is damn easy to find any song details.
Follow these steps:

Tap on Search Button and then tap on Music Note icon
Now let’s your Windows Phone listen the song by pointing it at the tune
Once your smartdevice recognizes the song, it will bring you the details of it including artist, track and a link to buy the song from Windows Phone Store.

5. Copy Any Text from Anywhere

Suppose if you are watching TV or just browsing on your computer and you notice some text that you wish to note down then you can copy that text easily using your Windows Phone 8 device.
Follow these steps:
Tap on Search button on your device and point it at your object
Scan entire text, click on Options and press Copy All
Now open OneNote and Paste it. Isn’t it simple and effective? Of course it is.

6. Reply Caller With SMS

Occasionally we find our self in the situation where we can’t respond to a call and if the caller is your mother or girl friend then you know a war is about to begin.
To avoid this you can use a built-in feature on your Windows Phone 8 device to send your caller a text message.
Follow these steps:

When you receive a call slide up and press ‘Text Reply’ button
After that you can choose from default messages or can create your own to reply.

7. Use Kids Corner as Games Corner

You can use Kids corner as your Games corner. If you are a game freak and have lots of games then you can move your games to Kids corner and use it as Games Corner. It comes handy when you are playing games and in excitement if you press search button then also your game will not be interrupted as search button does not work in Kids corner mode.

These are some of the best Windows Phone 8 tricks that every Windows Phone user should know