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Must-Know Nokia Lumia Window Phone 8 Tips & Tricks

Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets have finally reached the retail stores. Now, it is easy for anyone to get their hands on Nokia Lumia Phones, which come in three models. Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 are the three phones, which are featured with the latest Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

Nokia Lumia 920 on JBL
There are a few features to note in Nokia Lumia phones that we can take a look at here along with a few tips and tricks:

  • Calendar and Appointments

Calendar is the most common feature that can be found in almost all the phones. So, what is unique about it? You might have fixed an appointment with your friend or colleague and for unavoidable reasons you might be running late.

With Nokia Lumia phone, you can send a late message with apologies. The ‘late’ icon in the calendar automatically generates a standard apology text that can be edited when needed. This comes in handy while you are stuck in an office meeting.

  • Battery Saver

Do you like to save some battery on your phone? The ‘battery saver’ option comes to your immediate assistance. When this option is turned on, you will have to check your emails and other apps manually, as they do not run in the background.

This option also displays a summary of the remaining battery life. You can also choose this option to stay on and off, from the advanced option that appears on screen. If you have a busy day at office, this feature can be turned on so that you are not disturbed by new emails and apps.

  • Screenshot

In many instances you might like to take a screen shot of an interesting page. With the Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia phones, you can now enjoy using this feature on your phone. Screenshots can be easily taken by navigating to the page you desire and pressing the power/lock key and Windows home button simultaneously.

When you hear the camera snap, the desired image will float on the screen. All the screenshots can be found in the ‘screenshots’ subfolder, which can be found within ‘photos’ and then ‘albums.’

  • Translate Texts

Are you touring in a foreign country? You might find it hard to read a road sign or a menu. If you own a Nokia Lumia phone, you can translate the text in your desired language. You do need a data connection, as the data is transmitted to the Microsoft servers to come up with an accurate answer.

Press the search option and click on the eye-shaped button to open the option ‘scan text.’ Once the scanning is done, you need to press the ‘translate’ button. Isn’t that simple enough?

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Using the onscreen keyboard can be difficult at times. The ‘&123’ option can be used to toggle between numbers, symbols and texts. To save time, each button can be pressed for a longer duration to bring out the options. Jumping between languages can also be done within seconds.

The keyboard also comes with the ‘word picker’ option, which lists out suggestions and words when few letters are typed. You can select a word from the list by moving left and right. Do you like to include a space or a period? A double tap on the space bar completes the task. Words can also be included in the dictionary by simply highlighting the word and pressing the ‘+’ symbol.

Hope, these tips and tricks will help you handle the phones with much ease.

Image Credit: By (license). (Nokia серьезно просчиталась с Lumia 920) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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George Webber is a freelance writer who writes about the latest in Entertainment, Social Media, Technology, Etc. Currently writing for - your gateway to the best deals on cable tv and Internet or Phone services.



  1. sanchit

    February 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Really all the information is good and helpful for all lumia user.
    Thanks for sharing this blog.

    • George

      February 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      You are welcome and Thank you, Sanchit. I’m glad that you find it helpful.

  2. Helen Coyle

    February 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

    What a good day for me as a lumia owner…by the way what a great review here.

    • George

      February 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Helen.

  3. Carol

    February 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I have been using the android map for a few years now, currently I own two Samsung Galaxy S3’s. I got my hands on a Lumia 800 a few weeks ago & to be honest have been blown away by the wondows o/s, its so simple & fluid such a joy to use.

    • George

      February 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Carol.

  4. Rohit Kabdwal

    April 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    thanks for sharing these nice tips for nokia lumia,
    I am a very big fan of Nokia and Lumia series and always seeks for the information on the same..
    thanks for the info. 🙂

  5. Tunde

    May 22, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Microsoft still didn’t develop windows 8 OS as it should. Did you know that S/MIME encryption of MS Exchange mails is NOT supported on Windows 8 devices?

    My company wanted to kill blackberry devices and switch to lumnia, and now there is a problem with mails that are encrypted..they cannot be read from Windows 8 OS..

    But iOS fully supports it! It’s totally weird, I mean.. MS exchange and Windows 8 are not fully compatible..

  6. kunal gupta

    January 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    nice tricks bro 🙂 thanks a lot for sharing them. (y)

  7. Karl

    July 10, 2015 at 5:41 am

    thank you, nice work. Lumia’s upped monumentally since this post. loads of apps, better features and compatibility. looking forward to a post on new MS Lumia phones in the near future. 🙂

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