Windows Phone: 8 hidden Windows Phone 8 SettingsFebruary 14, 2013 1 Comment
The Windows Phone Team recently put together a list of a few hidden Windows Phone 8 settings that might make your life a whole lot easier.
1. Tell callers you’re tied up with a pre-written text
In Settings, go to Applications>Phone and tap Edit replies and fill in the blanks with alternatives like, “Got a mouth full of pizza. Talk later.” Here’s a video that shows how it works.
2. Create more memorable mailbox names
3. Can you read me now?
In Settings, go to System>Ease of Access. Use the text size slider to bump up the font in emails or text messages. Another useful toggle is the screen magnifier. When this is switched on, you can tap the screen with two fingers to zoom in.
4. Switch up your lock screen icons
5. Add sizzle to your email signature
Just tap on a mailbox, tap open the More menu at the bottom (the one with the three dots), then tap Settings. Notice that Windows Phone allows you to create a different signature for each account, so you can have something a little more HR-friendly for the office and show your true NSFW colors in personal correspondence.
6. Button up the Internet Explorer address bar
7. Cut down on your contacts
8. Keep photos and videos safer
In Settings, go to Applications>Photos+camera. Under Auto upload, tap SkyDrive and you’ll see options for uploading scaled-down images and full-resolution photos and videos over a Wi-Fi connection. If you use Dropbox or some other cloud service, tap Apps to look for an app that supports it. (Note that the quality option isn’t available in all markets.)
Read more at the Windows Phone Blog