1. How to hide Caller ID on Windows 8
On Windows Phone 8 you don’t have to necessarily hide Caller ID from everyone, you can customize this feature. Access recent Calls then tap on the ellipses on the bottom right (…) and then access Settings menu. From the Caller ID section you can select showing your phone number to everyone, no one or only to those in your Contacts/Contact List.
2. Changing font size on Windows Phone 8
The font size of a smartphone is the criterion by which a phone can be purchased by both young and elderly people.
In the case of Windows Phone 8, if you enjoy smaller fonts to have more info on your screen or larger fonts to see better without your glasses you have those options. Access the Settings menu and then tap on Ease of access.
By browsing through the 5 options you will surely find one that is suitable for you, as it comes with the smallest fonts by default. For those with sight problems there is also the High Contrast feature in the Ease of access menu.
3. How to edit photos on Windows Phone 8
Open a photo from the gallery and by tapping the ellipsis in the menu select Edit. Thus, on the screen separate icons for cropping, rotating and auto-fix will be displayed. Besides the Crop and Rotate buttons which are explicit, auto-fix generates results which vary significantly from one photo to the other. Basically, if you are happy with the results, you have to tap on the disk icon on the bottom left but only when you intend to save the changes you’ve made. If you have a photo processing application installed, like Camera 360, it will also appear as an option for editing.
4. How to do a print-screen on (phones with) Windows Phone 8
Go to any menu, game or app and when you have decided that you want to have the content in front of your eyes immortalized, press simultaneously the lock/power button on the side of the device and the home button (Windows) for a short time. If you executed the command properly you should hear the shutter/flash sound and the picture generated should be in an album from Camera Roll called Screenshots.
5. How to make your tabs more accessible in Internet Explorer – just for Windows Phone 8
The tabs are accessible by a simple tap of the features button (…) on the bottom right, but there is also an easier way. From the same feature menu tap on Settings, then from the section “User address bar button for” select the tabs option. Thus the button on the left on the address bar will allow you to quickly access the web pages you have open.
6. Windows Phone 8 Internet tip -How to find a text on a web page
It often happens to look for a word or a sentence on a web page. On a computer you can usually use CTRL + F key combination for this task. On the Windows Phone 8 device this feature was removed with the Mango update only to be reintroduced now. From the browser, tap on the ellipsis on the bottom right and from the pop-up menu choose “Find on a page” at the bottom of the list. In the field that will appear you can enter the word or words you want to search for, so when you press enter you will see the specific words highlighted on that page.
7. How to change the interface language on Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8 doesn’t work only in English, it works as well in German, French, Spanish. From Settings select language + region, then select in “Phone language” the desired language. The language will be downloaded and if it is the case also installed. After restarting the device you can use the phone confidently in the desired language. Also the respective language is responsible for the auto-correct dictionary and suggestions that will display the words above the keyboard. In theory, the language chosen by the above method influences the vocal commands as well.
8. How to create groups/ rooms with favorite contacts in Windows Phone 8
The group concept is very simple. You can create a group of contacts or friends in order to share various information, photos, plans, meetings, etc. more easily. On Windows Phone the group notion hides behind the name of Room or Chamber. Although this feature was built to be more useful when you have friends that use Windows Phone as well, it is worth mentioning anyway. By simply accessing the address book on your phone and with a side swipe you will reach the Together section, where you should see a button clearly marked as Rooms. A few taps are enough on the plus symbol at the bottom and you have a group of people with whom you can share more easily various types of content. Before anyone gets in your room he has to agree on the Microsoft website using a Microsoft account. For this reason we insisted above on Windows Phone devices owners.
9. Copy and paste on Windows Phone 8
If you have in front of you a text that you want to share with a friend by sms or e-mail there is a way. By keeping your finger pressed on the screen on a word from a webpage, an e-mail or a document it will be selected automatically. To select more words pull on the corners of the highlighted word. For a higher precision of the command use the zoom feature as well.
10.How to improve battery life on phones with Windows Phone 8
A simple and efficient feature which on other operating systems requires some additional steps on Windows Phone can be activated easily. If you do not have a lot of battery or you simply want your phone away from the outlet more it is enough to enable the Battery Saver option from Settings. From that moment on all background applications are turned off as well as automatic synchronization of mail and other services. This feature can also be activated automatically when you reach a certain percentage of battery. It’s enough to tap on the Advanced button from Battery Saver and to define that percentage.