Start screen items
Based on Start Screen tiles on Windows Phone, as shown in Figure , instead of rotating icons as handy apps, tiles are apps that can display dynamic information and allow conversation on the start screen. Give A tile can directly display information, such as text messages, news or photos. If the user needs more information, the tile can be tapped, and the app is enlarged to take up the full screen.
The tiles are square or rectangular. The user can select how large a tile can be. This is helpful because it allows the user to create a visual sense of preference in the tiles.
Similarly for Android, Windows Phone apps don’t stay on the Start screen. They can be pinned or unpinned without the device being installed.
Pin to start
Windows Phone allows users to pin content on the Start Start screen for easy access. Users can make virtually any content available on the phone, including apps, contacts, maps, videos or websites. Will display the content of the tins as pinned at start time. To pin to start, look for the pinning icon or, if pinning the app to get started, follow these steps:
Step 1. Tap the app until the pin appears to launch it.
Step 2. Tap the pin to start the bar.
To start with Unpin, tap and hold the item, and then tap the Unpin icon.
Windows Phone has a physical row of buttons used for navigation. Buttons are, as shown in Figure :
Back – Returns to the previous screen. Go to each previous screen to press the back button until the Start screen appears. List of recently used apps Tap and hold the back button to access the App Switcher.
Start – Returns to the Start screen.
Search – Tap and hold the Tap Search button to access Windows Phone Digital Assistant Cortana.
Managing apps and folders
Start screen customization on Windows Phone. Tiles can be easily moved, resized and grouped.
To move the tile, follow these steps:
Step 1. When you want to move the tile, tap and hold it until it previews.
Step 2. Press the tile where you want to go.
Step 3. When you move the tile, press the Start button.
To resize the tile, as shown in Figure 1, follow these steps:
Step 1. Taping and holding the tile that you want to resize.
Step 2. Tap on the Change icon until the tile has changed to your desired size.
Step 3. When you’re done, press the Start button.
Create and rename folders
To create and name a folder, as shown in Figure , follow these steps:
Step 1. Move the tile over another tile until the folder is closed in the preview.
Step 2. To name a folder, tap on the name folder, name it, and then tap Enter.
To add another tile to a folder, tap and hold the tile, and then press it into the folder.
Open the app in the folder
Step 1. To get any apps in the folder, just tap the folder to open it, and then tap the app you want.
To remove a tile from a folder
Step 1. Tap a folder to open it.
Step 2. Press the tile anywhere on the start.