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    Nokia Lumia 521 Tips and Tricks

    Windows Phone 8
    Phone: Nokia Lumia 521
    Factory OS: Windows Phone 8

    Have you updated your Operating System?
    Then view tips for the most recent OS version(s): Windows Phone 8.1
    Or view tips for all Windows Phone versions

    A handy feature is to automatically backup your photos to Skydrive. To enable this feature, go to Settings - Pictures & camera. Change Auto Upload to On

    To PIN applications to your start menu then scroll across to your Applications list.

    Then Press and Hold on an application. Then select Pin to start.

    You can then go to your Start screen and Press and Hold to move the App around.

    If your phone is on standby, there is an option where if you hold down the camera button it will wake the phone up and launch directly into the camera app. This is great if you want to snap a photo quickly.

    From the homescreen, scroll to the right and choose Settings - Applications. Then find Pictures + Camera. Then turn the top option to on.

    To share websites that you are browsing on Facebook or Twitter, you can simply press the More (…) and then select Share page.

    Because of the touch screen sensitivity, it can be hard to position the cursor within a certain word. To get around this, Press and Hold on a word. While dragging the cursor along the letters, pull your finger down. The cursor will move along, but you will be able to see it as your finger will be out of the way

    If you are taking photos where there is a high contrast between light and dark colours or shapes (for example taking a photo of someone with the sun in the background), then there is a function that will improve these photos.

    Launch the Camera app and then choose the Gear icon in the bottom right of the screen. Scroll down and select Wide Dynamic Range and change this to On

    To turn off roaming while abroad, go to Settings - Mobile network - Roaming.

    This can save you from getting stung on high call charges while overseas.

    When in your Email application, you can Press and Hold on individual emails. This will give you a menu whereby you can Delete, Mark as unread, Move or Set a flag to your emails

    If you want to add or change languages on your phone, then go to Settings - Language+region.

    Here you can choose languages and download / install if necessary. You can then jump between languages easily from this menu.

    After you have finished typing a sentence, simply double tap the spacebar. This will insert a period (full stop), a space and capitalise the first word of the next sentence