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Windows 10 Mobile

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On this page, you will find how-to guides and learn more about the Windows 10 Mobile’s capabilities. Extend the battery life, personalize your smartphone, and learn many other interesting things.

How to prevent AMOLED burn-in and image retention

January 12, 2017 | 1

More about the big disadvantage of AMOLED – burn-in!

With industry shifting from LCD to AMOLED displays, and from hardware navigation buttons to software based, the negative effect on frequently displayed images may become an issue – some UI elements … Read More

How to change ‘Active Hours’ and install updates while not using the device

January 6, 2017 |

Automatically schedule restarts outside of active hours

As Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile automatically download and install cumulative updates, and you can’t prevent them from being installed, it’s a good idea to set ‘Active Hours’ so that your … Read More

How to download offline Maps in Windows 10

January 4, 2017 |

Get directions even without an Internet connection

In Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile you could use the ‘Maps’ app even without a connection to the Internet, get directions, explore specific areas in a country, and more. All you … Read More

How to Pause Updates on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

January 3, 2017 |

Creators Update will allow you to temporarily pause cumulative updates

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile both receive monthly cumulative updates with security patches, bug fixes and performance improvements. Right now, these cumulative updates are mandatory – you can’t … Read More

How to sync SMS with Skype between PC and Mobile

December 15, 2016 |

Connect Skype UWP across Windows 10 devices

Skype, the Universal Windows app for Windows 10, can replace your default SMS app on Mobile, and you can sync your SMS messages with the Windows 10 PC. To sync SMS across … Read More

How to show the language switch key in Windows 10 Mobile keyboard

December 10, 2016 |

Keyboard Settings Tips for Windows 10 Mobile

By default, the keyboard in Windows 10 Mobile doesn’t include a language switch key, so you are switching between languages by swiping the space bar. This solution works well and is convenient … Read More

10 Tips to protect your Privacy in Windows 10 Mobile

December 7, 2016 |

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10 Mobile

If you are worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10 Mobile, here are some quick tips to better protect your personal life and data.

  1. Stop Notification pop-ups … Read More

How to add a Live Tile clock on the Start Screen

December 5, 2016 |

Pin Live Tiles with clocks without installing any app

There are many third-party clock apps for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, allowing you to pin a Live Tile with a clock on your Start Screen. However, most of … Read More

How to activate the FM radio on your Lumia 950

December 3, 2016 |

You can enable FM radio on Lumia 950

If you have an European version of the Lumia 950 you may have noticed that the FM radio is missing in the app list. Moreover, while Microsoft removed the built-in radio … Read More

How to remove quick action buttons from the Action Center

November 18, 2016 |

Disable unwanted quick action icons

If you want to disable some of the Quick Action buttons in the Action Center for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10, you can easily do that from the Settings menu.

Here is … Read More

How to pin websites to the Start and get rid of many apps

November 17, 2016 |

Use the mobile website instead of the web-wrapper app

Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile ships with a built-in option to pin websites to the Start so you can open them directly from the home screen. … Read More

How to set rotating background and lock screen pictures on Windows 10 Mobile

November 11, 2016 |

Use rotating photos as start and lock screen background

Windows 10 Mobile has personalization options that allow you to create a rather unique home screen by resizing and repositioning the Live Tiles, setting desired transparency and accent color, your own … Read More