Want to know how to get started with a new Lumia? This Microsoft infographic will help

Want to know how to get started with a new Lumia? This Microsoft infographic will help
For all those who are new to Windows Phone and have purchased, or will purchase a Lumia handset (be it the new Microsoft Lumia 540 or Lumia 640, or older models like the Nokia Lumia 730, Lumia 930, etc), Microsoft today posted an infographic that should help them get started with their smartphone.

The infographic presents some of the things that you should do after powering up a Lumia handset for the first time, including: how to create a Microsoft account, how to resize tiles, how to download apps from Windows Store, how to change themes and background images, or how to set up Cortana.

As you may know, Windows Phone is quite different from both Android and iOS, that's why, for those switching from these OSes to Microsoft's platform, it may take a while to get used to it. As for first time smartphone users who are trying a Lumia, they probably need the details from Microsoft's infographic even more.

As a reminder, later this year, most Lumias that currently run Windows Phone 8.1 will be updated to Windows 10. Also later this year, Microsoft should finally release its first own-branded flagship smartphones, reportedly called Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL.

source: Lumia Conversations



1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They should be posting ththe when they release a new flagship.

2. Hashed unregistered

And their delay in releasing a flagship made me bounce back to Android, and I'm not regretting it one bit. my experience with the Internet Explorer was horrible, plus they took so long to release Win 10 for phones.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

And ikr I was planning on getting a Windows flagship for my next device but I got the s6 because I was tired of waiting.

5. Hashed unregistered

I got the S5 (replaceable battery, memory card slot, and most important, the price drop after the S6 came out) and it's amazing. It's nice to be back home.

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015


6. bigwavesurfer4

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

microsoft imo will always have an issue with Customer loyalty...atleast here in the states....in 2012 they release the lumia 900 for atnt running windows 7.0....the flagship phone for windows...8 months later it was obselete...saying that theyd give it windows 7.8...a dulled down version of windows 8 with absolutely no app support...they then release windows RT for tablets...and for those who purchased that have found out just 2 years into the "experiment" that RT is not extinct...i agree with Hashed that even if i did want a windows phone...its hard to imagine that Microsoft will remain loyal when it comes to updates, app support, and Customer service especially with the constant acquisitions ie. nokia and management change ie ballmer...im going to sit out on microsoft until theyve finalized their new direction.

7. Hashed unregistered

True that, although my worries aren't about the updates, since all WP8 devices will be updated to 8.1 and 10 (including the 520,, how old is that?!!) but my major complaint was the Internet Explorer, crashes a lot, and was never able to log in to my bank account,, and to make matters worse, there was no app for my bank in the app market. Plus these dots that go and come on the screen a lot (I had a L630, 512 ram is crap).

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I don't know how people would ever choose microsoft and windows phone over android, os? no! their hardware and spec is not even that good.

9. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Fanboyism? I was buying WP because of Nokia. Then after playing with my brother's S4, I realised how lacking WP was. Got a Note 3 and a Z2 afterwards and I'm not going back anytime soon.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

They dare to be different....

11. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Peope use WPhone depending on priorities and usage model (and to some extent, circumstance). I use a Lumia 925 as my daily driver (came from Nexus 4) simply because it was the best free option when I renewed my contract. It was up against iPhone 4 and Alcatel One touch HD on the roster. Been using it for a year and a half now and this is what I've got to say: -HD Games are poorly optimized -UI Never lags (or very very very few times only) -email management is superb -Camera on Lumia 925 is still one of the best -browser (native or 3rd party) all suck (usable to some extent) -Cortana = as good or better than Siri/Google Now -Here maps = Love (but android has it now too) -720p youtube videos play without lag -full LTE signal coverage from home to work So IMO, for a person like me who only needs FB/Instagram, occasional browsing, maps, and email management, WPhone is as viable an option as any iOS/Android device in the same current price range. All boils down to preference.

13. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

I totally hear you bud..

14. LordLlama

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I use my 925 as my daily driver too and I've myself noticed and agree with all of what you've noticed about it, apart from Cortana. Luckily for you, you get to play with Cortana and that's a bonus for keeping the phone. Certain still hasn't come to where I live, and while it's day to day usefulness is somewhat limited for me, it would be fun to play with it... Although one other thing I've noticed is that storage is somewhat lacking if you don't export and delete the photos you take on it, seeing as the system itself takes up 3.5GB.

15. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Change your phone's country/region to United States = Cortana enabled :) Yeah storage is a bit lacking so it became a habit for me to transfer my photos to my laptop/cloud on a weekly basis (I actually find this a very good habit to have).

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah MS stop upgrading some phones bit still DON'T KILL THEM AS GOOGLE WITH lollipop update some nexus devises 7 i think become weaker by updating and also MS updates more than Google i mean how many none flagship series phone stuck without updates or how many phones got f**ked by the updates HA?

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