Projecting your phone on your PC or TV screen is surprisingly easy. Select Settings> System> Project my screen. Your phone automatically starts searching for devices in your area that can benefit from wireless screen projection. However, if your TV or PC does not support this, it is still possible to project your screen onto a Windows PC via USB. First download the Project My Screen app from the official Windows Phone website from Microsoft, install it on your system, restart, open the app, connect your phone to your PC and navigate to Project My Screen as before. This is great for displaying your video & # 39; s and photos & # 39; s on a much larger screen.
2. Glance settings
Glance settings allow you to adjust your time and lock screen content when your phone is on standby. Select Settings> View Screen to display all options that are pleasantly expanded. Particularly useful options include timeout settings for the screen. Consider allowing it to "peep" or turn it off completely if you are concerned about the life of the battery. With an interesting feature called Night Mode, you can set a time frame ̵
1; such as 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. – where your phone's lock screen changes color to a dark red, green, or blue, to protect your eyes from a penetrating glare that can cause standard white. The blue is particularly effective.
3. Battery saving
Battery saving, found via Settings> Battery saving, gives you extensive control over your battery usage. The opening screen gives you a good indication of which apps use the most power, with which you can see at a glance which apps you may want to close or remove. Swipe right and you will get more detailed information, such as exactly how long your battery will last and whether you want to turn on Windows Phone battery saving, which can save energy when your battery is running low.
4. Data Sense
Data Sense (Settings> Data Sense) finds more efficient ways to use mobile data and displays your usage. This powerful feature allows you to set very specific data limits – for example, if you have a monthly plan with 1 GB of data, you can set the date your data is reset, assign the monthly data limit and Windows Mobile only allows you to use the specified amount unless the settings are overwritten. You can also limit the use of background data while roaming and instruct your phone to automatically compress images and advertisements in Internet Explorer when you reach the end of your data limit.
5. WiFi Sense
6. Word Flow
Word Flow is built into Windows Phone 8.1, for fast and accurate typing of forms. Instead of typing each letter individually, you can slide your finger across the letters instead. No need to press the spacebar after every word, just lift your finger and start sliding again and Word Flow will enter the spaces for you. Tap space twice to quickly add a point and a space. What's more, Word Flow is very smart – for example, it will automatically add accents to words that they often use, or use the correct nouns, such as "England" or "Tom Selleck". The more you use it, the smarter Word Flow becomes.
7. Setting up a mobile VPN
A virtual private network enables external secure connections to private networks via a public internet connection. This is now a built-in feature for all Windows 8.1 phones and is especially useful when you are on the move and need access to your company's network when you keep track of emails at the airport or coffee bar. Go to Settings> VPN and tap the plus sign at the bottom to set the VPN. You may need to ask your IT department for your specific VPN settings, which they should be able to provide easily.
8. Setting silent hours
In Settings> Silent hours, you can outsource your calls and text messages to Cortana, Microsoft's intelligent personal assistant, so that you are undisturbed for as long as you want. Silent hours can be switched on for specific hours (say 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.) and / or when you have marked a calendar appointment as busy. You can also set "breakthrough rules" for your "inner circle". This means that specific people can still contact you even during your quiet hours if you wish.
9. Automatically backup photos & # 39; s and set the default camera app
You can change your default camera app in Settings> Applications> Photos & # 39; s + Camera. This is especially useful if you use a lot of the hugely popular Instagram or if you like to use more advanced camera applications with a greater number of options and functions. From here you can also ensure that your phone automatically saves your images and videos & # 39; s in the cloud, or only disable / limit this feature to WiFi if you are concerned about data usage.