If you know correctly by now, Microsoft has already released its very latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The new OS is quite the upgrade to the previously available Windows Phone 8 OS as it brings over a host of different yet essential features to the Windows Phone front.
The Microsoft-based Windows Phone 8.1 operating system is the company's newest introduction in an ecosystem that's predominantly ruled by the likes of the Google-based Android platform and the Apple-made iOS operating system.
Still, hopes are high that the new Windows Phone-based OS will do good in the long run.
The Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, codenamed 'Blue,' is basically the latest update to the Microsoft Windows Phone operating system.
The OS was first announced at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference in April, with new devices like the Lumia 930 arriving later that month running the platform.
So if you are a Windows Phone user, chances are that you have already received an OTA update for the new operating system. But since this is a brand new kind of an OS, it's only normal that you will face issues when getting started.
But fret not since GizBot, as always, is present and ready to lend you a helping hand out of any kind of puddle you might be in with the new OS. Here are the top 5 things you need to know before getting started with the OS.
Windows Phone 8.1: Screenshots
Taking a screenshot has been quite the feature in every Android phone in recent times. However, things related to that might have changed a bit for the Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Compared to pressing the power button and Windows button simultaneously for taking a screenshot in devices running Windows Phone 8, the Windows Phone 8.1 platform requires you to press the power button and volume up key.
Windows Phone 8.1: Checking Data Consumption
If you think you are vulnerable to excessive mobile data consumption in your Windows Phone 8.1 phone, you definitely haven't gone through the OS that well.
Apparently, there's a new feature called the Data Sense that informs you on how much data you are using on both cellular and Wi-Fi, apart from showing the apps that are consuming most of the data.
Windows Phone 8.1: Notification Options
If you are using a Windows Phone 8.1-powered handset, you might as well get used to the newly introduced Action Center for all your notification needs.
You just simply need to swipe down from the top of the screen to give you quick access to features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and more, alongside an opening for the settings menu. You can also rid yourself of notifications by swiping from left to right.
Windows Phone 8.1: Storage Sense
Keep a tab on the in-device Storage Sense as it might help you avoid unnecessary hassles regarding loss of space. So if your phone supports an external microSD card, let Storage Sense take care of all the data space and allocation.
Windows Phone 8.1: Wi-Fi Capabilities
Did you know that there's a new feature that has arrived with the Windows Phone 8.1 that will allow you to automatically connect to local Wi-Fi networks? Use Wi-Fi Sense and you will see how your in-device services such as Outlook and Facebook get automatically connected.