8 Simple Tips and Tricks Every Windows Phone 8.1 Owner Should Know

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Are you new to the Windows Phone platform? Maybe you received a shiny Lumia 640 XL as a birthday gift over the last month or so and now you're ready to learn a bit more. Worry not, there's plenty of awesome stuff awaiting you.

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What you will find below is a list of 8 simple tips and tricks that every Windows Phone user should know. Here we go!

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Just like Google's Android OS, Microsoft too has its own phone finder in Windows Phone. Basically Find My Phone lets you log in with the LiveID associated with your device and, allows you to track your phone on a map. In addition, Find My Phone will let you wipe your phone remotely.

Battery saver mode's controls are buried in the Settings app: Open the Settings app, then navigate to the Battery Saver. You can get here more quickly by tapping the battery percentage reading. Go ahead and tap it.

If you're Windows Phone is automatically updating apps without your permission, there's a way you can disable that from happening again. All you need to open Store>Settings>App updates>Tap on the toggle switch to turn it off.

The short answer is: Press the Power and Volume buttons on your Windows Phone 8.1 powered handset at the same time to capture a screenshot.

What's taking up all your storage space on your Windows Phone 8.1-powered handset and preventing you from downloading and installing a new app? To see what's taking up all your storage space, open the Storage Sense option. There, you'll get an overview of how much storage space you have used and how much you have available.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 and other top-end Lumia handsets allow users to project their phone's screen with the help of a USB cable or a compatible Miracast adapter. The app is available under the Settings option.

Windows Phone 8.1 has a built-in tool that helps you to track your data usage. You can also set your data limits for your chosen billing cycle.

You're most likely the primary user of Kid's Corner but if you have kids around, it can easily be turned into a quick and simple means of distraction. Windows Phone 8.1 OS comes with a feature designed specifically for the parent of the population called Kid's Corner.

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