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TimnMelinda

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We just got a pair of 830's should arrive today or tomorrow!

I have been studying posts here in this forum, and posts on WP in general.
These are our first smart phones!

Any advise as I get ready to fire these up the first time, any must do or must have suggestions or guidance?
As some of you have had some minor glitches, anything special I should be watching for?
Any guidance or suggestions?

We are excited and looking forward to having these phones in our hands!

Thanks
Tim
 

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A couple things but not necessary you might want to invest in if you haven't already...if you plan on using a lot of storage invest in a expandable micro SD card and for charging convenience look into wireless chargers out there. As for apps, browse Lumia collection in the store for exclusive apps.
 

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Congrats! You will enjoy the 830s.

My advice is to consider using MS cloud services if you're not already. OneDrive for your files, OneNote for notes and Outlook.com for email. I get that it can be hard to move if you're already elsewhere but these are all really well integrated into the phone and really complete the experience. :)
 

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We just got a pair of 830's should arrive today or tomorrow!

I have been studying posts here in this forum, and posts on WP in general.
These are our first smart phones!

Any advise as I get ready to fire these up the first time, any must do or must have suggestions or guidance?
As some of you have had some minor glitches, anything special I should be watching for?
Any guidance or suggestions?

We are excited and looking forward to having these phones in our hands!

Thanks
Tim

Like someone suggested, open a Microsoft account so you can take full advantage of their ecosystem and services.

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Basiluzzo

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These are our first smart phones!

Wow! What made you decide to take the leap? Perhaps if you describe what you hope to get from the smart phone experience, it can help us give you advice. A first thought - I use my phone for mapping and navigation a LOT! It's great to be able to look up a destination and then immediately be able to find my way there using my phone. A wonderful feature of the HERE maps that comes with your Lumia 830 is that you can download the maps. This makes navigation run much faster and is a lighter load on your phone data plan. Just don't download the whole world, it takes up storage on your phone.
 

TimnMelinda

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Wow! What made you decide to take the leap? Perhaps if you describe what you hope to get from the smart phone experience, it can help us give you advice. A first thought - I use my phone for mapping and navigation a LOT! It's great to be able to look up a destination and then immediately be able to find my way there using my phone. A wonderful feature of the HERE maps that comes with your Lumia 830 is that you can download the maps. This makes navigation run much faster and is a lighter load on your phone data plan. Just don't download the whole world, it takes up storage on your phone.

Well I am not all certain,what all I will be doing with the phone as of yet!

We were changing carriers and there are not so many decent texting/basic phones out there, I studied them all trying to decide, I knew I wanted more. It just seemed the WP has the most appeal to me. My twin daughters have been on iphones for 3 years, just getting them new Iphone 6 models, I almost went that route But something just pushed me towards this direction I may have gone android with an M8 even thought about the M8 windows phone, But I liked the Lumia playing with it in store

I have to learn and explore apps and see what works for me I suppose!
 

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I think you'll really like the platform. Make sure you have an outlook.com account setup. This will give you email, onedrive (similar to dropbox) access. I think if you take the time to get setup on the Microsoft platform you'll find that the Windows Phone is a quite capable device. When you setup your new phone, just enter or create your outlook.com accounts and you'll be off to the races. Things like Xbox music, Office365 etc. can all be linked to your outlook.com account. Really gives you access to your information from anywhere you can access the internet....
 

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If these are your first smartphones I agree with the previous posts about setting up your Microsoft account and related services ahead of time.

You can do all of this from a PC.

Setup your email on outlook.com.
Setup your calendar... look for prebuilt calendars for whatever might be important to you... sports team schedules, holidays, etc. and add them to your calendar. I also include reminders for stuff I easily forget... changing furnace filter, etc..
Add your contacts to People.
Add files to Onedrive (photos, some reference documents, etc.).
 

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As others said, setup your Microsoft stuff first.

If you have other email addresses, you can have them forward all new email to your outlook account while you make the migration If you wish to, or if you do not wish to, just keep the forwarding on.

Take a look in the app store once your setup at the essential apps, there are some very good must haves. Wireless charging looks like a "fad" or not necessary from the outside, but once you have a wireless charger it feels like an inconvenience to actually plug the phone In lol

A good car mount is essential if you are going to be using the navigation features (here drive+) I use the iOttie holder, the suction cup is the best out there, although the arms come together right at the power button, but with careful placement you can get it to work. I mounted mine about 6 months ago, and has yet to get loose.
 

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If you have other email addresses, you can have them forward all new email to your outlook account while you make the migration If you wish to, or if you do not wish to, just keep the forwarding on.

I have several email accounts that I want to keep separate. I have a tile on my home screen for each account. You can also set up a tile that combines inboxes for accounts without having to actually forward email from one account to another.
 

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Don't forget windows phone has a extremely under rated feature called Rooms, with this everyone who is a member of the room has access to synced notes, calendars, messages and photos.

Since you have got the 830, you will have Wp 8.1.1 out of the box which means you have access to live folders so you can group all your email tiles into one tile, you group any tile not just your email tiles.
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Don't forget windows phone has a extremely under rated feature called Rooms, with this everyone who is a member of the room has access to synced notes, calendars, messages and photos.

Since you have got the 830, you will have Wp 8.1.1 out of the box which means you have access to live folders so you can group all your email tiles into one tile, you group any tile not just your email tiles.
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Completely unrelated to rooms do you mind sharing that background, it is lovely
 

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Family room is one of the best unknown features. Me and the wife use it everyday.

Very true. My wife and I also use the family room features such as a shared calendar a lot too.
It works really well, especially handy for tracking and reminding us of upcoming family events.
Doesn't seem to get many mentions at all!

Also having a family room OneNote is useful too.
 

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MS should advertise that or even the local scout. Yeah voice activated search is "hip". But, one tap and all of the restaurants/entertainment around you is there.
 

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I have several email accounts that I want to keep separate. I have a tile on my home screen for each account. You can also set up a tile that combines inboxes for accounts without having to actually forward email from one account to another.

Yea, if you need to keep them separate do so. I like having a few of them aggregated through my Microsoft account.


to the others lol, I forgot about rooms. I have one for my wife and I, and then another for my family (daughter, father, wife, mother in law etc.)

its really nice having a shared calendar and way to text them all at once.
 

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Completely unrelated to rooms do you mind sharing that background, it is lovely

Never!

I kid :winktongue:, here you go.

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It is a pity MS never appears to realise the power of the apps corner, kids corner & rooms... as I have not seen a single advert showing off these features. To everyone I show it is an instant - search own phone for said feature, can't find it, instant wtf look :winktongue:

So many parents' ask me why do I feel comfortable in giving their kids my phone, I go simply thanks to kids corner I have no reason to worry and show them the screen and what they have access to. One thing to note about kids corner is that they have direct access to the photo hub whereas with apps corner you can limit everything.
 

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Since you have Nokia lumia you get features like here city lens it will help you search nearby restaurants nd use Cortana she is an awesome personal assistant compared to google now.wp has offline capability so no data connection needed to navigate to your favourite place.wp is very smooth os make use of live tiles .They hep you give information at a glance.And do come nd search any topic in windows central a heaven for WP lovers nd users.Wp users will help you in clearing any doubts.By the way happy luminating her hee😇😆 😄
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