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  1. kyriacou48's Avatar
    Pro tip: Quickly turn WiFi on/off by holding the action tile instead of tapping (which opens the  menu)
    Just tried this - works to switch on but no matter what I do, turning off launches the WIFI screen :s
    sree113 and xFexy like this.
    04-15-2014 06:40 PM
  2. jhoff80's Avatar
    An absolutely awesome thing I just discovered. Sometimes, whether using the swipe keyboard or not, what you’re writing might not be properly capitalized. (I discovered it while talking about the show “Justified” which it put into lowercase). Now in 8.1, if you tap on the word as if you were trying to correct it, and then tap the shift key, it’ll cycle through lowercase, first letter capital, all capital.

    Edit: Oops, saw that it was posted above by the time I got it posted on this site.
    Last edited by jhoff80; 04-15-2014 at 08:04 PM.
    Guytronic, diktea, bayanii and 3 others like this.
    04-15-2014 06:42 PM
  3. jawss's Avatar
    press the volume button and expand the thingie that comes up, you can set your ringer volume and toggle vibrate on and off using the text block that says vibrate on/off
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    04-15-2014 07:58 PM
  4. Binson#WP's Avatar
    To get the ability to upload a selection of photos to OneDrive from the Photos Hub , create a OneDrive Room in the People hub. Then, you can share to the OneDrive Room. You can move the photos wherever you want afterwards using the OneDrive app.
    jawss and Guytronic like this.
    04-15-2014 08:21 PM
  5. Adretheon's Avatar
    Ok so wow, so now you can send your songs via Email. In the now playing section of Xbox music bring of the menu, and hit share. It'll send song info and a full .wma of the song you're listening to.
    James8561, Guytronic and DaiaX like this.
    04-15-2014 10:33 PM
  6. Bjfcm's Avatar
    One of the Reasons for the Battery Drain is due to you can now see and stop the billions of Applications " Allowed" to run

    Go to > Battery Saver > " Usage " ( you can view all installed apps) Here you will see an amazing number of apps " Allowed" to run in the background
    I advise going down the list to each app to ensure you cut off the number of apps you don't want to run Click " OFF" the ' Allow " Button.. This should make a hug difference in Battery drain

    NOTE : Cortana uses apps such as, Weather* LOCATION *NEWS .. other apps that I normally would not have running.

    The 1520 is good on battery life so I don't mind the trade off .
    04-15-2014 11:11 PM
  7. Groover1971's Avatar
    I was disappointed to find that Local Scout disappeared along with Bing when using the search button. I did find that Here Explorer beta covers it pretty well. I was surprised to find Local Scout again hiding in the Bing Maps. I was fortunate to have the app that will still pull up Bing Maps on my Nokia. Its nice to know I can still access Local Scout even though I have to take an extra step to get there.
    04-15-2014 11:31 PM
  8. diktea's Avatar
    Cool, At least I wasn't the only one. Now to work out a way to figure out how to slow down the battery drainage. Since updating to 8.1 my phone's battery life has been killed.
    there is thos "Battery Saver" among the apps... get in there and turn off and on the apps according to your likings
    04-15-2014 11:39 PM
  9. OberstDanjeje's Avatar
    I was disappointed to find that Local Scout disappeared along with Bing when using the search button. I did find that Here Explorer beta covers it pretty well. I was surprised to find Local Scout again hiding in the Bing Maps. I was fortunate to have the app that will still pull up Bing Maps on my Nokia. Its nice to know I can still access Local Scout even though I have to take an extra step to get there.
    You don't need an app for that, the Maps app is in every WP now
    04-16-2014 12:50 AM
  10. SRoshan143's Avatar
    Can any one tell me how to change the profile picture for Facebook or outlook from the ME tile in the WP update 8.1?
    I could do so in WP 8, but can't do the same in WP 8.1.
    Tap on your profile pic in the me tile (same as you did in WP8), but then there comes various options in my case Hotmail, FB and Twitter and then the fourth one in "find another", tap on that find another and then you can select your own pic. Hope this helps you.
    04-16-2014 01:24 AM
  11. gohilurvish's Avatar
    To All.
    Well, this is not final WP8.1. It is dev preview so many features will still be missing.

    Now, Tips and Tricks.
    1.
    I just saw a post on Allowing Apps to run in Background. Good.
    But the real thing is "Menu" -> "Battery Saver" -> "usage" (tab on top) -> [Scroll to End] -> "show all apps" -> There will be many other apps which may have Background permission.

    2.
    "Menu" -> "Store" -> "..." -> "My Apps" -> Show all apps you downloaded (and may be removed now). You can re-install them from here.
    Guytronic and DrSARANG MALI like this.
    04-16-2014 01:35 AM
  12. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Seems you can pull up any bottom bar from the bottom left corner, just swipe up 👆

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk for wp
    04-16-2014 02:08 AM
  13. Jowarman's Avatar
    Something I've been waiting for!!!

    With headphones plugged in, and ringer ON, the sound of incoming calls/texts come through your headphones ONLY.
    NO MORE ALERT SOUNDS COMING THROUGH YOUR SPEAKER WHILE HAVING HEADPHONES PLUGGED IN!

    This is FANTASTIC, as I live in Chicago and take public transit. I would always forget my ringer was on when I would listen to music through my ear buds. No more disturbing people. ;)
    04-16-2014 03:33 AM
  14. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Just saw a cool feature in new text follow keyboard. If you select a text and then press the shift key it toggles the letters to UPPERCASE lowercase and first letter capital. Try it out
    Guytronic and DaiaX like this.
    04-16-2014 03:38 AM
  15. Resurrectionist's Avatar
    Tap on your profile pic in the me tile (same as you did in WP8), but then there comes various options in my case Hotmail, FB and Twitter and then the fourth one in "find another", tap on that find another and then you can select your own pic. Hope this helps you.

    But that only changes the picture of me tile, and not your Facebook profile. Neither does it get synced. It seems you can't change the profile picture of your Facebook account directly from the phone's me tile in WP 8.1 as before in WP 8.
    04-16-2014 03:41 AM
  16. colinkiama's Avatar
    When a notification sound is playing press the volume button down and it will stop playing.
    04-16-2014 04:32 AM
  17. TheJoester09's Avatar
    It's pretty annoying that you can't send a document from the e-mail app, meaning you can't attach a doc to an existing e-mail thread. Well, this has been alleviated somewhat with the ability to upload files through IE11. Now you can use your e-mail service's website to upload and attach documents! If you use Outlook, this can only be done from the desktop version of the site, but it's better than nothing!
    04-16-2014 06:53 AM
  18. Rahul_Lumia_720's Avatar
    I think wifi direct is a feature that is used in "Project My Screen". Though not many current phones support this except for Lumia 1520 which again have to wait for a firmware update!
    You should probably find out the person who said that to you and ask about it. But I think the one you are referring to as WifiDirect was misunderstood for wifisense
    04-16-2014 07:34 AM
  19. Boolanger.'s Avatar
    how to scan barcode.?
    If you turn off location this will suspend Cortana, once that is done if you hit the search key you will get the old search page with vision
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-16-2014 07:35 AM
  20. Boolanger.'s Avatar
    How do we add words to the keyboard suggestions?

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    After using a word that is incorrect highlight the word and the 2 item in the suggestions field will have a +sign in front of it to add to to the suggested words
    04-16-2014 08:46 AM
  21. emptyfish's Avatar
    If you are seeing worse battery performance, go into Battery Saver and disable apps that you don't want running in the background. You can quickly scroll through the list and any app that shows "allowed" under the title is set to run in the background. Most of the apps on my phone had reset to allow, I had them turned off before the upgrade.

    Sent from my RM-893_nam_tmous_201 using Tapatalk
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-16-2014 09:44 AM
  22. abuhurairah13's Avatar
    The ability to turn ON Wi-Fi automatically..
    1. Turn Off Wi-Fi.
    2. You will see the new menu called "turn Wi-Fi back on"
    3. Set your favorite place in default map (NOT Here map).
    4. Select "near my favorite place" in the menu.
    Tadaa.. You will have your Wi-Fi turn on automatically when you're near your home, office or any favorite places you choose.

    * typing this using word flow keyboard.. So awesome!!
    04-16-2014 09:51 AM
  23. Ivaylo Badinov's Avatar
    [TIP]If you want the "comma" back go to Settings> Keyboard> Advanced and check the Show comma key when available OR Press and hold the full stop key[/TIP]
    04-16-2014 10:34 AM
  24. GraceFA60's Avatar
    In the WP8.1 preview videos, I remember seeing an option for 'Vibrate when ringing'. Now after I've updated my 920 to 8.1, there is no option to do this in the sound+ringtone settings.
    Have MS removed this feature.
    No, The Top one is the "Vibrate" toggle in ringtones+ sounds setting
    04-16-2014 10:44 AM
  25. abuhurairah13's Avatar
    here you go :)

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    This checkbox will only appear when you turn the Wi-Fi OFF. Its not there when its ON..
    04-16-2014 11:18 AM
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