Here's a quick rundown of the basics on your Windows Phone—things like making calls, sending texts, and getting apps.
Sign in with a Microsoft account to download apps, back stuff up, and more. You'll have a chance to sign in when you first set up your phone, but you can do it later, too.
First and foremost, your phone is for making calls.
Here's how to start a new text. To reply to a message, just tap it.
Add a brand-new contact like this, or import contacts from other places.
What's a smartphone without fun and useful apps?
On Start , tap Store
On Start , swipe over to the App list. Tap Search
If you have a Windows Phone 8, to find your games, go to the App list and then tap Games.
In the App list, tap and hold the app you want to pin, and then tap Pin to start.
A lock screen password can help keep your phone more secure.
This topic is about Windows Phone 8.1. If your phone is running Windows Phone 8, some options and icons may look a little different, and some features may not be available. Check to see which software version you have and find out if an update is available.
Article ID: 10650 - Last Review: 17 May 2016 - Revision: 25