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Personalize my phone with my photos

Some snapshots are so great you just can't get enough of them. That's what favorites are for—choose some (it takes just a couple of taps), and they'll show up in their own area of the Photos Hub. You can set your favorites to display on the animated Photos Tile on Start, or pin them there for one-tap access.

Your favorite photos in the Photos Hub
Your favorites in the Photos Hub

To add a picture to Favorites

  1. On Start Start button, tap Photos Photos icon.

  2. Find a picture and tap to open it.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • If the picture is already saved on your phone, tap More More icon, and then tap Add to favorites.
    • If the picture is in an online album, tap More More icon, and then tap Save to phone. Go to Albums > Saved Pictures, open the picture, and then tap More More icon > Add to favorites.

Tip

Want to get photos from your computer to your phone? To learn how, see Sync photos and videos using my computer.

To personalize your phone using your favorites

You can set your phone to display a selection of your favorites on the animated Photos Tile on Start and in the background on the Photos Hub. Each time you open the Hub, you'll see a new selection in both places.

  1. On Start Start button, tap Photos Photos icon.

  2. Tap More More icon, and then tap Shuffle background.

To pin your favorites to Start

  1. On Start Start button, tap Photos Photos icon.

  2. Flick left or right to Favorites, and then tap See all.

  3. Tap More More icon, and then tap Pin to start.

Tips

  • You can pin other albums to Start, too—even online albums. Go to Photos Photos icon > Albums, tap and hold the album you want to pin, and then tap Pin to start.
  • Want to use a picture as the background on the lock screen? Find and open the one you want, Tap More More icon, and then tap Set as lock screen.

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