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Stay closer to the people and things you care about

Pin your favourites

Love it? Pin it to your Start screen – people, apps, music and more.

Make it your own

Move and resize your Live Tiles and change colours to suit your fancy.

Start screen + Live Tiles

Start screen

The Windows Phone Start screen makes sure you’re always caught up and plugged in – to your best friend's texts, the time of your next meeting, the latest Groupon deals and whatever else you decide to pin there.

Live Tiles

These amazing little gems deliver automatic updates on what's happening in your world.

Live Apps

A delightful innovation that puts the information you want on Start.

Kid's Corner

Hand over your phone without fear – Kid's Corner only lets your little ones access the apps, games, videos and music you choose for them, so you can relax and let them play. They can open Kid's Corner on their own, but your Start screen, apps and info will be protected by a password set by you. Now your child can play Angry Birds without emailing your angry boss.

Kid's Corner
People Hub

People

Windows Phone makes it easy to stay in touch with the people you care about. In a couple of taps, you can start conversations (phone, text, IM, email, even Skype), check your social networking feeds, create contact groups and more.

People Hub

More than an address book, the People Hub also serves up your friends' latest posts, tweets and photos (and lets you jump in on the thread).

Rooms

Keep everyone in the loop – Rooms let you privately share a calendar, notes, photos and group chat with the people you invite.

Photos + Camera

Take a photo, do some quick edits, then share it by text, email, social networking or NFC – all without leaving the camera app. Plus you can automatically back up every photo you take to SkyDrive, so your pics will be safe and cosy in the cloud.

Lenses

Photo apps, reimagined. Available for download in the Store, Lenses let you get creative in your camera's viewfinder.

Photos Hub

The Photos Hub houses your collection, including online albums, and even shows a feed of your friends' latest pics.

Photos + Camera
Music + Videos

Music + Videos

Use the Music + Videos Hub to listen to your tunes, watch videos, subscribe to podcasts and enjoy Smart DJ playlists based on the music you love. Add an Xbox Music Pass for unlimited access to millions of tracks you can download to your phone or stream from the cloud. You can sync your iTunes library with your phone too.

Office Hub

Start a Word doc or Excel spreadsheet on your PC, then sync it to SkyDrive as you head out the door. Then you can write or edit some more on your phone with Office Mobile – from the back of a taxi, the beach, wherever. SkyDrive makes it easy to share docs and edit them with another person too. And OneNote Mobile lets you take a quick note in a couple of taps (or even with your voice).

Office Hub

Apps + Games

App + Game store

Windows Phone Store

More than 100,000 apps (and counting), each one certified by Microsoft to help protect against malware and viruses. Plus personalised app suggestions based on what you like.

Games Hub

The Games Hub is your on-the-go arcade. It's also the place to dress up your avatar, message your Xbox friends and see how your scores and achievements measure up.

Email + Messaging

Email + Messaging

Email

You can opt to see multiple accounts in one Linked Inbox – along with separate views for flagged, urgent or unread mail.

Messaging

Messaging Threads switch seamlessly between text and chat in the same conversation, and you can attach photos, voice notes, your location and more.

Bing Search + Local Scout

Bing Search

Love sushi? Not so keen on curry houses? Your phone can learn your likes and dislikes to suggest places to eat, drink, shop or visit that are just right for you – along with local deals for things you'll enjoy. You can connect Local Scout to Facebook to get results based on what your friends like too. Plus you’ll see reviews, opening times and other useful info.

More from Bing

Bing Search now has films, top headlines, local deals and more (along with the search results you're looking for).

Bing Vision

Bing Vision scans QR Codes and text to search the web or even translate it with one tap (so useful when travelling).

Lock screen

Lock screen

Customise your lock screen to show appointments, calls, texts, emails and even updates from your favourite apps. Then dress it up with your favourite photo.

Word Flow keyboard

Keyboard

The Word Flow keyboard learns your writing style to predict the next word in your sentence so you can type at top speed.

Wallet

Wallet

Store reward cards, vouchers, credit cards, local deals and membership cards in one convenient place on your phone.

Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 10

Open multiple tabs, get search suggestions as you type and share a web link in just a couple of taps. And now SmartScreen Filter helps protect you from dodgy websites.

Easy Transfers

Easy transfers

The new Windows Phone apps make connecting your Windows Phone to any PC, tablet or Mac (and transferring your stuff) quick and easy.

Tap to share

Tap to share

With NFC sharing, you can tap your phone against another NFC-capable device (like a friend's phone) to share things like photos, webpages, songs and contacts.

Find My Phone

Find My Phone

With Find My Phone, a free service on windowsphone.com, you can pinpoint a missing phone on a map, ring it remotely, lock it or even erase it.

For business

For business

With a rich array of device configuration and management capabilities, it's easy to integrate Windows Phone into your Windows infrastructure.