- Getting started
- What's new in Windows Phone 8
- 3 buttons: Back, Start and Search
- Getting connected
- Everything leads back to Start
- Microsoft account
- Synchronising your Windows Phone
- Ringtones, sounds and volume
- Recommended settings for phone setup
- Using Data Sense to track your data usage
- Moving from Android or iPhone to Windows Phone
- Tips and tricks
- Places to try tapping and holding
- Gestures: flick, pan and stretch
- How-to videos
Moving from Android or iPhone to Windows Phone
So you've taken the plunge and decided to try a completely new kind of smartphone – well done! We've designed Windows Phone so it's easy to dive right in, but some things might seem a bit different at first. We'll cover some basics here, and if you need more, the quick start guide is a good place to start. For more in-depth tips, have a look at Windows Phone tips and tricks.
What can I bring along?
You should be able to transfer most of your stuff – contacts, calendars, music, docs and photos – to your Windows Phone.
For how-to, take a look at one of these topics:
Upgrading from Windows Phone 7? See how to make the switch.
What's so different?
The Start screen. You can pin just about anything to your Windows Phone Start screen and customise the colour, size and location of your Live Tiles. A quick flick left takes you to a view of all your apps.
Built-in goodness. Windows Phone has many of the same apps you used on your old phone. But it's also got a lot of great things built in. To name just three: Kid's Corner is a place on your phone where your child can play with the stuff you choose; Microsoft Office Mobile is your office on the go; and Find My Phone can ring, lock, erase or locate a lost phone.