New phone?

Moving from Android or iPhone to Windows Phone

Switching 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.

Start screen

Hubs. The People Hub is for all your conversations, from phone to Facebook to Skype. The Photos Hub is for seeing and sharing pics. And then there's Games, Office and Music + Videos.

People Hub

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.

Kid's Corner

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