Start screen

Start screen

Up front on the Start screen, you'll see live tiles that continuously update and show what’s most personal to you. You’ll see things like your photo album, how many new messages and email you have, and more.
  • Simply swipe your finger up or down to scroll through the tiles.
  • On the Start screen, tap or swipe your finger left to access apps and settings.
  • To return to the Start screen from any app or setting's screen, press .

Rearranging tiles

  1. Press and hold the tile you want to move until it floats.
  2. Drag the tile where you want it to go.
  3. Keep rearranging until all tiles are where you want them.
  4. When you're done moving tiles, tap anywhere onscreen or press .

Pinning items to the Start screen

You can pin just about anything you want to the Start screen: apps, pictures, songs, favorite websites, documents, and even contacts.

For example, when you pin a contact to the Start screen, you’ll get all of that person’s updates — feeds, email, text messages, and call notifications — right from that tile.

  1. To pin something, press and hold it until a menu appears.
  2. Tap pin to start.

Unpinning a tile

  1. Press and hold the tile you want to remove.
  2. Tap .
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