Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone, learning vital tips and tricks are essential for getting the most out of your device. Powered by a a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor the 520 features 512Mb of RAM, 8GB of built in storage and is capable of taking up to 64GB of expandable storage. The 520 also boasts a 5 megapixel autofocus camera capable of capturing videos at HD 720p at 30frames per second. Fitted with a 4 inch IPS LCD WVGA display which carries an 800 x 480 pixels resolution, the Lumia is also equipped with a super sensitive touch technology designed for fingernail and glove when you need to use your phone on those cold days.
1. How to Factory reset -
It is fair that this will remove all your data from your phone so it is advised that you do a backup of all your important data before.
There are two methods for doing a factory reset,
>>First method :
First go to Start
Scroll to the bottom and choose “About.”
Select “reset your phone.”
Then select “Yes.”
>>The second method :
First press and hold the Camera, Volume and Power buttons all at the same time.
Then release the Power button when the phone vibrates but continue to hold the Camera and Volume Down.
When the Format prompt is displayed on the screen, release the Camera button and Volume Down
Then press Windowsbutton twice to confirm.
2. Get Directions to a location -
Start from the home screen.
Then go to Apps
Go to Maps
Then enter a place of interest or address or
Then choose either Walking or Driving.
The Lumia 520 will then calculate a route.
To show real-time traffic information, select the More button and select Show Traffic.
3. How to resume game download errors -
What’s annoying is when you try to download a game from the marketplace and the download stops and an error occurs, to resume the download:
Open the Marketplace tile
Find the game that is having the problem and select ‘Check install’.
Then when you’re in the Marketplace downloads screen long-press on the error and choose ‘try again’
4. Lenses -
In your Nokia Lumia 520 one of its attraction pieces is the addition of lenses. With lenses the capabilities of the camera are modified, with Nokia specific options coming in the form on Cinemagraph and City Lens.
Go to the camera user interface
Open up the lenses menu and also switch between any installed lenses by pressing the twin arrow icon
Hitting the ‘find more lenses’ option will also bring up a wide and new and interesting lenses to download and add to the 520’s camera repertoire.
5. To get accents while typing in non-English languages -
Press and Hold the appropriate character.
For example if you want the French “A” with an accent, press and hold the a button.
6. How to Make Your Nokia Lumia 520 a Wi-Fi Hotspot -
Ever imagine how you can make your own Nokia Lumia 520 a WiFi hotspot? Well, sure you can. This feature allows for your other devices to pick up your mobile hotspot settings on your Nokia Lumia 520. This is more preferable when you’re in public trying to locate a WiFi connection. Nokia did not mention how many devices can connect to your Nokia Lumia 520, but usually it is 6-8 devices. Check out these steps for easy, convenient and a money-saver internet experience.
On your Start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings.
Then select Internet sharing.
Switch the Sharing to On.
If you want to change the name of your connection, tap Setup > Broadcast name, then enter the name.
If you want to secure your Wi-Fi hotspot, then you can also type in a password for the connection.
Then select the connection on the other device.
>Wait for few seconds and your phone will start broadcasting its WiFi network name. Now you’re ready to connect your other device to your portable mobile wifi hotspot.
7. Turn on Caps Lock -
To turn on Caps lock, double press the Shift key.
To turn it off, simply double tap Shift again to disable.
8. Use Voice controls -
To access Voice control, Press and Hold the Windows key. You can say things like 'Call John', 'Use Calendar', 'Find nearest restaurant' and so on.
9. How to manage the Battery on your Nokia Lumia 520 -
The Nokia Lumia 520 has a neat little battery saver tool that kicks in when you’re running out of juice, meaning only the basics run in the background and your battery lasts longer. To activate the Battery Saver tool, open the main System Settings and then scroll down the list and tap on Battery Saver.
The battery information it presents are the level of battery life you presently have, as well as the estimated time remaining. You can then either set the Battery Saver to activate when power is low, or you can start it immediately.
10. Direct Camera App -
Phone is Locked then Hold Camera key on 3 Seconds and then start camera.
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