Customize Windows Phone 8.1


You’ve finally received the update to Windows Phone 8.1 – now what?

Still don’t have Windows Phone 8.1?  Read about it on our tutorial – How to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1.

First, let’s change your start screen!

1) Go to settings

2) Tap Start and Theme

3) Scroll to the bottom and click choose photo under “Start Background”

4) Select your photo (portrait photos will work best since the start screen is in portrait mode)

NOTE: not all applications supports the clear icon.  Click on our YouTube video to learn to change those to transparent files.


Next: How to customize quick actions bar.

1) Pull up the quick settings bar, but swiping from the top of the phone down.

2) Click on “All settings””

3) Click on Notifications and actions.

4) Choose your favorite 4 quick actions settings!

We have detailed this step by step on our video!

Do you have a Windows Phone question?  Ask away!

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Max Sandoval

Founder at Asian Geek Squad
Founder of Asian Geek Squad, Max loves tech, travel and desserts. Oh yeah, and he's learning Japanese.