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Learn how to use home screen on your Nokia Lumia 1020. Your phone has two views, making it easy for you to keep up with what's going on.
To switch between the start screen and the apps menu, simply swipe left or right.
Start screen: The animated live tiles show your missed calls and received messages, the latest news and weather forecasts, and more.
You can rearrange and resize the tiles, and pin contacts, apps, feeds, mailboxes, websites, and other favorites. Updates of your pinned contacts are shown on the tile, and you can view your contacts' details directly from the start screen.
Apps menu: All your apps are listed here, all neatly ordered.
Got a lot of apps? To look one up, tap Search icon.
Switch between views
If you don't have all the apps you need on your start screen, you can find them from the apps menu. Simply swipe left or right between the views.
Note: If you've got lots of different things to do, it's easy to switch between the tasks at hand. Press and hold Back Key, swipe to the app you want, and tap the app. Some apps may not show up here if they're running in the background. To view them, go to the apps menu, tap Settings, swipe left, and tap background tasks.
Use the touch screen
Explore your phone with a tap, swipe, or drag.
To use your phone, simply tap or tap and hold the touch screen.
To open further options, place your finger on an item until the menu opens.
Note: You can even use your phone while wearing gloves. On the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings > display+touch. Swipe to touch, and switch Touch sensitivity to High.
Example: To open an app or other item, tap the app or item. To edit or delete a calendar appointment, tap and hold the appointment, and select the appropriate option.
Tap and hold to drag an item
Place your finger on the item for a second or two, and slide your finger across the screen.
Place your finger on the screen, and slide your finger in the desired direction.
Example: Swipe left or right between the start screen and the apps menu, or between different views in the hubs. To quickly scroll through a long list or menu, slide your finger quickly in a flicking motion up or down the screen, and lift your finger. To stop the scrolling, tap the screen.
Zoom in or out
Place two fingers on an item, such as a map, photo, or web page, and slide your fingers apart or together.
Note: Avoid scratching the touch screen.
Use your phone with ease
Struggling with small text or blurry images? Make the fonts larger and the screen easier to view. You can also use your phone with a teletypewriter (TTY/TDD).
On the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings icon.
Tap ease of access.
Change the font size
Drag the Text size slider.
Switch high contrast on
Switch High contrast to On .
Magnify the screen
Switch Screen magnifier to On , and double-tap the screen with two fingers. When using the magnifier, use two fingers to move around the screen. To stop magnification, double-tap the screen with two fingers.
Use your phone with a TTY/TDD
Switch TTY/TDD to full.
The available TTY/TDD modes may vary depending on your network service provider.