Projecting your phone onto your PC or TV screen is surprisingly easy. Select Settings> System> Project My Project. Your phone will automatically search for nearby devices that can use the wireless projection of the screen. If your TV or PC monitor does not support this, it is still possible to project your screen via USB on a Windows PC. First, download the Project My Screen app from Microsoft's official Windows Phone website, install it on your system, restart it, open the app, connect your phone to your PC, and navigate as before to Project My Screen. This is great for showing your videos and photos on a much larger screen.
. 2 Glance Settings
The Glance settings allow you to set your time and lock screen content when the phone is in standby mode. Select Settings> Summary Screen to see all the options that are pleasingly extensive. Particularly useful options are time window timing settings. Think about keeping it at "peek" or turning it off completely when you worry about battery life. An interesting feature, called Night Mode, allows you to set a time period, such as 22:00 to 06:00 ̵
1; during which the lock screen of your phone changes its color to dark red, green, or blue to protect your eyes from annoying glare can cause white. The blue is especially effective.
. 3 Battery Saver
Battery Saver, located under Settings> Battery Saver, gives you complete control over your battery usage. The home screen gives you a good overview of which apps consume the most power. At a glance, you can determine which apps you want to shut down or uninstall. Swipe right and get more detailed information. For example, how long the battery lasts, and whether you want to enable the Windows Phone Battery Saver, which conserves energy when the battery is low.
. 4 Data Sense
Data Sense finds more efficient ways to use mobile data and indicates your usage. This powerful feature lets you set very specific data limits. For example, if you have a monthly plan with 1GB of data, you can set the data reset date, assign the monthly data limit, and only allow Windows Mobile. You can use the specified amount unless the settings are overridden. You can also restrict the use of background data while roaming and instruct your phone to automatically compress images and ads in Internet Explorer when you reach the end of your data limit.
. 5 WiFi Sense
. 6 Word Flow
Word Flow integrates with Windows Phone 8.1 for quick and accurate form input. Instead of typing each letter individually, you can slide your finger over the letters instead. You do not need to find a place after every word, just raise your finger and start gliding again and Word Flow will enter the rooms for you. To quickly insert a dot and a space, tap Space twice. In addition, Word Flow is pretty clever – for example, words that normally use them are automatically accented, or proper names like "England" or "Tom Selleck" are capitalized. The more you use it, the smarter the word flow becomes.
. 7 Set up a Mobile VPN
A virtual private network enables remote secure connections to private networks over a public Internet connection. This is now a built-in feature for all Windows 8.1 phones, and especially useful when you're on the move and need access to your company's network when checking email at the airport or in a coffee shop. Go to Settings> VPN and touch the plus icon below to set up the VPN. You may need to ask your IT department for your specific VPN settings, which they can easily deploy.
. 8 Set Sleep Times
In Settings> Silent Hours, you can outsource your calls and texts to Cortana, Microsoft's intelligent personal assistant, so you stay as undisturbed as possible for as long as possible. Quiet hours can be activated for certain hours (eg 22:00 to 06:00) and / or if you mark a calendar event as busy. You can also set breakthrough rules for your inner circle. This means that even during your quiet hours, certain people will be able to contact you if you so desire.
. 9 Automatically backup photos and set the default camera app
Under Settings> Applications> Photos + Camera, you can change your default camera app. This is especially useful if you enjoy using the very popular Instagram or if you want to use more sophisticated camera applications that offer a wider choice of options and features. From here, you can also make sure your phone automatically saves your pictures and videos to the cloud, or only use this feature on WiFi if you care about data usage.