How To Pin Things on Windows Phone Start Screen

This post is all about answering one question, how to make all your favorite stuff just a tap away on your phone? No multiple taps, going from apps or scrolling behind apps. Yes, if you are a Windows Phone user you can access your favorite stuff with just a single tap on Start Screen.

Windows Phone allows you to pin anything like apps, songs, map locations, favorite websites, OneNote notes, contacts, and a lot more on Start Screen. Now, I am going to tell you how you can pin your stuff to Start Screen of your Windows Phone.

How to pin a Contact or Group

  1. Tap the People Hub tile, and then Flick All.
  2. Then tap and keep hold on the contact or group that you want to Pin, then tap pin to start.

How to pin an app

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list.
  2. Tap and hold the app you want to pin, then tap Pin to Start.

How to pin a game

  1. Go to app list and tap Games.
  2. Tap and hold the game that you want to pin to Start, and then tap Pin to Start.

How to pin a website

  1. Open the website you want to pin to Start.
  2. Tap More and then tap Pin to Start.

How to pin a map location

1. Go to the App list and then tap Maps.

2. You can do any of the following steps to pin a map to Start.

  • Type the location you are looking for, tap the flag that identifies the location. And then finally tap Pin.
  • Another option is to Tap More, tap Favorite places, tap a location you’ve stored to your favorites, and then tap Pin.

 How to pin an album, playlist, artist, song, or genre

  1. Tap the Music+Videos tile on Start.
  2. In Zune, tap Music and flick to the list of Artists, Albums, Songs, Playlists, or Genres.
  3. Tap and hold the artist, album, song, playlist, or genre, that you want to pin to Start and then tap Pin to Start.

How to pin your Favorites photo album

  1. On Start, tap Pictures tile.
  2. Next, Flick to Favorites, then tap See all.
  3. Tap More, then tap Pin to Start.

How to pin an Office document or document location

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, then tap Office.
  2. Move to Documents or Locations.
  3. Tap and hold a document or location you want to pin, and then tap Pin to Start.

How to pin a OneNote note

1. To tap Office, go On Start, flick left to the App list.

2. Two options are available you can follow the one that is suitable for you.

  • Tap and hold the note you want to pin, and then tap Pin to Start.
  • Tap Notebooks , browse to the page you want to pin, then tap Pin .

3.  Tap More , then tap Pin new to Start. Start will now include a new, blank note.

How to pin a folder from an email inbox

  1. Open the account in which your desired folder to be pinned is kept.
  2. Tap More  -> Folders.
  3. Tap Show all folders, tap and hold a folder, and then tap Pin to Start.

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About Nitin Agarwal

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.
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