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Easy Customization For Your Nokia Lumia 635

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As part of my participation in the #GroupSwitch project, we were recently challenged to customize our Nokia Lumia 635 phones. While I always try to somewhat customize my phones, I never seem to have to time (or patience) to REALLY make it mine. The Lumia635 is different, because its SO easy. I’ve literally been addicted to customizing my phone. I’ve been changing my home screen, live tiles, and pictures.. adding apps, deleting apps and basically been living in the Microsoft App store. If you’re looking to make some quick and easy changes to your phone’s appearance, here’s some tips on how to make your phone best reflect you!


Lumia- Settings

The Settings button is your best friend. This is where you access your home screen, lock screen, tiles, etc. *Note you can also pin the Setting to your home screen*


Once you’re in the Settings, select START + THEME

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This is all of the quick customizations for your home screen.

Lumia start and theme-Background: Select a dark or light background. This will change the background color on your phone to white or black. Its so easy to change you can even switch it up based on the time of day!

Lumia Blackwhite background

-Accent color: simply select the color you would like your tiles and link colors. I, of course, chose pink

Start Background: This is the display of your home screen background. You can select one of the pictures from your phone by hitting the chose photo button. This not only gives you access to your camera photos, but also any photos you’ve saved onto the phone! My current background picture is a beautiful beach paradise, but I may switch it up again soon!

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Screen tiles: Choose if you would like to see more or less tiles. See the differences below…

Lumia- tile comparison

Going back to the Settings and scroll down to the lock screen

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Select what you would like to appear on the lock screen. You can select a picture OR you can have one of your apps on the lock screen. Which do you prefer?

Lumia Lock Screen

You can also select how long you want for the lock screen to appear and if you want to set a password.

Once on the main screen, you can hold down each tile and move the tiles around. You can also alter the size of the tiles to be small, medium, or large.

Lumia tilesDon’t forget to add your favorite apps!


My phone keeps changing and changing, what does yours look like?


*Disclosure: I’m part of the Microsoft Lumia Device Trial Test group, all opinions are my own.


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Baby Versus Dog Bowl

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Dog bowls- especially the water bowl- are like magnets for babies. Something about the ability to splash while your mommy or daddy is yelling “NO!” and running at you is just irresistible. While we didn’t have to combat the urge to go after the dog bowl with Big T, Little T has decided this is not only his favorite game, but his primary mission in life. His little smirk and giggle IS heart melting, especially as he looks directly at us, however cleaning up the soaked sleeper & wet hands is less than appealing. Not to mention I can’t even begin to think about the disgusting germs that can potentially be floating in that water bowl. Yes, we do get a REAL bath after we bathe in the water bowl.

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9 months is a lot of fun, but its only 9 a chair barricade should be more than sufficient to stop the little guy from getting to the bowl, right? WRONG .. he figured out how to slide the chair. Our new dining room decor not only includes a chair in front of the dog bowls, but the mat must be folded up to create friction that alleviates easy sliding. No one said being a mom required this much improvising…

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