Screen & keyboard: Nokia Lumia 521

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the Nokia Lumia 521. Find out more on this page:

 

Backlight

Home screen

Keyboard

 

 

Backlight

Brightness

To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap brightness.
  4. If necessary, tap to turn off the Automatically adjust slider.
  5. Tap the Level field.
  6. Tap to select one of the following options:
    • low
    • medium
    • high

 

 

Timeout

To change the time before the backlight times out, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap lock screen.
  4. Tap the Screen times out after field.
  5. Tap to select one of the following options:
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 3 minutes
    • 5 minutes

 

 

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Home screen

Add widget or shortcut

To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Touch and hold the application you want to add.
  3. Tap pin to start.

 

 

Delete widget or shortcut

To delete a widget or shortcut from the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, touch and hold the tile you want to delete.
  2. When the Tack icon appears, release your finger from the screen.
  3. Tap the Tack icon to delete.

 

 

Home screen wallpaper

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

Lock screen wallpaper

To change the lock screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap lock screen.
  4. Tap the Background field.
  5. Select from one of the following options:
    • photo
      1. Locate and tap the desired image.
      2. When finished, tap the Check Mark icon.
    • Bing
      1. This makes the Bing home page your device's lock screen.

 

 

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Keyboard

Change default keyboard

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

Enter symbols & numbers

To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. While entering text, tap the &123 key on your on-screen keyboard.
  2. Tap the desired symbol(s) or number(s).
  3. To see additional symbols, tap the Right Arrow key.
  4. To enter emoticons, tap the smiley face key.
  5. Tap abcd to switch back to text entry.

 

 

Text entry mode

To change the text entry or predictive text mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap keyboard.
  4. If desired, tap add keyboards to add an additional keyboard language.
  5. For the desired keyboard, tap Type to change.
  6. Tap to select and the check box and enable or clear the check box and disable for the following settings:
    • Suggest text
    • Highlight misspelled words
    • Correct misspelled words
    • Insert a space after selecting a suggestion
    • Insert a period after double-tapping the SPACEBAR
    • Capitalize the first letter of a sentence
  7. Tap the Back key.
  8. Tap Advanced.
  9. Tap to adjust the desired advanced settings.

 

 

Turn on / off haptic feedback

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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