Windows Phone 7.5 brings a new unique user interface through Metro. Instead of standard icons that shape square, circles and squirecles, the Metro UI incorporates flipping, wiggling, and lively tiles that are present on homescreen and menu.
Through this post I will share on how you manage basic customizations such as themes, wallpapers and ringtones on your Nokia Lumia 800.
Changing themes on a WP could be done by navigating on the settings>themes. From there, selections of background and color accent for tiles are listed. Only two background color choices these are the plain black and light but there are wide range of color accent for your tiles. Nokia Blue is included too which is my favorite and the magenta. Picking up a color accent changes the tiles color in homescreen and menu as well as the text highlights and other elements. Just for a tip, black background would save you a lot of battery on Lumia 800 because of its AMOLED screen.
I’ve included both live shots and video on how does your WP looks like with the following themes.
Left click on the image to zoom in automatically.
In Lumia 800, Nokia original ringtones and sound are included too aside from the one are default on a Windows Phone. To change the tones, just go to settings>ringtones there you will find the lists of notifiers from ringtone to text. On/Off toggle switches of function keys such as camera shutter are also located here.
There is two ways to trigger ringer and vibrate system on a WP, one is going to the settings of ringtones and sound, another is by pressing the volume rocker on the right side of the phone. Once pressed, status bar will dropped and on the right top most you can tap the ring+vibrate to trigger silent+vibrate mode.
Windows Phone only offers wallpaper customization on lock screen and background customization on the themes is limited to plain colors in order to blend tiles and rest of UI elements.
And to change your wallpaper, you can pick one from gallery or go through lock+wallpaper settings. Music player is integrated too on wallpaper and status bar.
The rest of the guide is on the video below: