The Complete Nokia Lumia 625 Guide

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Got a Nokia Lumia 625 but not sure how to do something on it? Not to worry as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of.
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Getting Started with your Nokia Lumia 625

What’s in the box?

In the Nokia Lumia 625 box you will find:

  • Nokia Lumia 625 handset.
  • Handset Guide.
  • Charger plug connector.
  • USB lead.
  • Earphones.

Nokia Lumia 625 Whats in the Box

How to insert your microSIM

Click here to read our feature on how to insert your microSIM card.

How to charge your phone

To get your Nokia Lumia 625 set up and fully charged:

  • Unravel charger plug connector lead.
  • Take the end of the lead and insert into charging port on the bottom of the device.
  • Insert plug connector and plug into wall.
  • Switch on.

Alternatively you can charge your device using your laptop. To do this:

  • Unravel USB cable
  • Take large end of the USB cable and slot it into USB port on laptop.
  • Take small end and insert into charging port on the bottom of the device.

How to set up your phone

To set up your Nokia Lumia 625 straight from the box:

  • Press the Power button to switch on the device.
  • Tap Get Started.
  • Select your language from the provided options and tap Next.
  • Read through the Windows Terms Of Use and tap Accept .
  • Select whether you would like to configure the handset via Recommended or Custom.
  • Enter your home country, time zone, date and time in the relevant boxes, then tap Next.
  • If you wish to sign into your Microsoft account tap Sign In, tap Create One to start a new account or tap Sign In Later to skip this step.
  • Tap Next.
  • Untick the box if you would prefer not to enrol on the Nokia Improvement Program or leave ticked if you are happy to enrol, then tap Accept.
  • Select your operator by tapping on its name.
  • Tap the Home button to complete setup.

Software

What’s the latest software available for my phone?

The Nokia Lumia 625 runs on Windows Phone 8 and this is currently the most recent version of the operating system available.

How to update your phone’s software

  • Press the power button and swipe up the screen to unlock.
  • Swipe to the left to enter the apps menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Phone Update.
  • Tap Check For Updates.
  • If an update is available, follow the onscreen instructions to carry it out.

How To Update Your Nokia Lumia 625

How to perform a factory reset

  • Press the power button and swipe up the screen to unlock.
  • Swipe to the left to enter the apps menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap About.
  • Tap Reset Your Phone.
  • Tap Yes to confirm.
  • Tap Yes.

Where can I get more help?

If you have any more questions about your phone’s software, head over to the Phones 4u forum and get in touch with the team, who will be more than happy to help you out.

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Accounts, Messaging and Applications

How to set up a Microsoft account
Click here to read our guide on how to set up a Microsoft account on your phone.

How to set up social network feeds
Click here to read our guide on how to set up a social network feed on your phone.

Does my phone have an app store?

Yes, the Nokia Lumia 625 is serviced by the Windows Phone Store. Click here to find out more about smartphone app stores.

How to download an app

  • Press the power button and swipe the screen up to unlock.
  • Tap the Windows Phone Store icon on the Homescreen.
  • Browse through the Store until you find an app you want.
  • Tap the app you want to download.
  • Tap Install.
  • Read the Terms and Conditions, and if you agree tap Accept.

How to delete an app

  • Press the power button and swipe the screen up to unlock.
  • Swipe the Homescreen to the left.
  • Scroll down the Apps Menu until you find the app you want to delete.
  • Tap and hold the app.
  • Tap Uninstall and tap Yes.

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Connectivity and Internet

How to set up Wi-Fi

  • Press the Power button and swipe the screen up to unlock.
  • Swipe the Homescreen to the left.
  • Scroll down the Apps Menu and tap Settings.
  • Tap Wi-Fi.
  • Move the Wi-Fi slider to the On position.
  • Tap the network you want to connect to.
  • If you need to enter a password, enter it and tap Done.


How to set up a Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • Press the Power button and swipe the screen up to unlock.
  • Swipe the Homescreen to the left.
  • Scroll down the Apps Menu and tap Settings.
  • Tap Internet Sharing.
  • Tap Setup to configure your network.
  • Tap Broadcast Name to edit your network name.
  • Tap Password to edit your password.
  • Tap the tick icon to confirm.

How To Set Up A Wi-Fi Hotspot On Your Nokia Lumia 625

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Camera and Multimedia

How to take a picture or video on your phone

  • Press and hold the camera shutter button on the side of the handset to launch the camera.
  • Compose your shot.
  • Press the shutter button to capture your image or tap the film camera icon to capture video.
  • To stop recording, tap the red button.

How To Take A Photo With The Lumia 625