You can pin individual settings to the Start screen in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL have been announced this week at MWC 2015, and they come with a newer version of Windows Phone 8.1. Other Windows Phone users are probably going to see the new features in an update called Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2. The changes are subtle, but make life a little easier. We've noticed the settings page received some changes, including the ability to pin individual settings to the Start screen. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.

What we've noticed so far:

  • One page for all the settings.
  • Search for individual settings.
  • Pin individual settings to the Start screen.
  • App permissions

Microsoft has not officially said anything about GDR2 and has not provided any changelog. What do you think of these changes? Sound off in the comments.

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.