Does the third row of tiles make your Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen too small?
One of the many features of Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to add a third row of tiles to your Windows Phone Start Screen. We’ve already gotten used to seeing the third row in action on the larger screened Nokia Lumia 1520 but how is it performing on the smaller screened devices?
WPCentral member nexialbinding has started this discussion in the forums asking just that. Nexialbinding updated a Lumia 920 and is a little put off on how terrible things look with the extra row added.
Others have a mixed reaction to the new third row.
On the other hand, Franceso Savioni has Lumia 720 and thinks the extra row looks fantastic. Several Lumia 1020 owners note similar positive results as well.
So how do you throw the switch and add that third row of Live Tiles on Windows Phone 8.1? It's simple.
- Go to your Windows Phone Settings
- Choose the Start + Theme setting
- Scroll to the bottom of the Start + Theme page to turn on the option to show more tiles
Easy as pie.
Personally, with my aging eyesight the third row is way too small for my Lumia 520 but not too shabby on the Lumia 1020. But what say you?
If you’ve updated your Windows Phone to the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, jump on over to this WPCentral Forums discussion and let us know what you think of the new third row feature.
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Love it on my 925. Everything I need is on the screen, no scrolling needed
Simply loving it!
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People, try it for some days before telling you hate it :-)
-Lumia 925 btw
Column = top to bottom
Row = left to right
in storage sense, the items like music, apps n games etc remain stuck at 'updating' forever.. it heated my phone and drained all my battery but was still into 'updating' only.. i also retried after restarting phone, force closing app but no use yet I badly wanna move my apps to SD but stuck.. plz help
It lets me use the large size tiles as well as more medium size tiles.
Just missing the big square :)
Love the 3rd row of tiles
Makes my start screen come alive more
tree . Hug
I'm also giving the parallax backgrounds a try and it all depends on the picture used but I'm still not convinced.
That said, it's great to have the option because when I grow tired I can go back again.
Plus now I can see alot of stuff at the same time
Windowsphone + Lumia FTW