Published by

Brink's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 21,864

How to Open the Start Screen in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

information   Information
On your Windows Phone, Start is your home base: you can keep all of your important stuff as tiles right where you need it, and be able to perform a task with only a tap or two. You can fill (pin to) Start with links, contacts, maps, and apps, or just a few basics. It's unique to you and your needs.

This tutorial will show you how to quickly open and go back to the Start screen from anywhere on your Windows Phone 8 and 8.1.

Here's How:

1. From any screen, press the Start button at the bottom of the phone in the center. (see screenshot below)

Click image for larger version

2. That was easy, wasn't it. If needed, you can swipe/flick up and down on your Start screen to see all your tiles (pinned items). (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This is on a Lumia 1520.

Click image for larger version

That's it,