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This article was published on March 5, 2015

Windows Phone 8.1 update 2 reorganizes the settings and supports Bluetooth keyboards

Windows Phone 8.1 update 2 reorganizes the settings and supports Bluetooth keyboards
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Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8.1 update will give you the option to pin individual settings to the Start screen, according to Windows Central. The update has also organized the settings into one page and sorted them by categories with a search function built in.

Other improvements include the ability to tailor privacy settings by disabling camera access to specific apps and a new quick text function. Quick text is a set of pre-defined messages that you can paste within your phone’s keyboard.

foldable keyboard

Microsoft has introduced Bluetooth keyboard support for Windows Phones as well. This comes shortly after the release of it’s foldable keyboard and will surely pave the way for more Windows 10 apps to support real keyboards.

There has been no official announcement made about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, but this week Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 and 640 XL at Mobile World Congress and the new version will appear on those devices.

➤ You can pin individual settings to the Start screen in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 [Windows Central]