How to connect Nokia Lumia?
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The Nokia Lumia line is a line of touchscreen smartphones based on the Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems that first hit the market in 2011. The first four devices of this series (models 610, 710, 800 and 900) were equipped with the Windows Phone 7 operating system. In September 2012, Nokia and Microsoft announced the launch of the production of Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 already based on Windows Phone 8.
Despite the fact that the OS for smartphones from the company Windows is still significantly inferior in popularity to its competitors, this line has already found loyal fans around the world.
Next, we will explain how to connect Nokia Lumia to a computer or laptop.
Connecting a smartphone using USB
You can connect your Lumia to a computer with a compatible USB cable. The settings will depend on the operating system installed on your computer.
Windows 8 and Windows 7
You will need to use the free Windows Phone desktop application. It will help to synchronize the media content of your smartphone with a computer. You can copy music, photos, videos, movies, ringtones and podcasts that you would like to see on your Nokia.If you are running Windows 8, it is enough to connect a smartphone and a computer with a USB cable, and the system will install the application automatically. If you are using Windows 7, you will need to download the application from the official site.
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
If you prefer to work with folders and files, you can use Explorer. To successfully transfer files to your computer, it is necessary that Service Pack 3 and the version of the player are not lower than Windows Media Player 11 installed on your operating system.
To sync Lumia with the Apple operating system, you need a Windows Phone app for Mac. This application is available in the Mac App Store. To find the desired program, use the search on the Store, typing in the first characters of the name of the software.
Connect using a wireless network
In order to use the wireless synchronization of your Lumia with a computer, you will need to install the program. Zune is a program for Nokia Lumia smartphones integrated into the “Music + Video” section of the Windows Phone operating system. Thanks to her, you can use your smartphone as an analogue of the Zune player: synchronize media content between a computer and a phone, download music, videos, movies and podcasts from the Zune Marketplace,update phone software, etc.
After installing Zune on your computer, you will also need to use a USB cable for the first synchronization.
- Open the Zune program;
- Select Settings-Phone;
- Check the phone's connection to the Wi-Fi network;
- Click the Install Wireless Sync button and follow the onscreen instructions.
So that in the future you can use wireless synchronization with a computer, you must comply with the following conditions:
- Your smartphone and computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network;
- The battery of a smartphone should be consumed by less than half;
- The phone must be plugged in;
- Setting up a wireless sync can take up to 15 minutes. At this time, the smartphone can not be used.