How to pin an app to your Nokia or Microsoft Lumia start screen

This tutorial will show you step by step how to pin an application to the start screen of your Windows Phone 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile phone (e.g., Nokia and Microsoft Lumia).

This tutorial will work for all Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile phones, such as the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia 435, 520, 530, 532, 535, 550, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 640, 650, 720, 730, 735, 830, 920, 925, 930, 950, 950 XL, 1020, 1320, 1520, and all other types.

How to pin an app to your Nokia or Microsoft Lumia home screen

If you use an application often, then it's a good idea to have a shortcut of that application on the start screen of your Nokia or Microsoft Lumia smartphone. You can do this in a few simple steps.

1. Go to the Apps list.

2. Long press (tap and hold) on the application you want to pin to the home screen.

A pop-up menu will appear.

3. Tap on pin to start.

Windows Phone 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile will immediately take you to the start screen and focus on the newly pinned application.