Use your phone when it's locked
You can use certain features of your phone when it is locked, without having to type in the
To wake up your phone, press the power key.
View your notifications
Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Open the camera
If you add a shortcut for the camera in the action center, you can quickly switch the camera
on when your phone is locked. Press the power key, swipe down from the top of the screen,
If your phone has a camera key, press and hold the camera key for a couple of seconds.
Change how incoming calls are notified
Press a volume key, and tap .
Pause or resume music, or skip to another song
Use the music player controls shown at the top of the screen.
Tip: If you’re listening to the radio, you can also use the music controls on the lock screen
to change the station or mute the radio. FM radio is not supported by all phones. For
availability, go to www.microsoft.com/mobile/support/wpfeatures.
If you’ve switched Cortana on, to open Cortana, tap and hold the search key .
Cortana is not available in all languages. For info on the supported languages, go to