Windows 8 Phones aren’t really well known for tweaks and MODs. But one can always find loopholes and use them in your advantage. How convenient it would be to have two start screens instead of one. Anyone owning a WP8 Device must be knowing the difficulties of having pinned too many apps on the Home screen. It would be so much easier to have several home screens. Though not several, you can however have two Home screens in your WP8 Device.

Alternate home screen

The dual home screen functionality can be attained with the use of Kid’s Corner. Kid’s Corner is an in-built functionality in WP8 that allows you to exercise Parental control over the apps and content that your child can access on your WP8 Device. Kid’s Corner is originally used when your child often access your WP8 device and you want to restrict the access to only specific apps and other contents present in the phone.

By activating Kid’s Corner you get an alternate Home Screen. When you activate Kid’s Corner you will have two options when you turn on your screen from lock mode. You can either unlock normally into your Home screen by swiping the Lock Screen in upward direction or swipe it in the Left direction to enter the alternate Home Screen and swipe up to lock the phone. You can set the apps that you wish to be displayed in this alternate Home Screen via the Kid’s Corner setting.

Follow these instructions to activate the alternate Homescreen:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll Down to find Kid’s Corner option. Click it.Kids Corner
  3. Then add the apps and games that you wish to see in the Alternate Home Screen.Kids corner_2
  4. Press Next.
  5. Press the Skip button when asked for Password.Skip password - kids corner
  6. Once you enter the Alternate Home Screen you can customize it using the Customize Tile.


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  1. Ariosto Dela Cruz
    Posted October 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink


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