Start the desktop mode of your Nokia Lumia – the current time, weather and your next appointment are always visible on the screen! Desktop Mode When placed into the official Nokia Wireless Charging Stand, your Nokia Lumia smartphone activates an optimized standby screen that shows the time, weather and your next upcoming appointment. Our Desktop Mode app activates the optimized mode anytime you want, without the need to purchase the charging stand! Live Tile Launch the desktop mode of your Nokia Lumia immediately from a live tile! With this app you can pin a shortcut directly to your startscreen - customize its size and position to quickly switch to desktop mode when your phone lies next to you. NFC Place an NFC sticker on your table. From now on, simply tap it with your phone to immediately launch desktop mode! Use existing & compatible NFC tags, or order tags through this app. Use Desktop Mode to configure the tag. Speech Your voice activates the desktop mode! Press and hold the Windows button on your device and say "Desktop Mode Start" to immediately launch desktop mode. Compatibility Desktop Mode works on all Nokia Lumia phones – please make sure your Nokia Accessories app is the latest version (updates are delivered through the Store). As the base functionality is based on specific features only found in Nokia devices, this app does not work on non-Nokia Windows Phones. NFC functionality is only available on NFC capable phones.

Available on

Mobile device

Mobile device

System Requirements

OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM

Additional info

Published by
Jakl Andreas

Approximate download size
2.55 MB

Utilities & tools

This app can
Use your microphone
Use information about your device
Use your music
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your device network services
Use your phone
Use devices that support Near Field Communication (NFC) services
Use your device’s speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) services
Access your browser

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)
Deutsch (Deutschland)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

Ratings and reviews

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Microsoft updated there no whether and calendar app in that this app is use less now... Please update.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I wanted to love this, and I'm still trying to, but the app simply isn't practical on LCD-based devices like the Lumia 920. The amount of battery the app consumes outpaces the rate at which the phone charges -- both on the DT-900 charging plate, and the DT-910 charging stand. In test after test, the phone loses charge at a rate of approximately 10% an hour. Further, my Lumia got hot -- really, really hot! -- after prolonged periods on the charging plate with Desktop mode running. In short, this app is definitely not worth it if you have an LCD Lumia like the 920. I'm certain it works wonderfully on AMOLED Lumias.

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Stopped working with developer preview 8.1 update on Nokia 920 with Cyan firmware and Device Hub is updated. Car mode does not work as well. can open to splash screen then choose desktop mode it loads for a sec, then kicks back out

Please update. Won't work since the Accessories app became Device Hub

Useless since they updated accessories app.

Doesn't work, won't start!

Works great on my 822 once I installed the Nokia accessories app. My battery charge gets better on my charging stand, not worse, with this app running. (Same is true for Nokia Drive when phone is plugged in. Some people say their phone loses charge, but not mine.) The app's screen saving motion should minimize burn in. Time as well as date would be nice.

I don't have charge pad,but I still think it's a good app

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