Feature Suggestions

Welcome to the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box! Please vote for a feature suggestion or submit your own!

We’ve created this site as a tool to help Microsoft understand how customers use Windows Phone and we welcome your feedback.

Standard Disclaimer – our lawyers made us put this here ;-) Please note that the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project, and if your submission is not a product feature suggestion it may be removed. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. See the “Terms of Use” link below for more information. Please limit your suggestions to 25 words or less.

CAST YOUR VOTES! – community feedback is active and growing … thanks! As a result, we are going to increase the number of votes you have available on your favorite suggestions from 10 to 20. Keep those suggestions and votes coming!

Please enter your feature suggestion...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can vote and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can vote on it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  1. 44,789 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      3366 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Under status bar, we need a shortcut to turn on/off connections and Internet sharing

      Under status bar, we need the ability to turn on or off the following (when specific icons are clicked) like in WM6.5 (this saves a whole lot of clicks):

      - WIFI
      - 3G (data connection)
      - Bluetooth
      - Internet sharing

      40,100 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        255 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your shortcut suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about this feature. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s your great idea? Keep those votes coming!

      • Blinking LED notification for Missed Calls Email SMS

        Display a blinking LED notification when there are missed calls, voicemails, emails, text messages (SMS) etc waiting for you. Also, a blue LED when Bluetooth is on would be a great option. It enables the user to know something is awaiting is attention by just looking at it, without even picking up the phone. No more turning on Power to know what awaits you.

        36,394 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          583 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your missed calls suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about this feature. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. Keep those votes and suggestions coming!

        • Please sort settings.

          I can't see any system right now in how the different settings are arranged. Please sort them by name, group them by functions or sort on how much I use them.

          9,478 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            81 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Smart dailing

            Populate matching names from phone book as you enter phone numner

            4,246 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              129 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use the Windows capacitive touch buttons as a "Notification Light"

              Use the Windows capacitive touch buttons that all Windows Phones have as a "Notification Light" that blinks when you have a new text message/email or a missed call. That way there's no need to have a separate notification light, which lots of people want.

              3,886 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                104 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set vibration intensity

                Allow the user to define the vibration-intensity. On the Lumia 920 it is VERY strong and annoying when calls come in. However the one at startup is nice, so it should be possible to change it.

                2,764 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  50 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Thai Language Dictionary integrated

                  Please integrated Thai language dictionary for Thai keyboard in Windows Phone 8.x

                  Please make it like in the MS Office, it is very good.

                  Android and iOS can do this well but only Windows Phone that cannot do.

                  2,550 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    119 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • more Ability to personalize live tiles..

                    please set a color mixer for 'Accent color' until we can make our sightly color for live tiles...

                    2,391 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      93 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Quiet-Hours geo fences in 8.1 "Quiet-Places"

                      Just like with location based reminders, and with favorite WiFi places, have the ability to set Quiet-Hours to toggle on at certain locations. An added feature would be sound profiles for certain locations. I.e. Work - vibrate, no ringer School - all silent etc.

                      2,317 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        28 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring the Hubs feature back in Windows Phone 8.1

                        Back since Windows Phone 7, the hubs feature was a major selling point of the OS. It was a way to get around many different types of content without using separate apps. The People hub, for example, allowed people to seamlessly view and interact with Facebook content without using an app.

                        In Windows Phone 8.1, these hubs features are removed, forcing us to use painfully slow apps for not only Facebook and Twitter content, but also games and music. The Windows Phone community understands this decision, as it obviously allows better updating. However, the cost of the removal of a…

                        1,905 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          28 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Repeat Notifications for Missed Call / Voice Mail / Unread Text

                          I would like the option to have the phone repeat a notification tone for a Missed Call / Voice Mail / Unread Text / etc every few minutes until dismissed. It's frustrating to pick up my phone and realize someone tried to get a hold of me hours ago. I miss this feature from 6.5.

                          1,889 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            99 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Changing the app list into a hub, which creates a perfect Notification Center too

                            The app list is the only place in the whole Windows Phone UI that looks unfinished. Pictures, music, video and people are all hubs; I wonder why the app list isn't a hub while it is a perfect candidate as apps could be categorized into "All", "Popular" (i.e. "Most used" by the user), "Categories" (as in "photo, music, social networking" apps).
                            Notice the lonely Search button up there in the apps list? Why not bring that down into a toolbar at the bottom of the screen like everywhere else in WP?

                            Also, you could solve the Notification Center problem because…

                            1,739 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              28 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Restore Messaging app functionality

                              In Windows Phone 8.1, the Messaging app loses its Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Skype integration. Instead you are forced to use separate apps for each thing you want to do. I would like the integration restored. That is a major reason I bought Windows Phone - its integration so you don't need the 'whack-a-mole' solution of iOS. Why buy Windows Phone if you're going to try to slowly morph into iOS?

                              http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-phone-8s-me-tile-functionality-has-been-changed-in-windows-phone-8-1/

                              Please restore the Messaging integration!

                              1,691 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                32 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Reminder Alert or vibrate from missing call sms email on device without led

                                i have an samsung focus, in this device dont have an external led indicator, to see missing call sms email i have to unlock phone

                                1,497 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  29 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Nepali language support

                                  Enable to view Nepali language website, emails along with be able to input Nepali language text as well

                                  1,451 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    291 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Nokia Situation (symbian app) for WP - change profile ringtone, theme, etc dynamically

                                    Develop a WP equivalent to "Nokia Situation" (app on Symbian). Change profile ringtone, theme, Screen background, tiles colours, etc according to:
                                    - day / time: profile for the day and for night, working days vs weekend, every wednesday morning from 9:00 to 12:00, etc.
                                    - Location (network cell or gps): Move to vibrate when I enter the library (assuming I go there often!) Change profile when I am in the office vs outside etc
                                    - Calendar event: change the profile according to calendar event. Meeting appointment, change the profile to vibrate + different tile colours (indicating silence/vibrate mode) automatically during…

                                    1,451 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      62 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the ring/vibrate toggle button a 3-way option for ring(+vibrate)/vibrate/silent

                                      When the vibrate option is enabled, there are times you may want complete silence without going into the settings to disable it.

                                      1,433 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        62 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Resolve The Firmware/OS bug That Causes Major Overheating of The WP8 Devices!

                                        Fix the Firmware or OS bug tha causes major overheating and very fast battery drainage on WP 8 devices ASAP!
                                        I changed 2 WP8 phones and the problem is the same!

                                        1,187 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          103 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Expand device backup scope on WP8

                                          I recently purchased a Lumia 920 and was migrating from Lumia 710. I was floored to discover WP7 had no backup capability and had to redownload everything manually. WP8 took care of that (sort of) with its new backup capability so I can overlook this.

                                          I had to return my 920 for another one to have support diagnose issue and was stunned how poor the backup/restore capability was for WP8. Yes, signing in with Microsoft automatically re-downloads your applications but all app data was lost. Another HUGE hole in this process is that the Live Tile layout wasn't backed up/restored!

                                          1,132 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            51 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 271 272
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feature Suggestions

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base