In the last round of Verizon Wireless Ambassadors, it was hard for me to switch from my beloved iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S3. It was a totally different operating system and app store, so I was a bit of a lost puppy for a while. This time around, I switched from the Galaxy (which I grew to love) to the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC – again, another operating system and app store that are nothing like the other two.
I have found one major feature of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC that I really love: The Kid’s Corner.
About Kid’s Corner
The Kid’s Corner is a kid-friendly environment within the Windows Phone 8X by HTC that protects the rest of your phone’s apps from sticky fingers (literally).
My kids love playing with my phones, but I don’t like the idea of them accidentally getting into my mail and some of my other apps. Thankfully, by setting up the Kid’s Corner, I can designate specific apps that I feel OK letting my kids play with. By handing them the phone in Kid’s Corner mode, I can be relatively certain that they cannot access any other apps on my phone without me taking an action.
To use the Kid’s Corner, I simply have to swipe my “lock screen” to the side and a separate lock screen that looks like this comes up:
Once I swipe the screen up to get out of this lock screen, this is what my kids see:
I have saved several different apps in this section of the phone that I am okay letting my kids play with somewhat unsupervised. I don’t have to worry about them accidentally calling China or anything, either. Plus, they get to customize the colors on this screen to fit their little personalities.
I wish all of my other devices had something like this so I wouldn’t have to worry about letting them play with my iPad or iPhone!
What apps would you put on your Kid’s Corner?
I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.