Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. Here’s one of those little things with Windows Phone that really makes me like using it day in and day out. When you’re listening to your favorite tunes, Windows Phone will swap out your lock screen image with pictures of the artist you’re listening too. It’s not a big thing, but it’s so cool to switch on your phone and see a shot of the artist. Simple, and great user experience.
The above screen shot shows my default wallpaper – my son signing along to music playing on my Zune. The middle image is the Bruno Mars image that is automatically displayed while I listen to his latest chart topping hit. And the final image is the settings page where you can configure this option. To enable this feature, from the home screen, swipe to the side to show the application list. Scroll down and tap on Settings and then tap on the lock+wallpaper option. Right under the “change wallpaper” button you should see a “Show artist when playing music” switch. Flick this to On and you’re all set. Next time you’re blasting the tunes, your lock screen with display an image of the artist. When you press pause on the music, the wallpaper will automatically switch back to the default image you had selected.