Fix Freestyle Tiles Not Appearing as Transparent in the Cool Tiles Application on Microsoft Lumia 535

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on what to do if you have created transparent freestyle tiles in the Cool Tiles application, but they don't appear transparent on the home screen of your Microsoft Lumia 535.

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    To get started, turn the phone on by pressing the power button on the right-hand side of the phone.
    This will bring up the lock screen.
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    Once the lock screen has been activated, swipe up to unlock the phone and access the home screen.
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    If we look at the YouTube tile, we can see there is a blue background with the YouTube logo in the middle.
    We created this tile in the Cool Tiles application. We chose for it to be transparent, but as we can see, it's not transparent. You may have encountered this problem and wondered why it is happening. This is happening because the background image on the home screen has not been set, there is no background image. There is just a black background, therefore, if the tile was transparent, the tile would just be black and it would be difficult to see the image, name, or representation of the tile. In order to create a transparent tile, we need to add a background image to the home screen.
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    To do that, swipe from the top to open the Notification Panel.
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    In the Notification Panel, we can press "ALL SETTINGS" in the top right-hand corner, next to the white cog.
    This is the quick and easy way to go to the settings menu.
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    In the settings menu, we want to press the first option "start+theme".
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    As we can see at the bottom, it says, "Start background", and "choose photo" in the white rectangular box.
    Press down on "choose photo" to choose a photo.
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    We now have the option to choose a photo from our camera albums or we have the option to choose an image from the default backgrounds.
    We will choose the default backgrounds.
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    Press down on the chosen image to set it as the background.
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    It will allow us to crop the image by moving the image around within the white box outline.
    Choose the position that you like the most and press the white checkmark in the white circle at the bottom, in the center of the screen.
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    If we've been successful, we'll see the image located in the box next to the "choose photo" option.
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    Now we can press the back arrow in the bottom left corner until we arrive back at the home screen.
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    On the home screen, we can now see that the tiles are transparent.
    The YouTube tile is transparent and we can see the background image behind the tile. The transparent tiles that were added will actually be transparent now.
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    This concludes the tutorial on what to do if you have created transparent freestyle tiles in the Cool Tiles application, but they don't appear transparent on the home screen of your Microsoft Lumia 535.
    If you have any questions or comments about this video or about the application itself, please leave them in the comment section below and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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