Bing App Updates for iOS and Android Arrive

We have been hard at work updating our apps for iOS and Android. Today we are proud to announce major redesigns of the iPad and Android Bing apps. In addition to a fresh new design, we decided to do something special with this release. You have told us that one of the things you love most about Bing is the homepage image of the day. With that in mind, in this release we’ve made it simple for you to set the homepage image* as your lockscreen.

Here’s how it works:

In the Android app, just tap the button at the bottom of the screen:

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Your background will automatically switch as well. 

In the iPad app, you will need to log in with your Microsoft account first.

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Once you have logged in, just tap the button at the bottom of the homepage and follow the steps presented in the dialogue boxes.  You have the option of backing up the image to your SkyDrive folder in the event that you would like to use the image as wallpaper on another device.

To set it as your lockscreen or wallpaper, go to settings, –> Wallpapers & Brightness –> Choose Wallpaper and set the homepage image from the Camera Roll.

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In addition, this update allows users to sync bookmarks and images saved in the app.  All you need to do is sign-in, bookmark a page in the app on one of your devices, and this bookmark will sync across your Bing apps on iPad, iPhone, and Android:

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You can download the apps today (Android, iPad, and iPhone.)

Please let us know what you think at @Bing.

- The Bing Team

* In some cases licensing restrictions may limit availability of certain images.