Data connection

Data connection

When you turn on HTC Desire X for the first time, it will be automatically set up to use your mobile operator's data connection (if the SIM card is inserted).

Checking the data connection you're using

  1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap .
  2. Tap Mobile data > Network operators or Access point names.

Turning the data connection on or off

Turning your data connection off saves battery life and money on data charges.
  1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap .
  2. Tap the Mobile data On/Off switch to turn the data connection on and off.
Important: If you don’t have the data connection turned on and you’re also not connected to a Wi-Fi network, you won’t receive automatic updates to your email, social network accounts, and other synced information.

Adding a new access point

You can add a new Access Point Name (APN) when roaming or if you have difficulty establishing a data connection. APNs connect HTC Desire X to data networks for services such as mobile web browsing.
Important: Before you add another data connection, have the access point name and settings from your mobile operator ready (including username and password if required).
  1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap .
  2. Tap Mobile data > Access point names.
  3. On the APNs screen, tap > New APN.
  4. Enter the APN settings.
  5. Tap > Save.
  6. Select the new APN on the APNs screen.

Turning data roaming on or off

Connect to your mobile operator’s partner networks and access data services when you’re out of your mobile operator’s coverage area.

Warning: Using data services while roaming may be costly. Check with your mobile operator for data roaming rates before you use data roaming.
  1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap .
  2. Tap Mobile data, and then select or clear the Data roaming option.
Select the Data roaming sound option if you’d like HTC Desire X to play a sound so you’ll know when it’s connecting to a roaming network.
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