Searching HTC One mini and the Web

Searching HTC One mini and the Web

You can search for information on HTC One mini and on the Web. Start your search by entering a keyword or by using Google® Voice Search™.
Tip: Some apps, such as People or Mail, have their own search function, which you can use to search only within those apps.

Performing searches on the Web and HTC One mini

  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
    Tip: If you've already set up a Google account on HTC One mini, you will be given the option to sign in to Google Now. See Getting instant information with Google Now.
  2. In the search box, enter what you want to search for. As you type, matching items on HTC One mini and suggestions from Google web search are shown.
    Tip: To search for the information exclusively on HTC One mini, swipe your finger up the screen, and then tap Search phone.
  3. If what you’re searching for is in the list of suggestions, tap the item to open it in its compatible app.

Searching the Web with your voice

Use Google Voice Search™ to find information on the Web by speaking to HTC One mini.
  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Tap , and then say what you want to search for. After speaking, matching items from Google web search are shown.
  3. If what you’re searching for is in the list, tap the item to open it in its compatible app. Otherwise, tap to search again.

Setting search options

  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Press to hide the onscreen keyboard.
    • Scroll to the bottom.
  3. Tap > Settings to set the following options:
    • Voice. Set the Google Voice Search language, speech output, and more.
    • Phone search. Select which apps on HTC One mini are included when doing a search.
    • Privacy & accounts. Manage your location history, enable recent web searches to show, or clear your search history.
Tip: You can also access the settings when viewing the search results. Pull down the screen to show the hidden menu button, and then tap > Settings.
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