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What is the HTC Sense Home widget?

Get quick access to apps, shortcuts and folders you use most frequently based on where you are. With the HTC Sense® Home widget, HTC 10 continually adapts to how you use it. For example, apps you use most frequently for work, will show up when you're at your office. The HTC Sense® Home widget changes depending on whether you're at home, work, or somewhere else.

Setting up the HTC Sense Home widget

Setting up the HTC Sense® Home widget is quick and easy.
Important:
  1. On the setup screen of the HTC Sense Home widget, tap Tap to personalize > Let's explore.
  2. Tap where you are to finish setting up the widget.
  3. On the widget, tap Expand > More options button > Personalize HTC Sense Home.
  4. Select all the options on the screen, and then press .

Setting your home and work locations

In the HTC Sense Home widget, set your home and work locations based on your address, Wi-Fi network, or both.

You can associate multiple addresses and Wi‍-Fi networks to each of these locations. Using your set addresses or Wi‍-Fi networks, the HTC Sense Home widget will be able to determine where you are and display the appropriate apps.

  1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. Tap Expand > > Set locations.
  3. Choose the location you want to set.
  4. Tap and do one of the following:
    • Tap Address and then enter your street address or select it on the map.
    • Tap Wi-Fi network and select one or more Wi‍-Fi networks you want to associate with the location.
  5. When you've finished setting your home and work locations, press .

Manually switching locations

The HTC Sense Home widget automatically changes locations based on where you are. You can also manually change the location in the HTC Sense Home widget.

For the HTC Sense Home widget to change locations automatically, you need to make sure that location services is turned on. See Turning location services on or off.

  1. On your Home screen, slide right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. Tap Expand, and then tap the location you want.

Pinning and unpinning apps

Pinning apps, shortcuts, or folders to the HTC Sense Home widget ensures they stay on the widget.

Items in the HTC Sense Home widget will have one of two states: pinned or unpinned. Unpinned items will be automatically changed to more frequently used items.

  1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To pin an item, press and hold it until you see Pinned.
    • To unpin an item, press and hold it until the unpinning progress bar has completed.

Adding apps to the HTC Sense Home widget

Add your favorite apps, shortcuts, or folders to the HTC Sense Home widget.
  1. From the Home screen, tap .
  2. Press and hold the app, shortcut, or folder you want to add to the widget.
  3. Drag the item to where you want in the HTC Sense Home widget.
The app, shortcut or folder will be added to the HTC Sense Home widget and pinned in place.

Turning the Suggestions folder on and off

The Suggestions folder is a smart folder in the HTC Sense Home widget that dynamically change contents depending on your usage. You can turn the Suggestions folder off if you don't want it to appear in the widget.
  1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. Tap Expand, and then tap > Show/hide smart folders.
  3. Select or clear Show Suggestions folder.
  4. Tap OK.
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