HTC Sync Manager basics

HTC Sync Manager basics

Note: Download and install HTC Sync Manager, when available, from our website. Or in the meantime, download and use the latest version of HTC Sync to sync your media and data.

Installing HTC Sync Manager

Before you install, please visit our HTC website to check the system requirements for HTC Sync Manager.

Installing on a Windows computer

  • For trouble-free installation, first quit all running programs and temporarily exit from your anti-virus program before you start installing HTC Sync Manager.
  • You need to have administrator rights if you're installing HTC Sync Manager on Windows Vista or later versions.
  1. Connect HTC One V to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
  2. On the Choose a connection type screen of HTC One V, select HTC Sync Manager, and then tap Done.
  3. When you see the AutoPlay window appear on your computer screen, click HTC Sync Manager.

    If there's no HTC Sync Manager found on your computer, your web browser will automatically open and take you to our HTC website.

  4. Download the HTC Sync Manager installer to your computer.
  5. Double-click the installer you've downloaded and follow the onscreen instructions to install HTC Sync Manager.

Installing on a Mac computer

  1. From our HTC website, download the HTC Sync Manager dmg file to your computer.
  2. Double-click the dmg file you've downloaded. An icon representing the mounted dmg file is then created on your desktop.
  3. Double-click the icon of the mounted dmg file.
  4. When a window opens, drag the HTC Sync Manager software icon to the Applications folder or to another location in this window.
Note: After installing, it is recommended that you unmount the mounted dmg file. Just drag the icon representing the mounted image file to the Trash, or right-click the icon and click Eject.

Don't delete the dmg image file. Save it to a folder in case you need it again to reinstall HTC Sync Manager.

Getting started

The first time you open HTC Sync Manager, the Getting Started window opens, allowing you to add media to your library.
  1. Open the HTC Sync Manager.
  2. When you see the Getting Started window, you can choose to:
    Automatically discover Media on My PC Automatically search for all music, photos, and videos on your computer and add them to your HTC Sync Manager library.
    Manually Import or Add Media from My PC Choose folders to import media files from. You can also inport media files and playlists from other media applications.
  3. If you chose to manually import media files, click OK to start importing them to your library.

The HTC Sync Manager main screen

From the main screen, you can see your media libraries and play your media. You can also sync with HTC One V when it's connected, or rip music when there's a CD inserted on your computer.
  • Click Music or Gallery to switch between these two libraries. While you're in one of these libraries, click to return to the previous screen.
  • Play a music track or video. Use the controls at the bottom center of the screen to control the playback.
  • Click to change settings, check for software updates, and more.
  • Clicking opens a menu, showing a list of connected devices.
    • If HTC One V is connected to your computer, click it on the menu to set up how you want to sync media and data.
    • If you inserted a music CD, click the disc drive on the menu to rip music from the CD.

Importing more media to the library

To import more media to your HTC Sync Manager library, there are several easy ways you can do this.
  • Click Music > LIBRARY, and then drag a folder (or any music file inside that folder) to the LIBRARY screen.
  • Click Gallery > ALBUMS, and then drag a folder (or any photo or video file inside that folder) to the ALBUMS screen.
  • Set up HTC Sync Manager to check for new music, photos, and videos from selected folders on your computer and import them to your library automatically.
Note: When you drag a folder or media file, the whole folder will be added as an album to the library. The folder path will also be added to the list of watched folders in the settings.

Adding new media to your library automatically

You can set HTC Sync Manager to automatically add media to your library whenever there are new music, photos, or videos on your computer. Simply add the folders to the Watched Folder in settings that you want HTC Sync Manager to check for new media.
  1. From the main screen, click > Settings.
  2. In the Music library settings:
    • Click Add to choose folders that you want HTC Sync Manager to check for new music files.
    • Click Import to choose what other media applications on your computer (such as iTunes and Windows Media Player) you want to import music from.
    • Click Import playlist to get playlists from other media applications.
  3. Click Gallery library > Add to choose folders that you want HTC Sync Manager to check for new photos or videos.
  4. Click Apply to save your settings.
  5. Click OK.

Checking for new software updates

  1. Click > Check for updates.
  2. When an update is available, you can choose to download and install it immediately on your computer.
You'll need to close HTC Sync Manager when you're prompted, and then reopen the application after the installation is complete.

What file formats are supported by HTC Sync Manager?

Video formats and codecs

  • 3GP and 3G2 (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
  • MP4 (MPEG-4)

Audio formats and codecs

  • AAC and M4A (Advanced Audio Coding)
  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
  • AAC and M4A (High Efficiency AAC v1 and v2)
  • MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3)
  • WAV (Resource Interchange File Format)
  • WMA (Windows Media Audio)

Image formats

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG and JPG
  • PNG
Note: WMA and WAV formats are only supported in Windows.
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