Answers to some common questions
  • 1.
    Files, Storage and Apps

    Understanding device storage

    Curious about how the device storage works? This device contains 8GB of built-in storage, which can be used for many different purposes. To comply with Android requirements, this memory allocation is split into 3 different partitions:

    • System storage (~3 GB) – Hidden from view in the Settings menu, this storage partition is used for the Android operating system, HTC Sense, and other pre-installed applications.
    • Internal storage (~1 GB) – Primarily used for installing applications and application data.
    • Phone storage (~4 GB) – Used for personal data such as music, videos, documents and more. This is the mass storage partition that you can use to copy and paste files to/from a computer.

    Want to expand the available? This device supports a MicroSD card up to 32 GB. To insert a card, simply pop off the back cover and insert the SD card into its slot until it snaps into place.

    Curious how much available storage is left? Go to Settings > Storage to check the status.

    Cloud Storage for Files

    Want to keep files online for easy on-the-go access? Choose from a variety of cloud storage options.

    • AT&T Locker is pre-installed, and offers 5 GB of storage free with an AT&T line of service.
    • If files are already on a different service such as Dropbox, SkyDrive or Box, simply download the app from the Play Store for easy access on the device.

    Cloud Storage for Music

    Have a large music library and want it all on the device? Google Play Music allow up to 20,000 songs to be uploaded to the servers and streamed to the device. Going on an airplane or on a road trip? Simply pin some music to the device and it will be available offline. For more information about Google Play Music, visit https://play.google.com/music/listen and then sign in using the Google account.

    Tip: Music purchased using the Google Play store does not count against the 20,000 song limit.

    Syncing Music and Files

    Want to sync music and files to or from a PC or Mac? HTC Sync Manager scans the computer for music files, even those files in popular applications like Windows Media Player and iTunes. Once the scan is finished, connect the device to the computer using the USB cable and choose the desired items to sync. For more information about HTC Sync Manager, visit http://www.htc.com/www/software/htc-sync-manager/.

    Note: HTC Sync Manager can also be used to sync personal information such as contacts and calendar.

    Disabling Apps

    Preinstalled applications getting in the way? While preinstalled applications cannot be uninstalled, they can be disabled. Disabling an application will remove it from All Apps and also prevent them from being accessed. To disable an app, go to Settings > Apps > All, choose the desired app and then tap Disable.

    To re-enable a disabled app, follow the same process above and then tap Enable.

    Warning: Disabling some applications can cause unexpected behavior with the device. Proceed with caution.

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  • 2.
    Cool Tips

    Use the Recent Apps button as a Menu Button

    Come from another Android device and miss the Menu button? No worries! The Recent Apps button can also be used as a menu button. To configure this, go to Settings > Display, gestures and buttons > Recent apps button and then choose the desired option.

    Change the lock screen shortcuts

    Like the lock screen shortcuts but want to change them? These shortcuts are tied to the ones used on the launch bar. To change the app shortcut, simply change the icon on the launch bar and it will be reflected on the launch screen.

    Tip: Wish you could add more shortcuts? The lock screen also supports folders. Make a folder on the launch bar, at it will also be available on the lock screen.

    Change the Vibrate feedback

    Want to turn off the vibrate feedback on the soft keys or keyboard? Use the following paths to turn this feedback on or off:

    • Soft keys: Settings > Sound > Vibrate feedback
    • Keyboard: Settings > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input > Vibration feedback

    Improve typing accuracy

    Making a lot of spelling errors with the on-screen keyboard? Use the keyboard calibration tool to improve the experience. Go to Settings > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input > Advanced settings > Calibration tool and then work through the wizard to calibrate the device.

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  • 3.
    Device Assistance

    Quick Tips

    Trying to learn what the different windows do on the device? Quick Tips shows a transparent overlay on top of the screen whenever a new screen is accessed that describes the key functions of the app or setting. To toggle Quick Tips on or off, go to Settings > About > Help.

    Device Help

    Want to know how to do tasks such as connecting a Bluetooth device or attaching a file to an email? Device Help is a shortcut that launches the AT&T Interactive Tutorial for this device. Use this tutorial to walk through many of the basic functions of your device.

    Initial device setup / Ready2Go

    Want to personalize the device and have it ready on first boot up? The first step in the device setup wizard provides access to Ready2Go. To perform this configuration, tap Get Started. Enter the provided URL into a web browser on a computer, walk through the configuration steps, and then enter the confirmation code on the device when prompted.

    If a computer is not available to perform the Ready2Go setup, simply tap Cancel and then walk through the standard device setup wizard. The Ready2Go configuration can be launched any time from All Apps > AT&T Ready2Go.

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  • 4.
    Device Management

    Power cutoff

    Did the device lock up or otherwise not power off normally? Since this device does not have a removable battery, there is an alternate method to simulate the process of pulling the battery to kill power to the device. To do this, press and hold the power key for 10 seconds. The capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen should begin flashing for 5 seconds before the device will power off completely and then restart.

    Check current data usage

    Want to know what has been using the most mobile data? From the Settings menu tap More… > Usage. Set your current billing cycle and then start tracking how much data has been used on the mobile network.

    Tip: Configure this window to show Wi-Fi data usage by tapping Settings > Show Wi-Fi usage.

    Check battery consumption

    Want to know what has been using the most battery? Check which items have been consuming the most battery power by going to All apps > Settings > Power > Battery use. Under normal usage, it is expected that the majority of power will be consumed by the Screen, Phone and Android OS. Wireless signals such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can also be a heavy drain if they are left on.

    Note: This screen will only show which apps have been consuming power since the device was last powered on/rebooted.

    Improve the battery’s performance

    To improve your battery performance, make any of the changes listed below that won’t impact the personal experience. The more of these changes that are made, the better performance will come from the battery.

    • When not using the device, press the Power button on the top of the device to turn off the screen.
    • Use the wall power adapter to charge the device whenever possible.
    • Close apps when done using them, especially if they connect to the network or use a lot of memory.
    • Turn off automatic synchronization. (All apps > Settings > Accounts & sync > tap the slider to turn Auto Sync off)
    • Reduce backlight duration. (All apps > Settings > Display, gestures & buttons)
    • Reduce the amount of active or updating widgets you have on your home screen. Widgets with information such as news, weather, social updates etc. all require access to data networks which uses battery power.
    • Lower the screen brightness. (All apps > Settings > Display, gestures & buttons)
    • Turn off Live wallpapers (All apps > Settings > Personalize > Wallpapers).
    • Turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS when they are not needed.
    • Evaluate and remove third-party apps that drain battery. Apps that use Wi-Fi, GPS, data connections, or continuously run in the background can drain the battery more quickly. It is suggested to read user comments about the app in the Play Store if the app appears to be suspect.
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  • 5.
    Smart Accessories

    HTC Smart Accessories are available through AT&T direct fulfillment and select national and online retailers.

    Car Dock / Car Mode

    Use the device in car and want easy access just the needed items? The Car Dock accessory is the ultimate in-car companion. Car Mode puts the device in a setting that gives quick access to traffic conditions, get directions, access your contacts, pin applications and more. For more information, visit http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/accessories/htc-car/.

    Media Link HD Adapter

    Display the content from your device on a TV or monitor by connecting the Media Link HD adapter to an HDMI port. Share pictures, downloaded movies (including HTC Watch) and more. For more information, visit http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/accessories/htc-media-link-hd/.

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  • 6.
    Amazing Camera

    Change the camera scenes

    Want to do more than just take basic pictures? Use camera scenes to access additional exciting modes like HDR, Panorama and Low light. From the Camera app, tap the Scenes icon (“A” if auto is the current camera scene) and then choose a different scene to change the camera mode.

    See the device documentation for a complete description of the different Camera Scenes.

    Add effects to pictures

    Want to spice up pictures without using a third party app? From the Camera app, tap effects icon (blue circle next to the shutter icon) and then select the desired effect such as Distortion, Sepia, or Grayscale.

    Want to add an effect to an existing picture? While viewing the picture, tap Edit > Effects and then save the picture to apply the effect. Don’t worry; it won’t overwrite the original picture.

    Use continuous shooting

    Trying to capture a picture of a kid that won’t sit still or during a sporting event? From the Camera app, press and hold the shutter key to use the continuous shooting feature. The camera will take up to 20 pictures in rapid succession. Once finished, choose to save only the best pictures or keep all of them! If desired, turn off the continuous shooting limit and capture up to 60 pictures in rapid succession.

    Note: Continuous shooting is enabled by default, but can be disabled in the camera settings. It will also only work when the Camera scene is set to Auto.

    Take a picture while shooting a video

    Taking a video of a birthday party and want still pictures as well? While taking a video, simply tap the camera shutter icon to capture a picture. The video recording will not be interrupted.

    Didn’t catch the right moment in real time? No problem! Pictures can be captured during video playback as well.

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  • 7.
    Authentic Sound

    Beats Audio

    Like to listen to music on the phone at work or on the go? While using the default music player or almost any third party music app, the Beats Audio enhancement will be utilized. To enable/disable Beats Audio, drag down the notification bar and tap the notification.

    Note: Beats Audio will only work when headphones or an external speaker are connected. Beats by Dr. Dre branded headphones are not required to use the device setting, however they are recommended as they are optimized to further enhance the audio quality when paired with Beats Audio software.

    Music App

    Have multiple apps for music? The default Music app is a hub that allows access to all music files and applications in one place. If a new music app has been installed, add it to Music by tapping Menu > Add app shortcut. Music Center also contains the default music player for the device.

    Tip: Adding an app to Music will also make it available as a shortcut in Car mode.

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  • 8.
    From the Home Screen

    Quickly jump to another home screen panel

    Want an easy way to switch between home panels? Leap view combines all screens into one page to quickly leap from one panel to another. From the home screen, press the Home button again or perform a pinch motion on the screen to display all home screen panels and then tap the desired home screen panel.

    Add or remove home screen panels

    Need more home screen panels, or cut down the amount that are there? First, access Leap view by performing a pinching motion on the screen. Once there tap Add Panel to create one, or press and hold on an existing panel and drag to Remove to get rid of one.

    Tip: Using the press and hold action, move panels around to rearrange them. The panel with the home logo on it is going to be the screen accessed when you press home in the future.

    Add a widget, shortcut, or folder to the Home screen

    Is the home screen feeling empty? Customize the Home screen with applications, shortcuts, and widgets. First, tap and hold a vacant spot on the Home screen. Then, tap the Widgets, Apps or Shortcuts tab and simply tap the desired item to add.

    Tip: Another way to add an app to the Home screen is by pressing and holding on an app icon while in All Apps, then dragging it to the desired spot on the home screen.

    Using Home Screen Folders

    Want to group the best apps together? Create a folder on the home screen by dragging one app icon over another and then release. The two icons will then be placed into a folder. To add more apps to the folder, simply drag another app icon over the folder and release. Up to 16 apps or shortcuts can be placed into a single folder.

    Tip: To change the name of the folder, simply tap the folder name once opened and edit as desired.

    Remove an app, widget or folder from the Home screen

    Home screen feeling cluttered? Removing stuff is easy! Simply press and hold on any app, widget or folder and then drag to the Remove section at the top of the screen.

    Personalize the Home screen using Scenes & Skins

    Been using the same look and feel for a while and want to change it up? Go to the Personalize app and make changes using Scenes and Skins.

    • Scenes are preconfigured home screen layouts, that can each be customized. Use one configuration for work and another for play!
    • Skins change the various highlights on the device including window tints and the lock ring color.
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