Data connection

Data connection

When you turn on HTC Desire 500 for the first time, it will be automatically set up to use your mobile operator's data connection (if the microSIM card is inserted).

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 500 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.
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