Using your phone’s web browser

Using your phone’s web browser

Important: You must have an active data connection or Wi-Fi connection to access the Internet.
Do one of the following to open the web browser and start surfing the Web:
  • On the Home screen, tap Internet.
  • From the Home screen, tap > Internet.

Going to a webpage

  1. From the browser screen, press and then tap the URL field on top of the screen.
  2. Enter the webpage address using the keyboard. As you enter the address, matching webpage addresses will appear on the screen.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Tap an address to go directly to that webpage.
    • Continue typing in the webpage address, then tap .

Changing the screen orientation

The phone automatically changes the screen orientation depending on how you’re holding your phone.
Turn your phone sideways to display the web browser in landscape orientation.
Note: If the screen orientation doesn’t change automatically, turn on automatic screen orientation. From the Home screen, press , tap Settings > Display, and then select the Auto-rotate screen check box.

Navigating and zooming on a webpage

  • You can swipe your finger on the screen to navigate and view other areas of the webpage.
  • Tap the screen twice quickly to zoom in, then tap the screen twice quickly again to zoom out. You can also use your fingers to spread or pinch the screen to zoom in and out.

Selecting a link on a webpage

You can tap a link to open it, or press and hold a link for more options.
Link What to do
Webpage address (URLs)
  • Tap the link to open the webpage.
  • Press and hold the link to open a menu that allows you to open, bookmark, copy to the clipboard, or share the link.
Email address
  • Tap to send an email message to the email address.
  • Press and hold, then tap Copy on the menu to copy the email address to the clipboard. You can paste the email address later when creating a new contact or sending a new email message.

Selecting an address or phone number on a webpage

You can map an address or call a phone number on a webpage.
Link What to do
Location address Tap the address to copy it or map it using Google Maps.
Phone number Tap the phone number to copy, call, send a text message to that number, or save the number to a contact in People.

Opening a new browser window

Open multiple browser windows to make it easier for you to switch from one website to another.
  1. While viewing a webpage, press and then tap Windows.
  2. Tap .
A new browser window opens and goes to your set home page.

Switching between browser windows

  1. While viewing a webpage, do one of the following:
    • Press and then tap Windows.
    • Pinch the screen (zoom out) until you see the other browser windows.
  2. Select the browser window you want to view by sliding your finger on the screen from right to left.
  3. Tap a webpage to display it in full screen.
    Tip: Tap to close a webpage.
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