HTC Cell Phone 8S User Manual
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Windows® Phone 8S by HTC

User guide

2 Contents

Contents

Unboxing

Your phone

8

Bottom cover

9

SIM card

10

Storage card

11

Battery

13

Switching the power on or off

14

Setting up your phone

Entering your PIN

15

Setting up your phone for the first time

15

Account setup

15

Getting contacts into your phone

16

Your first week with your new phone

Features you'll enjoy

17

Start screen

18

Touch gestures

19

Motion gestures

21

Adjusting the volume

22

Sleep mode

23

Lock screen

23

Changing the ringtone

24

Changing the theme

25

Taking a screenshot

25

Switching between apps

25

Windows Store

26

Using speech on your phone

26

Camera

Camera basics

28

Taking a photo

29

Recording video

29

After capturing

30

Phone calls

Making a call

31

Receiving calls

32

What can I do during a call?

32

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Starting a conference call

33

Call history

34

Turning airplane mode on or off

35

People

Keeping in touch

36

Importing contacts from your SIM card

36

Adding a new contact

36

Jumping to a section in the contacts list

37

Filtering your contacts list

37

Merging contact profiles

37

Searching, editing or deleting

38

Sharing with a group of contacts in real-time

39

Organizing your contacts into groups

40

What is the Me tile?

42

Posting to social networks

42

Filtering social updates

43

Keyboard

Using the onscreen keyboard

44

Entering words with predictive text

45

Changing the keyboard language

45

Messaging

Texting and chatting in one place

46

Sharing pictures, videos, and more in a message

47

Viewing and replying to a message

48

Managing conversations

49

Email

Adding your Microsoft account

50

Adding a POP3/IMAP email account

50

Adding a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account

51

Checking email

52

Sending email

53

Managing email messages

54

Changing email account settings

54

Photos, videos, and music

Photos

55

Music + Videos

57

Storage

Types of storage

58

Freeing up phone storage

58

Checking phone and SD card storage

59

Keeping tabs on phone storage

59

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Sync and Backup

Keeping things in sync

60

Backing up your files

60

Internet connections

Data connection

61

Wi-Fi

62

Using your phone as a mobile hotspot

64

Search and Web browser

Ways you can search the Web

65

Searching for information

65

Scanning codes, tags, and text

66

Opening and navigating web pages

68

Music search

69

Maps and location

Location services

70

Maps

70

Local Scout

74

Calendar

What you can do in Calendar

76

Creating a calendar appointment

76

Creating a new to-do task

77

Displaying and syncing calendars

78

More apps

What can I do in the HTC hub?

79

What's in the Office hub?

84

Xbox LIVE in the Games hub

85

Bluetooth

Connecting a Bluetooth accessory

87

Disconnecting a Bluetooth accessory

87

Unpairing

88

Settings

Attentive phone features

89

Turning Battery Saver on

89

Changing display settings

90

Changing sound settings

90

Changing the language

91

Accessibility settings

91

Managing apps

91

Checking phone info

92

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Security

Protecting your SIM card with a PIN

93

Protecting your phone with a password

93

Making your phone safe for kids

94

Setting up Kid's Corner

94

Launching Kid's Corner

94

Closing and disabling Kid's Corner

95

Update and reset

How to get and install updates

96

Preparing for a software update

96

Installing an update

97

Factory reset

97

Trademarks and copyrights

Index

6 Conventions used in this guide

Conventions used in this guide

In this user guide, we use the following symbols to indicate useful and important information:

This is a note. A note often gives additional information, such as what happens when you choose to do or not to do a certain action. A note also provides information that may only be applicable to some situations.

This is a tip. A tip gives you an alternative way to do a particular step or procedure, or lets you know of an option that you may find helpful.

This indicates important information that you need in order to accomplish a certain task or to get a feature to work properly.

This provides safety precaution information, that is, information that you need to be careful about to prevent potential problems.

7 Other helpful resources

Other helpful resources

For health, safety, and regulatory information, please read the Safety and regulatory guide that’s included in the box.

In addition to this user guide, you can find help information, FAQs, and more in www.htc.com/support.

To learn a lot more about using Windows® Phone, open Help+Tips on your phone. Or use your web browser and go towindowsphone.com.

Certain Windows Phone features or Microsoft® services may not be available in some countries or regions.

8 Unboxing

Unboxing

Your phone

1. BACK

2. USB connector

3. START

4. SEARCH

5. Camera button

6.VOLUME

7.Proximity sensor

8.Notification LED

9.POWER

10.3.5mm headset jack

If you want to use a screen protector, please don’t cover and block the proximity sensor. You can purchase the dedicated screen protector for your phone that already has a small opening for the sensor.