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.

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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.

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Bottom cover

Removing the bottom cover

Remove the bottom cover to access the SIM card slot and storage card slot.

1.Securely hold your phone with the front facing down.

2.With your thumbs, push the bottom cover out to remove it.

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Replacing the bottom cover

Antennas are placed underneath the cover. To get the best signal for calls and data connection, be sure to secure the cover tightly.

1.Align the teeth underneath the bottom cover with the notches on the side of the phone.

2.Press down on the bottom cover with your thumbs, and then push it until it locks into place.

You’ll hear a click when the bottom cover is locked in place.

SIM card

The SIM card contains your phone number, service details, and memory for storing phonebook contacts and/or text messages.

Inserting the SIM card

1.Take the bottom cover off.

2.Insert the SIM card with its gold contacts facing up and its cut-offcorner facing in.

3.Push the SIM card until it clicks into place.

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Removing the SIM card

Make sure to switch off your phone before removing your SIM card.

1.Take the bottom cover off.

2.Press the SIM card in to eject it from its slot.

3.Slide the SIM card out from its slot.

Storage card

Use a storage card to store your photos, videos, music, and more.

Inserting the storage card

1.Take the bottom cover off.

2.Insert the microSDcard into the storage card slot with its gold contacts facing down and push it until it clicks into place.

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Unmounting the storage card

When you need to remove the storage card while your phone is on, unmount the storage card first to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card.

1.On the Start screen, slide to the left.

2.Tap Settings > phone storage.

3.Tap SD card > remove SD card.

Removing the storage card

1.Take the bottom cover off.

2.Push the storage card in to eject it from its slot.

3.Slide the storage card out from its slot.

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Battery

Your phone uses a rechargeable, non-removablebattery. How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use your phone. The features and accessories you use can affect battery life. For example, leaving your Bluetooth® connection always on uses more power. Long phone calls and frequent web browsing use up a lot of battery power. Also, consider your location: poor signal strength from your mobile network and extreme temperature make the battery work harder.

Charging the battery

Before you turn on and start using your phone, it is recommended that you charge the battery.

Only the power adapter and USB cable provided in the box must be used to charge the battery.

1. Insert the small end of the USB cable into the USB connector.

2.Insert the other end of the USB cable into the power adapter.

3.Plug in the power adapter to an electrical outlet to start charging the battery.

As the battery is being charged, the notification LED shows a solid red light. The light turns to solid green when the battery is fully charged.

When you charge the battery and the phone is on, the charging battery icon is displayed in the status bar. After the battery has been fully charged, the charging battery icon turns to a full battery icon.

As a safety precaution, the battery stops charging when it overheats.

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Switching the power on or off

Switching the power on

Press the POWER button. Easy.

When you turn on your phone for the first time, you’ll need to set it up.

Switching the power off

1.If the display is off, press the POWER button to turn it back on, then unlock the screen.

2.Press and hold the POWER button until you see the message, slide down to power off.

3.Swipe your finger down the screen.

Phone not responding?

Restart your phone if it doesn't respond when you touch the screen or press the buttons.

Press and hold the POWER button for at least 12 seconds. Your phone turns off and then turns back on.

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Setting up your phone

Entering your PIN

Some SIM cards come with a PIN (personal identification number) set by your mobile operator.

If you’re asked for a PIN, enter it and then tap enter.

If you enter the wrong PIN three times, the SIM card is blocked. If this happens, you can unblock it with the PUK (PIN Unlocking Key) obtained from your mobile operator.

Setting up your phone for the first time

When you switch on your phone for the first time, you’ll be asked to set it up. Just follow the onscreen instructions and you’ll be up and running in no time.

On the Keep your life in sync screen, be sure to sign in with your Microsoft account so you can use services such as Windows Store, SkyDrive®, and more. If you don't have a Microsoft account, tap create one and follow the onscreen instructions.

You can also create a Microsoft account from your computer by going to signup.live.com.

Account setup

Set up your online accounts so you can send and receive email, and more.

Depending on the type of email account that you set up, other items such as contacts, calendar, or other information can appear on your phone as well. And when you sign in to your social networking accounts, you'll also get your friends' status updates and see the pictures they've posted.

Setting up an account

1.On the Start screen, slide to the left.

2.Tap Settings > email+accounts.

3.Tap add an account, and then tap the type of account you want to set up.

4.Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your account.

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Syncing an account

If you're not seeing your most recent email messages or status updates in an account, you can manually sync the account to download them.

1.On the Start screen, slide to the left.

2.Tap Settings > email+accounts.

3.Press and hold the account whose information you want to download, and then tap sync.

Deleting an account

1.On the Start screen, slide to the left.

2.Tap Settings > email+accounts.

3.Press and hold the account you want to delete, and then tap delete.

Your primary Microsoft account cannot be deleted. You'll need to do a factory reset to remove it.

Getting contacts into your phone

There are several ways you can add contacts to your phone.

Online accounts

Log in to your online accounts to import contact

 

information.

Phone contacts

Create and store contacts directly in your phone.

SIM card

Copy your SIM contacts to your phone.

Outlook® (Exchange

Sync your work contacts with Outlook (Exchange

ActiveSync®)

ActiveSync).

Bluetooth

Receive contacts via Bluetooth from another phone.

 

 

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Your first week with your new phone

Features you'll enjoy

Keep up to date with your family and friends, and share what's going on in your life. Hear what you've been missing in your music. And more.

Make your phone as unique as you are

Personalize your Start screen with what's important and unique to you. Create live tiles for your favorite people, music albums, apps, and more, and pin them all to your Start screen. To find out more, see Start screen on page 18.

Capture every moment

Here are some of the great camera features you can use:

§Quickly launch your camera with the dedicated CAMERA button, even when your phone is in sleep mode.

§Use your camera in a wide variety of environments.

§Record life in high definition video.

To find out how to do these and more, see Camera on page 28.

Beats By Dr. Dre Audio™

Beats Audiointegration gives you a rich, authentic sound experience, whether you’re listening to music, watching a video, or playing a game. To find out more, seeMaking your music sound better on page 57.

SkyDrive integration

Always have access to your photos, videos, and documents anywhere by storing them in SkyDrive. See Sharing on page 56.

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Start screen

Up front on the Start screen, you'll see live tiles that continuously update and show what’s most personal to you. You’ll see your photo album, how many new text and email messages you have, and more.

§Simply swipe your finger up or down to scroll through the tiles.

§Swipe your finger left to access apps and settings. Tap a letter tile to see all of the alphabet tiles.

§To return to the Start screen from any screen, press .

Rearranging and resizing tiles

1.Press and hold the tile you want to move until it floats.

2.Tap the arrow in the lower right corner to resize the tile.

3.Drag the tile where you want it to go.

4.When you're done moving tiles, press or.

Pinning items to the Start screen

You can pin just about anything you want to the Start screen: apps, pictures, songs, favorite websites, documents, and even contacts.

For example, when you pin a contact to the Start screen, you’ll get all of that person’s updates — feeds, email, text messages, and call notifications — right from that tile.

1.To pin something, press and hold it until a menu appears.

2.Tap pin to start.

Unpinning a tile

1.Press and hold the tile you want to remove.

2.Tap .

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Touch gestures

Use touch gestures to get around your phone.

Tap

Tap the screen with your finger when you want to select onscreen items such as application and settings icons, or press onscreen buttons.

Press and hold

Press and hold an item to view available options (for example, additional keys on the keyboard).

Swipe or slide

Swipe your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen when you need to scroll through a long list or see other screens in a hub.

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Drag

Press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to drag. While dragging, don't release your finger until you have reached the target position.

Flick

Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quicker strokes, such as when moving from the Start screen to the apps list.

Pinch and spread

In some apps, such as Photos or Internet Explorer, spread your fingers on the screen to zoom in when viewing a picture or text.