HTC Desire User Manual

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Your HTC Desire

User guide

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Charge the battery

The battery in your phone hasn’t been charged yet. While your phone is charging, it’s important that you do not remove the battery pack.

Doing so can damage your phone. Also, please don’t try to take your phone apart. (If you do, it may invalidate your warranty.)

Choose a rate plan wisely

Your phone can use up a lot of Internet bandwidth really quickly.

Before you use your phone, we strongly recommend that you talk to your mobile operator about data rates. If you’re on a standard data plan, the costs could really add up. Switching to a flat-rateplan could be a lot cheaper.

Know about privacy laws

Some countries have strict laws about how and when you can record phone conversations. For example, you may need to tell the person you’re speaking to before you start recording. It’s a good idea to find out what the laws are where you live before you use your phone’s recording feature.

And finally, a few important words from our legal team (LIMITATION OF DAMAGES)

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall

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Please also read the Safety and regulatory guide that is included in the box for information on the proper usage of your phone to prevent injuries and to avoid damaging your phone. You can also refer to this guide for regulatory information about your phone.

You can also visit our support website at www.htc.com/support to download the Safety and regulatory guide and to access other helpful resources for your phone.

Notice

Screen images and icons are simulated. Actual display may vary. Instructions in this guide may change depending on the software version on your wireless device.

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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 on your phone 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 that something is very important. Important information is something that you need to do in order to accomplish a certain task or to get a phone feature to work properly.

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

 

Contents

 

Basics

21

Inside the box.......................................................................................................................

21

Your Phone............................................................................................................................

22

Front panel.................................................................................................................

22

Back panel..................................................................................................................

24

Top panel.....................................................................................................................

25

Bottom panel............................................................................................................

25

Left panel....................................................................................................................

26

Before turning on your phone.....................................................................................

27

Back cover..................................................................................................................

27

Storage card..............................................................................................................

28

Battery..........................................................................................................................

29

Finger gestures.........................................................................................................

31

Getting started....................................................................................................................

33

Turning on your phone.........................................................................................

33

Turning off your phone.........................................................................................

33

Setting up your phone for the first time......................................................

33

Sleep mode................................................................................................................

35

Home screen........................................................................................................................

37

Extended Home screen........................................................................................

37

Navigating the Home screen.............................................................................

38

Phone status and notifications....................................................................................

39

Phone status icons.................................................................................................

39

Notification icons...................................................................................................

40

Checking notifications...........................................................................................

41

Using the optical trackball to interact with the touch screen......................

42

Going to an extended Home screen..............................................................

42

Selecting an item onscreen................................................................................

42

Selecting a tab.........................................................................................................

43

Moving the cursor when entering text........................................................

43

Selecting a link on a webpage.........................................................................

43

Adjusting the volume......................................................................................................

44

Adjusting the ringer volume.............................................................................

44

Adjusting the media volume.............................................................................

44

Connecting your phone to a computer.................................................................

45

Copying files to and from the storage card.........................................................

46

Searching your phone and the Web.........................................................................

47

Setting Web and Quick Search Box options.............................................

47

Searching the Web and your phone using the Quick Search Box 48

Personalizing

49

Making your phone truly yours..................................................................................

49

Changing the ringtone...................................................................................................

49

Personalizing your phone with scenes...................................................................

50

Using a preset scene............................................................................................

50

Customizing and saving a scene......................................................................

51

Renaming or deleting a scene..........................................................................

52

Changing your wallpaper...............................................................................................

52

Personalizing your Home screen with widgets...................................................

53

Adding a widget to your Home screen........................................................

53

Downloading HTC widgets................................................................................

54

Adding application icons and other shortcuts on your Home screen.....

55

Adding folders on your Home screen......................................................................

56

Creating a new folder and adding items to it...........................................

57

Renaming a folder..................................................................................................

58

Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on your Home screen........

58

Moving a widget or icon......................................................................................

58

 

Removing a widget or icon................................................................................

59

Phone calls

60

Making calls.........................................................................................................................

60

Calling somebody using your phone ..........................................................

60

Calling a speed dial number...............................................................................

61

Calling a phone number in a text message................................................

62

Calling a phone number in an email..............................................................

62

Making an emergency call..................................................................................

63

Receiving calls.....................................................................................................................

63

Answering an incoming call...............................................................................

63

Rejecting an incoming call..................................................................................

65

Rejecting a call and sending a text message............................................

65

Using in-calloptions........................................................................................................

66

Handling multiple calls........................................................................................

66

Setting up a conference call..............................................................................

67

Muting the microphone during a call...........................................................

68

Turning the speakerphone on or off during a call.................................

68

Ending a call ............................................................................................................

68

Using call history...............................................................................................................

69

Adding a new phone number to your contacts from call history.. 70

Checking a missed call........................................................................................

70

Clearing the call history list.................................................................................

71

Call services...........................................................................................................................

71

Turning Airplane mode on or off ..............................................................................

73

People

74

About People.......................................................................................................................

74

Ways of getting contacts into your phone...........................................................

74

People screen......................................................................................................................

75

Setting up My contact card...............................................................................

76

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Your contacts list.....................................................................................................

76

Adding a new contact..........................................................................................

78

Importing contacts from an Exchange ActiveSync account.............

78

Merging contact information.............................................................................

79

Editing a contact’s information.......................................................................

80

Searching for a contact.......................................................................................

80

Backing up your contacts to the storage card........................................

80

Importing contacts from the storage card................................................

80

Deleting contacts.....................................................................................................

81

Sending contact information as a vCard via MMS...................................

81

Sending your contact information as a vCard via MMS.......................

82

Contact groups...................................................................................................................

82

Creating a group and adding contacts........................................................

82

Deleting a group......................................................................................................

83

Adding or removing contacts from a group..............................................

83

Sending an SMS/MMS message or email to a group...........................

84

Contact information and conversations................................................................

84

People widget.....................................................................................................................

86

Adding the People widget................................................................................

86

Setting the default communication method............................................

86

Changing the default communication method.......................................

86

Getting in touch with a contact.......................................................................

87

Keyboard

88

Using the onscreen keyboard.....................................................................................

88

Using the landscape onscreen keyboard...................................................

88

Changing the onscreen keyboard layout...................................................

89

Entering text.............................................................................................................

89

Entering words with predictive text.............................................................

90

Entering text with voice input...........................................................................

91

Adjusting touch input settings.....................................................................................

91

 

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Touch Input settings...............................................................................................

91

Text input....................................................................................................................

92

Messages

94

About Messages................................................................................................................

94

Sending text and multimedia messages......................................................

95

New message notifications..........................................................................................

99

WAP push messages.....................................................................................................

100

Managing message conversations...........................................................................

101

Protecting a message from deletion...........................................................

103

Deleting a message thread..............................................................................

103

Deleting several message threads................................................................

103

Deleting a single message................................................................................

104

Viewing contact details and communicating with a contact..........

104

Setting text and multimedia message options.................................................

104

Adding the Messages widget....................................................................................

107

Accounts and sync

108

Synchronizing with online accounts.......................................................................

108

Adding a social network account.................................................................

108

Synchronizing with a Google Account.......................................................

109

Synchronizing with a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account.....

110

Managing your accounts....................................................................................

110

Using HTC Sync.................................................................................................................

112

Installing HTC Sync...............................................................................................

113

Setting up HTC Sync to recognize your phone.......................................

114

Setting up synchronization...............................................................................

115

Setting up more sync options.........................................................................

116

Synchronizing your phone..................................................................................

117

Downloading the latest HTC Sync upgrade..............................................

118

Installing apps from your computer to your phone..............................

118

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Social

120

Facebook for HTC Sense and Facebook for Android application

...........120

Facebook for HTC Sense...................................................................................

120

Facebook for Android application.................................................................

121

Differences between Facebook for HTC Sense and Facebook for

Android application.............................................................................................

122

Twittering on your phone............................................................................................

123

Peep screen.............................................................................................................

123

Sending a tweet.....................................................................................................

124

Searching for Twitter users to follow..........................................................

124

Sending a direct message................................................................................

125

Setting Peep options...........................................................................................

126

Adding the Twitter widget...............................................................................

126

Using Friend Stream.......................................................................................................

127

Friend Stream screen..........................................................................................

127

Updating your status...........................................................................................

128

Adding the Friend Stream widget................................................................

128

Chatting in Google Talk.................................................................................................

129

Signing in to Google Talk..................................................................................

129

Chatting with friends...........................................................................................

129

Changing your online status and picture...................................................

131

Managing your Friends list...............................................................................

132

Changing Google Talk settings......................................................................

134

Email

136

Using Gmail/Google Mail ............................................................................................

136

Viewing your Gmail/Google Mail inbox......................................................

136

Reading your messages.....................................................................................

138

Sending a message...............................................................................................

141

Managing conversations and messages....................................................

143

Changing Gmail/Google Mail settings........................................................

146

 

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Mail ...................................................................................................................................

147

Adding a POP3/IMAP email account..........................................................

147

Viewing your email inbox..................................................................................

148

Exchange ActiveSync email.............................................................................

150

Composing and sending an email message............................................

152

Viewing and replying to an email message..............................................

153

Editing email account settings.......................................................................

154

Deleting an email account................................................................................

155

Adding the Mail widget......................................................................................

155

Calendar

156

About Calendar................................................................................................................

156

Creating a calendar event............................................................................................

157

Inviting guests to your event (Google Account only).........................

158

Sending a meeting request using Calendar (Exchange ActiveSync

only).............................................................................................................................

159

Changing calendar views.............................................................................................

159

Month view...............................................................................................................

160

Day and Agenda views........................................................................................

161

Week view................................................................................................................

162

Viewing, editing or deleting an event....................................................................

163

Viewing and editing an event.........................................................................

163

Deleting an event..................................................................................................

163

Calendar event reminders............................................................................................

164

Viewing, dismissing, or snoozing event reminders...............................

164

Displaying and synchronizing calendars..............................................................

165

Showing or hiding calendars...........................................................................

165

Choosing which Google Calendars are synchronized on your

 

phone..........................................................................................................................

165

Changing Calendar settings.......................................................................................

166

Reminder settings.................................................................................................

166

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Calendar view settings.......................................................................................

167

Sending a vCalendar......................................................................................................

168

About the Calendar widget........................................................................................

169

Clock and Weather

170

About the HTC Clock widget.....................................................................................

170

About the Clock application.......................................................................................

171

Using Desk Clock.............................................................................................................

172

Using World Clock....................................................................................................

174

Setting your home city.......................................................................................

174

Setting the time zone, date, and time.....................................................

175

Adding a city to the World Clock screen..................................................

176

Setting the alarm clock.................................................................................................

176

Setting an alarm....................................................................................................

177

Deleting an alarm..................................................................................................

177

Changing alarm sound settings.....................................................................

178

Checking weather............................................................................................................

179

Adding a city to the Weather screen..........................................................

180

Changing the order of cities on the Weather screen...........................

181

Deleting cities from the Weather screen....................................................

181

Changing weather options................................................................................

181

About the Weather widget.........................................................................................

182

Internet

183

Data connection...............................................................................................................

183

Turning the data connection on or off.......................................................

183

Enabling data roaming.......................................................................................

183

Wi-Fi ...................................................................................................................................

184

Turning Wi-Fion and connecting to a wireless network...................

184

Connecting to a Wi-Finetwork withEAP-TLSsecurity.....................

185

Checking the wireless network status........................................................

185

 

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Connecting to another Wi-Finetwork........................................................

186

Adding the Data connection and Wi-Fiwidgets.............................................

186

Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN)................................................

187

Preparing your phone for VPN connection..............................................

187

Adding a VPN connection................................................................................

188

Connecting to a VPN..........................................................................................

188

Disconnecting from a VPN...............................................................................

189

Using your phone’s web browser.............................................................................

189

Opening the browser..........................................................................................

189

Going to a web page...........................................................................................

190

Setting your home page....................................................................................

190

Changing the screen orientation...................................................................

190

Browsing full versions of all web sites.........................................................

191

Navigating on a web page................................................................................

191

Zooming in or out on a web page.................................................................

191

Selecting a link in a web page........................................................................

192

Opening a new browser window...................................................................

193

Switching between browser windows........................................................

194

Finding text within a web page.....................................................................

194

Downloading applications from the web..................................................

195

Copying text, looking up information, and sharing..............................

195

Viewing bookmarks and previously visited pages...............................

197

Setting browser options....................................................................................

199

Using your phone as a modem (tethering)......................................................

200

Bluetooth

201

Using Bluetooth................................................................................................................

201

Turning Bluetooth on or off.............................................................................

201

Changing the phone name..............................................................................

202

Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit........................................................

202

Reconnecting a headset or car kit..............................................................

203

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Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth device..................................

204

Disconnecting a Bluetooth device..............................................................

204

Unpairing from a Bluetooth device............................................................

204

Sending and receiving information using Bluetooth....................................

204

Sending information from your phone to another device...............

205

Receiving information from another device...........................................

207

Camera

209

Camera basics..................................................................................................................

209

Viewfinder screen................................................................................................

209

Using the optical trackball as the shutter release..................................

211

Review screen..........................................................................................................

211

Zooming...............................................................................................................................

212

Taking a photo...................................................................................................................

213

Face detection........................................................................................................

215

Capturing a video.................................................................................................

215

Camera settings................................................................................................................

216

Changing basic settings....................................................................................

216

Changing advanced settings...........................................................................

217

Photos

221

About the Photos application...................................................................................

221

Selecting an album..........................................................................................................

221

Viewing photos and videos.......................................................................................

223

Browsing in filmstrip or grid view................................................................

223

Viewing a photo in landscape orientation...............................................

224

Zooming in or out on a photo.......................................................................

225

Watching video.....................................................................................................

225

Viewing photos in your social networks..............................................................

226

Viewing photos on Facebook........................................................................

226

Viewing photos on Flickr..................................................................................

226

 

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Working with photos....................................................................................................

227

Rotating and saving a photo..........................................................................

227

Cropping a photo.................................................................................................

227

Sharing.................................................................................................................................

228

Sending photos or videos by email.............................................................

229

Sending a photo or video by MMS..............................................................

229

Sending photos or videos using Bluetooth.............................................

230

Sharing photos on Facebook.........................................................................

230

Sharing photos on Flickr...................................................................................

231

Sharing photos on Picasa.................................................................................

231

Sharing videos on YouTube.............................................................................

231

Music

233

About the Music application.....................................................................................

233

Playing music....................................................................................................................

233

Browsing music in the Library..................................................................................

235

Creating a playlist...........................................................................................................

236

Playing the songs in a playlist........................................................................

236

Managing playlists...............................................................................................

236

Setting a song as ringtone.........................................................................................

238

Checking if the song was added as a ringtone.....................................

238

Sending music using Bluetooth...............................................................................

239

About the Music widget..............................................................................................

239

Maps and location

240

Using Google Maps........................................................................................................

240

Viewing locations.................................................................................................

240

Viewing map layers.............................................................................................

243

Searching for a location....................................................................................

244

Getting directions................................................................................................

246

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Finding your friends with Google Latitude (available by country).....

248

Using HTC Footprints...................................................................................................

252

Creating a footprint............................................................................................

252

Revisiting a footprint..........................................................................................

253

Editing or deleting a footprint.......................................................................

254

Exporting your footprints................................................................................

254

Importing footprints...........................................................................................

255

Adding the Footprints widget.......................................................................

255

More apps

256

Watching videos on YouTube...................................................................................

256

Watching videos...................................................................................................

256

Searching for videos...........................................................................................

257

Sharing a video link ...........................................................................................

257

Capturing a video and sharing it on YouTube.......................................

258

Viewing a PDF..................................................................................................................

258

Viewing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets................................

259

Keeping track of your stocks.....................................................................................

261

Adding a stock quote or stock market index.........................................

262

Changing the stock list order ........................................................................

262

Deleting stock quotes and indices..............................................................

262

Setting stock information update frequency.........................................

262

Manually updating stock information........................................................

263

Adding the Stocks widget...............................................................................

263

Recording your voice....................................................................................................

264

Recording your voice.........................................................................................

264

Sharing a voice clip.............................................................................................

264

Setting a voice clip as a ringtone.................................................................

264

Renaming a voice clip........................................................................................

265

Using Voice Search........................................................................................................

265

 

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Opening Voice Search.......................................................................................

265

Finding and installing apps from Android Market..........................................

267

Finding and installing an application..........................................................

268

Creating a Google Checkout account........................................................

269

Requesting a refund for an application.....................................................

270

Opening an installed application..................................................................

270

Uninstalling an application...............................................................................

271

Getting help.............................................................................................................

271

Security

272

Protecting your phone with a screen lock.........................................................

272

Settings

274

Settings on your phone...............................................................................................

274

Changing display settings..........................................................................................

277

Adjusting the screen brightness manually..............................................

277

Adjusting the time before the screen turns off.....................................

277

Preventing automatic screen rotation.......................................................

277

Recalibrating the G-sensor..............................................................................

278

Switching animation effects on or off.......................................................

278

Keeping the screen on while charging the phone...............................

278

Changing sound settings............................................................................................

279

Changing the phone language.................................................................................

280

Optimizing your phone’s battery life.....................................................................

280

Checking the power usage of applications..............................................

281

Managing memory..........................................................................................................

281

Checking how much phone memory is available for use..................

281

Checking the available storage card space..............................................

281

Clearing application cache and data..........................................................

282

Uninstalling third-partyapplications..........................................................

282

Freeing up more phone memory or storage card space.................

282

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Checking information about your phone............................................................

283

Reset

284

Performing a hard/factory reset.............................................................................

284

Specifications

286

Index

288