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User guide

Before you do anything else, please read this

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 HTC or its affiliates be liable to you, any user, or third party for any indirect, special, consequential, incidental or punitive damages of any kind, arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, including, but not limited to, injury, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of business opportunity, loss of data, and/or loss of profits, regardless of the foreseeability thereof or whether HTC or its affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages. And in no event shall the total liability of HTC or its affiliates exceed the amount received from you, regardless of the legal theory under which the cause of action is brought. The foregoing does not affect any statutory rights which may not be disclaimed.

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.

Check out our support website at www.htc.com/support for software updates and other helpful resources for your phone.

Trademarks and copyrights

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The HTC logo, the HTC quietly brilliant logo, HTC Wildfire, HTC Sense, Footprints, HTC Sync, and HTC Care are trademarks and/or service marks of HTC Corporation.

Copyright © 2010 Google Inc. Used with permission.

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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

Contents

Basics

9

Inside the box

9

Your phone

9

Back cover

11

Battery

12

Storage card

14

Getting started

15

Switching your phone on or off

15

Setting up your phone for the first time

16

Home screen

17

Sleep mode

18

Status and notifications

19

Opening the Notifications panel

21

Finger gestures

22

Using the optical trackball to interact with the touch screen

23

Adjusting the volume

25

Connecting your phone to a computer

26

Copying files to or from the storage card

27

Searching your phone and the Web

27

Setting search options

28

Personalizing

29

Changing the ringtone

9

Personalizing your phone with scenes

9

Changing your wallpaper

1

Personalizing your Home screen with widgets

1

Adding application icons and other shortcuts on your Home screen

3

Adding folders on your Home screen

4

Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on your Home screen

5

Phone calls

36

Making calls

6

Receiving calls

9

HTC Caller ID

40

Using in-calloptions

41

Using Call history

43

Call services

45

Turning Airplane mode on or off

45

People

46

About People

46

Ways of getting contacts into your phone

46

Transferring contacts from your old phone

47

People screen

48

Contents

 

Contact groups

54

Contact information and conversations

55

People widget

57

Keyboard

59

Using the onscreen keyboard

59

Entering words with predictive text

61

Adjusting touch input settings

62

Messages

64

About Messages

64

Sending a text message (SMS)

64

Sending a multimedia message (MMS)

65

Resuming a draft message

67

Viewing and replying to a message

67

Managing message conversations

69

Setting message options

70

Accounts and sync

72

Synchronizing with online accounts

72

About HTC Sync

75

Synchronizing with your computer

75

Synchronizing your phone

80

Social

82

About Facebook for HTC Sense

82

Using Friend Stream

83

Tweeting on your phone

85

Chatting in Google Talk

87

Email

90

Using Gmail/Google Mail

90

Using Mail

96

Calendar

103

About Calendar

103

Creating a calendar event

103

Changing calendar views

105

Viewing, editing or deleting an event

107

Calendar event reminders

108

Displaying and synchronizing calendars

109

Changing Calendar settings

110

Sending a vCalendar

111

About the Calendar widget

111

Clock and Weather

112

About the HTC Clock widget

112

About the Clock application

112

Using Desk Clock

114

Using World Clock

115

Setting the alarm clock

116

Contents

 

Checking weather

118

About the Weather widget

119

Internet connections

120

Data connection

120

Wi-Fi

121

Using the Data connection and Wi-Fiwidgets

123

Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN)

123

Web browser

125

Using your phone’s web browser

125

Copying text, looking up information, and sharing

129

Viewing bookmarks and previously visited pages

132

Setting browser options

133

Bluetooth

134

Bluetooth basics

134

Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit

134

Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth device

136

Sending information using Bluetooth

137

Receiving information using Bluetooth

139

Camera

141

Camera basics

141

Auto focusing

142

Zooming

142

Taking a photo

143

Capturing a video

144

Camera settings

144

Gallery

147

About the Gallery application

147

Selecting an album

147

Viewing photos and videos

148

Editing your photos

150

Sending your photos and videos

151

Sharing your photos and videos on the Web

152

Viewing photos in your social networks

154

Music

156

Playing music

156

Browsing music in the Library

157

Creating a playlist

157

Setting a song as ringtone

159

Sending music using Bluetooth

160

About the Music widget

160

Maps and location

161

Turning on location services

161

Google Maps

161

HTC Footprints

169

Contents

More apps

172

Watching videos on YouTube

172

Viewing a PDF

173

Viewing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets

174

Keeping track of your stocks

175

Using FM Radio

176

Recording your voice

178

Reading news feeds

179

Using Flashlight

181

Finding and installing apps from Android Market

182

Sharing games and applications

184

Security

186

Protecting your phone with a screen unlock pattern

186

Settings

188

Settings on your phone

188

Changing display settings

189

Changing sound settings

190

Changing the phone language

192

Optimizing your phone’s battery life

192

Managing memory

193

Update and reset

195

Updating the phone software

195

Restarting or factory resetting your phone

196

Specifications

197

Index

198

Basics

Basics

Inside the box

You will find the following inside the box:

Phone

Battery (preinstalled)

microSD card (preinstalled)

USB cable

Power adapter

Quick start guide

Safety and regulatory guide

Your phone

Front panel

1

9

 

8

2

7

 

3

6

 

 

5

1Notification LED

2MENU

3HOME

4Microphone

5SEARCH

6BACK

7Optical trackball

8Touch screen

9Earpiece

4

10 Basics

Top panel

1

 

1

3.5mm audio jack

 

 

 

 

2

2

POWER

 

 

Left panel

1

2

1VOLUME UP/DOWN

2USB connector

Back panel

1

1 5 megapixel camera

2

4

2 LED flashlight

3 Back cover

4 Speaker

3

11 Basics

Back cover

Removing the back cover

Remove the back cover to access the battery compartment and storage card slot.

1.With the phone turned off, hold your phone securely with the front facing down.

2.With your thumb or finger, lift the back cover off from the small opening on the top of your phone.

Replacing the back cover

1.Align the tabs of the back cover with the slots at the back of the phone.

2.To close the back cover, press the sides and the top part of the back cover towards the phone. You’ll hear a click when the back cover is locked in place.

2

1

12 Basics

Battery

Your phone comes with a rechargeable Lithium-ionbattery and is designed to use onlymanufacturer-specifiedoriginal batteries and accessories. Battery performance depends on many factors, including network configuration, signal strength, the temperature of the environment in which you operate your phone, the features and/or settings you select and use, items attached to connecting ports, and your voice, data, and other program usage patterns.

Removing the thin film from the battery

When you take your phone out from the box and remove the back cover for the first time, you’ll find that the battery is inside the phone with a thin film. Pull the upper flap of the film to release the battery. Make sure to peel off the film before placing back the battery.

Inserting the battery

Line up the battery’s copper contacts with the connectors inside the battery slot. Then gently push the battery into place.

13 Basics

Removing the battery

Lift out the battery from the small opening on the left side of the battery compartment.

Charging the battery

The battery is partially charged when shipped. Before you turn on and start using your phone, it is recommended that you charge the battery. Some batteries perform best after several full charge/discharge cycles.

Only the power adapter and USB sync cable provided with your phone must be used to charge the battery.

Do not remove the battery from the phone while you are charging it using the power or car adapter.

1.Attach the power plug to the power adapter.

2.Plug the power adapter into the USB connector on the left side of your phone.

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 when the battery is being charged. The light turns to solid green when the phone is fully charged.

When you charge the battery while the phone is on, the charging battery icon

( ) is displayed in the status bar of the Home screen. After the battery has been fully charged, a full battery icon () will be displayed in the status bar of the Home screen.

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

14 Basics

Storage card

Use the microSD card to store your photos, videos, and music. You’ll find the microSD card already inserted in your phone.

Inserting the storage card

1.Take the back cover off.

See “Removing the back cover.”

2.Insert the microSD card into the slot with its gold contacts facing down and push it all the way in.

Removing the storage card while the phone is off

1.Take the back cover off.

See “Removing the back cover.”

2.Pull the storage card out from the slot.

Removing the storage card while the phone is on

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

1.On the Home screen, press MENU, and then tap Settings.

2.Scroll down the screen, and then tap SD card & phone storage.

3.Tap Unmount SD card.

4.Remove the storage card by following the steps in “Removing the storage card.”

15 Getting started

Getting started

Switching your phone on or off

Switching your phone on

Press and hold the POWER button. Easy.

When you turn on the phone for the first time, you’ll need to set it up. Go to “Setting up your phone for the first time” and we’ll take you through it.

Switching your phone off

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

2.Unlock your phone if the Lock screen is displayed. See “Unlocking the screen” in this chapter.

3.Press and hold the POWER button for a few seconds.

4.When the Phone options menu appears, tap Power off, then OK.

16 Getting started

Setting up your phone for the first time

When you switch on your phone for the first time, you can set up your email accounts and favorite social networks like Facebook® and Twitter™. You can also easily transfer contacts and other data from your old phone to your new phone. Just follow the onscreen instructions. You can choose to skip any part of the setup and do it at another time.

1.Choose your language and tap Next.

2.If you want some tips on using the onscreen keyboard, follow the tutorial. If not, tap Skip.

3.On the Internet connection screen, choose how you want to connect to the Internet, and then tap Next.

4.If there’s Wi-Fiin range, tap Next and then the wireless network you want to connect to. Or if you’d rather set it up later, just clear the Connect toWi-Finetwork check box.

5.Features such as Clock and Weather need to know your location. But we take your privacy seriously. So, on the Use Google location screen, you can choose whether to allow this information to be collected. Either clear or select the two check boxes, then tap Next.

Location-basedservices may incur extra data fees from your mobile operator. Don’t worry. You can enable or disable them in your phone’s Location and Privacy settings.

6.Choose the type of email account you want to set up and follow the onscreen instructions.

Be sure to sign in to your Google Account. Tap Google account > Next > Sign in.

You can also set up POP3 and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts, or skip and do it later. To find out how to set up these accounts, see the Accounts and sync and Email chapters.

7.Choose the type of social network account (such as Facebook or Twitter) you want to access from your phone and follow the onscreen instructions. Or skip and do it at a later time.

8.Tap Finish.

17 Getting started

Home screen

Your Home screen is where you make your phone your own. It comes with a weather clock widget that shows the time and weather in your current location. You can also add your favorite applications, shortcuts, folders and widgets so they’re always just a tap away.

To find out how, see the Personalizing chapter.

Extended Home screen

As you start to do more things with your phone, you might find that one Home screen is not enough. No problem. Slide your finger horizontally to the left or right and you’ll discover more space for adding icons, widgets, and more. Press HOME to return to the main Home screen.

There’s a maximum of six extra screens available. It should be plenty.

Using Leap view

To jump straight to the screen you want, pinch the screen to show the Leap view. It reveals all seven Home screens as thumbnails. Just tap the one you want and you’ll leap right there.

On the main Home screen, you can press HOME to show the Leap view.

18 Getting started

Sleep mode

Sleep mode saves battery power by putting your phone into a low power state while the display is off. It also stops accidental touch screen or button presses when the phone’s in your bag or pocket. You’ll still receive messages and calls though.

To change the delay before your screen turns off, see “Adjusting the time before the screen turns off” in the Settings chapter.

Switching to Sleep mode

Quickly press the POWER button to turn off the display and switch your phone to Sleep mode. Your phone also automatically goes into Sleep mode when it’s idle for a while.

Waking up from Sleep mode

Your phone automatically wakes up when you have an incoming call. To wake it up manually, press the POWER button. You’ll need to unlock the screen.

Unlocking the screen

Slide the bar on the lock screen down to unlock the screen or answer an incoming call.

You can also press MENU while on the lock screen to unlock the screen.

If you’ve set up a screen unlock pattern, you’ll need to draw it on the screen. To find out how to create and enable a screen unlock pattern, see “Protecting your phone with a screen unlock pattern” in the Security chapter.

19 Getting started

Status and notifications

Status icons

You can tell a lot about your phone by checking the icons in its status bar. Here’s what each one means:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3G data transfer

Roaming

3G connected

No signal

3G in idle mode

Vibrate mode

1xRTT data transfer

Location setting on

1xRTT connected

Location setting off

1xRTT in idle mode

Phone speaker is mute

Connected to a Wi-Finetwork

Phone microphone is mute

Bluetooth is on

Battery is very low (10% remaining)

Connected to a Bluetooth device

Battery is low (20% remaining)

Airplane mode

Battery is full

Alarm is set

Battery is charging

Speakerphone on

Wired microphone headset connected

Data synchronizing or connected to

Wired headset connected

HTC Sync

 

 

Signal strength

 

 

20 Getting started

Notification icons

A busy life means a busy phone. Notification icons on the status bar make it easy for you to keep on top of your messages, calendar events and alarms. Here’s what each one means:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Gmail/Google Mail message

Call in progress

 

New Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

Missed call

 

or POP3/IMAP email

 

 

 

 

New SMS/MMS

Call on hold

 

Problem with SMS/MMS delivery

Call forwarding on

 

New Google Talk instant message

Compass needs orientation

 

New voicemail

Uploading data (animated)

 

Upcoming event

Downloading data (animated)

 

Song is playing

Waiting to upload

 

General notification (for example,

Downloaded Android Market

 

phone connected to computer via

application installed successfully

 

USB cable.)

 

 

 

Storage card is low on free space

Update available for an application

 

downloaded from Android Market

 

 

 

 

 

Wi-Fiis on and wireless networks are

Storage card is safe to remove or

 

available

storage card is being prepared

 

Data synchronizing or connected to

No storage card installed on the phone

 

HTC Sync

 

 

 

 

New tweet

More (not displayed) notifications

 

FM Radio application in use