myTouch 4G Slide
User guide
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Contents
Contents
Getting started
Inside the box
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myTouch 4G Slide
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Back cover
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SIM card
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Storage card
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Battery
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Switching the power on or off
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Setting up myTouch 4G Slide for the first time
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Finger gestures
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Ways of getting contacts into myTouch 4G Slide
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Home screen
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Basics
Adjusting the volume
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Sleep mode
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Status and notifications
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Notifications panel
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Connecting myTouch 4G Slide to a computer
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Copying files to or from the storage card
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Copying text, looking up information, and sharing
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Printing
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Personalizing
Making myTouch 4G Slide truly yours
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Changing your wallpaper
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Personalizing your Home screen with widgets
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Adding icons and other shortcuts on your Home screen
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Adding items to the application dock
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Adding folders on your Home screen
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Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on your Home screen
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Rearranging the Home screen
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Changing your ringtone and notification sounds
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Phone calls
Different ways of making calls
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Making a call on the Phone dialer screen
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Using Speed dial
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Calling a phone number in a text message
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Calling a phone number in an email
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Making an emergency call
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Receiving calls
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What can I do during a call?
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Setting up a conference call
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Wi-Fi Calling
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Internet calls
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Using Call log
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Using Home dialing
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Call services
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Turning Airplane mode on or off
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Messages
Opening Messages
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Sending a text message (SMS)
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Sending a picture message (MMS)
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Resuming a draft message
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Viewing and replying to a message
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Forwarding a message
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Viewing and saving an attachment from a multimedia message
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Managing message conversations
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Setting message options
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Search and Web browser
Searching myTouch 4G Slide and the Web
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Using the web browser
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Downloading from the Web
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Viewing bookmarks and previously visited pages
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Setting browser options
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Camera
Camera basics
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Taking a photo
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Recording video
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After capturing
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Using camera scenes
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Taking a panoramic photo
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Taking a high dynamic range (HDR) photo
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Taking continuous camera shots
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Changing camera settings
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Photos, videos, and music
Gallery
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Music
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Connected Media
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Accounts and sync
About online accounts
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Synchronizing with a Google Account
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Adding a social network account
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Managing your online accounts
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People
About the Contacts app
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Your contacts list
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Setting up your contact card
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Importing contacts from your SIM card
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Adding a new contact
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Searching for contacts
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Importing a contact from an Exchange ActiveSync account
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Merging contact information
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Backing up your contacts to the storage card
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Contact information and conversations
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Sending contact information as a vCard
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Contact groups
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Social
Facebook for HTC Sense
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Using Friend Stream
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Chatting in Google Talk
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Email
Gmail
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Mail
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Calendar
About Calendar
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Creating an event
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Changing Calendar views
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Managing Calendar events
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Accepting or declining a meeting invitation
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Dismissing or snoozing event reminders
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Showing or hiding calendars
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Changing Calendar settings
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About the Calendar widget
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Maps and location
Turning on location services
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About Google Maps
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Getting around maps
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Searching for a location
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Searching for a place of interest near you
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Getting directions
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Getting help
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Finding your friends with Google Latitude (available by country)
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Android Market and other apps
Finding and installing apps from Android Market
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Using the Clock
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Checking Weather
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Working on documents
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Watching videos on YouTube
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Listening to FM Radio
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Using Flashlight
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Sharing games and apps
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T-Mobile apps
T-Mobile My Account
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T-Mobile My Device
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T-Mobile TV
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Keyboard
Using the QWERTY keyboard
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Adjusting the QWERTY keyboard settings
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Using Swype
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Entering text using Swype
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Entering text by typing
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Adjusting Swype settings
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Using the onscreen keyboard
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Entering words with predictive text
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Entering text by speaking
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Entering text by tracing
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Editing text
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Adjusting input settings
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Internet connections
Data connection
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Wi-Fi
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Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN)
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Using myTouch 4G Slide as a modem (USB tethering)
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Connecting myTouch 4G Slide to the Internet through a computer (Internet Pass-through)
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Using myTouch 4G Slide as a wireless router
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth basics
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Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit
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Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth device
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Sending information using Bluetooth
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Receiving information using Bluetooth
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Security
Protecting your SIM card with a PIN
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Protecting myTouch 4G Slide with a screen lock pattern, PIN, or password
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Settings
Settings on myTouch 4G Slide
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Changing display settings
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Changing sound settings
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Changing the language
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Optimizing battery life
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Managing memory
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Checking information about myTouch 4G Slide
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Update and reset
Software updates
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Restarting myTouch 4G Slide
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Resetting myTouch 4G Slide
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Trademarks and copyrights
Index
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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.
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Getting started
Getting started
Inside the box
You will find the following inside the box:
§ myTouch 4G Slide
§ Battery (preinstalled)
§ microSD™ card (preinstalled)
§ SIM card (preinstalled)
§ USB cable
§ Power adapter
§ Quick start guide
§ Safety and regulatory guide
myTouch 4G Slide
Front panel
1. QWERTY keyboard
2. MENU
3. HOME
4. Microphone
5. Trackpad
6. GENIUS
7. BACK
8. Touch screen
9. Front camera
10. Notification LED
11. Earpiece
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Top panel
1. 3.5mm headset jack
2. POWER/LOCK
Left and right panels
1. VOLUME UP
2. VOLUME DOWN
3. USB connector
4. CAMERA
Back panel
1. Speaker
2. Back cover
3. Noise-cancelling microphone
4. LED flash
5. 8.0 megapixel camera
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Back cover
Removing the back cover
Remove the back cover to access the battery compartment, SIM card slot, and
storage card slot.
Make sure to switch off myTouch 4G Slide before removing the back cover.
1. Turn off myTouch 4G Slide and hold it securely with the front facing down.
2. Lift the back cover from the notch at the bottom of the back panel to remove it.
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Replacing the back cover
1. Press the top part of the back cover against the exposed back panel.
2. Press the sides of the back cover against the phone and make sure that there
are no gaps.
You’ll hear several clicks as you press the back cover to indicate that it is being
secured in place.
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SIM card
The SIM card contains your phone number, service details, and phonebook/message
memory. Both 1.8V and 3V SIM cards can be used.
Inserting the SIM card
1. Take the back cover off.
2. Remove the battery.
3. With the SIM card’s gold contacts facing down and its cut-off corner facing out,
insert the SIM card all the way into the SIM card slot.
Removing the SIM card
Make sure to switch off myTouch 4G Slide before removing the SIM card.
1. Take the back cover off.
2. Remove the battery.
3. With your thumb, slide the SIM card out from the SIM card slot.
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Storage card
Use the storage card to store your photos, videos, and music. You’ll find the storage
card already inserted in myTouch 4G Slide.
Inserting the storage card
1. Take the back cover off.
2. Insert the microSD card into the storage card slot with its gold contacts facing
down and push it until it clicks into place.
Removing the storage card
If myTouch 4G Slide is on, you must first "unmount" the storage card before
removing it to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card.
1. Take the back cover off.
2. Push the storage card in to eject it from its slot.
3. Slide the storage card out from its slot.
Unmounting the storage card
When you need to remove the storage card while myTouch 4G Slide is on, unmount
the storage card first to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap SD & phone storage > Unmount SD card.
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Battery
myTouch 4G Slide uses a rechargeable battery. How long the battery can last before
it needs recharging depends on how you use myTouch 4G Slide. Among these are the
features and accessories you use (for example, leaving your Bluetooth® connection
always on uses more power). Long phone calls and frequent web browsing uses 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.
Removing the battery thin film
Before using myTouch 4G Slide for the first time, you need to remove the thin film
that's underneath the battery.
1. Take the back cover off.
2. Pull the flap of the thin film out, and then remove it from the battery
compartment.
Removing the battery
1. Take the back cover off.
2. With your thumb or finger, lift the battery from the battery compartment.
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Inserting the battery
Please use only the original battery that came with your myTouch 4G Slide or a
replacement that T-Mobile recommends.
1. Take the back cover off.
2. Insert the battery (with its exposed copper contacts first) into the battery
compartment.
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Charging the battery
The battery is partially charged when shipped. Before you turn on and start using
myTouch 4G Slide, it is recommended that you charge the battery. Some batteries
perform best after several full charge/discharge cycles.
§ The battery is already installed in myTouch 4G Slide when shipped. A thin film is
inserted between the battery and the compartment. You need to remove this film
before you can charge the battery.
§ Only the power adapter and USB sync cable provided in the box must be used to
charge the battery.
§ Do not remove the battery from myTouch 4G Slide while you are charging it using
the power or car adapter.
1. Plug the power adapter into the USB connector.
2. 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 orange light. The
light turns to solid green when the battery is fully charged.
When you charge the battery and myTouch 4G Slide 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/LOCK button. Easy.
When you turn on myTouch 4G Slide for the first time, you’ll need to set it up.
Switching the power off
1. If the display is off, press the POWER/LOCK button to turn it back on, then
unlock the screen.
2. Press and hold the POWER/LOCK button for a few seconds.
3. When the Power options menu appears, tap Power off.
Setting up myTouch 4G Slide for the first time
When you switch on myTouch 4G Slide 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.
Be sure to sign in to your Google® Account so you can use Google apps like Gmail™
and Android Market™. You can also set up your other email accounts, favorite social
network accounts, and more.
Some features that need to connect to the Internet such as location-based services
and auto-sync of your online accounts may incur extra data fees. Don’t worry. You
can enable or disable them in settings later on.
Finger gestures
Tap
When you want to type using the keyboard, select items onscreen such
as application and settings icons, or press onscreen buttons, simply tap
them with your finger.
Press and To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link
hold
in a web page), simply press and hold the item.
Swipe or
slide
To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or
horizontally across the screen.
Drag
Press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to drag.
While dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the
target position.
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Flick
Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe
your finger in light, quicker strokes. This finger gesture is always in a
vertical direction, such as when flicking the contacts or message list.
Rotate
For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation
from portrait to landscape by turning myTouch 4G Slide sideways. When
entering text, you can turn myTouch 4G Slide sideways to bring up a
bigger keyboard.
Pinch
In some apps, like Gallery or the web browser, you can “pinch” the screen
using two fingers (for example, thumb and index finger) to zoom in or
zoom out when viewing a picture or a web page.
Ways of getting contacts into myTouch 4G
Slide
There are several ways you can add contacts to myTouch 4G Slide. You can sync
myTouch 4G Slide with contacts from your Google Account, computer, Facebook®,
and more.
T-Mobile Contacts If you previously used T-Mobile Contacts Backup, you can
Backup
import your contacts from the T-Mobile server.
Gmail
Google contacts are imported to myTouch 4G Slide after you
sign in to your Google Account. You can also create more
Google contacts right from myTouch 4G Slide.
Facebook
Log in to your Facebook account through Facebook for HTC
Sense to import your Facebook friends' contact information.
Phone contacts
You can choose to create and store contacts directly in
myTouch 4G Slide or transfer existing ones from your old phone.
SIM card
Copy all your SIM contacts to myTouch 4G Slide.
Microsoft®
Exchange
ActiveSync®
myTouch 4G Slide syncs your work contacts from the Microsoft
Exchange ActiveSync Server in your workplace.
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Home screen
Your Home screen is where you make myTouch 4G Slide your own. You can
customize the Home screen by adding widgets, favorite applications, shortcuts, and
folders so they’re always just a tap away. To find out how, see Personalizing on page
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Extended Home screen
As you start to do more things with myTouch 4G Slide, you might find that one Home
screen is not enough. No problem. You can use up to four extra screens. It should be
plenty.
Slide your finger horizontally to the left or right and you’ll discover more space for
adding icons, widgets, and more.
Press
to return to the main Home screen (that is, the center home screen).
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Using Leap view
To jump straight to the screen that you want, press
or pinch the screen to show
the Leap view. It reveals all five Home screens as thumbnails.
Just tap the one you want and you’ll leap right there.
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Basics
Adjusting the volume
Adjusting the ringer volume changes the volume level of the ringtone, while adjusting
the media volume changes the volume level of sound notifications and music or video
playback.
Adjusting the ringer volume
§ Press the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN button to adjust the ringer volume to
your desired level. The Ringer volume window appears on the screen to display
the volume levels.
§ While in the lowest ringer volume level (Silent mode), press VOLUME DOWN
once to switch to Vibrate mode. The vibrate mode icon
appears in the status
bar.
§ While in Vibrate mode, press VOLUME UP once to switch to silent mode. The
speaker mute icon
displays in the status bar.
Adjusting the earpiece volume for calls
During a call, press the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN button.
Adjusting the media volume
When playing music or watching video, press the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN
button to adjust the volume. The Media volume window appears on the screen to
display the volume level.
Adjusting the volume via settings
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Sound > Volume.
2. Drag the volume sliders to the left or right to adjust the volume levels of the
ringtone, media playback, alarms, and notifications. A sample tone is briefly
played with the volume being adjusted as you drag a slider.
3. If you want the same volume for your ringtone and notifications, select Use
incoming call volume for notifications.
4. When you’re done, tap OK.
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Sleep mode
Sleep mode saves battery power by putting myTouch 4G Slide into a low power state
while the display is off. It also stops accidental button presses when myTouch 4G
Slide is in your bag. You’ll still receive messages and calls though.
Switching to Sleep mode
Briefly press the POWER/LOCK button to turn off the display and switch to Sleep
mode. myTouch 4G Slide also automatically goes into Sleep mode when it’s idle for a
while.
Waking up from Sleep mode
To wake myTouch 4G Slide up manually, press the POWER/LOCK button. You’ll need
to unlock the screen.
myTouch 4G Slide automatically wakes up when you have an incoming call.
Unlocking the screen
Pull the ring up to unlock the screen.
If you have set up a screen unlock pattern, pin, or password, you will be asked to
draw the pattern on the screen or enter the PIN or password before it unlocks.
If you've set an event reminder or an alarm, you can drag
snooze or dismiss the event or alarm.
or
to the ring to
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Opening an app from the lock screen
On the lock screen, drag an app icon to the ring to unlock the screen and directly go
to the app.
You can customize the lock screen in Settings > Personalize > Lock screen to show
your four favorite apps.
Adjusting the time before the screen turns off
After a period of inactivity, the screen turns off to conserve battery power. You can
set the idle time before the screen turns off.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Display > Screen timeout.
3. Tap the time before the screen turns off.
Status and notifications
Status icons
Here’s what each icon means:
Signal strength
Battery is full
4G connected
Battery is charging
4G in use
Battery is low (20% remaining)
3G connected
Battery is very low (10%
remaining)
3G in use
Silent mode
GPRS connected
Vibrate mode
GPRS in use
Microphone is mute
2G connected
Speakerphone is on
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2G in use
Wired microphone headset
connected
Roaming
Wired headset connected
No signal
Bluetooth is on
No SIM card installed
Connected to a Bluetooth device
Connected to a Wi-Fi network
Airplane mode
Data synchronizing
GPS is on
Network sharing is on
Alarm is set
Notification icons
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 message
Missed call
New Microsoft Exchange
ActiveSync or POP3/IMAP email
Call on hold
Problem with email delivery
Call forwarding on
New SMS/MMS
Message forwarding on
Problem with SMS/MMS delivery
myTouch 4G Slide is connected to
a computer via USB cable
New Google Talk™ instant
message
Wi-Fi is on and wireless networks
are available
New voicemail
Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot is on
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Upcoming event
Uploading data (animated)
New updates from your social
networks
Downloading data (animated)
Matched contacts suggestion
Waiting to upload
myTouch 4G Slide software
update available
Downloaded Android Market app
installed successfully
Song is playing
Update available for an app
downloaded from Android Market
FM Radio app in use
Storage card is safe to remove or
storage card is being prepared
More (not displayed) notifications
No storage card installed
General notification
Storage card is low on free space
Call in progress
Wi-Fi Calling ready
Notification LED
The notification LED shows a:
§ Solid green light when myTouch 4G Slide is connected to the power adapter or
a computer and the battery is fully charged.
§ Flashing green light when you have a pending notification.
§ Solid orange light when the battery is being charged.
§ Flashing red light when the battery level reaches very low.
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Notifications panel
When you get a new notification, you can open the Notifications panel to see what
event notification or new information you've received. The Notifications panel lets you
quickly switch between recently-opened apps, and also lets you easily turn on settings
such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
To open the Notifications panel, press and hold the status bar, then slide your finger
downward.
If you have several notifications, you can scroll down
the screen to see them all.
You can also open the Notifications panel on the Home screen by pressing
then tapping Notifications.
and
Switching between recently opened apps
On the Notifications panel, you can easily access up to eight apps you just recently
opened.
1. Press and hold the status bar, then slide your finger downward to open the
Notifications panel.
2. In the Recent apps section, slide your finger left or right to see recently-opened
apps.
3. Tap an app to open it.
Press and hold
to view recently used apps.
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Using Quick Settings
The Quick Settings tab lets you easily turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and more, and
also provides a quick shortcut to all myTouch 4G Slide settings.
1. Press and hold the status bar, then slide your finger downward to open the
Notifications panel.
2. Tap the Quick Settings tab.
3. Tap the check box next to an item to turn it off or on.
Closing the Notifications panel
Press and hold the bottom bar of the Notifications panel, then slide your finger up the
screen. Or just press
.
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Connecting myTouch 4G Slide to a computer
You can set the type of USB connection myTouch 4G Slide will use whenever you
connect it to a computer using the USB cable.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Connect to PC.
2. Tap Default connection type, and then select one of the following choices:
Charge only Select this option if you only want to charge the battery while
connected to your computer.
Disk drive
This mode is available only when there’s a storage card installed
on myTouch 4G Slide. Select this mode when you want to copy
files between the storage card and your computer.
When Disk drive mode is enabled while myTouch 4G Slide is
connected to the computer, you will not be able to use apps that
need access to the storage card.
USB
tethering
When you do not have an Internet connection on your computer,
you can select this mode to share the mobile data connection of
myTouch 4G Slide with your computer.
3. Tap Done.
Copying files to or from the storage card
You can copy your music, photos, and other files to the storage card.
1. Connect myTouch 4G Slide to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
2. From the Home screen, press
Default connection type.
, and then tap Settings > Connect to PC >
3. Tap Disk drive, and then tap Done. On your computer, the storage card is
recognized as a removable disk.
4. Navigate to the removable disk and open it.
5. Do one of the following:
§ Copy the files from the computer to the storage card’s root folder.
§ Copy the files from the storage card to a folder in your computer.
6. After copying the files, unmount the removable disk (that is, the connected
myTouch 4G Slide) as required by your computer’s operating system to safely
remove myTouch 4G Slide.
7. Do one of the following:
§ Disconnect myTouch 4G Slide from the computer.
§ If you want to keep myTouch 4G Slide connected to the computer but
want it to be able to access the storage card, open the Notifications panel,
tap Disk drive, select an option except Disk drive, and then tap Done.
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Copying text, looking up information, and
sharing
In apps such as the web browser and Mail, you can select text and choose what you
want to do with it.
Selecting text
1. Press and hold on a word.
2. Drag the start and end markers to highlight the surrounding text you want to
select.
To copy the address of a linked web page, press and hold the link, and then tap
Copy link URL.
Copying and pasting text
1. After you have selected the text you want to copy, tap Copy.
The selected text is then copied to the clipboard.
2. In a text entry field (for example while composing an email), press and hold at
the point where you want to paste the text.
3. Tap Paste.
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Searching or translating text
1. After you have selected the text you want to search for or translate, tap
.
2. Tap one of the following tabs:
Google Search
Look for related information using Google Search, based on the text that
you selected.
Wikipedia
Look for related information on Wikipedia®, based on the text that you
selected.
YouTube
Look for videos on YouTube®, based on the text that you selected.
Google Translate
Translate the text to another language.
Google Dictionary
Look up the selected text in the dictionary.
Sharing text
1. After you have selected the text you want to share, tap
.
2. Choose where to paste and share the selected text, such as in an email message
or Facebook status update.
Printing
Connect myTouch 4G Slide to a supported printer and print out documents, email
messages, photos, and more.
§ Both printer and myTouch 4G Slide must be turned on and connected to the same
local network. Connect myTouch 4G Slide to the local network using Wi-Fi. To
learn how to connect the printer to a local network, refer to your printer user
guide.
§ The local network must not be behind a firewall.
1. Open an app such as Mail or Gallery, and then select the file you want to print.
, and then tap Print. In some apps, after pressing
2. Press
tap More to see Print.
3. In the Print screen, tap the printer you want to use.
, you may need to
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4. Select the files you want to print at the top of the screen or set the page range
you want to print.
Tap Advanced to set the page size, print layout, and page orientation, and choose
if you want to print in color or black and white.
5. Tap Print.
You can check the printing details by opening the Notifications panel, and then
tapping the item you're printing.
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Personalizing
Personalizing
Making myTouch 4G Slide truly yours
Make myTouch 4G Slide look and sound just the way you want it. Personalize it with a
different wallpaper, ringtone, and notification sound for events such as incoming text,
email, and calendar reminders.
From the Home screen, press
and tap Personalize to get started.
Changing your wallpaper
Personalizing your wallpaper with your favorite photo is a quick and easy way to give
myTouch 4G Slide a fresh look. Browse the collection of wallpapers included in
myTouch 4G Slide or choose from photos that you have taken with the camera. You
can also change your Home screen to use an animated wallpaper.
1. From the Home screen, press
and tap Personalize > Wallpaper.
2. Tap one of the following:
Wallpapers
Choose a preset wallpaper, and then tap Set wallpaper.
Live wallpapers Choose from preset animated wallpapers. Tap Preview to
view the animation, and then tap Apply.
Gallery
Choose an existing photo. Crop the photo and then tap Save.
Personalizing your Home screen with widgets
Widgets put at-a-glance important information and media content up front on your
Home screen. Some widgets are already added to your Home screen for your
convenience. You can add more from the available selections of widgets.
Adding a widget to your Home screen
1. Go to a part of the Home screen where there’s space to add a new widget.
2. Press
and tap Personalize > Widget.
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3. Select a widget that you want.
4. Most HTC widgets are available in a variety of designs and sizes to suit your
needs. Slide your finger on the screen from right to left to view the different
styles, and then tap Select to choose one.
You can also add widgets that allow you to quickly switch on or off certain settings
such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Scroll down the widgets list, tap Settings, and then tap
the widget that you want.
Changing the settings of a widget
You can modify basic settings of some widgets (for example, the Clock and Mail
widgets) from the Home screen.
1. Press and hold a widget on the Home screen. myTouch 4G Slide vibrates and
you’ll see a colored box around the widget. Don’t lift your finger just yet.
2. Drag the widget to the Edit button (if it’s enabled).
The relevant screen where you can change some settings for this widget then
opens.
3. Customize the widget settings.
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Adding icons and other shortcuts on your
Home screen
Place app icons on your Home screen to open apps quicker. You can also add
shortcuts to settings and specific information such as a bookmarked webpage,
someone’s phone number, a music playlist, route directions, and many other items, to
your Home screen.
The shortcuts available depend on the apps that are installed on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. Go to a part of the Home screen where there’s space to add a new icon or
shortcut.
2. Press
, tap Personalize and then tap App to add an app icon, or Shortcut to
add a shortcut to a setting or information.
To add an app icon on the Home screen, you can also press
, tap
, and then
press and hold an app icon. Without lifting your finger, drag the icon to an empty
area on the Home screen, and then release it.
Adding items to the application dock
The application dock holds three icons or shortcuts of frequently-used applications
and features so you can access them from any Home screen.
Three application icons are already on the dock. You can replace these with shortcuts
or icons of your choice.
The shortcuts available depend on the apps that are installed on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. Press and hold an item on the dock, and then drag it to
to delete, or drag it
to an empty area on the Home screen, and then release it.
2. Press and hold the empty slot, and then tap App to add an app icon, or Shortcut
to add a shortcut to a setting or information.
Adding folders on your Home screen
Use folders to group related apps and other shortcuts to keep your Home screen tidy
and organized. You can also add information folders that show up-to-date information
such as Bluetooth received files, your Facebook phonebook, and more.
Creating a new folder and adding items to it
1. Go to a part of the Home screen where there’s space to add a new folder.
2. Press
and tap Personalize > Folder.
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3. Tap New folder.
4. Press and hold an app icon or a shortcut that you want to move to the folder.
myTouch 4G Slide then vibrates. Don’t lift your finger just yet.
5. Drag the app icon or shortcut and drop it on top of the folder.
Simply tap the folder to open it so you can access the
apps and shortcuts inside the folder.
Renaming a folder
1. Tap the folder to open it.
2. Press and hold the folder window’s title bar.
3. Enter a new folder name and then tap OK.
Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on
your Home screen
Rearrange the widgets and icons on your Home screen to make room for adding more
items. You can also remove widgets and icons that you don’t frequently use.
Moving a widget or icon
1. Press and hold the widget or icon you want to move. myTouch 4G Slide vibrates
and you’ll see a colored box around the widget or icon. Don’t lift your finger just
yet.
2. Drag the widget or icon to a new location on the screen.
§ You can pause at the left or right edge of the screen to drag the widget or icon
onto another Home screen panel.
§ When you drag an icon to a spot that’s occupied by another icon, the occupant
automatically moves away to give room.
3. When the widget or icon is where you want it, lift your finger.
Removing a widget or icon
1. Press and hold the widget or icon you want to remove. myTouch 4G Slide
vibrates and you'll see a colored box around the widget or icon. Don’t lift your
finger just yet.
2. Drag the widget or icon to
.
3. When the widget or icon turns red, lift your finger.
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Rearranging the Home screen
Reorder your Home screen panels in any way that fits how you use them. For
example, move the panels with frequently-used widgets, shortcuts, and folders closer
to the main Home screen.
The center thumbnail in Leap view is always the main Home screen.
1. Pinch the Home screen to show the Leap view.
2. Press and hold the thumbnail of the home screen you want to move. myTouch
4G Slide then vibrates. Don’t lift your finger just yet.
3. Drag the thumbnail to its new position, and then lift your finger.
Changing your ringtone and notification
sounds
Change your ringtone and notification sounds to suit your mood or lifestyle. Choose
different sounds from the preset selection or your storage card (except for
notification sounds).
1. From the Home screen, press
and tap Personalize.
2. Tap Ringtone or Notification sound, tap the sound that you like, and then tap
OK.
Go to the Messages, Mail, and Calendar apps to choose sounds for new
messages, email, and calendar reminders respectively.
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Phone calls
Different ways of making calls
Besides making calls from the phone dialer screen on myTouch 4G Slide, you can tap
a number in a text message or email to call, or press a single number on the phone
dialer to quickly call a contact.
Making a call on the Phone dialer screen
You can either dial a number directly, or use the Smart dial feature to search and call a
stored contact or a number from your call history.
1. On the Home screen, tap
.
2. Begin entering the first few digits of a phone number or characters of a contact
name on the phone keypad. Matching numbers and names appear at the top of
the Phone dialer screen.
If you enter a wrong digit or letter, tap
press and hold
.
to delete it. To erase the entire entry,
3. Scroll left or right on the matching contacts to see if there are more matching
numbers or contacts.
4. To place a call, do one of the following:
§ Tap a phone number or contact from the matched list.
§ After entering a complete number, tap Call.
§ To call a different phone number associated with the contact, press and
hold the phone number of the contact from the matched list and then tap
View contact. On the contact details screen, tap the number you want to
call.
While dialing or when the call is in progress, the status bar displays the call in progress
icon
.
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Using Speed dial
Use Speed dial to call a phone number with a single tap. For example, if you assign a
contact’s number to the number 2 key, you can just press and hold 2 to dial the
number.
The number 1 key is generally reserved for your voicemail. Press and hold this key
to call voicemail and retrieve your voicemail messages.
Assigning a speed dial key
1. On the Home screen, tap
2. Press
.
, and then tap Speed dial >
.
3. Enter the name of the contact you want to add. When the name comes up in
the list, tap the name.
4. On the Speed dial screen, choose the phone number of the contact to use, and a
speed dial key to assign.
5. Tap Save.
You can also set a speed dial key in Contacts. Tap a contact, press
select Set speed dial.
, and then
Calling a phone number in a text message
1. Tap the phone number within the message.
2. Tap Call.
To call the message sender, tap the received message, and then tap Call on the
options menu.
Calling a phone number in an email
Want to call a number that's in an email? No problem.
1. In the email body, tap the phone number.
2. Edit the number if necessary.
3. Tap Call.
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Making an emergency call
In some regions, you can make emergency calls from myTouch 4G Slide even if you
don’t have a SIM card installed or your SIM card has been blocked.
1. On the Home screen, tap
.
2. Dial the emergency number for your locale, and then tap Call.
If you’ve enabled but forgotten your lock screen password, lock pattern, and/or the
SIM lock, you can still make emergency calls by tapping Emergency call on the screen.
Receiving calls
When you receive a phone call from a contact, the Incoming call screen appears.
You can use the polite ringer and pocket mode features for receiving calls. To find
out how, see Changing sound settings on page 163.
Answering a call
Do one of the following:
§ Tap Answer.
§ If the display is off when you get a call, the Lock screen appears. Drag
ring to unlock the screen and answer the call.
to the
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Deferring a call
You can reject the incoming call, send the caller a text message, and then remind
yourself to call back.
1. Tap Defer.
2. Do one of the following:
§ Tap the Send a text message to text box, and then tap the text message
you want to send the caller. To create your own text message, tap Custom
in the list of preset messages, enter your message, and then tap OK.
§ Set the time when you want to be reminded to call back the caller.
3. Tap Done.
Rejecting a call
Do one of the following:
§ Tap Decline.
§ If the display is off when you get a call, the Lock screen appears. Drag
ring on the Lock screen.
to the
§ Press the POWER/LOCK button twice to reject a call.
Muting the ringing sound without rejecting the call
Do one of the following:
§ Press the VOLUME DOWN or VOLUME UP button.
§ Press the POWER/LOCK button.
§ Place myTouch 4G Slide face down on a level surface.
If myTouch 4G Slide is already facing down, it will still ring when there are
subsequent incoming calls.
HTC Caller ID
Everytime you make a call or your friend gives you a ring, you get to see your friend’s
latest status update from social networks like Facebook or Twitter™ right on the call
screen. You also won’t miss people’s birthdays. You’ll see a birthday reminder, if your
friend’s birthday will occur sometime within the next seven days.
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What can I do during a call?
When a call is in progress, use the buttons onscreen to mute or unmute the
microphone or to turn the speakerphone on or off. You can also press
and choose
whether to add a call, place the call on hold, mute the microphone, and more.
Putting a call on hold
1. Press
and then tap Hold to put the call on hold. When you put a call on hold,
the status bar displays the hold call icon
.
2. Press
, and then tap Unhold to resume the call.
Switching between calls
If you’re already on a call and accept another call, you can choose to switch between
the two calls.
1. When you receive another call, tap Answer to accept the second call and put
the first call on hold.
2. To switch between the calls, tap the person you want to talk to on the screen.
3. To end the current call and return to the other call, tap End call.
Turning the speakerphone on during a call
To decrease potential damage to your hearing, do not hold myTouch 4G Slide
against your ear when the speakerphone is on.
Do one of the following:
§ Flip myTouch 4G Slide over during a call (be sure that Flip for speaker is selected
in
>
> Settings > Sound).
§ On the call screen, tap
The speakerphone icon
.
appears in the status bar when the speakerphone is on.
To turn the speakerphone off, just flip myTouch 4G Slide over again, facing it up. Or
tap
again.
Muting the microphone during a call
On the call screen, tap
to toggle between turning the microphone on or off. When
the microphone is turned off, the mute icon
appears in the status bar.
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Ending a call
Do one of the following to end the call:
§ On the call screen, tap End call.
If the display is off, press POWER/LOCK to turn on the screen so you can tap End
call.
§ Slide open the Notifications panel, then tap
.
If the phone number of the person who called is not in your contacts list, you can
choose to save the number to your contacts list after you hang up.
Setting up a conference call
Conference calling with your friends, family, or co-workers is easy. Make the first call
(or accept a call), and then simply dial each subsequent call to add it to the
conference.
Make sure your SIM card is enabled with conference calling service. Contact
T-Mobile for details.
1. Make a call to the first conference call participant.
2. When connected, press
, tap Add call, and then dial the number of the
second participant. The first participant is put on hold when you dial the second
participant.
3. When connected to the second participant, tap merge
.
4. To add another participant to the conference call, tap
on the conference call
screen, and then dial the number of the contact you want to invite to the
conference call.
5. When connected, tap
to add the participant to the conference call.
6. To talk to a person in the conference call in private, tap
Private call on the options menu.
7. When finished, tap End call.
and then select
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Wi-Fi Calling
When you're in a place with limited cellular coverage but with Wi-Fi® connection, use
Wi-Fi Calling to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi using your available rate plan
minutes.
Turning on Wi-Fi Calling
Make sure that myTouch 4G Slide is connected to a Wi-Fi network before you turn on
Wi-Fi Calling.
1. On the Home screen, tap
> Wi-Fi Calling.
2. Read the important notice about emergency calling, and then tap Dismiss.
3. Tap the Wi-Fi Calling switch. myTouch 4G Slide then connects to the T-Mobile
network and shows Active on the screen when connected.
You can then go to the Phone dialer, Call log, or Contacts app to make calls.
Changing Wi-Fi Calling settings
1. On the Wi-Fi Calling screen, press
preferences.
and tap Settings > Connection
2. Select a connection option, and then tap OK.
Wi-Fi Preferred
When you make calls, the Wi-Fi network is preferred over
the cellular network. You must stay in the Wi-Fi range when
calling.
Cellular
Preferred
When you make calls, the cellular network is preferred over
the Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi Only
myTouch 4G Slide will always use the Wi-Fi network when
you make a call. You must stay in the Wi-Fi range when
calling.
Turning off Wi-Fi Calling
1. Press and hold the status bar, and then slide your finger downward to open the
Notifications panel.
2. Tap Wi-Fi Calling Ready.
3. Tap the switch to turn off Wi-Fi Calling.
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Internet calls
When you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can make and receive calls through
an Internet calling account.
Adding an Internet calling account
Before you add an Internet calling account, make sure that you've registered with an
Internet calling service that supports voice calls over Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Call.
2. Under Internet call settings, tap Accounts.
3. Tap Add account.
4. Enter your account details.
5. Press
to save your account.
6. To set myTouch 4G Slide to receive Internet calls on your added account, tap
the Receive incoming calls check box.
Making an Internet call
Make an Internet call to either your contact's Internet calling account or phone
number.
Internet calls to phone numbers may incur additional fees. Contact T-Mobile for
details.
Call any of the following:
Internet
calling
account
§ In Contacts, tap a contact who has an Internet calling account, and
then tap Internet call.
Phone
number
See Making a call on the Phone dialer screen on page 37. But first, set
myTouch 4G Slide to use Internet calling for your outgoing calls. From
the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Call. Tap Use
Internet calling, and then select either For all calls or Ask for each call.
§ In Call log, tap an Internet call log.
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Using Call log
Use Call log to check missed calls, your dialed numbers, and received calls.
Checking a missed call
You will see the missed call icon
in the status bar when you miss a call.
1. Slide open the Notifications panel to check who the caller is.
2. To return the call, tap the missed call notification. Then tap the caller’s name or
number on the Call log tab.
Checking calls in Call log
1. On the Home screen, tap
.
2. Slide to the Call log tab, and then do one of the following:
§ Tap a name or number in the list to call.
§ Press and hold a name or number in the list to display the options menu.
§ Tap
to open the details of a particular contact.
§ Press
, and then tap View to display just a particular type of calls such
as missed calls or outgoing calls.
Adding a new phone number to your contacts from Call log
1. On the Call log tab, press and hold the phone number that you want to save,
and then tap Save to People.
2. Choose whether to create a new contact or save the number to an existing
contact on myTouch 4G Slide.
3. Do any of the following:
§ When creating a new contact, enter the contact name, contact type, and
other information in the blank contact record that appears. The phone
number is automatically added to the mobile field in the phone section. To
store it as another type of number, for example a home number, tap the
Mobile button.
§ When saving the number to an existing contact, tap a contact stored on
myTouch 4G Slide, and then select the number type.
4. Tap Save.
Clearing Call log
On the Call log tab, do one of the following:
Remove one name or
number
Press and hold the name or number, and then tap
Delete from call log.
Clear the entire list
Press
, and then tap Delete all.
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Using Home dialing
When you're on a trip abroad, it's easy to dial friends and family from home. Your
home country code is automatically added when you make calls while roaming.
1. On the Home screen, tap
.
2. Enter the phone number from your home country that you wish to call.
If you enter a leading zero, it will be removed. If you enter a plus (+) sign before the
phone number, myTouch 4G Slide will dial normally.
The Home Dialing screen opens and shows the country code to be added
before the phone number.
3. If you want to change the country code, choose the country that you want from
the country selection box.
4. Tap OK to place the call.
Turning off Home dialing
If you prefer to manually enter complete phone numbers to call while roaming, you
can turn off Home dialing.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Call.
2. Clear the Home country check box.
Call services
myTouch 4G Slide can directly link to the mobile phone network, and enable you to
access and change the settings of various phone services. Call services may include
call forwarding, call waiting, voicemail, and more. Contact T-Mobile to find out about
the availability of call services.
To open call services, press
from the Home screen, and then tap Settings > Call.
Fixed Dialing
Numbers
Restrict outgoing calls to a fixed set of numbers. To enable this
feature, you must know your SIM card’s PIN2 code.
Voicemail service
Shows the current voicemail service being used.
Voicemail settings
Specify another voicemail number aside from the voice mail
number on your SIM card.
Clear voicemail
notification
If you have a notification of a new voicemail, you can clear the
notification with this option.
Hearing aids
Turn on the Hearing Aid Compliance feature that reduces
interference to hearing aids.
Phone settings
Modify your phone settings such as automatic saving of an
unknown contact number when a call with that number ends.
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Home country
Enable or disable the Home dialing feature.
Home dialing
Set the country code to be automatically added before the
phone numbers you dial while you're roaming.
TTY mode
Enable TTY (Teletypewriter) support for your phone.
Call forwarding
Select how you want to handle busy, unanswered, and
unreachable calls. You can also set the call forwarding option for
all incoming calls.
Additional settings Enable or disable operator services such as caller ID and call
waiting.
Cell broadcast
Enable or disable receipt of cell broadcast messages.
Cell broadcast
settings
Configure channels and language for cell broadcast messages.
Accounts
Add, modify, or remove Internet calling accounts. You can also
choose whether to receive incoming Internet calls.
Use Internet calling Select whether to use Internet calling for all calls you make or
for Internet address calls only, or to be asked which you prefer
for each call you make.
Turning Airplane mode on or off
In many countries, you are required by law to turn off wireless devices while on board
an aircraft. A way to turn off wireless functions quickly is to switch myTouch 4G Slide
to Airplane mode.
When you enable Airplane mode, all wireless radios on myTouch 4G Slide are turned
off, including the call function, data services, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. When you disable
Airplane mode, the call function is turned back on and the previous state of Bluetooth
and Wi-Fi is restored.
To turn Airplane mode on or off, press and hold POWER/LOCK, and then tap Airplane
mode.
When enabled, the Airplane mode icon
is displayed in the status bar.
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Messages
Opening Messages
Keep in touch with important people in your life. Use the Messages app to compose
and send text (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
From the Home screen, tap
> Messages. The Messages screen opens, where all
your sent and received messages are neatly grouped into conversations, by contact
name or phone number.
§ Scroll up or down the list of conversations by
swiping your finger on the screen.
§ Tap a contact name or number to view the exchange
of messages.
You can also view your messages on the Home screen with the Messages widget.
Sending a text message (SMS)
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
> Messages.
.
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
§ Enter the first few letters of a contact name or starting digits of a mobile
number. As you type, matching names with phone numbers from your
stored contacts are displayed. Tap a name or one of the contact’s numbers.
§ Tap
, and then select the phone numbers of the contacts to whom you
want to send the message. You can also select contact groups as
recipients.
§ Enter the complete phone numbers directly in the To field.
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4. Tap the box that says Add text, and then enter your message.
§ There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message (displayed
above the Send button). If you exceed the limit, your text message will be
delivered as one but will be billed as more than one message.
§ Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you enter an
email address as the recipient, add a message subject, attach an item, or compose
a very long message.
5. Tap Send, or press
to save the message as a draft.
Sending a picture message (MMS)
To compose a picture message, start by creating a new text message. Then choose
the type of attachment to include in your message.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
> Messages.
.
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
§ Enter the first few letters of a contact name or starting digits of a mobile
number. As you type, matching names with phone numbers and email
addresses from your stored contacts are displayed. Tap a contact’s number
or email address. Email addresses will be displayed when Show email
address is selected in Recipient list settings.
§ Tap
, and then select the phone numbers of the contacts to whom you
want to send the message. You can also select contact groups as
recipients.
§ Enter the complete phone numbers or email address directly in the To field.
4. To add a subject line, press
and then tap Add subject.
5. Tap the box that says Add text, and then enter your message.
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6. Press
, tap Attach, and then choose the type of attachment.
Picture
Take a photo and attach it, or attach an existing photo.
Video
Record a video and attach it, or attach an existing
video.
Audio
Make a voice recording and attach it, or attach an
existing audio file.
App recommendation Choose an app you’ve installed from Android Market
that you want to share with others. The URL from
which the app can be downloaded will be inserted to
your message.
Location
Add your current location (requires GPS to be turned
on), or a location you pick on a map to your message.
Contact (vCard)
Select a contact, and then select the information to
attach.
Appointment
(vCalendar)
Select the calendar event you want to attach.
After adding an attachment, tap
removing your attachment.
7. Tap Send, or press
to see options for replacing, viewing or
to save the message as a draft.
Resuming a draft message
1. On the Messages screen, press
, and then tap Drafts.
2. Tap the message and then resume editing it.
3. Tap Send.
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Viewing and replying to a message
Depending on your notification settings, myTouch 4G Slide plays a sound, vibrates, or
displays the message briefly in the status bar when you receive a new message. A
new message icon
is also displayed in the status bar.
1. To open and read the message, you can:
§ Press and hold the status bar, and then slide your finger down to open the
Notifications panel. Then tap the new message notification.
§ Open the Messages app to access and read the message.
2. While reading the message, you can:
Reply with a text message Tap the box that says Add text, enter your reply
message, and then tap Send.
Reply with a multimedia
message
Tap the box that says Add text, enter your reply
message, tap
to choose an attachment for
your message, and then tap Send.
Call or save a phone
number contained in the
message
Tap the phone number. Then choose whether to
dial the number or add it to your contacts.
Open a link in the
message
Tap the link to open it in the web browser.
Send to or save an email
address contained in the
message
Tap the email address. Then choose whether to
send an email, send a multimedia message, or save
the email address to your contacts.
Forward a message
Tap the message to open the options menu, and
then tap Forward.
Check message details
Tap the message to open the options menu, and
then tap View message details.
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Replying to another phone number of the contact
When a contact has multiple phone numbers stored on myTouch 4G Slide, you’ll see
the particular phone number used within the message. There’s also a bold letter
before the phone number to indicate the number type (for example, M stands for
Mobile).
Keep in mind that your response will be sent to the phone number of the latest
message you’ve received from this contact.
1. On the All messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the
exchange of messages with that contact.
2. Tap the box that says Add text, then enter your reply message.
3. Press
and then tap More > Recipient phone number.
4. Select another phone number of this contact.
Forwarding a message
1. On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to view the exchange
of messages with that contact.
2. Tap the message you want to forward, and then tap Forward.
3. In the To field, fill in one or more recipients.
4. Tap Send.
While viewing the exchange of messages with the contact, you can also press
,
tap Forward (or More > Forward), and then tap the message you want to forward.
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Viewing and saving an attachment from a
multimedia message
If you are concerned about the size of your data downloads, check the multimedia
message size first before you download it.
When Auto-retrieve in MMS settings is disabled, only the message header is
downloaded. To download the entire message, tap the Download button at the
right side of the message.
§ If there’s a media attachment such as a photo or video in a received message,
tap it to view the content.
§ If the attachment is a contact (vCard), tap it to view the contact information,
then tap Save to add to your contacts.
§ If the attachment is an appointment or event (vCalendar), tap it to choose the
calendar where to save it, and then tap Import.
§ To save the attachment to your storage card, press and hold the multimedia
message, and then choose to save the type of attachment from the options
menu.
Managing message conversations
Protecting a message from deletion
You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted even if you delete the other
messages in the conversation.
1. On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the
exchange of messages with that contact.
2. Tap the message that you want to lock.
3. Tap Lock message on the options menu. A lock icon
hand side of the message.
is displayed at the right
Copying a message to your SIM card
1. On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the
exchange of messages with that contact.
2. Tap the message, and then tap Copy to SIM. A SIM card icon
the right hand side of the message.
is displayed at
Deleting a single message
1. On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the
exchange of messages with that contact.
2. Tap the message that you want to delete.
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3. If the message is locked, tap Unlock message on the options menu, and then tap
the message to display the options menu again.
4. Tap Delete message on the options menu.
5. When prompted to confirm, tap OK.
Deleting several messages within a conversation
1. On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the
exchange of messages with that contact.
2. Press
and then tap More > Delete.
3. Tap Delete by selection.
You can also tap Delete by phone number if the contact used multiple phone
numbers throughout the conversation and you want to delete the messages sent
from a particular number.
4. Select the messages you want to delete and then tap Delete.
Deleting a conversation
1. Do any of the following:
§ On the Messages screen, press and hold a contact (or phone number)
whose messages you want to delete, and then tap Delete.
§ While looking at the exchange of messages in a conversation, press
then tap More > Delete > Delete thread).
and
Any locked messages in the conversation thread will not be deleted unless
you select the Delete locked messages check box.
2. When prompted to confirm, tap OK to delete the entire thread.
Deleting several conversations
1. On the Messages screen, press
and then tap Delete.
2. Select the conversation threads you want to delete.
3. Tap Delete. Any locked messages will not be deleted.
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Setting message options
On the All messages screen, press
Notifications
and then tap Settings.
§ Receive a notification in the status bar and set myTouch 4G Slide
to vibrate or play a sound when a message arrives or when a
message is not sent successfully, and choose a notification sound.
§ Allow myTouch 4G Slide to show pop-up notifications on the
screen when messages are sent successfully or not, or disable this
option.
Text
messages
(SMS)
§ Receive a report on the delivery status of your message.
§ View or change the message service center number used. (We
recommend that you don't change the number here as it may
cause problems in receiving and sending messages.)
§ View or delete text messages stored on your SIM card, or copy SIM
card messages to device memory.
Multimedia
messages
(MMS)
§ Receive a report on the delivery status of your message.
§ Receive a report whether each recipient has read the message or
deleted it without reading.
§ Automatically download complete MMS messages including the
message body and attachments in your service area and when
roaming.
§ Set the message priority and maximum file size of MMS messages.
If the MMS message file size is exceeded, the message won't be
sent.
General
§ Search and display the sent message history, call history, and email
addresses of stored contacts when you're adding message
recipients.
§ Choose the maximum number of text or MMS messages to store in
each conversation thread (excluding locked messages), and enable
automatic deletion of unlocked older messages when set limits are
reached.
§ Include a signature to all your outgoing messages and customize
your signature.
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Search and Web browser
Searching myTouch 4G Slide and the Web
You can search for information on myTouch 4G Slide and on the Web by using
Google Search. Some applications, such as Contacts or Mail, have their own search
function, which you can use to search only within those applications.
Setting search options
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Search > Google search.
3. Choose the settings that you want.
Show web
suggestions
Display suggestions for Google web searches below the
search box as you type.
Use My Location
Include your location in searches to get local search
results.
Search history
Use suggestions from the web-based Google search
history, from your Google Account.
Manage search
history
View or manage the web search history associated with
your Google Account on the web browser.
4. Press
.
5. Tap Searchable items, and then select the items you want included when doing
a search.
Performing searches on the Web and myTouch 4G Slide
1. Slide to the Home screen with the Google search box.
2. Choose where you want to search.
Initially, the Google search box displays the All icon
, indicating that it’s
configured to search on both the Web and myTouch 4G Slide. You can target
your searches to just the Web only or to just a single application’s information
on myTouch 4G Slide. Tap
and then tap
to set the searchable items.
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3. In the search box, enter the words you want to search for. As you type,
matching items on myTouch 4G Slide and suggestions from Google web search
are shown as a list.
4. Do one of the following:
§ If what you’re searching for is in the list of suggestions, tap it in the list. The
item opens in the appropriate application.
§ To edit an item in the list, tap
where you can edit it.
. The item will appear in the search box,
§ If what you’re searching for is not in the list, tap
to search the Web. The
web browser opens, displaying the results of a Google search.
Using the web browser
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
screen.
and then tap the URL box on top of the
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
Turn myTouch 4G Slide sideways to display the web browser in landscape orientation.
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.
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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
On a webpage, you can:
§ Tap an address to view the location on a map.
§ Tap a phone number to call.
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
2. Tap
.
A new browser window opens.
and then tap Windows.
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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.
Tap
to close a webpage.
Downloading from the Web
Do more than just browsing the Web. You can download files such as photos and
music as well as apps using the web browser.
§ Make sure you have your storage card inserted on myTouch 4G Slide. All
downloaded files will be saved to your storage card.
§ Before downloading an app, check first its compatibility with myTouch 4G Slide to
make sure it can be installed.
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Downloading apps from the Web
You can download apps directly from your favorite websites. Apps downloaded from
the Web can be from unknown sources. To protect myTouch 4G Slide and your
personal data, we strongly recommend that you download and install only apps you
trust.
1. Open your web browser, then go to the website where you can download the
app you want.
2. Follow the website's instructions for downloading the app.
Before you can install the downloaded app, you need to set myTouch 4G Slide to
allow installation of third-party apps. From the Home screen, press
, then tap
Settings > Applications > Unknown sources.
Viewing your downloads
While viewing a webpage, press
and then tap More > Downloads.
Viewing bookmarks and previously visited
pages
You can store as many bookmarks as you want on myTouch 4G Slide. You can also
access a convenient list of the sites you have visited, or quickly view the pages that
you access most often.
Bookmarking a webpage
1. While viewing a webpage, press
, and then tap Add bookmark.
2. To bookmark the web page under a certain category (such as sports or dining),
tap Add tags and enter a tag name. This groups similar web pages so you can
easily locate them.
3. Edit the bookmark name if needed, and then tap Done.
Opening a bookmark
1. While viewing a webpage, press
, and then tap Bookmarks.
2. Do one of the following:
§ On the Bookmarks tab
and then tap it.
, navigate to the bookmark you want to open,
, open a tag group, navigate to the bookmark you want
§ On the Tags tab
to open, and then tap it.
Editing a bookmark
1. While viewing a webpage, press
2. On the Bookmarks tab
, press
, and then tap Bookmarks.
and then tap Edit.
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3. Tap
at the right of the bookmark you want to edit.
4. Enter your changes, and then tap Done.
Viewing a previously visited page
1. While viewing a webpage, press
2. On the History tab
page.
, and then tap Bookmarks.
, navigate to the page you want to view and then tap the
Clearing the list of previously visited pages
1. While viewing a webpage, press
2. On the History tab
, press
, and then tap Bookmarks.
, and then tap Clear history.
Viewing a page that you often visit
1. While viewing a webpage, press
2. On the Most visited tab
tap the page.
, and then tap Bookmarks.
, navigate to the page you want to view, and then
Clearing the list of most visited pages
1. While viewing a webpage, press
2. On the Most visited tab
, press
, and then tap Bookmarks.
, and then tap Clear all.
Changing the view of bookmarks or most visited pages
1. While viewing a webpage, press
, and then tap Bookmarks.
2. On the Bookmarks tab
or the Most visited tab
Thumbnails, List, or Grid to change the view.
, press
, and then tap
For example, if you are in Thumbnails view and you want to view bookmarks in
a grid, press
and tap List, then press
and tap Grid.
Setting browser options
Customize the web browser to suit your browsing lifestyle. Set display, privacy, and
security options when using the web browser.
From the browser screen, press
, and then tap More > Settings.
Setting your home page
1. From the browser screen, press
page.
, and then tap More > Settings > Set home
2. Select the home page you want to use.
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Browsing full versions of all websites
Some websites display a mobile version of their pages on phone web browsers. You
can choose to view the full version of all pages, even for these sites.
From the browser screen, press
view check box.
, tap More > Settings, and then clear the Mobile
Choosing when to show Flash content
Choose which Flash® content you want to see on a webpage, and when you want to
view it.
1. From the browser screen, press
plugins.
, and then tap More > Settings > Enable
2. Tap On demand.
After selecting On demand, you can show the Flash content by tapping
webpage.
on the
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Camera
Camera basics
Whether traveling for business or fun, enjoy taking photos and videos of your trip and
encounters with myTouch 4G Slide.
Be sure to plug in your storage card before you start. Photos and videos captured
with the camera will be stored onto your storage card.
§ To open the camera in photo mode and take photos, tap
from the Home
screen, and then tap Camera. Or, press the CAMERA button.
§ To open the camera directly in video mode so you can immediately start
capturing videos, tap
from the Home screen, and then tap Camcorder.
Viewfinder screen
You’ll find the following onscreen controls and indicators on the Viewfinder screen:
Scenes button
Flash button
Front or main camera button
Photo/Video mode switch
Auto focus indicator
Shake detection indicator
Shutter release/Record button
Gallery button
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Zooming
Before taking a photo or video, you can first use the onscreen zoom bar to zoom in or
out of your subject.
Tap an area on the Viewfinder screen to display the zoom bar, and then slide your
finger left or right on the zoom bar to zoom in or out.
Auto focusing
Whenever you point the camera at a different subject or location, it shows the auto
focus indicator at the center of the Viewfinder screen.
Let the camera auto focus on the center of the screen. Or you can tap another area on
the screen that you want to focus on.
Adding effects
Want to make your photos look more interesting? Easy. Use the available camera
effects to make your photos look like they’ve been taken through special lenses and
filters. You can also add certain effects to videos.
Choose an effect first before you start taking a photo or video.
1. Press
and then tap Effect.
2. Scroll through the available effects and tap one that you like.
Using the front camera
Take a picture or shoot a video of yourself using the front camera.
To switch to the front camera, on the camera screen, tap
main camera, tap
.
. To switch back to the
Some camera features are not available when you’re using the front camera, such
as auto focusing, zooming, and face detection.
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Taking a photo
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Camera.
2. Before taking the photo, you can zoom in or out first on your subject.
3. Tap the flash button repeatedly to choose a flash mode depending on your
lighting conditions.
Auto flash
Flash on
Flash off
4. Choose the resolution and other camera settings you want to use.
5. Choose an effect to apply to your photo.
6. Point the camera and focus on your subject.
If you're taking a photo of a group of people, the camera will automatically
recognize faces and adjust the focus. You'll see boxes on people's faces.
Make sure the Auto focus and Face detection check boxes are selected in the
camera settings.
7. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
.
8. Choose what you want to do with the photo you’ve just taken.
Recording video
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Camcorder.
2. Choose the video quality and other camera settings you want to use.
3. Choose an effect to apply to your video.
4. Frame your subject on the Viewfinder screen.
5. Tap the Viewfinder screen so you can zoom in or out first on your subject.
6. Tap
to start recording.
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7. You can change focus to a different subject or area by just tapping it on the
Viewfinder screen.
8. Tap the flash button to switch the camera light on or off during recording.
Light on
Light off
9. To stop recording, tap
again.
10. Choose what you want to do with the video you’ve just recorded.
After capturing
After capturing a photo or video, the Review screen will display the photo or the
starting image of the video that you have just captured. Tap the onscreen buttons to
choose what you want to do next.
Delete the photo or video
Send the photo or video to your computer or another device using Bluetooth,
send it by email, or select a social network where you want to upload it to.
Choose how you want to use the photo, such as by setting it as your wallpaper.
Watch the video.
Using camera scenes
Scenes provide an easy way to override your camera’s normal settings to suit your
current lighting and environment. You can choose from a wide selection of scenes
before you start taking photos and videos.
1. On the Viewfinder screen, press
, and then tap Scenes.
2. Scroll through the available scenes, and then tap the scene that you like.
When you select Auto, the camera determines the scene for you and automatically
changes to one of these scenes only:
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Portrait
When you're pointing the camera at a group of people, it automatically detects
and focuses on their faces.
Macro
When you're pointing the camera at an object, it auto focuses on the object at
close distance.
Night (photo mode only)
When you're in a low-lit environment, the camera enhances brightness in your
photos and videos.
Taking a panoramic photo
Whether it’s the Golden Gate Bridge or the Eiffel Tower, you can capture anything
wide or tall in a single photo.
1. While in the Viewfinder screen, press
, and then tap Scenes > Panorama.
Zooming is disabled when you're using this scene.
2. Do one of the following:
§ If you're capturing a wide panorama, hold myTouch 4G Slide sideways.
§ If you're capturing a tall panorama, hold myTouch 4G Slide upright.
3. Point the camera where you want the start the panorama and then focus on it.
4. When you're ready to take the first frame, tap
button.
. Or simply press the CAMERA
5. Pan the camera to the right or tilt it up until the frames fill the box.
The camera will automatically fill the box with photos.
6. When you're done capturing before the box is filled, tap
Your shots are automatically combined in a single photo.
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Taking a high dynamic range (HDR) photo
Take photos like a pro with HDR imaging. When enabled, myTouch 4G Slide renders
both the bright and dark areas of your subject. The result: better photos with the right
image intensity and contrast levels.
1. While in the Viewfinder screen, press
, and then tap Scenes > HDR.
Flash is disabled when you're using this scene.
2. Point the camera and focus on your subject.
3. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
. Or simply press the CAMERA
button. The camera will then process the photo against different light exposure
levels to enhance it.
Taking continuous camera shots
Is your subject a moving target? The Camera app can catch up.
1. While in the Viewfinder screen, press
, and then tap Scenes > Burst.
2. Point the camera and focus on your subject.
3. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
button.
. Or simply press the CAMERA
The camera will take multiple photos of your subject.
Changing camera settings
Open the menu panel to access and change camera settings.
To open the camera settings, press
.
Self-timer (photo mode Set a time delay before your camera automatically takes
only)
the photo.
Scenes
Choose a scene that best suits the lighting or environment
where you're taking your photos and videos.
Image adjustments
Slide your finger across each of the slider bars to adjust the
exposure, contrast, saturation, and sharpness.
White balance
White balance enables the camera to capture colors more
accurately by adjusting to your current lighting
environment.
ISO (photo mode only)
Choose an ISO level or set it back to Auto. Higher ISO
numbers are better for taking pictures in low light
conditions.
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Resolution/Video
quality
Choose a photo or video resolution to use.
Review duration
Set the time for a captured photo or video to be displayed
on the Review screen before the camera changes back to
the Viewfinder screen.
Widescreen (photo
mode only)
When this check box is selected (default), photo resolutions
available for selection are in 16:9 ratio and you can use the
entire Viewfinder screen to frame your subject. When not
selected, photo resolutions available for selection are in
standard 4:3 ratio.
Geo-tag photos (photo Select to store GPS location in your captured photos.
mode only)
Auto enhance (photo
mode only)
Select to reduce noise when using a high ISO setting and to
automatically adjust photo brightness.
Auto focus (photo
mode only)
Enables or disables centered auto focus.
Face detection (photo
mode only)
Select to automatically recognize faces and adjust the
focus when you take people photos. Face detection will be
turned off if you disable auto focus.
Shutter sound
Select to play a sound when you press the shutter release
or record button.
Grid (photo mode only) Select to display a grid on the Viewfinder screen so you can
easily frame and center your subject before taking the
photo.
Smile Capture (photo
mode only)
Select to automatically capture when the subject smiles.
Blink detection (photo
mode only)
Select to recognize and detect a closed eye. The camera
will not capture if it sees your subject blinks.
Record with audio
(video mode only)
Select to record audio when capturing videos.
Reset to default
Change the camera settings back to default.
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Gallery
About the Gallery app
Relive the fun while viewing photos and videos of your latest travels or your pet’s
newest tricks. Get an audience by tagging your Facebook and Flickr® friends. You can
even play your media on a TV screen.
To start using Gallery, check first if you have photos or videos copied on your
storage card.
What’s more, you can edit and add effects to your photos. You can also easily set a
photo as favorite or use it as your contact icon or wallpaper.
Selecting an album
From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery. The Gallery app opens on the Albums screen
where your photos and videos are organized by albums for easy viewing.
The following are preset albums:
§ Camera shots lets you view photos and videos
that are stored in the camera’s folder.
§ My favorites lets you group photos and videos
that you set as your favorites.
§ All photos lets you view all photos that are stored
in all the folders on the storage card.
§ All videos lets you view all videos that are stored
in all the folders on the storage card.
§ All downloads lets you view photos and videos
that you downloaded.
Folders in your storage card that contain photos and videos will also be treated as
albums and will be listed below the preset albums. The actual folder names will be
used as the album names.
If there are photos or videos under the root path of your storage card (that are not
contained in folders), they will be grouped under the Other album.
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Viewing photos
After you’ve selected an album, you can browse through your photos and videos.
Slide your finger up or down to scroll through the thumbnails. Tap a photo or video to
view it in full screen.
While viewing a photo in full screen, you can press
, and then tap Show on map
to see the location where you took the photo. (Show on map is available when
you've enabled Geo-tag photos in Camera.)
Zooming in or out on a photo
There are two ways you can zoom in or out of a photo.
§ Tap the screen twice quickly to zoom in, then tap the screen twice quickly again
to zoom out.
§ Press your thumb and index finger on the screen and then spread your fingers
apart to zoom in; pinch your fingers together to zoom out.
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Viewing photos as a slideshow
View the photos in an album as a slideshow.
1. Select an album whose photos you want to view as a slideshow.
2. Tap
.
§ Tap the screen to show the playback controls.
§ With the playback controls showing, tap
to set slideshow preferences.
Watching a video
While browsing an album, tap a video to play it.
§ Use the onscreen controls to play or pause the video.
§ For an enhanced audio experience, tap
you're using a Bluetooth headset.)
§ Tap
to turn on SRS. (Not available when
to toggle between full and best-fit screens.
Editing your photos
Do basic editing tasks on your photos such as rotate and crop. You can also enhance
your photos by applying effects such as high contrast, vintage, and more.
Rotating a photo
1. On the Gallery app’s Albums screen, tap an album.
2. Press and hold on the photo that you want to rotate.
3. In the menu that opens, tap Edit, and then tap either Rotate left or Rotate right.
Cropping a photo
1. On the Gallery app’s Albums screen, tap an album.
2. Press and hold on the photo that you want to crop.
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3. In the menu that opens, tap Edit, and then tap Crop. You’ll see a crop box
around the photo.
4. To adjust the crop box size, press and hold the edge of the box.
5. When directional arrows appear, drag your finger inward or outward to resize
the crop box.
6. To move the crop box to the part of the photo that you want to crop, drag the
crop box to the desired position.
7. Tap Save to keep the changes.
The cropped photo is saved as a copy. The original photo remains unedited.
Adding effects
1. On the Gallery app’s Albums screen, tap an album.
2. Press and hold on the photo that you want to add effects to.
3. In the menu that opens, tap Edit, and then tap Effects. On the panel that opens,
you’ll see options available to you.
4. Tap an effect to apply on the photo.
5. Tap Save to keep the changes.
The enhanced photo is saved as a copy. The original photo remains unedited.
Trimming a video
Remove unwanted scenes from a video you recorded on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. On the Gallery app's Albums screen, tap an album.
2. Press and hold the video you want to edit, and then tap Trim.
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3. Drag the two trim sliders approximately to the part where you want the video to
begin and end.
As you drag a slider, you'll see time markers and video frames. The one in the
middle is your selected frame.
4. Tap
to preview your video.
5. Tap Done.
The trimmed video is saved as a new file. The original video remains unedited.
Sending your photos and videos
Send photos and videos via email or MMS to your computer or another device using
Bluetooth.
Sending photos or videos by email
You can send several photos, videos, or both in an email message. They are added as
file attachments in your email.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap the album that has the photos or videos you want to share.
3. Tap
and then tap Gmail or Mail.
4. Select the photos or videos you want to share and then tap Next.
5. Compose your message and then tap
(Gmail) or Send (Mail).
If you selected Mail and you have multiple email accounts, the default email
account will be used.
Sending a photo or video by MMS
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap the album that has the photos or videos you want to share.
3. Tap
and then tap Messages.
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4. Tap the photo or video you want to send. The photo or video is automatically
added into the MMS message.
5. To add another photo or video to your slideshow attachment, tap
tap Photo or Video.
and then
6. Compose your message and then tap Send.
Sending photos or videos using Bluetooth
You can select several photos, videos, or both and send them to someone’s device or
your computer using Bluetooth.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap the album that has the photos or videos you want to share.
3. Tap
and then tap More > Bluetooth.
4. Select the photos or videos you want to share and then tap Next.
In the next few steps, you’ll be asked to turn on Bluetooth on myTouch 4G Slide and
connect to the receiving Bluetooth device so the files can be sent.
Sharing your photos and videos on the Web
Using the Gallery app, you can share photos and videos on your social networks. And
you can post videos on YouTube.
You can also use the Camera or Camcorder app to share a photo or video right
after you’ve captured it.
Sharing photos or videos on Facebook
You need to be logged in to your account to be able to upload photos or videos.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap the album that has the photos or videos you want to share.
3. Tap
and then tap Facebook for HTC Sense.
4. Select the photos or videos you want to share and then tap Next.
5. Select which album to upload to and set privacy settings for the uploaded
photos or videos.
6. Tap Add tag and description, and then enter a different caption on each photo
or video.
7. To tag friends on your photos, tap Tag this photo. You can then tap the part
where your friend is, and then select who you want to tag from the list. Repeat
this step to continue tagging friends.
8. Slide to the left to go to the next photo or video.
9. Tap Save.
10. Tap Done.
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Sharing photos and videos on Flickr
You need to be logged in to your Flickr account to be able to upload photos or
videos.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap the album that has the photos or videos you want to share.
3. Tap
and then tap More > Flickr.
4. Select the photos or videos you want to share and then tap Next.
5. Select which album to upload to and set privacy settings for the uploaded
photos or videos.
6. Tap Add tag and description, and then enter a different title and description on
each photo or video.
7. To tag friends on your photos, tap Tag this photo. You can then tap the part
where your friend is, and then select who you want to tag from the list. Repeat
this step to continue tagging friends.
8. Slide to the left to go to the next photo or video.
9. Tap Save.
10. Tap Done.
Sharing photos on Picasa
You need to be signed in to a Google Account to be able to upload photos to the
Picasa™ photo organizing service.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap the album that has the photos you want to share.
3. Tap
and then tap More > Picasa.
4. Select the photos you want to share and then tap Next.
5. Enter a caption for the photos you're uploading.
6. Select the online album where you want to upload the photos, or tap
create a new album.
to
7. Tap Upload.
Sharing videos on YouTube
You can share your videos by uploading them to YouTube.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap the album that has the videos you want to share.
3. Tap
and then tap More > YouTube.
4. Select the videos you want to share and then tap Next. Sign in to your YouTube
or Google Account, if you’re asked to do so.
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5. Enter a title for the videos you're uploading.
6. Tap More details where you can enter information such as description and tags,
and select a privacy option.
7. Tap Upload.
Viewing photos in your social networks and online albums
Right in the Gallery app, check what you and your friends have uploaded to your
social networks and online albums.
Viewing photos on Facebook
You need to be logged in to your Facebook account to view Facebook photos.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
> Gallery.
> Facebook.
3. Tap your account name or your friend’s account on the list to view the photos in
the account.
You can view photos in your online albums in the same way as you view photos on
your storage card.
Viewing photos on Flickr
You need to be logged in to your Flickr account to view Flickr photos.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Gallery.
2. Tap
> Flickr. You may be asked to give authorization for the app to connect
to the Flickr website. If this happens, you need to give authorization to access
your Flickr account.
3. Tap your account name or your friend’s account on the list to view the photos in
the account.
You can view photos in your online albums in the same way as you view photos on
your storage card.
Commenting on photos in your social networks
Add comments to your uploaded photos as well as your friends’ photos.
1. Do one of the following:
§ While browsing online albums, press and hold a photo and then tap Add
comment.
§ While viewing a photo in full screen, tap anywhere on the screen, and then
.
tap
2. Tap the box that says “Write a comment.”
3. Enter your text, and then tap Comment.
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Viewing photos on Picasa
You need to be logged in to your Google account to view photos you've uploaded to
your Web Albums.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
> Gallery.
> Picasa Web Albums.
You can view photos in your online albums in the same way as you view photos on
your storage card.
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Music
Listening to music
Enjoy listening to songs and music on myTouch 4G Slide using the Music app.
You need to copy music files to your storage card first to use the Music app to play
music.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then tap Media Room > Music. The Music
app opens in the Now playing screen.
2. Swipe your finger left or right across the screen to go to the next or previous
music album.
3. Tap the onscreen icons to control music playback, select a song to play, repeat
songs, and more.
Tap to share music on your home network.
Turn shuffle on or off. (Shuffle is off when
button is gray.)
Press and drag your finger across the
progress bar to jump to any part of the
song.
Go to the library.
Switch between showing the Now playing
list and Now playing screen. You can
rearrange songs in the Now playing list.
Enjoy listening to your music with SRS. Or,
if you’re using a wired headset, you can also
choose from various preset equalizer
settings. (SRS and equalizer are not
available when you’re using a Bluetooth
stereo headset.)
Cycle through the repeat modes: repeat all
songs, repeat current song, and don’t
repeat.
Playing music from the Lock screen
When you’re listening to music and the screen turns off, press POWER/LOCK to turn
the screen back on and control the music playback directly on the Lock screen.
If you don’t see the playback controls on the Lock screen, swipe your finger from left
to right on the box onscreen.
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You can also pause music playback right from the Notifications panel.
Browsing music in the library
1. Tap
on the Music app’s Now playing screen or Now playing list to go to the
library. In the library, your music is organized by categories such as Artists and
Albums. Choose a category by tapping one of the tabs at the bottom of the
screen.
2. Tap a song in a category to play it. The Now playing list is updated with the
song list from your selected category.
Creating a playlist
Personalize your music experience by creating music playlists. Make a playlist
containing just your favorite songs or create one to match your mood for the day.
You can make as many playlists as you like.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then tap Media Room > Music.
to go to the library.
3. In the library, tap or slide your finger on the bottom row to go to the Playlists
category.
4. Tap
.
5. Enter a playlist name, and then tap Add songs to playlist.
6. Choose a category.
7. Select the check boxes of songs you want to add to the playlist and then tap
Add.
8. Tap Save.
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Setting a song as a ringtone
You can choose a song from the Music app’s library and set it as your regular ringtone
or a ringtone for a certain contact.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then tap Media Room > Music. The Music
app opens in the Now playing screen.
2. Tap
to go to the library.
3. In the library, choose the song that you want to use as ringtone and then play it
back.
4. On the Now playing screen, press
and then tap More > Set as ringtone.
5. In the Set as ringtone options menu, tap Phone ringtone or Contact ringtone. If
you select Contact ringtone, you need to choose the contacts you want to
associate the song with in the next screen.
Trimming an MP3 ringtone
The Music app has a built-in ringtone trimmer. You can trim an MP3 song and set a
part of it as your ringtone.
1. On the Now playing screen, press
Trim the ringtone.
, and then tap More > Set as ringtone >
2. Use the onscreen controls to trim your ringtone.
Drag the two trim sliders
approximately to the part where
you want the ringtone to begin and
end.
Tap the left and right arrow buttons
to more precisely set the start and
end points of the ringtone.
The markers show where the
ringtone starts and ends.
3. After you’ve finished trimming, tap Set as. Then choose whether to set the
trimmed song as your Phone ringtone or Contact ringtone.
Checking if the song was added as a ringtone
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. On the Settings screen, tap Sound > Phone ringtone.
The song should be in the ringtone list and selected.
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Sharing music using Bluetooth
You can choose a song from the Music app’s library and send it to someone’s device
or your computer using Bluetooth.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then tap Media Room > Music.
to go to the library.
3. In the library, choose the song that you want to send via Bluetooth and then
play it back.
4. On the Now playing screen, press
and then tap More > Share.
5. Tap Bluetooth.
In the next few steps, you’ll be asked to turn on Bluetooth on myTouch 4G Slide and
connect to the receiving Bluetooth device so the music can be sent.
Finding music videos on YouTube
You can find music videos of the song you’re listening to on YouTube. It’s simple. On
the Now playing screen, just press
and then tap Find videos.
Updating album covers
1. On the playback screen, press
, and then tap Update album art.
2. Choose whether to update all album covers or just the current song on the
playback screen.
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Connected Media
Sharing media on your home network
Sharing photos, videos, and music with a bigger circle of friends is easy on your home
network. Simply connect your phone to the network and instantly show your captured
photos and videos on a big TV, or start streaming your favorite music tracks on hi-fi
speakers — all via DLNA®. For more information about DLNA, visit www.dlna.org.
Before you share media through the network:
§ Connect your phone to the network via Wi-Fi.
§ Connect the TV or speakers to the network. Check the documentation that came
with your TV or speakers to know how.
1. Open the Gallery or Music app.
2. Locate the media that you want to share, and then tap it.
3. While viewing the photo or playing the video or music, press
Select player.
When playing music, you can also tap
, and then tap
.
4. Choose the device on your network where you want to play the media.
5. Once connected to the other device, myTouch 4G Slide opens up the Controller
screen where you can tap:
Controls
To
Play the media on the other device.
Pause the music or video playback.
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Controls
To
Play the previous photo or music track.
Play the next photo or music track.
Shuffle your music playlist.
Select a repeat mode for photos or music tracks.
Show available media that you can share.
When playing music, tap to turn on SRS.
When playing music, tap to switch to the Now playing list.
Connect to another player on the network.
While playing media on another device, you can press
and do other things on
myTouch 4G Slide. To return to the Controller screen, slide open the Notifications
panel, and then tap the device you’re connected to.
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Accounts and sync
About online accounts
myTouch 4G Slide can sync with popular online social networking and email accounts.
The information you can get includes:
§ Gmail, Exchange ActiveSync, and other POP3/IMAP email.
§ Google and Exchange ActiveSync contacts, as well as your friends’ contact
information in Facebook and their Twitter profiles.
§ Calendar events from your Google Account(s), from Exchange ActiveSync, and
from your Facebook account.
§ Status updates and links shared by your friends and yourself on social networks
such as Facebook and Twitter.
§ Flickr and Facebook photo uploads.
You can set up your Exchange ActiveSync and POP3/IMAP email accounts on
myTouch 4G Slide either in the Mail app or the Accounts & sync settings.
Synchronizing with a Google Account
Signing in to your Google Account lets you sync Gmail and your Google contacts and
calendars between myTouch 4G Slide and the Web. You also need to sign in to a
Google Account to use Google apps such as Google Talk and Android Market.
If you skipped adding a Google Account when you first set up myTouch 4G Slide,
you may encounter problems when using some Google apps. If these problems
persist, you may need to factory reset myTouch 4G Slide and enter your Google
Account details when you set up myTouch 4G Slide again.
Adding more Google Accounts
You can add more than one Google Account. However, subsequent Google Accounts
can only sync contacts, emails, and calendar events. Other Google services use the
first Google Account you added.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
2. Tap Add account > Google.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to sign in to an account or create a new
account.
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Forgot your Google Account password?
If you have forgotten your Google Account password, you can try to recover it
by going to the Google website.
1. On myTouch 4G Slide or on your computer, open your web browser and
go to https://www.google.com/accounts/ForgotPasswd.
2. Enter the email address or username that you use to sign in to your
Google Account and click Submit.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to reset your password.
If you don’t have an alternate email address or cannot access the email
account you used to create your Google Account, you can reset your Google
Account after 24 hours by answering the security question for password
recovery.
Adding a social network account
Skipped signing in to your social network accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, or
Flickr) when you first turned on and set up myTouch 4G Slide? You can still add these
accounts.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
2. Tap Add account, and then tap the account type you want to add.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter the account information.
Your social network account is then added to the list on the Accounts & sync screen.
Depending on how you configured the account, the new information may start
synchronizing with myTouch 4G Slide.
Managing your online accounts
Changing general sync settings
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
2. Select or clear the following:
Background
data
If this is selected, apps can send and receive online account
information even if you are not currently using them.
Auto-sync
If this is selected, apps can use the sync schedule defined in
the account settings. If this is cleared, you will need to sync
accounts manually.
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Synchronizing an account manually
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
2. Tap the account that you want to sync.
3. Tap Sync now.
Changing account settings
You can change settings such as the sync frequency and the types of information
synchronized, the kinds of notification you receive, and the way that account
information is displayed.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
2. On the Accounts & sync screen, tap the account that you want to edit.
3. Tap the type of information you want to sync or select an item to edit its
settings.
Removing an account
You can remove an account to delete it and all information associated with it from
myTouch 4G Slide, for example email, contacts, or settings. Removing an account
does not delete information from the online service itself.
You cannot remove some accounts, such as the first Google account you signed
into, except by deleting all personal information from myTouch 4G Slide with a
hard reset.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Accounts & sync.
2. Tap the account that you want to remove.
3. Tap Remove account, and then confirm that you want to remove the account.
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About the Contacts app
With the Contacts app, easily manage your communications with your contacts via
phone, messaging, and email. You can also link your contacts to their social network
accounts like Facebook and Twitter to see their updates and events from these
accounts all in one place.
And that's not all. If you have the same contacts from different sources, Contacts lets
you merge their contact information so you won't have duplicated entries in your
contacts list.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Tap one of the following tabs:
Contacts
Gives you access to all contacts on myTouch 4G Slide, online accounts,
and more.
Groups
Lets you assign contacts to groups so you can easily send an SMS
message to a whole group.
Call log
Lists all your dialed numbers and received and missed calls.
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Your contacts list
The Contacts app lists all contacts stored on myTouch 4G Slide and from the online
accounts you're logged in to. When you open the Contacts app after you've just
logged in to a new account, you'll be asked whether to add contacts from that
account to your contacts list.
Your contacts list also displays the contacts stored on your SIM card (usually marked
with the SIM card icon ).
In Contacts, you can:
§ Open your contact card and edit your own
contact information.
§ Create, edit, or find contacts.
§ See status updates from friends in your social
network accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.
§ Tap a contact's name to open the contact details
screen for that contact.
§ See a notification icon such as
when a contact
has sent you something such as new email
messages, posted live feeds, or when it's the
contact's birthday.
§ Check out who's online in Google Talk. Online
status icons are displayed if you’re signed in to
Google Talk on myTouch 4G Slide. For example,
means the contact is available to chat.
Filtering your contacts list
You can choose to only display contacts from particular account types (for example,
Google contacts or Facebook contacts).
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Press
, tap View, and then choose the types of contacts you want to show in
your contacts list. You can also choose how you want to display and sort your
contacts.
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Setting up your contact card
Store your personal contact information to easily send it to other people.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Do one of the following:
§ Tap Me.
§ You'll see your account name or email address if you're logged in to any of
your online accounts such as your Google Account or Facebook for HTC
Sense. Tap your name or email address, press
, and then tap Edit.
3. Enter or edit your name and contact details.
4. Tap
or your photo, and then choose whether to take your self-portrait or use
another photo for your profile.
5. Tap Save.
Importing contacts from your SIM card
When you import SIM contacts, you can either store them on myTouch 4G Slide or
add them to your Google contacts or Exchange ActiveSync contacts, if you have set
up the relevant accounts.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Press
> Contacts.
, and then tap More > Import/Export > Import from SIM card.
3. If you have Google or Exchange ActiveSync accounts set up on myTouch 4G
Slide, tap the type for the imported contacts.
4. Do one of the following:
§ Tap one or more SIM contacts you want to import.
§ To import all contacts, press
, and then tap Select all.
5. Tap Save.
Adding a new contact
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Press
> Contacts.
, and then tap Add contact.
3. Select the Contact type, for example Google or Exchange ActiveSync. This
determines which account the contact will sync with.
Some fields may not be available when you’re adding contacts to your SIM card.
4. Tap the Name field, enter the contact name, and then tap OK.
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5. Enter the contact information in the fields provided.
Press
if you want to close the onscreen keyboard first and easily scroll
through the other fields.
6. Tap Save.
Searching for contacts
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Tap
, and then enter the first few letters of a contact's name. Matching
contacts will then be listed.
3. Tap the contact to open his or her contact details screen.
Importing a contact from an Exchange
ActiveSync account
You can search for a work contact from your Exchange ActiveSync account, and then
copy it on myTouch 4G Slide.
You need to have your Exchange ActiveSync account set up on myTouch 4G Slide
first.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Tap
, and then enter the first few letters of the contact's name or email
address in the search box.
3. Tap Search contacts in your Company. Under Company contacts, matching
names are listed.
4. Tap the name of the contact you want copied on myTouch 4G Slide, and then
tap Save to People.
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Merging contact information
If you have the same contacts on myTouch 4G Slide, Google Account, and social
network accounts such as Facebook and Twitter, myTouch 4G Slide will try to
combine them automatically or let you decide which contacts to combine. Combining
the same contacts avoids duplicated entries in your contacts list.
Accepting matched contacts suggestions
When myTouch 4G Slide finds contacts that can be merged, you’ll see a link icon
in the notifications area of the status bar.
1. Slide the Notifications panel down, and then tap Matched contacts suggestion.
You'll see a list of suggested contacts to merge.
2. To merge, tap
.
3. Tap OK.
If you don’t want to merge any of your contacts, tap Dismiss all.
Viewing a list of all your linked contacts
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Press
, and then tap More > Linked contacts. The All linked contacts screen
then opens where you can see the account types and information merged.
3. You can choose to break the link of an account type or relink.
4. When you're done, tap OK.
Manually merging contact information
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Tap the name of the contact (not the icon or photo) you want to link.
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3. Tap
or
(if there are suggested links).
4. On the screen, you can:
§ Under Suggest links, tap
to link the contact to an account.
§ Under Add contact, tap one of the options to link to another contact.
Breaking the link
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Tap the name of the contact (not the icon or photo) whose link you want to
break.
3. Tap
.
4. Under the Linked contacts section, tap
the link.
beside an account type to break
Backing up your contacts to the storage card
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Press
> Contacts.
, and then tap More > Import/Export > Export to SD card.
3. Select an account or type of contacts to export, then tap OK.
Contact information and conversations
When you tap a contact on the Contacts screen, the contact details screen opens,
showing you the information you've stored or linked for that contact.
The contact details screen has the following tabs:
Details
Shows the information you have stored for the contact. Get in touch with the
contact directly by tapping any of the displayed methods. For example, if the
contact has a stored work phone number, tap Call work.
Messages
Shows your exchanged SMS messages with the contact. You can reply to the
contact’s message directly from this tab.
Mail
Shows all the email you have received from the contact. Tap an email to view it.
From this tab, you can also directly create a new email to send to the contact.
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Updates
Shows the contact’s updates and events from social network accounts you've
linked like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.
If you see a notification of the contact’s birthday under the Events section, you
can tap the notification and choose how you want to greet your contact, such
as to write on the person's Facebook wall.
Gallery
Shows the linked contact’s Facebook and Flickr albums and photos.
Call log
Lists all your incoming, outgoing, and missed calls to and from the contact.
Editing a contact’s information
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Press and hold the contact, and then tap Edit contact.
The contact details of your Facebook and Twitter contacts cannot be edited.
3. Enter the new information for the contact.
4. Tap Save.
Deleting contacts
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Press
> Contacts.
, and then tap Delete.
3. Select the contacts you want to remove, and then tap Delete.
4. When prompted, tap OK.
Sending contact information as a vCard
Easily share with others your own contact information or any contact from myTouch
4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. Do the following:
To send
Do this
Someone's contact
information
Press and hold the name of the contact (not the icon or
photo) whose contact information you want to send,
and then tap Send contact as vCard.
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To send
Do this
Your contact
information
Tap My contact card, press
contact info.
and then tap Send my
3. Tap the box below your name, and then choose how you want to send it.
4. Select the type of information you want to send, and then tap Send.
Contact groups
Assign contacts to groups so you can easily send a message or email to a whole
group. You can create up to four groups. We’ve also added the Favorites group where
you can add contacts that you frequently communicate with.
Creating a group
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. On the Groups tab, tap Add another group.
The first time you create a group, you will be asked to accept the terms and
conditions of group messaging and create your profile name and photo. Your
profile identifies you when you send a message to a group.
3. Enter a name for the group, and then tap Add participants.
4. Select the contacts you want to add to the group, and then tap Save.
If your contacts list is long, you can use the search bar to search for contacts
quickly, or press
to hide the onscreen keyboard and scroll through the list.
5. Tap
to select a photo for the group.
6. Tap Save.
Editing a contact group
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. On the Groups tab, press and hold the group, and then tap Edit Group.
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3. You can:
§ Tap the group name to change the name. You can only change the name
for groups that you have created.
§ Tap the icon to the left of the group name to change or remove the group
photo.
§ To add contacts to the group, tap Add participants, select the contacts you
want to add, and then tap Save.
§ To remove a contact from the group, tap
name.
at the right side of the contact
4. Tap Save.
Sending a message to a group
You will be charged for each message sent. For example, if you send a message to
a group of five people, you will be charged for five messages.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. On the Groups tab, tap the group you want to send a message to.
3. Tap Send group message to send a message to the group.
4. Compose your message, and then tap Send.
Deleting a group
You can only delete groups that you have created.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Contacts.
2. On the Groups tab, press and hold the group you want to delete, and then tap
Delete Group.
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Facebook for HTC Sense
If you signed in to your Facebook account when you turned on and set up myTouch
4G Slide for the first time, that means your Facebook account is linked to Facebook
for HTC Sense on myTouch 4G Slide.
With Facebook for HTC Sense, you can:
§ See all your Facebook contacts and their instant status updates in Contacts.
When you tap a contact in the Contacts app, slide
to the Updates tab to see updates such as posted
status messages, uploads, and profile changes.
When there is a notification of the contact’s
birthday, you can tap the notification to send a
greeting.
§ See Facebook photos right on the Gallery app.
You can also upload one or more photos to
Facebook, then tag and add captions that go with
it.
When you’re viewing the albums of a Facebook
friend, you can also share a link to a particular
album, or comment on the album photos.
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§ Check your friends’ Facebook status updates in Friend Stream™.
§ View your Facebook events and your friends’ birthdays on the Calendar app.
Using Friend Stream
Friend Stream connects you to your social networks. Share and get updates from
friends in popular networks like Facebook and Twitter in a single feed. With Friend
Stream, you can easily track your friends’ status messages, photo uploads,
notifications, and more — or comment and post your own.
§ You must be signed in to at least one social network account to use Friend Stream.
§ To use your Facebook account on Friend Stream, you need to be signed in via
Facebook for HTC Sense.
From the Home screen, tap
updates tab.
> Friend Stream. Friend Stream opens on the All
When you tap someone’s status update, you can:
§ View the tweet. If there's a web link shared, you'll
also see the posted web page right below the
tweet.
§ Write a comment. Like someone’s Facebook
posts.
§ Look at someone’s album photos.
When you tap someone’s photo or name, you can:
§ Check the person’s profile details.
§ Look at the person’s Facebook wall.
§ Check the person’s posted tweets.
Slide to the other tabs to view social network updates grouped as status updates
only, photo and video uploads, links, social network notifications, and more.
Updating your status
You can update your status simultaneously on all the social network accounts you are
signed in to.
1. On the All updates tab, tap the text box that says What's on your mind.
2. Enter your status update.
3. If you do not want to send the status update to all your social network
accounts, tap
and clear the check boxes of the social networks to exclude.
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4. Tap
and then choose what you want to attach to your tweet or status
update.
Picture
Select From Camera to take a photo and attach it or
From Gallery to attach a photo.
Location
Add your current location or a location you pick on a
map.
App
recommendation
Choose an app you’ve installed from Android Market that
you want to share with others. The URL from which the
app can be downloaded will be inserted to your status.
5. Tap Post.
Commenting on and liking Facebook posts
Tap someone’s status update on the All updates tab, and do any of the following:
§ Tap a photo or the album name shown in the status
update to view and comment on the album photos
using the Gallery app.
§ Tap Like to like the person’s status update.
§ Tap the text box, and then enter what you think
about the person’s status update.
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Checking notifications from your social networks
Slide to the Notifications tab to easily see a single feed of your notifications from
different social networks. It can be a comment on your Facebook post, a mention or
direct message in Twitter, a tagged photo of you, and more.
Sharing your location with your Facebook friends
Eating out in your fave restaurant? Tell your friends where you are.
§ You must be signed in to Facebook for HTC Sense to use this feature in Friend
Stream.
§ In order to find your location, you also need to enable location sources in
> Settings > Location.
>
1. On the Location tab, tap Check in.
2. Do any of the following:
§ Tap a place from the list.
§ Tap Add a place, type in your current location name and description, and
then tap Done.
3. Tap Check in.
4. On the next screen, you can add your status message and even tag the friends
you're with.
5. When done, tap Check in.
About the Friend Stream widget
Use the Friend Stream widget so you can easily update your status and view other
people’s status updates right on the Home screen. If you want to keep up with just
one person's Facebook updates, you can add the Friend Channel widget. You can find
it in the Friend Stream widget layout options.
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Chatting in Google Talk
Google Talk is Google’s instant messaging program. It lets you communicate with
other people that also use Google Talk. If you signed in to your Google Account when
you first set up myTouch 4G Slide, you are already signed in to Google Talk.
To open Google Talk, on the Home screen tap
> Talk.
Chatting with a friend
1. In Google Talk, tap a friend in the Friends list.
2. Enter your message in the text box. You can also insert a smiley by pressing
and then tapping More > Insert smiley.
3. Tap Send.
4. While chatting, press
and then tap any of these options:
Chat off
record
Your Google Talk messages are stored in the Chats folder of
your Gmail account. Tap this option if you don’t want to store
your chat messages.
Switch chats
If you have more than one chat going, tap to switch chat with
another friend.
Friends list
Return to the Friends list.
Add to chat
Add another friend to your chat. The friend you invited and
the friend you're currently chatting will receive an invitation to
a group chat. Each one who accepts the invitation joins the
group chat.
End chat
End your current chat.
More
Clear the chat history, insert a smiley or view your friend’s
contact details.
Accepting a chat invitation
When a friend sends you a Google Talk message, you receive a notification. Their
entry in the Friends list displays the message.
Do one of the following:
§ In the Friends list, tap the friend who sent you the invitation to chat.
§ Open the Notifications panel, and then tap the chat notification.
Changing your online status and picture
1. In Google Talk's Friends list, tap your name to open the Set Status screen.
2. Enter your new status message. Or press
the list.
to choose a custom status from
3. Tap the online status beside your picture, and then select the status you want
on the menu.
,
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4. Tap your picture, and then do one of the following:
§ Tap Remove to remove your photo.
§ Tap Change to select another picture.
5. Tap Done.
Your online status, message, and picture appear in your contacts' Friends list and in
other apps where your Google Talk status are displayed.
Adding and managing friends
The Friends list is where you add and manage your friends in Google Talk.
In Google Talk's Friends list, you can:
Invite a friend
1. Press
, and then tap Add friend.
2. Enter the Google Talk instant messaging ID or Gmail address of
the friend you want to add.
3. Tap Send invitation.
View all
friends
Initially, only those friends that you often chat with — the most
popular — are shown in the Friends list. To view all your friends,
press
, and then tap All friends. To view only friends that you
often chat with, press
, and then tap Most popular.
Make a friend
popular
1. Press
Block a friend
, and then tap All friends.
2. Press and hold a friend’s name, and then tap Always show friend.
You can block a friend from sending you messages. When blocked,
your friend is removed from the Friends list and is added to the
Blocked friends list.
1. Press
, and then tap All friends.
2. Press and hold a friend’s name, and then tap Block friend.
Unblock a
friend
Press
View all
invited friends
Press
, and then tap More > Invites. Friends who have not yet
accepted your invitation are listed on the screen.
, and then tap More > Blocked.
Changing settings or signing out
In Google Talk's Friends list, press
and then tap:
§ Settings to change the app and notification settings.
§ Sign out to sign out.
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Email
Gmail
Using Gmail
When you first set up myTouch 4G Slide, make sure you sign into your Google
Account to use Gmail. If you didn’t do so, go to the Accounts & sync setting to sign in.
You can also set up more than one Google Account on myTouch 4G Slide, and then
switch between accounts in Gmail.
Viewing your Gmail Inbox
All your received emails are delivered to your Inbox.
From the Home screen, tap
> Gmail. Your Gmail inbox then opens.
Archive or delete
multiple
conversations
Tap
before the email or
conversation. Then tap the
onscreen buttons at the bottom
to choose what to do with the
selected messages or
conversations.
Display drafts, sent Tap Inbox at the top left of the
messages, and
screen, and then tap another label
other labels
(such as Sent, Drafts, or your
created label) to view its
messages and conversations.
Switch to your
other Gmail
account
Tap the current account at the
top right of the screen, and then
tap another account you want to
switch to.
Refresh the Inbox
Press
, and then tap Refresh.
Sending a new message
1. In the Gmail inbox, press
and then tap Compose.
2. If you’ve set up multiple Google Accounts on myTouch 4G Slide, choose which
Gmail address you want to use for sending your email. Tap the box that shows
your current Gmail address, and then tap another address that you want to use
for sending.
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3. Enter the message recipient’s email address in the To field. If you are sending
the email to several recipients, separate the email addresses with a comma.
If you want to send a carbon copy (Cc) or a blind carbon copy (Bcc) of the email to
other recipients, press
and then tap Add Cc/Bcc.
4. Enter the email subject, and then compose your email.
5. If you want to attach a picture, press
and then tap Attach.
6. Locate and then tap the picture you want to attach.
7. After composing your message, tap
While composing the message, tap
the message.
.
to save it as a draft. Or press
to discard
Replying to or forwarding an email message
1. In the Gmail inbox, tap the email message or conversation.
2. To reply to the sender, tap
Forward.
. Or, tap
and choose whether to Reply all or
3. Do one of the following:
§ If you selected Reply or Reply all, enter your reply message.
§ If you selected Forward, specify the message recipients.
Tap Respond inline if you want to interleave your new message with the received
email. But this removes any attachments or formatting in the original email.
4. Tap
.
Getting help
To find out more about using Gmail, press
, and then tap More > Help. The web
browser will take you to the Google Mobile Help site.
Mail
About the Mail app
Use the Mail app to add your webmail and other POP3 or IMAP email accounts. You
can also set up and use your Exchange ActiveSync email on myTouch 4G Slide.
You can add the Mail widget to view your POP3/IMAP or Exchange ActiveSync
emails on the Home screen.
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Adding a POP3/IMAP email account
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Mail.
2. Do one of the following:
§ If this is your first time to add an email account in Mail, tap Other (POP3/
IMAP) on the Choose a mail provider screen.
, and then tap
§ If you’ve already added an email account in Mail, press
More > New account. If the Choose a mail provider screen is displayed, tap
Other (POP3/IMAP).
3. Enter the email address and password for your email account and then tap
Next.
4. If the account type you want to set up is not in the internal database, you’ll be
asked to enter more details.
5. Enter the account name and your name and then tap Finish setup.
Adding a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account
You can add one or more Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts on myTouch 4G
Slide. You can sync with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack (SP2) or later.
You can add up to 15 Exchange ActiveSync accounts on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Mail.
2. Do one of the following:
§ If this is your first time to add an email account in Mail, tap Microsoft
Exchange ActiveSync on the Choose a mail provider screen.
§ If you’ve already added an email account in Mail, press
, and then tap
More > New account. If the Choose a mail provider screen is displayed, tap
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
3. Enter the Exchange ActiveSync account details, and then tap Next. If your
corporate Exchange Server does not support auto-detect, you’ll need to enter
your Exchange Server settings after you tap Next. Ask your Exchange Server
administrator for details.
4. Choose the types of information you want to sync. Also choose how often you
want to update and sync email to myTouch 4G Slide, then tap Next.
5. Enter the account name, then tap Finish setup.
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Checking your Mail inbox
When you open the Mail app, it displays the inbox of one of your email accounts that
you’ve set up on myTouch 4G Slide.
To switch between email accounts, tap the bar that shows the current email account,
and then tap another account.
Viewing the unified inbox of all your email accounts
You can view email messages from all your accounts just in one place without having
to switch to different accounts.
Just tap the bar that shows the current email account, and then tap All accounts.
Email messages are color coded so you can easily distinguish which email accounts
they belong to.
Up to 15 email accounts can be shown in the unified inbox.
Switching between different views of your inbox
If you have lots of email messages, it may take you some time to browse through the
long list and find a single email or related email messages. Use the tabs of the Mail app
to sort your emails into different categories.
To skim through your email messages easier, tap one of the following tabs to change
the view of your inbox:
Received
Displays email messages as individual items.
Groups
Displays all email messages from a contact group.
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Unread
Displays unread messages.
Attachments
Displays all messages that have attachments.
Conversations
Displays email messages as conversations, grouped according to the subject
line. Tap a subject in the list to show the email conversation.
Refreshing an email account
Whatever your automatic synchronization settings are, you can also synchronize your
sent and received emails manually at any time.
§ While in the account you want to synchronize, press
, and then tap Refresh.
§ If you have several email accounts, you can refresh them all at the same time.
Go to the unified inbox first. Then press
and tap Refresh.
Sorting email messages
You can sort email messages by date received, priority, subject, sender, or size.
On the inbox, press
, tap Sort, and select from the sorting options.
Quickly browsing your inbox
If you have a long list of email messages in your inbox, it may not be easy to browse
the list and find an email that you want. You can quickly browse through your inbox
by using finger gestures.
1. Choose a sorting order for displaying your email messages.
2. Press and hold two fingers on any email message, and then drag upward or
downward without lifting your fingers. Your screen then jumps to the set of
email messages based on your chosen sorting order.
Managing email messages
Deleting an email message
1. On the inbox, press and hold the message you want to delete.
2. On the options menu, tap Delete.
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Selecting several email messages
1. Tap the check boxes of email messages to select them.
2. Choose what you want to do with the selected messages: Mark read (or mark
Mark unread), Delete, or Move to another folder.
You cannot move email messages when you’re in the unified (All accounts) inbox.
Moving several email messages to another folder
1. Switch to the email account you want to use.
2. Tap the check boxes of email messages you want to move.
3. Tap Move to, and then tap the folder where to move the email messages.
Moving an email message after reading
1. In the open message, press
and then tap Move to.
2. Tap the folder where you want to move the email message.
Deleting all messages
1. First tap the check box of any email message.
2. Press
, and then tap Select all.
3. Tap Delete.
Switching to other mail folders
1. Press
, and then tap Folders.
2. Tap the mail folder whose messages you want to view.
Sending an email message
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Mail.
2. Switch to the email account that you want to use for sending email.
3. On the email account inbox, tap
.
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4. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
§ Enter email addresses directly in the To field, separating them with a
comma. As you enter email addresses, any matching addresses from your
contacts list are displayed. Tap a match to enter that address directly.
§ Tap the
icon, and then choose the contacts to whom you want to send
the message. You can also select contact groups as recipients, or search
and add contacts.
If the contact name you entered is not found and you have an Exchange
ActiveSync account in the Mail app, you can search for the contact in your
company directory.
If you want to send a carbon copy (Cc) or a blind carbon copy (Bcc) of the email to
other recipients, press
, and then tap Show Cc/Bcc.
5. Enter the subject, and then compose your message.
6. To add an attachment, press
options:
, tap Attach, and choose from the following
Picture
Take a photo and attach it, or attach an existing photo.
Video
Record a video and attach it, or attach an existing
video.
Audio
Attach an audio file.
App recommendation Choose an app you’ve installed from Android Market
that you want to tell other people about. The URL from
which the app can be downloaded will be inserted in
your email.
Location
You can attach location information. Send your current
location (requires GPS to be turned on) or a location
you pick on a map.
Document
Attach a PDF file or an Office document such as a text
file or a spreadsheet.
Contact (vCard)
Attach someone’s contact information.
Appointment
(vCalendar)
Attach a calendar event.
File
Attach any other file.
7. Tap Send to send the message immediately, or tap Save as draft to send it later.
If there’s no Internet connection available or Airplane mode is on when you send
your email, the email will be saved to the Outbox folder. Once there’s Internet
connection available, the saved email will be sent automatically next time myTouch
4G Slide syncs.
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Resuming a draft email message
1. In the email account inbox, press
, and then tap Folders > Drafts.
2. Tap the message.
3. When you finish editing the message, tap Send.
Reading and replying to an email message
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Mail.
2. Switch to the email account you want to use.
3. On the email account inbox, tap the email you want to read.
4. Do any of the following:
Reply to the message
Tap Reply or Reply all.
Forward the message
Press
and tap Forward.
Delete the message
Press
and tap Delete.
Mark the message as unread
Press
and tap Mark unread.
Setting the priority for an email message
You can set the priority for an email message that you send.
1. While composing the message, press
.
2. Tap Set priority.
3. Select the priority for the message.
If you selected High or Low priority, the priority appears below the subject line of the
message.
Working with Exchange ActiveSync email
You can read, reply, send, and manage your work email in the same easy way as with
a POP3/IMAP account. In addition, you can also use some powerful Exchange
features.
Flagging an email
§ While viewing the inbox, tap the white flag icon
that appears on the right of
an email message. The icon turns red
after you flagged the email.
§ While reading an email, you can also tap the flag icon in the email.
Setting your Out of the office status
1. Switch to your Exchange ActiveSync account.
2. Press
and then tap More > Out of the office.
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3. Tap the box, and then select Out of the office.
4. Set the dates and times for the period when you will be out of the office.
5. Enter the auto-reply message.
6. Tap Save.
Sending a meeting request
1. Switch to your Exchange ActiveSync account.
2. Press
and then tap More > New meeting invitation.
3. Enter the meeting details.
4. Tap Save.
Changing email account settings
1. Switch to the email account whose settings you want to change.
2. Press
, and then tap More > Settings.
3. Select from the following:
Account settings
Change the email account settings such as the name,
email address, password, and description.
General settings
Set the font size when reading emails, enable, disable or
set the signature, set the account as the default email
account, and set where to save email attachments.
Send & Receive
Set the sync settings for incoming and outgoing emails
such as maximum size limit, update schedule, and more.
Notification
settings
Set email notification settings.
Delete account
Tap to delete the email account.
4. Press
to save your changes.
Deleting an email account
1. Switch to the email account you want to delete.
2. Press
, and then tap More > Settings > Delete account.
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Calendar
About Calendar
Never miss an important date again. Use the Calendar app to schedule your events,
meetings, and appointments.
You can set up myTouch 4G Slide to stay in sync with the following types of
calendars:
§ On myTouch 4G Slide, sign in to your Google Account so you can sync the
Calendar app with your Google Calendar online. You can add multiple Google
Accounts.
§ If you're using Microsoft Outlook® on your computer, you can set up HTC Sync
on your computer to sync Outlook Calendar with the Calendar app.
§ If you have a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account and you've added it on
myTouch 4G Slide, you can sync the Calendar app with your Exchange
ActiveSync calendar events.
If you've signed in to your social network accounts such as Facebook, birthdays and
events of friends will appear in Calendar.
Creating an event
You can create events that sync with your Google or Exchange ActiveSync calendars,
as well as events on myTouch 4G Slide.
Not signed in yet on your accounts? Your calendar events will be created under PC
Sync, which you can later sync with your computer's Outlook Calendar through
HTC Sync.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. On any Calendar view, tap
> Calendar.
.
3. If you have more than one calendar, select a calendar in which to add the event.
4. If you want to invite people to your event, tap
and choose attendees from
your contacts or company directory. For Google and Exchange ActiveSync
calendar events, you can also enter email addresses in the To field.
5. Enter a name for the event.
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6. To specify the date and time of the event, do one of the following:
§ If there is a time frame for the event, tap the From and To date and time to
set them.
§ If it is a whole-day event, such as a birthday, set the From and To date, then
select the All day check box.
7. Enter the event location and description.
8. Set the reminder time.
You can add another reminder time in a Google Calendar event. Press
tap Add reminder.
and then
9. If the event occurs on a regular basis, tap the Repetition box and then choose
how often the event occurs.
10. Tap Save.
Changing Calendar views
To change the Calendar view, simply tap
(Agenda).
(Day),
(Week),
(Month), or
Using month view
In month view, you will see markers on days that have events.
Do any of the following in month view:
§ Tap a day to view the events for that day.
§ Press and hold a day to open an options menu from which you can also choose
to create an event or switch to either day or agenda view.
§ Slide your finger up or down the screen to view earlier or later months.
Using day and agenda views
Day view shows your events per day, whereas agenda view displays all your events in
chronological order.
When in day view:
§ Press and hold on a time slot to create a new event at that time.
§ Slide left or right across the screen to view earlier or later days.
, tap Settings and then select the Include weather option to see the
§ Press
weather in your daily calendar. You can see the weather if the date is within the
five-day forecast.
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Using week view
Week view displays a chart of the events of one week.
When in week view, you can:
§ Press and hold on a time slot to create a new event at that time.
§ Tap an event (shown as colored blocks) to view its details.
§ Slide left or right across the screen to view earlier or later weeks.
Managing Calendar events
Viewing an event
You can view your own events as well as events that other people have shared with
you.
1. In day view or agenda view, tap an event. The Event details screen then opens
and shows the summary of the event.
2. Depending on the event information, do any of the following:
§ Find the event’s location in Maps.
§ Call any phone number included in the event location or description.
§ Check the participants of the event.
§ If the event was sent as a meeting invitation, respond to the invitation.
§ If it’s an Exchange ActiveSync calendar event, reply by email to the
, and then tap More > Reply or
organizer or to all the guests. Press
Reply all.
§ Select any text and look it up on the Web.
§ Tap the reminder time to change it. Press
to save changes.
Editing an event
You can edit events that you have created.
1. While viewing an event, press
, and then tap Edit event.
2. Make your changes to the event.
3. When you’re done editing, tap Save.
Deleting an event
Do any of the following:
§ While viewing the summary of an event on the Event details screen, press
and then tap Delete event.
§ In day, agenda or week view, press and hold an event and then tap Delete.
§ When editing an event, tap Delete.
If the event repeats, you’ll be asked whether you want to delete just that occurrence,
this and all future occurrences, or all past and future occurrences in your Calendar.
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Sharing an event (vCalendar)
You can share a calendar event as a vCalendar using Bluetooth or by sending it as a
file attachment with your email or message.
1. While viewing an event, press
, and then tap Forward.
2. Do one of the following:
§ Tap Bluetooth. You’ll be asked to turn on Bluetooth on myTouch 4G Slide
and connect to the receiving Bluetooth device.
§ Tap Mail. A new message window opens and automatically includes the
vCalendar as an attachment. Your default email account will be used to
send the message.
§ Tap Message. A new message window opens and automatically includes
the vCalendar as a multimedia attachment.
Accepting or declining a meeting invitation
1. If you're using an Exchange ActiveSync account on myTouch 4G Slide, tap the
tab in Calendar to see meeting invitations which you have not yet accepted
or declined.
2. Tap a meeting invitation, and then do one of the following:
§ Tap Accept or Decline.
§ Press
to see options for replying, proposing a new time, and more.
Dismissing or snoozing event reminders
If you have set at least one reminder for an event, the upcoming event icon
will
appear in the notifications area of the status bar to remind you of the upcoming
event.
1. Tap the status bar, then slide your finger down the screen to open the
Notifications panel.
2. Do one of the following:
§ Tap Clear to dismiss event reminders and all other notifications.
§ After sliding open the Notifications panel, tap the calendar event reminder.
You’ll then see a list of all pending event reminders. Tap Snooze all to
snooze all event reminders for five minutes, or tap Dismiss all to dismiss all
event reminders.
§ Press
to keep the reminders pending in the notifications area of the
status bar.
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Showing or hiding calendars
In any Calendar view, tap
, and then select or clear a calendar to show or hide it.
Calendars are kept synchronized on myTouch 4G Slide, whether or not you hide
them.
Changing Calendar settings
You can change Calendar settings to specify how it displays events and how it notifies
you of upcoming events.
In any Calendar view, press
and then tap Settings.
Reminder settings
All calendars
Select this check box to use the same event reminder settings
for all types of calendars. If you clear this check box, you can
set different reminder settings for each calendar.
Set alerts &
notifications
Configure event reminders to open an alert, send you a
notification, or turn off event notifications on myTouch 4G
Slide.
Default reminder
time
Choose how soon before an event you want to be notified.
Select ringtone
Choose a ringtone to sound when you receive an event
reminder.
Hide declined events Choose whether to show or hide events for which you've
declined invitations.
Calendar view settings
Start in
Choose the default view to display when you open Calendar.
First day of
week
Set the month and week views to start on a Sunday or Monday.
Include weather
Select this check box to show weather information in the day view
events list.
City
If weather is included, by default, day view displays your current
location's weather. You can change it to display the weather of
another city.
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About the Calendar widget
You can add a Calendar widget to your Home screen. The widgets offer different
calendar views.
Tapping a day or event on the widget brings you to the Calendar app.
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Maps and location
Maps and location
Turning on location services
In order to find your location on myTouch 4G Slide, you need to enable location
sources.
1. From the Home screen, press
and then tap Settings > Location.
2. Select one or both of the following:
Use wireless
networks
Uses Wi-Fi or your mobile data connection to find your
approximate location.
Use GPS satellites
Finds your exact GPS location. This requires a clear view
of the sky and more battery power.
About Google Maps
Google Maps™ lets you track your current location, view real-time traffic situations,
and receive detailed directions to your destination.
It also provides a search tool where you can locate places of interest or an address on
a map, or view locations at street level.
§ You need to connect to the Internet to use Google Maps.
§ To find your location with Google Maps, you need to enable location sources.
§ The Google Maps app does not cover every country or city.
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Getting around maps
When you open Google Maps, you can easily find your location on the map or check
out nearby places by panning and zooming in and out on the map.
To find your location with Google Maps, you need to enable location sources.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Maps.
2. Tap
to show your current location. The blue marker
location on the map.
shows your current
3. Do any of the following:
Move around
Swipe your finger to any direction on the screen to view
nearby places on the map.
Use Compass
mode
Tap
to switch to Compass mode. In Compass mode, the
map changes to an angled view and automatically orients
itself depending on the direction you're facing.
Zoom in
§ Place your thumb and index fingers on top of the area that
you want to zoom in, and then spread your fingers across
the map.
§ Tap
.
§ Double-tap the area on the map that you want to zoom in.
Zoom out
§ Pinch your thumb and index finger on the map to zoom
out.
§ Tap
View
information for
a random
location
.
1. Press and hold a location on the map. A balloon opens over
the location, with the address and a thumbnail from street
view (if available).
2. Tap the balloon to see more information.
You can get directions to the location, check for nearby
places of interest, and more.
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Searching for a location
In Google Maps, you can search for a location, such as an address or a type of
business or establishment (for example, museums).
1. In Maps, enter the place you want to search for in the search box.
to search for the location you entered or tap a suggested search item.
2. Tap
The search results are displayed as markers on the map.
3. Do any of the following:
§ Tap a marker
is.
§ Tap
to see if that is what you’re looking for, tap the balloon if it
to show the search results as a list, and then tap the location.
Details about the selected location displays on the screen.
4. Do any of the following:
§ Tap the onscreen buttons to view the location on a map, get directions,
view the location in Street View, if available, and more. Scroll down the
screen to view more options.
§ Swipe left or right across the screen to view the information for the next or
previous search result.
Clearing the map
After searching on a map, you can clear away the various markers drawn on it.
Press
, and then tap Clear Map.
Searching for a place of interest near you
Use Places to find places of interest near your current location. Places uses Google
Maps to search common places that you would want to find, such as the nearest gas
station or ATM kiosk.
Before using Places, you need to enable location sources.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Places.
2. Tap the type of place you want to search.
3. Do any of the following:
§ When one or two places of interest are found, the search results are
displayed as markers on the map. You can tap the marker, and then tap the
balloon to view more information about the place.
§ When several places are found, the search results display in a list. Tap a
place to view more information.
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Getting directions
Get detailed directions to your destination. Google Maps can provide directions for
travel by foot, public transportation, or car.
1. While viewing a map, press
, and then tap Directions.
2. Do any of the following:
§ Use your current location as the starting point, or enter a location from
where to start in the first text box. Then enter your destination in the
second text box.
§ Tap
map.
to select an address from your contacts or a point that you tap on a
3. Choose how you want to get to your destination by tapping the car, public
transit, bike, or walk button.
4. Tap Go. The next screen displays the directions to your destination in a list.
If the place you’ve set as your destination has several locations available, choose
which one to go to.
5. Tap an item to view the directions on the map.
6. Tap the arrow buttons on the map to follow the directions.
When you’re finished viewing or following the directions, press
and then tap Clear
Map to reset the map. Your destination is automatically saved in the Google Maps
history.
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Getting help
Get help and more information about Maps.
To open the help, press
, and then tap More > Help. The web browser opens and
takes you to the Google Maps Help site.
Finding your friends with Google Latitude
(available by country)
Google Latitude® user location service lets you and your friends share locations and
status messages with each other. It also lets you get directions to your friends’
locations, send your location details by email, and more.
Your location is not shared automatically. You must join Latitude, and then invite your
friends to view your location or accept their invitations. Only friends that you have
explicitly invited or accepted can see your location.
Opening and joining Latitude
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Maps.
2. While viewing a map, press
and then tap Join Latitude.
3. After you’ve joined Latitude and closed the application, you can do any of the
following to open it from the Home screen:
§ Tap
> Latitude.
§ Open Maps, press
, and then tap Latitude.
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Android Market and other apps
Android Market and other
apps
Finding and installing apps from Android
Market
Android Market is the place to go to find new apps for myTouch 4G Slide. Choose
from a wide variety of free and paid apps ranging from productivity apps,
entertainment, to games.
Paid apps are currently only available in certain countries.
Finding and installing an app
When you install apps and use them on myTouch 4G Slide, they may require access to
your personal information or access to certain functions or settings. Download and
install only apps that you trust.
Be cautious when downloading apps that have access to functions or a significant
amount of your data on myTouch 4G Slide. You’re responsible for the results of
using downloaded apps.
You need a Google Checkout account to purchase items on Android Market.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Market.
2. Do any of the following to find an app:
Browse featured
apps
Scroll through the list of featured apps.
Browse apps by
categories
Tap Apps or Games, and then tap a category. Under a
category, you can filter the apps by Top paid, Top free
or Just in.
Search for an app
Tap
, enter the name or type of app you’re looking
for, and then tap
.
3. When you find the app that you like, tap it and read its description and user
reviews.
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4. To download or purchase the app, FREE (for free apps) or the price button
under Buy (for paid apps).
5. If you agree to the conditions, tap OK to begin downloading and installing the
app.
You can uninstall an app for a refund within a limited time after your purchase. To
know more about the refund policy for paid apps, please visit the Android Market
Help site (http://market.android.com/support).
Opening an installed app
Do one of the following:
§ If you see this icon
tap the app.
on the status bar, open the Notifications panel, and then
§ From the Home screen, tap
> Market. Press
My apps screen, tap the app, and then tap Open.
§ From the Home screen, tap
and then tap My apps. On the
. On the All apps screen, find and tap the app.
Uninstalling an app
You can uninstall any app that you have downloaded and installed from Android
Market.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Press
> Market.
and then tap My apps.
3. Tap the app you want to uninstall, and then tap Uninstall.
4. When asked, tap OK.
5. Choose the reason for removing the app, and then tap OK.
Getting help
If you need help or have questions about Android Market, press
, and then tap
Help. The web browser will take you to the Android Market Help site.
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Using the Clock
About the HTC Clock widget
Use the HTC Clock widget to see your current date, time, and location. You can also
use the Clock to show the time in another city.
Changing the location on the Clock widget
By default, the Clock widget displays your current weather. You can customize the
Clock widget on your Home screen to show the weather of another location.
1. Press and hold the Clock widget and then drag it to the Edit button.
2. Choose a city.
You can add more than one Clock widget to the extended Home screen. Choose
from a variety of looks and designs and select the city to display.
Using the Clock app
Get more from the Clock app than just the regular date and time. Use myTouch 4G
Slide as a desk clock complete with weather information or as a world clock so you
can see what time it is in several cities across the globe. You can also use it as an
alarm clock, stopwatch, and countdown timer.
To open the Clock app, do one of the following:
§ Tap the Clock widget on the Home screen.
§ From the Home screen, tap
and then tap Clock.
Tap the tabs on the bottom row or slide your finger across the tabs to switch
between the different functions of the Clock app.
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Using Desk Clock
The Desk Clock displays the current date, time, and weather. It also shows an alarm
clock indicator and the battery level.
§ Tap the weather image or information to open the Weather app where you can
see weather forecasts for the next few days.
§ Tap
to dim the screen slightly on the Desk Clock.
To light up the screen again, tap anywhere on the screen.
§ Tap
to dim the screen completely and go into screensaver mode.
When in screensaver mode, the Desk Clock shows the time and date only and
their position changes on the screen every few minutes. To light up the screen
again, tap anywhere on the screen.
Using World Clock
Use the Clock app's World Clock tab to check the current time in several places
around the globe simultaneously. You can also set your home city, add more cities to
the world clock list, and manually set your time zone, date, and time.
Setting your home city
1. On the World Clock tab, press
and then tap Home settings.
2. Enter your home city’s name. As you enter letters, the list is filtered to show
matching cities and countries.
3. Scroll through the list and tap your home city.
Setting the time zone, date, and time
To set the time zone, date, and time on myTouch 4G Slide manually, you need to turn
off auto time sync first.
1. On the World Clock tab, press
and then tap Local time settings.
2. Clear the Automatic check box, and then set the time zone, date, and time as
required.
From the Home screen, you can also press
to open the Date & time settings screen.
and then tap Settings > Date & time
Adding a city to the World Clock screen
Add more cities to the World Clock screen so you can instantly check the date and
time in these cities.
1. On the World Clock tab, tap
.
2. Enter the city name you want to add. As you enter letters, the list is filtered to
show matching cities and countries.
3. Scroll through the matching list and tap the city that you want to add.
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Setting an alarm
You can use the Clock app's Alarms tab to set up one or more wake-up alarms.
1. On the Alarms tab, select the check box of an alarm and then tap that alarm.
2. Under Set alarms, drag your finger up or down to roll the time scroll wheels and
set the alarm time.
3. Choose from the available options. You can:
§ Enter the alarm Description and choose the Alarm sound to use.
§ Tap Repeat. Select which days of the week to sound the alarm, and then
tap OK.
§ Select the Vibrate check box if you want myTouch 4G Slide to also vibrate
when the alarm goes off.
4. After you've finished setting the alarm, tap Done.
§ To turn off an alarm, clear the check box of that alarm.
§ If you need to set more than three alarms, tap
.
Deleting an alarm
1. On the Alarms tab, press
and then tap Delete.
2. Select the alarms you want to delete and then tap Delete.
Changing alarm sound settings
On the Alarms tab, press
settings:
and then tap Settings. You can change the following
Alarm in silent
mode
Selected by default, this option allows the alarm to sound even
when the volume is set to silent. Clear this check box if you want to
silence the alarm when myTouch 4G Slide is in silent mode.
Alarm volume
Set the volume level that you want for the alarm.
Snooze
duration
Set how long to snooze between alarms.
Side button
behavior
Choose what happens to the alarm when pressing the side button
(VOLUME UP/VOLUME DOWN). You can set the button to snooze,
dismiss the alarm, or disable the button. The side button works only
when the screen is not locked.
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Checking Weather
Use the Weather app and widget to check the current weather and weather forecasts
for the next few days. In addition to your current location, you can view weather
forecasts for other cities around the globe. Your settings in the Weather app also
control the weather information that is shown in the Clock and Calendar.
For myTouch 4G Slide to detect your current location and display your local
weather in the Weather app and widget as well as in Clock and Calendar:
§ You need to connect to the Internet.
§ Location services must be enabled. If you didn't enable it when you first set up
myTouch 4G Slide, you can do so in Settings > Location.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Weather.
You'll see a full screen animation of your current weather and weather
information such as the temperature, approximate time of sunset, and more.
Swipe your finger up or down the screen to check the weather in other cities.
2. Tap
to view more information. You can check weather forecasts for the
current day and the upcoming days.
3. While viewing forecasts, you can:
§ Swipe your finger up or down the screen to check the weather in other
cities.
§ Tap
to update the weather information at any time.
Adding a city to the Weather screen
Add more cities to the Weather screen so you can instantly check the weather
forecasts in these cities. In addition to your current location, the Weather screen can
display up to fifteen cities.
1. On the Weather screen, tap
. Or press
and then tap Add.
2. Enter the location you want to add. As you type, the list is filtered to show the
possible locations based on the letters you entered.
3. Tap the desired city to select it.
Changing the order of cities on the Weather screen
1. On the Weather screen, press
and then tap Edit.
2. Press and hold
at the end of the item you want to move. When the row is
highlighted, drag it to its new position, then release.
3. Tap Done.
Deleting cities from the Weather screen
1. On the Weather screen, press
and then tap Edit.
2. Select the cities you want to remove and then tap Done.
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Changing Weather options
1. On the Weather screen, press
and then tap Settings.
2. You can change the following weather settings:
Update when opened Select this check box to refresh weather updates every
time you open the Weather app.
Scheduled sync
Select this check box to automatically download
weather updates.
Update schedule
Set an auto update schedule.
Temperature scale
Choose whether to display the temperature in Celsius or
Fahrenheit.
Sound effects
Choose whether to play sound effects related to the
weather conditions.
About the Weather widget
Use the Weather widget to instantly check weather forecasts of your current location
and other cities without having to open the Weather app. The Weather widget comes
in different looks and styles.
You can add this widget to the Home screen, if it’s not yet added.
Working on documents
Need to tweak a report while you're on the go? Use Polaris Office to easily view and
edit Microsoft Office Word (.doc and .docx), Microsoft Office Excel (.xls and .xlsx),
Microsoft Office PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps and .pptx), and plain text (.txt) files.
Viewing a document
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Polaris Office.
2. On the Polaris Office main screen, tap the file you want to open.
3. Slide your finger on the screen to pan or go through the pages.
4. To zoom in or out, spread or pinch your thumb and index fingers across the
page.
5. To view in landscape, turn myTouch 4G Slide sideways.
6. Press
to see options for saving or printing the file, and more.
Editing a document
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Polaris Office.
2. On the Polaris Office main screen, tap the file you want to edit.
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3. Do any of the following:
§ If your file is a Microsoft Office Word, a Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or a
plain text document, press
> Edit.
§ If your file is a Microsoft Office Excel document, tap a cell and then enter
your changes in the text box. To choose a different worksheet, press
>
Worksheet.
4. When done making your changes, press
and then tap either Save or Save as.
Watching videos on YouTube
Use the YouTube app to check out what’s popular on the online video-sharing
website.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> YouTube.
2. Scroll through the list of videos, and then tap a video to watch it.
3. While watching a video, you can:
§ Turn myTouch 4G Slide sideways or double-tap the screen to watch the
video in full screen.
§ Tap the video screen to pause, resume playback, or drag the slider to jump
to a different part of the video.
§ Tap a tab to learn more about the video, see related videos, or check out
what other viewers think. You can also slide your finger across the tabs to
see if there are more items available.
§ Tap the thumbs-up or thumbs-down icon to add your video rating. Tap
More to see other options.
4. Press
, and then tap Home to return to the YouTube main screen.
Searching for videos
1. On the YouTube main screen, tap
.
2. Enter a search keyword, and then tap
.
3. Scroll through the results and tap a video to watch it.
You also have the option to show results that were just recently posted. Tap All
time, and then select a time period you want.
Clearing the search history
1. On the YouTube main screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Clear search history, and then tap OK when prompted.
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Sharing a video link
1. On the video’s watch screen, tap More > Share.
2. Choose how you want to share the video link from the available options.
Capturing and sharing videos on YouTube
1. From the Home screen, tap
> YouTube.
Or if YouTube is already open, return to its main screen.
2. Tap
.
3. Tap
to start capturing video.
4. When you're finished capturing, tap
again, and then tap Done.
5. Enter a title, description, and tags for your video.
6. Tap More details to select the YouTube account you want to use, add a
description, set the privacy level, and add tags or location information to your
video.
7. Set the privacy level.
8. Tap Upload.
Listening to FM Radio
Tune in and listen to chart-topping pop songs using the FM Radio app.
You need to connect a headset first to the audio jack of myTouch 4G Slide to use
FM Radio. FM Radio uses the stereo headset as the FM radio antenna.
From the Home screen, tap
> Media Room > FM Radio.
The first time you open FM Radio, it automatically scans for available FM stations,
saves them as presets, and plays the first FM station found.
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Tuning in to an FM station
There are several things you can do while you’re on the FM Radio screen:
§ Tap
to view the All presets list, and then select a station you want to listen to.
§ Tap
to go to the previous available FM station, or
available FM station.
to go to the next
§ Drag the slider to tune in to a frequency on the FM band.
§ Tap
to fine tune the radio frequency by -0.1 MHz or
frequency by +0.1 MHz.
§ Tap
to fine tune the radio
to add a preset name for the current station you are tuned into.
§ Press the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons to adjust the volume.
§ To repeat scanning and saving of FM stations, press
Save.
, and then tap Scan &
§ Press
to mute the sound or to change the sound output to Mono or Stereo.
You can also switch the sound output between the Speaker and Headset.
Closing or turning off FM Radio
You can continue listening to the radio while using other apps on myTouch 4G Slide
or close the FM Radio app completely.
To
Do this
To close the FM Radio
screen
Press
. FM Radio continues to run in the
background.
To go back to the FM Radio screen, slide open the
Notifications panel, and then tap FM Radio.
To turn off completely and
close FM Radio
Tap
on the FM Radio screen.
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Using Flashlight
Never get caught in the dark again. The Flashlight app turns on your phone’s LED
flashlight to shine a light wherever you need it.
From the Home screen, tap
> Flashlight.
§ To adjust the brightness of the light, simply tap the
onscreen power button on the flashlight handle.
§ Press
mode.
To close the flashlight, press
to switch to Auto flash, SOS, or Manual
.
Sharing games and apps
Having fun with a game or app that you found from Android Market? Share your
favorite games and apps instantly with your circle of friends.
For your friends to link to the app and download it from Android Market, they must
be using an Android phone.
1. From the Home screen, tap
.
2. Press
, and then tap Share. You’ll then see the list of games and apps that
you downloaded and installed from Android Market.
3. Tap an app, and then choose how to share it.
When your friends see the link in your sent message, email, or status update, they can
simply tap the link to go directly to the game or app in Android Market to download it.
§ While entering your status update in Friend Stream, you can also tap
from games or apps that you want to share in your social networks.
to choose
§ If you’ve already created a new text or email message, press
and then tap
Attach > App recommendation to choose from your list of installed games and
apps.
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T-Mobile apps
T-Mobile My Account
T-Mobile My Account lets you quickly view a summary of your account, and view
device information.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> My Account.
2. Tap a tab to view its available options.
Activity
Check a summary of your phone usage.
Set Alerts
Check for alerts from T-Mobile.
Billing
§ Pay your bills online.
§ Check a summary of your phone bill.
Plan
View information about your plan and services.
T-Mobile My Device
Check out more options for personalizing and managing myTouch 4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> My Device.
2. Tap any of the following to view its available options:
Personalize
Personalize your phone to fit your style.
Quick Tools
Get quick access to your phone's commonly used settings.
Support
View help topics about your phone and its applications.
Storage & Battery § Check storage levels for the phone and storage card.
§ Check the phone's battery level.
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T-Mobile TV
Watch TV right on your phone with T-Mobile TV.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Media Room > T-Mobile TV.
2. Scroll left or right at the center of the screen to view featured shows, or tap Live
TV or On Demand to view available streaming TV shows and channels.
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Keyboard
Using the QWERTY keyboard
Open the QWERTY keyboard for more convenient typing. The QWERTY keyboard
also comes with special keys that let you quickly access menus, enter symbols, and
more.
1. Hold the phone sideways, with the front panel buttons to your right.
2. Push the screen panel up with your thumbs to reveal the QWERTY keyboard.
When the QWERTY keyboard is opened, the display stays in landscape and you will
not be able to use an onscreen keyboard.
3. Open an app or select a field that requires text or numbers.
4. Press the letter keys to enter text.
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Using the QWERTY keyboard keys
Press these keys to enter uppercase letters, numbers, special characters, symbols, and
more:
Shift key
§ Press once and then press a letter key to type that letter in uppercase.
§ Press twice to lock the key and type a series of uppercase letters. The
cursor changes when you lock the Shift key:
.
To unlock the Shift key, press it once again.
ALT key
§ Press once to type the character shown beside the letter or
punctuation keys. For example, if you need to type the dollar sign ($),
press the ALT key, and then press the D key (ALT, D).
§ Press twice to lock the key and type a series of numbers and
characters. The cursor changes when you lock the ALT key:
.
To unlock the ALT key, press it once again.
SYM key
Press to open the symbols panel and insert a symbol or special
character to your text.
Menu key
Instead of pressing
, press this key to open the available menu
options for the current screen.
Home key
Instead of pressing
, press this key to display the Home screen.
Back key
Instead of pressing
or menu.
, press this key to go back to the previous screen
Genius key
Instead of pressing
, press this key to open the Genius screen.
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Adjusting the QWERTY keyboard settings
From the Home screen, press
or
, and then tap Settings > Language &
keyboard > Touch Input > Hardware keyboard settings.
Default keyboard Select the default QWERTY keyboard language.
Prediction
Select to enable predictive text when using the QWERTY
keyboard.
Using Swype
When the QWERTY keyboard is closed and you start an app or select a field that
requires text or numbers, the Swype® keyboard becomes available. You can enter text
by sliding on or tapping the keys on the Swype keyboard, or by speaking.
After entering your text, press
to close the Swype keyboard.
Entering text using Swype
Slide your finger on the Swype keyboard to enter text.
1. Start an app or select a text field that requires text or numbers.
2. Briefly press and hold the first letter of the word you want to enter, and then
slide your finger to the other letters of the word.
3. When you've reached the last letter, lift your finger.
For example, to enter the word "the", press and hold "t", and then slide your finger to
"h" and "e".
If you've entered a word that Swype doesn't recognize, word suggestions appear at
the top of the keyboard. Tap a word to enter it to your text.
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Entering text by typing
Instead of using Swype, you can enter text by tapping these keys on the Swype
keyboard:
Press and hold keys with characters at the top to enter numbers, symbols, or
accented letters. The gray character displayed on the key is the character that
will be inserted when you press and hold that key. Some keys have multiple
characters or accents associated with them.
Shift key. Tap to enter an uppercase letter. Tap twice to turn on caps lock.
Tap to switch to the numeric and symbol keyboard.
Enter key. Tap to create a new line.
Backspace key. Tap to delete the previous character.
Language key. Tap to change the keyboard language.
Tap to enter words by speaking.
Swype key. Tap to view a tutorial on how to use Swype, see tips, and get help.
Adjusting Swype settings
From the Home screen, press
Swype.
, and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard >
Preferences
Change the keyboard language and enable or disable audio
feedback, vibrate on keypress, or tip indicator.
Swype Advanced
Settings
Set advanced settings such as word suggestion and autocorrection.
Help
View the Swype help file and tutorial.
Using the onscreen keyboard
Switching to the onscreen keyboard
By default, myTouch 4G Slide uses the Swype keyboard for onscreen text input. You
can change the input method by selecting the onscreen keyboard.
1. Start an app that requires text or numbers.
2. Press and hold a text box, and then tap Input method > Touch Input.
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Selecting a keyboard layout
You can choose from three different keyboard layouts to suit your typing style.
1. From the Home screen, press
keyboard > Touch Input.
, and then tap Settings > Language &
2. Tap Keyboard types, and then select the keyboard layout that you want to use.
Choose one from the following:
Standard This layout is similar to a desktop computer keyboard. This is the
default keyboard layout.
Phone
This layout resembles the traditional mobile phone keypad.
Compact This layout features two letters on each key. The key size is slightly
bigger than on the Standard layout.
Entering text
Use the following keys while entering text using the onscreen keyboard:
Press and hold keys with gray characters at the top to enter numbers, symbols,
or accented letters. The gray character displayed on the key is the character that
will be inserted when you press and hold that key. Some keys have multiple
characters or accents associated with them.
Shift key. Tap to enter an uppercase letter. Tap twice to turn on caps lock.
Tap to switch to the numeric and symbol keyboard.
Enter key. Tap to create a new line.
Backspace key. Tap to delete the previous character.
Language key. The key you see depends on the keyboard language you are
currently using. Tap to switch to another keyboard language. You can also
access onscreen keyboard settings.
Tap to toggle between Multitap and XT9 predictive modes when using the
Compact or Phone keyboard layout.
Tap to hide the onscreen keyboard.
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Enabling multiple keyboard languages
If there are multiple keyboard languages available on myTouch 4G Slide, you can
choose which languages to enable in the onscreen keyboard so that you can switch to
these languages and use them to enter text.
1. From the Home screen, press
keyboard > Touch Input.
, and then tap Settings > Language &
2. Tap International keyboard.
3. Choose the languages you want.
Available languages depend on the region where you purchased myTouch 4G Slide.
Changing to the landscape onscreen keyboard
When entering text, you can choose to use the landscape orientation of the onscreen
keyboard. Turn myTouch 4G Slide sideways to use a larger keyboard for easy typing.
§ Select the Auto-rotate screen check box in
>
the screen orientation to automatically change.
> Settings > Display to allow
§ The landscape orientation keyboard is not supported in all apps.
Entering words with predictive text
The onscreen keyboard has predictive text to help you type quickly and accurately.
Predictive text input is enabled by default, and word suggestions are displayed as you
type.
To enter a word in predictive mode, do any of the following:
§ If you see the word you want highlighted in green or orange, just tap the space
bar to insert the word into your text.
§ If you see the word you want shown in the suggestions before you have finished
typing the entire word, tap the word to insert it into your text.
§ If an arrow is shown to the right of the suggestion list, tap the arrow to see more
suggestions.
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Setting a second language for the keyboard
Aside from the keyboard language you are currently using, you can set the predictive
text to be bilingual. As you type, you’ll get word suggestions in two languages that
you’ve selected.
1. From the Home screen, press
keyboard > Touch Input.
, and then tap Settings > Language &
2. Tap Bilingual prediction, and then choose the language you want.
Adding a word to the predictive text dictionary
myTouch 4G Slide comes with a list of words that it references for predictive text
suggestions. While entering text using the Standard keyboard layout, if you tap any
word on the suggestion list, it is automatically added to the predictive text dictionary
if it was not in the dictionary already.
You can also add a word to the list manually.
1. From the Home screen, press
keyboard > Touch Input.
, and then tap Settings > Language &
2. Tap Personal dictionary > Edit personal dictionary.
3. Tap
, enter the word to add, and then tap OK.
Editing or deleting a word in the predictive text dictionary
You can edit or remove words that you previously added to the predictive text
dictionary.
1. From the Home screen, press
keyboard > Touch Input.
, and then tap Settings > Language &
2. Tap Personal dictionary > Edit personal dictionary.
§ To edit a word, tap the word itself.
§ To delete words from the dictionary, press
the words to remove and tap Delete.
and tap Delete. Then choose
Backing up your personal dictionary to your storage card
If you have a storage card installed, you can back up the new words you’ve added to
the predictive text dictionary.
1. From the Home screen, press
keyboard > Touch Input.
, and then tap Settings > Language &
2. Tap Personal dictionary > Sync personal dictionary > Copy to storage card.
3. When prompted, tap OK.
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Importing your personal dictionary from your storage card
1. From the Home screen, press
keyboard > Touch Input.
, and then tap Settings > Language &
2. Tap Personal dictionary > Sync personal dictionary > Restore from storage
card.
3. When prompted, tap OK.
Entering text by speaking
No time to type? Try speaking the words to enter them in most text fields that let you
use the onscreen keyboard.
§ First make sure to select the language you’ll be using in the Voice input & output
settings.
§ Since myTouch 4G Slide uses Google’s speech-recognition service, you need to be
connected to the Internet to enter text by speaking.
1. Press and hold the language key. myTouch 4G Slide cues you to speak.
2. Tell myTouch 4G Slide what you want to be typed in.
Setting the voice input language
1. From the Home screen, press
Voice recognizer settings.
, then tap Settings > Voice input & output >
2. Tap Language, then choose the language you want.
Available languages depend on the voice input languages supported by Google.
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Entering text by tracing
Instead of tapping the keys on the onscreen keyboard, you can "trace" to type words.
Trace keyboard in Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input > Trace
keyboard must be selected for you to use the Trace keyboard.
To trace, slide your finger on the onscreen keyboard to enter words. For example, if
you want to type “the”, put your finger on the “t” key, and then trace the word (by
sliding your finger) “the” on the onscreen keyboard.
Editing text
It's easy to cut, copy, and paste text using the keyboard.
Some apps may offer their own way of selecting or copying text.
Selecting text
Highlight the text that you want to copy or cut.
1. Press and hold the text field that contains the text to select until the magnifier
appears.
2. Drag your finger to move the text cursor to a letter within the text that you
want to select.
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3. After positioning the text cursor, lift your finger. The text selection menu then
pops up.
4. Do one of the following:
§ Tap Select word. When the word where you’ve placed the text cursor is
highlighted, drag the start and end markers to select the text you want.
§ Tap Select all to select everything in the text field.
Copying and pasting text
1. After you have selected the text you want to copy, tap Copy or Cut. The
selected text is then copied to the clipboard.
2. Press and hold a text field in the same or other app until the magnifier appears.
3. Drag your finger to move the text cursor to where you want to paste the text.
4. After positioning the text cursor, lift your finger. The text selection menu then
pops up.
5. Tap Paste.
Adjusting input settings
Open the Touch Input settings by doing one of the following:
§ On the onscreen keyboard, tap the language key (for example, tap
if you’re
currently using the English onscreen keyboard). Then on the International
keyboard options menu, tap Settings.
§ From the Home screen, press
> Touch Input.
Hardware keyboard
settings
, and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard
§ Set the default language keyboard layout (if available).
§ Turn predictive text on or off.
Keyboard types
Select the keyboard layout to use.
International
keyboard
Add or remove languages from the onscreen keyboard
language list.
Bilingual prediction
Select a secondary keyboard language to use.
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Keyboard
Text input
§ Turn on or off predictive text, spell correction, and word
completion.
§ Enable audible or vibration feedback when typing.
§ Calibrate the touch keyboard accuracy.
Chinese text input
Set options for the Chinese input methods.
Tutorial
Learn how to use the onscreen keyboard with this interactive
tutorial.
Trace keyboard
Turn on Trace keyboard and set options when tracing to
enter text.
Personal dictionary
Add, edit, or remove words in the predictive text dictionary.
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Internet connections
Data connection
When you turn on myTouch 4G Slide for the first time, it will be automatically set up
to use T-Mobile's data connection (if the SIM card is inserted).
Turning the data connection on or off
Turning your data connection off can help save battery life and save money on data
charges. However, if you don’t have data connection turned on and you’re also not
connected to a Wi-Fi network, you won’t receive automatic updates to your email,
social network accounts, and other synchronized information.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Select the Mobile network check box to turn on the data connection; clear the
check box to turn off the data connection.
Enabling data roaming
Connect to partner networks of T-Mobile and access data services when you’re out of
T-Mobile coverage areas.
Using data services while roaming will be costly. Check with T-Mobile for data
roaming rates before you use data roaming.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Mobile networks, and then select the Data roaming check box.
Select the Data roaming sound check box if you’d like myTouch 4G Slide to play a
sound so you’ll know when it’s connecting to a roaming network.
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Wi-Fi
To use Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot”. The availability
and strength of the Wi-Fi signal will vary depending on objects, such as buildings or
simply a wall between rooms, the Wi-Fi signal has to pass through.
Turning Wi-Fi on and connecting to a wireless network
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Select the Wi-Fi check box to turn Wi-Fi on. myTouch 4G Slide then scans for
available wireless networks.
3. Tap Wi-Fi settings. The network names and security settings of detected Wi-Fi
networks are displayed in the Wi-Fi networks section.
4. If the wireless network you want to connect to is not in the list of detected
networks, scroll down the screen, and then tap Add Wi-Fi network. Enter the
wireless network settings, and then tap Save.
5. Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. If you selected an open network,
you will be automatically connected to the network.
6. If you selected a network that is secured with WEP, enter the key and then tap
Connect.
When myTouch 4G Slide is connected to the wireless network, the Wi-Fi icon
appears in the status bar and tells you the approximate signal strength (number of
bands that light up).
The next time myTouch 4G Slide connects to a previously accessed secured wireless
network, you won’t be asked to enter the key or other security information again,
unless you reset myTouch 4G Slide to its factory default settings.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network with EAP-TLS security
You may need to install a network certificate (*.p12) to myTouch 4G Slide before you
can connect to a Wi-Fi network with EAP-TLS authentication protocol.
1. Save the certificate file to the root folder of the storage card.
2. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Security.
3. Tap Install from SD card.
4. Select the network certificate needed to connect to the EAP-TLS network.
5. Turn on Wi-Fi and connect to a wireless network.
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Checking the wireless network status
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. On the Wireless & networks screen, tap Wi-Fi settings, and then tap the wireless
network that myTouch 4G Slide is currently connected to.
A message box is then displayed showing the Wi-Fi network name, status, speed,
signal strength, and more.
If you want to remove the settings for this network, tap Forget. If you want to
reconnect to a wireless network that you have removed, you'll need to choose the
wireless network from the list of available Wi-Fi networks again. If it is a secured
wireless network, you'll need to enter the wireless network credentials again.
Connecting to another Wi-Fi network
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Wi-Fi settings. Detected Wi-Fi networks are displayed in the Wi-Fi
networks section.
3. To manually scan for available Wi-Fi networks, on the Wi-Fi screen, press
and then tap Scan.
,
4. Tap another Wi-Fi network to connect to it.
Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN)
Add, set up, and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) so you can connect and
access resources inside a secured local network, such as your corporate network.
Depending on the type of VPN you’re using at work, you may be asked to enter your
login credentials and install security certificates before you can connect to your
company’s local network. You can get this information from your network
administrator.
Also, myTouch 4G Slide must first establish a Wi-Fi or data connection before you can
start a VPN connection.
Setting up secure credential storage
If your network administrator tells you to download and install security certificates,
you must first set up secure credential storage on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Security.
2. Tap Set password.
3. Enter a new password for the credential storage.
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4. Scroll down and confirm the password, and then tap OK.
5. Select the Use secure credentials check box.
You can then download and install the certificates needed to access your local
network. Your network administrator can tell you how to do this.
Adding a VPN connection
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap VPN settings > Add VPN, and then tap the type of VPN you want to add.
3. Tap the VPN settings and set them up according to the security details your
network administrator gave you.
4. Press
, and then tap Save.
The VPN is then added to the VPNs section of the VPN settings screen.
Connecting to a VPN
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap VPN settings.
3. In the VPNs section, tap the VPN that you want to connect to.
4. When asked, enter your log in credentials, and then tap Connect. When you’re
connected, the VPN connected icon
appears in the notification area of the
title bar.
You can then open the web browser to access resources such as your corporate
network intranet.
Disconnecting from a VPN
1. Press and hold the title bar, and then slide down your finger to open the
Notifications panel.
2. Tap the VPN connection to return to the VPN settings screen, and then tap the
VPN connection to disconnect from it.
When myTouch 4G Slide has disconnected from the VPN, the VPN disconnected icon
is displayed in the notification area of the title bar.
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Using myTouch 4G Slide as a modem (USB
tethering)
No Internet connection available for your computer? No problem. Use the Internet
connection of myTouch 4G Slide to connect to the Internet.
§ You need your SIM card inserted on myTouch 4G Slide to use the data connection.
§ To use myTouch 4G Slide as a modem, you need to install HTC Sync on your
computer first.
1. Make sure the data connection on myTouch 4G Slide is turned on.
2. Connect myTouch 4G Slide to the computer using the provided USB cable.
3. Slide down the Notifications panel, and then tap the current USB connection
type (Charge only or Disk drive).
4. On the Connect to PC screen, tap USB tethering, and then tap Done.
Connecting myTouch 4G Slide to the Internet
through a computer (Internet Pass-through)
If you temporarily don’t have Internet access, you can still go online on myTouch 4G
Slide by using your computer’s Internet connection.
Before you can use your computer as a modem, be sure to install HTC Sync on
your computer first.
1. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
Two things to check for your computer’s Internet connection. One, you may need
to turn off your local network’s firewall. Two, if your computer connects to the
Internet via PPP (e.g. Dial UP, xDSL, or VPN), Internet Pass-through will only
support TCP protocol.
2. Connect myTouch 4G Slide to the computer using the provided USB cable.
3. From the Home screen, press
and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
4. Scroll down the screen, and then select Internet Pass-through.
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Using myTouch 4G Slide as a wireless router
Share your data connection with other devices by turning myTouch 4G Slide into a
wireless router.
Make sure the data connection on myTouch 4G Slide is turned on before you use it as
a wireless router.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
3. Enter a router name or use the default router name.
4. Choose the type of Security and set the password (key) for your wireless router.
If you selected None in Security, you don’t need to enter a password.
The password is the key other people need to enter on their device so they can
connect and use myTouch 4G Slide as a wireless router.
5. Select the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot check box to turn on the wireless router.
myTouch 4G Slide is ready to be used as a wireless router when you see
status bar.
on the
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth basics
Turning Bluetooth on or off
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Select or clear the Bluetooth check box.
An even easier way to turn Bluetooth on or off is with the Bluetooth widget on the
Home screen.
Turn off Bluetooth when not in use to save battery power, or in places where using
a wireless device is prohibited, such as on board an aircraft and in hospitals.
Changing the device name
The device name identifies myTouch 4G Slide to other devices.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Bluetooth settings.
3. If the Bluetooth check box is not selected, select it to turn Bluetooth on.
4. Tap Device name.
5. Enter the new name for myTouch 4G Slide in the dialog box, and then tap OK.
Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit
You can listen to music over a Bluetooth stereo headset, or have hands-free
conversations using a compatible Bluetooth headset or car kit. It’s the same
procedure to set up stereo audio and hands-free.
§ For you to listen to music with your headset or car kit, the headset or car kit must
support the A2DP Bluetooth profile.
§ Before you connect your headset, you need to make it discoverable so myTouch
4G Slide can find it. You can find out how to do this by referring to your headset
manual.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Bluetooth settings.
3. If the Bluetooth check box is not selected, select it to turn Bluetooth on.
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4. Make sure that the headset is discoverable.
5. Tap Scan for devices. myTouch 4G Slide will start to scan for Bluetooth devices
within range.
6. When you see the name of your headset displayed in the Bluetooth devices
section, tap the name. myTouch 4G Slide then automatically tries to pair with
the headset.
7. If automatic pairing fails, enter the passcode supplied with your headset.
The pairing and connection status is displayed below the hands-free headset or car kit
name in the Bluetooth devices section. When the Bluetooth headset or car kit is
connected to myTouch 4G Slide, the Bluetooth connected icon
is displayed in the
status bar. Depending on the type of headset or car kit you have connected, you can
then start using the headset or car kit.
Reconnecting a headset or car kit
Normally, you can easily reconnect your headset by switching on Bluetooth on
myTouch 4G Slide, and then turning on the headset. However, you might have to
connect manually if your headset has been used with another Bluetooth device.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Bluetooth settings.
3. If the Bluetooth check box is not selected, select it to turn Bluetooth on.
4. Make sure that the headset is discoverable.
5. Tap the headset’s name in the Bluetooth devices section.
6. If prompted to enter a passcode, try 0000 or 1234, or consult the headset/car
kit documentation to find the passcode.
If you still cannot reconnect to the headset or car kit, follow the instructions in
Unpairing from a Bluetooth device on page 155, and then follow the steps under
Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit on page 153.
Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth
device
Disconnecting a Bluetooth device
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Bluetooth settings.
3. In the Bluetooth devices section, press and hold the device to disconnect.
4. Tap Disconnect.
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Unpairing from a Bluetooth device
You can make myTouch 4G Slide forget its pairing connection with another Bluetooth
device. Doing so may require you to enter or confirm a passcode again if you want to
reconnect to the other device.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Bluetooth settings.
3. In the Bluetooth devices section, press and hold the device to unpair.
4. Tap Disconnect & unpair, or tap Unpair if the Bluetooth device is currently not
connected to myTouch 4G Slide.
Sending information using Bluetooth
You can use Bluetooth to send information from myTouch 4G Slide to another
Bluetooth enabled device such as a phone or notebook computer. You can send the
following types of information, depending on the device you are sending to:
§ Images and videos
§ Calendar events
§ Contacts
§ Audio files
Before you begin, set the receiving device to discoverable mode. You may also
need to set it to “Receive Beams” or “Receive Files”. Refer to the device’s
documentation for instructions on receiving information over Bluetooth.
1. On myTouch 4G Slide, open the app that contains the information or file you
want to send.
2. Follow the steps for the type of item you want to send:
Captured photo or After capturing, on the Camera preview screen, tap
video
and then tap More > Bluetooth.
Photos or videos
,
1. On the Gallery app, choose an album.
2. Tap
, and then tap More > Bluetooth.
3. Choose the photos and videos you want to share, and
then tap Next.
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Contact
1. On the Contacts app, tap a contact to view the contact's
details.
2. Press
and then tap Send contact.
3. Tap the down arrow icon, and then select Bluetooth.
4. Choose which details to share, and then tap Send.
Calendar
appointment or
event
In Day view, Agenda view, or Week view, press and hold
the event, and then tap Share vCalendar > Bluetooth.
Music track
With the track displayed on the Music app’s Now playing
screen, press
, and then tap More > Share > Bluetooth.
Voice recording
On the main Voice Recorder screen, tap
Bluetooth.
, and then tap
3. Turn on Bluetooth if you’re asked to do so.
4. If you haven't paired with the receiving device before, tap Scan for devices.
5. Tap the name of the receiving device.
6. If prompted, accept the pairing request on myTouch 4G Slide and on the
receiving device. Also enter the same passcode or confirm the auto-generated
passcode on both devices.
7. On the receiving device, accept the file.
Where sent information is saved
When you send information using Bluetooth, the location where it's saved depends on
the type of information and the receiving device.
If you send a calendar event or contact, it is normally added directly to the
corresponding application on the receiving device. For example, if you send a
calendar event to a compatible phone, the event is shown in that phone’s calendar
application.
If you send another file type to a Windows computer, it is normally saved in the
Bluetooth Exchange folder within your personal document folders.
§ On Windows XP, the path may be: C:\Documents and Settings\[your
username]\My Documents\Bluetooth Exchange
§ On Windows Vista, the path may be: C:\Users\[your username]\Documents
§ On Windows 7, the path may be: C:\Users\[your username]\My Documents
\Bluetooth Exchange Folder
If you send a file to another device, the saved location may depend on the file type.
For example, if you send an image file to another mobile phone, it may be saved in a
folder named “Images”.
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Receiving information using Bluetooth
myTouch 4G Slide lets you receive various files with Bluetooth, including photos,
music tracks, and documents such as PDFs.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Tap Bluetooth settings.
3. If the Bluetooth check box is not selected, select it to turn Bluetooth on.
4. Select the Discoverable check box.
5. On the sending device, send one or more files to myTouch 4G Slide. Refer to the
device’s documentation for instructions on sending information over Bluetooth.
6. If asked, accept the pairing request on myTouch 4G Slide and on the receiving
device. Also enter the same passcode or confirm the auto-generated passcode
on both devices.
You'll then get a Bluetooth authorization request.
7. If you want to automatically receive files from the sending device in future,
select the Always check box.
8. Tap Accept or OK.
9. When myTouch 4G Slide receives a file transfer request notification, slide down
the Notifications panel, tap the incoming file notification, and then tap Accept.
10. When a file is transferred, a notification is displayed. To open the file
immediately, slide down the Notifications panel, and then tap the relevant
notification.
When you open a received file, what happens next depends on the file type:
§ Media files and documents are usually opened directly in a compatible app. For
example, if you open a music track, it starts playing in the Music app.
§ For a vCalendar file, choose the calendar where you want to save the event, and
then tap Import. The vCalendar is added to your Calendar events.
§ For a vCard contact file, you can choose to import one, several, or all of those
contacts to your contacts list.
Adding the Bluetooth received folder to the Home screen
You can add a folder to the Home screen that shows all files you have received with
Bluetooth.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Personalize.
2. On the Personalize screen, tap Folder > Bluetooth received.
3. Press and hold the Bluetooth received folder icon, and drag it to the Home
screen position you want.
To view the folder contents, tap the folder icon. To open a file, tap the file name.
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Security
Protecting your SIM card with a PIN
Add another layer of security for myTouch 4G Slide by assigning a PIN (personal
identification number) to your SIM.
Make sure you have the default SIM PIN provided by T-Mobile before continuing.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Security.
2. Tap Set up SIM card lock, then select Lock SIM card.
3. Enter the default SIM card PIN, and then tap OK.
4. To change the SIM card PIN, tap Change SIM PIN.
Restoring a SIM card that has been locked out
If you enter the wrong PIN more times than the maximum number of attempts
allowed, your SIM card will become “PUK-locked.”
You need a PUK code to restore access to myTouch 4G Slide. This code may have
been provided by T-Mobile when you received your SIM card.
1. On the Phone dialer screen, enter the PUK code, and then tap Next.
2. Enter the new PIN you want to use, and then tap Next.
3. Enter the new PIN again, and then tap OK.
Protecting myTouch 4G Slide with a screen
lock pattern, PIN, or password
Protect your personal information and prevent others from using myTouch 4G Slide
without your permission by setting a screen lock pattern, PIN or password.
Your screen lock will be asked every time myTouch 4G Slide is turned on or when it’s
idle for a certain period of time.
1. From the Home screen, press
2. Tap Set up screen lock.
, and then tap Settings > Security.
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3. Tap one of the following:
None
Disable the screen lock you’ve previously created.
Pattern
Set a screen lock pattern by following the onscreen instructions.
PIN
Set a numeric password of at least four digits.
Password Set an alpha-numeric password.
4. On the Security screen, tap Lock phone after, then specify the idle time you can
allow before the screen is locked.
You can also clear the Use visible pattern or Visible passwords on the Security
screen if you don’t want your screen lock to display as you enter it onscreen.
Changing your screen lock
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Security.
2. Tap Change screen lock.
3. Enter your current screen lock to confirm that you want to change it.
4. Choose a different screen lock type, then enter your new pattern, PIN, or
password. Or tap None if you don’t want to use a screen lock.
Forgot your screen lock pattern?
If you’ve forgotten your screen lock pattern, you have up to five attempts to
try and unlock myTouch 4G Slide.
If this fails, you can unlock myTouch 4G Slide by entering your Google
Account user name and password.
1. On the unlock screen, enter your lock pattern.
2. After the fifth attempt, when you’re asked to wait for 30 seconds, tap
OK.
3. If the display goes off, press the POWER/LOCK button to turn the
display back on, and then unlock the screen.
4. Tap the Forgot pattern? button when it appears.
5. Enter your Google Account name and password, and then tap Sign in.
You’ll then be asked to create a new screen lock pattern. If you no
longer want to do so, tap Cancel.
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Settings
Settings on myTouch 4G Slide
Control and customize phone settings on the Settings screen.
From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
Personalize
Make myTouch 4G Slide truly yours with the various
personalization options available.
Wireless &
networks
Set up wireless connections, such as Wi-Fi, data connection, and
Bluetooth, enable Airplane mode, and more.
Call
Set up call services such as voicemail, call forwarding, call waiting,
and caller ID.
Sound
§ Choose sounds to use for the ringtones and notifications.
§ Adjust media playback volume.
§ Set to lower the ring volume when you move myTouch 4G Slide
when it’s ringing, make it ring louder when inside a bag or
pocket, and turn on the speakerphone when you flip it over.
Display
Set up display settings such as automatic screen orientation,
brightness, screen timeout, and more.
Accounts & sync § Log in or out of your social network accounts, Google Account,
and Exchange ActiveSync account.
§ You can also manage synchronization and other settings for
your accounts.
Location
Select the sources to use when determining your location.
Search
Select items to include when you do a search and set Google
search options.
Privacy
Choose to automatically back up some settings (e.g. Wi-Fi
passwords or Bookmarks) to Google servers using your Google
Account so you can restore them when needed.
Connect to PC
Set the default USB connection type to use whenever you connect
myTouch 4G Slide to your computer.
Security
Set a screen lock, enable the SIM card lock, or manage the
credential storage.
Power
Turn on power saver to automatically switch to power saving
mode when the battery level goes down to the level that you set.
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Applications
Manage running applications, move applications to or from the
storage card, and install or uninstall programs.
SD & phone
storage
§ Check the available space in the internal storage and your
storage card.
§ From this screen, be sure to unmount your storage card before
you remove it from myTouch 4G Slide.
§ You can also do a factory reset.
Date & time
Set the date and time, time zone, and date or time format.
Language &
keyboard
Set the operating system language and region. You can also set
onscreen keyboard options.
Accessibility
Use these settings when you’ve downloaded and installed an
accessibility tool, such as a screen reader that provides voice
feedback. You can turn accessibility functions or services on or
off.
Voice input &
output
Set up the voice input options. Also, if you’ve installed a text-tospeech (voice data) application, use this to set the text-to-speech
settings.
About phone
§ Turn on or off scheduled checks for system software updates, or
manually check for updates.
§ Turn Tell HTC on or off. When enabled, you're helping us know if
myTouch 4G Slide encounters a technical problem.
§ View different information about myTouch 4G Slide, such as the
mobile network type, signal strength, battery level, and more.
Changing display settings
Adjusting the screen brightness manually
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Display > Brightness
3. Clear the Automatic brightness check box.
4. Drag the brightness slider to the left to decrease or to the right to increase the
screen brightness.
5. Tap OK.
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Turning automatic screen rotation off
By default, the screen orientation automatically adjusts depending on how you hold
myTouch 4G Slide.
Automatic rotation is not supported in all application screens.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Display.
3. Clear the Auto-rotate screen check box.
Recalibrating the G-sensor
Recalibrate the screen if you feel that the screen orientation does not respond
properly to the way you hold myTouch 4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Display > G-Sensor calibration.
3. Place myTouch 4G Slide on a flat and level surface, and then tap Calibrate.
4. After the recalibration process, tap OK.
Keeping the screen on while charging myTouch 4G Slide
You can keep the screen from turning off while you’re charging myTouch 4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Applications > Development.
3. Select the Stay awake check box.
Switching animation effects on or off
You can turn off the animation or enable only some animations when switching
between screens.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Display > Animation.
3. On the options menu, select the animation setting you want.
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Changing sound settings
Switching between silent, vibration, and normal modes
Do one of the following:
§ To change back from silent to normal mode, simply press the VOLUME UP
button.
§ To change back from vibration to normal mode, press the VOLUME UP button
twice.
§ From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings > Sound > Sound profile.
Add the Profile widget to your Home screen to quickly switch between modes.
Enabling or disabling audible selection
You can choose to play a sound when you’re selecting items onscreen.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Sound.
3. Select the Audible selection check box.
Lowering the ring volume automatically
myTouch 4G Slide has a quiet ring feature that automatically lowers the ring volume
when you move it.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Sound.
3. Select or clear the Quiet ring on pickup check box.
Making myTouch 4G Slide ring louder with Pocket mode
To help avoid missing incoming calls when myTouch 4G Slide is in your pocket or bag,
the pocket mode feature gradually increases the ring volume and vibrates when you
receive a call. When not in your pocket or bag, myTouch 4G Slide will ring at the
normal volume you set.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Sound.
3. Select or clear the Pocket mode check box.
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Switching to speakerphone automatically
When you're on a call, you can switch to speakerphone by simply flipping myTouch
4G Slide over.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Sound.
3. Select or clear the Flip for speaker check box.
Changing the language
Changing the language adjusts the keyboard layout, date and time formatting, and
more.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Language & keyboard > Select language.
3. Tap the language you want to use, and then press
.
Optimizing battery life
You can set myTouch 4G Slide to automatically switch to power saving mode when
the battery level reaches a certain level.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Power.
3. Select the Enable power saver check box.
4. Tap Turn power saver on at, and then select when to switch to power saver
mode.
5. Tap Power saver settings, and then set and select the behavior when myTouch
4G Slide switches to power saving mode.
Switching to GSM network mode
Switch to using GSM network if you’re not using a data connection to connect to the
Internet. Connecting to GSM network mode consumes less battery power.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Wireless & networks > Mobile networks > Network Mode.
3. Tap GSM only.
Checking the power usage of applications
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap About phone > Battery > Battery use.
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Managing memory
Checking how much phone memory is available for use
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap SD & phone storage. The available phone memory is displayed in the
Internal storage section.
Checking the available storage card space
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap SD & phone storage. The total and available storage card space is displayed
in the SD card section.
Clearing application cache and data
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Applications > Manage applications.
3. On the All tab, tap an application.
4. On the screen, tap Clear data and/or Clear cache.
Uninstalling third-party applications
You cannot uninstall applications that are preinstalled on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Applications > Manage applications.
3. On the Downloaded tab, tap the application you want to uninstall.
4. Tap Uninstall.
Moving applications to or from the storage card
Move downloaded applications to the storage card if the internal storage on myTouch
4G Slide is getting low. Or, if your storage card is getting full, you can also move
applications from the storage card to the internal storage.
You can only move applications that are not preinstalled on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Applications > Manage applications.
3. On the Downloaded tab, tap the application you want to move.
4. Choose whether to move the application to the storage card or to myTouch 4G
Slide.
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Settings
Stopping running applications using Task Manager
Use Task Manager to free up memory by stopping running applications that you're
not currently using.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. In the All applications list, tap
> Task Manager.
to the right of the application name to stop it.
Checking information about myTouch 4G Slide
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap About phone.
3. Select one of the following:
HTC Software
updates
Enable or disable the automatic check feature for software
updates for myTouch 4G Slide. You can also tap Check now
to manually check for software updates.
Google Software
updates
Check updates for myTouch 4G Slide operating system.
Tell HTC
Turn Tell HTC on or off. When enabled, you’re helping us
know if myTouch 4G Slide encounters a technical problem.
You can also choose when you want to send error reports.
Network
Check information about your mobile network and its
service status.
Phone identity
Check information about myTouch 4G Slide and the SIM
card you’re using.
Battery
Check information about the battery such as its current
battery level, status, and what programs are using the
battery.
Hardware
information
Check the Wi-Fi MAC and Bluetooth addresses.
Software
information
Check the version and other information about the Android
platform being used by myTouch 4G Slide. You can also
check the version of the web browser.
Legal information Read legal information from HTC and Google, and licenses
used by myTouch 4G Slide.
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Update and reset
Update and reset
Software updates
From time to time, software updates for myTouch 4G Slide may be available.
myTouch 4G Slide can check and then notify you if there’s a new update. You can
then download and install the software update using the Wi-Fi or data connection.
You can also manually check if there's an available software update.
Depending on the type of update, the update may erase all your personal data and
customized settings, and also remove any applications you’ve installed. Make sure that
you’ve backed up the information and files you want to keep.
Checking and downloading software updates may incur extra data fees.
Installing an update
Make sure myTouch 4G Slide has a storage card inserted. The update will be
downloaded to the storage card.
1. Do any of the following after myTouch 4G Slide receives a software update:
§ If the display is on and you're not using any application, the Install system
software update dialog box appears on screen. Select Install now, and then
tap OK.
§ If you're in a call, the update notification icon appears in the status bar.
After the call, slide open the Notifications panel, and then tap the update
notification.
2. Wait for the update to download and install on myTouch 4G Slide. When the
update is finished, myTouch 4G Slide will automatically restart.
Checking for updates manually
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap About phone > HTC Software updates > Check now.
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Update and reset
Restarting myTouch 4G Slide
If myTouch 4G Slide is running slower than normal, an application is not performing
properly, or myTouch 4G Slide becomes unresponsive, try restarting myTouch 4G
Slide and see if that helps solve the problem.
1. If the display is off, press the POWER/LOCK button to turn it back on.
2. Unlock the display.
3. Press and hold the POWER/LOCK button, and then tap Restart.
4. When asked to confirm, tap Restart.
If these steps don't work, you can remove and replace the battery, and then turn
myTouch 4G Slide on to restart it.
Resetting myTouch 4G Slide
Do a factory reset to return myTouch 4G Slide to its original state before the first time
you turned it on.
If you’re passing myTouch 4G Slide on to someone else or myTouch 4G Slide has a
persistent problem that cannot be solved, you can perform a factory reset (also called
a hard reset). Factory reset is not a step to be taken lightly. It’ll permanently delete all
your data and customized settings, and will remove any applications you’ve
downloaded and installed. Be sure to back up any data and files you want to keep
before you do a factory reset.
Performing a factory reset via settings
The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the settings.
1. From the Home screen, press
, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap SD & phone storage > Factory data reset.
3. Tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.
Performing a factory reset using hardware buttons
If you can’t turn myTouch 4G Slide on or access settings, you can still perform a
factory reset by using the hardware buttons on myTouch 4G Slide.
1. Remove the battery, wait for a few seconds, then reinsert the battery.
2. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER/
LOCK button.
3. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release
the VOLUME DOWN button.
4. Press VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER/
LOCK button.
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Trademarks and copyrights
Trademarks and copyrights
HTC, the HTC logo, the HTC quietly brilliant logo, Friend Stream, and HTC Sync are
trademarks or service marks of HTC Corporation.
Google, the Google logo, Android, the Android logo, Android Market, the Android
Market logo, Google Apps, Google Calendar, Google Checkout, Google Earth, Google
Latitude, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, Picasa, and YouTube are trademarks of
Google Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, ActiveSync, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Windows Media, and
Windows Vista are the trademarks or service marks of the Microsoft group of
companies.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and any use of such marks by HTC Corporation is under license.
This device contains Adobe® Flash® Player and Adobe® Reader® Mobile software under
license from Adobe Systems Incorporated. Copyright ©1995–2011 Adobe Systems
Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe and Reader are trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
microSD is a trademark of SD-3C LLC.
Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.
Twitter is a trademark of Twitter, Inc., and is used under license.
Flickr and the Flickr Dots logo are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
Yahoo! Inc.
DLNA, DLNA Certified, and the DLNA disc logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Digital Living Network Alliance. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is
strictly prohibited.
iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
Swype is a trademark of Swype, Inc.
All other company, product and service names mentioned herein are trademarks,
registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
Screen images contained herein are simulated. HTC shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein, nor for incidental or consequential
damages resulting from furnishing this material. The information is provided “as is”
without warranty of any kind and is subject to change without notice. HTC also
reserves the right to revise the content of this document at any time without prior
notice.
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Trademarks and copyrights
No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or storing in a
retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form without prior written
permission of HTC.
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Index
Index
A
Airplane mode 47
Alarm 127
Android Market 123
Apps
- deleting 124
- installing 123
B
Battery
- optimizing battery life 164
- removing 14
Bluetooth
- connecting a Bluetooth headset or
car kit 153
- disconnecting or unpairing 154
- turning on or off 153
Browser
- bookmarks 60
- navigating and zooming 57
- opening a new window 58
- options 61
- using 57
C
Calendar
- managing events 114
- reminders 115
- widget 117
Camera
- basics 63
- effects 64
- taking a photo 65
Clock 125
Contacts
- merging contact information 92
Copying text 29
D
Data connection
- turning on or off 147
Delete apps 124
Display
- adjusting screen brightness 161
- changing the time before the screen
turns off 23
- recalibrating G-sensor 162
- turning off screen rotation 162
Downloading
- from Web 59
- viewing downloads 60
E
Email 104
Exchange ActiveSync
- Out of office 110
- working with Exchange ActiveSync
email 110
F
Facebook
- sharing your location 100
Facebook for HTC Sense 97
Factory reset 168
Firmware 167
Flashlight 133
Flight mode 47
Friend Stream 98
G
Gallery
- editing photos 72
- sending photos and videos 74
- sharing photos and videos 75
- viewing photos 71
- watching video 72
Getting started 8
Gmail 103
Google Account 85
Google Maps 118
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H
Hands free 153
Hard reset 168
Headphones 153
Home screen
- rearranging items 35
- rearranging the home panels 36
HTC Clock
- Desk Clock 126
- setting an alarm 127
- World Clock 126
I
Internet calling 44
Internet connection
- data connection 147
- VPN 149
- Wi-Fi 148
- wireless router 152
K
Keyboard
- copying and pasting text 145
- editing text 144
- entering text 140
- entering text by speaking 143
- predictive text 141
- selecting text 144
L
Locations
- turning on location services 118
M
Mail
- adding a POP3/IMAP account 105
- adding an Exchange account 105
- deleting an email account 111
- managing email messages 107
- sending 108
- sorting email messages 107
- unified inbox 106
- working with Exchange ActiveSync
email 110
Managing memory 165
Market 123
Master reset 168
Messages
- viewing 51
microSD card 13
N
Notifications
- panel 26
O
Online accounts
- about 85
- managing 86
Onscreen keyboard
- copying and pasting text 145
- editing text 144
- entering text 140
- entering text by speaking 143
- predictive text 141
- selecting text 144
Optimizing battery life 164
P
Pair a Bluetooth device 153
Phone calls
- calling a number in a message 38
- calling a number in an email 38
- calling using Wi-Fi 44
- receiving 39
Phone settings
- Applications 165
- Display 161
- Power 164
- SD & phone storage 165
- Sound 163
Phone updates 167
Photos
- editing 72
- sharing 75
- viewing 71
Q
Quick Settings 27
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R
T
Ring volume
- lowering ring volume
automatically 163
- making your phone ring louder 163
Ringtone
- trimming 81
Router 152
Text message 48
S
Screen
- adjusting screen brightness 161
- changing the time before the screen
turns off 23
- recalibrating G-sensor 162
- turning off screen rotation 162
SD card 13
Search 56
Security
- changing your screen lock 159
- locking with a screen lock pattern,
PIN, or password 158
Settings
- Applications 165
- Power 164
- SD & phone storage 165
- Sound 163
Sharing
- games and apps 133
Slideshow 72
SMS 48
Social networks
- adding 86
Software update 167
Sound
- audible selection 163
- lowering ring volume
automatically 163
- Pocket mode 163
- switching profiles 163
- switching to speakerphone 164
Speakerphone 41
Speed dial 38
Storage card
- moving apps to the storage card 165
Sync
- online accounts 87
U
Updating phone software 167
Upgrade 167
V
Videos
- sharing 75
- trimming 73
- watching 72
Voice input 143
VPN
- adding a connection 150
- connecting 150
W
Weather
- adding cities 128
- checking weather 128
Web browser 57
Wi-Fi
- calling 44
- connecting to another network 149
- network status 149
- turning on 148
Widgets 32
Wireless router 152
Y
YouTube 130