User guide
HTC U11 life
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Contents
Contents
Features you'll enjoy
Edge Sense
What's special with Camera
HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
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Fingerprint sensor
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Android 8.0
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Unboxing and setup
HTC U11 life overview
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Card tray
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nano SIM card
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Storage card
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Charging the battery
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Water and dust resistant
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Switching the power on or off
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Setting up HTC U11 life for the first time
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Adding your social networks, email accounts, and more
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Fingerprint scanner
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Your first week with your new phone
Sleep mode
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Lock screen
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Touch gestures
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Getting to know your settings
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Using Quick Settings
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Capturing your phone's screen
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Restarting HTC U11 life (Soft reset)
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Notifications
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Selecting, copying, and pasting text
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Entering text
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Edge Sense
What is Edge Sense?
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Setting up Edge Sense
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Turning Edge Sense on or off
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Taking camera shots using Edge Sense
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Changing the action to take when you squeeze the phone
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Enabling Advanced mode
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Typing with your voice with Edge Sense
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Assigning another voice assistant app to Edge Sense
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Adjusting the squeeze force level
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Squeezing to perform actions in your apps
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Assigning in-app actions to squeeze gestures
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An example of assigning in-app actions
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Changing in-app actions
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Updates
Checking your system software version
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Checking for updates manually
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Installing app updates from Google Play Store
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Home screen layout and fonts
Adding a Home screen panel
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Arranging Home screen panels
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Setting your Home screen wallpaper
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Changing the default font size
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Widgets and shortcuts
Favorites bar
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Adding Home screen widgets and shortcuts
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Grouping apps on the Home screen and favorites bar
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Removing a Home screen item
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Sound preferences
Changing your ringtone
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Changing your notification sound
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Setting the default volume
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Tuning your HTC USonic earphones
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Taking photos and videos
HTC Camera
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Choosing a capture mode
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Taking a photo
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Setting the photo quality and size
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Tips for capturing better photos
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Recording video
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Selfies
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Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos
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Taking continuous camera shots
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Using HDR Boost
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Taking a panoramic selfie
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Taking a super wide-angle panoramic selfie
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Taking a panoramic photo
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Advanced camera features
Recording videos in slow motion
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Recording a Hyperlapse video
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Choosing a scene
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Manually adjusting camera settings
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Taking a RAW photo
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How does the Camera app capture RAW photos?
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Phone calls
Making a call
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Returning a missed call
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Calling a number in a message, email, or calendar event
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Answering or rejecting a call
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What can I do during a call?
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Setting up a conference call
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Call history
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SMS and MMS
About the Messages app
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Contacts
Your contacts list
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Adding a new contact
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Editing a contact’s information
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Grouping contacts into labels
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Battery
Tips for extending battery life
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Using Battery saver mode
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Displaying the battery percentage
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Checking battery usage
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Battery optimization for apps
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Storage
Freeing up storage space
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Types of storage
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Copying or moving files between the phone storage and storage card
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Copying files between HTC U11 life and your computer
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Unmounting the storage card
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Backup and reset
Backing up HTC U11 life
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Resetting network settings
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Resetting HTC U11 life (Hard reset)
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Installing and removing apps
Getting apps from Google Play Store
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Downloading apps from the web
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Uninstalling an app
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Working with apps
App shortcuts
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Multi-tasking
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Controlling app permissions
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Setting default apps
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Setting up app links
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Disabling an app
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Google Photos
What you can do on Google Photos
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Viewing photos and videos
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Editing your photos
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Enhancing RAW photos
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Trimming a video
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Changing the playback speed of a slow motion video
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Editing a Hyperlapse video
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Mail
Viewing your Gmail Inbox
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Sending an email message in Gmail
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Replying to or forwarding email messages in Gmail
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Adding an email account
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Switching email accounts
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Internet connections
Turning the data connection on or off
Managing your data usage
Wi-Fi connection
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Connecting to VPN
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Installing a digital certificate
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Using HTC U11 life as a Wi-Fi hotspot
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Sharing your phone's Internet connection by USB tethering
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Wireless sharing
Turning Bluetooth on or off
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Connecting a Bluetooth headset
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Unpairing from a Bluetooth device
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Receiving files using Bluetooth
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Using NFC
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Common settings
Do not disturb mode
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Location settings
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Airplane mode
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Automatic screen rotation
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Setting when to turn off the screen
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Screen brightness
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Night Light
111
Adjusting the display size
112
Touch sounds and vibration
112
Changing the display language
113
Security settings
Assigning a PIN to a nano SIM card
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Setting a screen lock
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Setting up Smart Lock
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Turning the lock screen off
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Trademarks and copyrights
Index
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About this guide
About 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.
Some apps may not be available in all regions or with your mobile operator.
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Important note on recoverable data
Important note on recoverable data
Files and other data that have been deleted, cleared, removed, or erased from your device
may still be recoverable by third-party data recovery software. Even a factory reset may not
permanently erase all data from your mobile device, including personal information.
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Features you'll enjoy
Features you'll enjoy
Edge Sense
HTC U11 life comes with a pressure-sensitive squeeze area on its frame. By squeezing the lower
sides of HTC U11 life, quickly access your favorite app or shortcut even while your phone is in sleep
mode.
See What is Edge Sense? on page 39.
What's special with Camera
Capture great photos and videos using HTC U11 life.
HDR Boost
Take clearer, sharper photos using HDR Boost. By combining multiple shots with different
exposure levels, HDR Boost lets you capture great photos even in low light conditions. See Using
HDR Boost on page 62.
Pro level capabilities
Pro mode gives you professional level control over your photography. See Manually adjusting
camera settings on page 67. Capture RAW photos and take full control over your camera settings.
See Taking a RAW photo on page 68.
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The camera captures RAW photos in DNG format. The RAW file provides more image information
for post processing in the Google Photos™ app or a graphics program on your computer.
Hyperlapse
Hyperlapse lets you speed up the action up to 12 times, and select sections of the video to change its
speed. See Recording a Hyperlapse video on page 66.
Selfies
Capture awesome selfies with the front facing camera.
See Selfies on page 59.
§ Live Makeup – Before taking your selfie, use Live Makeup to smoothen your skin. See
Applying skin touch-ups with Live Makeup on page 59.
§ Instant selfie shots – Flash a smile, and the camera instantly captures your smiling face. Or,
just say "Cheese!" See Taking selfies automatically on page 60 and Taking selfies with voice
commands on page 60.
§ Enjoy taking wide-angle selfies with family or friends and with a panoramic scenery behind
you. See Taking a panoramic selfie on page 62.
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HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
Experience music tuned to your ears. When you plug in the HTC USonic earphones to HTC U11 life,
they will scan your ears and determine the audio output level that best suits you. The earphones also
incorporate Active Noise Cancellation which reduces background noise so you hear music and
videos clearly.
See Tuning your HTC USonic earphones on page 53 for details.
The HTC USonic earphones can only be used with HTC U11 life and other compatible HTC
phones supporting HTC USonic.
Fingerprint sensor
You can use the fingerprint scanner on HTC U11 life to quickly wake up and unlock your phone with
your fingerprint.
You can register up to 5 fingerprints. See Fingerprint scanner on page 27.
Android 8.0
Android™ 8.0 brings new features that make working with apps and settings even more convenient.
Picture-in-picture
Keep a small window of the video you're watching or a supported app onscreen while you do other
things on the phone. For most supported apps, just press the Fingerprint scanner/ HOME to shrink
the app to a small and moveable window at the bottom right of the screen. Move the window by
dragging it or tap the window to see supported controls.
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Not all apps support the Picture-in-picture feature. To check if an app is supported, go to
Settings Apps & notifications Advanced Special app access Picture-in-picture.
Snooze notifications
Temporarily dismiss notifications to free your Notifications panel or Lock screen from clutter.
For details, see Managing app notifications on page 37 or Lock screen on page 29.
Notification dots
Know right away if you have pending notifications for an app with notification dots. A small dot
appears on an app icon which indicates there is a notification that you may have missed. Dots
appear on app icons in both the All apps screen and on the Home screen. Press and hold the app icon
to show a condensed version of the available notifications. See Turning Notification dots on or off
on page 37 to see how to turn Notification dots on or off.
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Other new features
§ Feel more secure when installing apps from sources other than the Google Play Store.
Granting permission for downloading and installing apps from unknown sources is now on a
per app basis. See Downloading apps from the web on page 88.
§ Looking for a setting option but can't remember where it is? The Settings screen's search
feature helps you find it even if it's buried deep in one of the categories. Tap
and then type
the first few letters of the option you're looking for. Once the option is shown in the results,
tap it to go to its screen.
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Unboxing and setup
HTC U11 life overview
After taking HTC U11 life out of the box, familiarize yourself first with the location of the card tray
and the different button controls.
1. POWER
2. VOLUME buttons
3. Proximity sensor
4. Front camera
5. Notification LED
6. Microphone
7. nano SIM and storage card tray
8. Edge Sense squeeze area
9. BACK
10. HOME / Fingerprint scanner
11. Speaker
12. RECENT APPS
13. USB Type-C™ connector
You need a 4G/LTE™ plan to use your operator's 4G/LTE network for voice calls and data services.
Check with your operator for details.
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§ Before use, check all the items in the box and make sure there's no damage to any of the items.
§ Use the case if it's provided in the box or purchase one that's designed for HTC U11 life to help
protect your phone from accidental bumps and scratches. Also make sure the case doesn't block
the Edge Sense area.
§ If you want to use a screen protector, don’t cover and block the proximity sensor. Purchase a
screen protector designed for HTC U11 life.
§ Don’t disassemble any part of the phone. Don’t try to open the phone or remove the battery by
force. This may damage the phone or its electronics and will invalidate the warranty.
§ Please read the safety and usage guidelines in the Safety and regulatory guide that’s included in
the box.
Back panel
1. Main camera with BSI and PDAF
2. LED flash
§ BSI means BackSide Illumination sensor.
§ PDAF means Phase Detection Auto Focus.
Card tray
When inserting the eject tool into the tray eject hole to remove the card tray, do not obstruct the
tray to avoid damaging the eject mechanism inside the slot.
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nano SIM card
Use a standard nano SIM card. A modified card that is thicker than the standard nano SIM card will
not fit properly on the tray and may damage the card slot.
Inserting the nano SIM card
1. Hold the phone face up.
2. Insert the tip of the tray eject tool that came with your phone—or a small bent paperclip—
into the tray eject hole.
Do not insert the tip of the tray eject tool into the microphone hole. This may damage the waterresistant microphone mesh and invalidate the warranty.
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3. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray out.
4. Do the following to place your nano SIM card into the tray:
With your nano SIM card's gold contacts facing down, place the card into the SIM holder of
the tray. Make sure to align the cutoff corner to the notch on the holder.
Place your microSD™ card into the SD holder of the tray. See Inserting the microSD card on
page 19.
5. When reinserting the tray, make sure it is facing up so that your cards don't fall out. Hold the
tray with the outer card holder between your fingers, and then steadily slide the tray all the
way into the slot.
6. Make sure the tray is fully inserted and doesn't protrude from the slot.
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Removing the nano SIM card
1. Hold the phone face up.
2. Insert the tip of the tray eject tool or a small bent paperclip into the tray eject hole.
Do not insert the tip of the tray eject tool into the microphone hole. This may damage the waterresistant microphone mesh and invalidate the warranty.
3. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the card tray ejects.
4. Pull the tray out, and then remove the nano SIM card.
5. To reinsert the tray, center it first in the slot, and then slide it all the way in.
6. Make sure the tray is fully inserted and doesn't protrude from the slot.
Storage card
Use a storage card to store your photos, videos, and music. When you need to free up phone storage
space, you can also move certain apps to the storage card, if the apps support this feature.
The storage card is optional and sold separately.
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Inserting the microSD card
1. Hold the phone face up.
2. Insert the tip of the tray eject tool that came with your phone—or a small bent paperclip—
into the tray eject hole.
Do not insert the tip of the tray eject tool into the microphone hole. This may damage the waterresistant microphone mesh and invalidate the warranty.
3. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray out.
4. Place your microSD card—gold contacts facing down and narrow side facing in—into the SD
holder of the tray.
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5. When reinserting the tray, make sure it is facing up so that the nano SIM and microSD cards
don’t fall out. Hold the tray with the outer card holder between your fingers, and then
steadily slide the tray all the way into the slot.
6. Make sure the tray is fully inserted and doesn't protrude from the slot.
If it's the first time you insert a microSD card, you'll be prompted to set it up.
Unmounting the storage card
When you need to remove the storage card while HTC U11 life is on, unmount the storage card first
to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Storage.
2. Under Portable storage, tap
.
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Removing the microSD card
Make sure to unmount your microSD card before removing it. See Unmounting the storage card
on page 20.
1. Hold the phone face up.
2. Insert the tip of the tray eject tool that came with your phone—or a small bent paperclip—
into the tray eject hole.
Do not insert the tip of the tray eject tool into the microphone hole. This may damage the waterresistant microphone mesh and invalidate the warranty.
3. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects.
4. Pull the tray out, and remove the microSD card.
5. To reinsert the tray, center it first in the slot, and then slide it all the way in.
6. Make sure the tray is fully inserted and doesn't protrude from the slot.
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Charging the battery
Before you turn on and start using HTC U11 life, it is recommended that you charge the battery.
§ If the battery has been discharged for several days, you may need to charge HTC U11 life for
several minutes before powering it on.
§ Use only the adapter and the USB Type-C cable that came with HTC U11 life to charge the
battery. When the battery power is too low, make sure to use the power adapter to charge, not
the USB cable connection with your computer.
1. Insert the small end of the USB Type-C cable into the USB Type-C connector.
2. Insert the other end of the USB Type-C cable into the power adapter.
3. Plug in the power adapter to an electrical outlet to start charging the battery.
§ As a safety precaution, the battery may stop charging to avoid overheating.
§ Avoid charging the battery in hot environments.
§ When you're using the web browser and charging the battery, HTC U11 life may become
warmer. This is normal.
§ To conserve energy, unplug the power adapter from the electrical outlet after you finish
charging.
Water and dust resistant
HTC U11 life is water and dust resistant and has an IP67 rating as defined in the International
Standard IEC 60529. With the nano SIM/microSD slot covered and closed tightly, this phone is
water resistant if it is briefly submerged by accident in fresh water less than 1 meter deep and no
longer than 30 minutes at room temperature.
HTC U11 life must not be exposed to non-fresh water, high water pressure, strong or fast-moving
water, or sand since these may cause overheating, electric shock, or damage to the phone. Do not
attempt to charge or otherwise use the USB port when HTC U11 life is wet. Normal wear and tear
may decrease the water and dust resistance over time.
Warranty will be void if the phone is not used in accordance with the instructions and precautions
addressed in this user guide, including, but not limited to, using the phone in environments or
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situations that exceed the limitations of the IP67 rating. For usage precautions and tips on care and
maintenance, see Care and maintenance tips on page 23 and Cleaning and drying on page 24.
Also make sure to read the Safety guide that comes with the phone.
Care and maintenance tips
Follow these tips and precautions to help maintain water and dust resistance for your phone.
Never attempt to insert or remove the nano SIM and microSD cards with gloves, wet hands, or when
the phone is wet.
§ Before inserting the tray and closing the card slot, wipe off every drop of water or dirt with a
clean, dry cloth. Also make sure that no hairs, fibers, or small particles are caught between the
tray and the slot opening to prevent water from entering the phone.
§ Parts that maintain water resistance such as the tray—which acts as the card slot cover—may
degrade over time. If these parts degrade or get damaged, the phone will no longer be water
resistant. If this happens, contact your retail store or mobile operator. You may be charged for
parts replacement.
Do not intentionally submerge HTC U11 life. If the phone accidentally gets immersed in water,
avoid pressing the controls—such as the POWER and VOLUME buttons—and do not operate the
phone.
Do not expose the phone to fast or strong-moving water such as shower spray, running taps or
faucets, waterfalls, or ocean waves.
Do not expose the phone to or let the USB port come in contact with the following:
§ Water containing soap, detergent, or shower gel
§ Sea water, swimming pools, spas, hot water, and hot springs
§ Any liquid besides tap water such as alcohol, juices, and condiments
§ Sand
If the phone is exposed to fresh water, make sure to dry it thoroughly. To avoid damaging the phone,
do not charge when contaminants are present or the USB port is not completely dry. In these
circumstances, do not connect any external device.
Never use a hair dryer to dry wet parts of the phone.
The power adapter and accessories are not water resistant. Never use them in wet areas such as in
the bathroom or kitchen since contact with water may cause malfunction, electric shock, or other
hazards.
Avoid leaving the phone in humid places such as the bathroom or kitchen for too long since it is not
moisture-proof.
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Cleaning and drying
If HTC U11 life has had contact with salt water, liquid chemicals, dust, or other contaminants,
immediately rinse the phone. When the phone is wet, make sure to dry it thoroughly.
§ To avoid damaging HTC U11 life, do not charge the phone when contaminants are present or the
USB port is not completely dry. In these circumstances, do not connect any external device.
§ The sound volume of the earpiece, speakers, and microphone may be less audible if these parts
are not dried well.
Rinsing
1. Before rinsing, make sure the nano SIM/microSD slot is covered and closed tightly. See
nano SIM card on page 16 and Storage card on page 18.
2. Rinse the phone using fresh water. Rinse by hand only. Don't use a brush or sponge.
While rinsing, do not press on the tray to avoid having gaps around the card slot which may
allow water to enter the phone.
Drying
1. Gently wipe off the water from the phone with a clean, dry cloth. Don't use cotton swabs to
wipe the earpiece, speakers, microphone, and connection port.
2. The display may not respond accurately to touch gestures when it's wet. For the touch screen
and lenses, wipe with a soft dry cloth such as a microfiber cloth that will not scratch the
surface.
3. Leave the phone at room temperature for 3 hours or so to let it dry completely. If buttons and
any connection port such as the USB port are still wet, make sure to let them dry completely
before you use the phone.
If condensation forms inside the display such as when there's a drastic change in temperature, place
the phone at room temperature until condensation disappears.
Switching the power on or off
Switching the power on
Press the POWER button until HTC U11 life vibrates.
When you turn on HTC U11 life for the first time, you’ll need to set it up.
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Switching the power off
1. If the display is off, press the POWER button to turn it back on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button for a few seconds.
3. Tap Power off on the options menu.
Setting up HTC U11 life for the first time
When you switch on HTC U11 life for the first time—or after you've done a factory reset—you’ll need
to set it up.
If you don't have data to copy from a previous phone, simply tap Set up as new during the setup,
sign in to your Google® Account, and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.
If you have data from a previous phone that you need to copy, first back up the phone's data before
you start setting up HTC U11 life. If you have an iPhone, visit android.com/switch for details on how
to back up iPhone data.
Here's how to set up HTC U11 life and copy data from your previous phone.
1. If you need to navigate by voice feedback, turn on TalkBack by pressing and holding two
fingers on the first screen until you hear a message and then a beep.
Or if you accidentally enabled TalkBack, follow the onscreen tutorial to turn it off.
2. Choose the system language you want to use, and then tap Let's go.
3. Tap Copy your data.
4. Choose whether to connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi® or the mobile network.
5. Choose where to copy your backed up data from.
§ Tap A backup from an Android phone to wirelessly copy data from your old Android
phone.
§ Tap A backup from the cloud to copy data from an Android phone that was backed up
to your Google Drive™ storage.
§ Tap An iPhone device if you have an iPhone.
6. Sign into the same Google Account that was used to back up your previous phone.
7. If you're copying backed up data from an Android phone, follow the onscreen instructions to
choose the phone name and the apps you want to restore.
8. Tap Add fingerprint to set up and use the fingerprint scanner for unlocking HTC U11 life.
See Fingerprint scanner on page 27 for details.
9. On the Google Services screen, make sure the Back up to Google Drive option is turned on to
automatically back up HTC U11 life. It's also recommended to have the options under
Location and Device maintenance turned on.
10. When prompted to give Google Assistant permissions, tap Yes, I'm in.
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11. Set up Edge Sense so you can instantly take camera shots or perform other actions by simply
squeezing your phone. See What is Edge Sense? on page 39 for details.
12. Follow the remaining instructions to finish your phone setup.
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. To avoid incurring data fees, disable these
features under Settings. For more information on location services, see Location settings on
page 110.
Adding your social networks, email accounts, and more
You can sync contacts, calendars, and other information from your social networks, email accounts,
and online services on HTC U11 life. Depending on the account type, signing in to your online
accounts lets you sync updates between HTC U11 life and the Web.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Accounts & sync.
2. Tap Add account.
3. Tap the account type you want to add.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your account information.
You can add several Google Accounts.
Syncing your accounts
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Accounts & sync.
2. Tap the Automatically sync data On/Off switch to turn automatic sync of all your accounts
on or off.
3. To manually sync individual accounts, tap an account, tap Account sync, and then tap
Sync now.
On the Account sync screen, you can also change the sync settings for your Google Account.
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Removing an account
Remove accounts from HTC U11 life if you no longer use them. Removing an account does not
remove accounts and information from the online service itself.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Accounts & sync.
2. Tap an account.
3. Tap Remove Account.
Some personal data may be retained by the third-party app after you have removed the account
from HTC U11 life.
Fingerprint scanner
You can quickly wake up and unlock the HTC U11 life using your fingerprint. You can add up to 5
fingerprints.
When setting up and using the fingerprint scanner, follow these tips:
§ Make sure your finger and the fingerprint scanner are dry and clean.
§ Use the entire pad of your finger, including the sides and tip.
§ When recording your fingerprint, touch the scanner until it vibrates.
§ The fingerprint scanner has 360° readability—you can touch a recorded finger at any angle to
the scanner to turn on the screen or unlock the HTC U11 life.
You may not be able to set the fingerprint scanner to unlock HTC U11 life, if you've signed in to
an Exchange ActiveSync® account that requires you to set a different screen lock option (such as
password). Check with your Exchange Server administrator if your Exchange ActiveSync
account supports the fingerprint scanner.
Adding a fingerprint the first time
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location.
2. Tap Fingerprint Next.
If you haven't already set up a screen lock, you'll be asked to set one up. See
Setting a screen lock on page 114.
3. Touch the Fingerprint scanner or tap Next.
4. Place your finger or thumb on the Fingerprint scanner to start scanning.
5. Repeatedly touch the scanner until the fingerprint has been successfully recorded. You'll get
the best results if you hold your finger in the same direction when touching the scanner.
6. After you've successfully recorded your fingerprint, tap Done.
You can now use your fingerprint to wake up and unlock your HTC U11 life.
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You'll need to input your backup lock screen pattern, PIN, or password if the scanner doesn't
identify your fingerprint after five attempts.
Adding, removing, or editing fingerprints
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location.
2. Tap Fingerprint.
3. Enter your pattern, PIN, or password.
4. Do any of the following:
§ Tap Add fingerprint to add another fingerprint.
§ Tap a recorded fingerprint to rename or delete it.
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Your first week with your
new phone
Sleep mode
Sleep mode saves battery power by putting HTC U11 life into a low power state while the display is
off. It also stops accidental button presses when HTC U11 life is in your bag.
Switching to Sleep mode
To turn off the display and switch to Sleep mode, briefly press the POWER button.
HTC U11 life also automatically goes into Sleep mode when it’s left idle for a while. You can change
the time before HTC U11 life sleeps by setting the screen timeout. For details, see Setting when to
turn off the screen on page 111.
Waking up from Sleep mode
Press the POWER button.
Lock screen
Here's what you can do on the Lock screen:
§ Swipe up on the lock screen to unlock the screen.Or, press and hold the fingerprint sensor.
§ Tap twice on a notification to go directly to the related app.
§ Swipe left or right on the notification to remove it.
§ Slide left or right on a notification until you see
notification.
and
. Tap
to snooze the
§ Press and hold a notification to mute or block notifications from the related app. Tap More
settings to customize the notification settings.
If you don't want notification content to appear on the lock screen, go to Settings Security
& Location Lock screen preferences On the lock screen, and then tap Don't show
notifications at all.
§ If you want to set up a screen lock or Smart lock, see Setting a screen lock on page 114 for
details.
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Touch gestures
Use touch gestures to get around the Home screen, open apps, scroll through lists, and more.
Tap
Tap the screen with your finger when you want to select onscreen items
such as application and settings icons, or press onscreen buttons.
Press and hold
To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or
link in a webpage), just press and hold the item.
Swipe or slide
Quickly swipe your finger horizontally across the screen to go to
other Home screen panels. Swipe vertically to scroll through a list,
document, and more.
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Drag
Press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to
drag. While dragging, don't release your finger until you have
reached the target position.
Flick
Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need
to swipe your finger in light, quicker strokes, such as when
moving right and left on the Home screen, or flicking through
a contacts or message list.
Slide with two fingers
In some apps, slide two fingers apart to zoom in when
viewing a picture or text.
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Slide two fingers together to zoom out of the picture
or text.
Two-finger swipe
Swipe down from the status bar using two fingers to access the full Quick
Settings panel.
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Getting to know your settings
Want to change the ringtone, set up a Wi-Fi connection, or add your accounts? Do this and more in
Settings.
1. Open Settings from the Apps screen or Notifications panel:
§ From a Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
§ Swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap
.
2. Here are some of the basic settings you can change:
§ Tap Network & Internet to connect and configure your Wi-Fi and data connection,
check your data usage, turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, and more.
§ Tap Display & buttons to change the wallpaper, adjust the font and display size, set a
screen saver, turn on/off Ambient display, and more.
§ Tap Sound to change the ringtone, decide if sound and vibration occur when interacting
with the phone, set Do not disturb preferences, and more.
§ Tap Security & location to help secure your phone, choose Lockscreen preferences, set
your location option, and more.
§ Tap an item under Suggestions to check out new or recommended settings to
customize.
Tap
in Settings to quickly find options and settings.
Using Quick Settings
In the Quick Settings panel, easily turn settings such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® on or off.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Notifications panel.
Right below the status bar, you'll see the short Quick Settings bar.
2. To see the full Quick Settings panel, do any of the following:
§ On the lock screen, swipe down once from the top of the screen.
§ On any other screen, swipe down once with two fingers or swipe down twice with one
finger from the status bar.
§ With the short Quick Settings bar opened, tap
3. Swipe left or right to see more tiles.
4. To turn a setting on or off, just tap its tile.
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Customizing Quick Settings
You can remove, replace, or rearrange the tiles in Quick Settings.
1. With two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
2. Tap
and do one of the following:
§ Press and hold a tile, and then drag it to your desired position.
§ Press and hold a tile, and then drag it down under the Drag to add tiles section to hide it
from the Quick Settings panel.
§ Under the Drag to add tiles section, drag a tile up to show it in the Quick Settings panel.
3. Press
.
There is a limit to the number of tiles that can be shown in the first panel of Quick Settings. You
may need to swipe left on the Quick Settings panel to see more Quick Settings tiles.
Capturing your phone's screen
Want to show off your high game score or write a blog post about HTC U11 life features? It's easy to
take a picture of the screen to share.
1. Press and hold POWER and VOLUME DOWN at the same time.
2. Open the Notifications panel, and then slide two fingers apart on the Screenshot captured
notification.
3. Tap Share.
Restarting HTC U11 life (Soft reset)
If HTC U11 life is running slower than normal, is unresponsive, or has an app that is not performing
properly, try rebooting and see if that helps solve the problem.
1. If the display is off, press the POWER button to turn it back on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button, and then tap Restart.
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HTC U11 life not responding?
If HTC U11 life does not respond when you touch the screen or press the buttons, you can
still restart it.
Press and hold the POWER and VOLUME DOWN until your phone vibrates, and then
release the buttons.
You may need to press and hold the buttons for 12 to 15 seconds before the phone
vibrates.
Notifications
Notification LED
The notification LED shows a:
§ Solid green light when HTC U11 life 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 orange light when the battery level reaches very
low.
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Notifications panel
Notification icons inform you of new messages, calendar events, alarms, and activities in progress
such as files downloading.
When you see notification icons, open the Notifications panel to check out details of the
notifications that you've received.
To open the Notifications panel, slide down from the top of the screen.
§ Tap the notification to open the corresponding app.
§ To dismiss just one notification in the list, drag it left or right.
§ Slide two fingers apart on the notification to expand it and see more details or see if there are
more notifications bundled inside it. Slide two fingers together on the notification to minimize it
again.
§ Some notifications allow you to take immediate action. For example, tap a missed call
notification to return the call or reply with a text message.
§ If you have several notifications, scroll through the list screen to see them all.
§ To dismiss all non-persistent notifications, tap Clear all.
§ You can change what app notifications you want to receive and also snooze some notifications to
temporarily remove them. See Managing app notifications on page 37.
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Managing app notifications
You can choose which types of app notifications to mute, block, or override your Do Not disturb
settings.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Apps & notifications.
2. Tap Notifications Notifications, and then tap the app whose notifications you want to
customize.
You can also press and hold a notification in the Notifications panel or the lock screen to see
the notification settings you can customize.
3. Tap the On/Off switch next to option you want to toggle.
Settings for app notifications are applied to notifications in the Notifications panel and the lock
screen.
Snoozing notifications
You can snooze notifications to temporarily remove them from the status bar and notifications
panel.
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Notifications panel.
2. Slide the notification slowly to the right or left, and then tap
3. Tap
.
then choose how long you want to snooze the notification.
The snoozed notification shows up again on the status bar and notifications panel as soon as the
snooze time ends.
Turning Notification dots on or off
Some apps may show a dot when they have notifications, You can choose to turn the Notification
dots on or off.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Apps & notifications.
2. Tap Notifications.
3. Tap the On/Off switch next to the Allow notification dots option to turn it on or off.
Selecting, copying, and pasting text
1. Press and hold on a word.
2. Drag the start and end anchors to highlight the text you want to select.
3. Tap Copy.
4. In a text entry field (for example, while composing an email), press and hold at the point
where you want to paste the text.
5. Tap Paste.
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Sharing text
1. After you have selected the text, tap Share.
2. Choose where to share the selected text.
Entering text
The keyboard becomes available when you tap a text field in an app.
Here are some things to keep in mind while using Gboard:
The keyboards layout may slightly differ depending on the text field that's currently active.
§ Tap the keys on the onscreen keyboard to enter letters and numbers, as well as punctuation
marks and symbols.
§ Some keys have multiple characters or accents associated with them. Press and hold a key to
enter numbers, symbols, or accented letters.
§ Tap
§ Tap
to show number and symbol keys.
to choose from a wide selection of emojis and GIFs.
§ Tap
to translate text, switch to one-handed typing mode, access keyboard settings, and
more.
§ Press
to close the onscreen keyboard.
Entering text by speaking
1. Tap an area where you want to enter text.
2. On the keyboard, tap
.
3. Say the words you want to enter. Enter punctuation marks by saying its name. For example,
say "Bring water comma towels comma and goggles period"". The text will
appear as "Bring water, towels, and goggles."
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Edge Sense
Edge Sense
What is Edge Sense?
§ The help content here is based on the following app version: 1.21.9x.
§ Download the latest version of HTC Edge Sense from Google Play Store to enjoy add-on
features.
Edge Sense provides an intuitive way to interact with your HTC phone by simply squeezing its lower
sides. Customize Edge Sense to quickly launch your favorite app or do certain actions.
Here are the actions that currently can be assigned to the squeeze gestures in Edge Sense:
§ Launch the HTC Camera app—which is assigned to the short squeeze gesture by default. See
Taking camera shots using Edge Sense on page 41.
§ Launch the default voice assistant—which is assigned to the squeeze and hold gesture by
default. See Typing with your voice with Edge Sense on page 43.
You can also switch to another voice assistant app if you downloaded one from Google Play
Store. See Assigning another voice assistant app to Edge Sense on page 43.
§ Launch the default music app. Play or pause with a short squeeze when music is playing in
the background.
§ Launch any other app that's preinstalled or downloaded on your phone.
§ Capture screenshots.
§ Turn the flashlight on or off.
§ Turn Wi-Fi Hotspot on or off.
§ Expand or collapse the Notifications panel.
In addition to the above, you can customize squeeze gestures to perform certain actions in an app.
See Assigning in-app actions to squeeze gestures on page 45.
§ Except for capturing screenshots and performing in-app actions, the above can be triggered by
squeeze gestures even when the screen is off.
§ Google Play Music and third-party music apps that follow the Android music control standard
are supported by Edge Sense.
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Setting up Edge Sense
If you didn't set up Edge Sense when you first set up your phone, you can do it in Settings.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
The Edge Sense setup screen will also appear automatically when you squeeze the lower
sides of your phone the first time.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
After you've finished setting up Edge Sense, it works in Basic mode which, by default, allows you to
launch the Camera app and take shots with a squeeze of your phone. See Taking camera shots using
Edge Sense on page 41. If you want to assign another action or app to the squeeze gesture, see
Changing the action to take when you squeeze the phone on page 41.
Edge Sense also has an Advanced mode that gives you two types of squeeze gestures: a short
squeeze and a squeeze and hold. For details, see Enabling Advanced mode on page 42.
Turning Edge Sense on or off
You can turn Edge Sense on or off in Settings.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap the Edge Sense On/Off switch to turn it on or off.
You can also turn Edge Sense on or off in Quick Settings.
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Taking camera shots using Edge Sense
Instantly launch the camera and begin taking shots with a squeeze of your phone.
Check and make sure to download the latest HTC Edge Sense and Camera app versions from
Google Play Store.
Squeeze the lower sides of your HTC phone to open the Camera app, and then squeeze again to take
a photo.
Squeezing your phone will open the Camera app in the last capture mode you were using. When you
squeeze again, the camera takes a photo, video, or selfie, depending on the capture mode.
If you turn on Advanced mode in the Edge Sense settings, you can squeeze and hold the lower sides
of your phone to switch between the main and front cameras while you're in the Camera app. For
details, see Enabling Advanced mode on page 42.
The default in-app actions in the Camera app are short squeeze for taking shots and squeeze and
hold for switching between the front and main cameras. You can change the squeeze gestures to
perform other actions in an app. To find out how, see Changing in-app actions on page 46.
Changing the action to take when you squeeze the
phone
By default, the Camera app opens when you squeeze your phone. You can assign the squeeze gesture
to do a different action or launch a different app.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
2. Tap Customize squeeze action, and then choose your preferred option.
If you want your phone to detect your squeeze only when the display is on, clear the Enable
gesture when screen is off option.
3. Press
to save your setting.
You can also assign one more action for Edge Sense. For details, see Enabling Advanced mode on
page 42.
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Enabling Advanced mode
Turning on Advanced mode activates the squeeze and hold gesture. In this mode, you'll be able to
do the following with Edge Sense:
§ While you're using HTC Camera, squeeze and hold the lower sides of your phone to switch
between the main and front cameras. You can do this only if the squeeze gesture—whether
it's the short squeeze or squeeze and hold—is set to Launch Camera app.
§ Do two different actions when squeezing, depending on how long you squeeze. By default,
short squeeze opens the Camera app. Squeeze and hold launches the default voice assistant
which is Google Assistant. You can assign these two squeeze gestures to other actions.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
2. Select the Enable advanced mode check box.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to set the squeeze force levels.
4. To change the action the phone takes when you squeeze it, tap Customize short squeeze
action, and then choose your preferred option.
5. To change the action the phone takes when you squeeze and hold it, tap Customize squeeze
& hold action, and then choose your preferred option.
6. Press
to save your settings.
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Typing with your voice with Edge Sense
Type using your voice instead of the onscreen keyboard.
§ Check and make sure to download the latest HTC Edge Sense version from Google Play Store.
§ In Settings Edge Sense, make sure the Keyboard option is selected under In-app options.
1. Open an app where you want to enter text.
2. With the onscreen keyboard showing, squeeze the lower sides of your phone, and then speak
the words you want typed.
If you paused speaking, squeeze again or tap the microphone icon on the screen to resume voice
typing.
In Advanced mode, launching Google Assistant is assigned to the squeeze and hold gesture by
default. See Enabling Advanced mode on page 42. While you're not in the Camera app or the
onscreen keyboard is not showing, squeeze and hold the lower sides of your phone to launch
Google Assistant. You can then use your voice to do a web search, ask questions such as about the
weather, and more.
Assigning another voice assistant app to Edge Sense
You can set Edge Sense to use another voice assistant app that you downloaded from Google Play
Store.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
2. Tap Customize short squeeze action or Customize squeeze & hold action, depending on
which type of squeeze gesture the default voice assistant is currently assigned to.
3. Tap Launch default voice assistant Assist app.
4. Select the voice assistant app you want to use with Edge Sense, and then tap OK.
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Adjusting the squeeze force level
If you experience accidentally launching Camera or an assigned shortcut while holding the sides of
your phone, tune Edge Sense to make it detect the strength of your squeeze more effectively.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
2. Tap Adjust your squeeze force level.
3. Tap Test your squeeze force.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
Squeezing to perform actions in your apps
Edge Sense lets you perform certain actions in your apps by just squeezing your phone.
There are default apps that are already predefined with squeeze gestures to perform actions:
§ To see all the default apps with predefined actions, your phone needs to be connected to the
Internet and these apps must already be installed on your phone. Also, you need to tap Add
more in-app options and then tap Agree the first time you use the in-app options feature.
§ Most of the default apps are not selected. You need to select them to enable their squeeze
gestures.
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Assigning in-app actions to squeeze gestures
Per app, you can customize squeeze gestures to do a tap or double-tap on a specific area on the
screen.
§ If Advanced mode is not enabled in Edge Sense, you can only customize the short squeeze
gesture.
§ There are default apps that are already predefined with certain actions. See Squeezing to
perform actions in your apps on page 44.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
2. Under In-app options, tap Add more in-app options.
3. Tap the app you want to customize.
4. Tap Short squeeze.
5. Go to the screen in the app where you want to apply the squeeze gesture.
6. Tap
, and then tap an area such as an onscreen button you want to assign.
7. Choose whether to assign a Tap or Double-tap action, and then tap OK.
§ You can only assign a tap or double-tap action on the selected screen. A series of touch screen
actions cannot be assigned to a squeeze gesture.
§ Do not add an action in which you need to scroll down the screen to tap something. The created
squeeze gesture may not trigger the action if you've scrolled to a different position on that
screen.
§ Actions such as pinch, scroll, and press and hold are currently not supported.
8. Enter a name for the customized action, and then tap Save.
9. To customize the squeeze and hold gesture, tap Squeeze & hold Add a new action and
repeat steps 5 to 8.
If you left an app screen and haven't completed setting up its in-app options, tap
to end the customization process.
10. When done, tap
to resume or
thrice to return to the Edge Sense screen.
You'll see the app you've just customized under the In-app options list.
An example of assigning in-app actions
Here's an example of customizing Edge Sense to start and stop the timer in the Clock app.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
2. Under In-app options,, tap Add more in-app options.
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3. In the app list, tap Clock.
4. Tap Short squeeze.
5. Tap
, and then tap the Timer tab to assign it to the short squeeze gesture.
6. Select the Tap action, and then tap OK.
7. Enter an action name, such as Go to Timer, and then tap Save.
8. Tap Squeeze & hold Add a new action.
9. In the Clock app, swipe to the Timer tab.
10. Set the countdown time that you want. Then start the timer by tapping
the countdown.
11. To assign the start timer button to the squeeze and hold gesture, tap
and let it finish
, and then tap
.
12. Select the Tap action, and then tap OK.
13. Enter an action name, such as Start or Stop Timer, and then tap Save.
14. Tap
thrice to return to the Edge Sense screen.
If you also want to use squeezing to open the Clock app, tap Customize short squeeze or
Customize squeeze & hold. Select Launch app, and then select Clock.
Now give it a try. After launching the Clock app, squeeze the lower sides of your phone to go to the
timer screen, and then squeeze and hold to start the countdown. To stop the countdown, squeeze
and hold again.
Changing in-app actions
Whether it's the default apps or your own customized apps. you can change the in-app actions that
are assigned to their squeeze gestures.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Edge Sense.
2. Under In-app options, tap the app you want to make adjustments to.
3. Choose whether to make adjustments to the Short squeeze or Squeeze & hold gesture.
4. If you have several actions already created, select the one you want to assign to the squeeze
gesture. Or tap Add a new action to create a new one.
Tap
to change an action name that you've created.
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Updates
Updates
Checking your system software version
Before installing a system software update, you can check first what Android version you have on
your phone.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap System About phone.
3. Check under Android version.
Checking for updates manually
Turn on mobile data or connect HTC U11 life to a Wi-Fi network before you check for updates.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap System System updates.
3. Tap Check for update.
Installing app updates from Google Play Store
Most apps get updated with improvements and bug fixes through Google Play Store. You can
manually update apps or set your phone to automatically download and install app updates when
available.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Play Store.
2. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap My apps & games.
4. On the Updates tab, you'll see the list of apps that have updates available.
5. Tap Update beside the app you want to update.
Tap Update All if you want to update all the apps.
In Google Play Store, tap
Store to update your apps.
Settings Auto-update apps to choose how you want Google Play
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Home screen layout and
fonts
Adding a Home screen panel
A Home screen panel should have at least one app icon or widget remain in it for you to be able to
add more Home screen panels.
Drag an app or widget to the right, and then drop it on the new home screen panel that appears.
If you move all app icons or widgets from a Home screen panel to another Home screen panel,
the empty Home screen panel will be automatically deleted.
Arranging Home screen panels
§ The leftmost Home screen panel cannot be moved.
§ A new Home screen panel cannot be added before the leftmost Home screen.
1. Press and hold an empty space on the Home screen.
2. Swipe to the Home screen panel you want to move.
3. Drag the Home screen panel you want to move to its new position.
Setting your Home screen wallpaper
Choose from the available wallpapers, a photo you've taken with the camera, or an image on your
phone.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Display & buttons.
You can also press and hold an empty space on the Home screen, and then tap Wallpapers.
2. Tap Wallpaper.
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3. Choose from where you want to select a wallpaper.
4. Choose the image want, and then tap Set wallpaper.
In some cases, you are given the option to apply the image to both the Home screen and Lock
screen.
Changing the default font size
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Display & buttons.
2. Tap Advanced Font size, and then select the size you want.
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Widgets and shortcuts
Favorites bar
The favorites bar gives you one-touch access to frequently-used apps and other shortcuts. You can
replace the apps on the launch bar.
To customize the favorites bar:
1. On the favorites bar, press and hold the app you want to replace, and then drag it to an empty
space on the Home screen or to Remove on top of the screen.
2. Swipe up on a Home screen to go to the All Apps screen.
3. Press and hold an app, and then drag it to the empty slot on the favorites bar.
You can also group apps on the favorites bar into a folder. See Grouping apps on the Home screen
and favorites bar on page 51
Adding Home screen widgets and shortcuts
Widgets make at-a-glance important information and media content readily available.
1. Press and hold an empty space on the Home screen.
2. Tap Widgets.
3. Look for the widget or shortcut that you want to add to the Home screen.
4. Press and hold the widget or shortcut, and then drag it to the Home screen you want to add it
to.
When adding a shortcut, you will need to set some preferences before the shortcut is added to the
Home screen.
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Grouping apps on the Home screen and favorites bar
1. Press and hold an app, and then drag it over to another app to automatically create a group.
2. Tap the group to open it.
3. Tap Unnamed Folder to enter the group name.
4. To add more apps to a group, just drag an app on top of the group.
You can also add shortcuts to settings to a group. Add a shortcut first to a Home screen, and then
drag it on top of the group.
Removing items from a group
1. On the favorites bar or Home screen, tap a group to open it.
2. Press and hold an app or shortcut in the group, and then drag it out to an empty space on the
Home screen or to Remove on top of the screen.
Removing a Home screen item
Press and hold the item you want to remove, and then drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.
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Sound preferences
Changing your ringtone
Choose a different phone ringtone from a list of available ringtones or use your own.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Sound.
2. Tap Phone ringtone.
3. Select a ringtone from the list.
If you want to use your own ringtone, scroll to the bottom of the list and tap Add ringtone.
4. When you're done selecting your ringtone, tap OK.
Changing your notification sound
Select a notification sound from the list or use your own.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Sound.
2. Tap Advanced Default notification sound, and then select one from the list.
If you want to use your own ringtone as a notification sound, scroll to the bottom of the list and
tap Add ringtone.
3. When you're done selecting your notification sound, tap OK.
Setting the default volume
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Sound.
2. Slide the volume bars for each type of sound source.
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Tuning your HTC USonic earphones
Experience music tuned to your ears when you use your HTC USonic earphones with HTC U11 life.
The earphones will scan your ears to determine the output level that best suits you.
The HTC USonic earphones can only be used with HTC U11 life and other compatible HTC
phones supporting HTC USonic.
1. Plug your HTC USonic earphones into the phone, and then put the ear buds into your ears.
2. If this is your first time to plug in the earphones and you're prompted to set up a personal
audio profile, tap Start.
Or go to Settings and then tap HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation.
3. Tap Start scanning now and then wait for the phone to finish setting up your audio profile.
4. Tap Done.
§ You can add another profile for the same or another set of the HTC USonic earphones. Just tap
.
HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
§ HTC USonic is not available over HDMI, Bluetooth, Miracast™, or USB audio out.
Turning Active Noise Cancellation on or off
Active Noise Cancellation tunes out distracting and annoying background noise. It is turned on by
default after you've created your personal audio profile for the first time. With the HTC USonic
earphones plugged in, hear music, videos, or games clearly without needing to turn up the volume in
loud environments. When you don't need Active Noise Cancellation, you can turn it off.
In some regions, you may need to download and install the latest system update to turn Active
Noise Cancellation on or off separately from your personal audio profile.
§ To turn Active Noise Cancellation off or back on, slide the Notifications panel open, and then
tap
on the HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation notification.
§ Turning off your personal audio profile also turns off Active Noise Cancellation. While using
an app that plays audio, slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap Disable HTC
USonic. Or go to Settings, and then tap the HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
On/Off switch.
When you turn your HTC USonic personal audio profile back on, Active Noise Cancellation
also toggles on or off depending on its previous state.
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Taking photos and videos
HTC Camera
Take great photos and videos with the camera. For your convenience, there's more than one way to
launch the Camera app.
§ If you've set up Edge Sense, just squeeze the lower sides of the phone anytime—whether the
display is on or off.
For details, see What is Edge Sense? on page 39 and Taking camera shots using Edge Sense on
page 41.
§ On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
§ Press POWER twice while the display is off.
Make sure the Jump to camera On/Off switch is turned on in Settings System Languages &
input Advanced Jump to camera.
You'll see Photo mode, which is the default capture mode.
Switch between flash modes.
Open the slideout menu to select a capture mode and choose camera settings.
Toggle between photo HDR modes.
Switch between the front camera and main camera.
Switch between Video and Photo modes.
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Capture a photo.
View the last photo or video taken.
Zooming
Before taking a regular photo or video, slide two fingers apart to zoom in or together to zoom out.
You can also freely zoom in or out while recording.
Turning the camera flash on or off
Tap the flash icon to choose a flash setting.
When using
or
, the camera intelligently sets the best flash brightness for your photo.
In Selfie Photo mode, you can also tap the flash icon to turn the screen flash on or off.
Using the volume buttons for capturing
In the Camera app, you can set the VOLUME buttons to function as the shutter release or zoom
controls.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap Settings Volume button options.
4. Choose how you want to use the volume buttons when you're in the Camera app.
Choosing a capture mode
Switch to a capture mode to use for taking photos or videos. The camera on HTC U11 life separates
capture modes into categories so that you can quickly find which mode you want.
1. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
You can also swipe right from the left edge in landscape orientation or swipe down from the
top edge in portrait orientation.
2. Scroll through the menu to see the available capture modes.
3. Tap the capture mode you want to use.
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4. To quickly switch between the front and main camera, tap
on the Viewfinder screen.
5. You can quickly switch back to either Photo or Video mode when you're in other capture
modes without opening the slideout menu.Right below the main shutter button, just tap
to switch back to Photo mode or
to switch back to Video mode.
Capture mode settings
You can change the settings for some of the capture modes such as Photo or Video mode. To change
settings, select a mode and then tap to view and choose the available settings for the mode.
Mode
Setting Description
Photo
Selfie Photo
Pro
Photo
Selfie Photo
Toggle between the time settings to set the self-timer or turn off the
self-timer. See Taking photos with the self-timer on page 61 for
details.
Set the photo quality and aspect ratio. See Setting the photo quality and
size on page 57 for details.
Pro
Video
Selfie Video
Video
Selfie Video
Set the video quality. See Setting the video resolution on page 59 for
details.
Tap High-res audio to turn high resolution audio recording on and off.
See Turning on high resolution audio on page 59 for details.
Pro
Choose RAW or JPG format for photos. See Taking a RAW photo on
page 68 for details.
Selfie Photo
Turn Live Makeup on and off. See Applying skin touch-ups with Live
Makeup on page 59 for details.
Selfie Panorama
Taking a photo
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Photo mode, if you're not in this mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for
details.
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3. Point the camera at what you want to capture. The camera adjusts the focus automatically as
you move it. You can also tap the screen to change the focus to a different subject.
4. To manually adjust the exposure, tap the screen, and then drag your finger up and down.
Or turn on Touch autoexposure so you can instantly brighten or darken a subject with a
single tap. See Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos on page 61.
5. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
.
In Photo mode's settings, tap Camera options, and then turn on Auto smile capture to set the
camera to take a photo automatically when your subject smiles.
Setting the photo quality and size
1. Switch to Photo or Selfie Photo mode. Or, select Pro mode.
2. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap the current setting—for example
ratio.
— to change the photo quality and size, or aspect
Tips for capturing better photos
To get better captures with the Camera app, here are some tips on what to do while taking your
shots.
Before capturing
§ Make sure that the camera and flash lenses are clean and without fingerprints. Use a soft,
clean, microfiber cloth to wipe them.
§ Hold the phone so that your fingers aren't blocking the camera and flash lenses.
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For clear, sharp shots
§ Tap the screen to focus and dynamically readjust the image contrast, which is sometimes
desirable if you wish to take a macro to get an off-center bokeh effect or take photos while
you're moving. Adjust the exposure to brighten the subject or make the subject look darker
and richer. For details, see Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos on page 61.
§ If the subject is moving, on the Viewfinder, press and hold the subject to lock the focus.
§ If there are parts of the image that are in shadows and others are in highlights, use HDR to
capture multiple shots of different exposures and combine them into one shot. Keep HTC
U11 life steady or place it on a level surface when using HDR. See Using HDR Boost on page
62 for details.
§ When taking a panoramic photo, consider the whole scene and focus on an object that has a
neutral tone to help keep the exposure balanced in the composite image.
§ Make sure you're not moving the camera when taking a photo, especially in low light
conditions. Hold the phone steady and don't move the camera while taking RAW photos in
Pro mode.
§ You can control image noise by adjusting the ISO, shutter, and exposure settings of your
camera. Use Pro mode to tweak these, and save up to three different manual photography
settings. See Manually adjusting camera settings on page 67.
It also captures in RAW format, which is suitable for post processing photos. See Taking a
RAW photo on page 68.
Other tips
§ In Camera settings, tap Grid to help frame the subject better or improve the composition.
§ After capturing, you can enhance the photo in the Google Photos app.
Recording video
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Video mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. When you're ready to start recording, tap
.
4. Change focus to a different subject or area by just tapping it on the Viewfinder screen. You
can also change the exposure after tapping by dragging up and down on the screen.
5. Tap the flash icon to turn the flash on or off.
6. Tap
to pause the recording, and then tap
7. To stop recording, tap
.
to resume.
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Setting the video resolution
1. Switch to Video mode.
2. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap Quality to change the video resolution.
Turning on high resolution audio
Record videos, including selfie videos, with high resolution audio.
§ High resolution audio is only available when the video quality is set to HD (720p) or higher.
§ You can't pause video recording when using high resolution audio.
1. Switch to Video mode.
2. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap High-res audio to turn on high resolution audio.
4. When you're ready to start recording, tap
5. To stop recording, tap
.
.
Videos recorded with high resolution audio are saved in MKV (Matroska video) file format.
Taking a photo while recording a video—VideoPic
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Video mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Tap
to start recording.
4. While recording, tap
5. Tap
whenever you want to capture a still shot.
to stop recording.
Selfies
Applying skin touch-ups with Live Makeup
Touch up your skin before taking your selfie. Live Makeup smoothens your skin in real time.
Live Makeup is disabled when auto HDR is on.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Selfie Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
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3. If you don't see the Live Makeup adjustment bar on the Viewfinder screen, tap
slideout menu, and then tap
.
to open the
4. To change the skin smoothing level, drag the adjustment bar slider.
Next time you want to take selfies without using Live Makeup, tap
and then tap
to turn Live Makeup off.
to open the slideout menu,
Taking selfies automatically
Keep still to take an auto selfie—or just smile! You just need to turn this feature on in the camera
settings.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Selfie Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
4. Tap Settings Camera options.
5. Select the Auto selfie capture option, and then tap outside the slideout menu to close it.
6. Pose and frame yourself on the Viewfinder screen.
7. To take your selfie automatically, look at the front camera, and then:
§ Stay still until the white box turns green on the Viewfinder screen.
§ Or smile at the camera. Hold your smile for a few seconds until your shot is taken.
Taking selfies with voice commands
You can easily take photo or video selfies using simple voice commands. You just need to turn this
feature on in the camera settings.
This feature may not be available in all languages.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Selfie Photo or Selfie Video mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for
details.
3. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
4. Tap Settings Camera options.
5. Select the Voice capture option, and then tap outside the slideout menu to close it.
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6. Pose and frame yourself on the Viewfinder screen.
7. Look at the front camera, and then:
§ Say Cheese or Capture to take a photo selfie.
§ Say Action or Rolling to record a video selfie.
You can also use voice commands with the main camera. Switch to Photo mode, and then select
the Voice capture option in the camera settings.
Taking photos with the self-timer
When you use the self-timer, the Camera app counts down before taking the shot. You can set the
countdown time.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Choose the capture mode you want to use. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for
details.
3. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
4. Tap Timer to set the countdown time.
5. To start the timer, tap
. The camera takes the photo after the countdown.
Flipping the angle of selfies
Do you want the angle of your shots to look exactly the same as how you see yourself on the
Viewfinder screen?
1. Switch to Selfie Photo mode. To find out how to switch between capture modes, see
Choosing a capture mode on page 55.
2. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap Settings Camera options.
4. Make sure the Save mirrored selfies option is selected.
Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos
HTC U11 life features a quick way of adjusting the exposure level or brightness in real time. Turn
Touch autoexposure on if you want the camera to automatically adjust the exposure when you tap
a darker or overexposed area on the Viewfinder screen.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Photo or Panorama mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
4. Tap Settings.
5. Select the Touch autoexposure option.
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6. Tap on the dark area to brighten it, or tap on the overexposed area to make it darker.
To fine tune further, you can manually adjust the exposure by dragging your finger up and
down.
7. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
.
Taking continuous camera shots
Do you want to take photos of moving subjects? Whether it’s your kid's football game or a car race,
you can capture the action.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Press and hold
.
The camera takes consecutive shots of your subject.
Using HDR Boost
When shooting portraits against a bright background, use HDR Boost, short for High Dynamic
Range, to capture your subjects clearly. HDR Boost also works in low light situations, giving you
clearer photos with less noise.
HDR Boost works best when your subject is steady. The camera takes multiple shots at different
exposure levels and combines them into one enhanced photo.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Make sure that
or
is selected. If not, tap
to change it.
HDR auto is also available in Selfie photo mode, and is enabled by default.
4. Frame the scene or subject you want to capture.
5. Tap
.
Taking a panoramic selfie
With the Selfie Panorama mode, you can invite more people to take a selfie with you.
Some camera features are not available when you’re in Selfie Panorama mode, such as zooming.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Selfie Panorama mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
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3. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
4. Make sure that
is selected.
5. Hold the phone at face level and in portrait orientation.
6. When you're ready to take the center shot, tap
.
7. While holding your phone steadily, slowly swivel left or right on the phone's axis until you see
the white capture box move to the side panel of the panorama overlay.
The capture box turns green and you'll hear a shutter
sound as the photo is taken.
8. Then, slowly swivel to the opposite side until you see the white capture box move to the other
side of the panorama overlay.
The capture box turns green and you'll hear a shutter
sound as the photo is taken.
The camera stitches the frames into a single photo.
For best results, closely follow the straight and linear path of the capture box on the panorama
overlay. Try to not tilt the phone up or down or move the capture box away from its path.
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Taking a super wide-angle panoramic selfie
If you have more friends or scenery to capture, set the Selfie Panorama mode to Widest to stitch five
photos instead of three.
Some camera features are not available when you’re in Selfie Panorama mode, such as zooming.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Selfie Panorama mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
4. Tap
to switch to
.
5. Hold the phone at face level and in portrait orientation.
6. When you're ready to take the center shot, tap
.
7. While holding your phone steadily, slowly swivel left or right on the phone's axis until you see
the white capture box move to the side panel of the panorama overlay.
The capture box turns green and you'll hear a shutter sound as the photo is taken. When the
second photo is taken, you'll see that the panorama overlay becomes wider.
8. Continue to slowly swivel your phone left and right to fill the entire panorama overlay with
your photos.
For best results, follow the capture sequence indicated in the illustration below.
The camera stitches the frames into a single photo.
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Taking a panoramic photo
Get a wider shot of landscapes in one sweep.
Some camera features are not available when you’re in Sweep panorama mode, such as zooming.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Panorama mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. When you're ready to take the shot, tap
.
4. Pan left or right in either landscape or portrait view. Hold HTC U11 life as steadily as you can
to automatically capture frames.
You can also tap
to stop capturing anytime.
The camera stitches the frames into a single photo.
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Advanced camera features
Recording videos in slow motion
Relive high speed action bit by bit and add a touch of suspense to your videos.
Audio is recorded when you're in this mode, but will only be available when video is played back
in normal speed.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Slow motion mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Tap
to start recording.
4. To stop recording, tap
.
Recording a Hyperlapse video
Want to have a fast motion effect in your video? Use Hyperlapse mode to speed videos up to 12
times.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Hyperlapse mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. When you're ready to start recording, tap
.
4. Change focus to a different subject or area by tapping it on the Viewfinder screen.
5. Tap the flash icon to turn the flash on or off.
6. To stop recording, tap
.
Choosing a scene
Instead of manually adjusting the camera settings, you can select a scene with predefined settings
that best matches the environment you're capturing.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Pro mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
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3. Tap
§
and then choose a preset scene. Select:
when capturing nightscape such as a city skyline or street with city lights. Keep the
camera steady when taking the shot for best results.
when capturing a fast-moving subject such as your kid playing sports or a moving
§
car.
§
when capturing a close-up shot of a subject such as a flower or insect.
4. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
.
If you need to manually adjust a scene and save it as a new preset, see Manually adjusting camera
settings on page 67.
Manually adjusting camera settings
Want to have expert command of your camera settings for different environments or lighting
conditions? Use Pro mode to manually adjust the values for settings like white balance, exposure,
ISO, and more. You can then save the adjustments for reuse.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Pro mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Tap a setting, and then drag its slider to make adjustments.
Tap a setting again to hide the slider.
4. To save the adjustments as a custom setting, tap
Save.
To use one of your custom settings, tap
, or
) to use.
5. To change a setting back to auto, tap
or
.
6. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
.
, select Custom 1, 2, or 3, and then tap
, and then select the custom setting (
,
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Taking a RAW photo
Want to keep more detail in your shots, or fix the lighting in post processing? With Pro mode, you
can take photos that will be saved as RAW image files in DNG format, along with a JPG compressed
version.
RAW image files take up a lot of storage space. It's recommended to use a storage card as the
default storage for photos and videos.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Pro mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 55 for details.
3. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
4. Make sure
to switch to
Or, tap
5. Tap
is selected. If not, tap
to change it.
if you only want to save a JPG compressed version.
.
How does the Camera app capture RAW photos?
The Camera app captures a photo in both the DNG RAW format and JPG format.
Digital Negative (DNG) is an open-standard lossless RAW image format. Since a RAW file is
typically 2 to 6 times larger than a JPEG file and is not viewable in most photo viewer apps, a photo
is captured in both DNG and JPG formats. When you use the Google Photos app, you'll see a
icon
on a photo to indicate that there is a DNG RAW format version of the file.
RAW photos are not processed when captured to preserve most of the original image data—such as
dynamic range—so you can adjust lighting or make professional adjustments using advanced editing
tools. After making adjustments, save the RAW photo as a JPG file if you want to print or share it.
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Phone calls
Phone calls
Making a call
Use the Phone app to make calls.
1. On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open the Phone app.
2. Do one of the following:
§ To dial a number, tap
. Enter the phone number or first few letters of the contact’s
name to see matching contacts.
§ To call a saved contact, tap
§ To call a contact from the call history, tap
§ To call a contact that you've set as a favorite, tap
3. Tap the contact you want to call or tap
.
after connecting to the main line and then dial the
If the phone number has an extension, tap
extension number.
4. When you're done with the call, tap
.
Returning a missed call
You'll see the missed call icon
in the status bar when you miss a call.
1. Slide the Notifications panel open to check who the caller is.
2. To return the call, tap Call Back.
If you have multiple missed calls, tap the missed calls notification to open the Phone app in
.
Calling a number in a message, email, or calendar event
When you receive a text message, email, or calendar event that has a phone number in it, you can
just tap the number to place a call.
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Answering or rejecting a call
When you receive a phone call, you'll see the caller's photo and number, if available.
Do one of the following:
§ Tap Answer or Decline.
upwards to answer the call or drag it downwards to reject the
§ If the phone is locked, drag
call.
You can reject the call and send a text message to the caller by swiping
left of the screen, to the middle of the screen.
, located at the bottom-
Muting the ringing sound without rejecting the call
Do one of the following:
§ Press the VOLUME DOWN or VOLUME UP button.
§ Press the POWER button.
What can I do during a call?
When a call is in progress, you can turn the speakerphone on, place the call on hold, and more.
Putting a call on hold
To put the call on hold, tap Hold. The status bar then displays the hold call icon
.
To resume the call, tap Hold again.
Switching between calls
If you’re already in a call and you accept another call, you can switch between the two calls.
1. When you receive another call, swipe up
hold.
to accept the second call and put the first call on
If you want to answer the incoming call and end the current call, drag
right of the screen, to the middle of the screen.
, located on the bottom-
2. To switch between the calls, tap Swap.
Turning the speakerphone on or off during a call
To decrease potential damage to your hearing, do not hold HTC U11 life to your ear when the
speakerphone is on.
§ On the call screen, tap
. The speakerphone icon
§ To turn the speakerphone off, tap
.
appears in the status bar.
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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.
Setting up a conference call
Conference calling with your friends, family, or co-workers is easy. Make or accept a call, and then
simply dial each subsequent call to add it to the conference.
Make sure that you have conference calling service activated. Contact your mobile operator for
details.
1. Make a call to the first conference call participant.
2. When connected, tap
, and then dial the number of the second participant. The first
participant is put on hold.
3. When connected to the second participant, tap
4. To add another participant, tap
.
, and then dial the number of the contact.
5. When connected, tap
to add the participant to the conference call. Tap Manage to access
options such as ending the call with a participant.
6. To end the conference call, tap
.
Call history
Use call history to check missed calls, your dialed numbers, and received calls.
1. On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open the Phone app.
2. Swipe to the
tab.
3. Do one of the following:
§ Tap
to the right of the name or number to call.
§ Press and hold a name or number in the list to display the options menu.
§ Tap
Call history to just view the calls you missed.
Adding a new phone number to your contacts from call history
1. On the
2. Tap
tab, tap
to the left of the new phone number.
.
3. Tap Create new contact or tap a contact in the list to save the number to that contact.
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Clearing the call history list
1. On the
tab, tap
2. In Call History, or tap
Call history.
Clear call history.
Blocking a caller
When you block a phone number or a contact, all calls from the phone number or contact will be
declined automatically.
1. On the
tab, tap the contact name or phone number you want to block, and then tap Block/
report spam.
2. Tap Block.
You can always remove a caller from your blocked list. On the
number, and then tap Unblock number Unblock.
tab, tap the contact name or
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SMS and MMS
About the Messages app
With Messages, you can send and receive instant text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages
between HTC U11 life and another messaging-ready phone. MMS can contain text and pictures,
recorded voice, audio or video files, or contact cards (vCard). See your service plan for applicable
charges for messaging.
Sending a text message (SMS)
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap
.
3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field. Or select a contact
from the list.
4. In the text box, start composing your message.
5. Tap
to send, or press
to save the message as a draft.
§ There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message. Once you go over the
character limit, a new message is created but automatically joined into one when received. As
you near the limit, a character count will appear above the Send button.
§ Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you attach an item, or
compose a very long message.
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Sending a multimedia message (MMS)
When you need to add a little more to a text message, you can send a multimedia message (MMS)
with pictures, voice recordings, audio or video files.
Before attaching and sending a video, compress it first so that the file size doesn't exceed the
message size limit.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap
.
3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field. Or select a contact
from the list.
4. Tap
inside the text box, and then choose an attachment type, such as a sticker, photo or
video, a voice recording, or your location.
5. Tap the text box, and then enter a caption or text.
6. Tap
to send, or press
to save the message as a draft.
Depending on the resolution of your photo or video attachments, they may be displayed as
cropped thumbnails in your multimedia message.
Sending a group message (SMS)
Group messaging makes it easy to send a message to multiple contacts all at once. You can choose to
send a group SMS or group MMS.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap
Start group conversation.
3. Enter a contact name or mobile number in the To field. Or tap a contact in Top contacts or
from the list.
When choosing a contact from the list, not Top contacts, tap the name and not the contact photo.
4. When you're done, tap
.
5. Tap the text box, and then start composing your message.
6. Tap
to send, or press
to save the message as a draft.
Replying to a message
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
3. Tap the text box, and then enter your message.
4. Tap
.
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Forwarding a message
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
3. Press and hold the message until it is selected, and then tap
at the top of the screen.
4. Select the contact from the pop-up window. If the contact is not listed, tap New Message and
then enter or select a contact.
5. Tap
.
Blocking messages from unwanted contacts
Block unwanted messages and keep your Messages screen clean.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
2. Press and hold a contact (or phone number) to select.
3. Tap
at the top of the screen. When the contact sends you messages, you will not see them
in the Messages screen or receive notifications and calls.
4. To see all contacts and numbers you've blocked, tap
Blocked contacts.
To read messages from a blocked contact or number, on the Messages screen, tap
Archived.
Deleting messages and conversations
Open the Messages app and do any of the following:
To delete a
Do these steps
Conversation Press and hold a contact (or phone number) to select it, and then tap
Message
.
Tap the conversation thread with a contact (or phone number), press and hold the
message to select it, and then tap
.
Changing the settings and getting help
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
2. Do one of the following:
§ To change Messages app settings, tap
Settings.
§ To change the settings for individual messages or contacts, tap a conversation with a
contact (or phone number), and then tap
People & options.
§ To get help or provide feedback, on the conversations or messages screen, tap
& feedback.
Help
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Contacts
Your contacts list
Contacts The Contacts app lists all contacts you've stored on yourGoogle Account. Use the Contacts
app to check the interactions with people that matter to you.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Contacts.
2. Here are some of the things you can do:
§ Add a new contact. See Adding a new contact on page 76.
§ Delete a contact by tapping
.
§ Check interaction history with your contacts.
§ Group contacts using labels. See Grouping contacts into labels on page 77.
§ Search your contacts by tapping
at the top of the screen.
To sort your contacts by their first or last name, tap
Settings Sort by .
Adding a new contact
Add new contacts or import them from your SIM card.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Contacts.
2. Tap
.
3. Tap the First name field, and then enter the contact name. Tap
to separately enter the
contact's given, middle, or family name and name suffix, such as Jr.
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4. Tap
to add a photo to the contact.
5. Enter the contact information in the fields provided.
Tap More fields to enter more information.
6. When you're done, tap Save at the top of the screen.
To import contacts from your SIM card, tap
Settings Import SIM card.
Editing a contact’s information
Make changes to an existing contact.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Contacts.
2. Tap the contact you want to edit.
3. Tap
at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
4. Enter the new information.
5. Tap Save at the top of the screen.
Grouping contacts into labels
Organize your contacts by grouping them under a label.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Contacts.
2. Tap
Create label.
3. Enter a name for the label, and then tap OK.
4. Tap Add Contacts.
5. Press and hold the first contact you want to add, and then tap the other contacts you want to
add.
6. When you're done selecting, tap Add at the top of the screen.
Sending a message or email to contacts in a label
You will be charged for each text message sent. For example, if you send a message to a group of
five people, you will be charged for five messages.
1. On the Contacts screen, tap
.
2. Tap the name of the label you want to send an email or message to.
3. Tap
, and then tap Send email or Send message.
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Editing a label
1. On the Contacts screen, tap
2. Under Labels, tap the label you want to edit.
3. You can:
§ Change the label name by tapping
Rename label.
§ Add more contacts to the group by tapping
§ Remove contacts from the group by tapping
.
Remove contacts.
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Battery
Tips for extending battery life
How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use HTC U11 life. Try
out some of these tips to help increase battery life.
Use the power management features
§ Turn on Battery saver in Settings Battery.
§ Monitoring your battery usage helps identify what's using the most power so you can choose
what to do about it. For details, see Checking battery usage on page 81.
Manage your connections
§ Turn off wireless connections such as mobile data, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth when not in use.
§ Turn GPS on only when a precise location is needed, such as while using navigation or
location-based apps. See Location settings on page 110.
§ Turn on Airplane mode when you don't need any wireless connections and you don't want to
receive calls or messages.
Manage your display
Lowering the brightness, letting the display sleep when not in use, and keeping it simple helps save
battery power.
§ Lower the brightness. See Screen brightness on page 111.
§ Set the screen timeout to a shorter time. See Setting when to turn off the screen on page 111.
§ Don't use a live wallpaper for your Home screen. Animation effects are nice to show off to
other people but they drain your battery.
Changing your wallpaper to a plain, black background can also help a little. The less color is
displayed, the less battery is used. See Setting your Home screen wallpaper on page 48.
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Manage your apps
§ Battery optimization helps extend battery standby time. See Battery optimization for apps
on page 81.
§ Install the latest software and application updates. Updates sometimes include battery
performance improvements.
§ Uninstall or disable apps that you never use.
Many apps run processes or sync data in the background even when you're not using them. If
there are apps that you don't need anymore, uninstall them.
If an app came preloaded and can't be uninstalled, disabling the app can still prevent it from
continuously running or syncing data. See Disabling an app on page 91.
Other tips
To squeeze in a little bit more battery power, try these tips:
§ Tone down the ring and media volume.
§ Minimize the use of vibration or sound feedback. In Settings, tap Sound and choose which
ones you don't need and can disable.
§ Check your apps’ settings as you may find more options to optimize the battery.
Using Battery saver mode
Battery saver mode helps to increase battery life. It reduces the usage of phone features that drain
the battery such as location services and mobile data.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Battery.
3. Tap the Battery saver On/Off switch to turn power saver mode on or off.
To set when to automatically switch this mode on, tap Battery saver Turn on
automatically, and then select a battery level.
Displaying the battery percentage
You can check the percentage of remaining battery power right from the status bar.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Battery.
3. Tap the Battery percentage On/Off switch to show the battery percentage on the status bar.
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Checking battery usage
See how the system and apps are using the battery and how much power is being used.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Battery.
Show full device usage or Show app usage, and then tap an item to check how it's
3. Tap
using the battery.
4. If you see the Manage battery usage section while viewing battery use details, you can tap the
option underneath it to adjust settings that affect battery usage.
Another way to check the battery usage per app is to go to Settings, and then tap Apps &
notifications App info. Tap the app you want to check, and then tap Battery.
Battery optimization for apps
When you have connections such as Wi-Fi on while the phone is in sleep mode, some apps may still
continue to use the battery. Starting from Android 6.0, battery optimization is enabled for all apps
by default which helps prolong battery standby time when you're not using the phone.
The phone needs to be sitting idle for an extended period of time before battery optimization takes
effect.
Turning battery optimization off in apps
If there are apps that you don't want battery optimization enabled, you can turn the feature off in
those apps.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Battery.
3. Tap
Battery optimization.
4. Tap Not optimized All apps to see the complete list of apps.
5. To turn off battery optimization in an app, tap the app name, and then tap Don't optimize
Done.
Repeat this process to turn off optimization in other apps.
To filter the list and see which apps have battery optimization disabled, tap All apps Not
optimized.
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Storage
Freeing up storage space
As you use HTC U11 life, you'll accumulate data and fill its storage capacity over time. Here are some
tips on how to free up phone storage space.
Manage photos and videos
§ After taking continuous camera shots, keep only the best shot. Discard the rest, if you don't
need them.
§ After editing a photo or trimming a video, the original file is kept. Delete original files or
move them elsewhere, such as to your computer.
§ If you're only sending videos through MMS, use a lower resolution. Hi-res video takes up
more space.
§ RAW image files take up a lot of storage space. It's recommended to use a storage card as the
default storage for photos and videos. If your storage card is running low on space, consider
moving RAW image files to your computer.
§ Turn on Storage manager to help handle old photos and videos on your phone.
Remove or disable apps
Uninstall apps that you've downloaded if no longer need them. See Uninstalling an app on page 88.
Preinstalled apps can be disabled when you're not using them. See Disabling an app on page 91.
Manually free up space
On the Storage screen, tap Free Up Space. The phone then checks the phone storage and then
suggest items that you may want to delete.
Types of storage
Starting from Android 6.0, there have been some changes on how and where downloaded apps and
their data can be stored.
Phone storage
This is the internal storage which contains the Android system, preinstalled apps, email, text
messages, and cached data from the apps. You can also install apps that you've downloaded and
capture photos, videos, and screenshots to this storage.
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Storage card
Use your storage card as a removable storage to store and access your media and other files on HTC
U11 life or any Android phone.
USB storage
You can plug in an external USB storage device such as a USB flash drive or an SD card reader. You
need a special cable to connect HTC U11 life and a USB storage device.
Copying or moving files between the phone storage and
storage card
Go to Settings to view and manage files on the phone storage and storage card. You can copy or move
your files between the phone storage and storage card. You can also copy or move files to or from an
external USB storage device when you have it connected to HTC U11 life.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Storage.
2. Tap Internal shared storage Files, or tap the storage card name.
Or tap the external USB storage device if you have one connected.
3. Open the folder that contains the files you want to copy or move.
4. To select or deselect files:
§ Press and hold a file to select it. To select more files, tap each file.
§ Tap a file to deselect it.
§ To select all files, tap
5. Tap
Select all.
, and then tap Copy to or Move to.
6. Tap
to open the slideout menu, and then choose the type of storage where to copy or
move to, and then open the destination folder.
7. Tap Copy or Move.
Copying files between HTC U11 life and your computer
You can copy your music, photos, and other files to HTC U11 life.
Save and close your files before copying them from your computer to HTC U11 life, or vice versa.
1. Connect HTC U11 life to the computer using the supplied USB Type-C cable.
2. On HTC U11 life, unlock the screen if it's locked.
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3. On the pop-up message that asks whether to use USB for file transfers, tap Yes.
If you don't see this message, slide the Notifications panel open, tap the Use USB for
notification, and then tap Transfer files.
You'll then see options for viewing or importing files on the computer screen.
4. Choose to view files.
5. Copy the files from your computer to HTC U11 life, or vice versa.
6. After copying the files, disconnect HTC U11 life from the computer.
Unmounting the storage card
When you need to remove the storage card while HTC U11 life is on, unmount the storage card first
to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Storage.
2. Under Portable storage, tap
.
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Backup and reset
Backup and reset
Backing up HTC U11 life
Automatically back up HTC U11 life to Google Drive so you can restore content such as app data and
settings after a factory reset or when restoring your data on another HTC phone.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings System Backup.
2. Make sure Back up to Google Drive is turned on.
3. Tap App data, and then check that Automatic restore is turned on.
This allows an app's data and settings to be restored when you reinstall the app on HTC U11
life.
To select a backup account other than your primary Google Account, tap Backup account and
then select another Google Account. You can also tap Add account to add a new Google Account
for your backup.
What types of data can be backed up?
On HTC U11 life that's running Android 8, these are the items that can be backed up using your
Google Account:
Home screen
Wallpaper
App list
Apps installed through Google Play Store
App data and
settings
§ SMS text messages
§ Call history
§ Google Calendar™ and Gmail™ settings
§ Data that's synced to your Google Account such as Google contacts and
calendar events
§ Data and settings in third-party apps you installed, depending on whether
these apps allow this
Device settings
Ringtones, language & input settings, Wi-Fi networks and their passwords, and
certain device settings
Auto Backup periodically backs up your phone to a private folder in Google Drive. It occurs every 24
hours when the phone is idle, charging, and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Backup data will not count towards your Google Drive storage quota. Large files or files that app
developers have chosen to exclude from the service will not be backed up.
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Restoring your wallpaper from your old phone may depend on screen resolution compatibility of
both your old phone and HTC U11 life.
Resetting network settings
Reset the network settings when you're having problems connecting HTC U11 life to your mobile
data or Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings System Reset.
2. Tap Network settings reset.
3. Tap Reset settings.
4. Tap Reset settings.
Resetting HTC U11 life (Hard reset)
If HTC U11 life has a persistent problem that cannot be solved, you can perform a factory reset (also
called a hard reset or master reset). A factory reset reverts the phone back to its initial state—the
state before you turned on the phone for the first time.
Factory reset will remove all data on your phone storage, including apps you've downloaded and
installed, your accounts, your files, as well as system and app data and settings. Be sure to back up
any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings System Reset.
2. Tap Factory data reset.
3. Tap Reset Phone.
4. Tap Erase Everything.
A factory reset may not permanently erase all data from your phone, including personal
information.
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Installing and removing apps
Installing and removing
apps
Getting apps from Google Play Store
Google Play Store is the place to go to find new apps for HTC U11 life. Choose from a wide variety of
free and paid apps ranging from productivity apps, entertainment, to games.
§ To purchase apps and other content on Google Play Store, you can use the payment methods
from your Google account. When you make your first purchase, your selected payment method
will be added to your Google account. To learn more about accepted payment methods, see
support.google.com.
§ The available payment methods vary by country.
§ The name of the Google Play Store app may differ depending on your region.
Finding and installing an app
When you install apps and use them on HTC U11 life, 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 HTC U11 life. You’re responsible for the results of using downloaded apps.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Play Store.
2. Tap the search bar and enter the app name you're looking for.
3. When you see the app in the search results list, tap it and read its description and user
reviews.
4. Do one of the following:
§ To install a free app, tap Install.
§ To install a paid app, tap the price button. If you have not added a payment method to
to select the payment method, and then tap Continue.
your Google Account, tap
To open the app, tap Open after installing or go to the Apps screen and tap the app.
Apps sometimes get updated with improvements or bug fixes. By default, updates are
automatically downloaded when your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. In the Google Play
Store app settings, you can turn auto-update off. See Installing app updates from Google Play
Store on page 47.
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Installing and removing apps
Restoring apps from Google Play Store
Upgraded to a new phone, replaced a lost one, or performed a factory reset? Restore apps that you
previously downloaded.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Play Store.
2. Tap
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap My apps & games and swipe to the Library tab.
4. Tap Install next to the app you want to restore.
For more details, refer to the Google Play Store help.
Downloading apps from the web
You can download apps directly from websites.
Apps downloaded from websites can be from unknown sources. To help protect HTC U11 life and
your personal data, we strongly recommend that you only download from websites you trust.
1. Open the browser, and then go to the website where you can download the app you want.
2. If prompted, tap Settings, and then turn on Allow from this source.
3. Follow the website's download instructions for the app.
To review installation permissions for installed apps, go to Settings Apps & notifications
Advanced Special app access Install unknown apps.
Uninstalling an app
If you no longer need an app that you've downloaded and installed, you can uninstall it.
Most of the preloaded apps cannot be uninstalled.
From the Apps screen, press and hold the app you want to remove, and then drag it to Uninstall.
If you purchased an app in Google Play Store, you can uninstall it for a refund within a limited
time. To know more about the refund policy for paid apps, refer to the Google Play Store help.
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Working with apps
Working with apps
App shortcuts
Starting from Android 7.1, press and hold an app icon on a Home screen or the Apps screen to
display a menu that lets you quickly access common app functions.
Not all apps support the app shortcuts feature.
1. Press and hold an app icon, for example Clock.
2. From the displayed menu, tap the function you want to launch in the app.
Multi-tasking
Working with two apps at the same time
Some apps may not support this feature.
1. Open the first app you want to use, and then press and hold
onscreen.
. A screen divider will appear
2. Do one of the following:
§ If the app you want to use is in the recent apps list, tap it to make it the second active
app.
§ Press HOME, and then open the app you want to use as the second active app.
To turn off the split-screen view, drag the handle of the screen divider to the edge of the screen. Or,
press and hold
.
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Switching between recently opened apps
When using different apps on your phone, you can easily switch between the apps you've recently
opened.
Press
to see your recently-opened apps.
§ To go back to an app, flip through the cards to find the app
and tap it.
§ To remove an app, drag it left or right.
§ To remove all of the apps, tap Clear all.
Or, press
twice to quickly switch between two most recently used apps.
Controlling app permissions
When you open apps the first time, you'll be prompted to grant them permissions to access certain
data or features, such as contacts or the microphone. This gives you more control over which apps
have authorized access.
§ If you suspect a certain app of being malicious or requesting unnecessary permissions, you
should choose Deny to protect your phone.
§ If you choose Deny in a trusted app, you may not be able to use the app or access its full
functionality. When this happens, go to Settings to change the app permissions.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps & notifications.
3. Tap App permissions, and then tap the phone data or feature to choose which apps can
access it.
4. Turn on the On/Off switch of the app to let it access the data or feature.
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Setting default apps
In Settings, you can choose default apps for web browsing, text messaging, and more.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps & notifications.
3. Tap Advanced Default apps.
4. Choose your default launcher, web browser, phone, text messaging apps, and more.
Setting up app links
If there's more than one app that can be opened when you tap a link—such as a shared social post or
media link—you may be prompted to choose the app you want to use. When you're prompted after
you've tapped a link, select an app, and then tap Always to set that app as the default app to use.
You can also go to Settings to see how app links have been set up for different apps and change them.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps & notifications.
3. Tap Advanced Default apps Opening links.
4. Tap the app you want to configure, and then tap Open supported links.
5. Select Open in this app to always open the app without being prompted when you tap a link.
You can also choose whether to always be prompted to choose the app or never use the app
for opening links.
Disabling an app
Apps, even if not used often, may be running in the background and downloading data. If an app
cannot be uninstalled, you can disable it.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps & notifications.
3. Tap App info.
4. Tap the app, and then tap Disable.
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Google Photos
What you can do on Google Photos
Here are some of the things you can do when using Google Photos on your phone.
§ View, edit, and share the photos and videos you've taken on your phone. You can also access
the media files previously backed up to your Google Account.
§ To select photos and videos, press and hold a thumbnail to select one. Tap a date to select all
the media files under it. Or, press and hold a thumbnail as your first selection, and then drag
your finger to the last item you want to select.
§ Enhance RAW photos taken using the HTC Camera app.
§ Add Hyperlapse effect to your videos.
§ Change the speed of your slow motion videos.
To learn more about Google Photos, tap
Help. Or, you can visit support.google.com/photos.
Viewing photos and videos
When you open Google Photos for the first time, sign in to your Google Account, if prompted, and
choose whether to turn backup and sync on or off.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Photos.
You'll see your local and synced photos and videos organized by date.
2. To switch to another view, tap
media files.
Layout, and then choose how you want to view your
3. Tap a thumbnail to view it in full screen.
4. To view only the photos and videos saved on the phone storage and storage card, tap
open the slideout menu, and then tap Device folders.
Editing your photos
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Photos.
2. Tap a photo thumbnail to view it in full screen.
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3. Tap
, and then do any of the following:
§ Tap
to adjust the brightness, color, and more.
§ Tap
to apply a filter to the photo.
§ Tap
to rotate or crop the photo.
4. While you're editing, press and hold the photo to compare your changes to the original.
5. After making your adjustments, tap Save.
Enhancing RAW photos
After capturing RAW photos, you can further edit them by using the tools from the Photos app.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Photos.
2. Find and tap the RAW photo you want to enhance.
RAW photos are marked with the
3. Tap
icon on the thumbnail.
, and then do any of the following:
§ Tap
to apply a filter to the photo.
§ Tap
to adjust the brightness, color, and more.
§ Tap
to rotate or crop the photo.
4. While you're editing, press and hold the photo to compare your changes to the original.
5. After making your adjustments, tap Save.
Trimming a video
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Photos.
2. Tap a video thumbnail to view it in full screen.
Videos captured using hi-res audio cannot be trimmed.
3. Tap
, and then drag the trim sliders to the part where you want the video to begin and end.
4. Tap
to preview your trimmed video.
5. Tap Save.
The trimmed video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited.
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Changing the playback speed of a slow motion video
Adjust the playback speed of a selected section of a slow motion video.
You can only change the video playback speed of videos captured using slow motion in the
Camera app.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Photos.
2. Find and tap the thumbnail of slow motion video to view it in full screen.
Slow motion videos are marked with the
icon on the thumbnail.
3. Tap the screen to see the onscreen controls.
4. Frame the sequence you want to slow down by moving the left and right sliders.
Editing a Hyperlapse video
If you captured a video in Hyperlapse mode, you can apply varying speeds to different sections of
the video.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Photos.
2. Find and tap the Hyperlapse video to view it in full screen.
Hyperlapse videos are marked with the
3. Tap
icon on the thumbnail.
.
4. Move the left and right sliders to divide your video into sections.
5. Tap a section that you want to adjust, and then tap a dot that corresponds to particular
playback speed to modify the selected section.
6. Repeat the previous step for the remaining sections.
7. Tap
.
The edited video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited.
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Adding a Hyperlapse effect on a regular video
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Photos.
2. Find and tap the thumbnail of a video to view it in full screen.
You cannot add a Hyperlapse effect on a video that was captured using hi-res audio.
3. Tap
Edit in Zoe.
You may be prompted to download the Zoe app from the Google Play Store.
4. Tap Create a Hyperlapse video.
5. Move the left and right sliders to divide your video into sections.
6. Tap a section that you want to adjust, and then tap a dot that corresponds to particular
playback speed to modify the selected section.
7. Repeat the previous step for the remaining sections.
8. Tap
.
The edited video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited.
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Mail
Mail
Viewing your Gmail Inbox
All your received email messages are delivered to your Inbox.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Gmail.
The first time you use Google, you need to create or sign in to your Google Account. You can also
sign in with a non-Gmail address.
2. Do any of the following from your Inbox.
§ Tap an email message preview to read, forward, or reply to the message.
§ Tap
to open the slideout menu and change the inbox category such as Social, switch
to another Gmail account, filter your inbox by email labels, or find help.
§ Tap the sender image or letter tile to select one or more messages or conversations. You
can then tap the onscreen buttons at the top bar to archive, delete, or mark the selected
messages or conversations.
Sending an email message in Gmail
1. In the inbox of the email account you want to use, tap
.
2. Fill in one or more recipients.
3. Enter the email subject, and then compose your message.
4. If you want to attach a photo, video or file, tap
5. Tap
.
to send.
Replying to or forwarding email messages in Gmail
1. In the Gmail inbox, tap the email message or conversation.
2. To reply to the sender, tap
. Or, tap
and choose whether to Reply all or Forward.
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3. Do one of the following:
§ If you're replying to the sender or you selected Reply all, enter your reply message.
§ If you selected Forward, specify the message recipients.
Tap
if you want to interleave your new message with the received email.
4. Tap
to send.
Adding an email account
Set up additional email accounts such as another Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync account or an
account from a Web-based email service or email provider and access those accounts on Gmail.
If you're adding a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync or a POP3/IMAP email account, ask your
network administrator or email service provider for additional email settings that you may need.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Gmail.
2. Tap
and then tap Settings Add account.
3. Select an email account type and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Switching email accounts
Gmail lets you quickly switch among email accounts you've added on HTC U11 life.
1. On the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Gmail.
2. Tap
and then tap the icon of the email account you want to use. The inbox of the selected
email account appears.
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Internet connections
Internet connections
Turning the data connection on or off
Turning your data connection off saves battery life and money on data charges.
You need a 4G/LTE plan to use your operator's 4G/LTE network for voice calls and data services.
Check with your operator for details.
1. Open the full Quick Settings panel. See Using Quick Settings on page 33.
2. Tap the Mobile data tile to turn the data connection on and off.
If you do not see the Mobile data tile on the Quick Settings panel, swipe left to see more tiles.
If you don’t have the 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
synced information.
Managing your data usage
If you're on a limited data allowance, it's important to keep track of the activities and apps that
usually send and receive data, such as browsing the web, syncing online accounts, and sending email
or sharing status updates.
Here are some other examples:
§ Streaming web videos and music
§ Playing online games
§ Downloading apps, maps, and files
§ Refreshing apps to update info and feeds
§ Uploading and backing up your files to your online storage account
§ Using HTC U11 life as a Wi-Fi hotspot
§ Sharing your mobile data connection by USB tethering
To help you save on data usage, connect to a Wi-Fi network whenever possible and set your online
accounts and emails to sync less frequently.
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Data Saver
Data Saver helps you limit cellular data costs by restricting background data usage. You can also set
applications to always have access to a data connection—such as your email app—to be ignored by
Data Saver.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Network & Internet Data usage.
3. Tap Data saver and then tap the On/Off switch to turn it on or off.
4. Tap Unrestricted data access, and then tap the On/Off switch next to those apps that you
want to still have access to data connection even if Data Saver is turned on.
Turning data roaming on or off
Connect to your mobile operator’s partner networks and access data services when you’re out of
your mobile operator’s coverage area.
Using data services while roaming may be costly. Check with your mobile operator for data
roaming rates before you use data roaming.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Network & Internet Mobile network.
3. Tap the Data roaming On/Off switch to turn on or off data roaming.
Keeping track of your data usage
Monitor your data usage to help prevent going over your monthly data allowance.
Data usage measured by HTC U11 life may differ from, and be less than, your actual data usage.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Network & Internet Data usage.
At the top you'll see a bar that displays the data usage to date, and the data usage cycle, alert,
warning, and limit, if one has been set.
3. With Mobile data turned on, tap Mobile data usage
.
4. Tap Billing cycle, and then set the day of the month when your usage cycle resets. This date
is usually the start of your monthly billing cycle.
5. Tap the Set data warning On/Off switch to turn it on and then tap Data warning to enter the
amount of data usage at which you'll be alerted before you reach your monthly data limit. Tap
to change the unit.
6. Tap the Set data limit On/Off switch to turn it on and then tap Data limit to enter the set
data usage at which your data connection will automatically be disabled. Tap
to change
the unit.
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Viewing the data usage of apps
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Network & Internet Data usage.
3. Tap Mobile data usage.
4. Scroll down the screen to see a list of apps and their data usage info.
5. Tap an app to see more details.
Wi-Fi connection
To use Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot”.
The availability and strength of a Wi-Fi signal varies depending on objects the Wi-Fi signal has to
pass through (such as buildings or a wall between rooms).
Turning Wi-Fi on or off
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Network & Internet.
2. Tap the Wi-Fi On/Off switch to turn Wi-Fi on or off.
3. Tap Wi-Fi to see a list of detected wireless networks.
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to see Saved networks.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1. Turn Wi-Fi on, and check the list of detected Wi-Fi networks.
See Turning Wi-Fi on or off on page 100.
2. Tap a Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
3. If you selected a secured network, enter the network key or password.
4. Tap Connect. You'll see the Wi-Fi icon
in the status bar when connected.
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi network via WPS
If you're using a Wi-Fi router with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can connect HTC U11 life
easily.
1. Turn Wi-Fi on, and check the list of detected Wi-Fi networks.
See Turning Wi-Fi on or off on page 100.
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the list of available Wi-Fi networks and tap Wi-Fi preferences
Advanced WPS Push.
To use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN method, tap Wi-Fi preferences Advanced WPS
Pin Entry.
3. Press the WPS button on your Wi-Fi router.
Connecting to VPN
Add virtual private networks (VPNs) so you can connect and access resources inside a local network,
such as your corporate or home network.
Before you can connect HTC U11 life to your local network, you may be asked to:
§ Install security certificates.
§ Enter your login credentials.
§ Download and install a required VPN app, if you're connecting to a secured enterprise
network. Contact your network administrator for details.
Also, HTC U11 life must first establish a Wi-Fi or data connection before you can start a VPN
connection.
Adding a VPN connection
You must first set a lock screen PIN, password, or pattern before you can use credential storage
and set up the VPN.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Network & Internet VPN , and then tap
.
3. Enter the VPN settings and set them up according to the security details your network
administrator gave you.
4. Tap Save.
Connecting to a VPN
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Network & Internet VPN.
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3. Tap the VPN that you want to connect to.
4. Enter your log in credentials, and then tap Connect. When you’re connected, the VPN
connected icon
appears in the notification area of the status bar.
To disconnect from a VPN connection, tap the VPN connection, and then tap Disconnect.
You can then open the web browser to access resources such as your corporate network intranet.
Installing a digital certificate
Use client and Certificate Authority (CA) digital certificates to enable HTC U11 life to access VPN or
secured Wi-Fi networks, and also to provide authentication to online secure servers. You can get a
certificate from your system administrator or download it from sites that require authentication.
§ You must set a lock screen PIN or password before installing a digital certificate.
§ Some apps such as your browser or email client let you install certificates directly in the app. See
the app's help for details.
1. Save the certificate file in the root folder on HTC U11 life or your storage card.
2. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location.
3. Tap Encryption & credentials Install from storage.
4. Browse to the certificate and select it.
Tap
to browse the storage card.
5. Enter a name for the certificate and select how it will be used.
6. Tap OK.
Using HTC U11 life as a Wi-Fi hotspot
Share your data connection with other devices by turning HTC U11 life into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
§ Make sure the data connection is turned on.
§ You must have an approved data plan associated with your account from your mobile service
provider to use this service.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Network & Internet Hotspot & tethering Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
3. Enter a Wi-Fi hotspot name or use the default name.
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4. Choose the type of security and set the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot. 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
HTC U11 life as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
5. Tap Save.
6. Tap the Hotspot & tethering On/Off switch to turn it on.
HTC U11 life is ready to be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot when you see
on the status bar.
Sharing your phone's Internet connection by USB
tethering
No Internet connection available for your computer? No problem. Use the data connection of HTC
U11 life to connect to the Internet.
§ You may need to have USB tethering added to your data plan, and it may incur additional cost.
Contact your mobile service provider for details.
§ Make sure that mobile data is turned on.
1. Connect HTC U11 life to your computer using the provided USB Type-C cable.
2. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
3. Tap Network & Internet Hotspot & tethering.
4. Tap the USB tethering On/Off switch to turn it on.
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Wireless sharing
Turning Bluetooth on or off
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Connected devices.
2. Tap the Bluetooth On/Off switch to turn the Bluetooth connection on and off.
3. Tap Bluetooth to see a list of available devices.
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.
Connecting a Bluetooth headset
You can listen to music over a Bluetooth A2DP stereo headset, or have hands-free conversations
using a compatible Bluetooth headset.
Before you connect your headset, make it discoverable so HTC U11 life can find it. Refer to your
headset manual for details.
1. Turn Bluetooth on and check the list of available devices.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 104.
2. If you don't see your headset listed, tap
Refresh to rescan for Bluetooth devices.
3. Tap the name of your headset in the Available Devices section. HTC U11 life pairs with the
headset and the headset connection status is displayed in the Paired Devices section.
4. If prompted to enter a passcode, try 0000 or 1234, or consult the headset documentation to
find the passcode.
When the Bluetooth headset is connected, you'll see
in the status bar.
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Reconnecting a Bluetooth headset
Normally, you can easily reconnect your headset by switching on Bluetooth on HTC U11 life, and
then turning on the headset.
However, you might have to connect manually if your headset has been used with another Bluetooth
device.
1. Turn Bluetooth on and check the list of paired devices.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 104.
2. Tap the headset’s name in the Paired Devices section.
3. If prompted to enter a passcode, try 0000 or 1234, or consult the headset documentation to
find the passcode.
If you still cannot reconnect to the headset, follow the instructions in Unpairing from a Bluetooth
device on page 105, and then follow the steps under Connecting a Bluetooth headset on page 104.
Unpairing from a Bluetooth device
1. Turn Bluetooth on and check the list of paired devices.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 104.
2. In the Paired devices section, tap
next to the device to unpair.
3. Tap Forget.
Receiving files using Bluetooth
HTC U11 life lets you receive various files with Bluetooth including photos, contact info, and
documents such as PDFs.
Refer to the device’s documentation for instructions on sending information over Bluetooth.
1. Turn Bluetooth on.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 104.
2. On the sending device, send one or more files to HTC U11 life.
3. If asked, accept the pairing request on HTC U11 life and on the sending device. You may also
be prompted to enter the same passcode or confirm the auto-generated passcode on both
devices.
You'll then get a Bluetooth authorization request.
4. Tap Pair.
5. When HTC U11 life receives a file transfer request notification, slide the Notifications panel
down, tap the incoming file notification, and then tap Yes.
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6. When a file is transferred, a notification is displayed. Slide the Notifications panel down, and
then tap the relevant notification.
7. Tap the received file to view it.
Using NFC
With built-in NFC (near field communication) on HTC U11 life, you can share content to another
NFC-capable mobile device in an instant.
The availability of NFC varies by phone model, region, and country.
Beam webpages, photos, contact information, and more by holding HTC U11 life and the other
device back to back.
You can also use NFC for contactless payment. Availability of NFC payment depends on when your
mobile operator launches this service. Contact your mobile operator for details.
Turning NFC on or off
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Connected devices, and then tap the NFC On/Off switch to turn it on and off.
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Beaming content
Make sure that both devices are unlocked and have NFC turned on.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Connected devices.
2. Tap Android Beam and then tap the On/Off switch to turn Android Beam™ on.
If the other device has an Android Beam option, make sure it is also turned on.
3. While viewing the content that you want to share, hold HTC U11 life and the other phone
back to back.
Make sure that the NFC area (shaded part) of HTC U11 life and the other phone's NFC area
are close to one another. Experiment by slightly moving the phones until a connection is
made.
4. When HTC U11 life vibrates, tap the screen to send the content to the other device.
The shared content appears on the other screen. For some items that you've shared (such as contact
information), additional instructions on how to save the item will appear on the receiving device.
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Common settings
Do not disturb mode
Use Do not disturb mode to reject calls, and silence audible alerts and notifications, but still keep a
data connection available.
1. With two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
2. Tap
. If necessary, swipe to the next screen.
3. Tap Total silence, Alarms only, or Priority only depending on if you want to allow
exceptions. When Priority only is selected, you can receive messages or calls from contacts
in your exceptions list.
4. Tap Until you turn off Do Not Disturb if you want to turn off Do not disturb by yourself or
tap
or
to set the number of hours before Do not disturb turns off automatically.
5. Tap Done to activate it.
The Do not disturb icon
will appear in the status bar.
§ When the screen is on, press VOLUME and then tap Turn off now to turn off Do not disturb
mode quickly.
§ When you press VOLUME down until you reach silence mode, Do not disturb Alarms only
mode is activated.
When Do not disturb is on, the notification LED will not flash.
Blocking visual disturbances
You can set Do not disturb mode to block visual disturbances such as pop up notifications.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Sound.
2. Tap Do Not Disturb preferences Block visual disturbances.
3. Tap the On/Off switches to choose whether to block visual disturbances when the screen is
on and off.
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Allowing notifications and contacts to bypass Do not disturb mode
Add important contacts to an exceptions list so you can still receive their calls and messages even
when Do not disturb mode is on.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Sound.
2. Tap Do Not Disturb preferences Priority only allows.
3. Tap the On/Off switch next to the items you wish to allow.
4. Tap Messages or Calls to select who can contact you.
Setting a Do not disturb schedule
Schedule Do not disturb to turn on automatically and how long will it last. For example, you can set
it to turn on during a weekly meeting.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Sound.
2. Tap Do Not Disturb preferences.
3. Tap Add more.
4. Select whether to base the rule on a time or an event, enter a name for the rule, and then tap
OK.
5. Set the rule's parameters.
Rule
Settings
Time rule § Set the days.
§ Set the start and end times.
§ Select a Do Not Disturb preferences level.
You can also choose whether to allow the rule to stop at either the rule end time
or by the next alarm you've set in the Clock app.
Event rule § Select a calendar you want to make the rule for.
§ Set a condition for the type of reply.
§ Select a Do Not Disturb preferences level.
You can turn an automatic rule on or off by tapping the On/Off switch when viewing the details
of the rule.
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Location settings
Some apps use your location to provide information that you need. Choose a location mode to use
based on how accurate you want these apps to determine your location.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location Location.
2. If the On/Off switch is off, tap it to turn on location mode.
3. Tap Mode, and then select one of the following location modes:
§ High accuracy provides a better estimate of your location. It relies on GPS, Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth, or mobile networks to determine your location. This mode uses Google
location services.
§ Battery saving relies on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or mobile networks without using GPS to
consume lesser battery power. This mode uses Google location services.
§ Device only uses GPS.
Turning off a location source (for example GPS) means no applications on HTC U11 life will
collect your location data through that location source. However, third party applications may
collect — and HTC U11 life may continue to provide — location data through other sources,
including through Wi-Fi and signal triangulation.
Airplane mode
When you enable Airplane (Flight) mode, all wireless radios on HTC U11 life 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.
§ You can manually turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi back on after enabling Airplane mode.
§ If USB tethering is turned on, enabling Airplane mode turns it off. You need to manually turn
USB tethering on after you disable Airplane mode.
Do any of the following to turn Airplane mode on or off:
§ In Settings Network & Internet, tap the Airplane mode On/Off switch to turn Airplane
mode on or off.
§ With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar to open the Quick Settings panel. Tap the
Airplane mode tile to turn airplane mode on or off.
When enabled, the Airplane mode icon
is displayed in the status bar.
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Automatic screen rotation
Automatic rotation is not supported in all applications.
1. With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar to open the Quick Settings panel.
2. Tap the Auto-rotate / Portrait tile to toggle between the two modes.
Setting when to turn off the screen
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, swipe up and then tap Settings Display & buttons.
2. Tap Advanced.
3. Tap Sleep, and then tap the time before the screen turns off.
Screen brightness
Screen brightness level can be automatically adjusted or manually set.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Display & buttons.
2. Use Adaptive brightness to automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on your
lighting environment. This feature is turned on by default.
If you want to manually set the screen brightness, tap the Adaptive brightness On/Off switch
to turn it off.
3. Tap Brightness level, and then drag the slider.
This sets the maximum brightness level for Adaptive brightness if this feature is turned on,
or allows you to manually set the screen brightness if the feature is turned off.
Night Light
Enabling Night Light in the evening shifts the display colors from blue to warmer colors, helping to
reduce eyestrain.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Display & buttons.
2. Tap Night Light.
3. Tap the Night Light On/Off switch to turn Night Light on.
4. Drag the slider to adjust the color temperature. Dragging the Intensity slider to the right
filters out more blue light.
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5. Tap Turn on automatically to set a schedule when Night Light will be turned on.
6. After you've set a schedule, tap the Night Light On/Off switch to turn it off. Night Light will
then follow the schedule you've set.
Adjusting the display size
Resize items and fonts on the screen to make them easier to see.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Display & buttons.
2. Tap Advanced Display size.
3. Tap
or
screen.
, or drag the sliders, to increase or decrease the size of fonts or the items on the
Swipe left or right above Preview to see how the changes affect the different screen items.
Touch sounds and vibration
Some people like the sound or vibration feedback they get when touching the screen, and some
don't. You can turn on or off various types of touch sounds and vibration on HTC U11 life.
§ Touch tones when tapping the phone dial pad
§ Touch sounds when tapping onscreen items
§ Screen lock sounds
§ Vibration when pressing navigation buttons
§ Touch sound and vibration when tapping the keyboard
Turning touch sounds and vibration on and off
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Sound.
2. Tap Advanced.
3. Under Other sounds and vibrations, select the options you want to turn on or off.
Turning off keyboard sounds and vibration
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings System.
2. Tap Language & input Virtual keyboard Gboard Preferences.
3. Under Key press, you can:
§ Tap the Sound on keypress On/Off switch to turn on or off the keyboard sounds.
§ Tap the Vibrate on keypress On/Off switch to turn on or off keyboard vibration.
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Changing the display language
Changing the language adjusts the keyboard layout, date and time formatting, and more.
You can choose several languages and specific dialects so that apps with localized content will
display correctly.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings System Languages & input.
2. Tap Languages. The first language in the list is the default display language.
3. Tap Add a language to add another language to the list, and then select the regional variant
of the language.
next to the language you want, and drag it to the beginning of the list
You can press and hold
to set it as your display language.
4. To remove languages from the list, tap
to remove.
Remove and then select the languages you want
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Security settings
Assigning a PIN to a nano SIM card
You can help to protect the nano SIM card by assigning a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Make sure you have the default PIN provided by your mobile operator before continuing.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location.
2. Tap SIM card lock.
3. Tap the Lock SIM card On/Off switch to turn it on. Enter the default PIN of the card, and
then tap OK.
4. To change the card PIN, tap Change SIM PIN.
Restoring a nano SIM card that has been locked out
If you enter the wrong PIN more times than the maximum number of attempts allowed, the card
will become “PUK-locked.”
You need a Pin Unlock Key (PUK) code to restore access to HTC U11 life. Contact your mobile
operator for this code.
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.
Setting a screen lock
Help protect your personal information and help prevent others from using HTC U11 life without
your permission.
Choose to set a screen lock pattern, numeric PIN, or other means of locking your phone. You'll be
asked to unlock the screen every time HTC U11 life is turned on or when it’s idle for a certain period
of time.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location.
2. Under Device security, tap Screen lock.
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3. Select a screen lock option and set up the screen lock.
4. Beside Screen lock, tap
locks.
Automatically lock, then specify the idle time before the screen
Tap
and tap the Make pattern visible On/Off switch to turn it off if you don’t want your
screen lock pattern to display as you draw it onscreen.
Setting up Smart Lock
Use Smart Lock as an alternative way to unlock your phone, in the event you forget your password,
PIN, or pattern. Set Smart Lock to unlock your phone when the phone recognizes your face or voice.
You can also set it to keep your phone unlocked in certain situations, such as when the phone is with
you and you're in a trusted location.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location.
2. Tap Smart Lock.
You need to have a screen lock set up before you can use Smart Lock. If you haven't set up a
screen lock, tap Screen lock. This will be your alternate screen lock method.
3. Confirm your screen lock.
4. Choose whether to unlock your phone through voice or facial recognition, or keep the phone
unlocked when:
§ You're carrying the phone
§ You're in a trusted location such as within your home Wi-Fi network
§ The phone is connected to a trusted device such as your own Bluetooth device
5. Follow the onscreen instructions, and then press
screen.
to return to the Security & Location
6. Under Device security, tap
to the right of Screen lock, tap Automatically lock, and then
specify the idle time before the screen is locked.
To help make Smart Lock more reliable and more secure when using facial recognition, you can
train HTC U11 life to recognize your face in different situations, such as when you're wearing glasses
or sporting a beard.
Tap Smart Lock, confirm your screen lock, then tap Trusted face Improve face matching. Follow
the onscreen instructions.
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Turning the lock screen off
Rather not have to unlock your phone every time you wake it up? You can turn the lock screen off in
Settings.
It is recommended that you have a screen lock to help secure your phone from unwanted access.
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings Security & location.
2. Under Device security, tap Screen lock None.
To turn lock screen on again, tap Screen lock again to set one.
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Trademarks and copyrights
Trademarks and copyrights
©2017 HTC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
HTC, the HTC logo, VideoPic, Zoe, and all other HTC product and feature names are trademarks or
registered trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries of HTC Corporation and its affiliates.
Google, Android, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Now, Google Play, Google
Voice Search, Google Wallet, and YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc.
Exchange ActiveSync is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Wi-Fi® and Miracast are registered trademarks of the Wireless Fidelity Alliance, Inc.
LTE is a trademark of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
microSD is a trademark of SD-3C LLC.
All other trademarks and service marks mentioned herein, including company names, product
names, service names and logos, are the property of their respective owners and their use herein
does not indicate an affiliation with, association with, or endorsement of or by HTC Corporation.
Not all marks listed necessarily appear in this User Guide.
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.
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
Accounts
- syncing 26
Airplane mode 110
Android Beam
See NFC
Apps
- app shortcuts 89
- installing 88
- installing from Google Play 87
- installing from the web 88
- organizing into a group 51
- recent apps 90
- restoring 88
- split-screen view 89
- uninstalling 88
Auto Selfie 60
B
Backup
- restoring backed up apps 88
Battery
- charging 22
- checking usage 81
- saving battery power 79
Bluetooth
- connecting a Bluetooth headset 104
- receiving information 105
Burst mode 62
C
Camera
- basics 54, 56, 58
- capture modes 55
- continuous shooting 62
- flash 55
- HDR Boost 62
- Hyperlapse 66
- launching with Edge Sense 41
- Pro mode 67
- RAW photos 68
- recording a video 58
- selfie 59–61
- slow motion 66
- standby 54
- sweep panorama 65
- taking a photo 56
- taking photo while recording 59
- using volume buttons as controls 55
- video resolution 59
- zooming 55
Capture modes
- switching to 55
Capture screen 34
Change phone language 113
Continuous shooting 62
Copy
- files 83
Copying
- text 37
D
Data connection
- data roaming 99
- sharing 103
- turning on or off 98
- usage 98
Display
- changing the time before the screen turns
off 111
- screen brightness 111
- screen rotation 111
- Sleep mode 29
display size 112
DNG RAW photos 68
E
Edge Sense
- voice assistant
- typing with your voice with Edge Sense 43
- about 39
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- customizing 41
- in-app options 44–46
- setting up 40
- squeeze and hold 42
- squeeze force level 44
- turning on or off 40
- typing with your voice 43
expanded storage 82
F
Face unlock 115
Factory reset 86
Files
- copying 83
Finger gestures 30
Fingerprint
- about 27
- adding, removing, or editing 28
G
Gestures
- touch gestures 30
Gmail 96
Google Play
- installing apps 87
- refund 88
GPS (Global Positioning System)
See Location settings
Group
- grouping apps 51
- removing items 51
H
Hands free 104
Hard reset
See Factory reset
HDR Boost 62
Headphones
See Bluetooth
Home screen
- adding or removing widget panel 48
- Favorites bar 50
- group 51
- widgets 50
Hotspot
See Wireless router
HTC Sense version 47
HTC USonic 53
Hyperlapse 66
I
Internet connection
- VPN 101
- Wi-Fi 100
- wireless router 102
K
Keyboard
- entering text 38
- entering text by speaking 38
- speech recognition 38
L
Language
- system language 113
Live Makeup 59
Location settings 110
Low battery 79
Low storage 82
M
Master reset
See Factory reset
microSD card 18
N
NFC (Near Field Communication) 106
Night mode 111
Notifications
- panel 36
O
Online accounts
- adding accounts 26
- removing accounts 27
- syncing manually 26
- what can you sync with 26
P
Pair a Bluetooth headset 104
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Phone calls
- missed calls 69
- muting the microphone 71
- speakerphone 70
Phone information 47
Phone settings
See Settings
Power
- charging the battery 22
- checking battery usage 81
- saving power 79
- sleep mode 29
Print screen
See Capture screen
PUK (PIN Unblock Key) 114
Q
Quick settings 33
R
RAW photos 68
Reset 34, 86
Router
See Wireless router
S
Screen 29, 34, 111
- adjusting brightness 111
- capture 34
- changing the time before the screen turns
off 111
- rotation 111
- Sleep mode settings 111
Screen lock 114
Screen shot
See Capture screen
SD card 18
Security
- fingerprint 27
- protecting phone with screen lock 114
- security certificates 101
self-timer 61
selfie
- Auto Selfie 60
- Live Makeup 59
- self-timer 61
- Voice Selfie 60
Settings
- About 47
- display language 113
- Storage 82
Setup
- first-time setup 25
Sharing
- text 38
SIM card 16
Sleep mode 29
Slow motion video 66
Smart network sharing 103
Soft reset 34
Sound
- active noise cancellation 53
- HTC USonic 53
Speakerphone 70
Storage 82
Sweep panorama 65
T
Tethering
See USB Tethering
time-lapse
See Hyperlapse
U
USB Tethering 103
V
VideoPic 59
Videos
- recording 58
- taking photo while recording 59
Voice assistant
- launching with Edge Sense 42
Voice input 38
Voice Selfie 60
VPN 101
- adding a connection 101
- connecting 101
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W
Waking up phone
- through power button 29
Wi-Fi 100, 101
- connecting via WPS 101
- turning on 100
Widgets
- adding 50
- removing 51
Wireless router 102