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T - Mobile G2 User`s Guide
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Contents
About this guide ........................................................................................... 10
Android basics............................................................................................... 13
Inside the box............................................................................................................................ 14
Your phone................................................................................................................................. 15
Front panel with keyboard opened ......................................................................... 15
Top panel .............................................................................................................................. 16
Back panel ............................................................................................................................ 17
Bottom panel ................................................................................................................. 17
Left and right panels ....................................................................................................... 18
Before turning on your phone .......................................................................................... 19
Back cover............................................................................................................................ 19
SIM card ................................................................................................................................. 20
Storage card........................................................................................................................ 21
Battery.................................................................................................................................... 22
Starting Android for the first time .................................................................................. 26
Your Google Account ..................................................................................................... 26
Customizing your phone ............................................................................................... 28
Additional accounts and settings ............................................................................. 28
Getting to know the Home screen ................................................................................. 29
Customizing the Home screen ......................................................................................... 32
Using the touchscreen.......................................................................................................... 35
Using the Trackpad ................................................................................................................ 37
Monitoring your phone’s status ....................................................................................... 38
Status icons.......................................................................................................................... 38
Notification icons .............................................................................................................. 39
Managing notifications ......................................................................................................... 40
Entering text.............................................................................................................................. 42
Using the hardware QWERTY .................................................................................... 42
Using the onscreen keyboard..................................................................................... 44
Using your voice to enter text.................................................................................... 47
Editing text................................................................................................................................. 49
Opening and switching applications ............................................................................. 51
Working with menus.............................................................................................................. 53
Options menus ................................................................................................................... 53
Context menus ................................................................................................................... 54
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Searching your phone and the web............................................................................... 55
Searching and doing things by voice............................................................................ 59
Locking your phone ............................................................................................................... 61
Connecting quickly with your contacts ....................................................................... 62
Optimizing battery life.......................................................................................................... 63
Performing a hard/factory reset ..................................................................................... 65
Connecting to networks and devices................................................... 66
Connecting to mobile networks....................................................................................... 67
Connecting to Wi-Fi networks ......................................................................................... 69
Connecting to Bluetooth devices ................................................................................... 72
Connecting to a computer via USB ............................................................................... 75
Connecting to virtual private networks ....................................................................... 77
Working with secure certificates..................................................................................... 79
Placing and receiving calls ....................................................................... 80
Placing and ending calls ...................................................................................................... 81
Answering or rejecting calls............................................................................................... 84
Working with the Call log.................................................................................................... 86
Calling your contacts............................................................................................................. 88
Listening to your voicemail ................................................................................................ 89
Dialing by voice........................................................................................................................ 90
Options during a call ............................................................................................................. 91
Managing multiple calls........................................................................................................ 93
Contacts........................................................................................................... 95
Opening your contacts......................................................................................................... 96
Adding contacts ...................................................................................................................... 98
Importing, exporting, and sharing contacts............................................................... 99
Adding a contact to your favorites................................................................................ 101
Searching for a contact........................................................................................................ 102
Editing contact details.......................................................................................................... 103
Communicating with your contacts .............................................................................. 106
Changing which contacts are displayed...................................................................... 108
Joining contacts....................................................................................................................... 110
Separating contact information....................................................................................... 111
Accounts.......................................................................................................... 112
Adding and removing accounts ...................................................................................... 113
Configuring account sync and display options........................................................ 116
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Gmail ................................................................................................................. 119
Gmail is different...................................................................................................................... 120
Opening Gmail and your Inbox ........................................................................................ 121
Reading your messages....................................................................................................... 123
Composing and sending a message.............................................................................. 126
Replying to or forwarding a message........................................................................... 128
Working with conversations in batches....................................................................... 130
Labeling a conversation....................................................................................................... 131
Starring a message................................................................................................................. 132
Viewing conversations by label ....................................................................................... 133
Copying text from messages ............................................................................................ 134
Reporting spam........................................................................................................................ 135
Searching for messages....................................................................................................... 136
Archiving conversations ...................................................................................................... 137
Synchronizing your messages .......................................................................................... 138
Appending a signature to your messages.................................................................. 140
Changing Gmail settings...................................................................................................... 141
General Settings ................................................................................................................ 141
Notification settings ........................................................................................................ 142
Calendar........................................................................................................... 143
Viewing your calendar and events ................................................................................. 144
Working in Agenda view ..................................................................................................... 146
Working in Day view.............................................................................................................. 147
Working in Week view.......................................................................................................... 148
Working in Month view ........................................................................................................ 149
Viewing event details ............................................................................................................ 150
Creating an event.................................................................................................................... 151
Editing or deleting an event .............................................................................................. 152
Setting an event reminder .................................................................................................. 153
Responding to an event reminder .................................................................................. 154
Synchronizing and displaying calendars ..................................................................... 155
Changing Calendar settings............................................................................................... 156
Google Voice.................................................................................................. 157
Configuring Google Voice................................................................................................... 158
Opening Google Voice and your Inbox........................................................................ 160
Reading or listening to your voicemail......................................................................... 161
Exchanging text (SMS) messages .................................................................................. 163
Starring messages .................................................................................................................. 164
Viewing messages by label ................................................................................................ 165
Placing calls with Google Voice ....................................................................................... 166
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Changing Google Voice settings..................................................................................... 167
General Settings ................................................................................................................ 167
Sync and notifications settings .................................................................................. 168
Google Talk..................................................................................................... 169
Signing in and opening your Friends list ..................................................................... 170
Chatting with friends ............................................................................................................. 171
Changing and monitoring online status....................................................................... 174
Managing your Friends list ................................................................................................. 176
Changing Google Talk settings ........................................................................................ 178
Email.................................................................................................................. 179
Opening Email and the Accounts screen.................................................................... 180
Reading your messages....................................................................................................... 183
Responding to a message .................................................................................................. 184
Starring messages .................................................................................................................. 185
Working with message in batches.................................................................................. 186
Composing and sending email ......................................................................................... 187
Working with account folders .......................................................................................... 188
Appending a signature to your messages.................................................................. 189
Adding and editing email accounts ............................................................................... 190
Changing email account settings.................................................................................... 192
Account settings ............................................................................................................... 192
Incoming server settings ............................................................................................... 193
Outgoing server settings .............................................................................................. 194
Messaging........................................................................................................ 195
Opening Messaging................................................................................................................ 196
Exchanging messages .......................................................................................................... 197
Changing Messaging settings ........................................................................................... 201
Storage settings ................................................................................................................ 201
Text message (SMS) settings ..................................................................................... 201
Multimedia message (MMS) settings ...................................................................... 201
Notification settings ........................................................................................................ 202
Browser ............................................................................................................ 203
Opening Browser .................................................................................................................... 204
Navigating within a webpage ........................................................................................... 207
Navigating among webpages ........................................................................................... 210
Working with multiple Browser windows ................................................................... 212
Downloading files.................................................................................................................... 213
Working with bookmarks.................................................................................................... 215
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Changing Browser settings ................................................................................................ 217
Page content settings..................................................................................................... 217
Privacy settings.................................................................................................................. 218
Security settings................................................................................................................ 219
Advanced settings............................................................................................................ 220
Maps .................................................................................................................. 221
Opening Maps and viewing your location .................................................................. 222
Obtaining details about a location ................................................................................. 224
Starring a location................................................................................................................... 226
Changing map layers............................................................................................................. 228
Searching for locations and places ................................................................................ 230
Getting directions ................................................................................................................... 231
Navigating with spoken, turn-by-turn directions .................................................... 233
Finding your friends with Google Latitude ................................................................ 241
Camera ............................................................................................................. 245
Opening Camera and taking pictures ........................................................................... 246
Changing Camera settings ................................................................................................. 249
Camera settings................................................................................................................. 250
Camcorder settings ......................................................................................................... 251
Gallery............................................................................................................... 253
Opening Gallery and viewing your albums ................................................................ 254
Working with albums ............................................................................................................ 256
Working with pictures .......................................................................................................... 260
Working with videos.............................................................................................................. 264
Goggles ............................................................................................................ 266
Opening Goggles and searching with pictures ........................................................ 267
Working with your search history................................................................................... 269
YouTube........................................................................................................... 270
Opening YouTube and watching videos ..................................................................... 271
Changing YouTube settings .............................................................................................. 274
Music.................................................................................................................. 275
Transferring music files to your phone......................................................................... 276
Opening Music and working with your library.......................................................... 277
Playing music ............................................................................................................................ 279
Working with playlists .......................................................................................................... 282
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News & Weather ........................................................................................... 284
Checking the news and weather ..................................................................................... 285
Changing News & Weather settings.............................................................................. 288
Weather settings............................................................................................................... 288
News settings...................................................................................................................... 288
Refresh settings ................................................................................................................. 289
Clock.................................................................................................................. 290
Viewing the date, time, and other information......................................................... 291
Setting alarms ........................................................................................................................... 293
Changing Clock alarm settings......................................................................................... 295
Car Home......................................................................................................... 296
Using Car Home ....................................................................................................................... 297
Calculator ........................................................................................................ 299
Using the Calculator............................................................................................................... 300
Market ............................................................................................................... 301
Opening Android Market and finding applications ................................................ 302
Downloading and installing applications..................................................................... 306
Managing your downloads ................................................................................................. 308
Settings ............................................................................................................ 312
Opening Settings..................................................................................................................... 313
Wireless & networks .............................................................................................................. 314
Wi-Fi settings screen ...................................................................................................... 314
Advanced Wi-Fi settings screen ............................................................................... 315
Bluetooth settings screen............................................................................................. 315
VPN settings screen ........................................................................................................ 316
Mobile networks settings screen............................................................................... 316
Call settings................................................................................................................................ 318
Voicemail............................................................................................................................... 318
Other call settings............................................................................................................. 318
Fixed Dialing Numbers screen.................................................................................... 319
Sound settings.......................................................................................................................... 320
Display settings ........................................................................................................................ 322
Location & security settings .............................................................................................. 323
Screen unlock screen ...................................................................................................... 324
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Applications settings............................................................................................................. 325
Applications settings screen ....................................................................................... 325
Application Info screen .................................................................................................. 326
Development screen ....................................................................................................... 326
Accounts & sync settings.................................................................................................... 328
Accounts & sync settings screen .............................................................................. 328
Account screen .................................................................................................................. 329
Privacy settings........................................................................................................................ 330
SD card & phone storage settings.................................................................................. 331
Search settings ......................................................................................................................... 332
Search settings screen ................................................................................................... 332
Google search settings screen ................................................................................... 332
Language & keyboard settings ........................................................................................ 333
Language & Keyboard screen .................................................................................... 333
Android keyboard settings screen ........................................................................... 334
Device Keyboard settings screen ............................................................................. 335
Voice input & output settings ........................................................................................... 336
Voice recognizer settings screen.............................................................................. 336
Text-to-Speech settings screen ................................................................................ 336
Accessibility settings............................................................................................................. 338
Date & time settings .............................................................................................................. 339
About phone.............................................................................................................................. 340
About Phone screen........................................................................................................ 340
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About this guide
This guide describes how to use release 2.2 of the Android™ mobile
technology platform.
This guide does not describe the physical features of your phone (its
parts and accessories, how to replace its battery, turn it on , and so
on) or its specifications; for that information, refer to your phone’s
owner’s guide.
Chapter
Describes
“Android basics” on
page 13
Getting to know the phone and the accessories that
come with it, starting Android the first time, signing into
your Google™ Accounts so you can take full advantage
of Google Apps™, and performing basic Android tasks.
“Connecting to
networks and
devices” on
page 66
Configuring how your phone connects to mobile and
Wi-Fi™ networks, to Bluetooth™ devices, and to a computer, and it describes how to share your phone’s mobile
data connection via USB or as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
This chapter also describes how to secure your connections to virtual private networks (VPNs) and other networks.
“Placing and
receiving calls” on
page 80
Using your phone to place, receive, and manage multiple
calls.
“Contacts” on
page 95
Organizing and finding contact information for the people you know.
“Accounts” on
page 112
Adding and synchronizing email and other accounts,
including Google Accounts.
“Gmail” on page 119
Sending and receiving messages using Gmail™ webmail
service.
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Chapter
Describes
“Calendar” on
page 143
Viewing and creating events on your calendar and synchronizing them with the Google Calendar™ calendaring
service on the web.
“Google Voice” on
page 157
Checking your voicemail and placing calls with Google
Voice.
“Google Talk” on
page 169
Communicating with friends by using the Google Talk™
instant messaging service.
“Email” on page 179
Configuring your phone so you can send and receive
email via a conventional email service.
“Messaging” on
page 195
Exchanging text and multimedia messages with other
phones.
“Browser” on
page 203
Browsing the web on your phone.
“Maps” on page 221
Discovering the world with street and satellite data from
the Google Earth™ mapping service, getting directions,
finding your location, sharing your location through the
Google Latitude™ user location service, navigating with
spoken turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps Navigation, and the many other features available on your
phone in the Google Maps™ mapping service
“Camera” on
page 245
Taking and previewing photos and videos.
“Gallery” on
page 253
Viewing, sharing, and uploading your photos and videos
to the Picasa™ photo organizing software service and
the YouTube™ user-generated content website.
“Goggles” on
page 266
Using the Google Goggles™ visual search service to
search the web for information about the subjects of
photos you take or to get information about nearby
businesses.
“YouTube” on
page 270
Viewing YouTube videos.
“Music” on
page 275
Listening to music by the song, album, or playlist.
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About this guide
Chapter
Describes
“News & Weather”
on page 284
Checking the news and weather on your Home screen
or in detail.
“Clock” on
page 290
Checking the time and setting alarms.
“Calculator” on
page 299
Calculating the solutions to math problems.
“Market” on
page 301
Finding new applications on Android Market™ downloadable applications service, purchasing paid applications with Google Checkout™ payment and billing
service, and installing them.
“Settings” on
page 312
Opening the Settings application and its many tools for
configuring and customizing your phone.
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Android basics
When you first turn on your phone, you have the
opportunity to learn more about it and to sign into your
Google Account. Then it’s a good idea to become familiar
with the basics of your phone and how to use it—the
Home screen, the touchscreen and buttons, applications,
search, and so on.
In this section
“Inside the box” on page 14
“Your phone” on page 15
“Before turning on your phone” on page 19
“Starting Android for the first time” on page 26
“Getting to know the Home screen” on page 29
“Customizing the Home screen” on page 32
“Using the touchscreen” on page 35
“Using the Trackpad” on page 37
“Monitoring your phone’s status” on page 38
“Managing notifications” on page 40
“Entering text” on page 42
“Editing text” on page 49
“Opening and switching applications” on page 51
“Working with menus” on page 53
“Searching your phone and the web” on page 55
“Searching and doing things by voice” on page 59
“Locking your phone” on page 61
“Connecting quickly with your contacts” on page 62
“Optimizing battery life” on page 63
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Inside the box
You will find the following inside the box:
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USB cable
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AC adapter
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3.5mm stereo headset
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Battery
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microSD card
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Quick start guide
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Terms & Conditions
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Your phone
Front panel with keyboard opened
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9
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3
6
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Hardware QWERTY
See "Using the hardware QWERTY" to learn how to use the hardware
QWERTY keyboard.
2
Menu
Press to open a list of actions that you can do on the current screen.
3
Home
• While on any application or screen, press to return to the Home
screen.
• Press and hold to open the recently-used applications window.
4
Search
Press to do a search.
5
Back
Press to go back to the previous screen, close a dialog box, options
menu, or the Notifications panel, or hide the onscreen keyboard.
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Trackpad
Swipe your finger over to highlight items or press to select items
onscreen.
7
Notification LED
This LED shows a:
• Solid green light when the phone 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 red light when the battery is being charged.
• Flashing red light when the battery level reaches very low.
8
Earpiece
Listen to a phone call here.
9
Touch screen
Top panel
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3.5mm audio jack
Connect a 3.5mm stereo headset for hands-free conversation or for
listening to music.
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Power
• When the phone is off, press to turn on the phone.
• When the phone is on and the screen is unlocked, press to turn off
or on the phone display.
• With the screen unlocked, press and hold to open the phone
options menu that lets you turn off the phone, and switch your
phone to silent mode or airplane mode.
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Back panel
12
13
14
15
12
5.0 megapixel camera
13
Speaker
14
LED flashlight
15
Back cover
Bottom panel
16
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20
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Volume Up
• While on a call, press to increase earpiece volume.
• While not on a call, press to increase the ringer volume.
• While watching videos, press to increase the volume.
18
Volume Down
• While on a call, press to decrease earpiece volume.
• While not on a call, press to decrease the ringer volume.
• While watching videos, press to decrease the volume.
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USB connector
• Connect the power adapter to charge the battery.
• Connect the supplied USB cable to transfer files to your phone
from your computer.
20
Camera
• When not using the camera, press and hold to open the camera.
• When using the camera to take photos, press to take the shot.
• When using the camcorder to shoot videos, press to start recording. Press again to stop recording.
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Back cover lock
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Before turning on your phone
Back cover
If you need to replace or install the battery, SIM card, or storage card,
you must remove the back cover.
Removing the back cover
1
With the phone turned off, hold your phone securely with the
front facing down.
2 Slide down the back cover lock, and then lift the back cover to
remove it.
Back cover lock
Replacing the back cover
1
Insert and secure the tabs of the right part of the back cover into
the two openings located at the right part of the phone’s exposed
back panel.
2 Press the back cover against the phone until it is in place. The
back cover lock clicks when the back cover is in place.
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SIM card
The SIM card contains your phone number and phonebook/message
memory. Your phone supports both 1.8V and 3V SIM cards.
Inserting the SIM card
1
Remove the back cover. Refer to "Removing the back cover."
2 If the battery is installed, remove the battery. Refer to "Removing
the battery."
3 Locate the SIM card slot at the top of the battery compartment.
4 Insert the SIM card into the slot with its cut-off corner first and its
gold contacts facing down, and then push it in completely into the
slot.
Removing the SIM card
1
Remove the back cover. Refer to "Removing the back cover."
2 If the battery is installed, remove the battery. Refer to "Removing
the battery."
3 Slide the SIM card towards the direction of the battery
compartment.
4 Slide the SIM card out from the slot using your thumb.
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If your GSM phone doesn’t have a SIM card installed, you can’t
connect to T-Mobile for voice and data services such as voice calling
and sending SMS/MMS messages. But you can connect to a Wi-Fi
network to sign into your Google Account and to use all other
features of your phone.
Storage card
Store your pictures, music, and applications in the microSD card that
came with your phone.
Inserting the storage card
1
Remove the back cover. Refer to "Removing the back cover."
2 If the battery is installed, remove the battery. Refer to "Removing
the battery."
3 Slide down the storage card holder towards the edge of the
battery compartment, and then flip it to open.
4 Insert the storage card with its gold contacts facing the
connectors on the storage card slot, and then slide the storage
card completely into the holder.
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5 Close the storage card holder, and then slide it up to lock it in
place.
Removing the storage card
1
Remove the back cover. Refer to "Removing the back cover."
2 If the battery is installed, remove the battery. Refer to "Removing
the battery."
3 Slide down the storage card holder towards the edge of the
battery compartment, and then flip it to open.
4 Pull out the storage card, and then close the storage card holder.
Battery
Your phone uses a rechargeable battery. Please use only original
batteries and accessories that came with your phone or
replacements that we recommend.
How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on
how you use your phone. Among these are the phone features and
accessories you use (for example, leaving your Bluetooth connection
always on uses more power). Long phone calls and frequent web
browsing use up much battery. Also, consider your location: poor
signal strength from your mobile network and extreme temperature
make the battery work harder.
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Inserting the battery
1
Remove the back cover. Refer to "Removing the back cover."
2 Insert the contacts side of the battery first and then gently push
the battery into place.
Removing the battery
1
Remove the back cover. Refer to "Removing the back cover."
2 Lift out the battery from the notch at the top of the battery
compartment.
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Charging the battery
The battery is partially charged when shipped. Before you turn on
and start using your phone, it is recommended that you charge the
battery. Some batteries perform best after several full charge/
discharge cycles.
1
Connect the smaller plug of the USB cable to the sync connector
on your phone.
2 Connect the other plug of the USB cable to the USB port of the
AC adapter.
3 Plug in the AC adapter to an electrical outlet to start charging the
battery.
As the battery is being charged, the notification LED shows a solid
red light when the battery is being charged. The light turns to solid
green when the phone is fully charged.
When you charge the battery while the phone is on, the charging
battery icon ( ) is displayed in the status bar of the Home screen.
After the battery has been fully charged, a full battery icon (
) will
be displayed in the status bar of the Home screen.
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Only the AC adapter and USB sync cable provided with your phone must
be used to charge the battery
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Do not remove the battery from the phone while you are charging it using
the AC or car adapter.
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As a safety precaution, the battery stops charging when it overheats.
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Turning on your phone
S Press the Power button.
Important When you turn on the phone for the first time, you will be prompted to set
up your phone. For more information on how to set up your phone for the
first time, see "Starting Android for the first time."
Entering your PIN
Your SIM card is preset with a PIN (personal identification number),
you will be prompted to enter the PIN to proceed. Enter the SIM PIN,
then tap OK.
To learn how to enable or disable the SIM PIN, see “Location &
security settings” on page 323.
Important If you enter the wrong PIN three times, the SIM card is blocked. If this happens, you can unblock it with the PUK (PIN Unblocking Key) obtained from
T-Mobile.
Turning off your phone
If you do not need to use your phone, you can turn the power off to
save battery life.
1
If the display is off, press the Power button to turn the display
back on.
2 Unlock your phone if the Lock screen is displayed. See “To wake
up the phone” on page 30 to learn how to unlock the screen.
3 Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
4 When the Phone options options menu appears, tap Power off.
5 Tap OK when prompted to turn off the phone.
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Starting Android for the first time
The first time you power on your phone (after setting it up, as
described in the previous section), you’re introduced to the latest
features of your phone. Touch Next to proceed.
Your Google Account
You must sign into a Google Account to use Gmail, Google Talk,
Google Calendar, and other Google Apps; to download applications
from Android Market; to back up your settings to Google servers; and
to take advantage of other Google services on your phone.
If you don’t sign into a Google Account during setup, you are
prompted to sign in or to create a Google Account the first time you
start an application that requires one, such as Gmail or Android
Market.
Important If you want to restore your settings to this phone from another phone that
was running Android release 2.0 or later, you must sign into your Google
Account now, during setup. If you wait until after setup is complete, your settings are not restored.
If you don’t have a Google Account, touch Google Account in the
Customize your phone screen, and then tap Next > Sign in.
Touch to open the onscreen
keyboard, to enter your Google
Account username.
Touch to enter your password.
When you’re finished, press the
phone’s Back button to close
the onscreen keyboard, so you
can touch the Sign in button at
the bottom of the screen.
When you sign in, you’re prompted to enter your username and
password, using the onscreen keyboard.
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For information about navigating the touchscreen and entering text,
see “Using the touchscreen” on page 35 and “Using the onscreen
keyboard” on page 44.
If you have an enterprise Gmail account through your company or
other organization, your IT department may have special instructions
on how to sign into that account.
When you sign in, your contacts, Gmail messages, Calendar events,
and other information from these applications and services on the
web are synchronized with your phone.
If you have a Google Account but have forgotten your password, you
must reset it before you can sign in. On your computer, go to http://
www.google.com, click Sign In, click “Can’t access your account?” in
the sign-in box, and then follow the instructions for resetting your
password.
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Customizing your phone
After setting up your Google Account, you can touch Finish setup or
press Back
to return to the Customize your phone screen and set
up Google Voice, Quick Keys, or add a POP3/IMAP email account.
Touch Next when you’re done setting these up.
You can then choose whether to take advantage of Google’s location
service, which provides applications with your approximate location
without using GPS, and whether to use your location for Google
search results and other Google services. For information about
changing these settings later, see “Location & security settings” on
page 323 and “Privacy settings” on page 324. Touch Next to proceed.
Touch any of the options and then touch Home to display the Home
screen. You can set these settings and applications later by touching
Setup on the Launcher screen.
Additional accounts and settings
After setup, you can add Google, Facebook, conventional email, and
other kinds of accounts to your phone, and sync some or all of their
data, as described in “Accounts” on page 112. However, only the first
Google Account you sign into is backed up to Google servers. Some
applications that only work with a single account display data only
from the first account that you sign into.
You can choose to back up some of your data, such as your
bookmarks, your user dictionary, your Wi-Fi passwords, and many
other settings, to your Google Account, on Google servers. Some
third-party applications may also take advantage of this feature. That
way, when you need to replace your phone (when you upgrade or
replace a lost phone), your data and settings are restored to your
new phone when you first sign in. For information about changing
this setting later, see “Privacy settings” on page 324.
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Getting to know the Home screen
After setting up Android for the first time, the Home screen opens.
The Home screen is your starting point to access all the features on
your phone. It displays application icons, widgets, shortcuts, and
other features. You can customize the Home screen with different
wallpaper and display the items you want. See “Connecting quickly
with your contacts” on page 62.
The Status bar shows the time,
signal strength, battery status,
and other information. It also
displays notification icons.
Widgets are applications
that you can use directly
on the Home screen.
Touch items on the Home screen to
open them. Touch & hold an empty
spot to add a shortcut to an
application, a widget, and so on.
Touch the Launcher icon to
open the Launcher and view
all your applications.
At the top of the screen, the Status bar displays the time, information
about the status of your phone, and icons for notifications that
you’ve received. To learn more, see “Monitoring your phone’s status”
on page 38 and “Managing notifications” on page 40.
Touch the Launcher icon at the bottom of the screen to view all
installed applications. See “Opening and switching applications” on
page 51.
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To wake up the phone
If you don’t use the phone for a while, the Home screen or other
screen you are viewing, is replaced with the lock screen and then the
screen darkens, to conserve the battery.
1
Press the Power button.
If you’ve locked your screen, you must draw an unlock pattern or
enter a PIN or password to unlock it. See “Locking your phone” on
page 61.
If you haven’t locked your screen, this lock screen appears.
2 Drag the lock icon to the right.
The last screen you were working on opens.
To return to the Home screen
S Press the Home
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To view other parts of the Home screen
S Slide your finger left or right across the Home screen.
The six extensions to the Home screen provide more space for
widgets, shortcuts, and other items. For more on sliding, see
“Using the touchscreen” on page 35.
Small dots at the lower left and right indicate which screen you’re
viewing.
S Touch & hold the small dots on the lower left or right of the screen
to view thumbnails of the Home screen and its extensions, which
you can touch to open.
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Customizing the Home screen
You can add application icons, shortcuts, widgets, and other items to
any part of the Home screen. You can also change the wallpaper.
For an introduction to the Home screen, see “Getting to know the
Home screen” on page 29.
To add an item to the Home screen
1
Open the Home screen where you want to add the item.
For an introduction to working with the Home screen, including
how to switch Home screens, see “Getting to know the Home
screen” on page 29.
2 Press Menu and touch Add.
Or just touch & hold an empty location on the Home screen.
If there are no empty spots on the Home screen, Add is dimmed;
you must delete or move an item before you can add another
item, or switch to another Home screen.
3 In the menu that opens, touch the type of item to add.
You can add the following types of items to the Home screen.
Shortcuts
Add shortcuts to applications, a bookmarked webpage, a favorite
contact, a destination in Maps, a Gmail label, a music playlist, and
many other items. The shortcuts available depend on the
applications you have installed.
Widgets
Add any of a variety of miniature applications (widgets) to your
Home screen, including a clock, a music player, a picture frame, the
Google search bar, a power manager, a calendar that shows
upcoming appointments, and a News & Weather widget. You can
also download widgets from Android Market.
Folders
Add a folder where you can organize Home screen items, or folders
that contain all your contacts, contacts with phone numbers, or
starred contacts. Your folders’ contents are kept up to date
automatically.
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To move an item on the Home screen
1
Touch & hold the item you want to move, until it vibrates.
Don’t lift your finger.
2 Drag the item to a new location on the screen.
Pause at the edge of the screen to drag the item onto another
Home screen pane.
3 When the item is where you want it, lift your finger.
To remove an item from the Home screen
1
Touch & hold the item you want to remove, until it vibrates.
Don’t lift your finger.
The Launcher icon changes to a Trash Can icon.
2 Drag the item to the Trash Can icon.
3 When the icon turns red, lift your finger.
To change the Home screen wallpaper
1
Press Menu and touch Wallpaper.
You can also touch & hold an empty area of the Home screen and
in the menu that opens, touch Wallpapers.
2 Touch Gallery, Live wallpaper, or Wallpapers.
Touch Gallery to use a picture that you have captured using the
camera or copied to your phone as a wallpaper. You can crop the
picture before setting it as a wallpaper. Working with pictures is
described in “Gallery” on page 253.
Touch Live wallpaper to open a scrolling list of animated
wallpapers installed on your phone. Some live wallpapers change
according to the time of day, in response to touching the screen,
tell the time, or offer other information. Some live wallpapers have
a Settings button.
Touch Wallpapers to open a screen where you can sample the
wallpaper images that come with the phone. Slide the miniature
images left and right to view the samples. Touch a sample to view
a larger version.
3 Touch Save or Set wallpaper.
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To rename a folder
1
Touch the folder to open it.
2 Touch & hold the folder window’s title bar.
3 Enter a new name in the dialog that appears.
4 Touch OK.
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Using the touchscreen
The main way to control Android features is by using your finger to
manipulate icons, buttons, menu items, the onscreen keyboard, and
other items on the touchscreen. You can also change the screen’s
orientation.
Touch
To act on items on the screen, such as application and settings icons,
to type letters and symbols using the onscreen keyboard, or to press
onscreen buttons, you simply touch them with your finger.
Touch & hold
Touch & hold an item on the screen by touching it and not lifting your
finger until an action occurs. For example, to open a menu for
customizing the Home screen, you touch an empty area on the Home
screen until the menu opens.
Drag
Touch & hold an item for a moment and then, without lifting your
finger, move your finger on the screen until you reach the target
position. You drag items on the Home screen to reposition them, as
described in “Connecting quickly with your contacts” on page 62,
and you drag to open the Notifications panel, as described in
“Managing notifications” on page 40.
Swipe or slide
To swipe or slide, you quickly move your finger across the surface of
the screen, without pausing when you first touch it (so you don’t
drag an item instead). For example, you slide the screen up or down
to scroll a list, and in some Calendar views you swipe quickly across
the screen to change the range of time visible.
Double-tap
Tap quickly twice on a webpage, map, or other screen to zoom. For
example, you double-tap a section of a webpage in Browser to zoom
that section to fit the width of the screen. You can also double-tap to
control the Camera zoom, in Maps, and in other applications. Doubletapping after pinching to zoom in some applications, such as
Browser, reflows a column of text to fit the width of the screen.
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Pinch
In some applications (such as Maps, Browser, and Gallery), you can
zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen at once and
pinching them together (to zoom out) or spreading them apart (to
zoom in).
Rotate the screen
On most screens, the orientation of the screen rotates with the
phone as you turn it from upright to its side and back again. You can
turn this feature on and off, as described in “Display settings” on
page 322.
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Using the Trackpad
Some actions are easier using the Trackpad than your finger, such as:
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Opening an event in a crowded calendar
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Selecting a link or form field on a web page
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Selecting text to edit
To use the Trackpad
S Swipe your finger over the Trackpad to select items on the screen.
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S Press the Trackpad to select the item.
S Press and hold the Trackpad to open an options menu for the
selected item, if any.
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Monitoring your phone’s status
The Status bar appears at the top of every screen. It displays icons
indicating that you’ve received notifications (on the left) and icons
indicating the phone’s status (on the right), along with the current
time.
Notification icons
Status icons
If you have more notifications than can fit in the status bar, a plus
icon
prompts you to open the Notifications panel to view them
all. See “Managing notifications” on page 40.
Status icons
The following icons indicate the status of your phone. To learn more
about the different kinds of mobile networks, see “Connecting to
networks and devices” on page 66.
Connected to GPRS mobile network
Roaming
GPRS in use
No signal
Connected to EDGE mobile network
No SIM card installed
EDGE in use
Vibrate mode
Connected to 3G mobile network
Ringer is silenced
3G in use
Phone microphone is mute
Mobile network signal strength
Battery is very low
Connected to a Wi-Fi network
Battery is low
Bluetooth is on
Battery is partially drained
Connected to a Bluetooth device
Battery is full
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Airplane mode
Battery is charging
Alarm is set
GPS is on
Speakerphone is on
Receiving location data from
GPS
Notification icons
The following icons indicate that you’ve received a notification. See
“Managing notifications” on page 40 for information about
responding to these notifications. In addition to these icons,
applications you install on your phone may use their own notification
icons.
New Gmail message
More notifications not displayed
New text or multimedia message
Call in progress
Problem with text or multimedia
message delivery
Call in progress using a
Bluetooth headset
New Google Talk message
Missed call
New voicemail
Call on hold
Upcoming event
Call forwarding is on
Data is syncing
Song is playing
Problem with sign-in or sync
Uploading data
SD card is full
Downloading data
An open Wi-Fi network is available
Download finished
Phone is connected via USB cable
Connected to VPN
Application update available
Disconnected from VPN
New Google Voice mail or text
message
Carrier data use threshold
approaching or exceeded
System update available
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Managing notifications
Notification icons report the arrival of new messages, calendar
events, and alarms, as well as ongoing events, such as when call
forwarding is on or the current call status.
When you receive a notification, its icon appears in the Status bar,
along with a summary that appears only briefly. For a table of
notification icons, see “Notification icons” on page 39.
Depending on your settings, you may also hear a notification sound,
the phone may vibrate, and the LED may blink. These settings and
adjusting sound volume and other general notifications settings is
described in “Sound settings” on page 320.
You can open the Notifications panel to view a list of all your
notifications.
Applications whose activities produce notifications, such as Gmail
and Google Talk, have their own settings, which you can use to
configure whether and how they send notifications, whether they
sound a ringtone, vibrate, and so on. See the sections on those
applications for details.
To open the Notifications panel
S Drag the Status bar down from the top of the screen.
On the Home screen, you can also press Menu and touch
Notifications.
The Notifications panel displays your wireless provider and a list of
your current notifications. Notifications about ongoing activities
are listed first, followed by Notifications about events, such as new
mail notifications or Calendar reminders.
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Touch a notification to open it in
its application.
To respond to a notification
1
Open the Notifications panel.
Your current notifications are listed in the panel, each with a brief
description.
2 Touch a notification to respond to it.
The Notifications panel closes. What happens next depends on
the notification. For example, new voicemail notifications dial your
voicemail box, and network disconnect notifications open the list
of configured networks so you can reconnect.
To clear all notifications
1
Open the Notifications panel.
2 Touch Clear at the top right of the panel.
All event-based notifications are cleared; ongoing notifications
remain in the list.
To close the Notifications panel
S Drag the tab at the bottom of the Notifications panel to the top of
the screen. Or just press the Back
button.
The panel also closes when you touch a notification to respond to
it.
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Entering text
Using the hardware QWERTY
Hold your phone sideways, with the control buttons on the right, and
then push the display up to reveal the hardware QWERTY. When you
open the hardware QWERTY your display will always be in landscape
and you will not be able to use the onscreen keyboard.
Warning! The ribbon (flexible printed circuit) above the top left keys of the hardware
QWERTY is sensitive. Please don’t touch it.
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Menu key
Instead of pressing the Menu button, press this key to open the available menu options for the current screen.
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ALT key
• Press once to type the character shown in color on some of the
keys. For example, if you need to type the dollar sign ($), press the
ALT key and then press the D key (ALT, D).
• Press twice to lock the ALT key and type a series of characters. The
cursor shape changes while the key is locked:
. Unlock the
ALT key by pressing it once again.
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Shift key
• Press once and then press a letter key to type that letter in uppercase. On number or symbol keys, pressing the Shift key causes the
special character to appear.
• Lock the Shift key to type a series of characters by pressing Shift
twice. The cursor shape changes while the key is locked:
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Unlock the Shift key by pressing it once again.
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Quick keys
These are keys that let you quickly open applications, access phone
settings, and other items such as bookmarks. To know how to use
the Quick keys, see "Using the Quick keys."
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Search
Press to open the search box and type anything you want to search.
Press the Enter key to begin the search.
Using the Quick keys
Assigning the Quick keys
You can assign the Quick keys to open an application, a phone
setting, or an item on your phone.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, then touch Settings > Quick keys.
2 Touch the Quick key (left, middle, or right) you want, and then do
any of the following:
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Touch an item on the list (such as Direct dial or Music playlist)
and then follow the screen instructions.
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Scroll up the screen, touch Application or Settings, and then
touch the application or setting that you want to open every
time you press the selected Quick key.
3 Open the hardware QWERTY and then press any of the Quick
keys you’ve assigned. The application or item should open.
Changing the Quick key assignment
You can replace or remove the application, setting or item that
you’ve previously assigned to a Quick key.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, then touch Settings > Quick keys.
2 Touch the Quick key that you want to change, and then tap:
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Replace assignment to assign the Quick key to another application, setting or item. See "Assigning the Quick keys."
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Unassign key to remove the application, setting or item
assigned to the Quick key.
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Using the onscreen keyboard
When you close the hardware QWERTY, you can still enter text using
the onscreen keyboard. Some applications open the onscreen
keyboard automatically. In others, you touch a text field where you
want to enter text to open the onscreen keyboard.
You can also enter text by speaking instead of by typing. See “Using
your voice to enter text” on page 47.
Touch the keys to enter text.
Touch once to capitalize the
next letter you type. Touch &
hold for all caps.
To enter text
1
Touch a text field. The onscreen keyboard opens.
You can also use the Trackpad to select a text field and then press
the Trackpad to open the onscreen keyboard.
2 Touch the keys on the keyboard to type.
3 Touch the Delete key
to erase characters to the left of the
cursor. Tap and hold to erase a word to the left of the cursor.
4 When you’re finished typing, press Back
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To enter numbers, symbols, and other characters
S Touch & hold a vowel or the C, N, or S key to open a small window
where you can touch an accented vowel or other alternate letter.
Touch to enter the accented
character or symbols.
Touch to close the window.
S Press the Symbols key
keyboard.
to switch to the numbers and symbols
Touch & hold a number or
symbol key to open a window
of additional symbols.
Touch to display
additional symbols.
Touch to return to
the letter keyboard.
To enter words using Swype
Instead of tapping the keys on the Swype keyboard, you can use
Swype® to type words. Swype lets you slide your finger on the
onscreen keyboard to enter words.
1
Touch a text field. The onscreen keyboard opens.
2 Touch the first letter of the word you want to enter, and then slide
your finger to the next letters of the word. When you have finished
sliding to all the letters, lift your finger from the screen.
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For example, if you want to type “The”, put your finger on the “T”
key, and then slide your finger to the “h” and “e” keys.
Learn more about Swype by touching & holding
.
If you want to change the Swype settings, press Home , press
Menu, and then touch Settings > Language & keyboard > Swype.
To change the onscreen keyboard orientation
1
Touch a text field. The onscreen keyboard opens.
2 Turn the phone sideways or upright.
The keyboard is redrawn to take best advantage of the new phone
orientation. Many people find the larger horizontal onscreen
keyboard easier to use.
You can control whether the screen changes orientation
automatically when you turn the phone. See “Display settings” on
page 322.
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To change the keyboard language
1
Touch a text field. The onscreen keyboard opens.
2 Touch & hold the Language key (for example,
if you’re using
the English language keyboard), and then tap the language that
you want to use.
Using your voice to enter text
You can use Voice Actions from Google to enter text by speaking.
Voice Actions from Google is an experimental feature that uses
Google’s speech-recognition service, so you must have a data
connection on a mobile or Wi-Fi network to use it.
To enter text by speaking
You can enter text by speaking, in most places that you can enter
text with the onscreen keyboard.
1
Touch a text field.
2 Touch the Microphone key .
The first time you use voice input, the Voice Actions window
opens to tell you how to use voice actions to search, control, and
communicate.
3 Tap “Speak now,” and then speak what you want to enter.
Text that you enter by speaking.
You can delete it, or you can
continue entering text.
Touch to enter text by speaking.
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When you pause, what you spoke is transcribed by the speechrecognition service and entered in the text field. You can press the
Delete key
to erase the text.
You can edit the text that you enter by typing or speaking. See
“Editing text” on page 49.
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Editing text
You can edit the text you enter in text fields and use menu
commands to cut, copy, and paste text, within or across applications.
Some applications don’t support editing some or all of the text they
display; others may offer their own way to select text you want to
work with.
To edit text
1
Touch the text field that contains the text to edit.
2 Use the Trackpad to move the cursor to the location where you
want to add or delete text.
The cursor is a vertical bar that indicates where text you type or
paste will be inserted.
3 Press & hold the Trackpad and then tap what you would like to do
with the text. You can select, cut, or copy text.
To select text
You select text that you want to cut or copy. Selected text is
highlighted in orange.
1
Touch the text field or other portion of the screen that contains
the text to select.
2 Use the Trackpad to move the cursor to the beginning or end of
the text to select.
You can also touch in the text field to move the cursor in text.
3 Press & hold the Trackpad, or touch & hold the text field.
A menu opens with options for cutting, copying, and performing
other tasks with the text field.
4 Touch Select text.
Or touch Select all to select all the text in the text field.
5 Swipe your finger over the Trackpad to select the text you want.
6 Press & hold the Trackpad again (or touch & hold the text field) to
open a menu you can use to cut or copy your selection, select all
the text, or stop selecting text.
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To cut or copy text
1
Select the text to cut or copy.
2 Press & hold the Trackpad, or touch & hold the selected text.
3 Touch Cut or Copy in the menu that opens.
If you touch Cut, the selected text is removed from the text field.
In either case, the text is stored in a temporary area on the phone,
so that you can paste it into another text field.
To paste text
1
Copy the text to paste.
2 Touch the text field where you want to paste the text.
You can paste text that you copied from one application into a
text field in any application.
3 Use the Trackpad to move the cursor to the location where you
want to paste the text.
4 Press & hold the Trackpad, or touch & hold the text field.
5 Touch Paste in the menu that opens.
The text is inserted at the cursor. The text that you pasted also
remains in a temporary area on the phone, so you can paste that
same text in another location.
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Opening and switching applications
The Launcher, which you open from the Home screen, holds icons for
all of the applications on your phone, including any applications that
you downloaded and installed from Android Market or other sources.
When you open an application, the other applications you’ve been
using don’t stop; they keep on running: playing music, rendering
webpages, and so on. You can quickly switch among your
applications, to work with several at once. The Android operating
system and applications work together to ensure that applications
you aren’t using don’t consume resources unnecessarily, stopping
and starting them as needed. For this reason, there’s no need or
facility for quitting applications.
See “Market” on page 301 to learn how to discover and install
additional applications and games on your phone.
To open and close the Launcher
S On the Home screen, touch the Launcher icon
to open it.
If you have more applications than can fit on the Launcher in one
view, you can slide the Launcher up or down to view more.
Touch an application to open it
Slide the Launcher up or down
to bring more icons into view.
Touch to close the Launcher.
You can add an application icon to the Home screen by touching
& holding it on the Launcher until it vibrates and then dragging it
to a location on the Home screen.
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S Touch the Home icon on the Launcher or the Home button
close the Launcher.
to
The Launcher closes automatically if you touch an icon to open its
application or if you move an icon from the Launcher to the Home
screen.
To open an application
S Touch an application's icon on the Launcher.
OR
S Touch an application’s icon on the Home screen.
To switch to a recently used application
1
Press & hold the Home button
.
A small window opens, with icons of applications that you’ve used
recently.
2 Touch an icon to open its application.
Or press Back
to return to the current application.
Touch an icon to open an
application you’ve used recently.
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Working with menus
There are two kinds of Android menus: options menus and context
menus.
Options menus
Options menus contain tools that apply to the activities of the
current screen or application, not to any specific item on the screen.
You open options menus by pressing the Menu button. Not all
screens have options menus; if you press Menu on a screen that has
no options menu, nothing happens.
Some screens have more options menu items than can fit in the main
menu; you touch More to open a menu of additional items.
Options menus contain items
that apply to the current screen
or to the application as a whole.
Touch to open more menu items.
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Context menus
Context menus contain tools that apply to a specific item on the
screen. You open a context menu by touching & holding an item on
the screen. Not all items have context menus. If you touch & hold an
item that has no context menu, nothing happens. You can also open
a context menu for an item by selecting it with the Trackpad and
then pressing the Trackpad.
When you touch
& hold some
items on a screen,
a context menu
opens.
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Searching your phone and the web
You can search for information on your phone and on the web using
Google search.
You can search the web by speaking instead of typing, by using
Voice Actions from Google (see “Searching and doing things by
voice” on page 59). You can also dial a phone number and control
your phone in other ways with the Voice Actions from Google, as
described in “Dialing by voice” on page 90.
To search your phone and the web
1
Press the Home button
2 Press the Search button
to return to the Home screen.
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The Google search box opens.
Touch to search by voice.
Touch to change the target of
your search.
Shortcuts to previously chosen
search suggestions.
In applications such as Gmail and Contacts, the application’s own
search box opens when you press the Search button . These
search boxes are identified by the application’s own icon in the
search box. See the sections about those applications for
information about searching in them.
You can also open Google search by touching the Search widget
on the Home screen, if you have added it there. See “Connecting
quickly with your contacts” on page 62.
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Touch to search the web.
As you type, search results from
your phone, previously chosen
search results, and web search
suggestions appear. Touch a
suggestion to open it.
As you type, matching items on your phone and suggestions from
Google web search are added to the list of previously chosen
search results.
You can use the Search preferences to configure some aspects of
Google web search (for example, whether it makes suggestions
below the search box as you type), and what phone features you
want to include in searches. You can also clear the list of recently
chosen searches. See “Search settings” on page 332.
3 If what you’re searching for is in the list of suggestions, phone
search results, or previously chosen search results, touch it in the
list.
The item opens in the appropriate application, such as Contacts or
the Browser.
4 If what you’re searching for is not in the list, touch the arrow icon
in the search box to search the web.
The Browser opens, displaying results of a Google search on the
web. For more information, see “Browser” on page 203.
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To target where you want to search
Initially, the Google search box displays the All icon
, indicating
that it’s configured to search both the web and to provide
suggestions from both the web and your phone. But you can target
your searches to just the web or to just a single application’s
information on your phone.
You can configure what applications and other collections of
information you want to be able to search for on the phone; see “To
change what you can target when searching the phone” on page 58.
1
Press the Search button
to open Google search.
2 Touch the icon at the left of the Google search box.
A panel opens with icons for All, for Web, and for the applications
you’ve checked in the Searchable items settings (see “To change
what you can target when searching the phone” on page 58).
Touch Web to search only the
web. Or touch an application to
target your search to just that
application’s information.
If the panel of icons does not open, you pressed the
Search button
while working in an application that has its own
search feature (see the documentation for that application to
learn about searching it). To search elsewhere, return to the Home
screen and press the Search button
again.
3 Touch the icon that represents where you want to search.
You can now target your searches to just that application, by
entering text. As you type, only suggestions from that application
are displayed below the search box.
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To change what you can target when searching the phone
Many applications can make some or all of their information
searchable from the Google search box. The applications whose
information is searchable are included in searches targeted at all
information, as suggestions below the box as you type. They also
make their icons available so you can target your searches just to
their information (see “To target where you want to search” on
page 57).
You can change which applications are targetable by Google search.
1
From the Home screen, press Menu and touch Settings > Search >
Searchable items.
The Searchable Items screen lists the applications you can target
when searching, along with a description of information they
make searchable.
2 Check or uncheck the applications whose information you want to
be able to search.
To add a dedicated Search widget to your Home screen
You can add one or more Search widgets to your Home screen,
dedicated to searching in a particular place: just the web or a specific
application’s information on your phone. When you touch a
dedicated Search widget on your Home screen, it opens Google
search with that location targeted by default.
1
Touch & hold an empty location on a Home screen.
See “Getting to know the Home screen” on page 29 and
“Connecting quickly with your contacts” on page 62 for more
about your Home screens and adding widgets.
2 Touch Widgets in the Add to Home screen menu.
3 Touch Google Search in the Choose widget menu.
4 Touch the Web icon or the icon for the application you want to
dedicate the widget to targeting.
See “To target where you want to search” on page 57 and “To
change what you can target when searching the phone” on
page 58 for more about targeting searches and making
information on your phone available for searching.
The widget is added to your Home screen.
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Searching and doing things by voice
You can use Voice Actions from Google to search the web by
speaking, instead of by typing (as described in “Searching your
phone and the web” on page 55).
To search the web by voice
1
Press & hold the Search button
OR
Press the Search button
the Google search box.
and touch the Microphone icon
in
2 Speak the words that you want to search for.
When you’re finished speaking, Google search by voice analyzes
your speech and displays the results of your search.
If Google search by voice misunderstood you, the search box
presents a list of similar-sounding search terms.
To perform other things by voice
Voice Actions from Google lets you control your phone using your
voice and complete common tasks such as calling contacts and
businesses, sending messages, browsing the web, and listening to
music.
1
Press & hold the Search button
OR
Press the Search button
the Google search box.
and touch the Microphone icon
in
2 Speak the words that you want to do. Here are some examples of
voice actions that you can do:
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and so on)—for example, “Call Mike LeBeau home.” If there is a
single match, the number is dialed automatically. See “Dialing
by voice” on page 90.
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Send a text message: Say "Send text to Mike Wilson, stuck in
traffic, be there soon."
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Send an email: Say "Send email to Dave Smith, subject: meeting
later, message: which restaurant?"
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Set an alarm: Say "Set alarm for 8:30 am."
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Call a business name: Say "Call Adagio Hotel in San Francisco."
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Send a note to self: Say "Note to self remember the milk."
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Go to a website: Say "Go to wikipedia."
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Get directions to a destination: Say “Directions to,” followed by
an address, name, business name, type of business, or other
destination.
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Get spoken, turn-by-turn directions to a destination:
Say “Navigate to,” followed by an address, name, business
name, type of business, or other destination.
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View a location in Google Maps: Say “Map of,” followed by an
address, name, business name, type of business, or other location.
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Locking your phone
You can lock your phone so that only you can unlock it to make calls,
access your data, buy applications, and so on. You may also be
required to lock your phone by a policy set by an email or other
account you add to your phone.
See “Location & security settings” on page 323 for other ways to
protect your phone and privacy.
To lock your phone
1
On the Home screen, press Menu and touch Settings >
Location & security.
2 Touch Set up screen lock.
If you already have a screen lock configured, touch Change screen
lock to change how you lock your screen or to turn off screen
locking.
3 Touch Pattern, PIN, or Password.
If you touch Pattern, you’re guided to create a pattern you must
draw to unlock the screen. The first time you do this, a short
tutorial about creating an unlock pattern appears. You can press
Menu and touch Help at any time for a refresher. Then you’re
prompted to draw and redraw your own pattern.
If you touch PIN or Password, you’re prompted to set a numeric
PIN or a password you must enter to unlock your screen.
The next time you turn on your phone or wake up the screen, you
must draw your unlock pattern or enter your PIN or password to
unlock the screen.
To remove the pattern, PIN, or password lock
1
On the Home screen, press Menu and touch Settings >
Location & security.
2 Touch Change screen lock.
3 Draw the correct lock pattern or enter the PIN or password, and
then touch None.
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Connecting quickly with your contacts
As you build up your list of contacts on your phone, you can use
Quick Contact for Android in many applications to quickly start a
chat, email, or text message, to place a call, or to locate your
contacts. Quick Contact for Android is a special icon that you can
touch to open a bubble with options for quickly initiating a
connection to that contact.
S Identify a Quick Contact icon by its frame.
Contacts that you can access with Quick Contact are displayed
differently in different applications, but usually with a picture
frame that looks like this:
S Touch a Quick Contact icon to open a bubble with icons for all the
ways you can communicate with the contact.
If there are more icons than can fit in the bubble, drag them left
and right to view them all.
Touch an icon to start
communicating with the
contact in that application.
S Touch an icon to open its application, where you can start
communicating with your contact right away.
You can also touch an icon to edit the contact’s information in
Contacts, to view the contact’s address in Google Maps, and so
on, depending on which applications and accounts are configured
on your phone.
You can add a shortcut for a contact to your Home screen, which you
can then touch to open Quick Contact for Android for that contact.
For more information about adding shortcuts to the Home screen,
see “Customizing the Home screen” on page 32.
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Optimizing battery life
You can extend your battery’s life between charges by turning off
features that you don’t need. You can also monitor how applications
and system resources consume battery power.
To extend the life of your battery
S Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or GPS when you’re not using them via
the Settings. See “Wireless & networks” on page 314 and “Location
& security settings” on page 323. (The GPS receiver is only turned
on when you’re using an application that makes use of it.)
S Turn down screen brightness and set a shorter screen timeout.
See “Display settings” on page 322.
S If you don’t need them, turn off automatic syncing for Gmail,
Calendar, Contacts, and other applications.
See “Configuring account sync and display options” on page 116.
S Use the Power Control widget to check and control the status of
radios, the display brightness, and syncing.
Adding widgets is described in “Connecting quickly with your
contacts” on page 62.
To check the battery charge level
S On the Home screen, press Menu and touch Settings > About
phone > Status.
The battery status (charging, discharging) and level (as a
percentage of fully charged) are displayed at the top of the
screen.
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To monitor and control what uses the battery
The Battery Use screen shows which applications consume the most
battery power. You can also use it to turn off applications that you’ve
downloaded, if they are consuming too much power.
S On the Home screen, press Menu and touch Settings > About
phone > Battery use.
The Battery Use screen lists the applications that have been using
the battery, from greatest to least battery use.
The top of the screen displays the time since you were last
connected to a charger or, if you’re currently connected to one,
how long you were running on battery power before you
connected to a charger.
Then each application or service that used battery power during
that time is displayed, in order of the amount of power they used.
S Touch an application in the Battery Use screen to learn details
about its power consumption.
Different applications offer different kinds of information. Some
applications include buttons that open screens with settings to
adjust power use.
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Performing a hard/factory reset
You can return your phone to its original state, as it was when it left
the factory. This is also called a hard reset. You might want to do this
if you are giving your phone to a friend or relative and you want to
remove all your data first, or if your phone has a persistent problem
that is not solved by powering off the phone and then powering it on
again.
A factory reset is a drastic measure. It permanently erases all your
personal data and customized settings, and also removes any
programs you have installed. Make sure that you have backed up the
information and files you want to keep.
Important If your phone hangs or freezes, we recommend that you do a “soft” reset
instead of a hard/factory reset. To perform a soft reset, remove the battery,
wait for a few seconds, and then re-install it. After re-installing the battery,
turn on the phone.
Performing a factory reset via settings
The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the phone settings.
1
Press Home, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Scroll down the screen, and then tap Privacy > Factory data reset.
3 On the Factory data reset screen, tap Reset phone, and then tap
Erase everything.
Performing a factory reset using phone buttons
If you cannot turn on your phone or access the phone settings, you can
still perform a factory reset by using the buttons on the phone.
1
With the phone turned off, press and hold the Volume Down
button, and then briefly press the Power button.
2 When the Android images appear on the screen, release the
Volume Down button.
3 Press Volume Down to select Clear Storage, and then press Power.
4 Press Volume Up to start the factory reset.
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Connecting to networks
and devices
Your phone can connect to a variety of networks and
devices, including mobile networks for voice and data
transmission, Wi-Fi data networks, and Bluetooth
devices, such as headsets. You can also connect your
phone to a computer to transfer files from your phone’s
SD card.
In this section
“Connecting to mobile networks” on page 67
“Connecting to Wi-Fi networks” on page 69
“Connecting to Bluetooth devices” on page 72
“Connecting to a computer via USB” on page 75
“Connecting to virtual private networks” on page 77
“Working with secure certificates” on page 79
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Connecting to mobile networks
Your phone is configured to use the T-Mobile network for voice calls
and for transmitting data. If your phone does not connect to the
network, contact T-Mobile.
Initially, your phone is configured to use the fastest mobile network
available for data. But you can configure your phone to use only a
slower 2G network for data, to extend the life of your battery
between charges. You can also configure your phone to access a
different set of networks entirely, or to behave in special ways when
roaming.
The icons in the Status bar indicate which kind of data network
you’re connected to and the voice and data network signal strength.
Connected to the fastest 3G networks (UMTS or HSDPA)
Connected to the second-fastest network (EDGE)
Connected to a 2G network (GPRS)
The more bars are lit, the stronger the wireless signal
Connected to a T-Mobile partner network (roaming)
When you’re connected to slower networks, you may want to
postpone using your phone for data-intensive tasks until you are
connected to a faster network again, or find a Wi-Fi network to
connect to. See “Connecting to Wi-Fi networks” on page 69.
To know what network you’re using
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Mobile networks > Access Point
Names.
The name of the wireless service provider you’re currently
registered with is selected in the list.
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To disable data when roaming
You can prevent your phone from transmitting data over other
carriers’ mobile networks when you leave an area that is covered by
your carrier’s networks. This is useful for controlling expenses if your
cell plan doesn’t include data roaming.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Mobile networks and uncheck
Data roaming.
With Data roaming unchecked, you can still transmit data with a
Wi-Fi connection. See “Connecting to Wi-Fi networks” on
page 69.
To limit your data connection to 2G networks
You can extend your battery life by limiting your data connections to
2G networks (GPRS or EDGE). When you are connected to a 2G
network, you may want to postpone activities that transmit a lot of
data, such as sending, uploading, or downloading pictures or video,
until you are connected to a faster mobile or other wireless network.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Mobile networks and check
Use only 2G networks.
To edit or create a new access point
If T-Mobile needs to change the settings of your current access point
name (APN) or if you need to create a new one, you must obtain the
APN and detailed settings from T-Mobile.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Mobile networks >
Access Point Names.
3 Touch an existing APN to edit it. Or press Menu and touch
New APN.
Enter the APN settings that you obtained from your wireless
service provider by touching each setting that you need to edit.
4 When you’re finished, press Menu, and touch Save.
5 If you’ve created a new APN, touch it in the APNs screen to
connect to it.
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Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that can provide Internet
access at distances of up to 100 meters, depending on the Wi-Fi
router and your surroundings.
To use Wi-Fi on your phone, you access a wireless access point, or
“hotspot.” Some hotspots are open and you can simply connect to
them. Others are hidden or implement other security features, so you
must configure your phone so it can connect to them.
There are numerous systems for securing Wi-Fi connections,
including some that rely on secure certificates or other schemes to
ensure that only authorized users can connect. For information about
installing secure certificates, see “Working with secure certificates”
on page 79.
Turn off Wi-Fi when you’re not using it, to extend the life of your
battery.
The Status bar displays icons that indicate Wi-Fi status.
Connected to a Wi-Fi network (bars indicate connection strength)
Notification that an open Wi-Fi network is in range
To turn Wi-Fi on and connect to a Wi-Fi network
If you’re adding a Wi-Fi network when setting up your phone for the
first time, Wi-Fi is turned on automatically, so you can skip to step 4.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings.
3 Check Wi-Fi to turn it on.
The phone scans for available Wi-Fi networks and displays the
names of those it finds. Secured networks are indicated with a
Lock icon.
If the phone finds a network that you connected to previously, it
connects to it.
4 Touch a network to connect to it.
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5 If the network is open, you are prompted to confirm that you want
to connect to that network by touching Connect.
OR
If the network is secured, you’re prompted to enter a password or
other credentials. (Ask your network administrator for details.)
6 When you’re connected to a network, you can touch its name in
the Wi-Fi settings screen for details about the speed, security,
address, and related settings.
When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, the phone obtains a network
address and other information it needs from the network, using the
DHCP protocol. To configure the phone with a fixed IP address and
other advanced settings, press Menu and touch Advanced. See
“Advanced Wi-Fi settings screen” on page 315.
To receive notifications when open networks are in range
By default, when Wi-Fi is on, you receive notifications in the Status
bar when your phone detects an open Wi-Fi network.
1
Turn on Wi-Fi, if it’s off.
2 In the Wi-Fi settings screen, check Network notification.
You can uncheck this option to stop receiving notifications.
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To add a Wi-Fi network
You can add a Wi-Fi network so the phone will remember it, along
with any security credentials, and connect to it automatically when it
is in range. You must also add a Wi-Fi network to connect to it, if it
does not broadcast its name (SSID), or to add a Wi-Fi network when
you are out of range of it.
To join a secured network, you need to contact the network’s
administrator to learn what security scheme is deployed on it and to
obtain the password or other required security credentials. For more
information about installing secure certificates, see “Working with
secure certificates” on page 79.
1
Turn on Wi-Fi, if it’s off.
If you’re adding a Wi-Fi network when first setting up your phone,
Wi-Fi is turned on automatically.
2 In the Wi-Fi settings screen, touch Add Wi-Fi network (at the
bottom of the list of discovered networks).
3 Enter the SSID (name) of the network. If the network is secured,
touch the Security menu and then touch the type of security
deployed on the network.
4 Enter any required security credentials.
5 Touch Save.
The phone connects to the wireless network. Any credentials that
you entered are saved, so you are connected automatically the
next time you come within range of this network.
To forget a Wi-Fi network
You can make the phone forget about the details of a Wi-Fi network
that you added— for example, if you don’t want the phone to
connect to it automatically or if it is a network that you no longer use.
1
Turn on Wi-Fi, if it’s off.
2 In the Wi-Fi settings screen, touch & hold the name of the
network.
3 Touch Forget network in the dialog that opens.
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Connecting to Bluetooth devices
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology that
devices can use to exchange information over a distance of about 8
meters. The most common Bluetooth devices are headphones for
making calls or listening to music, hands-free kits for cars, and other
portable devices, including laptops and cell phones.
There are several Bluetooth profiles that define the features and
communication standards for Bluetooth devices. For a list of the
profiles supported by your phone, check the phone specifications in
the web.
To connect to a Bluetooth device, you must turn on your phone’s
Bluetooth radio. The first time you use a new device with your phone,
you must “pair” them, so that they know how to connect securely to
each other. After that, you can simply connect to a paired device.
Turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it, to extend the life of your
battery between charges. You may also be required to turn Bluetooth
off in some locations. Bluetooth is turned off in Airplane mode.
The Status bar displays icons that indicate Bluetooth status.
Bluetooth is on
Connected to a Bluetooth device
To turn Bluetooth on or off
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks.
3 Check or uncheck Bluetooth to turn it on or off.
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To change your phone’s Bluetooth name
Your phone has a generic Bluetooth name by default, which is visible
to other devices when you connect them. You can change the name
so that it is more recognizable.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Bluetooth settings.
The Bluetooth settings screen opens.
3 If Bluetooth is off, check Bluetooth to turn it on.
4 Touch Bluetooth name, enter a name, and touch OK.
To pair your phone with a Bluetooth device
You must pair your phone with a device before you can connect to it.
Once you pair your phone with a device, they stay paired unless you
unpair them.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Bluetooth settings.
3 If Bluetooth is off, check Bluetooth to turn it on.
Your phone scans for and displays the names of all available
Bluetooth devices in range.
4 If the device you want to pair with isn’t in the list, make it
discoverable.
See the documentation that came with your device to learn how
to make it discoverable by your phone, and for other instructions
for pairing.
5 If your phone stops scanning before you make the other device
discoverable, touch Scan for devices.
6 Touch the name of the other device in the list in Settings to pair
them.
The devices pair with each other. If you’re prompted to enter a
passcode, try entering 0000 or 1234 (the most common
passcodes), or consult the documentation that came with the
device to learn its passcode.
If the pairing is successful, your phone connects to the device.
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To connect to a Bluetooth device
Once paired, you can connect to a Bluetooth device—for example, to
switch devices or to reconnect after the phone and the device come
back into range.
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > Bluetooth settings.
3 If Bluetooth isn’t turned on, check Bluetooth to turn it on.
4 In the list of devices, touch a paired but unconnected device in the
list.
If the device you expected isn’t displayed, touch Scan for devices.
When the phone and the device are connected, the device is
displayed as connected in the list.
To configure the Bluetooth features you want to use
Some Bluetooth devices have multiple profiles. Profiles can includes
the ability to transmit your phone conversations, to play music in
stereo, or to transfer files or other data. You can select which profiles
you want to use with your phone.
1
Touch & hold the device in the Bluetooth settings screen.
2 Touch Options in the menu that opens.
A screen opens with a list of the device’s profiles.
3 Check or uncheck a profile to use it or not.
4 When you’re finished, press Back
.
To disconnect from a Bluetooth device
1
Touch the device in the Bluetooth settings screen.
2 Touch OK to confirm that you want to disconnect.
To unpair a Bluetooth device
You can unpair a Bluetooth device to erase all pairing information
about it.
1
Touch & hold the device in the Bluetooth settings screen.
2 Touch Unpair or Disconnect & unpair in the menu that opens.
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Connecting to a computer via USB
You can connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable, to
transfer music, pictures, and other files between your phone’s SD
card and the computer.
Warning! When connecting your phone to a computer and mounting its SD
card, you must follow your computer’s instructions for connecting
and disconnecting USB devices, to avoid damaging or corrupting the
files on your SD card.
To connect your phone to a computer via USB
1
Use the USB cable that came with your phone to connect the
phone to a USB port on your computer.
You receive a notification that the USB is connected.
2 Open the Notifications panel and touch USB connected.
For details on working with the Notifications panel, see “Managing
notifications” on page 40.
3 Touch Turn on USB storage in the screen that opens to confirm
that you want to transfer files.
When the phone is connected as USB storage, the screen
indicates that USB storage is in use and you receive a notification.
Your phone’s SD card is mounted as a drive on your computer.
You can now copy files to and from the SD card. For more
information, see the documentation for your computer.
During this time, you can’t access the SD card from your phone, so
you can’t use applications that rely on the SD card, such as
Camera, Gallery, and Music. You also can’t share your phone’s data
connection with your computer via USB.
To disconnect your phone from the computer
Warning! Carefully follow your computer’s instructions to unmount the SD
card and disconnect USB devices correctly, to avoid losing information on the card.
1
Unmount the SD card on your computer.
2 Open the Notifications panel and touch Turn off USB storage.
3 Touch Turn off USB storage in the screen that opens.
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To format a SD card
If you purchase a new SD card, you may need to format it before you
can use it with your phone. You can also format a SD card to erase its
contents.
1
Remove the previously-installed SD card, and then install the new
SD card. See “Storage card” on page 21 for details.
2 Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
3 Touch SD card & phone storage.
4 Touch Unmount SD card. You can format a SD card only when it is
unmounted.
5 Touch Format SD card. On the screen that warns you that
formatting the SD card will erase its contents, touch Format SD
card.
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Connecting to virtual private networks
Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow you to connect to the
resources inside a secured local network, from outside that network.
VPNs are commonly deployed by corporations, schools, and other
institutions so that their users can access local network resources
when not on campus, or when connected to a wireless network.
There are numerous systems for securing VPN connections, including
some that rely on secure certificates or other schemes to ensure that
only authorized users can connect. For information about installing
secure certificates, see “Working with secure certificates” on page 79.
To configure VPN access from your phone, you must obtain the
details from your network administrator.
To add a VPN
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > VPN settings.
3 Touch Add VPN.
4 Touch the type of VPN to add.
5 In the screen that opens, follow the instructions from your
network administrator to configure each component of the VPN
settings.
6 Press Menu and touch Save.
The VPN is added to the list on the VPN settings screen.
To connect to a VPN
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > VPN settings.
3 Touch the VPN to which you want to connect.
4 In the dialog that opens, enter any requested credentials and
touch Connect.
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When you’re connected to a VPN, you receive an ongoing
notification in the Status bar. If you are disconnected, you receive
a notification that you can use to return to the VPN settings
screen so that you can reconnect to it. See “Managing
notifications” on page 40.
To disconnect from a VPN
S Open the Notifications panel and touch the ongoing notification
for the VPN connection.
To edit a VPN
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > VPN settings.
3 Touch & hold the VPN whose settings you want to edit.
4 In the dialog that opens, touch Edit network.
5 Edit the VPN settings you want.
6 Press Menu and touch Save.
To delete a VPN
1
Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
2 Touch Wireless & networks > VPN settings.
3 Touch & hold the VPN you want to delete.
4 In the dialog that opens, touch Delete network.
5 Touch OK in the dialog that asks you to confirm you want to delete
the VPN.
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Working with secure certificates
If your organization’s VPN or Wi-Fi networks rely on secure
certificates, you must obtain the certificates (in files that conform to
the PKCS #12 standard) and store them in your phone’s secure
credential storage, before you can configure access to those VPN or
Wi-Fi networks on your phone.
If your network administrator instructs you to download the
certificates from a website, you’re prompted to set a password for
the credential storage when you download the certificates.
For more information about working with credential storage, see
“Location & security settings” on page 323.
To install a secure certificate from the SD card
1
Copy the certificate from your computer to the root of the SD
card (that is, not in a folder).
See “Connecting to a computer via USB” on page 75 for
information about connecting your phone to a computer and
copying files to the SD card.
2 On your phone, press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
3 Touch Location & security.
4 Touch Install from SD card.
5 Touch the file name of the certificate to install.
Only the names of certificates that you have not already installed
on your phone are displayed.
6 If prompted, enter the certificate’s password and touch OK.
7 Enter a name for the certificate and touch OK.
If you have not already set a password for your phone’s credential
storage, you’re prompted to enter a password for it twice and
then touch OK. For more information about credential storage, see
“Location & security settings” on page 323.
You can now use the certificate that you installed when
connecting to a secure network. For security, the certificate is
deleted from the SD card.
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Placing and receiving calls
You can place a phone call by dialing a phone number.
You can also touch a number in your contacts, on web
pages, and other places. When you're on a call, you can
answer incoming calls or send them to your voicemail
box. You can even set up conference calls with several
participants.
In this section
“Placing and ending calls” on page 81
“Answering or rejecting calls” on page 84
“Working with the Call log” on page 86
“Calling your contacts” on page 88
“Listening to your voicemail” on page 89
“Dialing by voice” on page 90
“Options during a call” on page 91
“Managing multiple calls” on page 93
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Placing and ending calls
You can place calls with the Phone application. You can also place
calls when working in the Call log (see “Working with the Call log” on
page 86) or in Contacts (see “Communicating with your contacts” on
page 106).
To open Phone
S Touch the Phone icon
on the Home screen or the Phone
application icon
in the Launcher or on the Home screen.
OR
S If you’re already working with Contacts or the Call log, touch the
Phone tab.
To place a call by dialing
1
Open Phone.
Touch & hold to enter +.
Touch to erase a digit. Touch &
hold to erase the entire number.
2 Touch the keys on the Phone tab to enter the phone number.
If you enter a wrong number, touch
one.
to erase digits one by
To erase the entire number, touch & hold
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To dial an international number, touch & hold the 0 key to enter the
plus ( + ) symbol. Then enter the international prefix for the
country, followed by the full phone number.
3 Touch the green phone icon
entered.
to dial the number that you
The duration of the call.
Information from Contacts
about the person you’re calling.
Touch to enter additional
numbers during your call.
You can switch applications during a call—for example, to look up
information by using the Browser. The green phone icon appears
in the Status bar while the call is underway.
Press the Volume Up / Down button to adjust the call volume.
Use the onscreen buttons to place the current call on hold, to add
a caller, and for other options, as described in “Options during a
call” on page 91.
To end a call
S Touch End
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To disable phone calls (Airplane mode)
Some locations may require you to turn off your phone’s mobile,
Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth wireless connections. You can turn off all these
wireless connections at once by placing your phone in Airplane
mode.
1
Press & hold the Power button
2 Touch Airplane mode.
You can also use the Settings application to turn Airplane mode
on and off and to configure other mobile and network settings.
See “Wireless & networks” on page 314.
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Answering or rejecting calls
When you receive a phone call, the Incoming Call screen opens with
the caller ID and any additional information about the caller that you
have entered in Contacts. See “Contacts” on page 95.
All incoming calls are recorded in the Call log. See “Working with the
Call log” on page 86. If you miss a call, you receive a notification. See
“Managing notifications” on page 40.
To answer a call
S Drag the green phone icon to the right.
If you were already on a call, the first call is placed on hold while
you answer the new call.
To silence the ringer before answering the call, press the Volume
Up or Volume Down button.
Drag the green phone to the
right to answer the call.
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To decline a call and divert it to voicemail
S Drag the red phone button to the left.
The caller is sent directly to your voicemail box to leave a
message.
Drag the red phone to the left to
send the caller directly to your
voicemail box.
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Working with the Call log
The Call log is a list of all the calls you’ve placed, received, or missed.
It offers a convenient way to redial a number, return a call, or add a
number to your Contacts.
To open the Call log
S Touch the Phone icon on the Home screen. Or if you have the
Phone or Contacts tab open, touch the Call log tab.
Calls are listed with the most recent at the top. Calls exchanged
sequentially with the same number are grouped. Scroll to view
earlier entries in the log.
Touch to call back
Missed call
Outgoing call
Touch to open a group of calls
exchanged sequentially with the
same number.
Incoming call
Touch & hold an entry for more
options
To dial a number in the Call log
S Touch the green phone icon
at the right of the entry.
You can also touch & hold the entry to open a menu with options
for communicating with that contact in other ways.
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To add an entry’s number to your Contacts
1
Touch & hold the entry.
2 Touch Add to contacts in the menu that opens.
3 In the list of contacts that opens, touch Create new contact at the
top, or scroll to find and then touch an existing contact to which
you want to add the number.
For more information about creating and editing contacts, see
“Contacts” on page 95.
To take other actions on a Call log entry
S Touch a Call log entry to open a screen where you can call the
contact again, send the contact a message, add the number to
your Contacts, and learn more about the original call.
S Touch & hold a Call log entry to open a menu where you can call
the contact, view contact information, edit the number before you
redial, and more.
To clear the Call log
S While viewing the Call log, press Menu and touch Clear call log.
You can also touch & hold an entry in the log. In the menu that
opens, touch Remove from call log to remove just that entry from
the log.
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Calling your contacts
Instead of entering the number in the Phone tab, you can touch one
of your contact’s phone numbers to dial it.
You can also quickly call a contact by using Quick Contact. See
“Connecting quickly with your contacts” on page 62.
Adding, editing, and performing other tasks with your contacts is
described in “Contacts” on page 95. If you have contacts on the web,
they’re synchronized with your phone when you first connect to your
Google Account.
To call a contact
1
Open your contacts.
For example, touch the Contacts icon
in the Launcher. Or
touch the Phone icon
on the Home screen and then touch the
Contacts tab.
2 Touch the contact to call.
You can search for or scroll to find a contact.
3 Touch the phone number to use to call the contact.
See “Communicating with your contacts” on page 106 for more
options.
To call a favorite contact
1
Touch the Phone icon
Favorites tab.
on the Home screen and then touch the
2 Touch the favorite to call.
3 Touch the phone number to use to call the contact.
The list of your favorite contacts is followed by a list of the numbers
that you call most often.
You can add and remove favorites by touching the star next to their
names, while you’re viewing information about the Contact. See
“Adding a contact to your favorites” on page 101.
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Listening to your voicemail
When you have a new voicemail message, the voicemail icon
appears in the Status bar.
If you have not set up your voicemail number, or if you need to
change it, you can do that with the Call settings. See “Call settings”
on page 318.
You can also use Google Voice to manage your voicemail and to
place calls from your phone, as described in “Google Voice” on
page 157.
To listen to your voicemail
S Open the Notifications panel and touch New voicemail.
Responding to notifications is described in “Managing
notifications” on page 40.
OR
S Open Phone and touch the voicemail icon
on the Phone tab.
Opening Phone is described in “Placing and ending calls” on
page 81.
Typically, your carrier’s voicemail system guides you through the
process of listening to and managing your voicemail. The first time
you call your voicemail, it also guides you through the process of
recording greetings, setting a password, and so on.
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Dialing by voice
You can use the Voice Dialer application to place a phone call by
speaking the name of a contact or a phone number.
You can also use Voice Actions from Google to dial a number and
search for information by speaking, as described in “To perform other
things by voice” on page 59.
To place a call by speaking
1
Touch the Voice Dialer icon
in the Launcher.
The Voice Dialer opens, listening for your spoken instructions, and
displaying some hints for how to use it.
2 Say “Call” followed by the name of the contact to call.
Or follow one of the suggestions for dialing a number or
controlling your phone in other ways.
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Options during a call
When a call is in progress, you can put a call on hold, create a phone
conference, mute your microphone, and more. See “Managing
multiple calls” on page 93.
To place a call on hold
S Touch the Hold icon
.
The current call screen indicates that you have a call on hold.
A Hold
icon appears in the Status bar to remind you that you
have a call on hold. From any other application, you can open the
Notifications panel and touch the entry for the call on hold to
return to the current call screen.
Take the call off hold by touching the Unhold button.
To mute the microphone during a call
S Touch Mute.
The Mute button lights up green to indicate that the microphone
is muted.
The Mute icon appears in the Status bar to remind you that the
microphone is turned off.
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When viewing the current call screen, you can unmute the
microphone by touching the Mute icon again.
The microphone is unmuted automatically when the current call
ends.
To turn the speakerphone on or off
S Touch Speaker.
The Speaker button lights up green to indicate that the
speakerphone is on.
The Speaker icon appears in the Status bar and the sound from
your call is played through the phone’s speaker.
When viewing the current call screen, you can turn the
speakerphone off by touching the Speaker icon again.
The speaker is turned off automatically when your current call
ends.
Warning! To avoid damage to your hearing, do not hold the phone against your
ear when the speakerphone is turned on.
To switch between a Bluetooth headset and the phone
When a Bluetooth headset is paired and connected to your phone,
you can conduct all calls on the headset for hands-free conversation.
S Touch the Bluetooth icon to switch from the headset to the phone
or vice versa.
When using the Bluetooth headset during a call, the current call
screen has a blue border and the Ongoing Call icon turns blue in the
Status bar.
For details about configuring the phone to use a Bluetooth headset,
see “Connecting to Bluetooth devices” on page 72.
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Managing multiple calls
If you accept a new call when you’re already on a call, you can switch
between the two callers or merge the two calls into a single
conference call. You can also set up a conference call with multiple
callers.
To switch between current calls
S Touch the Swap icon
.
The current call is put on hold and you join the other call.
Touch to swap calls.
The call on hold.
Touch to merge the calls into a
conference call.
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To set up a conference call
Contact T-Mobile to know whether conference calling is part of your
call plan.
1
Place a call to the first participant.
2 When you’re connected, touch Add call.
The first participant is put on hold and you’re prompted to dial the
second caller.
3 Place the next call, using the Phone tab, the Call log, or your
contacts.
4 When you’re connected, touch Merge calls.
The participant is added to the conference call.
You can add as many callers as your carrier supports.
During a conference call, touch Manage to drop a conference call
participant or to talk privately with one of the participants.
To end a conference call and disconnect all callers
S Touch End.
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Contacts
Contacts gives you quick and easy access to the people
you want to reach. When you first turn on your phone
and sign into your Google Account, any existing Google
contacts are downloaded to your phone. After that,
changes to your contacts are synchronized. Information
about your contacts is shared with other applications,
such a Gmail, Google Talk, Messaging, Gallery (for sharing
photos and videos), and so on.
If you have more than one account with contact
information, Contacts merges duplicate contacts into a
single entry. You can also manage that process manually.
In this section
“Opening your contacts” on page 96
“Adding contacts” on page 98
“Importing, exporting, and sharing contacts” on page 99
“Adding a contact to your favorites” on page 101
“Searching for a contact” on page 102
“Editing contact details” on page 103
“Communicating with your contacts” on page 106
“Changing which contacts are displayed” on page 108
“Joining contacts” on page 110
“Separating contact information” on page 111
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Opening your contacts
Open Contacts to add, view, and communicate with your friends and
acquaintances.
To open your contacts
S Touch the Contacts icon
Launcher.
on the Home screen or in the
You can also open Contacts by using Quick Contact. See
“Connecting quickly with your contacts” on page 62.
All of your contacts are displayed alphabetically in a scrolling list.
Each contact is followed by the default phone number.
If you have a new phone and haven’t added any contacts yet,
Contacts displays a message with hints on how to start adding
contacts to your phone.
Touch to view only your favorite contacts.
Touch a contact to view its details.
Touch an icon to open Quick Contact.
You can drag the list up or down to scroll it, or slide your finger up
or down to scroll quickly. Either way, a tab briefly appears to the
right of the list, which you can drag up and down to scroll very
quickly, while displaying the letter of the alphabet for the contacts
you’re scrolling past.
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To open a list of your favorite contacts
S Open your contacts and touch the Favorites tab.
The Favorites tab lists the contacts you’ve added to the list (see
“Adding a contact to your favorites” on page 101), followed by a
list of your most frequently called contacts.
To view details about a contact
1
Open your contacts.
2 Touch the contact whose details you want to view.
Entries for communicating with the contact are followed by
details.
Touch to open Quick Contact.
The contact’s status and where it’s from.
Touch a contact method to start
communicating with the contact.
Touch an icon to call, email, text,
chat, map, and so on.
Touch an address to view it on
Google Maps.
Touch a communication method to start dialing, texting, or
emailing the contact by using the listed number, address, and so
on.
Touch an address to view it on Google Maps. See “Maps” on
page 221.
You can also press Menu and touch Edit contact to edit the
contact’s information (see “Editing contact details” on page 103),
or touch Delete contact to delete all information about the
contact.
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Adding contacts
You can add contacts on your phone and synchronize them with the
contacts in your Google Account or other accounts that support
syncing contacts.
When you reply to or forward an email message to an email address
that is not in Contacts, the email address is added as a contact.
To add a new contact
1
Open your contacts.
2 Press Menu and touch New contact.
3 If you have more than one account with contacts, touch the
account to which you want to add the contact.
4 Enter the contact’s name.
5 Touch a category of contact information, such as phone numbers
and email addresses, to enter that kind of information about your
contact.
Scroll the page to view all categories.
6 Touch a category’s plus button
to add more than one entry for
that category—for example, to add both work and home numbers.
Touch the button to the left of the item of contact information to
open a menu with preset labels, such as Mobile and Work for a
phone number, or touch Custom in the menu to create your own
label.
7 Touch the Picture Frame icon to select a picture to display next to
the name in your lists of contacts and in other applications.
8 When you’re finished, touch Done.
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Importing, exporting, and sharing contacts
If you have contacts stored in on a SD card (in vCard format) or SIM,
you can import them into Contacts on your phone. You can export
contacts in vCard format onto a SD card, to back them up to a
computer or other device. And you can send a contact via email.
To import contacts from your SIM card
Your service provider may store some contacts on your SIM card,
such as customer care and voicemail numbers. You may also have
stored contacts on the SIM card if you’re moving it from another
phone. You can add some or all of these contacts to the Contacts
application.
1
Open your contacts.
2 Press Menu and touch Import/Export.
3 Touch Import from SIM.
4 If you have more than one account on your phone, touch the
account into which you want to import the contacts.
A list of the contacts on the SIM appears.
5 Touch & hold a contact and touch Import in the menu that opens.
Or press Menu and touch Import all.
To import contacts from your SD card
You can copy individual or group contacts in vCard format onto your
SD card and then import them into one of your accounts on the
phone. See “Connecting to a computer via USB” on page 75 for
details about copying files to a SD card from your computer.
You may also have contacts stored on a SD card from another device.
1
Open your contacts.
2 Press Menu and touch Import/Export.
3 Touch Import from SD card.
4 If you have more than one account on your phone, touch the
account into which you want to import the contacts.
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5 If you have more than one vCard file on the SD card, touch the
option to import a single contact file, multiple contact files, or all
of the contact files on the SD card.
The contacts are then imported to your phone.
To export contacts to your SD card
You can export all of the contacts on your phone to your SD card, as
a group vCard file. You can then copy this file to a computer or
another device that can work with files in this format, such as an
address book application.
1
Open your contacts.
2 Press Menu and touch Import/Export.
3 Touch Export to SD card.
4 Touch OK to confirm.
Contacts creates a file with the .vcf extension on your SD card.
This file contains all of your contacts.
To share a contact
You can share a contact with someone by emailing it to them in
vCard format.
1
Open Contacts.
2 Open the contact you want to share.
3 Press Menu and touch Share.
A Gmail compose message screen opens, with the contact
attached as a vCard (.vcf) file.
Address, write, and send the email, as described in “Composing
and sending a message” on page 126.
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Adding a contact to your favorites
The Favorites tab contains the contacts you’ve starred as favorites
followed by the short list of the contacts you communicate with most
frequently.
To add a contact to your favorites
1
Open your contacts.
2 Touch a contact to view its details.
3 Touch the star to the right of the contact’s name.
The star turns gold
.
To remove a contact from your favorites list
1
Open your contacts and touch the Favorites tab.
2 Touch a contact to view its details.
3 Touch the gold star to the right of the contact’s name.
The star turns gray and the contact is removed from your
favorites.
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Searching for a contact
You can search for a contact by name.
To search for a contact
1
Open your contacts.
2 Press the Search button
.
3 Start entering the name of the contact you’re searching for.
As you type, contacts with matching names appear below the
search box.
4 Touch a matching contact in the list to open its Details screen.
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Editing contact details
You can change or add details about your contacts. You can also set
the ringtone for when a specific contact calls, or divert all calls from a
contact to your voicemail.
Some contact entries contain information from multiple sources:
information that you added manually, information that Contacts
joined from multiple accounts to consolidate duplicates, and so on.
When you edit a contact entry, the information from each source is
grouped in its own color-coded, labeled section. If you find duplicate
entries in Contacts, you can join them into a single entry, as
described in “Joining contacts” on page 110. If you that find
information from unrelated contacts was joined in error, you can
separate them, as described in “Separating contact information” on
page 111.
Changes that you make to information from one source do not affect
the information from other sources. For example, if you have
information about a contact from a Google Account and another
account and both are configured to sync contacts, edits to the
information from the Google Account are synced to that account on
the web, but the information from the other account account remains
unchanged.
For more information about working with multiple accounts, see
“Accounts” on page 112.
To edit contact details
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch & hold the contact, and then touch Edit contact.
You can also press Menu and touch Edit contact while viewing a
contact’s details.
3 Edit the contact information.
4 Touch Done.
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To change a contact’s default phone number
The default phone number is used when you initiate a call or send a
text message from the list by touching & holding a contact.
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch the name of a contact in the list to view its details.
3 Touch & hold the phone number to use as the contact’s default
phone number.
4 Touch Make default number in the menu that opens.
The default phone number appears with a checkmark
.
To divert all of a contact’s calls to your voicemail
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch the name of a contact in the list to view its details.
3 Press Menu and touch Options.
4 Check Incoming calls.
5 Press Back
.
When this contact calls you, your phone doesn’t ring and the
caller is sent directly to your voicemail.
To set a ringtone for a contact
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch the name of a contact in the list to view its details.
3 Press Menu and touch Options > Ringtone.
4 In the scrolling list of ringtones that opens, touch the one to play
when the contact calls.
The ringtone plays a sample.
5 Touch OK.
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To delete a contact
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch the name of a contact in the list to view its details.
3 Press Menu and touch Delete contact.
If you delete a contact from Google Contacts (or another account
with editable contacts), the contact is also deleted from Contacts
on the web the next time you sync your phone.
You can’t delete contacts from a read-only account, such as
Facebook. Instead, a dialog informs you that the contact will be
hidden. To restore hidden contacts from a read-only account, you
must delete that account from your phone and then add it again.
If the contact contains information from both editable accounts
(such as Contacts) and from a read-only account (such as
Facebook), a dialog informs you that the information from the
read-only account will be hidden, not deleted.
4 Touch OK to confirm that you want to delete the contact.
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Communicating with your contacts
From the Contacts or Favorites tab, you can quickly call or send a
text (SMS) or multimedia message (MMS) to a contact’s default
phone number. You can also open details to view a list of all the ways
you can communicate with that contact.
This section describes ways to initiate communication when viewing
your list of contacts. The Contacts application shares your contacts
with many other applications, such as Gmail (see “Gmail” on
page 119) and Messaging (see “Messaging” on page 195).
To connect by using Quick Contact for Android
1
Touch a contact’s picture to open Quick Contact for Android.
Touch a contact’s picture.
Then touch the icon for the way
you want to connect
2 Touch the icon for the way you want to connect.
The icons available depend on the information you have for the
contact and the applications and accounts on your phone.
For more information, see “Connecting quickly with your
contacts” on page 62.
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To communicate with a contact
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch the contact with whom you want to communicate.
You can also just touch the Green Phone icon in the list of
favorites or in the Call log to call the displayed number.
3 In the contact’s details screen, touch the way to start
communicating with the contact.
For phone numbers, you switch automatically to the Phone
application as the number is called. For other kinds of
communication, you switch automatically to the appropriate
application, with the contact’s address entered.
To call a contact’s default number
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch & hold the entry for the contact to call.
3 Touch Call in the menu that opens.
The actual menu item depends on the default number you set for
your contact, so it may be Call Mobile, Call Work, and so on.
You switch to the Phone application automatically as the number
is called. For more information about placing phone calls, see
“Placing and receiving calls” on page 80.
To send a text or multimedia message to a contact’s default number
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch & hold the contact to call.
3 Touch Text contact in the menu that opens.
You switch automatically to the Messaging application, with the
contact’s phone number entered in a new message. For more
information about sending text and multimedia messages, see
“Messaging” on page 195.
You can also use Quick Contact to start sending a text or
multimedia message.See “Connecting quickly with your contacts”
on page 62.
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Changing which contacts are displayed
You can hide contacts that don’t have phone numbers. You can also
configure which groups of contacts, for each account, you want to
display in the Contacts list.
To set whether contacts without phone numbers are displayed
If you use your list of contacts only to call people, you can hide any
contacts that don’t have phone numbers.
1
Open your list of contacts.
2 Press Menu and touch Display options.
3 Check or uncheck Only contacts with phones.
To change what groups are displayed
1
Open your list of contacts.
2 Press Menu and touch Display options.
3 Touch an account to open its list of groups.
An account’s groups depend on the kind of account.
4 Check or uncheck the groups whose contacts you want to view in
Contacts.
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This action affects only the display of groups of contacts with this
screen. Your sync settings are not affected.
5 Touch Done.
A message appears while your changes are made. If your change
affects many contacts, this can take a short while.
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Joining contacts
When you add an account or add contacts in other ways, such as by
exchanging emails, Contacts attempts to avoid duplication by joining
any new contact information with existing contacts under a single
entry. You can also join contacts manually.
To join contacts
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch the contact entry to which you want to add information.
This is the contact you will see in Contacts after the join.
3 Press Menu and touch Edit contact.
4 Press Menu and touch Join.
Likely contacts are displayed at the top of the screen. You can
touch Show all contacts to pick a contact from your full list of
contacts.
Touch the contact whose
information you want to join.
5 Touch the contact whose information you want to join with the
first contact.
The information from the second contact is added to the first
contact, and the second contact is no longer displayed in the
Contacts list.
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See “Editing contact details” on page 103 for details about how to
view where a contact’s information came from, including
automatic and manually joined information. See “Separating
contact information” on page 111 for information about how to
separate contacts joined in error.
Separating contact information
Each contact on your phone may contain information from a variety
of sources—you may have entered it, Contacts may have joined
information automatically when you added an account, you may
have joined contacts manually, and so on.
If contact information from different sources was joined in error, you
can separate the information back into individual contacts on your
phone.
To separate contact information
1
Open your contacts or favorites.
2 Touch the contact entry whose information you want to separate.
3 Press Menu and touch Edit contact.
4 Press Menu and touch Separate contact.
5 When you’re asked if you want to separate the contact, touch OK.
The contact information is separated into individual contacts in
the list of contacts.
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You can sync contacts, email, calendar events, and other
information with your phone from multiple Google
Accounts or other kinds of accounts, depending on the
applications installed on your phone.
For example, you could start by adding your personal
Google Account, so your personal email, contacts, and
calendar are always available. Then you could add
another account from work, so you can read your work
email and have your work contacts handy.
In this section
“Adding and removing accounts” on page 113
“Configuring account sync and display options” on page 116
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Adding and removing accounts
You can add multiple Google Accounts and other accounts. You may
also be able to add other kinds of accounts, depending on your
applications. Some you can add in the Accounts & Sync settings, as
described in this section. Others you add using an application that
works with those kinds of accounts; for example, you can add IMAP
and POP3 email accounts with the Email application (see “Adding
and editing email accounts” on page 190).
To add an account
To add some accounts, you may need to obtain details from an IT
support representative about the service to which the account
connects. For example, you may need to know the account’s domain
or server address.
1
Open the Accounts & sync settings screen.
You can do this in Contacts by pressing Menu and touching
Accounts, or directly from Settings.
The Accounts & sync settings screen displays your current sync
settings and a list of your current accounts.
See “Configuring account sync and display options” on page 116.
2 Touch Add account.
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3 Touch the kind of account to add.
Touch the kind of account to add.
4 Follow the onscreen steps to enter the required and optional
information about the account.
Most accounts require a username and password, but the details
depend on the kind of account and the configuration of the
service you’re connecting to.
For details about adding accounts, see “Adding and editing email
accounts” on page 190 and the detailed tables in “Changing email
account settings” on page 192. These sections also describe how
to add an email account based on IMAP, POP3, or SMTP, using the
Email application.
5 Configure the account.
Depending on the kind of account, you may be asked to configure
what kinds of data you want to sync to the phone, name the
account, and other details.
When you’re finished, the account is added to the list in the
Accounts & Sync Settings screen. Depending on how you
configured the account, email, contacts, and other information
start syncing to your phone.
See “Configuring account sync and display options” on page 116
for details about changing how the account is configured.
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To remove an account
You can remove an account to delete it and all information
associated with it from your phone, including email, contacts,
settings, and so on.
You can’t remove the first Google Account you signed into on the
phone, except by deleting all personal information from your phone.
See “Privacy settings” on page 330 to learn now to do that.
1
Open the Accounts & sync settings screen.
You can do this in Contacts by pressing Menu and touching
Accounts, or directly from Settings.
The Accounts & sync settings screen displays your current sync
settings and a list of your current accounts.
2 Touch the account to delete.
3 Touch Remove account.
4 Confirm that you want to remove the account.
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Configuring account sync and display
options
You can configure background data use and synchronization options
for all of the applications on your phone. You can also configure what
kinds of data you synchronize for each account. Some applications,
such as Gmail and Calendar, have their own synchronization settings.
Some applications, such as Contacts, Gmail, and Calendar, can sync
data from multiple applications. Others sync data only from the first
Google Account you sign into on your phone, or from an account
associated specifically with that application.
For some accounts, syncing is two-directional; changes that you
make to the information on your phone are made to the copy of that
information on the web. Your Google Account works this way. Other
accounts support only one-way sync; the information on your phone
is read-only.
To configure general sync settings
1
Open the Accounts & Sync Settings screen.
You can do this in Contacts by pressing Menu and touching
Accounts, or directly from Settings.
The screen displays your current sync settings and a list of your
current accounts.
Touch the account to configure.
Some or all information from this
account is configured to sync
automatically with your phone.
No information from this account syncs
automatically with your phone.
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indicates that some or all of an account’s information is
configured to sync automatically with your phone.
indicates that none of an account’s information is configured
to sync automatically with your phone.
2 Check or uncheck Background data to control whether
applications and services can transmit data when you are not
working with them directly (that is, when they are running in the
background).
If you uncheck this option, Gmail stops receiving new mail,
Calendar stops syncing events, and so on, until you touch the
Refresh menu item or send an email.
3 Check or uncheck Auto-sync to control whether changes you
make to information on the phone or on the web are automatically
synced with each other.
For example, when this option is checked, changes that you make
in Contacts on the phone are automatically made in Google
Contacts on the web.
If you uncheck this option, you may be able to use an application’s
tools to sync data manually. See “To sync information manually”
on page 117.
To sync information manually
1
Open the Accounts & sync settings screen.
2 Touch the account whose data you want to sync.
3 Press Menu and touch Sync now.
To change an account’s sync settings
1
Open the Accounts & sync settings screen.
2 Touch the account whose sync settings you want to change.
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The Data & synchronization screen opens, displaying a list of the
kinds of information the account can sync.
Checked items are configured to sync to your phone.
3 Check or uncheck the kinds of information you want to sync to
the phone.
Unchecking an option does not remove the information from your
phone; it simply stops it from being kept in sync with the version
on the web. To remove the information previously synced for the
account, you must remove the account.
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Gmail is Google’s web-based email service. When you
first set up your phone, you configured it to use an
existing Gmail account, or you created a new account.
The first time you open the Gmail application on your
phone, your Inbox contains the messages from your
Gmail account on the web.
In this section
“Gmail is different” on page 120
“Opening Gmail and your Inbox” on page 121
“Reading your messages” on page 123
“Composing and sending a message” on page 126
“Replying to or forwarding a message” on page 128
“Working with conversations in batches” on page 130
“Labeling a conversation” on page 131
“Starring a message” on page 132
“Viewing conversations by label” on page 133
“Reporting spam” on page 135
“Searching for messages” on page 136
“Archiving conversations” on page 137
“Synchronizing your messages” on page 138
“Appending a signature to your messages” on page 140
“Changing Gmail settings” on page 141
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Gmail is different
Gmail is web-based
Your messages are stored on Google servers, but you read, write, and
organize messages with the Gmail application on your phone or via a
web browser. Because your mail is stored on Google servers, you can
search your entire message history, backed by the speed and power
of Google search.
Actions that you take in one place are reflected everywhere. For
example, if you read a message in Gmail on your phone, it’s marked as
read in a web browser. And a message that you send using a browser,
or even a draft of a message, is visible in Gmail on the phone.
Gmail is conversation-based
Each message and all replies to it are grouped in your Inbox as a
single conversation. In other email applications, replies to messages
are spread across your Inbox, typically by date received, so a
message and the replies to it are separated by other messages. Gmail
makes it easy to follow the thread of a conversation.
Gmail is organized by labels, not by folders
By tagging messages with labels, you can organize your
conversations in many different ways. In other email applications,
each message can live in only one folder. For example, with Gmail
you can label a conversation with your mother about your brother’s
birthday present with both “Mom” and “Dave.” Later, you can look for
the message under either label. Using folders, you’d have to store the
message in the “Mom” folder or the “Dave” folder, not both.
Gmail for the phone is optimized for mobile: for advanced
tasks, use a web browser
The best place to organize and learn about Gmail is on the web. For
example, you can’t use the Gmail application on the phone to create
the labels and filters that you use to organize your messages, but you
can label a message on the phone. Gmail on the web offers complete
information about the service, so it’s the best place to learn about all
of the features of Gmail.
Gmail is for Gmail
Of course you can use Gmail to send email to any email address, and
anyone can send email to you at your Gmail address. But if you want
to read messages from another email service provider (using your
AOL, Yahoo!, or other email account), you use the Email application.
See “Email” on page 179.
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Opening Gmail and your Inbox
When you open Gmail, your most recent conversations are displayed
in your Inbox. When you return to Gmail after using other
applications, the last screen you were working with is displayed.
To open Gmail
S Touch the Gmail icon
on the Home screen or in the Launcher.
Your Inbox displays those conversations with the newest
messages at the top. All of your conversations are displayed in
your Inbox unless you delete, archive, or filter them.
The current Google Account is displayed at the top right of the
Inbox. If you have more than one account, you touch the current
account to switch accounts, as described in “To switch accounts”
on page 122. Adding and working with accounts is described in
“Accounts” on page 112.
Conversations with new messages have bold subject lines. To read
a message in a conversation, touch its subject. See “Reading your
messages” on page 123.
The number of unread
messages in your Inbox.
Touch a conversation to
open it and read its
Your account. Touch to
switch accounts.
Bold subject lines
indicate conversations
with new (unread)
messages.
There are 2 messages in
this conversation.
indicates messages sent directly to you.
indicates messages that you were CC’d on.
Other messages were sent to you as part of a group.
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To open your Inbox when Gmail is running
S Press Back
until you return to your Inbox.
OR
S When reading a message, press Menu and touch Go to Inbox.
OR
S When viewing a list of labeled conversations, press Menu and
touch More > Go to Inbox.
To switch accounts
Gmail displays conversations, messages, and settings from one
Google Account at a time. If you have more than one account, you
can open the Accounts screen to view how many unread messages
you have in each account and to switch accounts.
Adding and configuring accounts is described in “Accounts” on
page 112.
1
From your Inbox, touch the current account at the top right of the
screen. Or press Menu and touch Accounts.
The number of unread
messages.
2 Touch the account that contains the email you want to read.
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Reading your messages
When viewing a list of conversations in your Inbox or in any list of
labeled conversations, you can open a conversation to read its
messages.
When you receive a new message, you also receive a notification in
the Status bar, unless you’ve turned off Gmail notifications using
Gmail settings. See “Changing Gmail settings” on page 141. When you
touch a Gmail notification, it opens the Inbox that contains the new
message or, if you have new mail in more than one account, it opens
the Accounts screen.
To read a message
S Touch a conversation that contains the message you want to read.
A conversation opens to the first new (unread) message, or to the
first starred message, if you’ve previously starred a message in the
conversation. See “Starring a message” on page 132.
This conversation has one label.
Touch to view the sender and
the first line of messages that
you’ve already read.
Touch to quickly contact the
sender by Google Talk, by
phone, or in other ways.
You can archive or delete the
entire conversation or open the
next or previous conversation.
To the right of the message, icons indicate whether the message
has an attachment and the sender’s Google Talk online status.
You can touch the message sender’s Quick Contact icon to open a
list of ways you can quickly contact the sender. See “Connecting
quickly with your contacts” on page 62.
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When reading messages in a conversation, you can use the
buttons at the bottom of the screen to archive the entire
conversation (see “Archiving conversations” on page 137) or to
delete it. If you delete a conversation, you can touch Undo in the
yellow bar at the top of the screen to undelete it.
Use the left and right arrow buttons at the bottom of a message
to open the next or previous conversation in the Inbox.
To read a message again
When you open a conversation, messages that you’ve already read
are hidden, in a tab that indicates the number of hidden messages.
1
Touch the tab that indicates the number of previously read messages.
The tab expands into tabs that list the sender and the first line of
each read message.
2 Touch an expanded tab to read the message again.
Touch the tab that indicates the
number of unread messages to
view their summary tabs.
Touch the tab of a message
you’ve already read to open
it, so you can read it again.
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When reading a message or when its tab is selected, you can press
Menu and touch Mark unread to return a read message to the unread
state—for example, to remind yourself to read it again later.
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Composing and sending a message
You can compose and send a message to one or more people or
groups with Gmail or other email addresses.
To compose and send a message
1
When viewing the Inbox or other list of conversations, press Menu
and touch Compose.
Touch to change accounts.
Address the message.
Enter a subject.
Touch to remove an attachment
you added.
Enter your message.
Send the message, save it
as a draft or discard it.
2 Set the account you want to send the email from.
The Gmail account you are sending the email from is displayed at
the top of the screen. If you have more than one Gmail account
configured to sync email to the phone, you can send the email
from a different account by touching the account and then
touching the one you want to use.
3 Address the message.
As you enter text, matching addresses are offered from your
Contacts list. See “Contacts” on page 95. You can touch a
suggested address or enter a new one.
4 Press Menu and touch Add Cc/Bcc to address a copy or a blind
copy of the message.
5 Enter a subject for the message.
6 Enter the text of the message.
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For information about entering and editing text, see “Using the
onscreen keyboard” on page 44 and “Editing text” on page 49.
7 Press Menu and touch Attach to send a photo with the message.
Important Do not delete the original of an attachment before the message is completely sent (that is, it has the Sent label, not the Outbox label), or the attachment will not be sent.
8 Touch Send.
If you’re not ready to send the message, touch Save as draft
instead. You can read your drafts by opening messages with the
Draft label. See “Viewing conversations by label” on page 133.
Touch Discard to abandon the message, including any saved
drafts.
If you aren’t connected to a network—for example, if you’re
working in Airplane mode—the messages that you send are stored
on your phone with the Outbox label until you connect to a
network again.
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Replying to or forwarding a message
You can continue an email conversation by replying to a message or
by forwarding it.
To reply to or forward a message
1
Scroll to the bottom of a message.
2 Touch Reply, Reply to all, or Forward.
Touch to quickly contact the sender
in other ways, such as via Google
Talk, by phone, and so on.
Touch Reply to reply just to the
sender of the message. Touch Reply
to all to include all recipients of the
message. Touch Forward to send
the conversation to someone new.
Replying to or forwarding messages without changing the subject
adds your reply to the current conversation. Changing the subject
starts a new conversation.
The message opens in a new screen where you can add or remove
addresses, edit the subject, and add or remove text or
attachments, as described in “Composing and sending a message”
on page 126.
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You can add one or more people to an ongoing conversation by
replying to all and then adding the new people’s addresses to the
reply.
All of the messages in the conversation, up to the one you are
replying to or forwarding, are included in the new message; any
messages that follow the message you forward are omitted.
Enter your reply.
Uncheck to send your reply
without including the original
message.
3 Touch Send.
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Working with conversations in batches
You can archive, label, delete, or perform other actions on a batch of
conversations at once, in your Inbox or in another labeled list of
conversations.
1
In the Inbox or other conversation list, check the conversations
that you want to work with as a batch.
When you check a conversation, the Archives, Labels, and Delete
buttons appear at the bottom of the screen.
Check conversations to add
them to the batch.
Touch a button to act on the
batch, or press Menu to act on
the batch in other ways.
2 Touch Archive, Delete, or Labels. Or press Menu and touch Add
star, Report spam, Mute, Mark read/Mark unread, or Deselect all.
Your action affects the entire batch of messages.
If you delete a batch of conversations, you can touch Undo in the
yellow bar at the top of the screen to undelete them. You can also
use Undo after muting, archiving, and reporting spam.
If you never work with batches of messages, you can hide the
checkboxes to leave more room for the subjects of conversations.
See “Changing Gmail settings” on page 141.
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Labeling a conversation
You organize conversations by labeling them. Gmail has several builtin labels. You can add your own labels and assign them colors by
using Gmail on the web (custom label colors you create on the web
are not supported in Gmail on the phone).
Viewing labeled conversations is described in “Viewing conversations
by label” on page 133.
To label a conversation
1
When reading a conversation’s messages, press Menu and touch
Change labels.
2 In the dialog that opens, check the labels to assign to the
conversation.
3 Touch OK.
To label a batch of conversations at once
You can assign or change the labels of one or more conversations at
once.
1
In your Inbox or other conversation list, check the conversations to
label.
See “Working with conversations in batches” on page 130.
2 Touch the Labels button at the bottom of the screen.
3 In the dialog that opens, check the labels to assign to the
conversation.
4 Touch OK.
To change a conversation’s labels
1
When reading a conversation’s messages, press Menu and touch
Change labels.
You can also change the labels of a batch of conversations, in the
same way that you label a batch of conversations, by touching the
Labels button.
2 In the dialog that opens, check or uncheck the labels.
3 Touch OK.
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Starring a message
You can star an important message to make it easy to locate again.
Conversations with starred messages display a star in your Inbox and
other conversation lists. To view just conversations with starred
messages, see “Viewing conversations by label” on page 133.
To star a message
S While reading a message, touch the star in its header.
OR
S While viewing a list of messages in a conversation list, touch a
message’s star.
The star turns gold
.
To unstar a message
S Touch its star again.
To unstar all messages in a conversation
S Touch a star in a conversation list.
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Viewing conversations by label
You can view a list of the conversations that have the same label,
including conversations with starred messages.
You can control how many conversations are kept current on your
phone, by label and by time, as described in “Synchronizing your
messages” on page 138.
See “Labeling a conversation” on page 131 or “Starring a message” on
page 132 for information about assigning labels and stars.
1
When viewing your Inbox or another conversation list, press Menu
and touch Go to labels.
Your labels are presented in a scrolling list. Label colors are those
Gmail assigns by default, or those you assigned to labels by using
Gmail on the web.
Labels applied to conversations
with unread messages are bold
and have a green bar at left.
The number of conversations
with this label that have unread
messages.
2 Touch a label to view a list of conversations with that label.
The conversation list resembles your Inbox, but the label replaces
“Inbox” at the top left of the list. You work with labeled
conversation lists in the same way that you work with your Inbox.
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Copying text from messages
You can copy text from messages you receive, so you can paste it
into the message you compose or into text fields in other
applications.
When you’re composing a message, you select, cut, copy, and paste
text using basic editing techniques, as described in “Editing text” on
page 49.
To copy text from a message
1
Open a message and scroll to the beginning of the of text you
want to copy
See “Reading your messages” on page 123.
2 Press Menu and touch and touch More > Select text.
3 Use your finger to drag across the text you want to copy.
OR
Use the Trackpad to move the small arrow to the beginning of the
text you want to copy, and then press the Trackpad. Swipe your
finger over the Trackpad to move the cursor to the end of the text
you want to copy, and then press the Trackpad again.
The text you selected is copied to the clipboard.
You can now use the techniques described in “Editing text” on
page 49 to paste the copied text into a message you compose or
into a text field in another application.
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Reporting spam
The Gmail webmail service is quite effective at preventing spam (junk
mail) from reaching your Inbox. But when spam does make it
through, you can help improve the Gmail service by reporting the
conversation as spam.
To report a conversation as spam
S While reading the conversation's messages, press Menu and touch
More > Report spam.
OR
S Check one or a batch of conversations in your Inbox or other
conversation list, press Menu, and touch Report spam.
See “Working with conversations in batches” on page 130.
When you report a conversation as spam, the conversation and all
its messages are removed from your Inbox. You can view the
messages you’ve marked as spam by viewing messages with the
Spam label. See “Viewing conversations by label” on page 133.
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Searching for messages
You can search for messages that contain one or more words in their
contents or in their addresses, subjects, labels, and so on. When you
search for messages, all of the messages in your Gmail account on
the web are included (except those labeled Trash or Spam), not just
those that you’ve synchronized onto your phone.
You can also use the advanced search options that are described on
the Gmail website.
1
In the Inbox, press Menu and touch Search.
Or press the Search button
.
2 Enter the word or words to search for and touch the magnifying
glass icon
at the right of the search box. Or touch words you
searched for previously, in the list below the search box.
A conversation list opens, displaying all of the conversations with
messages that contain the words you searched for. The words you
searched for are displayed in the title bar.
You work with the conversations in this list just as you would with
the conversations in your Inbox or any other conversation list.
When you open a conversation in a search result list, the word you
searched for is highlighted wherever it occurs in the
conversation’s messages.
Words you search for are stored by the phone and suggested for
later Gmail searches. You can erase these stored words with Gmail
settings. See “Changing Gmail settings” on page 141.
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Archiving conversations
You can archive conversations, to move them out of your Inbox
without deleting them. Archived conversations are assigned the All
Mail label, and they retain any other labels you’ve assigned to them.
See “Viewing conversations by label” on page 133. They’re also
included in search results. If someone replies to a message that
you’ve archived, its conversation is restored to your Inbox.
S While viewing a list of conversations, touch & hold a conversation
and touch Archive in the menu that opens.
OR
S Check one or more conversations in your Inbox or other
conversation list and touch Archive.
See “Working with conversations in batches” on page 130.
OR
S When reading a message, touch Archive at the bottom of the
screen.
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Synchronizing your messages
The Gmail webmail service has the resources to store all the
messages you’ve ever sent or received; your phone does not. To save
space, Gmail downloads only some of your messages to your phone.
You can set which conversations’ messages are kept current on your
phone, by label, and what portion of those conversations, by time.
You use the Settings application to control how and when
applications synchronize their data. See “Accounts & sync settings”
on page 328.
To select which conversations to synchronize
1
Open your Inbox.
2 Press Menu and touch More > Settings > Labels.
The Synchronization settings screen opens, displaying a list of
your Gmail labels, for the account listed at the top of the screen.
Below each label is its current synchronization setting: Sync all,
Sync 4 days, or no label (not synchronized).
3 Touch a conversation label whose synchronization settings you
want to change.
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A dialog for that conversation label opens, with three options:
Sync none Don’t download any conversations that have only this
label.
Sync 4 days Download the previous 4 (or number of days you set)
of conversations.
Sync all Download all conversations with this label.
To set how many days of conversations to synchronize
1
Open your Inbox.
2 Press Menu and touch More > Settings > Labels.
3 Touch Number of days to sync.
4 Enter the number of days and touch OK.
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Appending a signature to your messages
You can append one or a few lines of text to every message you
send, such as your name, contact information, or even “Sent by an
android.”
1
Open your Inbox or another labeled list of conversations.
2 Press Menu and touch More > Settings > Signature.
Enter a signature to append to
your messages; then touch OK.
3 Enter a signature.
4 Touch OK.
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Changing Gmail settings
You can change a number of settings for Gmail. Each Gmail account
has its own settings, so your changes affect only the current account.
See “To switch accounts” on page 122.
Notification volumes and some synchronization settings are changed
in the Settings application. See “Settings” on page 312.
S To change Gmail settings, open your Inbox, press Menu, and touch
More > Settings.
General Settings
Signature
Opens a dialog where you can enter text to append to every
message you send. See “Appending a signature to your messages”
on page 140.
Confirm actions
Opens a dialog where you can check which actions open a dialog
asking you to confirm that action: archiving, deleting, and sending
messages.
Auto-advance
Opens a dialog where you can set which screen opens when you
delete or archive a conversation whose messages you are viewing:
the messages in the next conversation, the previous conversation, or
the Inbox or other conversation list you’re working with.
Message text size
Opens a dialog where you can select the size of text in the messages
you read.
Batch operations
When checked, adds a check box to the left of each conversation, so
you can add it to a batch. See “Working with conversations in
batches” on page 130.
Clear search history
Touch to remove the history of the words you’ve searched for
previously in Gmail in any account. See “Searching for messages” on
page 136.
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Labels
Opens the Labels screen, where you can manage which
conversations are synchronized. See “Synchronizing your messages”
on page 138.
Notification settings
Email notifications
When checked, you receive a notification when you have new email.
See “Managing notifications” on page 40.
Select ringtone
Opens a dialog where you can select the ringtone to sound when you
receive a new email notification, including the phone’s default
ringtone and a silent option.
Vibrate
Opens a dialog where you can configure the phone to vibrate
whenever you receive a Gmail notification, only when the phone is in
Silent mode, or never. See “Sound settings” on page 320.
Notify once
Check to receive a notification from Gmail only the first time you
have new email since you last read your messages, rather than each
time a new message arrives.
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Calendar
Calendar on the phone works with the web-based Google
Calendar service for creating and managing events,
meetings, and appointments.
Calendar on the phone is optimized for the phone. Some
Calendar features, such as creating Calendars, are only
available in Google Calendar on the web. Visit http://
calendar.google.com to learn about the features of the
web version of Calendar.
In this section
“Viewing your calendar and events” on page 144
“Working in Agenda view” on page 146
“Working in Day view” on page 147
“Working in Week view” on page 148
“Working in Month view” on page 149
“Viewing event details” on page 150
“Creating an event” on page 151
“Editing or deleting an event” on page 152
“Setting an event reminder” on page 153
“Responding to an event reminder” on page 154
“Synchronizing and displaying calendars” on page 155
“Changing Calendar settings” on page 156
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Viewing your calendar and events
Open Calendar to view events you’ve created or that others have
invited you to.
When you first set up your phone, you configured it to use an
existing Google Account, or you created a new account. The first
time you open the Calendar application on your phone, it displays
any existing calendar events from your Google Account on the web.
You can add additional accounts with Google Calendar or other
calendars to your phone, and configure them to display in Calendar.
See “Accounts” on page 112.
When you first set up Calendar to synchronize events on your phone,
it includes events from the previous month through one year in the
future. Subsequently, Calendar keeps a year’s worth of future events
synchronized between your phone and the web, plus any later events
that you add to your calendar using Calendar on your phone.
To open Calendar
S Touch the Calendar icon
in the Launcher.
Events from each account you’ve added to your phone and
configured to synchronize calendars is displayed in Calendar. For
information about adding accounts, see “Accounts” on page 112.
Events from each calendar are displayed in a different color. For
information about which calendars are displayed on your phone,
see “Synchronizing and displaying calendars” on page 155.
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Agenda view
Day view
Week view
Month view
In Agenda, Day, or Week view,
touch an event to view its details.
Touch a day in Month view
to open that day’s events.
To change your calendar view
1
Touch the Calendar icon
in the Launcher.
2 Press Menu and touch Agenda, Day, Week, or Month.
Each view displays the events in your calendar for the period of
time that you specify. For details, see the next sections.
3 Do any of the following:
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To view more information about an event in Agenda view,
touch the event.
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To view the events of a day in Month view, touch a day.
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Use the Trackpad to quickly select events in Agenda, Day, or
Week view, and to select days in Month view. Press the Trackpad for more information about the selected event or day.
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Working in Agenda view
Agenda view is a list of your events in chronological order. All-day
and multiday events are listed at the start of each day.
To switch to Agenda view
1
Touch the Calendar icon
in the Launcher.
2 Press Menu and touch Agenda.
Touch an event to view its details.
Drag up or down to view earlier
or later events.
This event repeats.
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Working in Day view
Day view displays a chart of the events of one day, in a table of onehour rows. A red line indicates the current time. All-day and multiday
events are displayed at the top. Part of the title of each event is
displayed in the rows that correspond to when it occurs.
To switch to Day view
1
Touch the Calendar icon
in the Launcher.
2 Press Menu and touch Day.
Drag left or right to view earlier
or later days.
Touch & hold a time slot or an event
to create a new event at that time.
Touch an event to view its details.
3 Do any of the following:
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Touch an event to view its details. See “Viewing event details”
on page 150.
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Touch & hold an event to open a menu with options for viewing, editing, or deleting the event and for creating a new event
at that time.
To add an event in Day view
S Touch & hold an empty spot or an event in the day to open a
menu with the option for creating a new event at that time.
See “Creating an event” on page 151.
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Working in Week view
Week view displays a chart of the events of one week. All-day and
multiday events are displayed at the top.
To switch to Week view
S Press Menu
and touch Week.
An all-day event.
Touch & hold a time slot or an
event to create a new event at
Touch an event to view its
Drag left or right to view earlier
or later days.
In a crowded Week view, it can be easier to select events by using
the Trackpad to select an event and see a preview at the bottom
of the screen. Press the Trackpad to view more information about
the selected event.
To learn more about events in Week view
S Touch an event to view its details.
See “Viewing event details” on page 150.
S Touch & hold an event to open a menu with options for viewing, editing,
or deleting the event, and for creating a new event at that time.
To add an event in Week view
S Touch & hold an empty spot or an event in the week to open a
menu with the option for creating a new event at that time.
See “Creating an event” on page 151.
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Working in Month view
Month view displays a chart of the events of the month. Segments of
each day with scheduled events are blue in the day’s vertical bar.
To switch to Month view
1
Touch the Calendar icon
in the Launcher.
2 Press Menu and touch Month.
Drag up or down to view earlier
or later months.
Touch a day to view the events
of that day.
To view more information about events in Month view
S Touch a day to view its events in Day view.
See “Working in Day view” on page 147.
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Viewing event details
You can view more information about an event in a number of ways,
depending on the current view.
To view information about an event
S In Agenda, Day, or Week view, touch an event to view its details.
S In Month view, touch a day to switch to Day view. Then touch an
event to view its details.
Touch to set whether you’ll
attend this event.
Other attendees’ status is shown
below yours.
Touch to change when you want
to be reminded about this event.
Touch to delete this reminder.
Touch to add another reminder
for this event.
You can set or change whether you will attend the event by using the
Attending? menu.
Other attendees’ status is displayed below your own.
You change any event reminders or touch the plus
one. See “Setting an event reminder” on page 153.
button to add
If you have permission to change events, you can press Menu to edit
or delete the event, as described in “Editing or deleting an event” on
page 152.
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Creating an event
You can use Calendar on your phone to create events that appear on
your phone and in Google Calendar on the web.
To create an event
1
In any Calendar view, press Menu and touch New event to open an
Event details screen for a new event.
You can also touch & hold a spot in Day, Week, or Month view. In
the menu that opens, touch New event to open the Event details
screen with that day and time already entered.
2 Add details about the event.
Enter a name, time, and optional additional details about the
event.
If you have more than one calendar, you can choose the calendar
to which to add the event.
Touch the plus
button to add more reminders. See “Setting an
event reminder” on page 153.)
3 Invite guests to the event.
In the Guests field, enter the email addresses of everyone you
want to invite to the event. Separate multiple addresses with
commas ( , ). If the people to whom you send invitations use
Google Calendar, they’ll receive an invitation in Calendar and by
email.
4 Press Menu and touch Show extra options to add details about the
event.
5 Scroll to the bottom of the Event details screen and touch Done.
The event is added to your calendar.
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Editing or deleting an event
You can an edit or delete an event that you created on the phone or
on the web. You can also edit or delete events created by others, if
they have given you permission.
To edit an event
1
Open the event details.
See “Viewing event details” on page 150.
2 Press Menu and touch Edit event.
The Event Details screen opens. This is the same screen described
in “Creating an event” on page 151.
Press Menu and touch Show extra options to add or edit event
details.
3 Make your changes to the event.
4 Scroll to the bottom of the screen and touch Done.
To delete an event
There are a number of ways to delete an event.
S In Agenda view, touch an event to view its details. Then press
Menu and touch Delete.
S In Day or Week view, touch & hold the event and touch Delete in
the menu that opens.
S When editing an event, scroll to the bottom of the Event Details
screen and touch Delete.
If the event repeats, you’re asked whether you want to delete just
that occurrence, this and all future occurrences, or all past and
future occurrences in your Calendar.
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Setting an event reminder
You can set one or more reminders for an event, whether or not you
created the event or have permission to edit its other details.
To set an event reminder
1
Open the event details.
See “Viewing event details” on page 150.
2 If you already have a reminder set, touch the Plus button
a reminder.
to add
A new reminder is added, for 10 minutes before the event.
3 Touch the reminder time, and in the dialog that opens touch the
length of time before the event that you want to be reminded of it.
When the time comes, you receive a notification about the event.
See “Responding to an event reminder” on page 154.
You can use Google Calendar on the web to configure additional
reminder settings.
To delete an event reminder
1
Open the event details.
2 Touch the reminder’s minus button
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Responding to an event reminder
If you set a reminder for an event, the Upcoming Event icon appears
in the Notifications area of the Status bar when the reminder time
arrives. See “Managing notifications” on page 40.
To respond to an event reminder
1
Drag the Status bar down to open the Notifications panel.
2 Touch the event notification to open the list of Calendar
notifications. If you receive notifications with alerts, the Calendar
notifications list opens, listing all notifications awaiting your
response.
3 Do any of the following:
G
Touch an event in the Calendar Notifications list to view more
information about that event.
G
Touch Snooze all in the Calendar Notifications list to turn off all
event reminders for 5 minutes.
G
Touch Dismiss all in the Calendar Notifications list to delete all
reminders in the list.
4 Press Back
when viewing the Calendar Notifications list to keep
the reminders pending. The icon remains in the Status bar and the
reminders remain in the Notifications panel.
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Synchronizing and displaying calendars
When you add a Google Account or other account to your phone
that includes a calendar service, and you configure that account to
synchronize calendar events to the phone, the events from that
calendar are added and kept up to date in Calendar on the phone.
You control whether an account synchronizes changes to calendar
events between a Google or other calendar service with the Settings
application’s Accounts & Sync Settings screen (see “Accounts & sync
settings” on page 328). You configure which calendars to store on
the phone (for quicker access) and which of those to show or hide on
the phone in Calendar.
To set whether calendars are stored on the phone or visible
1
Touch the Calendar icon
in the Launcher.
2 Press Menu and touch More > Calendars.
The Calendars screen displays all the calendars you’ve added or
subscribed to for each account that is configured to synchronize
events to your phone, organized by account. (Calendars for
accounts you’ve configured not to synchronize Calendar events
are not included in the list.)
3 Touch the name of an account to show or hide its calendars on
your phone.
An icon to the right of each calendar indicates whether its events
are synchronized (in this context, stored on) the phone and
whether they are visible in Calendar.
Calendar events stored on phone and visible in Calendar
Calendar events stored on phone but not visible in Calendar
Calendar events not synchronized to phone
4 Touch the icon next to a calendar to change whether it is stored
on the phone and visible in Calendar.
You remain subscribed to Calendars that you configure not to
store on the phone and you can still work with them with Google
Calendar on the web, or in other calendaring services.
5 Touch OK.
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Changing Calendar settings
You can change the following settings for how Calendar displays
event and how it notifies you of upcoming events.
1
Touch the Calendar icon
in the Launcher.
2 Press Menu, and touch More > Settings.
Hide declined events
Check if you don’t want to see events to which you’ve declined
invitations.
Set alerts & notifications
Opens a dialog where you can configure event reminders to open an
alert, send you a notification, or turn off event notifications on your
phone. See “Setting an event reminder” on page 153 and
“Responding to an event reminder” on page 154.
Select ringtone
Opens a dialog where you can select the ringtone to sound when you
receive an event reminder.
Vibrate
Opens a dialog where you can configure the phone to vibrate
whenever you receive an event reminder, only when the phone is in
Silent mode, or never. See “Sound settings” on page 320.
Default reminder time
Opens a dialog where you can select the default time before an event
for event reminders.
Build version
The version of Calendar you are using.
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Google Voice
You can use Google Voice for your voicemail service, in
place of your mobile carrier’s voicemail service. Google
Voice gives you a visual interface to all of your voicemail
messages—you can access your messages in the order
you want, read transcripts of your messages, and listen to
your messages, using a karaoke-style interface that
makes it easy to replay any part.
You can also use Google Voice to make international calls,
in place of your carrier’s long-distance service, to take
advantage of Google Voice’s low international calling
rates.
Google Voice is currently available only in the United
States.
In this section
“Configuring Google Voice” on page 158
“Opening Google Voice and your Inbox” on page 160
“Reading or listening to your voicemail” on page 161
“Exchanging text (SMS) messages” on page 163
“Starring messages” on page 164
“Viewing messages by label” on page 165
“Placing calls with Google Voice” on page 166
“Changing Google Voice settings” on page 167
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Configuring Google Voice
The first time you open Google Voice, a wizard helps you to
configure Google Voice services on your phone. If you sign out, the
wizard reappears the next time you start Google Voice. You can also
change the services to use at any time, by changing the Google
Voice settings. See “Changing Google Voice settings” on page 167.
From your phone, you can sign into your existing Google Voice
account or create a new one.
To configure Google Voice
1
Touch the Google Voice icon
screen.
in the Launcher or on the Home
The Welcome screen opens, where you start the process of
configuring Google Voice on your phone. The options that the
wizard offers you depend on whether you already have a Google
Voice account and on the features supported by your mobile carrier.
2 Sign into Google Voice.
The account you sign into is the Google Account whose Inbox you
open to read messages. It’s also the Google Account that you use
for any other Google Voice services that you decide to use with
your phone.
Touch Sign in to sign into the primary Google Account on your
phone. Or touch Use a different account to sign in using a different
Google Account.
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3 If requested, touch Next to verify your phone number via SMS.
Google Voice uses this step to ensure that it can communicate
with your phone.
4 If you’re setting up a new Google Voice account, you are asked to
enter your voicemail PIN. This is the code you use to check your
voicemail from the Phone application.
5 Press Back
when you’re done configuring voicemail.
6 Touch Finish in the screen that describes Inbox synchronization.
For more information, see “Sync and notifications settings” on
page 168.
Your Google Voice Inbox opens. See “Opening Google Voice and
your Inbox” on page 160 for more information on getting started with
Google Voice.
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Opening Google Voice and your Inbox
You can check your Google Voice Inbox, exchange messages, and
perform other tasks with Google Voice.
To open Google Voice
S Touch the Google Voice icon
screen.
in the Launcher or on the Home
Your Inbox displays any voicemail (marked with a icon) and text
messages (marked with a icon) you’ve received, along with the
sender, the date the message was sent, and the first few words of
the message.
Touch a voicemail or text
message to open it.
To open your Inbox
You can return to your Inbox from any Google Voice screen.
S Press the Back
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Reading or listening to your voicemail
Your Google Voice inbox contains a list of the voicemail messages
you’ve received. You can also listen to your voicemail with the Phone
application, just as you would listen to voicemail from your mobile
carrier’s voicemail service. See “Listening to your voicemail” on
page 89.
Transcripts of your voicemail are also emailed to you.
To read a transcript of your voicemail
1
Open Google Voice and your Inbox.
See “Opening Google Voice and your Inbox” on page 160.
Your Inbox displays your messages. For each message, you can
see who sent it, when you received it, and a transcript of the
beginning of the message.
2 Touch a message to read it.
The transcript of the message is displayed in a window that also
contains information about the message, including the name and
number of the person who left it.
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To listen to your voicemail
1
Open Google Voice and your Inbox.
2 Touch a message to listen to it.
The controls for listening to the voicemail are at the bottom of the
screen.
3 Touch the Play icon
to listen to the message.
The message plays through the earpiece or the speaker,
depending on the preference you set. See “Changing Google
Voice settings” on page 167.
Touch the Speaker icon
to play the message through the
phone’s speaker, instead of the earpiece.
You can also pause and resume play, and you can drag the
progress indicator back and forth to listen to different parts of the
message.
To reply to a message
1
Open a message as you would to read or listen to it.
2 Press Menu and touch Call or SMS.
If you touch Call, the Phone application opens and places a call to
the number of the person who left the message.
If you touch SMS, a Google Voice window opens in which you can
compose a text message, as described in “Exchanging text (SMS)
messages” on page 163.
To delete a message
S Open the message as you would to read or listen to it, press Menu,
touch More, and touch Delete.
OR
S Touch & hold the message in the Inbox or other folder of labeled
messages. In the menu that opens, touch Delete.
You can view your deleted messages by viewing messages with
the Trash label. See “Viewing messages by label” on page 165.
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Exchanging text (SMS) messages
You can use Google Voice to send and receive text (SMS) messages.
To send a text message
1
Open your Inbox.
2 Press Menu and touch Compose.
3 Enter the phone number to which you want to send the message.
You can also enter the name of a contact with a mobile number.
4 Enter a short text message.
5 Touch Send.
To read and reply to a text message
When someone sends a text message to your Google Voice number,
you receive a notification that it’s in your Google Voice Inbox.
1
Open the Notifications panel and touch the notification that you
have a message. (See “Managing notifications” on page 40.)
You can also touch any message that’s in your Inbox.
The message, and any previous messages in the conversation, is
displayed.
2 To reply to the message, enter a short message and touch Send.
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Starring messages
You can star voicemail and text messages to make them easy to keep
track of.
To star a message
S While viewing a list of messages in your Inbox or other folder,
touch a message’s star. The star turns gold
.
To unstar a message
S Touch its star again.
To view your starred messages
You can open a folder that contains just your starred messages.
1
While viewing your Inbox or another folder of messages, press
Menu and touch Labels.
See “Viewing messages by label” on page 165.
2 Touch Starred.
A folder opens with a list of your starred messages.
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Viewing messages by label
You can view a list of the messages that have the same label, such as
Voicemail, SMS (text messages), Placed, Received, and so on.
1
While viewing your Inbox or another folder of messages, press
Menu and touch Labels.
Google Voice labels are presented in a scrolling list.
The number of messages with
this label that are unread.
Touch a label to open a folder that
lists messages with this label.
2 Touch a label to view a folder containing the messages with that
label.
The folder resembles your Inbox, but the label replaces “Inbox” in
the title bar. You work with labeled conversation lists in the same
way that you work with your Inbox.
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Placing calls with Google Voice
Placing calls with Google Voice is almost the same as placing calls via
your mobile carrier, depending on whether you have a Google
number and how you have configured Google Voice on the phone.
If you already have a Google Voice account with a Google phone
number, you can configure your phone to place some or all calls via
Google Voice. The people you call will see your Google phone
number instead of your cell phone number as your caller ID.
To learn more about Google Voice, including how to get a Google
Voice number, go to http://www.google.com/voice.
You don’t use the Voice application to place calls—you do that with
the Phone application.
1
Call a contact just as you would without Google Voice.
2 If you’ve configured Google Voice to ask whether you want to use
it each time you place a call, touch Call with Google Voice in the
dialog.
If you’ve configured Google Voice to use it for all calls, this dialog
doesn’t appear.
Google Voice displays a message, reminding you that you are
placing the call via Google Voice.
If the call is a toll call, Google Voice plays a message with the perminute charge and the number of minutes at this rate you have
remaining in your Google Voice account.
3 Continue with the call as you would without Google Voice, as
described in “Placing and receiving calls” on page 80.
To check your account balance
When you first create a Google Voice account, you have a balance of
US$0.10 for toll calls. You must log into your account using a browser
to add to your balance, but you can check your current balance on
the phone.
S In your Google Voice Inbox, press Menu and touch Balance.
A dialog displays your current account balance.
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Changing Google Voice settings
You can change a number of Google Voice settings, including which
services you want to use on your phone and how you want to be
notified of new messages.
S To change all Google Voice settings except which voicemail
service to use, open your Google Voice Inbox, press Menu, and
touch Settings.
S To change which voicemail service to use, use Settings.
For more information, see “Call settings” on page 318.
General Settings
Making calls
Opens a dialog where you can configure whether to use Google
Voice to make some or all phone calls, as described in “Configuring
Google Voice” on page 158.
This phone’s number
Opens a dialog where you change or add your phone’s phone
number to work with Google Voice.
Voicemail playback
Opens a dialog where you can configure your voicemail to play via
your phone’s earpiece or speaker by default.
Sync and notifications
See “Sync and notifications settings” on page 168.
Sign out
Touch to stop using any Google Voice services on your phone and to
resume using your mobile carrier’s voicemail service and your
phone’s number as its caller ID. The next time you start Google Voice,
the wizard prompts you to configure it again. See “Configuring
Google Voice” on page 158.
Legal information
Touch to open a screen where you can read about the Google Voice
terms of service, privacy policy, program policy, and other important
legal information.
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My Google Voice number
Displays the Google Voice number you have configured to use for
making and receiving calls on this phone.
Build number
The version of Google Voice installed on your phone.
Sync and notifications settings
Synchronize inbox
Check to receive notifications from Google Voice as soon as new
messages arrive in your Inbox. You must have background data
checked in the Accounts & Sync settings to use this feature (see
“Accounts & sync settings” on page 328).
Background data
Touch to open the Accounts & Sync settings; see “Accounts & sync
settings” on page 328.
Notifications via SMS
Check to receive a notification in the Status bar whenever you
receive a new message in your Google Voice Inbox. (Don’t check
both this feature and the Synchronize Inbox feature, or you will
receive two notifications for each new message.)
Inbox notifications
Check to receive notifications for new messages.
Select ringtone
Select a ringtone to sound when you receive a notification from
Google Voice.
Vibrate
The phone vibrates when you receive a notification from Google
Voice.
Light
The Trackpad flashes when you receive a notification from Google
Voice.
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Google Talk
Google Talk is Google’s instant messaging service. You
can use it to communicate in real time with other people
who also use Google Talk, on a phone, on the web, or with
a desktop application.
In this section
“Signing in and opening your Friends list” on page 170
“Chatting with friends” on page 171
“Changing and monitoring online status” on page 174
“Managing your Friends list” on page 176
“Changing Google Talk settings” on page 178
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Signing in and opening your Friends list
You sign into Google Talk to chat with your friends.
To open Google Talk and sign in
S Touch the Google Talk icon
in the Launcher.
When you first open Google Talk, your Friends list is displayed.
This list includes all of the friends you’ve added by using Google
Talk on the web, on the phone, or with a desktop application.
Your online status.
Touch to open a personal chat
you’re participating in.
Touch to open a group chat
you’re participating in.
Touch a friend to invite them to chat.
Adding friends to this list so you can invite them to chat is
described in “Managing your Friends list” on page 176.
Inviting friends to chat and accepting invitations to chat is
described in “Chatting with friends” on page 171.
You remain signed in, even when you’re using other applications,
until you deliberately sign out.
To sign out of Google Talk
You can sign out of Google Talk—for example, if you want to switch
the focus of all chats and invitations to Google Talk on a computer.
Signing out can also extend your battery life.
S On your Friends list, press Menu and touch Sign out.
You no longer receive chat notifications or see others’ Google Talk
status in other applications, such as Gmail.
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Chatting with friends
To chat with a friend
1
Touch a friend in your Friends list. The chat screen opens.
2 Enter your message and touch Send.
Who you’re chatting with and
their online status.
Messages you exchange are
interleaved with information
about the chat, such as whether
it’s on the record.
Enter a message and touch Send.
The messages that you exchange are interleaved on the screen
with information about the chat, such as whether it’s on the
record, the time a message was sent if there’s no response after a
short while, and so on.
3 You can enter an emoticon (a “smiley”) on the onscreen keyboard
by touching & holding the Smiley key and then touching an
emoticon. You can also press Menu and touch More > Insert
smiley to open a scrolling list of emoticons.
Your chat session remains open until you end it.
To return to your Friends list
You can return to your Friends list when chatting with a friend, so
that you can invite another friend to chat, add a friend, and so on.
S On a chat screen, press Menu and touch Friends list.
Friends you’re chatting with are displayed at the top of your Friends
list.
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To accept an invitation to chat
When a friend sends you a Google Talk message, you receive a
notification. Their entry in the Friends list jumps to the top and
displays the message.
S Touch the friend in your Friends list.
OR
S Open the Notifications panel and touch the chat notification.
See “Managing notifications” on page 40.
A chat window opens where you can exchange messages with
your friend.
To switch between active chats
If you’re already chatting with someone, you can press Menu and
touch Friends list to invite another friend to chat. If you have more
than one chat going, you can switch between chats.
S In the Friends list, touch the name of the person you want to chat
with.
OR
S On a chat screen or in the Friends list, press Menu and touch
Switch chats, then touch the friend you want to chat with.
OR
S While chatting with a friend, swipe left or right across the screen.
To invite a friend to join a group chat
When you’re chatting, you can invite additional friends to join a
group chat.
1
On a chat screen, press Menu and touch Add to chat.
2 Touch the name of the friend to invite.
The friend you invited and the current participants receive an
invitation to a group chat. Each one who accepts the invitation
joins the group chat.
In a group chat, everyone can see everyone else’s messages.
Group chats appear at the top of your Friends list, with a group
chat icon.
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To chat on or off the record
Your Google Talk messages are stored, so you can review them later
and even search for them in the Chats folder in Gmail. But if you’d
rather not store the messages in a chat, you can go off the record.
S On a chat screen, press Menu and touch Chat off record.
To resume saving the messages in the chat, press Menu and touch
Chat on record.
To end a chat
When you end a chat, the friend is no longer at the top of your
Friends list and the chat is not displayed in the Switch Chats screen.
The text of the chat is not discarded—if you restart the chat, the
conversation is displayed in the new chat window where you left off.
S In your Friends list, touch & hold the friend you want to stop
chatting with. In the menu that opens, touch End chat.
OR
S While on a chat screen, press Menu and then touch End chat.
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Changing and monitoring online status
Icons in Google Talk, Gmail, Google Maps, and other applications
indicate your and your friends’ Google Talk status.
Available: Signed into Google Talk and available to chat
Away: Signed into Google Talk but not active
Busy: Signed into Google Talk but too busy to chat
Signed out of Google Talk
Invisible: Signed into Google Talk but appear signed out to others
You can change your online status. You can also change the status
message you share with other Google Talk uses and the picture that
others see.
To change your online status
1
Touch your own entry at the top of your Friends list.
2 In the screen that opens, touch the status menu at the top of the
screen.
Touch to change your picture.
Touch to change your online status.
Enter a status message.
Touch to use a recent status message.
3 Touch a status in the dialog.
4 Touch Done.
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Your status and any message appear in your contact’s Friends lists
and in other locations where your status or status message are
displayed.
To change your status message
1
Touch your own entry at the top of your Friends list.
2 In the screen that opens, enter a status message or if you already
have one, edit it.
In addition to the standard status settings, you can also select a
message that you’ve entered previously. Or press Menu and touch
Clear custom messages to erase them and start over.
3 Touch Done.
To change your picture
1
Touch your own entry at the top of your Friends list.
2 In the screen that opens, touch your picture at the top left.
3 In the dialog that opens, touch Change (or touch Remove to
remove your picture and not replace it).
A Gallery screen opens with all the pictures on your SD card,
organized onto groups. Browsing pictures in Gallery is described
in “Working with pictures” on page 260.
4 Open a collection and then touch the picture to use.
5 Crop the picture.
Editing pictures is described in “Working with pictures” on
page 260.
6 Touch Save, and then touch Done.
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Managing your Friends list
Your Google Talk Friends list contains the friends you’ve invited or
accepted invitations from, to become friends in Google Talk. Friends
can invite each other to chat in Google Talk and see each others’
online status in Google Talk and other applications, such as in Gmail
and Maps.
The Google Talk Friends list is sorted by your friends’ online status:
active chats, online, busy, and offline. Within each status group,
friends are listed alphabetically.
To add a friend to your Friends list
You can invite anyone with a Google Account to become your friend
in Google Talk, so you can chat with each other and view each others’
online status.
1
In the Friends list, press Menu and touch Add friend.
2 Enter your friend’s address and touch Send invitation.
Your friend’s address in Google Talk is a Gmail or other email
address that is configured to connect to Google Talk.
To view and accept an invitation to become a friend
When a contact invites you to become a friend in Google Talk, you
receive a notification in the Status bar and the invitation appears in
your Friends list.
1
Touch the invitation in the Friends list.
2 Touch Accept in the menu that opens.
Or touch Cancel if you don't want to chat with and share your
Google Talk status with the sender.
To view a list of pending invitations to friends
S In the Friends list, press Menu and touch More > Invites.
All the friends to whom you’ve extended invitations to become
friends on Google Talk appear in the list until they accept or cancel
your invitation.
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To view all friends or only those most popular with you
By default, only the friends that you frequently chat with—the most
popular with you—are shown in the Friends list. But you can view all
friends instead.
S In the Friends list, press Menu and touch All friends.
To switch back to just the friends with whom you chat most
frequently, touch Most popular in the menu.
To make a friend popular
You can set a friend to appear always in your Friends list.
1
In the Friends list, touch & hold a friend’s name.
If you don’t see the friend’s name, press Menu and touch All
friends.
2 Touch Always show friend in the menu that opens.
To remove a friend from this list, touch & hold the friend’s name in
the Friends list. In the menu that opens, touch Hide friend.
To block a friend
You can block a friend from sending you messages. When blocked,
your friend is also removed from your Friends list.
1
In the Friends list, touch & hold the friend’s name.
If you don’t see the friend, press Menu and touch All friends.
2 Touch Block friend in the menu that opens.
You can view a list of your blocked friends by opening your
Friends list, pressing Menu, and touching More > Blocked. You can
unblock a friend by touching the friend’s name in the blocked list
and then touching OK in the dialog that opens.
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Changing Google Talk settings
You can configure Google Talk to send you a notification with the
contents of each message that you receive in a chat, and also to
sound a ringtone or vibrate the phone.
You can also configure Google Talk to sign you in automatically when
you turn on your phone, and you can set whether the mobile indicator
is displayed next to your name in other people’s Friends lists.
To configure notifications for new Google Talk messages
1
In the Friends list, press Menu and touch Settings.
2 Check or uncheck IM notifications to set whether you receive a
notification in the Status bar when a new chat message arrives.
3 Touch Select ringtone to open a list of the ringtones that you can
choose to sound when you receive notification of a new chat.
4 Touch Vibrate to set whether the phone vibrates whenever you
receive notification of a new message, only when the phone is in
Silent mode, or never.
To show or hide the mobile indicator to friends
1
In the Friends list, press Menu and then touch Settings.
2 Check or uncheck Mobile indicator.
If Mobile indicator is checked, your friends see an outline of an
android next to your name in their Friends list when you’re signed
into Google Talk on the phone.
Your friend is signed into Google
Talk on his phone.
To set whether you sign into Google Talk automatically
1
In the Friends list, press Menu and then touch Settings.
2 Check or uncheck Automatically sign-in.
When Automatically sign-in is checked, you are signed into Google
Talk when you turn on your phone.
Signing in and out of Google Talk is described in “Signing in and
opening your Friends list” on page 170.
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Email
You use the Email application to read and send email from
services other than Gmail. Email includes a wizard that
makes it easy to configure it for several popular email
service providers.
In this section
“Opening Email and the Accounts screen” on page 180
“Reading your messages” on page 183
“Responding to a message” on page 184
“Starring messages” on page 185
“Working with message in batches” on page 186
“Composing and sending email” on page 187
“Working with account folders” on page 188
“Appending a signature to your messages” on page 189
“Adding and editing email accounts” on page 190
“Changing email account settings” on page 192
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Opening Email and the Accounts screen
You use the Email application to read email from services other than
Gmail.
To open Email
S Touch the Email icon
on the Home screen or in the Launcher.
The first time you open Email, a setup wizard opens to help you add
an email account, as described in “Adding and editing email
accounts” on page 190.
After the initial setup, Email opens to the last screen you were
viewing or, if you have not used Email recently, it displays the
contents of your Inbox (if you have only one account) or the
Accounts screen (if you have multiple accounts).
You can also add a shortcut to your Home screen to an account’s
Inbox, so that you can open it directly from the Home screen. See
“Customizing the Home screen” on page 32 for details about adding
shortcuts.
To open the Accounts screen
The Accounts screen lists your Combined Inbox and each of your
email accounts. If you have starred, draft, or unsent messages in any
of your accounts, the folders for those items from all accounts are
displayed as well.
S From a folder screen, press Menu and touch Accounts.
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Touch to open your Combined
Inbox, with messages sent to all
of your accounts.
Touch to open a list of just your
starred messages.
Touch an account to open its Inbox.
Touch to open a screen listing
the account’s folders.
Each folder and account on the Accounts screen displays the
number of unread messages in green, or the total number of
messages in gray.
You can touch a combination folder, such as the Combined Inbox
folder, to view the messages it contains.
You can also touch an account to view its Inbox, or an account’s
folder icon to view a list of that account’s folders.
The account from which you send email by default is indicated
with a checkmark.
To open your Combined Inbox
If you have configured Email to send and receive email from more
than one account, you can view all messages sent to all accounts in
your Combined Inbox.
1
Open the Accounts screen.
2 Touch Combined Inbox.
Messages in the Combined Inbox are color coded along their left
sides, by account, using the same colors that are used to color
code your accounts in the Accounts screen.
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An unread message.
A previously read message.
Messages are color coded
according to the account
to which they were sent.
Only some of your account’s recent email is downloaded to your
phone. To download earlier messages in batches for IMAP or POP3
accounts, touch Load more messages at the bottom of the list of
email.
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Reading your messages
You can read messages in your Combined Inbox or in the Inbox or
other folders for individual accounts.
When you receive a new message, you also receive a notification in
the Status bar, unless you’ve turned off Email notifications using the
Email Account settings, where you can also set whether Email
notifications vibrate the phone and pick a ringtone. See “To change
an account’s settings” on page 191. When you touch an Email
notification, it opens the Combined Inbox.
To read a message
1
Open the Combined Inbox, an account’s Inbox, or another folder
of messages.
2 Touch the message to read.
The message opens in a screen with information about who sent
it, the date it was sent, and related information at the top, followed
by the contents of the message.
Touch an arrow to read the next or
previous message in the folder.
Sender’s Google Talk online status.
Open an attachment.
Touch to reply to or delete the message.
The Google Talk online status is shown next to the name of the
sender of each message. You can touch that status indicator to
open Quick Contact. See “Connecting quickly with your contacts”
on page 62.
You can reply to, forward, delete, or take other actions on a
message, as described in “Responding to a message” on page 184.
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Responding to a message
You can reply to or forward a message that you receive. You can also
delete messages and manage them in other ways.
To reply to or forward a message
S While reading a message, touch Reply or Reply all.
OR
S Press Menu and touch Reply, Reply all, or Forward.
A Compose Message window opens with the addresses (when
replying), subject, and a copy of the message you’re responding to
filled in.
You can send this message as you would a new message, as
described in “Composing and sending email” on page 187.
To mark a message as unread
You can to return a read message to the unread state—for example,
to remind yourself to read it again later. You can also mark a batch of
messages as unread; see “Working with message in batches” on
page 186.
S While reading a message, press Menu and touch Mark as unread.
To delete a message
You can delete a message from its folder. You can also delete a batch
of messages; see “Working with message in batches” on page 186.
S While reading a message, touch Delete.
OR
S Press Menu and touch Delete.
For most kinds of accounts, deleted messages are moved to a Trash
folder, so you can retrieve them if you deleted them in error.
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Starring messages
You can star an important message to make it easy to keep track of.
Once you star a message, a Starred folder is added to the Accounts
screen. You can also star a batch of messages (see “Working with
message in batches” on page 186).
To star a message
S While reading a message, touch the star in its header.
OR
S While viewing a list of messages in a folder, touch a message’s
star. The star turns gold
.
To unstar a message
S Touch its star again.
To view your starred messages
You can open a folder that contains the starred messages from all of
your accounts.
1
Open the Accounts screen.
See “Opening Email and the Accounts screen” on page 180.
2 Touch Starred.
A folder opens with a list of your starred messages.
You can also open an account’s individual Starred folder. See
“Working with account folders” on page 188.
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Working with message in batches
You can delete, star, or mark unread a batch of messages at once.
1
In the Inbox or mailbox, check the messages that you want to
work with as a batch.
When you check one or more messages, the Mark unread,
Add star, and Delete buttons appear at the bottom of the screen.
2 Touch Mark unread, Add star, or Delete.
You can also press Menu and touch Deselect all.
Your action affects the entire batch of messages.
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Composing and sending email
You can send email to your contacts or to other people or groups.
To compose and send a message
1
Press Menu and touch Compose.
2 Address the message.
As you enter text, matching addresses are offered from your
Contacts. You can touch a suggested address or enter a new one.
Separate multiple addresses with commas.
See “Contacts” on page 95 for more information.
3 Press Menu and touch Add Cc/Bcc to address a copy or blind copy
of the message.
4 Enter a subject for the message.
5 Enter the text of the message.
For information about entering and editing text, see “Using the
onscreen keyboard” on page 44 and “Editing text” on page 49.
6 Press Menu and touch Attach to send a photo with the message.
7 Touch Send.
If you’re not ready to send the message, touch Save as draft to
save it in a Drafts folder. You can open the combined Drafts folder
for all accounts on the Accounts screen or just your account’s
Drafts folder. See “Working with account folders” on page 188.
Touch a draft message in a Drafts folder to resume working on it.
Your message is also saved as a draft if you press Back
before
sending it.
Touch Discard to abandon a message, including any saved drafts.
If you aren’t connected to a network, for example, if you’re
working in airplane mode, the messages that you send are stored
in your Outbox folder until you’re connected to a network again. If
it contains any messages, the Outbox is displayed on the
Accounts screen.
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Working with account folders
Each account has Inbox, Outbox, Sent, and Drafts folders. Depending
on the features supported by your account’s service provider, you
may have additional folders.
To view an account’s folders
1
Open the Accounts screen.
2 Touch an account’s folder icon.
You can also open an account’s folders while viewing its Inbox or
other folder, by touching Menu and then touching Folders.
The account’s Folders screen opens, with a scrolling list of the
folders in the account. Touch a folder to view a list of the
messages it contains.
The account name.
Green circles indicate the number
of unread messages in the folder.
Touch a folder to open the
messages it contains.
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Appending a signature to your messages
You can append one or a few lines of text to every message you send
from an account, such as your name, contact information, or even
“Sent by an android.”
1
Open the Accounts screen.
2 Touch & hold the account whose settings you want to change. In
the menu that opens, touch Account settings.
You can also open the settings for an account while you’re viewing
its inbox, by pressing Menu and touching Account settings.
3 Touch Signature.
Enter a signature to append to
your messages; then touch OK.
4 Enter a signature.
5 Touch OK.
6 When you’re finished changing settings, press Back
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Adding and editing email accounts
The first time you open Email, you are prompted to set up an email
account. After that, you can configure Email to send and receive
email from additional accounts. The accounts that you configure are
displayed in the Accounts screen. See “Opening Email and the
Accounts screen” on page 180.
The Email setup wizard helps you set up your account for many
popular email systems, including those based on IMAP and POP3, so
you can read and work with the same email as you do on a computer
in Thunderbird, Mac Mail, in a web browser, or with another email
application. If your service provider requires additional settings, or if
your service provider is unknown to Email, you can enter the
necessary details manually, though you will typically need to contact
your email service provider to determine the right settings for your
account.
To add an email account
1
Open the Accounts screen.
See “Opening Email and the Accounts screen” on page 180.
2 Press Menu and touch Add account.
3 In the Setup Email screen, enter your email address and password.
If you’re adding a second or subsequent email address, you can
also check the option to use the new account to send all outgoing
messages.
4 Touch Next. Or, if you need to enter email account settings the
wizard can’t configure for you, touch Manual setup.
If you touch Next, Email attempts to communicate with your email
service provider to validate your account for sending and
receiving mail, using just your email address and password. This is
sufficient for most email services.
Depending on the service provider, you may be asked what kind
of email account you have. If you’re not sure, check the settings in
the application you use to send and receive email on your
computer, or ask your email service provider.
If the wizard determines that your service provider requires
additional information, or if you touched Manual setup, you’re
prompted to enter your email account details.
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The details you enter are different, depending on the email service
type. These details are described in “Changing email account
settings” on page 192. Contact your email service provider for the
values required for your account.
5 Enter any other information requested by the type of account
you’re adding and touch Done.
6 Enter a name for the account and touch Done.
Email starts downloading your email messages and you can start
using it to send and receive messages using the new account.
To change an account’s settings
You can change a number of settings for an account, including how
often you check for email, how you’re notified of new mail, and
details about the servers the account uses to send and receive mail.
1
Open the Accounts screen.
2 Touch & hold the account whose settings you want to change. In
the menu that opens, touch Account settings.
You can also open the settings for an account while you’re viewing
its inbox, by pressing Menu and touching Account settings.
For descriptions of the settings that you can change, see
“Changing email account settings” on page 192.
3 When you’re finished changing settings, press Back
.
To delete an email account
1
Open the Accounts screen.
On some Email screens, you can press Menu and touch Accounts.
2 Touch & hold the account to delete.
3 Touch Remove account in the menu that opens.
4 Touch OK in the dialog to confirm that you want to delete the
account.
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Changing email account settings
You can change the following settings for each email account when
you create it or at any later time. See “Adding and editing email
accounts” on page 190.
These settings apply only to the account you’re working with. To
change the settings for another email account, you must switch
accounts; see “Opening Email and the Accounts screen” on page 180.
Account settings
Account name
The name of the account as it appears in the Accounts and Folders
screens.
Your name
Your name as it appears to others when they receive email from you.
Signature
Opens a dialog where you can enter a signature to append to the
messages you send from this account. See “Appending a signature to
your messages” on page 189.
Email checking frequency
Opens a dialog where you can set how often Email checks for new
email sent to this account.
Amount to synchronize
For some accounts, opens a dialog where you can set how many
days or weeks of email to store on the phone.
Default account
Use this account’s outgoing email server for the email you compose
and send when you are not currently viewing or working with email
from a specific account.
Email notifications
Set whether you want to receive notifications when you receive new
email sent to this account.
Select ringtone
Select a ringtone to sound when you receive an email notification for
this account.
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Vibrate
Opens a dialog where you can set the phone to vibrate whenever you
receive an email notification for this account, only when the phone is
in Silent mode. or never.
Incoming settings
Opens a screen where you can configure settings for how you
receive email for this account. See “Incoming server settings” on
page 193.
Outgoing settings
Opens a screen where you can configure settings for how you send
email from this account..
Sync contacts
For accounts that can sync contacts, check to sync contacts from
this account to your phone. See “Configuring account sync and
display options” on page 116.
Sync calendar
For accounts that can sync calendars, check to sync contacts from
this account to your phone. See “Configuring account sync and
display options” on page 116.
Incoming server settings
Your account’s incoming settings are different, depending on the
kind of email service.
Settings for POP3 accounts:
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Depending on the requirements of your email service
provider, your full email address or just your username
(that is, the part before @example.com in your email
address).
Password
The password for your email account.
POP3 server
The fully resolved domain name of your email service
provider’s POP3 server, for example, pop3.example.com.
Port
Set the Security type first to enter the typical server port
number in this field automatically. Or enter a different
port number if your email service provider requires it.
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Security type
Select the security type required by your email service
provider. Select the (Accept all certificates) option for
your security type to accept a server certificate from
your POP3 server that is self-signed, out of date, or in
some other way not accepted by the Email application.
Delete email
from server
Use to configure Email to cause your email service provider to delete from its server any email you delete in
the Email application, or to never delete email from the
server.
Outgoing server settings
If you use an IMAP or POP3 account for receiving email, you typically
use an SMTP server to send email from that account.
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The fully resolved domain name of your email service
provider’s SMTP server, for example, smtp.example.com.
Port
Set the Security type first to enter the typical server port
number in this field automatically. Or enter a different
port number if your email service provider requires it.
Security type
Select the security type required by your email service
provider. Select the (Accept all certificates) option for
your security type to accept a server certificate from
your SMTP server that is self-signed, out of date, or in
some other way not accepted by the Email application.
Require sign-in
Check this option to enter a username and password for
your SMTP server, if your email service provider requires
that you enter them to send email.
Username
Your username on the SMTP server (this may not be the
same as your username on the POP3 or IMAP server for
incoming mail). Visible only if Require sign-in is checked.
Password
Your password on the SMTP server (this may not be the
same as your username on the POP3 or IMAP server for
incoming mail). Visible only if Require sign-in is checked.
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You can use Messaging to exchange text messages (SMS)
and multimedia messages (MMS) with your friends on
their mobile phones.
In this section
“Opening Messaging” on page 196
“Exchanging messages” on page 197
“Changing Messaging settings” on page 201
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Opening Messaging
To open Messaging
S Touch the Messaging icon
Launcher.
on the Home screen or in the
The Messaging window opens, where you can create a new
message or open an ongoing message thread.
Touch to compose a new text or
multimedia message.
Touch to open an ongoing
message thread.
S Touch New message to start a new text or multimedia message.
S Touch an existing message thread to open it.
Creating and responding to messages is described in “Exchanging
messages” on page 197.
To delete a message thread from the Messaging window
1
Touch & hold the message thread.
2 Touch Delete thread in the menu that opens.
You can also press Menu and touch Delete threads to delete all
message threads from the window.
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Exchanging messages
You can send text (SMS) messages of up to 160 characters to
another mobile phone. If you keep typing after the limit, your
message is delivered as a series of messages.
Multimedia (MMS) messages can contain text and a picture, a
recorded voice, an audio file, a video, or a picture slideshow.
Messaging automatically converts a message into a multimedia
message if you send it to an email address instead of a phone
number, add a subject, or attach a media file.
To send a text message
1
On the Messaging screen, touch New message.
2 Enter a mobile phone number in the To field.
As you enter the phone number, matching contacts appear. You
can touch a suggested recipient or continue entering the phone
number.
You can also enter the name of a contact with a mobile number.
3 Touch the composition text box to start entering your message.
Enter a mobile phone number or
the name of a contact with a
mobile number.
Enter your message here.
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As you near the 160-character limit, a counter appears in the top
right corner of the text box to tell you how many characters are
left. If you go over that limit, a new message is created, which is
joined with the previous message when received.
If you press Back
while composing a message, it’s saved as a
draft in your Messaging window. Touch the message to resume
composing it.
4 Touch Send.
The Message window opens, with your message after your name.
Responses appear in the window. As you view and send additional
messages, a message thread is created.
To create and send a multimedia message
1
On the Messaging screen, touch New message.
2 Enter a mobile phone number or email address in the To field.
As you type, matching contacts appear. You can touch a
suggested contact or continue typing.
You can also enter the name of a contact with a mobile number.
3 Touch the composition text box to start entering your message.
4 Press Menu and touch Add subject to add a message subject.
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5 Press Menu and touch Attach to open a menu where you can
touch the kind of media file to attach to the message.
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If you touch Pictures, you’re prompted to touch a picture to
attach it.
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If you touch Capture picture, Camera opens so you can take a
picture and attach it.
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If you touch Videos, you’re prompted to touch a video to attach
it.
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If you touch Capture video, Camcorder opens so you can shoot
a video and attach it.
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If you touch Audio, you’re prompted to touch a ringtone to
attach it.
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If you touch Record audio, a screen opens where you can
record a spoken message and attach it.
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If you touch Slideshow, a screen opens where you can assemble
photos into a slideshow of up to 10 slides to attach to the message.
6 Use the buttons in the Compose Message screen to preview or
remove the media attachment.
7 Touch Send MMS.
To respond to messages you receive
If you’re working in a message window, messages that you receive
are displayed in it.
Otherwise, you receive a new message notification and a new
message icon appears in the Status bar. See “Managing notifications”
on page 40.
When you touch the new message notification, the Message window
opens, where you can reply to the message.
If Auto-retrieve is unchecked, you must touch Download to view the
message. See “Changing Messaging settings” on page 201.
If the message contains a media file, touch Play to view, watch, or
listen to it. Touch & hold the media file to open a menu with an option
for saving the message on your SD card.
S Touch & hold a message to open a menu with number of options
for working with the message and its sender’s information.
Most of these options are described in this section.
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To forward a message
1
Touch & hold a message in a message window.
2 Touch Forward in the menu that opens.
3 Enter a recipient for the message and edit the content if you want.
4 Touch Send.
To lock a message
You can lock a message so it won’t be deleted if you reach your
storage limits (see “Storage settings” on page 201). If you try to
delete a thread that contains a locked message, you’re asked to
confirm that you want to delete it.
1
Touch & hold a message in a message window.
2 Touch Lock message in the menu that opens.
A lock icon appears to the right of the message.
Unlock a message by touching & holding it and then touching
Unlock message.
To view details about a message
1
Touch & hold a message in a message window.
2 Touch View message details in the menu that opens.
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Changing Messaging settings
You can change a number of Messaging settings.
S To change Messaging settings, open Messaging, press Menu, and
touch Settings.
Storage settings
Delete old messages
Check to delete older messages in a thread when the Text message
limit or Multimedia message limit is reached. Uncheck to keep all
messages.
Text message limit
Touch to set the number of messages to save per thread of text
messages. When the limit is reached, older messages are deleted if
Delete old messages is checked.
Multimedia message limit
Touch to set the number of messages to save per thread of
multimedia messages. When the limit is reached, older messages are
deleted if Delete old messages is checked.
Text message (SMS) settings
Delivery reports
Check to receive delivery reports for the messages you send.
Manage SIM card messages
Touch to open a window where you can work with messages stored
on your SIM card—for example, if you used the SIM card in another
kind of phone where you exchanged text messages.
Multimedia message (MMS) settings
Delivery reports
Check to receive a report on the messages you send.
Read reports
Check to receive reports when your messages are read or deleted.
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Auto-retrieve
Uncheck to download only the heading of multimedia messages,
which you can then touch to open a menu to download the whole
message. This is useful for controlling how much data you download,
for example, when connected to a slow data network.
Roaming auto-retrieve
Uncheck to download only the header of multimedia messages when
connected to other carrier’s data networks. This is useful for avoiding
unexpected charges, if your contract has limits on data roaming.
Notification settings
Notifications
Check to receive a notification whenever you receive a new message.
See “Managing notifications” on page 40.
Select ringtone
Opens a dialog where you can select the ringtone to sound when you
receive new message notifications.
Vibrate
Opens a dialog where you can set the phone to vibrate whenever you
receive a new message notification, only in Silent mode, or never.
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Browser
You use Browser to view webpages and to search for
information on the web.
In this section
“Opening Browser” on page 204
“Navigating within a webpage” on page 207
“Navigating among webpages” on page 210
“Working with multiple Browser windows” on page 212
“Downloading files” on page 213
“Working with bookmarks” on page 215
“Changing Browser settings” on page 217
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Opening Browser
Open Browser to surf the web.
Some websites have two versions: full-size for computer-based web
browsers and another for mobile devices. They may also allow you to
switch back and forth. Full-size sites are often harder to navigate on
a mobile browser than sites designed for use on mobile devices.
To open Browser
S Touch the Browser icon
on the Home screen or the Browser
application icon
in the Launcher or on Home screen.
Browser also opens when you touch a web link—for example, in an
email or text message.
When you open Browser, the last webpage you were viewing is
displayed. If you have not used Browser recently, your home page
opens.
The URL of the current page is displayed at the top of the window,
unless a mobile site scrolls the URL bar off the top of the screen (if
so, just drag the page down to bring the URL bar into view).
The address (URL) of the
current page.
Some sites scroll the URL bar off
the top of the screen, but you
can drag the page down or
press Menu to see it again.
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To go to a webpage
1
Touch the URL box at the top of the Browser screen.
If the URL box isn’t visible, drag the page down until the URL box
comes into view.
2 Enter the address (URL) of the webpage.
As you enter the address, Google web search makes suggestions
of webpages and queries. See “Searching your phone and the
web” on page 55.
Or touch the Microphone icon to search by voice.
3 Touch a suggestion or enter an address and touch the arrow icon
.
If you touch a suggested page or enter an address and touch the
arrow icon
, that webpage opens.
If you touch a suggested query, Google web search opens with
the results.
To refresh the current page
S Press Menu and touch Refresh.
The webpage is reloaded, updating any content that has changed.
To stop opening a page
If a webpage is taking a long time to open, or if you change your
mind, you can stop it from opening.
S Touch the Cancel icon
to the right of the URL.
OR
S Press Menu and touch Stop.
To get more information about the current page
S Press Menu and touch More > Page info.
A dialog opens with the page’s title and full address (URL).
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To set your home page
Your home page opens when you open a new Browser window, and
when you start Browser after restarting your phone or after not using
it for a while.
1
Browse to the page you want to set as your home page.
2 Press Menu and touch More > Settings > Set home page.
3 Touch Use current page. Or enter a different page’s address (URL).
4 Touch OK.
If you prefer to open new Browser windows without opening a
webpage by default, leave this field blank. This can make new
Browser windows open more quickly.
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Navigating within a webpage
Webpages that are optimized for mobile devices typically open at a
size appropriate for your phone. Often, you can’t zoom or even scroll
their contents.
Webpages that aren’t designed specifically for mobile devices
typically open in overview mode—the page is zoomed out so you can
get the big picture. You can change how pages open, as described in
“Changing Browser settings” on page 217.
To scroll a webpage
S Slide your finger on the screen.
OR
S Swipe your finger over the Trackpad in any direction.
Swiping over the Trackpad selects items on the page in the
direction you swipe, scrolling selected items into view if necessary.
Pressing the Trackpad has the same effect as touching the
selected item (opening a link, selecting a text field, and so on).
The Trackpad is particularly useful for selecting links and other
items that are close together, such as text fields and controls in
forms.
To zoom in or out on a webpage
You may not be able to zoom in or out on webpages designed for
mobile devices.
1
Slide your finger slightly on the screen to reveal the Zoom control
.
2 Touch the plus or minus side of the Zoom control to zoom in or
out.
To quickly zoom into a section of a webpage
You may not be able to zoom in or out on webpages designed for
mobile devices.
S Double-tap on the section of the webpage you want to view.
The webpage zooms in so that you can read all the text in that
section by scrolling up and down.
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If you adjust your zoom level in this view, Browser remembers
your preference while you stay on that page.
S To return to the default zoom level, double-tap the screen again.
S Touch an area with two fingers at once and pinch them together
to zoom out; spread them apart to zoom in. Double-tap after
zooming in this way, to reflow a column of text to fit the screen (if
you have the Auto-fit pages setting checked, as described in
“Page content settings” on page 217).
To find text on a webpage
1
Press Menu and touch More > Find on page.
2 Enter the text you’re looking for.
As you type, the first word with matching characters is highlighted
on the screen, and subsequent matches are boxed.
Touch to jump to the previous or
next matching word.
3 Touch the left or right arrow to scroll to and highlight the previous
or next matching word.
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To copy text from webpage
1
Open a webpage and scroll to the beginning of the of text you
want to copy
2 Press Menu and touch and touch More > Select text.
3 Use your finger to drag across the text you want to copy.
OR
Use the Trackpad to move the small arrow to the beginning of the
text you want to copy, and then press the Trackpad. Swipe your
finger over the Trackpad to move the cursor to the end of the text
you want, and then press the Trackpad again.
The text you selected is copied to the clipboard.
You can now use the techniques described in “Editing text” on
page 49 to paste the copied text into a text field in Browser or in
another application.
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Navigating among webpages
You can open links on a webpage, navigate back and forward, and
review your browsing history, just as in any web browser. You can
also take advantage of some shortcuts for working with links and
other kinds of information.
To open a link
S Touch a link to open it.
Links that you touch are highlighted in orange until the webpage
they refer to opens in the window.
The Trackpad is useful for selecting links that are close together
on the screen. Press the Trackpad to open a selected link.
To go back and forward among the pages you’ve opened
S Press the Back
button.
OR
S Press Menu and touch Forward.
To view your Browser history
As you browse the web, Browser keeps track of the pages you visit,
to help you find your way back later. “Changing Browser settings” on
page 217 describes the setting that clears your history.
1
Touch the bookmark icon
at the top right of the screen.
2 Touch the History tab.
You can also press & hold the Back
webpage to open the History tab.
button when viewing a
The pages you’ve visited are grouped chronologically.
Bookmarked pages have a gold star. Touch a star to add or
remove that page from your bookmarks.
3 Touch a time period to view the pages you’ve visited.
4 Touch & hold a page in the list to open a menu with options for
opening the page, adding it or removing it form you bookmarks,
sharing page, removing it form your history, and so on.
5 Touch a page in the history to reopen it.
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To view your most frequently visited pages
1
Touch the bookmarks icon
at the top right of the screen.
2 Touch the Most visited tab.
The pages you’ve visited most frequently are listed in order.
Bookmarked pages have a gold star. Touch a star to add or
remove that page from your bookmarks.
3 Touch & hold a page in the list to open a menu with options for
opening the page, adding it or removing it form you bookmarks,
sharing page, removing it form your history, and so on.
4 Touch a page to open it.
To follow shortcuts for links, phone numbers, and addresses
Browser recognizes links, as well as some phone numbers, addresses,
and similar information, as information that you may want to act on
directly.
S Touch & hold a link to open a menu with shortcuts for opening,
bookmarking, saving, and sending the link via email.
S Touch a phone number to open the Phone application with the
number entered.
See “Placing and ending calls” on page 81.
S Touch a street address to open it in Maps.
For more information, see “Maps” on page 221.
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Working with multiple Browser windows
You can open up to eight Browser windows at once and switch
among them.
To open a new Browser window
S Press Menu and touch New Window.
S Press Menu and touch Windows. In the screen that opens, touch
New window.
New windows open with your home page.
To switch Browser windows
1
Press Menu and touch Windows.
Your open windows are displayed.
Touch to open a new window.
Touch to open an existing window.
Touch to close a window.
2 Touch a window to open it.
To close a Browser window
1
Press Menu and touch Windows.
All open windows are displayed in a scrolling list of thumbnails.
2 Touch the Close Box
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Downloading files
You can download files and even applications from webpages. The
files that you download are stored on your SD card. See “Connecting
to a computer via USB” on page 75 to learn more about SD cards.
To allow installing applications from the web or email
By default, your phone is configured to prevent you from installing
applications that you download from the web or receive with an
email message.
Warning! Applications downloaded from the web can be from unknown sources. To
protect your phone and personal data, download applications only from
trusted sources, such as Android Market.
1
Press Home
Applications.
, then press Menu and touch Settings >
2 Check Unknown sources.
3 Touch OK in the dialog, to confirm you want to allow downloading
applications from sources other than Market.
To download a file
Different webpages offer different mechanisms for downloading
pictures, documents, applications, and other files.
S Touch & hold an image or a link to a file or to another webpage. In
the menu that opens, touch Save.
If the file is in a format supported by an application on the phone, it is
downloaded to your SD card.
To cancel a download
If you change your mind about downloading a file, or start
downloading one by accident, you can cancel the download in
progress.
1
Press Menu and touch More > Downloads.
2 Touch & hold an item in the list and in the menu that opens, touch
Cancel download. Or press Menu again and touch Cancel all
downloads.
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To view the files you’ve downloaded
S Press Menu and touch More > Downloads.
The files you’ve downloaded are listed in order. Touch a file to
open it.
To delete a file you’ve downloaded
1
Press Menu and touch More > Downloads.
The files you’ve downloaded are listed in order.
2 Touch & hold the file you want to delete from your SD card.
3 Touch Delete.
4 Touch OK.
The file is permanently deleted from the SD card.
You can also delete and perform other tasks with the files on your
SD card when you connect your phone to a computer using the
USB cable that came with your phone. See “Connecting to a
computer via USB” on page 75.
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Working with bookmarks
You can bookmark webpages so that you can quickly return to them.
To bookmark a webpage
1
Open the webpage to bookmark.
2 Touch the bookmark icon
at the top of the screen (or press
Menu and touch Bookmarks) and at the top of the Bookmarks
screen, touch Add.
You can also press Menu and touch More > Add bookmark.
3 Edit the name and the address if necessary and touch OK.
The bookmark is added to your list of bookmarks.
To open a bookmark
1
Touch the bookmark icon
at the top of the screen.
Or press Menu and touch Bookmarks.
A window opens with a list of your bookmarks, sorted by how
often you visit them.
Bookmarks are displayed in thumbnail view by default. To see
them as a list, press Menu and touch List view.
2 Touch a bookmark to open it.
The bookmark opens in the current window. If you prefer to open
it in a new window, touch & hold the bookmark and touch Open in
new window in the menu.
To edit a bookmark
1
Touch the bookmark icon
at the top of the screen.
Or press Menu and touch Bookmarks.
2 Touch & hold the bookmark to edit.
3 Touch Edit bookmark in the menu
4 Edit the name or address in the dialog that opens.
5 Touch OK.
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To share a bookmark
1
Touch the bookmark icon
at the top of the screen.
Or press Menu and touch Bookmarks.
2 Touch & hold the bookmark to share.
3 Touch Share link in the menu.
4 Touch the application you want to use to send the bookmark.
The application opens with the bookmark’s address entered.
To add a bookmark shortcut to the Home screen
You can add a shortcut to your phone’s Home screen that you can
touch to open one of your bookmarks in a Browser window.
1
Touch & hold an empty spot on your phone’s Home screen.
2 Touch Shortcut.
3 Touch Bookmarks.
4 Touch a bookmark to add it.
The bookmark icon is added to the Home screen.
To delete a bookmark
1
Touch the bookmark icon
at the top of the screen.
Or press Menu and touch Bookmarks.
2 Touch & hold a bookmark to delete it.
3 Touch Delete bookmark in the menu.
4 Touch OK.
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Changing Browser settings
You can configure a number of Browser settings, including several
that you can use to manage your privacy.
S To open the Browser settings screen, press Menu and touch
More > Settings.
Page content settings
Text size
Opens a dialog where you can increase or decrease the size of the
text that Browser uses when displaying webpages.
Default zoom
Opens a dialog where you can increase or decrease the
magnification level that Browser uses when first opening a webpage.
Open pages in overview
Uncheck to open webpages displaying their top-left corners at 100%
size. Check to open webpages zoomed out, in an overview.
Text encoding
Opens a dialog where you can change the character-encoding
standard that Browser uses when displaying text on a webpage.
Block pop-up windows
Check to prevent websites from opening windows unless you request
it.
Load images
Uncheck to omit images when Browser displays a webpage. This
speeds webpage display, which can be useful if you have a slow
connection, but many websites make little sense with text alone.
Auto-fit pages
Check to have Browser optimize the presentation of text and other
elements of webpages to fit your phone’s screen. Checking this
option also causes the browser to reflow a column of text to fit the
screen if you double-tap the screen directly after zooming with your
fingers. Uncheck to view pages as designed for a computer screen,
and to cause double-tapping to simply switch between zoomed-in
and default view.
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Landscape-only display
Check to display pages in landscape (horizontal) orientation on your
screen, regardless of how you are holding the phone.
Enable JavaScript
Uncheck to prevent JavaScript from running on webpages. Many
webpages function correctly only if they can run JavaScript features
on your phone.
Enable plug-ins
Uncheck to disable plug-ins from webpages.
Open in background
Check to open new windows in the background when you touch &
hold a link and touch Open in new window. This is useful when you are
working with windows that take a long time to download and display.
Press Menu, touch Windows, and then touch the new window to view
it. Uncheck if you prefer new windows that you open in this way to
open in place of the current window. See “To switch Browser
windows” on page 212.
Set home page
Opens a dialog where you can enter the URL of a page that you want
to open whenever you open a new Browser window. If you prefer to
open new Browser windows more quickly, by not opening any page
by default, leave the dialog blank.
Privacy settings
Clear cache
The browser stores the text and images of the webpages you visit so
that they open more quickly when you revisit them. Touch Clear
cache to delete these temporary files.
Clear history
The browser keeps track of the webpages you visit, so you can
quickly find them and open them again later. (See “To view your
Browser history” on page 210.) Touch Clear history to delete this
record.
Accept cookies
Many webpages store, read, and update files called cookies on your
phone, for your convenience. For example, some password-protected
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sites use cookies so you don’t have to log in each time you visit.
Other sites use cookies to remember your preferences. Uncheck to
prevent webpages from storing cookies on your phone.
Clear all cookie data
Touch to delete all cookies from your phone.
Remember form data
Browser remembers what you enter in some form fields on a site and
helps you reenter that text the next time you use that form. Uncheck
to disable this feature.
Clear form data
Touch to delete all the information the Browser remembers about
what you’ve entered in forms.
Enable location
Check to permit websites with location-specific content to ask
whether you want to share your location, using your phone’s location
information. To provide a website with your location, you must also
have location sharing enabled in the Settings application. See
“Privacy settings” on page 330.
Clear location access
Opens a dialog where you can clear the permissions you’ve granted
to websites in the past, to access your location. If those websites
want permission to access your location again, you must grant it
again.
Security settings
Remember passwords
Browser can remember your passwords for some webpages that
require you to log in, to make it quicker to log into those pages on
repeat visits. Uncheck to prevent Browser from storing passwords.
Clear passwords
Touch to delete any passwords that Browser has stored.
Show security warnings
Uncheck to prevent Browser from warning you about websites with
common security problems, such as outdated or invalid certificates.
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Advanced settings
Website settings
Opens a screen where you can view advanced settings for particular
websites.
Reset to default
Touch to delete all Browser data, including your browsing history,
cookies, passwords, and bookmarks, and to restore all the Browser
settings to their original values.
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Maps
You use Maps to find your current location; to view realtime traffic conditions; to get detailed directions by foot,
public transportation, bicycle, or car; and to navigate by
using spoken, turn-by-turn driving instructions, using the
Google Maps Navigation (beta) service.
You can search on a street map or a satellite image to
locate an address or a landmark, and you can view some
locations as if you were strolling down the street.
If you join Google Latitude, you can view your friends’
locations on your maps and share your location and other
information with them.
Maps does not have information about every location.
In this section
“Opening Maps and viewing your location” on page 222
“Obtaining details about a location” on page 224
“Starring a location” on page 226
“Changing map layers” on page 228
“Searching for locations and places” on page 230
“Getting directions” on page 231
“Navigating with spoken, turn-by-turn directions” on page 233
“Finding your friends with Google Latitude” on page 241
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Opening Maps and viewing your location
You must turn on location services to use information about your
location when navigating and searching in Maps. Then open Maps to
view your location.
To use location services with Maps
You must have location services turned on to view your location in
Maps and to use your location to find local resources.
1
Press Home
security.
, press Menu, and touch Settings > Location &
2 Check the My Location options that you want to use.
Check Use wireless networks to allow the phone to determine
your approximate location by using Wi-Fi and mobile networks.
Check Use GPS satellites to allow your phone to determine your
location to street-level accuracy. (GPS works best when you have
a clear view of the sky.)
To open Maps and view your location
1
Touch the Maps
icon in the Launcher. Or touch the
Navigation
icon to directly open Maps’ navigation feature.
For more information about navigation, see “Navigating with
spoken, turn-by-turn directions” on page 233.
2 Press Menu and touch My location.
The map centers on a blue indicator that tells your location. A blue
circle around the indicator tells that your actual location is within
the circle.
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Drag the map to move in any direction.
Your location.
Zoom in or out.
To move the map
S Drag the map with your finger.
To zoom in and out of a map
S Touch the plus or minus side of the Zoom control
.
OR
S Double-tap a location on the map with one finger to zoom in to
that location; double-tap with two fingers to zoom out.
OR
S Touch an area with two fingers at once and spread them apart to
zoom in; pinch them together to zoom out.
Not all magnification levels are available for all locations.
To clear the map
After you get directions or search on a map, you can clear the
markers that such activities draw.
S While viewing a map, press Menu and touch More > Clear map.
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Obtaining details about a location
You can obtain the address and other information about an area on a
map. The amount of information depends on the location.
To get the address and additional details about a location
S Touch & hold a location, star, or labeled feature on the map.
A balloon opens over the location, with the address and a
thumbnail from Street View, if available.
Touch & hold a location or other
feature to open a balloon with
its address.
Touch the balloon to open a
screen with tools for learning
more about the location.
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S Touch a balloon to open a screen with tools for learning more
about the location.
The address and other summary
information about the location.
These tools are described in this section and on http://
maps.google.com .
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Starring a location
You can star a location on a map, to make it easy to spot when you’re
signed into Google Maps on your phone or on the web. You can also
open a list of the locations you’ve starred, so you can quickly view
them on a map.
To star or unstar an location
You can star any location or labeled feature on a map.
1
Touch & hold a location or labeled feature on a map.
2 Touch the balloon that opens.
3 Touch the gray star at the top of the screen to star the location.
(Or touch a gold star to unstar that location.)
The star turns gold and a gold star is added to the map at that
location.
Touch a star for more
information about that location.
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To view a list of starred items
You can open a list of your starred locations, so you can quickly go to
a starred location on the map. The list includes locations you’ve
starred when signed into Maps on the phone or the web.
S While viewing a map, press Menu and touch More > Starred Items.
The list of your starred items and their addresses opens.
Touch a location to view it on a map.
S Touch a location in the list to view it on a map.
S Press Menu and touch Refresh to update the list.
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Changing map layers
Initially, Google Maps opens with a street map. You can also view a
satellite image of a location, check on traffic, and even look at a
location as if you were standing on the street. And you can view
maps that you’ve created in Google Maps on the web. These and
many other layers are available in Google Maps.
To view map, satellite, or traffic layers
S Press Menu, touch Layers, and touch a layer.
Map layer
Satellite layer
Traffic layer
Map layer is the default. It displays a street map with the names of
streets, rivers, lakes, mountains, parks, and other features.
Satellite layer uses the same satellite data as Google Earth.
Satellite images are not real time. Google Earth acquires the best
imagery available, most of which is between 1 and 3 years old.
Traffic layer offers real-time traffic conditions, displayed over
roads as color-coded lines, from green through black.
For information about Latitude, see “Finding your friends with
Google Latitude” on page 241.
For information about the other features of Google Maps, visit
Google Maps on the web.
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Not all locations have information to support all Map layers or all
zoom levels. Visit Google Maps on the web to learn more about
layers.
To open Street View for a location
Street View offers street-level images of a location, which you can
navigate, zoom in to, and so on. Street View is not available for all
areas.
1
Touch & hold a location on a map to open a balloon with the
address and a Street View thumbnail.
2 Touch the balloon. In the screen that opens, touch the Street view
icon
.
Touch the view to
display navigation tools.
Touch the arrows to
shift the view up or
down the street.
To navigate in Street View
S Drag the image in any direction to pan up or down or to look in
other directions.
S Zoom in to the direction you’re looking.
S Press Menu and touch Step forward or Step backward to move up
and down the street. Or just touch a navigation arrow in the
image.
S Press Menu and touch Compass mode to use the phone itself to
navigate Street View. Tilt, pan, or turn the phone to change the
view. Touch Compass mode again to end it.
S Press Menu and touch Report image to open a web-based form
for reporting to Google about images with inappropriate content
or privacy concerns.
S Press Menu and touch Go to map to leave Street View.
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Searching for locations and places
You can search for a location and view it on a map. You can also
search for places on the map that you’re viewing.
To search for a location
1
While viewing a map, press Menu and touch Search. Or press the
Search button .
2 In the search box, enter the place you’re looking for. You can enter
an address, a city, or a type of business or establishment—for
example, “museums in San Francisco”.
As you enter information, suggestions from your previous
searches and from popular searches appear in a list below the
search box. You can touch a suggestion to search for it.
Suggestions include items from your search history on the phone
and on the web. To learn more about your search history, including
how to clear it, see the Maps Help on the web: http://
maps.google.com/support
3 Touch the search icon.
Markers with letter labels indicate search matches on the map.
Touch a balloon to open a
screen with more information
about the location.
Touch a marker to open a
balloon with more information.
Touch to open a list of all the
results on the map.
Touch to select the next or
previous marker on the map
and view its label.
You can touch a marker to open a balloon that contains a label.
Touch the balloon to open a screen with more information about
the location, as well as options for obtaining directions.
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Getting directions
Maps can provide directions for travel by foot, public transportation,
bicycle, or car.
You can add a shortcut to a destination to your Home screen, so that
you can simply touch the shortcut to get directions to that location
from wherever you are. For example, a shortcut to your home or
work makes it easy to get directions there from wherever you travel.
For details about adding shortcuts to the Home screen, see
“Connecting quickly with your contacts” on page 62.
To get directions
1
While viewing a map, press Menu and touch Directions.
Enter a starting point in the first text box and your destination in
the second text box. Or touch
to open a Menu with options for
selecting an address from your Contacts or a point that you touch
on a map.
Enter starting and ending locations.
Select a mode of transport.
Touch Go.
To reverse directions, press Menu and touch Reverse start & end.
2 Touch the icon for car, public transit, bicycling, or walking
directions.
3 Touch Go.
The directions to your destination appear in a list.
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You can read the directions or show them on the map.
If you requested driving directions, you can also touch Navigate to
get spoken, turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps Navigation,
as described in “Navigating with spoken, turn-by-turn directions”
on page 233.
4 Press press Menu for options relevant to the directions you
requested, such as reversing directions, routes that avoid freeways
or tolls, or to report a problem with the directions to Google.
When you’re finished, to clear the map, press Menu and touch
More > Clear map.
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Navigating with spoken, turn-by-turn
directions
You can use Google Maps Navigation (beta) to get turn-by-turn
driving directions, both spoken and displayed on your screen. Google
Maps Navigation is currently available only on selected countries.
To navigate with turn-by-turn directions
S Touch the Navigation
icon on the Home screen or in the
Launcher. Then touch the option for how you want to set your
destination or touch a previous destination in the lower part of the
screen.
Touch how you want to set your
destination.
Or touch a previous destination.
OR
S Get directions to a location and then touch Navigate in the
Directions screen.
See “Getting directions” on page 231.
OR
S Press & hold the Search button . When prompted to speak, say
“Navigate to” followed by a location. If prompted, touch a
destination in the list of suggestions.
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A map opens with your route drawn in blue and your next turn
described at the top. As you navigate your route, each direction is
spoken in turn, and the next turn is displayed. Your current
location and direction are shown as a blue arrow on the map,
which follows your location as you navigate your route.
Maps downloads and temporarily stores a copy of the directions
and other information about your route on the phone, so if you
lose your connection to a data network, you can still navigate to
your destination.
A compass indicates north.
Your current location and direction.
You can control the volume of the spoken directions with the
Volume Up / Down button. To turn the spoken directions off,
press Menu and touch Mute.
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To view turn-by-turn directions in a list
You can view each turn in your route as a scrolling list of written
directions.
S Touch the directions icon
.
A screen opens with a scrolling list of turn-by-turn directions to
your destination.
S Press Back
to return to Navigation View.
To return to Navigation View
If you are navigating to a destination and then use Maps to explore
other areas, you can quickly return to your current location in
Navigation View.
S Open the Notifications panel and touch the navigation ongoing
alert.
See “Managing notifications” on page 40.
OR
S Touch the navigation icon
on a map.
You return to Navigation View with your current location and next
direction displayed.
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To change views of your route
You can view your progress on your route as a map with a number of
layers of information. You can zoom in and out of the map and drag it
to view adjacent areas. You can also view your progress in Satellite or
Street View.
S Press Menu and touch Layers to switch to views that show traffic
or a Satellite View, or to show the locations of parking, restaurants,
and other landmarks along your route.
S Press Menu and touch Route Info for a high-level summary view of
your route, with options for picking a new route, traffic
information, and so on.
See “To change views of your route” on page 236 and “To get an
alternate route to your destination” on page 239.
S Drag on the map to view adjacent areas, or touch the map to see
controls for zooming in and out.
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To search for locations along your route
You can search for businesses, points of interest, and other features
along your route. When you search while navigating, your results
include locations along your route, rather than locations that are near
your current location.
For more information about searching in Maps, see “Searching for
locations and places” on page 230.
S Press Search
and search for locations of interest.
The results are displayed as markers along your route; the first
result is labeled. You can use the left and right arrow buttons to
move from result to result, zoom in and out, or touch a label for
more information about the marker.
S When you’re finished, touch the navigation icon
Navigation View.
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To preview your route
You can preview each turn in your route in Navigation, Satellite, and
other views.
1
Touch the direction at the top of the screen.
Left and right arrows appear.
2 Touch a left or right arrow to preview the next or previous leg of
your route.
When previewing a route, touch
to switch to a street-level view
of your route. In street-level view, touch
to switch to Street
View, where you can drag your finger to change the direction
you’re viewing, as described in “To open Street View for a
location” on page 229.
3 When you’re finished previewing, touch the navigation icon
return to your current location and next turn direction.
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To view traffic conditions on your route
At the lower-left corner of navigation View, a traffic light indicates
the overall traffic conditions on your route, next to the estimated
time until you arrive at your destination. You can also view the traffic
conditions on each segment of your route.
S Touch the traffic light at the lower left of the Navigation View.
Your route opens in Traffic View, with color coding to indicate the
traffic along the way.
S Touch the navigation icon
Navigation View.
to return to your current location in
To get an alternate route to your destination
If traffic is slow on your current route, or if you just want to try a
different route, you can request an alternate route from the Google
Maps Navigation service.
1
Press Menu and touch Route Info.
2 Touch the alternate route icon
.
An alternate route is drawn on the map.
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To exit navigation
You can exit Navigation View when you reach your destination, or at
any time.
S Press Menu and touch Exit Navigation.
You return to the previous Maps view.
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Finding your friends with Google Latitude
Google Latitude lets you and your friends view each others’ locations
on maps and share status messages with each other. In Latitude you
can also send messages and emails, make phone calls, and get
directions to your friends’ locations.
Your location is not shared automatically. You must join Latitude and
then invite your friends to view your location, or accept invitations
from your friends.
To join Latitude
S While viewing a map, press Menu and touch Join Latitude.
The first time you join Latitude, you’re prompted to accept or
reject the Google privacy policy.
When you’ve joined Latitude, the menu item changes to Latitude.
To open Latitude
After you join Latitude, you can open it to find your friends and view
their updates.
S While viewing a map, press Menu and touch Latitude.
To invite friends to share their locations
After you join Latitude, you can start sharing your location with your
friends. Only friends whom you have explicitly invited or accepted
can see your location.
1
Open Latitude, press Menu, and touch Add friends.
2 Touch Select from Contacts or Add via email address in the menu
that opens.
If you touched Select from Contacts, a scrolling list of all your
contacts opens. Check al of the contacts you want to invite.
If you touched Add via email address, you can enter one or more
email addresses, separated by commas, for the friends you want
to invite.
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3 Touch Add friends at the bottom of the screen.
If your friends already use Latitude, they receive an email request
and a notification on Latitude. If they have not yet joined Latitude,
they receive an email inviting them to sign into Latitude with their
Google Account.
To respond to an invitation
When a friend invites you to share your location in Latitude, you can
respond in the following ways.
G
Accept and share back
You and your friend can see each other’s locations.
G
Accept, but hide my location
You can see your friend's location, but they can’t see yours.
G
Don’t accept.
No location information is shared between you and your friend.
To view your friends’ locations
You can view your friends’ locations on a map or in a list.
When you open Maps, your friends’ locations are shown. Each friend
is represented by their picture (from Contacts) with an arrow
pointing to their approximate location. If a friend has chosen to share
city-level locations, their picture does not have an arrow and appears
in the middle of the city.
To see a friend’s profile and connect, touch the balloon to open a
screen with details about your friend and many connection options.
When you open Latitude you see a list of your Latitude friends, with a
summary of their last known locations, status, and so on. Touch a
friend in the list to open a screen with details about the friend and
many connection options.
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To connect with and manage connections with your friends
Touch a friend’s contact details balloon in Map view or touch a friend
in List view to open the friend’s profile. In the Profile screen, you can
communicate with your friend and set privacy options.
S Tap
to show your friend’s location on the map.
S Tap
to get directions to your friend’s location.
S Tap
to view your friend’s location in Street View.
S Tap your friend’s photo to open Quick contact and view your
friend’s contact details, send your friend an email, chat with your
friend in Google Talk, and more.
S Tap Sharing options, and then select from the following privacy
options:
G
Share best location available
Share your precise location information.
G
Share only city level location
Share only the city you are in, not your street-level location. Your
friend sees your picture in the middle of the city you are in.
G
Hide from this friend
Stop sharing your location with this friend in Latitude, in a list or
on a map. To share your location with this friend again, touch
Unhide from this friend.
S Tap Remove this friend to remove the friend from your list and
stop sharing locations altogether.
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To control what you share
You have control over how and when your friends can find you. Only
the last location sent to Latitude is stored with your Google Account.
If you turn off Latitude or are hiding, no location is stored.
1
Open Latitude, touch your own name, and touch Edit privacy
settings.
2 Set the following privacy options:
G
Turn off Latitude
Disable Latitude and stop sharing your location or status. You can
always join Latitude again.
G
Detect your location
Let Latitude detect and update your location as you move. The
update frequency is determined by several factors, such as your
phone’s battery charge level and how recently your location has
changed.
G
Set your location
Set the location shared with others as an address you enter; or,
from Contacts, pick a spot on a map, or resume having Latitude
share your actual location.
G
Hide your location
Hide your location from all your friends.
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Camera
Camera is a combination camera and camcorder that you
use to shoot and share pictures and videos.
Pictures and videos are stored on the phone’s SD card, so
you must install one to use Camera, as described in your
phone’s owners’ guide. You can copy your pictures and
videos from the SD card to a computer, as described in
“Connecting to a computer via USB” on page 75.
You can view your pictures and videos on the phone, edit
them, share them, and so on with Gallery. See “Gallery” on
page 253.
In this section
“Opening Camera and taking pictures” on page 246
“Changing Camera settings” on page 249
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Opening Camera and taking pictures
You take pictures and shoot videos with Camera.
Camera’s many settings are described in “Changing Camera settings”
on page 249.
You can also view your pictures with the Gallery application, as
described in “Gallery” on page 253.
Important Be sure to clean the protective lens cover with a microfiber cloth before taking pictures. A lens cover with smudges from fingers can cause blurry pictures with a “halo” effect.
To open Camera
S Touch the Camera icon
screen.
in the Launcher or on the Home
See “Opening and switching applications” on page 51 to learn
more about opening and switching applications.
Camera opens in Landscape mode, ready to take a picture or
shoot a video.
Touch to preview your
pictures or videos in
Gallery.
Drag up to shoot videos;
drag down to take
photos.
Touch to take a picture
or shoot a video.
Touch settings to change them.
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To take a picture
1
If necessary, drag the control to the Camera position.
2 Adjust your exposure, flash, and other settings if you wish. Or
leave them on automatic.
See “Changing Camera settings” on page 249. The preview image
changes as you change the settings.
3 Frame your subject on screen.
You can zoom in or out by touching the Zoom icon 1x and then
touching a zoom level.
4 Touch the Shutter icon on screen or press the Trackpad.
The camera brings the image into focus. When the image is in
focus, the focus indicators in each corner turn green and the
camera takes a picture.
OR
Touch & hold the Shutter icon or press & hold the Trackpad to
focus first, before taking a picture; then lift your finger to take a
focused picture more quickly.
The picture you just took is displayed for a moment, and then is
displayed as a thumbnail at the top right.
5 Touch the thumbnail to view, share, and work with your pictures in
Gallery
See “Gallery” on page 253.
To take pictures with digital zoom
S Touch the onscreen Zoom icon 1x and then touch the amount of
zoom you want.
OR
S Double-tap the screen to zoom all the way in or out.
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Pictures that you take with digital zoom may be smaller (in pixels)
than the size you set with the Picture Size setting. See “Camera
settings” on page 250.
To shoot a video
1
If necessary, drag the control to the Video position.
2 Adjust the quality, color effect, flash, and other settings if you
wish. Or leave them on automatic.
See “Changing Camera settings” on page 249. The preview image
changes as you change the settings.
3 Point the lens to frame the scene where you want to start.
4 Touch the Start Video
icon or press the Trackpad.
The camcorder starts shooting the video. The time remaining to
shoot counts down at the left; when less than a minute is left, the
countdown turns red.
5 Touch the Stop Video
shooting.
icon or press the Trackpad to stop
An image from your most recent video is displayed as a thumbnail
at the top right.
6 Touch the thumbnail to view, share, and work with your videos in
Gallery
See “Gallery” on page 253.
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Changing Camera settings
Camera has automatic settings that you can use to take quick pointand-shoot photographs and videos. But Camera also offers a number
of ways to control your exposures, including controlling the focus,
turning the flash on and off, and adjusting the white balance. You can
even shoot negatives and other special effects.
Camera also includes settings for controlling picture and video
quality and video length, whether to store the location where you
take your pictures, and so on.
To change Camera settings
1
Open the Camera screen for taking pictures or shooting videos
and touch the icon for the settings you want to change.
The settings open over the screen.
2 Touch the setting category you want to control and then touch a
setting.
Camera settings are described in “Camera settings” on page 250.
Camcorder settings are described in “Camcorder settings” on
page 251.
3 Press Back
to close the Settings menus.
Icons on the screen indicate the current settings.
4 Take your pictures using the new settings.
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Camera settings
Many Camera settings are displayed on screen.
Settings
Touch to open a scrolling list of settings:
G
Focus mode Touch to set Camera to use its Autofocus feature
(Auto), or to more quickly take pictures focused at infinity
(Infinity).
G
Exposure Touch to adjust the exposure in the range of +2 to -2.
G
Picture size Touch the size (in pixels) of the pictures you take.
G
Picture quality Touch the quality of the pictures you take.
G
Color effect Touch a special effect for your shots, such as monochrome, sepia tone, or negative.
G
Restore to defaults Touch to restore all of Camera’s settings to
their default values.
Store location
Check to include the location of each picture you take, using the
phone’s GPS.
Location stored with photo
Location not stored with photo
White balance
Touch to select how Camera adjusts colors in different kinds of light,
to achieve the most natural-looking colors for your shots. Or allow
Camera to adjust the white balance automatically.
Automatic
Incandescent
Daylight
Fluorescent
Cloudy
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Flash mode
Touch to set whether Camera relies on its light meter to decide
whether a flash is necessary, or to turn it on or off for all shots.
Automatic
On
Off
1x Zoom
Touch to zoom from 1x to 2x. See “To take pictures with digital zoom”
on page 247 for other ways to zoom in and out.
Camcorder settings
As in Camera mode, Camcorder settings are displayed on screen.
Settings Touch to open a scrolling list of settings:
G
Color effect Touch a special effect for your videos, such as monochrome, sepia tone, or negative.
G
Restore to defaults Touch to restore all of Camera’s settings to
their default values.
White balance
Touch to select how Camera adjusts colors in different kinds of light,
to achieve the most natural-looking colors for your shots. Or allow
Camera to adjust the white balance automatically.
Automatic
Incandescent
Daylight
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash mode
Touch to illuminate your video by turning on the flash lamp.
On
Off
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Video quality
Touch the video quality and maximum length combination
appropriate for viewing on a computer or for sharing with others via
Messaging or YouTube:
High (30m)
Low (30m)
MMS (Low, 30s)
YouTube (High, 10m)
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Gallery
You use Gallery to view pictures and play videos that
you’ve taken with Camera, downloaded, or copied onto
your SD card. You can also view pictures in a Picasa web
album. You can perform basic editing tasks on pictures
and set them as your wallpaper or contact picture. You
can also share your pictures and videos with friends, via
email or messaging, or by uploading them to the Picasa
and YouTube web sites.
In this section
“Opening Gallery and viewing your albums” on page 254
“Working with albums” on page 256
“Working with pictures” on page 260
“Working with videos” on page 264
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Opening Gallery and viewing your albums
Open Gallery to view albums of your pictures and videos.
To open Gallery and view your albums
S Touch the Gallery icon
in the Launcher or on the Home screen.
OR
S Open Gallery from Camera by touching the thumbnail image at
the top right.
OR
S Open Gallery from Camera by pressing Menu and touching
Gallery.
Gallery presents the pictures and videos on your SD card,
including those you’ve taken with Camera and those you
downloaded from the web or other locations.
If you have a Picasa account associated with a Google Account
that you’ve added to your phone, and if you have configured it to
sync with Picasa, Gallery also presents your Picasa web albums.
See “Configuring account sync and display options” on page 116.
If you have a great many pictures or videos on your SD card or in
Picasa web albums, it may take Gallery a few minutes when you
open it to discover and organize them.
Touch to open Camera.
Touch in any view to return to
the main Gallery screen.
An album of the photos and
videos you took with Camera.
Peek into a stack by touching it
with two fingers and spreading
them apart.
Slide left or right to view more
albums.
A Picasa web album.
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S Touch an album to open it and view its contents.
The pictures and videos in the album are displayed in
chronological order. See “Working with albums” on page 256.
S Peek into an album stack by touching it with two fingers and
spreading them apart.
S Touch a picture or video in an album to view it.
See “Working with pictures” on page 260 and “Working with
videos” on page 264.
S Return to the main Gallery screen at any time by touching its icon
at the top left of the screen.
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Working with albums
Albums are groups of images and videos in folders on your SD card
or in Picasa web albums.
To open an album and view its contents
S Open Gallery and touch the album whose contents you want to
view.
See “Opening Gallery and viewing your albums” on page 254.
Albums open displaying the pictures and videos they contain in a
chronologically ordered grid. The name of the album is shown at
the top of the screen.
You can touch a picture or video to view it, as described in
“Working with pictures” on page 260 and “Working with videos”
on page 264.
Touch to switch from grid to stack view.
The name of the album.
Touch a picture or video to view it.
Touch an arrow to scroll a
screenful at a time. Drag left
or right to scroll rapidly.
S Touch an arrow in the scroll tool at the bottom of the screen to
scroll images a screenful at a time.
S Drag the scroll tool to the left or right to scroll more or less
quickly. The date of the images in view is displayed, so you can
scroll by date.
S You can also scroll through an album by swiping left or right.
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To change how the contents of an album are displayed
You can view the images and videos in your albums in a
chronological grid or in stacks, sorted by the date and the location
where they were taken. You switch album views with the Album View
switch at the top right of the screen.
S Open Gallery and touch the albumyou want to view.
S Drag the Album View switch
contents of the album in stacks.
to the right to view the
Stacks are sorted by the date and
location where you took them.
S Drag the Album View switch
to the left to view the album
contents in a chronological grid again.
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To work with batches of pictures or videos
In addition to working with whole albums and with individual
pictures, you can select one or more pictures or videos in an album
to work on them in batches—for example, to send a few pictures
from an album to a friend.
1
Open the album to view the pictures and videos to work with.
2 Press Menu twice.
3 Check or uncheck the items you want to work with.
You can uncheck all items you’ve checked by touching Deselect All
at the top right of the window.
4 Use the controls at the bottom of the screen to act on the
checked items.
The controls available depend on the mix of items you’ve selected.
For information about sharing and editing pictures and videos,
see “Working with pictures” on page 260 and “Working with
videos” on page 264.
To share an album
You can share the entire contents of one or more albums.
You can also share individual images or videos from an album, as
described in “Working with pictures” on page 260 and “Working with
videos” on page 264.
1
Open the main Gallery window.
See “Opening Gallery and viewing your albums” on page 254.
2 Press Menu twice.
3 Check or uncheck the albums you want to share.
4 Touch Share at the bottom of the screen. In the menu that opens,
touch the application to use to share the selected albums.
The application that you selected opens with the pictures from
the selected albums or links, attached to a new message. For
information about addressing and sending the message, see the
section on that application.
Important If you are sharing an album via Gmail, do not delete the original of an attachment before the message is completely sent (that is, it has the Sent label, not
the Outbox label), or the attachment will not be sent.
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To get details about an album
1
Open the main Gallery window.
See “Opening Gallery and viewing your albums” on page 254.
2 Press Menu twice.
3 Check or uncheck the albums you want to want details about.
4 Touch More at the bottom of the screen. In the menu that opens,
touch Details.
To delete an album
You can delete an album and its contents from your SD card.
1
Open the main Gallery window.
See “Opening Gallery and viewing your albums” on page 254.
2 Press Menu twice.
3 Check or uncheck the albums you want to delete.
4 Touch Delete at the bottom of the screen. In the dialog that opens,
touch Confirm Delete.
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Working with pictures
Use Gallery to view pictures that you’ve taken with Camera,
downloaded, copied onto your SD card, or that are stored in Picasa
web albums. You can also edit the pictures on your SD card and
share them with friends.
To view and browse pictures
S Open a Gallery album and touch a picture.
See “Opening Gallery and viewing your albums” on page 254 and
“Working with albums” on page 256.
Touch the picture to see
the controls.
Drag left or right to see
the next or previous
picture in the album.
Touch to zoom in or out.
S Turn the phone to view the picture in upright (portrait) or
sideways (landscape) orientation.
The picture is displayed (but not saved) in the new orientation.
S Touch the picture to view the Zoom and other controls.
S Touch a Zoom icon, double-tap the screen, or pinch two fingers
together or spread them apart to zoom in or out.
S When the picture is zoomed in, drag the picture to view parts that
are not in view.
S When the picture is zoomed to fit in the window, drag left or right
to view the next or previous picture in the album.
To watch a slideshow of your pictures
S Touch a picture to view the controls and touch Slideshow.
S Touch a picture to end the slideshow.
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To rotate a picture
1
Touch a picture to view the controls and touch Menu.
2 Touch More.
A menu opens with tools for working with the picture.
3 Touch Rotate left or Rotate right.
The picture is saved with the new orientation.
To use a picture as a contact icon or as Home screen wallpaper
1
Touch the picture to view the controls and touch Menu.
2 Touch More.
3 Touch Set as.
If you touch Contact icon, you’re prompted to select the contact
to associate with the picture and then crop the picture.
If you touch Wallpaper, you’re prompted to crop the picture.
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To crop a picture
You can save a zoomed-in portion of a picture by cropping it. You
can only crop pictures that are on your SD card (not those, for
example, in a Picasa web album).
1
Touch a picture to view the controls and touch Menu.
2 Touch More.
3 Touch Crop.
The cropping rectangle appears on top of the picture.
4 Use the crop tool to select the portion of the picture to crop.
Drag from the inside of the crop tool to move it.
Drag an edge of the crop tool to resize it to any proportion.
Drag a corner of the crop tool to resize it with fixed proportions.
Drag from inside the
crop tool to move it.
Drag a corner or edge
to resize the crop tool
and zoom in or out.
When you’re finished,
touch Save.
5 Touch Save to save a copy of the picture as you cropped it.
The original uncropped version remains on your SD card.
To get details about a picture
1
Touch the picture to view the controls and touch Menu.
2 Touch More.
3 Touch Details.
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To view the location of a picture in Google Maps
If you have configured Camera to save location data with your
pictures (see “Changing Camera settings” on page 249), you can
view the location where you took the picture in Google Maps.
1
Touch a picture to view the controls and touch Menu.
2 Touch More.
3 Touch Show on map.
Google Maps opens, centered on the location stored in the
picture.
To share a picture
You can share a picture by sending it to friends or posting it in a
Picasa web album.
You can also share albums of images or videos, as described in
“Working with albums” on page 256.
1
Touch a picture to view the controls and touch More.
2 Touch Share.
3 In the menu that opens, touch the application to use to share the
selected picture.
The application you selected opens with the picture (or a link)
attached to a new message. For information about addressing
and sending the message, see the section about that application.
Important If you are sharing a picture via Gmail, do not delete the original picture
before the message is completely sent (that is, it has the Sent label, not the
Outbox label), or the attached picture will not be sent.
To delete a picture
You can delete a picture from your SD card.
1
Touch a picture to view the controls and touch Menu.
2 Touch Delete.
3 Touch OK in the dialog that opens.
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Working with videos
Use Gallery to play videos that you’ve taken with Camera and to
share them.
To play videos
S Open a Gallery album and touch a video.
The video plays, with the orientation (portrait or landscape) you
shot it in.
Opening albums is described in “Opening Gallery and viewing
your albums” on page 254.
Touch the video to
view the playback
controls for pausing,
resuming, and skipping
backward and forward.
S Touch the video to view the playback controls.
To share a video
You can share a video by sending it in an email or with a multimedia
(MMS) message. MMS messages have size limits, typically 3MB, or
approximately 1 minute of high-quality video or 2 minutes of lowquality video. See “Changing Camera settings” on page 249. You can
also share a video by uploading it to the YouTube web site.
1
While viewing a video album, press Menu twice.
2 Check the videos to share.
3 Touch Share.
4 In the menu that opens, touch the application to use to share the
selected videos.
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The application you selected opens with the video attached to a
new message. If you selected YouTube, you’re prompted to enter
details about the video to upload. For more information, see the
section on that application.
Important If you are sharing one or more videos via Gmail, do not delete the originals
before the message is completely sent (that is, it has the Sent label, not the
Outbox label), or the attached videos will not be sent.
To delete a video
1
While viewing an album, press Menu twice.
2 Check the videos or pictures to delete.
3 Touch Delete.
4 Touch Confirm Delete.
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Goggles
Use Goggles to search the web by taking pictures,
instead of by typing or speaking.
You can also use Goggles to get information about
businesses and other nearby places.
In this section
“Opening Goggles and searching with pictures” on page 267
“Working with your search history” on page 269
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Opening Goggles and searching with
pictures
You use Goggles to take a picture and search the web for information
about it. You can also use Goggles to learn about nearby businesses
and other local features.
To open Goggles
S Touch the Goggles icon
in the Launcher or on the Home screen.
The first time you open Goggles, you’re asked to accept the Google
mobile terms of service. Then a series of screens introduces you to
Goggle’s features, with illustrations and a short video.
After the tutorial, you’re asked whether you want to enable
Google Goggles search history, along with a link that explains
what the history stores.
To search with pictures
Goggles works better with some kinds of searches than others. Try
taking pictures of books and DVDs, landmarks, logos, contact info,
artwork, businesses, products, barcodes, or text. Currently, it’s not so
good at recognizing animals, plants, cars, furniture, or apparel.
1
Open Goggles.
2 Frame the object you want to search for in the viewer. Or touch
the crop tool
to isolate the portion of the view you want to
search for.
For best results, turn the phone sideways so the shutter button is
to the right, and fill the screen with as much of the search image
as possible.
3 Touch the on-screen shutter button
.
If Goggles is confident about identifying the subject of your
picture, a screen opens with search results. You can touch a result
to read more, rate the effectiveness of the search results, view or
share your image, and so on.
If Goggles can’t recognize the image, a screen opens where you
can try a text search instead, or view a selection of images that
Goggles thinks are similar to yours.
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To get information about nearby places
Goggles offers labels for nearby places when you point the phone at
locations Goggles has information about.
1
Open Goggles.
2 Orient the screen sideways (with the shutter button to the right),
and level the camera at your surroundings.
Goggles uses your phone’s GPS receiver to determine your
location (this works best outdoors). Once it has a lock on your
location, Goggles overlays a pin icon with the number of nearby
places it has information about. As you pan left and right, labels
appear.
3 Touch a label to open a screen with more information. Or touch
the pin to view a list of all nearby places Goggles has information
about.
To learn more about Goggles
S Press Menu and touch Help.
A screen opens with a button you can touch to browse to the
Goggles help center, for detailed information about Goggles and
its features. You can touch other buttons to review the Goggles
tutorial, and so on.
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Working with your search history
If you have the Goggles search history enabled, you can view the
pictures you’ve previously searched for with Goggles and use them
to search again. You can also enable or disable the Goggles search
history.
To review your search history
1
Press Menu and touch Search history.
2 Scroll to view the pictures you’ve searched for previously.
3 Touch an image to search with it again.
To remove images from your search history
You can remove images you no longer want in your search history.
1
Press Menu and touch Search history.
2 Touch Remove Items at the top of the screen.
3 Touch Remove under each photo you want to remove.
4 Touch Done at the top of the screen.
To disable or enable Goggles search history
You enabled or disabled Goggles search history when you first
opened Goggles. But you can change that setting at any time.
S When using the viewer or when viewing your search history, press
Menu and touch Disable history.
OR
S When using the viewer, press Menu and touch Enable history.
The Disable Search History or Enable Search History screen
opens, where you can confirm your decision or touch the link to
open a screen with details about this feature.
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YouTube
YouTube is Google’s online video streaming service for
viewing, searching for, and uploading videos.
In this section
“Opening YouTube and watching videos” on page 271
“Changing YouTube settings” on page 274
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Opening YouTube and watching videos
You can browse, search for, view, upload, and rank YouTube videos
on your phone with the YouTube application.
To open YouTube
S Touch the YouTube icon
screen.
in the Launcher or on the Home
See “Opening and switching applications” on page 51 to learn
more about opening and switching applications.
YouTube presents videos grouped into categories, such as Most
Viewed and Top Rated.
You can touch a video to watch it, or touch
about it.
to learn more
Touch to search for a video. You
can even search by voice.
Touch to shoot and share a video.
Touch a video to play it.
Touch to learn more about a video.
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To watch and interact with YouTube videos
S On a YouTube screen, touch a video to play it.
S Touch the video to view the Playback controls.
You can pause, skip forward or backward, or drag the slider to the
point in the video you want to watch.
S Touch the HQ icon to change whether you’re viewing a high or
regular-quality version of the video.
You can set whether videos start in high or normal quality when
you’re connected to mobile data networks with YouTube settings.
See “Changing YouTube settings” on page 274.
S Press Back
to stop playback and return to the videos list.
S Press Menu to turn captions or off and to rank, comment on,
share, flag as inappropriate, and interact with the video in other
ways.
For details about these features, visit the YouTube web site.
To search for videos
1
At the top of the main YouTube screen, touch the Search icon
.
2 Enter the text to search for, or touch the Microphone icon to
search by voice.
3 Touch a suggestion below the search box or touch the magnifying
glass icon
.
4 Scroll through the search results and touch a video to watch it.
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To share your videos on YouTube
You can shoot and share a video by using YouTube. First, you must
create a YouTube account and sign into it on your phone.
You can also share the videos you shoot with the Camera application
by uploading them to YouTube. See “Working with videos” on
page 264.
1
At the top of the main YouTube screen, touch the Camera icon
.
2 Point the lens to frame the scene where you want to start.
3 Touch the Shutter button.
The camcorder starts shooting the video. The time remaining to
shoot counts down at the left; when less than a minute is left, the
countdown turns red.
4 Touch the Shutter button again to stop shooting.
The Upload video screen opens.
5 Enter a title for your video.
You can add additional details by touching More details.
6 Touch Upload.
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Changing YouTube settings
S To change YouTube settings, return to the YouTube home screen,
press Menu, and touch Settings.
You can change the following settings for YouTube on your phone.
High quality video on mobile
Check if you prefer to watch videos in high-quality by default when
connected to mobile networks, to reduce startup time and data use.
This setting has no effect if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network,
where videos always open in high-quality.
Captions font size
Opens a dialog where you can set the size of text you prefer when
viewing captions with your videos.
Clear search history
Touch to remove record of the results of video searches you’ve
chosen in the past, so they aren’t presented as suggestions in future
searches for YouTube videos.
SafeSearch filtering
Opens a dialog where you can set whether you want Google
SafeSearch filtering to block some results when you search for
videos: Block no search results (off), only explicit or offensive videos
(moderate), or both explicit or offensive text and videos (strict).
Terms of Service
Displays the YouTube terms of service.
Application version
The version of the YouTube application installed on your phone.
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Music
You use Music to organize and listen to music and other
audio files that you transfer to your SD card from your
computer.
In this section
“Transferring music files to your phone” on page 276
“Opening Music and working with your library” on page 277
“Playing music” on page 279
“Working with playlists” on page 282
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Transferring music files to your phone
Music plays audio files that are stored on your phone’s SD card, so
before you open Music, you must copy audio files from your
computer onto the SD card.
Music supports a wide variety of audio file formats, so it can play
music that you purchase from online stores, music that you copy
from your CD collection, and so on.
Music supports audio files in numerous formats, including MP3, M4A
(iTunes application AAC, DRM-free), AMR , MIDI, and OGG Vorbis.
To copy music files onto the phone’s SD card
1
Connect the phone to your computer with a USB cable and mount
the SD card.
See “Connecting to a computer via USB” on page 75.
2 To organize your audio files, you can use the computer to create a
music folder at the top level of the SD card.
3 Use the computer to copy music and other audio files into the
folder that you created on the SD card.
You can use subfolders on the SD card to organize your music
files. Or you can simply copy the audio files to the top level of the
SD card.
If the music files have accompanying artwork in JPEG format,
rename the art file albumart.jpg and include it in the same folder
as the music files.
4 If you have created any playlists, create a subfolder for them in
your music folder on the SD card and copy the playlists into it.
5 Unmount the SD card from the computer and disconnect the
phone.
Warning! To prevent damage to the files on your SD card, follow your computer’s instructions and the instructions in “Connecting to a computer via USB” on page 75.
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Opening Music and working with your
library
After you’ve copied some music onto your SD card, as described in
“Transferring music files to your phone” on page 276, or downloaded
music from another source, you can open Music and see your library
of music files, sorted in one of four ways.
To open Music and view your music library
S Touch the Music icon
in the Launcher or on the Home screen.
When you copy music to your SD card, Music searches the card
for music files and builds a catalog of your music, based on
information about each file that is stored in the file itself. This can
take from a few seconds to several minutes, depending on how
many files you have copied onto the SD card.
When the catalog is complete, the Music library screen opens,
with tabs that you can touch to view your music library organized
by Artists, Albums, Songs, or Playlists.
Touch a tab to view your library
in one of four ways.
Touch the summary of the
current track to open the
Playback screen.
You can return to the main Library screen from most other
screens in the Music application by pressing Menu and touching
Library.
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To search for music in your library
1
Open the main Library screen and press the Search button
.
2 Start typing the name of the artist, album, or track you’re looking
for.
Matching songs are displayed in the list below the search box.
3 Touch a matching song to play it. Or touch a matching album or
artist to view a list of associated songs.
To delete a song from the SD card
You can delete music from the storage card.
S Touch & hold a song in a library list. In the menu that opens, touch
Delete.
OR
S On the Playback screen, press Menu and touch Delete.
When your phone is connected to a computer, you can also delete
music files from the SD card, as described in “Transferring music files
to your phone” on page 276.
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Playing music
You can listen to music by using the phone’s built-in speaker, through
a wired headset, or through a wireless Bluetooth stereo headset that
supports the A2DP profile. See “Connecting to Bluetooth devices” on
page 72.
To play music
S Touch a song in your library to listen to it.
OR
S While viewing a list of tracks in an album, press Menu and touch
Play all.
The Playback screen opens and the song you touched or the first
song in the album or other playlist starts to play. The tracks in the
current playlist play in order until you reach the end of the playlist
(unless you choose a repeat option). Otherwise, playback stops
only if you stop it, even when you switch applications or receive a
phone call.
Touch to open the current playlist.
Touch to shuffle the current playlist.
Touch to repeat the current
playlist; touch again to repeat
the current track.
Touch & hold to search for information.
Skip tracks or pause and resume
playback. Drag the slider to go
directly to a section of a track.
You can return to the Playback screen from most other screens in
the Music application by pressing Menu and touching Playback.
You can return to the Playback screen from any other application
by opening the Notifications panel and touching the ongoing
music notification. See “Managing notifications” on page 40.
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To control playback
The Playback screen contains several icons that you can touch to
control the playback of songs, albums, and playlists:
Touch to pause playback.
Touch to resume playback.
Touch to skip to the next track in the album, playlist, or shuffle.
Touch to skip to the previous track in the album, playlist, or
shuffle.
Touch to open the current playlist.
Touch to play the current playlist in shuffle mode (tracks are
played in random order).
Touch to toggle repeat mode: Don’t repeat, Repeat the playlist,
or Repeat the current track.
To control playback volume
In addition to the techniques for setting media volume described in
“Sound settings” on page 320, you can control the volume of music
in the Music application.
S Press the phone’s Volume Up/Down button.
A panel opens to show the current media volume; the indicator
moves as you adjust the volume.
Some headsets include their own volume controls or ways to
pause and resume playback or to switch tracks.
To play your tracks in a party shuffle
When you turn on Party Shuffle, Music plays tracks from your SD
card in random order, until you turn Party Shuffle off.
S In the Playback or a Library screen, press Menu and touch Party
shuffle.
Music creates a current playlist of a dozen tracks selected
randomly from your SD card and starts playing them. When it
finishes playing the first dozen tracks, it adds another dozen and
keeps playing.
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S View the current playlist that Party Shuffle is playing by touching
the Playlist icon
on the Playback screen.
For more information, see “Working with playlists” on page 282.
S Add a track to the end of the Party Shuffle playlist by touching &
holding the name of a track in your library. In the menu that opens,
touch Add to playlist and then Current playlist.
The track is added to the end of the Party Shuffle playlist.
S Stop Party Shuffle by pressing Menu and touching Party shuffle off.
To use a song as a ringtone
You can use a song as your phone ringtone, in place of one of the
ringtones that come with the phone.
S Touch & hold a song in a library list. In the menu that opens, touch
Use as phone ringtone.
OR
S On the Playback screen, press Menu and touch Use as ringtone.
For details about using the Settings application to view and set the
phone’s ringtone, see “Sound settings” on page 320.
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Working with playlists
You can create playlists to organize your music files into sets of
songs, which you can play in the order you set or in a shuffle.
To create a playlist
1
When viewing a list of songs in the library, touch & hold the first
song you want to add to the new playlist.
2 Touch Add to playlist.
3 Touch New.
4 Enter a name and touch Save.
The new playlist is added to the Playlist library.
You can also add the song that is playing in the Playback screen
as the first song in a playlist by pressing Menu and touching Add
to playlist. Or touch Save as playlist to save all the songs in an
album that you’re playing as a playlist.
To add a song to a playlist
1
While viewing a list of tracks in the Library, touch & hold a song to
add it to a playlist.
2 Touch Add to playlist.
3 Touch the name of the playlist to add the song to.
The song is added to the playlist.
You can also add the song that is playing in the Playback screen
to a playlist by pressing Menu and touching Add to playlist.
To rearrange songs in a playlist
1
Open a playlist by touching it in the Playlist library.
You can also open the currently playing playlist by touching the
Playlist icon in the Playback window.
2 Drag a song up or down to change its order in the playlist.
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To remove a song from a playlist
1
Open a playlist.
2 Touch & hold a song and then touch Remove from playlist. Or
press Menu and touch Clear playlist to remove all the songs from
the playlist.
The song isn’t deleted from the SD card or other playlists; it’s
removed only from the playlist you’re working with.
To rename or delete a playlist
1
Open the Playlist library.
2 Touch & hold a playlist. In the menu that opens, touch Rename or
Delete.
You can’t delete or rename the Recently Added playlist.
No songs are deleted when you delete a playlist.
To create playlists on your computer
You can create playlists on your computer to use in Music. Music can
work with playlists in the M3U, WPL, and PLS file formats. You copy
playlists onto your SD card in the same way as you copy music, as
described in “Transferring music files to your phone” on page 276.
The best practice is to create a subfolder within your music folder for
playlists.
If you don’t have a dedicated application on your computer that can
create playlists, you can create a playlist in a text editor, using the
following guidelines:
1
Enter each music file name to include in the playlist on its own line.
2 Use music file names as displayed on your computer. Music
ignores all but the track names when displaying the playlist.
3 Save the file with the .m3u extension
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News & Weather
You can check the weather and top news stories with
News & Weather, a widget for your desktop that is
backed by a full-featured application.
In this section
“Checking the news and weather” on page 285
“Changing News & Weather settings” on page 288
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Checking the news and weather
News & Weather offers weather forecasts and news stories about
common topics. You can also customize the news topics that are
displayed.
This information is summarized in the News & Weather widget, which
you can place on your Home screen, and is presented in greater
detail in the News & Weather application.
To open News & Weather
S Touch the news or weather section of the News & Weather widget
on your Home screen, or touch its icon
in the Launcher.
For information about working with widgets, see “Connecting
quickly with your contacts” on page 62. You can add multiple
News & Weather widgets to your home screen, each configured to
show just news, just weather, or both.
Touch the weather section of
the News & Weather widget to
open the News & Weather
application with a summary of
the weather. Touch the news
section of the widget to open a
list of the top stories in the news.
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To get details about the news and weather
When you open News & Weather, you view a summary of the
weather or headlines.
S Touch a tab in the scrolling list of tabs at the top of the screen to
view the weather or top stories by category. Or just swipe left or
right across the screen to switch news categories.
Scroll to touch the category
of news you’re interested in.
Touch the screen for details.
S Touch the weather summary for a more detailed forecast.
Touch the chart to view a
detailed forecast for a specific
hour of the day.
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Touch a time on the weather graph for a detailed, hour-by-hour
forecast.
S Touch a headline to read the full story.
Touch a headline to read the
full story.
Swipe left or right to change
news categories.
S While viewing the weather or news headlines, press Menu and
touch Refresh to get the latest information.
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Changing News & Weather settings
You can configure a number of settings for News & Weather.
The location and related settings also affect the display of the News
& Weather widget and the Clock application.
S On the News & Weather screen, press Menu and touch Settings.
Weather settings
Use my location
Check to use the phone’s location service to determine your location
when displaying weather information. Uncheck to set the location
manually, using Set location.
Set location
When Use my location is unchecked, touch to specify the location for
weather information by entering a city or postal code.
Use Celsius
Check to use the Celsius temperature scale instead of Fahrenheit.
News settings
Select news topics
Opens a screen where you can select the categories of news to
include in the scrolling list of News & Weather tabs. You can also
touch Custom topic to enter specific topics—for example, “solar
power” or “Olympics”.
Prefetch articles
Check to download news articles so that they open more quickly and
are available when you don’t have a data connection. Prefetching
articles improves performance at the expense of more data use and
decreased battery life between charges.
Prefetch images
Check to prefetch news images in addition to news text, when the
headlines are downloaded. Prefetching images improves
performance at the expense of more data use and decreased battery
life between charges. This setting is only available when Prefetch
articles is checked.
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Display images
Uncheck to omit images from news stories. This setting reduces data
use at the expense of the layout of some stories.
News terms of service
Opens a screen with details about the terms of service for Google
News.
Refresh settings
These settings control how frequently the information on the News &
Weather widget is updated. In addition to using these settings,
adding or removing the News & Weather widget from the Home
screen also turns Auto-refresh on or off. For more about working with
widgets, see “Connecting quickly with your contacts” on page 62.
Auto-refresh
Check to have News & Weather update information automatically, at
the frequency you set with Refresh interval. Uncheck to update the
news and weather only when you press Menu and touch Refresh. For
automatic refresh to work, you must also have Background Data
turned on in the Settings application. See “Accounts & sync settings”
on page 328.
Refresh interval
Opens a dialog where you can set how often to update the news and
weather automatically, if Auto-refresh is checked. More frequent
updates trade the convenience of current information for increased
data use and decreased battery life between charges.
Refresh status
Displays the date and time of the last refresh and the next scheduled
refresh of news and weather.
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Clock
In addition to displaying the date and time, the Clock
application displays information about the weather and
your phone. You can also use Clock to turn your phone
into an alarm clock.
In this section
“Viewing the date, time, and other information” on page 291
“Setting alarms” on page 293
“Changing Clock alarm settings” on page 295
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Viewing the date, time, and other
information
You use Clock to monitor several kinds of information at once, in
addition to the current date and time.
To open the Clock application
S Touch the Clock icon
on the Home screen or in the Launcher.
Clock opens with the date and time displayed on your Home
screen wallpaper, along with your local weather and other useful
information.
Touch to dim the screen.
The time when the next
alarm is set.
The battery charge level and
whether the phone is plugged
into a charger.
Touch an icon to set an alarm,
view a slideshow, listen to music,
or go to the Home screen.
When Clock is running, it switches to screen-saver mode after a
few minutes, moving the date and time display on the phone
screen. Simply touch the screen or a phone button to wake the
phone up again.
To return to the Home screen, touch the Home icon
bottom of the Clock screen.
at the
To play a slideshow
You can play a slideshow of the pictures in your Gallery albums, in
place of the date and time.
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S Touch the Slideshow icon
S Press Back
at the bottom of the Clock screen.
to end the show.
To play music
You can play music while the Clock is displayed. You can use the
S Touch the Music icon
at the bottom of the Clock screen.
The Music application opens, where you can select music to play.
For more information, see “Music” on page 275. You can return to
Clock or use another application while the music is playing.
To dim the Clock display
S If you want to use your phone as a bedside clock, you can set the
screen brightness very low. Touch the Dimmer icon
to dim the
clock.
S Touch the Dimmer
icon again to restore normal brightness.
If you can’t see the Dimmer icon, press & hold the Home button
and touch the Clock icon to reopen Clock at normal brightness.
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Setting alarms
You can set an alarm by modifying an existing alarm or by adding a
new one.
To set an alarm
1
Touch the Alarm icon
at the bottom of the Clock screen.
Touch to add an alarm.
Touch to turn an alarm on or off.
Touch to open a screen where
you can set the alarm’s time and
other attributes.
Touch to return to the main
Clock screen.
2 Touch the
icon next to an alarm to turn it on or off.
Alarms that are set are underlined in green.
3 Touch an existing alarm to change its time and other attributes. Or
touch Add alarm to add a new one.
When viewing the main Clock screen, you can also press Menu
and touch Add alarm to add a new alarm.
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4 Touch Time to set the time of the alarm.
In the dialog that opens, you change the time by touching the + or
- buttons and the AM or PM buttons. Or touch a time to type the
time you want.
5 Touch Ringtone to select a ringtone for the alarm.
You can select a ringtone that comes with the phone or one that
you saved as a ringtone by using the Music application. See “To
use a song as a ringtone” on page 281.
The ringtone plays briefly when you select it.
6 Touch Vibrate to have the phone vibrate, in addition to playing the
ringtone.
7 Touch Repeat to set the days when you want the alarm to sound.
If you don’t set a repeat, the alarm sounds only one time.
8 Touch Label to enter a name for the alarm.
9 When you’re finished, touch Done.
At the time you set, the alarm sounds.
10 Press Back
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Changing Clock alarm settings
You can change a number of settings for the alarms you set.
You can also change how times are displayed in Clock in the Settings
applications. See “Date & time settings” on page 339.
S To change Clock alarm settings, touch the Alarm icon
at the
bottom of the Clock screen. In the Alarms screen that opens,
touch Settings.
Alarm in silent mode
Check to play alarms even when the phone is in Silent mode.
Alarm volume
Opens a dialog where you can set the volume of alarms.
Snooze duration
Opens a dialog where you can set how long Clock waits before
playing an alarm again.
Volume and Camera
Opens a dialog where you can set what happens if you press the
Volume Up / Down and Camera button when an alarm sounds. You
can set the button behavior to have no effect, to snooze the alarm, or
to dismiss it.
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Car Home
Car Home makes the applications that are most useful
when you’re driving accessible with the touch of a button.
Car Home is designed to work with a car dock, though
you don’t have to own a dock to use it.
In this section
“Using Car Home” on page 297
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Using Car Home
You can use Car Home whether or not you have a car dock.
S Insert the phone into a car dock.
OR
S Touch the Car Home icon
screen.
in the Launcher or on the Home
Car Home opens with large buttons that you can touch to access
Navigation, Voice Search, Contacts, and other features that are
useful when driving.
Car home also places the phone in Car mode, which means that
pressing the Home button returns you to Car Home, not the Home
screen; use the Exit car mode button to return to access other
applications.
The Navigation button is replaced with a Directions button if you
don’t have Google navigation available in your area, or if your
phone can’t access GPS satellites.
S Touch the small arrow to open Car Home’s second screen.
Touch an icon to access
that application or
service while driving.
Touch to open Car
Home’s second screen.
Touch to exit Car mode.
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For information about Maps, including navigation, see “Maps” on
page 221.
For information about searching by voice, see “Android basics” on
page 13.
For information on working with your Contacts, see “Contacts” on
page 95.
To change Car Home settings
1
Switch to Car Home’s second screen.
2 Touch Automatic, Night, or Day, to change the backlight setting.
You can cycle through these three modes, depending on whether
you want to set the backlight mode manually or have the phone
use its ambient light sensor to switch automatically.
3 Touch Settings to open the Car Home settings screen.
You can set whether you are greeted with the warning about safe
use of the phone in the car each time you start Car Home.
You can also touch System settings to open the Android Settings
screen (see “Settings” on page 312).
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Calculator
Use Calculator to solve simple arithmetic problems or use
its advanced operators to solve more complex equations.
In this section
“Using the Calculator” on page 300
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Using the Calculator
Use Calculator to solve math problems.
To open and use the Calculator
S Touch the Calculator icon
Launcher.
on the Home screen or in the
Drag to switch
between basic
and advanced
screens.
S Enter numbers and arithmetic operators on the basic screen.
S Drag the basic screen to the left to open the advanced screen.
S Touch & hold the Calculator’s display to open a menu where you
can copy what you’ve entered and access other tools.
S Touch Clear to delete the last number or operator you entered.
Touch & hold Clear to delete everything in the display.
To access your history of operations
S Roll the Trackpad up or down to view your previous operations.
Previous operations are entered in the display, where you can
work with them.
S Clear the history by pressing Menu and touching Clear history.
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Market
Android Market provides direct access to applications
and games to download and install on your phone.
In this section
“Opening Android Market and finding applications” on page 302
“Downloading and installing applications” on page 306
“Managing your downloads” on page 308
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Opening Android Market and finding
applications
Open Android Market to browse and search for free and paid
applications.
To open Android Market
S Touch the Market icon
in the Launcher or on the Home screen.
You can also touch the Market widget on the Google panel of the
Home screen (from the main Home screen, scroll your finger to
the left once).
When you open Android Market for the first time, you must read
and accept the terms of service to continue.
Touch to search Market.
Touch a category to open it. Or
touch Downloads to view a list
of the items you’re already
downloaded from Market.
Touch a featured application to
view details about it.
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To get help with Android Market
The Android Market Help webpages are available from all Android
Market screens.
S Press Menu and touch Help.
The Browser opens to the Android Market Help page, with links to
many help topics. For information about using the Browser, see
“Browser” on page 203.
To browse for applications
You can browse applications by category and sort them in different
ways.
1
On the Android Market home page, touch a top-level category,
such as Apps or Games.
Touch a subcategory to
view its list of applications.
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2 Scroll to view subcategories and touch the one you want to
explore.
Touch a tab to view top paid,
top free, or recent applications
in this subcategory.
Touch an application to open
its details screen.
3 Touch Top paid, Top free, or Just in to further sort the subcategory.
To open a screen with details about an application
S At any time while browsing Android Market, touch an application
to open a screen with details about it.
Application details screens include a description, ratings, and
related information about the application. The Comments tab
includes comments from people who have tried the application.
You can download and install the application from this screen. See
“Downloading and installing applications” on page 306. You can
also rate, uninstall, and perform other actions; see “Managing your
downloads” on page 308.
To search for applications
1
Touch the Search icon
Search button .
at the top right of the screen or press
2 Enter what you want to search for and press Search
again.
Enter all or part of an application’s name or description, or the
developer’s name you want to search for.
3 Touch a search result to open that application’s details screen.
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The details screen describes the application and contains buttons
for downloading the application and performing other tasks. See
“Downloading and installing applications” on page 306 and
“Managing your downloads” on page 308.
To return to the Android Market home screen
You can return to the Android Market home screen from most other
screens in Android Market.
S Touch the Market icon
at the top left of the screen.
OR
S Press Menu and touch Home.
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Downloading and installing applications
When you find an application you want, you can install it on your
phone.
To download and install an application
Before you can download a paid application, you must set up a billing
arrangement, as described in “To create a Google Checkout account”
on page 307.
1
Find an application you want and open its details screen.
See “Opening Android Market and finding applications” on
page 302.
In the application’s details screen, you can read more about the
application, including its cost, overall rating, and comments by
users. Scroll down to the About the developer section to view
more applications by this developer, visit the developer’s web site,
or send the developer an email message.
Scroll an application’s details
screen to learn more about the
application, the developer, and
what others think of it.
Touch to download and install the
application. (If it’s a paid application,
the button is labeled Buy.)
2 Press Menu and touch Security to preview the functions and data
the application can access on your phone if you install it.
If you’re not comfortable with the access the application requires,
don’t continue.
3 Touch Install (for free applications) or Buy (for paid applications).
Paid applications are not offered in all areas by all carriers.
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If the application requires access to your data or control of any
functions on your phone, you are asked to review and grant
permission before downloading.
Warning! Read this screen carefully. Be especially cautious with applications that have
access to many functions or to a significant amount of your data. Once you
touch OK on this screen, you are responsible for the results of using this
application on your phone.
4 If you agree to the application’s access requirements, touch OK.
If you selected a paid application, you’re redirected to the Google
Checkout screen to pay for the application before it’s downloaded
to your phone.
If you selected a free application (or after touching Buy now in
Google Checkout), you receive a series of notifications as the
application is downloaded and then installed on your phone.
When the application is installed, you can touch the notification to
open the application, or open it by touching its icon in the
Launcher. See “Opening and switching applications” on page 51.
You have a short while to try out an application and, if you decide
you don’t want it, to uninstall it for a refund. See “To request a
refund for an application” on page 310.
If you have another Android phone, you can download a paid
application to that phone using the same Android Market account,
at no additional charge.
To create a Google Checkout account
You must have a Google Checkout account associated with your
Google Account to purchase items from Android Market.
S On your computer, go to http://checkout.google.com to establish
a Google Checkout account.
OR
S The first time you use your phone to buy an item from Android
Market, you’re prompted to enter your billing information to set up
a Google Checkout account.
Warning! When you’ve used Google Checkout once to purchase an application from
Android Market, the phone remembers your password, so you don’t need to
enter it the next time. For this reason, you should secure your phone to prevent others from using it without your permission. See “Locking your phone”
on page 61.
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Managing your downloads
After you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you can rate it,
view it in a list with your other downloaded applications, and so on.
To view your downloaded applications
You can view a list of the applications you’ve downloaded from
Android Market, and use the list for a number of purposes.
S On the Android Market home screen, press Menu and touch
Downloads.
In the list of the free and paid applications that opens, you can
touch one to rate it, uninstall it, request a refund, and so on.
To set whether an application is updated automatically
Applications you download from Market are not set to update
automatically by default; applications that came with your phone are.
But you can change that setting for either kind of application, to
change what happens when you receive notification that one or
more applications have updates available (see “To respond to a
notification that application updates are available” on page 308).
1
On the Android Market home screen, press Menu and touch
Downloads.
2 Touch an application.
3 Check or uncheck Allow automatic updating.
To respond to a notification that application updates are available
You receive notification whenever a new version of an application is
available (unless you disable update notifications; see “To set
whether you’re notified about updated applications” on page 309).
Responding to notifications in general is described in “Managing
notifications” on page 40.
If an application is set to update automatically, and the application
has not changed the permissions it requires, the notification informs
you after the update is downloaded and installed (see “To set
whether an application is updated automatically” on page 308).
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If the application is not set to update automatically, or if the update
changes the permissions it requires, you’re notified you have updates
available. Touching the notification opens the Downloads screen in
Market. Each application you’ve downloaded that has an update
available has an Update or Update (manual) label.
S Touch an application with an Update or Update (manual) label to
update it, after reviewing changes to its permissions if necessary.
S Touch Update all to update all the applications with updates that
don’t have permissions changes.
The Update all button is available only if you have more than one
update that doesn’t require you to approve changes to
permissions.
To set whether you’re notified about updated applications
1
On the Android Market home screen, press Menu and touch
Downloads.
2 Press Menu and touch Notifications.
3 Select whether or not to be notified of updates to the applications
you’ve downloaded.
4 Touch OK.
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To uninstall an application
1
On the Android Market home screen, press Menu and touch
Downloads.
2 Touch the application to uninstall.
The details screen for the application opens.
3 Touch Uninstall.
4 Touch OK in the confirmation dialog.
5 Touch the explanation that best matches why you’re uninstalling
and touch OK.
The application is uninstalled. You can install the application again
at any time, without charge if it was a paid application.
To request a refund for an application
If you are not satisfied with an application, you can ask for a refund
within a short time after your purchase. The actual amount of time
you have to request a refund is stated in the receipt you received by
email, and you can also contact the developer as detailed in the
application's details screen (see “To open a screen with details about
an application” on page 304). Your credit card is not charged and the
application is uninstalled from your phone.
If you change your mind, you can install the application again, but
you can’t request a refund a second time.
1
On the Android Market home screen, press Menu and touch
Downloads.
2 Touch the application to uninstall for a refund.
The details screen for the application opens.
3 Touch Uninstall & refund.
Your application is uninstalled and the charge is cancelled.
4 Touch the explanation that best matches why you’re uninstalling
and touch OK.
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To rate an application
You can award an application from one to five stars and share what
you think about the application with other shoppers.
1
Open the details screen for an application.
You can do this by browsing or searching for the application and
then touching it; or if you’ve downloaded the application, by
touching it in the list of your downloaded applications.
2 Touch the stars under My review.
3 Touch the number of stars to award the application and touch OK.
4 If you want to share a comment about the application, back on the
details screen, touch Post a comment.
To flag inappropriate applications
If you discover an application with graphically violent, sexual, or
otherwise hateful or offensive content, you can report it to the
Android Market team.
1
Open the details screen for an application.
You can do this by browsing or searching for the application and
then touching it; or if you’ve downloaded the application, by
touching it in the list of your downloaded applications.
2 Scroll to the bottom of the details screen and touch Flag as
inappropriate.
3 Touch the reason you find the application objectionable.
4 Touch Submit.
Your comments are sent to the Android Market team.
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Settings
You use the Settings application to configure how your
phone looks, sounds, communicates, protects your
privacy, and operates in many other ways.
Many applications also have their own settings; for
details, see the sections about individual applications.
In this section
“Opening Settings” on page 313
“Wireless & networks” on page 314
“Call settings” on page 318
“Sound settings” on page 320
“Display settings” on page 322
“Location & security settings” on page 323
“Applications settings” on page 325
“Accounts & sync settings” on page 328
“Privacy settings” on page 330
“SD card & phone storage settings” on page 331
“Search settings” on page 332
“Language & keyboard settings” on page 333
“Voice input & output settings” on page 336
“Accessibility settings” on page 338
“Date & time settings” on page 339
“About phone” on page 340
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Opening Settings
The Settings application contains most of the tools for customizing
and configuring your phone.
To open Settings
S Press Home
, press Menu, and touch Settings.
OR
S Touch the Settings icon
Launcher.
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Wireless & networks
Use Wireless & network settings to configure and manage
connections to networks and devices by using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and
mobile networks. You also use Wireless & network settings to
configure connections between your phone and virtual private
networks (VPNs), to connect your computer to the Internet using
your phone, and to turn off all radios with Airplane mode.
Airplane mode
Check to turn off all the phone’s radios that transmit voice or data.
When checked, also disables the Call settings (see “Call settings” on
page 318).
Wi-Fi
Check to turn on Wi-Fi so you can connect to Wi-Fi networks.
Wi-Fi settings
See “Wi-Fi settings screen” on page 314.
Bluetooth
Check to turn on Bluetooth so you can connect to Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth settings
See “Bluetooth settings screen” on page 315.
VPN settings
See “VPN settings screen” on page 316.
Mobile networks
See “Mobile networks settings screen” on page 316.
Wi-Fi settings screen
In addition to the settings described in this section, you can press
Menu on this screen and touch Advanced to configure the settings
described in “Advanced Wi-Fi settings screen” on page 315.
Wi-Fi
Check to turn on Wi-Fi so you can connect to Wi-Fi networks.
Network notification
Check to receive a notification when an open Wi-Fi network
becomes available.
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Wi-Fi networks
Displays a list of Wi-Fi networks you’ve previously configured and
those detected when the phone last scanned for Wi-Fi networks. See
“Connecting to Wi-Fi networks” on page 69.
Add Wi-Fi network
Opens a dialog where you can add a Wi-Fi network by entering its
SSID (the name it broadcasts) and security type. See “Connecting to
Wi-Fi networks” on page 69.
Advanced Wi-Fi settings screen
Regulatory domain
Set the number of channels to use.
Wi-Fi sleep policy
Opens a dialog where you can set whether and when the Wi-Fi radio
disconnects. Disabling sleep uses more battery power.
MAC address
The Media Access Control (MAC) address of your phone when
connecting to Wi-Fi networks.
IP settings
If you check Use static IP, you can use IP settings to enter an IP
address and other network settings for you phone manually, rather
than using the DHCP protocol to obtain network settings from the
W-Fi network itself.
Bluetooth settings screen
For details about working with these settings, see “Connecting to
Bluetooth devices” on page 72.
Bluetooth
Check to turn on Bluetooth so you can connect to Bluetooth devices.
Device name
Opens a dialog where you can give your phone a name that is visible
on some Bluetooth devices when you pair them. The current name is
displayed.
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Discoverable
Check to make your phone discoverable by other Bluetooth devices
for 120 seconds.
Scan for devices
Touch to search for and display information about nearby Bluetooth
devices.
Bluetooth devices
Displays a list of Bluetooth devices that you’ve previously configured
and those detected when the phone last scanned for Bluetooth
devices.
VPN settings screen
For details about these settings, see “Connecting to virtual private
networks” on page 77.
Add VPN
Opens a screen that prompts you to select the type of VPN to add.
You are then prompted for VPN configuration details.
VPNs
The list of VPNs that you’ve previously configured.
Mobile networks settings screen
Data enabled
Uncheck to prevent your phone from transmitting data on any
mobile network. This is useful if you are traveling in an area where
you do not have a mobile data plan and want to avoid charges for
data use on local carriers’ mobile networks. Unchecking this setting
does not prevent your phone transmitting data on other wireless
networks, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Data roaming
Uncheck to prevent your phone from transmitting data on other
carriers’ mobile networks when you can’t access your own carrier’s
mobile networks. See “To disable data when roaming” on page 68.
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Access Point Names
Opens the APNs screen, where you can select mobile access point
configurations; or press Menu to add a new APN. Consult your carrier
about how to use the tools on this screen.
Use only 2G networks
Check to obtain slightly better battery life, by preventing your phone
from connecting to higher-speed networks. See “To limit your data
connection to 2G networks” on page 68.
Network operators
Opens a screen that searches for and displays mobile networks that
are compatible with your phone. Consult your carrier to understand
the billing implications of selecting another carrier.
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Call settings
Use Call settings to configure phone call settings, such as call
forwarding, call waiting, and other special features offered by your
carrier. You can also use Call settings to configure the phone so that
it can place outgoing calls only to a fixed set of phone numbers.
Fixed Dialing Numbers
GSM phones only. See “Fixed Dialing Numbers screen” on page 319.
Voicemail
Voicemail service
Opens a dialog where you can select your carrier’s voicemail service
or another service, such as Google Voice. See “Configuring Google
Voice” on page 158.
Voicemail settings
If you are using your carrier’s voicemail service, opens a dialog where
you can enter the phone number to use for listening to and
managing your voicemail. You can enter a comma (,) to insert a
pause into the number—for example, to add a password after the
phone number. If you are using Google Voice, this setting opens a
screen where you can view the Google Voice number or sign out of
Google Voice. See “Google Voice” on page 157.
Other call settings
Call forwarding
Opens a screen where you can configure how your calls are
forwarded when you’re on the phone, when you don’t answer, and so
on.
Additional settings
Opens a screen where you can set Caller ID and Call waiting.
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Fixed Dialing Numbers screen
Use the settings on this screen to configure your phone so it can
place outgoing calls only to the fixed dialing numbers (FDN) that you
save on the phone’s SIM card.
Enable FDN
Opens a dialog that prompts you to enter your PIN2and then places
the phone in FDN mode. When FDN is enabled, this setting changes
to Disable FDN.
Change PIN2
Opens a series of dialogs that prompt you to enter your current PIN2
and then enter and confirm a new PIN2.
FDN list
Opens a screen that lists any FDNs saved on your SIM card. Press
Menu and touch Add contact to add an FDN number to your SIM.
Press Menu on that screen to import a number from your Contacts to
the FDN list, or to delete a number from the FDN list.
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Sound settings
Use the Sound settings to configure how and at what volume the
phone rings, vibrates, or the Trackpad light pulses when the phone
rings, you receive a notification, an alarm sounds, or when you play
music or other media with audio, as well as some related settings.
Silent mode
Check to silence all sounds (including call and notification ringtones)
except the audio from music, videos, and other media and any alarms
you have set. (You must silence media and alarms in their own
applications.)
Phone vibrate
Opens a dialog where you can set the phone to vibrate whenever you
receive an incoming call, only when the phone is in Silent mode, or
never.
Volume
Opens a dialog where you can set the volume of ringtones that
sound when you receive a phone call or notification, media (music,
videos, an so on), and alarms. If you uncheck the option to use the
same volume for both calls and notifications, you can set the
notification ringtone volume independently.
Phone ringtone
Opens a dialog where you can select the ringtone to sound when you
receive a phone call. Touch a ringtone to listen to it. See “To use a
song as a ringtone” on page 281 to learn how to add your own music
to this list.
Notification ringtone
Opens a dialog where you can select the ringtone to sound when you
receive a notification. Touch a ringtone to listen to it.
Audible touch tones
Check to hear tones when you use Phone to dial a number.
Audible selection
Check to play a sound when you touch buttons, icons, and other
onscreen items that react to your touch.
Screen lock sounds
Check to play a sound when the screen is locked or unlocked.
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Haptic feedback
Check to have the phone vibrate briefly when you touch soft buttons
and perform other actions.
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Display settings
Use the Display settings to configure brightness and other screen
settings.
Brightness
Opens a dialog for adjusting the brightness of the screen. You can
check Automatic brightness to set the phone to adjust the brightness
automatically, using the phone’s built-in light sensor. Or uncheck that
option to use the slider to set a brightness level you want at all times
when using the phone. For the best battery performance, use the
dimmest comfortable brightness.
Auto-rotate screen
Check to automatically switch the orientation of the screen as you
turn the phone sideways or even upside down.
Animation
Opens a dialog where you can set whether you want to enjoy
animated transitions for some effects (such as opening menus), for
all supported effects (including when navigating from screen to
screen), or to enjoy a phone without any optional animation effects
(this setting does not control animation in all applications).
Screen timeout
Opens a dialog where you can set how long to wait after you touch
the screen or press a button before the screen darkens. For the best
battery performance, use the shortest convenient timeout.
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Location & security settings
Use the Location & Security settings to set your preferences for using
and sharing your location when your search for information and use
location-aware applications, such as Maps. You can also configure
settings that help secure your phone and its data.
Use wireless networks
Check to use information from Wi-Fi and mobile networks to
determine your approximate location, for use in Maps, when you
search, and so on. When you check this option, you’re asked whether
you consent to sharing your location anonymously with Google’s
location service.
Use GPS satellites
Check to use your phone’s global positioning system (GPS) satellite
receiver to pinpoint your location to within an accuracy as close as
several meters (“street level”). Actual GPS accuracy depends on a
clear view of the sky and other factors.
Set up screen lock
See “Screen unlock screen” on page 324. If you have set up a screen
lock, this option changes to Change screen lock and allows you to
change the way you lock your screen or to turn off screen locking.
Use visible pattern
When an unlock pattern is set, check to draw lines between points in
the unlock pattern you draw.
Use tactile feedback
When you have configured a screen lock, check to have the phone
vibrate briefly as you touch each dot when you draw an unlock
pattern or as you enter the unlock PIN or password.
Set up SIM card lock
Opens a screen where you can configure the phone to require
entering the SIM PIN to use the phone, and where you can change
the SIM PIN.
Visible passwords
Check to briefly show each character of passwords as you enter
them, so that you can see what you enter.
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Select device administrators
This is where you manage the device administrators, if any.
Use secure credentials
Check to allow applications to access your phone’s encrypted store
of secure certificates and related passwords and other credentials.
You use credential storage to establish some kinds of VPN and Wi-Fi
connections, as described in “Connecting to networks and devices”
on page 66. If you have not set a password for the credential storage,
this setting is dimmed.
Install from SD card
Touch to install a secure certificate from a SD card, as described in
“Working with secure certificates” on page 79.
Set password
Opens a dialog where you can set or change the password for your
secure credential storage. Your password must have at least 8
characters. See “Working with secure certificates” on page 79.
Clear storage
Deletes all secure certificates and related credentials and erases the
secure storage’s own password, after prompting you to confirm that
you want to do this.
Screen unlock screen
None
Touch to stop requiring a pattern, PIN, or password to unlock your
screen. This setting is not visible unless you have configure a screen
unlock pattern, PIN, or password.
Pattern
Opens a set of screens that guide you through drawing a screen
unlock pattern, as described in “Locking your phone” on page 61.
PIN
Opens a set of screens for setting a numeric PIN you must enter to
unlock your screen, as described in “Locking your phone” on page 61.
Password
Opens a set of screens for setting a password you must enter to
unlock your screen, as described in “Locking your phone” on page 61.
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Applications settings
You use the Applications settings to view details about the
applications installed on your phone, to manage their data and force
them to stop, and to set whether you want to permit installation of
applications that you obtain from web sites and email.
Applications settings screen
Unknown sources Check to permit installation of applications that
you obtain from web sites, email, or other locations other than
Android Market.
Warning! To protect your phone and personal data, download applications
only from trusted sources, such as Android Market.
Quick launch
Lets you set hardware keyboard shortcuts to launch applications. For
example, you can press and hold the Search key on the hardware
keyboard, and then press the “B” key to open the Browser.
Manage applications
Opens the Manage applications screen that organizes all your
applications by tabs (Downloaded, Running, All, and On SD card).
Touch a tab and then touch an application to open its Application
Info screen. See “Application Info screen” on page 326. Press Menu
and touch Sort by size to display applications in order by size.
Running services
Opens a list of services—applications or parts of applications that
provide services to other applications or that run even when their
main application isn’t running. Examples include the Swype onscreen
keyboard and the small portion of Google Talk that always listens for
incoming messages. Above each service, one or more gray bars show
what processes the running service needs and how much memory
it’s using (how much memory you would recover if you stopped the
service). Depending on the service, when you touch it in the list it
either opens a dialog in which you can stop it or opens its Settings
screen.
Development
See “Development screen” on page 326.
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Application Info screen
The Application Info screen for each application lists its name and
version, along with details about the application. Depending on the
application and where it came from, it may also include buttons for
managing the application’s data, forcing the application to stop, and
uninstalling the application. It also lists details about the kinds of
information about your phone and data that the application has
access to.
Touch the Force stop button to stop an application. The application
is stopped without confirmation.
Storage
Gives details about the amount of phone storage that an application
uses. If you installed the application from Android Market or another
source, includes an Uninstall button that you can use to remove the
application and all of its data and settings from the phone. See
“Market” on page 301 for more information about uninstalling and
reinstalling applications.
Cache
If the application stores data in a temporary area of the phone's
memory, lists how much information is stored, and includes a button
for clearing it.
Launch by default
If you have configured an application to launch certain file types by
default, you can clear that setting here.
Permissions
Lists the kinds of information about your phone and data the
application has access to.
Development screen
The Development screen contains settings that are useful for
developing Android applications. For full information, including
documentation of the Android APIs and development tools, see the
Android developer web site (http://developer.android.com).
USB debugging
Check to permit debugging tools on a computer to communicate
with your phone via a USB connection.
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Stay awake
Check to prevent the screen from dimming and locking when the
phone is connected to a charger or to a USB device that provides
power. Don’t use this setting with a static image on the phone for
long periods of time, or the screen may be marked with that image.
Allow mock locations
Check to permit a development tool on a computer to control where
the phone believes it is located, rather than using the phone’s own
internal tools for this purpose.
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Accounts & sync settings
Use the Accounts & Sync settings to add, remove, and manage your
Google and other supported accounts. You also use these settings to
control how and whether applications send, receive, and sync data
on their own schedules, and whether applications can synchronize
user data automatically.
Gmail, Calendar, and other applications may also have their own
settings to control how they synchronize data; see the sections on
those applications for details.
Accounts & sync settings screen
Background data
Check to permit applications to synchronize data in the background,
whether or not you are actively working in them. Unchecking this
setting can save battery power and lowers (but does not eliminate)
data use.
Auto-sync
Check to permit applications to synchronize data on their own
schedule. If you uncheck this setting, you must touch an account in
the list on this screen, press Menu, and touch Sync now to
synchronize data for that account. Synchronizing data automatically
is disabled if Background data is unchecked. In that case, the Autosync checkbox is dimmed.
Manage accounts
The rest of this screen lists the Google Accounts and other accounts
you’ve added to the phone. Adding accounts is described in “Adding
and removing accounts” on page 113.
If you touch an account in this screen, its account screen opens.
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Account screen
This screen contains different options, depending on the kind of account.
For Google Accounts, it lists the kinds of data you can synchronize to
the phone, with checkboxes so you can turn synchronizing on and off
for each kind. You can also press Menu and touch Sync now to
synchronize data. Touch the Remove account button to remove the
account along with all its data (contacts, mail, settings, and so on).
You can’t remove the first Google Account you added to your phone
except by resetting your phone to the factory defaults and erasing all
of your user data. See “Privacy settings” on page 330.
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Privacy settings
You use the Privacy settings to manage your personal information.
Back up my data
Check to back up some of your personal data to Google servers, with
your Google Account. If you replace your phone, the data you’ve
backed up can be restored onto the new phone the first time you
sign in with your Google Account. If you check this option, a wide
variety of you personal data is backed up, including your Wi-Fi
passwords, Browser bookmarks, a list of the applications you’ve
installed, the words you’ve added to the dictionary used by the
onscreen keyboard, and most of the settings that you configure with
the Settings application. Some third-party applications may also take
advantage of this feature. If you uncheck this option, you stop
backing up your data to your account, and any existing backups are
deleted from Google servers.
Automatic restore
Check this option to restore your settings and other data when you
install an application, if you installed and used it previously on this
phone or on another phone, where you signed in with the same
Google Account and were backing up your settings.
Factory data reset
Erases all of your personal data from internal phone storage,
including information about your Google Account, any other
accounts, your system and application settings, and any downloaded
applications. Resetting the phone does not erase any system
software updates you’ve downloaded or any files on your SD card,
such as music or photos. See “Performing a hard/factory reset” on
page 65. If you reset the phone in this way, the next time you turn on
your phone you’re prompted to reenter the same kind of information
as when you first started Android. See “Starting Android for the first
time” on page 26.
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SD card & phone storage settings
Use the SD Card & Phone Storage settings to monitor the used and
available space on your phone and on your SD card and to manage
your SD card.
SD card, Total space and Available space
Lists the amount of space on any SD card installed in your phone and
the amount you have used to store photos, videos, music, and other
files. For more information, see “Connecting to a computer via USB”
on page 75 as well as the sections for the applications that store
media and other files on the SD card.
Unmount SD card
Unmounts the SD card from your phone so that you can format the
card. This setting is dimmed if there is no SD card installed, if you
have already unmounted it, or if you have mounted the SD card on
your computer. See “Connecting to a computer via USB” on page 75.
Format SD card
Permanently erases everything on a SD card and prepares it for use
with your phone. You must unmount a SD card before you can
format it.
Internal phone storage, Available space
The amount of internal phone storage used by the operating system,
its components, applications (including those you downloaded
there), and their permanent and temporary data.
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Search settings
You use the Search settings to configure Google search, including
setting which data on your phone you want to be able to search.
See “Searching your phone and the web” on page 55.
Search settings screen
Google search
See “Google search settings screen” on page 332.
Searchable items
Opens a screen where you can check and uncheck the kinds of data
you can search for on your phone. See “To change what you can
target when searching the phone” on page 58.
Clear shortcuts
Erases the list of previously chosen search results that appear as
suggestions below the Google search box.
Google search settings screen
Show web suggestions
Check to display suggestions for Google web searches below the
Google search box as you type.
Use My Location
Check to include your location when using Google search and other
Google services. When you check this option, you’re asked whether
you consent to allowing Google to use your location when providing
these services.
Search history
Check to use suggestions from the web-based Google search history,
from your Google Account.
Manage search history
Opens Browser with a web-based interface for viewing and
managing the web search history associated with your Google
Account.
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Language & keyboard settings
Use the Language & Keyboard settings to select the language for the
text on your phone and for configuring the onscreen keyboard,
including words that you’ve added to its dictionary.
Language & Keyboard screen
Select language
Opens the Language screen, where you can select the language to
use for the text on your phone.
Swype
Touch this to use the onscreen keyboard. See “Using the onscreen
keyboard” on page 44.
Swype settings
Touch to open a screen where you can adjust the Swype settings, set
your preferences, or view the Swype help and tutorials.
Android keyboard
You can uncheck this to disable the Android keyboard. See "Android
keyboard settings screen.".
Device keyboard
See “Device Keyboard settings screen” on page 335.
User dictionary
Opens a list of the words you’ve added to the dictionary, as
described in “Using the onscreen keyboard” on page 44. Touch a
word to edit or delete it. Press Menu and touch Add to add a word.
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Android keyboard settings screen
The Android Keyboard settings apply to the onscreen keyboard that
is included with your phone. The correction and capitalization
features affect only the English version of the keyboard.
Vibrate on keypress
Check to have the phone vibrate briefly each time you touch a key on
the onscreen keyboard.
Sound on keypress
Check to play a brief sound each time you touch a key on the
onscreen keyboard.
Auto-capitalization
Check to have the onscreen keyboard automatically capitalize the
first letter of the first word after a period, the first word in a text field,
and each word in name fields.
Voice input
Opens a dialog where you can turn voice input off or set on which
onscreen keyboard you want the voice-input Microphone key
.
See “Using your voice to enter text” on page 47.
Input languages
Opens the Input Languages screen, where you can check the
languages you want to be available when using the onscreen
keyboard. Changing the keyboard language is described in “Using
the onscreen keyboard” on page 44.
Quick fixes
Check to automatically correct some common misspellings as you
type.
Show suggestions
Check to show suggested words in a strip above the onscreen
keyboard as you type. See “Using the onscreen keyboard” on
page 44.
Auto-complete
Check to automatically enter a suggested word, highlighted in
orange in the strip above the keyboard, when you enter a space or
punctuation. See “Using the onscreen keyboard” on page 44.
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Device Keyboard settings screen
This screen lets you set some options for the hardware QWERTY
keyboard.
Auto-replace
Check to correct misspelled words as you type.
Auto-cap
Check to capitalize the first letter of the first word in sentences.
Auto-punctuate
Check to insert a period ( . ) when you press the Space key twice in a
row.
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Voice input & output settings
You use the Voice Input & Output settings to select which language
to use for the Voice Actions from Google feature as described in
“Using your voice to enter text” on page 47, and the text-to-speech
synthesizer, for applications that can take advantage of it, such as
TalkBack, which is described in “Accessibility settings” on page 338.
Voice recognizer settings screen
Language
Opens a screen where you can set the language to use for the Voice
Actions from Google feature.
SafeSearch
Opens a dialog where you can set whether you want Google
SafeSearch filtering to block some results when you use Google
search by voice: Block no search results (off), only explicit or
offensive images (moderate), or both explicit or offensive text and
images (strict).
Block offensive words
When unchecked, Google voice recognition will recognize and
transcribe words many people consider offensive, when you enter
text by speaking. When checked, Google voice recognition replaces
those words in transcriptions with a placeholder comprised of hash
symbols ( # ).
Text-to-Speech settings screen
If you don’t have speech synthesizer data installed, only the Install
voice data setting is available.
Listen to an example
Plays a brief sample of the speech synthesizer, using your current
settings.
Always use my settings
Check to use the settings on this screen in place of speech
synthesizer settings available in other applications.
Default engine
Opens a dialog where you can set the text-to-speech application you
want to use, if you have more than one installed.
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Install voice data
If your phone does not have speech synthesizer data installed, this
option connects you to Android Market and guides you through the
process of downloading and installing the data. This setting is not
available if the data is already installed.
Speech rate
Opens a dialog where you can select how quickly you want the
synthesizer to speak.
Language
Opens a dialog where you can select the language of the text you
want the synthesizer to read. This is particularly useful in
combination with the Always Use My Settings setting, to ensure that
text is spoken correctly in a variety of applications.
Engines
Lists all the text-to-speech engines that you’ve installed on your
phone. Touch an engine in the list to change its language or other
settings.
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Accessibility settings
You use the Accessibility settings to configure any accessibility plugins you have installed on your phone. If your phone doesn’t have any
accessibility plug-ins, you are promptly guided to connect to Android
Market to download and install these accessibility plug-ins.
Accessibility
Check to enable all installed accessibility plug-ins.
KickBack
Check to have the phone vibrate briefly as feedback as you navigate
the user interface, press buttons, and so on.
TalkBack
Check to have an installed speech synthesizer speak the labels or
names of items as you navigate the phone’s user interface.
SoundBack
Check to play a sound as you navigate the phone’s user interface.
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Date & time settings
Use Date & Time settings to set your preferences for how dates are
displayed. You can also use these settings to set your own time and
time zone, rather than obtaining the current time from the mobile
network.
Automatic
Uncheck to set the date, time, and time zone on the phone manually,
rather than obtaining the current time from the mobile network.
Set date
If Automatic is unchecked, opens a dialog where you can manually
set the phone’s date.
Select time zone
If Automatic is unchecked, opens a dialog where you can set the
phone’s time zone.
Set time
If Automatic is unchecked, opens a dialog where you can set the
phone’s time.
Use 24-hour format
Check to display the time using 24-hour time format—for example,
13:00 rather than 1:00 pm.
Select date format
Opens a dialog where you can select the format for displaying dates.
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About phone
About Phone includes information about your phone.
About Phone screen
System updates
Opens a screen that reports on the availability of Android system
software updates.
Status
Opens the Status screen with a long list of information about your
battery, mobile network connection, and other details.
Battery use
Opens a list of the applications and operating system components
you have used since you last connected the phone to a power source,
sorted by the amount of power they have used. Touch an application
in the list to view details about its power use and, if available, touch a
button to open a settings or information screen for that component
or application. See “Optimizing battery life” on page 63.
Legal information
Opens a screen where you can obtain legal information about the
software included with your phone.
System tutorial
Opens a screen that offers to introduce some of your phone’s
features, as described in “Starting Android for the first time” on
page 26.
Version information
Lists details about the model numbers and versions of your phone’s
hardware and operating system software.
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