HTC Desire 626S T-Mobile User manual

HTC Desire 626S T-Mobile User manual
User manual
HTC Desire® 626s
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Contents
Contents
Features you'll enjoy
Personalization
10
Imaging
11
Sound
12
Unboxing
HTC Desire 626s
13
nano SIM card
14
Storage card
16
Charging the battery
17
Switching the power on or off
18
Want some quick guidance on your phone?
18
Phone setup and transfer
Setting up HTC Desire 626s for the first time
19
Restoring your backup from your cloud storage
20
Transferring content from an Android phone
21
Ways of transferring content from an iPhone
21
Transferring iPhone content through iCloud
22
Other ways of getting contacts and other content
22
Transferring photos, videos, and music between your phone and computer
23
Using Quick Settings
23
Getting to know your settings
25
Updating your phone's software
25
Getting apps from Google Play
27
Downloading apps from the web
28
Uninstalling an app
29
Your first week with your new phone
Basics
30
HTC Sense Home widget
39
Lock screen
41
Notifications
44
Working with text
46
HTC Help
50
Personalizing
Themes
51
More ways to personalize
54
HTC BlinkFeed
What is HTC BlinkFeed?
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Turning HTC BlinkFeed on or off
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Restaurant recommendations
62
Ways of adding content on HTC BlinkFeed
63
Customizing the Highlights feed
64
Saving articles for later
64
Posting to your social networks
65
Removing content from HTC BlinkFeed
65
Camera
Camera basics
66
Selfies and people shots
69
Panoramic shots
72
Other camera features
72
Camera settings
73
Gallery
Viewing photos and videos in Gallery
74
Adding photos or videos to an album
77
Copying or moving photos or videos between albums
77
Tagging photos and videos
77
Searching for photos and videos
78
Trimming a video
79
Saving a photo from a video
79
Viewing a Zoe in Gallery
79
One Gallery
80
Photo Editor
Basics
81
Creative effects
83
HTC Print Studio
What is HTC Print Studio?
89
Choosing the type of photo gift
89
Creating your photo gift
89
Placing your order
90
Phone calls
Making a call with Smart dial
91
Making a call with your voice
91
Dialing an extension number
92
Returning a missed call
92
Speed dial
92
Calling a number in a message, email, or calendar event
92
Making an emergency call
93
Receiving calls
93
What can I do during a call?
93
Setting up a conference call
94
Wi-Fi Calling
95
Call History
96
Switching between silent, vibrate, and normal modes
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Home dialing
97
Messages
Sending a text message (SMS)
98
Sending a multimedia message (MMS)
98
Sending a group message
99
Resuming a draft message
99
Replying to a message
99
Forwarding a message
100
Moving messages to the secure box
100
Blocking unwanted messages
101
Copying a text message to the nano SIM card
101
Deleting messages and conversations
101
Entertainment
HTC Music
103
FM Radio
106
HTC Connect
106
Power and storage management
Battery
111
Phone storage
114
File Manager
116
Sync, backup, and reset
Online sync
118
Backup
119
HTC Sync Manager
124
Reset
126
People
Your contacts list
128
Setting up your profile
129
Adding a new contact
129
Editing a contact’s information
130
Getting in touch with a contact
131
Importing or copying contacts
131
Merging contact information
132
Sending contact information
133
Contact groups
133
Private contacts
134
Calendar and Email
Viewing the Calendar
136
Scheduling or editing an event
137
Choosing which calendars to show
137
Sharing an event
138
Accepting or declining a meeting invitation
138
Dismissing or snoozing event reminders
139
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Checking your mail
140
Sending an email message
141
Reading and replying to an email message
141
Managing email messages
142
Searching email messages
143
Working with Exchange ActiveSync email
143
Adding an email account
144
What is Smart Sync?
145
Google Search and apps
Google Now
146
Google Search
148
Google Chrome
149
Google Drive
150
Google Maps
152
YouTube
154
Other apps
HTC Dot View
156
HTC Car
158
Scribble
159
Clock
162
Weather
162
Voice recorder
163
Internet connections
Turning the data connection on or off
164
Managing your data usage
164
Wi-Fi connection
166
Connecting to VPN
167
Using HTC Desire 626s as a Wi-Fi hotspot
168
Sharing your phone's Internet connection by USB tethering
169
Wireless sharing
Turning Bluetooth on or off
170
Connecting a Bluetooth headset
170
Unpairing from a Bluetooth device
171
Receiving files using Bluetooth
171
Settings and security
Turning location services on or off
173
Do not disturb mode
173
Airplane mode
174
Scheduling when to turn data connection off
175
Automatic screen rotation
175
Setting when to turn off the screen
175
Screen brightness
175
Touch sounds and vibration
176
Changing the display language
176
Installing a digital certificate
177
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Pinning the current screen
177
Disabling an app
178
Assigning a PIN to a nano SIM card
178
Accessibility features
178
Accessibility settings
179
Turning Magnification gestures on or off
179
Navigating HTC Desire 626s with TalkBack
180
Trademarks and copyrights
Index
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About this guide
About this guide
In this user guide, we use the following symbols to indicate useful and important information:
This is a note. A note often gives additional information, such as what happens when you choose
to do or not to do a certain action. A note also provides information that may only be applicable
to some situations.
This is a tip. A tip gives you an alternative way to do a particular step or procedure, or lets you
know of an option that you may find helpful.
This indicates important information that you need in order to accomplish a certain task or to
get a feature to work properly.
This provides safety precaution information, that is, information that you need to be careful
about to prevent potential problems.
Some apps may not be available in all regions or with your mobile operator.
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Important RF Notice
Important RF Notice
This device was tested for compliance with the applicable FCC and Industry Canada
specific absorption rate (SAR) limits for radio frequency (RF) exposure during typical
body-worn operations. To ensure that RF exposure levels remain at or below the tested
levels, use a belt-clip, holster, or similar accessory that maintains a minimum separation
distance of 1.0 cm between your body and the device, with either the front or back of the
device facing towards your body. Such accessories should not contain any metallic
components. Body-worn accessories that do not meet these specifications may not ensure
compliance with applicable SAR limits and their use should be avoided.
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Important note on recoverable data
Important note on recoverable data
Files and other data that have been deleted, cleared, removed, or erased from your device
may still be recoverable by third-party data recovery software. Even a factory reset may not
permanently erase all data from your mobile device, including personal information.
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Features you'll enjoy
Features you'll enjoy
Personalization
Designed with you in mind, HTC Desire 626s is filled with innovations that help it to adapt to your
life.
Themes
Make HTC Desire 626s feel more personal by
customizing how it looks with your own photos and
then mix and match with different sets of icons,
sounds, color schemes, and more. See What is the
Themes app? on page 51.
HTC Sense Home
Your Home screen adapts to your needs at home, at work, and on
the go. New lock screen notifications make it easier to find what
you've missed, see upcoming events, get restaurant
recommendations, and more. See What is the HTC Sense Home
widget? on page 39 and HTC BlinkFeed Notifications on page
43.
HTC BlinkFeed
Get your favorite topics, news, social media, and more
conveniently delivered to one place on your phone. Even get
suggestions for points of interests and places to eat! See What is
HTC BlinkFeed? on page 61.
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Features you'll enjoy
Imaging
Take fun selfies and create interesting photos to share with family and friends.
Front camera features
Enjoy using a variety of selfie-friendly features with the Camera app.
§ Instant selfie shots – Flash a smile, and the camera instantly captures your smiling face. Or,
Just say "Cheese"! See Using Auto Selfie on page 70 and Using Voice Selfie on page 71.
§ HDR – Improve the lighting in your selfies look with HDR. See Using HDR on page 72.
§ Make-up level – Make your complexion look smoother by adjusting the Make-up level before
you take your selfie. See Skin touch-ups for people shots on page 70.
Photo Editor
The Photo Editor app enhances your photos, from basic edits to elegant effects!
Make a photo surreal. Blend in shapes,
elements, and prismatic effects. See
Prismatic on page 85.
Superimpose one image onto another and
create a unique composition only you can
imagine! See Double Exposure on page
86.
Face Fusion uses two photos such as your selfie and a
photo of your favorite celebrity to merge your looks
together. See Face Fusion on page 87.
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Sound
Easily connect wireless speakers to your phone.
HTC Connect
Simply swipe up the screen with three fingers to stream music or video from HTC Desire 626s to
your speakers or TV. Control the volume and playback with your phone! You can even enjoy your
favorite music on multiple speakers. See What is HTC Connect? on page 106.
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Unboxing
Unboxing
HTC Desire 626s
1. Microphone and speaker
2. POWER
3. VOLUME buttons
4. Proximity sensor
5. Receiver
6. 3.5mm headset jack
7. Notification LED
8. Front camera
9. Slot cover
10. USB connector
You need a 4G/LTE™ plan to use the 4G/LTE network of T-Mobile for voice calls and data
services. Check with T-Mobile for details.
§ If you want to use a case or screen protector, don’t cover and block the proximity sensor.
Purchase a case or screen protector designed for HTC Desire 626s.
§ Avoid liquid or dust from entering the microphone hole to prevent damage to the microphone.
§ Avoid connecting third-party headsets or accessories with metallic charms that dangle near the
headset jack. Using these may affect signal reception.
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nano SIM card
HTC Desire 626s uses a nano SIM card.
Use a standard nano SIM card only. Inserting a modified card that is thicker than the standard
nano SIM card may cause the card to not fit properly or damage the card slot.
Inserting a nano SIM card
Don't throw away the nano SIM tray.
1. Make sure HTC Desire 626s is off and hold it securely with the front facing down.
2. Open the slot cover with your thumb or finger.
3. Pull the tray out from the nano SIM slot.
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4. Place a nano SIM card into the tray with the card's gold contacts facing up and its cut-off
corner facing out.
5. When reinserting the tray, make sure it is facing up so that the nano SIM card doesn’t fall out.
Slide the tray all the way into the slot.
6. Push the plastic hinge into the side of the phone, and then press from the top to the bottom of
the slot cover to lock it in place.
Removing a nano SIM card
Make sure to switch off HTC Desire 626s before removing the card.
1. Open the slot cover with your thumb or finger.
2. Pull the tray out from the nano SIM slot, and remove the nano SIM card.
3. Push the plastic hinge into the side of the phone, and then press from the top to the bottom of
the slot cover to lock it in place.
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Storage card
Use a storage card to store your photos, videos, and music. When you need to free up phone storage
space, you can also move certain apps to the storage card, if the apps support this feature.
The storage card is optional and sold separately.
§ Moving apps to the storage card doesn't back up the apps. If you do a factory reset, your phone
loses the apps. You'll need to reinstall them.
§ When you remove the storage card and insert it in another phone, the apps on the storage card
won't be installed automatically to the other phone. You'll need to reinstall them.
Inserting the storage card
1. Open the slot cover with your thumb or finger.
2. With HTC Desire 626s facing down, insert a microSD™ into the bottom slot, with its gold
contacts facing up and towards the slot.
3. Push the plastic hinge into the side of the phone, and then press from the top to the bottom of
the slot cover to lock it in place.
Unmounting the storage card
When you need to remove the storage card while HTC Desire 626s is on, unmount the storage card
first to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap Unmount SD card.
> Settings > Storage.
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Removing the storage card
1. Open the slot cover with your thumb or finger.
2. Push the storage card in to eject it from its slot.
3. Push the plastic hinge into the side of the phone, and then press from the top to the bottom of
the slot cover to lock it in place.
Charging the battery
Before you turn on and start using HTC Desire 626s, it is recommended that you charge the battery.
§ If the battery has been discharged for several days, you may need to charge HTC Desire 626s for
several minutes before powering it on.
§ Use only the adapter and the USB cable that came with HTC Desire 626s to charge the battery.
When the battery power is too low, make sure to use the power adapter to charge, not the USB
cable connection with your computer.
1. Insert the small end of the USB cable into the USB connector.
2. Insert the other end of the USB cable into the power adapter.
3. Plug in the power adapter to an electrical outlet to start charging the battery.
§ As a safety precaution, the battery may stop charging to avoid overheating.
§ Avoid charging the battery in hot environments.
§ When you're using the web browser and charging the battery, HTC Desire 626s may become
warmer. This is normal.
§ To conserve energy, unplug the power adapter from the electrical outlet after you finish
charging.
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Switching the power on or off
Switching the power on
Press the POWER button until HTC Desire 626s vibrates.
When you turn on HTC Desire 626s for the first time, you’ll need to set it up.
Switching the power off
1. If the display is off, press the POWER button to turn it back on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button for a few seconds.
3. Tap Power off on the options menu.
Want some quick guidance on your phone?
Check out the friendly walkthroughs and the FAQs in the Help app to learn how to use your phone.
§ When you see a Tips & Help tile in HTC BlinkFeed®, just tap the tile to know more about the
tip.
§ From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Help.
You can then tap Search help articles & videos, and enter what you're looking for. Or you
can tap
to browse how-tos, FAQs, and more.
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Phone setup and transfer
Setting up HTC Desire 626s for the first time
When you switch on HTC Desire 626s for the first time, you’ll be asked to set it up.
You can enable TalkBack to navigate by voice feedback before selecting the language. Press and
hold two fingers on the screen until you hear a message saying that accessibility mode is enabled.
Walk through the on-device setup to choose your Internet connection, sign in to your accounts, set
up your screen lock, and more.
During the setup, there are different ways you can choose to transfer or restore content to
HTC Desire 626s. It is recommended to choose just one of the following methods to avoid
overwriting content that has already been imported to HTC Desire 626s:
§ Use Google® backup if you've used it to back up your old phone before and you only need to
restore apps and no other types of content. On the Get your apps & data screen, choose your
old phone and the apps you want to restore to HTC Desire 626s.
If you have other types of content to transfer or restore from your old phone, tap Restore
from this backup, and then select Set up as new device.
§ Use HTC Backup to restore a previous backup from your cloud storage. When prompted, sign
in with the Google, Facebook, or email account credentials that you used as your HTC
Account. Or you can tap Restore from HTC Backup on the Transfer or restore content
screen.
§ If you have content from another phone that you want to transfer, whether it's from an
Android®, iPhone®, or other phone, tap Transfer content on the Transfer or restore content
screen.
Depending on the type of old phone that you have, see the following for more details:
Transferring content from an Android phone on page 21
Ways of transferring content from an iPhone on page 21
§ Set up a screen lock to help protect HTC Desire 626s.
Some features that need to connect to the Internet such as location-based services and auto-sync
of your online accounts may incur extra data fees. To avoid incurring data fees, disable these
features under Settings. For more information on location services, see Turning location
services on or off on page 173.
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Restoring your backup from your cloud storage
If you used HTC Backup before, you can restore a previous backup when you turn HTC Desire 626s
on for the first time or after a factory reset.
Depending on the amount of content, restoring a backup to HTC Desire 626s through your data
connection may incur additional data costs and take a long time. Using a Wi-Fi® connection is
recommended.
1. From the Add your account screen, sign in to your Google Account.
2. If you see the Get your apps & data screen, tap Restore from this backup, and then select Set
up as new device.
You'll see this screen when you've previously backed up an old phone using Google backup. Do
not restore anything from Google backup when you want to restore a backup from HTC Backup.
3. When prompted, sign in with the Google, Facebook, or email account credentials that you
used as your HTC Account.
Or if you skipped this screen, tap Restore from HTC Backup on the Transfer or restore
content screen, and then sign in with the account credentials that you used as your HTC
Account.
4. Choose the backup that you want to restore to HTC Desire 626s.
5. If prompted, choose whether to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi connection for restoring your
backup.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions to restore your backup and to continue setting up your
phone.
7. Slide open the Notifications panel to check if there's any notification to finish setting up your
phone.
Free apps from Google Play™ will be restored in the background, and you can track the progress via a
notification in the status bar. To restore paid apps, you need to download and install them from
Google Play.
Your apps will appear on the Apps screen as they are installed. The Apps and Home screen shortcuts
will be reorganized as in your backup after all of your apps have been installed. You may continue
using HTC Desire 626s while apps are being restored.
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Transferring content from an Android phone
On your old Android phone, download the HTC Transfer Tool and use it to transfer your content to
HTC Desire 626s.
The types of locally stored content on your old phone that the HTC Transfer Tool can transfer
include contacts, messages, calendar events, music, photos, videos, and some settings. More types of
data such as call histories, email accounts, and some HTC app settings can be transferred from HTC
phones that have HTC Sense® 5.5 or higher.
You need Android version 2.2 or later to use the HTC Transfer Tool on your old phone.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Get content from another phone.
2. Choose whether to transfer from an HTC Android phone or other Android phone.
3. On the Get content from another phone screen, tap Next.
4. Follow the steps shown on HTC Desire 626s to download the HTC Transfer Tool from
Google Play to your old phone, install it, and open the tool.
5. When you see a PIN on your old phone, make sure the same PIN also appears on
HTC Desire 626s before you continue.
If the PIN code doesn't appear, tap Retry on your old phone. If it still won't appear, this may
mean that your old phone is unable to connect to HTC Desire 626s. When this happens, try
another transfer method.
6. Tap Confirm on your old phone.
7. On your old phone, choose the types of content you want to transfer, tap Transfer, and then
tap Yes.
8. Wait for the transfer to finish.
9. Tap Done on both phones.
Ways of transferring content from an iPhone
If you have an iPhone, there are easy ways to transfer your contacts, messages, and other content to
HTC Desire 626s.
§ Back up and restore iPhone content through iCloud®. To find out how, see Transferring
iPhone content through iCloud on page 22.
§ Back up iPhone content using iTunes® on your computer, and then use HTC Sync Manager to
transfer the content to HTC Desire 626s. For details, see Transferring iPhone content and
apps to your HTC phone on page 125.
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Transferring iPhone content through iCloud
If you have an iCloud account, sync iPhone content to your iCloud storage, and then transfer the
content to HTC Desire 626s. You can transfer the following types of content from iCloud: contacts,
bookmarks, text messages, messages from iMessage®, calendar events, and photos.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Get content from another phone.
2. Tap iPhone > Import from iCloud backup.
3. Follow the steps shown onscreen to back up your iPhone content to your iCloud storage.
4. Enter your iCloud email address and password, and then tap Sign in.
5. Choose the iPhone backup that you want to transfer to HTC Desire 626s, and then tap Next.
6. Choose the types of content you want to transfer, and then tap Import.
7. Wait for the transfer to finish, and then tap Done.
Only some contact details can be transferred, such as the contact name, photo, postal address,
email address, birthdate, anniversary date, and notes.
Other ways of getting contacts and other content
There are different ways you can individually add contacts and other content to HTC Desire 626s.
Sync with your
computer
Use HTC Sync Manager to sync contacts, documents, playlists, and more
between HTC Desire 626s and your computer running a Windows® or OS
X® operating system.
You can also use it to transfer your iTunes backup that contains contacts,
messages, and other content from an iPhone from your computer to
HTC Desire 626s.
Google Account
Google contacts are imported to HTC Desire 626s after you sign in to your
Google Account. You can also create more Google contacts right from
HTC Desire 626s.
Social network
accounts
Log in to your favorite social networks to sync contact information from
them.
Microsoft® Exchange HTC Desire 626s syncs your work contacts from the Microsoft Exchange
ActiveSync®
ActiveSync Server in your workplace.
Outlook.com
account
Sync personal contacts from your Microsoft Outlook.com account.
Phone contacts
You can create contacts locally on HTC Desire 626s, if you don't prefer to
store them on your online accounts.
nano SIM card
Copy all your nano SIM contacts to HTC Desire 626s.
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Transferring photos, videos, and music between your
phone and computer
Here are ways you can transfer your media from or to your computer.
§ Connect HTC Desire 626s to your computer. Your computer will recognize it just like any
removable USB drive, and you can copy your media between them.
§ Download and use the HTC Sync Manager software on your computer. You can set it up to
automatically get music, photos, and videos off HTC Desire 626s to your computer. You can
also sync playlists from your computer to the phone.
If you have an iPhone, you can also connect it and transfer camera roll photos to your
computer using HTC Sync Manager. Then reconnect HTC Desire 626s and copy them over.
§ Use cloud storage services to put your media in one place so you can manage them anywhere
—on your computer, HTC Desire 626s, and other mobile devices.
Using Quick Settings
In the Quick Settings panel, easily turn settings such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® on or off.
1. Do any of the following:
§ With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar.
§ Swipe down twice from the status bar.
2. To turn a setting on or off, just tap its tile.
3. To change the options for a setting, press and hold its tile. Or tap
.
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Customizing Quick Settings
You can remove, replace, or rearrange the tiles in Quick Settings.
1. With two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
2. Tap
and do one of the following:
§ In the Quick Settings list, press and hold
it to rearrange the list.
§ Under Hidden items, press and hold
Settings.
next to the item you want to move and drag
and drag it up to make it available in Quick
There is a limit to the number of tiles that can be shown in Quick Settings. You may need to
remove an existing item to make space for another one. To remove an item, drag it below Hidden
items.
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Getting to know your settings
Want to change the ringtone, set up a Wi-Fi connection, or add your accounts? Do this and more in
Settings.
1. Open Settings either from the Quick Settings panel or the Apps screen.
§ With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar to open Quick Settings, and then tap
.
§ From the Home screen, tap
to switch to the Apps screen, and then tap Settings.
2. Here are some of the basic settings you can change:
§ Tap the On/Off switch next to an item such as Wi-Fi to turn it on or off. Tap the item
itself to configure its settings.
§ Tap Sound & notification to set a ringtone, choose a sound profile, and configure
incoming call sound settings.
§ Tap Personalize to change the wallpaper, add apps and widgets to the Home screen,
and more.
§ Tap Accounts & sync to add and sign in to your different accounts, such as email, social
networks, and more.
§ Tap Security to help secure HTC Desire 626s, for example with a screen lock.
Tap
in Settings to quickly find options and settings.
Updating your phone's software
HTC Desire 626s can check and notify you if there’s a new update available.
Updates for some HTC apps and features, such as HTC Sense Home, may be downloaded and
installed from Google Play. See Installing app updates from Google Play on page 26 for details.
Visit www.htc.com/us/go/htc-software-updates/ for news and details about your phone's
software updates.
Checking your system software version
Before installing a system software update, you can check first what Android and HTC Sense
versions you have on your phone.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap Software information.
> Settings > About.
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Enabling automatic updates
You can choose to automatically download and install software updates for HTC or mobile operator
apps.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > About.
2. Tap Software updates.
3. To save on data usage, you can choose to update through Wi-Fi only.
4. Choose whether to auto-download system updates, app updates, or both.
App updates are installed automatically. You'll still need to confirm when to install system
software updates.
Installing a software update
When HTC Desire 626s is connected to the Internet and there's a new software update available,
the update notification icon
appears in the status bar.
1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap the system update notification.
2. If you don't want to download the update using your data connection, select Update over
Wi-Fi only.
3. Tap Download.
4. When download is complete, select Install now, and then tap OK.
After updating, HTC Desire 626s will restart.
Installing an application update
When Internet connection is on and there's an available update for your HTC or T-Mobile apps, the
appears in the status bar.
update notification icon
1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap the update notification.
The Updates screen opens with the list of application updates to be installed.
2. Tap an item to view its details, and then tap
.
3. When you're done reviewing the updates, tap Install. You'll be asked to restart
HTC Desire 626s if needed.
Installing app updates from Google Play
Some HTC apps and third-party apps get updated with improvements and bug fixes through
Google Play. You can manually update apps or set your phone to automatically download and install
app updates when available.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Play Store.
to open the slideout menu.
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3. Tap My apps.
You'll see a list of apps installed on your phone.
4. Under Updates, tap an app.
5. Tap Update.
6. Tap Accept.
In Play Store, tap
update your apps.
> Settings > Auto-update apps to choose how you want Google Play to
Checking for updates manually
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > About.
2. Tap Software updates. HTC Desire 626s checks if updates are available.
If you don't have Internet connection, you'll be prompted to turn on mobile data or connect to a
Wi-Fi network. Once connected, tap Check now to check for updates.
Getting apps from Google Play
Google Play is the place to go to find new apps for HTC Desire 626s. Choose from a wide variety of
free and paid apps ranging from productivity apps, entertainment, to games.
You need a Google Wallet™ account to buy paid apps or to make in-app purchases. If you already
have a Google Account, just add Google Wallet by signing in with your existing username and
password at wallet.google.com.
Finding and installing an app
When you install apps and use them on HTC Desire 626s, they may require access to your personal
information or access to certain functions or settings. Download and install only apps that you trust.
Be cautious when downloading apps that have access to functions or a significant amount of your
data on HTC Desire 626s. You’re responsible for the results of using downloaded apps.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Play Store.
2. Browse or search for an app.
3. When you find the app that you like, tap it and read its description and user reviews.
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4. To download or purchase the app, tap Install (for free apps) or the price button (for paid
apps).
5. Tap Accept.
Apps sometimes get updated with improvements or bug fixes. To automatically download
updates, after installing the app, tap
> Auto-update.
To open the app, go to the Apps screen and tap the app.
Restoring apps from Google Play
Upgraded to a new phone, replaced a lost one, or performed a factory reset? Restore apps that you
previously downloaded.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Play Store.
to open the slideout menu.
3. Tap My apps, swipe to the All tab, and then tap the app you want to restore.
4. Install the app.
For more details, refer to the Google Play help.
Downloading apps from the web
You can download apps directly from websites.
§ Apps downloaded from websites can be from unknown sources. To help protect
HTC Desire 626s and your personal data, we strongly recommend that you only download from
websites you trust.
§ Before you can install the downloaded app, make sure that you've set HTC Desire 626s to allow
installation of third-party apps in Settings > Security > Unknown sources.
1. Open the browser, and then go to the website where you can download the app you want.
2. Follow the website's download instructions for the app.
After installing the app, make sure to go back to Settings > Security and clear the Unknown
sources option.
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Uninstalling an app
If you no longer need an app that you've downloaded and installed, you can uninstall it.
Most of the preloaded apps cannot be uninstalled.
From the Apps screen, press and hold the app you want to remove, and then drag it to Uninstall.
If you purchased an app in Play Store, you can uninstall it for a refund within a limited time. To
know more about the refund policy for paid apps, refer to the Google Play help.
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Your first week with your
new phone
Basics
HTC Sense Home
After you've turned on and set up HTC Desire 626s for the first time, you'll see the Home screen.
§ Set up the HTC Sense Home widget to experience the convenience of a Home screen that
automatically adjusts when you're at home, work, or outdoors. See What is the HTC Sense
Home widget? on page 39.
§ Swipe right and you'll find HTC BlinkFeed. You can customize HTC BlinkFeed to show posts
from your social networks, headlines from your favorite news media, and more. For details,
see What is HTC BlinkFeed? on page 61.
§ Swipe left and you’ll discover space for adding your favorite widgets, apps, and more so
they’re just a tap away. You can also add panels. For details, see Adding or removing a widget
panel on page 57.
§ You can change the apps on the launch bar at the bottom of the Home screen. See Launch bar
on page 55.
While you're in another screen or app, press
to return to the last Home screen you visited.
Onscreen navigation buttons
HTC Desire 626s has onscreen navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen which rotate when
you change the orientation.
Standard navigation buttons
Back
Home
Recent apps
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Fourth navigation button options
Hide navigation bar
Turn off screen
Auto rotate
Notifications
Quick settings
See Adding a fourth navigation button on page 31.
Adding a fourth navigation button
You can add a fourth navigation button to make it easier to turn the display off, toggle auto-rotate,
and more.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Personalize.
2. Tap Change navigation buttons.
3. Tap a fourth navigation button to add it. To have only three navigation buttons, make sure
none of the fourth button options are selected.
4. Tap Done to save and apply your customization.
Rearranging the navigation buttons
Right-handed or left-handed? Customize the placement of the navigation buttons to fit what's most
comfortable for you.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Personalize.
2. Tap Change navigation buttons.
3. Rearrange the navigation buttons by dragging
next to the button names. The resulting
order from top to bottom in the list will be the corresponding order from left to right on the
navigation bar.
4. Tap Done to save and apply your customization.
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Sleep mode
Sleep mode saves battery power by putting HTC Desire 626s into a low power state while the display
is off. It also stops accidental button presses when HTC Desire 626s is in your bag.
Switching to Sleep mode
To turn off the display and switch to Sleep mode, you can:
§ Briefly press the POWER button.
§ Double-tap the lock screen.
HTC Desire 626s also automatically goes into Sleep mode when it’s left idle for a while. You can
change the time before HTC Desire 626s sleeps by setting the screen timeout. For details, see
Setting when to turn off the screen on page 175.
Waking up from Sleep mode
Press the POWER button.
Unlocking the screen
Swipe up to unlock the screen.
If you've set up a screen lock, you'll be asked to provide your credentials before HTC Desire 626s
unlocks.
If you've set an event reminder or an alarm, you can snooze or dismiss the event or alarm right
from the lock screen. Just drag
or
up.
Motion gestures
Use motion gestures to mute HTC Desire 626s, lower the ring volume, and more.
Flip to mute
If your phone is facing up when a call comes in, turn
the phone over to mute it.
If you go to Settings and then tap Sound &
notification > Flip to mute, you can set your phone
to:
Mute
once
Mute only once after flipping the phone.
While the phone is still facing down, it
will ring again when there are other
incoming calls.
Mute
always
After flipping the phone to mute a call,
keep it always muted while it's still
facing down when there are other
incoming calls.
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Pick up to lower volume
In a business meeting or restaurant, pick
HTC Desire 626s up when a call comes in to
lower the ring volume automatically.
You can turn this feature on or off. Go to
Settings, tap Sound & notification, and then
select or clear Quiet ring on pickup.
Increase ring volume automatically while phone is in your pocket or bag
Pocket mode makes HTC Desire 626s recognize when your phone
is in your bag or pocket and raise the ring volume so that you can
hear it in noisy environments.
You can turn this feature on or off. Go to Settings, tap Sound &
notification, and then select or clear Pocket mode.
Rotate HTC Desire 626s for a better view
For many screens, you can automatically
change the screen orientation from
portrait to landscape by turning
HTC Desire 626s sideways.
When entering text, you can turn
HTC Desire 626s sideways to bring up a
bigger keyboard.
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Touch gestures
Use touch gestures to get around the Home screen, open apps, scroll through lists, and more.
Tap
Tap the screen with your finger when you want to select onscreen items
such as application and settings icons, or press onscreen buttons.
Press and hold
To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link
in a webpage), just press and hold the item.
Swipe or slide
Quickly swipe your finger horizontally across the screen to go to other
Home screen panels. Swipe vertically to scroll through a list, document,
and more.
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Drag
Press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to drag.
While dragging, don't release your finger until you have reached the
target position.
Flick
Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need
to swipe your finger in light, quicker strokes, such as when
moving right and left on the Home screen, or flicking through
a contacts or message list.
Press and flick
On the Home screen, you can easily move a widget or icon from
one screen to another.
Press and hold the widget or icon with one finger, and flick the
screen to the new location with another finger.
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Slide with two fingers
In some apps, like Gallery, Messages, Mail, or
the web browser, slide two fingers apart to zoom
in when viewing a picture or text.
Slide two fingers together to zoom out of the picture or text.
Two-finger swipe
Swipe down from the status bar using two fingers to access Quick Settings.
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Three-finger swipe
§ Swipe up the screen with three fingers and HTC Connect®
streams music or video from HTC Desire 626s to your
speakers or TV respectively. You can also share streaming
media from apps such as YouTube®.
§ Swipe down to disconnect from your speakers or TV.
Media gesture is turned on in Settings by default, which makes the three-finger gesture work for
sharing media.
Opening an app
§ Tap an app on the launch bar at the bottom of the Home screen.
§ Tap
to go to the Apps screen, and then tap the app you want to use.
§ On the Apps screen, tap
, and then enter the name of the app you're looking for.
Opening an app or folder from the lock screen
On the lock screen, drag an app or folder icon up to unlock the screen and directly go to the app or
folder.
The shortcuts on the lock screen are the same ones on your Home screen's launch bar. To change
the lock screen shortcuts, replace the apps or folders on the launch bar.
If you've set up another security layer like a screen lock pattern or PIN, you'll be asked to provide
your credentials first before HTC Desire 626s opens the app or folder.
Sharing content
Have something to share, such as a photo or video?
§ In an app, just tap the share icon:
§ If you don't see the icon, tap
or
> Share.
.
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Switching between recently opened apps
When you're multitasking and using different apps on HTC Desire 626s, you can easily switch
between the apps you've recently opened.
Press
to see recently-opened apps.
§ To switch back to an app, just tap it.
§ To remove an app from the list in grid view, drag it up.
If you're using the card view, drag it left or right.
§ To view more opened apps, swipe right to view their
thumbnails.
§ Tap
> Settings > Layout, and then choose between card or
grid view.
Refreshing content
In some apps, you can easily refresh content that's synced or downloaded from the Web with a
simple finger gesture.
1. While viewing content such as weather or Mail inbox, scroll to the top of the screen.
2. Pull down with your finger, and then release to refresh.
Capturing your phone's screen
Want to show off your high game score or write a blog post about HTC Desire 626s features? It's
easy to take a picture of the screen and share it from Gallery.
Press and hold POWER and VOLUME DOWN at the same time.
The image is saved in the Screenshots album in Gallery.
in the status bar. Open the Notifications panel
You can also share the image when you see
and tap
under the screenshot notification. If you don't see
, slide two fingers apart on the
screenshot notification.
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HTC Sense Home widget
What is the HTC Sense Home widget?
Get quick access to apps, shortcuts and folders you use most frequently based on where you are.
With the HTC Sense Home widget, HTC Desire 626s continually adapts to how you use it. For
example, apps you use most frequently for work, will show up when you're at your office. The
HTC Sense Home widget changes depending on whether you're at home, work, or somewhere else.
Setting up the HTC Sense Home widget
Setting up the HTC Sense Home widget is quick and easy.
§ If you don't see the HTC Sense Home widget, add it to your Home screen. See Adding Home
screen widgets on page 56.
§ Make sure you turn on location services in your phone settings. See Turning location services on
or off on page 173.
1. On the setup screen of the HTC Sense Home widget, tap Tap to personalize > Let's explore.
2. Tap where you are to finish setting up the widget.
3. On the widget, tap
>
> Personalize HTC Sense Home.
4. Select all the options on the screen, and then press
.
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Setting your home and work locations
In the HTC Sense Home widget, set your home and work locations based on your address, Wi-Fi
network, or both.
You can associate multiple addresses and Wi-Fi networks to each of these locations. Using your set
addresses or Wi-Fi networks, the HTC Sense Home widget will be able to determine where you are
and display the appropriate apps.
1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
2. Tap
>
> Set locations.
3. Choose the location you want to set.
4. Tap
and do one of the following:
§ Tap Address and then enter your street address or select it on the map.
§ Tap Wi-Fi network and select one or more Wi-Fi networks you want to associate with
the location.
5. When you've finished setting your home and work locations, press
.
Manually switching locations
The HTC Sense Home widget automatically changes locations based on where you are. You can also
manually change the location in the HTC Sense Home widget.
For the HTC Sense Home widget to change locations automatically, you need to make sure that
location services is turned on. See Turning location services on or off on page 173.
1. On your Home screen, slide right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
2. Tap
, and then tap the location you want.
Pinning and unpinning apps
Pinning apps, shortcuts, or folders to the HTC Sense Home widget ensures they stay on the widget.
Items in the HTC Sense Home widget will have one of two states: pinned or unpinned. Unpinned
items will be automatically changed to more frequently used items.
1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
2. Do one of the following:
§ To pin an item, press and hold it until you see
.
§ To unpin an item, press and hold it until the unpinning progress bar has completed.
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Adding apps to the HTC Sense Home widget
Add your favorite apps, shortcuts, or folders to the HTC Sense Home widget.
1. From the Home screen, tap
.
2. Press and hold the app, shortcut, or folder you want to add to the widget.
3. Drag the item to where you want in the HTC Sense Home widget.
The app, shortcut or folder will be added to the HTC Sense Home widget and pinned in place.
Turning smart folders on and off
Smart folders are folders in the HTC Sense Home widget that dynamically change contents
depending on the apps you download and use. If you don't want to see recently downloaded or
recommended apps, you can turn off the smart folders.
1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
2. Tap
, and then tap
> Show/hide smart folders.
3. Select the smart folders you want to show or hide.
4. Tap OK.
Lock screen
Setting a screen lock
Help protect your personal information and help prevent others from using HTC Desire 626s
without your permission.
Choose to set a screen lock pattern, numeric PIN, or other means of securing your phone. You'll be
asked to unlock the screen every time HTC Desire 626s is turned on or when it’s idle for a certain
period of time.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Security.
2. Tap Screen lock.
3. Select a screen lock option and set up the screen lock.
4. Tap Lock phone after, then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.
You can also clear Make pattern visible or Make passwords visible if you don’t want your
screen lock to display as you enter it onscreen.
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Setting up Smart Lock
Set up your phone to detect your face or another trusted device before you can unlock the screen.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Security.
2. Tap Screen lock, and then select and set up a screen lock.
This will be your backup screen lock method.
3. On the Security screen, tap Smart Lock.
4. Confirm your screen lock.
5. Choose what you want your phone to detect before it unlocks.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions.
7. Tap Lock phone after, and then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.
To help make Smart Lock more reliable and more secure, you can train HTC Desire 626s to
recognize your face in different situations, such as when you're wearing glasses or sporting a beard.
Tap Smart Lock, confirm your screen lock, then tap Trusted face > Improve face matching. Follow
the onscreen instructions.
Turning lock screen notifications on or off
You can choose to turn lock screen notifications on or off.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Tap When device is locked > Don't show notifications at all.
If you change your mind later, you can tap Show all notification content to turn lock screen
notifications on.
Interacting with lock screen notifications
Besides seeing notifications on the lock screen, you can also interact with them.
1. Tap twice on a notification to go directly to the related app.
2. To see the entire list of notifications on the lock screen, swipe down on the lock screen. You
can tap on a blank area of the screen to return to the lock screen.
3. Swipe left or right on the notification to remove it.
4. Press and hold a notification to see more related information.
5. Tap
to prioritize or block notifications from the related app.
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HTC BlinkFeed Notifications
From time to time, you'll see HTC BlinkFeed notifications, such as a suggestion for a nearby
restaurant or a recommended article.
1. Double-tap the notification to see the full notification.
For restaurant recommendations, tap
or the notification text.
2. Tap the notification again to get more information about the restaurant recommendation or
to read the article in HTC BlinkFeed.
If you don't want to see restaurant recommendations on your lock screen, go to HTC BlinkFeed,
and then tap
>
> Settings > Notification on lock screen. Then clear the Meal time
bundle option.
Changing lock screen shortcuts
To change apps (or other shortcuts) on the lock screen, change the ones on the launch bar. To find
out how, see Launch bar on page 55.
Changing the lock screen wallpaper
Use the home wallpaper, or use any photo you've taken with the camera as the lock screen
wallpaper.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Personalize.
2. Under Lock screen, tap Change wallpaper.
3. In the pop-up menu, tap Use home screen wallpaper or tap Use custom wallpaper to select
a photo from Gallery.
Turning the lock screen off
Rather not have to unlock your phone every time you wake it up? You can turn the lock screen off in
Settings.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Security.
2. Tap Screen lock > No lock screen.
To turn the lock screen on again, in Security settings, tap Screen lock > Lock screen.
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Notifications
Notifications panel
Notification icons inform you of new messages, calendar events, alarms, and activities in progress
such as files downloading.
When you see notification icons, open the Notifications panel to check out details of the
notifications that you've received.
To open the Notifications panel, slide down from the top of the screen.
§ Some notifications allow you to take immediate action. For example, tap a missed call
notification to return the call or reply with a text message.
§ Tap the notification icon on the left to open the corresponding app.
§ To dismiss just one notification in the list, drag it left or right. To dismiss all notifications and
close the Notifications panel, tap
.
If you have several notifications, scroll through the list screen to see them all.
You can change what app notifications you want to receive. See Managing app notifications on
page 45.
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Managing app notifications
You can set the priority of app notifications or completely block notifications for apps you don't
want to be notified about.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Tap App notifications, and then tap the app you want manage.
You can also press and hold a notification in the notifications panel, and then tap
.
3. Tap the On/Off switch next to Block or Priority depending on what you want to do.
Settings for app notifications are applied to notifications in the Notifications panel and the lock
screen.
Notification LED
The notification LED shows a:
§ Solid green light when HTC Desire 626s is connected
to the power adapter or a computer and the battery is
fully charged.
§ Flashing green light when you have a pending
notification.
§ Solid orange light when the battery is being charged.
§ Flashing orange light when the battery level reaches
very low.
Choosing when to flash the notification LED
You can change when to flash and which apps will flash the LED when there are new notifications.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Under Notification, tap Flash notifications. Choose whether to always flash the LED or flash
it only when the screen is off.
3. Tap App light notifications. Choose which app notifications you want the LED to flash for.
In other apps, check their settings to find out if they have an option for flashing the LED.
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Working with text
Selecting, copying, and pasting text
In HTC apps such as Mail and Messages, you can select and copy text, and then paste or share it.
1. Press and hold on a word.
2. Drag the start and end anchors to highlight the surrounding text you want to select.
3. After you have selected the text you want to copy, tap
.
The selected text is then copied to the clipboard.
4. In a text entry field (for example while composing an email), press and hold at the point
where you want to paste the text.
5. Tap
or Paste.
Sharing text
1. After you have selected the text you want to share, tap
or
.
2. Choose where to paste and share the selected text, such as in an email message or social
network status update.
The HTC Sense keyboard
Typing is fast and accurate with the HTC Sense keyboard.
§ Word prediction also saves typing time. As you type, you'll see word suggestions that you can
choose from. You can even add words to the word prediction dictionary. See Entering text
with word prediction on page 48.
§ You can type words by just speaking. See Entering text by speaking on page 49.
§ Turn on the Trace keyboard so you can type words by just sliding your finger from one letter
to another. See Using the Trace keyboard on page 49.
§ Just swipe right to access the numeric and symbol keyboard. Or swipe left to switch between
languages.
§ The keys have secondary numbers, punctuation symbols, or other characters that you can
insert without having to switch to the numeric and symbol keyboard.
For example, just press and hold a key on the first row to insert a number.
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§ Choose from a wide selection of emoji.
§ Show or hide navigational arrow keys on the keyboard. If you enable the arrow keys in
Settings, they'll only appear on the portrait keyboard.
Entering text
The onscreen keyboard becomes available when you tap a text field in an app.
Tap the keys on the onscreen keyboard to enter letters and numbers, as well as punctuation marks
and symbols.
§ Tap
to enter an uppercase letter. Tap twice to turn on caps lock.
§ Press and hold keys with gray characters at the top to enter numbers, symbols, or accented
letters. Some keys have multiple characters or accents associated with them.
§ Swipe right to show number and symbol keys. To return to the main keyboard, swipe left.
§ Press
to close the onscreen keyboard.
To open the keyboard settings, press and hold the comma key if you see
to Settings > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
above the key. Or go
Choosing and switching between keyboard languages
If multiple keyboard languages are available on HTC Desire 626s, you can choose which languages
to enable in the onscreen keyboard.
1. Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
2. Tap Keyboard selection, and then choose the languages you want.
To change the keyboard language, do any of the following:
§ Swipe left on the onscreen keyboard (not available if you're using trace keyboard).
§ Tap the language key, for example,
, until you see the keyboard language you want to use.
§ Press and hold the language key, and then drag your finger to the keyboard language you
want to use.
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Entering text with word prediction
Ever started typing something you weren't sure how to spell? With word prediction, you'll see
suggested words displayed just above the keyboard.
Word prediction and next word prediction are enabled by default.
To enter text in word prediction mode, do any of the following:
§ Tap the space bar to insert a highlighted word in the suggestion list.
§ Tap a word from the suggestion list.
§ Tap the arrow next to the suggestion list to see more choices.
In some keyboard languages such as English and Spanish, if you've accidentally chosen a wrong
word from the suggestion list, you can go back and change it by tapping the word and selecting
another suggestion.
Setting a second language for word prediction
You can set the word prediction to be bilingual. As you type, you’ll get word suggestions in the
languages that you’ve selected.
This feature is available only for Latin-based languages.
1. Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
2. Tap Keyboard selection > Bilingual prediction, and then choose the language you want.
Adding words to the dictionary
For certain keyboard languages such as English and Spanish, you can add frequently-used names
and acronyms to the word prediction dictionary to easily find them in the suggestion list.
This feature is available only for Latin-based languages.
1. Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
2. Tap Personal dictionary >
.
3. Enter a word.
4. Tap OK.
While you're entering text using the Standard keyboard layout, tapping a suggested word that’s
not in the dictionary (usually the first word shown in the suggestion list) automatically stores it.
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Editing or deleting words in the dictionary
1. Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
2. Tap Personal dictionary.
§ To edit a word, tap the item in the list.
§ To delete items from the dictionary, tap
remove, and then tap Delete.
> Delete. Select the words you want to
Using the Trace keyboard
Instead of tapping the keys on the onscreen keyboard, you can "trace" to type words.
This feature is available only for Latin-based languages.
1. Turn on the Trace keyboard in Settings > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input.
2. On the onscreen keyboard, slide your finger from one letter to the next to enter a word.
3. Lift your finger when the word is completed.
4. If you want to continue entering text, slide your finger over the letters again to enter the next
word.
If the word that appears after you traced isn't the one you want, you can:
§ Tap a word from the suggestion list.
§ Tap the arrow next to the suggestion list to see more choices.
Entering text by speaking
No time to type? Try speaking the words to enter them.
1. Tap an area where you want to enter text.
2. On the onscreen keyboard, press and hold
.
3. When you see the animated microphone button and the words "Speak now", say the words
you want to enter.
To set the voice input language, tap the language bar above the microphone button. You can
choose one or more languages. Available languages may vary.
4. If a word doesn't match what you've spoken and it's underlined, tap the underlined word to
delete it or to see more choices.
5. Enter punctuation marks by saying the name (for example, say "comma").
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HTC Help
Having hardware or connection problems?
Before calling for support, you can first use the Help app to troubleshoot or perform diagnostics on
your phone. This helps you in finding the problem cause, and in determining whether you can
resolve the problem or you need to call for support.
From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Help.
If HTC Help is not preinstalled on your phone, you can download it from Google Play.
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Personalizing
Themes
What is the Themes app?
Themes brings a quick and easy way for you to customize HTC Desire 626s with wallpapers, sounds,
icons, and more.
Log in with your HTC account to browse from the available themes in the Themes store, or make
your own.
Downloading themes
Find and download pre-made themes that make it easy for you to personalize your
HTC Desire 626s.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
2. Tap Get Started.
3. Sign in with your preferred account.
4. On the Recommended screen, swipe left or right under each category to browse
recommended items.
5. To see all available items for a category, swipe left and tap See all.
6. Tap an item to see the details screen.
7. Tap Download.
To apply the theme after it has finished downloading, tap Apply. If your theme has custom sounds,
all of your ringtones and alert tones will also change.
Bookmarking themes
While browsing themes, you can bookmark them you so that you can easily find them later.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
2. Browse the categories to find something you like.
3. Tap the item and then tap
themes on page 53.
. You'll find the bookmark in My themes. See Finding your
You can remove the bookmark by tapping
.
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Creating your own theme from scratch
You can create and customize your own theme and even share it for others to download.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
> Choose Home image to set the main wallpaper for your theme.
3. Select an image from Gallery or take a photo with Camera.
4. Move or enlarge the crop box to the area of the image you want to include and tap Done.
5. Tap Next.
6. Swipe up or down to the pre-defined style to select for your theme.
If you don't want to customize your theme further, tap Next to save your theme.
7. Tap Edit, then tap any of the categories you want to customize, and experiment with the
settings until you're satisfied.
8. When you're ready, tap Preview to see what your theme will look like.
9. Tap Finish, then name your theme and tap OK to save your theme.
To apply the theme right away, make sure you select the Apply this theme now option.
Editing a theme
After creating a theme, you can still edit it.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
> My themes > Edit current theme.
3. Make the changes you want to the theme.
4. Tap Save to update the current theme.
Mixing and matching themes
After selecting a theme, you can mix and match parts from other themes such as sounds, icons,
wallpapers. and more.
To mix and match themes, you need to first download theme components from the catalog.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
> My themes > Edit current theme.
3. Tap Color and select a color scheme.
4. Tap any of the other categories you want to change.
5. Tap an item in the category. If the category is empty, tap
collections to select from.
6. Tap Apply to apply the change to your current theme.
and choose one of the
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7. Tap
until you see the mix and match screen. Continue making changes until you're
satisfied with the result.
8. Tap Save copy to save your new theme, or if you're editing a theme that you copied tap Save
to save the changes.
Finding your themes
Themes you created or downloaded can be found in your theme collection. You'll also find the
themes you bookmarked.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
> My themes.
Sharing themes
Share themes, wallpapers, icons, and more with friends and family.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
2. Browse to the theme you want to share and tap it to view the details.
3. While viewing the details page of any item in the catalog, tap
to share.
Deleting a theme
You can delete a theme if you no longer want to keep it on your phone.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Themes.
2. Tap
> My themes, and then swipe to the My collection tab.
3. Tap
> Remove.
4. Tap the themes you want to remove from your collection.
5. Tap Delete.
If the theme you deleted is currently applied, it will still be applied to HTC Desire 626s until another
theme is applied.
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More ways to personalize
Personalization settings
Aside from using Themes, you can also make HTC Desire 626s look and sound the way you want in
Settings.
§ Choose a ringtone and other sounds that you like to use. See Ringtones, notification sounds,
and alarms on page 54.
§ Personalize your Home screen with a different wallpaper. See Home wallpaper on page 54.
§ For the lock screen, you can use the same wallpaper as your Home screen or choose a
different wallpaper. See Changing the lock screen wallpaper on page 43.
§ Change the fonts. See Changing the display font on page 55.
§ Change the apps on the launch bar. See Launch bar on page 55.
§ Populate your Home screen with widgets and shortcuts. See Adding Home screen widgets on
page 56 and Adding Home screen shortcuts on page 56.
§ Need another widget panel? See Adding or removing a widget panel on page 57.
§ Set HTC BlinkFeed or a widget panel as your main Home screen. See Changing your main
Home screen on page 58.
§ Organize your apps. See Arranging apps on page 59.
Ringtones, notification sounds, and alarms
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Personalize.
2. Under Sound, choose different sounds for your ringtone, system notification, and alarm.
Go to the Messages, Mail, and Calendar apps to choose sounds for new messages, email, and
event reminders respectively.
Want alarms to ring louder but notifications to be more discreet? In Settings, tap Sound &
notification > Volumes and set the volume levels for each sound type.
Home wallpaper
Choose from the available wallpapers, or use any photo you've taken with the camera.
1. Press and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
2. In the pop-up menu, tap Change Home screen wallpaper.
3. Choose from where you want to select a wallpaper.
To use a photo you captured with the camera, tap Gallery, choose and crop a photo, and then
tap Done.
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Changing the display font
You can change the font style and size of the display font or you can download new fonts online.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Personalize.
2. Under Font, tap Font style and choose one of the built-in fonts or tap
download new fonts.
to go online and
3. Tap Font size to choose the size of the font.
Downloading fonts
You must be logged on to your HTC Account to download fonts.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Personalize.
2. Under Font, tap Font style and then tap
3. Tap
.
to select a category.
4. Select a font style, and then tap Download.
5. Tap Apply.
Launch bar
The launch bar gives you one-touch access to commonly used apps (and other shortcuts). You can
replace the apps on the launch bar with the ones you often use.
1. Press and hold the app you want to replace, and then drag it out to
2. Tap
.
to go to the Apps screen.
3. Press and hold an app, and then drag it to the empty slot on the launch bar.
§ You can also group apps on the launch bar into a folder. See Grouping apps on the widget panel
and launch bar on page 59.
§ The apps (or other shortcuts) on the lock screen are the same as the ones on the launch bar.
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Adding Home screen widgets
Widgets make at-a-glance important information and media content easily available. Choose from a
selection of widgets and add the most useful ones to your Home screen.
1. Press and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
2. In the pop-menu, tap Add apps and widgets.
3. Tap
> Widgets.
4. Scroll through the widgets, or tap
to search for a specific widget.
Some widgets are available in different styles and sizes.
5. Press and hold and then drag the widget to a widget panel you want to add it to.
You can also add widgets that allow you to quickly switch on or off certain settings such as Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth.
Changing the settings of a widget
You can modify basic settings of some widgets (for example, the People widget).
1. Press and hold a widget on your Home screen, and then drag it to
.
2. Customize the widget settings.
Resizing a widget
Some widgets can be resized after you've added them to your Home screen.
1. Press and hold a widget on the Home screen, and then release your finger. If a border
appears, that means the widget is resizable.
2. Drag the sides of the border to enlarge or shrink the widget size.
Adding Home screen shortcuts
Place apps you often use on any widget panel of your Home screen. You can also add shortcuts to
frequently used settings, bookmarked webpages, and more.
1. Press and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
2. In the pop-up menu, tap Add apps and widgets.
3. Tap
> Apps or Shortcuts.
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4. Scroll through the apps or shortcuts, or tap
to search for one.
5. Press and hold and then drag an app or a shortcut to a widget panel you want to add it to.
To add an app from the Apps screen, press and hold the app, and then drag it to a widget panel.
Editing Home screen panels
Adding or removing a widget panel
§ You won't be able to add a new widget panel if you've already reached the maximum limit.
§ HTC BlinkFeed always appears as the first panel (if it's not removed). A widget panel cannot be
added before HTC BlinkFeed.
1. Press and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
2. In the pop-up menu, tap Manage home screen pages.
3. To add a new widget panel, swipe left until you see the
icon, and then tap it.
4. To remove a widget panel, swipe left or right until you see the panel, and then tap Remove.
5. When done, press
.
Arranging widget panels
A widget panel cannot be moved and inserted before HTC BlinkFeed.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed or any widget panel, slide two fingers together to customize the Home
screen.
2. Press and hold a widget panel thumbnail, and then drag it left or right to the position that you
want.
3. When you're done arranging widget panels, press
.
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Moving a widget or icon
You can easily move a widget or icon from one widget panel to another.
1. Press and hold the widget or icon with one finger.
2. With another finger, flick left or right to rotate the screen to another widget panel.
3. Release the widget or icon.
Removing a widget or icon
1. Press and hold the widget or icon you want to remove, and then drag it to
.
2. When the widget or icon turns red, lift your finger.
Changing your main Home screen
Set HTC BlinkFeed or a widget panel as your main Home screen.
1. Press and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
2. In the pop-up menu, tap Manage home screen pages.
3. Swipe left or right until you see the panel that you want to use as your main Home screen.
4. Tap Set as home.
5. Press
.
Pressing
from an app will first return you to the last panel you were in. Just press
go to your main Home screen.
again to
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Grouping apps on the widget panel and launch bar
1. Press and hold an app, and then drag it over to another app to automatically create a folder.
2. Tap the folder to open it.
3. Tap the folder window’s title bar, and then enter a new folder name.
4. Add more apps into the folder. Tap
, select your apps, and then tap Done.
You can also add shortcuts to settings or information to a folder. Add a shortcut first to a widget
panel, and then drag it over to the folder.
Removing items from a folder
1. On the launch bar or widget panel, tap a folder to open it.
2. Press and hold an app or shortcut in the folder, and then drag it out to
.
Arranging apps
On the Apps screen, you can rearrange the apps and change the layout.
1. From HTC BlinkFeed or any widget panel, tap
2. Tap
.
, and then choose how to arrange apps, such as alphabetically.
If you want to group apps into folders or rearrange them, select Custom.
3. Tap
> Grid size to choose whether to display more or fewer apps per page.
Moving apps and folders
1. On the Apps screen, tap
2. Tap
> Custom.
> Rearrange apps.
3. Press and hold an app or folder, and then do one of the following:
§ Drag the app or folder to another position on the same page. Wait until you see the
occupying icon move away before releasing your finger.
§ Drag the app or folder to the
or
arrow to move it to another page.
4. When you're done moving apps and folders, tap
Grouping apps into a folder
1. On the Apps screen, tap
2. Tap
> Rearrange apps.
> Custom.
.
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3. Press and hold an app, and then drag it over to another app to automatically create a folder.
4. To add more apps, drag each app over to the folder.
5. To name the folder, open the folder, tap its title bar, and then enter a folder name.
6. When done, tap
.
Removing apps from a folder
1. On the Apps screen, tap
2. Tap
> Custom.
> Rearrange apps.
3. Tap the folder to open it.
4. Press and hold an app, and then drag it out to the Apps screen. Wait until you see the
occupying icon move away before releasing your finger.
5. When you're done removing apps, tap
.
Hiding or unhiding apps
1. On the Apps screen, tap
> Hide/Unhide apps.
2. Select the apps you want to hide, or clear their check boxes to unhide them.
3. Tap Done.
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HTC BlinkFeed
What is HTC BlinkFeed?
Get the latest about your interests or stay in touch with friends right on HTC BlinkFeed. Set up
which social networks, news sources, and more will appear.
§ Swipe up or down to browse stories on HTC BlinkFeed.
§ Tap tiles that have recommendations for points of interests
and restaurants to get directions, read reviews, and more.
§ Tap a tile to view the content or to comment on a post or
status update.
§ While viewing a news article, swipe left or right to see more
stories.
§ While in HTC BlinkFeed, you can press
the top.
or
to scroll to
§ Scroll to the top and pull down on the screen to manually
refresh the stream.
§ Swipe right on HTC BlinkFeed to open the slideout menu
where you can choose the type of feeds or add your custom
topics to display.
You'll see the clock widget on HTC BlinkFeed if you've set HTC BlinkFeed as the main Home
screen.
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Turning HTC BlinkFeed on or off
1. On the Home screen, slide two fingers together.
2. Tap
.
3. Do one of the following:
§ To turn on HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right until you see
BlinkFeed, then tap it.
§ To turn off HTC BlinkFeed, swipe to the thumbnail and then tap Remove.
Restaurant recommendations
Can't think of what to eat? Get recommendations for restaurants nearby in HTC BlinkFeed.
§ Make sure you've given HTC Sense Home permission to access your location. See Setting up the
HTC Sense Home widget on page 39.
§ Make sure you've added personalized content to HTC Sense. See Ways of adding content on
HTC BlinkFeed on page 63.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
2. Tap
> Settings.
3. Tap Notification on lockscreen and make sure Meal time bundle is selected.
To get restaurant recommendations, you'll need to actively use HTC BlinkFeed daily. Restaurant
recommendations will show up as a tile in HTC BlinkFeed and also on your lock screen.
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Viewing restaurant recommendations
View photos of the restaurant, get directions to the restaurant, and more.
1. When you see a restaurant recommendation tile, tap it to view more information.
2. You can do the following:
§ Tap the photo tile or View Photos to browse photos of the restaurant.
§ Tap the map icon or address to see the location in Google Maps™. From there, you can
get directions.
§ If you see a phone number, tap the phone number to call the restaurant.
§ If you see numbers at the bottom, tap on a number to see alternative restaurant
recommendations.
Ways of adding content on HTC BlinkFeed
Personalize HTC BlinkFeed to show articles and status updates from your favorite news sources,
categories, editions, and apps.
Selecting feeds
Discover stories and articles on HTC BlinkFeed based on your interests, favorite categories, and
popular news channels or websites.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
2. Tap
> Add content.
3. Choose a category.
4. Select one or more feed sources.
You can tap a name first to check out a particular feed, and then tap
HTC BlinkFeed.
to add it to
While browsing the Highlights feed, you may get recommendations for new stories or sources that
in a tile that says New to subscribe to its website or channel's feed.
may be of interest to you. Tap
Showing content from your apps and social networks
See your friends' posts in social networks or show content from your HTC apps right on
HTC BlinkFeed.
You need to sign in to your social networks to see their feeds on HTC BlinkFeed.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
2. Tap
> Services & Apps, and then select the apps and social networks you like.
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Searching and adding a topic of interest
Looking for a more specific topic? Search for and select topics of interest to display them on
HTC BlinkFeed.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
2. Tap Search for content, and then enter the topic you're looking for.
3. Tap a result, and then tap
to add it under Custom topics.
Subscribing to multiple regional editions
Want to keep up to date on current events in more than one region? You can show one or more
editions of your choice on HTC BlinkFeed.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
2. Tap
> Add content.
3. Tap
, and then select a locale or region.
4. Select the feed sources to add.
Customizing the Highlights feed
Go to the Highlights feed to see a mix of top trending articles and status updates from the feed
sources you added. You can also set the Highlights feed to only show items from your favorite news
sources, categories, and apps.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
2. Tap
> Settings > Choose Highlights topics.
3. Select the feed sources you want to appear in Highlights.
Saving articles for later
Don't have time to read that potentially interesting article? You can bookmark articles to your
reading list.
Do one of the following:
§ While viewing an article, tap
.
§ On HTC BlinkFeed, press and hold the tile of the article you want to bookmark. Then tap Read
later.
To access your reading list on HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right, and then tap News reading list in the
slideout menu.
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Posting to your social networks
You can easily post a status update from HTC BlinkFeed.
You need to sign in to your social networks before you can post a status update from
HTC BlinkFeed.
1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
2. Tap
> Compose, and then choose a social network.
3. Compose your status update and post it on your social network.
Removing content from HTC BlinkFeed
Whether it's a tile or an entire feed, you can remove content you don't want to see on
HTC BlinkFeed.
§ To remove a tile, press and hold the tile you want to remove, and then tap Remove.
§ To remove a feed source, in the slideout menu, tap
items, and then tap Remove.
> Remove content, select one or more
To unsubscribe to a localized edition, tap
on the Remove content screen. Tap Remove
editions, select one or more items, and then tap Remove.
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Camera
Camera basics
Camera screen
Take great photos and videos with the camera.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Tap
to see all controls on the Viewfinder screen.
Choose a scene to use for taking photos.
Choose an ISO level or set it back to Auto. Higher ISO works best in low light
conditions.
Choose an exposure value. The higher the exposure value is, the brighter your photos
or videos will be.
Choose a white balance setting that matches your current lighting environment.
Choose from more basic and advanced camera settings.
Choosing a capture mode
Switch to a capture mode to use for taking photos or videos.
On the Viewfinder screen, tap
, and then tap a capture mode.
You can also just swipe across the Viewfinder screen to switch between capture modes:
§ In landscape view, swipe from the top or bottom edge of the screen.
§ In portrait view, swipe from the left or right edge of the screen.
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Zooming
§ Before taking a photo or video, slide two fingers apart to zoom in or together to zoom out.
§ When you're recording video, you can freely zoom in or out while recording.
Turning the camera flash on or off
Tap the flash icon to choose a flash setting.
When using
or
, the camera intelligently sets the best flash brightness for your photo.
Taking a photo
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Camera mode, if you're not in this mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 66
for details.
3. Point the camera at what you want to capture. The camera adjusts the focus automatically as
you move it.
4. When you're ready to take the photo, tap
.
Tips for capturing better photos
To get better captures with the Camera app, here are some tips on what to do while taking your
shots.
Improving focus and sharpness
§ HTC Desire 626s has autofocus, which works best on a subject that is not moving too much.
To change the focus, on the Viewfinder, tap the subject you want to focus on.
§ If the subject is moving, on the Viewfinder, press and hold the subject to lock the focus.
§ You can set the sharpness before taking a photo in the Camera settings, or manually adjust
the sharpness of a photo in Photo Editor.
Generally, it is better to sharpen a blurry image rather than to reduce the sharpness in an
image.
Taking well-lit photos
§ HTC Desire 626s automatically adjusts the focus and exposure. If the image appears
underexposed or that it appears dark on the Viewfinder, tap a part of the image that is in
shadow. Conversely, tap a well-lit object in the image if the image seems to be overexposed.
Focus on an object with a neutral tone for a balanced exposure. Keep in mind that tapping on
another object may shift the focus from your subject.
§ If you are using the default settings and the photo still appears too dark, switch to Night
scene, but place HTC Desire 626s on a level surface to keep it steady.
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§ If there are parts of the image that are in shadows and others are in highlights, use HDR to
capture multiple shots of different exposures and combine them into one shot. Keep
HTC Desire 626s steady or place it on a level surface when using HDR.
§ When taking a panoramic photo, consider the whole scene and focus on an object that has a
neutral tone to help keep the exposure balanced in the composite image.
Other tips
§ In Camera settings, tap Grid to help frame the subject better or improve the composition.
§ If taking photos under fluorescent or incandescent bulbs and the subject appears to be off, and then choose a white balance setting. Check the image on the Viewfinder
color, tap
and select the option that displays the closest color to the natural color of the subject.
§ In Camera settings, you can tap Image adjustments and adjust the contrast, saturation, and
sharpness before taking the photo.
§ After capturing the photo, you can fine-tune the contrast, brightness, and other settings in
Photo Editor.
Recording video
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Camera mode, if you're not in this mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 66
for details.
3. When you're ready to start recording, tap
.
4. Change focus to a different subject or area by just tapping it on the Viewfinder screen.
5. Tap the flash icon to turn the flash on or off.
6. Tap
to pause the recording, and then tap
7. To stop recording, tap
to resume.
.
Setting the video resolution
1. Switch to Camera mode.
2. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
3. Tap
to show the camera options.
.
4. Tap Video Quality, and then choose a video resolution.
Taking a photo while recording a video—VideoPic
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Tap
to start recording.
3. While recording, tap
4. Tap
whenever you want to capture a still shot.
to stop recording.
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Using the volume buttons for taking photos and videos
In the Camera app, you can set the VOLUME buttons to function as the shutter release or zoom
controls.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
3. Tap
.
> Volume button options.
4. Choose how you want to use the volume buttons when you're in the Camera app.
Closing the Camera app
To give you a full view of the Viewfinder screen, HTC Desire 626s replaces
small dots.
Tap a dot to show these buttons again, and then tap
the Home screen or the previous screen.
or
,
, and
with
to close the Camera app and return to
Selfies and people shots
Tips for taking selfies and people shots
Do you want yourself, your family, and friends to look best in your shots? Here are some camera
options you can adjust or select before taking selfies and people shots.
Portrait scene
Using the Portrait scene helps a little in smoothing the skin in your selfies and people shots.
1. Switch to Camera or Selfie mode. To find out how to switch between capture modes, see
Choosing a capture mode on page 66.
2. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
to show the camera options.
3. Tap
.
4. Tap
to select the Portrait scene.
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Angle of selfies
Do you want the angle of your shots to look exactly the same as how you see yourself on the
Viewfinder screen?
1. Switch to Selfie mode. To find out how to switch between capture modes, see Choosing a
capture mode on page 66.
2. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
3. Tap
to show the camera options.
> Camera options.
4. Select the Save mirror image option.
Skin touch-ups for people shots
Beautify the skin of your subjects before taking their shots.
1. Switch to Camera mode. To find out how to switch between capture modes, see Choosing a
capture mode on page 66.
2. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
3. Make sure you're using the
4. Tap
to show the camera options.
scene setting.
.
5. Tap Make-up level, and then adjust the skin smoothing level.
Using Auto Selfie
Keep still to take an auto selfie—or just smile! You just need to turn this feature on in the camera
settings.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Selfie mode. To find out how to switch between capture modes, see Choosing a
capture mode on page 66.
3. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
4. Tap
to show the camera options.
> Camera options.
5. Select the Auto Selfie option, and then press
.
6. Pose and frame yourself on the Viewfinder screen.
7. To take your selfie automatically, look at the front camera, and then:
§ Stay still until the white box turns green on the Viewfinder screen.
§ Or smile at the camera. Hold your smile for a few seconds until your shot is taken.
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Using Voice Selfie
Voice Selfie lets you easily take photo or video selfies using voice control. You just need to turn this
feature on in the camera settings.
This feature may not be available in all languages.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Selfie mode. To find out how to switch between capture modes, see Choosing a
capture mode on page 66.
3. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
4. Tap
to show the camera options.
> Camera options.
5. Select the Voice Selfie option, and then press
.
6. Pose and frame yourself on the Viewfinder screen.
7. Look at the front camera, and then:
§ Say Cheese or Capture to take a photo selfie.
§ Say Action or Rolling to record a video selfie.
You can also use voice capture with the main camera. Switch to Camera mode, and then turn on
Voice capture in the camera settings. Voice capture may not be available in all languages.
Taking photos with the self-timer
When you use the self-timer, the Camera app counts down before taking the shot. You can set the
countdown time.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Choose a capture mode you want to use. To find out how to switch between capture modes,
see Choosing a capture mode on page 66.
3. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
to show the camera options.
4. Depending on your selected capture mode, do one of the following:
§ Tap
if you see this icon, and then tap the countdown time that you want.
§ Tap
> Self-timer, and then drag the slider to set the countdown time.
5. To start the timer, tap
. The camera takes the photo after the countdown.
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Panoramic shots
Taking a panoramic photo
Get a wider shot of landscapes in one sweep.
Some camera features are not available when you’re in Sweep panorama mode, such as zooming.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Tap
> Panorama.
3. When you're ready to take the shot, tap
.
4. Pan left or right in either landscape or portrait view. Hold HTC Desire 626s as smoothly as
you can to automatically capture frames.
You can also tap
to stop capturing anytime.
The camera stitches the frames into a single photo.
Other camera features
Using HDR
When shooting portraits against a bright background, use HDR, short for High Dynamic Range, to
capture your subjects clearly. HDR brings out the details of both the highlights and shadows, even in
high contrast lighting.
HDR works best when your subject is steady. The camera takes multiple shots at different
exposure levels and combines them into one enhanced photo.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Switch to Camera mode, if you're not in this mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 66
for details.
to show the camera options.
3. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
4. Tap
, and then tap
.
5. To take an HDR photo, tap
.
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Camera settings
Saving your settings as a capture mode
Save a scene or your custom settings as a new capture mode so you can conveniently use it anytime
you need it.
1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
2. Tap
, and then tap a capture mode you want to use.
Some capture modes may not support modifying the camera settings.
3. On the Viewfinder screen, tap
to show the camera options.
4. Modify the settings as desired.
5. When done, tap
> Save custom camera.
6. Enter a name, and then tap Save.
Tap
on the Viewfinder screen, and then tap your created capture mode whenever you want to
use it.
To remove a capture mode that you added, tap
the Delete option.
, press and hold the mode, and then drag it to
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Gallery
Viewing photos and videos in Gallery
Reminisce about good times. Use Gallery to view all your photos and videos. View them by time,
album, or location. When viewing your photos and videos, the onscreen navigation buttons will be
hidden. Tap anywhere on the screen to see Gallery controls and onscreen navigation buttons.
Viewing photos and videos organized by time
Switch to Timeline view when you want to view your photos and videos according to when they
were taken.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
> Timeline to switch to Timeline view.
You'll then see tab icons for switching between different layouts.
3. Tap
to see your photos and videos individually arranged in a feed.
4. Tap
to see your photos and videos in a grid layout.
5. Tap
to see your photos and videos organized by events.
6. Tap
to see your photos and videos organized by year, then tap a month to see the shots
you've taken at that time.
7. Tap a photo or video to see it in full screen.
You can also slide two fingers together or apart on the screen to scroll through the Timeline,
feed, grid, and year layouts.
Viewing photos and videos by album
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
> Albums to switch to Albums view.
3. Tap a tile to open an album.
4. Tap a photo or video to see it in full screen.
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Viewing your favorite photos
Easily see all your favorite photos in one place. You can add photos to the My favorites album.
§ To add a photo, find and view the photo in full screen, tap the photo, and then tap
Favorite.
>
§ To view these favorite photos, open the My favorites album.
§ To remove a photo from the My favorites album, press and hold the thumbnail and then tap
Remove.
Showing or hiding albums
Have too many albums cluttering up Gallery? You can choose to show or hide albums.
1. In Gallery, tap
2. Tap
> Albums.
> Show/hide albums.
3. Choose which albums you'd like to show or hide.
Renaming an album
If you have created albums to organize photos, you can rename these albums.
1. In Gallery, tap
> Albums.
2. Press and hold the album that you want to rename.
3. Tap Rename.
Some albums, such as Camera shots and Screenshots, cannot be renamed.
Viewing photos by location
Using Map view, you can view photos according to location.
Only photos with geo-tag info appear on the map.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
> Locations to switch to Locations view.
You'll see tiles of photos taken at specific locations, with numbers that indicate how many
photos were taken in each location.
3. Tap
to display Map view.
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4. Zoom out or pan across the map until a numerical location indicator
appears.
The number in the location indicator shows how many photos were taken in that area.
5. Tap the location indicator to see the photos taken in that area.
Want to know where you took a particular photo? While viewing the photo in full screen, tap
anywhere on the screen, and then tap
> Show on map. (Show on map is available when
you've enabled Geo-tag photos in Camera.)
Adding location information
Want to specify more than just the city? You can add names of points of interests (POI) to your
photos too.
1. In Gallery, tap
> Locations.
2. Tap a tile to open it.
3. Swipe to the Places tab.
4. Tap Tap to edit location > Add a new place.
5. Tap a point of interest to add a POI from the list or tap New place to manually enter a new
name.
6. Tap Save.
Changing location information
1. In Gallery, tap
> Locations.
2. Tap a tile to open it.
3. Swipe to the Places tab.
4. Find the grouping you want to rename, then tap
Selecting
another POI
and try one of the following:
1. Tap Edit location > Tap to edit location.
2. Tap a point of interest to add a POI from Foursquare® or tap New place
to manually enter a new name.
3. Tap Save.
Renaming the
location
1. Tap Rename this place.
You'll only see Rename this place if the name is stored on
HTC Desire 626s.
2. Enter a new name.
3. Tap Save.
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Adding photos or videos to an album
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
, and then choose how you want to view your photos and videos.
3. Open a group of photos and videos, such as an event in Timeline view or an album.
4. Tap
> Add to album.
5. Select the photos or videos you want to add, and then tap Next.
6. Create an album or select an album that you've already created in Gallery. To create a new
album to move or copy to, tap
.
To add a single photo or video to an album, press and hold the photo or video. Tap Add to album,
and then select the destination album or create a new album.
Copying or moving photos or videos between albums
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
> Albums to switch to Albums view.
3. Tap a tile to open an album.
4. Tap
> Move to or Copy to.
5. Select the photos or videos you want to move or copy and then tap Next.
6. Select an album to move or copy the photos or videos to. To create a new album to move or
copy to, tap
.
Tagging photos and videos
Make your photos and videos easy to find by adding tags, such as short names or keywords.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
, and then choose how you want to view your photos and videos.
3. Tap a tile to open a group of photos and videos.
4. Tap
> Add tag.
5. Select items that you'll tag with the same keywords, then tap Next.
6. Type in a keyword, and then tap
.
Or, to use an existing tag, just tap it below the text field.
7. Add more keywords when needed.
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8. If you need to remove a tag you've added, just tap the tag, and then tap OK.
9. Tap Save.
To tag a single photo or video, press and hold the photo or video. Tap Add tag, and then enter
your keywords.
Viewing your tagged photos and videos
1. In Gallery, tap
> Tags.
You'll see tiles of your used tags, with numbers that indicate how many photos and videos
belong to each tag.
2. Tap a tile to open it and view tagged photos and videos.
Renaming a tag
You can rename a tag that you've already added to your photos and videos.
1. In Gallery, tap
> Tags.
2. Find the tile of the tag you want to rename, then tap
3. Type the new tag name in the text field, then tap
> Rename tag.
.
4. Tap OK to save your changes.
Removing tags
1. In Gallery, tap
> Tags.
2. Find the tile of the tag you want to modify.
3. To untag photos and videos, tap the tile, and then tap
then tap Remove.
4. To completely delete a tag, tap
> Remove tag. Select the items,
in the tile, then tap Remove tag.
Deleting a tag will not delete any of your photos and videos.
Searching for photos and videos
You can search the Gallery using tags and photo locations.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
.
3. In the search field, type a tag or a location associated with the photo or video you're looking
for.
You can also search for photo taken on a specific date. You must use the same date format as
that set in Settings > Date & time, such as 01/13/2015.
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4. Tap
.
5. Select what you want from the matching results.
Trimming a video
1. In Gallery, open the video you want to play in full screen.
2. Tap the onscreen controls to pause or resume playback, adjust the volume, and more.
Tap
to share the video on your home network.
3. To trim the video, tap
> Edit.
4. Drag the trim sliders to the part where you want the video to begin and end.
5. Tap
to preview your trimmed video.
6. Tap
.
The trimmed video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited.
Saving a photo from a video
It's easy to save a still shot from a video.
While you're watching a video in Gallery, tap
to capture a still shot.
You can also pause the playback and drag the slider to the image you want before tapping
.
Viewing a Zoe in Gallery
When you view a group of photos and videos such as in an album, Gallery automatically composes a
Zoe™. A Zoe is a collection of photos and videos that Gallery has preselected, with added background
music and special effects.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
, and then choose how you want to view your photos and videos.
If you are in Timeline view, you need to go to the Events
or Year
tab.
3. Tap a tile to open a group of photos and videos. You'll then see a preview of the Zoe play
automatically.
If you want to edit the Zoe in the Zoe app, tap the Zoe tile in portrait view.
To learn more about the Zoe app, go to the Zoe Tips & Help page.
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One Gallery
See all your photos and videos in one place.
With One Gallery, you can view all the photos and videos that are stored on HTC Desire 626s as well
as on favored online services right from the Gallery app on your phone.
If One Gallery is not preinstalled on your phone, you can download it from Google Play.
Turning on One Gallery
One Gallery lets you view your Facebook, Flickr®, Google Drive™, and Dropbox pictures and videos
in Gallery.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Gallery.
> General Settings > One Gallery.
3. Tap Next and then select the online account you want to sign in with.
4. Choose the online services whose photos and videos you want to see in Gallery. One Gallery
will then sync with the accounts.
5. After the accounts have been synced, tap
.
You'll then be able to see your online photos and videos in Gallery.
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Photo Editor
Basics
Choosing a photo to edit
You can select photos to edit from Photo Editor or Gallery.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Photo Editor.
2. Tap Gallery to open an existing photo on your phone, and then browse for the item to edit.
Or, tap Camera if you want to take a new photo to edit.
A slideout menu appears where you can choose editing options.
You can also tap
while viewing a photo in full screen from the Gallery app.
Adjusting your photos
Use the available adjustment tools to crop, rotate, flip, or straighten photos.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Essentials >
.
3. Choose to rotate, crop, flip, or straighten the photo.
4. Tap
5. Press
6. Tap
and make more adjustments, if needed.
to return to the Essentials screen.
to save changes.
Except for when applying rotation, edited photos are saved as new photos. The original
remains unedited.
Drawing on a photo
Scribble on your photos for fun or to highlight an interesting part.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Flair >
.
3. Drag the stroke slider to adjust the stroke thickness.
4. Tap
to open the toolbar, choose a pen type, and then tap
to hide the toolbar.
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5. Choose a pen color from the color bar.
6. Draw on the photo.
You can tap
to switch to full screen view.
7. To undo or redo an action, open the toolbar, and then tap
or
.
Or, you can use the eraser from the toolbar to remove specific parts of your drawing.
8. Tap
when done.
9. Tap
, and then tap
to toggle between the before and after photos.
to save changes.
10. Tap
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
Applying photo filters
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Essentials.
3. Tap
, and then choose one of the available filters.
4. Tap
.
5. Tap
, and then tap
6. Tap
to save changes.
to toggle between the before and after photos.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
Creating and applying a custom filter
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Essentials.
3. Tap
, and then scroll to the end of the predefined filters bar.
4. Tap Custom.
5. Make changes to the filter by adjusting the controls on exposure, saturation, white balance,
and more.
6. If you need to rearrange the order of your settings to achieve a particular effect, you can press
and hold a setting and drag it to a new position.
Rearranging the settings may reset values to the default.
7. Tap
8. Press
9. Tap
.
to return to the Essentials screen.
to save changes.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
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Retouching photos of people
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Touch up.
3. Choose a facial touch-up to apply, and then customize its settings.
4. Tap
.
5. Tap
, and then tap
6. Tap
to save changes.
to toggle between the before and after photos.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
Fixing red eye in photos
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Essentials.
3. Tap
, and then tap
4. Tap
to save changes.
.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
Creative effects
Shapes
Add some pattern to your photo by adding and blending shapes.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Effects >
.
3. Choose a shape to add to your photo.
4. Select a shape color by dragging the color slider.
5. Drag the shape to move it.
6. Drag your fingers apart or together on the shape to adjust its size.
7. Press and hold the shape with two fingers and then drag your fingers in a circular motion to
rotate it.
8. Tap
9. Tap
10. Tap
to open the toolbar.
, choose a different blending option for the selected layer, and then tap
>
.
, and then drag the slider to adjust the shape's opacity.
11. If you want to adjust your photo to blend with the shape, tap
layer to the photo layer.
to switch from the shape
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12. Tap a setting to adjust its values, and then tap
13. Tap
.
to save changes.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
Photo Shapes
Photo Shapes lets you add a shape to your image and fill it with another photo.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Effects >
.
3. Choose a second image to be the fill for your selected shape.
4. Choose a shape to add to your photo.
5. Tap
to switch to the shape layer. You should see the shape layer icon
.
6. Drag the shape mask to move it.
7. Drag your fingers apart or together on the shape mask to adjust its size.
8. Press and hold the shape mask with two fingers, and then drag your fingers in a circular
motion to rotate it.
9. Tap
to return to the image layer
, and then drag your fingers apart or together on the
image to adjust the image size inside the mask.
10. Tap
11. Tap
12. Tap
to open the toolbar.
, choose a different blending option for the selected layer, and then tap
>
, and then tap a setting to adjust its values.
.
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13. If you want to adjust your photo to blend with the image fill, tap
fill layer to the photo layer.
to switch from the image
14. Tap a setting and drag the slider to adjust its values, and then tap
.
15. Tap
to save changes.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
Prismatic
Got a bright and colorful image? Use Prismatic effect for fresh crystal prism patterns.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Effects >
.
3. Choose a prismatic pattern to apply to your photo.
4. Tap
to switch to the shape layer. You should see the shape layer icon
.
5. Drag the shape to move it.
6. Drag your fingers apart or together on the shape to adjust its size.
7. Press and hold the shape with two fingers, and then drag your fingers in a circular motion to
rotate it.
8. Tap
to return to the image layer
image to adjust its size.
9. Tap
, and then drag your fingers apart or together on the
to open the toolbar.
10. Tap
, adjust the settings for your photo layer, and then tap
11. Tap
to save changes.
.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
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Double Exposure
With Double Exposure, combine and blend two photos and create something surreal.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Effects >
.
3. Choose your second image. This will be your top layer
.
4. Drag the layer to move it.
5. Drag your fingers apart or together on the layer to adjust its size.
6. Tap
7. Tap
8. Tap
to open the toolbar.
, choose a different blending option for the selected layer, and then tap
>
, tap a setting, and then drag the slider to adjust its values.
9. If you want to adjust your background layer to blend with the top layer, tap
the background layer.
10. Tap a setting and drag the slider to adjust its values, and then tap
11. Tap
.
to switch to
.
to save changes.
The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.
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Elements
Add animated elements to your photo.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Effects >
.
3. Tap an element type to apply to your photo.
4. Tap
5. Tap
6. Tap
to open the toolbar.
, draw an animation path or area for the selected effect, and then tap
.
to adjust the animation speed and intensity.
7. Press and hold an area with two fingers, and then drag your fingers in a circular motion to
rotate the animation.
8. When you are satisfied with the result, tap
and choose to save as a photo or video.
Face Fusion
Wonder what you would like if you shared the same features as another person? Face Fusion uses a
person’s photo and a target face to merge the two photos into one.
To use Face Fusion, be sure that:
§ The faces in each photo have to be 100 x 100 pixels or larger in size.
§ Facial shots are without glasses and are not covered by hair, a hat, or any other item.
§ Subjects should look towards the camera for best results.
1. From Photo Editor, choose the photo you want to edit.
See Choosing a photo to edit on page 81 to find out how.
2. In the slideout menu that opens, tap Effects >
3. Tap
.
and then browse to the photo that you want to merge with.
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4. Drag the slider to apply Face Fusion to the image.
To choose another target face, just tap the thumbnail of the target person and browse to a
new photo.
5. When you are satisfied with the result, tap
and choose to save as a photo or video.
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HTC Print Studio
What is HTC Print Studio?
Need an idea for a personalized gift?
HTC Print Studio lets you choose photos on HTC Desire 626s to create professional photo gifts that
can be purchased online and shipped to your family or friends.
Choosing the type of photo gift
Before selecting the photos that you will use to make your photo gift, choose the kind of gift you
want to create.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap HTC Print Studio.
2. If this is your first time using the app, tap Get started on the HTC Print Studio welcome
screen.
3. Tap
and then select the photo gift you want to create.
If you have more than twelve photos in an event in Gallery, you'll see collections of photos taken
at a specific time or place. Tap a collection to use its photos to create the gift.
4. Select the photos you want to use in Gallery, and then tap Next. You'll see an example of the
front and back of the photo gift.
5. Tap Edit to create and edit your photo gift. See Creating your photo gift on page 89.
Creating your photo gift
After you've selected the type of photo gift that you want, you can start customizing it with photos,
text, and more.
Use high resolution photos for the best results. Images that have a resolution that's too low for a
good output—less than 200 dpi—will be marked by an exclamation point.
1. Depending on the type of selected photo gift, tap
of the photo gift.
or
to switch between the two views
2. To replace a photo on the photo gift, tap it, and then tap
to expand the window at the
bottom where you can choose from the group of preselected photos.
If what you want is not in the group of photos, scroll to the bottom and then tap
photo from Gallery.
to select a
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3. When a photo is selected, tap it to edit it. You can crop it, apply filters, and more.
4. If available, tap
and then tap Layouts to choose the layout you want for your photo gift.
5. If you see text on the photo gift, you can change it. Tap the text box, and then enter your text.
6. Tap
to view your photo gift in full screen.
7. After you've finished creating your photo gift, tap Next.
8. On the Preview your project screen, make sure that your photo gift looks the way you want it.
If prompted, choose the color and design you want.
9. Tap Next to proceed with your order. See Placing your order on page 90.
Placing your order
After you've finished creating your photo gift, you can order as many copies as you'd like.
1. On the Printing cart screen, tap Quantity and enter how many copies you want to order.
2. Tap Check Out to continue with the purchase.
Or, tap Create Another Project to create more photo gifts. You can then check out later by
tapping
on the HTC Print Studio screen.
3. Enter the shipping address and then tap Next.
4. Enter your payment info and then tap Next.
5. Make sure that the order details are correct and tap Place Order.
To view your order history, track shipping, see order details, and more, tap
> Order history.
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Phone calls
Phone calls
Making a call with Smart dial
You can either dial a number directly, or use Smart dial to quickly place a call. Smart dial searches
and calls a stored/synced contact or a number from your call history.
1. On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open the Phone app.
2. Enter the phone number or first few letters of the contact’s name to see the top matching
contact.
3. If there are a number of matches found (for example, 8 matches), tap the number to see all
the matches.
4. Tap the contact you want to call.
§ To check other phone numbers associated with the contact, tap
§ If the phone number has an extension, tap
the extension number.
beside the contact name.
after connecting to the main line and then dial
Making a call with your voice
Call a contact hands-free using your voice.
1. On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open the Phone app.
2. Tap
.
3. Say the name of contact you want to call. For example, say "Call [person's name in
phonebook]."
4. Follow screen instructions to make the call.
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Dialing an extension number
To skip voice prompts when dialing an extension number, do one of the following:
§ After dialing the main number, press and hold * . A comma (,) is added to the number you are
dialing. Enter the extension number, and then tap the call button. You will be connected to
the mainline and then to the extension number.
§ After dialing the main number, press and hold # to add a semicolon (;). Enter the extension
number after the semicolon , and then tap the call button. After connecting to the main line,
tap Send to dial the extension number.
You can save phone numbers with an extension in the People app.
Returning a missed call
You'll see the missed call icon
in the status bar when you miss a call.
1. Slide the Notifications panel open to check who the caller is.
2. To return the call, tap Call back.
If you have multiple missed calls, tap the missed calls notification to open the Call History tab.
Speed dial
Use Speed dial to call a phone number with a single tap.
1. On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open the Phone app.
2. Tap
> Speed dial >
then tap Yes.
. You can also press and hold an unassigned key on the dialpad, and
3. Select a contact from the list.
4. On the Speed dial screen, choose the phone number of the contact to use, and a speed dial key
to assign.
5. Tap Save.
To use Speed dial, press and hold the speed dial number you want to call.
Calling a number in a message, email, or calendar event
When you receive a text message, email, or calendar event that has a phone number in it, you can
just tap the number to place a call.
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Making an emergency call
In some regions, you can make emergency calls from HTC Desire 626s even if the nano SIM card
has been blocked or if you don't have one installed.
If you don't have a network signal, you won't be able to make an emergency call.
1. On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open the Phone app.
2. Dial the emergency number for your locale, and then tap Call.
If you've enabled but forgotten your lock password or lock pattern, you can still make emergency
calls by tapping Emergency call on the screen.
Receiving calls
When you receive a phone call from a contact, the Incoming call screen appears.
HTC Desire 626s will automatically adjust the ringtone volume when you use the polite ringer
and pocket mode features.
Answering or rejecting a call
Do one of the following:
§ Tap Answer or Decline.
§ If you've set up a lock screen, drag
or
upwards.
§ Press the POWER button twice to reject a call.
Muting the ringing sound without rejecting the call
Do one of the following:
§ Press the VOLUME DOWN or VOLUME UP button.
§ Press the POWER button.
§ Place HTC Desire 626s face down on a level surface.
If Flip to mute option in Sound & notification settings is set to Mute once, HTC Desire 626s
will still ring when there are subsequent incoming calls.
What can I do during a call?
When a call is in progress, you can turn the speakerphone on, place the call on hold, and more.
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Putting a call on hold
To put the call on hold, tap
To resume the call, tap
> Hold. The status bar then displays the hold call icon
.
> Unhold.
Switching between calls
If you’re already in a call and you accept another call, you can switch between the two calls.
1. When you receive another call, tap Answer to accept the second call and put the first call on
hold.
2. To switch between the calls, tap the person you want to talk to on the screen.
Turning the speakerphone on or off during a call
To decrease potential damage to your hearing, do not hold HTC Desire 626s to your ear when the
speakerphone is on.
§ On the call screen, tap
. The speakerphone icon
§ To turn the speakerphone off, tap
appears in the status bar.
.
Muting the microphone during a call
On the call screen, tap
to toggle between turning the microphone on or off. When the
microphone is turned off, the mute icon
appears in the status bar.
Ending a call
Do one of the following to end the call:
§ On the call screen, tap End Call.
§ Slide the Notifications panel open, then tap End Call.
Setting up a conference call
Conference calling with your friends, family, or co-workers is easy. Make or accept a call, and then
simply dial each subsequent call to add it to the conference.
Make sure that you have conference calling service activated. Contact T-Mobile for details.
1. Make a call to the first conference call participant.
2. When connected, tap
> Add call, and then dial the number of the second participant. The
first participant is put on hold.
3. When connected to the second participant, tap
4. To add another participant, tap
.
, and then dial the number of the contact.
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5. When connected, tap
to add the participant to the conference call. Tap
options such as ending the call with a participant.
to access
6. To end the conference call, tap End Call.
Wi-Fi Calling
When you're in a place with limited cellular coverage but with Wi-Fi connection, use Wi-Fi Calling
to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi using your available rate plan minutes.
To use Wi-Fi Calling, please use the SIM card shipped with your device. A different SIM card may
not work with the Wi-Fi Calling feature. You must also have a 911 emergency address registered
with your account. Log into your account on the T-Mobile website. Go to your profile and click
Customer Info and follow the menu options to register your address. It is recommended that you
keep your registered address up to date.
Corporate accounts may require administrator assistance for 911 Address registration.
Using Wi-Fi Calling
Once enabled, Wi-Fi Calling is activated the moment you connect your HTC Desire 626s to a Wi-Fi
network.
1. From the Home screen, slide open the Notifications panel, and then tap Wi-Fi Calling.
2. Read the important notice about emergency calling, and then tap Dismiss.
3. Go to the Phone dialer, Call History, or People app to make calls.
Turning Wi-Fi Calling on or off
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then tap Settings > Call.
2. Under Enhanced Communications, select or clear the Wi-Fi Calling check box.
3. Press
.
When turning Wi-Fi Calling off, it may take some time before the check box clears.
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Changing Wi-Fi Calling settings
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then tap Settings > Call.
2. Under Enhanced Communications, tap Wi-Fi Calling .
3. Tap Connection Preferences and select a connection option.
Wi-Fi Preferred
When you make calls, the Wi-Fi network is preferred over the cellular
network. You must stay in the Wi-Fi range when calling.
Cellular Network When you make calls, the cellular network is preferred over the Wi-Fi
Preferred
network.
Never use
HTC Desire 626s will always use the Wi-Fi network when you make a
Cellular Network call. You must stay in the Wi-Fi range when calling.
Call History
Use Call History to check missed calls, your dialed numbers, and received calls.
1. On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open the Phone app.
2. Swipe to view the Call History tab.
3. Do one of the following:
§ Tap a name or number in the list to call.
§ Press and hold a name or number in the list to display the options menu.
§ Tap
to display just a particular type of call such as missed calls or outgoing calls.
Adding a new phone number to your contacts from Call History
1. On the Call History tab, tap
next to the new phone number.
2. Choose whether to create a new contact or save the number to an existing contact.
Clearing the Call History list
1. On the Call History tab, tap
> Remove call history.
2. Select the items you want to delete, or tap
3. Tap Delete.
> Select all.
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Blocking a caller
When you block a phone number or a contact, all calls from the phone number or contact will be
declined automatically.
On the Call History tab, press and hold the contact or phone number you want to block, and then tap
Block caller.
You can always remove a caller from your blocked list. On the Call History tab, tap
contacts. In the All tab, press and hold a contact, and then tap Unblock contacts.
> Blocked
Switching between silent, vibrate, and normal modes
Do one of the following:
§ To change from silent to normal mode, press the VOLUME UP button.
§ To change from vibrate to normal mode, press the VOLUME UP button twice.
§ Go to Settings, and then tap Sound & notification > Sound profile.
Home dialing
When you're on a trip abroad, it's easy to dial friends and family from home.
Your home country code is automatically added when you call your contacts while roaming. But
when manually entering a phone number to call, you need to enter a plus (+) sign and country code
before the number.
Using a roaming service may incur additional charges. Check with T-Mobile for rates before
using a roaming service.
Changing the default country code for Home dialing
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then tap Settings > Call.
2. Tap Home dialing settings.
3. Select a country, and then tap OK.
Turning off Home dialing
If you prefer to manually enter complete phone numbers to call while roaming, you can turn off
Home dialing.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then tap Settings > Call.
2. Clear the Home dialing option.
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Messages
Sending a text message (SMS)
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
.
3. Enter a contact name or mobile number in the To field.
4. Tap the area that says Add text, and then enter your message.
5. Tap
, or press
to save the message as a draft.
). If
§ There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message (displayed above
you exceed the limit, your text message will be delivered as one but will be billed as more than
one message.
§ Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you enter an email address
as the recipient, attach an item, or compose a very long message.
Sending a multimedia message (MMS)
Before attaching and sending a high-resolution video, compress it first so that the file size
doesn't exceed the message size limit.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
.
3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field.
4. Tap the area that says Add text, and then enter your message.
5. Tap
, and then choose an attachment type.
6. Select or browse for the item to attach.
7. After adding an attachment, tap
attachment.
8. Tap
, or press
to see options for replacing, viewing or removing your
to save the message as a draft.
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Sending a group message
Group messaging makes it easy to send a message to multiple contacts all at once. You can choose to
send a group SMS or group MMS.
Group MMS may incur extra data fees.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap
.
3. Tap
, and then select multiple recipients.
4. To send a group SMS, tap
, and then select Send as individual. Clear this option to send
your message as a group MMS.
Group
SMS
Your message will be sent to the recipients as a text message and you will be
charged by T-Mobile for each message sent. Replies of your recipients are
sorted separately.
Group
MMS
Similar to a group chat, sending a group MMS lets your recipients join the
conversation you've started.
HTC Desire 626s also organizes message replies in a single conversation thread.
If this is your first time to send a group MMS, you may need to enter your
mobile phone number.
5. Tap the area that says Add text, then enter your message.
6. Tap
.
Resuming a draft message
If you switch to another app or if you receive an incoming call while composing a text message, the
message is automatically saved as a draft.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap a draft message, and then edit the message.
To see all draft messages in one place, tap
3. Tap
, and then tap Filter > Drafts.
.
Replying to a message
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
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3. Tap the area that says Add text, and then enter your message.
4. Tap
.
Replying to a contact's other phone number
When a contact has multiple phone numbers stored on HTC Desire 626s, you can select which
phone number to reply to.
Keep in mind that if you don't select another number, your response will be sent to the phone
number that your contact used to send the last message.
1. While viewing the exchange of messages with a contact, tap
and select which phone number you want to reply to.
> Recipient phone number
2. Tap the area that says Add text, then enter your reply message.
3. Tap
.
Forwarding a message
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to view the exchange of messages with that contact.
3. Tap a message, and then tap Forward.
Moving messages to the secure box
You can move private messages to the secure box. You will need to enter a password to read these
messages.
§ The secure box does not encrypt messages.
§ Messages stored on a nano SIM card cannot be moved to the secure box.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
3. Tap
> Move to secure box.
4. Select the messages, and then tap Move.
To move all the messages from a contact, on the Messages screen, press and hold the contact and
tap Move to secure box.
§ To read messages in the secure box, on the Messages screen, tap
first time to use the secure box, set a password.
> Secure. If it is your
§ To remove messages or contacts from the secure box, press and hold the contact (or phone
number) and tap Move to general box.
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Blocking unwanted messages
Declutter your Messages screen by moving spam messages from contacts to the block box. If you
have blocked a contact, that contact's text or picture messages will also be in the block box.
§ Open the Messages app, press and hold a contact (or phone number) and tap Block contact.
§ To block multiple contacts, tap
> Block contacts, select the contacts, and tap Block.
When the contact sends you messages, you will not see them in the Messages screen or receive
notifications and calls.
To read messages in the block box, on the Messages screen, tap
> Block.
§ To remove messages or contacts from the block box, press and hold the contact (or phone
number) and tap Unblock.
§ To completely discard future messages from blocked contacts, tap
then clear the Save block message option.
> Settings > General, and
Copying a text message to the nano SIM card
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
3. Tap the message, and then tap Copy to SIM. The
icon is displayed.
Deleting messages and conversations
Open the Messages app and do any of the following:
Delete a message
Open the conversation thread with a contact, tap the message, and then tap
Delete message.
To delete multiple messages within a conversation, tap
> Delete
messages > Delete by selection, and then select the messages to delete.
Delete a
conversation
Press and hold a contact (or phone number), and then tap Delete.
To delete multiple conversations, tap
the conversations to delete.
> Delete threads, and then select
In the Messages settings, tap General > Delete old messages to auto delete old messages.
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Preventing a message from being deleted
You can lock a message to prevent it from being deleted even if you delete the other messages in the
conversation.
1. Open the Messages app.
2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
3. Tap the message that you want to lock.
4. Tap Lock message on the options menu. A lock icon
is displayed.
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Entertainment
HTC Music
Listening to music
Enjoy your favorite songs on HTC Desire 626s using the Music app.
When you open the Music app for the first time, you'll be asked if you would like to automatically
download related content, such as album covers and artist photos, to HTC Desire 626s.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Music.
2. Swipe to the different tabs to browse by category.
3. Tap a song to play.
4. Tap the onscreen icons to control music playback, repeat songs, and more.
Press and drag your finger across the progress bar
to jump to any part of the song.
Turn shuffle on or off. (Shuffle is off when button is
gray.)
Cycle through the repeat modes: repeat all songs,
repeat current song, and don’t repeat.
Play your music on a DLNA® compliant TV or
audio system.
Minimize the Now playing screen to continue
browsing your music collection.
When you're listening to music and the screen display turns off, press POWER to turn the screen
back on and control the music playback directly on the Lock screen.
Music playlists
Personalize your music experience by creating music playlists. Make a playlist containing just your
favorite songs or create one to match your mood for the day. You can make as many playlists as you
like.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Swipe to the Playlists tab.
, and then find and tap Music.
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3. Tap
, and then enter a playlist name.
4. To add songs, tap
song to add.
beside the title text box, browse your music collection, and then tap a
Repeat this step to add more songs.
5. You can also:
Rearrange songs
Drag
to move the song to its new position.
Delete songs
Select the songs you want to remove from the playlist.
Change playlist name
Type the new name of the playlist in the title text box.
6. Tap Save.
You'll find newly created playlists on the Music app's Playlists tab.
To edit or delete a playlist you've created, from the Playlists tab, tap a playlist to open it, and then
tap
> Edit playlist or Delete.
Adding a song to the queue
While playing a song, you can also browse other tracks stored on HTC Desire 626s. Add a song or an
album to the queue so it plays when the current playlist has finished playing.
1. While a song is playing, browse for other tracks.
2. Do any of the following:
§ Browse for the album or playlist that you want, press and hold it, and then tap Add to
queue.
§ Browse for an artist or song, and then tap
> Add to queue.
The songs you've added appear on the Queue tab.
Updating album covers and artist photos
To save on data usage, you might want to connect to a Wi-Fi network when updating your album
covers and artist photos. In Music settings, select Wi-Fi only.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Music.
2. Swipe to the Artists or Albums tab.
3. Tap
> Update artist photos or Update album art.
If you want HTC Desire 626s to automatically check and update your music collection, tap
the Music app's main screen, and then tap Settings. Select Album art and Artist photos.
on
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Setting a song as a ringtone
Pick a song from your Music library and set it as your ringtone or as ringtone for a favorite contact.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Music.
2. Play the song that you want to set as a ringtone.
3. Tap
> Set as ringtone.
4. Tap Phone ringtone or Contact ringtone.
If you select Contact ringtone, choose the contacts you want to associate the ringtone with.
Trimming an MP3 ringtone
Use the Music app's ringtone trimmer if you want to set only a part of the song as ringtone.
1. Play the song that you want to set as a ringtone.
2. Tap
> Set as ringtone > Trim the ringtone.
3. Drag the trim sliders
to the part where you want the ringtone to begin and end.
For a more precise trimming, tap the left or right arrow buttons. Time markers indicate
where you are on the song.
4. When you're done trimming, tap Set as.
5. Choose whether to set your trimmed song as your Phone ringtone or Contact ringtone.
You can see your new ringtone in the phone settings. Go to Settings > Sound & notification >
Ringtone.
Viewing song lyrics
Love a song so much that you want to sing along? HTC Desire 626s gives your music an extra kick
with song lyrics and cool music visualizations.
To save on data usage, connect to a Wi-Fi network when downloading lyrics. In Music settings,
select Wi-Fi only.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Music.
2. Browse to the song you want to play and tap it.
3. Swipe to the Visualizer tab to view the lyrics. Song lyrics appear onscreen if content has been
successfully downloaded.
Want a different visual for your music? Tap
to change for every song, select Random.
> Scene and select a scene. If you want the scene
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4. Tap the screen to display the lyrics in full screen.
5. To jump to another part of the song, tap the screen to make the progress bar appear. Press
and drag your finger across the progress bar, or press and hold
or
.
Not all languages are supported.
Finding music videos on YouTube
It's easy to find music videos of the song you’re listening to on YouTube.
On the Now playing screen, tap
> Search > YouTube.
FM Radio
Listening to FM Radio
Listen to your favorite radio stations using the FM Radio app.
You need to connect a headset first to the audio jack of HTC Desire 626s to use FM Radio. FM
Radio uses the stereo headset as the FM radio antenna.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap FM Radio.
.
The first time you open FM Radio, it scans for local FM stations that you can listen to.
3. While you're listening to an FM station, you can:
§ Tap
or
to go to the next or previous station.
§ Drag the slider to tune in to a frequency on the FM band. To fine tune the radio
frequency, tap
or
.
to mark a radio station as a favorite. To see your other favorites and preset
§ Tap
stations, tap
.
4. To turn off FM Radio, tap
.
HTC Connect
What is HTC Connect?
With HTC Connect, wirelessly stream music or video from HTC Desire 626s to your speakers or TV
by just swiping up the screen with 3 fingers.
You can stream media to any of the following types of devices:
§ Blackfire® compliant multi-room speakers
§ Multi-room speakers that support the Qualcomm® AllPlay™ smart media platform
§ DLNA compatible speakers and TV
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§ Bluetooth speakers
§ HTC certified consumer electronic devices or accessories that have the HTC Connect logo:
Some devices may need to be paired before you can share to them.
To see a list of supported devices or accessories, go to htc-connect.com/certified-devices.html. For
more information about HTC Connect, see www.htc-connect.com.
Using HTC Connect to share your media
Before you start, make sure you have set up your speakers, TV, or appliance to connect to your Wi-Fi
network. Refer to its documentation on how to set it up.
1. Open and play any music or other media content that you want to share from
HTC Desire 626s.
2. Swipe up with three fingers on the screen.
3. Choose the device you want to connect to.
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4. Once connected, use your phone to control the volume, pause or resume playback, and more.
5. To stop wireless media sharing and disconnect from the device, swipe down with three
fingers on the screen.
Streaming music to Blackfire compliant speakers
BLACKFIRE
RESEARCH
Play music simultaneously to multiple Blackfire compliant speakers from
HTC Desire 626s.
Before you start, make sure your speakers are connected to your Wi-Fi network. Refer to the
documentation that comes with your speakers to set up and connect them to your Wi-Fi network.
1. After connecting your speakers to your Wi-Fi network, open a music app on
HTC Desire 626s.
2. Swipe up with three fingers on the screen.
HTC Desire 626s then turns Wi-Fi on automatically and scans for media devices on your WiFi network. You'll see the available speakers listed.
3. Tap the speaker you want to connect to.
4. In the music app, start playing music. You'll then hear the music play from the speaker you've
selected.
5. To switch between speakers or to group them, swipe up the screen again with three fingers.
§ To stream music to another speaker, just tap it.
§ To group speakers so that music plays through them at the same time, tap the Group
button next to a speaker name, select the other speakers you want to group it with, and
then tap OK.
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Renaming the speakers
You can rename your Blackfire compliant speakers in Settings.
1. Make sure the speakers are connected to your Wi-Fi network.
2. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > HTC Connect.
HTC Desire 626s then turns Wi-Fi on automatically and scans for media devices on your WiFi network. You'll then see the available Blackfire speakers listed.
3. Tap
next to a speaker name.
4. Enter the new speaker name, and then tap Done.
Streaming music to speakers powered by the Qualcomm AllPlay smart media
platform
Before you start, make sure your speakers are connected to your Wi-Fi network. Refer to the
documentation that comes with your speakers to set up and connect them to your Wi-Fi network.
1. After connecting your speakers to your Wi-Fi network, open a music app on
HTC Desire 626s.
2. Swipe up with three fingers on the screen.
HTC Desire 626s then turns Wi-Fi on automatically and scans for media devices on your WiFi network. You'll then see the available speakers listed.
3. Tap the speaker you want to connect to.
4. In the music app that you're using, start playing music. You'll then hear the music play from
the speaker you've selected.
5. To switch between speakers or to group them, swipe up the screen again with three fingers.
§ Just tap another speaker to stream music to it.
§ To group speakers so that music plays through them at the same time, tap the Group
button next to a speaker name, select the other speakers you want to group it with, and
then tap OK.
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HTC BoomSound Connect app
If you're using Qualcomm AllPlay powered speakers, download and install the HTC BoomSound™
Connect app to HTC Desire 626s to manage them, queue your songs to a shared speaker, and more.
1. Connect HTC Desire 626s to a speaker or grouped speakers. For details, see Streaming music
to speakers powered by the Qualcomm AllPlay smart media platform on page 109.
2. When you're prompted to download HTC BoomSound Connect, download and install the
app.
3. Open the BoomSound Connect app.
4. Use the controls in the app to control music playback and adjust the speaker volume.
5. To switch between speakers, tap
speaker.
next to the current speaker name, and then tap another
6. When several phones are streaming music to the same speaker, tap
the queue.
to add your music to
7. To view the queue and check where your music is lined up in the list, tap
8. Tap
.
to access BoomSound Connect settings. You can rename speakers or clear the queue.
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Power and storage
management
Battery
Displaying the battery percentage
You can check the percentage of remaining battery power right from the status bar.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Power.
2. Select Show battery level.
Checking battery usage
See a ranking list of apps that are using the battery. You can also see how much and how long the
battery has been used for each app.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Power.
2. Tap Battery usage, and then tap an app to check how it's using the battery. You'll see how
much battery power is used by resources such as the CPU for the app and other use details.
If you see buttons while viewing an app's battery use details, you can tap them to adjust settings
that affect battery usage, stop the app, and more.
Checking battery history
Check how long you've been using HTC Desire 626s since the last charge. You can also see a chart
that shows how long the screen has been on, and how long you've been using connections like the
mobile network or Wi-Fi.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Power.
2. Tap History to view battery usage over time.
Using power saver mode
Power saver mode helps to increase battery life. It reduces the usage of phone features that drain
the battery such as location services and mobile data.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Power.
2. Tap the Power saver On/Off switch to turn power saver mode on or off.
To set when to automatically switch this mode on, tap Power saver > Turn on
automatically, and then select a battery level.
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Extreme power saving mode
In times when you don't need to use much of your phone, turn Extreme power saving mode on to
extend battery life longer. In this mode, standby time can last longer than usual, and you can only
use the most basic functions such as phone calls, text messaging, and email.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Power.
2. Tap the Extreme power saving mode On/Off switch to turn extreme power saving mode on
or off.
If you want to set when to automatically switch this mode on, tap Extreme power saving
mode and select a battery level.
Tips for extending battery life
How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use HTC Desire 626s.
HTC Desire 626s power management helps to increase battery life.
If you like more control by tweaking settings on your own, try out some of these battery saving tips.
Check your battery usage
Monitoring your battery usage helps you identify what's using the most power so you can choose
what to do about it. For details, see Checking battery usage on page 111.
Manage your connections
§ Turn off wireless connections such as mobile data, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth when not in use.
§ Turn GPS on only when a precise location is needed, such as while using navigation or
location-based apps. See Turning location services on or off on page 173.
§ If the Sleep mode option in Settings > Power is enabled, at low peak times, your phone will
turn off the data connection after the screen has been off for 15 minutes and there's no
network activity (no downloads, streaming, or data usage). The data connection resumes
when you switch the screen back on.
§ Turn on Airplane mode when you don't need any wireless connections and you don't want to
receive calls or messages.
Manage your display
Lowering the brightness, letting the display sleep when not in use, and keeping it simple helps save
battery power.
§ Use automatic brightness (the default), or manually lower the brightness.
§ Set the screen timeout to a shorter time.
§ Don't use a live wallpaper for your Home screen. Animation effects are nice to show off to
other people but they drain your battery.
Changing your wallpaper to a plain, black background can also help a little. The less color is
displayed, the less battery is used.
For more details, see Settings and security on page 173 and Personalizing on page 51.
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Manage your apps
§ Install the latest software and application updates. Updates sometimes include battery
performance improvements.
§ Uninstall or disable apps that you never use.
Many apps run processes or sync data in the background even when you're not using them. If
there are apps that you don't need anymore, uninstall them.
If an app came preloaded and can't be uninstalled, disabling the app can still prevent it from
continuously running or syncing data. See Disabling an app on page 178.
Limit background data and sync
Background data and sync can use a lot of battery power if you have many apps syncing data in the
background. It’s recommended not to let apps sync data too often. Determine which apps can be set
with longer sync times, or sync manually.
§ In Settings, tap Accounts & sync and check what types of data are being synced in your
online accounts. When the battery is starting to run low, temporarily disable syncing some
data.
§ If you have many email accounts, consider prolonging the sync time of some accounts.
In the Mail app, select an account, tap
the settings under Sync schedule.
> Settings > Sync, Send & Receive, and then adjust
§ When you’re not traveling from one place to another, sync weather updates of only your
current location, rather than in all of your named cities. Open the Weather app, and then tap
to edit and remove unneeded cities.
§ Choose widgets wisely.
Some widgets constantly sync data. Consider removing the ones that are not important from
your Home screen.
§ In Play Store, tap
> Settings, and then clear Add icon to Home screen to avoid
automatically adding Home screen app shortcuts whenever you've installed new apps. Also
tap Auto-update apps > Do not auto-update apps if you're fine with updating apps from
Play Store manually.
Other tips
To squeeze in a little bit more battery power, try these tips:
§ Tone down the ringtone and media volume.
§ Minimize the use of vibration or sound feedback. In Settings, tap Sound & notification and
choose which ones you don't need and can disable.
§ Check your apps’ settings as you may find more options to optimize the battery.
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Phone storage
Types of storage
Want to know what types of storage you can use for your apps, data, and files?
HTC Desire 626s has these storage types:
Phone
storage
This storage combines both the internal storage, where apps, email, data, and text
messages are stored, and the file storage, where photos, videos, and music files are
kept.
If you are running out of phone storage, see Making more storage space on page 115
for some tips on how to free up space.
Storage
card
Use a storage card for storing more files. You can also set some apps to store data or
files directly to the card.
USB
storage
When you plug in an external USB storage device (such as a USB flash drive or an SD
card reader), you can view photos and videos stored on the device right from Gallery
and play songs stored on the device in Music. You can also open PDFs and edit Office
documents.
You need a special cable to connect HTC Desire 626s and a USB storage device.
HTC Desire 626s supports USB storage devices (except portable hard drives) up to 128
GB.
§ Moving apps to the storage card doesn't back up the apps. If you do a factory reset, your phone
loses the apps. You'll need to reinstall them.
§ When you remove the storage card and insert it in another phone, the apps on the storage card
won't be installed automatically to the other phone. You'll need to reinstall them.
Copying files to or from HTC Desire 626s
You can copy your music, photos, and other files to HTC Desire 626s.
Save and close your files before copying them from your computer to HTC Desire 626s, or vice
versa.
1. Connect HTC Desire 626s to the computer using the supplied USB cable. You'll see options
for viewing or importing files on the computer screen.
2. Choose to view files.
3. Copy the files from your computer to HTC Desire 626s, or vice versa.
4. After copying the files, disconnect HTC Desire 626s from the computer.
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Making more storage space
As you use HTC Desire 626s, you'll accumulate data and fill its storage capacity over time. Here are
some tips on how to increase storage space.
Run the storage wizard
Free up space in the storage by uninstalling apps and deleting files you no longer want to keep. In
Settings, tap Storage > Make more space.
Manage photos and videos
§ After taking continuous camera shots, keep only the best shot. Discard the rest, if you don't
need them.
§ After editing a photo or trimming a video, the original file is kept. Delete original files or
move them elsewhere, such as to your computer.
§ If you're only sending videos through MMS, use a lower resolution. Hi-res video takes up
more space. In Camera settings, tap Video Quality to change the resolution.
Remove unused themes
Themes can quickly consume up storage space because themes can include images, sounds and
icons. Remove themes you're not using. See Deleting a theme on page 53.
Back up data and files
Keep only the most recent data in your apps and files that you often need to use. You can back up
your other data and files. For some tips, see Ways of backing up files, data, and settings on page 119.
Disable some apps
See Disabling an app on page 178.
Move some apps to the storage card
Some third-party apps can be moved from the phone storage to the storage card. Go to Settings >
Apps > On SD card to see which apps can be moved. To move, tap an app, and then tap Move.
§ Moving apps to the storage card doesn't back up the apps. If you do a factory reset, your phone
loses the apps. You'll need to reinstall them.
§ When you remove the storage card and insert it in another phone, the apps on the storage card
won't be installed automatically to the other phone. You'll need to reinstall them.
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File Manager
About File Manager
Use the File Manager app to browse and organize your files and folders on your phone storage and
storage card.
You can also browse for files and folders on your external USB storage device when you have it
connected to your phone. For details, see Types of storage on page 114.
Switching between storage types
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap File Manager.
2. Swipe left or right to switch to a file storage where you want to browse or organize your files.
Searching for files
1. In File Manager, tap
.
2. In the search box, enter a few characters of the filename. Matching filenames from the root
and subfolders are then displayed.
3. Tap a file to open it.
Sorting your files
1. In File Manager, tap
> Sort.
2. Choose how you want to sort your files and folders.
Copying or moving files
1. In File Manager, browse for the file or folder.
2. Select items to copy or move.
3. Tap Copy or Move to.
4. Press
, and then browse for the folder where you want to copy or move the files.
Or tap
> Create folder to create a new folder.
5. Tap Paste.
Favoriting files
1. In File Manager, browse for the file or folder.
2. Select items to favorite.
3. Tap
.
To remove an item from the Favorites tab, select the item and tap Remove from favorites.
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Deleting files or folders
1. In File Manager, browse for the file or folder.
2. Select items to delete.
3. Tap Delete.
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Sync, backup, and reset
Online sync
Adding your social networks, email accounts, and more
You can sync contacts, calendars, and other information from your social networks, email accounts,
and online services on HTC Desire 626s. Depending on the account type, signing in to your online
accounts lets you sync updates between HTC Desire 626s and the Web.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
> Settings > Accounts & sync.
.
3. Tap the account type you want to add.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your account information.
§ In Settings > Accounts & sync, tap the Auto sync On/Off switch to turn automatic sync of all
your accounts.
§ You can add several Google Accounts.
Syncing your accounts
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accounts & sync.
2. Tap the Auto sync On/Off switch to turn automatic sync of all your accounts on or off.
3. To manually sync individual accounts, tap an account type, and then do one of the following:
§ Tap
next to the account you want to sync, and then tap Sync now.
§ Tap
> Sync now on the Account settings screen.
On the Account settings screen, you can also change the sync settings for an account.
Removing an account
Remove accounts from HTC Desire 626s if you no longer use them. Removing an account does not
remove accounts and information from the online service itself.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap an account type.
> Settings > Accounts & sync.
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3. Tap
next to the account you want to remove.
Or if you're on the Account settings screen, tap
.
4. Tap Remove.
Some personal data may be retained by the third-party app after you have removed the account
from HTC Desire 626s.
Backup
Ways of backing up files, data, and settings
Worried that you might lose important stuff on HTC Desire 626s? Back up HTC Desire 626s before
you erase the storage, do a factory reset, or upgrade to a new phone.
HTC Backup
Use the built-in HTC Backup to back up your accounts, settings, contacts stored on your phone, text
messages, and more to the cloud so that it will be easier to restore them on HTC Desire 626s (after a
factory reset) or newer phone.
HTC Sync Manager
Use HTC Sync Manager to import music, photos, and videos from HTC Desire 626s to your
computer. You can also sync locally stored contacts, calendar events, bookmarks, and playlists
between HTC Desire 626s and your computer.
Likewise, HTC Sync Manager is a good alternative if you don't want to back up your accounts,
settings, and other personal content to the cloud. You can use it to create backups of
HTC Desire 626s on your computer.
Other backup options
If you want, you can separately back up your data or files.
Some apps allow you to back up data to the phone storage or storage card so you can easily restore
them after a factory reset. Just make sure not to erase the phone storage or storage card when you
do a factory reset.
§ Moving apps to the storage card doesn't back up the apps. If you do a factory reset, your phone
loses the apps. You'll need to reinstall them.
§ When you remove the storage card and insert it in another phone, the apps on the storage card
won't be installed automatically to the other phone. You'll need to reinstall them.
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Messages
Back up your text messages to the phone storage or storage card, or save them as an
email attachment.
Contacts
§ Save contacts and other personal data to your online accounts so you can just sync
them when switching to another phone.
§ If you have locally stored contacts in the People app, export them to the phone
storage or storage card.
Files
Manually copy and paste files by connecting HTC Desire 626s to your computer as a
disk drive.
Other data Check other apps to see if they support exporting data to the phone storage or storage
card.
Using HTC Backup
Save the time and frustration of re-creating your personalized HTC Desire 626s experience when
you do a factory reset or buy another phone. On HTC Desire 626s, use HTC Backup to do a daily
backup to the cloud so you can easily restore your content and settings next time.
HTC Backup uses your Google Drive or Dropbox storage to keep your content and settings. It can
back up and restore the following:
Personalization
settings
These include your feed sources in HTC BlinkFeed, widgets, wallpaper,
Home screen layout, and ringtones.
Accounts and
passwords
HTC Backup stores the login credentials for many popular email and
social network accounts, such as Exchange ActiveSync, Outlook.com, and
POP/IMAP.
Apps and settings
These include your contacts stored on HTC Desire 626s, text messages,
call history, web bookmarks, Wi-Fi networks, free apps you've installed,
grid size and sort order on the Apps screen, and more.
Backing up HTC Desire 626s to Google Drive
Turn on HTC Backup to do a daily backup of your phone over Wi-Fi. Turn it on by selecting Back up
phone daily while doing the on-device setup. If you didn't do so, use the HTC Backup app.
Depending on the amount of content, doing a manual backup through data connection may incur
additional data costs and take a long time. Using a Wi-Fi connection is recommended.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap HTC Backup.
2. Tap Turn on automatic backup.
3. Make sure Back up phone daily is selected, and then tap Next.
4. Log in to your HTC Account by signing in with your Google Account or Facebook account.
5. To do a daily backup, make sure the Automatic backup switch is on. You can also tap Back
up now to manually back up your phone anytime.
You'll see the most recent backup date and time under Backup history.
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Restoring your backup to HTC Desire 626s from Google Drive
If you backed up your phone to your online storage before, you can restore your backup to
HTC Desire 626s, or to a new HTC phone.
§ Depending on the amount of content, restoring your backup to your phone through your data
connection may incur additional data costs and take a long time. Using a Wi-Fi connection is
recommended.
§ To restore paid apps, you need to download and install them from Google Play.
1. When you turn on a new HTC phone for the first time or after a factory reset, select Restore
from HTC Backup on the Transfer or restore screen.
2. Make sure to sign in using the same account that you used to back up your phone before.
Your backup history will then be displayed.
3. Select a backup, and then tap Next.
4. If you used your HTC Account or Facebook account to backup your phone, sign in to your
Google Account to access your Google Drive.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to restore your backup and to continue setting up your
phone.
6. Slide open the Notifications panel to check if there's any notification to finish setting up your
phone.
Free apps from Google Play will be restored in the background, and you can track the progress via a
notification in the status bar.
The Apps and Home screen shortcuts will be reorganized as in your backup after all of your apps
have been installed. You may continue using your phone while apps are being restored.
You can also open the HTC Backup app, and then tap Restore from backup. Just make sure that
you've already signed in to the same account that you used to back up your phone before.
Restoring a backup will overwrite the current data and settings on HTC Desire 626s.
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Switching from your previous online storage to Google Drive
After you've restored a saved backup from your Dropbox storage to HTC Desire 626s,
remember to change your backup storage and use Google Drive from now on.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap HTC Backup.
2. Tap Change backup settings.
3. Tap
> Select storage service.
4. Select Google Drive, and then tap OK.
5. Sign in to your Google Account, if you haven't done so.
Backing up your data locally
If you want to separately back up your content such as contacts and text messages on
HTC Desire 626s, here are some tips on how to export or import your data.
Backing up your contacts
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. On the People tab, tap
, and then find and tap People.
> Manage contacts.
3. Tap Import/Export contacts > Export to phone storage or Export to SD card.
4. Select an account or type of contacts to export.
5. To help protect your data, tap Yes, and then set a password for this backup. Be sure to
remember this password. You'll need to enter it again when importing contacts.
If you don't need a password, tap No.
6. Tap OK.
Restoring contacts
1. On the People tab, tap
> Manage contacts.
2. Tap Import/Export contacts > Import from phone storage or Import from SD card.
3. If you have more than one account set up, tap the type for the imported contacts.
4. If you have multiple backups available, select the backup you want to import, and then tap
OK.
5. Enter the password you've set for this backup, and then tap OK.
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Backing up your text messages
Keep important text messages by backing them up to the phone storage. You can easily restore
backed up text messages after you've deleted them from your message list.
Text messages in the secure box and blocked messages will not be backed up. To include such
messages to your backup, move them first to the general message box.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
> Back up/Restore SMS > Back up > Back up SMS.
3. To help protect your data, set a password for your backup. Be sure to remember this
password. You'll need to enter it again when restoring messages.
If you don't need a password, select Do not password protect this backup.
4. Enter a name for your backup file, and then tap OK.
Backing up text messages by email
You need to set up your email account in the Mail app.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
> Back up/Restore SMS.
3. Tap Back up > Back up SMS via mail.
4. To help protect your data, set a password for your backup. Be sure to remember this
password. You'll need to enter it again when restoring messages.
If you don't need a password, select Do not password protect this backup.
5. Enter your email address.
6. Compose your email message, and then send it.
Restoring text messages
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Messages.
> Back up/Restore SMS > Restore.
3. Choose how you want to restore the messages, and tap Next.
4. Tap the backup to import.
5. Enter the password you've set for this backup. If you didn't set a password, select This
backup file is not password protected.
6. Tap OK.
To restore text messages that were backed up via email, open the email message with the backup file
attachment from the Mail app. Tap the attachment to download it first, and then tap it again to open
the backup file to import. Enter the password you've set for this backup or select This backup file is
not password protected.
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HTC Sync Manager
About HTC Sync Manager
HTC Sync Manager supports a computer running a Windows or OS X operating system.
Here's what you can do with HTC Sync Manager.
View and manage media on your computer and phone
§ Browse and manage music, photos, and videos that are on your computer and your phone.
§ Import iTunes and Windows Media® Player playlists from your computer to HTC Sync
Manager.
§ Play music, videos, and playlists using the built-in player.
Transfer content
§ Transfer iPhone photos, text messages, contacts, and more to your HTC phone. You can also
find and install the same apps that you were using on your iPhone.
§ Import all music, photos, and videos from your HTC phone to your computer.
§ Copy selected music, photos, or videos from your computer to your phone.
§ Import documents from your computer to your phone.
Back up and restore
Back up your HTC phone to your computer so you can easily restore your backup to the same phone
or to another HTC phone.
Sync playlists and data
Sync music playlists and data such as contacts and calendar between your phone and your
computer.
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Installing HTC Sync Manager on your computer
§ You can install HTC Sync Manager on Windows XP or later versions. To install it on a Mac®
computer, you need OS X 10.6 or later versions.
§ If you have problem in installing HTC Sync Manager, close all your running programs and
reinstall. If the problem persists, temporarily disable your anti-virus program and try installing
again.
1. Download the HTC Sync Manager installer from the HTC support site: htc.com/hsm/.
2. Launch the installer and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. Connect your phone to your computer using the supplied USB cable. HTC Sync Manager
opens.
If you disabled your anti-virus program, make sure to turn it back on after installing HTC Sync
Manager.
Transferring iPhone content and apps to your HTC phone
With HTC Sync Manager, easily transfer iPhone content such as contacts, messages, wallpaper,
camera photos, and more to your HTC phone. If you're using an HTC phone that has HTC Sense 6,
HTC Sync Manager also enables your phone to find and install the same apps that you were using on
your iPhone.
You need to use iTunes 9.0 or later to back up your iPhone content first to your computer.
1. Connect your iPhone and your HTC phone to your computer.
2. In HTC Sync Manager, click Home > Transfer & Backup.
3. Click the Get Started button.
4. If you haven't used iTunes to back up your iPhone content to your computer, please do so
before proceeding.
5. Select your iPhone backup file, and then click OK.
6. Select the types of content you want to transfer to your HTC phone.
You can choose whether to replace the content on your HTC phone with the iPhone content.
7. Click Start. Wait for HTC Sync Manager to finish transferring content.
8. When done, slide the Notifications panel open on your HTC phone, and then tap
.
Choose which apps you were using on iPhone you want to find in Google Play and download
to your HTC phone.
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Getting help
To find out more about using HTC Sync Manager, download the user guide PDF from the HTC
support site (htc.com/hsm/). Or open the Help that comes with the software.
On Windows, click
in HTC Sync Manager, and then click Help.
Reset
Restarting HTC Desire 626s (Soft reset)
If HTC Desire 626s is running slower than normal, is unresponsive, or has an app that is not
performing properly, try rebooting and see if that helps solve the problem.
1. If the display is off, press the POWER button to turn it back on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button, and then tap Restart.
3. When asked to confirm, tap Restart.
HTC Desire 626s not responding?
If HTC Desire 626s does not respond when you touch the screen or press the buttons, you
can still restart it.
Press and hold the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons for at least 10 seconds.
HTC Desire 626s then restarts.
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Resetting HTC Desire 626s (Hard reset)
If HTC Desire 626s has a persistent problem that cannot be solved, you can perform a factory reset
(also called a hard reset or master reset). A factory reset reverts the phone back to its initial state—
the state before you turned on the phone for the first time.
Factory reset will remove all data on your phone storage, including apps you've downloaded and
installed, your accounts, your files, as well as system and app data and settings. Be sure to back up
any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Backup & reset.
2. Tap Reset phone.
To also delete media and other data from your storage card, select Erase SD card.
3. Tap OK.
A factory reset may not permanently erase all data from your phone, including personal
information.
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People
Your contacts list
The People app lists all contacts you've stored on HTC Desire 626s and from online accounts you're
logged in to. Use the People app to easily manage communications with people that matter to you.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. On your contacts list, you can:
§ View your profile and edit your contact information.
§ Create, edit, find, or send contacts.
§ Tap a contact photo to find ways to quickly connect with the contact.
§ See when a contact has sent you new messages.
To sort your contacts by their first or last name, tap
> Settings > Sort contacts by.
Filtering your contacts list
When your contacts list gets long, you can choose which contact accounts to show.
1. On the People tab, tap
.
2. Choose the accounts that contain the contacts you want to display.
3. Press
.
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Finding people
Search for contacts stored on HTC Desire 626s, your company directory if you have an Exchange
ActiveSync account, or social networks you've signed into.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. On the People tab, you can:
§ Find people in your contacts list. Tap
, and then enter the first few letters of the
contact name in the Search people box.
, enter the first few letters of the
§ Find people on your company directory. Tap
contact name in the Search people box, and then tap Search contacts in your Company
Directory.
Aside from searching for a contact by name, you can search using a contact's email address or
company name. On the People tab, tap
> Settings > Search contacts by, and then choose a
search criteria.
Setting up your profile
Store your personal contact information to easily send it to other people.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. Tap My profile.
3. Tap Edit my contact card.
4. Enter or edit your name and contact details.
5. Tap
6. Tap
or the current photo to change your contact photo.
.
Aside from your contact details, swipe to the Updates tab to see updates you've posted on your social
networks.
Adding a new contact
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. On the People tab, tap
, and then find and tap People.
.
3. Tap the Name field, and then enter the contact name. Tap
to separately enter the
contact's given, middle, or family name and name suffix, such as Jr.
4. Select the Contact type. This determines which account the contact will sync with.
5. Enter the contact information in the fields provided.
6. Tap
.
When you tap the added contact in your contacts list, you'll see the contact information and your
exchange of messages and calls. Depending on the contact type, you may also see the person's social
network updates or events.
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How do I add an extension number to a contact number?
While creating a new contact or editing a contact's details in People, you can add an
extension number to their number so you can skip the voice prompts when calling.
1. After entering the number of the main line, do one of the following:
§ Tap P(,) to insert a pause before the phone dials the extension number. To insert
a longer pause, enter P(,) several times.
§ Tap W(;) to be prompted to confirm the extension number.
2. Enter the extension number.
Editing a contact’s information
Social network contacts cannot be edited.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. On the People tab, press and hold the contact, and then tap Edit contact.
3. Enter the new information.
4. Tap
.
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Getting in touch with a contact
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. Tap a contact's photo (not the name), and then choose how you want to get in touch with that
contact.
For more ways of getting in touch with your contact, tap an icon below the contact photo.
Importing or copying contacts
Importing contacts from your nano SIM card
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. On the People tab, tap
, and then find and tap People.
> Manage contacts.
3. Tap Import/Export contacts > Import from SIM card.
4. If prompted, select which account you'd like to import your contacts to.
5. Select the contacts you want to import.
6. Tap Save.
Importing a contact from an Exchange ActiveSync account
1. On the People tab, tap
and enter the contact's name or email address in the search box.
2. Tap Search contacts in your Company Directory.
3. Tap the name of the contact you want copied to HTC Desire 626s.
4. Tap
to import the contact.
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Copying contacts from one account to another
Contacts from your social network accounts may not be copied.
1. On the People tab, tap
> Manage contacts.
2. Tap Copy contacts, and then choose a contact type or online account to copy from.
3. Select a contact type or account you want to save to.
Merging contact information
Avoid duplicate entries by merging contact information from different sources, such as your social
network accounts, into one contact.
Accepting contact link suggestions
When HTC Desire 626s finds contacts that can be merged, you’ll see a link notification when you
open the People app.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. On the People tab, tap the Contact link suggestion notification when available. You'll see a
list of suggested contacts to merge.
3. Tap
next to the contact you want to merge. Otherwise, tap
suggestion.
to dismiss the link
If you don't want to receive contact link suggestions, on the People tab, tap
the Suggest contact link option.
> Settings. Clear
Manually merging contact information
1. On the People tab, tap the name of the contact (not the icon or photo) you want to link.
2. Tap
> Link.
3. You can:
§ Under Suggest links, link the contact to an account.
§ Under Add contact, tap one of the options to link to another contact.
Breaking the link
1. On the People tab, tap the name of the contact (not the icon or photo) whose link you want to
break.
2. Tap
> Link.
3. Under the Linked contacts section, tap
beside an account to break the link.
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Sending contact information
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. On the People tab, do one of the following:
To send
Do this
Someone's contact
information
Press and hold the name of the contact (not the icon or photo),
and then tap Send contact as vCard.
Your contact information Press and hold My profile, and then tap Send my profile.
3. Choose how you want to send the vCard.
4. Select the type of information you want to send.
5. Tap Send.
Sending multiple contact cards
1. On the People tab, tap
> Send contacts.
2. Select the contacts whose contact information you want to share
3. Tap Send.
4. Choose how you want to send the contact cards.
Contact groups
Organize your friends, family, and colleagues into groups so you can quickly send a message or email
to everyone in the group. We’ve also set up the Frequent group to automatically add the contacts
you dial or get calls from the most.
HTC Desire 626s also syncs with groups you've created in your Google Account.
Creating a group
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. On the Groups tab, tap
, and then find and tap People.
.
3. Enter a name for the group, and then tap
> Add contact to group.
4. Select the contacts you want to add, and then tap Save.
5. When your group is complete, tap Save.
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Sending a message or email to a group
You will be charged for each text message sent. For example, if you send a message to a group of
five people, you will be charged for five messages.
1. On the Groups tab, tap the group you want to send a message or email to.
2. Go to the Group action tab.
3. Choose if you want to send a group message or group email.
Editing a group
1. On the Groups tab, press and hold the group, and then tap Edit group.
2. You can:
§ Change the group name. You can only change the name for groups that you have
created.
§ Add more contacts to the group. Tap
> Add contact to group.
§ Select the contacts you want to remove from the group.
3. Tap Save.
Removing contact groups
1. On the Groups tab, tap
> Edit groups.
2. Select the contact groups you want to remove.
3. Tap Save.
Private contacts
If you don't want to show a contact's name and photo on the lock screen when you have an incoming
call, add the contact to your private contacts list.
Adding a contact to the private contacts list
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap People.
2. On the People tab, press and hold the contact, and then tap Add to private contacts.
To view your private contacts list, on the People tab, tap
> Manage contacts > Private contacts.
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Organizing your private contacts
1. On the People tab, tap
> Manage contacts > Private contacts.
2. To add contacts to the private contacts list, tap
then tap Save.
, select the contacts you want to add, and
3. To remove private contacts from the list, tap
> Remove private contact, select the
contacts you want to remove, and then tap Remove.
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Viewing the Calendar
Use the Calendar app to view your events, meetings, and appointments. If you've signed into your
online accounts, related events will also appear in Calendar.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Calendar.
, and then choose a calendar view.
If you see the current date
icon, tap it to return to the current date.
Month view
In month view, you will see markers on days that have events. Upcoming events for the day are also
shown at the bottom of the screen.
§ Swipe left or right across the screen to view succeeding or previous months.
§ Tap a day to view the events for that day.
§ Press and hold a day to see more options.
Day and agenda views
Day view shows your day's schedule and weather forecast for the next few days, while agenda view
gives a quick glance of all your day's events.
§ Swipe left or right across the screen to view succeeding or previous days.
§ Tap an event to view its details.
§ If the event is a contact's birthday or anniversary, tap it to send a greeting.
Need to see the event time in another time zone? In Day view, tap
Choose location, and then enter the city name.
> Select 2nd time zone >
Week view
Week view displays a chart of the events of one week.
§ Swipe left or right across the screen to view succeeding or previous weeks.
§ Tap an event (shown as colored blocks) to view its details.
§ Check the week number in the upper left corner of the chart.
§ Select the day you start a week by tapping
> Settings > First day of week.
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Scheduling or editing an event
You can create or edit events on HTC Desire 626s, and also sync events with your Exchange
ActiveSync calendar. You can also create, modify, and sync events with your Google calendar.
Editing events is not supported for all accounts.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Calendar.
2. On any Calendar view, do one of the following:
Create an event Tap
Edit an event
. Tap
, and then select the calendar you will add the event to.
View an event, and then tap
.
3. Enter and set the event details. Aside from setting the event name, date, time, and location,
you can:
Invite contacts from your
Exchange ActiveSync or Google
account
Tap
, and select the contacts you want to invite.
Set the event to repeat
Tap the Does not repeat button, and then select a
repeat schedule. You can then set the repeat frequency
and end date.
Create an event note
While viewing the event details, tap Create note.
4. Tap Save.
If you've invited people to the event, tap Send or Send update.
Checking your schedule for an event
Avoid juggling multiple meetings at the same time. In Calendar, you can check your appointments
to see if a new event would conflict with your schedule.
1. When creating or editing an event, tap Check calendar.
2. Press and hold the event box, and then drag it to an available time slot.
3. Drag the top and bottom nodes to adjust the event's time duration. You'll see a message if
there are conflicts with other scheduled events.
4. Tap Done to return to the event screen, and then save your event.
Choosing which calendars to show
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Calendar.
> Accounts (All calendars) or Accounts (Multi-calendar).
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3. Select or clear an account you wish to show or hide.
If you have multiple calendars under an online account, tap
to select the items to include.
4. Tap Save.
Calendars are synced on HTC Desire 626s, even if they are hidden.
Sharing an event
You can share a calendar event as a vCalendar using Bluetooth or by sending it as a file attachment
with your email or message.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Calendar.
2. Do one of the following:
§ While viewing an event, tap
> Share via.
§ In day, agenda or week view, press and hold an event and then tap Share via.
3. Choose how you want to send the event.
You can also forward accepted meeting invitations from your Exchange ActiveSync calendar.
While viewing an event, tap
> Forward. Compose your email message, and then send it.
Accepting or declining a meeting invitation
Switch to Invites view to see meeting invitations which you have not yet accepted or declined.
You must set up an Exchange ActiveSync account to receive meeting invitations in Calendar.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Calendar.
> Invites, and then tap a meeting invitation.
3. Accept, decline, or tentatively accept the invitation, or propose a new time.
Tap
to choose from more options, such as moving the invitation to a folder.
If you need to cancel an accepted meeting invitation or propose a new time, view the event details in
Calendar, and then tap Response.
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Dismissing or snoozing event reminders
If you have set at least one reminder for an event, the upcoming event icon
notifications area of the status bar to remind you.
will appear in the
1. Slide the Notifications panel open.
2. If the notification shows that there are multiple reminders, tap it to see all the reminders.
You can then choose to snooze or dismiss them.
3. If you see a single event notification, spread your two fingers on the notification to expand it.
You can then:
§ Tap Snooze or Dismiss. Or drag the notification left or right to dismiss it.
§ Tap Send mail to send a quick response to the meeting attendees.
To edit the preset quick responses or add your own, open Calendar, and then tap
Quick response.
If you don't want to dismiss or snooze the calendar reminders, press
panel to keep them pending in the notifications area of the status bar.
> Settings >
from the Notifications
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Checking your mail
The Mail app is where you read, send, and organize email messages from one or more email
accounts that you’ve set up on HTC Desire 626s.
1. From the Home screen, tap
accounts appears.
, and then find and tap Mail. The inbox of one of your email
2. Do any of the following:
§ Tap an email message to read.
§ To display email messages in another mail folder, tap
folder you want to view.
> Folder, and then tap the
§ To switch between email accounts or view email messages from all your accounts, tap
.
§ To change an email account's settings, select the account first and then tap
Settings.
>
Organizing your inbox
Do you have a big pile of email messages in your inbox? Organize your email messages into tabs and
quickly find the messages you want.
1. Switch to the email account that you want to use.
2. In the inbox, tap
> Edit tabs.
3. Select the tabs you want to add to the inbox.
4. To arrange the tabs, drag
, and then move the tab to its new location.
5. Tap Done.
6. Swipe to the added tab to check your email messages.
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Sending an email message
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Mail.
2. Switch to the email account that you want to use.
3. Tap
.
4. Fill in one or more recipients.
Want to loop in more recipients in a carbon copy (Cc) or blind carbon copy (Bcc) of the email
message? Tap
> Show Cc/Bcc.
5. Enter the subject, and then compose your message.
6. Do any of the following:
§ Add an attachment. Tap
and then choose what you want to attach.
§ Set the priority for an important message. Tap
7. Tap
> Set priority.
.
To save the email as draft and send it later, tap
> Save. Or press
.
Resuming a draft email message
1. In an email account inbox, tap
> Folder > Drafts.
2. Tap the message.
3. When you finish editing the message, tap
.
Reading and replying to an email message
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Mail.
2. Switch to the email account you want to use.
3. In the email account inbox, tap the email message or conversation you want to read.
If you want to read a particular message inside an email conversation, tap
conversation, and then tap the email message.
4. Tap Reply or Reply All.
Tap
for more actions for the email.
to expand the
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Quickly replying to an email message
You can quickly respond to a new email message from the Home screen or lock screen.
1. When you receive a new email message notification, slide the Notifications panel down.
2. On the email preview, tap Reply all.
If you have several notifications and you don't see the email options, expand the email
preview by sliding two fingers apart on the notification.
3. Compose your reply message and tap
.
Saving an image in an email message
§ Depending on your mail size limit settings, you may need to tap Display images to see images
that are embedded in an email.
§ Inline images may not display correctly when using certain mail accounts.
While viewing an email message, press and hold an embedded image, and then tap Save image.
You'll find the saved image in the All downloads album in Gallery.
You can also copy the image to the clipboard or set it as your wallpaper.
Managing email messages
The Mail app provides easy ways to sort, move, or delete your email messages.
Sorting email messages
Customize how you sort your email messages.
In an email account inbox, tap
> Sort, and select from the sorting options.
Moving email messages to another folder
1. Switch to the email account you want to use.
2. Select the email messages you want to move.
To select all, select one email message first, and then tap
3. Tap Move to, and then select a folder.
> Select all.
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Deleting email messages
1. Switch to the email account you want to use.
2. Select the email messages you want to delete.
To select all, select one email message first, and then tap
> Select all.
3. Tap Delete.
Searching email messages
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Mail.
.
3. If you want to refine or filter your search, tap
, check the search options, and then tap OK.
For example, you can focus the search on a part of an email or filter email messages that have
attachments or tagged as high priority.
4. In the search box, enter the words you want to search for.
5. Tap a result to open the email message.
Searching for emails from a contact
Do you remember the sender, but can't find a particular email from him or her?
1. Switch to the email account you want to use.
2. Press and hold an email message from a contact.
3. Tap Show all mail from sender. A list of email messages from that contact appears.
Working with Exchange ActiveSync email
Enjoy the powerful email features of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync right on HTC Desire 626s.
Flag important email messages, set your out of the office reply, or send invites to your next team
meeting while you're on the go.
Flagging an email
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Mail.
2. Switch to your Exchange ActiveSync account.
3. While viewing the inbox, tap the flag icon that appears beside an email message or
conversation.
To flag an email message inside a conversation, tap
the flag icon of the email message.
to expand the conversation, and then tap
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Setting your Out of the office status
1. Switch to your Exchange ActiveSync account.
2. Tap
> Out of the office.
3. Tap your current office status, and then select Out of the office.
4. Set the dates and times.
5. Enter the auto-reply message.
6. If you want a different auto-reply message for recipients outside your organization, tap the
Send replies to external senders option, and then enter the auto-reply message in the box.
7. Tap Save.
Sending a meeting request
1. Switch to your Exchange ActiveSync account.
2. Tap
> New meeting invitation.
3. Enter the meeting details.
4. Tap Save. Or tap Send if you've invited people to the meeting.
Adding an email account
Set up additional email accounts such as another Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account or an
account from a Web-based email service or email provider.
If you're adding a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync or a POP3/IMAP email account, ask your
network administrator or email service provider for additional email settings that you may need.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Mail.
> Add account.
3. Select an email account type from the list of email providers. Otherwise, tap Other (POP3/
IMAP).
4. Enter the email address and password for your email account, and then tap Next.
Some email accounts allow you to set the sync schedule. By default, HTC Desire 626s uses Smart
Sync to save battery power. See What is Smart Sync? on page 145.
5. Enter a name for your email account, and then tap Finish setup.
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What is Smart Sync?
Smart Sync automatically extends the sync time the longer the Mail app is inactive. Set your email
account to Smart Sync when you don't need to check new email messages frequently. Smart Sync
helps save battery power.
If you want to receive email messages as they arrive, select another Peak time sync and Off-peak
sync schedule in the email account's Sync, Send & Receive settings.
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Google Search and apps
Google Now
Getting instant information with Google Now
Do you want to check the weather or your morning commute time before you start your day?
Google Now™ delivers quick and up-to-date information that matters to you—all without the search.
Depending on your location, time of day, and previous Google searches, Google Now displays
information cards that include:
§ The day's weather and the weather forecast for upcoming days.
§ The traffic conditions on your way to work or your commute back home.
§ The directions and travel time to your next appointment.
§ The next train or bus arriving at your platform or bus stop.
§ Your favorite team's score and stats while you enjoy the game.
§ Time or location based reminders that you can set.
Open the Google Search app to use Google Now. From the Home screen, tap
tap Google. Or just swipe up from the onscreen navigation buttons.
, and then find and
Setting up Google Now
Before setting up Google Now:
§ Make sure that you're signed in to your Google account.
§ Turn location services on and make sure that you have an Internet connection. For more
information on location services, see Turning location services on or off on page 173.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Google.
2. Tap Get started.
3. Read the information screen and then tap Yes, I'm in. Google Now information cards will
start to appear on the Google search screen.
4. To see all available information cards, swipe up the screen and tap More.
5. To keep a card from appearing on the Google search screen, tap
hide, and then tap No.
on the card you want to
Depending on the information that you've allowed to share, more information cards will appear on
the Google search screen as you use HTC Desire 626s to search the Web, create appointments, set
reminders, and more.
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Changing card settings
You can easily customize the settings of Google Now cards to suit your information needs. For
example, you can change the weather units in the Weather card or your transportation mode in the
Traffic card.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Google.
2. Do any of the following:
§ To change a card setting, such as the weather unit on the Weather card, tap
then tap the arrow buttons when available.
, and
§ To change specific card information such as your work address, sports teams, or stocks
you follow, tap
on the search bar, and then tap Customize. Choose the information
you want to change.
Setting reminders in Google Now
Creating reminders in Google Now is an easy way to keep tab of things to do. You can set time or
location-based reminders. When the reminder time is up or when you've arrived at the specified
location, Google Now displays the Reminder card in the Google search screen and sounds a
notification to alert you.
This feature may not be available in all languages.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Google.
2. Tap
, and then tap Reminders.
3. Tap
.
4. Enter the reminder title, such as the task you want to be reminded of.
5. Select Time to set a time-based reminder or Place to set a location-based reminder.
6. Set the reminder time or location details.
7. Tap
.
When the reminder time is due or when you've arrived at the location, the Reminder card will
appear in the Google search screen. You can then dismiss or snooze the reminder.
Turning off Google Now
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Google.
, and then tap Settings > Now cards.
3. Tap the On/Off switch next to Show cards, and then tap Turn off.
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Google Search
Searching HTC Desire 626s and the Web
You can search for information on HTC Desire 626s and on the Web. In the Google Search app, start
your search by entering a keyword or by using Google Voice Search™.
To open Google Search, from the Home screen, tap
up from the onscreen navigation buttons.
, and then find and tap Google. Or just swipe
Some apps, such as People or Mail, have their own search function, which you can use to search
only within those apps.
Performing searches on the Web and HTC Desire 626s
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Google.
If you've already set up a Google account on HTC Desire 626s, you will be given the option to
sign in to Google Now. See Getting instant information with Google Now on page 146.
2. In the search box, enter what you want to search for. As you type, matching items on
HTC Desire 626s and suggestions from Google web search are shown.
3. If what you’re searching for is in the list of suggestions, tap the item to search for it or open it
in its compatible app.
You can also filter web search results by tapping any of the categories on the filter bar at the
bottom of the screen.
Searching the Web with your voice
Use Google Voice Search to find information on the Web by speaking to HTC Desire 626s.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Google.
, and then say what you want to search for. After speaking, matching items from
2. Tap
Google web search are shown.
3. If what you’re searching for is in the list, tap the item to open it in its compatible app.
Otherwise, tap
to search again.
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Setting search options
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Google.
, and then tap Settings.
3. Tap an option you want to set.
To get help or provide feedback, tap
, and then tap Help & feedback.
Google Chrome
Browsing the Web
Visit your favorite websites or search the Web using Google Chrome™.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Chrome.
2. Tap the URL box at the top of the screen.
3. Enter the webpage address or search keywords.
4. On a webpage, you can:
§ Tap a link to open it, or press and hold a link to see more options.
§ Tap an email address to send a message to the email address.
§ Press and hold an image to save or copy it.
Using browser tabs
Open multiple browser tabs and quickly switch from one webpage to another.
From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Chrome.
§ To add a browser tab, tap
> New tab. Repeat the same to open new browser tabs.
§ To switch between tabs, tap
and then tap the tab you want to view.
You can turn off the feature that combines browser tabs with recent apps. Tap
Merge tabs and apps and set it to off.
> Settings >
Setting browser options
Customize Google Chrome to suit your browsing style. You can set accessibility, privacy, security
options, and more.
From the browser screen, tap
> Settings.
Bookmarking a webpage
Add your favorite webpages as bookmarks so you can access them quickly.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. While viewing a webpage, tap
, and then find and tap Chrome.
>
.
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3. On the Add bookmark screen, you can edit the bookmark name and save the bookmark in a
new category folder.
4. Tap Save.
To view and open a bookmark, tap
and then tap it.
> Bookmarks. Navigate to the bookmark you want to open,
Clearing your browsing history
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. While viewing a webpage, tap
of the screen.
, and then find and tap Chrome.
> History, and then tap Clear browsing data at the bottom
3. Choose which types of data to delete, and then tap Clear.
Private browsing
You can use incognito tabs to browse the Web with more privacy. Browser cookies are deleted and
not shared when you close all incognito tabs. Pages you view in incognito also won't appear in your
browser history (except for files you've downloaded).
From the browser screen, tap
> New incognito tab.
Google Drive
Using Google Drive on HTC Desire 626s
Store your photos, documents, and other files on Google Drive to access them on HTC Desire 626s,
your computer, and your other mobile devices.
On HTC Desire 626s, just use your Google Account to sign in to your Google Drive storage. You can
then:
§ Use Gallery to upload your captured photos to Google Drive.
§ Share a link to your Google Drive files by email.
§ Check your available Google Drive storage space in Settings.
§ Back up HTC Desire 626s to Google Drive, so you can easily restore your backup to another
HTC phone next time.
§ Use the Google Drive app to manage your online storage.
Uploading files requires you have the Drive app installed on HTC Desire 626s. If this app is not
preloaded, you can download and install it from Google Play.
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Activating your free Google Drive storage
Use up to 115GB of free Google Drive storage. In addition to the default storage that you get from
Google Drive, HTC Desire 626s features an additional 100GB of online storage free for two years.
Sign in to your Google Account on HTC Desire 626s—and not from your computer or other nonHTC phones—to claim this offer.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Drive.
2. If this is your first time to open the Drive app, walk through the product tour until you see the
additional storage offer.
If you've opened this app before and currently don't see the screen for redeeming the offer,
tap
> Settings > Product Tour to walk through the product tour.
3. On the screen that shows the additional storage offer, tap Redeem.
Or to claim the offer at a later time, tap Offer Details and check up to when you can redeem
the offer.
§ If the Drive app is not preloaded on your phone, download it from Google Play.
§ Additional terms and requirements may apply, including a subscription fee, after your two-year
trial expires. For details, refer to the terms and conditions on the Google Drive support site at
support.google.com/drive/?p=drive_offers_htc.
§ The Drive app is owned by Google and is not provided by or associated with HTC Corporation.
Checking your Google Drive storage space
Check your available storage space right in the Google Drive app.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Drive.
. You'll see your storage space on the slideout menu.
From time to time, check back on how much online storage space you still have before you upload
more content.
Uploading your photos and videos to Google Drive
Use Gallery to upload your photos and videos to Google Drive.
1. In Gallery, tap
, and then choose how you want to view your photos and videos.
2. Tap an album or event that contains the photos and videos you want to upload.
3. Tap
.
4. From the selection menu, tap Drive.
5. Select the photos and videos you want to upload, and then tap Next.
6. Choose or create a folder in Google Drive.
7. Tap Save to upload.
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Google Maps
About Google Maps
Google Maps lets you track your current location, view real-time traffic situations, and receive
detailed directions to your destination.
It also provides a search tool where you can locate places of interest or an address on a map, or view
locations at street level.
§ To find your location with Google Maps, you need to enable location sources.
§ The Google Maps app does not cover every country or city.
Getting around maps
When you open Google Maps, you can easily find your location on the map or check out nearby
places by panning and zooming in and out on the map.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Maps.
2. Tap
to show your current location. The blue marker
on the map.
or
shows your current location
3. Tap
to turn Compass mode on. In Compass mode, the map orients itself depending on the
direction you're facing. To exit Compass mode, tap
.
4. If you want to see more information overlaid on the map, tap
such as Traffic or Public transit to toggle the view on and off.
, and then tap a map view
Navigating the map
You can navigate the map using finger gestures.
§ Slide your finger in any direction to pan.
§ Double-tap the map or slide two fingers apart over an area to zoom in.
To zoom in while holding the phone with one hand, double-tap with your thumb and hold the
second tap, and then drag your thumb down.
§ Double-tap the map with two fingers or slide two fingers together over an area to zoom out.
To zoom out while holding the phone with one hand, double-tap with your thumb and hold
the second tap, and then drag your thumb up.
§ Press and hold an area with two fingers and then drag your fingers in a circular motion to
rotate the map.
§ Press and hold an area with two fingers and then slide up to see an angled view of the map.
Slide down to return to overhead view.
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Searching for a location
Use Google Maps to search for a location, such as an address or a type of business or establishment
(for example, museums).
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Maps.
2. Tap the search box and then enter the place you want to search for.
3. Tap the Enter key on the keyboard or tap a suggested search item. If there is only one search
result, it will be marked with a place marker .
4. If there are multiple search results, they will be indicated by red dots or smart map icons.
Swipe up from the bottom to see all of the search results or tap List results.
5. If available, tap Filter to narrow the search results.
6. Tap a card from the search results to check the address, get directions, see the location in
Street View (if available), and more.
7. To check the next or previous location on the search, swipe the info sheet left or right.
To clear the map and search for another location, swipe the info sheet down (if it's expanded), and
then tap
.
Getting directions
Get detailed directions to your destination. Google Maps provides travel directions by car, public
transit, bike, or foot.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Maps.
.
3. Choose how you want to get to your destination.
4. Use your current location as starting point, or tap Your location to enter your starting point
or select a location from your search history.
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5. Tap Choose destination, and then enter or select your destination.
If you're taking public transit, tap
route preferences.
to set the date and time of travel, or tap Options to set your
6. Tap a route or transit option to view the directions on the map. You'll also see the travel
duration on the info sheet at the bottom of the screen.
7. Tap the info sheet to view the directions in a list.
When you’re finished viewing or following the directions, tap
is automatically saved in the Google Maps history.
to reset the map. Your destination
YouTube
Watching videos on YouTube
Check out the latest video sensations using the YouTube app.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap YouTube.
2. Browse or search for a video.
3. When you find the video that you like, tap it.
next to the video title, and then tap Add
Want to watch the video at a later time instead? Tap
to > Watch later. You can access the video again from your account profile's Watch Later list.
4. While watching a video, you can:
§ Turn HTC Desire 626s sideways to watch the video in full screen.
§ Tap the video screen to pause or to resume playback, or drag the slider to jump to a
different part of the video.
§ Scroll down the video information panel to see related videos and comments from other
viewers.
§ Browse other videos by minimizing the video screen. Tap
or drag the video screen
down to minimize. To close the video thumbnail, swipe it left or right.
Minimize the video screen, and then tap
to open the slideout menu. You can view your account
profile and manage your subscriptions and video lists.
Creating video playlists
Organize your favorite videos into playlists and watch them in the YouTube app.
Make sure that you're signed in to your Google account.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap YouTube.
2. Browse or search for a video.
3. Tap
next to the video title, and then tap Add to Playlist > Create new playlist.
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4. Enter the playlist name, and then tap OK.
If you don't want to share the video playlist, select Private before you tap OK.
5. To add another video to your playlist, browse or search for the video, and then tap
the video title.
next to
6. Tap Add to Playlist, and then tap the playlist name.
To access and watch your video playlists, minimize the video screen and then tap
slideout menu. Tap the playlist you want.
to open the
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Other apps
HTC Dot View
Personalizing HTC Dot View
If you bought the HTC Dot View™ case designed for HTC Desire 626s, use its app to personalize
what's seen through the case.
From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap HTC Dot View.
The HTC Dot View app is available in Google Play. Make sure to install the latest app update.
Wallpaper
Choose a preset wallpaper, or create your own dotted wallpaper from a photo.
1. In the HTC Dot View app, tap
> Themes.
2. Choose a preset pattern as your wallpaper.
To create your own wallpaper, tap
, and then choose whether to use an existing photo
from Gallery or take a new photo. You can also add a wallpaper from the Themes app.
3. If you selected or taken a photo, crop the photo, and then tap Done.
4. Tap Apply.
For best results when creating your own wallpaper, use a simple image with distinct colors between
the subject and background. For example, use an image that shows a high-contrast subject on a
simple background.
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Types of notifications to display
Alerts for clock alarms, timers, and calendar events will automatically display through the
HTC Dot View case. You can choose whether to display or hide notifications for apps—which
include Mail, Messages, Phone, and more.
1. In the HTC Dot View app, tap
> Settings > Notification settings.
2. Choose which app notifications you want to show or hide.
Not seeing recent calls on HTC Dot View?
By default, up to 3 received or dialed numbers will be displayed on HTC Dot View.
§ If you're not seeing them, open the HTC Dot View app, tap
Show call history.
> Settings, and then select
§ If you've set a screen lock with credentials, you need to select Bypass security screen to
display the recent calls.
Music controls or app notifications not appearing on HTC Dot View?
Check if HTC Dot View Music Controls and Notifications are enabled in Settings.
1. Go to Settings, and then tap Sound & notification > Notification access.
2. Tap the HTC Dot View Music Controls and HTC Dot View Notifications options if they're
not selected.
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Need more details?
For more details, see the HTC Dot View Get started guide that comes with the case.
HTC Car
On the road with Car
Now when you drive, you can easily use HTC Desire 626s to reach your destination, keep you
entertained, and help you stay in touch with the people that matter to you. Access music, phone
calls, maps, and more with Car.
1. Car instantly launches when you mount HTC Desire 626s in HTC Car Kit.
2. Swipe up or down to see what you can do in Car.
When using Car, return to the main screen from any other screen by pressing
.
When you remove HTC Desire 626s from HTC Car Kit, Car will automatically exit.
You can also manually close Car by pressing
from the main screen.
Using voice commands in Car
Use your voice to control Car.
This feature may not be available in all languages.
1. In Car, tap the screen with three fingers to activate voice command mode.
2. Do one of the following:
Call someone
Say "Call [person's name in phonebook]"
Play music
Say "Play [song title, album, artist name, or
genre]"
Find something on
the map
Say "Navigate" . When you hear Car ask you where you want to
go, say the address or name of a point of interest.
You can also activate voice command mode by:
§ Tapping Speak on the main screen in Car.
§ Pressing the answer button on supported Bluetooth headsets.
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Finding places in Car
1. In Car, tap Navigation.
2. To search for a place, tap
and enter a location in the search box.
3. To look up a previously searched for place, tap Previous.
4. To get directions for an upcoming event in Calendar, tap Appointments and then tap an
upcoming appointment.
Exploring what's around you
Feeling adventurous? With just a few taps, you can find interesting places around you quickly.
1. In Car, tap Navigation.
2. Tap a category, for example Restaurant or Parking to see what's available near you.
3. Tap
to enter your own search keywords.
Playing music in Car
1. In Car, tap Music.
2. Swipe left or right to browse by category.
3. Tap
to search your collection.
4. Tap an album, song, or playlist to listen to it.
Making phone calls in Car
§ Tap Dialer to open the dialpad.
§ Tap People and then browse a category or search by entering a name.
Handling incoming calls in Car
When you receive an incoming call, you can easily answer or decline.
Tap Answer or Decline.
Customizing Car
§ To change the default behavior of Car, tap Settings.
§ To add more apps to Car, tap
and select an app.
Scribble
Using Scribble
Want to make a page for your digital scrapbook? Use the Scribble app to get artistic and combine
photos, text, and illustrations in a note.
With several templates to choose from, you can even create lists or track your budget. Have a
greeting card ready and link it to your friend's birthday in Calendar to send in a few taps.
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Composing a note
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Scribble.
2. Choose a template when you're prompted. Or, tap
.
3. In the box that says Title text here, type in your note title.
4. Use the editing tools to enter text, record audio, and more.
5. Draw figures and insert images such as photos and illustrations. To find out how, see
Inserting images and illustrations in a note on page 160.
6. Tap
for other options, such as changing the template, linking the note to an event, and
more.
7. Tap
or
8. Press
to undo or redo your actions.
to save the note.
Inserting images and illustrations in a note
1. While composing a note, you can:
§ Tap
to take a photo, or tap
§ Tap
to draw, or tap
§ Tap
to insert a sticker.
> Insert picture to select an image from Gallery.
to write text. You can change the pen characteristics.
2. Press and hold an image to move, resize, or delete it. You can also use two fingers to rotate an
image.
Creating a photo blog note
Think photos can best convey your story? Group photos into a note, and make it more entertaining
by including photo collages, stickers, and more.
If inserting a collage, first group the photos in the same event or album in Gallery.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap
, and then find and tap Scribble.
and choose the photo blog template.
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3. Tap
to take a photo or select photos in Gallery to group them in a collage.
4. When inserting a collage, press and hold it, and then select a layout. You can also:
§ Press and hold, and then drag around a photo within the frame to put the subject in the
center of the frame.
§ Press and hold, and then drag a photo over another to re-arrange them.
§ Slide two fingers apart to zoom in on a photo, or slide two fingers together to zoom out.
§ Tap another layout to change the current layout.
5. Tap the area above the date, and then use the editing tools to insert text and illustrations.
6. To add another page, tap
number of pages.
7. Press
. You'll see an onscreen message if you reached the maximum
to save the note.
Grouping notes into a notebook
§ To group notes into a new notebook, tap
> Group.
§ To group notes into an existing notebook, tap
> Move to.
§ To create a new notebook, swipe to the Notebooks tab, and then tap
.
Publishing and sharing a note
Upload and share your creative work on the Web and get your own Scribble blog site.
1. With a note opened, tap
.
2. Tap Share article.
3. Select the account you want to use to publish the note to.
4. Type a description or tag your note.
5. Make sure that Share your post is selected.
6. Under Share to, tap where you also want to share the link that will be created. You'll be
prompted to complete the action in the apps you selected.
7. Tap Done.
To view notes you've shared, swipe to the Share tab on the Scribble main screen.
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Clock
Using the Clock
Get more from the Clock app than just the regular date and time. Use HTC Desire 626s as a world
clock to see the date and time in cities across the globe. You can also set alarms or track your time
using the stopwatch or timer.
Setting an alarm
You can set up one or more alarms.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Clock.
2. On the Alarms tab, select the check box of an alarm and then tap that alarm.
3. Under Set alarm, use the scroll wheels to set the alarm time.
4. If you want the alarm for multiple days, tap Repeat.
5. Tap Done.
§ To turn off an alarm, clear the check box of that alarm.
§ If you need to set more than three alarms, tap
.
Setting the date and time manually
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. On the World Clock tab, tap
, and then find and tap Clock.
> Local time settings.
3. Clear Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone, and then set the time zone, date,
and time as required.
To display military time, choose the Use 24-hour format option.
Weather
Checking Weather
Use the Weather app and widget to check the current weather and weather forecasts for the next
few days. In addition to your current location, you can view weather forecasts for other cities
around the globe.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Weather. You'll see the weather for
different cities, including where you are.
2. Tap a city to view weather information.
3. Swipe to the Hourly and Forecast tabs to view the forecast in your selected location.
4. To check the weather in other cities, tap
, and then select the city you want.
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5. To add more cities, tap
and then enter the location.
6. To change the temperature scale, update schedule, and more, tap
> Settings.
Your settings in the Weather app also control the weather information that is shown in the Clock
and Calendar.
Voice recorder
Recording voice clips
Use Voice Recorder to capture information during lectures, interviews, or even to create your own
audio log.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Voice Recorder.
2. Hold the microphone near the sound source.
3. Tap
to start recording a voice clip.
Voice Recorder can run in the background while you do other things on HTC Desire 626s, except
when you open other apps that also use audio functions.
4. Tap
to stop recording.
To play back the voice clip, tap
.
To see your recorded voice clips, tap
setting it as a ringtone, and more.
. Press and hold a voice clip to see options for sharing,
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Internet connections
Turning the data connection on or off
Turning your data connection off saves battery life and money on data charges.
You need a 4G/LTE plan to use the 4G/LTE network of T-Mobile for voice calls and data
services. Check with T-Mobile for details.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap the Mobile data On/Off switch to turn the data connection on and off.
If you don’t have the data connection turned on and you’re also not connected to a Wi-Fi
network, you won’t receive automatic updates to your email, social network accounts, and other
synced information.
Managing your data usage
If you're on a limited data allowance, it's important to keep track of the activities and apps that
usually send and receive data, such as browsing the web, syncing online accounts, and sending email
or sharing status updates.
Here are some other examples:
§ Streaming web videos and music
§ Playing online games
§ Downloading apps, maps, and files
§ Refreshing apps to update info and feeds
§ Uploading and backing up your files to your online storage account
§ Using HTC Desire 626s as a Wi-Fi hotspot
§ Sharing your mobile data connection by USB tethering
To help you save on data usage, connect to a Wi-Fi network whenever possible and set your online
accounts and emails to sync less frequently.
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Turning data roaming on or off
Connect to partner networks of T-Mobile and access data services when you’re out of T-Mobile
coverage areas.
Using data services while roaming will be costly. Check with T-Mobile for data roaming rates
before you use data roaming.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Mobile data.
3. Select or clear the Data roaming option.
Keeping track of your data usage
Monitor your data usage to help prevent going over your monthly data allowance.
Data usage measured by HTC Desire 626s may differ from, and be less than, your actual data
usage.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
3. Tap Data usage.
4. On the Mobile tab, select Limit mobile data usage and tap OK to automatically disable your
data connection when you reach the set limit.
5. Drag the upper LIMIT line to set your monthly data limit.
6. Select Alert me about data usage, and then drag the lower ALERT line to set an alert before
you reach your monthly data limit.
7. Tap Reset data usage, and then set the day of the month when your usage cycle resets. This
date is usually the start of your monthly billing cycle.
> Mobile
If you're connecting HTC Desire 626s to another portable Wi-Fi hotspot, tap
hotspots to restrict background data from downloading that may incur extra data fees.
Viewing the data usage of apps
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
3. Tap Data usage.
4. Scroll down the screen to see a list of apps and their data usage info.
5. Tap an app to see more details.
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Wi-Fi connection
To use Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot”.
The availability and strength of a Wi-Fi signal varies depending on objects the Wi-Fi signal has to
pass through (such as buildings or a wall between rooms).
Turning Wi-Fi on or off
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap the Wi-Fi On/Off switch to turn Wi-Fi on or off.
3. Tap Wi-Fi to see a list of detected wireless networks.
> Scan.
§ To manually scan for Wi-Fi networks, tap
§ If the wireless network that you want is not listed, tap
> Add network to manually add it.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1. Turn Wi-Fi on, and check the list of detected Wi-Fi networks.
See Turning Wi-Fi on or off on page 166.
2. Tap a Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
3. If you selected a secured network, enter the network key or password.
4. Tap Connect. You'll see the Wi-Fi icon
in the status bar when connected.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network via WPS
If you're using a Wi-Fi router with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can connect HTC Desire 626s
easily.
1. Turn Wi-Fi on, and check the list of detected Wi-Fi networks.
See Turning Wi-Fi on or off on page 166.
2. Tap
> WPS Push, and then press the WPS button on your Wi-Fi router.
To use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN method, tap
> WPS Pin Entry.
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Logging into a public Wi-Fi network automatically (WISPr)
You can set HTC Desire 626s to automatically log into a public Wi-Fi network that you regularly
use. This saves you the trouble of going through the Wi-Fi provider's web authentication every time
you connect to their Wi-Fi network. Just add your login credentials to the WISPr (Wireless Internet
Service Provider roaming) settings.
The access point of the Wi-Fi network needs to support the WISPr web portal. Consult the Wi-Fi
provider for details.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. If Wi-Fi connection is off, tap the Wi-Fi On/Off switch to turn it on.
3. Tap Wi-Fi.
4. Tap
> Advanced.
5. Under WISPr settings, select Auto login and then tap WISPr account settings > Add a new
account.
6. Enter the service provider name, your login name (the full domain name), and password.
7. Tap
> Save
8. Connect to the public Wi-Fi network.
§ If you have access to several public Wi-Fi networks, you can add up to five sets of login
credentials to the WISPr accounts list.
§ In the WISPr accounts list, press and hold an account to remove or edit it.
Connecting to VPN
Add virtual private networks (VPNs) so you can connect and access resources inside a local network,
such as your corporate or home network.
Before you can connect HTC Desire 626s to your local network, you may be asked to:
§ Install security certificates.
§ Enter your login credentials.
§ Download and install a required VPN app, if you're connecting to a secured enterprise
network. Contact your network administrator for details.
Also, HTC Desire 626s must first establish a Wi-Fi or data connection before you can start a VPN
connection.
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Adding a VPN connection
You must first set a lock screen PIN, password, or pattern before you can use credential storage
and set up the VPN.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
3. Tap VPN >
> Add VPN profile.
4. Enter the VPN settings and set them up according to the security details your network
administrator gave you.
5. Tap Save.
Connecting to a VPN
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
3. Tap VPN.
4. Tap the VPN that you want to connect to.
5. Enter your log in credentials, and then tap Connect. When you’re connected, the VPN
connected icon
appears in the notification area of the status bar.
You can then open the web browser to access resources such as your corporate network intranet.
Disconnecting from a VPN
§ In Settings, tap More > VPN. Tap the VPN connection, and then tap Disconnect.
§ Slide the Notifications panel open. If you see the VPN notification, tap it, and then tap
Disconnect.
Using HTC Desire 626s as a Wi-Fi hotspot
Share your data connection with other devices by turning HTC Desire 626s into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
§ Make sure the data connection is turned on.
§ You must have an approved data plan associated with your account from your mobile service
provider to use this service. Devices connected to your Wi-Fi hotspot use data from your
subscribed data plan.
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
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3. Tap Mobile network sharing > Mobile Hotspot.
The first time you turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot, you'll need to set it up.
4. Enter a hotspot name or use the default.
5. Enter a password or use the default.
The password is the key other people need to enter on their device so they can connect and
use HTC Desire 626s as a wireless router.
6. To help make your mobile hotspot more secure, tap
Choose from the available settings, and then press
> Advanced.
.
7. Tap the Mobile Hotspot On/Off switch to turn it on.
HTC Desire 626s is ready to be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot when you see
on the status bar.
To help minimize security risks, use the default security settings and set a strong and unique
password.
Sharing your phone's Internet connection by USB
tethering
No Internet connection available for your computer? No problem. Use the data connection of
HTC Desire 626s to connect to the Internet.
§ To make sure that the USB drivers for HTC Desire 626s are up-to-date, install the latest version
of HTC Sync Manager on your computer.
§ Make sure you have a USB tethering service enabled by T-Mobile.
§ You may need to have USB tethering added to your data plan, and it may incur additional cost.
Contact your mobile service provider for details.
§ Make sure that mobile data is turned on.
1. Connect HTC Desire 626s to your computer using the provided USB cable.
2. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
3. Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
4. Tap Mobile network sharing > USB network setting > USB tethering.
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Turning Bluetooth on or off
1. From the Home screen, tap
, and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap the Bluetooth On/Off switch to turn the Bluetooth connection on and off.
3. Tap Bluetooth to see a list of available devices.
Turn off Bluetooth when not in use to save battery power, or in places where using a wireless
device is prohibited, such as on board an aircraft and in hospitals.
Connecting a Bluetooth headset
You can listen to music over a Bluetooth A2DP stereo headset, or have hands-free conversations
using a compatible Bluetooth headset.
Before you connect your headset, make it discoverable so HTC Desire 626s can find it. Refer to
your headset manual for details.
1. Turn Bluetooth on and check the list of available devices.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 170.
2. If you don't see your headset listed, tap Scan for devices to refresh the list.
3. Tap the name of your headset in the Available Devices section. HTC Desire 626s pairs with
the headset and the headset connection status is displayed in the Paired Devices section.
4. If prompted to enter a passcode, try 0000 or 1234, or consult the headset documentation to
find the passcode.
When the Bluetooth headset is connected, you'll see
in the status bar.
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Reconnecting a Bluetooth headset
Normally, you can easily reconnect your headset by switching on Bluetooth on HTC Desire 626s,
and then turning on the headset.
However, you might have to connect manually if your headset has been used with another Bluetooth
device.
1. Turn Bluetooth on and check the list of paired devices.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 170.
2. Tap the headset’s name in the Paired Devices section.
3. If prompted to enter a passcode, try 0000 or 1234, or consult the headset documentation to
find the passcode.
If you still cannot reconnect to the headset, follow the instructions in Unpairing from a Bluetooth
device on page 171, and then follow the steps under Connecting a Bluetooth headset on page 170.
Unpairing from a Bluetooth device
1. Turn Bluetooth on and check the list of paired devices.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 170.
2. In the Paired devices section, tap
next to the device to unpair.
3. Tap Unpair.
Receiving files using Bluetooth
HTC Desire 626s lets you receive various files with Bluetooth, including photos, music tracks,
contact info, calendar events, and documents such as PDFs.
Refer to the device’s documentation for instructions on sending information over Bluetooth.
1. Turn Bluetooth on.
See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 170.
2. On the sending device, send one or more files to HTC Desire 626s.
3. If asked, accept the pairing request on HTC Desire 626s and on the sending device. You may
also be prompted to enter the same passcode or confirm the auto-generated passcode on
both devices.
You'll then get a Bluetooth authorization request.
4. Tap Pair.
5. When HTC Desire 626s receives a file transfer request notification, slide the Notifications
panel down, tap the incoming file notification, and then tap Accept.
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6. When a file is transferred, a notification is displayed. Slide the Notifications panel down, and
then tap the relevant notification to view the file.
7. You can also tap
> Show received files to view files received via Bluetooth.
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Turning location services on or off
In order to find your location on HTC Desire 626s, you need to enable location sources.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Location.
2. Tap the On/Off switch to turn location services on and off.
3. Under Location sources, select the location mode you want. For example, for a better
estimate of your location, choose High accuracy. To save battery power, choose Battery
saving.
Turning off a location source (for example GPS) means no applications on HTC Desire 626s will
collect your location data through that location source. However, third party applications may
collect — and HTC Desire 626s may continue to provide — location data through other sources,
including through Wi-Fi and signal triangulation.
Do not disturb mode
Use Do not disturb mode to reject calls, and silence audible alerts and notifications, but still keep a
data connection available.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Tap Do not disturb, and then tap Do not disturb mode to turn it on and off, or to choose
priority mode.
When Priority is selected, tap
or calls and messages.
to set priority notifications such as events and reminders
The Do not disturb icon
or the priority icon
will appear in the status bar. Even when Do not
disturb mode is on, you'll still see notification icons in the status bar to alert you of missed calls, new
messages, calendar events, alarms, and other notifications.
When the screen is on, press VOLUME to manage Do not disturb mode quickly.
Allowing prioritized notifications to bypass Do not disturb mode
Add important contacts to an exceptions list so that you can still receive their calls even when Do
not disturb mode is on.
1. From the Home screen, tap
2. Tap Do not disturb.
> Settings > Sound & notification.
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3. Tap Do not disturb mode, and then select Priority.
4. Select a specific length of time for Do not disturb mode to last, or select Until turned off to
end the mode when your phone is turned off, and then tap OK.
5. Tap the priority notifications On/Off switch next to the items you wish to bypass Do not
disturb mode.
6. Tap Calls or message from to select who can contact you while in Do not disturb mode.
7. Tap Manage approved contacts, and then tap
to add Do not disturb exceptions.
To remove contacts or numbers from the exceptions list, tap
> Remove contact.
Setting a Do not disturb schedule
You can schedule when you want Do not disturb to turn on and how long will it last. For example,
you can set it to turn on during a weekly meeting.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Tap Do not disturb.
3. Tap Schedule for and select Priority or On.
4. Tap Days to set the days you want Do not disturb mode activated, and then tap Done.
5. Set the start and the end times.
Calendar events created in your Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account that have Do not
disturb enabled will also be listed on the Do not disturb schedule screen.
Airplane mode
When you enable Airplane (Flight) mode, all wireless radios on HTC Desire 626s are turned off,
including the call function, data services, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
When you disable Airplane mode, the call function is turned back on and the previous state of
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is restored.
§ You can manually turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi back on after enabling Airplane mode.
§ If USB tethering is turned on, enabling Airplane mode turns it off. You need to manually turn
USB tethering on after you disable Airplane mode.
Do any of the following to turn Airplane mode on or off:
§ Press and hold POWER, and then tap Airplane mode.
§ With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar to open the Quick Settings panel. Tap the
Airplane mode tile to turn airplane mode on or off.
When enabled, the Airplane mode icon
is displayed in the status bar.
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Scheduling when to turn data connection off
To help conserve power and data usage, you can set a time period when the data connection will
automatically turn off during low peak times. This takes effect after the screen has been off for 15
minutes and there's no network activity (no downloads, streaming, or data usage).
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Power.
2. Tap Sleep mode.
3. To manually change the settings, clear Learn sleep time automatically if it's selected.
4. Under Sleep time, choose the start and end time when data connection is disabled.
5. Tap the Sleep mode On/Off switch to turn it on.
The data connection resumes when you switch the screen back on.
Automatic screen rotation
Automatic rotation is not supported in all applications.
1. From the Home screen, tap
buttons.
> Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures &
2. Select or clear the Auto-rotate screen option to turn it on or off.
Setting when to turn off the screen
After a period of inactivity, the screen turns off to conserve battery power. You can set the idle time
before the screen turns off.
1. From the Home screen, tap
buttons.
> Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures &
2. Tap Screen timeout, and then tap the time before the screen turns off.
Screen brightness
1. From the Home screen, tap
buttons.
> Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures &
2. Tap Brightness level.
3. With the Automatic brightness option selected, drag the slider to set the maximum
brightness level. This sets a limit on how bright the screen will be when Automatic
brightness is selected.
4. To set the brightness manually, clear the Automatic brightness option, and then drag the
brightness slider to the left to decrease or to the right to increase the screen brightness.
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Touch sounds and vibration
Some people like the sound or vibration feedback they get when touching the screen, and some
don't. You can turn on or off various types of touch sounds and vibration on HTC Desire 626s.
§ Touch tones when tapping the phone dial pad
§ Touch sounds when tapping onscreen items
§ Screen lock sounds
§ Pull-to-refresh sounds
§ Vibration when pressing hardware buttons
§ Touch sound and vibration when tapping the HTC Sense keyboard
Turning touch sounds and vibration on and off
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Under System, select the option you want to turn on or off.
Turning off keyboard sounds and vibration
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Language & keyboard.
2. Tap HTC Sense Input.
3. Tap Sound feedback and then select None to turn off keyboard sounds.
4. Clear the Vibration feedback option to turn off keyboard vibration.
Changing the display language
Changing the language adjusts the keyboard layout, date and time formatting, and more.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Language & keyboard.
2. Tap Language, and then choose the language you want to use.
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Installing a digital certificate
Use client and Certificate Authority (CA) digital certificates to enable HTC Desire 626s to access
VPN or secured Wi-FI networks, and also to provide authentication to online secure servers. You
can get a certificate from your system administrator or download it from sites that require
authentication.
§ You must set a lock screen PIN or password before installing a digital certificate.
§ Some apps such as your browser or email client let you install certificates directly in the app. See
the app's help for details.
1. Save the certificate file in the root folder on HTC Desire 626s.
2. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Security.
3. Tap Install from storage.
4. Browse to the certificate and select it.
5. Enter a name for the certificate and select how it will be used.
6. Tap OK.
Pinning the current screen
For added security when showing your phone to someone else, use the screen pinning option to lock
the display on the current app.
You can set a screen lock to prevent others from unpinning the screen.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Security.
2. Under Advanced, tap Screen pinning, and then tap the On/Off switch to turn it on.
If you've set a screen lock, choose whether you want to be prompted to unlock the screen
with your PIN, password, or pattern before unpinning.
3. To require a screen lock for unpinning, do one of the following:
§ If you haven't set a screen lock yet, tap Lock device when unpinning to set your screen
lock.
§ Tap Ask for unlock pattern before unpinning if its On/Off switch is not turned on.
4. Open the app that you want.
5. Press
, and then tap
on the app thumbnail.
If you're using the card view, press and hold the thumbnail of the latest app you opened, and
then drag it up a little bit to see the
icon.
6. To unpin the screen, press and hold
and
at the same.
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Disabling an app
Apps, even if not used often, may be running in the background and downloading data. If an app
cannot be uninstalled, you can disable it.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Apps.
2. Swipe to the All tab.
3. Tap the app, and then tap Disable.
Assigning a PIN to a nano SIM card
You can help to protect the nano SIM card by assigning a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Make sure you have the default PIN provided by T-Mobile before continuing.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Security.
2. Tap Set up SIM card lock.
3. Choose to lock the card, enter the default PIN of the card, and then tap OK.
4. To change the card PIN, tap Change SIM PIN.
Restoring a nano SIM card that has been locked out
If you enter the wrong PIN more times than the maximum number of attempts allowed, the card
will become “PUK-locked.”
You need a Pin Unlock Key (PUK) code to restore access to HTC Desire 626s. Contact T-Mobile for
this code.
1. On the Phone dialer screen, enter the PUK code, and then tap Next.
2. Enter the new PIN you want to use, and then tap Next.
3. Enter the new PIN again, and then tap OK.
Accessibility features
HTC Desire 626s comes with features and settings that allow easy access and use of apps and
functions.
Improve screen readability
If you have low vision, take advantage of these features to help improve screen readability.
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§ Increase the font size, use color inversion, or enable high-contrast text using the
Accessibility settings. See Accessibility settings on page 179.
§ Turn magnification gestures on. See Turning Magnification gestures on or off on page 179.
§ Turn on automatic screen rotation. See Automatic screen rotation on page 175.
Get audible feedback
Use TalkBack to hear audible feedback on what you do on your phone. See Navigating
HTC Desire 626s with TalkBack on page 180.
Use your voice
You can use your voice to perform an action on HTC Desire 626s.
§ Search for information on the Web using Google Voice Search. See Searching the Web with
your voice on page 148.
§ Enter text with your voice. See Entering text by speaking on page 49.
Accessibility settings
Use these settings to turn accessibility functions or services on or off. When you’ve downloaded and
installed an accessibility tool, such as a screen reader that provides voice feedback, you can also
control them using these settings.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap or select the settings you want.
Turning Magnification gestures on or off
If you have low vision or would like to get a closer view of what's on the screen, use finger gestures to
magnify portions of your phone's screen.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap Magnification gestures and read the instructions on how to use it.
3. Tap the On/Off switch to turn Magnification gestures on or off.
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Navigating HTC Desire 626s with TalkBack
Use TalkBack if you need to navigate HTC Desire 626s by spoken feedback. When you touch the
screen, HTC Desire 626s vibrates and gives you an audible response so you know what you are
touching.
Not all languages are supported.
Turning TalkBack on
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap TalkBack, and then tap the On/Off switch.
3. Read the TalkBack disclaimer and then tap OK.
A short tutorial explaining how to use TalkBack will begin playing after you turn on TalkBack.
TalkBack works best if you turn off automatic screen rotation.
Turning Explore by touch on or off
Explore by touch allows HTC Desire 626s to respond to shortcut gestures and screen touches with
audible feedback. While Explore by touch is enabled when you turn on TalkBack, you can turn it off.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap TalkBack, and then tap
> Settings.
3. Under Touch exploration, clear the Explore by touch option.
You will no longer hear audible feedback from HTC Desire 626s.
Using TalkBack gestures
When TalkBack is turned on and the Explore by touch setting is selected, the regular touch gestures
are replaced by the TalkBack gestures.
Media gestures such as 3-finger swiping may not be available when TalkBack gestures are
enabled.
Do one of the following:
Open an item
1. Drag your finger on the screen to find and select the item.
2. Double-tap anywhere on the screen to open the item.
Move an item
1. Drag your finger on the screen to find the item.
2. Double-tap anywhere on the screen, but don't lift your finger on the
second tap.
3. Drag the item to a new spot and then lift your finger.
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Scroll through a screen
Use two fingers to swipe up, down, left or right.
Unlock the lock screen
Use two fingers to swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Open the Notifications
panel
Use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen.
Assigning TalkBack shortcuts
TalkBack has customizable gestures that can be used to open the Notifications panel, view recent
apps, access TalkBack controls, and more.
The steps below are described using the regular gestures. Use the corresponding TalkBack
gestures if you already have TalkBack turned on.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap TalkBack, and then tap
> Settings > Manage gestures.
3. Tap any of the shortcut gestures, and then select an action.
Using TalkBack context menus
TalkBack has context menus for controlling continuous reading and global TalkBack controls.
These menus can be accessed using TalkBack shortcut gestures.
1. Turn TalkBack on.
2. Do one of the following:
§ To open the continuous reading menu, use one finger to swipe up and right in one
continuous movement.
§ To open the global context menu, use one finger to swipe down and right in one
continuous movement.
If you already changed the TalkBack shortcut gestures, check your TalkBack settings for the
appropriate gesture.
3. Press and hold anywhere on the screen.
4. Drag your finger around the screen to explore the options.
To cancel an action, drag your finger to your starting position.
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Changing the TalkBack reading speed
The steps below are described using the regular gestures. Use the corresponding TalkBack
gestures if you already have TalkBack turned on.
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap Text-to-speech output > Speech rate.
3. Select a speech rate.
You can test the speech rate by tapping Listen to an example.
TalkBack language settings
1. From the Home screen, tap
> Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap Text-to-speech output > Google Text-to-speech Engine, and do one of the following:
Select a different
language
Tap Language.
Install a voice
Tap Install voice data, and then tap the language. Tap
next to
the voice data you want to install. When installation is completed,
press
twice and tap Language.
3. Select the language you want to use.
Not all languages are supported.
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Index
Index
A
C
Accounts
- syncing 118
Airplane mode 174
Alarms
- setting 162
Apps
- arranging 59
- grouping into a folder 59
- hiding or unhiding 60
- icons on Home screen 56
- installing 28
- installing from Google Play 27
- installing from the web 28
- on Home screen 56
- restoring 28
- uninstalling 29
- updating 26
Auto Selfie 70
Calendar 136–139
- creating an event 137
- dual time zone 136
- meeting conflicts 137
- meeting invitations 138
- reminders 139
- sending quick response 139
- views 136
Call history 96
Camera
- basics 66–68
- capture modes 66
- flash 67
- HDR 72
- Portrait scene 69
- recording a video 68
- selfie 69–71
- standby 66
- sweep panorama 72
- taking a photo 67
- taking photo while recording 68
- using volume buttons as controls 69
- video resolution 68
- zooming 67
Capture modes
- modifying and saving 73
- switching to 66
Capture screen 38
Car
- about 158
- handling calls 159
- HTC Car Kit 158
- navigation 159
- playing music 159
- voice commands 158
Change phone language 176
Clock 162
- alarm 162
- setting date and time 162
Conference call 94
B
Backup
- about 119
- HTC Backup 120
- HTC Sync Manager 124
- options 119
- restoring backed up apps 28
Battery
- charging 17
- checking usage 111
- saving battery power 112
BlinkFeed
See HTC BlinkFeed
Bluetooth
- connecting a Bluetooth headset 170
- receiving information 171
Browser
- bookmarks 149
- using 149
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Index
Contacts
- adding 129
- copying contacts 22, 131
- importing contacts 22, 131
- transferring contacts 22, 131
Copy
- files 114
Copying
- text 46
D
Data connection
- data roaming 165
- sharing 169
- turning on or off 164
- usage 164
Data transferiPhone
- from iCloud 22
Data transfer
- from Android phone 21
- from iPhone 21
- transferring contacts 22
Display
- changing the time before the screen turns
off 175
- screen brightness 175
- screen rotation 175
- Sleep mode 32
Double exposure 86
Driving
See Car
E
Email
See Mail
Exchange ActiveSync
- flagging an email 143
- meeting request 144
- Out of office 144
- sending a meeting request 144
expanded storage 114
F
Face Fusion 87
Face unlock 42
Factory reset 127
Files
- copying 114
Finger gestures 34
Firmware
See Software update
FM Radio 106
- using 106
Folder
- grouping apps 59
- grouping bookmarks 149
- removing items 59, 60
FOTA
See Software update
G
Gallery 74, 75, 79, 81–87
- custom effects 82
- editing photos 81
- Face Fusion 87
- Video Highlights
See Zoe
- video trimming 79
- viewing photos and videos 74
- viewing photos and videos by event 74
- viewing photos by location 75
- watching videos 79
Geotag 74
Gestures
- motion gestures 32
- touch gestures 34
Google Drive
- about 150
- storage space 151
- uploading photos and videos 151
Google Maps 152
Google Now 146, 147
- setting up 146
- turning off 147
Google Play
- installing apps 27
- refund 29
Google Voice Search 148
GPS (Global Positioning System)
See Location settings
Group messaging 99
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H
I
Hands free 170
Hard reset
See Factory reset
HDR 72
Headphones
See Bluetooth
Home screen
- adding or removing widget panel 57
- apps 56
- arranging widget panels 57
- changing your main Home screen 58
- feeds 61
- folder 59
- launch bar 55
- rearranging widgets and icons 57
- removing widgets and icons 57
- shortcuts 56
- wallpaper 54
- widget panel 30
- widgets 56
Hotspot
See Wireless router
HTC Backup 120
HTC BlinkFeed
- about 61
- adding regional editions 64
- deleting items 65
- posting to social networks 65
- saving articles for later 64
- selecting feeds 63
- setting up custom topics 64
- showing social network and app feeds 63
- turning on or off 62
HTC Car
See Car
HTC Clock 162
- setting an alarm 162
HTC Connect
- about 106
- streaming music to speakers 108–110
- streaming music, videos, or photos to media
devices 107
HTC Print Studio
- About 89
HTC Sense version 25
HTC Sync Manager 124
Idle screen
See Lock screen
Internet
- browser 149
Internet connection
- VPN 167
- Wi-Fi 166
- wireless router 168
K
Keyboard
- dictionary 48
- entering text 47
- entering text by speaking 49
- HTC Sense keyboard 46
- multi-language keyboard 47
- predictive text 48
- shortcuts 48
- speech recognition 49
L
Language
- system language 176
Location settings 173
Lock screen
- answering a call 93
- dismissing an alarm 32
- opening an app 37
- rejecting a call 93
- unlocking 32
Low battery 112
Low storage 115
M
Mail
- attachments 141
- carbon copy, blind copy (cc, bcc) 141
- deleting 143
- draft 141
- replying 141
- searching 143
- sending 141
- sorting 142
Mail folders
- moving email messages 142
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Index
Making calls
- calling 91
Maps
- Google Maps 152
Master reset
See Factory reset
Media streaming
See HTC Connect
Meeting request 144
Messages
- block box 101
- deleting a conversation 101
- draft message 98, 99
- forwarding 100
- group SMS 99
- locking 102
- replying 99
- secure box 100
- sending 98
microSD card 16
MMS
See Multimedia message
Morph
See Face Fusion
Multimedia message
- attachment 98
- group MMS 99
- sending 98
Music
- adding a song to a queue 104
- album covers 104
- artist photos 104
- listening 103
- lyrics 105
- playing music from the Lock screen 103
- playlist 103
- setting a song as ringtone 105
- transferring from iPhone 125
N
Navigation
See Car
Notifications
- panel 44
O
Online accounts
- adding accounts 118
- removing accounts 118
- syncing manually 118
- what can you sync with 118
Online storage
- Google Drive 150
P
Pair a Bluetooth headset 170
People
- adding a new contact 129
- contact groups 133
- contact link suggestions 132
- copying contacts 22, 131, 132
- editing contacts 130
- filtering your contacts 128
- groups 133
- importing contacts 22, 131
- merging contact information 132
- personal profile 129
- sending contact information 133
- transferring contacts 22, 131
Phone calls
- blocking a call 97
- call history 96
- calling 91
- conference call 94
- emergency call 93
- extension number 92
- missed calls 92
- muting the microphone 94
- putting a call on hold 94
- receiving calls 93
- Smart Dial 91
- speakerphone 94
- speed dial 92
Phone information 25
Phone settings
See Settings
Phone updates 25
Photo shapes 84
Photos
- custom effects 82
- location 75
- transferring from computer 23
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Index
- transferring from iPhone 125
- viewing photos and videos 74
- viewing photos and videos by event 74
- viewing photos by location 75
Power
- charging the battery 17
- checking battery usage 111
- saving power 112
- sleep mode 32
Print screen
See Capture screen
Print Studio
See HTC Print Studio
Prismatic 85
PUK (PIN Unblock Key) 178
Q
Quick settings 23
R
Radio
See FM Radio
Recent apps 38
Recording your voice 163
Reset 126, 127
Ringtone
- editing 105
- setting song as ringtone 105
Router
See Wireless router
S
Screen 32, 38, 175
- adjusting brightness 175
- capture 38
- changing the time before the screen turns
off 175
- idle screen 32
- rotation 175
- Sleep mode settings 175
Screen lock 41
Screen shot
See Capture screen
Scribble
- about 159
- composing a note 160
- grouping notes 161
- inserting images 160
- photo blog template 160
- templates 160
SD card 16
Search
- searching phone and Web 148
- voice search 148
Security
- protecting phone with screen lock 41
- security certificates 167
self-timer 71
selfie
- Auto Selfie 70
- self-timer 71
- Voice Selfie 71
Sense Home
- adding apps to widget 41
- changing addresses 40
- manually switching locations 40
- pinning apps in widget 40
- setting up widget 39
- smart folders in widget 41
- unpinning apps in widget 40
- widget 39
Settings
- About 25
- Accessibility 179
- display language 176
- Storage 114
Setup
- contacts from old phone 22
- first-time setup 19
- photos, music, videos from old phone 23
- restoring backup from cloud storage 20
Shapes 83
Sharing
- events 138
- text 46
Shortcuts 37
Sleep mode 32
Slideshow
- highlight video 79
Smart network sharing 169
SMS
See Messages
Soft reset 126
Software update 25
190
Index
Sound
- ringtone, notifications, and alarm 54
- switching profiles 97
Speakerphone 94
Speed dial 92
Storage 114
Sweep panorama 72
Sync
- HTC Sync Manager 124
T
Tethering
See USB Tethering
Text message 98
Themes 51–53
- bookmarking 51
- creating 52
- deleting 53
- downloading 51
- editing 52
- finding 53
- mix and match 52
- sharing 53
U
Upgrade
See Software update
Upload
- Google Drive 151
USB Tethering 169
V
Video Highlights
See Zoe
VideoPic 68
Videos
- editing 79
- recording 68
- taking photo while recording 68
- transferring from computer 23
- watching 79
Voice input 49
Voice Recorder 163
Voice search 148
Voice Selfie 71
VPN 167, 168
- adding a connection 168
- connecting 168
- disconnecting 168
W
Waking up phone
- through power button 32
Wallpaper
- changing 54
Weather
- checking weather 162
Wi-Fi 166
- connecting via WPS 166
- turning on 166
Widgets
- adding 56
- changing settings 56
- rearranging 57
- removing 57, 58
- resizing 56
Wireless media sharing
See HTC Connect
Wireless router 168
Word prediction 48
- bilingual prediction 48
Y
YouTube 106, 154
- finding videos of songs 106
- watching 154
Z
Zoe 79
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