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HTC Desire - Page 1

HTC Desire ∏ 550 User Guide

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Features you'll enjoy - Page 2

Contents Features you'll enjoy What's new and special with Camera 16 The best from HTC and Google Photos 18 Sound 18 Truly personal 19 Boost+ 21 Android 7.0 Nougat 22 What's different with the onscreen keyboard 22 Software and app updates 24 Unboxing HTC Desire 550 overview 25 nano SIM card 27 Storage card 29 Charging the battery 31 Switching the power on or off 32 Phone setup and transfer Setting up HTC Desire 550 for the first time 33 Ways of transferring content from your previous phone 34 2 Contents

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Your first week with your new phone - Page 3

Transferring content from an Android phone 34 Transferring iPhone content through iCloud 35 Other ways of getting contacts and other content 36 Transferring photos, videos, and music between your phone and computer 37 Setting a screen lock 38 Setting up Smart Lock 39 Turning the lock screen off 40 Software and app updates 40 Installing a software update 42 Installing an application update 42 Installing app updates from Google Play 43 Getting apps from Google Play 44 Downloading apps from the web 46 Uninstalling an app 47 Your first week with your new phone HTC Sense Home 48 Sleep mode 49 Un..

Personalizing - Page 4

Travel mode 61 Restarting HTC Desire 550 (Soft reset) 61 Notifications 62 Selecting, copying, and pasting text 64 Entering text 65 How can I type faster? 66 Getting help and troubleshooting 69 Personalizing Ringtones, notification sounds, and alarms 70 What is HTC Themes? 70 Choosing a Home screen layout 75 Setting your Home wallpaper 76 Adding or removing a widget panel 77 Changing your main Home screen 78 Launch bar 79 Adding Home screen widgets 80 Adding Home screen shortcuts 81 Grouping apps on the widget panel and launch bar 82 Moving a Home screen item 82 Removing a Home screen item 8..

Taking photos and videos - Page 5

Controlling app permissions 86 Setting default apps 86 Setting up app links 87 Disabling an app 87 Taking photos and videos Camera screen 88 Choosing a capture mode 90 Taking a photo 92 Setting the photo quality and size 93 Tips for capturing better photos 93 Recording video 95 Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos 96 Taking continuous camera shots 96 Using HDR 97 Selfies 98 Taking a panoramic photo 101 Google Photos What you can do on Google Photos 103 Viewing photos and videos 104 Editing your photos 104 Trimming a video 105 Contents 5

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Web search - Page 6

Web search Getting instant information with the Google app 106 Screen search 109 Searching HTC Desire 550 and the Web 111 Power and storage management About Boost+ 113 Tips for extending battery life 118 Using power saver mode 121 Extreme power saving mode 121 Displaying the battery percentage 122 Checking battery usage 122 Checking battery history 123 Battery optimization for apps 123 Types of storage 124 Should I use the storage card as removable or internal storage? 125 Setting up your storage card as internal storage 126 Moving apps and data between the phone storage and storage card 12..

Sync, backup, and reset - Page 7

Sync, backup, and reset Adding your social networks, email accounts, and more 133 Syncing your accounts 133 Removing an account 134 Ways of backing up files, data, and settings 135 Using Android Backup Service 136 Backing up contacts and messages 138 Restoring from your previous HTC phone 141 About HTC Sync Manager 142 Installing HTC Sync Manager on your computer 144 Transferring iPhone content to your HTC phone 145 Restarting HTC Desire 550 (Soft reset) 145 Resetting network settings 146 Resetting HTC Desire 550 (Hard reset) 147 HTC BlinkFeed What is HTC BlinkFeed? 148 Turning HTC BlinkFee..

Phone calls - Page 8

Phone calls Making a call with Smart dial 155 Making a call with your voice 155 Dialing an extension number 156 Returning a missed call 156 Speed dial 157 Calling a number in a message, email, or calendar event 157 Receiving calls 158 Emergency call 159 What can I do during a call? 159 Setting up a conference call 161 Call History 161 Switching between silent, vibrate, and normal modes 163 Home dialing 163 Messages Sending a text message (SMS) 165 Sending a multimedia message (MMS) 166 Sending a group message 167 Resuming a draft message 168 Replying to a message 168 Forwarding a message 16..

Contents - Page 9

Copying a text message to the nano SIM card 171 Deleting messages and conversations 172 People Your contacts list 174 Setting up your profile 176 Adding a new contact 176 Editing a contact’s information 178 Getting in touch with a contact 178 Importing or copying contacts 179 Merging contact information 180 Sending contact information 181 Contact groups 183 Private contacts 185 Email Checking your mail 186 Sending an email message 188 Reading and replying to an email message 189 Managing email messages 190 Searching email messages 191 Working with Exchange ActiveSync email 192 Adding an e..

Other apps - Page 10

Other apps Using the Clock 195 Setting the date and time manually 195 Setting an alarm 195 Checking Weather 196 Changing the city on the weather clock 197 Turning on location services from the weather clock 197 Recording voice clips 198 Listening to FM Radio 198 Google apps 199 Internet connections Turning the data connection on or off 201 Managing your data usage 201 Wi-Fi connection 204 Connecting to VPN 205 Installing a digital certificate 207 Using HTC Desire 550 as a Wi-Fi hotspot 208 Sharing your phone's Internet connection by USB tethering 209 Wireless sharing What is HTC Connect? 21..

Settings and security - Page 11

Streaming music to Blackfire compliant speakers 213 Streaming music to speakers powered by the Qualcomm AllPlay smart media platform 214 Turning Bluetooth on or off 215 Connecting a Bluetooth headset 216 Unpairing from a Bluetooth device 217 Receiving files using Bluetooth 217 Settings and security HTC BoomSound profile 219 Turning location services on or off 219 Do not disturb mode 220 Airplane mode 223 Automatic screen rotation 224 Setting when to turn off the screen 224 Screen brightness 224 Night mode 225 Adjusting the display size 225 Touch sounds and vibration 226 Changing the display..

Navigating HTC Desire 550 with TalkBack - Page 12

Navigating HTC Desire 550 with TalkBack 231 Teletypewriter (TTY) mode 236 Trademarks and copyrights Index 12 Contents

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About this guide - Page 13

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...

Important RF Notice - Page 14

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 sp..

Important note on recoverable data - Page 15

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. Important note on recoverable data 15

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What's new and special with Camera - Page 16

Features you'll enjoy What's new and special with Camera Enjoy taking great camera shots on HTC Desire 550. The camera interface has a fresh new look, neatly organized to make it faster for you to switch modes and change your settings. Leaner, cleaner, camera interface The new camera interface groups related capture modes together—such as photo capture modes—so that you can quickly find the mode you want, and puts modes and their settings side by side for easy access. 16 Features you'll enjoy

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Quickly adjust image brightness and focus - Page 17

Without having to open the slideout menu, you can easily switch back to Photo or Video mode from other modes by tapping or below the shutter button. You can also just tap to quickly switch between the front and main camera. See Taking photos and videos on page 88. Quickly adjust image brightness and focus Easily adjust the focus and brightness—or exposure value— before taking a shot. Just tap the screen to set the focus, and then drag your finger up or down. See Taking a photo on page 92. Features you'll enjoy 17

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The best from HTC and Google Photos - Page 18

Selfies § Live Makeup – Before taking your selfie, use Live Makeup to smoothen your skin. See Applying skin touch-ups with Live Makeup on page 98. § Instant selfie shots – Flash a smile, and the camera instantly captures your smiling face. Or, just say "Cheese!" See Taking selfies automatically on page 98 and Taking selfies with voice commands on page 99. The best from HTC and Google Photos To give you the best experience from HTC and Google ® apps yet still provide optimal storage out of the box, HTC is starting to minimize preloading duplicate apps. By focusing on the best, HTC Des..

Features you'll enjoy - Page 19

HTC Connect Simply swipe up the screen with three fingers to stream music or video from HTC Desire 550 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 210. Truly personal Designed with you in mind, HTC Desire 550 is filled with innovations that help it to adapt to your life. Themes Make HTC Desire 550 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. More wallpaper types, such..

Freestyle home screen - Page 20

Freestyle home screen If you want to take designing your Home screen to the next level, try the Freestyle home screen layout for zero-grid limitations and fun stickers to replace your app icons. HTC BlinkFeed Get your favorite topics, news, social media, and more conveniently delivered to one place on your phone. Even get suggestions for places to eat! You can also play embedded videos right on HTC BlinkFeed ® . See What is HTC BlinkFeed? on page 148. 20 Features you'll enjoy

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Features you'll enjoy - Page 21

Boost+ Use the Boost+ app to help you optimize your phone's performance by allocating resources, removing junk files, stopping irregular app activities, and uninstalling the apps you don't use. You can also set this app to help extend battery life while you're playing your favorite game on HTC Desire 550. See About Boost+ on page 113. Features you'll enjoy 21

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Enhanced notifications - Page 22

Android 7.0 Nougat Android ® 7.0 Nougat brings new features that make working with apps and settings even more convenient. Enhanced notifications See incoming information on a notification without having to open an app. If you received a new message, you can directly send a reply right from the notification. See Notifications panel on page 62. Improved settings § Use the Quick Settings bar to toggle Wi-Fi ® and other quick settings on and off. See Using Quick Settings on page 59. § No more navigating back to the main settings screen by screen. There's a slideout menu that you can open a..

Features you'll enjoy - Page 23

§ Download keyboard themes to personalize the keyboard background. § Choose from a variety of emoji art to add fun to your messages and social updates. § Back up and sync your personal dictionaries as well as input patterns and data to TouchPal Cloud. § Keyboard is resizable. You can also reposition the keyboard. § When you’re typing in landscape, you can split the keyboard so it’s easier and faster for you to type with just your thumbs. Features you'll enjoy 23

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Software and app updates - Page 24

To learn the basics of using the keyboard, see Entering text on page 65. Software and app updates On HTC Desire 550, get software updates for the latest performance enhancements, bug fixes, and security improvements as soon as they're available. Also download and install the latest updates of HTC and other apps from Google Play ™ to enjoy the new and improved features. Some HTC apps that are not preloaded in certain phones can also be downloaded from Google Play. The information in this guide may not be most up-to-date if there are more recent software or app updates available. 24 Feature..

HTC Desire 550 overview - Page 25

Unboxing HTC Desire 550 overview After taking HTC Desire 550 out of the box, familiarize yourself first with the location of the card slots and the different button controls. 1. POWER 2. VOLUME buttons 3. Proximity sensor 4. Earpiece 5. 3.5mm headset jack 6. Front camera 7. nano SIM card slot 8. microSD ™ card slot 9. Speaker 10. USB connector Unboxing 25

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™ - Page 26

You need a 4G/LTE ™ plan to use your operator's 4G/LTE network for voice calls and data services. Check with your operator for details. § 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 550. § 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. § Don’t disassemble any part of the phone. Don..

Inserting a nano SIM card - Page 27

nano SIM card HTC Desire 550 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 1. Make sure HTC Desire 550 is off and hold it securely with the front facing down. 2. Open the slot cover with your thumb or finger. Unboxing 27

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Removing a nano SIM card - Page 28

3. Pull the tray out from the nano SIM slot. 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. Close the slot cover. Press from the bottom to the top of the slot cover to lock it in place. Removing a nano SIM card Make sure to switch off HTC Desire 550 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 t..

Inserting the storage card - Page 29

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. Inserting the storage card 1. Open the slot cover with your thumb or finger. 2. With HTC Desire 550 facing down, insert a microSD into the storage card slot, with its gold contacts facing up and towards the slot. 3. To close the slot cover, slide the plastic hinge into the side and press the cover until it clicks into place. Unboxing 29

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Unmounting the storage card - Page 30

Unmounting the storage card When you need to remove the storage card while HTC Desire 550 is on, unmount the storage card first to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card. If your storage card is used as internal storage and there are apps that were moved to the card, you will not be able to open these apps after unmounting the card. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Storage . 2. Do one of the following: § If your storage card appears under Removable storage, tap next to the card name, and then tap Eject . § If your storage card appears under Internal storage, tap..

Charging the battery - Page 31

Charging the battery Before you turn on and start using HTC Desire 550, it is recommended that you charge the battery. § If the battery has been discharged for several days, you may need to charge HTC Desire 550 for several minutes before powering it on. § Use only the adapter and the USB cable that came with HTC Desire 550 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 p..

Switching the power on or off - Page 32

§ 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 550 may become warmer. This is normal. § To conserve energy, unplug the power adapter from the electrical outlet after you finish charging. Switching the power on or off Switching the power on Press the POWER button until HTC Desire 550 vibrates. When you turn on HTC Desire 550 for the first time, you’ll need to set it up. Switching the power off 1. If the display is off, press the POWER..

Setting up HTC Desire 550 for the first time - Page 33

Phone setup and transfer Setting up HTC Desire 550 for the first time When you switch on HTC Desire 550 for the first time—or after you've done a factory reset—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 Google Account, set up device protection for HTC Desire 550, and more. Use Android Backup Service if you've used it to bac..

Ways of transferring content from your previous phone - Page 34

Ways of transferring content from your previous phone Depending on the operating system in your old phone, choose the proper method of transferring content to HTC Desire 550. From an Android phone On your old HTC or other Android phone, download the HTC Transfer Tool and use it to transfer your content to HTC Desire 550. See Transferring content from an Android phone on page 34. From an iPhone Back up iPhone ® content to your iCloud ® storage, and then transfer the content to HTC Desire 550. See Transferring iPhone content through iCloud on page 35. Transferring content from an Android ph..

Transferring iPhone content through iCloud - Page 35

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 550 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 550 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 550. When this happens, try another tran..

Other ways of getting contacts and other content - Page 36

5. Choose the iPhone backup that you want to transfer to HTC Desire 550, 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 550. Source of content How to transfer Sync with your computer Use HTC Sync Manager..

Copying files between HTC Desire 550 and your computer - Page 37

Source of content How to transfer Microsoft ® Exchange ActiveSync ® HTC Desire 550 syncs your work contacts from the Microsoft Exchange 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 550, if you don't prefer to store them on your online accounts. nano SIM card Copy all your nano SIM contacts to HTC Desire 550. Transferring photos, videos, and music between your phone and computer Here are ways you can transfer your media from or to your computer. § Connec..

Setting a screen lock - Page 38

§ Use cloud storage services to put your media in one place so you can manage them anywhere—on your computer, HTC Desire 550, and other mobile devices. Setting a screen lock Help protect your personal information and help prevent others from using HTC Desire 550 without your permission. Choose to set a screen lock pattern, numeric PIN, or other means of locking your phone. You'll be asked to unlock the screen every time HTC Desire 550 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 loc..

Setting up Smart Lock - Page 39

Setting up Smart Lock Use Smart Lock as an alternative way to unlock your phone, in the event you forget your password, PIN, or pattern. Set Smart Lock to unlock your phone when the phone recognizes your face or voice. You can also set it to keep your phone unlocked in certain situations, such as when the phone is with you and you're in a trusted location. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Security . 2. Tap Screen lock , and then select and set up a screen lock. This will be your alternate screen lock method. 3. On the Security screen, tap Smart Lock . 4. Confirm your screen lock. 5. Ch..

Turning the lock screen off - Page 40

Tap Smart Lock , confirm your screen lock, then tap Trusted face Improve face matching . Follow the onscreen instructions. 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 None . To turn the lock screen on again, in Security settings, tap Screen lock Swipe . Software and app updates Download and install software updates for the latest performance enhancements, bug fixes, and security improvements. HTC Desire 550 can check and notify you..

Checking your system software version - Page 41

Checking your system software version Before installing a system software update, you can check first what Android version you have on your phone. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings About . 2. Tap Software information . 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 , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Cricket software update Check for 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 upd..

Installing a software update - Page 42

2. Tap Cricket software update Check for updates . HTC Desire 550 checks if updates are available. Installing a software update When HTC Desire 550 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 550 will restart...

Installing app updates from Google Play - Page 43

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 , and then find and tap Play Store . 2. Tap to open the slideout menu. 3. Tap My apps & games . You'll see a list of apps installed on your phone. 4. Under Updates, tap an app. 5. Tap Update . 6. If prompted, tap Accept . In Play Store, tap Settings Auto-update apps to choose how you want Google Play to update..

Getting apps from Google Play - Page 44

Getting apps from Google Play Google Play is the place to go to find new apps for HTC Desire 550. 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 550, they may require access to your personal information or access to certain functions or ..

Restoring apps from Google Play - Page 45

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 , and then find and tap Play Store . 2. Tap to open the slideout menu. 3. Tap My apps & games , swipe to the All tab, and then tap the app you want to restore. 4. Install the app. For more details, refer to the Googl..

Downloading apps from the web - Page 46

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 550 and your personal data, we strongly recommend that you only download from websites you trust. 1. Open the browser, and then go to the website where you can download the app you want. 2. If prompted, change the security settings to allow installation from “Unknown sources”. 3. Follow the website's download instructions for the app. 4. After installing the app, make sure to go back to Settings Security and clear the Unknown s..

Phone setup and transfer - Page 47

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. Phone setup and transfer 47

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Your first week with your new phone - Page 48

Your first week with your new phone HTC Sense Home After you've turned on and set up HTC Desire 550 for the first time, you'll see the Home screen. § 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 148. § 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 77. § You can change..

Setting when to turn off the screen - Page 49

Sleep mode Sleep mode saves battery power by putting HTC Desire 550 into a low power state while the display is off. It also stops accidental button presses when HTC Desire 550 is in your bag. Switching to Sleep mode To turn off the display and switch to Sleep mode, briefly press the POWER button. HTC Desire 550 also automatically goes into Sleep mode when it’s left idle for a while. You can change the time before HTC Desire 550 sleeps by setting the screen timeout. For details, see Setting when to turn off the screen on page 224. Waking up from Sleep mode Press the POWER button. Unlockin..

Turning lock screen notifications on or off - Page 50

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 On the lock screen 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. § Tap twice on a notification to go directly to the related app. § Swipe left or right on the notification to remove it. § Press ..

Your first week with your new phone - Page 51

Motion gestures Use motion gestures to mute HTC Desire 550, 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. Pick up to lower volume In a business meeting or restaurant, pick HTC Desire 550 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 . Your first week with your new phone 51

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Sound & notification - Page 52

Increase ring volume automatically while phone is in your pocket or bag Pocket mode makes HTC Desire 550 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 550 for a better view For many screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by turning HTC Desire 550 sideways. When entering text, you can turn HTC Desire 550 sideways to bring up a b..

Your first week with your new phone - Page 53

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. Your first week with your new phone 53

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Press and hold - Page 54

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. 54 Your first week with your new phone

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Your first week with your new phone - Page 55

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. Your first week with your new phone 55

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Press and flick - Page 56

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. Slide with two fingers In some apps, slide two fingers apart to zoom in when viewing a picture or text. 56 Your first week with your new phone

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Your first week with your new phone - Page 57

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. Your first week with your new phone 57

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Getting to know your settings - Page 58

Three-finger swipe § Swipe up the screen with three fingers and HTC Connect ® streams music or video from HTC Desire 550 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. Getting to know your settings Want to change the ringtone, set up a Wi-Fi connection, or add your accounts? Do this and more in Settings. 1. Open Settings from the Apps screen or Notifications panel. § F..

Your first week with your new phone - Page 59

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 notification 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 550, for example with a screen lock. § Tap an item u..

Capturing your phone's screen - Page 60

2. To see all of the Quick Settings tiles, do any of the following: § With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar. § Swipe down twice from the status bar. 3. Swipe left or right to see more tiles. 4. To turn a setting on or off, just tap its tile. Capturing your phone's screen Want to show off your high game score or write a blog post about HTC Desire 550 features? It's easy to take a picture of the screen to share. 1. Press and hold POWER and VOLUME DOWN at the same time. 2. Open the Notifications panel, and then slide two fingers apart on the Screenshot captured notification. 3. Ta..

Your first week with your new phone - Page 61

Travel mode Do you often travel across time zones? Turn on Travel mode in Settings to see a dual clock on the Home screen and lock screen that shows both your home and current time zones. § Make sure you turn on location services in your phone settings. § Set your home time zone first in the Clock app. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Date & time . 2. Tap the Travel mode On/Off switch to turn travel mode on or off. You'll see a dual clock of your home and current locations once your phone detects a different time zone from the home time zone you've set. Restarting HTC Desire 550 ..

HTC Desire 550 not responding? - Page 62

HTC Desire 550 not responding? If HTC Desire 550 does not respond when you touch the screen or press the buttons, you can still restart it. Press and hold the POWER and VOLUME DOWN until your phone vibrates, and then release the buttons. You may need to press and hold the buttons for 12 to 15 seconds before the phone vibrates. Notifications 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..

Your first week with your new phone - Page 63

§ 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 non- persistent notifications, 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 63. Managing app notifications You can set the priority, sensitivity,..

Selecting, copying, and pasting text - Page 64

2. Tap Manage app notifications , and then tap the app to set. You can also press and hold a notification in the notifications panel, and then tap . 3. Tap the On/Off switch next to option you want to toggle. Settings for app notifications are applied to notifications in the Notifications panel and the lock screen. Selecting, copying, and pasting text 1. Press and hold on a word. 2. Drag the start and end anchors to highlight the text you want to select. 3. Tap or Copy . 4. In a text entry field (for example, while composing an email), press and hold at the point where you want to paste the..

Your first week with your new phone - Page 65

Entering text The 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 or bottom to enter numbers, symbols, or accented letters. Some keys have multiple characters or accents associated with them. § Tap to show number and symbol keys. Tap to return to the main keyboard. § Tap to choose from a wide selection of emojis. § Tap to check out more fe..

Enabling smart keyboard options - Page 66

Enabling smart keyboard options Turn on the keyboard's advanced features to help you type faster, such as contextual prediction, auto-correction, and more. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Language & keyboard . 3. Tap Virtual keyboard TouchPal - HTC Sense Version Smart input . 4. Select the options to enable. How can I type faster? The onscreen keyboard of your phone is highly customizable. You can modify its settings and options to enhance your typing experience. Here are some tips that you could try: § Show the numeric keys on the top row of the ..

Your first week with your new phone - Page 67

§ Switch to landscape mode. With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar and check if Auto rotate is turned on. Open the app you need, and then tap a text field to show the keyboard. Turn your phone sideways to bring up a bigger keyboard. You can then tap Split . Your first week with your new phone 67

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Resize or reposition the keyboard. - Page 68

§ Resize or reposition the keyboard. Open the app you need, and then tap a text field to show the keyboard. Tap , and then tap Resize . Drag any of the border arrows to resize your keyboard. To move the keyboard up, drag the center button up. 68 Your first week with your new phone

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Want some quick guidance on your phone? - Page 69

Getting help and troubleshooting 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 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. If HTC Help is not preinstalled on your phone, you can download it from Google Play. Having hardware or connection problems? Before calli..

Ringtones, notification sounds, and alarms - Page 70

Personalizing Ringtones, notification sounds, and alarms 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Sound & notification . 3. Tap an item to modify, and then choose different sounds for your ringtone, system notification, and alarm. Go to the settings of specific apps to choose sounds for new messages, email, and event reminders respectively. 4. Tap Volumes to set the volume levels for each sound type. To browse for more sounds in Themes, go to Settings Personalize Edit current theme , and then tap Ringtone , Notification , or Alarm . What is HTC Themes? Them..

Downloading themes or individual elements - Page 71

Themes is a part of the HTC Sense Home app. To get the latest features of Themes, make sure you've downloaded the newest version of HTC Sense Home. Downloading themes or individual elements Find and download pre-made themes and elements that make it easy for you to personalize your phone. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen. 2. Tap Change theme . 3. If it's your first time to use Themes, tap Get Started , and then sign in with your preferred account. 4. Tap Recommended . 5. On the Recommended screen, tap next to each category to browse recommended items. 6. Tap a thumbna..

Creating your own theme - Page 72

Creating your own theme You can create and customize your own theme and even share it for others to download. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen. 2. Tap Change theme . 3. Tap Change wallpaper to set the main wallpaper for your theme. 4. Select an image from your phone or take a photo with Camera. 5. Move or enlarge the crop box to the area of the image you want to include. 6. Crop and save the image. 7. Tap Next . 8. Swipe up or down to the pre-defined style to select for your theme. 9. You can: § Tap Next if you don't want to customize your theme further. § Tap Edit ..

Finding your themes - Page 73

Finding your themes Themes you downloaded, bookmarked, or created can be found in your theme collection. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen. 2. Tap Change theme . 3. Tap My themes . Editing your theme After applying a theme, you can mix and match parts from other themes such as sounds, icons, wallpapers. To mix and match themes, you need to first download theme elements from the Themes store. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen. 2. Tap Edit current theme . 3. Tap any of the categories you want to change. 4. Tap an item in the category. If the categor..

Deleting a theme - Page 74

7. Tap Save copy to save your new theme, or if you're editing a theme that you copied tap Save to save the changes. Deleting a theme You can delete a theme if you no longer want to keep it on your phone. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen. 2. Tap Change theme . 3. Tap My themes . 4. Find and tap an item to delete. 5. Tap Remove . If the item is currently applied, it will still be applied to your phone until another theme is applied. 74 Personalizing

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Choosing a Home screen layout - Page 75

Choosing a Home screen layout You can choose between two Home screen layouts. The Classic layout allows you to add traditional app shortcuts and widgets on your Home screen. By design, this layout will follow and fit what you've added on the Home screen according to an invisible grid. The Freestyle Home screen layout frees you from grid constraints and allows you to place your icons and widgets anywhere you want them on the Home screen. You can use custom stickers as app shortcuts, too! 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen. Personalizing 75

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Setting your Home wallpaper - Page 76

2. Tap Change Home screen layout . 3. Choose the Home screen layout that you want. Setting your Home wallpaper Choose from the available wallpapers, or use any photo you've taken with the camera. You can only change the wallpaper while in Classic home screen layout. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Personalize . 2. Tap Change wallpaper . 3. Choose from where you want to select a wallpaper. 4. Tap Apply or Set wallpaper . 5. Tap Home screen . Or, if you want to use the same wallpaper for the lock screen, tap Home screen and lock screen . 76 Personalizing

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Adding or removing a widget panel - Page 77

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..

Changing your main Home screen - Page 78

3. When you're done arranging widget panels, press . 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 again to go to your main Home screen. 78 Personalizing

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Personalizing - Page 79

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. § You can only customize the launch bar while in Classic layout. § If you're using the Freestyle layout, you will only see the launch bar on the lock screen. Icons displayed will be the same ones you have in the Classic layout. 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. Personalizing..

Changing the widget settings - Page 80

§ You can also group apps on the launch bar into a folder. See Grouping apps on the widget panel and launch bar on page 82. § The apps or other shortcuts on the lock screen are the same as the ones on the launch bar. Adding Home screen widgets Widgets make at-a-glance important information and media content readily available. 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. 5. Press and hold a widget, and then drag it to a widget panel you want to add i..

Adding Home screen shortcuts - Page 81

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 Sho..

Grouping apps on the widget panel and launch bar - Page 82

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 short..

Removing a Home screen item - Page 83

2. With another finger, flick left or right to rotate the screen to another widget panel. 3. Release the item to where you want to move it. Removing a Home screen item 1. Press and hold the widget, icon, or sticker you want to remove, and then drag it to . 2. When the item turns red, lift your finger. Personalizing 83

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Showing or hiding apps in the Apps screen - Page 84

Managing apps Arranging apps You can arrange and rearrange the apps on the Apps screen. 1. From HTC BlinkFeed or any widget panel, tap . 2. Tap , and then choose how to arrange apps, such as alphabetically. 3. Select Custom if you want to rearrange or group apps into folders. Showing or hiding apps in the Apps screen 1. On the Apps screen, tap Show/hide apps . 2. Select the apps you want to hide, or clear their check boxes to unhide them. 3. Tap Done . Grouping apps into a folder 1. On the Apps screen, tap Custom . 2. Tap Rearrange apps . 3. Press and hold an app, and then drag it over to a..

Moving apps and folders - Page 85

5. To name the folder, open the folder, tap its title bar, and then enter a folder name. 6. When done, tap . Moving apps and folders 1. On the Apps screen, tap Custom . 2. Tap 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 . Removing apps from a folder 1. On the Apps screen, tap Custom . 2. Tap ..

Controlling app permissions - Page 86

Controlling app permissions When you open apps the first time, you'll be prompted to grant them permissions to access certain data or features, such as contacts or the microphone. This gives you more control over which apps have authorized access. § If you suspect a certain app of being malicious or requesting unnecessary permissions, you should choose Deny to protect your phone. § If you choose Deny in a trusted app, you may not be able to use the app or access its full functionality. When this happens, go to Settings to change the app permissions. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then..

Setting up app links - Page 87

Setting up app links If there's more than one app that can be opened when you tap a link—such as a shared social post or media link—you may be prompted to choose the app you want to use. When you're prompted after you've tapped a link, select an app, and then tap Always to set that app as the default app to use. You can also go to Settings to see how app links have been set up for different apps and change them. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Apps . 3. Tap Configure apps Opening links . 4. Tap the app you want to configure, and then tap Open suppo..

Taking photos and videos - Page 88

Taking photos and videos Camera screen Take great photos and videos with the camera. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app. You'll see Photo mode, which is the default capture mode. Icon or button Function Switch between flash modes. Open the slideout menu to select a capture mode and choose camera settings. Toggle between photo HDR modes. 88 Taking photos and videos

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Taking photos and videos - Page 89

Icon or button Function Switch between the front camera and main camera. Switch between Video and Photo modes. Capture a photo. View the last photo or video taken. Zooming Before taking a regular photo or video, slide two fingers apart to zoom in or together to zoom out. You can also freely zoom in or out while recording. Turning the camera flash on or off Tap the flash icon to choose a flash setting. When using or , the camera intelligently sets the best flash brightness for your photo. Using the volume buttons for capturing In the Camera app, you can set the VOLUME buttons to function as ..

Choosing a capture mode - Page 90

2. Tap to open the slideout menu. 3. Tap Settings Volume button options . 4. Choose how you want to use the volume buttons when you're in the Camera app. Choosing a capture mode Switch to a capture mode to use for taking photos or videos. The camera on HTC Desire 550 separates capture modes into categories so that you can quickly find which mode you want. 1. Tap to open the slideout menu. You can also swipe right from the left edge in landscape orientation or swipe down from the top edge in portrait orientation. 2. Scroll through the menu to see the available capture modes. 3. Tap the captu..

Taking photos and videos - Page 91

5. You can quickly switch back to either Photo or Video mode when you're in other capture modes without opening the slideout menu.Right below the main shutter button, just tap to switch back to Photo mode or to switch back to Video mode. Capture mode settings You can change the settings for some of the capture modes such as Photo or Video mode. To change settings, select a mode and then tap to view and choose the available settings for the mode. Mode Setting Description Photo Selfie Photo Toggle between the time settings to set the self-timer or turn off the self-timer. See Taking photos wi..

Taking a photo - Page 92

Mode Setting Description Selfie Photo Turn Live Makeup on and off. See Applying skin touch-ups with Live Makeup on page 98 for details. Taking a photo 1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app. 2. Switch to Photo mode, if you're not in this mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 90 for details. 3. Point the camera at what you want to capture. The camera adjusts the focus automatically as you move it. You can also tap the screen to change the focus to a different subject. 4. To manually adjust the exposure, tap the screen, and then drag your finger up and down. Or ..

Setting the photo quality and size - Page 93

5. When you're ready to take the photo, tap . In Photo mode's settings, tap Camera options , and then turn on Auto smile capture to set the camera to take a photo automatically when your subject smiles. Setting the photo quality and size 1. Switch to Photo or Selfie Photo mode. 2. Tap to open the slideout menu. 3. Tap the current setting—for example — to change the photo quality and size, or aspect ratio. Tips for capturing better photos To get better captures with the Camera app, here are some tips on what to do while taking your shots. Before capturing § Make sure that the camera and..

For clear, sharp shots - Page 94

For clear, sharp shots § Tap the screen to focus and dynamically readjust the image contrast, which is sometimes desirable if you wish to take a macro to get an off-center bokeh effect or take photos while you're moving. Adjust the exposure to brighten the subject or make the subject look darker and richer. For details, see Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos on page 96. § If the subject is moving, on the Viewfinder, press and hold the subject to lock the focus. § If there are parts of the image that are in shadows and others are in highlights, use HDR to capture multiple shots..

Setting the video resolution - Page 95

Recording video 1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app. 2. Switch to Video mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 90 for details. 3. When you're ready to start recording, tap . 4. Change focus to a different subject or area by just tapping it on the Viewfinder screen. You can also change the exposure after tapping by dragging up and down on the screen. 5. Tap the flash icon to turn the flash on or off. 6. Tap to pause the recording, and then tap to resume. 7. To stop recording, tap . Setting the video resolution 1. Switch to Video mode. 2. Tap to open the slide..

Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos - Page 96

4. While recording, tap whenever you want to capture a still shot. 5. Tap to stop recording. Quickly adjusting the exposure of your photos HTC Desire 550 features a quick way of adjusting the exposure level or brightness in real time. Turn Touch autoexposure on if you want the camera to automatically adjust the exposure when you tap a darker or overexposed area on the Viewfinder screen. 1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app. 2. Switch to Photo or Panorama mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 90 for details. 3. Tap to open the slideout menu. 4. Tap Settings ...

Choosing a capture mode - Page 97

2. Switch to Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 90 for details. 3. Press and hold . The camera takes consecutive shots of your subject. 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...

Applying skin touch-ups with Live Makeup - Page 98

Selfies Applying skin touch-ups with Live Makeup Touch up your skin before taking your selfie. Live Makeup smoothens your skin in real time. Live Makeup is disabled when HDR is on. 1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app. 2. Switch to Selfie Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 90 for details. 3. If you don't see the Live Makeup adjustment bar on the Viewfinder screen, tap to open the slideout menu, and then tap . 4. To change the skin smoothing level, drag the adjustment bar slider. Next time you want to take selfies without using Live Makeup, tap to op..

Taking selfies with voice commands - Page 99

2. Switch to Selfie Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode on page 90 for details. 3. Tap to open the slideout menu. 4. Tap Settings Camera options . 5. Select the Auto selfie capture option, and then tap outside the slideout menu to close it. 6. Pose and frame yourself on the Viewfinder screen. 7. To take your selfie automatically, look at the front camera, and then: § Stay still until the white box turns green on the Viewfinder screen. § Or smile at the camera. Hold your smile for a few seconds until your shot is taken. Taking selfies with voice commands You can easily take photo or vi..

Taking photos with the self-timer - Page 100

5. Select the Voice capture option, and then tap outside the slideout menu to close it. 6. Pose and frame yourself on the Viewfinder screen. 7. Look at the front camera, and then: § Say Cheese or Capture to take a photo selfie. § Say Action or Rolling to record a video selfie. You can also use voice commands with the main camera. Switch to Photo mode, and then select the Voice capture option in the camera settings. Taking photos with the self-timer When you use the self-timer, the Camera app counts down before taking the shot. You can set the countdown time. 1. On the Home screen, tap the..

Flipping the angle of selfies - Page 101

Flipping the angle of selfies Do you want the angle of your shots to look exactly the same as how you see yourself on the Viewfinder screen? 1. Switch to Selfie Photo mode. To find out how to switch between capture modes, see Choosing a capture mode on page 90. 2. Tap to open the slideout menu. 3. Tap Settings Camera options . 4. Make sure the Save mirrored selfies option is selected. 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..

The camera stitches the frames into a single photo. - Page 102

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What you can do on Google Photos - Page 103

Google Photos What you can do on Google Photos Here are some of the things you can do when using Google Photos on your phone. § View, edit, and share the photos and videos you've taken on your phone. You can also access the media files previously backed up to your Google Account. If you see or on a thumbnail, it means that the media file is only stored on the phone and not yet backed up to your Google Account. Without this icon means that the photo or video is already backed up to your account. § To select photos and videos, press and hold a thumbnail to select one. Tap a date to select a..

Viewing photos and videos - Page 104

Viewing photos and videos When you open Google Photos for the first time, sign in to your Google Account, if prompted, and choose whether to turn backup and sync on or off. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Photos. You'll see your local and synced photos and videos organized by date. If you see or on a thumbnail, it means that the media file is only stored on the phone and not yet backed up to your account. 2. To switch to another view, tap Layout , and then choose how you want to view your media files. 3. Tap a thumbnail to view it in full screen. 4. To view only the pho..

Trimming a video - Page 105

4. While you're editing, press and hold the photo to compare your changes to the original. 5. After making your adjustment, tap . 6. Tap Save . Trimming a video 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Photos. 2. Tap a video thumbnail to view it in full screen. 3. Tap , and then drag the trim sliders to the part where you want the video to begin and end. 4. Tap to preview your trimmed video. 5. Tap Save . The trimmed video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited. Google Photos 105

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Getting instant information with the Google app - Page 106

Web search Getting instant information with the Google app Do you want to check the weather or your morning commute time before you start your day? The Google app 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, the Google app 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 ..

Setting up the Google app - Page 107

Setting up the Google app Before setting up the Google app: § Make sure that you're signed in to your Google account. § Turn location services on and make sure that you have an Internet connection. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Google . 2. Tap Get started . Or if you've previously set up the Google app on HTC Desire 550 and turned it off, tap Get started Set up . 3. Read the information screen and then tap Yes, I'm in . Google app's information cards will start to appear on the Google search screen. 4. Swipe up the screen to see all available information cards. 5. T..

Changing card settings - Page 108

Changing card settings You can easily customize the settings of the Google app 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 the settings of a specific card, tap and then tap an action. § To change specific information such as your work address, sports teams, or stocks you follow, tap , and then tap Customize the Feed . Choose the information you want to change. Setting reminders in ..

Turning off Google app's card feed - Page 109

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 app's card feed 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Google . 2. Tap Search & Now Your feed . 3. Tap the switch next to Turn off the feed , and then tap Turn off . Screen search Use Screen search to search information while viewing emails and websites, list..

Turning on Screen search - Page 110

Turning on Screen search Before turning on Screen search: § Make sure that you're signed in to your Google Account and have set up the Google app. § Turn location services on and make sure that you have an Internet connection. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Google . 2. Tap Settings Screen search . 3. Tap the Screen search On/Off switch. Searching with Screen search 1. On the current app you're in, press and hold . Screen search analyzes the screen and shows a card with information, apps, or actions related to the searched item or location. 2. Tap an item on the card ..

Searching HTC Desire 550 and the Web - Page 111

Turning off Screen search 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Google . 2. Tap Search & Now Screen search . 3. Tap the Screen search On/Off switch. Searching HTC Desire 550 and the Web You can search for information on HTC Desire 550 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 , and then find and tap Google . Or tap the Google search bar widget when available. Some apps, such as People or Mail, have their own search function, which you can use to s..

Searching the Web with your voice - Page 112

You can also filter web search results by tapping any of the categories on the filter bar below the search bar. Searching the Web with your voice Use Google Voice Search to find information on the Web by speaking to HTC Desire 550. This feature may not be available in all languages. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Google . 2. Say " OK, Google ," and then say what you want to search for. After speaking, matching items from 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, say " OK, Goo..

Turning Smart Boost on or off - Page 113

Power and storage management About Boost+ Here are some of the things you can do when using the Boost+ app. § Monitor your phone storage space and memory usage. § Delete cache, app installers, and temporary files on your phone. § Optimize system resources to extend battery life while you're using apps and playing your favorite games. § Manage irregular app activities, stop unused apps from running in the background, lock apps with sensitive content, or uninstall apps you don't use. Turning Smart Boost on or off The Smart Boost feature allows the Boost+ app to automatically free up memor..

Manually clearing junk files - Page 114

2. Tap , and then select or clear the Smart boost option. 3. When prompted to set up the system permission for Boost+, tap Continue Boost+ 4. Tap the Permit usage access On/Off switch. Adding apps to the Smart Boost exception list You can choose to set the Boost+ app to skip some apps when it runs its Smart Boost checks. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Boost+. 2. Tap Smart boost . 3. Tap Manage skipped apps . 4. Tap , and then select the apps to skip. 5. Tap Add . Manually clearing junk files Regularly remove junk files that clutter your storage space or slow down the p..

Optimizing apps running in the foreground - Page 115

4. Tap to clear junk files. In the Boost+ app settings, you can also choose to get notified when your junk files exceed a set limit or when an app is unused over a period of time. Optimizing apps running in the foreground When you enable an app in the Optimize foreground apps list, your phone automatically optimizes system resources while you're using it. This helps extend your phone's battery life. This feature may not be available on all phones. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Boost+. 2. Tap Optimize foreground apps . 3. On the Optimize foreground apps screen, tap the..

Managing irregular activities of downloaded apps - Page 116

Managing irregular activities of downloaded apps The Boost+ app can check for irregular activities from a downloaded app that may affect your phone's performance. When an irregular activity is detected, you can choose to stop the activity. Or, you can also uninstall the downloaded app via the Boost + app. You can only uninstall the apps you've downloaded. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Boost+. 2. Tap Manage apps . 3. Do any of the following: § To uninstall apps you don't need, select one or more apps under the Apps tab, and then tap . § Go to the Irregular activities..

Creating an unlock pattern for some apps - Page 117

4. Tap an app under Auto stop to choose whether to always stop the app from running, stop when the app isn't running for a certain period of time, or always allow the app to run in the background. To auto stop an app after a period of inactivity, tap Schedule auto stop , and then choose how long an app is unused before it's automatically stopped. Creating an unlock pattern for some apps Add a security pattern to some installed apps that you treat as private. Lock these apps to require an unlock pattern whenever the app is opened, avoiding others to access it without your permission. 1. From..

Use the power management features - Page 118

Tips for extending battery life How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use HTC Desire 550. Try out some of these tips to help increase battery life. Use the power management features § Turn Power saver mode and Extreme power saver mode on in Settings. § Monitoring your battery usage helps identify what's using the most power so you can choose what to do about it. For details, see Checking battery usage on page 122. Manage your connections § Turn off wireless connections such as mobile data, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth when not in use. § Turn GPS on only when..

Power and storage management - Page 119

§ Set the screen timeout to a shorter time. See Setting when to turn off the screen on page 224. § Don't use a live wallpaper for your Home screen. Animation effects are nice to show off to other people but they drain your battery. Changing your wallpaper to a plain, black background can also help a little. The less color is displayed, the less battery is used. See Setting your Home wallpaper on page 76. Manage your apps § Battery optimization helps extend battery standby time. See Battery optimization for apps on page 123. § Install the latest software and application updates. Updates ..

Other tips - Page 120

§ 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 Settings Sync, Send & Receive , and then adjust the settings under Sync schedule. § 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 edi..

Power and storage management - Page 121

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 , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Battery Manager . 3. 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 , select the Automatically turn on power saver option, and then select a battery level. Extreme power saving mode In times when you don't need to use much of your phone, turn Extreme power sav..

Displaying the battery percentage - Page 122

Displaying the battery percentage You can check the percentage of remaining battery power right from the status bar. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Battery Manager . 3. Select Show battery level . Checking battery usage See how the system and apps are using the battery and how much power is being used. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Battery Manager . 3. Tap Battery usage , and then tap an item to check how it's using the battery. 4. If you see the Adjust power use section while viewing battery use details, you c..

Turning battery optimization off in apps - Page 123

Checking battery history Check how long you've been using HTC Desire 550 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 , and then find and tap Settings . 2. Tap Battery Manager . 3. Tap History to view battery usage over time. Battery optimization for apps When you have connections such as Wi-Fi on while the phone is in sleep mode, some apps may still continue to use the battery. Starting from Android 6.0, battery optimization is enabled for..

Types of storage - Page 124

5. To turn off battery optimization in an app, tap the app name, and then tap Don't optimize Done . Repeat this process to turn off optimization in other apps. To filter the list and see which apps have battery optimization disabled, tap All apps Not optimized . Types of storage Starting from Android 6.0, there have been some changes on how and where downloaded apps and their data can be stored. Phone storage This is the internal storage which contains the Android system, preinstalled apps, email, text messages, and cached data from the apps. You can also install apps that you've downloaded..

Power and storage management - Page 125

Should I use the storage card as removable or internal storage? Use your storage card as removable storage when there's already content such as your media and other files so that you don't lose these content. If you have a brand new storage card, choose whether to use it as removable storage or set it up as an extension of the internal storage. Removable storage Use a new storage card as removable storage to be able to insert and use the card on HTC Desire 550 and other Android phones. Internal storage Set up a new storage card as internal storage for more privacy and secure use. This encry..

Setting up your storage card as internal storage - Page 126

Setting up your storage card as internal storage When you insert a storage card that has not been used on HTC Desire 550 before, the card will be mounted as removable storage by default. If the storage card is new or doesn't have content you want to keep, you can format the storage card to use it as internal storage for HTC Desire 550. § See Should I use the storage card as removable or internal storage? on page 125 to find out the differences between using the storage card as removable storage or internal storage. § If there are still files on the storage card, back up the files first be..

Power and storage management - Page 127

Moving apps and data between the phone storage and storage card If you've set up your storage card as internal storage, you can move third-party apps that you installed and their data such as photos, media, and downloaded files to the storage card to free up phone storage space. If you no longer want to use your storage card as internal storage, make sure to move all the apps and data from the card back to the phone storage. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Storage . 2. Tap the name of your storage card if you're moving app data from the phone storage to the card, or tap Phone storage ..

Moving an app to or from the storage card - Page 128

Moving an app to or from the storage card When you're running out of phone storage space, you can move a downloaded app and its data to the storage card if the card has been set up as internal storage. If you need to reformat your storage card, make sure to move each app and its data back to the phone storage before formatting the card. Preinstalled apps cannot be moved. Some third-party apps you've downloaded and installed to the phone storage may also not allow you to move them to the storage card. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Storage . 2. Tap Phone storage Apps if you want to mo..

Copying files between HTC Desire 550 and your computer - Page 129

2. Tap Phone storage or the storage card name. 3. Tap Explore to view internal storage content—whether it's phone storage content or internal storage content on the storage card. 4. To select or deselect files: § Press and hold a file to select it. To select more files, tap each file. § Tap a file to deselect it. § To select all files, press and hold a file first, and then tap Select all . 5. Do one of the following: § To delete, tap . § To paste, tap Copy to . In the Save to slideout menu, choose where to paste to, and then tap Copy . Copying files between HTC Desire 550 and your co..

Freeing up storage space - Page 130

3. On the pop-up message that asks whether to use USB for file transfers, tap Yes . If you don't see this message, slide the Notifications panel open, tap the Use USB for notification, and then tap Transfer files . You'll then see options for viewing or importing files on the computer screen. 4. Choose to view files. 5. Copy the files from your computer to HTC Desire 550, or vice versa. 6. After copying the files, disconnect HTC Desire 550 from the computer. Freeing up storage space As you use HTC Desire 550, you'll accumulate data and fill its storage capacity over time. Here are some tips..

Power and storage management - Page 131

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 135. Remove or disable apps Uninstall apps that you've downloaded if no longer need them. See Uninstalling an app on page 47. Preinstalled apps can be disabled when you're not using them. See Disabling an app on page 87. Move apps to the storage card Third-party apps that you've downloaded and installed can be moved to the storage card if you've set up the card as internal s..

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2. Do one of the following: § If your storage card appears under Removable storage, tap next to the card name, and then tap Eject . § If your storage card appears under Internal storage, tap the card name, and then tap Eject . 132 Power and storage management

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Adding your social networks, email accounts, and more - Page 133

Sync, backup, and reset 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 550. Depending on the account type, signing in to your online accounts lets you sync updates between HTC Desire 550 and the Web. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Accounts & sync . 2. Tap . 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..

Removing an account - Page 134

3. To manually sync individual accounts, tap an account type, and then 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 550 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 Settings Accounts & sync . 2. Tap an account type. If you've signed into multiple accounts under an account type, tap the account to remove. 3. Tap Remove account . Some personal data ma..

Ways of backing up files, data, and settings - Page 135

Ways of backing up files, data, and settings Worried that you might lose important stuff on HTC Desire 550? Back up HTC Desire 550 before you remove content from the storage, do a factory reset, or upgrade to a new phone. Android Backup Service Use your Google Account to automatically back up app data and settings including Wi- Fi passwords and files stored by certain apps. HTC Sync Manager Use HTC Sync Manager to import music, photos, and videos from HTC Desire 550 to your computer. You can also sync locally stored contacts and playlists between HTC Desire 550 and your computer. Likewise, ..

Using Android Backup Service - Page 136

Messages Back up your text messages to the storage card or phone storage, 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 storage card or phone storage. Files Connect HTC Desire 550 to your computer as a disk drive to manually copy and paste files to your computer. Other data Check other apps to see if they support exporting data to the storage card or phone storage. Using Android Backup Service..

Backing up HTC Desire 550 - Page 137

When auto backup is enabled, the Android Backup Service periodically backs up your phone to a private folder in Google Drive. Auto backup occurs every 24 hours when the phone is idle, charging, and connected to a Wi-Fi network. Backup data will not count towards your Google Drive storage quota. Large files or files that app developers have chosen to exclude from the service will not be backed up. Restoring your wallpaper from your old phone may depend on screen resolution compatibility of both your old phone and HTC Desire 550. Backing up HTC Desire 550 Automatically back up HTC Desire 550 ..

Backing up contacts and messages - Page 138

Backing up contacts and messages If you want to separately back up contacts and text messages on HTC Desire 550, here are some tips on how to export or import them. Backing up your contacts 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap People . 2. On the People tab, tap 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. I..

Backing up your text messages - Page 139

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 . Backing up your text messages Keep important text messages by backing them up so you can restore them to the HTC Messages app, if needed. The Messages app backs up either to the phone storage or to your storage card if you have one inserted. 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, ta..

Backing up text messages by email - Page 140

Backing up text messages by email § You need to set up your email account in the HTC Mail app. § 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 , and then find and tap Messages . 2. Tap 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 p..

Restoring from your previous HTC phone - Page 141

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 . Restoring from your previous HTC phone If you were using HTC Backup on your previous HTC phone,..

View and manage media on your computer and phone - Page 142

4. Sign in with the account you used to back up your old phone. 5. Choose the backup to restore to HTC Desire 550. 6. If prompted, choose whether to use a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection for restoring your backup. 7. Follow the onscreen instructions to restore your backup. 8. Slide open the Notifications panel to check if there's any notification to finish restoring your backup. 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 ..

Sync, backup, and reset - Page 143

§ Create playlists from music on your phone or your computer and then sync these playlists to both devices. § Play music and videos using the built-in player. Transfer content § Transfer iPhone photos, text messages, contacts, and more to your HTC phone. § 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 H..

Installing HTC Sync Manager on your computer - Page 144

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. 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. 4. If HTC Sync Manager didn't automatically open, you may need to do one of the steps below, depending on the Android version installed on your phone. § When prompted if y..

Transferring iPhone content to your HTC phone - Page 145

Transferring iPhone content 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. 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. Sel..

HTC Desire 550 not responding? - Page 146

2. Press and hold the POWER button, and then tap Restart . HTC Desire 550 not responding? If HTC Desire 550 does not respond when you touch the screen or press the buttons, you can still restart it. Press and hold the POWER and VOLUME DOWN until your phone vibrates, and then release the buttons. You may need to press and hold the buttons for 12 to 15 seconds before the phone vibrates. Resetting network settings Reset the network settings when you're having problems connecting HTC Desire 550 to your mobile data or Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Bac..

Resetting HTC Desire 550 (Hard reset) - Page 147

Resetting HTC Desire 550 (Hard reset) If HTC Desire 550 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 S..

What is HTC BlinkFeed? - Page 148

HTC BlinkFeed What is HTC BlinkFeed? Get the latest news about your interests or status updates from your 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 a tile to view the content. If it's a video tile, you can watch the video in full screen, hear the audio, and control the playback. § While viewing a news article, swipe left or right to see more stories. § While in HTC BlinkFeed, you can press or to scroll to the top. § Swipe right on HTC BlinkFeed to open the slideout menu ..

Turning HTC BlinkFeed on or off - Page 149

Turning HTC BlinkFeed on or off 1. On the Home screen, slide two fingers together. 2. Do one of the following: § To turn on HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right on the thumbnails to , then tap it. § To turn off HTC BlinkFeed, tap the thumbnail to select it, press and hold the thumbnail and drag it to Remove . HTC BlinkFeed 149

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Viewing restaurant recommendations - Page 150

Restaurant recommendations Can't think of what to eat? Get recommendations for restaurants nearby in HTC BlinkFeed. Make sure you've added personalized content to HTC BlinkFeed. See Ways of adding content on HTC BlinkFeed on page 151. 1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu. 2. Tap and make sure Mealtime recommendations is selected. If prompted, give HTC Sense Home permission to access your location and personal usage data. To get restaurant recommendations, you'll need to actively use HTC BlinkFeed daily. Restaurant recommendations will show up as a tile in HTC BlinkFeed..

Ways of adding content on HTC BlinkFeed - Page 151

§ If you see a phone number, tap the phone number to call the restaurant. § If available, tap the dots at the bottom or swipe left to see more options. Ways of adding content on HTC BlinkFeed Personalize HTC BlinkFeed to show articles and status updates from your favorite news sources and apps. Adding sources to HTC BlinkFeed Add news sources such as News Republic ® to select from a wide variety of news services. 1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu. 2. Tap , and then select the sources you want to add. Selecting feeds Discover stories and articles on HTC BlinkFeed...

Showing content from your apps and social networks - Page 152

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 before you can post a status update from HTC BlinkFeed. § When adding a social network to HTC BlinkFeed, you need to give HTC Sense permission to access it. 1. On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu. 2. Tap , and then select the apps and social networks you like. Searching and adding a topic of interest Looking for a more specific topic? Search for and select topics of interes..

Customizing the Highlights feed - Page 153

Customizing the Highlights feed The Highlights feed displays a mix of top trending articles and status updates from the feed sources you added. You can set the Highlights feed to only show items from your favorite news sources 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. Playing videos on HTC BlinkFeed If you're connected to Wi-Fi and there's a news or social media post that contains a video, the video plays automatically on the tile. § Tap a video tile to play i..

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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. § When adding a social network to HTC BlinkFeed, you need to give HTC Sense permission to access it. 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 ..

Making a call with Smart dial - Page 155

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 matching contacts. 3. To see all the numbers and contacts that match, tap the number (for example, 8 matches). 4. Tap the contact you want to call. If the phone number has an extension, tap after connecting to the main line and then dial th..

Dialing an extension number - Page 156

4. Follow screen instructions to make the call. 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 ..

Phone calls - Page 157

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 . You can also press and hold an unassigned key on the dialpad, and then tap Yes . 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 n..

Answering or rejecting a call - Page 158

Receiving calls When you receive a phone call from a contact, the Incoming call screen appears. HTC Desire 550 will automatically adjust the ringtone volume if Quiet ring on pickup and Pocket mode are selected in Settings Sound & notification . 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. 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 550 face down on a level surface. 158 Phone ..

Putting a call on hold - Page 159

Emergency call In some regions, you can make emergency calls from HTC Desire 550 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 on the screen. What can I do during a call? When a call is in progress, you can turn the speakerphone..

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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 550 to your ear when the speakerphone is on. § On the call screen, tap . The speakerphone icon appears in the status bar. § To turn the speakerphone off, tap . Muting the ..

Setting up a conference call - Page 161

§ 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 your mobile operator for details. 1. Make a call to the first conference call participant. 2. When connected, tap , and then dial the number of the second participant. The first participant is put on hold. 3. When connected to the second participant, tap . 4. To add another p..

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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 Select all . 3. Tap..

Switching between silent, vibrate, and normal modes - Page 163

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 contact . You can always remove a caller from your blocked list. On the Call History tab, tap Blocked contacts . In the All tab, press and hold a contact, and then tap Unblock contacts . Switching between silent, vibrate, and normal modes Do one of the following: § To change from silent to normal mode, press the VOLUME UP button twice. § To change fr..

Changing the default country code for Home dialing - Page 164

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. 164 Phone calls

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Sending a text message (SMS) - Page 165

Messages Sending a text message (SMS) 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messages . 2. Tap . 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 to send the message. Or, you can tap to save the message as a draft. § There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message (displayed above ). If you exceed the limit, your text message will be delivered as one but will be billed as more than one message. § Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you enter an..

Sending a multimedia message (MMS) - Page 166

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 , and then find and tap Messages . 2. Tap . 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 to see options for replacing, viewing or removing your attachment. 8. Tap . Or, you can tap ..

Sending a group message - Page 167

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. Tap Done . 5. To send a group SMS, tap , and then select Send as individual . Clear this option to send your message as a group MMS. Sending option Sending and receiving Group SMS Your message will be sent to the recipients as a text message and you will be charged by your mobile op..

Resuming a draft message - Page 168

6. Tap the area that says Add text , then enter your message. 7. 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 , and then tap Filter Drafts . 3. Tap . 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 wi..

Replying to a contact's other phone number - Page 169

Replying to a contact's other phone number When a contact has multiple phone numbers stored on HTC Desire 550, 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 Recipient phone number and select which phone number you want to reply to. 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 M..

Moving messages to the secure box - Page 170

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 secu..

Blocking unwanted messages - Page 171

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 remo..

Preventing a message from being deleted - Page 172

Deleting messages and conversations Open the Messages app and do any of the following: To delete a Do these steps 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. Conversation Press and hold a contact (or phone number), and then tap Delete . To delete multiple conversations, tap Delete threads , and then select the conversations to delete. In the Messages settings, tap General Delete old messages to auto delet..

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People Your contacts list The People app lists all contacts you've stored on HTC Desire 550 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 . 174 People

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Filtering your contacts list - Page 175

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 Phonebook . 2. Choose the accounts that contain the contacts you want to display. 3. Press . Finding people Search for cont..

Setting up your profile - Page 176

§ Find people on your company directory. Tap , enter the first few letters of the 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..

How do I add an extension number to a contact - Page 177

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. 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 p..

Editing a contact’s information - Page 178

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 . 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. 178 People

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Importing contacts from your nano SIM card - Page 179

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 , and then find and tap People . 2. On the People tab, tap 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 ..

Copying contacts from one account to another - Page 180

Copying contacts from one account to another Contacts from social networks may not be able to 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 550 finds contacts that can be merged, you’ll see a link notification when you open the P..

Manually merging contact information - Page 181

If you don't want to receive contact link suggestions, on the People tab, tap Settings . Clear the Suggest contact link option. 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 besid..

Sending multiple contact cards - Page 182

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. 182 Peo..

Creating a group - Page 183

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 550 also syncs with groups you've created in your Google Account. Creating a group 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap People . 2. On the Groups tab, tap . 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, ta..

Editing a group - Page 184

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 . 184 People

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Adding a contact to the private contacts list - Page 185

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 Contacts must have a phone number before they can be added 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 . Organizing your private contacts 1. On the People..

Checking your mail - Page 186

Email 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 your phone. 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Mail. The inbox of one of your email accounts appears. 2. Do any of the following: § Tap an email message to read. § To display email messages in another mail folder, tap Folder , and then tap the folder you want to view. 186 Email

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Organizing your inbox - Page 187

§ 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. Email 187

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Sending an email message - Page 188

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. 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. § ..

Reading and replying to an email message - Page 189

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 to expand the conversation, and then tap the email message. 4. Tap Reply or Reply All . Tap for more actions for the email. Quickly replying..

Managing email messages - Page 190

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 . 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 ..

Searching for emails from a contact - Page 191

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 , and then find and tap Mail. 2. Tap . 3. If you want to narrow the scope for your search, tap , check the search options, and then tap OK . 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 u..

Working with Exchange ActiveSync email - Page 192

Working with Exchange ActiveSync email With your Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, you can flag important email messages or set your out of the office reply right on your phone. 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 to expand the conversation, and then tap the flag icon of the email message. Setting your Out of the office status 1. Switch to your Excha..

Adding an email account - Page 193

7. Tap Save . 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 , and then find and tap Mail. 2. Tap 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 fo..

What is Smart Sync? - Page 194

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. 194 Email

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Using the Clock - Page 195

Other apps Using the Clock Get more from the Clock app than just the regular date and time. Use your phone 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 the date and time manually 1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Clock. 2. On the World Clock tab, tap Set date & time . 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. Setting an alarm Y..

Checking Weather - Page 196

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 . 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 ..

Changing the city on the weather clock - Page 197

Changing the city on the weather clock Change the city on the weather clock directly from the widget. 1. On the weather clock widget, tap the name of the currently displayed city. 2. Tap . 3. Enter the name of the city want to search for. As you type, suggestions will be listed on the screen. 4. Tap the city you want to add. 5. Tap the city to select it as the city to display on the weather clock. If you are prompted to confirm your choice, tap OK . Turning on location services from the weather clock If you forgot to turn on location services, you can easily do that from the weather clock w..

Recording voice clips - Page 198

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 550, 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 . Press and hold a voice clip to see options for sharing, sett..

Google apps - Page 199

2. If this is your first time to open FM Radio, it will automatically scan for local FM stations. When it finishes scanning, scroll through the list and tap a station you want to 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 . § Tap to mark a radio station as a favorite. To see your other favorites and preset stations, tap . 4. To turn off FM Radio, tap . To turn it back on while you're still in the app, tap . Google apps C..

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Google Chrome Surf the Internet, search the Web, and bookmark your favorite websites. Google Drive Store your photos, documents, and other files on Google Drive to access them on HTC Desire 550, computer, and other devices. In addition to the default storage that you get from Google Drive, you may be eligible to receive additional online storage for free. Sign in to your Google Account on HTC Desire 550—and not from your computer or other non-HTC phones—to claim this offer. Google Maps Track your current location, view real-time traffic situations, and receive detailed directions to you..

Turning the data connection on or off - Page 201

Internet connections Turning the data connection on or off Turning your data connection off saves battery life and money on data charges. You need a 4G/LTE plan to use your operator's 4G/LTE network for voice calls and data services. Check with your operator for details. 1. 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 ..

Turning data roaming on or off - Page 202

§ 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 550 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. Turning data roaming on or off Connect to your mobile operator’s partner networks and access data services when you’re out of your mobile operator’s coverage area. Using data ..

Keeping track of your data usage - Page 203

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 550 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 Data Manager . 3. Select Limit mobile data usage and tap OK to automatically disable your data connection when you reach the set limit. 4. Drag the upper LIMIT line to set your monthly data limit. 5. Select Alert me about data usage , and then drag the lower ALERT line to set an ..

Turning Wi-Fi on or off - Page 204

3. Scroll down the screen to see a list of apps and their data usage info. 4. Tap an app to see more details. Wi-Fi connection To use Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot”. The availability and strength of a Wi-Fi signal varies depending on objects the Wi-Fi signal has to pass through (such as buildings or a wall between rooms). Turning Wi-Fi on or off 1. From the Home screen, 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. § To manually scan for Wi-Fi netwo..

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network via WPS - Page 205

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 550 easily. 1. Turn Wi-Fi on, and check the list of detected Wi-Fi networks. See Turning Wi-Fi on or off on page 204. 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 . Connecting ..

Adding a VPN connection - Page 206

Also, HTC Desire 550 must first establish a Wi-Fi or data connection before you can start a VPN connection. Adding a VPN connection You must first set a lock screen PIN, password, or pattern before you can use credential storage and set up the VPN. 1. From the Home screen, 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 ...

Installing a digital certificate - Page 207

To disconnect from a VPN connection, tap the VPN connection, and then tap Disconnect . You can then open the web browser to access resources such as your corporate network intranet. Installing a digital certificate Use client and Certificate Authority (CA) digital certificates to enable HTC Desire 550 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 certif..

Using HTC Desire 550 as a Wi-Fi hotspot - Page 208

Using HTC Desire 550 as a Wi-Fi hotspot Share your data connection with other devices by turning HTC Desire 550 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 . 3. Tap Mobile network sharing Mobile Hotspot . The first time you turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot, you'll nee..

Sharing your phone's Internet connection by USB tethering - Page 209

HTC Desire 550 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 550 to connect to the Internet. § To make sure that the USB drivers for HTC Desire 550 are up-to-date, install the latest version of HTC Sync Manager on your computer. § You may need to have USB tethering added to your data plan, and it may inc..

What is HTC Connect? - Page 210

Wireless sharing What is HTC Connect? With HTC Connect, wirelessly stream music or video from your phone 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 § Miracast ™ compatible display devices § Chromecast ™ compatible display devices. § Bluetooth speakers § HTC certified consumer electronic devices or accessories that have the HTC Co..

Using HTC Connect to share your media - Page 211

To see a list of supported devices or accessories, go to https://connect.htc.com/ certified-devices.html . For more information about HTC Connect, see https:// connect.htc.com/index.html . 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 your phone. 2. Swipe up with three fingers on the screen. Wireless sharing 211

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3. Choose the device you want to connect to. 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. 212 Wireless sharing

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Streaming music to Blackfire compliant speakers - Page 213

Streaming music to Blackfire compliant speakers BLACKFIRE RESEARCH Play music simultaneously to multiple Blackfire compliant speakers from your phone. 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 your phone. 2. Swipe up with three fingers on the screen. Your phone then turns Wi-Fi on automatically and scans for media devices on your Wi-Fi network. You'll see the available spea..

Renaming the speakers - Page 214

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 . Your phone then turns Wi-Fi on automatically and scans for media devices on your Wi-Fi 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. Ref..

Turning Bluetooth on or off - Page 215

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 . 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 s..

Reconnecting a Bluetooth headset - Page 216

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 550 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 215. 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 550 pairs with the headset and the head..

Unpairing from a Bluetooth device - Page 217

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 217, and then follow the steps under Connecting a Bluetooth headset on page 216. Unpairing from a Bluetooth device 1. Turn Bluetooth on and check the list of paired devices. See Turning Bluetooth on or off on page 215. 2. In the Paired devices section, tap next to the device to unpair. 3. Tap Unpair . Receiv..

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3. If asked, accept the pairing request on HTC Desire 550 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 550 receives a file transfer request notification, slide the Notifications panel down, tap the incoming file notification, and then tap Accept . 6. When a file is transferred, a notification is displayed. Slide the Notifications panel down, and then tap the relevant notification. 7. Tap the received file to view it. 21..

Settings and security - Page 219

Settings and security HTC BoomSound profile With the HTC BoomSound profile turned on, you'll enjoy enhanced audio quality when you plug in a headset. Listen to stronger bass, clearer vocals, and finer details in songs and videos. To turn the HTC BoomSound profile on or off, go to Settings , and then tap the HTC BoomSound On/Off switch. Turning location services on or off In order to find your location on HTC Desire 550, 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 source..

Do not disturb mode - Page 220

Do not disturb mode Use Do not disturb mode to reject calls, and silence audible alerts and notifications, but still keep a data connection available. 1. With two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings. 2. Tap . If necessary, swipe to the next screen. 3. Tap Total silence , Alarms only , or Priority only depending on if you want to allow exceptions. When Priority only is selected, you can receive messages or calls from contacts in your exceptions list. 4. Tap Until you turn this off if you want to turn off Do not disturb by yourself or tap or to set the number..

Blocking visual disturbances - Page 221

§ When the screen is on, press VOLUME and then tap End now to turn off Do not disturb mode quickly. § When you press VOLUME down until you reach silence mode, Do not disturb Alarms only mode is activated. Blocking visual disturbances You can set Do not disturb mode to block visual disturbances such as pop up notifications. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Sound & notification . 2. Tap Do not disturb Block visual disturbances . 3. Tap the On/Off switches to choose whether to block visual disturbances when the screen is on and off. Allowing notifications and contacts to bypass Do n..

Setting a Do not disturb schedule - Page 222

5. Tap Manage approved contacts , and then tap to add contacts to your exceptions list. To remove contacts or numbers from the list, tap Remove contacts . Setting a Do not disturb schedule Schedule Do not disturb to turn on automatically and how long will it last. For example, you can set it to turn on during a weekly meeting. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Sound & notification . 2. Tap Do Not Disturb Automatic rules . 3. Tap Add rule . 4. Select whether to base the rule on a time or an event, enter a name for the rule, and then tap OK . 5. Set the rule's parameters. Rule Setting..

Settings and security - Page 223

Rule Settings Event rule § Select a calendar you want to make the rule for. § Set a condition for the type of reply. § Select a Do not disturb level. You can turn an automatic rule on or off by tapping the On/Off switch when viewing the details of the rule. Airplane mode When you enable Airplane (Flight) mode, all wireless radios on HTC Desire 550 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 ..

Automatic screen rotation - Page 224

When enabled, the Airplane mode icon is displayed in the status bar. Automatic screen rotation Automatic rotation is not supported in all applications. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons . 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 Settings Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons . 2. Tap Sc..

Settings and security - Page 225

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. Night mode Enabling Night mode in the evening shifts the display colors from blue to warmer colors, helping to reduce eyestrain. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons . 2. Tap Night mode , and then tap the On/Off switch to turn it on. 3. Drag the slider to adjust the color temperature. Dragging the slider to Warmer filters out more blue light. 4. Tap E..

Turning touch sounds and vibration on and off - Page 226

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 550. § 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 keyboard Turning touch sounds and vibration on and off 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Sound & notification . 2. Under System, select the option ..

Changing the display language - Page 227

§ Tap Keypress vibration , clear System default , and then drag the slider all the way to the left to turn off keyboard vibration. 4. Tap OK . Changing the display language Changing the language adjusts the keyboard layout, date and time formatting, and more. You can choose several languages and specific dialects so that apps with localized content will display correctly. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Language & keyboard . 2. Tap Languages . The first language in the list is the default display language. 3. Tap Add a language to add another language to the list, and then select..

Restoring a nano SIM card that has been locked out - Page 228

Assigning a PIN to a nano SIM card You can help to protect the nano SIM card by assigning a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Make sure you have the default PIN provided by your mobile operator before continuing. 1. From the Home screen, 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.”..

Improve screen readability - Page 229

Accessibility features HTC Desire 550 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. § Increase the font and display size, use color inversion and color correction, or enable high-contrast text using the Accessibility settings. You can also enable HTC Desire 550 to speak the passwords you enter. See Accessibility settings on page 230. § Turn magnification gestures on. See Turning Magnification gestures on or off on page 231. § Tur..

Enable hearing aids and sidetone - Page 230

Enable hearing aids and sidetone If you wear a hearing aid or are hearing impaired, you can enable these options in Settings Call : § Select Hearing aids to enable hearing aid compatibility that amplifies your phone's in-call volume § Select Sidetone to receive controlled feedback through the phone's earpiece, helping you modulate your voice so that it's neither too loud nor too soft. Use your voice You can use your voice to perform an action on HTC Desire 550. § Call a contact using your voice. See Making a call with your voice on page 155. § Search for information on the Web using Goo..

Turning Magnification gestures on or off - Page 231

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. Navigating HTC Desire 550 with TalkBack Use TalkBack if you need to navigate HTC Desire 550 by spoken feedback. When you touch the screen, HTC Desire 550 vibrates and gives you an audible response so you know what ..

Turning Explore by touch on or off - Page 232

TalkBack works best if you turn off automatic screen rotation. Turning Explore by touch on or off Explore by touch allows HTC Desire 550 to respond to shortcut gestures and screen touches with audible feedback. Explore by touch is enabled when you turn on TalkBack. 1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Accessibility . 2. Tap TalkBack , and then tap Settings . 3. Under Touch exploration, tap the On/Off switch next to Explore by touch to turn the feature on or off. When Explore by touch is disabled, HTC Desire 550 will no longer respond to shortcut gestures or speak items when you touch the s..

Using TalkBack gestures - Page 233

Using TalkBack gestures When TalkBack and Explore by touch are turned on, 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: To Do this 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..

Using TalkBack context menus - Page 234

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 a global context menu for controlling continuous reading and TalkBack con..

Changing the TalkBack reading speed and pitch - Page 235

If you already changed the TalkBack shortcut gestures, check your TalkBack settings for the appropriate gesture. 3. Double-tap an item on the menu to select. Changing the TalkBack reading speed and pitch 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 . 3. Drag the Speech rate and Pitch sliders to the right to increase or left to decrease. 4. Tap Listen to an example to hear the speech rate and pitch you've set. Tap Rese..

Teletypewriter (TTY) mode - Page 236

3. Tap next to Google Text-to-speech Engine , and then do any of the following: To Do this 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 . Not all languages are supported. Teletypewriter (TTY) mode TTY mode allows people who have hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. HTC Desire 550 is compatible with select TTY phones. HTC Desire 550 and the TTY phone connect using a special cable that may come with..

Settings and security - Page 237

3. Tap TTY mode . When turned on, TTY mode may impair the audio quality of non-TTY phones connected to the headset jack. Settings and security 237

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Trademarks and copyrights - Page 238

Trademarks and copyrights © 2017 HTC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. HTC, the HTC logo, HTC Desire, HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Connect, HTC Sense, VideoPic, and all other HTC product and feature names are trademarks or registered trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries of HTC Corporation and its affiliates. © 2017 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are registered trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC. Your phone is designed to make it easy for you to access a wide variety of content. For your protection, we want you to be aware that some app..

Trademarks and copyrights - Page 239

Wi-Fi® and Miracast are registered trademarks of the Wireless Fidelity Alliance, Inc. LTE is a trademark of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). DLNA is a trademark or registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States, and other countries and used with permission. AllPlay is a trademark of Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., and used with permission. BLACKFIRE RESEARCH™ is a Registered Trademark (No. 3,898,359) of BLAC..

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Index - Page 241

Index A Accounts - syncing 133 Airplane mode 223 Alarms - setting 195 Apps - arranging 84 - grouping into a folder 82, 84 - hiding or unhiding 84 - icons on Home screen 81 - installing 46 - installing from Google Play 44 - installing from the web 46 - on Home screen 81 - restoring 45 - uninstalling 47 - updating 42 Auto Selfie 98 B Backup - about 135 - HTC Sync Manager 142 - options 135 - restoring backed up apps 45 Battery - charging 31 - checking usage 122 - saving battery power 118 BlinkFeed See HTC BlinkFeed Bluetooth - connecting a Bluetooth headset 216 - receiving information 217 Boos..

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Capture modes - switching to 90 Capture screen 60 Change phone language 227 Clock 195 - alarm 195 - setting date and time 195 Conference call 161 Contacts - adding 176 - contact link suggestions 180 - copying 36, 179, 180 - editing 178 - filtering 175 - groups 183 - importing 36, 179 - merging contact information 180 - sending contact information 181 - transferring 36, 179 Continuous shooting 96 Copy - files 129 Copying - text 64 D Data connection - data roaming 202 - sharing 209 - turning on or off 201 - usage 201 Data transferiPhone - from iCloud 35 Data transfer - from Android phone 34 -..

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G Game Battery Booster 115 Gestures - motion gestures 51 - touch gestures 53 Gmail 199 Google apps 199 Google Chrome - Google Drive 199 Google Maps 199 Google Play - installing apps 44 - refund 47 Google Voice Search 112 GPS (Global Positioning System) See Location settings Group messaging 167 H Hands free 216 Hard reset See Factory reset HDR 97 Headphones See Bluetooth hearing impaired - hearing aids 230 - sidetone 230 Home screen - adding or removing widget panel 77 - apps 81 - arranging widget panels 77 - changing your main Home screen 78 - classic layout 75 - feeds 148 - folder 82 - fre..

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K Keyboard - entering text 65 - entering text by speaking 65 - speech recognition 65 L Language - system language 227 Live Makeup 98 Location settings 219 Lock screen - answering a call 158 - dismissing an alarm 49 - locking apps 117 - rejecting a call 158 - unlocking 49 Low battery 118 Low storage 130 M Mail - attachments 188 - carbon copy, blind copy (cc, bcc) 188 - deleting 190 - draft 188 - replying 189 - searching 191 - sending 188 - sorting 190 Mail folders - moving email messages 190 Master reset See Factory reset Media streaming See HTC Connect Messages - block box 171 - deleting a ..

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- removing accounts 134 - syncing manually 133 - what can you sync with 133 P Pair a Bluetooth headset 216 Phone calls - blocking a call 163 - call history 161 - calling 155 - conference call 161 - emergency call 159 - extension number 156 - missed calls 156 - muting the microphone 160 - putting a call on hold 159 - receiving calls 158 - Smart Dial 155 - speakerphone 160 - speed dial 157 Phone information 41 Phone settings See Settings Phone updates 40 Photos - transferring from computer 37 - transferring from iPhone 145 Power - charging the battery 31 - checking battery usage 122 - saving ..

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selfie - Auto Selfie 98 - Live Makeup 98 - self-timer 100 - Voice Selfie 99 Settings - About 41 - Accessibility 230 - display language 227 - Storage 124 Setup - contacts from old phone 36 - first-time setup 33 - photos, music, videos from old phone 37 - restoring backup from cloud storage 141 Sharing - text 64 sidetone 230 Sleep mode 49 Smart Boost 113 Smart network sharing 209 SMS See Messages Soft reset 61, 145 Software update 40 Sound - ringtone, notifications, and alarm 70 - switching profiles 163 Speakerphone 160 Speed dial 157 Storage 114, 116, 124 - clearing junk files 114 - uninstal..

Index - Page 247

W Waking up phone - through power button 49 Wallpaper - changing 76 Weather - checking weather 196 Wi-Fi 204, 205 - connecting via WPS 205 - turning on 204 Widgets - adding 80 - changing settings 80 - removing 83 - resizing 81 Wireless media sharing See HTC Connect Wireless router 208 Y YouTube 199 Index 247

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