Your HTC Incredible S
For the complete user guide and other helpful resources,
go to www.htc.com/support.
Please also read the Safety and regulatory guide that’s
included in the box.
Get HTC Sync
Use HTC Sync to sync contacts, calendar, and other info
between your computer and your phone.
Go to our support website (www.htc.com/support) to
download the latest HTC Sync software for your phone
and install it on your computer.
Battery saving tips
Turning off wireless functions manually
You can turn off wireless functions such as Wi-Fi, mobile
network, and Bluetooth on-the-fly when not in use.
1. Drag your finger from the top of the screen down to
open the Notifications panel.
2. Tap Quick Settings.
3. Tap the off/on switches of the wireless functions you
want to turn off.
To turn Wi-Fi off, tap next to Wi-Fi connection, and
then tap the off/on switch.
Use your phone’s 8 megapixel camera with dual flash to
take high resolution photos. The camera even captures
videos in full HD with stereo audio recording.
From the Home screen, tap > Camera or Camcorder.
To switch to the front camera, just tap Mode > Front and
take your own closeup shots.
Check out the complete user guide for more details.
Capture your big moments Connect to the Internet
It’s simple. When you turn your phone on for the first
time (with the SIM card inserted), it should connect
automatically to your mobile operator’s data service.
Note If presented with a list of mobile operators, make sure to
select the correct one for your SIM card. Contact your mobile
operator for more details.
If you want to connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi®:
1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap
2. Tap the Wi-Fi off/on switch to turn it on.
3. Tap Wi-Fi. Then choose a Wi-Fi network to connect to.
If you select an open network, you’ll be automatically
connected. If you select a secured network, enter the
key, and then tap Connect.
Enjoy fast web browsing or watch videos from your
favorite sites. From the Home screen, tap > Internet.
Watch movies on the go
With our HTC Watch™ online
video service, get a glimpse
of the latest movie trailers and
enjoy watching Hollywood
blockbusters or TV shows. You
can choose to either rent or buy
videos, and start watching a
video as it’s being downloaded.
Tap > Watch, sign up
for your account, and start
Note The HTC Watch service may not
be available in some regions.
Listen to your fave tunes
Enjoy music wherever you are.
From the Home screen, tap
For a richer music experience,
press while listening to
a song, and then tap Sound
enhancer. If you plugged in a
wired headset into your phone,
you can choose from preset
If you signed into your Google Account when you first set
up your phone, you’ll be able to send and receive Gmail
messages. From the Home screen, just tap > Gmail.
Use the Mail app to set up and manage your other email
accounts such as POP3, IMAP, or Exchange ActiveSync.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Mail.
2. On the Choose a mail provider screen, tap Other
If you don’t see this screen, tap , and then tap New
account > Other (POP3/IMAP).
3. Enter the email address and password for your email
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish setting up
your email account.
In the Mail app, you can check
your email messages just in one
place without having to switch to
different accounts. Just choose the
All accounts inbox. Email messages
are color coded so you can easily
distinguish which email accounts
they belong to.
Keep in contact
There are several ways you can add contacts to your
Adding a new contact
1. From the Home screen, tap > People.
2. Tap .
3. Enter the contact information in the relevant fields.
4. Tap Save.
Importing contacts from your SIM card
In the People app, press , and then tap Import/Export
> Import from SIM card.
Syncing contacts from your online accounts
You can sync your phone with contacts in your Google
Account, Facebook, and even Exchange ActiveSync
account. See the complete user guide to see how it’s done.
Before you do anything else,
please read this
Charge the battery
The battery in your phone hasn’t been charged yet. While your
phone is charging, it’s important that you do not remove the battery
pack. Doing so can damage your phone. Also, please don’t try to
take your phone apart. (If you do, it may invalidate your warranty.)
Choose a rate plan wisely
Your phone can use up a lot of Internet bandwidth really quickly.
Before you use your phone, we strongly recommend that you talk to
your mobile operator about data rates.
Using data services while roaming will be costly. Check with
your mobile operator for data roaming rates before you use data
Know about privacy laws
Some countries have strict laws about how and when you can
record phone conversations. It’s a good idea to find out what the
laws are where you live before you use your phone’s recording
And finally, a few important words from our legal team
(LIMITATION OF DAMAGES)
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event
shall HTC or its affiliates be liable to you, any user, or third party for
any indirect, special, consequential, incidental or punitive damages
of any kind, arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, including, but not
limited to, injury, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of business
opportunity, loss of data, and/or loss of profits, regardless of the
foreseeability thereof or whether HTC or its affiliates have been
advised of the possibility of such damages. And in no event shall the
total liability of HTC or its affiliates exceed the amount received from
you, regardless of the legal theory under which the cause of action
is brought. The foregoing does not affect any statutory rights which
may not be disclaimed.
When your phone becomes idle, it turns the display off
and goes to sleep mode to save battery power.
Press POWER to turn the display back on, and then pull
the ring upward to unlock the screen.
It’s also just as easy to open
an app, answer a call, or
dismiss an alarm from the
lock screen. Just drag the
corresponding icon towards
Make your first call
1. On the Home screen, tap .
2. Enter the number or contact you want to call, and then
3. To hang up, tap End call.
Send a txt msg
1. From the Home screen, tap > Messages.
2. On the All messages screen, tap .
3. Enter the recipient in the To field.
4. Tap “Add text”, and then enter your message.
5. When done, tap Send.
Set up your phone
The first time you switch on your phone, you’ll be guided
to transfer contacts using Bluetooth, set up your email and
social network accounts, and more.
Be sure to sign in to your Google Account so you can use
Google apps like Gmail™ on your phone.
Your Home screen
You have up to seven Home screen panels. Simply swipe
left or right to go to the other panels.
You can also pinch the Home screen to see all panels as
thumbnails in Leap view. Simply tap a thumbnail to go to
Removing a Home screen panel
While in Leap view, press and
hold the Home screen panel
you want to remove, and then
drag it to the Remove button.
Adding a Home screen panel
If there is space to add a new
panel, tap the Add Panel button
while in Leap view.
Before you turn on your phone
Get everything in order before you press the POWER
Removing the thin film from the battery
1. Hold your phone securely with the front facing down.
2. Starting from the small opening at the bottom of the
phone, lift the back cover and remove it completely.
3. Peel off the thin film of the battery that’s inside your
phone. Pull the flap of the film to release the battery.
Inserting your SIM card
Insert the SIM card (with its gold contacts facing down
and cut-off corner facing out) all the way into the SIM
Where’s the storage card?
There’s already a microSD card in the storage card slot
which is in the left panel. Push the microSD card in to
eject and remove it. To reinsert, push it in until it clicks into
Inserting the battery
1. Insert the battery (with its exposed copper contacts
first) into the battery compartment.
2. Align the back cover onto the phone’s top panel.
3. Press all sides of the back cover towards the phone.
You’ll hear clicks when the small tabs underneath the
back cover are locked in place.
Charging the battery
Use the supplied power adapter and USB cable to charge
Customize your phone just the way you want it. Just press
and hold on an empty space on your Home screen, and
then choose what you want to customize.
Change the wallpaper or skin.
Add widgets, apps, and shortcuts to your Home screen.
Change your ringtone, notification sounds, and alarm
Choose what appears on your lock screen, such as your
photos or live weather updates.
Personalize your phone
Personalizing the launch bar