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ContentsGetting startedInside the box HTC Wildfire S Back cover SIM card Storage card Battery Switching the power on or off Entering your PIN Finger gestures Setting up HTC Wildfire S for the first time Ways of getting contacts into HTC Wildfire S Home screen 8 8 10 10 13 14 17 17 17 18 18 19

BasicsAdjusting the volume Sleep mode Status and notifications Notifications panel Connecting HTC Wildfire S to a computer Copying files to or from the storage card Copying text, looking up information, and sharing 21 22 22 25 27 27 28

PersonalizingMaking HTC Wildfire S truly yours Personalizing HTC Wildfire S with scenes Changing your wallpaper Applying a new skin Personalizing your Home screen with widgets Adding icons and other shortcuts on your Home screen Adding folders on your Home screen Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on your Home screen Rearranging the Home screen Using sound sets Changing your ringtones and alarms Rearranging or hiding application tabs 30 30 31 32 32 33 34 34 35 36 37 38

Phone callsDifferent ways of making calls Making a call on the Phone dialer screen Using Speed dial Calling a phone number in a text message 39 39 40 40



Calling a phone number in an email Making an emergency call Receiving calls What can I do during a call? Setting up a conference call Internet calls Using Call history Using Home dialing Call services Turning Airplane mode on or off

41 41 42 43 45 45 46 47 48 49

Search and Web browserSearching HTC Wildfire S and the web Using the web browser Downloading from the Web Viewing bookmarks and previously visited pages Setting browser options 50 51 54 54 56

Accounts and syncAbout online accounts Synchronizing with a Google Account Adding a social network account Managing your online accounts 57 57 58 58

PeopleTransferring contacts from your old phone About the People app Setting up your profile Importing contacts from your SIM card Adding a new contact Importing a contact from an Exchange ActiveSync account Merging contact information Filtering your contacts list Backing up your contacts to the storage card Contact information and conversations Sending contact information as a vCard Contact groups Adding People widgets 60 61 62 62 63 63 64 65 66 66 67 68 70

SocialFacebook for HTC Sense Facebook app Whats the difference between Facebook app and Facebook for HTC Sense? Tweeting on the go using Peep Using Plurk Using Friend Stream Chatting in Google Talk 72 73 74 75 77 79 81

CameraCamera basics Taking a photo 84 85



Recording video Adding effects After capturing Changing camera settings

86 87 87 88

Photos, videos, and musicGallery Music 90 97

Market and other appsFinding and installing apps from Android Market Using the Clock Checking Weather Keeping track of your stocks Watching videos on YouTube Listening to FM Radio Recording your voice Sharing games and apps 101 103 106 108 109 110 111 113

MessagesOpening Messages Sending a text message (SMS) Sending a multimedia message (MMS) Resuming a draft message Viewing and replying to a message Viewing and saving an attachment from a multimedia message Push messages Managing message conversations Setting message options 114 114 115 117 117 118 119 120 121

EmailGmail Mail 123 124

CalendarAbout Calendar Creating an event Changing Calendar views Managing Calendar events Dismissing or snoozing event reminders Displaying and synchronizing reminders Changing Calendar settings About the Calendar widget 132 132 134 135 136 136 138 138

Maps and locationLocation settings Google Maps 139 140



HTC SyncAbout HTC Sync Installing HTC Sync that came with the storage card Setting up HTC Sync to recognize HTC Wildfire S Getting to know the workspace Setting up synchronization Synchronizing HTC Wildfire S Installing an app from your computer to HTC Wildfire S Synchronizing another device with your computer Downloading the latest HTC Sync upgrade 144 145 145 146 146 149 150 150 150

HTCSense.comSigning up for your account Using Deleting your account 151 151 153

KeyboardUsing the onscreen keyboard Entering words with predictive text Entering text by speaking Editing text Adjusting input settings 154 155 157 158 159

Internet connectionsData connection Wi-Fi Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN) Using HTC Wildfire S as a modem (USB tethering) Connecting HTC Wildfire S to the Internet through a computer (Internet Pass-through) Using HTC Wildfire S as a wireless router 160 161 162 164 164 164

BluetoothBluetooth basics Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth device Sending information using Bluetooth Receiving information using Bluetooth 166 166 167 168 170

SecurityProtecting your SIM card with a PIN Protecting HTC Wildfire S with a screen lock pattern, PIN, or password 172 172

SettingsSettings on HTC Wildfire S Changing display settings Changing sound settings Changing the language Optimizing battery life Managing memory 174 175 177 178 178 179



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Update and resetHTC Wildfire S software updates Restarting HTC Wildfire S Resetting HTC Wildfire S 181 182 182

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Conventions used in this guide

Conventions used in this guideIn this user guide, we use the following symbols to indicate useful and important information: This is a note. A note often gives additional information, such as what happens when you choose to do or not to do a certain action. A note also provides information that may only be applicable to some situations. This is a tip. A tip gives you an alternative way to do a particular step or procedure, or lets you know of an option that you may find helpful. This indicates important information that you need in order to accomplish a certain task or to get a feature to work properly. This provides safety precaution information, that is, information that you need to be careful about to prevent potential problems.


Getting started

Getting startedInside the boxYou will find the following inside the box: HTC Wildfire S Battery (preinstalled) microSD card (preinstalled) USB cable 3 .5mm stereo headset Power adapter Quick start guide Safety and regulatory guide Call center card (hotline card) Warranty card

HTC Wildfire SFront panel1. Notification LED 2. Proximity sensor 3. Earpiece 4. Touch screen 5. Home 6. Menu 7. Back 8. Search


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Left panel1. VOLUME UP 2. VOLUME DOWN 3. USB connector

Back panel1. LED flash 2. 5 megapixel camera 3. Speaker 4. Microphone 5. Lanyard hole

Top panel1. 3.5mm headset jack 2. POWER


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Back coverRemoving the back coverRemove the back cover to access the battery compartment, SIM card slot, and storage card slot. 1. Turn off HTC Wildfire S and hold it securely with the front facing down. 2. With your finger, pry open the back cover from the small opening near the POWER button.

Replacing the back cover1. Press the bottom part of the back cover first by aligning into the openings located at the bottom part of the back of HTC Wildfire S. 2. Press the sides and the top part of the back cover down to lock the cover into place. You will hear a click when the back cover is locked in place.

SIM cardThe SIM card contains your phone number, service details, and phonebook/message memory. Both 1.8V and 3V SIM cards can be used. Some legacy SIM cards may not function with HTC Wildfire S. You should consult with your mobile operator for a replacement SIM card. There may be fees for this service.

Inserting the SIM card1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery.


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3. Slide the SIM card holder in the direction of OPEN (etched on the SIM card holder), and then flip it open.

4. Insert the SIM card with its gold contacts facing down and its cut-off corner facing out the SIM card slot.


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5. Slide the SIM card completely into the slot. Make sure the SIM card goes through the 2 guides on the SIM card slot. 6. Close the SIM card holder and then slide it in the opposite direction of OPEN to lock it.

Removing the SIM cardMake sure to switch off HTC Wildfire S before removing your SIM card. 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Slide the SIM card holder in the direction of OPEN, and then flip it open. 4. Slide the SIM card out from the SIM card slot.


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Storage cardInserting the storage card1. Take the back cover off. 2. Insert the microSD card into the storage card slot with its gold contacts facing down and push it until it clicks into place.

Removing the storage cardIf HTC Wildfire S is on you must first "unmount" the storage card before removing it to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card. 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Slide the storage card out from its slot.

Unmounting the storage cardWhen you need to remove the storage card while HTC Wildfire S is on, unmount the storage card first to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card. 1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings.

2. Tap SD & phone storage > Unmount SD card.


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BatteryHTC Wildfire S uses a rechargeable battery. How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use HTC Wildfire S. Among these are the features and accessories you use (for example,

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