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  • Your HTC Wildfire SUser guide

  • Contents

    Getting startedInside the box 8

    HTC Wildfire S 8

    Back cover 10

    Storage card 11

    Battery 12

    Switching the power on or off 15

    Finger gestures 15

    Setting up HTC Wildfire S for the first time 16

    Ways of getting contacts into HTC Wildfire S 16

    Home screen 17

    BasicsAdjusting the volume 18

    Sleep mode 19

    Status and notifications 20

    Notifications panel 22

    Connecting HTC Wildfire S to a computer 24

    Copying files to or from the storage card 24

    Copying text, looking up information, and sharing 25

    PersonalizingMaking HTC Wildfire S truly yours 27

    Personalizing HTC Wildfire S with scenes 27

    Changing your wallpaper 28

    Applying a new skin 29

    Personalizing your Home screen with widgets 29

    Adding icons and other shortcuts on your Home screen 30

    Adding folders on your Home screen 31

    Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on your Home screen 31

    Rearranging the Home screen 32

    Using sound sets 33

    Changing your ringtones and alarms 34

    Rearranging or hiding application tabs 34

    Phone callsDifferent ways of making calls 36

    Making a call on the Phone dialer screen 36

    Using Speed dial 37

    Calling a phone number in a text message 37

    Calling a phone number in an email 37

    2 Contents

  • Making an emergency call 38

    Receiving calls 38

    What can I do during a call 39

    Setting up a three-way call 40

    Internet calls 41

    Using Call history 42

    Call services 43

    Turning Airplane mode on or off 44

    Search and Web browserSearching HTC Wildfire S and the Web 45

    Using the web browser 47

    Downloading from the Web 48

    Viewing bookmarks and previously visited pages 49

    Setting browser options 50

    Accounts and syncAbout online accounts 52

    Synchronizing with a Google Account 52

    Adding a social network account 53

    Managing your online accounts 53

    PeopleAbout the People app 55

    Setting up your profile 56

    Adding a new contact 56

    Importing a contact from an Exchange ActiveSync account 57

    Merging contact information 58

    Filtering your contacts list 59

    Backing up your contacts to the storage card 60

    Contact information and conversations 60

    Sending contact information as a vCard 61

    Contact groups 62

    Adding People widgets 64

    SocialFacebook for HTC Sense 66

    Twitter for HTC Sense 67

    Tweeting on the go using Peep 68

    Using Friend Stream 70

    Chatting in Google Talk 72

    CameraCamera basics 75

    Taking a photo 76

    Recording video 77

    Adding effects 78

    After capturing 78

    Changing camera settings 79

    3 Contents

  • Photos, videos, and musicGallery 81

    Music 89

    Market and other appsFinding and installing apps from Android Market 93

    Using the Clock 95

    Checking Weather 98

    Keeping track of your stocks 100

    Watching videos on YouTube 101

    Listening to FM Radio 102

    Recording your voice 103

    Sharing games and apps 105

    MessagesOpening Messages 106

    Sending a text message (SMS) 106

    Sending a multimedia message (MMS) 107

    Resuming a draft message 109

    Viewing and replying to a message 110

    Forwarding a message 111

    Viewing and saving an attachment from a multimedia message 111

    Push messages 112

    Managing message conversations 112

    Setting message options 113

    EmailGmail 115

    Mail 116

    CalendarAbout Calendar 124

    Creating an event 124

    Changing Calendar views 126

    Managing Calendar events 127

    Dismissing or snoozing event reminders 128

    Displaying and synchronizing reminders 128

    Changing Calendar settings 130

    About the Calendar widget 130

    Maps and locationLocation settings 131

    Google Maps 131

    HTC SyncAbout HTC Sync 136

    Installing HTC Sync 136

    Setting up HTC Sync to recognize HTC Wildfire S 137

    4 Contents

  • Getting to know the workspace 137

    Setting up synchronization 138

    Synchronizing HTC Wildfire S 141

    Installing an app from your computer to HTC Wildfire S 141

    Synchronizing another device with your computer 142

    Downloading the latest HTC Sync upgrade 142

    KeyboardChoosing between Swype and the Onscreen Keyboard 143

    Using Swype 143

    Entering text using Swype 143

    Entering text by typing 144

    Adjusting Swype settings 144

    Using the onscreen keyboard 145

    Entering words with predictive text 146

    Entering text by speaking 148

    Editing text 149

    Adjusting input settings 150

    Internet connectionsData connection 151

    Wi-Fi 151

    Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN) 152

    Connecting HTC Wildfire S to the Internet through a computer (Internet Pass-through) 154

    BluetoothBluetooth basics 155

    Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit 155

    Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth device 156

    Sending information using Bluetooth 157

    Receiving information using Bluetooth 158

    SecurityProtecting HTC Wildfire S with a screen lock pattern, PIN, or password 160

    SettingsSettings on your phone 162

    Changing display settings 163

    Changing sound settings 165

    Changing the language 166

    Optimizing battery life 166

    Managing memory 167

    Checking information about your phone 168

    Update and resetHTC Wildfire S software updates 169

    Restarting HTC Wildfire S 170

    Resetting HTC Wildfire S 170

    5 Contents

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  • Conventions used in this guideIn this user guide, we use the following symbols to indicate useful and importantinformation:

    This is a note. A note often gives additional information, such as what happenswhen you choose to do or not to do a certain action. A note also providesinformation 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 certaintask or to get a feature to work properly.

    This provides safety precaution information, that is, information that you need to becareful about to prevent potential problems.

    7 Conventions used in this guide

  • Getting started

    Inside 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

    HTC Wildfire S

    Front panel

    1. Notification LED

    2. Proximity sensor

    3. Earpiece

    4. Touch screen

    5. Home

    6. Menu

    7. Back

    8. Search

    8 Getting started

  • Left panel

    1. VOLUME UP


    3. USB connector

    Back panel

    1. LED flash

    2. 5 megapixel camera

    3. Speaker

    4. Microphone

    5. Lanyard hole

    Top panel

    1. 3.5mm headset jack

    2. POWER

    9 Getting started

  • Back cover

    Removing the back cover

    Remove the back cover to access the battery compartment 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 thePOWER button.

    Replacing the back cover

    1. Insert the lower half of the phone into the bottom of the back cover.

    2. Press the sides and top part of the back cover towards the phone to lock thecover in place. You'll hear a click when the back cover is locked in place.

    10 Getting started

  • Storage cardUse the storage card to store your photos, videos, and music. Youll find the storagecard already inserted in HTC Wildfire S.

    Inserting the storage card

    1. Take the back cover off.

    2. Insert the microSD card into the storage card slot with its gold contacts facingdown and slide it in until it is securely in place.

    Removing the storage card

    If HTC Wildfire S is on you must first "unmount" the storage card before removing itto 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 card

    When you need to remove the storage card while HTC Wildfire S is on, unmount thestorage 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.

    11 Getting started

  • BatteryHTC Wildfire S uses a rechargeable battery. How long the battery can last before itneeds recharging depends on how you use HTC Wildfire S.The features andaccessories you use can affect battery life. For example, leaving your Bluetooth

    connection always on uses more power. Long phone calls and frequent web browsinguse up a lot of battery power. Also, consider your location: poor signal strength fromyour mobile network and extreme temperature make the battery work harder.

    Removing the battery thin film

    Before using HTC Wildfire S for the first time, you need to remove the thin filmwrapped around the battery.

    1. Take the back cover off.

    2. Take the battery out and remove the thin film thats wrapped around it.

    Inserting the battery

    Please use only original batteries that came in the box or replacements that werecomm

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