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Your HTC ExplorerUser guide



ContentsGetting startedInside the box HTC Explorer Back cover SIM card Storage card Battery Switching the power on or off Entering your PIN Finger gestures Setting up HTC Explorer for the first time Ways of getting contacts into HTC Explorer Home screen 8 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 16 16 17

BasicsAdjusting the volume Sleep mode Status and notifications Notifications panel Connecting HTC Explorer to a computer Copying files to or from the storage card Copying text, looking up information, and sharing 19 20 21 23 25 25 26

PersonalizingMaking HTC Explorer truly yours Personalizing HTC Explorer with scenes Changing your wallpaper 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 Rearranging or hiding application tabs Shortcuts & Clock widget 28 28 29 30 31 32 32 33 34 35 36

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 Calling a phone number in an email 38 38 39 40 40



Calling a phone number in a Calendar event 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

40 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Search and Web browserSearching HTC Explorer and the Web Using the web browser Downloading from the Web Viewing bookmarks and previously visited pages Setting browser options 49 50 52 53 54

Accounts and syncAbout online accounts Synchronizing with a Google Account Adding a social network account Managing your online accounts 56 56 57 57

PeopleTransferring contacts from your old phone About the People app Your contacts list Setting up your profile Importing contacts from your SIM card Adding a new contact Searching for contacts Importing a contact from an Exchange ActiveSync account Merging contact information Backing up your contacts to the storage card Contact information and conversations Sending contact information as a vCard Contact groups Adding People widgets 59 60 61 62 62 63 63 64 65 66 66 68 69 71

SocialFacebook for HTC Sense Enjoying Facebook in Friend Stream Chatting in Google Talk 73 74 75

CameraCamera basics Taking a photo Recording video Adding effects After capturing 78 79 80 80 80



Changing camera settings


Photos, videos, and musicGallery Music 82 89

Android Market and other appsFinding and installing apps from Android Market Using the Clock Checking Weather Watching videos on YouTube Listening to FM Radio Recording your voice Sharing games and apps 93 95 98 99 100 101 102

MessagesOpening Messages Sending a text message (SMS) Sending a multimedia message (MMS) Resuming a draft message Viewing and replying to a message Forwarding a message Viewing and saving an attachment from a multimedia message Push messages Managing message conversations Backing up your text messages to the storage card Setting message options 103 103 104 106 106 107 108 108 109 110 111

EmailGmail Mail 112 113

CalendarAbout Calendar Creating an event Changing Calendar views Managing Calendar events Accepting or declining a meeting invitation Dismissing or snoozing event reminders Showing or hiding calendars Changing Calendar settings About the Calendar widget 122 122 123 124 125 126 126 126 127

Maps and locationLocation settings Google Maps 128 128

HTC SyncAbout HTC Sync 133



Installing HTC Sync Setting up HTC Sync to recognize HTC Explorer Getting to know the workspace Setting up synchronization Synchronizing HTC Explorer Installing an app from your computer to HTC Explorer Synchronizing another device with your computer Downloading the latest HTC Sync upgrade

133 134 134 135 138 138 139 139

HTCSense.comSigning up for your account Turning on Device finder Using Deleting your account 140 140 141 142

KeyboardUsing the onscreen keyboard Entering words with predictive text Entering text by speaking Entering text by tracing Editing text Adjusting input settings 143 144 146 147 147 148

Internet connectionsData connection Wi-Fi Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN) Using HTC Explorer as a modem (USB tethering) Connecting HTC Explorer to the Internet through a computer (Internet Pass-through) Using HTC Explorer as a wireless router 150 151 152 154 154 155

BluetoothBluetooth basics Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth device Sending information using Bluetooth Receiving information using Bluetooth 156 156 157 158 159

SecurityProtecting your SIM card with a PIN Protecting HTC Explorer with a screen lock pattern, PIN, or password Encrypting data on HTC Explorer 161 161 163

SettingsSettings on HTC Explorer Changing display settings Changing sound settings Changing the language Optimizing battery life Managing memory 164 166 167 168 169 170



Checking information about HTC Explorer


Update and resetSoftware updates Restarting HTC Explorer Resetting HTC Explorer 173 174 174

Trademarks and copyrights Index


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 Explorer Battery USB cable Power adapter 2GB microSD card (preinstalled) Safety and regulatory guide We recommend installing a storage card to enhance your experience when using the phone, and for storing photos, videos, music, and other files.

HTC ExplorerFront panel1. Home 2. Menu 3. Back 4. Search 5. Microphone 6. Touch screen 7. Earpiece


Getting started

Left and right panels1. USB connector 2. VOLUME controls

Back panel1. 3 megapixel camera 2. Speaker

Top panel1. 3.5mm headset jack 2. POWER


Getting started

Back coverRemoving the back coverRemove the back cover to access the battery compartment, SIM card slot, and storage card slot. 1. Turn off HTC Explorer and hold it securely upside down with the front facing away from you. 2. With your fingers, pry the bottom of the back cover away from the phone while pressing in with your thumb against the middle of the back cover.

Replacing the back cover1. Insert the top half of the phone into the top of the back cover.

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


Getting started

SIM cardThe SIM card contains your phone number, service details, and memory for storing phonebook contacts and/or text messages.

Inserting the SIM card1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery. 3. With the SIM cards gold contacts facing down and its cut-off corner facing out, insert the SIM card all the way into the SIM card slot.

Removing the SIM cardMake sure to switch off HTC Explorer before removing your SIM card.

1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Press and hold the SIM card tab.

4. Slide the SIM card out from the SIM card slot.


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Storage cardUse a storage card to store your photos, videos, and music. Youll find the storage card already inserted in HTC Explorer.

Removing the storage cardIf HTC Explorer 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.

Inserting 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 slide it in until it is securely in place.

Unmounting the storage cardWhen you need to remove the storage card while HTC Explorer 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.


Getting started

BatteryHTC Explorer uses a rechargeable battery. How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use HTC Explorer.The features and accessories you use can affect battery life. For example, leaving your Bluetooth connection always on uses more power. Long phone calls and frequent web browsing use up a lot of battery power. Also, consider your location: poor signal strength from your mobile network and extreme temperature make the battery work harder.

Removing the battery1. Take the back cover off. 2. With your thumb or finger, lift the battery from the battery compartment.