My HTC One

My HTC One

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to HTC One photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into HTC One problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your HTC One



Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your HTC One working just the way you want. Learn how to





Use "pre-setup" to personalize your HTC One before you even unbox it
Quickly master all the Android (TM) skills you'll need
Make calls, send text messages, and efficiently manage your email
Use HTC Blinkfeed (TM) to instantly see news and social updates you care about
Organize your contacts, your calendar, and your life
Store your content safely in the cloud with Google (R) and Dropbox
Save money by making calls through Google Voice (TM)
Work efficiently with HTC One in a business setting
Swap data with other modern Android smartphones via Android Beam (TM)
Discover Google Chrome (TM) tricks that make web browsing faster and simpler
See useful time-and-place-sensitive information wherever you go-without even asking
Get spoken turn-by-turn directions through Google Maps (TM)
Transform any call into a conference call
Make the most of HTC One's powerful music, video, and image tools
Shoot HTC Zoe (TM) photos that capture the moment better than ever before
Read whole libraries of books and magazines on your HTC One
Extend your HTC One with new Google Play (TM) apps
Save power to keep your HTC One running longer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 24mm | 599.99g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 078975262X
  • 9780789752628
  • 1,615,288

Table of contents

Prologue

Getting to Know Your HTC One 1

Your HTC One's External Features .................................................... 2

Front ..................................................................................................... 2

Back ...................................................................................................... 4

Top ........................................................................................................ 5

Bottom ................................................................................................. 5

First-Time Setup ...................................................................................... 6

Fundamentals of Android 4.1.2 and HTC Sense UI ..................16

The Lock Screen .............................................................................16

BlinkFeed ..........................................................................................17

The Home Screen(s)......................................................................19

Using Your Touchscreen ..............................................................24

Using Your Keyboard ....................................................................27

Editing Text ......................................................................................33

Menus ................................................................................................34

Switching Between Apps............................................................35

Installing Synchronization Software .............................................36

Installing Google Music Manager (Apple Mac) ..................36

Installing Google Music Manager (Windows) .....................38

Configuring Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac)........39

1 Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs 45

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices..................................................45

Pairing with a New Bluetooth Device ....................................46

Changing Bluetooth Settings ...................................................48

Changing Bluetooth Device Options .....................................49

Wi-Fi ..........................................................................................................50

Connecting to Wi-Fi ......................................................................50

Wi-Fi Network Options ................................................................53

Advanced Wi-Fi Options .............................................................54

Wi-Fi Direct .............................................................................................59

Setting Up Wi-Fi Direct ................................................................59

Using Wi-Fi Direct (the Official Way) .......................................60

Wi-Fi Direct (Using the WiFi Shoot App) ...............................62

Near Field Communications (NFC) ................................................63

Enabling NFC and Android Beam ............................................63

Using Android Beam ....................................................................64

Cellular Networks and Wi-Fi Calling ..............................................67

Changing Mobile Settings .........................................................67

Changing Wi-Fi Calling Settings ...............................................70

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) .......................................................71

Adding a VPN Profile ....................................................................72

Connecting to a VPN ....................................................................74

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot ..........................................................................78

Starting Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot ........................................79

2 Customizing Your HTC One 87

Change Your Wallpaper .....................................................................87

Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures ..............................................89

Live Wallpaper ................................................................................90

HTC Wallpaper ................................................................................91

Changing Your Keyboard ..................................................................91

Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens ......................................93

Adding a Widget ............................................................................94

Edit or Move a Widget .................................................................96

System Language ................................................................................97

Accessibility Settings ..........................................................................98

Sound Settings................................................................................... 102

Display, Gestures, and Buttons Settings ................................... 104

Kid Mode .............................................................................................. 107

First-Time Setup .......................................................................... 107

Further Kid Mode Configuration .......................................... 111

3 Browsing the Web 115

Navigating with Chrome ................................................................ 115

Web Page Options...................................................................... 117

Browser Tricks .............................................................................. 118

Browsing with Bookmarks and Other Devices ...................... 119

Browse with Bookmarks........................................................... 120

Create a Bookmark ..................................................................... 121

Create a New Bookmarks Folder ........................................... 122

Browse with the Most Visited Sites List .............................. 123

Browse with the Other Devices List ..................................... 124

Managing Multiple Tabs ................................................................. 125

Customizing Browser Settings ..................................................... 126

4 Email 135

Gmail ..................................................................................................... 135

Adding a Google Account ....................................................... 136

Navigating the Gmail App ...................................................... 138

Composing Gmail Email........................................................... 140

Reading Gmail Email ................................................................. 142

Gmail Settings ............................................................................. 145

Email Application .............................................................................. 150

Adding a Work Email Account ............................................... 150

Adding a New POP3 or IMAP Account ............................... 155

Working with the Mail App ........................................................... 158

Navigating the Mail Application ........................................... 158

Composing Email ....................................................................... 159

Reading Email .............................................................................. 162

Mail App Settings ....................................................................... 165

5 Google Now and Navigation 171

Google Now ........................................................................................ 171

Setting Up Google Now ........................................................... 173

Google Maps....................................................................................... 177

Get Directions .............................................................................. 179

Google Maps Settings .............................................................. 181

Google Maps Offers ................................................................... 183

Navigation with the Car App ........................................................ 184

6 Working with Date, Time, and Calendar 189

Setting the Date and Time............................................................. 190

Using the Clock App ........................................................................ 192

Navigate the Clock App ........................................................... 192

Set and Manage Alarms ........................................................... 193

Use the World Clock .................................................................. 199

Using the Calendar App ................................................................. 202

Navigate the Calendar Main Screen .................................... 202

Choose Which Calendars and Task Lists to Display ....... 204

Change Calendar Settings ..................................................... 206

Add a New Event ........................................................................ 208

Respond to a Google Event Invitation ................................ 213

Respond to a Corporate Event Invitation .......................... 216

Propose a New Time for an Event......................................... 220

View Your Agenda ...................................................................... 220

Use Quick Responses ................................................................ 221

Online Element: Tracking Your Tasks

7 Contacts 225

Adding Accounts ............................................................................... 225

Open the Accounts & Sync Screen ....................................... 226

Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account ............................... 227

Add a LinkedIn for HTC Sense Account .............................. 230

Add a Flickr for HTC Sense Account .................................... 232

Navigating the People App ........................................................... 233

Browse a Contact's Data........................................................... 235

Check a Contact's Status .......................................................... 240

Edit a Contact ............................................................................... 240

Adding and Managing Contacts ................................................. 248

Add a Contact from an Email ................................................. 248

Add a Contact Manually .......................................................... 250

Add a Contact from a vCard ................................................... 251

Add a Contact Using Near Field Communications ........ 252

Manage Contacts Settings ...................................................... 253

Create Contact Groups in the People App ........................ 255

Change the Members of a Contact Group ........................ 258

Choose Which Contacts to Display ...................................... 259

Link and Separate Contact Records ..................................... 260

Set Up Speed Dial Numbers for Contacts ......................... 263

8 Phone and Instant Messaging 265

Phone .................................................................................................... 265

Open and Navigate the Phone App .................................... 266

Receive a Call ............................................................................... 268

Handle Missed Calls ................................................................... 270

Place a Call .................................................................................... 272

Configure the Phone App ....................................................... 278

SMS and MMS .................................................................................... 281

Get to Know the Messaging App ......................................... 281

Manage Settings for the Messaging App .......................... 282

Compose Messages ................................................................... 289

Attach Files to Messages .......................................................... 291

9 Audio, Video, Photos, and Movies 293

Enjoying Music with the Music App .......................................... 293

Open and Navigate the Music App ..................................... 294

Control Playback ......................................................................... 296

Create Playlists ............................................................................ 300

Choose Settings for the Music App ..................................... 304

Enjoying Music with Google Music ............................................ 305

Load Music for the Play Music App to Play ....................... 306

Use the Music Application ...................................................... 311

Work and Listen to Music ........................................................ 317

Work with Playlists ..................................................................... 318

Listen to Music with No Wireless Coverage ...................... 321

Playing and Sharing Videos ........................................................... 323

Trim a Video ................................................................................. 326

Share Videos ................................................................................. 327

Delete Videos ............................................................................... 331

Taking Photos and Videos with the Camera App.................. 331

Take Photos................................................................................... 331

Take Zoe Photos .......................................................................... 338

Change Camera Settings ......................................................... 340

View Your Photos and Zoe Photos ....................................... 344

Record Videos with the Camera App .................................. 346

Enjoying Videos with the YouTube App ................................... 347

Meet the YouTube Main Screen ............................................ 348

Play a Video ................................................................................... 349

Change YouTube Settings ....................................................... 350

Upload a Video to YouTube from the YouTube App ...... 353

10 Books and Magazines 355

Reading Books with Play Books and Kindle ............................ 355

Open the Play Books App and Meet Your Library .......... 356

Get Books from the Play Store ............................................... 358

Read Books with the Play Books App ................................. 362

Choose Options for the Play Books App ............................ 364

Delete a Book from Your Play Books Library .................... 367

Install the Kindle App................................................................ 368

Reading Magazines with Play Magazines ................................ 375

Open the Play Magazines App and Choose Your Magazines.... 375

Read a Magazine with the Play Magazines App ............. 378

Choose Options for the Play Magazines App .................. 379

11 Working with Android Apps 381

Configuring Google Wallet ............................................................ 382

Navigating Google Play .................................................................. 383

Download Free Apps ................................................................. 385

Buy Apps ........................................................................................ 387

Manage Apps ............................................................................... 389

Manage Google Play Settings ................................................ 392

Keeping Apps Up to Date .............................................................. 394

12 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your HTC One 397

Updating Android ............................................................................. 397

Optimizing the Battery ................................................................... 400

Looking After the Battery ........................................................ 400

Seeing What Is Using the Battery ......................................... 402

Choosing Power-Saving Options .......................................... 404

Applications and Memory ............................................................. 405

Reining In Your Data Usage ........................................................... 408

Caring for the Exterior of Your HTC One ................................... 412

Getting Help with Your HTC One ................................................ 412

Online Element: Use Your HTC One as a Remote Control

TOC, 9780789752628, 11/15/2013
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About Guy Hart-Davis

Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was given some Apple Europluses. From that moment, technology captivated him, and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it.



Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. He has held many IT-related positions in his career, ranging from sales support engineer to mobile architect for a 40,000-smartphone infrastructure at a large bank.



In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig co-hosts the CrackBerry.com podcast and guest hosts on other podcasts, including iPhone and iPad Live podcasts. You can see Craig's previously published work in his book Professional BlackBerry, and in many books in the My series, covering devices made by BlackBerry, Palm, Google, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola.



Craig also enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to keep to the speed limit while driving them.



Originally from Durban, South Africa, Craig has lived in the United Kingdom, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New Jersey, where he now lives with his wife, Karen, and a couple of cats.



Craig would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Craig about your experiences with My HTC One at http://www.CraigsBooks.info.



All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative.



Guy Hart-Davis is the author of various computer books, including My Samsung Galaxy Note II, Kindle Fire Geekery, and How to Do Everything: Samsung Galaxy Tab.
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