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May 16, 2012 by Dan Grose
Got a HTC One V but not sure how to use all the functions on it? Not a problem as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide to all the basic stuff you can do on your handset.
Navigate using the links below or click on the PDF button to download the full guide. If you can’t find what you’re looking for just leave a question in the comments and we’ll try our best to get you an answer.
The HTC One V runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich overlaid with HTC Sense 4.0, however, Google rolls out updates pretty regularly, so there could be some new software on its way. Read on to find out how to check if new software is available and how to update your phone. The One X also has Beats Audio technology integrated into it, designed to be used with the Beats Audio headphones (although it does work with ‘normal’ headphones too). This doesn’t require any sort of update.
How will I know if a software update has been released?
The quickest way to check if an update has been released for your phone is to go to Settings from the main menu, select About then Software Updates. Make sure the Scheduled check box is ticked and you will be alerted when an update is available. You can also keep an eye on the P4u News and Community for regular news about this sort of thing.
Where can I get more help?
If you have any more questions about your phone’s software, head over to the P4u Forum and get in touch with the team, who will be more than happy to help you out.
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How do I change my phone’s Bluetooth name?
How do I pair my phone with another Bluetooth device?
How do I turn off Bluetooth?
How do I remove a device from my Bluetooth pairing list?
How do I stop people sending me stuff over Bluetooth?
How do I connect my phone to my computer?
How do I take a picture on my phone?
How do I capture a video on my phone?
How do I record a video in 720p?
Where can I view the pictures/videos I’ve taken?
If you’re in Camera mode:
From the Applications Menu:
How do I edit a photo?
How do I edit a video?
How do I delete a picture or video?
How many pictures can I take on my phone?
It all depends on how much memory you have left. The HTC One V comes with 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card. As a rough guide, around 4GB of memory will hold about 1,600 pictures, so 32GB can hold a lot more.
What’s the longest video clip I can record on my phone?
Unlimited. It just depends on how much memory you have left.
How do I set up an email account on my phone?
How do I send an email?
How do I send an attachment in an email?
How do I edit the signature on my email account?
How do I send a picture or video message?
How do I delete a text message?
How do I put music onto my phone?
How do I set my favourite song as a ringtone?
How do I trim an MP3 ringtone?
How do I make a music playlist?
How do I add songs to a playlist?
How do I delete a song?
How do I delete a playlist?
What type of media files does my phone support?
The HTC One V supports:
aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma and .amr music files.
3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) and .mp4 video files.
How many songs can my phone hold?
Your phone supports up to 32GB with a suitable microSD card, and if you consider that 8GB of memory can hold about 2,000 songs, you’ll be able to fit plenty onto the HTC One V.
What is Beats Audio?
Beats Audio is special audio enhancing technology included in your phone. It works by loading a specially optimised ‘Beats Audio’ profile when you plug in Beats in-ear headphones and this automatically sorts out all the levels (like you would do yourself via the equaliser settings screen) resulting in studio-quality sound. The new Beats Audio technology is designed to revolutionise the audio performance we expect from mobile devices, and you really can tell the difference in quality when the Beats tech is in action. On the HTC One V, Beats Audio works across all audio outputs, so whether you’re listening to music from your library, streaming video from YouTube or indulging in a spot of Spotify, you’ll still benefit from the beefed-up sound performance. The tech does work best with Beats headphones, but it’ll still improves output regardless of the cans you’ve got plugged in.
How do I use Beats Audio?
Beats Audio will automatically activate when you plug in your headphones (you should see a circular Beats logo appear in the notifications area at the top of the screen when it’s in action).
To switch Beats on and off whilst in media player:
Does my phone have an app store?
Yes indeed. It comes with access to Google Play.
How do I download an app?
How do I delete an app?
How do I close an app?
How do I connect to a Wi-Fi network on my phone?
How do I sign into my social networks?
Your phone comes with pre-loaded Facebook and Twitter for Android apps. Just follow the on-screen instructions to sign-in to your account.
How do I use Friendstream?
Friendstream is a nifty feature that displays all your social networking updates in one feed. It’s also really easy to set up. All you need to do is go to Friendstream from the main menu and sign into your accounts. You can update your status on all your social networking sites in one go using Friendstream. To do this:
How do I open multiple windows in the web browser?
How do I switch between web pages?
How do I close a web page?
How do I bookmark a web page?
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