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July 25, 2011 by Dean Quinn
Got a HTC Sensation 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.
Is there a software update available for my phone?
The HTC Sensation runs Android 2.3. Google rolls out software updates pretty regularly though, 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.
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 Phone then Software Updates. 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 1080p?
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 Sensation comes with 1GB of internal storage but you can make even more room for your pictures with a microSD card. Your phone supports cards up to 32GB. 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.
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?
First off, you need to put your music into a dedicated folder as you can’t use songs on your microSD card.
Once you’ve done this:
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 Sensation supports:
How many songs can my phone hold?
The best way to get all your favourite tunes onto your phone is to buy a microSD card. Your phone supports cards up to 32GB and if you consider that 8GB of memory can hold about 2,000 songs, you’ll be able to fit plenty onto your phone if you have a 32GB memory card.
Does my phone have an app store?
Yes indeed. It comes with access to the Android Market.
How do I download an app?
How do I delete an app?
How do I close an app?
How do I personalise the lock screen?
How do I connect to a Wi-Fi network on my phone?
How do I sign into my social networks?
Your phone comes with a pre-loaded Facebook for Android app. Just follow the on-screen instructions to sign-in to your account. You can sign-in to your Twitter account using Peep but you can also download the official Twitter app from the Android Market.
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 use my phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot (tethering)?
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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