Htc – ChaCha – Quick Start

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Your HTC ChaCha
Quick guide
For the complete user guide and other helpful resources,
go to Please also read the Safety
and regulatory guide that’s included in the box.
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If you signed into your Google Account when you first set
up your phone, you’ll be able to send and receive Gmail
messages. From the Home screen, just tap > Gmail.
Here’s how to use the Mail app to set up and manage your
other email accounts such as webmail, POP3, IMAP, or
Exchange ActiveSync accounts.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Mail.
2. On the Choose a mail provider screen, choose the type
of email account to set up.
If you don’t see this screen, press , tap More > New
account, and then choose the type of email account.
3. Enter the Email address and Password for your email
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish setting up
your email account.
Keep in contact
In the People app, you’ll see your contacts from your
Google Account, Facebook®, and even your Exchange
ActiveSync® account if you’re signed in to these accounts
on your phone. Aside from their contact details, you’ll also
see their status updates and birthday reminders if they’re
your Facebook or Twitter™ friends.
If you have more contacts in your SIM card, you can
import them all to your phone in one go. You can also
add new contacts.
Get HTC Sync
You can use the HTC Sync software to sync contacts,
calendar, and other information between your computer
and your phone. Copy HTC Sync from the microSD card
that came with your phone and install it on your computer.
1. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB
cable that came with your phone.
2. When the Connect to PC screen appears, tap Disk
drive, and then tap Done.
3. On your computer, access your phone’s storage card
which is recognized as a removable disk.
4. Copy HTCSync.exe to your computer.
5. Unmount your phone as required by your computer’s
operating system to safely remove it.
6. On your computer, double-click HTCSync.exe and follow
the onscreen instructions to install HTC Sync.
Visit our support website ( from
time to time to check for the most recent HTC Sync
upgrade so you can download and install it.
Open and read documents
You can download a PDF viewer from Android market to
open PDF documents or PDF email attachments.
Download Quickoffice from the HTC Hub to open and
view documents (.doc), spreadsheets (.xls), Microsoft
PowerPoint (.ppt) and text (.txt) files.
Enjoy apps with your friends
The Android Market has thousands of games and apps that
you can download to your phone. You can recommend
your favorites instantly to your circle of friends who have
Android phones so that they can download them too.
1. From the Home screen, tap .
2. Press , and then tap Share. You’ll see the list of games
and apps that you’ve downloaded and installed from
Android Market.
3. Tap an app, and then choose how to share it.
Battery saving tips
Here are some things you can do to get the most out of a
single charge.
Turning off automatic updates
For some apps such as Weather, turn off automatic
update. In the Weather app, press , tap Settings, and
then clear the Update automatically check box.
Turning on power saver
Set your phone to automatically switch to power saver
mode when the battery level reaches a certain level.
1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Power, and then select the Enable power efficiency
and Enable power saver check boxes.
3. Tap Turn power saver on at and Power saver settings to
set and select power saver options.
Snap, tag, and share
It’s easy to share photos you’ve snapped with the
camera on Facebook and other social networks. Before
uploading, you can give it a title and then tag it for all
your friends to see.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Camera.
2. Point the camera at your friends and press to take
the photo.
3. Select which album to upload to. You can also create
a new album and set privacy settings for the uploaded
4. Tap Add tag and description.
5. Enter a caption if you want and then tap Tag this photo.
6. Tap anywhere near a friend.
From the list that shows, select the friend’s name.
7. When finished tagging the photo, tap Done and then
tap Save.
8. Tap Done again to upload the photo to Facebook.
Auto upload pics
Want to upload all the pics from your birthday to
Facebook at the same time? Your phone can do it
In the camera app, press and then tap Auto Upload.
Select the Automatically upload photo to an album check
box, choose when you want the photos uploaded, and
which album you want them uploaded to.
If you create a new album to upload to, you can also select
the privacy settings. There you go!
Connect to the Internet
Get online using your phone’s data connection or Wi-Fi.
Using a data connection
It’s simple. When you turn your phone on for the first
time (with the SIM card inserted), it should connect
automatically to your mobile operator’s data service. If
presented with a list of mobile operators to choose from,
make sure that you select the correct one for your SIM
card. If you’re not sure, contact your service provider.
Using Wi-Fi
1. From the Home screen, press .
2. Tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
3. Select the Wi-Fi check box to turn Wi-Fi on.
4. Tap Wi-Fi settings, and then choose a Wi-Fi network to
connect to.
Facebook chat
Keep tabs with all your close friends using Facebook
chat. Be sure you’ve signed into Facebook before using
Facebook chat.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Fb Chat > Friends of
Facebook tab.
Your Facebook friends are displayed, along with their
online status and the last message you exchanged with
2. Tap a Facebook friend to enter a chat room and
continue your conversation.
Catch up with friends
Friend Stream connects you to your social networks.
Share and get updates from friends in popular networks
like Facebook and Twitter in a single view. With Friend
Stream, you can easily track your friends’ status messages,
photo uploads, notifications, and more — or comment and
post your own. Before you do anything else,
please read this
Charge the battery
The battery in your phone hasn’t been charged yet. While your
phone is charging, it’s important that you do not remove the battery
pack. Doing so can damage your phone. Also, please don’t try to
take your phone apart. (If you do, it may invalidate your warranty.)
Choose a rate plan wisely
Depending on how you use your phone, it can use up a lot of
Internet bandwidth really quickly. Before you use your phone, we
strongly recommend that you talk to your mobile operator about
data rates.
Using data services while roaming will be costly. Check with
your mobile operator for data roaming rates before you use data
Know about privacy laws
Some countries have strict laws about how and when you can
record phone conversations. It’s a good idea to find out what the
laws are where you live before you use your phone’s recording
And finally, a few important words from our legal team
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event
shall HTC or its affiliates be liable to you, any user, or third party for
any indirect, special, consequential, incidental or punitive damages
of any kind, arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, including, but not
limited to, injury, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of business
opportunity, loss of data, and/or loss of profits, regardless of the
foreseeability thereof or whether HTC or its affiliates have been
advised of the possibility of such damages. And in no event shall the
total liability of HTC or its affiliates exceed the amount received from
you, regardless of the legal theory under which the cause of action
is brought. The foregoing does not affect any statutory rights which
may not be disclaimed.
Get to know your phone Before you turn on your phone
Make sure you prepare your phone correctly before you
press the POWER button.
Removing the thin film from the battery
1. With your thumbs, push
the bottom cover out to
remove it.
2. Take the battery out
and remove the thin film
that’s wrapped around it.
Where’s the microSD card?
The microSD card is already inserted into your phone. If
you need to remove the microSD card, push it in to eject
it. To reinsert, push it in until it clicks into place.
Inserting your SIM card
With the battery
compartment open and
the battery removed, insert
your SIM card into the slot
(with its gold contacts
facing down and cut-off
corner facing in), and push
it all the way in.
Replacing the battery and bottom cover
1. Insert the battery (with its exposed copper contacts
first) into the battery compartment.
2. Slide the bottom cover onto the exposed area of your
phone’s back panel.
3. Push the bottom cover towards the phone. You’ll hear a
click when the bottom cover is locked in place.
Charging the battery
Use the supplied power adapter and USB cable to charge
your phone.
Set up your phone
The first time you turn on your phone, you’ll be guided to
transfer contacts to your new HTC phone using Bluetooth,
set up your email and social network accounts, and more.
Be sure to sign in to your Facebook account so that
you can take full advantage of all the built-in Facebook
features of your phone.
Also, sign into your Google™ Account to use Google apps
such as Gmail™ and Android Market™ on your phone.
Your Home screen
It’s easy to personalize the HTC ChaCha with colorful
skins, useful widgets, and notification sound sets that you
can download directly to your phone.
Personalizing your Home screen
Your Home screen has four panels to start with (just
pinch the screen to see all of them at once).
You can have up to seven panels that you can
customize. On the Home screen, tap the personalize
button and choose what you want to change.
Make a phone call
Use the keypad on the keyboard to make phone calls.
Here’s how.
1. Press .
2. Enter the phone number.
3. Press to delete a number.
4. Press to make the call.
To end the call, press .
Facebook when you want it
Your HTC ChaCha was built with Facebook fans in
mind. Here are some of the nice features you’ll discover
on your phone.
Share everywhere
Easily post messages on your Facebook wall with a
push of the Facebook share button . Or, press and
hold to check in to Facebook places and tell your
friends what you’re up to, and who you’re with.
Share music
Press while listening to a track in Music player to post
a message to your Facebook wall with the track name,
album, and artist listed. If the song is on Amazon, track
info and album art are also displayed along with a link that
viewers can click to go to the online music store and buy
the track.
View Facebook calendar events
Facebook calendars let you view Facebook events on the
Calendar. Birthday and event calendars are separated for
You can also add the Calendar widget to the Home screen
to easily view Facebook birthday and event info.
Share photos and videos
Press while viewing photos or videos in Gallery to
upload them to Facebook. You can easily add tags and
descriptions, and set the album to upload to.
Web and News page sharing
While viewing a Web page or News article, press to
publish the page or article link to your Facebook wall.
headset jack
Use the keyboard
Besides making phone calls with the keypad, you can
enter text, numbers, and symbols using the QWERTY
keyboard. The indicators in the status bar show the input
mode that you are currently using.
Press and then press the corresponding key to use a
single uppercase letter.
To use all uppercase letters, press twice.
Press to type the character shown beside the letter
or punctuation mark. For example, to type the dollar
sign ($) press and then press the U key.
Press twice to lock the key and type a series of
numbers and characters.
Press to open the symbols panel and insert a symbol
or special character to your text.
Press , , , and to move the cursor in the text.
Press and then press to change the keyboard
language or to access input settings.
Press and then press to quickly open the Camera
Press + while composing an email or text
message, and in Facebook chat or Friend Stream to
send the message.

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