Htc – Desire 510 (Boost Mobile) – User Manual

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User Guide

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Table of Contents
Important Information ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1
Radio Frequency Exposure Operating Instructions ………………………………………………………. 1
Important Note on Recoverable Data …………………………………………………………………………. 1
Get Started …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
Your Phone at a Glance ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
Charge Your Phone………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Activation and Service ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Create Your Account and Pick Your Plan …………………………………………………………….. 4
Activate Your Phone ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Manage Your Account ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Re-Boost ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Additional Information ………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
Complete the Setup Application…………………………………………………………………………………. 6
Set Up Voicemail ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
Transfer Content to Your New Phone …………………………………………………………………………. 8
Transfer Content from an Android Phone …………………………………………………………….. 8
Transfer Content from an iPhone ………………………………………………………………………… 9
Transfer Content From Your Old Phone Using Bluetooth ………………………………………. 9
Transfer Content Between Your Phone and Computer ………………………………………… 10
Ways of Transferring Contacts and Other Content into Your Phone………………………. 11
Restore Your Backup From Your Online Storage to Your New Phone………………………….. 11
Your Home Screen …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
Phone Basics ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13
Your Phone’s Layout ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
Turn Your Phone On and Off …………………………………………………………………………………… 15
Turn Your Screen On and Off ………………………………………………………………………………….. 16
Your Phone’s Lock Screen………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
Unlock the Screen……………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
Customize the Lock Screen ………………………………………………………………………………. 17
Notification Widget …………………………………………………………………………………………… 18
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Disable the Lock Screen …………………………………………………………………………………… 18
Onscreen Navigation Buttons ………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
Touchscreen Navigation………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
Motion Gestures …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 23
Working with Phone Apps and Settings…………………………………………………………………….. 26
Open an App …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 26
Get to Know Your Settings ……………………………………………………………………………….. 29
Using Quick Settings………………………………………………………………………………………… 30
HTC BlinkFeed – Your Dynamic Home Screen…………………………………………………………… 31
Turn HTC BlinkFeed On or Off ………………………………………………………………………….. 32
Add Content to HTC BlinkFeed …………………………………………………………………………. 32
Customize the Highlights Feed………………………………………………………………………….. 34
Save Articles for Later………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Post to Your Social Networks ……………………………………………………………………………. 34
Remove Content From HTC BlinkFeed………………………………………………………………. 34
Customize the Home Screen …………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Change the Wallpaper ……………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Customize the Launch Bar ……………………………………………………………………………….. 35
Change Your Main Home Screen………………………………………………………………………. 36
Organize Your Widget Panels …………………………………………………………………………… 36
Work with Widgets and App Shortcuts ……………………………………………………………….. 37
Status Bar and Notifications Panel …………………………………………………………………………… 39
Status Bar ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 39
Notifications Panel …………………………………………………………………………………………… 41
Capture the Phone Screen ……………………………………………………………………………….. 42
Enter Text ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 42
HTC Sense Keyboard ………………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Enter Text by Typing on the HTC Sense Keyboard ……………………………………………… 43
Enter Text with Word Prediction on the HTC Sense Keyboard ……………………………… 44
Enter Text with the HTC Sense Keyboard Using the Trace Keyboard……………………. 45
Enter Text by Speaking on the HTC Sense Keyboard………………………………………….. 46
Swype Keyboard ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 46
Edit Text …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
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Phone Calls ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
Make Phone Calls ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
Call Using Smart Dial ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
Dial an Extension Number ………………………………………………………………………………… 51
Return a Missed Call………………………………………………………………………………………… 51
Call From Call History ………………………………………………………………………………………. 52
Call From People …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 52
Call Using a Speed Dial Number ……………………………………………………………………….. 52
Call a Number in a Text Message, Email Message, or Calendar Event …………………. 52
Call Emergency Numbers …………………………………………………………………………………. 52
Make International Calls …………………………………………………………………………………… 53
Set Up Speed Dial ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 54
Receive Phone Calls ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 54
In-call Options………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 55
3-way Calling…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 55
End a Call……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 56
Call Services………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 56
Caller ID …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56
Call Waiting …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 56
Call Forwarding ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 57
Call History ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 57
Open Call History …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 57
Save a Number From Call History ……………………………………………………………………… 58
Prepend a Number From Call History ………………………………………………………………… 58
Block a Caller ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Erase Call History ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 59
Change Ringtone Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………. 59
Visual Voicemail …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Set Up Visual Voicemail …………………………………………………………………………………… 60
Review Visual Voicemail…………………………………………………………………………………… 60
Voicemail (Traditional)…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 61
Voicemail Notification……………………………………………………………………………………….. 62
Set Up Voicemail …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 62
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Retrieve Your Voicemail Messages……………………………………………………………………. 62
Internet Calls………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 63
Add an Internet Calling Account ………………………………………………………………………… 63
Make an Internet Call ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 63
Contacts ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 65
Your Contacts List ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 65
Find People …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 66
Set Up Your Profile…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 66
Add Entries to the People App …………………………………………………………………………………. 67
Add a New People Entry…………………………………………………………………………………… 67
Get in Touch with a Contact …………………………………………………………………………………….. 68
Manage People Entries …………………………………………………………………………………………… 68
Edit a People Entry ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 68
Delete an Entry ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 69
Delete Multiple Entries ……………………………………………………………………………………… 69
Import or Copy Contacts …………………………………………………………………………………… 69
Merge Entries in People ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 69
Accept Contact Link Suggestions ………………………………………………………………………. 70
Manually Merge Entries ……………………………………………………………………………………. 70
Break the Link …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 70
Send Contact Information………………………………………………………………………………………… 70
Contact Groups ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 71
Create a Group ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 71
Send a Message or Email to a Group ………………………………………………………………… 72
Edit a Contact Group ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 72
Manage Your Contact Groups …………………………………………………………………………… 73
Back Up and Restore Your Contacts ………………………………………………………………………… 73
Private Contacts …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 74
Accounts and Messaging……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 75
Gmail…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 75
Create a Google Account …………………………………………………………………………………. 75
Sign In to Your Google Account ………………………………………………………………………… 76
View Your Gmail Inbox …………………………………………………………………………………….. 76
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Send a New Gmail Message …………………………………………………………………………….. 78
Reply To or Forward an Email Message …………………………………………………………….. 78
Add a Gmail Account ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 79
Get Help with Gmail …………………………………………………………………………………………. 79
Email …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 79
Add an Email Account………………………………………………………………………………………. 79
Check Your Mail Inbox……………………………………………………………………………………… 80
Organize Your Inbox ………………………………………………………………………………………… 81
Send an Email Message …………………………………………………………………………………… 81
Read and Reply to an Email Message ……………………………………………………………….. 82
Save an Image in an Email Message …………………………………………………………………. 82
Manage Email Messages …………………………………………………………………………………. 82
Search Email Messages …………………………………………………………………………………… 83
Work with Exchange ActiveSync Email ………………………………………………………………. 84
Delete an Email Account ………………………………………………………………………………….. 85
Use Smart Sync ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 85
Change the Email Account Settings …………………………………………………………………… 86
Text Messaging and MMS……………………………………………………………………………………….. 87
Send a Text Message (SMS)…………………………………………………………………………….. 88
Send a Multimedia Message (MMS) ………………………………………………………………….. 88
Send a Group Message ……………………………………………………………………………………. 89
Save and Resume Composing a Draft Message …………………………………………………. 90
Read and Reply to a Message ………………………………………………………………………….. 91
Receive Text Messages From Contacts Using an iPhone ……………………………………. 92
View and Save an Attachment from a Multimedia Message …………………………………. 92
Help Protect Your Messages …………………………………………………………………………….. 92
Block Unwanted Messages ………………………………………………………………………………. 93
Delete Messages and Conversations…………………………………………………………………. 94
Back Up and Restore Your Text Messages ………………………………………………………… 94
Text and Multimedia Message Options ………………………………………………………………. 95
Social Networking Accounts…………………………………………………………………………………….. 98
Facebook………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 98
Twitter…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 98
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Google+………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 98
YouTube…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 98
Apps and Entertainment ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 101
Get Apps ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 101
Get Apps from Google Play …………………………………………………………………………….. 101
Download Apps from the Web …………………………………………………………………………. 102
Uninstall an App …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 103
Navigate with Google Maps …………………………………………………………………………………… 103
Music…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 106
Listen to Music ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 106
Create and Work with Playlists ………………………………………………………………………… 107
Add a Song to the Queue ……………………………………………………………………………….. 109
Update Album Covers and Artist Photos …………………………………………………………… 109
Set a Song as a Ringtone ……………………………………………………………………………….. 109
Search for Lyrics, Music Videos, and More……………………………………………………….. 110
Google Play Music …………………………………………………………………………………………. 111
Google Play Movies & TV ……………………………………………………………………………………… 111
Connect to Your Home Entertainment System…………………………………………………………. 111
Share Media on DLNA Devices ……………………………………………………………………….. 112
Web and Data …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 113
Data Services General Information – 4G LTE and 3G Networks ………………………………… 113
4G LTE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 113
Data Connection Status and Indicators …………………………………………………………….. 114
Launch a Web Connection ……………………………………………………………………………… 114
Turn the Data Connection On or Off…………………………………………………………………. 114
Schedule When to Turn Data Connection Off ……………………………………………………. 114
Manage Your Data Usage ………………………………………………………………………………. 115
Wi-Fi……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 116
Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network ……………………………………………. 116
Prevent Notifications from Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks ……………………………………….. 117
Connect to a Wi ‑Fi Network via WPS ………………………………………………………………. 117
Disconnect from a Wireless Network………………………………………………………………… 117
Virtual Private Networks (VPN) ………………………………………………………………………………. 118
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Add a VPN Connection …………………………………………………………………………………… 118
Connect to a VPN ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 118
Disconnect From a VPN …………………………………………………………………………………. 119
Search for Information …………………………………………………………………………………………… 119
Perform Searches on the Web and Your Phone………………………………………………… 119
Search the Web with Your Voice ……………………………………………………………………… 119
Set Search Options ………………………………………………………………………………………… 120
Get Instant Information with Google Now………………………………………………………….. 120
Browse the Web …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 123
Open the Browser ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 123
Use Browser Tabs …………………………………………………………………………………………. 124
Save Web Content For Later …………………………………………………………………………… 124
Add and Manage Your Bookmarks…………………………………………………………………… 125
Browsing History ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 125
Private Browsing ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 126
Set Browser Options ………………………………………………………………………………………. 126
Use Google Chrome to Browse the Web ………………………………………………………….. 126
Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 126
Share Internet Connection via USB Tethering………………………………………………………….. 127
Camera and Video ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 128
Get Started with the Camera………………………………………………………………………………….. 128
Take a Photo …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 130
Capture Better Photos ……………………………………………………………………………………. 131
Record a Video ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 131
Take Continuous Camera Shots ……………………………………………………………………… 132
Take a Selfie …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 132
Improve Portrait Shots ……………………………………………………………………………………. 133
Take a Panoramic Photo ………………………………………………………………………………… 133
Use HDR ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 133
Record Slow Motion Videos…………………………………………………………………………….. 134
Save Your Settings as a Camera Mode ……………………………………………………………. 134
Change Camera and Video Settings ………………………………………………………………… 135
Access Photos and Videos ……………………………………………………………………………………. 135
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View Photos and Videos Organized by Time …………………………………………………….. 135
View Photos and Videos by Album…………………………………………………………………… 136
View Photos by Location ………………………………………………………………………………… 137
Edit Your Photos ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 138
Watch and Trim Videos…………………………………………………………………………………… 139
Create a Zoe in Gallery…………………………………………………………………………………… 140
Tools and Calendar……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 142
Calendar ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 142
View the Calendar………………………………………………………………………………………….. 142
Schedule or Edit an Event ………………………………………………………………………………. 143
Choose Which Calendar to Show…………………………………………………………………….. 143
Share an Event (vCalendar) ……………………………………………………………………………. 144
Accept or Decline a Meeting Invitation ……………………………………………………………… 144
Dismiss or Snooze Reminders ………………………………………………………………………… 145
Calculator…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 145
Clock & Alarm ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 146
Set the Date and Time Manually ……………………………………………………………………… 146
Set an Alarm …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 146
Check the Weather……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 146
Online Storage……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 147
Google Drive …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 147
Dropbox ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 151
Voice Recorder …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 152
Record Your Voice …………………………………………………………………………………………. 152
HTC Sync Manager ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 152
Install HTC Sync Manager on a Windows Computer………………………………………….. 153
Transfer iPhone Content to Your HTC Phone……………………………………………………. 153
Get Help ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 154
File Manager………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 154
Switch Between Storage Types……………………………………………………………………….. 154
Search for Files ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 154
Organize Your Files ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 155
Bluetooth……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 155
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Connect a Bluetooth Headset or Car Kit …………………………………………………………… 156
Reconnect a Headset or Car Kit ………………………………………………………………………. 156
Disconnect From a Bluetooth Device ……………………………………………………………….. 157
Send Information Using Bluetooth ……………………………………………………………………. 157
Where Sent Information is Saved …………………………………………………………………….. 158
Receive Files Using Bluetooth…………………………………………………………………………. 159
Use Bluetooth FTP Server ………………………………………………………………………………. 159
microSD Card ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 160
Insert the microSD Card …………………………………………………………………………………. 160
Remove the microSD Card ……………………………………………………………………………… 163
Check the microSD Card Memory ……………………………………………………………………. 164
Erase the microSD Card …………………………………………………………………………………. 164
HTC Dot View ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 165
Change the HTC Dot View Wallpaper ………………………………………………………………. 165
Select Which Notifications to Display ……………………………………………………………….. 166
Update Your Phone ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 166
Prepare for a Phone Update……………………………………………………………………………. 166
Update the Operating System …………………………………………………………………………. 167
Update Your Profile………………………………………………………………………………………… 168
Update Your PRL …………………………………………………………………………………………… 168
HTC Guide …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 168
Settings ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 169
Wireless & Networks Settings ………………………………………………………………………………… 169
Airplane Mode ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 169
Wi-Fi Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 169
Bluetooth Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 169
Mobile Data Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………. 170
Media Output Settings ……………………………………………………………………………………. 170
More Wireless & Network Settings …………………………………………………………………… 170
Personalize Settings……………………………………………………………………………………………… 170
Customize the Home and Lock Screen Settings………………………………………………… 170
Ringtone ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 171
Notification Sound ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 171
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Alarm ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 171
Accounts & Sync ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 171
Add Your Social Networks, Email Accounts, and More ………………………………………. 171
Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account …………………………………………………………….. 172
Add Email Accounts ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 172
Add One or More Google Accounts………………………………………………………………….. 172
Manage Your Online Accounts ………………………………………………………………………… 173
Location Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 173
Location Setting …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 173
Google’s Location Reporting …………………………………………………………………………… 174
Security Settings…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 174
Screen Lock Settings ……………………………………………………………………………………… 174
Lock Screen and Password Settings………………………………………………………………… 176
Allow Installation of Third-Party Programs ………………………………………………………… 176
Work with Certificates …………………………………………………………………………………….. 177
Accessibility Settings …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 177
Navigate Your Phone with TalkBack ………………………………………………………………… 178
Backup and Reset ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 180
Backup …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 180
Reset Your Phone………………………………………………………………………………………….. 183
Get Content From Another Phone ………………………………………………………………………….. 184
Display Settings ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 185
Auto-rotate Screen …………………………………………………………………………………………. 185
Font Style ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 185
Font Size ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 185
Brightness …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 185
Screen Timeout (Sleep) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 186
Daydream……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 186
Calibrate the Screen ………………………………………………………………………………………. 186
Sound Settings …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 186
General Sound Settings – Sound Profile and Vibrate………………………………………….. 187
General Sound Settings – Volumes ………………………………………………………………….. 187
Do Not Disturb Mode ……………………………………………………………………………………… 187
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Incoming Calls – Ringtone……………………………………………………………………………….. 189
Incoming Calls – Other Options ……………………………………………………………………….. 189
Notifications and Alarms …………………………………………………………………………………. 190
System Sound Settings ………………………………………………………………………………….. 190
Call Settings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 190
Voicemail Settings …………………………………………………………………………………………. 190
Miscellaneous Call Settings …………………………………………………………………………….. 190
Internet Call Settings………………………………………………………………………………………. 192
Other Call Settings …………………………………………………………………………………………. 192
Apps Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 192
Uninstall Third-party Apps ………………………………………………………………………………. 192
Clear Application Cache and Data …………………………………………………………………… 192
Storage Settings …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 193
Types of Storage……………………………………………………………………………………………. 193
Copy Files To or From Your Phone………………………………………………………………….. 193
Make More Storage Space ……………………………………………………………………………… 194
Encrypt Data on Your Phone …………………………………………………………………………… 195
Power Settings …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 195
Optimize Battery Life with Power Saver Mode …………………………………………………… 195
Use Extreme Power Saving Mode……………………………………………………………………. 196
Check Battery Usage ……………………………………………………………………………………… 196
Check Battery History …………………………………………………………………………………….. 196
Display the Battery Percentage ……………………………………………………………………….. 197
Battery Saving Tips ………………………………………………………………………………………… 197
Language & Keyboard Settings ……………………………………………………………………………… 199
Change the Phone Language………………………………………………………………………….. 199
Spell Checker ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 199
Keyboard and Input Methods – Google Voice Typing …………………………………………. 199
Keyboard and Input Methods – HTC Sense Input ………………………………………………. 199
Keyboard and Input Methods – Swype ……………………………………………………………… 200
Speech Settings …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 200
Date & Time Settings ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 201
Printing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 201
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Activate This Device ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 201
System Updates …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 201
About Your Phone ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 202
Proprietary Notices ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 204
Index………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 206

Important Information 1
Important Information
The following topics provide important information that should be read prior to using your
HTC Desire 510.
Radio Frequency Exposure Operating Instructions
This device was tested for compliance with the applicable FCC and Industry Canada specific
absorption rate (SAR) limits for radio frequency (RF) exposure during typical body-worn
operations. To ensure that RF exposure levels remain at or below the tested levels, use a belt-
clip, holster, or similar accessory that maintains a minimum separation distance of 1.0 cm
between your body and the device, with either the front or back of the device facing towards
your body. Such accessories should not contain any metallic components. Body-worn
accessories that do not meet these specifications may not ensure compliance with applicable
SAR limits and their use should be avoided.
Important Note on Recoverable Data
Files and other data that have been deleted, cleared, removed, or erased from your device may
still be recoverable by third-party data recovery software. Even a factory reset may not
permanently erase all data from your phone, including personal information.

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Get Started
The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your HTC Desire 510 and
Boost Mobile service the first time.
Your Phone at a Glance
The following illustrations outline your phone’s primary external features, keys, and buttons.
Front Panel

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Back Panel

Charge Your Phone
Your phone’s battery should have enough charge for the device to turn on and find a signal, run
the setup application, set up voicemail, and make a call. You must fully charge the battery to
begin setting up your phone.
1. Plug one end of the USB cable into the AC adapter.
2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the Charger/Accessory Jack on the bottom
panel of your phone.

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3. Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet. Fully charging a battery may take up to
three hours.
Note: Use only the adapter and the USB cable that came with your phone to charge the battery.
When the battery power is too low, make sure to use the power adapter to charge, not the USB
cable connection with your computer.
Note: As a safety precaution, the battery may stop charging to avoid overheating.
Note: When you’re using the Internet and charging the battery, your phone may become
warmer. This is normal.
Note: To conserve energy, unplug the power adapter from the electrical outlet after you finish
charging.
4. Press and hold the Power Button ( ) to turn the phone on.
 If your phone is activated, it will turn on, search for service, and begin the setup
process.
 If your phone is not yet activated, see Activation and Service for more information.
Activation and Service
Before using your phone, you must set up your service with Boost Mobile. You will need your
phone’s serial number (MEID), printed on a sticker inside the battery compartment.
Create Your Account and Pick Your Plan
Set up your Boost Mobile account.
1. From your computer, visit boostmobile.com/activate.
2. Enter your phone’s MEID and click start activation process.
 Your phone’s MEID (serial number) is printed on the sticker located on the back of
your phone in the battery compartment. This number can also be found on the
bottom panel of the phone’s package.
3. Follow the remaining instructions to choose your plan and select a payment method.
4. Follow the activation instructions below and you’ll be able to start using your phone.
Note: You can also activate by phone by calling 1-888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266-7848) from any
other phone.
Activate Your Phone
After setting up your account on boostmobile.com, simply turn your device on. Your device is
designed to activate automatically. If you are swapping from another Boost Mobile device to a
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new one, be sure to turn off the old device before swapping the serial number (MEID). Once the
MEID swap is complete, turn on the new device and the programming information will be
pushed to your device automatically.
You can also start the activation process manually.
■ Touch > > Settings > Activate this device.
Manage Your Account
Access information about your account. You can:
● Check your minutes.
● ReBoost
®
(add money to your account).
● Change plans.
● And more!
From Your Phone
Access account information and other self-service tools from BoostZone.
■ Touch > > BoostZone.
You can also dial directly for access to certain information:
● Dial (#BAL) to check account balance.
● Dial (#ADD) to make a payment.
● Dial to launch BoostZone or call Boost Customer Care
(depending on your Settings) to get answers to other questions.
From Your Computer
■ Log in with your wireless phone number and account PIN at boostmobile.com.
From Any Other Phone
■ Boost Customer Care: 1-888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266-7848).
Re-Boost
Boost Mobile makes it easy to add money to your account. You decide exactly how and where
you want to pay. Keep your account active by using your phone and adding money to your
account.
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Pay with Cash
Find an Authorized Re-Boost Retailer near you. Pick up a Re-Boost Card or recharge for as low
as $10 at the register, where available.
Pay Anytime with a Credit/Debit Card
Dial #ADD ( ) to add money from your phone or visit My Account at
boostmobile.com to do it online. Securely register your credit/debit card with Boost for more
convenient one-time payments or to set up easy Auto Re-Boost payments.
Set Up Worry-Free Payments with Auto Re-Boost
It’s the easiest way to make sure your account stays on and active. Use a credit card, debit card
or bank account—whatever’s best for you.
Visit boostmobile.com/reboost to get the details on all your Re-Boost options.
Additional Information
For more information about your Boost Mobile account, as well as other Boost Mobile services,
visit us at: boostmobile.com.
Complete the Setup Application
Walk through the on-device setup to choose your phone language, Internet connection, select
how you want to set up your new phone, and more.
1. Touch START to begin.
 Touch NEXT or SKIP to skip any of the screens.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete each section. For each topic, you will have
the option to skip it and continue to the next screen.
 Hands Free Activation. See Activation and Service.
 Connect to Wi-Fi. Connect to a Wi-Fi
®
network. For more information, see Wi-Fi.
 Got Google? Sign in to your Google™ Account. If you don’t have a Google Account,
see Create a Google Account.
Note: You do not need to sign up for a Google Account to use your phone. However, to
download apps from the Google Play™ Store or chat in Google+™ Hangouts™, you must link
your phone to a Google Account.
 HTC Account. Sign in using your Google or HTC account to set up your new phone
from a previous backup or by using the HTC Get Started service.
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 Fast and easy setup. Use the HTC Get Started service to set up your accounts and
personalize your new phone from your computer. If you use the HTC Get Started
service, your phone will show you the URL of the HTC Get Started site and a pair
code. On your computer’s Web browser, just go to the URL and enter the pair code
to start your Web setup. To find out more about HTC Get Started and HTC Account,
see the Help and FAQ on the HTC Get Started site: start.htcsense.com.
 Transfer or restore. If you want to transfer content from an old phone to your new
HTC phone, choose Get content from old phone and touch NEXT. See Transfer
Content to Your New Phone.

Or if you want to restore your apps and settings from a backup you’ve created in
your online storage, select Restore from HTC Backup, and touch NEXT. See
Restore Your Backup From Your Online Storage to Your New Phone.
 Accounts & sync. Set up your email and social network accounts including Google,
Microsoft
®
Exchange ActiveSync
®
, Mail, HTC Account, Facebook, LinkedIn
®
,
Outlook.com, and Instagram. For more information, see Accounts & Sync.
 Personalize & secure. Give your new phone a name or set up a screen lock to help
secure your phone.
 HTC Backup. This screen shows apps, social accounts, contacts, and more that
you’ve backed up to your online storage. For more information, see Backup.
 Tell HTC. Choose whether to allow HTC to collect anonymous data in the
background about how you use your phone.
3. Touch FINISH.
Note: After setup, the Connections Optimizer screen appears. Read the notice and touch I
agree to allow your phone to connect automatically to the best available data network, including
Wi-Fi. To turn Connections Optimizer off at any time, swipe down from the status bar with two
fingers, touch > Mobile data > Automatic Connections, and then clear the Connections
Optimizer option.
Note: Some features that need to connect to the Internet such as location-based services and
auto-sync of your online accounts may incur extra data fees. To avoid incurring data fees,
disable these features under Settings.
Set Up Voicemail
Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is
in use or turned off. You should set up your Boost Mobile voicemail and personal greeting as
soon as your phone is activated. Always use a password to help protect against unauthorized
access.
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1. Touch > . (If your screen is locked, press the Power Button to turn on the display
and then drag up to unlock the screen.)
2. Touch and hold to dial your voicemail number.
3. Follow the system prompts to:
 Create your password.
 Record your name announcement.
 Record your greeting.
Note: Voicemail Password – Boost Mobile strongly recommends that you create a password
when setting up your voicemail to help protect against unauthorized access. Without a
password, anyone who has access to your phone is able to access your voicemail messages.
Transfer Content to Your New Phone
You can easily transfer content, contacts, messages, calendar events, music, photos, videos,
and more from other phones or your computer to your new phone using the HTC Transfer Tool,
Bluetooth
®
, or direct USB connection.
Transfer Content from an Android Phone
On your old Android™ phone, download the HTC Transfer Tool and use it to transfer your
content to your new HTC phone. The types of locally stored content on your old phone that the
tool can transfer include contacts, messages, calendar events, Web bookmarks, music, photos,
and videos. Some settings can also be transferred.
Note: You need Android version 2.2 or later to use the HTC Transfer Tool on your old phone.
Note: If your old phone has Android version 2.1 or an earlier version, you need to use Bluetooth
transfer. For details, see Transfer Content From Your Old Phone Using Bluetooth.
1. If you’re setting up your new HTC phone for the first time, select Get content from old
phone and touch NEXT.
– or –
With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar, and then touch > Get content
from another phone.
2. Choose whether to transfer from an old HTC Android phone or other Android phone.
3. Touch Full transfer, and then touch NEXT.
4. Follow the steps shown on your new phone to download and install the HTC Transfer
Tool from Google Play to your old phone, install it, and open the tool.
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5. When you see a PIN on your old phone, make sure the same PIN also appears on your
new phone before you continue.

Note: If the PIN code doesn’t appear, this may mean that your old phone is unable to connect to
your new phone. If this happens, touch Try another transfer method on your new phone to
use Bluetooth for transferring contacts from your old phone.
6. On your old phone, choose the types of content you want to transfer, and then touch
START or TRANSFER.
7. Wait for the transfer to finish.
8. Touch DONE on both phones.
Transfer Content from an iPhone
If you have an iPhone
®
, it’s fast and easy to transfer your contacts, messages, and other
content when you use HTC Sync Manager. For details, see Transfer iPhone Content to Your
HTC Phone.
If you only need to migrate your contacts, you can also use Bluetooth transfer. For details, see
Transfer Content From Your Old Phone Using Bluetooth.
Transfer Content From Your Old Phone Using Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to transfer contacts from an iPhone, a phone that has Android version 2.1 (or
earlier version), or other types of phones.
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Depending on the capabilities of your old phone, you may be able to transfer not only contacts
but also other data such as calendar events and text messages to your new HTC phone.
Tip: Use HTC Sync Manager to transfer more types of content from an iPhone. For details, see
Transfer iPhone Content to Your HTC Phone.
1. If you’re setting up your new HTC phone for the first time, select Get content from old
phone and touch NEXT.
– or –
With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar, and then touch > Get content
from another phone.
2. Choose whether to transfer from an Android phone, iPhone, or other phone types. If you
chose to transfer from an Android phone, touch Quick transfer.
3. On your old phone, turn Bluetooth on and set it to discoverable mode.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions on your old and new phones to pair them and start the
data transfer.
Transfer Content Between Your Phone and Computer
There are two ways you can transfer content to or from your computer.
● Connect your phone to your computer. Your computer will recognize it just like any
removable USB drive, and you can copy your media between them.
● Download and use the HTC Sync Manager software on your computer. You can set
it up to automatically get music, photos, and videos off your phone to your computer.
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