Messaging: T-Mobile SpringBoard

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Email

 

Account – Add new POP3 or IMAP account

To set up an email account in the email client, follow these steps:

 

Add first account

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. At the Email address field, enter your email address.
  4. Tap the Password field and enter your password.
  5. Tap Next.
  6. If desired, edit the account options and tap Next.
  7. If desired, enter a name for the account.
  8. Tap the Your name field and enter how your name will be displayed on outgoing messages.
  9. Tap Next.

 

 

Add more accounts

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Account settings.
  5. Tap Add account.
  6. At the Email address field, enter your email address.
  7. Tap the Password field and enter your password.
  8. Tap Next.
  9. If desired, edit the account options and tap Next.
  10. If desired, enter a name for the account.
  11. If prompted, tap the Your name field and enter how your name will be displayed on outgoing messages.
  12. Tap Next.

 

Account – Add new Exchange email account

To set up an email account in the email client, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Account settings.
  5. Tap Add account.
  6. At the Email address field, enter your email address.
  7. Tap the Password field and enter your password.
  8. Tap Manual setup.
  9. Tap Exchange.
  10. Tap the Domain\Username field to enter your domain and username.
  11. If necessary, tap the Server field to edit your server address.
  12. If necessary, edit the SSL options.
  13. Tap Next.
  14. If prompted, tap OK to allow your Exchange server to control some security features of your tablet.
  15. If desired, edit sync and notification settings.
  16. Tap Next.
  17. If prompted, review the details of remote administration and tap Activate.
  18. If desired, tap the text entry field to give your account a name.
  19. Tap Next.

 

 

Account – Add new Gmail account

To set up a Gmail account in the email client, follow these steps:

 

Add first account

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. At the Email field, enter your email address.
  4. Tap the Password field and enter your password.
  5. Tap Sign in.
  6. Tap Done.

 

 

Add more accounts

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Add account.
  6. At the Email field, enter your email address.
  7. Tap the Password field and enter your password.
  8. Tap Sign in.
  9. If desired, edit the account options and tap Done.

 

Account – Change settings

To change the settings for an email account, follow these steps:

 

Edit email account

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. Tap the Menu icon
  4. Tap Account settings.
  5. Tap Email Preferences to edit general settings.
  6. Tap a specific email account to edit settings for that account.
  7. Scroll through and tap to edit the desired settings.

 

Edit Gmail account

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. Tap the Menu icon
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap General preferences to edit general settings.
  6. Tap a specific Gmail account to edit settings for that account.
  7. Scroll through and tap to edit the desired settings.

 

Account – Switch between accounts

To switch between email accounts, follow these steps:

 

Switch between email accounts

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. Tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
  4. Tap the email account you want to use.

 

Switch between Gmail accounts

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. Tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
  4. Tap the Gmail account you want to use.

 

Alert – Set incoming

To turn on or turn off email alerts, follow these steps:

 

Turn on or turn off email alerts

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. Tap the Menu icon
  4. Tap Account settings.
  5. Tap the email account you want to use.
  6. Under Notification settings, tap to select and edit the following options:
    • Email notifications
    • Select ringtone
    • Vibrate

 

 

Turn on or turn off Gmail alerts

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. Tap the Menu icon
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  6. Under Notifications, tap to select and edit the following options:
    • Email notifications
    • Ringtone
    • Vibrate
    • Notify once

 

 

Attachment – Add

To attach files to email messages, follow these steps:

 

Add attachment to email

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap the Compose icon.
  5. Tap the To field and enter the recipient’s email address.
  6. If desired, tap the Subject field and enter a subject.
  7. If desired, tap the message field and enter the text of your email.
  8. Tap the Attach icon.
  9. Locate and select the file you want to attach.
  10. When finished, tap Send.

 

Add attachment to Gmail

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap the Compose icon.
  5. Tap the To field and enter the recipient’s email address.
  6. If desired, tap the Subject field and enter a subject.
  7. If desired, tap the Compose Mail field and enter the text of your email.
  8. Tap the Attach icon.
  9. Locate and select the file you want to attach.
  10. When finished, tap Send.

 

Email message – Delete

To delete email messages, follow these steps:

 

Delete email message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap to select the check box of the email message you want to delete.
  5. Tap the Trash can icon.

 

Delete Gmail message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap to select the check box of the Gmail message you want to delete.
  5. Tap the Trash can icon.

 

Email message – Forward

To forward email messages, follow these steps:

 

Forward email message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap the email message you want to forward.
  5. Tap the Forward icon.
  6. Tap the To field and enter the recipient’s email address.
  7. If desired, tap the message field and enter the text of your email.
  8. When finished, tap Send.

 

Forward Gmail message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap the Gmail message you want to forward.
  5. Tap the Forward icon.
  6. In the To field, enter the recipient’s email address.
  7. If desired, tap the Compose Mail field and enter the text of your email.
  8. When finished, tap Send.

 

Email message – Read

To read email messages, follow these steps:

 

Read email message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap the email message you want to read.

 

Read Gmail message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap the email message you want to read.

 

Email message – Reply

To reply to email messages, follow these steps:

 

Reply to email message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap the email message you want to reply to.
  5. Tap the Reply icon or the Reply all icon.
  6. Enter the text of your email.
  7. When finished, tap Send.

 

Reply to Gmail message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap the email message you want to reply to.
  5. Tap the Reply icon or the Reply all icon.
  6. Tap the Compose Mail field and enter the text of your email.
  7. When finished, tap Send.

 

Email message – Send

To write and send email messages, follow these steps:

 

Send email message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap the Compose icon.
  5. Tap the To field and enter the recipient’s email address.
  6. Tap the Subject field and enter a subject.
  7. Tap the message field and enter the text of your email.
  8. When finished, tap Send.

 

Send Gmail message

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap the Compose icon.
  5. Tap the To field and enter the recipient’s email address.
  6. Tap the Subject field and enter a subject.
  7. Tap the Compose Mail field and enter the text of your email.
  8. When finished, tap Send.

 

Folders – Switch between

To switch between email folders within the email account, follow these steps:

 

Switch between email folders

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap the desired folder on the left-hand side of the screen.

 

Switch between Gmail folders

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap the desired folder on the left-hand side of the screen.

 

Inbox – Refresh

To refresh the email inbox and download new messages, follow these steps:

 

Refresh email inbox

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the email account you want to use.
  4. Tap the Refresh icon.

 

Refresh Gmail inbox

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. If necessary, tap the account name on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and tap the Gmail account you want to use.
  4. Tap the Refresh icon.

 

 

 

T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik™

 

Access

To access T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Video Chat.

 

Initiate Video Chat

To initiate a Video Chat with one of your contacts, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Video Chat.
  3. If necessary, tap Log in or Sign up.
  4. Enter your Email address, Username, and Password and tap Log in or Sign up.
  5. Tap Video Chat.
  6. Tap any contact with a green Video camera icon.

 

 

 

Instant Messaging

 

AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®)

AOL Instant Messenger is available through Android Market.

 

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device. However, you may download a non-T-Mobile application from Android Market for access to this service.

 

Google Talk

 

Add contact

To add a contact for Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Talk.
  3. Tap the Add friend icon.
  4. At the Send chat invitation to field, enter the friend’s email address.
  5. Tap Send invitation.

 

Block contact

To block instant messages (IM) in Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Talk.
  3. Tap the contact you want to block.
  4. Tap the Drop-down menu icon.
  5. Tap Block friend.

 

Delete contact

To delete a contact for Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Talk.
  3. Tap the contact you want to remove.
  4. Tap the Drop-down menu icon.
  5. Tap Remove Friend.

 

Log in / log out

To log in to Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

Log in to Google Talk

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Talk.
  3. Tap Sign in for the Google account you want to use.
  4. If necessary, tap Add account to add a Google account to the tablet.

 

Log out of Google Talk

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Talk.
  3. Tap the Menu icon
  4. Tap Sign out.

 

Send message to contact

To send instant messages (IM) to a contact for Google Talk, follow these steps

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Talk.
  3. Tap the contact you want to send the message to.
  4. Tap the Type to compose field and enter your message.
  5. Tap the Send icon.

 

Send message to unlisted contact - Not supported

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device.

 

Set away status

To set away status for Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Talk.
  3. If necessary, tap your name.
  4. Tap the Status drop-down menu.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • Available
    • Busy
    • Invisible
  6. If desired, tap Status message and enter a short message.
  7. Tap Save.

 

Windows Live™ Messenger

Windows Live Messenger is available through Android Market.

 

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device. However, you may download a non-T-Mobile application from Android Market for access to this service.

 

Yahoo!® Messenger

Yahoo Messenger is available through Android Market.

 

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device. However, you may download a non-T-Mobile application from Android Market for access to this service.

 

MMS (picture / video messaging)

 

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device. However, you may download a non-T-Mobile application from Android Market for access to this service.

 

SMS (text messaging)

 

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device. However, you may download a non-T-Mobile application from Android Market for access to this service.

 

 

 

Social Networking – Basic settings

 

Available widgets

To learn about available widgets, refer to the following:

 

MobileLife widgets

The MobileLife Calendar widgets allow you to view your MobileLife Calendar. From the widget, you can scroll through calendar entries and easily add new appointments.

 

The MobileLife Shopping List widgets allow you to view your MobileLife Shopping List. From the widget, you can scroll through the entries, easily add new ones, or view the full list.

 

The MobileLife To Do List widgets allow you to view your MobileLife To Do List. From the widget, you can scroll through the entries, easily add new ones, or view the full list.

 

To add a MobileLife widget to your Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen.
  2. Tap Widgets.
  3. Swipe left and tap the MobileLife widget you want to add.
  4. Tap Select to add the full-screen Friend Stream widget.

 

Social Networking – Facebook

 

Comments

To view page comments on Facebook, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Facebook.
  3. Tap News Feed on the left-hand side of the screen.

 

Search Friends

To search for new friends on Facebook, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Facebook.
  3. Tap the white Facebook Search bar and enter the person’s name.
  4. Tap the entry you want, or tap the Search icon to see a longer list of results.

 

Inbox

To check your inbox on Facebook, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Facebook.
  3. Tap Messages on the left-hand side of the screen.

 

Log in / out

To log in to Facebook, follow these steps:

 

Log in

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Facebook.
  3. Tap the Email text entry field and enter your email address.
  4. Tap the Password text entry field and enter your password.
  5. Tap Login.
  6. If prompted, tap to choose whether the browser will remember your password.

 

Log out

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Facebook.
  3. Tap the Down arrow icon next to Home on the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  4. Tap Log Out.

 

View

To view your friends on Facebook, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Facebook.
  3. Tap your profile name near the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  4. Tap Friends on the left-hand side of the screen.

 

Social Networking – MySpace

MySpace is available through Android Market.

 

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device. However, you may download a non-T-Mobile application from Android Market for access to this service.

 

Social Networking – Twitter

Twitter is available through Android Market.

 

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device. However, you may download a non-T-Mobile application from Android Market for access to this service.

 

Change Text entry and choose input mode options

There are multiple methods to enter text into text fields.

 

Text entry modes

To switch among text entry modes, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & input.
  4. Tap Current input method.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • English (US) Keyboard (Android keyboard)
    • English Voice (Android keyboard)
    • Swype

 

 

Swype mode

To enter text using Swype mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. To enter the word RUN, touch R, drag your finger to U, continue to N, and then lift your finger.
  2. If the text is correct, tap the Space key and begin the next word.
  3. Otherwise, tap one of the other predictions or tap the Delete key and try again.

 

Speech-to-text mode

Speech-to-text mode uses Google’s speech-recognition service, so you need to be connected to the Internet to enter text by speaking.

 

To enter text using speech-to-text mode with the English Voice keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, tap the Microphone key.
  2. When the Speak now window pops up, speak the words and numbers you want in the text entry field.
  3. If the text is correct, tap the Space key; otherwise tap the Delete key and try again.

 

Traditional mode

To enter text using traditional mode with the English (US) Keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. Separately tap each letter of a word.
  2. Tap the Space key between words.

 

Copy, cut, and paste

To cut, copy, or paste text in a text field or message, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold the desired text in any text entry field.
  2. If desired, touch and drag the sliders to adjust the selected text.
  3. Tap Select all, Cut, or Copy.
  4. Touch and hold a text field where you want to paste the text.
  5. Tap Paste.

 

Delete text

To delete or erase text from a text field or message, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap the Delete key to delete letters.
  2. Touch and hold a word and then tap Cut to delete the word.

 

Enter symbols and numbers

To insert punctuation, numbers, and symbols while entering text on the tablet, follow these steps:

 

English (US) Keyboard

  1. From any text screen, tap a text entry field to open the on-screen keyboard.
  2. Tap ?123 to switch to numbers and symbols; tap the More key to see the second set of symbols.
  3. Tap ABC to switch back to text entry.

 

Swype

  1. From any text screen, tap a text entry field to open the on-screen keyboard.
  2. Tap 123 to switch to numbers and symbols.
  3. Tap the =@# key and then the 1/2 and 2/2 keys to see a larger set of symbols.
  4. Tap ABC to switch back to text entry.

 

On-screen keyboard settings

To adjust on-screen keyboard settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & input.
  4. Tap Current input method.
  5. Tap Configure input methods.
  6. Tap Settings.
  7. Depending on the current input method selected, tap to turn on or off any of the following options:
    • English (US) Keyboard
      • Auto-capitalization
      • Vibrate on keypress
      • Sound on keypress
      • Auto correction
    • Swype
      • Language
      • Audio feedback
      • Vibrate on keypress
      • Show tips
      • Word suggestion
      • Auto-spacing
      • Auto-capitalization
      • Show complete trace
      • Speed vs. accuracy

 

 

Text to speech

 

Settings

To change the text-to-speech settings, follow these steps:

 

From any Home screen, tap Apps.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Language & input.
  3. Tap Text-to-speech settings.
  4. Tap one of the following options:
    • Always use my settings
      • Tap to enable or disable.
    • Speech rate
      • Tap to select the desired speech rate.
    • Language
      • Tap to select the desired language.