Screen & keyboard: HTC One S

    Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the HTC One S. Find out more on this page:

     

    Backlight

    Home screen

    Keyboard

     

     

    Backlight

    Brightness

    To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Display, gestures & buttons.
    4. Tap Brightness.
    5. If necessary, clear the Automatic brightness bubble.
    6. Touch the Brightness slider and slide left or right to adjust the brightness.

     

     

    Timeout

    To change the time before the backlight times out, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Display, gestures & buttons.
    4. Tap Sleep.
    5. Select one of the following:
      • 15 seconds
      • 30 seconds
      • 45 seconds
      • 1 minute
      • 2 minutes
      • 10 minutes
      • Never turn off

     

     

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    Home screen

    Add widget or shortcut

    To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen, follow these steps:

     

    1. Touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen.
    2. Perform one of the following actions:
      • Add a widget
        1. If necessary, tap the Widgets tab.
        2. Scroll to and select the desired widget.
          Note: Vacant screen area must be large enough to fit widget.
      • Add an app
        1. Tap the Apps tab.
        2. Scroll to and select the desired application.
      • Add a shortcut
        1. Tap the Shortcuts tab
        2. Scroll to and select the desired shortcut.

     

     

    Delete widget or shortcut

    To delete a widget or shortcut from the Home screen, follow these steps:

     

    1. Touch and hold a widget, app, shortcut, or folder on any Home screen.
    2. Drag the widget, app, shortcut, or folder to Remove at the top of the screen.
    3. Release your finger.

     

     

    Home screen wallpaper

    To change the Home screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Tap Personalize.
    4. Tap the Display tab.
    5. Tap Wallpaper.
    6. Select one of the following options:
      • Gallery
        1. Navigate to and select the desired image.
        2. If desired, touch and slide the crop box to move it to the portion of the image you want.
        3. If desired, touch and slide the crop box frame to adjust sizing.
        4. Tap Save.
      • HTC wallpapers
        1. Scroll to the desired wallpaper image.
        2. If desired, select the wallpaper to see a preview.
        3. Tap Apply.
      • Live wallpapers
        1. Scroll to the desired wallpaper image.
        2. If desired, select the wallpaper to see a preview.
        3. Tap Apply.

     

     

    Lock screen wallpaper

    To change the lock screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Scroll to and tap Personalize.
    4. Tap the Display tab.
    5. Tap Lock screen style.
    6. Scroll to the desired image.
    7. If desired and available, tap Settings and adjust options.
    8. Tap Apply.

     

     

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    Keyboard

    Change default keyboard

    Note: The phone must be in portrait mode (held vertically) when switching between keyboard types.

     

    To change the default keyboard, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Scroll to and tap Language & keyboard.
    4. Tap HTC Sense Input.
    5. Tap Keyboard selection.
    6. Tap Keyboard types.
    7. Select one of the following options:
      • Standard (QWERTY)
        • The standard QWERTY keyboard is the default keyboard. Its layout is similar to that of a desktop computer keyboard.
          Note: In landscape mode (when the phone is held horizontally) the standard QWERTY keyboard displays even if the phone keyboard or the compact QWERTY keyboard is selected.
      • Standard (AZERTY)
      • Standard (QWERTZ)
      • Phone

     

     

    Enter symbols & numbers

    To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any text screen, tap a text entry field to open the on-screen keyboard.
    2. Tap the 12# key to switch to numbers and symbols; tap the 1/2 key to view all four symbol keypads.
      Note: Touch and hold on the 12# key to access Emoticons.
    3. Tap the ABC key to switch back to text entry.

     

     

    Text entry mode

    To change the text entry or predictive text mode, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any text screen, tap a text entry field to open the on-screen keyboard.
    2. Tap the XT9/ABC key to switch between Multitap and XT9 predictive modes.

     

     

    Turn on / off haptic feedback

    To turn on or turn off haptic feedback vibration, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Sound.
    4. Scroll to 'System,' and tap Vibrate on touch to select or clear.

     

     

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    Multitasking

    Turn on / off multitasking

    We're sorry, turning multitasking on or off is not available on this device.

     

     

    Switch windows

    To switch tasks or windows, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any screen, tap the Recent Apps key.
    2. Touch the screen and slide left or right to browse recently used applications.
    3. To open the task or window, tap the preview.

     

     

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