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ThunderBolt Smartphone Tricks to Remember

Part of the HTC ThunderBolt For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Here’s an assortment of handy, time-saving tricks for you to keep in mind while you use, abuse, or excuse your new Android OS ThunderBolt smartphone:

  • Dictation! You can speak into the phone as an effective and quick alternative to using the onscreen keyboard.

  • Long-press the Home soft button to recall recently used apps.

  • The Quick Lookup app can be used to define a term, translate text, or look things up on Google, Wikipedia, or YouTube.

  • Feel free to add and remove icons and widgets on the Home screen as you see fit. It’s your Home screen.

  • Choose a new skin for the phone’s interface by touching the Personalize button on the Home screen and choosing the Skin command.

  • Press and hold a key on the onscreen keyboard to confirm that your stubby fingers have selected the right character.

  • Quickly put the ThunderBolt into Vibration mode by pressing the Volume Down button until the phone jiggles.

  • When you’re on the phone, press the Power Lock button to lock the phone and turn off the touchscreen.

  • Use the kickstand to keep the phone propped up on your desktop.

  • Whenever possible, try to use the ThunderBolt’s Wi-Fi Internet connection, to avoid incurring data usage charges.

  • Use the Search soft button to look for information on the phone, on the Internet, or in a specific app.

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