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.