How to Access Facebook Settings from Your HTC One - dummies

How to Access Facebook Settings from Your HTC One

By Bill Hughes

You can get to the Facebook Settings on your HTC One by tapping the menu button and tapping Settings. Consider how much you want to control how many of these capabilities you want continuously. Even the most hard-core Facebook fan may need a break from all the notifications.

You can get things the way you like in settings, or you can go along with the defaults:

  • Chat Availability: You can choose to chat or not when you’re running this app.

  • Refresh Interval: You get to decide how often the Facebook app polls the Internet to see whether there are new posts. The default is every hour. Polling more often keeps you better informed, but it can drive up costs. Your choices are shown here. If you choose Never, it looks for status updates only when you first open the app.


  • Messenger Location Services: If you change your mind about having Facebook know where you are, here is how you change the setting.

  • Sync Photos: This option lets you share the images in your Gallery application with Facebook. This is a fun capability, but more than a few people have accidentally posted too many pictures from their phone to their Facebook page. My advice is to be sure that the photo you select in Gallery should be shared — before you share it.

  • Notifications: You can turn off the next bunch of options by deselecting the Notification check box. If you want some but not all, leave the Notification check box selected, and deselect those you don’t want.

    The next selections offer you various ways you can be notified of a change occurring on your Facebook account.

    • Vibrate: Every time something happens on Facebook, your phone vibrates.

    • Phone LED: Every time something happens on Facebook, an LED lights up.

    • Notification Ringtone: Every time something happens on Facebook, your phone makes a noise. Tap this choice and you see all the options.

    These selections let you select which Facebook events trigger a notification alert:

    • Wall Posts

    • Messages

    • Comments

    • Friends Requests

    • Friend Confirmations

    • Photo Tags

    • Event Invites

    • Application Requests

    • Groups

  • Sync Contacts: This option brings back a screen in case you want to change your sync status.

There are lots of combinations and permutations for Facebook. Choose wisely.