How to Create a Facebook Account from Your HTC One

By Bill Hughes

After you download the Facebook app to your HTC One, you can start immediately by tapping Open from the Facebook App screen. You could also tap the Facebook icon from the Apps screen. If you added this app to your Home screen, you can tap its icon there. In any case, opening the app brings up the screen shown.

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If you don’t already have a Facebook account, you can create an account here. Toward the bottom of the screen is the option to sign up for Facebook.

If you already have a Facebook account, enter your email address and Facebook password. Hopefully you can recall your Facebook password. It could be the same as your email password, even though using the same password for multiple accounts is bad security discipline. Obviously, you’ll need to get back to your PC to figure out your password if you can’t remember it.

To sign up for Facebook, follow these steps:

  1. Enter an email account or cellphone number, as well as a password.

    After you enter this information, Facebook sends a verification message. If you provide an email address, the app sends you an email. If you use your mobile phone number, it sends you a text. The email or text contains a code.

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  2. Enter the code you received.

    Your Facebook account is validated.

  3. Choose an option for syncing contacts:

    • Sync All: This option syncs with your existing contacts and makes new contacts for Facebook friends who don’t already have an entry in your phone’s Contacts database.

    • Sync with Existing Contacts: Same idea, but if they don’t already have an entry, it doesn’t create a new contact.

    • Don’t Sync: As the name implies, this keeps contacts as contacts and Facebook friends as Facebook friends, and doesn’t mix the two.

  4. Tap the word Sync.

    It’s really amazing, all the ways that this information integrates into your phone. Pictures of your contacts start appearing in your Contacts database. You also see (for example) the option to post pictures from your Gallery to your Facebook Page — for openers.

    Within the Facebook app itself, you see the latest posts from your friends in an instant. You get your daily serving of cute kitten images, stories from proud parents about their children, and messages from old flames wondering about what might have been.