How to Start the Web Browser on Your HTC One - dummies

How to Start the Web Browser on Your HTC One

By Bill Hughes

To open the browser on your HTC One, tap the Chrome icon on one of the Home screens. Alternatively, tap the application icon and then tap the Chrome icon.

As long as you’re connected to the Internet (that is, either near a Wi-Fi hotspot or in an area where you have cellular service), your home page appears. Your default home page could be blank or it could be the Google home page, but most cellular carriers set their phones’ home pages to their own websites or to a site selected by them.

If you’re out of coverage range, or you turned on Airplane mode (which turns off the cellular and Wi-Fi radios), you get a pop-up screen letting you know that there is no Internet connection.

Reestablish your connections by pulling down the Notification screen and either tapping the Wi-Fi icon at the top or turning off Airplane mode.

You have three options for getting access to information from the Internet. Which one you use is a personal choice:

  • Use the regular web page: In this case you visit the web page via its regular address (URL). The page’s text may be small.

  • Find the mobile web page: Many websites offer a mobile version of the regular web page. This is an abbreviated version of the full website that you can more easily read on a mobile device.

  • See if there’s a mobile app associated with the web page: Many websites have found that it’s most expedient to write a mobile application to access the information on the website. The app reformats the web page to fit better on a mobile screen — a convenient option if you plan to access this website regularly.