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HTC 10 Security Settings

HTC 10 Security Settings

HTC 10 Security Settings - HTC 10, apps launch faster and run smoother, the screen reacts instantly to your every touch, and things just work brilliantly. It’s what you expect from best in class hardware and software tuned to near perfection. The one of the greatest things about Android is how it empowers you. HTC 10 magnifies the level of control you have and lets you easily personalise your phone in ways that you’ve never thought possible. All while offering you fine-grained control over apps like never before.

HTC 10 Security Settings

Boost+ gives you greater control over your phone. Its App Lock function adds a new level of security by making it easy to lock any app you choose. While App Manager lets you see what is using extra resources, and offers fine-grained control over your apps. It even provides an instant fix for when an app isn’t behaving.

Turning location services on or off
In order to find your location on HTC 10, you need to enable location sources.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Location.
2. Tap the On/Off switch to turn location services on and off.
3. Under Location sources, select the location mode you want. For example, for a better estimate of your location, choose High accuracy. To save battery power, choose Battery saving.

Turning off a location source (for example GPS) means no applications on HTC 10 will collect
your location data through that location source. However, third party applications may collect and HTC 10 may continue to provide location data through other sources, including through Wi-Fi and signal triangulation.

HTC 10 Settings Do not disturb mode
Use Do not disturb mode to reject calls, and silence audible alerts and notifications, but still keep a
data connection available.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Tap Do not disturb, and then tap Do not disturb mode to turn it on and off, or to choose priority mode.

The Do not disturb icon or the priority icon will appear in the status bar. Even when Do not disturb mode is on, you'll still see notification icons in the status bar to alert you of missed calls, new messages, calendar events, alarms, and other notifications.
When the screen is on, press VOLUME to manage Do not disturb mode quickly. When Priority is selected, tap More settings to set priority notifications such as events and reminders or calls and messages. If Do not disturb is on, the notification LED will not flash.

Allowing prioritized notifications to bypass Do not disturb mode
Add important contacts to an exceptions list so that you can still receive their calls even when Do
not disturb mode is on.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Sound & notification.
  2. Tap Do not disturb.
  3. Tap Do not disturb mode, and then select Priority.
  4. Select a specific length of time for Do not disturb mode to last, or select Until turned off toend the mode when your phone is turned off, and then tap OK.
  5. Tap the priority notifications On/Off switch next to the items you wish to bypass Do not disturb mode.
  6. Tap Messages from or Calls from to select who can contact you while in Do not disturb mode.
  7. Tap Manage approved contacts, and then tap to add Do not disturb exceptions.
To remove contacts or numbers from the exceptions list, tap > Remove contacts.

Setting a Do not disturb schedule
Schedule Do not disturb to turn on automatically and how long will it last. For example, you can set
it to turn on during a weekly meeting.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Tap Do Not Disturb > Schedules.
3. Tap Add rule.
4. Enter a name for the rule, and then select whether to base it on time or an event.

Time rule § Set the days.
  • Set the start and end times.
  • Select a Do not disturb level.
Event rule § Select a calendar you want to make the rule for.
  • Set a condition for the type of reply.
  • Select a Do not disturb level.
You can turn a schedule on or off by tapping the On/Off switch when viewing the details of the schedule.

Airplane mode
When you enable Airplane (Flight) mode, all wireless radios on HTC 10 are turned off, including the call function, data services, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
When you disable Airplane mode, the call function is turned back on and the previous state of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is restored.
  • You can manually turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi back on after enabling Airplane mode.
  • If USB tethering is turned on, enabling Airplane mode turns it off. You need to manually turn
USB tethering on after you disable Airplane mode.
Do any of the following to turn Airplane mode on or off:
  • Press and hold POWER, and then tap Airplane mode.
  • With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar to open the Quick Settings panel. Tap the
Airplane mode tile to turn airplane mode on or off.
When enabled, the Airplane mode icon is displayed in the status bar.
Automatic screen rotation
Automatic rotation is not supported in all applications.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons.
  2. Select or clear the Auto rotate screen option to turn it on or off.
Setting when to turn off the screen
After a period of inactivity, the screen turns off to conserve battery power. You can set the idle time
before the screen turns off.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons.
  2. Tap Screen timeout, and then tap the time before the screen turns off.
Screen brightness
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons.
  2. Tap Brightness level.
  3. With the Automatic brightness option selected, drag the slider to set the maximum brightness level. This sets a limit on how bright the screen will be when Automatic brightness is selected.
  4. To set the brightness manually, clear the Automatic brightness option, and then drag the brightness slider to the left to decrease or to the right to increase the screen brightness.
Touch sounds and vibration
Some people like the sound or vibration feedback they get when touching the screen, and some
don't. You can turn on or off various types of touch sounds and vibration on HTC 10.
  1. Touch tones when tapping the phone dial pad
  2. Touch sounds when tapping onscreen items
  3. Screen lock sounds
  4. Pull-to-refresh sounds
  5. Vibration when pressing hardware buttons
  6. Touch sound and vibration when tapping the HTC Sense keyboard
Turning touch sounds and vibration on and off
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Sound & notification.
2. Under System, select the option you want to turn on or off.

Turning off keyboard sounds and vibration
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Language & keyboard.
2. Tap HTC Sense Input.
3. Tap Sound feedback and then select None to turn off keyboard sounds.
4. Clear the Vibration feedback option to turn off keyboard vibration.

Changing the display language
Changing the language adjusts the keyboard layout, date and time formatting, and more.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Language & keyboard.
2. Tap Language, and then choose the language you want to use.

Glove mode
Turn Glove mode on so that the touch screen responds more accurately when you're wearing gloves.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons.
2. Select the Glove mode option.
When Glove mode is turned on, you'll be able to see where you've tapped the touch screen.

Installing a digital certificate
Use HTC 10 Security client and Certificate Authority (CA) digital certificates to enable HTC 10 to access VPN or secured Wi-FI networks, and also to provide authentication to online secure servers. You can get a certificate from your system administrator or download it from sites that require authentication.
  • You must set a lock screen PIN or password before installing a digital certificate.
  • Some apps such as your browser or email client let you install certificates directly in the app.
Tutorial to Save the certificate file in the root folder on HTC 10 Security Settings
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Security.
  2. Tap Install from storage.
  3. Browse to the certificate and select it.
  4. Enter a name for the certificate and select how it will be used.
  5. Tap OK.
Pinning the current screen
For added security when showing your phone to someone else, use screen pinning to lock the display on the current app.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Security.
2. Under Advanced, tap Screen pinning, and then tap the On/Off switch to turn it on.
3. Choose if to display the screen lock when unpinning. To require a screen lock for unpinning, do one of the following:
  • If you haven't set a screen lock yet, tap Lock device when unpinning to set your screen lock.
  • If you have set a screen lock, tap Ask for unlock pattern before unpinning if its On/Off switch is not turned on.
4. Open the app that you want, and then press .
5. On the thumbnail of the latest app you opened, tap .
6. To unpin the screen, press and hold and at the same.

Disabling an app
Apps, even if not used often, may be running in the background and downloading data. If an app cannot be uninstalled, you can disable it.
1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps.
3. Tap the app, and then tap Disable.

Controlling app permissions
When you open apps the first time, you'll be prompted to grant them permissions to access certain
data or features, such as contacts or the microphone. This gives you more control over which apps
have authorized access.
  • If you suspect a certain app of being malicious or requesting unnecessary permissions, you should choose Deny to protect your phone.
  • If you choose Deny in a trusted app, you may not be able to use the app or access its full functionality. When this happens, go to Settings to change the app permissions.
1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps.
3. Tap the app you want to configure, and then tap Permissions.
4. Choose which permissions you want to turn on.

Setting default apps
In Settings, you can choose default apps for web browsing, text messaging, and more.
1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps.
3. Tap > Configure apps > Default apps.
4. Choose your default assist and voice input, web browser, phone, and text messaging apps.

Setting up app links
If there's more than one app that can be opened when you tap a link such as a shared social post or
media link you may be prompted to choose the app you want to use. When you're prompted after
you've tapped a link, select an app, and then tap Always to set that app as the default app to use.
You can also go to Settings to see how app links have been set up for different apps and change them.
1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
2. Tap Apps.
3. Tap > Configure apps > App links.
4. Tap the app you want to configure, and then tap Open supported links.
5. Select Open in this app to always open the app without being prompted when you tap a link.
You can also choose whether to always be prompted to choose the app or never use the app
for opening links.

Assigning a PIN to a nano SIM card
You can help to protect the nano SIM card by assigning a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Make sure you have the default PIN provided by your mobile operator before continuing.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Security.
2. Tap Set up SIM card lock.
3. Choose to lock the card, enter the default PIN of the card, and then tap OK.
4. To change the card PIN, tap Change SIM PIN.

Restoring a nano SIM card that has been locked out
If you enter the wrong PIN more times than the maximum number of attempts allowed, the card will become “PUK-locked.”
You need a Pin Unlock Key (PUK) code to restore access to HTC 10 . Contact your mobile operator for this code.
1. On the Phone dialer screen, enter the PUK code, and then tap Next.
2. Enter the new PIN you want to use, and then tap Next.
3. Enter the new PIN again, and then tap OK.

Accessibility features
HTC 10 comes with features and settings that allow easy access and use of apps and functions.

Improve screen readability
If you have low vision, take advantage of these features to help improve screen readability.
  • Increase the font size, use color inversion, or enable high-contrast text using the Accessibility settings.
  • Turn magnification gestures on.
  • Turn on automatic screen rotation.
Get audible feedback when using the phone
Use TalkBack to hear audible feedback on what you do on your phone.

Enable hearing aids and sidetone
If you wear a hearing aid or are hearing impaired, you can enable these options in Settings > Call
settings:
  1. Select Hearing aids to enable hearing aid compatibility that amplifies your phone's in-call volume
  2. Select Sidetone to receive controlled feedback through the phone's earpiece, helping you modulate your voice so that it's neither too loud nor too soft.
Use your voice
You can use your voice to perform an action on HTC 10.
  • Call a contact using your voice.
  • Search for information on the Web using Google Voice Search.
  • Enter text with your voice.
Use Motion Launch
Motion Launch combines a motion and finger gesture to perform an action such as waking HTC 10 from sleep mode or launching the camera.

Accessibility settings
Use these settings to turn accessibility functions or services on or off. When you’ve downloaded and
installed an accessibility tool, such as a screen reader that provides voice feedback, you can also
control them using these settings.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap or select the settings you want.

Turning Magnification gestures on or off
If you have low vision or would like to get a closer view of what's on the screen, use finger gestures to
magnify portions of your phone's screen.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap Magnification gestures and read the instructions on how to use it.
3. Tap the On/Off switch to turn Magnification gestures on or off.

Navigating HTC 10 with TalkBack
Use TalkBack if you need to navigate HTC 10 by spoken feedback. When you touch the screen,
HTC 10 vibrates and gives you an audible response so you know what you are touching. Not all languages are supported.

Turning TalkBack on
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap TalkBack, and then tap the On/Off switch.
3. Read the TalkBack disclaimer and then tap OK.
A short tutorial explaining how to use TalkBack will begin playing after you turn on TalkBack. TalkBack works best if you turn off automatic screen rotation.

Turning Explore by touch on or off
Explore by touch allows HTC 10 to respond to shortcut gestures and screen touches with audible feedback. While Explore by touch is enabled when you turn on TalkBack, you can turn it off.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap TalkBack, and then tap > Settings.
3. Under Touch exploration, clear the Explore by touch option.
You will no longer hear audible feedback from HTC 10.

Using TalkBack gestures
When TalkBack is turned on and the Explore by touch setting is selected, the regular touch gestures
are replaced by the TalkBack gestures.
Media gestures such as 3-finger swiping may not be available when TalkBack gestures are
enabled.

Do one of the following:
Open an item
1. Drag your finger on the screen to find and select the item.
2. Double-tap anywhere on the screen to open the item.
Move an item
1. Drag your finger on the screen to find the item.
2. Double-tap anywhere on the screen, but don't lift your finger on the second tap.
3. Drag the item to a new spot and then lift your finger.
Scroll through a screen Use two fingers to swipe up, down, left or right.
Unlock the lock screen Use two fingers to swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Open the Notifications panel
Use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen.

Assigning TalkBack shortcuts
TalkBack has customizable gestures that can be used to open the Notifications panel, view recent
apps, access TalkBack controls, and more.
The steps below are described using the regular gestures. Use the corresponding TalkBack gestures if you already have TalkBack turned on.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap TalkBack, and then tap > Settings > Manage gestures.
3. Tap any of the shortcut gestures, and then select an action.

Using TalkBack context menus
TalkBack has context menus for controlling continuous reading and global TalkBack controls.
These menus can be accessed using TalkBack shortcut gestures.
1. Turn TalkBack on.
2. Do one of the following:
§ To open the continuous reading menu, use one finger to swipe up and right in one continuous movement.
§ To open the global context menu, use one finger to swipe down and right in one continuous movement.
If you already changed the TalkBack shortcut gestures, check your TalkBack settings for the appropriate gesture.
3. Press and hold anywhere on the screen.
4. Drag your finger around the screen to explore the options.
To cancel an action, drag your finger to your starting position.

Changing the TalkBack reading speed
The steps below are described using the regular gestures. Use the corresponding TalkBack
gestures if you already have TalkBack turned on.
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap Text-to-speech output > Speech rate.
3. Select a speech rate.
You can test the speech rate by tapping Listen to an example.

TalkBack language settings
1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Tap Text-to-speech output > Google Text-to-speech Engine, and do one of the following:

Select a different language
Tap Language.
Install a voice Tap Install voice data, and then tap the language. Tap next to the voice data you want to install. When installation is completed, press twice and tap Language.
3. Select the language you want to use. Not all languages are supported. Advertisement